Over 140 aircraft to be displayed at Dubai Airshow

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Dubai, Nov 5 (UNI) As many as 140 aircraft from across the world will be on display at the 10th edition of the Dubai Airshow, starting from November 11.

The five-day-long event at the Airport Expo Dubai, will have aircraft ranging from strike fighters to trainers to business jets and heavy cargo carriers, put up on display.

This year's static display will include regional debuts from the Cirrus SR22 G3 -- the world's fastest-selling aircraft, the Eclipse 500, the quietest jet in history, the Dassault Falcon 7X and the Sino Swearingen SJ30, the world's fastest longest range light jet.

Also, the Russian MIG 29 multi-role fighter aircraft, the block 60 Lockheed Martin F-16 and Airbus A380 among others will take to the skies during the show's daily flying display.

The world's three top aerobatics display team -- Britain's Red Arrows flying the BAE Systems' training Hawk, the Patrouille de France in the Dassault/ Dornier AlphaJet, and Spain's Patrulla Aguila, are scheduled to perform in the event, organisers said.

''The aircraft fleet will have on display is unparalleled regionally or internationally and is testament to both the reputation of the Dubai Airshow and the importance of the West Asia to the global aviation market. It includes some of the world's most advanced, state-of-the-art aircraft, many of which are touching down here for the very first time,'' Director-Aerospace, Fairs&Exhibitions Alison Weller said.

''The wide diversity of aircraft shows the depth and breadth of our exhibitor portfolio and we know visitors to the Dubai Airshow will be in for a major treat as they will see first hand the very best the industry has to offer,'' he added.

Dubai Airshow 2007 will boast up to 900 exhibitors from 50 countries and cover a massive 35,000 square metres of hall space with a further 90 chalet units.

Almost 40,000 visitors are ewxpected to visit the 10th edition of the Dubai Airshow.


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