Dh6 billion deal to upgrade UAE’s 80 F-16 fighter planes

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Deals worth total of Dh61.9 billion signed at Dubai Airshow

 

DUBAI – A fleet of the UAE Ministry of Defence’s F-16 fighter planes are getting a makeover following a Dh6 billion deal signed at the Dubai Airshow, which opened on Sunday (November 12)

The deal with Lockheed Martin is for upgrades on the UAE’s  80 F-16 fighter planes,  along with logistics and training. The Ministry of Defence signed a total of Dh6.5 billion in deals.

Sheikh Mohammed at the opening of the Dubai Airshow.

Emirates airline also signed a $15.1 billion (Dh55.4 billion) agreement buy 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners. Delivery of the aircraft is expected to begin in 2020, and the planes will be used to replace older aircraft that will retire in the next few years, said Sheikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chairman and CEO of Emirates Airline and Group.

The air show was inaugurated by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

He was accompanied by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Abu Dhabi Armed Forces, also graced the event.

 


The five-day Dubai Airshow, which is open for trade visitors, features more than 1,200 exhibitors, including 100 taking part for the first time. The airshow is open from 10am to 5:30pm daily.

Organisers have said that the show will highlight the future of travel, including space travel and new technology.

Low-cost carrier flydubai is showcasing its new 737 MAX aircraft, which will be displayed for the first time in the Middle East, while Etihad demonstrated a new in-flight connectivity system in partnershp with Yahsat and Dubai.

Emirates unveiled its new First Class cabins for the newly configured 777-300ER. The new suites feature floor to ceiling sliding doors and design features inspired by the Mercedes-Benz S-Class,and offers up to 40 square feet of personal space.

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