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Airbus commences Dubai Air Show with a slew of orders – Bangalore Aviation

Airbus commences Dubai Air Show with a slew of orders

Toulouse, France based Airbus S.A.S. has commenced the Dubai Air Show 2009 with a slew of orders.

Ethiopian Airlines has today ordered 12 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft, bringing total orders for the A350 XWB family to 505. The airline will operate the A350s from their hub in Addis Ababa on routes to Europe, the US and Asia.

Luxury charter company Comlux the largest Airbus Corporate Jetliner ACJ family customer, has ordered a third ACJ, taking its total orders for ACJs to ten aircraft – 4 A318s, 3 Airbus ACJs, 2 A320 Prestiges and one A330-200 Prestige.

Yemenia, the official carrier of the state of Yemen, based in Sanaa, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 10 Airbus A320 Family aircraft.

Yemenia’s A320s will be configured in a two-class configuration with seating for 12 passengers in Business Class and 138 in Economy. The aircraft will be deployed to enhance and expand services on regional, African, Indian and European routes.

Yemenia’s fleet includes two A330-200s and three A310s. During the 2007 Dubai airshow, Yemenia placed an order with Airbus for ten Airbus A350 XWB.

Indian carriers who made a tremendous splash back in 2005 but a reeling with industry leading losses are not expected to place any orders. There are rumours that regional player Paramount Airways may place an order for turbo-props with either Bombardier or ATR.

Images courtesy Airbus

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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