Dubai Air Show: Day 2 Highlights of the Dubai Air Show 2017
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Dubai Air Show: Day Two Highlights

Posted - 15 November, 2017


Exhibiting at Stand 860 of the Dubai Air Show, VHR report on the amazing second day at the largest Aviation and Aerospace exhibition in the world.


Dubai Air Show: Latest Aerospace News Announced

As Day Two began, Aerospace & Aviation business started rolling. Gulf Air leased five Boeing 787 Dreamliners from Dubai Aerospace Enterprises, Boeing is rumoured to be backing Dubai’s plan for flying taxis and Falcon Aviation Services sign another three Leonardo Helicopters for oil and gas duties.
Alongside business delegations, Day Two of the Dubai Air Show proved to be a day of ‘firsts’ in Aviation industry.
China’s August 1st Team made their Dubai debut, flying high during the Dubai Air Show display – marking the first time the People’s Liberation Army Airforce aerobatic team has flown for a Western-based audience.

Plane of the Day: Airbus A350-900

The beauty and innovation of the Airbus aircraft is unmistakeable. Airbus dominates the display at this year’s Dubai Air Show.
Dubai Air Show 2017: Airbus A350-900
The Airbus A350-900 is the latest invention from the Airbus family. Its new generation is the extremely efficient twin-aisled aircraft which delivers unrivalled passenger experiences.
The A350-900 carries 325 passengers over an 8,100 nautical mile radius; every 9 minutes, an Airbus A350-900 is either landing or taking off. The new Airbus aircraft is designed with advanced materials and powered by one of the world’s most efficient large engines: the Trent XWB.
Spacious and with quiet cabins, this aircraft offers a superior customer experience. The A350-900 is bold and domineering, yet delivers a 25% less operating cost and CO2 emissions, making the new aircraft a fantastic development.

Facts and Figures:

  • Wingspan: 212ft
  • Length: 219ft
  • Cabin Width: 18ft
  • Powerplants: 2 RR Trent XWB

Top Three Exhibitions

Rolls Royce: #XWB1million

There’s no denying that Rolls Royce dominate the Dubai Air Show in terms of size and supremacy. As a pre-eminent engineering company focused on world-class power and propulsion systems, Rolls-Royce has a sizeable jet engine display to prove it!
Dubai Air Show 2017 Rolls Royce
The Trent XWB is depicted as the world’s most efficient large aero engine, which began service back in 2014. Since then, the Airbus A350-900 and Airbus A35-1000 have adopted the small engineering masterpiece and used it to best ability, having flown over 1,000,000 engine hours of service.

Abu Dhabi Aviation

Abu Dhabi Aviation captures the eye immediately with a powerful, creative display.
Dubai Air Show 2017 Abu Dhabi Aviation
As a UAE-based airline, Abu Dhabi Aviation serves oil-fields and economic facilities in the United Arab Emirates and other Arab states, with its main base at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Prominent throughout the display is the visual content of the industry we all love.
As the largest commercial helicopter operator in the Gulf region, Abu Dhabi Aviation dominates the helicopter exhibitions within the Dubai Air Show hall, making  a wander throughout the grounds impossible to resist.


Centred amongst the Middle East Pavilion and luxuriously white and blue, the Joramco exhibition display is one of the best to explore on Day Two of the Dubai Air Show.
Dubai Air Show 2017 Joramco
The new CEO of Joramco, Jeff Wilkinson, is attending the Dubai Air Show for the first time since his appointment with the Jordanian MRO Engineering company.
Jeff is keen increase awareness of Joramco’s association with the Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) and introduce their brand. Joramco has a strong base in the Middle East, with customers including FlyDubai and Gulf Air.
The Joramco stand expresses a graceful professionalism, with a beautiful flower display and plenty of room for both new and existing customers to meet company representatives.


Both VHR’s Managing Director, Danny Brooks and Middle East Director, Adrian Mansfield attended the British Embassy Gala Dinner on Day Two of the Dubai Air Show.
ADS, DIT and Avtrade held the UK Industry Reception in Dubai to great success. Adrian comments on the night’s events:
“The British Embassy event on Day Two of the Dubai Air Show was brilliant. Both Danny and I had a fantastic night, meeting with some familiar faces within the Aerospace & Aviation industry and introducing ourselves to new business. The British Embassy Gala Dinner was a thoroughly enjoyable event that presented invaluable networking opportunities.”
Dubai Air Show 2017 British Embassy Gala Dinner

Additional News:

Emirates Airline yesterday announced it plans for the next stage in its future fleet of Boeing 787-10s. In recognition of the importance of the Emirates news, the plans were signed and sealed by the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Consequently, the repercussions for Airbus – who had hopes of selling the Airbus A350-900 to the Dubai carrier – resulted in the loss of an order worth $15.1 billion.

Quotes from VHR

VHR’s Client Operations Executive Alicia Ottey reflects on the success and events of Day Two at the Dubai Air Show:
‘We had a fantastic day! VHR saw lots of friendly faces and clients, as well as meeting a lot of new customers. In the evening, VHR attended the British Embassy Gala Dinner which contained inspirational speeches and provided an excellent networking opportunity – we’re excited to see what the rest of the week has to offer!’
Dubai Air Show 2017 Highlights Day Two 2

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