Bombardier reflects high hopes for the Middle East at Dubai Air Show

Bombardier Aerospace will display two business jets at Dubai Air Show 2013, after it forecast 1,200 business jet deliveries to the Middle East in the next 20 years.
Bombardier Challenger 605 parked on apron

Bombardier Challenger 605 parked on apron.

Bombardier Aerospace will bring two business jets to the Dubai Air Show, which occurs every two years in the UAE.

The company will showcase a Challenger 605 and a Global 6000 at the static display.

Over the next 20 years, Bombardier forecasts 1,200 business jet deliveries in the Middle East, driven by the region’s oil exports, long distances between its major cities, and difficult surface transportation.

There are currently around 100 Bombardier Learjet, Challenger and Global business jets in operation in the Middle East.

Terry Spruce

Terry Spruce

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