“When you get into the larger aircraft it becomes like a hotel, with dozens of staff supporting the plane based in a galley area down below. You have very comprehensive cooking facilities, and on larger aircraft we have looked at theatres, with spiral staircases and a Steinway grand piano. The limitations for what you can put inside a plane are pretty much the limits of physics, and even money cannot always overcome that. Even so, people are still always trying to push [the limits]. ”
The 11th staging of the Dubai Airshow will take place from November 15 to 19 at the Airport Expo Centre in Dubai, UAE. In past years the event has focused on military and commercial aviation, but business aviation has been making its presence felt. At the 2007 event (the show is held every two years) private and corporate jet sales reached $2.7 billion.
Organizers expect this year's event to be bigger-at least in terms of space-than the previous record-setting event and have added another exhibit hall. At press time, more than 100 business aviation companies-including Bombardier, Hawker Beechcraft and Gulfstream-had committed to a presence at the event.
Aviation International News, a sister publication of Business Jet Traveler, will publish daily issues at the event and post the news online at www.ainonline.com.
For more information, visit www.dubaiairshow.aero.