“"I've got a list of corporations that have gotten out of their airplanes [because of criticism from politicians]. It is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. When you look at the time and cost savings; it does not make sense not to fly [privately]. You can't let public perception interfere with your business decision to fly. It either is a good business decision or it isn't."”
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.