Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al-Maktoum (C), is presented with a model of the Emirates new 777X airliner, by Boeing CEO Jim McNerney (L), during the opening ceremony of the Dubai Airshow on November 17, 2013.
Boeing’s new 777X airplanes led the Dubai Air Show’s opening day. The company claims orders of roughly $95 billion, purported to be the largest product launch in the history of commercial aviation.
The BBC’s Simon Atkinson notes that the Dubai Air Show is host to the world’s fastest-growing carriers, and they’re looking for more aircrafts to meet high demand.
“The Middle East really has become a hub for global aviation over the past decade,” he says.