As the aerospace industry readies for the biennial Dubai Air Show, here’s why Emirates and the other Middle Eastern airlines have become such big global players: They are “young, growing fast…. (and) have an appetite for big, expensive aircraft,” Business Insider writes in this story. Boeing expects to rack up some big orders and formally launch its 777X, which has been the focus of so much turmoil here at home with the Machinists’ contract vote. One thing missing from Boeing’s announcement, given the rejected contract, will be any details on where it will build the successor to the current 777.
November 15, 2013 at 4:57 PM