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Some interesting deals from the Dubai Air Show

Aerion supersonic business jetLast week’s Dubai Air Show sounds like it was a great success with Airbus securing $28 billion commitments, followed  next by  Boeing. There were also  multi-million dollar deals  for a number of airlines, including  Emirates, DAE Capital, Qatar Airways and Air Arabia. Two deals that also caught the eye were Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s $300 million upgrade from his personal Boeing 747 to an Airbus A380 superjumbo, and Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Noaimi’s  $80 million order for an Aerion supersonic business jet. The latter will be the world’s fastest executive jet, surpassing the Cessna Citation X (capable of mach .92), but is unlikely to be ready until 2014.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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