The Dubai Airshow kicked off this week for the first time in two years, marking a comeback from the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. While the return of the Airshow was good news for the aircraft industry, it also illustrates its continuing challenges.
The show has long been a showcase for new aircraft and the announcement of multi-billion deals. But with the International Air Transport Association saying global travel won’t return to pre-pandemic levels until 2024, so far most of the sales announcements have matched the lowered expectations.
Tellingly, previews of the shows concentrated on fighters and freighters, a formerly sleepy category invigorated by the pandemic. Fighters were represented
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