Photograph by Duncan Chard/Bloomberg
Airbus SAS and Boeing Co. secured record orders at this year's Dubai Air Show, with Emirates accounting for the bulk of purchases as it signed deals valued at more than $100 billion for wide-body aircraft. Boeing took an early lead in the biennial expo, signing up Etihad Airways PJSC for its new 777X wide-body as well as for more 787 Dreamliners. Emirates followed with a purchase of 150 777X valued at about $76 billion, plus an option to buy 50 more. Airbus then confirmed a deal with the largest Middle East airline for 50 A380 super-jumbos valued at $23 billion.
Left: A Qatar Airways Ltd. Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft during the 13th Dubai Airshow at Dubai World Central, on Nov. 17, 2013.
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