By Karen Leigh
Deal follows aviation company's second day, $130m sale of two business aircraft
More than $280m worth of aircraft deals were made by Bombardier Aerospace on the concluding day of the Middle East Business Aviation show (MEBA) at Dubai’s Airport Expo.
The Canadian company received an order for five mid size Learjet 85s and two large cabin Challenger 605 jets worth a total of $155m at list price, from multiple companies of the same group, for principal operation in Germany by Munich-based Jet 01Air Flug.
The deals came on the heels of Bombardier’s second-day, $130m sale of two Bombardier Global 7000 business aircraft to Comlux.
MEBA is produced by Dubai Airshow organiser, F&E Aerospace, on behalf of the Middle East Business Aviation Association. This year’s show, the first since 2008, featured a total of 338 exhibitors from 33 countries, including business aircraft manufacturers, service providers and suppliers to the industry.
“We are very pleased with the number of aircraft orders and the service agreements made during the three days of the show, although not all the orders were announced,” said Alison Weller, managing director of F&E.
“The nature of the private aviation business is exactly that, private, and evermore so in this economic climate when people don’t want to be seen to be making considerable purchases, albeit to enhance their business effectiveness, which is the primary role of business aircraft.”