This week’s Aviation Week & Space Technology is packed full of stories with a Middle East focus, just in time for the Dubai Air Show. If you’re an AWIN subscriber, you can log in now to read the full package. Here are the highlights:
DEFENSE: As political uprisings in the region stir speculation that Middle Eastern militaries might alter spending to combat insurgencies, our cover story looks at how the Arab Spring has sharpened strategic concerns in the Middle East.
MRO: We examine how oil price volatility and political instability are impacting MRO growth prospects. The sector has seen a high level of activity with a raft of partnerships, joint ventures and special agreements with original equipment manufacturers, other MROs and neighboring countries.
REGIONAL JETS: The Arab Spring could also impact regional aircraft market prospects as fleet decisions slow down. We delve into the growth prospects in the region for Bombardier, ATR and Embraer.
LONG-HAUL: Emirates, Qatar and Etihad between them have more than 400 wide-body aircraft on firm order. These growth plans are worrying European competitors who question whether there’s a market for all these aircraft. Read the full story here.
We’ll bring you live news coverage, blogs and photos from the Dubai Air Show throughout the week. Keep an eye out for our dedicated air show section launching later this week.