Full Video of the Dubai Airshow 2021
Watch a spectacular show opening flypast to celebrate the UAE 50th anniversary. Enjoy the finest flying display action from Al Fursan flying team, US Air Force F16, Russian Knights, Boeing 777X, Airbus A350, Irkut MC-21, Saudi Hawks, Sarang from Indian Air Force, and many more.
During the show, I took a specific and detailed look at some of the new airplanes which were present at the Dubai Airshow 2021.
- Boeing 777X Experimental
- Uganda Airlines A330-800neo
- Ethiopian Airlines A350-900
- Boeing ecoDemonstrator Alaska Airlines B737 MAX 9
- Irkut MC-21
- Aurus Sukhoi Business Jet
- Gulf Air B787-9
- Etihad A350-1000 and B787-10
- Let 410NG
Commercial Aircraft Orders
- Indigo Partners 255 A321neo/XLR
- Air Lease Corporation 111 Airbus (A220, A321neo, A321XLR, A330neo, launch of the A350F)
- Jazeera Airways 28 (A320neo/A321neo)
- Ibom Air 10 A220
- TAROM 3 ATR 72-600s
- Binter Canarias 4 ATR 72-600s
- DHL Express 9 767-300BCF
- Emirates SkyCargo 2 777F + 4 777-300ER to be converted to freighters by IAI
- Air Tanzania 2 737MAX, 1 767-300F and 1 787-8
- Akasa Air 72 737MAX (MAX 8 and MAX 8200)
- Overland Airways 3 firm + 3 options E175
Boeing 777X Revealed
At the Dubai Airshow I visited the Boeing 777X. This is the first time Boeing allowed visitors to get onboard and inside the airplane! Let’s find out what the inside of the 777X is like?
It is an experimental airplane with no fancy interiors but a lot of workstations, terminals and water barrel tanks. I spoke with Boeing test engineers, pilots and commercial staff on the 777X testing and certification program. Check out the cockpit, folding wingtip, engine and test instruments inside the aircraft. Boeing expects the B777X to complete certification in 2023.
Full of Meet-Up Opportunities
Before the airshow I could not imagine that I could meet up with so many high-profile industry professionals. I met up with two UAE astronauts, Hazza Al Mansouri and Sultan Al Neyadi, on the show floor to speak about their space exploration experience.
Hazza's space dream started four years ago at the Dubai Airshow 2017. He was an F-16 fighter jet pilot, pulling 9Gs at the show display, and now he shares his story of doing zero G in space.
Cargo Gold Rush Continues
At the airshow Airbus announced the much anticipated Airbus A350 Freighter. The launch customer is Air Lease Corporation (ALC).
Cross-Border Collaboration between UAE and Israel
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Etihad Engineering teamed up to provide B777-300/ER to freighter conversions, a collaboration that further strengthens UAE-Israel ties significantly.
Behind the Scenes - Inside Dubai Airshow Tower
Meet the team making our flight displays as safe and efficient as possible behind the scenes. The flight control committee by dans - Dubai Air Navigation Services manages everything that happens while the airshow fleet is up in the sky.
120,000 Record Attendance - The Most Successful Airshow to Date
I met with UAE General Civil Aviation Authority Director General H.E. Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi at the Dubai Airshow 2021.
During the interview, the director general delivered a strong message that the airshow resembles travel recovery. It is time to meet and travel again.
Over 120,000 visitors attended the Dubai Airshow 2021, which set a new record despite the pandemic challenges. It delivered a strong message about air travel recovery.