The big aircraft manufacturers (Boeing, Airbus) and the well-known airlines (Emirates, Etihad Airways) may have dominated early proceedings at the Dubai Air Show, but they are not the only ones looking to secure some strong orders this week.
Indeed, while the billionaires who run the big airlines may be content to purchase big aircraft for their customers, one can be fairly certain when it comes to their own aviation needs, they opt for planes much smaller and without an economy class section.
CNBC's Yousef Gamal El-Din tours two leading corporate jets on the market at the Dubai Air Show: the Bombardier Global 6000 and the Gulfstream G550.
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Honeywell International, which produces aerospace systems for a wide variety of customers, forecast that up to 9,250 new business jets, worth over £250 billion ($400 billion), will be delivered between now and 2023.
Representatives from both Bombardier and Gulfstream said that demand for long-range aircraft was buoyant, despite the difficult years after the financial crisis, and that there was a lot of interest in such jets in the Middle East.
Khader Mattar, Regional Vice President - Sales, Middle East, Africa and India for Bombardier, said that when it came to providing customers with the type of corporate aircraft they wanted, it was vital to focus on both cabin size and the distance the aircraft can travel.
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