15 November 2021
Dubai's biennial Air Show opened Sunday, showcasing an aviation industry hard-hit by the coronavirus, but on the mend. The five-day exhibition is expected to be quieter due to the subdued state of flying and travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The show's first day drew eyes toward defense and military hardware from countries like Russia and Israel. Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro went the tarmac outside the booth of iconic Brazilian aerospace company Embraer, inspecting the interior of the company’s hulking C-390 Millennium transport aircraft. The day's blockbuster commercial deal by Airbus was a sale of 255 new aircraft to Indigo Partners' various low cost carriers.
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