The Antonov/Taqnia An-132, an improved version of the Antonov An-32 twin-engine turboprop military transport aircraft developed jointly by Saudi Arabia and Ukraine, will be showcased at Dubai Air Show, according to the Ukrainian service of Deutsche Welle (DW).
DW cited information provided by Ukraine's state-run Antonov Enterprise.
The Dubai Air Show, a biennial event, started on November 12, 2017.
Read alsoUkrainian An-132D performs impressive demo flight at Paris Air Show 2017 (Photo, video)It was announced shortly after the kick-off of the air show that long-haul carrier Emirates purchased 40 American-made Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners on November 12. The deal is estimated at over $15 billion.
"The deal appeared to surprise Boeing's archrival Airbus, whose staff had attended a long-delayed news conference and left the room just moments before the announcement," the Fortune business magazine wrote.
The Boeing 787-10 typically lists for $312.8 million. Delivery will begin in 2022.
Azerbaijan Airlines, in turn, announced plans to buy five Boeing 787-8s and two cargo aircraft from Boeing. The deal is estimated at over $1 billion.
Qatar Airways is not attending the event because of a diplomatic crisis that erupted in June 2017 between Qatar and four states, namely Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt.