Ukrainian-made An-132D transport aircraft showcased at Dubai Air Show

23:37, 12 November 2017

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).

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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.

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