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S'pore Airshow's order value 'unlikely to top Dubai's'

But organiser says demand for space at S'pore show next year still strong

SOME US$200 billion in orders were booked at this week's Dubai Airshow, thanks largely to gulf carriers Emirates, Etihad and Qatar, which sealed blockbuster deals for high-value commercial aircraft.

US planemaker Boeing, which launched its 777X aircraft at the show, secured orders and commitments (excluding options) for more than 340 airplanes worth more than US$101 billion; Airbus said yesterday that it walked away with 160 orders and commitments worth US$44 billion, most notably for its A380 and...

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