Dubai airshow brings billions in business deals

Industry professionals are hoping that Dubai Airshow 2011 will kick start ailing industry.

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    Aviation professionals are hoping that this week's Dubai Air Show will help kick start the struggling industry.

    Plagued by high oil prices, a declining demand in Europe and a lack of new talent, airlines across the globe are finding it hard to stay afloat.

    However, insiders hope that Dubai's recent order of 50 Boeing 777 jets, at a cost of $26bn, is a sign that the situation is changing course.

    Al Jazeera's Kamahl Santamaria reports from Dubai.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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