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Middle East Business Aviation show opens December 8-10 at Dubai World Central

Gulfstream’s G650 ER

Attendees at MEBA 2014 will be able to see around 50 aircraft up close, include Gulfstream’s G650 ER the world’s fastest private jet.

Gulfstream’s newest flagship, the G650ER, extends the nonstop reach of the industry’s highest performance long-range business aircraft to 7,500 nautical miles/13,890 kilometers at Mach 0.85. Flying even faster at Mach 0.90, the G650ER will carry eight passengers 6,400 nautical miles/11,853 kilometers. Both are feats that no other business aircraft in the world can achieve.

“With exhibitors coming from all corners of the globe, MEBA really is demonstrating its position as the place to explore opportunities in business aviation for new and existing users”, says Ali Al Naqbi, Founding Chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA). He continues, “With Dubai being strategically located at less than an eight hour flight from two thirds of the world, the show really is the place to meet and network with the world’s leading business aviation companies and view the multitude of available aircraft and leasing options.”

“Business aviation analysts suggest the region’s private business jet market is on course for a 13 to 15 per cent growth in 2014; bolstered by more aircraft orders and charter requests. We anticipate some 1200 business aircraft to be registered in the region by 2020, so the desire for new aircraft – particularly the new breed of ultra-luxurious, wider-bodied, faster and more fuel efficient craft – is clearly there.”

Michele van Akelijen, Managing Director of show organisers F&E Aerospace, says: “When the world’s leading business aircraft manufacturers decide to bring their newest, best and most impressive aircraft to MEBA, you know it is a show that the world is watching. We aim to help the local market understand what’s available.”

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