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Nov 22, 2009


Aerotest is at the show promoting its water vapor-resistant Aero-bag concept, which it says could be used by the UAE air force to safely store spare General Electric F110 engines for its Lockheed Martin F-16E/F Desert Falcons. The bag, on display at the show, is designed to protect engines against the effects of dust, sand and humidity while in storage. Nov 16, 2009

Dassault Aviation

Discussions are ongoing between Dassault Aviation and the United Arab Emirates on the possible sale of 60 Rafale fighters, with the company unable to say if a contract will be signed in the near term. "It takes time, we are still discussing. This is not us making the schedule, it is the customer making the schedule. The specifications, timing, are all still being discussed," says Eric Trappier, executive vice-president international business at Dassault Aviation. "Usually, here in the UAE, they have their own...

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