Emirates signed contracts with Europe’s Airbus Industrieand The Boeing Companyof the US worth $15,000 million in total for the supply of new commercial aircraft (MEED 16:11:01, Cover Story).

Airbus and Emirates signed a $30 million joint venture agreement to establish a spares and maintenance centre in Dubai (see below).

The UK’s Rolls Roycesigned a $475 million contract to supply Emirates with its Trent 500 and 700 jet engines to power the new Airbus A340s and A330-200s.

Canada’s CAE signed a $100 million contract with Algeria’s Khalifa Airwaysto supply the airline with four of its flight simulators, with support equipment and services.

Rolls Royce announced plans to open a new regional office in Dubai’s industrial free zone to support its civil aerospace, defence, marine and energy businesses in the region.

CAE signed a joint venture agreement with Emirates to establish a new training service in Dubai.

A grouping of Canada’s Bombardier, with Swiss-based ExecuJet Aviation Groupand Dubai-based Alpha 55 – Advanced Technology Divisionannounced plans to establish a 2,600-square-metre support facility for Bombardier business jets operating in the region.