Middle East carriers remain committed to growth despite global economic turmoil, but that is not to say that business plans for these airlines—which have spurred much of the Airbus and Boeing order intakes in the past decade—have not taken a big hit. That mood should be reflected in lower order activity at the Dubai Airshow, Nov. 15-19, even if some deals are on the horizon. As it stands, airlines are finding themselves with too much staff on hand after years of scrambling to hire ...

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