In the space of 1 hr. at the 2013 Dubai Air Show, then-Boeing CEO Jim McNerney and Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier welcomed deals for $200 billion in aircraft orders that helped launch the Boeing 777X and, for the time being, saved the struggling Airbus A380. “If there were any doubt left that the ‘Big Three’ Gulf carriers—Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways—are becoming the dominating force in long-haul aviation, it should now be dispelled,” Aviation ...
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