The Dubai Airshow is usually a reliable indicator of aerospace industry health in the Middle East, and the 2017 event proved true to form, providing solid hints for what to expect in 2018. But unlike previous years, the projections herald more than growth and billions of dollars’ worth of new aircraft. For the first time in many years, Emirates Airline, the region’s leading carrier, was faced with a lot of added capacity in a particularly weak market. In fiscal 2016-17, yields ...

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