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flydubai takes part in a special formation flight at the Dubai Airshow

flydubai takes part in a special formation flight at the Dubai Airshow

Dubai-based flydubai took part in an official formation flight during the Dubai Airshow in the year that marks the UAE’s 50th anniversary.

The airline was honoured to join Al Fursan, the aerobatics demonstration team of the United Arab Emirates Air Force in this special display on the closing day of the Airshow. flydubai’s Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft joined the formation and on the flight deck were Captain Rodrigo Barradas from Brazil, Captain Alessio Desideri from Italy and First Officer Sultan Alsharif from the UAE

The Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft is designed to offer flexibility, reliability and efficiency in the single-aisle market with a configuration of 10 flatbed Business Class seats and 156 Economy Class seats. The MAX business seat takes comfort to a new level with a focus on space, privacy, rest and entertainment while the MAX economy seat offers comfort and comprehensive entertainment options delivered through an 11.6-inch HD screen.

The aircraft has a maximum range of 6,560 kilometres which represents an extension of 370 kilometres compared to its predecessor. The Boeing 737 MAX 8 is powered by two cutting edge CFM International LEAP-1B engines which each produce 28,000 pounds of thrust. Fuel burn, emissions and noise have all been noticeably improved compared to earlier models. The Boeing 737 MAX 8 weighs-in at a maximum takeoff weight of 82,190 Kilograms, with a wingspan of 35.9 meters and a length that measures 39.52 meters.


flydubai operates 18 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft as part of a wider fleet that includes 3 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft, 34 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 and 55 Boeing 737 models.
 

About flydubai

From its home in Dubai, flydubai has created a network of more than 90 destinations served by a fleet of 54 aircraft. Since commencing operations in June 2009, flydubai has been committed to removing barriers to travel, creating free flows of trade and tourism and enhancing connectivity between different cultures across its ever-expanding network.

 flydubai has marked its journey with a number of milestones:

 An expanding network: Created a network of more than 95 destinations in 50 countries across Africa, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Central and South-East Europe, the GCC and the Middle East, and the Indian Subcontinent.
Serving underserved markets: Opened more than 70 new routes that did not previously have direct air links to Dubai or were not served by a UAE national carrier from Dubai. 
An efficient single fleet-type: Operates a single fleet-type of 55 Boeing 737 aircraft and includes: 34 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800, 18 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 3 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft.
Enhancing connectivity: Carried more than 75 million passengers since it began operations in 2009.

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