Aerospace leaders from Washington and across the globe were on the ground for the Dubai Airshow, the fastest-growing airshow in the world. It opened Nov. 14 after a two year-hiatus.

The five-day event featured speakers, forums, pavilions and companies from more than 20 countries, as well as commercial, military and private aircraft displays.

At a U.S. Pavilion forum, Tacoma-based ZEVA Aero presented its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle, ZEVA Zero. As an early visionary for eVTOL vehicles, ZEVA founder and CEO Steve Tibbitts is impressed with the level of interest in personal aircraft during this year’s event compared to 2019.