Boeing is confident that political turmoil and recent and ongoing troubles at the big three Gulf carriers will have no impact on its business in the Middle East.

“We see a lot of customer engagement, it is quite busy,” Boeing Commercial Aircraft’s Vice President Sales for the Middle East, Russia and Central Asia, Marty Bentrott, said ahead of the opening of the Dubai Airshow.

Emirates has slowed down its expansion significantly with key markets weakening in the past two years. Qatar Airways is suffering from the closure of most of the airspace surrounding its home base in Doha as a consequence of a diplomatic spat with neighbors—the airline also is not attending the Dubai airshow for the same reason. And Etihad Airways is in the middle of a strategy review that saw it dump its two European affiliates Air Berlin and Alitalia. The airline also posted a massive lost in its last fiscal year.

But Bentrott said that Boeing has seen no cancellations of orders and only routine “adjustments of delivery positions here and there.” He pointed at Emirates Airline’s half year results released just days ago, which featured a massive recovery of profits for the carrier, though partly due to favorable currency effects. Bentrott still insisted that “things are feeling better than six months ago.”

He also does not anticipate any change in airline and consequently aircraft demand in Saudi-Arabia as the country changes political course and clamps down on corruption in wide areas of the economy. Instead, Boeing is “excited about the “Vision 2030” which targets economic diversification in the coming years, according to Ahmed Jazzar, President Boeing Saudi-Arabia.

Bentrott also sees “nothing but tons of interest and excitement” in the proposed new midsize aircraft (NMA) that Boeing has been studying and presenting to airlines. Middle East carriers traditionally require good belly freight capacity, which is not the focus of current NMA studies. But there have been “no concerns about cargo capabilities in the region.”