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Falco EVO surveillance drone touches down in the Middle East with first delivery to launch customer

The Falco EVO Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS) has been selected by two customers in the Middle East and Gulf region. The first delivery took place last month Leonardo is also seeing increased interest in its ‘drones as a service’ offering, where the company owns and operates the aircraft and provides surveillance data to the customer  In addition to fixed-wing RPAS, Leon...

Jet Aviation gains EN9110 certification and other maintenance approvals in Dubai

Jet Aviation is pleased to announce that its maintenance facility in Dubai has been awarded EN9110 certification following an independent audit. The company has also gained EASA, FAA and GCCA approvals for the Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ) family, as well as EASA approval for the Bombardier Global BD700 series.  In recognition of the development, implementation and continuous improvement...

Emirates brings in a step change in 3D printing for aircraft parts

Emirates has announced that it has used cutting-edge 3D printing technology to manufacture components for its aircraft cabins. The airline has reached a significant milestone in innovation by using Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), a new and innovative 3D printing technique to produce video monitor shrouds. One of the other recent achievements has been the 3D printing, certification and installatio...

flydubai commits to US$ 27 billion order for 225 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Third aircraft order in airline’s 8-year history Dubai-based flydubai (www.flydubai.com) announced a commitment to a US$27 billion order for 225 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to support the growth of its fleet. This is the third aircraft order placed by the airline with Boeing in its eight-year history and follows orders placed in 2008 and 2013. This new aircraft order will support its continue...

Bombardier signs Letter of intent with EgyptAir for up to 24 CS300 aircraft

This deal covers 12 firm orders and 12 purchase rights Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced, from the Dubai Airshow, that it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) for up to 24 CS300 aircraft with EgyptAir Holding Company, of Cairo. This includes 12 CS300 aircraft with purchase rights for an additional 12 aircraft. ‎Based on the list price of the CS300 airliner, a firm-order contra...

Falcon Aviation expands its commitment to the H160

Falcon Aviation and Airbus Helicopters have signed a new MoU at the Dubai airshow expanding their commitment to the H160 adding three additional helicopters to the original Letter Of Intent (LOI) signed in May 2016. "We took the decision to increase our request following a flight demonstration where we got the opportunity to test the H160’s excellent passenger flight experience first...

Rockwell Collins’ Stage™ content service to feature premium Arabic content from OSN

Rockwell Collins has signed an exclusive agreement with Orbit Showtime Network (OSN), the leading entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa, for premium Arabic TV series on its Stage™ wireless streaming and content management service for business aircraft. The multi-year agreement provides Rockwell Collins with 3,000 hours of high-definition (HD) content, including...

Emirates Flight Training Academy officially inaugurated

Emirates Flight Training Academy, the state of the art facility for training ab initio pilots was officially inaugurated today by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai during the Dubai Airshow. Dignitaries present at the opening included His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Mini...

Falcon Aviation launches three month charter enticement at Dubai Airshow

Coinciding with the Dubai Airshow this week Falcon Aviation (Booth 1284) is offering a 5% discount on a selection of long haul charter flights if booked for travel from the end of November to the end of February.  The offer covers popular destinations such as Paris, London, Seychelles and Maldives. The company’s 13-seat Embraer Legacy 600 aircraft features three separate cabin zones...

AZAL and Boeing signed agreement on purchase of new modern aircrafts

CJSC Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) and Boeing Corporation have today agreed to purchase five B787-8 Dreamliner and two B747-8F (or B777F) aircrafts. The agreement was signed by Jahangir Askerov, President of CJSC Azerbaijan Airlines and Kevin McAllister, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. The cost of the agreement is estimated at  $1.9 billion. Delivery of a...

Airbus displays comprehensive range of weapons for armed C295

Airbus Defence and Space is showcasing its new C295 Armed ISR (Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance) version at the Dubai Airshow. A C295 is exhibited on static display flanked by a wide range of weapons which have been selected to be integrated onto this versatile platform. The company has signed a series of agreements with air-to-surface weapon suppliers paving the way for flight-tr...

Leonardo exhibits at Dubai Airshow promoting a wide range of aerospace, security and remotely piloted technologies

Longstanding presence in UAE and region, meeting a range of transport, security and defence requirements with products, services and partnerships  Leonardo will exhibit and highlight a variety of leading solutions including the AW609 SAR and the M-346 Fighter Attack aircraft, remotely piloted capabilities and a range of advanced avionic and electronic systems at their public premiere in...