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Gulfstream to showcase all-new G500 and flagship G650ER at Abu Dhabi Air Expo

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. will showcase two of its award-winning, large-cabin aircraft at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo from Feb. 26-28. The static display will include the all-new Gulfstream G500 and company flagship Gulfstream G650ER. “In addition to being well-suited for our customers’ long-range and large-cabin needs, the G500 and G650ER are simply the best in their cla...

Kinshasa joins flydubai’s growing network in Africa

flydubai becomes the first UAE carrier to operate flights to N'djili Airport (also known as Kinshasa International Airport) Dubai-based carrier to start operating daily flights to the Congolese capital from 15 April with an enroute stop in Entebbe Carrier grows network in Africa to 13 destinations in 10 countries. Dubai-based flydubai (https://news.flydubai.com) has announced the star...

Bombardier Debuts Global 7000 Mock-Up at Jetex Private Terminal in Dubai

Full-size mock-up of Bombardier’s Global 7000 business jet to be exhibited at flagship Jetex Private Terminal in Dubai from January 11 to February 3, 2018 Bombardier and Jetex are pleased to announce that the Global 7000 aircraft mock-up will be on display at the flagship Jetex Private Terminal in Dubai from January 11 to February 3, 2018. The full-size mock-...

ASD Avia Consulting handles successful IS-BAH Standard Accreditation for Falcon Aviation in its Dubai FBO

ASD Avia Consulting is pleased to announce that Falcon Aviation’s Fixed Base Operation (FBOs) facility in Dubai, UAE have chosen ASD Avia Consulting to handle their IS-BAH™ Standard (International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling) accreditation from the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), has thus obtained the certification and are now IS-BAH accredited. The Audit...

Emirates Aviation University celebrates the graduation of 220 students

Emirates Aviation University has celebrated today the graduation of 220 postgraduate and undergraduate students. HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum attended the ceremony and congratulated the students and said: “Emirates Aviation University is distinguished by its academic and educational standards and is renowned for providing superior training programs in numerous fields of the aviati...

Falcon Aviation celebrates first year at Dubai South FBO with IS-BAH Accreditation

Falcon Aviation is celebrating the completion of its first anniversary at its FBO in the VIP Terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport (Dubai South) with the news that it has been awarded International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) certification.  The accreditation was received by the company on 30th November following a third-party audit by IBAC, the Internation...

Etihad A380 leads the Grand Prix parade

The fastest spectacle as Abu Dhabi's Formula 1 Grand Prix got underway was clearly the Etihad A380, chased along by the UAE's flying display team The fly-past has become synonymous with the race with the flagship A380 aircraft flying over the iconic circuit  accompanied by the Aermacchi MB-339NAT fast jets of the UAE’s air display team, Al Fursan. Captain Ali Al Jabri, an Et...

Dubai to host Airport Show in May 2018

The18th edition of Airport Show will be held in Dubai from May 7-9, 2018. The event will feature two new co-located events, Air Traffic Control Forum, Airport Security Middle East, in addition to CAPA-Centre of Aviation Global Airport Leaders Forum (GALF) and Women in Aviation. “The Middle East aviation industry is witnessing an exciting time with the region recording the second highes...

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...