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MEBAA Insurance tailor made its medical insurance to suit members in UAE

MEBAA has entered into an Agreement with National General Insurance Company (NGI) UAE, to provide uniquely designed Medical Insurance Scheme for its member companies operating within UAE. This association is strengthened by Surety Global & Allianz Partners, the B2B2C leader in assistance, international health & life, automotive and travel insurance solutions and is supported by a...

Airline expectations are rising for interiors

Airlines in the Middle East region are actively looking for innovative interiors designs and technology, as passenger expectations continue to drive the industry. When Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME) takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre 25-26 February 2019, the region’s leading airlines will be using the event to research available technologies for their growing fleets. Oliv...

Second phase of Etihad Cargo digitalization strategy

Etihad Cargo has marked the first year of its ambitious digitalization program, which went live with iCargo in October 2018, by reiterating its commitment to enhancing customer experiences with a pipeline of further programs and initiatives. Etihad Cargo implemented a full overhaul of its booking processes and platforms 12 months ago with the successful migration of Its front-end syst...

Looking forward an incredible event - Organising Committee Members Discuss 2019 Edition

The leadership team of the Dubai Airshow 2019 expect the show will be bigger, better and busier than previous editions, when discussing their plans and predictions for the event ahead of it opening on 17 November 2019 at DWC, Dubai Airshow Site.  All of the leaders agree that the new features at the event and technologies shaping the industry will be a key talking point. “The Dubai A...

First in the Middle East - flydubai operates Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 Split Scimitar® Winglets

Dubai-based flydubai is the first operator in the Middle East of its latest Split Scimitar Winglet technology.  flydubai completed the first installation of the Split Scimitar Winglets on one of its Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft late last month at Joramco in Amman, Jordan.  flydubai intends to install the Split Scimitar Winglets on a majority of its Next-Generati...

New aviation experiences at Dubai Mall by Emirates

The larger goal of company is to excite visitors across all ages by delivering a memorable, tangible piece of Emirates and tell the brand story through unique experiences and innovative travel products. The Emirates A380 Experience, the region’s only public A380 flight simulator has now been relocated to the second floor of The Dubai Mall, adjacent to the Dubai Aquarium & Underwat...

Etihad Cargo amplifies North American footprint

Etihad Cargo has announced its winter schedule and network plan will come into effect on September 29, with new weekly freighter services marking an increased presence in the United States of America and other strategic global cargo markets. Leading Etihad Cargo’s annual refresh is the enhancement of its freighter services between Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) and Columbus, O...

Emirates first on-board for biometric boarding

Emirates is pushing the boundaries of technology, becoming the first airline outside America to receive approval for biometric boarding from the U.S. Customs Border Protection (CBP). Soon, customers flying from Dubai to any of Emirates’ 12 destinations in the U.S. will be able to choose facial recognition technology at the departure gates, reducing the time taken for identity checks to tw...

Double digits for UAE business aviation growth

Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi, Chairman and CEO of MEBAA, confirmed that the UAE's business and private aviation sector is achieving positive growth rates of 8-9%, higher than the global growth rate which is estimated of 4-6%. Mr. Ali Alnaqbi points out that the UAE is leading the private and business aviation in the Middle East and North Africa. “The number of aircraft registered in the UAE...

Latest defence innovations at Dubai Air Show

With the Dubai Airshow taking place 17-21 November at DWC, Dubai Airshow Site, the world’s leading defence companies will be displaying their latest innovations to an audience including show attendees and delegations from around the world. “The Dubai Airshow is strategically the most important aerospace exhibition for the UAE Armed Forces and one of the most important events of our...

15 years of Etihad Airways services in India

Get ready to celebrate 15 years of Etihad Airways service to its largest and busiest market, India. The airline’s milestone coincides with the third visit to the UAE of India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, highlighting the importance of the partnership between the two countries.  Etihad launched daily flights between the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, and the Indian city of Mum...

Etihad Airways to fly 787 Dreamliners to Jakarta and Maldives

Etihad Airways will introduce the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on its flights from Abu Dhabi to Jakarta, Indonesia, and will upgrade its daily morning service to Male, Maldives, to the wide-body aircraft on a seasonal basis. The airline’s two daily scheduled services from Abu Dhabi to the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, will...