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Inmarsat crowned winner at Inflight Middle East Awards for second consecutive year

Inmarsat has been named winner of Inflight Middle East’s Connectivity Enablement Award for the second consecutive year. The prestigious accolade was announced in Dubai yesterday, after an independent panel of industry experts voted for Inmarsat’s GX Aviation as the inflight broadband solution of choice for airline passengers in the Middle East and beyond. GX Aviation is the wor...

Magnetic MRO EngineStands24 opens a new hub in Dubai

A subsidiary of a global provider of Total Technical Care for aircraft operators and lessors, Magnetic MRO, EngineStands24, announced the launch of its new engine stands hub in Dubai, UAE in cooperation with an Emirati aviation company Chabok Aviation. The official launch of a new hub took place during the MRO Middle East Expo event, today on Monday, February 11th at 3pm (local time)....

Etihad Airways and Microsoft team up to launch region’s first AI academy

Etihad Airways announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft to launch the first ever in-house AI Academy in the region, which will revolutionise the way the airline serves its customers by upskilling its workforce, optimising operations and creating alternate revenue streams.  As part of the AI Academy, all Etihad employees will be given access to an online training programme, and...

Delivery of inaugural shipset for World's First Super Versatile Jet by Strata Manufacturing

Strata Manufacturing has delivered its first shipset of belly fairings for the PC-24, a twin-engine business jet produced by Pilatus Aircraft Ltd of Switzerland. The delivery of the first shipset follows the two companies’ landmark agreement signed during Abu Dhabi Global Aerospace Summit in April 2018. The long-term agreement between the two companies aims to position Strata as the...

Etihad Airways flies The World's First Flight using Fuel made in the UAE from plants grown in Saltwater by Khalifa University

Khalifa University, Etihad Airways, Boeing, ADNOC, Safran, GE and BAUER Resources celebrate a major milestone in developing acomprehensive sustainable aviation fuel value chain Research has shown that jet fuel can be produced using desert land and sea water through an innovative agricultural process. The project supports the UAE’s diversification plans and commit...

Click Aviation Network acquires CharterPad

CharterPad, an online tool for air charter professionals, has been acquired by Click Aviation Network, a global network of aviation partners specializing in trip support services. “This is an important step in our exciting journey. It enriches Click's Collective Intelligence and places a network of opportunities in the hands of operators and charter brokers.”   &nbs...

Abu Dhabi International Airport rolls out ‘Super-Fi’ internet connectivity

Abu Dhabi Airports announced its airport-wide roll out of ‘Super-Fi’ that will increase internet upload and download speeds to a maximum of 200 mbps per user at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH). The Super-Fi internet access, which is among the fastest airport Wi-Fi services in the world, has been installed and tested throughout all three terminals. It will now provide millions...

DXB welcomes its billionth passenger

Following the official announcement earlier from HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President & Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Airports and representatives from across the aviation sector and the emirate of Dubai gave the airport’s billionth warm welcome to nine-year-old Arjun and his family who arrived this morning from Orlando, Florida on Emirates fligh...

Etihad Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Barcelona

Etihad Airways will introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its scheduled services from Abu Dhabi to Barcelona, effective 22 February 2019, replacing the Airbus A330-200 currently operating the recently launched route.  The deployment of the larger 787 Dreamliner to Barcelona has been timed to coincide with the Mobile World Conference taking place in the city from 25-28 February, during w...

Emirates takes delivery of its last Boeing 777-300ER aircraft

Emirates celebrated an important fleet milestone with the delivery of the final Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on its order books. A6-EQP is the 190th Boeing 777 aircraft to be delivered to Emirates, the world’s largest operator of Boeing 777 aircraft and also the only airline in the world to have operated all the six variants of the Boeing 777 family. One of out every eight 777 aircraft ever man...

New fare structure offering passengers more choice - Lite, Value and Flex by FlyDubai

Dubai-based flydubai launches new fare types offering passengers more choice when travelling in Economy. The new fare types are applicable for all bookings made from 02 December onwards and allows passengers to choose between Lite, Value and Flex bundles designed to cater to their different travel needs and budget. Passengers travelling in Business continue to benefit from great value for money...

Jetex becomes The Exclusive Dealer In The Middle East Region For Hi-Tech New HondaJet

Jetex is bringing the next-generation in advanced private jets to the Middle East after striking an agreement with Honda Aircraft Company to become the exclusive authorized dealer for the region. The deal means Jetex is now the manufacturer’s sole representative for the new HondaJet offering sales and support across the Gulf and Middle East region. “With Honda’s brand stren...