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A trial facial biometric check-in for cabin crew - Etihad Airways & SITA

Etihad Airways has partnered SITA, to trial the use of facial biometrics in order to check in cabin crew at the airlines Crew Briefing Centre at Abu Dhabi International Airport. The trial will use facial recognition technology to identify and authenticate crew members, allowing them to complete check-in procedures and mandatory pre-flight safety and security questions digitally via...

Abu Dhabi launches The Hope Consortium for full global vaccine distribution

Amid an anticipated surge in vaccine logistics demand, Abu Dhabi is poised to cement its position as the global logistics hub to facilitate COVID-19 vaccine distribution across the world, after spearheading the launch of the Hope Consortium. Comprising leading Abu Dhabi and global entities, the Hope Consortium represents a complete supply chain solution to address vaccine transport, demand pl...

Welcome Emirates SkyCargo Airbus A380 mini-freighter charter operations

Emirates SkyCargo has started utilising its Airbus A380 aircraft on select cargo charter operations to transport urgently required cargo across its network. The first dedicated Emirates A380 ‘mini-freighter’ successfully transported medical supplies between Seoul and Amsterdam via Dubai. Working collaboratively with the Engineering and Flight Operations teams within Emirates, the...

New Sanad and Etihad Airways deal expands US$ 900MN+ partnership

Sanad and Etihad Airways have closed a new spare engine deal which further cements Abu Dhabi’s position as a self-sustaining international aviation sector hub. The announcement of the new deal came during the Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi, where industry leaders convened to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the aerospace, defence and space industries. The new deal, whic...

MEBAA Show postponed to February 2021

The Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association announced that the region’s leading business aviation platform, the MEBAA Show, will now take place from 22 February until 24 February 2021 at DWC, Airshow Site. The event was due to take place from 08-10 December 2020 but has been postponed due to concerns related to the evolving COVID-19 outbreak. Ali Alnaqbi, Founding and...

flydubai offers passengers free global cover for COVID-19

Dubai-based airline flydubai has announced today that passengers booking with flydubai for travel between 01 September and 30 November 2020 will automatically receive free global cover for COVID-19. The new service covers passengers’ health expenses and quarantine costs if diagnosed with COVID-19 during their trip and is valid for 31 days from the time they take their first flight on th...

Aircraft Interiors Middle East Launches Its First Virtual Session Hosted By PAX International

With airlines adding more flights as global travel slowly returns, the sanitization of aircraft cabins is playing a pivotal role in restricting the transmission of COVID19 to maintain safe travel and rebuild passenger confidence. Our first Virtual Session will host a number of respected aviation industry figures from Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines and Aerofoam&nb...

Etihad and Boeing strengthen strategic partnership with maintenance support for Boeing 787 fleet

 Etihad Airways has signed agreements with Boeing Global Services for the provision of maintenance support on its fleet of Boeing 787s. These agreements are part of the strategic partnership between Etihad and Boeing signed in November 2019, in line with Etihad’s ongoing commitment to achieve excellence in all aspects of operational reliability, maintenance, and on-board exper...

He is back - Emirates A380s return to the skies

Emirates will deploy its iconic A380 on its daily Amsterdam service, and add a second daily A380 service to London Heathrow starting from 1 August. This announcement follows the Emirates A380’s return to the skies today with EK001 to London Heathrow taking off from Dubai International airport at 0745hrs, and EK073 at 0820hrs, carrying commercial passengers onboard this flagship aircraft f...

The future of regional and global business aviation trends in 2020: return of MEBAA Show

The MEBAA Show, the Middle East’s leading business aviation platform, is set to return to Dubai, taking place on 08-10 December 2020 at DWC, Airshow Site. The event will showcase the latest technologies, insights and business opportunities shaping the future of business aviation in the Middle East and across the globe. Along with cutting-edge solutions and world-class aircraft on static d...

Horizon International Flight Academy: more than 1,000 flight hours in its Bell 505 fleet

Horizon International Flight Academy has logged more than 1,000 flight hours in its Bell 505 fleet, mainly utilized to train military pilots. Horizon’s training academy is in the United Arab Emirates .“Crossing the 1,000-flight hour threshold in less than three months from its latest aircraft registration is a testament to Horizon and the Bell 505s ability to quickly meet mission requi...

Etihad Airways partners with Medicus AI to launch COVID-19 risk assessment tool across digital platforms

Etihad Airways is partnering with Austrian-based healthcare technology company Medicus AI to launch a COVID-19 risk-assessment tool that will empower guests to make informed decisions about travelling. Powered by Medicus AI’s technology, the risk-assessment tool will guide Etihad’s guests in evaluating the probability of having contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus by respondin...