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Seventh Dubai HeliShow to kick off in November 2018

The seventh edition of Dubai HeliShow, the biennial international helicopter technology and operations exhibition dedicated to the helicopter industry, will be held from November 6 to 8, 2018, at the Royal Pavilion, Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai South, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The 2...

NASA Selects Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® to Build X-Plane

Supersonic commercial travel is on the horizon. NASA awarded Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® a contract to design, build and flight test the Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator, an X-plane designed to make supersonic passenger air travel a reality.  "It is super exciting to be back designing and flying X-planes at this scale," said Jaiwon Shin, NASA's associate administra...

Emirates makes history with one-off A380 touchdown in Beirut

Arrival of A380 confirms readiness of airport to accommodate A380 operations The Emirates A380 touched down in Beirut today for a historic one-off service to Rafic Al Hariri International Airport (BEY), contributing to an aviation milestone for Lebanon and its hub airport. The landing demonstrated the airport’s readiness to accommodate the A380, the world’s largest commercial passen...

Qantas and Emirates Welcome ACCC Reauthorisation Of Their Partnership For Another Five Years

Qantas and Emirates welcome the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) reauthorisation of their partnership until 2023. For customers, the continuation of the joint business, announced in August 2017, will deliver expanded services, greater schedule choice, increased frequent flyer benefits and an ongoing commitment to the development of world class products and travel ex...

Emirates unveils more spacious Business Class seats on its Boeing 777 aircraft

The airline’s two-class Boeing 777-200LR features a 2-2-2 Business Class seat configuration First of these newly refurbished aircraft will operate to Fort Lauderdale from 6 March  Emirates has unveiled a brand new Business Class cabin and configuration on its Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, with new wider seats laid out in a 2-2-2 configuration for the first time. The airline ha...

Falcon Aviation increases its MRO capabilities: Adds Bombardier Q400 Base Maintenance at its Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi MRO Facility.

Marks its third year of fixed wing operations for ADNOC from Al Bateen. Falcon Aviation, one of the UAE’s leading aviation companies specialising in business aviation services, charter and aircraft management, is further broadening its MRO expertise having obtained GCAA approval to start Bombardier Q400 base maintenance in its Fixed Wing Hangar at its Al Bateen Executive Airport HQ, Abu D...

Falcon 8X to Debut in Abu Dhabi

Dassault Aviation will showcase its new flagship business jet, the ultra long range Falcon 8X, at Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2018, one of the Middle East’s leading business aviation shows. It will be the first appearance of the 6,450 nm/11,945 km trijet at this three-day event, which opens on February 26th at Al Bateen Executive Airport, Abu Dhabi The first Falcon 8X was handed over in late 20...

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...