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Etihad Airways partners with Swae to launch artificial intelligence powered crowd sourcing and engagement platform

Etihad Airways and Swae have partnered to launch iFikra, an artificial intelligence-powered platform aimed at unlocking the full potential of Etihad’s workforce by enabling every employee to contribute to innovation. Designed to harness the collective creativity of the organisation, the iFikra platform is a pilot aimed at promotingintrapreneurship by allowing...

UAS delighted to receive fourth Sapphire Pegasus Business Aviation Award

Congratulations! UAS International Trip Support (UAS) has been lauded as winner of the Innovation in Business Aviation Category at the 2019 fourth annual Sapphire Pegasus Business Aviation Awards.  Established in 2000, UAS has continental headquarters in Houston, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, and Dubai, and regional offices in Beijing, Nairobi, and Lagos.  The award is the f...

10 years of bringing people together - flydubai

The Dubai-based carrier reaches a new milestone and celebrates carrying more than 70 million passengers since its start of operations in 2009. 10 years ago flydubai’s first flight took off from Dubai International bound for Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, on 01 June 2009, marking the beginning of a new chapter in the history of aviation in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)....

Establishment of New Line Maintenance Station in Dubai - agreement signed between Bombardier and JETEX

An important agreement to be celebrated at EBACE in Geneva! The agreement with JETEX for the establishment of a new Line Maintenance Station in Dubai, further is signed between Bombardier and JETEX, complementing the tip-to-tail maintenance services provided by Bombardier’s Service and Support Network in the Middle East and around the globe. The new Line Maintenance...

IS-BAH accreditation for DC Aviation Al-Futtaim Ground Handling operations

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) has attained the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) Stage 1 accreditation for its Fixed Base Operations (FBO) located at Dubai South.  IS-BAH is the global industry standard on safety management and risk mitigation for business aviation handlers and meets the forthcoming safety management system (SMS) requirements. The audit wa...

Aviation is in my blood - Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi

Are you sure, that if you have the opportunity to talk with an important person, you know exactly what you would ask? When I had the appointment for the interview with the Chairman of MEBAA Mr. Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi, I realized that I have so many questions and in the same time I've read a lot of what he had told already and it would be strange to ask something banal...So honestly, it wa...

Three teams from Dubai Future Accelerators programme signs MoU with Emirates

Congratulations to three teams selected by Emirates from Dubai Future Accelerators programme! They have made an important step forward by signing an MoU with Emirates, well known for commitment to fostering innovation in the global aviation industry. The companies, hailing from the USA, Germany and the UK, were selected from the pool of seven participant teams that worked with Emirate...

Etihad Airways reduces Carbon Footprint

Etihad Airways continues to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by implementing fuel saving initiatives, reinforcing its commitment to sustainability.     Following a number of improvements aimed at enhancing operational fleet efficiencies, Etihad Airways reduced 148,000 tonnes of carbon emissions in 2018. The savings are eq...

More flights to Moscow from Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airways

Building on the success of its current daily service between the capitals of the UAE and Russia, Etihad Airways has announced a new second daily flight between Abu Dhabi and Moscow’s Domodedovo airport, which will operate seasonally between 27 October and 10 May 2020.  The additional flight, operated by an Airbus A320, will provide more convenient travel options between the two capit...

Significant fleet renewal milestones for Emirates

Emirates are doing everythng possible to offer its customers an unparalleled onboard experience and maintain the highest standards of safety and efficiency with a modern all wide-body aircraft fleet. Reconfiguration of Boeing 777-200LR fleet In April 2019, the airline completed the reconfiguration of its last Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. Emirates invested USD $150 million in...

Amazing - Free two-night getaway in Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airways

This is an invitation impossible to decline! Free two-night getaway in Abu Dhabi! Interested? Than read carefully every detail!  Etihad Airways is inviting travellers flying through Abu Dhabi to enjoy a free stopover in the capital of the UAE, as part of a landmark global promotion launching today. Abu Dhabi is a vibrant and diverse city offering...

An FL Technics Line maintenance station to be opened in Dubai

An operations agreement just signed to open an EASA certified FL Technics Line maintenance station in Dubai International Airport (DXB).  Just recently, FL Technics representatives signed the agreement with local partners which entitles them to start the establishment process for the station. The newly established station in DXB will be operational in the second half of April 2019. The EAS...