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Emirates suspends passenger operations by 25 March, retains cargo operations

Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, Emirates and dnata have been adapting operations in line with regulatory directives as well as travel demand. The airline has aimed to maintain passenger flights for as long as feasible to help travellers return home amidst an increasing number of travel bans, restrictions, and country lockdowns across the world. It continues to maintain vital international ai...

Etihad Airways flights to Beijing to operate with stop in Xi An

Due to the global spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, the health and aviation authorities of the People’s Republic of China have issued a directive to all international airlines flying to Beijing, instructing them to land in another designated airport in China before continuing to the capital. Effective from Sunday 22 March, Etihad Airways services to Beijing will stop in the city o...

Strata successfully implements automated manufacturing for Airbus A350 inboard flap production line

Strata has deployed two of the latest generation MTorres Automatic Tape Laying machines to support its Airbus A350-900 manufacturing capabilities. The Al Ain based manufacturer has gained First Part Qualification and First Article Inspection design and quality verifications for the use of the computer-controlled robotic ATL machines that will automate Strata’s production...

New MTU Maintenance office opened in Dubai

MTU Maintenance has opened an office in close vicinity of Dubai International Airport (DXB). While MTU has always been present in the region, the company is proud to have made this move and be even closer to its customers. It is part of its global growth strategy and enables immediate proximity to the commercial engine maintenance and leasing scene in the region – and in turn, to meet t...

New Products, Innovative Designs and Airline Productivity - AIME MRO Middle East

With Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME) and MRO Middle East set to open 25 February at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), leading companies in both sectors will be coming to Dubai to share their latest products and innovations. The co-located events will host 330 exhibitors spanning the aircraft interiors and MRO sectors, including inflight entertainment and communication (IFEC), seating and f...

Falcon Aviation Expands Service Capability with Non-Destructive Testing Approval

Falcon Aviation received D1 approval for Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) by three authorities, including the EASA. This allows Falcon Aviation to identify latent issues in customer aircraft and attend to them to the highest safety degree. The coveted D1 approval has been granted by the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and...

Industry Potential to be discussed at MRO Middle East show and summit

Representatives from Lufthansa Technic, Rolls-Royce, Etihad Airways Engineering and Joramco will be among the industry leading experts discussing the industry landscape at the MRO Middle East Summit at the Conrad Hotel, 24 February 2020.  The one-day conference will focus on topics including 2020 MRO Forecast and Key Trends: Identifying New Opportunities; Strategies to Manage and Reduce Co...

Low-Cost Carriers to boost Middle East aviation market

Low-Cost Carriers are driving growth in the Middle East aviation market, recording a 9.3% increase in seat capacity in 2019, according to CAPA Centre for Aviation. Indeed, LCC’s share of total seat capacity across the Middle East increased from 14.9% in 2018 to 16.5% in 2019, with a larger share of the region’s airline passengers now opting to fly with no-thrills airlines in more...

15 global stations across four continents - Etihad Cargo & dnata

Etihad Cargo has bolstered its global handling partnershipagreements with dnata, one of the world’s largest air service providers. The new agreements align the two UAE-based companies until 2023, with dnata providing warehouse and cargo handling services to manage 180,000 tonnes of air cargo carried annually acro...

An innovative subscription-based travel solution - TravelPass by Etihad Airways

An innovative travel solution initially aimed at corporate and frequent travellers which will launch later this year new partnership between Etihad Airwyas and Norwegian technology developer Braathens IT, to develop TravelPass. The new TravelPass technology provides a subscription-based travel solution, allowing Etihad to offer its frequent guests complete flexibility and ease with their...

MEBAA initiated 1st Planning and Operation Committee

MEBAA has initiated to set up a Planning and Operation Committee (POC) in the Middle East & North Africa. The first POC, UAE chapter took place on February 10 in the Address Hotel, Dubai. This is the first POC meeting in the General & Business Aviation industry to be set up by MEBAA and will be replicated in the neighboring countries of the Middle East & North Africa region. The POC...

Innovative aircraft interiors comes to the Middle East with AIME

Aircraft Interiors Middle East is all set to converge leading airlines and the entire aircraft interiors industry for two days. Spanning sectors from seating materials and flooring to cabin lighting, and logistic support solutions, exhibitors are travelling from around the globe to be part of the region’s booming market. n addition, new to AIME this year will be the market’s...