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MixJet made flying simple, as the cause they work for - interview with Shukri Khalifa, Executive Vice President

Founded more than 10 years ago, MixJet has firmly established its reputation within the aviation sector. Boasting a consistent record of success, MixJet emerged as an acknowledged leader in business aviation industry. A team of professionnals, passionate about creating a world, where international flights are as easy, cost-effective and enjoyable as possible. EBACE 2024 wa...

15 years of flydubai

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of flydubai sated: "Today, on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of flydubai, I would like to congratulate the team at flydubai on the success they have achieved since their inaugural flight to Beirut on 01 June 2009. flydubai has been inspired by the success and ambition of Dubai, which has been and continues to be a key contributor to th...

Archer Aviation partners with Etihad Aviation Training for EVTOL pilot training operations

Archer Aviation has signed a MOU with Etihad Training that lays the groundwork for a partnership to recruit and train prospective pilots for Archer Midnight aircraft in Abu Dhabi to fly aircraft across the UAE. The MOU was announced at the start of the Future Aviation Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where Archer is showcasing its Midnight aircraft for the first time in the country.&n...

Skyports and Ras Al Khaimah to elevate tourism with electric air mobility

Ras Al Khaimah Transport Authority and Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority have taken a significant move towards transforming tourism and transportation in the Emirate by signing a future-forward MoU with Skyports Infrastructure. Marking the beginning of an exciting partnership that will pioneer sustainable tourism through electric air mobility, this pivotal MoU will see Skyports dev...

EH216-S completes UAE first passenger-carrying demo flight in Abu Dhabi

EHang EH216-S pilotless eVTOL aircraft successfuly completed of the first passenger-carrying demo flight in Abu Dhabi, marking the first of its kind in UAE and Middle East. Additionally, the EH216-F for high-rise firefighting and EH216-L for aerial logistics demonstrated their debut flights in the UAE, showcasing a diverse range of UAM use scenarios of pilotless...

Emirates announces first 9 destinations to join its A350 network

Emirates announced first set of destinations to be served by its A350 aircraft entering service in September 2024. With 10 new A350s expected to join the Emirates fleet by 31 March 2025, the airline plans to deploy its latest aircraft type to 9 destinations in the coming months, offering customers its latest signature cabin experiences. These first 10 Emirates A350 aircraft will off...

World first AI digital human cabin crew, Sama 2.0 to welcome Qatar Airways visitors at ATM Dubai

Qatar Airways will participate in ATM Dubai offering visitors the chance to meet and engage with its world-leading AI-powered digital human cabin crew, Sama 2.0, from 6 to 9 May 2024. Aligning with ATM’s 31st edition theme of ‘Empowering Innovation: Transforming Travel Through Entrepreneurship’, the national carrier of the State of Qatar will invite indus...

Multi Level Group, EHang and ADIO seal strategic collaboration to drive eVTOL development in the UAE

EHang is looking to set up their regional headquarters in Abu Dhabi to promote business activities with local partners including manufacturing, flight operations, research and development, training and MRO facilities. ADIO will be providing EHang with a comprehensive range of growth-enabling support, including providing data and information related to establishing and operating a manufac...

Joby partners with Abu Dhabi to establish electric air taxi ecosystem

Joby Aviation has signed a multilateral MoU with the Department of Municipalities and Transport - Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development and the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi that lays the groundwork for Joby to establish and scale air taxi services in Abu Dhabi and beyond. The MoU, signed at the DRIFTx international thought-leadership and exhib...

Dubai-based company takes flight with landmark order for over 100 Flying Cars

Aviterra, a Dubai-based company concluded a deal with PAL-V to bring flying cars to the Middle East and Africa. Aviterra is acquiring over 100 PAL-V Liberty flying cars, making an investment, and formalizing a partnership for the Middle East and Africa. Aviterra, run and backed by one of the founders of Jetex, a global leader in executive aviation, sees PAL-...

dnata becomes first ground services provider to gain IATA’s CEIV lithium battery certification across 11 stations globally

dnata has received IATA Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators accreditation for the safe and compliant handling of lithium batteries.This achievement underlines the company’s commitment to meeting rigorous safety standards and regulatory requirements in the handling of potentially hazardous materials. dnata journey with IATA’s CEIV lithium battery programm...

Archer & Falcon Aviation to jointly develop vertiport network in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Falcon Aviation has been selected as Archer vertiport infrastructure partner for critical locations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. This collaboration marks a significant step towards launching Archer's Midnight flying car with Falcon Aviation in the UAE and across the MENA region as soon as 2025. Under this partnership, Archer and Falcon Aviation will start by developing state-of-the-a...