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Emirates steps up safety measures for customers and employees

Emirates is stepping up precautionary measures at the airport and on board to ensure the health and safety of its employees and customers. All cabin crew, boarding agents and ground staff in direct contact with passengers will now don personal protective equipment (PPE) which includes a protective disposable gown over their uniforms, and a safety visor, in addition to masks and gloves. At D...

The first airline to conduct on-site rapid COVID-19 tests for passengers: Emirates

Emirates in coordination with Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will be introducing additional precautions. Passengers on today’s flight to Tunisia were all tested for COVID-19 before departing from Dubai. Emirates is the first airline to conduct on-site rapid COVID-19 tests for passengers. The quick blood test was conducted by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and results were available with...

Emirates announces limited passenger flights to more cities

Emirates is planning to operate passenger services to Jakarta, Manila, Taipei, Chicago, Tunis, Algiers and Kabul in addition to the already commenced operation to London and Frankfurt. These services will facilitate residents and visitors wishing to return home. Passengers will be able to book directly on emirates.com or via their travel agent. Only citizens of the destination co...

A comprehensive maintenance programme for the flydubai fleet

 flydubai’s grounded fleet has been undergoing a thorough scheduled maintenance programme following the announcement from the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) and the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to suspend all passenger operations until further notice. The airline has received the guidance issued by the manufacturer to all Next-Generati...

Emirates announces first passenger flights post suspension

Emirates has received approvals to carry passengers on certain flights. Effective Monday 6 April, initial flights will commence from Dubai to London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Brussels and Zurich, with 4 flights a week to London Heathrow, and 3 flights a week to the other cities. Operating from Dubai International airport Terminal 2 until further notice, these flights will only carry outbound...

Etihad expands passenger freighter coverage as it continues to deliver essential supplies to UAE and the world

Following its recent launch of passenger freighter flights to 10 destinations, complementing its Boeing 777 freighter operations, Etihad Cargo is  pleased to announce five additional routes using Etihad Airways passenger aircraft to increase the flow of essential supplies into the United Arab Emirates and provide further east-west connectivity between major markets. Using bellyhold ca...

Etihad Airways to test airport technology to help identify medically at-risk travellers

Etihad Airways will partner with Australian company Elenium Automation to trial new technology which allows self-service devices at airports to be used to help identify travellers with medical conditions, potentially including the early stages of COVID-19. Etihad will be the first airline to trial the technology, which can monitor the temperature, heart rate and respiratory rate of any p...

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...