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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...

To expand Digital Air Cargo reach, Etihad Cargo partners WebCargo

Etihad Cargo accelerates its commitment to deliver heightened customer experience by inking a new partnership for Digital Air Cargo with WebCargo by Freightos, the world’s largest air cargo rates and eBooking platform.  The WebCargo partnership extends Etihad Cargo’s digital reach to more than 1,700 logistics providers and forwarder customers globally, with the p...

Strata forecasts delivery of 40 shipsets in 2020 for the world’s first Super Versatile Jet

Strata Manufacturing celebrated the delivery of its first shipset of Flap Track Fairings for the PC-24, the twin-engine Super Versatile Jet produced by Pilatus Aircraft Ltd of Switzerland. The delivery of the first shipset of Flap Track Fairings comes within eight months following the agreement between the two companies and affirms Strata’s position as the major supplier...

Take a quantum leap into digital - AIME

Airlines are encouraged to take a quantum leap into digital and learn to think like the world’s largest innovators and disruptors in February.  Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME) 2020, taking place 25-26 February 2020 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) will feature free-to-attend inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) Seminars on the show floor across both days of the show, l...

First in Middle East to secure Key European approval to train Boeing 777, 787 pilots - Etihad Aviation Training

Etihad Aviation Training has become the first aviation company in the Middle East to gain approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to train Boeing 777 and 787 pilots for European operators and carriers elsewhere which adopt Europe’s air safety standards. The approval to train pilots for these two wide-bodied Boeing aircraft types expands the global capabilities of E...

Etihad targets zero net carbon emissions by 2050

Etihad Airways committed to a minimum target of zero net carbon emissions by 2050 and halving of its 2019 net emission levels by 2035.The company’s ambitious environmental targets will be achieved through a mix of internal initiatives, collaboration with industry partners and adoption of a comprehensive program of relevant carbon offsets, to be developed with specific focus on the requi...