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Emirates Steps Up A380neo Campaign With 20-year Utilization Plan

Emirates, the biggest customer for Airbus Group SE' A380 superjumbo, said it has presented the manufacturer with a 20-year operating program for the aircraft, stepping up its campaign for a re-engined version of a model that's struggling for orders elsewhere. "We had several meetings with Airbus this year on the A380neo, on what we want and how many, right up until 2035,"...

For GCC economy, ATC Global raises some key questions

John Swift, Director, NATS Middle East looks at the key issues that will be raised at today's ATC Global event in Dubai. The emergence of the Gulf, over the past decade, as the dominant hub in global aviation has been astounding. The natural geographic advantage of the region has been matched by unprecedented levels of investment in airport infrastructure, and the world’s newest fleet...

UAE marks 83 years of aviation progress

Eighty-three years ago today, a single-propeller British-owned Imperial Airways plane carrying four passengers landed in Sharjah, the first to carry airline passengers to what is now the UAE. The anniversary is marked by Civil Aviation Day in the Emirates – a day in which the government seeks to reflect “the concerted efforts by the aviation industry in the past decades resulting in...

Emirates won’t make big plane order at Dubai Air Show, says president

Emirates is studying variants of Boeing’s 787 and Airbus’s A350 and won’t make a decision on a potential order before next year, Emirates president Tim Clark said. His comments on Sunday dispelled speculation of an order during the Dubai Airshow in November. During the last show two years ago, the airline placed record-breaking orders for 50 A380s, of which it is the largest o...

Emirates First Class lounge at Dubai International Airport: review

Emirates airline’s “A380 hub” at Dubai Airport’s Terminal 3 stretches for 645 metres, housing 20 individual gates through which up to 15 million passengers a year can board. For anyone worn out by international jet setting, this place is a welcome relief – it’s vast, bright, airy and relatively hushed and, for those with tickets for the front seats, the experien...

Skydive Dubai Plane Runs off Runway; No Injuries Reported

An aircraft belonging to a Dubai skydiving company ran off a runway Friday while trying to land, though no one was injured, authorities said. The Dubai Media Office said the Skydive Dubai twin propeller plane had just a pilot on board when it tried to land at the company's landing strip near the Dubai Marina and the Gulf city's famous man-made Palm Jumeirah island. It said the...

Emirates launches second-daily service to Boston

Emirates has launched its second daily service from Dubai International Airport (DXB) to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) on Thursday 1st October 2015. The new service, flight EK239, departs Dubai at 3:20 a.m. and arrives in Boston at 8:55 a.m.The return flight, EK240, will depart at 11:55 a.m. and arrives in Dubai at 8:15 a.m. the following day. The new service will supplement the curr...

Emirates SkyCargo receives newest Boeing 777 Freighter

Emirates SkyCargo has welcomed the arrival of its newest Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft, bringing the total number of dedicated cargo aircraft in its fleet to 15, including two Boeing 747-400Fs and 13 Boeing 777Fs. Emirates’ newest 777F, which left the Boeing Manufacturing Facility in Everett, Washington, in September, flew its first mission to Hong Kong. The Asian metropolis is one o...

Symposium on medical challenges in air sports to take place at FAI World Air Games

A symposium on medical challenges in extreme air sports and aviation will act as a side event to the FAI World Air Games in Dubai. Aeromedical doctors and experts and speakers will discuss issues relating to the medical challenges in air sports and aviation.   The event is organised by the FAI Medico-Physiological Commission and the Dubai medical authorities, and is the first symposi...

Cathay Pacific Cargo and Emirates SkyCargo expand services to Rickenbacker

Cathay Pacific Cargo and Emirates SkyCargo have seen significant success by importing and exporting goods through Rickenbacker International Airport, and are extending freighter services by adding additional weekly frequencies to their existing schedules in October. Columbus Regional Airport Authority operates the airport and president and chief executive officer, Elaine Roberts, says the...

Boeing Upbeat on Dubai Airshow

 Despite a huge backlog of orders and Gulf economies affected by the low price of oil, American aviation giant Boeing has high hopes for solid sales of commercial and military aircraft at the Dubai Airshow in November. That was the message from Boeing executives briefing a group of journalists from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Lebanon and the UK on a tour of Boeing facilities in the Unite...

ExecuJet grows Middle East fleet by 20 percent

ExecuJet Middle East have added three large-cabin business jets the past three months. An additional two aircraft are scheduled to join the fleet by the end of December, growing the fleet by over 20 percent. New additions include a Bombardier Global 5000, a Dassault Falcon 2000, a Gulfstream G450 and two Bombardier Global 5000 Vision aircraft. “As we continue to receive positive...