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DUBAI: A350 stops at air show during Middle Eastern tour

Two Airbus A350s will be present at the Dubai air show, aQatar Airways aircraft complementing the airframer’s MSN2 which will conduct the flying display. MSN2 is stopping at Dubai World Central’s Al-Maktoum airport as part of a Middle Eastern tour and is scheduled to depart to Et...

DUBAI: Emirates new flight training aircraft on display

Think of Emirates and large widebodies such as the Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 spring to mind. But two much smaller aircraft displaying the livery of the Dubai flag-carrier are on the static. Last week, Emirates Flight Training Academy, set up by Emirates to address i...


DUBAI: Diamond points DA62 at Middle East market

Diamond Aircraft's brand-new DA62 piston-twin is sparkling on the static display, fresh from demonstration tour of the Middle East, which included flights in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Qatar. With capacity for five to seven people including the pilots, depending on the configuration, Diamond sees an opportunity for the type as a private aircraft for personal use or as an air taxi. Bi...

AFTA Secures Third Major Pilot Training Contract

Dubai Airshow exhibitor Atlantic Flight Training Academy (AFTA, Ireland Pavilion, Stand 644) has secured its third major international pilot cadet training contract, signing a three-year deal with Turkish Airlines to start training its cadets to first officer commercial pilot level. Calling the deal a major step, AFTA said its signing builds a solid foundation for securing partnership deals with o...

More than 160 aircraft on display at Dubai Airshow

More than 65,000 visitors are expected at the biggest Dubai Airshow yet, which kicks off Sunday on the site of Al Maktoum Airport. For the next five days the city’s residents we be treated to an overhead spectacle of displays from aircraft that will include the F22 fighter jet, B1 bomber and Eurofighter. A record US$206 billion in aircraft orders were signed during the 2013 edition of...

Dubai Airshow: Regional conflict to spur military spending

War planes will compete with passenger jets at the Dubai Airshow this week as regional conflict spurs military spending even as weak oil prices swell deficits among Gulf exporters. Wars from Yemen to Syria are stoking demand for fighter aircraft, missile systems and drones as regional governments allocate about US$85 billion in defence budgets. Competition among the companies that make them...

Remember the crazy Emirates commercial where men flew alongside a plane in jetpacks? Here's how they made it

Last week, Emirates Airlines astounded the world when it aired a commercial featuring two men in jetpacks flying alongside their A380 jumbo jet, 4,000 feet above Dubai. A stunt like this had never been done before, which is why Emirates released exclusive behind-the-scenes footage featuring the extensive planning and preparation that went into the making of this commerc...

U.S., China Sign Cooperation Agreement on Aviation Safety

On November 5, Li Jian, Deputy Chief of Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) met with Ian Thomas, President of Boeing China and Co-Chairman of U.S.-China Aviation Cooperation Program (ACP) in Beijing. During the meeting, the two parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at promoting cooperation in aviation safety, according to information released on the CAAC's websi...

Learn How Space Weather Impacts Business Aviation at NBAA2015

For operators wondering how space weather may impact business aircraft operations, Friends & Partners in Aviation Weather (FPAW) is hosting an education session on Nov. 18 at NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015) to explore this issue. "Space weather has the potential to impact business aviation in several areas, including the radiation environment, radio...

Russian Helicopters to showcase new Mi-171A2 alongside VIP Ansat and Ka-32A11BC firefighter at Dubai Airshow

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will demonstrate the latest medium multirole Mi-171A2 alongside the light multirole Ansat in VIP configuration and the firefighting version of the Ka-32A11BC at Dubai Airshow on 8-12 November. The Mi-171A2 combines the finest qualities of the Mi-8/17 series with the latest aircraft manufacturing technologies. Key upgrades include a new,...

Dubai Airshow Preview: More Growth for Middle East on the Horizon

The biennial Dubai Airshow 2015 will take place from November 8 to 12, as a trade-only event at the newly renamed DWC/Dubai Airshow Site. The event provides an important benchmark as to the state of the Middle East’s civil aviation and defense markets and appears to be on track to match the magnitude of the 2013 show, which attracted 1,046 exhibitors from 60 countries, 163 aircraft on displa...

Bombardier Announces Presence at the 2015 Dubai Airshow

 Bombardier announced today it will touch down at the 29th Dubai Airshow  with an impressive line-up of commercial and business aircraft on static display. The line-up will include the all-new CS100 airliner, Q400 turboprop, CRJ900 aircraft; and three business aircraft – the Learjet 75, Challenger 350 and the Global 6000. Held at the Dubai World Central Airport, members of Bom...

Saudi Business Aviation Conference to be held on November 24

The Saudi Business Aviation Conference will be held in on November 24 -26 2015 in Maghwat Palace Conference Center based in Hail. Organised by the High Commission for the Development of Hail, with the support of the General Authority of Civil Aviation – Saudi Arabia, the conference will discuss couple of major topics in the field of private aviation and will provide an ideal platform to m...

Empire Aviation Group wins the 'Aircraft Management Service Provider of the Year Award 2015'

Dubai-based Empire Aviation Group (EAG) was the winner of the 'Aircraft Management Service Provider of the Year Award 2015' at the ninth annual Aviation Business Awards, held in Dubai, in October. Paras Dhamecha, executive director, Empire Aviation Group, said: “We are delighted to receive this prestigious Aviation Business Award and especially to be recognised for aircraft manage...

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5th Annual China Aviation Training Forum 2019

24/09/2019 - 25/09/2019
China, Sanya City

MEBAA Show Morocco 2019

25/09/2019 - 27/09/2019
Morocco, Marrakech

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Let's celebrate the development of business aviation - MEBAA Show Morocco

Less than a week to wait for MEBAA Show Morocco! Are you ready? Check if your registration is done! It will open 25 September at Marrakech Menara Airport, bringing together the leading names o...

MEBAA Conference Morocco opens the Future of Business Aviation

Attention! Marrakech Based Event Announces Agenda! The MEBAA Conference Morocco, taking place 24 September 2019 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Marrakech has announced the agenda for the one-day...

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Let's celebrate the development of business aviation - MEBAA Show Morocco

Less than a week to wait for MEBAA Show Morocco! Are you ready? Check if your registration is done! It will open 25 September at Marrakech Menara Airport, bringing together the leading names o...

MEBAA Conference Morocco opens the Future of Business Aviation

Attention! Marrakech Based Event Announces Agenda! The MEBAA Conference Morocco, taking place 24 September 2019 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Marrakech has announced the agenda for the one-day...

Pleasure to meet - new look of Cambridge City Airport

Cambridge City Airport has unveiled its contemporary new branding and website showcasing all of the features that make itone of the UK’s most well equipped regional airports. The website is p...

At Last a Smart Materials Event for Business Deals

Big orders beat big equations any day. There are plenty of advanced materials events. Recently there were two in Osaka on the same days. However, they are essentially academic and there is a need...