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UK predicts more stealthy and stand-off ops by 2035

Future British military operations will require more stand-off or remotely-operated weapons to counter a spread of advanced technologies among its enemies that will make today's conflicts appear "relatively simple" by comparison, according to a Ministry of Defence research paper. &l...

S7 Airlines Won Eurobest Awards

S7 Airlines, a member of the oneworld® global aviation alliance®, won three prestigious awards at the Eurobest advertising industry festival. In different categories the jury distinguished S7 Airlines promotion campaign #IWANTTOGOWHERE, and innovative project “Imagination Machine&...


Al Ain Air Championship opens

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) has announced the full programme of aerobatic activities for the Ain Air Championship 2015, taking place from 17-19 December. At a press conference at the Al Ain International Airport was attended by Sultan Al Dhaheri, acting executive director of tourism sector at TCA Abu Dhabi and alongside the captains of the participating teams inclu...

IATA Statement on the Conclusion of the COP 21 in Paris

 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released the following statement from its Director General and CEO Tony Tyler on the conclusion of the COP 21 in Paris. “IATA welcomes the historic COP 21 Paris Agreement which will provide additional momentum to Governments for the negotiations at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on an aviation emissions agreeme...

Royal Jordanian celebrates 52nd anniversary

December 15 marks Royal Jordanian (RJ) Airlines' 52nd anniversary. On that day in 1963, it launched its operations as the national carrier of Jordan and has since been an ambassador of goodwill and friendship to other cultures, and a bridge that enhances tourism and trade with the world.  King Hussein's constant backing played a key role in the progress witnessed by the airline...

John Ratzenberger to Host Elite Aviation Products' Second Annual Aerospace & Defense Symposium

Elite Aviation Products, an advanced design, engineering, and manufacturing company within the aerospace industry, will host their second annual Aerospace & Defense Symposium at the Lyon Air Museum in Santa Ana, California. The event will include a wide variety of guests from original equipment manufacturers, financial institutions, industry leaders, media and elected officials.  ...

Emirates emblazons Airbus A380 with Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid teammates

The world is used to seeing Cristiano Ronaldo fly down the wing for Spanish footballing giants Real Madrid. But now he’ll flying at a rather higher altitude - this time on the side of an Emirates Airbus A380. The Dubai carrier, which sponsors Real as well as a number of other top European clubs, has unveiled a new decal on the world’s largest passenger plane. The A380 has been...

Etihad raises more than Dh1m for charitable causes

Etihad Airways has raised more than Dh1 million for charitable causes in Yemen and Kenya. The national airline raised approximately Dh1 million to support the Yemen: We Care campaign and has helped renovate two schools in Kenya as part of the company’s annual charity fund-raising, in cooperation with Emirates Red Crescent. “As the UAE’s national airline, we are pleased to r...

Etihad Airways Wins "World's Leading Airline" Award for Seventh Consecutive Year

Etihad Airways has crowned a momentous 2015 by collecting the coveted "World's Leading Airline" award for the seventh consecutive year at the annual World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2015. Last night's red-carpet event was held before an audience of the industry's leading luminaries and international media at the exclusive Mazagan Beach & Golf Resor...

Fliegers: 3 top aviation-inspired watches from Germany

The key design elements of timepieces made for 1940s German Air Force pilots - legibility and a black dial face with white markings - have inspired countless watches since, but there's nothing to beat the real deal, writes Abid Rahman High fliegers Like most sane, sensible and non-weird people, I like to google myself. Often. And after some expert googling I was surprised to learn that...

World War II-era transport plane to anchor aviation museum

More than 70 years after it led Allied aircraft during the D-Day invasion, the C-47 That's All Brother is being readied for its new home in Dallas. Before it can fly to Texas, the historic World War II airplane is being resurrected from a Wisconsin aircraft boneyard, where it was discovered last year by an aviation buff. "As soon as the news broke, there was a lot of interest from m...

Vauxhall helicopter crash: Pilot under commercial pressure to fly in unsafe fog, inquest finds

Peter Barnes made inappropriate decision to fly in 'excessively challenging weather' while under pressure to satisfy important client, jury decides. A pilot who was killed in a central London helicopter crash was under commercial pressure to satisfy an important client when he made the inappropriate and unsafe decision to fly in "excessively challenging weather conditions", a...

Up to December 20, companies participating in HeliRussia 2016 will receive a special discount

IX International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia will be held from May 19th to 21st 2016 in Moscow. The exhibition is organized by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. For participants registered before December 20, 2015, a special offer is available – they'll get a 10% discount on  exhibition spaces rental. HeliRussia 2016 gathers all leading a...

Happy Passengers May Make a Difference to Airline Performance After All

During yesterday’s International Air Transport Association (IATA) Media Day in Geneva, IATA Director of Marketing and Sales Tim-Jasper Schaaf presented new data points which cast a new light on the importance of happy passengers. The update came as a result of our previous report that IATA found no direct correlation between satisfied passengers and profitable airlines during a previ...

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25/02/2020 - 27/02/2020
United Arab Emirates, Dubai

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04/03/2020 - 05/03/2020
Korea, Republic, Seul

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First conclusions of Singapore Airshow 2020

A lot of professionals and aviation lovers were worried on the eve of Singapore Airshow opnening. What is th situation due to coronavirus? Is it safe to come and visit the show? Were all possible...

MAVERIC revealed by Airbus - blended wing aircraft demonstrator

Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robust Innovative Controls - MAVERIC, was revealed by Airbus, its “blended wing body” scale model technological demonstr...

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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 to...

Green Africa signed an MoU for 50 Airbus A220s

An MoU was signed by Green Africa Airways for 50 A220-300 aircraft, one of the major orders to be placed globally for the A220 programme and the largest ever from the African continent. ...