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Five Things Not to Miss at NBAA2015

When planning a schedule for NBAA's 2015 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015), Chris Strong, NBAA's senior vice president, conventions and membership, suggests the following five events are not to be missed. 1. The Largest Indoor Static Display to Date NBAA2015...

Abu Dhabi Air Expo doubles in size for 2016

Al Bateen Executive Airport has said that it has doubled the exhibition space for Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2016 in response to huge demand from key industry professionals to participate. Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2016 is being held from March 8th to 10th, as part of Abu Dhabi Aviation and Aerospace Week. ...


Saudi signs MoU to take Antonov deal to the next stage with 10 aircraft

The partnership between Ukraine and Saudi Arabia was boosted at the final day of the Dubai Airshow by the signing of MOUs for ten Anotonv aircraft that are being developed in the Kingdom VIP visitors to the Antonov display on Thursday included HH Prince Turki bin Saud Mohammed Al−Saud, president of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and other official KSA representativ...

Deals Worth Around $40 Billion Signed at Dubai Airshow 2015

The Dubai Airshow 2015 resulted in the signing of agreements worth a total of $39.8 billion, as compared to $200 billion at the 2013 exhibition, the organizers of the show said Thursday. The agreement signed between the UAE Emirates airline and the US General Electric company for maintenance of 100 Boeing-777 engines became the largest contract announced at the airshow. T...

MedAire Celebrates 30th Anniversary

At the MedAire booth, convention visitors can see a demonstration of MedAire Trip Ready, the first app of its kind focused on the aviation industry, and meet MedLink doctors and security specialists. MedLink operates from Banner–University Medical Center Phoenix (formerly Good Samaritan Hospital), where doctors are available to respond to calls from anywhere in the world, around the clo...

These two guys spent 40 years building a working jetpack that uses real jet engines

When it comes to “the technology of the future” – whether it be flying cars, teleportation, or robot maids – many still wonder when the inventions dreamed up by Hollywood will become a reality. But JetPack Aviation has finally created something that's only been done a couple of times since 1919: build a working jetpack that's powered by actual je...

Dubai aviation district looks to attract aircraft manufacturers

Dubai plans to attract plane makers to manufacture aircraft parts at its aviation district in Dubai South, aiming to draw them closer to their major customers in the region, including the three biggest airlines in the Arabian Gulf. Tahnoon Saif, the vice president of aviation at Dubai South, said yesterday: “2020 to 2025 this is when our original equipment manufacturer [OEM] initiative is...

Call for Arabian Gulf carriers to join new European open skies policy

The European transport commissioner yesterday said she wanted Arabian Gulf carriers to be part of a single European sky policy but that they would have to play by the rules. The arrival of Violeta Bulc in Dubai this week has reignited the controversy surrounding the global expansion of Gulf carriers as the European Union develops a new aviation policy. “We are delivering for the first...

Piaggio rolls out its MPA in Genoa as it displays a mock-up at show

As a newly-built maritime patrol aircraft rolls (MPA) out of a Genoa factory, Piaggio is showing off the ground demonstrator of the P.180 Avanti-based surveillance type at the Mubadala stand. Piaggio is developing the heftier and heavily modified MPA version of the Avanti in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Autonomous System Investments (ADASI). To accommodate a higher endurance of 8-9h, the MPA...

Etihad is to take delivery of two freighter aircraft

During the first day of the Dubai Airshow, Etihad announced the US$637 million additional aircraft will be arriving next year. James Hogan, President and CEO of Etihad Airways, said: “Etihad Airways is delighted to exercise options for two freighters that will join our fleet next year, demonstrating our confidence and commitment to our partners at Boeing and to the global freight market.&...

Bell Helicopter and Strong Aviation sign LOI for Bell 525

Bell Helicopter announced today the signature of a letter of intent (LOI) with Strong Aviation for a Bell 525 Relentless super medium helicopter. Above: (left to right) David Sale, Regional Sales Manager, Bell Helicopter, Captain Salem Safar, Aviation Manager, Strong Aviation and Patrick Moulay, VP Global Commercial Sales, Bell Helicopter. Established in 1995, Strong Aviation is a p...

Sheikh Ahmed officially opens cargo terminal at the Logistics District in Dubai South

Emirates SkyCargo's state-of-the-art cargo terminal at the Logistics District in Dubai South has been officially inaugurated Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Named Emirates SkyCentral, the cargo facility is the home of Emirates SkyCargo’s fleet of 15 freighter aircraft, and was officially opened on the side lines of the Dubai Air Show. The event was attended by a number of dignitari...

Defence Ministry agrees MoU with AgustaWestland for search and rescue aircraft

The Defence Ministry on Tuesday said it had signed a memorandum of understanding with AgustaWestland, a unit of Italy’s Finmeccanica, to buy six AW609 tilt-rotor aircraft for search and rescue operations. Major General Abdullah al-Hashimi, the ministry’s executive director of strategic analysis, told reporters at the Dubai Airshow that the aircraft would improve the capabilities of...

Smooth sailing for Dubai start-ups with AstroLabs co-working space

AstroLabs – named after the astrolabe, an ancient navigational device perfected by the Arabs – is a new co-working space in Dubai. While there have been a slew in recent years – Shelter, The Pavilion, Make, The Cribb – this latest venture, which officially opened late last month, boasts three hallmarks that set it apart. Firstly, having been launched by two successful...

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