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DC Aviation Al-Futtain sign GHA with HADID

DC Aviation Al-Futtain, the result of a partnership between Al-Futtain group and DC Aviation, has signed ground handling agreements (GHA) with flight support companies including HADID and World Fuel l Colt / Spire Flight Solutions. As part of the GHA, DC Aviation Al-Futtain will provide ground su...

Airbus to meet A380 sales target this year

Airbus expects to meet its target to sell 25 A380 superjumbo planes this year but it is not in talks with any potential new customer from the region. Its chief executive Fabrice Brégier added there was “no urgency” to build a more fuel-efficient version of the world’s big...


Futuristic jetpack set for sale next year

The futuristic jetpack that can fly higher than the Burj Khalifa is set to go on sale next year with a price tag of more than US$200,000. And it runs on the same type of fuel used by your lawnmower. The Martin Jetpack will have a top speed of 74km per hour and will be able to fly as high as 3,000 feet. The New Zealand-based and Australia-listed company expects to go into commercial produc...

Stretched A350-1000 must not be 'me too' project – Leahy

Airbus is closely examining the potential market for a larger version of the A350-1000, but wants to avoid distancing itself from the core A350 market. The airframer has been talking to a “handful” of potential customers to explore whether there is a sufficient market for an aircraft with 50-60 more seats than the -1000, says Airbus chief operating officer for customers John Leahy....

Boeing drops 'X' from stretched 777 designation

Boeing has formally dropped the ‘X’ suffix from its individual stretched 777 variants, although it will retain it for the overall family. The US airframer is officially referring to the variants as the 777-8 and the 777-9, the company said during the Dubai air show. But the combined family, it adds, will still be known as the 777X. Boeing Large-scale models of the aircr...

A350 works for Qatar Airways, so should also work for Emirates, Airbus chief says

The chief executive of Airbus has brushed off requests by Emirates for an A350 aircraft that copes better with hot and humid conditions. Emirates said last month that it would postpone a decision to choose between the Boeing 787-10 aircraft or Airbus A350-900 - depending on which manufacturer would work with Emirates on its requirements. “The A350-900 has much more flexibility when you...

Stratasys unveils 3D-printed unmanned aerial vehicle

Advancements in 3D printing technologies that have helped the aerospace industry to save time and money were on display at the Dubai Airshow yesterday. Nasdaq-listed Stratasys unveiled the largest 3D printed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which it said was built in half the time it would have taken using conventional manufacturing. For the first time, this year’s event features a dedic...

Improved Performance L410 Continues World Tour

Czech manufacturer Aircraft Industries (AI) is here in Dubai (Stand 1947) to show its prototype L410NG commuter aircraft, which first flew in late July. Since then, the test-flying team it has been busy with certification flights, as well as a whistle-stop series of airshow appearances and marketing promotions. Last month [October], for example, AI joined engine provider GE Aviation in exhibiti...

Comac Rolls-out C919, But Program Timeline Still Uncertain

After seven years of development marked by repeated delays, China’s new C919 airliner is ready to start ground testing of its avionics, flight controls and hydraulics systems. It made its debut in a roll-out ceremony on November 2. Developed by state-run Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (Comac), the narrowbody rolled off the assembly line in the manufacturer’s Shanghai factory on to...

Honeywell Taps Technology to Expand Air Transport Capacity

Visitors at the Honeywell Chalet (A6) at the Dubai Air Show will be able to experience a wide range of the U.S. company’s cockpit and cabin products through virtual reality and 3D scenarios, even though the company does not have actual products on display. Among the products visitors can “experience” is the Honeywell Integrated Multi-Mode Receiver (IMMR), an all-digital naviga...

Dubai 2015: Spirit rises in UAE

A new form of air transport for the UAE, which will add a further boost to the nation's booming tourist industry, will be launched at the Dubai Airshow today. Captain Khaled Ahmed Al-Ansari will introduce ‘Spirit of the Emirates’, a UAE national project to develop an airship as a tourist attraction. Airships are classified as ‘lighter than air’ aircraft and mix li...

Embraer's phenomenal success in the Emirates

Embraer and Emirates have plenty to celebrate at the Dubai Airshow this week. The airline’s rapid expansion means it has invested heavily into a new training arm, Emirates Flight Training Academy, an in-house flight school, bringing all its cadet training into one place. Earlier this week it announced a $39 million investment in new Embraer and Cirrus light aircraft, underscoring its c...

Boeing single-minded over growth forecast

Boeing has kicked off its activities at the Dubai Airshow this week with its latest 20-year forecast for sales in the Middle East, predicting that the region's airlines will require 3,180 new aircraft between now and 2034, with an estimated value of $730 billion. In a sign that the explosive growth of the region’s airlines will continue, it predicts that 70% of this demand will be dri...

DUBAI: Martin Jetpack rockets in for Dubai premiere

New Zealand firm Martin Aircraft is eyeing the sales opportunities for its developmental one-man jetpack in the Middle East. Appearing for the first time at the Dubai air show, Martin Aircraft is primarily focused on the first responder market in the region. Company chief executive and managing director Peter Coker says it is working to commercialise the jetpack, with the aim of a first cust...

Upcoming events

Farnborough International Airshow 2020

20/07/2020 - 26/07/2020
United Kingdom, Farnborough

9th Annual Civil Avionics International Forum

12/08/2020 - 14/08/2020
China, Shanghai

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The future of regional and global business aviation trends in 2020: return of MEBAA Show

The MEBAA Show, the Middle East’s leading business aviation platform, is set to return to Dubai, taking place on 08-10 December 2020 at DWC, Airshow Site. The event will showcase the latest tech...

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The future of regional and global business aviation trends in 2020: return of MEBAA Show

The MEBAA Show, the Middle East’s leading business aviation platform, is set to return to Dubai, taking place on 08-10 December 2020 at DWC, Airshow Site. The event will showcase the latest tech...