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Trends of Middle East Aircraft Interior Market

The aircraft interiors industry is growing at 5.87% CAGR and predicted to be worth USD$40.2 billion globally by 2025. A significant portion of this will come from the Middle East as airlines bring on new aircraft as well as retrofit existing fleets. With Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME) returni...

Inspiring Speakers Slated for WAI’s 31st Conference in 2020

Women in Aviation International members and conference attendees will no doubt be engaged, inspired and informed by the stellar roster of speakers scheduled for the 31st Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, March 5-7, 2020, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista,...


Dubai Airshow was rich on awards for FAI Aviation Group

Last week was rich on announcements in aviation industry due to Dubai Airshow. For FAI Aviation Group it became rich on Awards. The group was honored to receive Aviation Annual Achievement Award in the Anniversary Milestone category and The Recognition of its 10-year membership of MEBAA. FAI Founder and Chairman, Siegfried Axtmann, proudly accepted both of awards on behalf of the company. ...

7th China Aeronautical Materials and Process Summit was a success

In recent years, with the continuous development of the aviation industry, advanced composite materials have begun to be applied on a large scale in the aerospace field with their high-performance, multifunctional and intelligent features, and gradually applied from the sub force - bearing component to major force - bearing component. At the same time, as a basic industry of the national economy,...

Dubai Airshow closes with sales of $54.5 billion made and record attendance

A week of Dubai Airshow is just over. Let's look back at this important industry event. More than 1,288 exhibitors in attendance, 161 aircraft on the event’s static display, and a packed schedule of conferences and keynotes, the programme was the show’s busiest to date – as evidenced by the footfall of 84,043 trade attendees. Sales were also booming, with the order book...

AFI KLM E&M obtains CAAC approval for LEAP maintenance

Following on from its approval by the EASA and FAA, the airline-MRO has now received authorisation from the Civil Aviation Authority of China.  AFI KLM E&M formally announced it had received authorization from the CAAC to carry out maintenance operations on LEAP engines (-1A / -1B). The announcement was made at the DDubai Airshow 2019. This marks a decisive new milestone in our in...

Key agreements for Azerbaijan Airlines at Dubai Airshow 2019

Everyone working in aviation industry knows exactly how important and busy week it was - the week of Dubai Airshow 2019. Azerbaijan Airlines' delegation headed by AZAL Vice-President Eldar Hajiyev took part in the exhibition. The Azerbaijani delegation met with the Boeing management for the delivery of long-haul Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Two aircraft of this type are already op...

Ten VRT500 will find new home in Scandinavia

Rostec will supply ten light VRT500helicopters to Scandinavian countries. A corresponding dealership agreement.was signed between VR-Technologies and Rotorcraft Nordic AB ruding Dubai Airshow 2019. The agreement with Rotorcraft Nordic AB reflects the company's intentions to acquire ten VRT500 helicopters in a basic configuration before the year 2023. The opti...

Emirates Orders 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

At Dubai Airshow Boeing and Emirates have finalized a purchase agreement for 30 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes, valued at $8.8 billion according to list prices. Emirates had previously signed an initial agreement for the larger 787-10 variant. In officially selecting the 787-9, Emirates adds a medium-sized widebody airplane to complement the airline's larger 777 aircraft. Both...

Strategic alliance between Sanad and Emirates

Sanad Aerotech has signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding with Emirates Airline, through its leading aircraft engine MRO division, Emirates Engine Maintenance Centre. The signing between two of the UAE’s aerospace giants, agreed during the Dubai Airshow 2019, sets a new milestone in the UAE’s future MRO landscape by establishing collaborative groundwork for the de...

12 A330neo and 20 A321XLR aircraft GECAS order

GECAS, the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric, has signed a firm order for 12 highly efficient wide-body Airbus A330neos and 20 long-range single-aisle A321XLRs. The agreement for the A321XLR includes an order for 13 new planes and the upsizing of seven A321s in its existing backlog. The latest order takes the total number of A330 Family aircraft ordered by GECA...

To increase Awareness and to build Relationships - meet Cathay Pacific

There are general wellknown things about Cathay Pacific Group: Everything starter back in 1946, today, it is a company with a long history of connecting Hong-Kong with the rest of the World. Cathay Pacific Airways is a founding member of oneworld®. By now, all airlines of the group together, offers scheduled passenger and cargo services to over 200 destinations in Asia, North America, Aus...

Falcon Aviation to Expand Support to Legacy 600/650 and Lineage in Dubai

One more announcement live from Dubai Airshow. Embraer approved Falcon Aviation’s newest facility located at Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC), Dubai’s new airport, as an Embraer Authorized Service Center. The goal is to expand their support for Legacy 600/650 and Lineage customers in the region.Falcon Aviation may perform scheduled and non-scheduled maintenanc...

Creation of an Aviation Maintenance Training Centre of Excellence in UAE

Abu Dhabi Aviation Training Centre and Resource Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the purpose of working together to create an Aviation Maintenance Training Centre of Excellence, to serve the UAE and wider regional market. The UAE’s aviation sector includes some of the world’s leading aviation companies and continues to be an important contributor to the UA...

Upcoming events

Farnborough International Airshow 2022

18/07/2022 - 22/07/2022
United Kingdom, Farnborough

HELITECH EXPO 2022

07/09/2022 - 09/09/2022
United Kingdom, London

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MEBAA Show 2022 set to showcase the significant growth in business aviation, private jet, and charter flight market

  MEBAA Show 2022 is set to showcase the significant growth being experienced in business aviation, private jet, and the charter flight markets across the Middle East and Africa region. With i...

CARIBAVIA 2022 - the perfect solution for airlines of all sizes and types -Avtra

When you see a title - perfect solution, obviously, you want to know much more. This was our case coming to Saint-Maartin for CARIBAVIA 2022. I must confess - I always choose the best from the ag...

CARIBAVIA 2022 - St.Barth airport - recovery breaks all the records

CARIBAVIA is an event like no other. This time we had the opportunity not only to discuss latest news of Saint-Barthélemy-Rémy-de-Haenen Airport with the Director Fabrice...

CARIBAVIA 2022 - decarbonizing traditional aviation - Ampaire

One of CARIBAVIA 2022 most discussed session was presented by Brice Nzeukou, Director of Business and Product Development at Ampaire. How and what is happening in terms of decarbonizing traditional Av...

CARIBAVIA 2022 - Saint-Barthélemy unplugged - endless trail

CARIBAVIA 2022 and The Collectivity of Saint-Barthélemy gave us an amazing opportunity to discover the island. Very small committee, we took the flight from the Grand Case St Martin Airport to...

CARIBAVIA 2022 - personal travel security - session by Frederick Reitz

Personal Travel Security - I must confess, I was especially interested in this session during CARIBAVIA 2022. For me it means a lot, my personal travel security. Last two years of pandemic didn&#...

CARIBAVIA 2022 - Aviation & Tourism, closer together - Prof. Gavin Eccles

After the opening address of the Prime Minister, CARIBAVIA 2022 started with a very interesting discussion, presented by Prof. Gavin Eccles: Aviation & Tourism closer together. We all are disco...

SolarStratos and Géraldine Fasnacht perform the first wingsuit jump from an electric and solar-powered aircraft

Raphaël Domjan, pilot and founder of SolarStratos, and Géraldine Fasnacht, professional extreme sportswoman, achieved several historic world firsts on Saturday June 18, 2022 in Verbie...

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CARIBAVIA 2022 - Enjoy your flight - St.Barth Commuter

It is a fact, over last 25 years St. Barth Commuter became a force in the development of the economy of the island. Since the beginning of the operations in 1995, St Barth Commuter transported&nb...