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Vahana became the inspiration for next generation of eVTOLs at Airbus

It has been four years agon, when Vahana concept was sketched on a napkin. This flagship programme that launched the urban air mobility initiative at Airbus. Now it has come to a close. Vahana’s key learnings are now providing Airbus Urban Mobility with invaluable insight on the desi...

Significant expansion of capabilities of AZAL Flight Training Centre

Azerbaijan Airlines acquired the next generation flight simulator for Embraer E-190 aircraft from FlightSafety International.  The simulator will be installed in the Pilot Training Centre at the Azerbaijan National Aviation Academy. The new simulator complex “FS1000 Embraer...


Bell delivered First Bell 505 to Horizon International Flight Academy

Bell Textron Inc. delivered the first of 12 Bell 505 helicopters to Horizon International Flight Academy per an agreement signed in November at the Dubai Air Show. The 505 was configured for flight training, fully equipped with an integrated glass cockpit that enables pilots in training to experience modern controls on a single engine aircraft. “We are glad to add Bell 505 hel...

2020: The year for MENA Business Aviation

We are getting close to the end of 2019, a perfect time to look back at what was accomplished this year, as well as great time to put all the important things in your agenda 2020 to be sure to attend the necessary and mustbe!  According to Ali Alnaqbi, Founding & Executive Chairman of the MEBAA, 2020 will be a good year for business aviation in the MENA region. With the MEBAA Sh...

The final design features of its SH09 helicopter will be presented at HAI Heli-Expo 2020

Kopter continues to expand the performance and flight envelope of the SH09 Prototype 3, while simultaneously increasing flight test activities in the flight test center located at Pozzallo, Sicily. P3 has now completed a full year of flight tests covering a wide range of adaptations and improvements all focused on delivering performance and enhancing safety. The result of this progressive fligh...

CAE and Emirates extend partnership on Boeing 777X training suites

Following the 2019 Dubai Airshow, CAE and Emirates announced the sale of two Boeing 777X full-flight simulators and associated training suites of the CAE XR Series models. The carrier also has options for four additional training suites. With orders of 126 Boeing 777X aircraft, Emirates is the biggest customer of the new upgraded 777 aircraft.   “CAE is honored to support E...

Growing number of drones requires uniform European regulations

The rapidly increasing number of complex flights undertaken by drones makes the adoption of further European regulations on U-Space more critical than ever. In order to integrate all the various types of drones and drone-operations into the urban airspace, right-of-way rules will apply, with manned flights generally having right-of-way over unmanned flights. EASA will present the main pr...

Innovations, tomorrow aircraft, development - meet Mike Ingram from Honeywell Aerospace

As we've states already several times, big events is the best place to meet aviation professionals and to discuss the future of the industry. We had such opportunity during Dubai Airshow, exchanging with Mike Ingram, Vice President and General Manager, Cockpit Systems, Honeywell Aerospace. Here are essential points of our discussion: Q. We are living in a very interesting period in avi...

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) returning to Dubai World Trade Centre 25-26 February 2020, interiors suppliers are looking to the event to...

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, Florida.  The 2020 roster of speakers includes: Stephanie Chung, JetSuite President Ste...

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...

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06/10/2020 - 08/10/2020
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27/10/2020 - 28/10/2020
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MEBAA Show postponed to February 2021

The Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association announced that the region’s leading business aviation platform, the MEBAA Show, will now take place from 22 February until 24 Feb...

Riga Airport maintains its strategic goal of becoming a Northern European Aviation Hub

Despite the crisis in the aviation sector caused by the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Riga Airport maintains its strategic future goal to become a Northern European air traffic hub, the Chairpe...

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MEBAA Show postponed to February 2021

The Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association announced that the region’s leading business aviation platform, the MEBAA Show, will now take place from 22 February until 24 Feb...