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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 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 first, The Official Illustrated History of RAF Search and Rescue

Today sees the launch of a thrilling new book written by aviation journalist and editor Paul E Eden. The Official Illustrated History of RAF Search and Rescue is the first ever official docu...

Girls in Aviation Day 2020 available to all- now year round, online & free of charge

Women in Aviation International’s Girls in Aviation Day (GIAD) will go on in 2020 – despite the global pandemic – and it will be bigger and more far-reaching than ever! WAI chapters...

Next steps for aviation amid COVID-19: a survival guide - Air Convention Digital Week

June 15th  – 19th, 2020 Monday - Friday, 2 PM (CET) Join the live stream for free! Next steps for aviation amid COVID-19: a survival guide  ·   The bi...

ILA Berlin 2020 goes digital with RED Aircraft

RED Aircraft confirms its participation in the ongoing ILA Berlin 2020 digital aerospace exibition. This is a major trade exhibition for the aerospace and defence industries with a public ai...

Welcome the finalist in AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards - Wingcopter

Wingcopter has been named a finalist in the XCELLENCE Awards by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI). The Germany-based manufacturer of autonomous delivery drones was se...

AIRSHOW 2021 - new dates announced

Last week, AMDA Foundation Limited announced that, due to the effects of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition (AIRSHOW 20...

Aerobility launches the Armchair Airshow

Coming soon to your own living room - an airshow with a difference!  Scheduled for June 20th, the Armchair Airshow 2020 promises live pilot interviews, walk-throughs and never before seen ai...