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Sat, 23 Jun 2018 08:07:52 +0400 Arabian Industry - Aviation 144 16 en ITP Digital Ltd. 2018 (webmaster) Sat, 23 Jun 2018 08:07:52 +0400 20 Emirates hits out at US rivals over 'hollow allegations' Dubai-based airline urges Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and American Airlines to concentrate on improving services rather than trying to stifle Emirates' growth in the US News | Aviation Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:38:00 +0400 Abu Dhabi Airports unveils sleeping facility for transfer passengers Located in Terminal 3, the new sleeping service is available with flexible hourly bookings News | Aviation Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:59:00 +0400 Emirates airline introduces special summer fares to 60 destinations Emriates airline Economy Class fares include London from AED 2,125, Bangkok starting at AED 2,295, Newark starting at AED 3,975 and Auckland starting at AED 6,435 News | Aviation Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:47:00 +0400 Hahn Air joins forces with Sunwing Airlines The two parties have inked an interline agreement that will see Hahn Air activating ticketing on the HR-169 document for Sunwing Airlines News | Aviation Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:35:00 +0400 Emirates plans to launch A380 on route to Japan's Osaka The deployment of the double-decker aircraft represents a capacity increase of 38%, the carrier says News | Aviation Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:36:00 +0400 Emirates to deploy one-off A380 service to Muscat to mark 25 years of operations in Oman The service will also re-affirm if the the newly-opened terminal at Oman International Airport has the infrastructure to handle A380 operations News | Aviation Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:00:00 +0400 Jet Aviation facility in Vienna receives EASA Part-145 approval Certified for the Bombardier Learjet 60 aircraft, the company began its first 120-month inspection on a Turkish-based Learjet 60 at the start of June News | Aviation Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:31:00 +0400 Air Arabia seeks to protect Abraaj investment One of Abraaj's creditors has called on the company to accept an independent provisional liquidator News | Aviation Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:00:00 +0400 DC Aviation Group adds Dassault 7X to aircraft management fleet DCA's subsidiary, DC Aviation Malta, the new aircraft will be made available for charter flights in the Middle East News | Aviation Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:19:00 +0400 NIIT Technologies' CEO discusses impact of digitalisation on aviation Sudhir Singh, CEO, NIIT Technologies, opens up on how airport operators and airlines are implementing cybersecurity technology and artificial intelligence News | Aviation Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:17:00 +0400 Table bookings now open for AVB Awards 2018 This month's coverage of the upcoming Aviation Business Awards 2018 takes a closer look at nomination submissions and table bookings News | Aviation Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:25:00 +0400 Alibaba picks Emirates to help make global 72-hour delivery a reality Emirates SkyCargo and Alibaba's Cainiao will manage e-commerce shipments in the Middle East and other neighbouring regions through Dubai hub News | Aviation Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:04:00 +0400 Jetex and Wright Electric take aim at electrical aircraft Jetex Flight Support has partnered with Wright Electric to help develop the Middle East&rsquo;s first short-haul electrical aircraft and establish a regional charging network News | Aviation Tue, 12 Jun 2018 12:08:00 +0400 Flydubai cuts flights to 'emptiest airport in the world' The last airline to fly to the struggling airport has suspended flights as of June 8 News | Aviation Mon, 11 Jun 2018 10:53:00 +0400 Bringing technology to passenger loading bridges Passenger loading bridges are benefitting from technology that enables them to be integrated with building management and air-conditioning systems News | Aviation Sun, 10 Jun 2018 10:11:00 +0400 Emirates SkyCargo to add two new UK destinations Freight division of Emirates is set to boost trade between the UK and the rest of the world by adding London Stansted and Edinburgh to its global network News | Aviation Sun, 10 Jun 2018 08:59:00 +0400 Controversy swirls in Mexico over potential Emirates flight from Spain Mexico's tourism minister said that an Emirates 'fifth freedom' flight route from Barcelona would boost tourist numbers from the MENA region and India News | Aviation Thu, 07 Jun 2018 09:00:00 +0400 Saudia extends free WhatsApp data package to cover all domestic, international flights The move comes in response to the positive customer feedback the airline received after it launched a free WhatsApp package on domestic flights and several international routes in May News | Aviation Wed, 06 Jun 2018 10:00:00 +0400 Can technology make air travel more enjoyable? Rajendra Pawar and Sudhir Singh of NIIT Technologies point the way for a better airport experience for travellers News | Aviation Mon, 04 Jun 2018 07:28:00 +0400 IATA, Deloitte unveil airport ownership and regulation guidance The published guidance encourages governments to consider public-private partnerships and other privatisation programs for airport infrastructure News | Aviation Mon, 04 Jun 2018 04:15:00 +0400 Etihad launches first Year of Zayed humanitarian missions Cargo unit's specially branded freighter embarks on flights to Kazakhstan and India News | Aviation Sun, 03 Jun 2018 06:08:00 +0400 Emirates airline to launch premium economy in 2020, says Clark Emirates airline chairman said premium economy will be fitted on the A380s it ordered in January this year News | Aviation Thu, 31 May 2018 09:00:00 +0400 Empire Aviation adds third Bombardier Global 6000 business jet to fleet The latest addition to its global managed fleet was acquired on behalf of the owner to be available for charter News | Aviation Wed, 30 May 2018 05:01:00 +0400 airBaltic announces purchase of 30 CS300 aircraft As per the agreement, the airline will have the option to purchase an additional 30 aircraft of the same variant News | Aviation Wed, 30 May 2018 03:58:00 +0400 Emirates' third flight to Dublin delayed due to airport restrictions Dubai carrier has impressive 80% load factor to the Irish capital, which it hopes to grow to 85% News | Aviation Wed, 30 May 2018 12:51:00 +0400 Privately funded search for flight MH370 ends with no success The unsuccessful search in the southern Indian Ocean was conducted by US seabed exploration firm Ocean Infinity News | Aviation Tue, 29 May 2018 01:32:00 +0400 Baby born on Saudia flight A baby born on a Jet Airways flight between Dammam and Kochi last year was granted a free lifetime travel pass News | Aviation Tue, 29 May 2018 11:38:00 +0400 Dnata appoints global head of culinary Stephen Templeton will be the first to serve in the newly created post under dnata's international catering division News | Aviation Mon, 28 May 2018 02:01:00 +0400 Dubai Airports launches cloud-based Flight Display Solution The new technology was rolled out at both Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central News | Aviation Mon, 28 May 2018 01:27:00 +0400 Etihad's stadium naming deal in Melbourne set to end Etihad Stadium will be renamed the Marvel Stadium when UAE airline's deal comes to a close in August News | Aviation Mon, 28 May 2018 11:13:00 +0400 Etihad Airways to implement Boeing crew management solution Working closely with Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen, the airline will integrate Crew Pairing, Rostering and Fatigue Risk Management solutions into its infrastructure News | Aviation Sun, 27 May 2018 12:43:00 +0400 Royal Brunei Airlines to drop Dubai-London service Royal Brunei Airlines will operate a daily non-stop flights to London and a separate four-times-weekly service to Dubai News | Aviation Sun, 27 May 2018 11:19:00 +0400 FlyDubai, GCAA deny flight was hijacked in Iranian airspace Flydubai and GCAA said an unruly passenger on board the flight was the reason that the aircraft returned to Dubai News | Aviation Thu, 24 May 2018 10:08:00 +0400 Amadeus Gulf inks partnership with Dubai Cares The two parties will join forces to deliver quality education to children and young adults living in underprivileged communities in developing countries News | Aviation Wed, 23 May 2018 11:52:00 +0400 Saudi's flynas set to launch flights to Hyderabad Low-cost carrier says to start service to Indian city on June 29 News | Aviation Wed, 23 May 2018 10:39:00 +0400 Turkish Airlines adds Krasnodar to its network The latest destination marks the 303rd entry into the carrier's global portfolio News | Aviation Tue, 22 May 2018 09:29:00 +0400 UAE carriers set to face new competition in India US carrier Delta has said it will look to resume flights to India after the UAE says it has no plans to grow flights into the US News | Aviation Mon, 21 May 2018 09:10:00 +0400 Turkish Airlines reports strong performance for April 2018 The total number of passengers utilising the carrier went up by 15%, reaching 6.4 million by end of the month News | Aviation Sun, 20 May 2018 10:32:00 +0400 ICAO upholds UAE complaint over Qatari fighter jet operations The complaint relates to latest incident of Qatari jet flying dangerously close to Emirati civilian aircraft News | Aviation Sun, 20 May 2018 09:43:00 +0400 Delta plans to re-start Dubai flight following agreement US and UAE officials continue to contradict each other on whether "fifth freedom" routes are a part of the deal between the two countries News | Aviation Sat, 19 May 2018 12:00:00 +0400 Some Boeing Dreamliners warned to stay within an hour of airports due to engine concerns Approximately 25% of 787 Dreamliners are powered by the Trent 1000 Rolls-Royce engines News | Aviation Thu, 17 May 2018 12:39:00 +0400 StandardAero provide Rolls-Royce engine support for Reignwood Star Aviation The general aviation service provider will provide support for M250 and RR300 engines News | Aviation Thu, 17 May 2018 11:36:00 +0400 KLMUKE professionals to teach at Dubai aviation training institute KLM UK Engineering is expected to support VCATI's Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering and Advanced Diploma in Aircraft Engineering Technology programmes News | Aviation Wed, 16 May 2018 04:00:00 +0400 WTO rules EU failed to comply with requests to cease subsidies for Airbus The ruling marks the final step a long-standing dispute that dates back to 2004 and which began over $22bn in subsidised European financing for Airbus News | Aviation Wed, 16 May 2018 02:18:00 +0400 Aviation projects worth nearly $50bn underway in the Gulf New research says $12bn greenfield New Kuwait Airport is the largest under construction News | Aviation Wed, 16 May 2018 10:42:00 +0400 Dubai airport operators and police join global Smart Security initiative The joint initiative is headed up by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airports Council International (ACI) News | Aviation Tue, 15 May 2018 12:46:00 +0400 British Airways cancels Abu Dhabi-London flights during Ramadan <p>The cancellations, which will begin on May 16 and will continue through May 6, are reflective of customer demand</p> News | Aviation Tue, 15 May 2018 09:42:00 +0400 King's Academy joins forces with Lockheed Martin to launch robotics lab The aerospace technology provider's new lab is dedicated to the advancement of STEM education in the Kingdom of Jordan News | Aviation Mon, 14 May 2018 12:06:00 +0400 Emirates renews, expands F1 global partnership Emirates will offer Skywards members the opportunity to use their miles to bid for exclusive VIP experiences at the various races News | Aviation Mon, 14 May 2018 11:58:00 +0400 Amadeus' report highlights current state of commercial travel in Saudi Arabia The Middle East Consumer Travel Report 2018 was Co-sponsored by Amadeus and commissioned by InsightOut Consultancy News | Aviation Mon, 14 May 2018 10:43:00 +0400 Is Dubai still on Uber's radar for flying taxis? Doubts raised as US tech giant launches a search for an international city in which to carry out tests News | Aviation Sun, 13 May 2018 11:55:00 +0400 Emirates SkyCargo reaps the fruits of its labour with Emirates Fresh Emirates' air cargo arm has flown almost half a million tonnes of perishables in the 12 months since Emirates Fresh was launched. News | Aviation Sat, 12 May 2018 12:00:00 +0400 Emirates chief downplays Etihad Airways merger talk Chairman and CEO Sheikh Ahmed says airlines can cooperate without needing to merge News | Aviation Sat, 12 May 2018 09:00:00 +0400 Dubai's dnata posts record annual profit of $359m Air services provider also reports record revenue amid a surge in international growth News | Aviation Fri, 11 May 2018 09:00:00 +0400 Sharp increase in Russian air cargo traffic at DWC in Q1 Cargo traffic at Dubai World Central grew 8.9% during the first three months News | Aviation Thu, 10 May 2018 03:40:00 +0400 Air Arabia launches direct flights between Alexandria and Milan The direct flights will operate on Fridays and Sundays under two different timings News | Aviation Thu, 10 May 2018 03:31:00 +0400 Emirates to launch daily service to Edinburgh The new service will be operated by Boeing 777-300ER with a three-class cabin configuration News | Aviation Thu, 10 May 2018 10:26:00 +0400 Emirates chairman says market remains tough, despite AED 4.1-bn profit Strong sales due to the early Easter holidays at the end of March and a resurgence in air cargo demand helped Emirates' balance sheet during the financial year to March 31st. News | Aviation Wed, 09 May 2018 01:09:28 +0400 Dubai HeliShow 2018 inks partnership with Dubai South The biennial international helicopter technology exhibition will take place from 6-8 November, 2018. News | Aviation Tue, 08 May 2018 12:00:00 +0400 Pilot shortage impact 'quite limited', says Emirates exec The airline will announce annual results on May 9, says the impact of a pilot shortage should be resolved soon News | Aviation Tue, 08 May 2018 09:00:00 +0400 The doors open at Airport Show 2018 AVB presents a small preview of what to expect at this year's Airport Show, which is scheduled to run from the 6 - 8 May, 2018 News | Aviation Mon, 07 May 2018 12:47:00 +0400 Perkins+Will exec examines the value of design in engaging passengers Tim Martin, Perkins+Will's head of Aviation, explains why it is crucial to look to design closer to passenger emotions News | Aviation Mon, 07 May 2018 11:20:00 +0400 Sharjah Airport Authority's chairman opens up on SIA's expansion H.E. Ali Salim Al Midfa, Chairman of the Sharjah Airport Authority, to discuss the ongoing expansion project for Sharjah International Airport News | Aviation Thu, 03 May 2018 01:26:00 +0400 Emirates celebrates 25 years of service to Damman Official says Saudi Arabia is a major market for Emirates and it takes great pride in providing global connectivity for both business and leisure passengers News | Aviation Wed, 02 May 2018 04:00:00 +0400 Strata joins forces with Dema to advance aerospace manufacturing The two companies will combine their expertise to advance their respective manufacturing service capabilities and presence within the global aerospace industry's supply chain network News | Aviation Wed, 02 May 2018 01:06:00 +0400 Etihad offers free one-night stopovers in Abu Dhabi hotels Offer available to Economy Class passengers from destinations in the Middle East, Africa and Pakistan News | Aviation Wed, 02 May 2018 09:49:00 +0400 RTA says to open new bridges as part of DXB access project Airport Street Improvement Project aims to cope with the sharp growth rate in the number of passengers using DXB to 2020 News | Aviation Tue, 01 May 2018 01:00:00 +0400 Flydubai flights to land at DXB Terminal 3 soon Airline's CEO said flights will operate out of both airports at DXB and DWC "for the foreseeable future" News | Aviation Tue, 01 May 2018 09:00:00 +0400 Emirates launches Home Check-in service for Dubai passengers New service allows customers to check in for their flights from anywhere in Dubai News | Aviation Mon, 30 Apr 2018 11:26:00 +0400 Global Aerospace Summit 2018 opens its doors Running from the 30 April to 2 May at the St. Regis hotel on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, the event will feature a dedicated session to the trends that are transforming for the industry News | Aviation Mon, 30 Apr 2018 11:06:00 +0400 Leki Aviation inks distributorship agreement with Oxley As per the agreement, Leki Aviation will distribute Oxley's range of lighting systems, which includes the PAR64 PMA LED Landing Light News | Aviation Sun, 29 Apr 2018 11:26:00 +0400 Oman's budget airline set to add flights to Georgia, Azerbaijan SalamAir will operate three weekly direct flights to Tbilisi and two weekly flights to Baku in June News | Aviation Sun, 29 Apr 2018 10:43:00 +0400 Gulf Air receives first 787 Dreamliner The new aircraft will also feature Gulf Air's new livery News | Aviation Sun, 29 Apr 2018 10:26:00 +0400 flydubai says to resume Sulaimaniyah flights in May Low-cost carrier makes an announcement after Iraqi authorities reopened the local airport News | Aviation Thu, 26 Apr 2018 02:42:00 +0400 Kuwait's Jazeera Airways sees Q1 loss despite 42% revenue jump Passenger numbers in the first three months of 2018 totalled 403,863, up 43.1% News | Aviation Wed, 25 Apr 2018 05:40:00 +0400 How successful is the new Emirates, flydubai partnership? Dubai airlines reveal strong passenger numbers for first six months of tie-up News | Aviation Tue, 24 Apr 2018 06:41:00 +0400 Bahrain's Gulf Air says first Dreamliner to launch on London route Total of five Dreamliner aircraft will enter Gulf Air's fleet by the end of 2018 News | Aviation Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:26:00 +0400 Aviation drives rise in Dubai's real GDP to $105bn Dubai Statistics Centre reveals major contributors to growth in Dubai economy in 2017 News | Aviation Sun, 22 Apr 2018 10:17:00 +0400 Cebu Pacific commits cadet pilots to training program in Australia The first batch of 16 candidates will participate in an intensive aviation training program at Flight Training Adelaide in Australia News | Aviation Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:43:00 +0400 Etihad Cargo flies vulnerable birds for release across world Airline and the International Fund for Houbara Conservation team up to transport a shipment of more than 100 Houbara bustards News | Aviation Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:21:00 +0400 CCD picked to design control rooms for Abu Dhabi's Midfield Terminal The specialist design consultancy was chosen Etihad Aviation Group to head up the project following a competitive tender and selection process News | Aviation Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:07:00 +0400 AFI KLM E&M acquires EASA approval to oversee LEAP operations The MRO Group will be able to provide entry phase services for LEAP-1A and LEAP-1B engines News | Aviation Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:45:00 +0400 Alaska Airlines taps STG Aerospace to support cabin rebranding The airline will install STG Aerospace's saf-Tglo SSUL photoluminescent emergency escape path marking system on 116 aircraft News | Aviation Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:32:00 +0400 Etihad set to expand codeshare deal with Egypt's national carrier Sales on the expanded agreement have started for travel from May 2, said the airline News | Aviation Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:27:00 +0400 Kuwait Airways suspends flights to Beirut European aviation authorities have alerted airlines to be aware of the possibility of military action in the Eastern Mediterranean News | Aviation Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:56:00 +0400 AVB meets up with the famed Pilot Adam The publication got the chance to meet six-year-old Adam Mohammad Amer, an aspiring pilot whose knowledge of aircraft and air travel rivals even the most experienced veteran aviators News | Aviation Sun, 15 Apr 2018 06:52:00 +0400 Munich Airport highlights highly profitable 2017 The airport recorded net annual profits of $191m for the year News | Aviation Sun, 15 Apr 2018 01:24:00 +0400 Saudi low-cost airline inks $6.3bn deal to power new fleet Flynas agreement includes the LEAP-1A engines to power the incoming fleet of 80 A320-neo aircraft News | Aviation Sun, 15 Apr 2018 10:47:00 +0400 Jetex and Wright Electric partner to support electric aircraft market As part of the partnership, Jetex and Wright will collaborate on producing the first electric aircraft for the MENA region News | Aviation Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:25:00 +0400 dnata set to acquire Qantas' catering businesses As per the agreement, danata will supply catering for Qantas flights for an initial period of 10 years News | Aviation Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:14:00 +0400 AVB Awards 2018 ready to accept nomination submissions The nomination deadline for the Aviation Business Awards is set for the 26 August 2018 News | Aviation Thu, 12 Apr 2018 09:00:00 +0400 Rockwell Collins exec talks impact of AI on aviation Colin Mahoney, senior vice president of International and Service Solutions at Rockwell Collins, explains what Big Data and AI means for the aviation and aerospace industries News | Aviation Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:31:00 +0400 Dubai immigration process to be cut to just 10 seconds Senior official says new Smart Gate system has undergone testing and will go live next month News | Aviation Wed, 11 Apr 2018 11:39:00 +0400 Over 1mn connect to the internet on Emirates flights in March As many as 1,037,016 Wi-Fi connections were made during the month of March; most of the connections, over 94%, were made on mobile devices News | Aviation Wed, 11 Apr 2018 11:00:00 +0400 UAE condemns seizure of civilian aircraft by Somali authorities The jet, carrying US$9.6mn in cash allocated to support the Somali army and trainees, was seized at Mogadishu airport News | Aviation Wed, 11 Apr 2018 09:43:27 +0400 Diving into the world of luxury lounges Serving as the first step for First Class and Business Class passengers when they travel, the design of the luxury lounge is essential in nailing that first impression News | Aviation Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:03:00 +0400 Firm hired for Fujairah Int'l Airport expansion project Abu Dhabi Airports say expansion to include new runways and air traffic control tower News | Aviation Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:31:00 +0400 Jazeera Airways says dedicated Kuwait Int'l terminal to open in May Terminal is the first to be owned by a non-government-owned airline, says chairman News | Aviation Mon, 09 Apr 2018 03:21:00 +0400 Investigation after flight from Dubai hits catering truck All 125 passengers and eight crew members safely disembarked News | Aviation Mon, 09 Apr 2018 01:02:00 +0400 Emirates on new recruitment drive for cabin crew staff The Dubai-based airline says to hold Open Days on April 13 and 28 to find new talent to join its workforce News | Aviation Thu, 05 Apr 2018 12:41:00 +0400