aviation

February 19, 2019

DUBAI-based airline flydubai has announced Monday that it will boost its services to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with 12 new flights per week. An additional daily flight to Riyadh Airport (RUH) and five flights a week to Hofuf Airport (HOF) will start from 16 March 2019.

Commenting on the increase of flights to Saudi Arabia Hamad Obaidalla, Chief Commercial Officer at flydubai, said: «Saudi Arabia remains an important market for flydubai and we are delighted to be able to increase our services to the Kingdom as trade and tourism between the UAE and Saudi Arabia continues to grow.»

flydubai will now operate to 11 points in Saudi Arabia from its hub in Dubai. In addition, flydubai operates"...

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February 19, 2019

Flights at Dubai World Central (DWC) are expected to soar by 700% during the upcoming 45-day upgrade of Dubai International’s (DXB) southern runway, Dubai Airports has revealed.

Some of DXB’s scheduled, charter, cargo and general aviation operations will be diverted to DWC from April 16 to May 30, when one of the two runways at the world’s busiest international airport is closed for upgrade works.

Despite being without one of its two runways, the actual reduction in passenger flights will only be 32% thanks to an optimised schedule that will see the"...

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February 19, 2019

Emirates, the world's largest international airline with service to more than 150 destinations on six continents, has risen up a new ranking that measures brand intimacy.

The carrier rose to second place overall, behind US technology giant Apple, in the Brand Intimacy 2019 Report from MBLM.

The Emirates brand made the top 10 list for the first time in 2018 and to date, it is still the only brand originating in the region to make the top 10 in the UAE-based study.

Brand intimacy is defined"...

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February 17, 2019

Flights from Dubai International Airport, the world’s busiest hub for long-haul flights, were suspended for half an hour on Friday over a suspected drone sighting, the latest case of a remotely-controlled flying device disrupting a major airport.

Departures were halted between 10:13am and 10:45am local time, according to a Dubai Airports spokesman. The sheikdom’s government said in a later tweet that operations were back to normal after “less than 30 minutes of delay due to unauthorized drone activity.”

It also said authorities “warned"...

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February 16, 2019

(WAM) -- Emirates airline today announced an order for 40 A330-900 aircraft, and 30 A350-900 aircraft, in a heads of agreement signed with Airbus. The deal is worth US$ 21.4 billion at list prices.

The latest generation Airbus A330neo and A350 aircraft, will be delivered to Emirates starting from 2021 and 2024 respectively.

In addition, Airbus and Emirates reached an agreement on outstanding A380 deliveries. The airline will receive 14 more A380s from 2019 until the end of 2021, taking its total A380 order book to 123 units.

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February 16, 2019

(AETOS Wire)-- On December 4, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) demonstrated a complete MQ-9B mission without the use of a Launch and Recovery Element (LRE) Ground Control Station (GCS).

Specifically, preflight checks were conducted through engine start using only the Expeditionary Command & Control (XC2) portable laptop, and subsequently, the aircraft was successfully handed over to a remote GCS via SATCOM. The MQ-9B – a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) developed by GA-ASI – was then taxied to the runway and the crew commanded its automatic takeoff using only the SATCOM"...

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February 14, 2019

Dubai Airports on Wednesday announced plans to elevate the airport customer experience as it unveiled a new brand for Dubai International Airport (DXB).

It said the DXB brand launch signifies Dubai Airports’ transition from airport operator to a consumer led company, committed to making DXB the world’s best.

The launch event was attended by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Dubai Airports; Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, as well as"...

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February 14, 2019

Etihad Airways has announced that it will introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its daily service from Abu Dhabi to Chengdu, effective July 1, 2019, replacing the Airbus A330-200 currently operating the route.

In addition, the airlines' daily service from Abu Dhabi to Shanghai will be upgraded from the 787-9 to the larger 787-10 Dreamliner. Once the changes take effect, the airline will fly all 28 weekly services to China's four main gateways - Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, and Hong Kong - with the next generation Dreamliner aircraft. The 787-9 service to Chengdu will feature Etihad Airways' next-generation Business and Economy"...

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February 14, 2019

SHARJAH, 13th February, 2019 (WAM) -- Air Arabia (PJSC) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter (October to December) 2018, delivering a strong operational and financial performance.

Air Arabia reported a net profit of AED 26 million for the fourth quarter 2018, in line with the strong net profit recorded in the same period last year. Turnover for the three months ending 31 December 2018 was AED 1 billion, an increase of 20 per cent compared to AED 858 million in the same period in 2017. Air Arabia flew over 2.1 million passengers in the final quarter of 2018, an increase of 5 per cent compared to the same period last year at"...

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February 12, 2019

Etihad Airways and Tarmac Aerosave, a pan-European aircraft maintenance and storage company, will partner to expand their maintenace, repair and overhaul (MRO) services globally.

Etihad's engineering unit, the largest MRO services provider in the Middle East, signed an agreement with Airbus-backed Tarmac Aerosave for look for opportunities to develop and extend so-called Part 145 aircraft maintenance services to their customers, the airline said in a press release on Monday. Part 145 is a company level certification granted by aviation regulatory bodies such as EASA in Europe and the FAA in the US covering standards of design, production,"...

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