aviation

October 15, 2018

IndiGo, India's largest low-cost carrier by market share, is on an expansion mode in the Gulf. After Dubai and Sharjah, the airline is set to commence operations from the UAE capital.

Targeting the big expatriate population from the Indian state of Kerala, Kochi-Abu Dhabi (Dh355) non-stop services will start from Monday and Kozhikode-Abu Dhabi (Dh448) from Tuesday. The airline will operate A320s with 180 to 186 seats on the routes. Fares will start from Dh355, making Abu Dhabi's low-budget market very competitive.

IndiGo chief commercial officer William Boulter said the flights from Abu Dhabi would eventually cater to other cities in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

'We are maximising"...

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October 13, 2018

The global reach of the Emirates Airline is well known but it took a while for even its own executives to realise one impact that it could reverse.

As a international push to clamp down on the illegal wildlife trade moved into high gear in March 2015, Emirates executives met in Dubai to hammer out the details on how the airline could contribute.

“Personally, I was not aware of the scale and enormity of the problem that we as humanity face. At that meeting I began to realise that companies like Emirates needed to do a lot more than it had in the past,” said"...

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October 11, 2018

The UAE has always tom-tommed aviation as being its most competitive and resilient sector

For many years, the United Arab Emirates has seen aviation as key to its overall future sustainable development, and therefore, invested heavily on infrastructure, constructing international airports and establishing international aviation companies.
According to an estimate, the aviation sector makes a contribution of $80bn to the UAE’s economy, approximately 15% of the country’s GDP. The sector employs more than 250,000 people directly and supports thousands of indirect jobs.
But reports now emerging of one of the four established UAE airlines sustaining huge losses and others facing turbulence,"...

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October 11, 2018

Jetcraft, the global leader in business aircraft sales and acquisitions, is today releasing its fourth annual 10-year business aviation market forecast.

The annual market forecast reaffirms that steady growth in the private jet industry is set to continue, with predictions of 8,736 unit deliveries over the next 10 years, representing $271bn in revenues (based on 2018 pricing). North America will once again take the"...

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October 11, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- TurbineAero announced today the groundbreaking ceremony for a new building in the Free Zone of the AMATA CITY Industrial Estate, Chonburi, Thailand, outside of Bangkok; and a new executive, Robert Wilson, joins TurbineAero as the new Chief Executive Officer.

Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, USA, TurbineAero is one of the world’s leading independent aerospace component maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service providers focused on auxiliary power units (APUs) and related products. The 80,000-square-foot new facility will house up to 250 employees and will handle high technological"...

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October 10, 2018

The seventh edition of Dubai HeliShow, set to run from November 6 to 8 at the Royal Pavilion, Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai South, will witness the launch of helicopter aviation sector awards, with an aim to recognise the achievements and innovations shown by organisations.

The two exclusive three-day conferences - titled 'Helicopter Technology and Operations' and 'Military and Homeland Security' will feature two separate set of awards in various categories.

Outstanding"...

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October 9, 2018

ubai South will host the world’s largest vertical farm under a new agreement signed with Emirates Flight Catering.

Under the agreement, Emirates Flight Catering will expand its operations in the aviation district to build the vertical farm in a joint venture with Crop One Holdings.

The facility, which will cover 130,000 square feet, represents an investment of AED146.8 million ($40 million).

The construction of the facility is scheduled to start in November and will take about one year"...

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October 9, 2018

British Airways has confirmed it will fly a larger A380 aircraft to Dubai next year during the closure of a runway at Dubai International Airport.

The UK flag carrier told Arabian Business on Monday that the A380 will be introduced on the London Heathrow to Dubai route to ensure the airline can carry as many passengers as possible during the runway closure.

'Like all airlines, we're affected by the closure of one of the runways at Dubai Airport in spring 2019. In order to ensure we can carry as many customers as possible during this time, we plan to operate"...

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October 9, 2018

Airbus’ latest order for the A380 superjumbo has reached an impasse amid drawn-out talks involving the engines, according to people familiar with the matter, possibly imperiling a crucial deal seen as a life-saver for the giant aircraft.

The $16 billion accord for as many as 36 additional double-decker aircraft has hit a snag as Emirates negotiates with Rolls-Royce Holdings on price and fuel burn on an engine that’s already falling short of performance parameters, said the people, who asked not to be named discussing confidential information.

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October 8, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- The Board of Dragon Aviation Leasing Company Limited (“Dragon”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Gang Li as Chief Executive Officer, effective as of 1st October, 2018.The Board also expresses its sincere gratitude to Mr. Jean-Louis Chevrot for his leadership and significant contributions to the Company as its CEO over the past 12 years.

Mr. Li joins the Company from AerCap, the global leader in aircraft leasing and aviation finance. As the Chief Accounting Officer of AerCap between 2012 and 2018, he led the portfolio valuation and then the successful transformation"...

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