June 19, 2019

Emirates has made a network-wide commitment to reduce single-use plastics on board its aircraft.

Eco-friendly paper straws have been introduced and all Emirates flights will soon be plastic straw-free, the airline said in a statement.

Emirates said it has been working on various long-term sustainability initiatives. In addition to plastic straws, plastic swizzle sticks and stirrers will also be replaced with eco-friendly alternatives by the end of the year.

From August, plastic bags used"...

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June 19, 2019

ABU DHABI, 18th June, 2019 (WAM) -- Sanad Aerotech, a leading maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service provider for aero engines and industrial gas turbines that is wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company PJSC (Mubadala), is expanding its network of international customers. The Abu Dhabi-based business has announced maintenance agreements Russian Nordwind and Bulgarian BH Air, two leading Eastern European operators.

The breakthrough partnership agreements come after Sanad Aerotech and Rolls-Royce announced a landmark US$6.5bn engine maintenance agreement, including component repair to operators globally over a nine-year period and"...

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June 18, 2019

Etihad Aviation Group hired Andrew Macfarlane, a senior executive at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (Adia), as its chief financial officer as the Arabian Gulf carrier forges ahead with plans to narrow losses.

Mr Macfarlane succeeds Mark Powers, who left the company in April for personal reasons and was temporarily replaced by Etihad's head of treasury Adam Boukadida in the interim.

Mr Macfarlane will start his duties this week, an Etihad Airways spokeswoman on Monday told The National.


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June 18, 2019

PARIS, 17th June, 2019 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi's Sanad Aerotech today announced the conclusion of a landmark agreement with Rolls-Royce plc to become a Rolls-Royce Trent 700 Authorised Maintenance Centre, AMC.

Sanad Aerotech is a maintenance, repair and overhaul, MRO, provider for aero engines and industrial gas turbines that is wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company PJSC.

The agreement, which is valued at US$6.5 billion (AED23 billion), will see Sanad Aerotech provide complete overhaul services for Trent 700 engines - including component repair - to operators"...

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June 17, 2019

Aircraft manufacturers and suppliers big and small will gather at the Paris Air Show to showcase new products and technologies, trumpet orders (both firm, tentative and recycled) and pontificate on the industry.

This year’s event comes amid concerns that the robust commercial aerospace spending cycle that has fuelled record backlogs is getting long in the tooth. Passenger traffic grew 4.3 per cent in April, which was an improvement from a notably weak 3.1 per cent expansion in March but off the long-term average of about 5 per cent.

The common thinking had been"...

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June 16, 2019

UAE Ambassador to India Dr Ahmed Abdulrahman Al Banna met Indian Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri and discussed pressing issues related to cooperation between the two countries.

This was the first face-to-face interaction from the UAE side with a member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers since India's new government was sworn in on May 30. The ambassador briefed the minister on the status of a bilateral air service agreement and reiterated a request by the UAE's civil aviation authorities on the urgent need to start negotiations on revising the existing agreement since full capacity has been reached"...

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June 15, 2019

ABU DHABI, 14th June 2019 (WAM) - As the UAE and Germany intensify bilateral cooperation following the visit of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to Germany this week, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is celebrating 15 years of service to Germany.

The airline launched daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Munich in June 2004. Munich and the Swiss city of Geneva both received their first Etihad flights in that month, making them the first two destinations served by the airline in continental Europe.


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June 12, 2019

The UAE’s airlines are operating on schedule to India despite tropical cyclone Vayu hurtling towards the country’s northwest and is expected to make landfall within the next 24 hours.

According to Indian authorities, the cyclone is expected to pass approximately 200 kilometres west of Mumbai before striking the state of Gujarat. With winds in excess of 120 kph, it is likely to be one of the strongest cyclones to strike India’s west coast.

In a statement sent to Arabian Business, a Flydubai spokesperson said that while flights “from Dubai to Chennai,"...

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June 11, 2019

ABU DHABI, 10th June, 2019 (WAM) -- Etihad Airways and Swae, a start-up based in Vancouver, today launched 'iFikra', an artificial intelligence-powered platform aimed at unlocking the full potential of Etihad’s workforce by enabling every employee to contribute to innovation.

Designed to harness the collective creativity of the organisation, the iFikra platform is a pilot aimed at promoting intrapreneurship by allowing employees to propose innovative solutions to address Etihad’s ongoing business challenges and untapped opportunities.

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June 10, 2019

Emirates is yet to confirm when the first flight using the livery will take place, but it said passengers will be able to watch the rugby action live on 175 aircraft.

It currently flies direct from Dubai to Osaka, Tokyo Haneda and Tokyo Narita.

'Stay tuned for our first flight to the host nation Japan with some special guests onboard, including the iconic Webb Ellis Cup,' it said.

The World Cup, which features 20 nations, starts on September 20 and runs until November 20 when the"...

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