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G Whizz

Posted 23 July 2018

An extraordinary experience awaits those private jet passengers who are buying or chartering Gulfstream’s latest masterpieces – the G500 and G600. Dave Calderwood reports.

in Defence / Features

Kuwait probes Airbus Helicopters deal

Posted 20 July 2018

Kuwait Prime Minister, Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, has ordered an investigation into the €1 billion ($1.19 billion) order signed by the air force for 30 H225M Caracal multirole military utility helicopters, 24 of them for the Kuwaiti

in Air Transport / Features

Loads of potential

Posted 18 July 2018

Tom Pleasant finds out why Dennis Lister, Emirates SkyCargo’s VP cargo commercial development, is optimistic about prospects for the future.

in Features / Events

Stand out seats

Posted 17 July 2018

Seating was one of the key focuses when Aircraft Interiors Middle East took place in Dubai in January.

in Business Aviation / Features

Flight Fan-tastic?

Posted 16 July 2018

The XTI Aircraft Company exhibited a one-third scale model of its planned TriFan 600 aircraft at the inaugural Kuwait Aviation Show in January 2018, as part of the company’s ambitious equity-based crowdsourced funding campaign. Jon Lake reports.

in Defence / Features

Boeing eyes up Middle East for tanker export

Posted 13 July 2018

As the combat aircraft inventories of Middle East nations continue to grow, air forces are increasingly seeking to back up their front-line units with support aircraft such as tankers. As Alan Dron reports, Boeing believes that its new

in Air Transport / Features

End of the line for Etihad’s A330 freighters

Posted 12 July 2018

While Etihad Airways itself has been struggling of late, with losses from fuel hedging and disappointing results from investments in other airlines, its cargo division has been holding the line. Tom Pleasant spoke to Justin Carr, vice

in Maintenance / Features

Grappling with change

Posted 11 July 2018

The challenges of costs, competition, workforce and technology were among topics tackled by top MRO industry speakers at a conference in Dubai. Chuck Grieve reports.

in Aircraft Interiors / Features

CTT's fresh approach to dehydration

Posted 10 July 2018

All aircraft passengers suffer lethargy and dehydration while in flight but now one company has made it a mission to get them to their destinations as refreshed as possible. Marcelle Nethersole reports.

in Business Aviation / Features

Reaching out - Alnaqbi reflects on MEBAA mission

Posted 6 July 2018

Tensions in the Middle East and North Africa may be hampering the growth of the business aviation sector but MEBAA is pushing forward, as Asma Abdullah discovers.

in Defence / Features

Upgrades will extend life of Omani F-16s

Posted 5 July 2018

Although it is now taking delivery of a squadron’s worth of Eurofighter Typhoon multi-role strike fighters, the Royal Air Force of Oman will continue to rely on its force of 23 F-156 Fighting Falcons for many years.

in Air Transport / Features

Raising the flag

Posted 4 July 2018

Air Algérie’s new boss, Bakhouche Alleche, tells Martin Rivers he is determined to set the troubled flag-carrier on a better path.

in Technology / Features

Qatar passengers get a Super WiFi treat

Posted 2 July 2018

Qatar Airways has become the first Middle Eastern carrier to offer Inmarsat’s Ka-band GX Aviation (GX) satellite-based in-flight connectivity service to its passengers. Arabian Aerospace technology editor, Steve Nichols, explains the

in Aircraft Interiors / Features

STG lights the way

Posted 29 June 2018

An air tragedy inspired STG Aerospace to develop a key emergency system for aircraft. Today, the company also leads the way in LED cabin lighting. Marcelle Nethersole reports.

in Maintenance / Features

Brake's progress...

Posted 28 June 2018

Wheel and brake MRO specialists offer not just skills and expertise but a variety of business models to meet the needs of operators. Chuck Grieve looks at some of the options.

in Features / Airports

Egis builds on decades of Middle East trust

Posted 27 June 2018

Egis is supporting Saudia and Flyadeal airlines during the transfer of their operations to the new terminal at Jeddah Airport. Vincent Chappard reviews the group’s main projects in the region with Middle East aviation director Jacques

in Business Aviation / Features

Power brokers

Posted 26 June 2018

Dave Calderwood catches up with Jetcraft president, Chad Anderson, to ask him to spill the beans on the broker’s remarkable success

in Defence / Features

Russia to base in Syria – permanently

Posted 25 June 2018

With its aerial intervention having played a major role in pushing back Daesh terrorists in Syria, Russia is now seeking to maintain a presence in the country with permanent bases.

in Air Transport / Business Aviation / Features / Airports / People

India Civil Aviation Guide reaches out to Middle East market

Posted 22 June 2018

A new reference book covering civil aviation from the Indian perspective and analysing the industry in surrounding regions has just been published and could have interest for those looking at business in the new southern

in Air Transport / Features

Jazeera's DIY terminal

Posted 22 June 2018

Fed up with your home base’s terminal being overcrowded? Build your own. Alan Dron finds out that Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways has done precisely that.

in Technology / Features

The sound of silence on the flight deck

Posted 21 June 2018

Airline pilots can at last benefit from a technology that has changed the world for passengers and general aviation pilots around the world. Alan Peaford travelled to Boston, USA, to visit the Bose Corporation and hear about the company’s latest

in Space / Features

KhalifaSat flown to Korea with Emirates SkyCargo

Posted 19 June 2018

KhalifaSat, the first fully UAE-built Earth observation satellite, has been flown to South Korea prior to its launch in Japan later this year. Steve Nichols reports.

in Training / Features

Sohar ...so good

Posted 18 June 2018

The Oman Aviation Academy is expected to start operations soon as it gears up to produce future generations of pilots for the Gulf region. Alan Dron reports.

in Aircraft Interiors / Features

The hot spot

Posted 14 June 2018

In-flight connectivity has the potential to unlock a $5.2 billion market within the Middle East region by 2035, according to a new report from the London School of Economics. Steve Nichols reports.

in Maintenance / Features

Spare a thought for the smaller airlines

Posted 13 June 2018

How can smaller airlines economically cover their spare parts needs? As Chuck Grieve discovers, a UK component supplier thinks he has the answer.

in Features / Airports

Riddle of Britain's ban on Sharm El-Sheikh

Posted 12 June 2018

European tourists have returned to Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh, bringing much-needed revenue to the city’s population. Yet UK airlines are still barred from flying there. Alan Dron tries to find out why

in Business Aviation / Features

Six appeal

Posted 11 June 2018

Dassault Aviation unveiled the Falcon 6X at Paris-Le Bourget in February. The first flight is due in early 2021 and deliveries will start in 2022. The group shows much optimism, especially in the business aviation sector. Anuradha Deenapanray reports.

in Defence / Features

The rescuers…

Posted 7 June 2018

The Abu-Dhabi-based National Search and Rescue Centre (NSRC) is the first of its kind in the UAE. Alan Warnes looks at how it came into being and what success it has had.

in Air Transport / Features

Bilal takes Bul by the horns

Posted 6 June 2018

Moving to the Istanbul New Airport will help Turkish Airlines forget its recent troubles and once again focus on profitable growth, chief executive Bilal Ekşi tells Martin Rivers.

in Space / Features

Lost in space

Posted 5 June 2018

The Yahsat Al Yah 3 satellite is on target to reach its final orbital slot by June, despite the Ariane 5 rocket used to loft it into space experiencing a launch anomaly. Steve Nichols reports.

in Features

Gifas launches the Abu Dhabi French connection

Posted 4 June 2018

The French aerospace association, Gifas, has launched a Middle East branch (MEFAN), which is now entering its operational phase. Vincent Chappard reports.

in Training / Features

EAA aims to be top of the class in the region

Posted 31 May 2018

Egyptian Aviation Academy is looking to target African and Middle Eastern student pilots and engineers, according to its chairman and CEO, Captain Elias Sadek. Marcelle Nethersole reports.

in Flight Services & Support / Features

Mohamed's taste for expansion

Posted 30 May 2018

EgyptAir In-Flight Services chairman and CEO, Hesham Abdel Hafeiz Mohamed, is hoping for expansion in the Middle East and Africa.

in Aircraft Interiors / Features

Starling puts a fresh spin on seating

Posted 29 May 2018

Starling Aerospace exhibited at two major industry shows this year to highlight its VIP track and swivel seat as well as to announce its new aqua transfer printing investment.

in Maintenance / Features

Safran breakthrough channels communication to a new level

Posted 25 May 2018

Communications technology provides answers for improving the safety, efficiency and cost of line and base maintenance operations. Chuck Grieve has been finding out more.

in Features / Airports

The delayed Muscat International Airport has now arrived

Posted 23 May 2018

Oman Airports Management Company (OAMC) successfully opened the new passenger terminal building at New Muscat International Airport last month, as it overcame a plethora of delays over the last two years.

in Business Aviation / Features

The Rotary Club

Posted 21 May 2018

Dave Calderwood spotlights the work of the Middle East’s largest helicopter operator.

in Defence / Features

UAE in the swing with GlobalEye

Posted 18 May 2018

Saab unveiled its new GlobalEye swing role surveillance system (SRSS) aircraft during two days of ceremonies at Linköping, Sweden. The first day was closed, but was attended by a UAE delegation. Jon Lake reports.

in Air Transport / Features

Gulf Air's brand master

Posted 17 May 2018

New branding, a new fleet, the world’s best business-class seat and an expanded long-haul route network. Gulf Air’s new CEO explains to Alan Dron why he is aiming high with his plans for the future.

in Business Aviation / Features

Brexit the big talking point for EBACE

Posted 16 May 2018

Dave Calderwood looks forward to this year’s European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (EBACE), at Geneva Palexpo from 29-31 May and predicts that Brexit will be on everyone’s mind this year.

in Air Transport / Features

Political instability a threat to Gulf airline industry – IATA boss

Posted 9 May 2018

The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) top official believes that political instability in the Middle East is posing a threat to the region’s airline industry growth. Kaleyesus Bekele reports.

in Maintenance / Features

Engineers in the ascendant

Posted 8 May 2018

There’s never been any doubt about the important role that engineers play in aerospace at all levels, outside and inside the airframe.

in Maintenance / Features

New business models put aircraft maintenance centre stage

Posted 4 May 2018

New industry standards, shorter asset lifespans and a new generation of technologically advanced aircraft have constantly kept operators and maintenance providers on their toes. James Elliott explains how airlines and MROs

in Maintenance / Features

Stats the way to do it: Harness the data deluge

Posted 3 May 2018

The burgeoning amount of operational data pumped out by the global commercial fleet looks set to become a windfall for MRO providers. However, as Chuck Grieve explains, first, operators have to learn to interpret the data.

in Maintenance / Features

HEICO plays its part in cost cuts

Posted 30 April 2018

Maturity is a word being heard currently in reference to Middle East aviation, in particular the maturity of airlines and fleets. As Chuck Grieve reports, it signals a shift in emphasis for some carriers from all-out growth to sustainability and the

in Defence / Features

Boeing's $240 million Saudi AWACS contract

Posted 27 April 2018

The US Department of Defense has announced the award of a $240 million contract for Boeing to modernise Saudi Arabia’s fleet of five E-3A Sentry airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft.

in Maintenance / Features

Expansion on the horizon for Janahi and TS&S

Posted 26 April 2018

Abu Dhabi’s Turbine Services & Solutions (TS&S) is counting on market demand to guide its development, and advanced technology to make it a success. Chuck Grieve reports.

in Defence / Features

F-16Vs to the rescue of Bahrain's age concern

Posted 25 April 2018

Bahrain is to recapitalise its ageing fighter force with the purchase of 19 new-build Block 70 F-16Vs and via the upgrade of its 20 surviving Block 40 F-16C/Ds to the same standard.

in Air Transport / Features

All-change on the Turkish aero-design front

Posted 23 April 2018

Turkey says it plans to design and build a brand-new passenger aircraft midway through the coming decade. But, asks Alan Dron, what does this mean for its previously announced intentions to revive a 1980s design?

in Maintenance / Features

Amman service centre boost for military

Posted 20 April 2018

One of the military helicopter sector’s most commonly employed engines is to receive additional support with the opening of a new service centre in Jordan.

in Maintenance / Features

Feedback's crucial role in designing better aircraft

Posted 19 April 2018

How much do engineers in the field and in MRO shops contribute to shaping current and future programmes? Plenty, say those who know. Chuck Grieve reports.

in Defence / Features

Marks out of ten for Scorpion prototype

Posted 18 April 2018

Royal Saudi Air Force pilots flew a series of 10 evaluation flights in Textron AirLand’s production-representative third prototype while the aircraft was en route to participate in the Dubai Air Show. It is believed the UAE Air Force and Air Defence

in Business Aviation / Features

Smart move for VIP operator

Posted 17 April 2018

With more than 30 years’ aviation experience, Captain Mohamed Roshdy Zakaria knows the airline business from top to bottom.

in Defence / Features

Jordan grabs Grobs to revitalise training fleet

Posted 16 April 2018

The Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) has completely revamped its pilot training system. Jon Lake reports.

in Air Transport / Features

Step by step to recovery

Posted 12 April 2018

The last couple of years could have not have been a more difficult time to run an airline in Egypt and even now, it’s a tough job, says the managing director of Nesma Airlines, Ashraf Lamloum.

in Training / Features

Inzpiring Jordan

Posted 11 April 2018

It isn’t the most obvious connection in the world. However, the relationship between Lincoln-based Inzpire and the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) appears to be going from strength-to-strength, as Alan Warnes recently discovered.

in Defence / Features

Turkey’s Defence Budget – the fallout from high inflation and a weak lira

Posted 11 April 2018

Fenella McGerty, principal analyst, defence budgets, Jane’s by IHS Markit gives her assessment of the current Turkish defence concerns

in Defence / Features

The power of two

Posted 10 April 2018

Following its participation in Exercise Blue Shield in Sudan and Exercise Red Flag in the USA, the Royal Saudi Air Force undertook a further major training exercise, Faisal-11, in Egypt. Jon Lake reports.

in Air Transport / Features

Omani cargo plans start with a village

Posted 9 April 2018

Oman has given the go-ahead to an air cargo facility at Muscat International Airport. Projected to start operations in June 2019, the centre is estimated to bring in $78 million revenue by 2020.

in Business Aviation / Features

Why ZAS is bullish about the future

Posted 6 April 2018

Omar Zarkani, managing director, of ZAS Aviation Services (ZAS), is looking forward to seeing more business growth in Egypt after “some years of problems” in the country.

in Air Transport / Features

Fathi keeps faith with his vision...

Posted 5 April 2018

As EgyptAir made major equipment announcements at the Dubai Air Show, Egypt’s aviation minister, Sherif Fathi, talked to Alan Dron about prospects for the national carrier and the development of the country’s aviation industry.

in Air Transport / Features

Ezzat and the generation gain

Posted 4 April 2018

EgyptAir has received its ninth and final Boeing 737-800NG on a lease deal from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE). Alan Peaford talked to airline chairman, Captain Sherif Ezzat Badrous, about the deal and a new approach for the Egyptian carrier.

in Defence / Features

UAE banks on Trump to turn F-35 ban upside-down

Posted 3 April 2018

UAE wants to acquire F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, probably as part of a mixed fleet

in Air Transport / Features

Tunisair struggles to squeeze through the Open door

Posted 28 March 2018

Open skies with the European Union could help the Tunisian Government turn the corner on a difficult few years. But for Ilyes Mnakbi, the new chief executive of flag-carrier Tunisair, the hard times are just beginning. Martin Rivers

in Training / Features

Academy that's in A Class of its own

Posted 27 March 2018

Emirates officially opened its brand new flight-training academy at Dubai South during the Dubai Air Show. Dave Calderwood was there.

in Air Transport / Features

Moneir's back in business, bearing fruit for Air Leisure

Posted 26 March 2018

Mohamed Moneir had been retired for five years and was growing citrus fruit on his farm when he was given the chance to cultivate something rather different than oranges and mandarins… an airline.

in Features / Route Planning & Tourism

A man with a tourism plan

Posted 23 March 2018

EgyptAir Holding Company’s tourist arm – Karnak – is working hard to put the country firmly back on the visitor map. Gamal ElGazzar, VP tourism, explains the steps it needs to take.

in Business Aviation / Features

Tiger wants the Russians to roar

Posted 22 March 2018

Tiger Aviation Services (TAS) started its ground-handling services with just four staff in a small office at Cairo International Airport nearly three decades ago

in Air Transport / Features

Reaching nilestones

Posted 21 March 2018

Nile Air, Egypt’s largest privately owned airline, is exploring several avenues to ensure its continued growth in the challenging economic climate. Alan Dron reports.

in Features / ATM & Regulatory

Cooperation the key to a safer future for all

Posted 20 March 2018

Airspace, safety and security are key issues for the Middle East and North Africa. The United Nations body for civil aviation, ICAO, has its regional headquarters in Cairo, where Alan Peaford met regional vice president, Mohamed Rahma.

in Air Transport / Features

It's getting better all the time...

Posted 19 March 2018

EgyptAir has just announced a major re-equipment programme to help meet its objectives. EgyptAir Holding Company chairman and CEO, Safwat Musallam, talks to Alan Dron about fleets, routes and future prospects.

in Space / Features

Living in the city...on Mars

Posted 16 March 2018

The United Arab Emirates has aspirations that are literally out of this world when it comes to its space industry. In fact, as Steve Nichols reports, it has its eyes firmly fixed on Earth’s nearest neighbour – Mars.

in Business Aviation / Features

Pilot schemes to do away with the pilot…

Posted 15 March 2018

‘Autonomous’ is one of the buzzwords around the industry, as scientific and technical advances come together to convert the science fiction staple of unmanned, passenger-carrying aircraft into science fact. Alan Dron has been looking into the

in Defence / Features

Orders accelerate the Qatar fighter evolution

Posted 13 March 2018

Jon Lake reports on an unparalleled expansion for the Qatar Emiri Air Force

in Air Transport / Features

Sudan's glimmer of hope

Posted 12 March 2018

For a decade, Sudan Airways has struggled to maintain services in the face of US sanctions against the African nation. Those sanctions have now been eased, but the airline still faces problems, as deputy general manager, Yasir Timo, explained to Alan Dron.

in Features / ATM & Regulatory

ATC revolution boosts traffic flow in Middle East

Posted 9 March 2018

A new air traffic control system to speed traffic flow through the Arabian Gulf’s increasingly congested airspace has been introduced by the UAE’s aviation regulator. Alan Dron reports.

in Features / Airports

EAS does it by keeping its feet on the ground

Posted 8 March 2018

For more than a quarter-of-a-century Egyptian Aviation Services (EAS) has been playing a vital ground-handling role at Egypt’s major airports.

in Business Aviation / Features

Vista's view: We are your flexible friend

Posted 7 March 2018

Middle East customers are shifting away from fractional and full aircraft ownership towards charter, according to leading business aviation company VistaJet. Dave Calderwood reports.

in Defence / Features

Force ready to strike against terror threat

Posted 5 March 2018

Jihadi militias sweeping across Iraq during 2014 and 15 saw many Middle Eastern government leaders breaking out into a sweat. As a direct result, several countries are now equipping their militaries to take on such armed groups, while at the same

in Air Transport / Features

Bridging the Gulf

Posted 2 March 2018

Facing stronger than expected competition in its home market, SaudiGulf Airlines is turning its gaze abroad while re-evaluating a stalled order for the Bombardier CSeries. Martin Rivers talked to president Samer Majali.

in Training / Features

CAE to open unisex pilot training centre in Saudi

Posted 28 February 2018

A new dawn for aviation in Saudi Arabia – and a further indication that greater liberalisation in the kingdom is gaining pace – came when CAE and the Saudi National Company of Aviation (SNCA) announced they are to open a new CAE authorised

in Features / Airports

Iraq: A land of opportunity as it rebuilds after war

Posted 27 February 2018

As Iraq emerges from the shadow of Daesh, it is pouring considerable effort into restoring and improving its civil airports with help from international organisations. Alan Dron reports.

in Air Transport / Features

Meeting the freight of expectation

Posted 26 February 2018

Egyptian exports rely heavily on the freight system. Alan Peaford met with Captain Bassim Gohar to explore how the EgyptAir cargo division is meeting expectations.

in Business Aviation / Features

Southern comfort

Posted 23 February 2018

Jetex Flight Support’s latest building at Dubai South won the FBO of the year title at last October’s Aviation Business Awards. Dave Calderwood went along to find out why and also discovered other excellent facilities along the way.

in Defence / Features

Light fantastic

Posted 21 February 2018

Calidus, an Emirati industrial machinery and equipment company located in Abu Dhabi, unveiled its new B-250 light attack aircraft on the first day of the Dubai Air Show, after a campaign of teasing advertisements. Jon Lake reports.

in Air Transport / Features

Pichler's right Royal shake-up

Posted 20 February 2018

Royal Jordanian Airlines is breaking from the past with a radical low-cost makeover led by new chief executive Stefan Pichler. He talked to Martin Rivers about the flag-carrier’s new direction.

in Technology / Features

Crowd-sourced data helping to keep aircraft flying

Posted 19 February 2018

Aircraft manufacturers and suppliers are starting to use crowd-sourced data to detect wear, schedule preventative maintenance and avoid costly failures. Steve Nichols reports.

in Defence / Features

Middle East addicted to Game of Drones

Posted 9 February 2018

The Middle East is a keen acquirer of sophisticated military technology, so it is no wonder the region has taken an interest in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) procurement. Beth Stevenson reports.

in Features / Airports

Growing with the flow

Posted 7 February 2018

Software solutions for airport planning and operations are becoming more effective. Keith Mwanalushi looks at how they can be used to improve passenger flow, particularly at busy Middle East hubs.

in Defence / Features

New Hornets carry a huge sting

Posted 6 February 2018

The Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft ordered by Kuwait last November will be delivered to the latest Block III standards, which transform the already impressive Super Hornet into a fully networked fighter, fit for service into the 2040s. Jon Lake

in Air Transport / Features

Riahi focuses fleet on express delivery

Posted 5 February 2018

Tunisia’s new all-cargo airline, Air Cargo Express, is now operating a second freighter and plans to have another three by the end of 2017. Tom Pleasant reports.

in Training / Features

RJA Academy puts Morocco back on the training MAPA

Posted 1 February 2018

Has a Jordanian offshoot company got the answer to North Africa’s aviation training woes? Vincent Chappard has been talking to senior officials at the Morocco Aviation Private Academy to find out.

in Defence / Features

Saudi's Poseidon adventure?

Posted 31 January 2018

A deal for between four and six P-8A maritime patrol aircraft was reportedly signed during a visit to Saudi Arabia by US President, Donald Trump, and his Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson. Jon Lake reports.

in Features

Smiles ahead - that's the Liebherr motto

Posted 29 January 2018

Liebherr-Aerospace is one of the world’s leading aerospace systems original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with an unblemished reputation for quality. As Chuck Grieve reports, this is much due to hard work, continuous investment and a

in Defence / Features

Crops and robbers...

Posted 26 January 2018

Today’s asymmetric and counter-insurgency operations have placed a premium on persistent, cost-effective, armed intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and close air support aircraft that are able to detect and engage fleeting targets, and that can

in Aircraft Interiors / Features

Save me a seat...

Posted 25 January 2018

The Middle East airline market has often been divided by the “haves” and the “have nots” but now a website that acts like eBay for used aircraft seats could solve a problem for smaller, cash-strapped carriers. Victoria Moores has been finding out more.

in Defence / Features

Oman's new generation takes off

Posted 23 January 2018

The Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) has inducted the first of its newly acquired Eurofighter Typhoon swing-role fighters and BAE Hawk Advanced Jet Trainers, ushering in a new era for one of the UK’s oldest and closest regional allies. Jon Lake reports.

in Air Transport / Features

Bahrain bridging the Gulf

Posted 22 January 2018

The Bahrain International Air Show is still a year away but more than 75% of exhibition space has already been sold. Bahrain’s Transportation and Telecommunications Minister, Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, talks to Alan Dron about the 2018 show, Gulf Air and island

in Technology / Features

Alliance takes interior design to a new dimension

Posted 19 January 2018

Strata Manufacturing, Etihad Airways and German company, Siemens, have come together to create the Middle East’s first 3-D printing service for aircraft cabin parts. Alan Dron reports.

in Features / Airports

Is there a real case for an international airport at Ajman?

Posted 18 January 2018

A new international airport will serve the emirate of Ajman in the UAE from 2019. Keith Mwanalushi discusses the business case for the new gateway with John Grant, senior analyst at air travel intelligence specialist, OAG.

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Reaching out - Alnaqbi reflects on MEBAA mission

Tensions in the Middle East and North Africa may be hampering the growth of the business aviation sector but MEBAA is pushing forward, as Asma Abdullah discovers.

Flight Fan-tastic?

The XTI Aircraft Company exhibited a one-third scale model of its planned TriFan 600 aircraft at the inaugural Kuwait Aviation Show in January 2018, as part of the company’s ambitious equity-based crowdsourced funding campaign. Jon

India Civil Aviation Guide reaches out to Middle East market

A new reference book covering civil aviation from the Indian perspective and analysing the industry in surrounding regions has just been published and could have interest for those looking at business in the new southern Asia

EAA aims to be top of the class in the region

Egyptian Aviation Academy is looking to target African and Middle Eastern student pilots and engineers, according to its chairman and CEO, Captain Elias Sadek. Marcelle Nethersole reports.

Mohamed's taste for expansion

EgyptAir In-Flight Services chairman and CEO, Hesham Abdel Hafeiz Mohamed, is hoping for expansion in the Middle East and Africa.

STG lights the way

An air tragedy inspired STG Aerospace to develop a key emergency system for aircraft. Today, the company also leads the way in LED cabin lighting. Marcelle Nethersole reports.

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