AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings is at the Dutch pavilion (stand W468) demonstrating how its products can help save time and cut costs by shortening coating and maintenance schedules. Featured on the AkzoNobel stand is new two-coat system, Aerodur 3001/3002, which the company says can save up to 30% cycle/process time. It has also unveiled its Burst Pack for faster, easier coatings repair at a maintenance check or during aircraft turnaround times.


The NetJets Middle East Programme, provided by National Air Services (NAS), is celebrating its 10th anniversary by taking delivery of a new Dassault Falcon 2000LX. The aircraft will be the first Falcon 2000LX to be operated commercially in the Middle East. The NetJets Middle East Programme already has a fleet comprising the Gulfstream 450 and Hawker 750. "With its range of up to 4,000nm [7,400km], the Falcon 2000LX can fly non-stop from Dubai to Paris and London," says Graeme Deary, executive director business development. "The Falcon 2000LX is the optimum aircraft to fly this route with a spacious cabin and good performance enabling it to get into some of the smaller airports in Europe," he adds.


Worldwide trip support provider Fly Aviation Services (sand W116) has decided to shift its focus towards charity, by extending its support to Dubai Cares, the UAE-based philanthropic establishment led by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai. Fly Aviation Services is redirecting part of its marketing expenditure towards funding Dubai Cares' initiatives in developing countries. "On the occasion of the 2009 Dubai air show we want to translate the approach we adopt for each of our clients into a tangible act for charity," says George Kinj, general manager of the Dubai Airport Free Zone-based company. This will be achieved by donating a sum of money for each business contact made during the five days of the air show.

Source: Flight Daily News