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  • News

    ​Sanad boosts engine business with new GE deals


    With deals announced at the recent Dubai Airshow, Sanad Aerotech is on track to expand its engine overhaul output from the 125 expected in 2019 to 175-200 units by 2021, says Mansoor Janahi, chief executive of the Abu Dhabi-based MRO specialist.

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    Emirates shows restraint in latest order spree


    Emirates is renowned for its huge aircraft orders, and this year’s Dubai air show was no disappointment. But dig a bit deeper and it quickly becomes clear that the airline has actually been quite restrained in its spending.

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    UAE tops up GlobalEye, MRTT orders


    Saab is celebrating after the United Arab Emirates, its launch customer for the GlobalEye airborne surveillance system, announced its intention to order two additional units of the Bombardier Global 6000-based platform.

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    Boeing and Embraer rebrand transport as C-390 Millennium


    Boeing and Embraer have rebranded the KC-390 airlifter as the C-390 Millennium to emphasise the transport’s cargo mission.

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    VR Technologies outlines fast pace of VRT500 development


    VR Technologies has unveiled ambitious plans for its developmental VRT500 light-single helicopter, including final assembly of the type in Italy and potential hybridisation of the platform.

  • News

    UAE to join MBDA effort on SmartGlider missile


    Missile maker MBDA is looking to collaborate with the UAE on the development of its SmartGlider munition as part of an agreement between France and the Middle Eastern nation.

  • News

    DUBAI: Dubai air show takes precautions against intruding drones


    In the wake of the loitering munitions attack on the Saudi Aramco oil processing facilities at Abqaiq and Khurais in September, Dubai air show is taking precautions against intruding unmanned air vehicles.

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    Falcon seals Leonardo heliport deal and mulls AW609 order


    Leonardo Helicopters has signed up Falcon Aviation Services as the launch operator of its new heliport concept – and could add the Al Bateen airport-based company to the list of customers for the AW609 tiltrotor.

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    DUBAI: Frequentis touts deployable ATC towers after DoD contract


    Frequentis is touting a contract it won from the Department of Defense (DoD) in October for four remote virtual air traffic controller towers, including two deployable systems which could be used at expeditionary air bases.

  • News

    Bell wins order for 12 505s from Horizon


    Bell has secured a 12-unit order from Horizon International Flight Academy for the 505 light-single helicopter.

  • Analysis

    Collins chief says integration ahead of plan


    Almost exactly a year ago, Rockwell Collins completed its long-running merger with the UTAS division of United Technologies to create one of the most diversified businesses in aerospace. Collins Aerospace – itself an amalgam of a series of acquisitions over the past decade, including B/E, Arinc and Goodrich – emerged ...

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    Strata delivers first 777X ribs


    Strata, the Al Ain-based composite aerostructures specialist, has delivered the first shipset of empennage ribs for the Boeing 777X, the Mubadala-owned company announced at the show yesterday.

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    DUBAI: UAE highlights technology transfer priorities


    The UAE is looking to use a technology transfer policy to help Emirati companies catch up and position themselves in areas that are seen by many as the future of the aerospace defence industry.

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    DUBAI: Blades hone cutting-edge display


    Hoping to spark interest in general aviation in the UAE and wider region, the Blades aerobatic display team is performing at the Dubai show daily with its Extra Aircraft 300s.

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    Gallery of the best images from the 2019 Dubai airshow


    All the best images from the 2019 Dubai Airshow, captured from on the ground in the United Arab Emirates. Catch up on all the latest news, in-depth analysis and opinion from the show here.

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    DUBAI: Saab GlobalEye debuts with launch order


    Exactly four years after stunning its defence sector rivals with a surprise launch order from the United Arab Emirates, Saab is giving its GlobalEye surveillance aircraft an air show world premier appearance in Dubai.

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    DUBAI: How Trenchard diversified in Dubai


    As with Doctor Who’s Tardis, there is a lot of technological prowess packed into Aero Technics’ modest adjoining standard units at Dubai International Airport’s free zone.

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    DUBAI: Etihad Engineering adopts 3D printing


    The Middle East is getting into 3D printing. Etihad Engineering has received European Union Aviation Safety Agency approval for its newly opened additive manufacturing facility in Abu Dhabi.

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    Abu Dhabi's Sanad Aerotech looks to engines for growth


    Abu Dhabi’s signage suppliers have been kept busy at the aircraft engineering complex next to the city’s international airport during the operation’s transitions through many identities. Originally Gulf Aircraft Maintenance Company or GAMCO – the third-party MRO division of Gulf Air – it was renamed Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT) ...

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    UAE's bold vision for space


    No-one could accuse the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of lacking a long-term vision for space. The country has a project to put settlers on Mars by 2117. Its recent achievements and immediate objectives are impressive too. The Gulf nation has just sent an astronaut to the International Space Station (ISS), ...