All United Arab Emirates articles – Page 4

  • News

    DUBAI: USA discussing F-35 sale to United Arab Emirates


    ​The US government is discussing the potential sale of Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighters with the United Arab Emirates, the US Air Force’s vice chief of staff has confirmed.

  • News

    DUBAI: UAE has eyes on the stars


    ​The UAE is a new player in space – with bold ambitions

  • Analysis

    DUBAI: The shifting sands of Middle East MRO


    The rapid growth of the airliner fleet in the Arabian Gulf has been mirrored by an expansion of the maintenance, repair and overhaul sector, with several North American and European manufacturers investing in facilities to support their products, and specialist aftermarket companies also establishing a presence. However, the past few ...

  • Analysis

    DUBAI: Mubadala moves to a new phase of investment


    A decade after making its first forays into the sector, Mubadala – the $8.6 billion-turnover state investment vehicle through which Abu Dhabi is using its oil revenues to diversify its economy – is moving to a new stage in terms of its aerospace portfolio.

  • Opinion

    OPINION: A380 needs more customers to match 747's longevity


    ​When the time comes for Emirates Airline to bid adieu to the Airbus A380, let’s hope the ­double-decker deserves the sweet and sincere farewell that United Airlines gave the 747 for its final revenue flight on 7 November.

  • Analysis

    DUBAI: Emirates opens flight academy


    They do not do things by half in Dubai, and Emirates’ new pilot academy is no exception. The centre, in the emerging “airport city” of Dubai South, has just admitted its first students and will be formally opened on day two of the air show. Designed to meet the fast-growing ...

  • Analysis

    DUBAI: What next for the UAE's two low-cost airlines?


    For the past eight years Flydubai and Air Arabia have appeared to enjoy formidable growth by sticking to their own trajectories. Despite the rival carriers being based just a hop from each other at Dubai International and Sharjah airports, their business models and route networks have been sufficiently distinct to ...

  • Analysis

    DUBAI: Six months that took DAE back to the big league


    Two years ago, a somewhat chastened Dubai Aerospace Enterprise found itself ready to enter the ring again, having slimmed down from the would-be heavyweight that had strutted out to become a big name in the industry back in 2006. After divesting US maintenance, repair and overhaul house Standard Aero for ...

  • Global Eye 2017 - Saab

    ANALYSIS: Saab on a high with GlobalEye


    ​Two years ago, the Dubai air show’s surprise deal followed the appearance of a nondescript press notice, which pointed simply to an “announcement” between the United Arab Emirates air force and Saab.

  • Analysis

    ANALYSIS: The Gulf's breakneck airport development


    Drive for a little over an hour and a half along the UAE’s highway E311 and you will pass no fewer than four international airports, each at a very different stage of development. Starting at Sharjah – base of one of the Middle East’s leading low-cost airlines, Air Arabia – ...

  • A380 Dubai - Airbus

    OPINION: Will Dubai air show bring surprise sales?


    ​The Dubai air show is almost a victim of its own success: previous blockbuster orders have raised expectations that the buying spree will be repeated every two years.

  • Analysis

    ANALYSIS: Gulf's fast-growing carriers have troubles at home


    Over recent years it has been the big Gulf carriers that have caused headaches for rival network carriers in virtually all corners of the globe.

  • News

    Emirates named new launch operator for 777-9


    ​Emirates has jumped to the front of the line when Boeing begins deliveries of the 777-9 in less than years, the manufacturer confirms.

  • Analysis

    ANALYSIS: Do appraisals drive aircraft asset-backed securities?


    Aircraft securitisation has made a comeback over recent years as a means for funding aircraft sales and raising capital, with 28 deals closing since 2013, when the first post-financial-crisis asset-backed securities were issued.

  • Interview

    INTERVIEW: Issam Sultan, managing director of FltCtrl


    ​Issam Sultan is managing director of UK flight support company FltCtrl, which offers web-based organisational tools, designed to help business aircraft flight operations improve their productivity.

  • News

    DAE chief hints at large narrowbody order


    ​Dubai Aerospace Enterprise is looking to place a speculative narrowbody order, says chief executive FIroz Tarapore.

  • News

    Moody's downgrades Doric EETCs on A380 concerns


    Moody's has downgraded the class A ratings assigned for two enhanced equipment trust certificates (EETCs) secured by Airbus A380s.

  • Interview

    INTERVIEW: Champion skydiver, Fred Fugen


    What got you into skydiving?

  • News

    Post-merger DAE management structure revealed


    AWAS chief executive David Siegel is stepping down and will not join the lessor's acquirer Dubai Aerospace Enterprise when the transaction is completed in August, sources tell FlightGlobal.

  • News

    Middle East states cut ties with Qatar; block airspace access


    Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) say they will close their airspace to Qatari aircraft, after cutting diplomatic ties with the Gulf state which they say is supporting terrorist groups.