All United Arab Emirates articles – Page 5

  • Analysis

    ANALYSIS: AWAS deal shows leasing still commands premium


    Aircraft leasing companies continue to trade above valuations, with AWAS commanding a premium of at least 1.15x, according to a source who worked on the deal.

  • News

    AIX: AIM Altitude toasts success built on Emirates A380 horseshoe bar


    Walking the shop floor of its still paint-fresh factory and design centre at Bournemouth airport, AIM Altitude’s commercial director Richard Bower is in no doubt about the UK-based company’s best-known product. “It’s the horseshoe bar everyone remembers,” he says as he stops by an early production version of the latest ...

  • Analysis

    ANALYSIS: True believers and sceptics - a decade of MPL


    As a would-be revolution in flightdeck training, the multicrew pilot licence did not get off to the best start. In 2008, nine newly qualified first officers who had embarked on Sterling Airlines’ pioneering MPL course were made redundant by the ailing Danish carrier. In the depths of a global recession, ...

  • News

    IATA urges cargo carriers to adopt modern electronic processes


    IATA has reiterated calls for air cargo carriers to adopt modern digital processes such as electronic waybills – changes that will align the air cargo technology with the high-tech industries that dominate air shipment demand.

  • News

    DAE prices $410 million Falcon ABS


    Dubai Aerospace Enterprise has disclosed pricing for its sale of 21 narrowbodies through a $410 million asset-backed securitisation.

  • News

    Amedeo adds two A380s to public vehicle


    Amedeo Air Four Plus will acquire two Airbus A380s to be leased to Etihad Airways.

  • Opinion

    OPINION: Is Gulf carrier expansion finally at an end?


    W​hen Emirates recently announced a surprise 75% fall in first-half profit, group chief executive Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum blamed “increased competition and the sustained economic and political uncertainty in the world”. He added that “the bleak global economic outlook appears to be the new norm, with no immediate ...

  • News

    MEBAA: JetSmarter teams with Vertis to launch Dubai-London route


    JetSmarter, the US-based members-only business aircraft shuttle service, has announced at MEBAA that it is teaming with the Swiss “boutique charter company” Vertis Aviation to provide its first Dubai to London flights.

  • News

    MEBAA: XJet upgrades Stansted but waits to open in Dubai


    US FBO operator XJet is upgrading one of its two facilities - at London Stansted - as it continues to target openings in Saudi Arabia and Dubai.

  • News

    MEBAA: JetEx unveils showpiece FBO at Dubai South


    JetEx, the trip planning and handling specialist, is officially unveiling its flagship FBO today at Al Maktoum airport, known as Dubai South.

  • News

    MEBAA: Comlux boosts range of ACJ321 with extra fuel tank installation


    Comlux is offering ACJ321 operators an Airbus-approved additional fuel tank installation it says adds 500nm (926km) to the aircraft’s range, and is formally launching the service at MEBAA.

  • News

    MEBAA: Deer Jet becomes major shareholder in UAS


    Chinese business aviation company Deer Jet has become the “major shareholder” in UAS International Trip Support (UAS), with the deal completed as MEBAA began yesterday.

  • News

    MEBAA: ExecuJet celebrates successful six months at DWC


    ExecuJet is marking at MEBAA what it says has been a “successful” first six months for its new FBO at Al Maktoum airport. Since opening the site in June, ExecuJet Middle East has been named preferred ground handler at the airport for the flight support specialist Universal Weather & Aviation.

  • News

    MEBAA: Gulfstream displays four-zone G650ER


    Gulfstream is going head to head with the Bombardier Global 7000 at MEBAA by displaying a four-zone cabin version of the G650ER. The Savannah-based airframer's flagship – traditionally offered with a three-zone cabin – faces competition from the new Bombardier champion, which flew for the first time earlier this month. ...

  • News

    MEBAA: DC Aviation and Lufthansa Technik partnership in Dubai gets to work


    Lufthansa Technik and DC Aviation have inaugurated a cooperation agreement signed in May this year by performing the first A check on a narrowbody aircraft at Al Maktoum.

  • News

    MEBAA: Airbus hints at ACJ350 customer and ACJ330neo


    MEBAA is beginning with the familiar battle of the big business jets. Airbus yesterday announced its eighth commitment for an ACJ320neo, said that it was close to securing its first ACJ350 customer, and hinted at the imminent launch an ACJ version of its latest widebody, the A330neo.

  • News

    MEBAA: Dubai's new business aviation gateway


    Dubai South – the giant real estate development around what is planned to be one of the world’s mega-hubs – is beginning to look less like a soulless expanse of desert criss-crossed by empty, six-lane highways and more like a burgeoning aviation complex. The dusty, palm-tree-lined roads are still largely ...

  • News

    MEBAA: Mixed messages on Middle East charter market


    If the Middle East’s business aviation market has peaked, nobody appears to have told the region’s two big charter players. Both Qatar Executive and Abu Dhabi’s Royal Jet have been investing heavily in metal. Royal Jet – the world’s biggest Boeing Business Jets operator – has just put into service ...

  • News

    MEBAA: After 10 years, association celebrates successes and acknowledges battles still to be fought


    The Middle East Business Aviation Association – the organisation behind the MEBAA show – is celebrating its 10th anniversary. They have notched up a number of successes, but still face a string of challenges, from an inconsistent regulatory environment to a customer base still largely resistant to mid-size business aircraft. ...

  • News

    MEBAA: PC-12 operator plans to change the image of turboprops in Gulf


    A start-up is aiming to defy the perception that business people in the Gulf will only fly on airlines or large private jets. Gi Aviation will launch operations in late December with what it says is the region’s first turboprop air taxi service, using a six-seat Pilatus PC-12NG. A second ...