All United Arab Emirates articles – Page 8

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    Sichuan Airlines to launch Chengdu-Yinchuan-Dubai service


    ​Sichuan Airlines plans to launch a Chengdu-Yinchuan-Dubai service on 4 September.

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    DAE sells StandardAero


    ​Dubai Aerospace Enterprise’s ambition to become a global giant with businesses in several expanding industry sectors has effectively ended with the sale of its only overseas subsidiary, StandardAero, one of the biggest and oldest names in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of business jets and their engines.

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    Etihad selects Phenom 100E for pilot training


    Etihad Airways has selected the Embraer Phenom 100E as a jet trainer for a pilot-training school acquired one year ago, signing a purchase agreement at the EBACE convention on 20 May for four aircraft.

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    EBACE: Grey market declared dead at Abu Dhabi


    ​The threat of the illegal charter market in one of the Middle East’s busiest business aviation centres has been thwarted with the ‘grey market’ declared officially dead at Abu Dhabi.

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    OBITUARY: Maurice Flanagan, the expat who helped Emirates take over the world


    ​Maurice Flanagan, who has died aged 86, caught the Dubai bug when he arrived on a two-year secondment to run the city’s airport and travel operator Dnata in the late-1970s. “Everything looked so promising that I decided to stay,” he recalled two decades later. By taking up the royal family’s ...

  • Mirach 100/5 target - Selex

    Selex test-flies new aerial target


    ​Selex ES has carried out the first flight of its new Mirach 40 aerial target as it seeks the first customer for the unmanned training system.

  • Predator XP - General Atomics

    Predator XP carries out 40h endurance flight


    ​The General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator XP unmanned air vehicle has carried out its first long-endurance flight, achieving a record 40h non-stop flight.

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    Export restrictions limit Predator potential


    Following requested purchases of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator/Reaper-series unmanned air vehicles by France and the Netherlands in recent weeks, the USA’s backing of an export licence for India but a rejection for Jordan have raised questions over how much potential the UAVs really have outside of NATO.

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    Arab aircraft reportedly shot down over Syria by Islamic State


    ​An Arab jet that had been carrying out air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria is believed to have been shot down by the terrorist organisation, a human rights monitoring group has reported.

  • M-346 Italy - Alenia Aermacchi

    Italian air force acquires three more M-346 trainers


    ​The Italian air force is to acquire three more Alenia Aermacchi M-346 trainer aircraft under a € 120 million ($147 million) contract awarded on 22 December.

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    MEBA: Honeywell upbeat despite sluggish market


    ​Honeywell believes the Middle East still represents a region of opportunity, despite its own forecast predicting a near-term slowdown in sales of new jets.

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    MEBA: ExecuJet bullish on expansion plans


    ​Jet management and charter firm ExecuJet enters the MEBA show hoping that it will shortly get the green light for construction of a new bespoke facility at Dubai World Central (DWC) airport.

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    MEBA: Bell highlights Middle East appeal of new 505


    ​With the first flight of its new light single-engined 505 Jet Ranger X under its belt, Bell Helicopter arrives at MEBA confident it can add to the backlog for the type in the region.

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    MEBA: Jet makes plans for DWC transition


    ​Jet Aviation is already in discussions with both Dubai airports in preparation for an eventual transition of its operations to the Dubai World Central (DWC) site.

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    MEBA: Collins is all ears for IFE sound upgrade


    ​Rockwell Collins has come up with a unique way of improving the sound quality of in-flight entertainment on business jets – and it’s all down to a chance encounter.

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    MEBA: Textron Aviation makes MEBA show debut


    ​Textron Aviation – formed in March this year when the Cessna and Beechcraft brands were brought together - is making its MEBA show debut and is out to prove that bigger isn’t always better.

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    MEBA: Big three Gulf airlines showcase VIP products


    For the first time, all three of the Gulf’s big airlines are exhibiting at MEBA as they increasingly expand their brands into the top end of premium travel.

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    MEBA: XJet to open two Middle East FBOs in 2015


    US FBO operator XJet is taking its membership model to the Gulf with two new facilities due to open next year – one in Saudi Arabia’s oil capital Dammam and one here at Dubai World Central.

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    MEBA: DC Aviation reaps rewards from being first to commit to DWC airport


    ​In the dusty expanse of what may one day be the world’s biggest aviation gateway, the fixed base operation of DC Aviation Al-Futtaim stands in virtual splendid isolation next to the runway. The joint venture between the German charter operator and local conglomerate is one of just a handful of ...

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    Syrian air strikes mark combat debut for F-22 Raptor


    The US military-led air launched over Syria on 22 September against Islamic insurgents marked the debut for US Air Force Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptors in a strike role.