Saturday 18 November 2017

P&WC inks fleet management deal with Abu Dhabi Aviation

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has signed a 20-year fleet management program contract with Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) for 22 PT6C-67C engines that will power the airline’s fleet of Leonardo AW139 helicopters which primarily serve the offshore oil and gas industry in Abu Dhabi, Saudi


Sheikh Mohammed tours Dubai Airshow

Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum toured the Dubai Airshow 2017 on its second day and stopped at various pavilions of participating exhibitors. Accompanying Sheikh Mohammed on the tour were the Crown Prince of Dubai


UAE citizens to get visa-free entry to Tajikistan

UAE nationals, holding diplomatic, private and regular passports can make visa-free visits to the Republic of Tajikistan, a senior UAE government official said. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation received a diplomatic memorandum from Tajikistan's mi


Emirates Flight Training Academy inaugurated

Emirates Flight Training Academy, the state-of-the-art facility for training ab initio pilots was officially inaugurated today by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai during the Dubai Airshow.  &n


Kuwait's Alafco orders 20 more Boeing 737 MAX 8s

Boeing and Alafco Aviation Lease and Finance Company (Alafco) have finalised an order for 20 additional 737 MAX 8s at the 2017 Dubai Airshow, doubling the lessor's order book for the MAX airplane.   Kuwait-based Alafco, a global provider of commercial aircra


Oman Air B737 MAX to fly with Thales AVANT IFE system

Oman Air, the national carrier of Oman has signed an agreement with Thales on the sidelines of the Dubai Airshow, to equip its B737 MAX fleet with its inflight entertainment systems.   As one of the respected airlines of the  region  with a focus on se


Air Arabia leases six new A321neo LR aircraft

Air Arabia, a leading low-cost carrier (LCC) in Mena, has signed a lease agreement for six Airbus A321neo Long Range aircraft with the Los Angeles based Air Lease Corporation (ALC).  These additional aircraft will join Air Arabia’s fleet starting 2019 and will help the


Gulf Air inks leasing pact with DAE for 5 planes

Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, and Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) have signed an aircraft lease agreement for five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft that are scheduled to enter the Gulf carrier’s fleet in 2018. These modern, fuel efficient planes will help Gul


Mideast new airplane market worth $730bn: Boeing

Airlines in the Middle East will need 3,350 new airplanes over the next 20 years, valued at an estimated $730 billion, said Boeing in its 2017 Current Market Outlook (CMO) for the region, released during the ongoing Dubai Airshow. "Traffic growth in the Middle East is expect


Fairmont Nile City wins 4 Haute Grandeur awards

The world renowned 2017 Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards granted Fairmont Nile City, Cairo, the “Best Business Hotel” in Egypt award.   It also awarded Frank Naboulsi, regional vice president and general manager, the “Best Hotel General Manag

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