Tuesday 21 November 2017

Royal Jordanian adopts Honeywell fuel efficiency solution

Honeywell's Connected Aircraft GoDirect Fuel Efficiency software has been selected by Royal Jordanian Airlines to reduce fuel usage on its fleet of 24 aircraft.    The innovative software is part of Honeywell's GoDirect suite of more than 50 Connect


Gwen Stefani concert for Renaissance Downtown Hotel Dubai opening

Marriott International will celebrate the grand opening of its Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai, with an exclusive concert by global superstar Gwen Stefani.   The concert is part of the hotel chain's global partnership with Universal Music Group, a statemen


Saudia offers wifi onboard to 47 destinations

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the national carrier of Saudi Arabia, now offers guests flying to 47 international destinations the option to connect onto its wifi service.   On six of these routes, to Los Angeles, Washington, New York, London Heathrow, Manches


Irish firms announce Dubai Airshow deals

A number of Irish companies have announced new contracts at the Dubai Airshow, according to a statement from Enterprise Ireland, the country’s trade and export promotion agency.   As part of a drive to grow Irish exports to the UAE from €1.4 billion i


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

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