Saturday 18 November 2017

Boeing acquires autonomous tech firm

Boeing has completed the acquisition of Aurora Flight Sciences, a world-class innovator, developer and manufacturer of advanced aerospace platforms and autonomous systems. Aurora will operate under Boeing Engineering, Test & Technology as a subsidiary called Aurora Flight Sci


Boeing, China ink deal for 300 planes

Boeing and China Aviation Suppliers Holding Company today signed an agreement for 300 airplanes during a ceremony in Beijing. It was part of the US trade mission to China, and was signed by Kevin McAllister, Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO, in the presence of US Pre


Uber rolls out new features to improve driver experience

Uber has today announced the launch of a series of new features designed to streamline and improve the Uber experience for driver-partners across Dubai. The features, which are being rolled out across the Mena region, aim to address three key areas: Flexibility, Efficiency and Ea


Arabian Courtyard Hotel completes $1.3m renovation project

Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa, a heritage recognised hotel brand located in Bur Dubai, has announced the completion of the Dh5 million ($1.3 million) renovation project. The renovation project covers the refurbishment of the 150 guestrooms with traditional interior with moder


VistaJet sees 50pc growth in Mideast customers

VistaJet, a leading global aviation company, has announced positive results for the Middle East, with its flagship Program Membership hours doubling this year, driven by a 50 per cent increase in the number of its Program customers.   With clients buying more hours to meet th


Majid Al Futtaim unveils new leisure packages

Majid Al Futtaim, a leading shopping mall and leisure pioneer in the region, has announced an initiative to redefine travel and tourism experiences with truly integrated destination offerings. At World Travel Market 2017, Majid Al Futtaim showcased a range of leisure and entertai


RAK Hospitality Holding appoints new MD for subsidiaries

RAK Hospitality Holding (RAKHH), an integrated asset owner and manager of leading hospitality investments, has appointed Ziad El Masri as managing director of two of its subsidiaries, Hakaya Collection and RAK Hospitality Logistics. El Masri will lead the diverse commercial activ


Mövenpick Hotels opens in Chiang Mai

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is making its mark in northern Thailand with the opening of the brand’s first property in the kingdom’s cultural capital, Chiang Mai. The 266-room Mövenpick Suriwongse Hotel Chiang Mai opened its doors to guests on November 7 m


Emirates Group H1 revenue hits $13.4bn

The Emirates Group has registered a revenue growth of Dh49.4 billion ($13.4 billion) for the first six months of its 2017-18 financial year, up 6 per cent from Dh46.5 billion ($12.6 billion) during the same period last year. Profitability rebounded after a low during the same per


Naco says Kuwait airport revamp work in full swing

Naco, a Dutch airport consultancy and engineering company, said it has started work on a major redevelopment project at Kuwait International Airport which includes the setting up of a brand new third runway besides all airside and landside infrastructure and construction of a new air traffic co

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