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Gulf Air invests $20m to upgrade A330 fleet

Gulf Air has invested $20 million to upgrade four of its Airbus A330 wide-body aircraft in line with global best practices, it has emerged. The national carrier's acting chief executive Maher Salman Al Musallam yesterday (Janu

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Manitou to showcase material handling solutions for aviation sector

Manitou, a leader in rough terrain material handing, will showcase its range of personnel lifting devices and parts handling solutions for civil and military aviation in the Middle East at an event in Dubai, UAE, next month. The A

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Air Arabia may lease aircraft for EU, North Africa expansion

Dubai-listed low-cost carrier Air Arabia could lease aircraft to expand capacity into Europe and North Africa instead of ordering new planes, its chief executive said on Sunday. The budget carrier announced this month it had bough

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Airbus beats Boeing in 2014 order race

Airbus clung to the top spot in commercial plane orders by confirming it outsold Boeing last year, while failing to close a gap in deliveries that leaves its US rival as the world's largest plane manufacturer for the third year running.

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Aluminium-agriculture to spur Bahrain-Russia ties

Aluminium, aircraft, chemicals, biotechnology, agriculture and pharmaceuticals have been identified as key areas of bilateral trade and investment between Bahrain and Russia, a top Russian minister said. Russia's Minister of I

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Emirates raps Airbus over A380 termination hint

The head of Dubai's Emirates issued a furious reaction to a public suggestion by Airbus that it might discontinue the A380 superjumbo and told Reuters it was ready to invest massively in an upgraded version if the planemaker went ahead with

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UAE aircraft parts maker Strata plans expansion

Abu Dhabi aircraft parts business Strata expects revenue from existing operations to more than triple by 2020 and plans to open a second factory in the UAE in 2017, said its chief executive. Strata, the manufacturing arm of Abu Dh

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Flying Colours’ QCAA approved aircraft work on track

Flying Colours Corp, a North America-based completions, refurbishment and maintenance specialist, is nearing the completion of maintenance work on a second aircraft under approval from the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA). Th

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Kuwait Airways to buy 10 Boeing 777-ER planes

Kuwait Airways has agreed to buy 10 widebody 777-300ER passenger aircraft from manufacturer Boeing to upgrade its fleet, the airline's chairwoman said on Thursday. The deal has a value of $3.3 billion at list price, although a

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Gulf carriers close financing deals for 16 aircraft

Gulf-based airlines have closed financing agreements for a total of 16 Boeing and Airbus aircraft, according to statements from the carriers and banks involved. The region's airlines are securing funds as they take delivery of

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