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Rolls-Royce wins $9.2bn order from Emirates

Rolls-Royce said it had won a $9.2 billion order to supply engines for 50 A380 aircraft for Dubai's Emirates airline, providing a boost for the British company after a torrid year of profit warnings. Rolls-Royce said the order

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Emirates picks Rolls-Royce engines for A380 aircraft

Dubai's Emirates airline has selected British engine-maker Rolls-Royce to supply engines for 50 of the 140 A380 aircraft it has on order with Airbus, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. It is the first time the

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Solar Impulse departs for challenging 19-hour flight



Solar Impulse, a Swiss long-range solar-powered aircraft, departed from Myanmar’s Mandalay International Airport this morning attempting the most challenging flight since having started the Round-The-World journey, to reach Chongqing (Chin

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Oman Air orders 20 Boeing 737s in bid to double fleet

Oman Air, the flag carrier of the Sultanate, has ordered 20 Boeing 737 aircraft as part of a plan to double its fleet to 70 planes by 2020, chief executive Paul Gregorowitsch said on Monday. The order includes both the current gen

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Emirates offers free wi-fi on-board its aircraft

Emirates, a Dubai-based airline, now offers free wi-fi on 106 of its aircraft, with two to three more aircraft being installed with wi-fi connectivity every month.   After updating the service in early February with a simpler

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Boeing backs ban on lithium batteries cargo

Boeing said on Tuesday that high-density packages of lithium batteries like those used in cell phones and laptops pose fire risks and should not be carried on passenger planes until safer methods for carrying them are developed. T

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Boeing backs ban on lithium batteries cargo

Boeing said on Tuesday that high-density packages of lithium batteries like those used in cell phones and laptops pose fire risks and should not be carried on passenger planes until safer methods for carrying them are developed. T

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Paramount prepares for production of AHRLAC

Paramount Group, an Africa-based privately-owned defence and aerospace business, is preparing for the industrialisation of its advanced high-performance reconnaissance light aircraft (AHRLAC). It includes the construction of a fac

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Mideast travel demand to boost aerospace industry growth

The rising passenger travel demand in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific and the production of next generation fuel-efficient aircraft will help the growth of the global global aerospace and defense (A&D) industry this year, a report said.

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UAE airspace 'to be among the busiest in the world'

The UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) anticipates daily aircraft movements in the country to top 5,100 by 2030, making it one of the busiest airspaces in the world. The UAE airspace witnessed an average of 2,250 daily ai

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