aviation

June 26, 2019

SHARJAH, 25th June, 2019 (WAM) -- Sharjah-based Air Arabia on Tuesday announced the launch of direct flights between Sharjah and Vienna, capital of Austria, starting 15th September, 2019.

The non-stop six-hour flight to Vienna, popularly known as the ‘City of Music’, will initially operate four times a week, on Sundays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and will increase to daily flights starting mid-December.

Flights on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays depart Sharjah International Airport at 17:35 local time arriving at Vienna International Airport at 21:50"...

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June 26, 2019

Etihad Airways is preparing to launch seasonal summer flights from Abu Dhabi to the historic Egyptian city of Alexandria, one of oldest continuously-inhabited locations in the world, and which was home to the Great Library of Alexandria and the Pharos Lighthouse.

The famous coastal city is also a convenient gateway for many of the Egyptian expatriates living in the UAE and planning to return home during the summer holidays. Between July 2 and August 31, the Airbus A320 flights will depart Abu Dhabi at 2.15pm every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, arriving in Alexandria at 4:00pm. Return flights will depart Alexandria at 4:50pm, arriving"...

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June 26, 2019

AerSale®, a global supplier of aircraft, engines, used serviceable material (USM), and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, announced today it has acquired aircraft parts distributor Qwest Air Parts, Inc. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, Qwest is a recognized leader in aircraft dismantlement and the refurbishment and resale of USM. Qwest has disassembled over 200 aircraft, offers 24/7 AOG service, and operates a teardown facility in Crestview, Florida. Gary Jones, Qwest’s founder, President and CEO, will continue to lead Qwest, which will operate as a stand-alone independent subsidiary of AerSale. The acquisition of Qwest will add scale and reach to AerSale’s already significant airframe USM offerings. Furthermore, Qwest’s recently certified repair station, Q2 Aviation LLC, will supplement AerSale’s growing MRO platform. “As a proven leader in aircraft parts distribution, Qwest is an optimal partner to help further expand our large inventory of high-demand USM, which we cost-efficiently source through fleet acquisitions and part-out of our retiring lease portfolio assets,” said Nicolas Finazzo, Executive Chairman of AerSale. “Our customers can now look forward to even more expertise and added value from our integrated aircraft, engine, and component solutions.” AerSale is a premier provider of one-stop services offering aircraft and engine leasing, uncompromising......

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June 25, 2019

ABU DHABI, 24th June, 2019 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi Airports has secured a 'Procurement Excellence Gold Award' from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, CIPS, following its completion of a comprehensive award submission.

Abu Dhabi Airports is the only airports group in the world to have achieved the CIPS Advanced Level, and the first in the MENA region to have successfully been certified at any level.

The CIPS Advanced Certification Process is a complex and thorough exercise that requires extensive effort and time in order to develop a comprehensive"...

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June 23, 2019

Leading airlines around the world, including all UAE airlines, are rerouting some of their flight paths to avoid Iranian airspace amid the ongoing US-Iran tensions.

The UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) called on registered air operators to avoid areas 'that could jeopardise civil aviation safety and operations'.

India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) announced that all Indian airlines have decided to avoid the affected parts of the Iranian airspace.

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June 22, 2019

Emirates, Etihad and Flydubai said on Friday they had begun to reroute some of their flights after the US Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order prohibiting American carriers from flying over Iranian waters.

Low-cost carrier Flydubai said it had 'adjusted' some of its flight paths.

Shortly after, a spokesperson for Emirates said: 'In light of the current situation, Emirates has taken precautionary measures including rerouting all flights away from areas of possible conflict.'

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June 20, 2019

DUBAI, 19th June, 2019 (WAM) -- Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, DAE, today announced that its leasing division DAE Capital and Moscow based, Volga Dnepr owned cargo airline AirBridgeCargo have entered into a purchase and leaseback agreement with PDP financing for three factories new Boeing 777 freighter aircraft.

The three aircraft will be the first of this type to enter AirBridgeCargo’s fleet in 2020.

Firoz Tarapore, DAE’s CEO, said, 'We are delighted to welcome AirBridgeCargo as our newest customer and to be in a position to facilitate them with their"...

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June 20, 2019

ABU DHABI, 19th June, 2019 (WAM) -- The national aviation sector's contribution to UAE's GDP is projected to surge to AED323.6 bn by 2030, according to the Airport Council International (ACI) World.

The assessment comes as yet a new international testimony to the advanced and robust infrastructure boasted by the UAE and the steady growth experienced by the aviation sector in particular.

According to the ACI's assessment, Dubai World Central - Al Maktoum International Airport comes 19th internationally in terms of volume of freight handled, with the airport"...

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June 19, 2019

Emirates has made a network-wide commitment to reduce single-use plastics on board its aircraft.

Eco-friendly paper straws have been introduced and all Emirates flights will soon be plastic straw-free, the airline said in a statement.

Emirates said it has been working on various long-term sustainability initiatives. In addition to plastic straws, plastic swizzle sticks and stirrers will also be replaced with eco-friendly alternatives by the end of the year.

From August, plastic bags used"...

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June 19, 2019

ABU DHABI, 18th June, 2019 (WAM) -- Sanad Aerotech, a leading maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service provider for aero engines and industrial gas turbines that is wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company PJSC (Mubadala), is expanding its network of international customers. The Abu Dhabi-based business has announced maintenance agreements Russian Nordwind and Bulgarian BH Air, two leading Eastern European operators.

The breakthrough partnership agreements come after Sanad Aerotech and Rolls-Royce announced a landmark US$6.5bn engine maintenance agreement, including component repair to operators globally over a nine-year period and"...

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