aviation

October 17, 2019

Leading aerospace companies will use Dubai Airshow, which returns next month, to launch and exhibit their latest innovations.

The aerospace industry is at an exciting point as new technologies open opportunities for industrial changes that can be translated into tangible cost savings and growth.

Many of the 1,300 exhibitors at the event, from November 17 to 21 at DWC, Dubai Airshow Site, will travel from all"...

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October 17, 2019

A new UAE budget carrier has been launched by Sharjah's Air Arabia and Abu Dhabi's Etihad Aviation Group, further increasing the competition in the aviation sector as well as giving UAE residents an additional economical option to choose from.

The new carrier - called Air Arabia Abu Dhabi - is the fifth airline to operate from the UAE after Emirates, Etihad, flydubai and Air Arabia, serving 9.5 million residents. Based out of Abu Dhabi International Airport, the new carrier will target the low-cost travel market segment in the Middle East region and complement Etihad Airways, said a Press statement released on Wednesday.

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October 16, 2019

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has launched Emirates Delivers, a new e-commerce delivery platform that allows customers shopping from multiple online retailers in the US to consolidate their purchases and have the goods delivered to a home or office address.

Now available to individual or small business customers in the UAE, Emirates Delivers supports Dubai’s vision to become a global hub for e-commerce, the airline said in a statement.

It said Emirates Delivers is a fast, reliable and cost-effective e-commerce shipping solution that is"...

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October 16, 2019

The global aviation sector is expected to pick up next year, and the trade war between the US and China will be resolved at around the same time as the US heads into its presidential elections, said Sir Tim Clark, president of Emirates airline.

While speaking at an aviation conference in Dubai on Monday, Clark warned that airfares could surge as a result of the tit-for-tat tariff war between the US and Europe on import of aircraft.

'Global consumer confidence is falling and we are in a state of disequilibrium. It can be salvaged. With the US presidential elections"...

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October 15, 2019

Emirates Group's airport services unit Dnata is exposed to UK's bankrupt tour operator Thomas Cook, which is expected to affect the group's first-half financial results, its president Tim Clark said.

An assessment of Thomas Cook's impact is ongoing but it is 'not a small amount', Mr Clark said on Monday at an aviation conference in Dubai. 'We will have to take it in the first half,' he said, without specifying the financial value of the potential impact. Dnata counted Thomas Cook as a customer for services such as ground-handling and catering.

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October 15, 2019

The global aviation sector is expected to pick up next year, and the trade war between the US and China will be resolved at around the same time as the US heads into its presidential elections, said Sir Tim Clark, president of Emirates airline.

While speaking at an aviation conference in Dubai on Monday, Clark warned that airfares could surge as a result of the tit-for-tat tariff war between the US and Europe on import of aircraft.

'Global consumer confidence is falling and we are in a state of disequilibrium. It can be salvaged. With the US presidential elections"...

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October 15, 2019

Air Arabia, the UAE's only listed airline, expects to make a decision on an order for up to 120 planes by early next year as it continues discussions with both Boeing and Airbus, its chief executive said.

The Sharjah airline is looking at narrow-body models including the Airbus A220 and Boeing 737 Max. It will make a decision before the end of this year or by January 2020, Adel Ali, chief executive of Air Arabia, told an aviation conference in Dubai on Monday.

'We need to make that decision ... we are talking to everybody,' Mr Ali said.

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October 15, 2019

The Airways Aviation Group announced today the acquisition of the renowned French Aviation Education & Training organisation ESMA (Ecole Supérieure des Métiers de l'Aéronautique).

“These are unprecedented times in aviation as we accelerate & expand our already significant global presence & capability and offer even more solutions to the industry’s increasing demand for properly trained & qualified people. The Airways Aviation Group is one of very few global brands in aviation education & training and we will continue to solidify our positioning as we service existing partners and develop"...

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October 14, 2019

Several Etihad Airways flights to Japan have been canceled as super typhoon Hagibis bears down on Tokyo, causing power outages, flooding and widespread travel disruption.

An Etihad spokesperson told Khaleej Times on Saturday that flights EY888 from Beijing to Nagoya and EY889 from Nagoya to Beijing on October 12 have been cancelled.

Flight EY888 from Abu Dhabi to Nagoya on October 11 and return flight EY889 from Nagoya to Abu Dhabi on October 12 have also been cancelled.

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October 13, 2019

The Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS), the entity responsible for air traffic control at Dubai’s airports and the Northern Emirates, said it has extended its joint collaboration agreement with UK-based Serco for another two years.

One of the world’s largest private air navigation services companies, Serco provides management and operational services for airports and air traffic control globally.

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