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January 26, 2020

Etihad’s newest aircraft, a specially themed Boeing 787 Dreamliner, has arrived in Abu Dhabi after being delivered from Boeing’s plant in North Charleston, South Carolina.

The aircraft will be the flagship of the Etihad Greenliner Programme, which will use the airline’s entire fleet of 787 aircraft to assess measures that boost aircraft efficiency and reduce environmental impact.

“Abu Dhabi is making productive efforts towards consolidating a diversified and sustainable economy by creating effective environmental solutions that enhance the sustainable"...

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January 26, 2020

ABU DHABI, 25th January 2020 (WAM) - Etihad Airways’ newest aircraft, a specially themed Boeing 787 Dreamliner, touched down in Abu Dhabi today after a delivery flight from Boeing’s assembly plant in North Charleston, South Carolina.

The aircraft, embellished with a striking faceted colour scheme, is the flagship of the Etihad Greenliner Programme. This is a unique collaboration between the UAE’s national airline and Boeing, which along with other industry partners, including the engine manufacturer GE Aviation, will use Etihad’s entire 787 fleet to assess measures that boost aircraft efficiency and reduce environmental"...

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January 26, 2020

Etihad Airways' newest aircraft, a specially themed Boeing 787 Dreamliner, touched down in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, after a delivery flight from Boeing's assembly plant in North Charleston, South Carolina.

The aircraft, embellished with a striking faceted colour scheme, is the flagship of the Etihad Greenliner Programme. This is a unique collaboration between the UAE's national airline and Boeing, which along with other industry partners, including the engine manufacturer GE Aviation, will use Etihad's entire 787 fleet to assess measures that boost aircraft efficiency and reduce environmental impact. Registered A6-BMH, the aircraft"...

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January 23, 2020

Budget carrier flydubai has decided to take more aircraft on leasing after US planemaker Boeing announced that it didn't expect to win the regulatory approval of its grounded 737 MAX aircraft until the middle of 2020.

Flydubai's 11 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft remain grounded since March 2019 following the crash of two jets, resulting in the deaths of 346 passengers. The Dubai carrier has placed an order for 250 MAX jets, the second largest order after the US airline Southwest.

'We are looking at short to medium-term leasing options to add more capacity for"...

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January 22, 2020

Emirates is looking for candidates in the UAE to join its multinational cabin crew team. Candidates are required to register online on the Emirates Group careers website and wait to receive an invitation email prior to attending the recruitment event. Candidates who qualify will be informed of the venue details for the assessment day.

The airline is looking for both women and men with an open-minded, helpful, friendly and service-oriented personalities to deliver its award-winning onboard experience to customers.

Candidates must meet set criteria: they should be at least 21 years of age at the time of joining, have an arm reach of 212cm when standing on tiptoes, and be able to adapt to new people,"...

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January 22, 2020

European aircraft maker Airbus said on Tuesday that it will build a new production line for its hugely popular A321 single-aisle jet in France, adding to the output of the original plant in Germany.

From 2022, the jets will be built at Airbus's headquarters in Toulouse, southern France, as well as in Hamburg, Germany.

'We are enjoying an unprecedented high demand for our winning A320neo family,' in particular the A321 long-range and extra-long-range versions, Airbus chief operating officer Michael Schoellhorn said in a statement.

Production"...

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January 21, 2020

DUBAI, 20th January, 2020 (WAM) -- Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, DAE, announced today that it has signed a US$300 million four-year unsecured term loan with China Construction Bank DIFC Branch, and China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Limited. The principal amount of the loan can be increased to $500 million. The loan will support the future financing needs of the business.

Commenting on the announcement, Firoz Tarapore, Chief Executive Officer of DAE, said, 'We are delighted to start the new year 2020 with a meaningful and sizeable transaction with the DIFC branch of one of the world’s leading banking organisations. We look forward"...

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January 20, 2020

Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) is to open its trading of shares to foreign investment at a rate of 30 percent of its capital.

The announcement was revealed by Emirates Agency (WAM) and comes following a resolution taken during the company’s General Assembly meeting on October 13 last year and the necessary approvals processes by the relevant regulation agencies, including the Securities and Commodities Authority, and the Department of Economic Development in Abu Dhabi.

ADA provides aviation offshore oil support and other services worldwide and in particular for Abu"...

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January 20, 2020

Azur Drones, Europe’s leader in autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), has launched its drone-in-a-box surveillance solution, Skeyetech, at Intersec. This move is expected to boost the security monitoring for high-risk private and public sites in the Middle East.

Skeyetech is a ready-to-fly surveillance system, which has been designed to monitor and confirm events, conduct perimeter patrols and provide support operation to ground security personnel. This new autonomous security system, which is already deployed in France, can be used directly by security agents as it needs no remote pilot skills or certification.

“We"...

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January 16, 2020

Etihad Airways on Wednesday announced its commitment to a minimum target of zero net carbon emissions by 2050 and halving its 2019 net emission levels by 2035.

In a statement, the airline said that its ambitious environmental targets will be achieved through a mix of internal initiatives, collaboration with industry partners and adoption of a programme of relevant carbon offsets.

Tony Douglas, group CEO of Etihad Aviation Group, said: 'The global focus on the environment and the urgency of reducing carbon emissions has never been greater.

Etihad"...

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