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Qatar Airways Cargo launches two new freighter services, Brussels and Shanghai

Posted 11 September 2014

Qatar Airways Cargo is set to continue its expansion with the launch of two new freighter destinations, Brussels in Belgium and Shanghai in China.

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Etihad Airways launches new ambulance service for employees

Posted 29 August 2014

An ambulance service for Etihad Airways has started operations in Abu Dhabi, as part of the airline's commitment to provide world-class medical emergency response for its employees.

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AVIAREPS appointed by Cinnamon Air to represent UAE and Qatar

Posted 29 August 2014

AVIAREPS has been appointed by Cinnamon Air, Sri Lanka's domestic airline, as its representative in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar with immediate effect.

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Emirates SkyCargo lifts capacity to Los Angeles

Posted 27 August 2014

Emirates SkyCargo has added Los Angeles to its network of freighter destinations across the United States, with the start of a weekly service to the city.

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Qatar approves the Tecnam Astore LSA

Posted 24 August 2014

Italian manufacturer Tecnam has seen its light light sport aircraft (LSA) Astore receive certification approval by the State of Qatar Civil Aviation Authority and as a result, UAE representative Aviation Home has delivered the first Tecnam Astore

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Emirates SkyCargo adds Basel to its network

Posted 21 August 2014

Emirates SkyCargo is set to further strengthen trade lanes between Switzerland and its worldwide network with the introduction of a weekly freighter service from Basel to Dubai starting 21st September 2014.

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Sikorsky and Boeing selected to build technology demonstrator for future vertical lift

Posted 15 August 2014

Sikorsky Aircraft and Boeing have been selected to build a helicopter for the U.S. Army's Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator Phase 1 program (JMR TD), paving the way for the next

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Emirates boosts its cargo capacity to Chicago

Posted 15 August 2014

Emirates SkyCargo has boosted its capacity to America's third largest city, Chicago, with the start of daily non-stop flights.

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UAE continues to see air traffic increase

Posted 12 August 2014

Total air traffic movements in UAE airspace reached 62,802 last month, according to Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Center latest reports.

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ACS promotes Nick Harris to cargo director Middle East

Posted 6 August 2014

Air Charter Service has announced that Nick Harris has returned to the company's Dubai office to take up the role of Cargo Director for the region.

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Air BP completes first fuelling at Middle Eastern off-airport location

Posted 4 August 2014

Air BP continues to grow its business in the Middle East with the successful inauguration of its first off–airport site in the region.

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Bell Helicopter announces first two HEMS Bell 429s in the Middle East

Posted 23 July 2014

Bell Helicopter has announced a signed purchase agreement for the first two Bell 429s configured for Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) in the Middle East.

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Etihad Cargo commences services to Hanoi

Posted 14 July 2014

Etihad Cargo has started freighter flights between Abu Dhabi (AUH) and the Hanoi's Nội Bài International Airport (HAN).

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Kuwaiti parliamentary rule agreement for Airbus deal

Posted 3 July 2014

A Kuwaiti parliamentary committee investigating a Kuwait Airways deal to buy and lease aircraft from Airbus has ruled the agreement legitimate, reports ArabianBusiness.com.

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Emirates SkyCargo strengthens trade lanes between Scandinavia

Posted 3 July 2014

Emirates SkyCargo is set to further strengthen trade lanes between Scandinavia and its worldwide network with the start of operations to Oslo, Norway, from the 2nd of September this year.

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Royal Jordanian launches e-freight system

Posted 1 July 2014

Royal Jordanian has inaugurated the e-freight system, in collaboration with CHAMP Cargosystems (CHAMP), a global IT provider serving the air cargo industry.

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Turkey's Yepsan implements IFS Applications

Posted 23 June 2014

IFS announced today that one of Turkey's leading sheet metal producers, Yepsan Defense and Aviation, has chosen to implement IFS Applications to support business-critical processes such as manufacturing, quality management, distribution

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Etihad Cargo records record April and May tonnage

Posted 17 June 2014

Etihad Cargo uplifted record cargo tonnage across the globe in April and May 2014, pushing the carrier into the list of top 10 performing global air cargo operators, based on monthly WorldACD carrier rankings.

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Etihad Cargo extends services in Switzerland and USA

Posted 16 June 2014

Etihad Cargo has enhanced its cargo services to and from Switzerland and the United States (US), by offering bellyhold cargo capacity on flights between Abu Dhabi and Zurich and Los Angeles respectively.

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Qatar Airways to commence cargo services to Mexico City

Posted 27 May 2014

Qatar Airways Cargo will start operating its twice-weekly freighter service to Mexico City on 11 June 2014. This new dedicated cargo route will mark the start of Qatar Airways Cargo operations in Latin America.

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Etihad Cargo to commence flights to Entebbe

Posted 23 May 2014

Etihad Cargo will inaugurate a new weekly freighter flight between Abu Dhabi and the Ugandan city of Entebbe on 26 May 2014.

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ISS and FlightSafety launching S-92 training

Posted 21 May 2014

Infinity Support Services (ISS) is to launch helicopter pilot training for the Sikorsky S-92 in Saudi Arabia.

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Emirates SkyCargo launches freighter service to Mexico City and Atlanta

Posted 16 May 2014

Emirates SkyCargo has added Mexico City and Atlanta to its flight schedule, further expanding its freighter network to more than 50 destinations around the world.

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Emirates Group Security obtains region's first RA3 EU certification for dnata

Posted 16 May 2014

Emirates Group Security has secured RA3 certification for dnata.

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Qatar Airways starts freighter operations to Stansted

Posted 6 May 2014

Qatar Airways Cargo started operating its freighter service to Stansted (UK) last week.

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Cargo growth trend pauses

Posted 6 May 2014

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data showing air freight markets in March were up 5.9% compared to a year ago and capacity grew 3.4%.

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UAE admitted into the SAFA programme for Europe

Posted 30 April 2014

UAE has become the first non-European state to be granted full membership in European Union's Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft, known as SAFA.

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Airbus Helicopters completes EC135 deliveries to THK Gökçen Aviation

Posted 29 April 2014

Critical-care airlift services from Turkey's THK Gökçen Aviation are now at their maximum capability following completion of Airbus Helicopters' delivery of EC135s to the commercial arm of the Turkish

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UAE Innovation Challenge concludes with awards ceremony

Posted 24 April 2014

After months of hard work, long nights, test flight and crashed aircraft, the winners of the 4th UAE Innovation Challenge Abu Dhabi 2014 were announced today at an official awards ceremony at the HCT Abu Dhabi Men's College.

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Pegasus Cargo holds International Air Cargo Logistics Conference

Posted 24 April 2014

Pegasus Cargo held its International Air Cargo Logistics Conference, in association with Yeditepe University, for both cargo sector professionals and students on 22 April.

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AgustaWestland appoints Heliconia and brings AW139s to Morocco

Posted 24 April 2014 · 1 Comment

AgustaWestland, has signed a distributor agreement with Morocco's Heliconia Aero Solutions.

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UAE hosts ATM symposium

Posted 18 April 2014

The UAE hosted a symposium on air traffic management (ATM) in Abu Dhabi last week, to focus the attention on the challenges the region is facing for its air navigation.

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Pegasus Cargo sponsors international Air Cargo logistics conference

Posted 17 April 2014

Pegasus Cargo has joined forces with Yeditepe University in organising the International Air Cargo Logistics Conference.

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Continental becomes United Rotorcraft distributor across Middle East

Posted 14 April 2014

Abu Dhabi-based Continental Aviation Services (CAS) has been appointed exclusive distributor for the Middle East by United Rotorcraft, a Division of Air Methods .

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Shell launches its global Aviation Centre of Excellence for FBOs and small airports

Posted 9 April 2014

Oil company Shell has today formally launched its global Aviation Centre of Excellence (ACE) - a proposition designed for fixed-base operators (FBOs) and small and medium size airports.

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New event for helicopter safety onshore and offshore

Posted 1 April 2014

The helicopter safety team for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA GST) has teamed up with international aerospace event organisers Tangent Link to launch a new event for the offshore and onshore helicopter industry.

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New Pegasus Cargo general sales agents for Germany and Greece

Posted 14 March 2014

Pegasus Cargo has appointed ABDA Cargo Services LLC as its cargo general sales agency for Germany while Aviation Services is appointed for Greece.

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Eclipse delivers first 550 VLJ today

Posted 13 March 2014

Eclipse Aerospace, has delivered its first Eclipse 550 twin-engine very light jet from its headquarters in Albuquerque following Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification.

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New TBM 900 is unveiled, certificated and ready to deliver

Posted 12 March 2014 · 1 Comment

Daher-Socata today unveiled the newest member in its TBM family of very fast, single-engine turboprop business aircraft – the TBM 900.

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Emirates SkyCargo is set to increase its cargo capacity to Tunis and Abidjan

Posted 10 March 2014

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, is set to increase its cargo capacity to Tunis and Abidjan with the introduction of a weekly freighter service from 17th March 2014.

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Gulf Aviation Safety Council backs IATA criticism of safety league tables

Posted 9 March 2014

The Gulf Aviation Safety Council (GFSC) has called for greater cooperation and exchange of information by all aviation stakeholders both regionally and internationally and also lodged support for IATA's

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Aviation market in Middle East set to grow by 6.32%

Posted 4 March 2014

Industry analysts TechNavio have forecast that the aviation market in the Middle East is set to grow at a CAGR of 6.32% over the period 2012-2016.

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Two new Bell 412EPs for Egypt's oil and gas service

Posted 28 February 2014

Egypt's Petroleum Air Services (PAS) has taken delivery of two Bell 412EP helicopters configured and fully equipped to meet oil and gas producers requirements (OGP) recommended by the leading international oil companies working in

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Avpro to remarket two helicopters for Kocoglu

Posted 27 February 2014

Turkey's largest civil helicopter operator the Kocoglu Group has selected Avpro to remarket two of its pre-owned helicopters.

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Heli-Expo: Abu Dhabi Aviation signs for ten Bell 'Relentless' helicopters

Posted 26 February 2014

Abu Dhabi Aviation has signed a letter of intent with Bell Helicopters for ten Bell 525 Relentless helicopters.

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ADAE 2014: Abu Dhabi Aviation and AgustaWestland form AWAS

Posted 26 February 2014

A new Helicopter maintenance and spare parts company - AgustaWestland Aviation Services (AWAS) - was formed yesterday at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2014, in a partnership between Abu Dhabi Aviation and AgustaWestland.

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ADAE 2014: H.E. Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan opens Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2014

Posted 25 February 2014

Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor, and vice chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, H.E. Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, chairman of Abu Dhabi

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Emirates SkyCargo to truck operations between Dubai International and DWC

Posted 24 February 2014

Emirates SkyCargo is gearing up for the move of its freighter fleet to Al Maktoum Airport (DWC) by signing a trucking contract with Dubai-based Allied Transport LLC, an established land transportation

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Helicopter community across Middle East and Africa gets a single voice

Posted 5 February 2014 · 1 Comment

The helicopter community in the Middle East and Africa is to get a single voice followinng the launch of MEAHA, the Middle East and Africa Helicopter Association.

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UAE lays out its strategic plan for aviation future

Posted 31 January 2014

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has launched its new strategic plan for the years 2014-2016 under the theme “Building the Future of Aviation Together”, which, it said, will have a positive impact on the civil aviation

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ATR increases its turnover by 13% in 2013

Posted 24 January 2014

ATR ended 2013 breaking new annual records. The manufacturer increased its turnover to US$ 1.63 billion, an increase of 13% compared to the previous year (2012: 1.44 billion).

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Helicopter crashes on Dubai's Palm island

Posted 22 January 2014

A privately-operated helicopter with two people on board crashed on take off from the Atlantis Hotel on Dubai's Palm Jumeirah.

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Bahrain Airshow: New gyrocopter makes its debut

Posted 17 January 2014

A revolutionary new gyrocopter made its debut at the Bahrain Airshow, promising to dramatically slash the cost of surveillance missions.

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CANSO outlines plans for Middle East ATM strategy

Posted 16 January 2014

Global air traffic management group CANSO is planning on its Middle East conference agreeing a Middle East strategy and engagement plan for the region's air traffic management,

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Bahrain Airshow: Second World War Spitfires on display

Posted 16 January 2014

The Bahrain International Airshow is playing host to not one, but two, examples of the iconic Second World War fighter, both of them painted to commemorate the Spitfire Mk I paid for by public subscription in Bahrain and gifted to the

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Bahrain Airshow: UK aerobatic pilot performing in Extra EA 300/L

Posted 16 January 2014

Daredevil British pilot and brand ambassador for Abarth cars, Mark Jefferies, is back at the airshow for the second time with a stunning display in an Extra EA 300/L.

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Airbus Helicopters launches

Posted 9 January 2014 · 1 Comment

The rebranding of Eurocopter as Airbus Helicopters, effective January 8, marks a new era in the history of the company, which joins Airbus and Airbus Defense and Space within the new Airbus Group.

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Emirates SkyCargo announces successful 2013

Posted 6 January 2014

Emirates SkyCargo achieved another successful year in 2013.

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National expands its transportation service between UAE and Afghanistan

Posted 31 December 2013

National, a premier global multimodal and passenger flight service provider, has expanded its global transportation service footprint to offer premium daily passenger charter services between the United

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Russian Helicopters showed growth in 2013

Posted 30 December 2013

Russian Helicopters produced 303 helicopters for Russian and international customers, with an anticipated consolidated profit in excess of over four billion dollars(140 billion roubles.)

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Beechcraft joins Cessna under Textron control

Posted 27 December 2013

Textron, the corporate owner of Cessna aircraft has reached a deal to buy the GA and light jet manufacturer's competitor BeecH Holdings, the manufacturer of Beechcraft aircraft including the top selling King Air family

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MD Helicopters head east on a new sales Quest

Posted 22 December 2013

Dubai-owned Quest Aviation Solutions is looking east. Following a successful Dubai Air Show appearance where it was named as the UAE's exclusive dealer for MD Helicopters, it has now spread its rotors to India and China.

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Hawker Pacific sells first Bell 412EPI into Middle East

Posted 12 December 2013

Hawker Pacific has secured the sale of a Bell 412EPI helicopter to Abu Dhabi Aviation.

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Etihad Cargo release record freight in Q4

Posted 10 December 2013

Etihad Cargo has posted an all-time record for the amount of freight carried on its network.

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Dubai Airshow: AMMROC and Eurocopter deliver Panther to the UAE

Posted 19 November 2013 · 1 Comment

AMMROC (Advanced Military Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Center) and Eurocopter have completed the overhaul, modification, and delivery of the first Eurocopter AS565 (PANTHER) aircraft to the UAE Joint Aviation

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Bell Helicopter delivers 429s to Turkish National Police

Posted 11 November 2013

Bell Helicopter has announced it has delivered the first seven of 15 Bell 429s to the Turkish National Police on or ahead of schedule.

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Emirates unveils its light sport aircraft

Posted 9 November 2013

Emirates has unveiled its own built light sport aircraft to the world.

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flydubai Cargo implements electronic airway bills

Posted 5 November 2013 · 1 Comment

flydubai's Cargo division has begun implementing electronic airway bills (e-AWB) throughout its operations.

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FedEx announces leadership appointments

Posted 5 November 2013

FedEx Express has announced the appointment of David Binks as regional president, FedEx Express, Europe, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa (EMEA), effective January 1, 2014.

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Etihad Cargo and Singapore Airlines Cargo agree exchange cargo capacity

Posted 21 October 2013

Etihad Cargo and Singapore Airlines Cargo have agreed to exchange confirmed cargo capacity on services operated by both airlines from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow and Frankfurt.

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Airbus' second A350 XWB test aircraft completes first flight

Posted 17 October 2013

The second A350 XWB to fly, MSN3, landed back at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport France on October 14 after successfully completing its first flight that lasted approximately five hours.

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Etihad Cargo records increase on monthly figures

Posted 16 October 2013

Etihad Cargo has posted record monthly uplift figures for September of 45,175 tonnes, a 42 per cent increase on the same month in 2012 (31,826 tonnes).

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Saran Aviation takes Turkey's first Bell 407GX

Posted 7 October 2013

Turkey's Saran Holding Group has ordered the first Bell 407GX to be operated in Turkey.

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Bell announces early upgrade to its new 412EPI

Posted 7 October 2013

Bell Helicopter today announced an upgrade programme to one of the company's newest and most versatile helicopters – the Bell 412EPI.

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Aviation industry makes historic climate change resolution

Posted 5 October 2013

The aviation industry today hailed a significant development on climate change issues made at a meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the UN specialised agency for aviation. After two weeks of

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IATA reports strong growth in Middle East air cargo for August

Posted 1 October 2013

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported a continued modest improvement in air cargo markets in August.

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Oman Air and OAMC in joint venture agreement with SATS

Posted 30 September 2013

The Government of Oman is making significant investment in new Cargo facilities at various airports in Oman to enhance and develop Cargo movement through the Sultanate.

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Bell names Garmin as avionics provider for its new SLS helicopter

Posted 24 September 2013

Bell Helicopter has selected the Garmin G1000 as the integrated avionics suite for its new short light single (SLS) aircraft . The all-glass avionics system digitally presents critical flight information to the

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Gulf Helicopters in joint venture for Doha-based component repairs

Posted 24 September 2013

Qatar's Gulf Helicopters (GHC) announced at Helitech in London today that is has entered into a joint venture with Quality Aviation Instruments (QAI) to provide component repair facilities to be located in Doha,

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CSafe Global and Turkish Cargo sign master lease agreement

Posted 19 September 2013

CSafe Global and Turkish Cargo have signed a Master Lease Agreement to offer transport and leasing services of the industry-leading CSafe Active RKN on Turkish Cargo's flights.

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Etihad Cargo announces record monthly figures

Posted 29 August 2013

Etihad Cargo has posted record monthly uplift figures for July of 45,000 tonnes, a 37 per cent increase on the same month in 2012 (32,876 tonnes).

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Cirrus supplies training aircraft for RSAF

Posted 26 August 2013

Cirrus Aircraft is to supply Cirrus SR22 aircraft to support the future aircrew training requirements of the Royal Saudi Air Force.

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UAE extends aviation relationships with China and opens new routes

Posted 21 August 2013

The United Arab Emirates represented by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has signed a Record of Discussions with the Government of the People's Republic of China in Yinchuan, Ningxia.

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THK Gökçen Aviation receives its first five medical Eurocopter EC135 helicopters

Posted 6 August 2013 · 2 Comments

THK Gökçen Aviation has received the first five EC135s to provide medical airlift duties throughout Turkey. The helicopters will start operations in August.

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Change of name and executive team as "Safety" goes home

Posted 14 June 2013

The Gulf Flight Safety Committee (GFSC) visited its birthplace when it held its annual general meeting in Muscat meeting last week. It left with a new name and new senior officers.

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GCAA and Bahrain restructure airspace to take in traffic increase

Posted 4 June 2013

The UAE and Bahrain have restructured airspace between the two countries in a bid to ease congestion as the number of aircraft movements continues to grow.

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Eurocopter becomes Turkey's preferred supplier of air ambulance helicopters

Posted 7 May 2013 · 1 Comment

Eurocopter's EC135 will perform medical airlift duties throughout Turkey with a fleet of 17 helicopters to be flown by the Turkish Aeronautical Association's THK Gökçen Aviation commercial arm, marking

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UAE's air traffic congestion to ease with greater cooperation and new technology

Posted 5 May 2013

The UAE's director general of the country's civil aviation authority (GCAA), H.E Saif Al Suwaidi, has called for greater cooperation and coordination among all stakeholders in the local aviation

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Iraq market open with aviation and airport conference in Baghdad

Posted 5 May 2013

The burgeoning aviation industry in Iraq is to be the subject of a major conference to be held at Baghdad Airport in September.

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GANE: O'Hare backs strong regulations as key to Mid East aviation success

Posted 25 April 2013

Abu Dhabi's Royal Jet president Shane O'Hare, said the development of a strong infrastructure is one of the main ingredients of a successful business formula for the Middle East's business aviation industry.

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GCAA hosts air traffic operations workshop for pilots and controllers

Posted 24 April 2013

Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Center, an entity of UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), organised and hosted a workshop to pilots and air traffic controllers around air traffic operations in the southern

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Donaldson expands alliance with Global Aviation Services

Posted 23 April 2013

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense is expanding its strategic alliance with Bahrain-based Global Aviation Services (GAS) to cover sales and support of filtration solutions for fixed-wing general aviation aircraft and

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GACAG advise not to rely solely on industry for air cargo security measures

Posted 23 April 2013

Countries with poor communications strategies must not rely solely on industry to interpet, raise awareness of or enforce new air cargo supply chain security measures, says the Global Air Cargo Advisory

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UAE and Australia sign civil aviation cooperation agreement

Posted 8 April 2013

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Australia's Department of Infrastructure and Transport to facilitate the rapid expansion of civil aviation operations

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Pegasus Cargo sponsors International Air Cargo Logistics Conference

Posted 2 April 2013

Pegasus Cargo is presenting the International Air Cargo Logistics Conference in association with Yeditepe University for the airline sector as well as students.

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New consortium to create insurance leverage for small operators

Posted 27 March 2013

Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) and brokers Capital Shield Insurance (CSI) are forming a new aviation consortium called Tayaran

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Light aircraft boost for UAE as GCAA develops regulations to open skies for GA

Posted 7 March 2013

General aviation enthusiasts have been given a tremendous boost by the UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) which announced last night that it has given approval for plans to develop

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GAL and Flight Safety International sign training deal

Posted 7 March 2013

Abu Dhabi-based Global Aerospace Logistics (GAL) and FlightSafety International were at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo to sign a three-year agreement to provide training services for both VIP and search-and-rescue pilots.

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ADAE 2013: General Aviation could get boost from new regulations says organiser

Posted 5 March 2013

The Abu Dhabi Air Expo could herald the start of new era in general aviation for the United Arab Emirates.

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New deal to reduce downtime on Mid East helicopter operations

Posted 18 February 2013

Performance worries over military and commercial helicopter operations in the harsh conditions of the Middle East deserts could be eased with a new distributorship deal signed today.

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