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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

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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Hawker Beechcraft revival plan agreed with funding support

Posted 27 January 2013

Troubled aircraft manufacturer Hawker Beechcraft is optimistic about coming out of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in the United States having been given support by its key creditors who have accepted its reorganisation plan.

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Zero2infinity plans to launch balloon trips to edge of space from UAE

Posted 20 January 2013

A new company is planning to launch human and robotic helium balloon missions to the very edge of space from within the UAE.

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UAV competition launched for UAE

Posted 18 January 2013

Northrop Grumman and Abu Dhabi's Higher College of Technology have launched the 2013 Innovation Challenge unmanned aircraft competition.

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Arabian Aerospace to produce dailies at Abu Dhabi Air Expo

Posted 15 January 2013

Arabian Aerospace is to produce an exclusive daily newspaper a the Abu Dhabi Air Expo show in March.

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Turkish forests are ringing the Bell for protection

Posted 22 December 2012

Bell Helicopter has signed an agreement with the Turkish government for the supply of five Bell 429 rotor craft. The 429s will be operated by the Turkish General Directorate of Forestry (TGDF) to protect forest resources and

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MEBA2012: Minister reveals Bahrain airport expansion plan

Posted 13 December 2012

Bahrain is set to announce further expansion of the country's international airport and increase the opportunities for business aviation.

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MEBA2012: Bahrain leading the way over BizAv rulings

Posted 11 December 2012

Is Bahrain making a bid to oust offshore registrations and take the regional lead on developing rules that would suit the entire region?

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MEBA2012: Wallan founder slams Cessna

Posted 11 December 2012

Saad Wallan, founder of the Wallan Group, has slammed Cessna for failing to support his business.

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MEBA to host helicopter safety conference as part of opening day event programme

Posted 3 December 2012

The Middle East/North Africa Helicopter Safety Team (MENA HST) is to bring its quarterly safety conference to the new Helicopters@MEBA feature which will be part of the region's biggest business

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Abu Dhabi Air Expo doubles exhibition area for March 2013 event

Posted 20 November 2012

The second Abu Dhabi Air Expo, which will take place from 5th to 7th March 2013, at Al Bateen Executive Airport, is to double its exhibition space to cope with the increase in demand from the growing number of exhibitors keen

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HELISHOW: New helicopter could put out a fire in Dubai's Burj Khalifa

Posted 9 November 2012

A new Russian helicopter could put out a fire at the top of the 163-story Burj Khalifa – the tallest building in the world at 828 metres – when the complexities of high altitude make using traditional fire-fighting

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HELISHOW: Russian Helicopters demonstrates depth of offer to Middle East markets

Posted 6 November 2012

Russian Helicopters - part of state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters – has been drawing wide attention in the first day of the Helishow Dubai

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HELISHOW: Honeywell's kit keeps Abu Dhabi Aviation safe

Posted 6 November 2012

Safety avionics from Honeywell are being used by Abu Dhabi Aviation -- the largest commercial helicopter operator in the Middle East -- on its fleet of AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters to maximise safety during its offshore oil

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HELISHOW: Donaldson beats the desert dusts

Posted 6 November 2012

A technology designed to protect rotorcraft engines and other systems from contamination by fine sand and airborne particulates, especially during takeoffs, landings and low-level flights is on show at the Helishow Dubai 2012 which opened at

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Abu Dhabi Helicopters adds to its Bell fleet ahead of this week's Heli Show

Posted 4 November 2012

US magazine Rotor & Wing has reported that Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA), one of the oldest and largest rotary and fixed-wing operators in the region has ordered seven Bell 412EPs from Hawker Pacific

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A350 XWB vertical tail plane gets its livery

Posted 22 October 2012

The vertical tail plane of the first flyable A350 XWB (MSN1) has just come out of the paint hall in Toulouse sporting the well-known Airbus blue and white livery.

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Morocco may sell airline stake to Gulf

Posted 17 October 2012

Reuters has reported that Morocco will offer to sell a 44% stake in Royal Air Maroc.

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PBO workshops being held at GCAS Centre

Posted 17 October 2012

Following the launching of the PBO Academy in the Middle East during May 2012 - and from the growing interest received from the UAE and GCC stakeholders - AVTECH ME/GCAS have decided to run the executive and operational PBO workshops for the second time

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GCAA signs MoU with UK for air accident investigations

Posted 10 October 2012

The UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA ) has entered into a mutual agreement with the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) of the United Kingdom on cooperation relating to aircraft accident and incident

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BAE Systems and EADS terminate merger talks

Posted 10 October 2012

Following the announcements made by BAE Systems and EADS on September 12 in relation to a possible combination of their businesses through a dual listed company structure, BAE Systems and EADS have today announced that they have decided to

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CTC Aviation recognised in Sunday Times HSBC awards

Posted 25 September 2012

CTC Aviation Group Ltd - which provides airline training and pilot resource solutions for a number of carriers in the MENA region - was among Britain's top 200 private companies recognised at the 3rd annual Sunday Times HSBC

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Airbus plans to increase its agility

Posted 19 September 2012

In line with its 2020 Vision, Airbus has laid out its plans for a more efficient and agile organisation to be implemented by January 2013.

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Etihad's James Hogan views Dreamliner at Boeing

Posted 12 September 2012

Etihad Airways President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), James Hogan, today visited Boeing's Everett production facility, as the UAE flag carrier prepares to take delivery of more 777s and awaits the arrival of the 787 Dreamliner.

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Airex 2012: Kaan Air signs up for two AW169s and an AW139

Posted 10 September 2012

At the Airex Istanbul 2012 exhibition Kaan Air signed a preliminary sales contract with AgustaWestland for two AW169 intermediate twin-engine helicopters and a contract for one AW139 medium twin engine helicopter plus

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Abu Dhabi Air Expo gets a gold sponsor for second show

Posted 6 September 2012

Plans for the second Abu Dhabi Air Expo – flagged as the only general aviation exhibition in the Middle East – are well underway with Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) named today as the first official partner of the show.

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Airex 2012: Baymap named as Piper agent

Posted 5 September 2012

Baymap Aviation in Ankara has been named as the new dealer for Piper Aircraft in Turkey .

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Mi-38 sets altitude record at World Helicopter Championships

Posted 30 August 2012

Russian Helicopters has announced that a Mi-38 set a new world altitude record on the final day of the 14th FAI World Helicopter Championships.

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Chapman Freeborn Dubai and Sharjah move offices

Posted 14 August 2012

Chapman Freeborn announced today that to allow for continued expansion in order to meet the increasing demand for its services in the region, its Dubai and Sharjah offices will join forces and relocate in Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZA).

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OAG Cargo's AFRA service now includes US origin rates for Saudi Airlines Cargo

Posted 8 August 2012

OAG Cargo has announced Saudi Airlines Cargo has decided to make its US origin rates – General, BellyFlex, MainDeck, Dangerous Goods, Perishable and Courier – available on AFRA (Air Freight Rate

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Beirut private pilots have door opened for Europe

Posted 3 August 2012

General aviation pilots in Lebanon who have virtually been stranded to local flights only in the country's only civil airfield in Beirut will now be able to resume international sorties.

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Iraq cabinet steps in to resolve Kuwait Airline dispute

Posted 25 July 2012

Iraq's Cabinet agreed to allocate $500 million from the budget to resolve a dispute with Kuwait over the debts of Iraqi Airways, reports Bloomberg.

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