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Gulf Air imports more than 80 tons of medical supplies in May

Posted 28 May 2020

Gulf Air has successfully imported 82 tons of medical supplies from India with partner medical suppliers.

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Flydubai continues to focus on cargo operations and repatriation flights

Posted 11 May 2020

Dubai-based Flydubai’s passenger operation remains suspended until Thursday 04 June 2020 as part of the precautionary measures being implemented in response to COVID-19.

in General Aviation

Emirates SkyCargo drives optimisation of cargo capacity on flights

Posted 6 May 2020

With close to 100 daily cargo flights operated to a destination network spanning more than 65 cities across six continents, Emirates SkyCargo is leading the global cargo industry during these critical times in

in General Aviation

Gulf Air cooperates with local companies in importing nine tons of medical supplies

Posted 4 May 2020

Gulf Air in coordination with a number of Bahraini enterprises specialising in medical supplies, has assisted in the importation of nine tons of medical items needed to mitigate the spread of the

in General Aviation

Emirates SkyCargo set to connect New Zealand with key global markets

Posted 4 May 2020

Emirates SkyCargo has announced that that will be launching four weekly cargo services to New Zealand from 3rd May 2020 to help connect businesses in the country to key trading partners across the globe.

in General Aviation

IATA and UPU warn of air capacity shortage

Posted 4 May 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) warned that air capacity for postal services is insufficient and urged governments to do more to support the movement of mail by air during the COVID-19

in General Aviation

Emirates SkyCargo reconnects six continents with scheduled cargo flights

Posted 4 May 2020

Emirates SkyCargo has announced that with effect from the first week May 2020, it has commenced dedicated cargo flights on a scheduled basis every week to 67 global destinations across six continents.

in General Aviation

Airbus develops solution for airlines to use widebody aircraft for pure cargo operations

Posted 30 April 2020

Airbus is developing a modification for A330 and A350 family aircraft which will enable airlines to install freight pallets directly onto the cabin floor seat tracks, after removal of the

in General Aviation / Features

Game-changing 525 rising above the early tragedy

Posted 30 April 2020

Seven years after Bell Helicopter announced it was developing a brand new, clean-sheet design ‘super medium’ twin-engine helicopter, complete with a sophisticated fly-by-wire system, the company is now sparing no effort to get the 525

in General Aviation

Emirates SkyCargo maintains food supplies into the UAE

Posted 29 April 2020

Emirates SkyCargo has utilised the cargo capacity on its Boeing 777 freighter and Boeing 777-300ER passenger freighter aircraft to help maintain and replenish food supplies in the UAE during the Covid-19 pandemic.

in General Aviation

IATA: immediate and severe air cargo capacity crunch

Posted 28 April 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for March air cargo performance demonstrating a severe capacity shortfall. Middle Eastern carriers reported a decline of 14.1% year-on-year following growth

in General Aviation

Emirates SkyCargo dials up focus on safety for employees and operations

Posted 27 April 2020

Emirates SkyCargo is taking additional measures to ensure the safety of its employees and operations during the Covid-19 pandemic.

in General Aviation

Etihad Cargo to deliver critical airfreight services to Australia

Posted 23 April 2020

Etihad Cargo has partnered with the Australian Government to provide critical international airfreight assistance to Australia.

in General Aviation

UPS adds over 200 flights in April to support Project Airbridge

Posted 22 April 2020

UPS said it has added over 200 company-owned and chartered air freighter flights in April to support FEMA’s Project Airbridge and other healthcare-related missions.

in General Aviation

Qatar Airways releases operational update

Posted 22 April 2020

In recent weeks Qatar Airways has carried over one million people home plus transported over 70,000 tonnes of medical equipment and aid relief, ensuring it is a reliable partner for passengers, governments, travel trade and freight companies in

in General Aviation

Emirates SkyCargo’s e-commerce offering sees strong take-up in the UAE

Posted 20 April 2020

Emirates Delivers, the e-commerce delivery platform launched by the freight division of Emirates has witnessed a strong reception by UAE customers in March and April 2020.

in General Aviation

Jazeera Airways operates all-cargo flights from and to Kuwait International Airport

Posted 17 April 2020

Jazeera Airways has announced that it ran its first all-cargo flight to and from Riyadh on April 15, 2020.

in General Aviation

Emirates SkyCargo scales up operations for transport of essential commodities

Posted 16 April 2020

Emirates SkyCargo has rapidly scaled up its cargo services to connect an increasing number of global destinations.

in General Aviation

Qatar Airways Cargo prioritises transport of essential medical supplies and aid relief

Posted 8 April 2020

Qatar Airways Cargo has increased services around the world, operating freighters and freight-only passenger aircraft to ensure the continuity of global trade and transportation of

in General Aviation

Flydubai Cargo continues to enable the movement of vital goods in the region

Posted 8 April 2020

Flydubai has allocated six Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft to operate as all-cargo flights to enable the movement of essential goods across its network and beyond.

in General Aviation

Airbus A350-1000 deployed in fight against COVID-19

Posted 6 April 2020

Airbus continues to purchase and supply millions of face masks from China, the large majority of which will be donated to governments of the Airbus home countries, namely France, Germany, Spain and the UK.

in General Aviation

Middle Eastern airlines’ cargo demand increased 4.3% in February

Posted 6 April 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released February 2020 data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in cargo tonne kilometers (CTKs), decreased by 1.4% compared to the same

in General Aviation

Gulf Air and All Food Company import fresh produce from Europe

Posted 3 April 2020

Gulf Air and All Food Company, a Bahraini food supplier, has imported approximately 4,000 kg worth of fresh produce from Europe using Gulf Air’s flagship Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

in General Aviation

Qatar Airways resumes scheduled belly-hold cargo operations to China

Posted 31 March 2020

Qatar Airways Cargo will resume scheduled belly-hold cargo operations to China with the utilisation of wide-body and passenger-configurated aircraft effective 30 March 2020.

in General Aviation

Emirates SkyCargo calibrates cargo operations to better connect global markets

Posted 31 March 2020

An Emirates SkyCargo flight carrying close to 500,000 Covid-19 testing kits has landed at Sao Paulo airport in Brazil.

in General Aviation

Lulu group airlifts food consignment on Gulf Air

Posted 26 March 2020

In keeping with food security amidst the global outbreak of the Coronavirus COVID-19, Lulu Hypermarket has airlifted a special food consignment on a chartered Gulf Air’s flagship Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from India to Bahrain this

in General Aviation

Emirates SkyCargo deploys supplies and replenishes food and medicines in UAE

Posted 26 March 2020

Emirates SkyCargo has stepped up its commitment to facilitate the flow of essential goods across markets including the UAE.

in General Aviation

Air cargo bottlenecks could put lives at risk

Posted 25 March 2020

International Air Transport Association (IATA) and its members renewed their call to governments to take urgent measures to ensure that vital air cargo supply lines remain open, efficient and effective.

in General Aviation

FAI works around the clock to meet critical Covid-19 demands

Posted 24 March 2020

FAI rent-a-jet AG, Germany’s Air Ambulance Specialist and Special Mission Operator has been working 24/7 to help evacuate those in need following unprecedented demand from the spread of coronavirus.

in General Aviation

Etihad Cargo boosts its freighter summer schedule across key markets

Posted 17 March 2020

Etihad Cargo has announced its freighter schedule for the IATA summer season, boosting capacity to its top freighter gateways.

in General Aviation

Air Cargo essential to fight against COVID-19

Posted 17 March 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said it continues to support governments in their efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.

in General Aviation

Oman Air Cargo awards Jettainer for ‘Best Service’

Posted 11 March 2020

Jettainer, an international service partner for outsourced ULD management, received the Oman Air Cargo Award 2020 in the category “Best Service” during the award gala on March 4 in Muscat, Oman.

in General Aviation / Features

Check mates

Posted 5 March 2020

The international airports in the Middle East are some of the busiest in the world. They are also equipped with the most sophisticated navigation aids that have to remain operational 24/7 – but they also need to be totally accurate. David Oliver finds out more.

in General Aviation

Middle Eastern airlines’ cargo volumes decreased 1.4% in January

Posted 5 March 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has eleased data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in cargo tonne kilometers decreased by 3.3% in January 2020, compared to the same period

in General Aviation

Emirates SkyCargo and Accuity set new standards in Global Trade Compliance

Posted 4 March 2020

Emirates SkyCargo is working with Accuity, a global provider of financial crime compliance, payments and Know Your Customer (KYC) solutions, to help automate and streamline its regulatory compliance

in General Aviation

Etihad Cargo selects ECS Group

Posted 1 March 2020

Etihad Cargo has selected ECS Group, a general sales and support services group, to deliver a significant scope of its new regional sales operating model across multiple-territories.

in General Aviation

Qatar Airways Cargo delivers medical supplies to China for coronavirus relief

Posted 24 February 2020

Five Qatar Airways Cargo freighters departed to China on Friday carrying approximately 300 tonnes of medical supplies donated by the airline to support Cornavirus relief efforts.

in General Aviation

Etihad Cargo and Dnata extend partnership to 15 global stations

Posted 18 February 2020

Etihad Cargo has bolstered its global handling partnership agreements with Dnata.

in General Aviation

Etihad Cargo partners with WebCargo

Posted 10 February 2020

Etihad Cargo has signed a partnership for Digital Air Cargo with WebCargo by Freightos, the world’s largest air cargo rates and eBooking platform.

in General Aviation

2019 worst year for air freight demand since 2009

Posted 6 February 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released full-year 2019 data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), fell by 3.3% compared to 2018 while capacity (AFTK)

in General Aviation

Etihad Cargo renews WFS global handling agreement

Posted 4 February 2020

Etihad Cargo has renewed its global cargo handling agreements with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), the world’s largest air cargo handler, with Frankfurt and Madrid joining six existing gateways in Europe, Asia and the United States.

in General Aviation

Gulf Helicopters to be AW189K launch customer

Posted 30 January 2020

Leonardo has announced that Gulf Helicopters of Qatar is the launch customer for the all new AW189K variant.

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Universal establishes new ground support base in Istanbul

Posted 17 January 2020

Universal Aviation, has opened Universal Aviation Turkey, based at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul to provide supervisory ground support for business aircraft at all airports across Turkey.

in General Aviation

Airbus BelugaXL enters service

Posted 16 January 2020

The BelugaXL has entered into service, providing Airbus with 30% extra transport capacity in order to support the on-going production ramp-up of commercial aircraft programmes.

in General Aviation

Middle Eastern airlines’ freight volumes decreased 3.0% in November

Posted 8 January 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 1.1% in November 2019, compared

in General Aviation

UPS flies urgent relief from Dubai to flood-stricken Somalia

Posted 2 January 2020

UPS, in collaboration with UNHCR, has delivered close to 100 tons of relief items to bring critical supplies to victims of the recent flooding in Somalia which has affected half a million people and uprooted 400,000 from

in General Aviation

Middle Eastern airlines’ freight volumes decreased 6.0% in October

Posted 4 December 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 3.5% in October 2019, compared to the

in General Aviation

Qatar Cargo expands services in South America

Posted 2 December 2019

Qatar Airways Cargo has announced a major expansion of services in South America.

in General Aviation / Business & Finance

Tawazun set for 200 VRT helicopters for Abu Dhabi

Posted 20 November 2019

Abu Dhabi’s Tawazun today announced the start of negotiations to buy 200 of the Russian-built VRT multipurpose civilian helicopters, which will be used across both government and private entities in the emirate.

in General Aviation / Technology

Dubai Airshow: Accel powers towards the record books for Rolls-Royce

Posted 20 November 2019

Accel, the new all-electric demonstrator aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce, could be heading for the record books next year.

in General Aviation / Maintenance / Flight Services & Support

Dubai Airshow: Infinity and beyond as ISS and ITP support Sikorsky S-92

Posted 20 November 2019

Infinity Support Services (ISS) and ITP Aero has signed a three-year contract to support General Electric CT7-8A engines operated on Sikorsky S-92 Helicopters.

in General Aviation

Oman Aviation Academy selects Diamond DA40 NG and DA42-VI fleet

Posted 15 November 2019

Oman Aviation Academy (a CAE Authorised Training Centre) has signed a contract with Diamond Aircraft for the purchase of eight aircraft – including six single-engine DA40 NG and two twin-engine DA42-VI – with an option to

in General Aviation

Emirates SkyCargo strengthens its pharma corridors initiative

Posted 12 November 2019

Emirates SkyCargo flew over 75,000 tonnes of pharmaceuticals across the world during the Financial Year 2018/19.

in General Aviation

Dnata gains IATA’s CEIV Pharma certification at DWC

Posted 6 November 2019

Dnata has been certified by IATA's Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) for its pharma handling processes at its state-of-the-art cargo facility at Dubai World Central (DWC).

in General Aviation / Features

A breath of fresh Airbus in the Middle East

Posted 4 November 2019

There's a new mood of confidence at Airbus Helicopters as the rotor market embraces new technologies and new opportunities. Dave Calderwood reports

in General Aviation

Dnata joins forces with air-cargo road feeder services provider Wallenborn

Posted 28 October 2019

Dnata has joined forces with Wallenborn Transports, Europe’s largest air-cargo road feeder services (RFS) operator.

in General Aviation

Middle Eastern airlines’ freight volumes decreased 6.7% in August

Posted 11 October 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), contracted by 3.9% in August 2019, compared to

in General Aviation

Etihad Cargo refreshes global network with greater connectivity

Posted 25 September 2019

Etihad Cargo has announced its winter schedule and network plan will come into effect on September 29, with new weekly freighter services marking an increased presence in the United States of America and other strategic

in General Aviation

UPS expands express services to the Middle East

Posted 24 September 2019

UPS has announced the addition of three new countries served by UPS Worldwide Express, and broadened its reach across 76 cities in the Indian Subcontinent, Middle East, and Africa (ISMEA).

in Air Transport / General Aviation

Emirates SkyCargo and Seafood Souq start seafood transportation partnership

Posted 19 September 2019

Emirates SkyCargo has teamed up with with Dubai start-up Seafood Souq for efficient and transparent sourcing and transportation of seafood, starting with a shipment of Scottish salmon from Glasgow

in General Aviation

Turkish Airlines’ load factor is 84.8 percent in August

Posted 17 September 2019

Turkish Airlines recorded 84.8 percent load factor in August despite the global shrinkage of demand in the aviation sector.

in General Aviation

Emirates SkyCargo completes five years of operations to Belgium and Norway

Posted 12 September 2019

Life saving medication manufactured in Belgium and fresh salmon from Norway are just two of the commodities that have been transported across the world by Emirates SkyCargo.

in General Aviation

Saudia Cargo awards multi-station contract to WFS in Europe and the United States

Posted 10 September 2019

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), the world’s largest air cargo handler, has been awarded a substantial multi-station cargo handling contract by Saudia Cargo covering major airport gateways in

in General Aviation

Middle Eastern airlines’ freight volumes decreased 5.5% in July

Posted 5 September 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), contracted by 3.2% in July 2019, compared to the same

in General Aviation

Middle Eastern airlines' freight volumes decreased 7.0% in June

Posted 7 August 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 4.8% in June 2019, compared to the same

in General Aviation / Flight Services & Support

Nexus' smallest customer is well on the way to record breaking circumnavigation

Posted 29 July 2019

Staff at Saudi Arabia’s aviation services Nexus are used to tracking aircraft to provide their products to airlines and business aviation operators – but they are currently glued to their screens

in General Aviation

Turkey takes delivery of Ka-32 firefighting helicopters

Posted 26 July 2019

Russian Helicopters has delivered three Ka-32A11BC multipurpose helicopters to Turkey for firefighting from the contract signed with KAAN Air last July.

in Business Aviation / General Aviation

Bose launches new Bose ProFlight Series 2 Aviation Headset

Posted 22 July 2019

Bose’s latest headset designed for corporate jet and commercial aircraft pilots was unveiled at Oshkosh today.

in General Aviation

Qatar Airways Cargo adds Singapore its freighter route

Posted 19 July 2019

Qatar Airways Cargo has added Singapore as a new freighter destination on its transpacific freighter route.

in Business Aviation / General Aviation / Events

Harding and Virts break world circumnavigation speed record in Qatar Executive Gulfstream

Posted 11 July 2019

At 12:12:23 UTC today, Action Aviation Chairman Hamish Harding, Astronaut Terry Virts and crew made history by beating the world record for any aircraft flying over the North and South poles

in General Aviation

Emirates SkyCargo wins international accolades in 2019

Posted 8 July 2019

Emirates SkyCargo has won a number of international accolades since the start of 2019, in recognition of the quality of the air cargo services it provides to its customers.

in General Aviation

Mi-38 successfully passes testing in extreme conditions

Posted 5 July 2019

Specialists of the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, a subsidiary of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of Rostec) finished a series of Mi-38 flights conducted under the instrument flight rules (IFR), as well as in conditions of

in General Aviation

Paris Airshow: ASL Aviation and Boeing sign for Boeing Converted Freighters

Posted 19 June 2019

ASL Aviation (ASL) and Boeing have signed an MoU for 20 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF), bringing the world’s first Next-Generation 737-800 freighter conversion to

in General Aviation

Paris Airshow: Russian Helicopters showcases new concept of modernised light Ansat helicopter

Posted 17 June 2019

Russian Helicopters has presented a concept of the modernised light Ansat helicopter at the International Paris Air Show 2019.

in General Aviation

Emirates SkyCargo strengthens its pharma capabilities

Posted 17 June 2019

Emirates SkyCargo has commenced handling pharmaceutical cargo at a new purpose-built facility in Chicago.

in General Aviation

Etihad acquires valuables management subsidiary

Posted 30 May 2019

Etihad Airways PJSC has acquired the shares held by Armaguard Linfox Group (Australia) in Abu Dhabi-based joint venture Armaguard Valuables Management LLC (AVM), becoming sole shareholder of the company and renaming it Etihad Secure

in General Aviation / Airports

Diamond aircraft testing navaids crashes in Dubai - four dead

Posted 16 May 2019

An aircraft carrying out testing of navigational aids for Dubai’s main international airport crashed close to DXB killing all four people on board.

in General Aviation

Singapore joins the Etihad Cargo freighter network

Posted 14 May 2019

Etihad Cargo has launched scheduled freighter flights from Abu Dhabi to Singapore’s Changi International Airport.

in General Aviation

Middle Eastern airlines’ freight volumes increased 1.3% in March 2019

Posted 8 May 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), increased 0.1% in March 2019, compared to

in General Aviation

Dnata and Lufthansa Group expand partnership in US

Posted 7 May 2019

Dnata and Lufthansa Group have expanded their partnership in the United States.

in General Aviation

Etihad Cargo celebrates six months of digitalisation and innovation space

Posted 24 April 2019

Etihad Cargo is celebrating its position in the air cargo digitalisation and innovation space six months after migrating to a new technology platform.

in General Aviation

Export Bahrain partners with Gulf Air Cargo to offer special discounts on cargo exports

Posted 18 April 2019

Export Bahrain has signed an exclusive partnership with Gulf Air’s Falcon Cargo to provide SMEs in the Kingdom of Bahrain, exporting their goods to the tune of 100 kilograms or above, with

in Defence / General Aviation / Features

Turkey’s indigenous TAI T625 takes to the sky

Posted 11 April 2019

The first prototype of the Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) T625 multi-role helicopter made its 20-minute maiden flight on September 6 2018, at the company’s facilities in Ankara, writes Jon Lake.

in General Aviation

Turkish Cargo continued its growth in a shrinking air cargo market

Posted 11 April 2019

Turkish Airlines’ successful air cargo brand, Turkish Cargo managed to increase its cargo tonnage by 9.6 percent in February despite the shrinking in the global air cargo sector.

in General Aviation

Middle Eastern airlines’ freight volumes contracted 1.6% in February

Posted 9 April 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased 4.7% in February 2019, compared to the

in General Aviation

Middle Eastern airlines’ freight volumes contracted 1.6% in February 2019

Posted 4 April 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased 4.7% in February 2019, compared

in General Aviation

Etihad Cargo delivers 17 rally cars for FIA World Rallycross of Abu Dhabi

Posted 2 April 2019

Etihad Cargo this week delivered all 17 rally cars along with 200 cubic meters of spare parts for the region’s first ever ‘festival of racing’ FIA World Rallycross of Abu Dhabi, for which Etihad Airways is the

in General Aviation

Weststar Aviation Services and Leonardo sign contract

Posted 27 March 2019

Weststar Aviation Services, a regional offshore helicopter transportation services provider, and Leonardo signed a contract – valued at around 50 million euros - for three new-generation AW169 and two AW139 helicopters for

in General Aviation

Royal Air Maroc becomes Cargo IQ member

Posted 15 March 2019

Royal Air Maroc has become the latest airline to join Cargo iQ, signing up at the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA)’s World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in Singapore this week.

in General Aviation

IATA launches CEIV Fresh

Posted 12 March 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new industry certification—the Center for Excellence for Perishable Logistics (CEIV Fresh)—to improve the handling and the transport by air of perishable products.

in General Aviation

IATA: Air cargo priorities should be trade, global standards and modernisation

Posted 12 March 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments and the air cargo industry to focus on three priorities to accommodate the expanding demand for air cargo and ensure the

in General Aviation

Middle Eastern airlines' freight volumes contracted 4.5% in January

Posted 7 March 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased 1.8% in January 2019, compared to the

in General Aviation

Turkish Cargo delivers circus lions to their natural habitat

Posted 5 March 2019

Turkish Cargo delivered three young lionesses Luca, Charlie, Kai and the young lion Nathan to South Africa, their natural habitat, from Kiev with a connection flight from Istanbul.

in Defence / General Aviation / Training

IDEX: EDIC Horizon to upgrade its Bell training fleet

Posted 18 February 2019

Abu Dhabi's EDIC Horizon, has announced plans to upgrade its existing fleet of Bell 206 helicopters with new single-engine glass cockpits.

in General Aviation

Middle Eastern carriers’ freight volumes increased 0.1% year-on-year in December

Posted 6 February 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released full-year 2018 data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) grew by 3.5%

in General Aviation

Etihad Cargo to transport 68 horses to Longines Masters of Hong Kong

Posted 5 February 2019

Etihad Cargo and EEM World have announced that Etihad Cargo was chosen to transport a special consignment of show jumping horses from Belgium to Hong Kong for the annual Longines Masters of Hong Kong taking place on

in General Aviation

DWC welcomed 900,000 passengers in 2018

Posted 4 February 2019

Dubai World Central (DWC) welcomed a total of 900,000 passengers in 2018 (-0.5%) following a surge in customer numbers in Q3 (+26.1%) and moderate growth in Q4 (+3%) last year.

in General Aviation

Boeing autonomous passenger air vehicle completes first flight

Posted 24 January 2019

Boeing has successfully completed the first test flight of its autonomous passenger air vehicle (PAV) prototype in Virginia.

in General Aviation

Airbus Helicopters sees strong sales in 2018

Posted 24 January 2019

Airbus Helicopters delivered 356 rotorcraft and logged gross orders for 413 helicopters in 2018 (up from 350 gross orders in 2017).

in General Aviation

Rosaviatsiya validates Ansat high-altitude operation

Posted 23 January 2019

The Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) has certified the increase in take-off/landing altitude of Ansat helicopter to 3,500 m.

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