Subscribe Free

PODCAST 26: Business bounce back and hydrogen in the air

With the region's biggest business aviation event - the MEBAA Show - postponed until February 2021, this week's TIMES Aerospace podcast hears just how strongly the sector is bouncing back with optimism.

Our special guest is Rob DiCastri, the president and CEO of Royal Jet, the Abu Dhabi-based luxury carrier with the world’s biggest Boeing Business Jet fleet.

The carrier has established a strong position in Africa as well as the Middle East and had widely published plans for establishing bases in Eswatini and Saudi Arabia and DiCastri explains how Covid has impacted plans but shows how it has also created opportunity.
 
Enquiries from new potential customers are on the up. But can they be converted into a new customer base?
 
Also, looking not just for a customer base but also technology partners, is Airbus. 

This week the European manufacturer launched concepts for a family of hydrogen-powered airliners. Glenn Llewellyn, the head of the European manufacturer’s zero emissions business talks about the need for collaboration but also of the importance of a zero emission strategy for the industry.
 
And if you have ever wanted to create a name for an airline – there are opportunities now, as we find out in our news trawl around the whole region.
 
 
Other Podcasts
Advertisement
Latest News

Recaro Aircraft Seating to outfit Qatar Airways with new economy class seat

Recaro Aircraft Seating (Recaro) is to equip Qatar Airways with its brand-new CL3810 economy class seat. Starting at the end of 2022, twenty shipsets of the CL3810 will be installed on the new A321neo fleet.

Emirates seeks 3,000 cabin crew and 500 airport services employees

Emirates has begun a worldwide campaign to recruit 3,000 cabin crew and 500 airport services employees to join its Dubai hub over the next six months.

AERALIS secures investment from Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund

UK aerospace start-up AERALIS and a Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund signed an investment agreement at London’s DSEI show as part of developing AERALIS’s innovative modular aircraft system for transforming the defence light jet

Qatar Airways joins ICAO Global Coalition for sustainable aviation

Qatar Airways has announced its participation on the Global Coalition for Sustainable Aviation of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), becoming the first airline in the Middle East to join the global coalition.

Flydubai celebrates ten years of flying to Ukraine

Flydubai is celebrating ten years since its first commercial flight to Ukraine in 2011.

Rolls-Royce’s all electric ‘Spirit of Innovation’ takes to the skies

Rolls-Royce has completed the first flight of its all-electric ‘Spirit of Innovation’ aircraft.

WDS SK2601090322
See us at