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November 15, 2011 - 2:25pm
Bill Carey

Low-cost carrier flydubai announced $74 million in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) contracts Tuesday at the Dubai Airshow.

The airline signed agreements with Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT), part of the Mubadala Aerospace MRO network, with a combined value of $54 million.

November 15, 2011 - 4:13am
Gregory Polek
C Series signing

Bombardier registered a much-welcome letter of intent (LOI) for the C Series CS300 on Tuesday at the Dubai Air Show, when Turkish low-fare carrier Atlasjet signed for 15 of the new narrowbodies.

November 15, 2011 - 1:51am
R. Randall Padfield

Is this the latest triple-rotor rotorcraft from “Belikorsky?” Perhaps it’s the ultimate in shipborne mission flexibility. Or maybe it’s just the way a Sikorsky MH-60R and a Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor are parked on the ramp at the Dubai Air Show.

November 15, 2011 - 12:32am
David Donald
Saab 2000AEW&C

UAE’s Air Force and Air Defense (AFAD) has a long-standing interest in acquiring an airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) capability.

November 14, 2011 - 12:45pm
R. Randall Padfield
Dubai Air Show air-to-ground photo

As flight crew members and frequent air travelers know better than most, seeing anything from above puts it in better perspective. AIN photographer David McIntosh got the opportunity to see and shoot the Dubai Air Show static display from a helicopter on Monday morning before most visitors arrived. Here’s what he saw.

November 14, 2011 - 12:11pm
Mark Phelps
AIN celebrates 40 years

Dassault Falcon president and CEO John Rosanvallon, left, today at the Dubai Air Show congratulated AIN co-founder and current managing director Wilson Leach on the publishing company starting its 40th year in business.

November 14, 2011 - 11:49am
Chris Pocock

So what makes L-3 mission integration the best choice for implementing an ISR conversion of the King Air twin-turboprop? No fewer than six U.S. companies are staking a claim, including airframer Hawker Beechcraft, whose offering is parked right next to the L-3 SPYDR in the static park here.

November 14, 2011 - 11:46am
Charles Alcock

VistaJet is committing three new long-range aircraft to the Middle East market, with an order for a pair of Bombardier Challenger 850 business jets and a Global 5000. Chairman and founder Thomas Flohr said the company is seeing strong demand for its flexible-use programs from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. He believes that by the end of 2012 the Middle East will account for 15 percent of VistaJet revenues.

November 14, 2011 - 11:35am
Gregory Polek

GE Aviation will help oversee the design and construction of a new $120 million engine overhaul shop that Emirates Airline plans to build in Dubai. Plans call for construction to begin on the 226,000-sq-ft shop in the first quarter of 2012 and for operations to start in the fourth quarter of 2014.

November 14, 2011 - 11:31am
Charles Alcock

Pakistani private charter firm Princely Jets yesterday ordered a Eurocopter EC130 B4 helicopter. The deal, which also includes support and spares, was signed at the Dubai Air Show and calls for delivery in June 2012. The operator currently operates three BO105 helicopters. It will base the new EC130 in Pakistan’s main business city Karachi.