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November 12, 2011 - 11:00am
Chris Pocock
590,000-cu-ft aerostat.

Unglamorous though they are, aerostats are carving a substantial niche in the airborne surveillance business. They come in all sizes, from 30 feet long and a volume of 2,500 cu ft, to a massive 242 feet and 590,000 cu ft.

November 12, 2011 - 10:59am
James Wynbrandt
Al Fusan aerobatic display team

Al Fursan, the United Arab Emirates Air Force’s flight display team, is making its debut here this week, where it is performing its precision aerobatics routine in celebration of both the event and the UAE’s 40th anniversary.

November 12, 2011 - 10:50am
Gregory Polek
ANA 787 Dreamliner

Few would argue against the proposition that Boeing has and will absorb a serious financial hit from the three years of delays and the unanticipated complications that arose from its attempt at a new approach to supply-chain management with the 787 program.

November 12, 2011 - 10:30am
Ian Sheppard
Libyan Airlines.

Politicians viewing air transport as a soft target are the greatest threat to the air transport industry, according to the secretary general of the Arab Air Carriers Organization.

November 12, 2011 - 10:29am
Charles Alcock

With its rapidly growing route network, long-term expansion plans and emphasis on reduced operating costs, flydubai has to be considered a prime sales prospect for Boeing’s re-engined 737 MAX airliner.

November 12, 2011 - 10:20am
Mark Huber
Special-missions King Air 350ER.

Hawker Beechcraft (HBC) has brought a special-missions-equipped King Air 350ER to the Dubai Air Show to demonstrate the potential of melding this tried-and-true platform with the latest surveillance technologies for diverse tasks, including drug interdiction, search and rescue and electronic intelligence gathering.

November 12, 2011 - 10:11am
Charles Alcock
AIrbus ACJ

As a market with a distinct preference for larger VIP and business aircraft, the Middle East has long been considered good sales territory for Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJs). Recent experience proves this with four more operators in the region having committed to swelling the local fleet.

November 12, 2011 - 10:10am
Bill Carey
ICAO resolution A37-11

With demonstrated benefits of reducing track miles, mitigating noise and lowering fuel burn and emissions, performance-based navigation (PBN) procedures are being adopted on a worldwide basis. But 15 years after Alaska Airlines flew the first procedures, widespread implementation of PBN is uneven and its benefits largely unrealized.

November 12, 2011 - 10:00am
Julian Moxon

The ambitious development plan to expand Oman’s Muscat Airport has been accelerated with the Oman Airport Management Co. advancing the opening date to October 2014. The project had run into delays after tropical cyclone Gonu in 2007, which led to the decision to remove basements and underground areas, resulting in a complete redesign.

November 12, 2011 - 9:53am
Gregory Polek

It’s no mirage, and no longer a dream. The long-delayed Boeing 787 Dreamliner has finally made its Middle East debut here at the Dubai Air Show.