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December 6, 2006, 12:31 PM

Now that Boeing has settled on a firm design configuration for its 787 Dreamliner, details that until recently looked sketchy have suddenly crystallized just as some of the Middle East’s largest airlines sharpen their focus on fleet additions.

December 6, 2006, 12:27 PM

The Emirates Aviation College here in Dubai now offers fully accredited Bachelor of Science degree courses in aerospace engineering, air transport management, tourism management and computer and electronics engineering.

December 6, 2006, 12:26 PM

Jordan’s aerospace and defense industry has more than doubled the size of its national pavilion at this year’s Dubai airshow, compared with its presence at the 2003 event.

December 6, 2006, 12:24 PM

Two-year-old Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has started life with such precocious growth rates that it makes neighborhood trailblazer Emirates Airline look almost conservative.

December 6, 2006, 12:21 PM

Never before has commercial air transport come under such scrutiny for its environmental impact.

December 6, 2006, 12:19 PM

The defense and aerospace industries in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and some neighboring countries are growing, as seems evident from the number of exhibitors from the region here at this week’s Dubai airshow. While some, such as Jordan Aerospace Industries (Stand No.

December 6, 2006, 12:17 PM

Armed UAVs are not new: back in the days when UAVs were known as RPVs (remotely piloted vehicles) Ryan Aeronautical made several proposals to arm its BQM-34 Firebee target drone, the earliest dating to 1953.

December 6, 2006, 12:13 PM

Several Iranian manufacturers have joined a pursuit of a growing local market for affordable light airplanes for initial training and leisure flying. A proliferation of flight schools that cater to an expanding base of rich and middle-class Iranians has driven the recent surge in demand.

December 6, 2006, 12:11 PM

With the air war in Iraq increasingly dominated by close-air support (CAS) operations and the need to engage rapidly emerging targets in heavily populated areas, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles armed with precision weapons has also increased. Before and during Operation Iraqi Freedom, U.S.

December 6, 2006, 12:04 PM

Airbus is competing with Russia’s Ilyushin-Finance Co. (IFC) and Tupolev for a Syrian government tender to supply seven airliners to Syrian Air.

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