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December 6, 2006, 12:44 PM

Stable export sales and a growing defense budget at home have helped Russian bomb maker Bazalt make its products smarter. Historically, Bazalt has specialized in free-fall and cluster bombs. Today, compact sensors and processors have given those formerly “dumb” weapons a respectable IQ.

December 6, 2006, 12:40 PM

France’s Safran is here at the Dubai airshow for the first time since engine maker Snecma and electronics specialist Sagem merged. The group also includes Snecma’s landing gear and brake division.

December 6, 2006, 12:35 PM

Seasoned Paris Air Show delegates puzzled to see an airline among the aerospace manufacturers’ hospitality chalets at the June 2005 event should not have been surprised at the presence of Qatar Airways, since members of its burgeoning all-Airbus fleet have now graced the static park at several in

December 6, 2006, 12:33 PM

With local airline Emirates set to receive more than 40 Airbus A380s, not to mention those examples destined for neighboring competitors Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways, this area will figure prominently in the operations of future very large airliners (VLAs), according to industry predictions.

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.

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