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December 11, 2006, 10:19 AM

The Middle East region is waking up to business aircraft financing, it emerged at the inaugural Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) conference here at the Dubai airshow on Saturday.

December 11, 2006, 10:17 AM

A high-performance but economical business aircraft designed in the UK will be manufactured soon in the United Arab Emirates after an agreement between the Gulf Aircraft Partnership and the Gulf Aircraft Maintenance Co. (Gamco) is finalized.

December 11, 2006, 10:16 AM

Dubai International Airport now has not one but two purpose-built support facilities for business aviation, both located in the duty free zone on the other side of the runway from the airshow.

December 11, 2006, 10:14 AM

The Boeing 777-200LR has arrived in Dubai, fresh from setting a new world distance record for a commercial airplane. Taking off from Hong Kong at 10:30 p.m.

December 11, 2006, 10:12 AM

The case for twin- versus single-turboprop light transport aircraft is being forcefully argued by Vulcanair, which is relaunching its Viator aircraft here at the Dubai airshow.

December 11, 2006, 10:00 AM

The General Electric GEnx turbofan is one of the two new engine families under development for the 787, but will be the sole option for the new 747, in a 66,500-pound-thrust version which is designated GEnx-2B67. It has the same core but a different fan and fan case.

December 11, 2006, 9:50 AM

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia-based National Air Services (NAS) has ordered five Airbus A318 Elites, a 15-seat, luxury version of the 100-seat-class airliner.

December 11, 2006, 9:49 AM

Here at the Dubai 2005 show today, India’s Kingfisher Airlines is expected to order 20 ATR 72-500s, and to take options on an additional 15 of the 68-seat twin turboprop.

December 11, 2006, 9:45 AM

As Airbus prepared to parade the A380 in Dubai, Boeing finally launched the Advanced 747 as a serious competitor.

December 11, 2006, 9:26 AM

Having been selected by Boeing to provide zonal-drying equipment for the new Model 787 airliner, Sweden’s CTT Systems (Stand W607) is keen also to supply humidification kits for the aircraft, which has a large element of carbonfiber-reinforced plastic composites material in its airframe.

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