Dubai

August 2, 2010 - 9:34am

Cargo traffic began operations at Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International Airport in late June, marking the opening of Dubai’s second airport. Operations
at the airport, which planners say will eventually become the world’s largest,
will initially be confined to cargo hauling.

Passenger traffic, for which the airport has an initial capacity of five million people a year, will begin next March.

May 7, 2010 - 7:26am

A new sales and marketing office has been opened in Dubai by Chromalloy to provide parts and services for the region’s gas turbine engine operators. “Chromalloy is expanding our engine aftermarket business to offer the region’s turbine operators parts, repairs and other services that deliver significant cost savings over original equipment manufacturer pricing,” said company president Armand Lauzon Jr.

February 2, 2010 - 11:48pm

The Middle East Aerospace Consortium (MEAC) has opened an Asia-Pacific office in Shanghai, China. Graham Brant, former CEO of Microsoft Hong Kong, will head up
the new office, which MEAC said will complement its existing presence in the United Arab Emirates, UK, Saudi Arabia and Switzerland.

January 29, 2010 - 5:41am

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of Dubai’s Department of Civil Aviation, plans to open the second Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME) show on February 28 at the Airport Expo site in Dubai.

November 30, 2009 - 10:17am
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News from the international airshow circuit can be revealing and deceiving in equal measure. Two years ago, the 2007 Dubai Airshow generated a record-breaking $155 billion in orders. This year’s Dubai Airshow, held November 15 to 19, saw just $14 billion in new business announced.

November 20, 2009 - 9:29am
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Although the supply of French Rafale combat jets to the UAE was not finalized at the Dubai Airshow, there were plenty of indications that negotiations are going well. In an unusual departure from custom, the former head of the UAE Air Force gave a detailed interview on the progress of the deal to The National, the main newspaper in Abu Dhabi.

November 17, 2009 - 8:59am

With 50 of its aircraft currently operating in the Middle East, Dassault expects that total to swell by 50 percent over the next three years, according to Alain Aubry, Dassault Falcon’s vice president of sales and marketing. Speaking at the Dubai Air Show, Aubry said the Middle East has accounted for only two order cancellations since the beginning of the economic crisis, far fewer than any other region.

November 16, 2009 - 6:50am

Local low-fare airline Flydubai yesterday inked a pair of aircraft financing deals worth $160 million. Also here at the Dubai Airshow, it signed a contract with Goodrich to supply wheels and carbon brakes for its first 54 Boeing 737s.

November 16, 2009 - 12:41am

Emirates Charter Intros Exotic Travel Packages
Empire Aviation Group (EAG) has announced plans for “Lifestyle@Empire,” an extension to the company’s luxury charter operations that will offer travel packages to exotic destinations and experiences. The first packages will focus on global sporting and themed events, providing travel, unique access to the events and other benefits.

November 15, 2009 - 12:46am

The Royal Aeronautical Society is on a recruitment drive at the Dubai Airshow (Stand W144) looking to build on a membership base that already extends to a local branch here in the United Arab Emirates. The show also marks the swansong for the London-based organization’s chief executive, Keith Mans, who is about to retire and be replaced by former Messier-Dowty CEO Simon Luxmoore.

 
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