Dubai

November 14, 2009 - 4:55am
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The 2009 Dubai Airshow will seek to buck the aerospace industry’s downward trend when it opens its doors this morning. But it seems highly unlikely that this will manifest itself in announcements of significant new aircraft orders, even though Middle East airlines are themselves outperforming the stagnant traffic levels in other parts of the world.

November 14, 2009 - 4:03am

Canada-based Skyplan, a flight-services provider, plans to open an office in Dubai in February to complement its existing Sharjah office, which opened a year ago, and to better serve clients operating out of Dubai International Airport and elsewhere in the region.

November 12, 2009 - 11:19pm

Until about a year ago, the Dubai economy laid a fair claim to being the mother of all modern property booms with new skyscrapers appearing on its skyline at a breathtaking rate. However, once ripples from the global financial crisis started to hit Dubai’s shores, it appeared that many of the developments may figuratively have been built on sand without the firm foundation of sustainable demand.

October 28, 2009 - 1:00pm

The world’s aerospace industry could use a morale boost, and it might just get it at the 2009 Dubai Air Show (November 15 to 19) at the end of a year that has brought little but austerity and uncertainty. The Middle East has been a strong generator of growth over the past decade, and the market’s potential to revive otherwise sluggish sales in the aerospace sector is more important now than ever before.

October 22, 2009 - 9:09am

Dubai-based Empire Aviation Group has become the first operator in the Gulf Cooperation Council to take delivery of a new Hawker 4000. The aircraft, along with all of Empire’s fleet, is offered for charter throughout Europe and the Middle East by Avinode (Booth No. 4438), which provides an online suite of tools to charter operators and users.

October 21, 2009 - 10:24am

Dubai-based Empire Aviation Group has become the first operator in the Gulf Cooperation Council to take delivery of a new Hawker 4000. The aircraft, along with all of Empire’s fleet, is offered for charter throughout Europe and the Middle East by Avinode (Booth No. 4438), which provides an online suite of tools to charter operators and users.

July 1, 2009 - 11:19am

Aviall Services’ new customer service center in Dubai, UAE, officially opened last Thursday. The new aircraft parts facility, located in the Dubai Airport Free Zone and approved by the General Civil Aviation Authority, will serve airline, military and business aviation customers in the Middle East and eventually in Northern Africa.

June 17, 2009 - 10:02am

The organizers of this year’s Dubai Airshow (November 15 to 19) expect to break all existing exhibition space records with the addition of a fourth hall, sponsored and hosted by Dubai-based Emirates. The biennial airshow will feature a new Emirates Hall, which will cover 75,616 sq ft, including 53,820 sq ft for exhibition stands. The additions will raise the total airshow area to 3.5 million square feet.

May 12, 2009 - 7:05am

Palm Aviation, the Dubai-based flight support provider, has announced the opening of an office in Uzbekistan in the Commonwealth of Independent States. This follows the opening of an office in Miami, Florida, in January 2009. It plans to set up additional offices in Africa and the Middle East before year end.

May 10, 2009 - 4:58am

Business aviation is set to have a high profile at the next Dubai Airshow later this year (November 15-19). The Middle East has not been immune from the global economic crisis but remains a major prospective growth market for an industry that has seen a significant slowdown in both North America and Europe.

 
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