Emirates

November 26, 2007 - 7:56am

Two years after 9/11, Dubai’s biennial air show will declare itself to be firmly back to business as usual when it opens next month (December 7 to 11) in the United Arab Emirates. Last time, the event convincingly put on a brave face in the wake of 9/11 and the U.S.-led war against Al Qaeda and its Taliban allies in Afghanistan (just 500 miles north).

November 12, 2007 - 11:49am

Dubai may harbor ambitions of one day hosting an airshow to outshine those held in Paris and Farnborough, but on one score the Gulf emirate is already well ahead. The nearly $80 billion worth of aircraft sales commitments announced through the first two days of the show smashed all-time records and easily surpassed even an impressive tally recorded at June’s Paris Air Show. 

November 12, 2007 - 9:36am

Emirates Airlines has decided to add a Honeywell safety upgrade intended to prevent runway incursions to its fleet of more than 100 airliners. The Runway Awareness and Advisory System (RAAS) is a software upgrade of the airplanes’ existing ground-proximity alerting system that warns pilots of potentially dangerous situations on runways and taxiways.

November 12, 2007 - 4:24am

Gulf carrier Qatar Airways yesterday signed an order for five Boeing 777F cargo aircraft and took options on a further five. It also confirmed orders for 22 others previously from unidentified buyers–fourteen 777-300ERs, six -200LRs and two 777F cargo variants.

November 12, 2007 - 4:10am

With a characteristically nimble response to market demand, Emirates Airline hastily re-scheduled an announcement here yesterday of more than $30 billion worth of aircraft orders to accommodate the presence of Dubai ruler HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum.

November 11, 2007 - 7:51pm

Emirates Airlines has decided to add a Honeywell safety upgrade intended to prevent runway incursions to its fleet of more than 100 airliners. The Runway Awareness and Advisory System (RAAS) is a software upgrade of the airplanes’ existing ground-proximity alerting system that warns pilots of potentially dangerous situations on runways and taxiways.

November 11, 2007 - 7:30pm

New Zealand’s power solutions provider Cavotec MSL sponsored the A380 Touchdown conference held here in Dubai on November 9 and 10. The conference addressed the technical and business “issues” that airports due to host the Airbus A380 might face. The aircraft entered scheduled commercial service with Singapore Airlines in late October and should join local carrier Emirates in about a year’s time.

November 11, 2007 - 7:29pm

United Arab Emirates national carrier Etihad Airways celebrated its fourth birthday last week by introducing an interline agreement with Australian operator Virgin Blue that connects its 45-destination network with 22 Australian cities through Brisbane and Sydney. Abu Dhabi-based Etihad will increase frequency to Sydney from one daily flight to 11 flights a week next March; it flies to Brisbane three times a week.

November 11, 2007 - 7:18pm

Emirates Airline is on track by year-end to be the first carrier in the world to allow its passengers to make calls using their own mobile phones with the AeroMobile system. Earlier this year, AeroMobile, a joint venture between U.S.-based Arinc and Norway’s Telenor, completed a successful trial of the system with Australian carrier Qantas, and it is now ready for full revenue-service use.

November 11, 2007 - 7:17pm

Both local and Western companies are enjoying a strong market for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services in the Middle East, due to increased airline activity and military aircraft fleets.

 
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