Western Asia

November 14, 2008 - 11:13pm

In a recent visit to the country, Ali Al Naqbi, founding chairman of the Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA), identified Kuwait as a major driver in the business aviation sector in this region, which is predicted to grow by 15 to 20 percent

November 14, 2008 - 10:17pm

The first Gulf VIP Executive Jet, Luxury Yacht & Elite Car Interiors Exhibition will take place at the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre from March 3 to 5, 2009. To date, a number of globally recognized companies have confirmed their interest in Gulf VIP 2009. Almost 124,000 sq ft of exhibition space has been allocated and the organizers expect more than 150 exhibitors and 5,000 visitors.

October 1, 2008 - 6:58am

Gulf VIP, an event for the Middle East’s ultra-rich that promotes executive jet interiors to the “the lucrative markets of Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia” is scheduled for March 4 to 6 in the Persian Gulf island kingdom of Bahrain. Organized by the French firm Business Conventions International (BCI), Gulf VIP will also feature interiors for yachts and exotic cars with $100,000+ price tags.

August 12, 2008 - 10:57am

The conflict between Russia and Georgia is reverberating at Bend, Ore.-based Epic Aircraft, which in late June temporarily moved its sole Epic Elite Jet prototype to partner Tbilisi Aircraft Manufacturing’s (TAM) facility in Georgia for demonstration and marketing purposes. The two companies formed a joint venture several years ago to develop the eight-seat Tam-Air Elite Jet for the Russian and CIS markets.

June 9, 2008 - 9:17am

The first annual Gulf VIP Executive Jet, Luxury Yacht & Elite Car Interiors exhibition is scheduled for November 11 to 13 at the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Center and Bahrain International Airport.

January 23, 2008 - 10:24am

Eurocopter has denied a report in the March 7 Washington Times that it sent spare parts to Iraq for its Gazelle military helicopters. A Eurocopter spokesman told AIN that since August 1990, the Marseilles, France-based helicopter manufacturer has “strictly observed the terms of United Nations resolution 661,” embargoing the export of military goods to Iraq.

January 23, 2008 - 10:24am

Eurocopter has denied a report in the March 7 Washington Times that it sent spare parts to Iraq for its Gazelle military helicopters. A Eurocopter spokesman told AIN that since August 1990, the Marseilles, France-based helicopter manufacturer has “strictly observed the terms of United Nations resolution 661,” embargoing the export of military goods to Iraq.

November 30, 2007 - 5:41am

In a major deal announced at the Dubai Air Show last month, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of the Interior ordered 40 Sikorskys. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in March.

November 13, 2007 - 5:11am

This year’s election of Shimon Peres as Israel’s president could revitalize dormant plans for developing Jordan’s King Hussein International Airport at Aqaba as a regional hub to serve both countries. The airport sits at the north end of the Red Sea, across the Gulf of Aqaba from the Israeli resort city of Eilat.

November 13, 2007 - 5:01am

Enthusiasm over a near 50-percent year-over-year jump in passenger traffic had reached a climax early in the summer of 2006 at Beirut Rafik Hariri International Airport when, in an instant, on July 13 Israeli bombs shattered and set ablaze all the good feelings along with vast chunks of runway and the airport’s main fuel tanks.

 
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