Western Asia

October 8, 2007 - 7:21am

Thomas Foley, CEO of Greenville, S.C.-based Stevens Aviation, has been appointed by President Bush to serve as director of private-sector development in Iraq. Foley, 51, will lead a staff responsible for developing and implementing a privatization plan for some 200 state-owned enterprises and managing trade and foreign investments into Iraq. He and President Bush first met in 1974 when both were attending Harvard University.

March 27, 2007 - 11:35am

Not too much has gone right in Iraq lately, but a small Dubai-based company has played an important part in what little has. Skylink Arabia has been quietly making a difference in the reconstruction of the war-torn country by running vital flights into and within Iraq, carrying essential hardware and skilled labor.

March 27, 2007 - 7:53am

Not too much has gone right in Iraq lately, but a small Dubai-based company has played an important part in what little has. Skylink Arabia has been quietly making a difference in the reconstruction of the war-torn country by running vital flights into and within Iraq, carrying essential hardware and skilled labor.

December 11, 2006 - 10:46am

Oman-based regional aircraft spares supplier Dahra Logistics & Marketing is planning to open an office in Dubai next March to tap into the fast-growing aviation market here in the United Arab Emirates. “Already, new airlines such as Air Arabia and Etihad are growing fast,” observed Dahra’s CEO, Khamis Obaid Mubarak Al-Ajmi.

December 11, 2006 - 10:34am

Abu Dhabi will host the first-ever Arab Aviation Security Conference Feb. 6 to 9, 2006, and two months later, on April 3 to 6, Dubai will host the region’s largest aviation and maritime security event: the Airport, Port and Transport Security-Middle East (APTS-ME).

December 11, 2006 - 10:23am

For many, the story of Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein is not a happy one. So it is perhaps surprising that there is a daily operation on the ground and in the air which sees life in the strife-torn country in a very different light.

December 6, 2006 - 1:30pm

Seabird Aviation Jordan (SAJ) plans to place the two-seat, Lycoming O-360-B2L-powered Seeker SB7L-360A aerial surveillance platform into serial production next year. Designed in Australia and assembled in Amman, Jordan, the Seeker on exhibit here at the Dubai drew a purchase order from the Iraqi Coalition Provisional Authority last year. It also recently has undergone an assessment by the U.S. military and government.

December 6, 2006 - 1:06pm

Perhaps contrary to the impressions of outsiders, flying business aircraft into and within the Middle East is not difficult. At least that seems to be the consensus of those who arrange planning and handling for international flight operations in this part of the world.

December 6, 2006 - 12:26pm

Jordan’s aerospace and defense industry has more than doubled the size of its national pavilion at this year’s Dubai airshow, compared with its presence at the 2003 event. According to Jordan Airmotive marketing manager and organizer of the Jordanian Pavilion, Isam Farhan, companies like his have attracted increasing investment lately.

November 15, 2006 - 7:57am

Over the last four years, U.S. agencies have opened 17 major cases involving illegal shipments of defense technology to Iran– two more than the 15 cases involving illegal shipments to China in the same time frame. And in the last six years there have been more than 800 investigations of illegal exports to Iran.

 
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