Tag: UAE

Emirates Chief Sees ‘Value’ in Working Closer with Etihad

The head of Emirates reportedly said on Wednesday that he sees “value” in working more closely with UAE-based rival Etihad Airways. President Tim Clark was quoted as saying by Reuters that he is open to cooperation with Etihad on areas including procurement, but he added that a full merger was “unlikely”. “I think there is […]

UAE And India Agree To Aviation Capacity Talks

The UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority is expected to hold talks with its Indian equivalent in October with the aim of securing new capacity and routes between the two countries. The emirates is proposing talks on October 3 and 4 following an agreement to setup a meeting between the two authorities by the UAE’s ambassador […]

Bahrain And UAE Partly Open Airspace For Qatar Airways

Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to open up flight corridors for sanctions-hit Qatar’s state-owned flag carrier Qatar Airways. The Montreal-based International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has been working with “various Middle Eastern states to ensure equitable access to airspace for Qatar-registered aircraft” since sanctions were announced on June 5, ICAO spokesman Anthony […]

Air Taxis To Take Off Only After Safety Is Guaranteed

Dubai’s autonomous ‘air taxis’ have been highly anticipated since they were first announced last year, but the General Civil Aviation Authority has said that will only happen once all aspects of transport safety have been guaranteed. “The UAE will not only be the first country to allow operation of flying pilotless taxis, it also will […]

New Private Jet Terminal To Be Built At Sharjah Airport

Sharjah Airport Authority has signed an agreement with Gama Support Services to build and operate a new private jet terminal worth AED 110 million. The new project will spread over more than 40,000 square metres and comprise two private jet hangars with a capacity of two large Boeing Business Jets each. The facility will include […]

United Arab Emirates To Ban Drone Imports

The UAE will stop importing drones that fail to the match the new specifications for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), a senior Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) official has said. In May, ESMA approved the new regulatory standards that included a surveillance system for detecting unmanned aerial vehicles. “Our new standards will come into […]

BAA Training Establishes Aviation Training Base In The Middle East

BAA Training continues spreading its name over the map of aviation training world. Aviation training center based in Northern Europe is expanding its services to the Middle East market by establishing BAA Training UAE training base. In cooperation with strategic partners, the aviation training centre Pier 7 Aviation, BAA Training UAE is ready to provide […]

Emirates’ Airline Profit Falls 82% In 2016-17

A tough year has taken its toll on Emirates despite the airline managing to keep profits in the black. The Group’s 2016-2017 results report a 29th year of profit but airline profits are down 81 percent to AED 1.3 billion ($340 million) from a record AED 7.2 billion ($1.9 billion) last year. Group profits, which […]

Russia Negotiating Supplies of Su-35 Fighter Jets to UAE

Russia is negotiating the delivery of a few tens of Su-35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates, Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said Thursday, TASS reported. “The talks are underway, though you can imagine that it takes time to implement the task of (supplying) a few tens of jets,” he said. Manturov added […]

Air Arabia Faces Its Toughest Low Cost Stress Test

On the back of what its CEO calls “an interesting year,” Air Arabia, the UAE’s only publicly listed airline, recorded a four percent drop in net profits during 2016. It’s a remarkably better result than any of the country’s other airlines that have announced their results, making Sharjah’s low cost carrier, arguably, the UAE’s best […]