Tag: UAE

Air Arabia Faces Its Toughest Low Cost Stress Test

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

Boeing Continues Growth in International Training Portfolio

Reading Time: 1 minute Reflecting continuing momentum in its international training business, Boeing has received a two-year, $18.7 million contract from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to provide C-17 Globemaster III logistics support and training simulator maintenance. Boeing, which originally manufactured the C-17, will support the UAE’s inventory of realistic, motion-based training devices used to train aircrews and support […]

World’s Largest VIP Terminal Debuts at Dubai South

Reading Time: 2 minutes The inauguration of the VIP Terminal at Dubai South marks an important chapter in the aviation history of the city. The largest purpose-built facility of its kind in the world, the terminal is set to create a niche in business aviation sector, offering VIP customers a seamless travel experience, coupled with time and cost efficiencies […]

Emirates Rounds off a Year of Growth with Fleet and Product Milestones

Reading Time: 5 minutes Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, rounded off another year of growth in 2016, underlined by fleet and network expansion, as well as customer focused product investments. Commenting on 2016, Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline said: “Consumer appetite for travel has remained resilient, despite socio-economic and political headwinds around the globe, and that is […]

Morocco to Join Emirates A380 Network

Reading Time: 2 minutes Emirates, voted the World’s Best Airline in the 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards, announced today that it will operate the first ever commercial Airbus A380 flight to Morocco and North Africa, when it takes the iconic double decker aircraft to Casablanca on 26 March 2017. The airline’s flagship aircraft, which continues to excite travellers and […]

Drone Halts Traffic at Dubai Airport, Third Incident in Five Months

Reading Time: 1 minute A drone forced Dubai international airport, one of the world’s busiest, to halt air traffic for an hour and a half Saturday evening, the third such incident in less than five months. Air space around the airport was closed from 7:25 pm to 8:49 pm (1525-1649 GMT) “due to unauthorised drone activity resulting in flight […]

Air Traffic Regulator Sets Out Five-Year Strategy for Airports

Reading Time: 2 minutes The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is working on improvements to the airspace over the UAE to allow for smoother flow of air traffic. The GCAA said it would bring aircraft closer to improve their flow, reducing air corridor space while maintaining safety. Laila Ali bin Hareb Al Mu­hairi, the GCAA’s assistant director general for […]

Air Arabia to Go Further with A321 Order

Reading Time: 1 minute Air Arabia is to venture further afield with a new deal to add longer range A321neo aircraft to its fleet. In an interview with Arabian Aerospace, the Sharjah-based airline CEO, Adel Ali said that he accepted that carriers had to refine their offerings to meet market requirements. Adding the 321 to the fleet will enable […]

Dubai International Airport Welcomes a Record Number of Passengers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dubai International (DXB) welcomed a record 7.7 million passengers in August, eclipsing its previous record achieved in July, according to the monthly traffic report issued today by operator Dubai Airports. Passenger traffic at DXB passengers reached 7,727,105 compared to 7,282,256 recorded in the corresponding month last year, an increase of 6.1 per cent. The year to date traffic totalled 55,850,353 […]

GCAA & DOT Abu Dhabi Move To Speed Drone Operations Approvals

Reading Time: 2 minutes The UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is working with Abu Dhabi’s Department of Transport (DOT) to electronically link their drone operation approval systems in a pilot project which could halve process times. News of the pilot project, expected to be in operation by the end of this year, came at the Second Drones Middle […]