Tag: UAE

UAE’s First Female A380 Pilot Aims to Fly High

Reading Time: 3 minutes Her sister is the country’s first female fighter pilot. Her brother flies a helicopter. So it is no surprise that Aisha Al Mansouri has become the UAE’s first female pilot of an A380. Ms Al Mansouri watched brother Ali earn his flying credentials and join Abu Dhabi Police, then saw her sister, Maj Mariam Al Mansouri, […]

Drone Incursion Closes Dubai International

Reading Time: 1 minute Dubai International Airport stopped flights for 69 minutes on Saturday when a drone flew too close to the airport. Airspace was closed from 11.39am to 12.45pm, according to a statement from Dubai Airports. Around 20 flights were diverted, most of them to Al Maktoum International, and others to Sharjah and Al Ain. Drones are forbidden […]

Jet Aviation Dubai Earns EASA and GCAA Approvals

Reading Time: 1 minute Jet Aviation’s Dubai facility has secured approvals from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for its non-destructive testing (NDT) shop. The MRO provider has introduced non-destructive testing as part of its maintenance service portfolio upon receiving FAA approval for its NDT shop. […]

Emirates Brand Value Grows 17% To Reach US$7.7 Billion

Reading Time: 1 minute Emirates has come out on top again as the world’s most valuable airline brand, according to the 2016 Brand Finance Global 500 report, which was released yesterday. The airline’s brand value grew 17% over last year to reach US$ 7.7 billion. For the fifth year running, the airline has steadily risen up in the global […]