Tag: United Arab Emirates

UAE and US Reaffirm Open Skies

The UAE welcomed the outcome of recent discussions on civil aviation with the United States in which both countries strongly reaffirmed the 2002 UAE-US Air Transport Agreement (ATA) and the fundamental principles of Open Skies. “The UAE is very pleased that our understanding with the US preserves all of the benefits of Open Skies for […]

Qatari Jets Intercept Two UAE Civilian Planes Over Bahrain

Qatari fighter jets flew close to two UAE-registered civilian aircraft passing through Bahrain, forcing the captain of one of the flights to alter course to avoid collision. The incident was reported on Monday by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the United Arab Emirates, which warned of the dangers posed by the Qatari jets. […]

UAE Says Qatari Fighter Jets ‘Intercept’ Passenger Plane

The United Arab Emirates accused Qatari fighter jets of “intercepting” a passenger plane en route to Bahrain on Monday, in an ongoing row over alleged airspace violations. “Qatari fighter jets intercept an Emirati civilian aircraft during a routine flight to Manama in a flagrant threat to civil aviation safety and in a clear violation of […]

First UAE Spyplane Breaks Its Cover

In addition to its openly acknowledged procurement of three Saab GlobalEye airborne early warning aircraft, based on Bombardier’s Global 6000 platform, the UAE is also set to receive two further Global 6000s converted for electronic intelligence (ELINT) or signals intelligence (SIGINT) duties under a more secretive programme. Jon Lake reports. The first of the UAE’s […]

Emirates Anticipates Peak Travel Towards the End of the Year

Travel is expected to peak once again at the end of the year for Emirates, as the airline expects yet another busy period with visitors flocking into Dubai for New Year’s celebrations. Over 250,000 people are expected to arrive into Dubai from 28 December until just after New Year’s Day, while 200,000 travellers will be […]

Dubai South Aviation Safety Training Academy to Be Operational Nov 2018

Dubai South has signed an agreement with Dynamic Advanced Training to set up an aviation safety training academy in the aviation district, set to be the region’s most advanced training facility. The facility will offer comprehensive Safety and Emergency Procedures (SEP) training, including both theoretical as well as hyper-realistic, practical instruction. The independent academy will […]

Aviation Not Subject To VAT In UAE

Aviation will be exempted from any taxation resulting from the country’s implementation of value added taxation (VAT) in 2018, according to a decree signed yesterday by the UAE president. The five percent tax will come into effect on 1 January and will apply on “the import and supply of goods and services at each stage […]

Etihad Looses $2 Billion – Despite Receiving $1.7 Billion In Subsidies

A new analysis from forensic accountants on behalf of the Partnership for Open & Fair Skies has revealed that Etihad Airways suffered a $2.06 billion operating loss in 2015, even as the airline received $1.7 billion in new subsidies from its government. The accountants also discovered that Etihad had an operating loss of $1.4 billion […]

Is Emirates CEO About To Step Down?

The end of Clark’s reign as president of the world’s biggest international airline is a topic that has been cropping up increasingly often as turbulence envelops the Gulf aviation industry. Some sources have told Aviation Business that Clark’s departure might come as early as autumn this year. Those reports are unconfirmed, and Clark himself has […]

Qatar Crisis: New Opportunities Or The Dead End?

The beginning of June has matched with a serious diplomatic row that occurred between Qatar and several Arab Gulf states.  Major safety concerns that darkened the sky over Qatar’s neighbours because of its links with terrorist groups encouraged Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to cut all the diplomatic and economic ties […]