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EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS ETC. - DUBAI 2005 AIR SHOW

ENOC fuels Airbus A380 at Dubai Airshow

Posted on 28/11/2005

ENOC Aviation, a subsidiary of the Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) Group, was selected by Airbus to fuel the world's biggest passenger jet - the Airbus A380. The A380 made its maiden journey to the Middle East for the 9th annual Dubai Airshow. ENOC Aviation is a leading supplier of quality jet fuel that provides aircraft refuelling services at Dubai, Sharjah and Fujairah international airports. This is the 9th consecutive year that ENOC Aviation has participated in and successfully ...  >>MORE

UAE Air Force eyes engineering prowess

Posted on 26/11/2005

The UAE Air Force's surveillance and reconnaissance (S&R) programme is focusing on training and developing an engineering corps and building indigenous products. "Our research and technology centre in Abu Dhabi is working closely with local and international institutions. "The aim is to train and build a pool of engineers to work in our S&R programmes, particularly the production and maintenance of unmanned aerial vehicles [UAVs]," said Major Ali M. Al Shehi, ground station manager of the UAE ...  >>MORE

Air show ends with a string of records

Posted on 26/11/2005

Dubai's ninth air show concluded yesterday becoming, officially, the biggest yet. It was the biggest in terms of number of visitors, 35,000; in terms of exhibitors, 726; and in terms of the size of deals done over five days, estimated to have crossed the $30 billion (Dh110.4 billion) mark. The show also welcomed the biggest jumbo in history, the Airbus A380. Perhaps the biggest sign of success was that rebookings for Dubai Air show 2007 began as early as the third day of the show. (The Gulf ...  >>MORE

Dubai 2005 Airshow records total deal of Dh100 billion

Posted on 24/11/2005

The 9th International Aerospace Exhibition, Dubai 2005, has once again set new records not only in the number of participation but also in the volume of contracts signed. Deals totalling about Dh100 billion were signed at this year's edition of the show, the highest in the history of the biennial event. The deals include a US$500,000 deal struck between Jordanian Airline and the Sea Bird Aviation, based on which the latter will supply the former two Seeker EB7-360 reconnaissance planes. One ...  >>MORE

Etihad Airways to break even within two years

Posted on 24/11/2005

Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the UAE, is expected to break even within two years' time, according to Sheikh Ahmed bin Saif Al Nahyan, Chairman of Etihad Airways. Speaking at the Dubai Airshow 2005 on Wednesday, he said the airline was currently having more than 75 per cent seat load factor according to reports in the UAE's dailies. This year it is projected to carry 1.2 million passengers, while next year the traffic is expected to reach 3.5 million passengers. He said by the end ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi plans aircraft manufacturing plant

Posted on 23/11/2005

Abu Dhabi will set up the region's first aircraft manufacturing plant. It is expected to roll out the first unit in 18 months, officials said. Gulf Aircraft Maintenance Co (Gamco) and UK-based Farnborough Aircraft Corporation Ltd. (FACL) have signed an MoU to manufacture and market the Kestrel, a new business aircraft, in the Gulf and subsequently promote to other areas of the world. Geoffrey Galley, of Gulf Aircraft Partnership (GAP), told Gulf News, "We have sought US$100 million finance ...  >>MORE

Exhibition breaks record with US$20.6b orders in three days

Posted on 23/11/2005

The ninth international aerospace exhibition currently underway at Airport Expo Dubai has smashed all previous Dubai Air Show records for new orders in terms of value. In the first three days of the show, which runs until tomorrow, sales worth US$20.6 billion were announced, topping the previous Dubai 2001 record by over US$5 billion. "Announcements have come from Emirates, private Indian carrier Kingfisher Airlines, Boeing and International Lease Finance Corp, Low Cost Aircraft Leasing, ...  >>MORE

Dubai airport named world's best

Posted on 22/11/2005

Dubai International Airport has been named the world's best airport by the World Travel Award Organisation. The airport won the Middle East and World's leading Award in a survey conducted by the organisation via its website. The survey involved 2 million passengers. Dubai airport was selected from among 3,500 airports and airline companies, which participated in the competition. Sheikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chairman of the Emirates Group, said the ...  >>MORE

Dubai to make Jebel Ali world's largest airport

Posted on 22/11/2005

DUBAI will have yet another superlative. This time the world's largest airport, Jebel Ali International Airport (JXB). To be built at a cost of Dhs30 billion, the airport could handle 120 million passengers a year. That will relegate the present topper, London's Heathrow with a throughput of 83.5 million, to the second rank. Once completed, JXB will be the combined size of Heathrow and Chicago's O'Hare. Again, it will be ten times bigger than Dubai International Airport. The Department ...  >>MORE

Emirates ranks ninth in global airline traffic

Posted on 22/11/2005

Emirates, the Dubai-based international airline, has been ranked ninth in the global airline traffic data for January-September 2005, compiled by Air Transport World magazine. The airline clocked 43.11 billion revenue passenger kilometres (RPK) following eighth ranked Cathay Pacific that clocked 48.12 billion and rose above global carriers like Northwest, Air Canada, Continental, Thai Airways, Delta, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Iberia, China Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Alitalia. Air ...  >>MORE

Boeing keen on tie-up with Emirates

Posted on 22/11/2005

Boeing is in talks with Emirates on setting up a joint venture maintenance, repair and parts facility for Boeing aircraft currently in service in the region, said a top company official. "We have had some discussions on this with Emirates, but nothing concrete," James McNerney, Boeing's chairman, president and chief executive, told the media yesterday. Emirates earlier announced the setting up of a $100 million maintenance and parts centre for Airbus products following its $19 billion orders ...  >>MORE

Lufthansa signs deals with Emirates and Amiri Flights

Posted on 22/11/2005

Lufthansa Technik, the aircraft maintenance, overhaul and services arm of Lufthansa Group, yesterday announced two deals, one with Dubai-based Emirates and the other with Abu Dhabi-based Amiri Flights on maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities. The German company has also set up a representative office in Dubai for further expansion. "We have just signed an MoU with the Abu Dhabi-based Amiri Flights to set up an MRO facility in Abu Dhabi," said August W. Henningsen, chairman of Lufthansa ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid inaugurates Dubai Air show 2005

Posted on 21/11/2005

Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister, General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, inaugurated in Dubai yesterday the 9th international aerospace exhibition Dubai 2005. Flanked by a number of sheikhs, senior UAE officials and the country's top official guests, Sheikh Mohammed cut the red ribbon to open the Ninth International Aerospace Exhibition. He then proceeded with visiting dignitaries to inspect latest technology took place on air transport industry and its systems and ...  >>MORE

Dubai Air Show is a landmark global event: Mohammed bin Rashid

Posted on 21/11/2005

Dubai Air show is one of landmark events that mirror not only the civilized image of the UAE but also the astounding achievements that have been made by the country over the years, said General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Minister of Defence. In a statement to WAM Sheikh Mohammed said the show has carved a conspicuous place in the global air shows calendar, adding that the significance of Dubai Air Show is underscored by the fact that around 700 companies ...  >>MORE

US$10b deals signed on Dubai Air Show's first day

Posted on 21/11/2005

The opening day of Dubai Air Show 2005 say deals concluded at a total value of USUS$10 billion. The major announcement was made following the event opening by General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister yesterday. Emirates placed orders for 42 Boeing 777 aircraft, to be powered by GE90 jet engines, in a deal worth 9.7 billion Dollars. It is the largest-ever order made for the Boeing 777 family of aircraft. The first deal in the show was announced ...  >>MORE

Royal Jet gets first Bombardier Challenger 300 in the region

Posted on 21/11/2005

Under the guidance of President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the support of General Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Public Works and Chairman of Royal Jet, the luxury aircraft service provider based in the UAE has expanded its fleet by the acquisition of a Bombardier Challenger (CL300). The delivery was signed by ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid honoured by CISM

Posted on 21/11/2005

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister was conferred yesterday with highest order of the International Military Sports Council (CISM), in recognition of his support to the military sports. Brigadier General Gianni Gola, CISM President, decorated Sheikh Mohammed here today in the capacity packed main hall of the Dubai Air Show. General Gola praised Sheikh Mohammed's unlimited support to local, Arab and international military sports ...  >>MORE

Superjumbo flies by

Posted on 20/11/2005

The world's biggest passenger jet, the Airbus A380 super jumbo, flies over the Burj Al Arab. It was the plane's maiden flight to the Middle East, a day before the opening of the Dubai Airshow. The 600-seater was flown in especially for the exhibition. Emirates airline is scheduled to begin receiving the first of its 45 A380s in 2007. three configuration has been orders; a long-range three-class 489 seater; a medium-range three-class 517 seater; and a medium-range two-class 644 seater. The ...  >>MORE

Dubai Air Show has attained strong identity, presence: Mohammed bin Zayed

Posted on 20/11/2005

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces today said that the Dubai Air Show begins its activities tomorrow with a strong identity and presence and after achieving expected results in previous editions, It has become an international gathering that is eagerly awaited by experts, specialists and those interested in technological advancement in the field of space, aviation and air defence, he said. In a statement to ...  >>MORE

90pc of stands reserved for Dubai Airshow 2005

Posted on 11/10/2005

The exhibition stands for the ninth Dubai Airshow which is scheduled to take place from November 20 to 24 at Airport Expo has already been 90 per cent reserved, according to Fairs & Exhibitions, organisers of the Air show. Currently, around 700 exhibitors from 43 countries have confirmed participation in Dubai 2005, as it is one of the fastest growing airshow in the fastest growing region. The biennial show is organised by Fairs & Exhibitions in conjunction with the Department of Civil ...  >>MORE

Dubai Airshow will be moved to Jebel Ali in ‘09

Posted on 18/06/2005

Dubai Airshow 2009 will be moved to the new Jebel Ali airport when the new complex is completed that year, Sheikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation, and Chairman of Emirates Group, said yesterday. He was speaking at a reception hosted by the Dubai Civil Aviation Department and Fairs and Exhibitions, organiser of the Dubai Airshow, on the sidelines of Le Bourget Airshow 2005. The Dubai Government is investing $1.4 billion (Dh5.15 billion) in expansion work at ...  >>MORE

9th aerospace expo to be held in November

Posted on 10/05/2005

The ninth international aerospace exhibition to be held in Dubai in November – will be the biggest Dubai air show in the event's history, as exhibitors from 35-countries have already confirmed their participation, an organiser said. Briefing diplomats and industry executives, Clive Richardson, Chief Executive of the Aerospace Division of Fairs & Exhibitions (F&E), who organises the Dubai air show said: "The show site is being expanded, with the addition of a new central hall and nine new ...  >>MORE

Popularity of Dubai air show studied

Posted on 23/04/2005

The rapid popularity of Dubai's air show will be analysed as a case study at Festivale Dubai 2005, a conference for the event management industry. Virginia Kern, chairwoman of Fairs and Exhibitions, the company behind the Dubai air show, will use Festivale to present a case study about the air show's success. The case study is entitled Branding and Creating An Event From Scratch. Kern will help delegates trace the success of the Dubai air show which is held every two years and was first ...  >>MORE

More chalets for Dubai Air Show

Posted on 31/01/2005

Chalet space at Dubai 2005, the ninth international aerospace exhibition, is being increased to meet growing demand. Nine additional double-storey chalets will be provided by the Dubai Department of Civil Aviation, following a request from Dubai 2005 organisers Fairs & Exhibitions (F&E), which has taken reservations on all existing 64 double and 18 single storey units. Dubai 2005 will be held at Airport Expo Dubai from Nov. 20 to 24. For all the chalets to be reserved nine months ahead of ...  >>MORE

Dubai Air Show to target Southeast Asia

Posted on 27/07/2004

Fairs and Exhibitions, organisers of the Dubai Air Show, has expanded its sales agency network to Southeast Asia with the appointment of Singapore-based Zara Asia Network to market Dubai 2005, the ninth international aero-space exhibition, in Singapore, Brunei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand. Zara managing director Zahara Mahpuz said initial response to Dubai 2005 from the South Asian private and public sector had been extremely encouraging. "We are following up ...  >>MORE

Dubai Airport Expo to get third hall

Posted on 24/07/2004

Dubai will construct a third exhibition hall at the Airport Expo to cope with increased demand for space at the world's fastest growing aerospace exhibition - the Dubai Air Show. Foundation work on new facilities will begin in October and will be completed in time for Dubai 2005 Air Show. This announcement was made yesterday at the Farnborough International Air Show by Virginia Kern, chairperson of Fairs and Exhibitions, organisers of the Dubai 2005 Air Show. Sheikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al ...  >>MORE

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