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EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS ETC. - DUBAI 2013 AIR SHOW

UK Aerobatic Team, the "Red Arrows", comes to Abu Dhabi

Posted on 24/11/2013

World-famous aerobatic team, the Red Arrows, will display on Sunday, 24th November over the Abu Dhabi Corniche. The display will last approximately 25 minutes and will demonstrate the very best of the pilots' skills and precision flying. Following their display in Abu Dhabi, the Red Arrows will be flying at the Al Ain Aerobatic Show over the National Day weekend between 30th November and 2nd December. The Red Arrows, officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, performed earlier ...  >>MORE

Dubai Airshow soars to become the world’s top aviation event

Posted on 23/11/2013

Following a record-breaking week, the Dubai Airshow is now the top aviation event in the world, industry analysts said yesterday. "Overall, the show now puts Dubai as the world's number one air show. The show has stamped its authority as a must-do venue for aviation deals,” said Saj Ahmad, the chief analyst at StrategicAero Research. At the airshow the American manufacturer Boeing surfaced as a winner, securing orders and commitments worth US$95 billion and beating its European counterpart ...  >>MORE

Bombardier wraps up successful week at the 2013 Dubai Air Show

Posted on 23/11/2013

Bombardier Aerospace concluded a successful week at the 2013 Dubai Air Show, having announced firm orders and commitments for up to 38 aircraft valued at up to US$2.01 billion US. With three of its industry-leading business and commercial aircraft on static display, as well as the CSeries aircraft's full-scale passenger cabin and cockpit demonstrator, the air show was an excellent opportunity for the Company to showcase a selection of its innovative aircraft and broad range of services to ...  >>MORE

Kelly Rowland delights Dubai Airshow Gala Dinner

Posted on 22/11/2013

Popular U.S. entertainer Kelly Rowland kept the 3,200-strong crowd thrilled with a sensational performance at the Dubai Airshow Gala Dinner on Tuesday night - a glittering event which was jointly hosted by Dubai Airports, Emirates and Dubai Duty Free. The Dubai Airshow Gala Dinner is the social highlight of the Dubai Airshow week and was hosted under the stars at the spectacular Atlantis, The Palm. Rowland flew in to Dubai on Emirates from Los Angeles to perform exclusively for an invited ...  >>MORE

Dubai Airshow deals mean significant boost for UAE companies

Posted on 21/11/2013

The agreements announced during the Dubai Airshow by Mubadala Aerospace, Communications Technology and Defence Services (ACTDS) with Airbus, Boeing, GE, Rolls Royce and the UAE Armed Forces, support Mubadala's goal of becoming a diversified global tier 1 aerospace supplier, acting as direct suppliers for the global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), with a focus on aerostructures, engines and related components, as well as being the strategic partner of choice to the UAE armed forces in ...  >>MORE

Tawazun named as Strategic Partner for IDEX 2015

Posted on 21/11/2013

Tawazun and the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) have signed a strategic partnership agreement, aimed at strengthening cooperation at IDEX 2015 and during exhibitions and conferences both in the UAE and internationally. The sponsorship agreement was signed yesterday in a ceremony held at the Dubai Airshow, by Saif Mohamed Al Hajeri, CEO of Tawazun, and Ali Saeed bin Harmal Al Dhaheri, Managing Director of Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC). Under the ...  >>MORE

UAE Armed Forces places Dh 1.8b order for production of Tawazun Dynamics Al Tariq systems

Posted on 21/11/2013

The UAE Armed Forces has placed an order for the production of an undisclosed quantity of Tawazun Dynamics' Al Tariq precision-guided weapon systems at a total value of Dh 1.8 billion (US$500 million). Manufactured by Tawazun Dynamics, a member of the Tawazun Group, Al Tariq is a family of strap-on bomb kit systems. Utilising GPS/INS guidance, Al-Tariq provides users with an all-weather, day/night operational capability. The order is part of GHQ's drive to support home-grown defence ...  >>MORE

Lockheed Martin partners with Khalifa University to improve ground-breaking analytics tool

Posted on 21/11/2013

Lockheed Martin and Khalifa University announced yesterday that they have signed a formal research partnership agreement aimed towards improving Lockheed Martin's LM Wisdom tool, a customisable Web and social media analytics tool. Representatives from the university and Lockheed Martin met at the Abu Dhabi Campus of Khalifa University for a signing ceremony on Wednesday, in addition to meeting with the involved faculty and students. The LM Wisdom tool monitors and analyses rapidly changing ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Aviation signs LOI to buy two planes

Posted on 21/11/2013

Abu Dhabi Aviation, based in Abu Dhabi, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for two Q400 NextGen aircraft. The airline is a long time Bombardier Q-Series aircraft customer. Based on the list price, the potential contract value for Abu Dhabi Aviation's transaction, covering two Q400 NextGen aircraft, would be approximately US$70m. Abu Dhabi Aviation, the largest commercial helicopter operator in the Middle East, operates a fleet that includes one Q400 aircraft, one Dash 8/Q300 aircraft and two ...  >>MORE

Dubai Airshow's order book breaks US$200 billion ceiling on its third day

Posted on 20/11/2013

As the Dubai Airshow 2013 entered its third day, its record-breaking order book broke through the US$200 billion ceiling raising the event's profile as a world central business player, organisers of the show, F'&'E Aerospace, said on Tuesday. Deals for Bombardier aircraft took the order tally to new airshow heights with Iraqi Airways signing a letter of intent for five CS300 mainline jetliners, worth approximately US$387 million, increasing to US$1.26 billion if 11 options converted into firm ...  >>MORE

AMMROC secures Dh 11.5million contract to overhaul Eurocopter AS350 aircraft for UAE Joint Aviation Command (JAC)

Posted on 20/11/2013

AMMROC (Advanced Military Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Centre) LLC has secured the contract to complete the overhaul of Eurocopter AS350 aircraft for the UAE Joint Aviation Command (JAC), with a contract valued at Dh 11.5 million. The announcement by AMMROC, a joint venture company owned by Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi based investment and development company, Sikorsky Aerospace Services, and Lockheed Martin, took place during Dubai Airshow 2013 held between 17th - 21st November at Dubai World ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed attends signing ceremony to establish Dh 55 million Aerospace Research Centre

Posted on 20/11/2013

H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court and Vice Chairman on Khalifa University's Board of Trustees, yesterday attended a signing ceremony between Mubadala Development Company, and Khalifa University, to jointly establish a research centre at the University's campus in Abu Dhabi. The Dh 55 million project, which will be named Aerospace Research and Innovation Centre (ARIC), will have approximately 50 per cent of the investment placed in ...  >>MORE

GE Aviation and Mubadala sign new maintenance and manufacturing agreements, reinforce long-term partnership

Posted on 20/11/2013

Yesterday at the Dubai Airshow, Mubadala Aerospace, Communications Technology and Defence Services (ACTDS) announced that it has entered into a new agreement with GE Aviation in relation to next-generation engine maintenance and manufacturing. Mubadala ACTDS has worked with GE since 2009, when it signed an initial agreement making it the first GEnx engine MRO Network Partner in the world. The agreement was one of several components of the broader strategic partnership forged between Mubadala ...  >>MORE

Rolls-Royce to work With Mubadala to establish Abu Dhabi as a key aerospace hub

Posted on 20/11/2013

Rolls-Royce confirmed at the Dubai Air Show yesterday that it has entered into a Strategic Framework Agreement with Mubadala Aerospace, Communications Technology and Defence Services (ACTDS) to establish the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as a key member of Rolls-Royce's global network for maintenance and manufacturing activities. As part of the agreement, Rolls-Royce is supporting Mubadala to become established as an approved Trent XWB engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider within its ...  >>MORE

Orders, options and accords on Dubai Airshow's second day reach US$193.9 billion

Posted on 19/11/2013

The Dubai Airshow's second day has been characterised by a flurry of orders, options and intercontinental accords. By the close of Day two, the total order intake at the show, which runs at the Dubai World Central aerotropolis until Thursday (November 21), tallied US$193.9 billion following on from yesterday's historic US$192.3 billion toll - the largest in any airshow history. "It still makes excellent reading," said Sharief Fahmy, CEO, F'&'E Aerospace, which organises the show in ...  >>MORE

Boeing and Tawazun Precision Industries to establish new aerospace capability in Mideast

Posted on 19/11/2013

Boeing is to partner with Tawazun Precision Industries (TPI), a Tawazun Holding subsidiary, to establish a production aerospace surface treatment facility in the UAE In a joint announcement with Tawazun yesterday at the Dubai Airshow, company representatives said this partnership introduces a new aerospace manufacturing capability in the Middle East region. "This endeavour reaffirms our commitment to support the UAE aerospace industry," said Dennis Muilenburg, President and Chief Executive ...  >>MORE

Etihad Airways places US$2.8 billion LEAP engine order

Posted on 19/11/2013

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, yesterday announced it has selected CFM International's advanced LEAP-1A engine to power 26 Airbus A321neo aircraft, scheduled to begin delivery in 2018. The order is valued at US$2.8 billion at list price, including a long-term services agreement. To support the new fleet, Etihad has signed a 15-year Rate per Flight Hour (RPFH) agreement, under the terms of which CFM will guarantee maintenance costs on a dollar-per-engine ...  >>MORE

Airbus and Mubadala expand strategic partnership with new cooperation agreement

Posted on 19/11/2013

Mubadala Aerospace, Communications Technology and Defence Services (ACTDS) announced yesterday at the Dubai Airshow, that it has entered into a new strategic agreement with Airbus, marking a significant expansion of its existing partnership in relation to aero-structures manufacturing. Airbus has made further commitments to awarding work packages to Strata, Mubadala's advanced composite aero-structures manufacturing plant. This agreement builds upon the ones already signed by Strata to ...  >>MORE

Bell Helicopter to deliver first Bell 412EPI to Abu Dhabi Aviation

Posted on 19/11/2013

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, has announced the upcoming delivery of the first Bell 412EPI helicopter in the world to Abu Dhabi Aviation for offshore oilfield support in the United Arab Emirates. "The Bell 412 platform has been a vital part of our operations for many years. We chose to add the Bell 412EPI upgrade to our fleet for more flexibility and increased safety in the demanding environment we fly in every day," said Khaled Mashhour, Commercial Director at Abu Dhabi Aviation. ...  >>MORE

Dubai Air show set global order record

Posted on 18/11/2013

Dubai Airshow - the world's fastest growing aerospace exhibition - opened yesterday for the first time at Dubai World Central, the vast aerotropolis in Jebel Ali - and immediately wrote itself into Airshow history with a record breaking order book. Within three hours of opening, the show's order tally reached US $162.6 billion - surpassing its previous record of US $155 billion record set in 2007 - with deals coming from Etihad Airways, Emirates Airline, flydubai and Qatar Airways. The ...  >>MORE

Tawazun Dynamics' Al-Tariq system implemented on Mirage aircraft

Posted on 18/11/2013

Tawazun Dynamics has announced that its flagship product, the Al Tariq system has been successfully integrated into Dassault's Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft. Under an agreement with France's Dassault Aviation, Al Tariq will be fitted on UAE Air Force and Air Defence, UAEAF'&'AD, Mirage 2000-9 aircraft. Tawazun Chief Executive Officer, Saif Mohamed Al Hajeri, said the integration of Al Tariq on the Mirage was a step forward for Tawazun Dynamics in particular and the UAE's defence industries in ...  >>MORE

flydubai commits US$ 11.4 billion Boeing 737 aircraft order

Posted on 18/11/2013

flydubai has announced yesterday a commitment for an order for up to 111 aircraft from Boeing. This order includes up to 100 Boeing 737 MAX and up to 11 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800s. In only four and a half years flydubai has, in this short time, built up a network of more than 65 destinations, served by a fleet of 33 Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The remaining aircraft from its 2008 order will be fulfilled by 2015. It achieved profitability in its third year of operation. It continues to focus ...  >>MORE

Etihad Airways announces order for 82 wide-body Boeing Aircraft

Posted on 18/11/2013

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, yesterday announced a firm order for 56 new Boeing wide-body aircraft, with options and purchase rights for a further 26, to support its continued global expansion. The order represents an investment of up to US$ 25.2 billion at list prices, including related engines. The deal, unveiled at Dubai Airshow, includes 25 next-generation Boeing 777X aircraft, of which 17 are 777-9X and eight are 777-8X aircraft. Etihad Airways is ...  >>MORE

Etihad Airways selects GE Aviation as engine partner for Boeing fleet order

Posted on 18/11/2013

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, yesterday announced the purchase of 127 GE Aviation engines to power its 56 new Boeing aircraft. The order includes installed and spare engines, and future service support. The announcement was made by James Hogan, Etihad Airways' President and Chief Executive, and David Joyce, GE Aviation's President and Chief Executive Officer, at the Dubai Air Show, in tandem with the airline's Boeing order. The deal is for 57 GE9X engines ...  >>MORE

Yahsat enters into agreement with Astrium and Boeing for Ka-band capabilities for maritime patrol aircraft

Posted on 18/11/2013

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PrJSC (Yahsat), a private joint stock company fully owned by Mubadala, has expanded its relationship with Astrium and Boeing in the field of aerial platforms for use in Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) via Yahsat's government Ka-band capacity. This agreement, which was announced during Dubai Airshow 2013 at Dubai World Central, reaffirms Yahsat's commitment to providing world class services to meet demands for secure, high speed transmission of data. ...  >>MORE

Dubai Air Show 2013 reflects importance of world's aviation industry to region, says Ahmed bin Saeed

Posted on 17/11/2013

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group, said the Dubai Air Show 2013 reflects the importance the world's aviation industry attaches to the Middle East region despite challenges experienced by the global economy. He added that the event enhances the communication between the aviation industry officials and the decision makers on one hand, and the exhibitors on the other. Sheikh Saeed told Deraa Al Watan (Nation's ...  >>MORE

IDEX participates in Dubai Airshow 2013

Posted on 17/11/2013

The International Defence Exhibition and conference (IDEX) is participating in the 13th edition of the Dubai Airshow taking place on November 17th - 21th 2013 at Dubai World Central (DWC), Jebel Ali, Dubai. Set to be the largest edition in the show's twenty-six year history, IDEX will have an official stand located at main hall. "As the world's leading defence dedicated exhibition, participating in this year's Dubai Airshow was a priority and we look forward to our involvement with great ...  >>MORE

Mubadala to showcase its aerospace capabilities at Dubai Airshow 2013

Posted on 17/11/2013

Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi-based investment and development company, will once again have a significant presence at this year's Dubai Airshow, the Middle East's leading aerospace event, held between 17th- 21st November at Dubai World Central. Mubadala has recently combined its Aerospace, Communications Technology and Defence Services (ACTDS) business units to maximise the potential of their shared partnerships. The 21 businesses in the ACTDS portfolio incorporate international industry leaders ...  >>MORE

Tawazun to share success story at Dubai Air Show

Posted on 17/11/2013

Tawazun - the strategic investment firm focused on the long-term development of UAE's industrial manufacturing with a specific focus on the defence and aerospace sector - is getting ready to showcase the innovative products and solutions by its group companies in the Dubai Air Show, the Middle East's leading aerospace event, taking place at Dubai World Central on 17 - 21 November. According to Saif Ali Al Marzooqi, Associate Director, Corporate Communications at Tawazun, the company will ...  >>MORE

Italy's Finmeccanica to showcase advanced aircraft at Dubai Airshow

Posted on 13/11/2013

Italy's air industry giant, Finmeccanica, has announced that it will participate again in the Dubai Airshow to showcase its latest aircraft at the international event which opens at the new Dubai World Central next week. It said its affiliate companies, including AgustaWestland and Alenia Aermacchi which have supported the event since 1991, will take part in this year's edition of Dubai Airshow. "This year Finmeccanica and its companies Alenia Aermacchi, AgustaWestland and Selex ES will ...  >>MORE

BAE Systems to showcase advanced Eurofighter Typhoon at Dubai Airshow 2013

Posted on 09/11/2013

BAE Systems will be showcasing its advanced swing-role fighter, Eurofighter Typhoon, alongside its latest products at this year's Dubai Airshow. "We're very pleased to be participating in this year's Dubai Airshow at its new home, Dubai World Central. BAE Systems is dedicated to supporting the UAE with all its current and future aerospace requirements, and the Airshow is the perfect arena to demonstrate our capabilities, show our support for the UAE aerospace sector, and meet with our ...  >>MORE

British Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows to take part in the Dubai Air Show

Posted on 06/11/2013

The British Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, began yesterday, 4th November 2013, a major Middle East tour that will include Dubai where they will take part in the Dubai Air Show. During the five week tour of the region, the team is expected to perform at Al Ain and in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, and in Kuwait, Oman, Qatar Saudi Arabia and Jordan. It is hoped thousands of people will watch the Red Arrows during this tour. Those at the displays will see the Team's ...  >>MORE

Dubai Airshow 2013 to be largest in events history

Posted on 31/10/2013

The 2013 Dubai Airshow next month is set to be the biggest in the event's history, organisers said at a media event. On Wednesday, F&E Aerospace, the team behind Dubai Airshow, hosted representatives of the media at its new permanent purpose-built venue in Dubai World Central. The show was previously held at Airport Expo near Dubai International. Sharief Fahmy, Chief Executive Officer, F&E Aerospace, said a thousand visitors are slated to attend the Airshow next month, a 11 per cent increase ...  >>MORE

Over 50 business jets to be on display at Dubai Airshow

Posted on 22/10/2013

The Dubai Airshow organisers F&E Aerospace said on Monday they are preparing for next month's event to be the largest in their 26 years of the show and said they are forecasting a great turnout from the business aviation community. The purpose-built show site will offer a larger static park where over 50 business aircraft will be on display, including family fleets from all the major companies, including Gulfstream and Dassault Aviation, the organisers said in a statement. The Dubai Airshow ...  >>MORE

Dubai gears up for airshow in November with strong support from the region

Posted on 09/10/2013

The Dubai Airshow organisers F&E Aerospace are forecasting this November's event to be the largest event in their 26 years. The Dubai Airshow takes place from November 17 to 21, 2013, and is moving to a new purpose-built home at Dubai World Central (DWC), located in Jebel Ali, Dubai. As the 13th edition of the Dubai Airshow approaches, the organisers are forecasting the biennial event will host up to 60,000 trade visitors and 1,000 exhibitors — up 5 per cent and 7 per cent respectively from ...  >>MORE

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UK Aerobatic Team, the "Red Arrows", comes to Abu Dhabi


Dubai Airshow soars to become the world’s top aviation event


Bombardier wraps up successful week at the 2013 Dubai Air Show


Kelly Rowland delights Dubai Airshow Gala Dinner


Dubai Airshow deals mean significant boost for UAE companies


Tawazun named as Strategic Partner for IDEX 2015


UAE Armed Forces places Dh 1.8b order for production of Tawazun Dynamics Al Tariq systems


Lockheed Martin partners with Khalifa University to improve ground-breaking analytics tool


Abu Dhabi Aviation signs LOI to buy two planes


Dubai Airshow's order book breaks US$200 billion ceiling on its third day


AMMROC secures Dh 11.5million contract to overhaul Eurocopter AS350 aircraft for UAE Joint Aviation Command (JAC)


Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed attends signing ceremony to establish Dh 55 million Aerospace Research Centre


GE Aviation and Mubadala sign new maintenance and manufacturing agreements, reinforce long-term partnership


Rolls-Royce to work With Mubadala to establish Abu Dhabi as a key aerospace hub


Orders, options and accords on Dubai Airshow's second day reach US$193.9 billion


Boeing and Tawazun Precision Industries to establish new aerospace capability in Mideast


Etihad Airways places US$2.8 billion LEAP engine order


Airbus and Mubadala expand strategic partnership with new cooperation agreement


Bell Helicopter to deliver first Bell 412EPI to Abu Dhabi Aviation


Dubai Air show set global order record


Tawazun Dynamics' Al-Tariq system implemented on Mirage aircraft


flydubai commits US$ 11.4 billion Boeing 737 aircraft order


Etihad Airways announces order for 82 wide-body Boeing Aircraft


Etihad Airways selects GE Aviation as engine partner for Boeing fleet order


Yahsat enters into agreement with Astrium and Boeing for Ka-band capabilities for maritime patrol aircraft


Dubai Air Show 2013 reflects importance of world's aviation industry to region, says Ahmed bin Saeed


IDEX participates in Dubai Airshow 2013


Mubadala to showcase its aerospace capabilities at Dubai Airshow 2013


Tawazun to share success story at Dubai Air Show


Italy's Finmeccanica to showcase advanced aircraft at Dubai Airshow


BAE Systems to showcase advanced Eurofighter Typhoon at Dubai Airshow 2013


British Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows to take part in the Dubai Air Show


Dubai Airshow 2013 to be largest in events history


Over 50 business jets to be on display at Dubai Airshow


Dubai gears up for airshow in November with strong support from the region