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INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT - AVIATION & AIRLINES

New on-board health monitor system to be introduced

Posted on 26/02/2010

Etihad Airways will install new state-of-the-art technology on its long and ultra long haul aircraft which can monitor the condition of passengers who display signs of sickness that might require immediate medical attention. The "Tempus IC" system allows cabin crew to gather vital information about a passenger's health quickly and efficiently. The data covers a wide range of the passenger's ‘vital signs' including blood pressure and an electrocardiogram. It also allows the crew to take photo ...  >>MORE

Emirates swamped with cabin crew applications

Posted on 22/02/2010

The allure of life at 40,000 feet shows no sign of abating with Emirates airline recently enjoying one of its highest turnouts for a cabin crew recruitment day in Europe. Close to 400 candidates came forward in Madrid for the airline's latest recruitment push in Spain, while around 10,000 applications are received globally each month. Emirates has visited Spain on many previous occasions and recruits throughout Europe and elsewhere around the globe on a regular basis. Nearly 11,000 cabin ...  >>MORE

Countdown to Emirates' Tokyo launch begins

Posted on 20/02/2010

The countdown to the launch of Emirates' non-stop flights to Tokyo began on Thursday in Japan's capital city with the award-winning international airline hosting a road show for over 450 travel industry professionals. Richard Jewsbury, Emirates' Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Far East '&' Australasia, welcomed the guests at the road show, saying: "Just over seven years ago, Emirates became the first airline to link Japan with the Gulf region, since that date expanding direct ...  >>MORE

Air Arabia announces annual net profit of Dh452 million

Posted on 14/02/2010

Air Arabia (PJSC), the Middle East and North Africa's first and largest low-cost carrier, announced today its financial results for the 12 months ending December 31, 2009, demonstrating continued profitability and very high levels of efficiency during an enormously challenging period for airlines worldwide. Air Arabia's net profit for the 12 months ending December 31, 2009, stood at Dh452 million, sustaining 2008 strong performance of Dh454 million (excluding exceptional items). For the ...  >>MORE

Etihad secures additional flights to Australia

Posted on 12/02/2010

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has secured seven additional weekly flight frequencies from its Abu Dhabi home-base to Australia. The additional flights were awarded following bilateral negotiations between the UAE and Australian Government in Canberra this week. The seven flights can be operated to any gateway in Australia which includes Etihad's current destinations of Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. A further seven weekly flights have been granted to ...  >>MORE

Arabic speaking robot travels on board Emirates flight

Posted on 09/02/2010

Ibn Sina, the Arabic speaking humanoid robot, recently thrilled other passengers as Emirates Airlines flight EK817 was transporting one of the world's most advanced robots from Dubai to Riyadh. A first for Emirates, Ibn Sina the robot, travelled as a First Class passenger on the flight accompanied by Dr Nikolaos Mavridis, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the United Arab Emirates University College of Information Technology in Al Ain where the machine was developed, along with two of ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Aviation lifts earnings

Posted on 08/02/2010

Abu Dhabi Aviation rebounded strongly from last year's loss of a key local helicopter contract as it reported a 20.8 per cent jump in its annual earnings on higher-margin foreign leases of aircraft. The company, which is the largest helicopter operator in the Middle East and holds stakes in other aviation firms, underwent a restructuring programme, including making redundant 140 staff – or 15 per cent of its workforce – last year after Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company took a large part of ...  >>MORE

FAA praises GCAA in maintaining high level of safety

Posted on 03/02/2010

A high-level delegation from the Federal Aviation Administration of U.S. (FAA) visited the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in Dubai to discuss the latest developments of civil aviation sector. The FAA delegation was represented by David Grizzle, the chief counsel and deputy administrator for the FAA, accompanied by Roy Barnett, senior representative of the Middle East office. The GCAA was presented by Dr. Ahmed Sheikh, Director of Legal Affairs, Ismail Al Balooshi, Director of Safety ...  >>MORE

Etihad Airways launches Japan services

Posted on 03/02/2010

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, commenced operations to Japan yesterday with the launch of its Nagoya-Abu Dhabi service. Etihad will initially fly four times a week to Nagoya, via Beijing, increasing to five flights a week from 29 March, operating two-class Airbus A330 aircraft on the route. James Hogan, Etihad Airways chief executive officer, said: "These new services, our first to Japan, are very important to Etihad. We believe the connection between ...  >>MORE

Etihad Crystal Cargo volumes up 12% in 2009

Posted on 02/02/2010

Etihad Crystal Cargo, a division of Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, moved almost 218,000 tonnes of cargo last year, up 12 per cent over 2008, a company statement quoting Des Vertannes, Executive Vice-President of Etihad Crystal Cargo, said. "We plan to further boost shipments to key air cargo markets in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East in 2010, and take delivery of our first A330 freighter aircraft in the second half of the year, which will increase Etihad's cargo tonnage by 24 per ...  >>MORE

AirAsia X to pull out of Abu Dhabi

Posted on 01/02/2010

Potentially thousands of AirAsia X ticket-holders hoping to fly between the capital and Kuala Lumpur have been left in the lurch after the long-haul budget airline announced yesterday it was shutting down its Abu Dhabi service. Barely five months after the carrier announced plans to establish Abu Dhabi as its base in the Middle East to launch onward flights to Europe, the long-haul arm of the low-cost carrier AirAsia began informing customers that flights up to October were cancelled. The ...  >>MORE

Etihad Airways expects to earn profits in 2011

Posted on 31/01/2010

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer James Hogan reiterated yesterday that the airline was set to make a profit in 2011. The national carrier of the world's third largest oil exporter has pushed back its profitability target by a year as the global financial crisis hit yields and the worldwide flu pandemic slowed passenger traffic. "Out profit target is 2011," Hogan told Reuters Insider television on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum taking place in Davos. The ...  >>MORE

Etihad wins three major awards

Posted on 27/01/2010

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has received three major awards at the 18th annual Irish Travel Trade News Awards. The Abu Dhabi-based airline, which will celebrate its third anniversary of services to Ireland in July, was named Best Business Class Airline for the third year running. Etihad was also awarded the Best Airline to the Middle East and Africa for the second year in a row, and received the Best Airline to Asia Pacific award for the first time. Etihad ...  >>MORE

Etihad Airways named Best Long-Haul Airline at Business Travel Awards

Posted on 22/01/2010

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has been voted Best Long-Haul Airline at this year's Business Travel Awards. The award recognises the growth of the airline during the past 12 months, as well as its continued investment in world-class products and excellence in customer service standards. The Abu Dhabi-based airline picked up the award at a glittering ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London last night, attended by representatives from across the travel ...  >>MORE

UAE elected to Vice-chairmanship of ICAO's Air Transport Committee

Posted on 21/01/2010

Recognising the United Arab Emirates unyielding commitment to furthering and strengthening the role of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), on 13 January 2010, Capt. Aysha Al Hamili, UAE's Representative on the Council, was unanimously elected as Vice-Chairperson of the Air Transport Committee. The Committee, which is one of the Council's advisory bodies established by the 1944 Chicago Convention, seeks to submit proposals to the Council for the adoption of Standards and ...  >>MORE

Emirates Airline takes delivery of Airbus' 6,000th aircraft

Posted on 20/01/2010

Emirates Airline and Airbus have marked a major achievement, by celebrating the hand-over of the 6,000th aircraft in the airframe manufacturer's 40 year history. The aircraft, an A380, was handed over to Emirates Airline in a ceremony in Hamburg. The aircraft is Emirates' eighth A380. Accepting delivery of the new aircraft, Adel Al Redha, Executive Vice President, Emirates' Engineering and Operations, said: "The A380 represents the future of air travel and our strength and determination to ...  >>MORE

Etihad mulls charging for second piece of luggage

Posted on 17/01/2010

Etihad Airways, the UAE's national carrier, could consider charging passengers for a second piece of baggage in a bid to maximise revenue, as depressed yields continue to put pressure on airlines' bottom lines, says a top official. "A number of US and European airlines are charging passengers for the second piece of baggage. I expect to see a similar move by the Gulf carriers and we might consider such a move, why not?" James Hogan, Etihad's chief executive, said. "We haven't made any ...  >>MORE

Emirates adds Madrid to its network

Posted on 06/01/2010

Emirates, the international airline of the UAE, is to start flights to Madrid, providing the only scheduled passenger service between Dubai and Spain. The daily, non-stop service begins from August 1, making the Spanish capital the carrier's 25th destination in Europe. Sheikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, said: "The new Madrid route is particularly significant because we will provide the only ...  >>MORE

GCAA announces launch of Reporting of Safety Incident' (ROSI) Program

Posted on 04/01/2010

The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the UAE launched an air safety incident-reporting program, the Reporting of Safety Incident (ROSI) Program, on 1 January 2010 as part of its new mandate to centralise aviation safety incident reporting across the UAE. "We recognise the need to constantly improve processes and systems for managing risks effectively; a centralized reporting will ensure effective communication and coordination necessary for higher records of successful incident ...  >>MORE

UAE's Etihad to increase services to Beirut

Posted on 30/12/2009

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will increase its Abu Dhabi-Beirut services from double daily to 18 flights per week from 1 January, 2010, the carrier said in a press release. Etihad's services to Beirut, which were launched in November 2003, have proved extremely popular with travellers, providing high volumes of traffic into Abu Dhabi as well as transit traffic to many Asian destinations. The additional four flights per week will offer passengers increased ...  >>MORE

Emirates begins A380 flights to Paris

Posted on 30/12/2009

An Emirates A380 left Dubai on Tuesday morning, bound for France and the home of its manufacturer, Airbus, as superjumbo flights got under way to Paris. The French capital is the latest destination to be served by the superjumbo after Toronto, London Heathrow, Seoul, Bangkok, Sydney, Auckland and Jeddah from February 1. Salem Obaidalla, Emirates senior vice president of Commercial Operations, Europe and the Russian Federation, said: "The superjumbo will gradually replace the morning B777 ...  >>MORE

Air Arabia doubles service to Dammam

Posted on 30/12/2009

Air Arabia announced today that it will offer an additional seven flights per week to Dammam during the early part of 2010. Air Arabia currently provides roundtrip flights seven times a week between King Fahad International Airport in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia and its hub in Sharjah, as well as flying to Riyadh, Jeddah and Medina. The Sharjah-based carrier will increase its flights to Dammam starting January 17, 2010. Located in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, the ...  >>MORE

ADAC welcomes Air France to UAE capital

Posted on 29/12/2009

Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) yesterday welcomed Air France's new service between Abu Dhabi and Paris, from May 3, next year, taking advantage of the strong and growing links between the two capitals and opening up opportunities for new connections from Abu Dhabi to numerous destinations in France. Drawing on the success of the existing six-time a week non-stop flights operated by KLM between Abu Dhabi and Amsterdam, ADAC was able to clearly demonstrate to Air France the benefits of ...  >>MORE

Etihad takes delivery of first Airbus A330-300

Posted on 26/12/2009

Etihad Airways has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-300, configured with the airline's new first, business and economy cabin product. The aircraft is the first of five new A330-300s the Abu Dhabi-based airline will take delivery of during the next two years and will shortly be deployed between Abu Dhabi and London Heathrow. It carries 12 passengers in first class, 40 passengers in business class and 151 passengers in economy class. James Hogan, Etihad Airways' chief executive, said: ...  >>MORE

Emirates to launch flight to Prague

Posted on 24/12/2009

Emirates will launch a daily flight to Prague from 1st July next year. The non-stop service to the Czech Republic's capital city is the 3rd new route to be announced by Emirates for 2010. Services to Tokyo begin 28th March and Amsterdam comes on stream from 1st May. More announcements are on the way, supported by continuing aircraft deliveries. His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline '&' Group, said: "This is another new and exciting ...  >>MORE

Etihad, Alitalia sign MOU for two new destinations

Posted on 20/12/2009

Alitalia and Etihad Airways yesterday said they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to operate a code-share agreement from April 2010, subject to government approvals. The agreement will mean Etihad passengers around the world will be able to fly to two new Italian destinations, Rome and Naples. Alitalia customers will be able to fly directly from Italy to Abu Dhabi and will have greater and easier access to the airline's expanding network of more than 55 destinations. Under ...  >>MORE

Etihad receives European certification for its MRO capabilities

Posted on 17/12/2009

Etihad Airways could soon be carrying out aircraft line maintenance work on behalf of other major European airlines, following a successful recent audit of its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities. The national airline of the United Arab Emirates has been awarded EASA Part 145 certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), following a comprehensive audit by the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA). The approval effectively means that Etihad Airways' ...  >>MORE

flydubai reaches new heights with touchdown in Kathmandu

Posted on 16/12/2009

flydubai, Dubai's first low cost carrier, was on top of the world today after touching down in Kathmandu, Nepal, home to the planet's highest point - Mount Everest. The spectacular Himalayan nation was the second new destination in under a week for the airline, after it commenced flights to Bahrain on Sunday. The dramatic mountain range route becomes the eleventh in flydubai's network and its first east of Dubai. Kathmandu is also the furthest destination reached by flydubai's Boeing ...  >>MORE

First commercial A380 jet lands on Korean soil

Posted on 15/12/2009

The aviation world's first A380 operation to Seoul, and Emirates' first A380 flight to North East Asia touched down to a vibrant and colourful welcome at Incheon International Airport this afternoon. The first commercial A380 jet to land on Korean soil brought with it passengers from 27 countries including the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, South Africa, Nigeria, Ethiopia and the UK, and over 10 tonnes of cargo. The new service demonstrates Emirates' investment in the Korean ...  >>MORE

Emirates takes delivery of sixth A380

Posted on 14/12/2009

Forging ahead with the airline's immense fleet expansion Emirates has taken delivery of its sixth Airbus A380 aircraft. The colossal aircraft landed in Dubai late last night after travelling from the Jurgen Thomas Delivery Centre in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft is currently being fitted with the airline's service hallmarks at Emirates' world class engineering facility, in preparation for entry into service. Taking delivery of this mammoth plane Adel Al Redha, Emirates' Executive Vice ...  >>MORE

flydubai launches service to Bahrain

Posted on 14/12/2009

flydubai celebrated its tenth route in just over six months this morning when flight FZ015 touched down in Bahrain, flydubai's second GCC destination. The inaugural flight comes at a time of intense activity for Dubai's first low cost airline; it is less than a week since flydubai took delivery of its sixth aircraft and less than a month after the Dubai Airshow, where financing, logistics and maintenance deals worth nearly US$200 million were announced. Among the passengers on the inaugural ...  >>MORE

Etihad backs use of sustainable fuel

Posted on 13/12/2009

Etihad Airways has joined the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group (SAFUG), an airline-led industry working group established in 2008 to accelerate the commercialisation and availability of sustainable biofuels. James Hogan, Etihad Airways chief executive, said: "Etihad recognises the need for step-changes in aviation to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and meet our industry's carbon reduction goal. "We also recognise that any fuel alternatives must be morally, socially and ...  >>MORE

Emirates to receive six aircrafts next week

Posted on 11/12/2009

Reflecting the airlines robust delivery schedule Emirates will receive the first of these aircraft early next week, with a second arriving in late December and the remaining four A380's due for handover in 2010. These six aircrafts will form part of the 53 Airbus A380 aircraft that Emirates currently has on firm order. Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline, said:"Emirates remains in a secure financial position despite the global financial crisis. We have never encountered difficulties in ...  >>MORE

Air Arabia named 'Low-Cost Carrier of the Year' by two leading industry bodies

Posted on 08/12/2009

Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa's first and largest low-cost carrier, has been named 'Low-Cost Carrier of the Year' by both the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) at the Aviation Outlook Asia 2009 congress in Beijing and at the Doha Aviation Summit 2009. Air Arabia's latest achievement came in acknowledgment of its proven excellence in the aviation industry, its value for money and overall customer satisfaction, echoing the strong of similar regional and international ...  >>MORE

Emirates is to launch flights to Amsterdam from 1st May 2010

Posted on 04/12/2009

The international airline of the UAE is also promising further new route announcements in the coming months, supported by continuing aircraft deliveries. The blossoming of the airline's 23rd route into Europe will bring much awaited news in The Netherlands. The daily, non-stop service from Dubai will be operated with a combination of 777-200LR and 777-300ER aircraft, boasting a three-class configuration and the newest version of ice, the passenger revered in-flight entertainment system. ...  >>MORE

Emirates expects profits to cross US$1b

Posted on 01/12/2009

Emirates, the biggest Arab carrier, yesterday said it is confident that its profits will cross US$1b this year. Emirates Group Vice-Chairman Maurice Flanagan said: "We just announced our first-half results, which are very good and our second-half results will even be better, and as our chairman said, our profits will cross US$1 billion this year." Flanagan was critical of the media outcry over Dubai World's restructuring. There's been a "hate Dubai week", gauging by the global media coverage ...  >>MORE

Al Mansouri: flydubai establishes premier position in low cost aviation sector

Posted on 24/11/2009

HE Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minster of Economy and Chairman of the General Civil Aviation Authority Board, said that the low cost airline, flydubai, has proved its efficiency in the low cost aviation sector since its launch in June. He said the company has launched a number of international routes including a new destination to the Azeri capital, Baku starting on Friday, November 20. He said this achievement reflects the strength of the economy and the aviation sector's growth ...  >>MORE

UAE joins IATA Statement of Principles for Liberalisation

Posted on 24/11/2009

Canada - The United Arab Emirates, represented by the UAE representative to ICAO Capt. Ayesha Al Hamili, signed the Multilateral Statement of Policy Principles Regarding the Implementation of Bilateral Air Service Agreements, at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) 2nd Agenda for Freedom. This industry initiative, which was also signed by Chile, Malaysia, Panama, Singapore, Switzerland, the United States of America, as well as the European Commission, seeks to advance ...  >>MORE

Emirates to fly direct to Tokyo from March

Posted on 24/11/2009

Seven years after launching operations to Osaka, Emirates has unveiled plans to begin direct services to Tokyo. The Japanese capital will be Emirates' 102nd international destination, and closely follows the recent launch of flights to Durban and Luanda. Emirates will offer two non-stop services between Japan and Dubai. At present, Emirates operates daily services to Osaka. Starting next March 28, Emirates will fly non-stop to Tokyo every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The ...  >>MORE

UAE plans to become aerospace industry hub in two years

Posted on 22/11/2009

Strata, the advanced composites aerostucture plant constructed in Al Ain, will start its production and deliver the first composite part in the first half of 2010, a senior Mubadala official told Gulf News. In an interview, Humaid Al Shemmari, Associate Director of Mubadala Aerospace, said: "The first part of the Strata production line will be delivered by the first half of 2010." During the air show, Mubadala signed two agreements with Airbus and Boeing to develop aircraft components that ...  >>MORE

Mubadala boosts ties with Boeing

Posted on 17/11/2009

Mubadala Development signed a wide-ranging strategic agreement with Boeing, including aerospace manufacturing, signalling that the US aircraft maker is closer to becoming a customer for the investment firm's composite materials. As well as manufacturing, the agreement signed at the Dubai Airshow yesterday covers engineering, research and development, commercial maintenance, repair and overhaul, military maintenance, pilot training and personnel development. It spans civilian and military ...  >>MORE

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New on-board health monitor system to be introduced


Emirates swamped with cabin crew applications


Countdown to Emirates' Tokyo launch begins


Air Arabia announces annual net profit of Dh452 million


Etihad secures additional flights to Australia


Arabic speaking robot travels on board Emirates flight


Abu Dhabi Aviation lifts earnings


FAA praises GCAA in maintaining high level of safety


Etihad Airways launches Japan services


Etihad Crystal Cargo volumes up 12% in 2009


AirAsia X to pull out of Abu Dhabi


Etihad Airways expects to earn profits in 2011


Etihad wins three major awards


Etihad Airways named Best Long-Haul Airline at Business Travel Awards


UAE elected to Vice-chairmanship of ICAO's Air Transport Committee


Emirates Airline takes delivery of Airbus' 6,000th aircraft


Etihad mulls charging for second piece of luggage


Emirates adds Madrid to its network


GCAA announces launch of Reporting of Safety Incident' (ROSI) Program


UAE's Etihad to increase services to Beirut


Emirates begins A380 flights to Paris


Air Arabia doubles service to Dammam


ADAC welcomes Air France to UAE capital


Etihad takes delivery of first Airbus A330-300


Emirates to launch flight to Prague


Etihad, Alitalia sign MOU for two new destinations


Etihad receives European certification for its MRO capabilities


flydubai reaches new heights with touchdown in Kathmandu


First commercial A380 jet lands on Korean soil


Emirates takes delivery of sixth A380


flydubai launches service to Bahrain


Etihad backs use of sustainable fuel


Emirates to receive six aircrafts next week


Air Arabia named 'Low-Cost Carrier of the Year' by two leading industry bodies


Emirates is to launch flights to Amsterdam from 1st May 2010


Emirates expects profits to cross US$1b


Al Mansouri: flydubai establishes premier position in low cost aviation sector


UAE joins IATA Statement of Principles for Liberalisation


Emirates to fly direct to Tokyo from March


UAE plans to become aerospace industry hub in two years


Mubadala boosts ties with Boeing