UAE’s Salem Al Marri elected as an International Academy of Astronautics corresponding member


Al Marri is the first Emirati to be elected to IAA for his outstanding local contributions to the space sector and for promoting international cooperation in the advancement of the space sector globally. Engineer Salem Al Marri, Assistant Director General for Scientific and Technical Affairs at Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre was elected as an IAA corresponding member in a …

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Rolls-Royce and Mubadala Development Company confirm partnership in Abu Dhabi aerospace hub


Rolls-Royce and Mubadala Development Company, the Abu Dhabi-based investment and development organisation, have announced further details of a new Approved Maintenance Center (AMC) in the Emirate and confirmed plans for a manufacturing facility that will produce aero engine components. Rolls-Royce is committed to developing a competitive, capable and flexible Trent Service Network to support the growing number of Trent engines …

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GCC Airports – a snapshot of the future

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Regional airports leading the world in development, luxury and innovation. Dubai –, the leading travel search site in the Middle East and Asia Pacific, today reviews the incredible state of airports in the GCC, and why they’re leading the world in air passenger traffic points and growth. “Middle Eastern carriers are setting a benchmark for the future of air …

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Virtual reality set to be GCC’s next billion dollar industry


Last weekend Etihad Airways unveiled the full length version of its new marketing campaign featuring its brand ambassador, actress Nicole Kidman. After the massive response to Emirates’ quirky Jennifer Aniston ad, it needed something epic to top its Dubai rival. Slipping on a Samsung headset, users are transported on board the luxury surroundings of Etihad’s A380 superjumbo. Looking around, they …

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Business aviation booming in Saudi Arabia


Flights in 2016 continuing to follow the trend. Business aviation flights in Saudi Arabia increased by 6% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2016, according to statistics from WINGX released at the MEBAA Conference in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which concluded recently. “Business aviation is an expanding market in the Middle East,” says Ali Alnaqbi, Founding Chairman of the Middle East …

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Etihad Airways and New York University Abu Dhabi collaborate on new executive leadership development programme

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), to develop and deliver an executive leadership development programme. The Leadership in Action programme, exclusively designed for Etihad Airways, aims to strengthen and cultivate leadership skills across the airline, with a major focus on UAE national …

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Ooredoo Signs MoU with Qatar Airways for Onboard Wi-Fi


Waleed Al-Sayed, CEO, Ooredoo Qatar exchanges the MOU with Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker. First-of-its-Kind Agreement Brings Free Wi-Fi Connection for All Passengers Onboard Wi-Fi Enabled Flights. Ooredoo and Qatar Airways today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see Ooredoo sponsor Qatar Airways ‘ Onboard Wi-Fi service to enhance the customer experience …

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UAE participates in observing Entry of a Space Object into the Earth’s atmosphere

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The UAE Space Agency and the Abu Dhabi based International Astronomy Centre has announced that they are co-organising a joint mission to observe and study the entry of what is believed to be an artificial space debris into the Earth’s atmosphere on 13 November 2015. The co-operative mission will include internationally renowned scientists from with the US Space Agency (NASA), …

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Oman Air launches anti-credit card fraud initiative

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Oman Air has announced the launch of a new initiative to prevent credit card fraud. The campaign will see a tightening of checks on the validity of credit card transactions. It will be backed up with social media announcements, e-flyers and newsletters, aimed at raising awareness amongst customers of the potential for credit card fraud and the steps Oman Air …

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Etihad airways named ‘Airline of the year’ in China


Etihad Airways was named Airline of the Year at the 14th Annual China Travel & Meeting Industry Awards 2015. Etihad Airways , the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has been named ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 14th Annual China Travel & Meeting Industry Awards 2015. This prestigious award was announced during a gala ceremony in Shanghai this …

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