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Rolls-Royce gets jackpot order from Emirates

Rolls-Royce gets jackpot order from Emirates

Rolls-Royce has won its largest ever order, worth $9.2bn, to provide Trent 900 engines and TotalCare service support to Emirates. The engines will be used to power 50 Airbus A380s ordered at the Dubai Air Show in 2013, which will begin entering service in 2016. The deal, which is the […]

 
 

Aviation Leaders Urge Partnerships for Success

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Top Tweets, Views, Photos and Videos from the summit.

 
 

The Future of Aviation Sector: the UAE and BRICS Strategic Alliance

The Future of Aviation Sector: the UAE and BRICS Strategic Alliance

The aviation and aeronautics domain is one that countries look to solidify as a mark of their proclaiming their presence in the biggest of economic stages in the world. Predominantly the most developed countries in the world are regarded to be pioneering leaders in the aviation sector, creating unprecedented commercial […]

 
 

Dubai Airshow: Airbus wins 160 orders and commitments worth $44 billion

Dubai Airshow: Airbus wins 160 orders and commitments worth $44 billion

With a total of $44 billion in orders and commitment Dubai Airshow 2103 is the biggest airshow ever for Airbus  Airbus won a total of 160 orders and commitments at the 13th Dubai Airshow worth US$44 billion, underlining the strong appeal of its widebody aircraft. The A380 and A350 XWB […]

 
 

Air Serbia to buy ten Airbus A320neo worth over $1bn

Air Serbia to buy ten Airbus A320neo worth over $1bn

Air Serbia, the national airline of the Republic of Serbia, today announced that ten next generation A320neo aircraft have been confirmed for its fleet. The deal is valued at more than US$1 billion at list prices. The deal for Air Serbia, unveiled at the Dubai Air Show, forms part of […]

 
 

Airbus beats order target and sets new company delivery records

Airbus A321neo. Image courtesy-Airbus

Airbus beats order target and sets new company delivery records. Overwhelming market preference for the NEO continues Airbus delivered a company record of 588 aircraft to 89 customers (17 new) and exceeded its order target of 650 by winning 914 gross orders. These orders include 305 CEO, 478 NEO, 82 […]

 
 

Airbus to display two corporate jets at MEBA show

Airbus to display two corporate jets at MEBA show

Airbus to display two corporate jets at MEBA show. Widest and tallest cabins of any business jet Airbus will display two corporate jets at the MEBA show, giving visitors an opportunity to see the widest and tallest cabin of any business jet in two elegantly different arrangements. The aircraft are […]

 
 

New Airbus A350 plant to start fuel efficient aircraft wars

New Airbus A350 plant to start fuel efficient aircraft wars

Airbus opened its new A350 plant on Tuesday, triggering a new phase for fuel efficient aircraft. French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault flew to Toulouse despite unfavourable climate to inaugurate the plant and is named after Roger Beteille who was a pioneer of twin-engined long haul passenger jets. The A350 is […]

 
 

Middle East Business News Review – 5 September

Middle East Business News Review – 5 September

Today’s top business news from the Middle East and North Africa: Dubai Airport July passenger traffic registers 6% increase Dubai International Airport’s passenger traffic increased 6% from a year earlier in July, with monthly traffic surpassing 5 million passengers for the first time, Dubai Airports said on Wednesday. The airport, one […]

 
 

UAE to emerge as world’s 3rd biggest aircraft market – Airbus

UAE to emerge as world’s 3rd biggest aircraft market – Airbus

Airbus said on Wednesday it expects the UAE to emerge as the world’s third single biggest market for new aircraft deliveries with total orders worth $223.9 billion in next 20 years. China will top the world’s aircraft markets with new orders worth $634bn, followed by the US at $544 billion, the […]

 
 

Middle East Business News Review – 12 July

Middle East Business News Review – 12 July

Middle East Business News Review – A look at today’s important financial news and business updates from the Gulf, Levant and North Africa: Turkish hotel chain unveils Middle East, including UAE, expansion plans  Turkish luxury hotel chain Rixos unveiled plans to open five new hotels in the Middle East and […]

 
 

Airbus pulls $2.3 billion ‘firm order’ at Farnborough

Airbus pulls $2.3 billion ‘firm order’ at Farnborough

Airbus said it has bagged another order on Wednesday at the Farnborough Airshow, south of London, from CIT Group’s aerospace division in a deal that has a list value of $2.3 billion. The European aircraft manufacturer will deliver 10 A330 aircraft, in what aviation observers say is the only firm […]

 
 

Middle East Business News Review – 10 July

Middle East Business News Review – 10 July

Middle East Business News Review – A look at today’s important financial news and business updates from the Gulf, Levant and North Africa: Cathay heals Airbus’ Etihad cancellation heartbreak with $4.2bn order Cathay Pacific announced on Tuesday it planned to place an order worth up to $4.2 billion at list […]

 
 

Cathay heals Airbus’ Etihad cancellation heartbreak with $4.2bn order

Cathay heals Airbus’ Etihad cancellation heartbreak with $4.2bn order

Cathay Pacific announced on Tuesday it planned to place an order worth up to $4.2 billion at list prices with Airbus for its first customer version of A350-1000 wide body plane, on the second day of the Farnborough Airshow near London. Airbus had been struggling since last years Paris Airshow to […]

 
 

Airbus budges to Qatar Airways demand, to deliver upgraded version of A380s

Airbus budges to Qatar Airways demand, to deliver upgraded version of A380s

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said his airline will receive an upgraded version of Airbus SAS’s A380 superjumbo after refusing to take jets with wing faults. “Qatar Air insisted that Airbus provide us with the new, certified wing for the A380 and Airbus has kindly obliged,” Al Baker told Bloomberg […]

 
 

Qatar leading aviation growth in the Middle East

Qatar leading aviation growth in the Middle East

Qatar is a leading aviation growth in the Middle East, thanks to the government’s liberal aviation policies, which is fueling unprecedented growth in the global aviation industry. Industry experts say the tiny gas-rich nation’s huge surplus, commitment to the aviation industry and need to create jobs for its growing population is […]

 
 

Airbus suffers fresh blow as Etihad bows out on orders

Airbus suffers fresh blow as Etihad bows out on orders

Airbus suffered a fresh setback when Etihad cancelled a second batch of orders worth $2.2 billion for 7 for its A350-1000. According to a statement released by Airbus, Etihad revised its order tally for the 350-seat A350-1000 wide-body in April in addition to cancellation of six A350-1000s in December last year. The UAE […]

 
 

Middle East Business News – 30 Apr

Middle East Business News  – 30 Apr

Opec output hits the highest since 2008 despite lowest Iranian supply in two decades A Reuters survey revealed that Opec output in April has hit its highest since 2008. The rise in output was mainly due to the rise in output from countries such as Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Angola […]

 
 

Mubadala Aerospace signs $1bn worth pact with Boeing

Mubadala Aerospace, a division of Mubadala Development, announced Tuesday it has entered a $1 billion (AED3.67bn) contract for supplying critical components for 777 and 787 Dreamliner airplanes. The partnership makes Mubadala the Arab world’s first direct supplier of composites to Boeing. “Boeing and Mubadala Aerospace announce a 10-year direct contract […]

 
 

Middle East Business Review – 15 February

Middle East Business Review – 15 February

Luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi have expressed concerns about falling profitability amid increased competition as more and more hotels are opening up in the UAE capital. “The price war exists. In some cases you have five-star hotels competing with three-star prices. This is mainly created by general managers trying to […]

 
 

Etihad Airways operates first biofuel powered delivery flight

Etihad Airways operates first biofuel powered delivery flight

Etihad Airways‘ flight from Seattle to Abu Dhabi – the delivery flight of the airline’s newest Boeing 777-300ER that arrived on January 24 – was the first in the Gulf to be operated using sustainable biofuel. The 14 hour delivery flight of the airline’s newest and most efficient long haul […]

 
 

Middle East Business Review

Middle East Business Review

Etihad Airways has announced it has ordered two more Airbus A330-200 cargo planes worth $423 million with an aim to double the size of its Airbus A330-200F fleet. “We are strongly committed to building our presence in the cargo sector with the platform of Abu Dhabi as our hub to […]

 
 

European Air Safety Agency inspects cracked Airbus A380 wings

European Air Safety Agency inspects cracked Airbus A380 wings

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has announced twenty Airbus A380 planes will be undergoing visual inspection for cracks developed in their wings. The safety regulator added that there are a few planes which carried out 1800 flights that will need a special inspection within four days. However, Airbus insisted […]

 
 

Obama intervention costed us billions of dollars: Airbus executive

Obama intervention costed us billions of dollars: Airbus executive

Gone are the days when criticism of US interventionist policies was exclusive to rogue states like Iran, Syria and North Korea or terrorist organisations like Al Qaeda. Europe’s Airbus has accused the White House of sabotaging an open competition by coercing Boeing clinch a massive aircraft agreement in Indonesia after […]

 
 

Deals worth $1 billion give Rolls-Royce shot in the arm

Deals worth $1 billion give Rolls-Royce shot in the arm

Rolls-Royce, the world’s leading provider of power systems and services, has secured orders worth more than $1bn during the Dubai Air Show last week, demonstrating the strength of its portfolio of advanced technology and access to growing global aviation market. According to the company sources, the British engine maker is […]

 
 

Middle East Business News Review

Middle East Business News Review

Qatar Airways and Airbus patched up their differences to seal a dramatic deal that confirmed the order for five A380 super jumbos and 50 A320neos along with another 30 options. Insiders said the deal stalled on the third day of Dubai Airshow over design and delivery bottlenecks. “A six month […]

 
 

Emirates Airlines shines at the Dubai Air Show

Emirates Airlines shines at the Dubai Air Show

Emirates Airlines, Dubai’s flag carrier, has placed a massive order and commitment with Boeing company for airplanes worth $26 billion at the Dubai Air Show. The agreement includes firm orders for 50 Boeing 777 jetliners valued at $18 billion, and the rest as options. The options include to buy 20 […]

 
 

Middle East Business News Review

Middle East Business News Review

A report released by International Energy Agency (IEA) says both Kuwait and the UAE raised output in September to the highest levels in order to compensate for Libya’s turmoil. “During the third quarter of 2011, the UAEs oil output averaged 2.53 million bpd, up from 2.48 million bpd during the […]

 
 

Dubai-based equity to invest in hi-tech airline seating

Dubai-based equity to invest in hi-tech airline seating

The $272 million joint venture launched recently for manufacturing the next generation seats and interiors for aircraft received an overwhelming response from the UAE and other GCC investors. Sara Ismail Mohamed, Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi-based Al Bashayer Investment said that given the growth potential of fast-expanding global aviation […]

 
 

Boeing, Airbus to provide new fleet for American Airlines

Boeing, Airbus to provide new fleet for American Airlines

AMR Corp.’s American Airlines placed a massive aircraft order with Boeing and Airbus, marking a move that will replace the existing aging fleet with 460 new aircraft, at a total price of nearly $40 billion. The third-largest U.S.airline by traffic said Wednesday it will purchase 260 A320 planes from Airbus, […]

 
 

Emirates Flying High

Emirates Flying High

Emirates is investing in a wide-body jet fleet including 90 Airbus SAS A380 Super-jumbos worth $34bn at list prices and financing the planes isn’t a concern as it’s fully funded through July 2012. The Airbus A380 superjumbo jet is with 45,000 seats and operating costs 12 percent lower than rival […]

 
 

Le Bourget: Paris Air Show Final Day

Thursday was kept as the last trade-only day at Le Bourget. On Friday and Saturday the deal makers will move to their places around the runway to allow the visitors see aerobatic displays and the latest planes. On the last day of the show, Airbus broke the record by garnering […]

 
 

Air Battles

While Airbus and Boeing battle for jetliner orders, another battle is raging over the engines that power the planes. Some of the major players include Pratt & Whitney, General Electric Co, and Rolls Royce. Airlines purchase engines separately as each jetliner comes with engine specification. Engine makers, like plane makers, […]

 
 

Paris Air Show: Day 2 Happenings

Airbus Airbus continues to dominate the show bagging orders on Tuesday. The new Airbus A320neo aircraft unveiled the largest deal of at least 100 orders from airlines in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. as well as from leasing companies. The order book shows an order of 263, which is valued […]

 
 

New Blockbuster: Paris Air Show

The International Paris Air Show kicked off at Le Bourget, northeast of Paris, hosting more than 2,100 international exhibitors. With its 28 international pavilions displaying 140 aircrafts, the exhibition also showcases an exceptional solar aircraft Solar Impulse. The exhibition also host jobs and training area, alternative aviation fuels, and air […]

 
 

Le Bourget shrouded in mystery

The first day of this years Paris Air Show sure was extraordinary and strange. The event is also shrouded in mystery. Mystery from Bombardier Inc. the world leading transportation manufacturer cancelled a booked morning news conference room, but by mid day afternoon scrambled to announce an order for 10 CSeries […]

 
 

Boeings Dreams

Airbus is planning on dazzling the Paris Air Show, however Boeing is taking things slowly and its looking more long term. Boeing Co. is leaning toward a bigger version of the 787 Dreamliner as the U.S. company seeks to dominate the almost $2 trillion widebody jetliner market over the next […]