Thursday 28 May 2015

Dubai's DAE to sell StandardAero to Veritas Capital fund

Leasing firm Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) has agreed to sell StandardAero, an engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company, to an affiliate of private equity firm Veritas Capital, it said in a statement on Tuesday. Dubai's DAE did not disclose the value for the d


Probe launched after Air France jet flies near Mount Cameroon

French investigators have opened a probe after an Air France jet with some three dozen people on board narrowly avoided hitting the highest mountain in central Africa in early May, according to information published by France's Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses (BEA) air acciden


Emirates launches cabin crew and pilot uniforms for kids

Dubai-based Emirates has launched the airline’s official cabin crew and pilot uniform for children in its Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Aspiring cabin crew and pilots aged 3 to 8 years old can now play dress up as the exclusive collection is now available at the Emirates O


Oman Air customers benefit from Spring Sale

Oman Air customers swopped up significant savings on both Business Class and Economy Class flights from Muscat to a wide range of destinations across the Middle East, Asia, East Africa and Europe during the carrier's Spring Sale. The Spring Sale covered many of Oman Air’s key


Libya airports halt flights over pay strike

Libya's three main airports cancelled flights on Tuesday morning because of strikes by ground staff complaining they have not been paid for two months, airport officials said. The walkouts highlight a public finance crisis in the oil-producing North African country where two


UAE offers e-visas for GCC expats

The UAE has introduced a new online application and payment system for visas for expatriates living in the GCC on residence permits. As per the new service launched by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, all GCC residence permit holders are now able to ap


Ajman Palace Hotel participates in China road show

The sales force from The Ajman Palace Hotel is on a week-long Tourism Road Show in China spanning three major cities to attract a key share of Chinese tourists visiting the UAE. The road show, spearheaded by the Ajman Tourism Development Department, began in Guangzhou on May 25,


Abu Dhabi hosts Iata workshop on passenger experience

Abu Dhabi played host to the International Air Transport Association (Iata) workshop last week, aiming to contribute to improving all aspects of air travel for passengers with some blue-sky thinking. The two-day workshop, held at the Rotana Hotel on the emirate’s Yas Island on Ma


Etihad welcomes second batch of Savoy trained butlers

The second group of Etihad Airways Butlers has completed the intensive Savoy Butler Academy training programme in the UK. The course was conducted by the London School of Hospitality and Tourism at the University of West London, in conjunction with the legendary Savoy Hotel.


EAU, Airways NZ to launch ATC training programme

Emirates Aviation University (EAU) has partnered with Airways New Zealand to launch a dedicated air traffic control (ATC) training centre at the new university campus in Dubai Academic City, UAE. Starting later this month, Airways New Zealand - a leading air navigation services provide

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