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Dubai 'can help redesign Mideast airspace'

Dubai is prepared to help countries in the region with their air traffic navigation and redesign the airspace as part of its policy, a senior official has said. Speaking at the 2016 World Government Summit, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed

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Turkey says Russian jet violated its airspace again

Turkey warned of consequences on Saturday after saying a Russian SU-34 jet had violated its airspace despite warnings, but Russia denied that there had been any incursion. Turkey warned of consequences on Saturday after saying a R

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Bahrain joins convention amid ‘Iran exploitation’ concerns

Concerns that Iran could try to use an international search and rescue agreement to invade Bahrain’s airspace have failed to halt its ratification. Parliament yesterday (November 10) approved government plans to join the 1979 Internation

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Nato to Russia: We are not buying your mistake

Nato on Tuesday rejected Moscow's explanation that its warplanes violated the air space of alliance member Turkey at the weekend by mistake and said Russia was sending more ground troops to Syria and building up its naval presence.

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UAE to begin restructuring crowded air space

The UAE plans to start restructuring its crowded air space next year to make room for Gulf carriers' ambitious growth plans. Like road networks, air space is divided into corridors. Only some is open for use by civilian traffi

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Tunisia to reopen airspace for Libyan flights to Tripoli

Tunisia will reopen part of its airspace to flights from western Libya for the first time in around six months, following the re-establishment of its consulate in Tripoli, a senior official said on Tuesday. Last year Tunisia halte

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Airbus ProSky chosen for UAE airspace optimisation

Airbus, the air traffic management subsidiary of Airbus, has been chosen by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to optimise UAE's airspace to handle increasing capacity demands, efficiency and overall growth. Air traffic is

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Emirates to avoid Iraqi airspace as violence rises

Dubai's Emirates airline said it will avoid Iraqi airspace, as the government in Baghdad struggles to contain Islamic insurgents who have captured vast areas of the country. After Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down ea

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Airlines to demand airspace safety data

Global airlines will push to get "neutral information" on whether to use or avoid airspace over conflict zones at Tuesday's meeting of the UN aviation agency and other airline bodies, a European-based airline industry source said.

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Jets 'must be allowed to use army airspace'

Commercial jets should be allowed to use military airspace to ease air traffic congestion in the Gulf, according to an international aviation body.   The International Air Transport Association (Iata) claims one

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