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Solar Impulse departs for challenging 19-hour flight



Solar Impulse, a Swiss long-range solar-powered aircraft, departed from Myanmar’s Mandalay International Airport this morning attempting the most challenging flight since having started the Round-The-World journey, to reach Chongqing (Chin

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Oman Air orders 20 Boeing 737s in bid to double fleet

Oman Air, the flag carrier of the Sultanate, has ordered 20 Boeing 737 aircraft as part of a plan to double its fleet to 70 planes by 2020, chief executive Paul Gregorowitsch said on Monday. The order includes both the current gen

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Emirates offers free wi-fi on-board its aircraft

Emirates, a Dubai-based airline, now offers free wi-fi on 106 of its aircraft, with two to three more aircraft being installed with wi-fi connectivity every month.   After updating the service in early February with a simpler

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Boeing backs ban on lithium batteries cargo

Boeing said on Tuesday that high-density packages of lithium batteries like those used in cell phones and laptops pose fire risks and should not be carried on passenger planes until safer methods for carrying them are developed. T

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Boeing backs ban on lithium batteries cargo

Boeing said on Tuesday that high-density packages of lithium batteries like those used in cell phones and laptops pose fire risks and should not be carried on passenger planes until safer methods for carrying them are developed. T

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Paramount prepares for production of AHRLAC

Paramount Group, an Africa-based privately-owned defence and aerospace business, is preparing for the industrialisation of its advanced high-performance reconnaissance light aircraft (AHRLAC). It includes the construction of a fac

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Mideast travel demand to boost aerospace industry growth

The rising passenger travel demand in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific and the production of next generation fuel-efficient aircraft will help the growth of the global global aerospace and defense (A&D) industry this year, a report said.

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UAE airspace 'to be among the busiest in the world'

The UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) anticipates daily aircraft movements in the country to top 5,100 by 2030, making it one of the busiest airspaces in the world. The UAE airspace witnessed an average of 2,250 daily ai

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Ibdar to pay out 10pc dividend to investors

Ibdar Bank is set to distribute a 10 per cent dividend for last year to investors in Aircraft Leasing Investment Company. The Bahrain-based Islamic investment bank's chief executive Basel Al Hag Issa said the dividend payment

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Gulf Air invests $20m to upgrade A330 fleet

Gulf Air has invested $20 million to upgrade four of its Airbus A330 wide-body aircraft in line with global best practices, it has emerged. The national carrier's acting chief executive Maher Salman Al Musallam yesterday (Janu

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