General Civil Aviation Authority Surveys Business Aircrafts with the aim of improving their business activities in the United Arab Emirates

The General Authority of Civil Aviation has conducted a survey aimed at restricting the private aircrafts registered outside the country and operating at the country’s airports as a base for operation within the framework of an initiative aimed at legalizing … Continue reading General Civil Aviation Authority Surveys Business Aircrafts with the aim of improving their business activities in the United Arab Emirates

Air Arabia delivers record 2017 net profit of AED 662 million, up 30%

Air Arabia (PJSC) today announced full-year financial results for 2017 as the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier once again delivered high levels of profitability and growth across the breadth of its operations. Air Arabia’s net … Continue reading Air Arabia delivers record 2017 net profit of AED 662 million, up 30%

ETIHAD AVIATION GROUP LAUNCHES SECOND YEAR OF ACCLAIMED ‘FIKRA’ PROJECT OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN THE UAE

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) has launched its Fikra University project for 2017. Fikra University is a competition which aims to foster entrepreneurship and innovation with students across the UAE. For this second edition of Fikra University, EAG is delighted to be partnering with Abu Dhabi Airports in order to offer a more expansive aviation competition. Fikra University provides entrepreneurial students the opportunity to put forward solutions for a range of challenges set by both EAG and Abu Dhabi Airports related to the travel and tourism industry. Wissam Hachem, Etihad Aviation Group Vice President Learning and Development, said: “Fikra University is … Continue reading ETIHAD AVIATION GROUP LAUNCHES SECOND YEAR OF ACCLAIMED ‘FIKRA’ PROJECT OPEN TO ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN THE UAE

ETIHAD AIRWAYS TO LAUNCH FLIGHTS TO AZERBAIJAN

Etihad Airways has announced plans to launch scheduled flights between Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and Baku, the capital city of the Republic of Azerbaijan, effective 2 March 2018. The new route is being introduced to capitalise on the strong and growing demand for flights between the United Arab Emirates and Azerbaijan. The service will be operated three times a week using a 136-seat Airbus A320, configured with 16 seats in Business Class and 120 in Economy. Azerbaijan introduced a visa waiver programme for UAE nationals in November 2015 and expanded it to other GCC nations … Continue reading ETIHAD AIRWAYS TO LAUNCH FLIGHTS TO AZERBAIJAN

GCAA supports female empowerment in the aviation sector working alongside men to revamp the aviation industry in the UAE

In the light of celebrating Emirati Women’s day, The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in the UAE announced conducting a specialized training course to encourage and support the prominent role of females in the aviation sector. The three day training … Continue reading GCAA supports female empowerment in the aviation sector working alongside men to revamp the aviation industry in the UAE

SITA APPOINTS JACQUES DEMAËL AS SVP STRATEGY & BUSINESS SUPPORT

Demaël will steer strategy, transformation and innovation aimed at accelerating SITA’s growth SITA today announced that Jacques Demaël has joined the organization as SVP Strategy & Business Support. Reporting directly to CEO Barbara Dalibard, Demaël will be based in Geneva, Switzerland. Working together with the CEO and the Executive Team, Demaël will drive SITA’s overall strategy as well as several key strategic initiatives. He will be responsible for leading a transformation program to align the organization, processes and skills to support SITA’s ambitions and will help define the organization’s technology and innovation roadmap. Barbara Dalibard said: “SITA offers a remarkable … Continue reading SITA APPOINTS JACQUES DEMAËL AS SVP STRATEGY & BUSINESS SUPPORT

Flying made Easy: Boom Supersonic

Recently I ventured to the Dubai Future Foundation premises to meet with Blake Scholl, Boom Technology Founder and CEO. The company is creating supersonic passenger aircraft affordable for routine travel and ideal for long distance travel. Being a Fijian, getting home often becomes a journey over two days so new innovations that make air travel faster and smoother is always welcome. Blake mentions to us that Boom is backed by technology investors including 8VC, Caffeinated Capital, Lightbank, RRE and Y Combinator. Plus of course angels like Sam Altman and Paul Graham. He introduced Boom’s supersonic passenger airliner as well as … Continue reading Flying made Easy: Boom Supersonic