EADS Military Aircraft has announced the successful first flight of the new Carapas high-speed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which took place earlier this month at the Biscarrosse missile test center in France.
This past August saw the seventh run of the Moscow Aviation and Space Exposition (MAKS). For several years each successive show has been bigger and better than the previous one, and this year’s event didn’t deviate from the trend.
Over the next five years Iran needs some 140 new airliners, half of which would replace a largely outdated fleet. Air transport demand continues to grow as the Iranian economy enjoys high oil revenues and 8 percent annual GDP growth.
Singapore-headquartered Prime Aerospace, which has an office here in the United Arab Emirates, has been appointed the exclusive sales representative for the Middle East and North Africa by Deer Park, New York-based Seal Dynamics.
Abu Dhabi-based private charter operator Royal Jet has added two aircraft to its Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) fleet. The carrier, which began operations in May 2003, now owns and operates seven of the type.
Russia’s Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, which is exhibiting jointly with Russia’s state arms export agency Rosoboronexport, is about to expand its presence in the Middle East with the opening of a service center based in the neighboring emirate of Sharjah.
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