Asia

November 14, 2008 - 12:33am

Business aviation will be an important facet of the new Bahrain Airshow to be staged in the Arabian Gulf state from January 21 to 23, 2010. The show will feature purpose-built chalets in front of which exhibitors will be able to park their display aircraft.

November 13, 2008 - 11:51pm

Here at the MEBA show, Royal Jet is expected to announce plans  to further increase its fleet. The Abu Dhabi-based company is likely to commit to more aircraft in both the VIP airliner and super-midsize classes. It may also confirm plans to establish one or more new bases in the Gulf region to address a shortage of FBO and maintenance facilities, as well as introducing other new services.

November 13, 2008 - 12:02pm

Business aviation will be an important facet of the new Bahrain Airshow, to be staged in the Arabian Gulf state from Jan. 21 to 23, 2010. The show will feature purpose-built chalets where exhibitors will be able to park their display aircraft immediately in front.

November 10, 2008 - 9:48am

Clean Jet Aviation (Stand No. 845), a French company that specializes in business jet cleaning, has opened a new base at Bahrain’s Manama Airport. The company said this may be the first of several operations in the Middle East and it claims to be the first in the region to offer comprehensive cleaning services for business jets.

November 10, 2008 - 6:44am

Clean Jet Aviation (Stand No. 845), a French company that specializes in business jet cleaning, has opened a new base at Bahrain’s Manama Airport. The company said this may be the first of several operations in the Middle East and it claims to be the first in the region to offer comprehensive cleaning services for business jets.

November 10, 2008 - 5:54am

Abu Dhabi Airports Co. (ADAC) is redeveloping the Al Bateen military air base as a dedicated business aviation airport. The government-backed company is spending around $55 million to upgrade facilities, which will include two VIP passenger terminals and one VVIP building.

October 27, 2008 - 5:21am

China’s Okay Airways has put into service its first Modern Ark (MA) 60, also known as the Xinzhou-60.The twin-engine turboprop, made by China’s Xian Aircraft Industry Corp. (XAIC) is an advanced version of the Yun-7, which took wing in 1982 and is being phased out. The airplane’s commercial debut with Okay marks the end of foreign-made airplanes’ monopoly in China’s regional jet market.

October 15, 2008 - 12:56pm

Lockheed Martin announced on October 7 a $393.6 million contract to supply four C-130J-30 “stretched” Hercules military transports to the Qatar Emiri Air Force beginning in 2011. This comes a few months after the Qataris signed a deal to acquire from Boeing two C-17s, which will be delivered next summer. Currently the QEAF has no tactical/strategic airlift capability, so the new purchases signal a dramatic change in air force doctrine.

October 8, 2008 - 7:49am

The Quebec Superior Court in late August granted Kuwait Airways a seizure order for 10 Bombardier CRJ900s ordered by the Iraqi government for Iraqi Airways. The order comes as Kuwait continues efforts to collect reparations for damages caused by Iraq during the first Gulf War.

October 1, 2008 - 6:58am

Gulf VIP, an event for the Middle East’s ultra-rich that promotes executive jet interiors to the “the lucrative markets of Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia” is scheduled for March 4 to 6 in the Persian Gulf island kingdom of Bahrain. Organized by the French firm Business Conventions International (BCI), Gulf VIP will also feature interiors for yachts and exotic cars with $100,000+ price tags.

 
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