Persian Gulf

November 14, 2009 - 4:03am

Canada-based Skyplan, a flight-services provider, plans to open an office in Dubai in February to complement its existing Sharjah office, which opened a year ago, and to better serve clients operating out of Dubai International Airport and elsewhere in the region.

October 28, 2009 - 1:00pm

The world’s aerospace industry could use a morale boost, and it might just get it at the 2009 Dubai Air Show (November 15 to 19) at the end of a year that has brought little but austerity and uncertainty. The Middle East has been a strong generator of growth over the past decade, and the market’s potential to revive otherwise sluggish sales in the aerospace sector is more important now than ever before.

October 22, 2009 - 9:09am

Dubai-based Empire Aviation Group has become the first operator in the Gulf Cooperation Council to take delivery of a new Hawker 4000. The aircraft, along with all of Empire’s fleet, is offered for charter throughout Europe and the Middle East by Avinode (Booth No. 4438), which provides an online suite of tools to charter operators and users.

October 21, 2009 - 10:24am

Dubai-based Empire Aviation Group has become the first operator in the Gulf Cooperation Council to take delivery of a new Hawker 4000. The aircraft, along with all of Empire’s fleet, is offered for charter throughout Europe and the Middle East by Avinode (Booth No. 4438), which provides an online suite of tools to charter operators and users.

May 12, 2009 - 1:05pm

Arab Wings has stepped up its expansion plans by taking delivery of a new Bombardier Challenger 605 just before the EBACE show opened. The Jordanian charter operator is also applying for an aircraft operator’s certificate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where it is about to launch a sister company called Gulf Wings from a base in Sharjah.

May 12, 2009 - 7:05am

Palm Aviation, the Dubai-based flight support provider, has announced the opening of an office in Uzbekistan in the Commonwealth of Independent States. This follows the opening of an office in Miami, Florida, in January 2009. It plans to set up additional offices in Africa and the Middle East before year end.

January 29, 2009 - 4:06am

Rising demand for business aviation in the Middle East and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is flying in the face of a decline in the West, according to Dubai-based flight support and ground handling provider Palm Aviation. The company is still seeing demand for flights into the Middle East from the U.S. and Europe and has confirmed plans to expand its operations into both Europe and Saudi Arabia.

December 30, 2008 - 4:03am

Al Jaber Aviation’s $1.2 billion order for 21 new aircraft placed during November’s MEBA show in Dubai confirmed the business aviation industry’s hopes that rising demand in the Middle East will compensate for slowing sales in western markets that are more directly affected by the ongoing financial crisis.

December 1, 2008 - 8:50am

Bell 212, Persian Gulf, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 3, 2008–All seven people aboard the Aerogulf Services Bell 212 were killed when the helicopter hit a crane while taking off from an oil rig in the Persian Gulf. The helicopter had flown cargo from Dubai. After unloading the cargo, it lifted off the helipad, hovered and moved backward into the crane.

November 16, 2008 - 2:02am

Calgary, Canada-headquartered Skyplan has announced the opening of a new office in Sharjah to offer local access to its various services, including flight planning and dispatch, overflight and landing permissions, ground handling and contract jet fuel.

 
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