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Emirates retires all A330 and A340 aircraft

Emirates has retired the last Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft in its fleet from active service. This makes Emirates the first and only airline in the world to operate a fleet of all Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft for its passenger flights. Emirates recently…

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Etihad Aviation Group marks 45th UAE National Day

ABU DHABI: More than 2000 staff, their families and friends have joined a street festival at the home of Etihad Aviation Group as part of UAE National Day celebrations. Etihad Airways’ guests are also in for a special National Day treat with chocolates being handed…

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Air France unveils special B787-9 flights

PARIS: Air France has unveiled details of special celebratory flights for the carrier’s forthcoming B787-9 aircraft. The airline is scheduled to take delivery of the Dreamliner on December 8, and will then make four “exceptional” flights around France on January 7 and 8, as follows:…

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Etihad, Airbus sign MoU to develop A380 MRO Services in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI: Etihad Airways Engineering and Airbus have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work jointly on the development of a new A380 MRO Services offering. With this partnership Airbus and Etihad Airways Engineering will combine their respective skills to offer the market a…

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Boeing to cut 500 defense jobs, combine facilities

Boeing said Tuesday it will cut 500 jobs in its defense division nationwide, close facilities in Texas and Virginia, and consolidate some other sites over the next four years. The site consolidation will reduce its overall footprint by approximately 4.5 million square feet nationwide and…

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Airports expansion decision to be made next week

LONDON: The government will next week announce its decision on whether to favour expanding either Heathrow or Gatwick airport, after decades of delays. Unusually, the decision will not be taken by the full cabinet but by a sub-committee, chaired by Theresa May. MPs will not…

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Etihad Cargo announces three new freighter services

ABU DHABI: Last month Etihad Cargo started operating Boeing 777 freighters from East Midlands and Stansted airports in the UK and from Copenhagen in Denmark. David Kerr, Senior Vice President of Etihad Cargo, said: “We have responded to our customers’ demand for freighter capacity out…

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Passenger traffic at DWC surges 161 per cent in Q3

DUBAI: Dubai World Central (DWC) which is listed among the world’s top 20 international freight hubs is now gaining ground in the region as a popular airport for passengers with traffic surging 161 per cent in the third quarter, according to a report issued by…

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