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Azur Drones Unveils Skeyetech Drone-In-A-Box Solution for Surveillance in the Middle East
January 20, 2020

Azur Drones, Europe’s leader in autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), has launched its drone-in-a-box surveillance solution, Skeyetech, at Intersec. This move is expected to boost the security monitoring for high-risk private and public sites in the Middle East.

Skeyetech is a ready-to-fly surveillance system, which has been designed to monitor and confirm events, conduct perimeter"...

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Saudi aviation chiefs give green light for giant cargo terminal at Riyadh airport
January 18, 2020

RIYADH: Saudi aviation chiefs have given take-off clearance for the building of a giant cargo terminal at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh.

The president of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Abdulhadi Al-Mansouri, on Wednesday granted a license to Singapore company SATS for the provision of freight services at the capital’s airport.

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flynas carries 7.6 million passengers in 2019
January 16, 2020

RIYADH — flynas, the Saudi national air carrier and leading low-cost airline in the Middle East, has added a series of achievements in 2019 confirming its leading position in the regional low-cost aviation sector. Throughout the year flynas pursued its efforts to develop its fleet and expand its operations towards farther destinations and new markets, while continuing to offer the best services at competitive prices. This was directly echoed through the number"...

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Etihad Airways operates eco-flight to Brussels to celebrate Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020
January 13, 2020

DUBAI — Etihad Airways will mark Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020 by operating a special ‘eco-flight’ from Abu Dhabi to Brussels, featuring a range of initiatives designed to illustrate the airline’s broad commitment to sustainable practices in the air and on the ground.

Flight EY 57, departing at 2.20am January 13, will be operated with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, the newest and most efficient type in the Etihad fleet,"...

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GACA: Overall passengers satisfaction rate steady at 75%
January 8, 2020

RIYADH — The overall satisfaction rate of passengers satisfaction reached 75%, which is the same as last November’s ratio, revealed General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) statistics for the month of December.

GACA announced its monthly passengers satisfaction report for the month of December, 2019, in which more than 800,000 passengers participated in the survey.

The report was for each of King Khalid International Airport"...

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GA-ASI Concludes Successful Series of MQ-9 Demonstrations in Greece
January 8, 2020

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) concluded a series of flight demonstrations using its MQ-9 Guardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) on December 19, 2019. The demonstrations showcased the maritime surveillance capabilities of the MQ-9, and the GA-ASI-developed Detect and Avoid (DAA) system for traffic-deconfliction in civil airspace. The flights were sponsored by the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) and the Hellenic Coast Guard (HCG) and staged"...

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Jeddah's new airport set to be fully operational by Ramadan
January 7, 2020

Jeddah’s new King Abdulaziz International Airport is likely to become fully operational by Ramadan, according to local media reports.

According to an Okaz report that quoted General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) spokesman Ibrahim Al-Ruasa, the number of departing and arriving flights has reached 4,900, with 654,000 passengers on board.

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AerSale Component Solutions Receives FAA Approval to Overhaul Landing Gear
January 7, 2020

AerSale Component Solutions, a division of AerSale®, Inc., announced today it has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to overhaul Boeing 737, 757, and 767 series aircraft landing gear. FAA approval to overhaul landing gear for the Airbus A320 family of aircraft is expected in the coming months. “We are committed to providing our customers with a full suite of products and services, and FAA approval to overhaul landing gear used on widely popular commercial aircraft is yet another example of the broad range of integrated aircraft solutions and technical capabilities we offer,” said Nicolas Finazzo, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of AerSale. “Our goal is to provide our customers with a convenient, cost effective, and quality one-stop shop to service their needs.” “We worked very hard to obtain this approval,” added Dean Vitale, AerSale Component Solutions General Manager. “We completed......

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Saudi Aviation, BAE Systems sign MoU to enhance aircraft maintenance
January 2, 2020

JEDDAH: The Saudi Aviation Association has signed a memorandum of understanding with Saudi BAE Systems for development and training.
This MoU aims at joint cooperation to enhance local aircraft maintenance, which is witnessing a steady growth in Saudi Arabia.
Under this MoU, the two parties will work on new programs to train Saudi youth in fields compatible with the capabilities of the company, in addition to analyzing information and current and future"...

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Saudi Arabia starts trial operations at new Arar airport
January 2, 2020

The first flights have taken off from the new Arar airport in the far north of Saudi Arabia.

As part of a trial operation, the new airport is being served by Saudi Arabian Airlines with flights initially to and from Riyadh.

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has revealed the number of flights will"...

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