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Indra Modernizes Air Traffic Management In Saudi Arabia
February 15, 2018

Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS) has entrusted Spanish technology company Indra with an ambitious project to implement a latest-generation air traffic system for the whole country and help multiply the number of flights it can manage.

The three-year project, which will culminate in 2020, is part of the Saudi Vision 2030 program aimed at diversifying the kingdom’s economy and turning"...

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GACA fails to collect SR812m in KAIA rents
February 12, 2018

A supervisory body in Makkah province has uncovered failure by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) to collect SR812 million in accumulated rents from tenants at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah.

It was discovered rent was not collected from some of the tenants for as long as 25 years, the Arabic daily Al-Madina said on Sunday quoting a 10-page report compiled by the supervisory body.

However, the newspaper did not"...

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34m passengers passed through Jeddah Airport in 2017
February 7, 2018

The King Abdulaziz International Airport has welcomed 34 million passengers in 2017 with a 9.4 percent increase in the number of passengers compared to 2016.

The annual report of the airport also shows that the flights have increased from 219,202 flights in 2016 to 226,794 flights in 2017.

The international passengers have increased by 16.8 percent in 2017 compared to 2016.

The report anticipates a continuing growth in 2018"...

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Jeddah airport at new altitude with record number of flights, passengers
February 7, 2018

Passenger traffic at King Abdul Aziz International Airport (KAIA) set a new record in 2017. The number reached 34 million passengers, rising by 9.4 percent compared with 2016, in which there were 31 million.
The statistical report of KAIA revealed that flight traffic in 2017 witnessed a growth of 3.46 percent in 2017 compared with 2016. The airport handled 226,894 flights in 2017, compared to 219,202 flights in the previous year.
The report also revealed"...

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CTS Commences KC-10 Engine Maintenance Program
February 6, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- CTS Engines, LLC, the global leader for mature jet engine maintenance, today announced that it had completed the United States Air Force’s Depot Readiness Review for the USAF’s KC-10 engine program. With this completion, CTS can immediately commence providing MRO services on the CF6-50C2 engine fleet powering the U.S. Air Force’s KC-10 Extender tanker aircraft under the previously awarded"...

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Vahana, the Self-Piloted, eVTOL aircraft from A³ by Airbus, Successfully Completes First Full-Scale Test Flight
February 2, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- Vahana, the all electric, self-piloted, VTOL aircraft from A³ by Airbus, today announced the successful completion of its first full-scale flight test, reaching a height of 5 meters (16 feet) before descending safely. The test was completed at 8:52AM Pacific on January 31, 2018 at the Pendleton UAS Range in Pendleton, Oregon. Its first flight, with a duration of 53 seconds, was fully self-piloted and the vehicle completed a second flight the following day. “Today we are celebrating a great accomplishment in aerospace innovation,” said Zach Lovering, Project Executive of Vahana. “In just under two years, Vahana took a concept sketch on a napkin and built a full-scale, self-piloted aircraft that has successfully completed its first flight. Our team is grateful for the support we’ve received from A³ and the extended Airbus family, as well as our partners including MTSI and the Pendleton UAS Range.” Vahana is......

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FAA Approves AerSafeTM to Comply with Fuel Tank Flammability Reduction Rule for Boeing 767 Aircraft
February 2, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to AerSale® for installation of the AerSafe™ system on Boeing 767 series aircraft (ST03599NY), in compliance with the Fuel Tank Flammability Reduction (FTFR) rule. This new STC is in addition to AerSale’s STCs for the Boeing 737 Classic series (ST03589NY) and the Boeing 737 NG series (ST02980NY), approved by the FAA in 2016. “AerSafe is a truly elegant solution—easy to install, no parts to fail, and at a fraction of the cost of a nitrogen inerting system,” said Basil Barimo, Chief Operating Officer at AerSale. “Combining these benefits with a six-day installation window, AerSafe is really the obvious choice. Airlines and operators without a current order in place for a nitrogen inerting system have a potential one-year wait time. And, those systems incur substantial ongoing costs. When you consider the loss of revenue......

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GovSat-1 Successfully Launched on SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket
February 1, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- The GovSat-1 spacecraft was successfully launched into space today on board a flight-proven SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 4:25 PM EST from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

GovSat-1 is the first satellite of GovSat, a public private partnership between the Government of Luxembourg and the world-leading satellite operator SES.


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One held with 3.27 lakh Saudi riyals at Dhaka airport
January 29, 2018

Customs intelligence arrested a person with 3.27 lakh Saudi riyals, equivalent to Tk 72.62 lakh, at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital early yesterday.

Tipped off, the officials detained Sobhan Sheikh, a resident of Munshiganj, after he reached the airport by a Malaysian flight and recovered the illegal money, hidden inside his shoes and in different parts of the body,"...

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NMC Health CEO Reveals the Future of Tech-Enabled Healthcare at Davos
January 25, 2018

One of the world’s leading healthcare executives, NMC Health’s Chief Executive Officer, Prasanth Manghat, has outlined the technology he believes will solve the challenges faced by the world’s healthcare delivery system.

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where global healthcare is a primary focus of world and business leaders, Mr Manghat said:"...

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