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XPRIZE Announces Teams Advancing in $15M Global Learning XPRIZE at EdTechXEurope
June 22, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- Today, XPRIZE, the world’s leader in designing and managing incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, announced 11 semi-finalists advancing in the $15M Global Learning XPRIZE. Announced at this year’s EdTechXEurope, XPRIZE is challenging these semi-finalist teams to develop open source and scalable software that will enable children in developing countries to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic within 15 months. “Throughout my career, I’ve seen the many ways technology has evolved to help children access an education they may otherwise not have,” said Matt Keller, senior director of the Global Learning XPRIZE. “What most excites XPRIZE about these semi-finalist teams is the possibility that their innovative......

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Ukraine-Saudi alliance presents new Antonov cargo plane at Paris Air Show
June 20, 2017

This year's Paris Air Show saw the debut of the Antonov 132, a light multipurpose transport aircraft that makers Ukraine and Saudi Arabia hope will capture new markets because of its low operating costs.

The plane is based on the bones of the Antonov 32, which has been in service by various smaller countries since the 1970s. Engineers at Antonov, in concert with the Saudi King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology and the state-owned Taqnia Aeronautics"...

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SAUDIA increases flights to cope with coming peak season
June 19, 2017

Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA) has released its summer plan, outlining the preeminent operational aspects during the upcoming peak season starting from June 24 to Sept. 16.

The plan shows a record increase in the number of flights and seating capacity both internationally and domestically, to prepare for the dramatic increase in the demand for air travel in the summer period.


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Ukraine's An-132D built for Saudi Arabia successfully debuts at Paris Air Show
June 19, 2017

The brand new An-132D transport aircraft built by Kyiv-based Antonov enterprise for Saudi Arabia as part of large-scale international cooperation has successfully debuted in the demonstration flight program at the 52nd International Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France, on June 19.

The An-132D took part in the demonstration flights on the opening day of the event, impressing visitors with"...

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Jet flight from Saudi Arabia diverted to city after mid-air birth
June 18, 2017

A baby boy born aboard a Jet Airways flight from Dammam in Saudi Arabia to Kochi led to the flight making an emergency landing in Mumbai on Sunday.

The flight 9W 569 made an emergency landing in Mumbai at 9.12 am, after a woman went into labour two months before her due date and gave birth to a baby 35,000 feet above sea level. After Customs and Immigration formalities, the woman and the baby were taken to Holy Spirit Hospital in Andheri. They are both"...

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Saudi Arabia-Israel flights planned, normalizing Tel Aviv-Riyadh ties
June 16, 2017

Flights between Tel Aviv and Saudi Arabia are about to start signaling closer cooperation between the Israeli and Saudi regimes.

According to Yedioth Ahronoth daily, direct flights from the Israeli Ben Gurion Airport to Saudi Arabia with a stopover in Amman, Jordan are to kick off sometime soon. The daily noted that the flights will be a symbolic move aiming to normalize ties between the"...

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Groupe ADP Launches Global Innovation Contest to Imagine the Airport Experience of the Future
June 15, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- Groupe ADP is launching the global challenge 'Play Your Airport'. This open innovation initiative will allow students, businesses, travellers and the group's employees to reinvent the airport experience with one common goal: creating the airport of the future.

'The diversity of communities coming together around"...

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Brazil Approves AerSafe™ For Boeing 737 Classic Series Aircraft To Comply With Fuel Tank Flammability Reduction Rule 
June 15, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- AerSale® announced today that the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) has approved a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation of its AerSafe system on the Boeing 737 CL series aircraft (ST03589NY) in compliance with the Fuel Tank Flammability Reduction (FTFR) rule. AerSale’s STCs for the Boeing 737 CL and NG series (ST02980NY) have already been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). “We are pleased that our Brazilian customers are now able to immediately benefit from the advantages that AerSafe brings,” said Nicolas Finazzo, Chief Executive Officer of AerSale. “With no mechanical parts to fail, minimal lead time, and a two-day installation process, AerSafe is rapidly becoming the easy choice for FTFR rule compliance.” A fuel tank ignition mitigation means exclusively developed by AerSale, AerSafe comes as a complete prefabricated kit that can be installed anywhere around......

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UAE, Saudi Arabia ink deal to increase air services
June 14, 2017

The UAE and Saudi Arabia have signed an agreement to increase the number of commercial flights between the two countries.

According to state news agency WAM, the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) plan to increase the number of weekly flights to 86.


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Milrem Starts Cooperation with the Estonian Defence League For UGV Development
June 12, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- The Estonian defence solutions provider Milrem and the Estonian Defence league signed a cooperation agreement to start rigorous tests of Milrem’s unmanned ground vehicle THeMIS during live military exercises.

Feedback from the tests will be used for further development of the UGV and its tactical advancements.


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