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Middle East airspace congestion threatening growth
Aviation authorities in the Middle East must engage in more coordination to ensure growth is not scuppered by airspace congestion, says head of IATA.
EU tries to devise aviation strategy with Gulf carriers
European Commissioner for Transport says a "successful meeting" took place with Gulf countries to end subsidies disputes.
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A look back at some of the world’s biggest tragedies in the air cargo industry.
MENA records 3 times global rate of aviation accidents
Middle East and North Africa has second worst safety record for commercial flights in 2014 as global rate falls to lowest ever rate.
One fatal crash a week by 2030, says aviation expert
Regional airlines recently suspended flights to Baghdad following the shooting at a flydubai airplane in Iraq and amid conflict in the wider region.
GCC hires firm to help unify region's aviation rules
The region is looking to European system for inspiration.
Dubai summit to tackle Gulf's airspace crisis
Experts say the GCC should learn lessons from the European experience.
Abu Dhabi Int'l posts 16% rise in cargo activity
The airport also said there were 13,700 aircraft movements in October.
Record number of foreign flights over Iranian airspace
International airlines try to find alternate and safe air routes.
German plane clips control tower in Algeria
Incident occurred during stop to refuel en route to Guinea.
Top-level talks to tackle airspace congestion crisis
About half of Gulf airspace is reserved for military use.
Completion of Dubai Int'l refurb will boost air traffic
Thriving aviation sector to contribute 32% to Dubai's GDP by 2020.

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