Aviation

UAE aviation sector to hit a third of a trillion AED by 2030
Last year the sector contributed 15 percent to the country’s GDP.
UAE’s aviation regulator follows FAA in calling for rerouting over Strait of Hormuz
The UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has advised airlines operating in the Middle East to avoid the Strait of Hormuz, after Iran allegedly shot down a US surveillance drone
Etihad Airways celebrates longest serving aircraft dispatcher
Haleem is the longest-serving aircraft dispatcher in the Etihad Airways team
Sharjah airport SHJ's $408m expansion to complete by Q3 2022
The contract for Sharjah International Airport's expansion is reportedly planned to be awarded in Q3 2019
Dubai-based Novus Aviation eyes Vietnam, Indonesia aircraft markets
Novus Aviation Capital has plans to double its portfolio to reach 150 aircraft under management worth $10bn
IATA forecast for aviation cuts profit by US$2.5 billion due to trade tension
Forecasts are likely to be reduced further when the industry group meets in Seoul next month, according to Alexandre de Juniac, IATA director general.
UAE airlines operating as normal, despite US warning to aircraft flying over the Gulf
Federal Aviation Administration warned of "heightened military activities" in the region
Dnata divisional execs share updates on company's operations
Logistics Middle East’s sister title Aviation Business ME touches base with aviation services provider dnata for an update on the latest developments with its ground handling, catering and air cargo divisions.
Video: Passengers jump onto airliner wing as Boeing engine goes up in flames
The engine of the Boeing 737 operated by Russia's Utair caught fire as the plane was being pushed back from the terminal prior to take off. The incident was captured on video and shared on Instagram.
Video: Water cannon salute backfires at Dubai International Airport
The aircraft was struck by the water jet causing the left forward over-wing emergency exit hatch to open.
Saudi Arabian ATC controllers dumbfounded by plane’s emergency request
Saudi Arabian Air Traffic Control was left almost speechless over the weekend when a Saudia Airlines passenger jet declared an emergency shortly after take-off.
Mass disruption as Pakistan’s airspace remains closed amid India tensions
All international and domestic commercial flights in and out of Pakistan are cancelled "until further notice," according to Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority.

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