Aviation
July 2020

Etihad Engineering, the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) arm of Etihad Aviation Group, has been expanding its operations in aircraft maintenance and parking to meet the new requirements of airline operators as fleets have been grounded due to the Covid-19 pandemic.






July 2020

Strata Manufacturing, an advanced composite aero structures manufacturing company owned by UAE-based Mubadala Investment Company, has completed works on its new facility set up at Al Ain in a joint venture with Belgium’s materials and chemicals company Solvay.






July 2020

In a world first, Abu Dhabi Airports has partnered with Meta Touch, a ground-breaking UAE company, to deploy new touchless technology across 53 elevators at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), helping to prevent cross-infection from interacting with elevator buttons and enable a Covid-19-free airport environment.






July 2020

dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, continues to be recognised for achieving the highest safety standards.






July 2020

Lufthansa Group and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) with its spin-offs Clime-works and Synhelion have signed a joint Letter of Intent for a possible cooperation the field of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF).






July 2020

Airlines around the world are expected to lose $84.3 billion in 2020 for a net profit margin of -20.1 per cent, according to the International Air Transport Association’s (Iata) financial outlook for the global air transport industry. Revenues will fall 50 per cent to $419 billion from $838 billion in 2019.






July 2020

Aviation groups representing various markets and parts of the industry have jointly urged governments in the Middle East to `rapidly’ implement a common set of guidelines for restoring air connectivity to ensure harmonised restart of aviation in the region.






July 2020

Sita, the technology provider for the air transport industry, has shed new light on how technology is helping airports and airlines safely resume operations and help implement new hygiene measures to restore passenger confidence after a lengthy shutdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.






July 2020

National Aviation Services (NAS), a leading aviation services provider is sponsoring a free e-learning course titled “Covid-19: Defeating the Crisis and Evolving as a Leader” on the online training platform www.Academy.aero.






July 2020

Pratt & Whitney, a division of Raytheon Technologies Corp, has appointed five new Designated Maintenance Facilities (DMFs) in Europe, North America, South America and Asia to provide line maintenance for many of its engines operating around the world.






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