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January 20, 2022

Emirates cleared to resume all US operations

 As a result of telecommunication operators delaying the roll-out of 5G networks around US airports, the US Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing have issued formal notifications that lift the previous restriction on aircraft operations, enabling Emirates to safely restore full scheduled operations to all its US destinations by Saturday.

From 21 January, the airline will reinstate its Boeing 777 operations to Chicago, Dallas Fort Worth, Miami, Newark, Orlando and Seattle.

Emirates services to Los Angeles, New York JFK, and Washington DC remain unimpacted. Flights to Boston, Houston and San Francisco, on which the airline had temporarily deployed A380 [...]

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January 19, 2022

Airbus seeking new talents to prepare the future

As the aerospace industry shows strong signs of recovery post-COVID, and while Airbus continues to prepare the future of aviation and implement its roadmap for decarbonization, the Company announces it intends to start 2022 with a recruitment plan of around 6000 new hires worldwide across the entire group.

“Airbus has demonstrated resilience throughout the COVID crisis and has laid the foundations for a bold future for sustainable aviation. This can only be achieved by acquiring the right talents in the various domains of expertise that will help us grow our activities as we come out of the crisis while preparing the long-term transformation of the Company”, said Thierry [...]

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January 19, 2022

DAE completes placement of Boeing 737 MAX 8 orderbook

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd today announced that it had successfully completed the placement of 14 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft with two long-standing customers. The order was placed with Boeing in March 2021.

Aeroméxico will receive 12 aircraft and Icelandair will receive 2 aircraft. Deliveries commenced in October 2021 and all aircraft are scheduled to be delivered before the end of the first half of 2022.

Commenting on these transactions, Firoz Tarapore, Chief Executive Officer of DAE said, “We are very pleased to see the pace of recovery in air travel and the associated demand for these new technologies, fuel-efficient aircraft. We thank Aeroméxico and [...]

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January 19, 2022

Emirates Literature Foundation to launch new publishing house at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

The Emirates Literature Foundation announced today the launch of a new independent publishing house, ELF Publishing. With an initial focus on fiction, the publisher will begin accepting submissions for consideration during the Month of Reading, in March 2022. 

The announcement was made at a press conference to reveal the final plans for the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, which is taking place at Habtoor City hotels from 3-13 February 2022. Now celebrating its 14th year, the Festival has been a catalyst for boosting the popularity of reading in the UAE by bringing readers to face to face with their favorite authors.  

Isobel Abulhoul, CEO and [...]

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January 19, 2022

Statement on the rollout of C-band 5G near airports in the U.S.

IATA welcomed the decisions by ATT and Verizon to delay the rollout of C-band 5G near airports and thanks to the Biden Administration for their continuous efforts to ensure that passenger and cargo operations are not disrupted. But the delay is only a temporary solution. It still is necessary for all stakeholders and regulators, aviation and telecommunication alike, to continue sharing needed technical information and working together to reach a successful implementation plan that will ensure C-band 5G technologies can safely co-exist with the aviation industry. Any mitigation measures to ensure safe flying must be operationally viable. To that end, IATA urges the US Federal [...]

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January 18, 2022

DEFIANT Executes FLRAA Mission Profile with Unsurpassed Speed, Maneuverability and Agility in High-Speed, Low-Level Operations and Confined Area Landings

The Lockheed Martin Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT® successfully completed FLRAA mission profile test flights, including confined area landings and low-level flight operations. These flights validate DEFIANT’s relevancy to the Army’s mission, providing agility at the objective (also known as the “X”), and increased survivability, all while reducing pilot workload. View the video of the latest flight testing. 

“We fully demonstrated DEFIANT’s ability to execute the FLRAA mission profile by flying 236 knots in level flight, then reducing thrust on the propulsor to rapidly decelerate as we approached the confined, and unimproved, landing zone,” said Bill Fell, [...]

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January 18, 2022

Airbus and partners to establish aircraft lifecycle center in China

Airbus has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with the city of Chengdu and Tarmac Aerosave for the development of the first sustainable aircraft “lifecycle” service centre in China. This agreement will cover a range of activities from aircraft parking and storage, to maintenance, upgrades, conversions, dismantling and recycling services for various aircraft types. 

“This is another concrete contribution to the aviation industry’s quest for sustainability, supporting the principle of a circular economy in line with Airbus’ purpose to pioneer sustainable aerospace. This unique centre will support the expansion of Airbus’ aviation services while enabling [...]

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January 18, 2022

Emirates sees increase in demand for plant-based meals during Veganuary

Vegan meals are one of the most commonly requested special meals onboard Emirates flights and during the month of January, the airline witnessed an increase in demand for plant-based meals. This is because of Veganuary – a global movement to encourage a vegan diet that runs in January every year. In 2021, Emirates served up to 10% more vegan meals on its flights in January than other months, and 2022 looks to follow the same trend. Overall, Emirates served more than 113,000 vegan meals during 2021.

 Long-time vegans and those signing up for the first time to Veganuary can look forward to savoring specially crafted vegan meals and desserts when flying with Emirates. [...]

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