The chairman of the United Arab Emirates’ aviation regulator has expressed his “surprise” at the US government’s ban on larger electronic devices and pointed to high standards of security at UAE’s two hub airports in Abu Dhabi and Dubai....More
Six US senators have written a letter to the US secretaries of state and transportation, encouraging them to take “firm action” against alleged large government subsidies to the Gulf majors that allow those airlines to fly routes to the US they say would not be viable absent government assistance....More
Based on continual growth in narrowbody aircraft in the Asia-Pacific region, Hamburg-based maintenance, repair and overhaul provider Lufthansa Technik Group plans to launch an additional MRO facility in Kuala Lumpur focused on those aircraft....More
Molon Labe has teamed up with BMW’s Designworks and Panasonic Avionics to create an economy-cabin design that would make the middle seat wider and more attractive.
A concept model of the novel design will be unveiled at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, April 4-6....More
I flew to Abu Dhabi for a short work trip in January and, if I’m honest, I found the security and screening processes at that airport ahead of my flight back to Washington DC a bit annoying.
However, given today’s announcement about new US security rules for flights from that airport and nine others, most of them also in the Middle East, the focus of my annoyance has changed....More