Air transport http://www.timesaerospace.aero/ en PSAA opts for L3Harris to boost Saudi training http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/training/psaa-opts-for-l3harris-to-boost-saudi-training <div property="schema:text"><p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:black">PSAA will be the launch customer across the Middle East and Africa for the L3Harris Reality7e full flight simulator.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">The contract, signed at&nbsp;</span><span style="caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 14.666666984558105px;">the</span><span style="font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;recent GACA Future Aviation Forum, includes the delivery of two of the A320neo Reality7e simulators, one A320neo enhanced flat panel trainer, two A320neo flat panel trainers, and one AirsideSim XR ground handling simulator. </span></font></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:black">Robin Glover-Faure, vice president sales &amp; marketing, commercial aviation solutions at L3Harris said: “It is a strong statement about PSAA’s growth ambitions in the region and commitment to offering the highest quality training.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:black">“This deal builds on our existing relationship with PSSA, having delivered an A320neo full flight simulator and an A320neo enhanced flat panel trainer in 2019. We are delighted that they continue to put their trust in our advanced devices to expand their training capabilities and support their exciting ambitions.”&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:black">&nbsp;The first of the new training devices will be installed in Jeddah by the end of this year.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-05-23T12:00:00Z">Mon, 23/05/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>Short summary</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:black">The Prince Sultan Aviation Academy (PSAA)&nbsp;has contracted L3Harris to supply a series of simulators for its Jeddah academy.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:black">The Prince Sultan Aviation Academy (PSAA), a subsidiary of Saudi Arabia’s national airline group, Saudia, has contracted L3Harris to supply a series of simulators for its Jeddah academy.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/air-transport" hreflang="en">Air transport</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-1" id="vote" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-1" action="/taxonomy/term/1/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--2--description" id="edit-vote--2" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--2--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-vyga4ucsftpfc0lutgsimfztioagv6styxe-954ilyc" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-vYgA4uCsFTpfc0LutgsiMFZTiOaGV6Styxe_954IlYc" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-1" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_1" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/training" hreflang="en">Training</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-05/L33%20image.jpg" width="1280" height="700" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Mon, 23 May 2022 17:28:09 +0000 aPeaford 65034 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero NEOM and Saudia offer regular international service from NEOM Bay Airport http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/route-planning-and-tourism/neom-and-saudia-offer-regular-international-service-from-neom-bay <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Saudia will operate direct flights to select regional and international destinations. SAUDIA will begin with weekly flights to Dubai International Airport by the end of June 2022, with plans to expand to London soon thereafter. Aircraft traveling to the selected destinations will have a joint NEOM-SAUDIA livery, showcasing the NEOM brand to the world.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Ibrahim Al-Omar, director general of Saudia, said: “This partnership is in line with SAUDIA’s ambition to support Saudi Vision 2030 by increasing passenger traffic domestically and regionally, as well as expanding our connections to global cities. As NEOM continues to progress, demand for travel to there is only increasing, making it a natural addition to our list of destinations.”</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Nadhmi Al-Nasr, chief executive officer of NEOM, said: "NEOM Bay Airport is a key enabler of NEOM’s development, facilitating efficient access to NEOM for residents and business partners, and drastically improving the ease with which NEOM can connect with people from all over the world. This is an exciting step in our journey to provide the best possible air connectivity to NEOM and a signal of our rapid growth.”</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-05-23T12:00:00Z">Mon, 23/05/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">NEOM, the sustainable regional development in northwest Saudi Arabia, and Saudia have created a strategic partnership to begin offering weekly service to international destinations from NEOM Bay Airport (NUM).</span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/air-transport" hreflang="en">Air transport</a></div> <div><a href="/route-planning-and-tourism" hreflang="en">Route planning and tourism</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-2" id="vote--2" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-2" action="/taxonomy/term/1/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--4--description" id="edit-vote--4" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--4--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--2" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-3v2kukvepxqojr8ytu88gia4symtslqbjzoffz2jawi" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-3V2KukvePxqojR8ytU88GIA4symTSlqBjZoffZ2jaWI" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-2" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_2" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/route-planning-and-tourism" hreflang="en">Route planning and tourism</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-05/SAUDIA%20x%20Neom-01.png" width="6667" height="3750" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Mon, 23 May 2022 11:29:40 +0000 eNethersole 65029 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Decarbonisation key at Global Aerospace Summit http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/sustainability/decarbonisation-key-at-global-aerospace-summit <div property="schema:text"><p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:22px"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">Faced with rising global warming concerns, the aerospace industry is making significant strides to ensure it can reduce its carbon footprint, while bringing down the cost of flying in order to build resilience. The latest edition of the Summit will bring together leaders from aviation, aerospace, space and defence for three days of keynotes and panel discussions that will focus on the most important issues and opportunities facing the wider industry today.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:22px"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">On Day 1 of the Summit, Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive at Etihad Aviation Group will speak on sustainability in the aerospace industry. He will discuss about how the commercial aviation ecosystem can work together to influence policy makers and how the industry can deal with rising environmental costs. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:22px"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">The agenda will include a panel of experts will discuss sustainable aviation fuels, accelerating its viable commercial scalability while developing additional lower-cost pathways. Moderated by Times Aerospace editor-in-chief Alan Peaford, the panel speakers include Abdul Wahab Teffaha, secretary general at Arab Air Carriers’ Organization; Mariam Al Qubaisi, head of sustainability &amp; business excellence at Etihad; Alejandro Rios Galvan, director, sustainable bioenergy research consortium &amp; chief research scientist at Khalifa University of Science and Technology; and Gurhan Andac, principal engineer – sustainable aviation fuel at GE Aviation.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:22px"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">Speaking ahead of the Summit, Al Qubaisi, said: “Our aim as an airline is to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, in line with the UAE’s Net Zero target. Airlines have a major responsibility in driving decarbonization and supporting global efforts to tackle climate change. The Global Aerospace Summit is a key platform for the industry to discuss the challenges facing the industry in its decarbonization efforts and exchange ideas on how to accelerate sustainability and help protect our planet.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify">According to&nbsp;<span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:22px"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">Timothy Hawes, managing director of event organiser Tarsus, Middle East the Global Aerospace Summit 2022 will demonstrate the latest views, technologies and insights on a number of critical areas related to sustainability of aviation and aerospace. "From advancements in sustainable aviation fuel to clean hydrogen, the industry is rapidly developing new solutions that can have a positive impact on reducing carbon emissions and supporting Net Zero targets. We look forward to welcoming the world’s leading aerospace experts in Abu Dhabi to help create new roadmaps for the future,” he said</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:22px"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">The Summit agenda also includes a panel of aviation professionals who will discuss the building of sustainable airport hubs. They will talk about how future airports should be designed and operated, and how infrastructure needs to be developed to support sustainable aviation fuel and new forms of propulsion. The panel speakers will include Ryyan Tarabzoni, CEO of Jeddah Airports Company; Kashif Khalid, regional director - Africa &amp; Middle East, airports, passenger, cargo, security &amp; facilitation at IATA and Rakan Khaled, general manager of airport systems at Collins Aerospace. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:22px"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">In addition, Roberto Sabatini, professor and chair aerospace engineering at Khalifa University will present on digital technology and sustainability in the aerospace sector. He will talk about the impact of AI and machine learning on driving efficiencies and how new insights are being identified and capitalised on to lower energy use and attain sustainability goals. Sabatini will also discuss the integration of resource management solutions to reduce the sector’s carbon footprint. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:22px"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">Aside from the three-day agenda of panel discussions and speeches, the 2022 edition of the event will also include new elements such as a dedicated start-up mentorship clinic lead by Aerospace Xelerated, and technology leadership briefings, focused on implementation of technology in the aerospace sector. There will also be a continuation of the NextGen Leaders programme, which is dedicated to capacity building and skills development of students, graduates and young professionals within the aerospace, defense and space industries.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <div style="text-align:start">&nbsp; <div id="ftn1"> <p class="MsoFootnoteText">&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-05-23T12:00:00Z">Mon, 23/05/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="line-height:22px"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">Global aerospace and aviation leaders and experts will address key challenges in making the industry more sustainable and discuss ways to drive greater decarbonisation at the in-person Global Aerospace Summit. The event, hosted by Mubadala, begins at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi tomorrow.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/air-transport" hreflang="en">Air transport</a></div> <div><a href="/airports" hreflang="en">Airports</a></div> <div><a href="/atm-and-regulatory" hreflang="en">ATM and regulatory</a></div> <div><a href="/events" hreflang="en">Events</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-3" id="vote--3" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-3" action="/taxonomy/term/1/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> 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class="flow post"> <header class="post-header grid twelve"> <span class="post-category" > <a href="/air-transport" hreflang="en">Air transport</a></span> <time class="post-date" > 20 May 2022</time> <h1> Government funding fuels Air Zimbabwe revival </h1> </header> <div > <figure class="post__lead-image" > <img src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-05/Air%20Zimbabwe%20Boeing%20737-200%20wikimedia%20copy.jpg" width="1079" height="720" alt="Boeing 737-200" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </figure> <div class="post__content grid twelve"> <div class="flow"> <div class="dropcap" > <p>Now that the government has stepped in with financial backing, will this be the year that Air Zimbabwe starts to spread its wings again?</p> </div> <p>For years, Air Zimbabwe has been hampered by chronic debts, a shrunken fleet and cash shortages.</p> <p>Now, following the conclusion of a reconstruction plan, the airline and the country’s government hope the airline will be able to start to grow once again, with new destinations and aircraft.</p> <p>In his national budget speech, finance and economic development minister, Mthuli Ncube, announced last December that the government was supporting the airline’s turnaround plan to the tune of ZWD1.5 billion ($4.1m).</p> <p>This, he said, would be used for recapitalisation of the airline, operational costs and the acquisition of aircraft.</p> <p>The company could certainly use some help.</p> <p>Currently, its fleet consists of single examples of a Boeing 767-200ER for long-haul services, an Embraer 145 regional jet and a Boeing 737 – one of the few examples of the venerable -200 model still in scheduled airline service worldwide.</p> <p>At present, Air Zimbabwe flies a truncated route network linking Harare, Bulawayo, Victoria Falls, Johannesburg and Dar-es-Salaam.</p> <p>At the start of the year CEO, Tafadzwa Zaza, said that, barring any unforeseen flare-ups from the pandemic, the company planned to start flying to two regional destinations, as well as one intercontinental location. He added that frequencies on the current route network would be increased.</p> <p>An Air Zimbabwe spokeswoman declined to go into details: “We know the routes we want to fly, but we need to keep them close to our chest,” she said.</p> <p>In autumn 2021 however, interim board chairperson, Andrew Bvumbe, was quoted by Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation as saying: “We have managed to clear a lot of legacy debts and we are now looking forward to expand our operations with the United Kingdom and China lined up as initial international flights.”&nbsp;</p> <p>Zaza also said that new equipment to bolster the small fleet would arrive “before the end of the first quarter. This will allow us flexibility to increase ad hoc passenger and charter operations to domestic, regional and intercontinental destinations.”</p> <p>The company spokeswoman also declined to give any indication as to how the fleet might be renewed: “It’s not information we would give out.”</p> <p>It is uncertain how far the government’s cash infusion will stretch. ZWD1.5 billion equates to only $4.1 million – small change by the standards of many airlines – and unlikely to pay for very much new metal, although leasing would eke out the funds.</p> <p>There is no doubt that the airline plays a significant role in the country’s economy. “Air Zimbabwe is a strategic enabler for trade, investment and, most importantly, tourism. Therefore, convenient, reliable and affordable connectivity is a must-have in our service catalogue,” said the spokeswoman.</p> <p>She admitted that, like almost every airline, inbound traffic had suffered in the last quarter of 2021 at the discovery of the Covid-19 Omicron variant, which led to a number of African countries, Zimbabwe included, being ‘red zoned’ by other nations.</p> <p>“We experienced cancellations by passengers inbound, mostly from South Africa and some with connections to Bulawayo and Victoria Falls. However, recent announcements by most European and Middle East countries have been a huge boost to inbound traffic from the region and beyond.</p> <p>“The airline market in Zimbabwe and southern Africa has certainly opened up even more; hence our plan to increase frequencies on current schedules as well as adding more routes into the region this year,” she said.</p> <p>“The future certainly looks poised towards a growth trajectory, barring any unforeseen new Covid variants. As indicated in the New Year message by the acting CEO, there is scope for growth, sustainability and eventually profitability.</p> <p>“The shareholder, the Government of Zimbabwe, has made huge commitments of recapitalisation support towards the resuscitation of full-scale operations by the national airline catering for acquisition of additional equipment.”</p> <p>Just how far the new money will go remains to be seen.</p> </div> <div class="post__aside"> <div class="author-teaser" > <figure > <a href="/node/144" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2021-08/alan-dron.jpg" width="250" height="250" alt="Alan Dron" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </figure> <div class="author-teaser__inner"> <h3> <a href="/node/144" hreflang="en">Alan Dron</a> </h3> <p > Alan Dron is air transport editor at Arabian Aerospace for which he has written since its launch. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="tags"> <span>Article Also Filed in: </span> <ul class="l-rs tags__list"> <li class="tag" > <a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="subscribe-block bg-grey-light flow" > <h2>Stay up to date</h2> <p>Subscribe to the free Times Aerospace newsletter and receive the latest content every week. 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Importantly, the new FMS hardware is 15 times more capable than current hardware and enables a path to future enhancements without hardware changes. “Honeywell has been supplying flight management systems since Airbus’ first A300 went into service, and this win will extend our 35-year partnership well into the future,” he said.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Honeywell’s FMS family has already been deployed by Airbus on the A320, A330, A350 and A380 platforms. The new FMS is being developed to build upon millions of hours of Honeywell’s FMS legacy, with enhanced modularity, advanced functionality, and a multi-core processing platform.&nbsp; At the completion of development, the new FMS will be a standalone federated system, making it easier for operators to support the fleet.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">&nbsp;The FMS will be offered as a single standardized hardware and software platform that can be used across the Airbus A320, A330 and A350 aircraft fleet with expected entry into service by end of 2026. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">A retrofit solution based on the same core hardware and common software is also planned for the A320 and A330 fleet of aircraft. An FMS provides the primary navigation, flight planning, and optimised route determination and enroute guidance for an aircraft.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-05-20T12:00:00Z">Fri, 20/05/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>Short title</div> <div>Honeywell FMS for future Airbus aircraft</div> </div> <div> <div>Short summary</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Honeywell’s Flight Management System (FMS) has been selected by Airbus to meet the air traffic management needs of the future A320, A330 and A350 aircraft.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Honeywell’s Flight Management System (FMS) has been selected by Airbus to meet the air traffic management needs of the future A320, A330 and A350 aircraft.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/south-asia" hreflang="en">South Asia</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/air-transport" hreflang="en">Air transport</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-4" id="vote--4" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-4" action="/taxonomy/term/1/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--8--description" id="edit-vote--8" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--8--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--4" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-mky-e-ymkacgeuqufbum-bxgvoqtadrppbxw4q2pvow" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-mkY-E_yMKAcgEuQUFBuM-bxGVOQtaDrppBXw4q2PVow" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-4" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_4" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>On</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/technology" hreflang="en">Technology</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-05/Honeywell%20Airbus%20crop.jpg" width="1250" height="595" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Fri, 20 May 2022 11:42:45 +0000 aPeaford 65026 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Boeing Reports increased growth for aircraft finance sector http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/business-and-finance/boeing-reports-increased-growth-for-aircraft-finance-sector <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">"Financiers and investors remain committed to the long-term fundamentals that continue to make aircraft a valuable asset class," said Tim Myers, president of Boeing Capital Corporation. "Despite the changing landscape since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry remains resilient and there continues to be sufficient liquidity in the market for our customers with increasing opportunities as traffic recovers."</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The 2022 CAFMO reflects Boeing's near-term view of market dynamics and assesses financing sources for new commercial airplane deliveries.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">"Industry fundamentals continue to show varying degrees of strength in different markets that reflect the regional trends of the global pandemic," Myers said.</span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><a name="_Hlk98156095"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">- For the second consecutive year, 100% of Boeing deliveries were financed by third parties with the top sources of delivery funding in cash, capital markets and sale leasebacks.</span></span></a></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">- The capital markets continued to play a key role in shoring up liquidity for the sector, with the market close to pre-pandemic levels for most issuers as spreads tightened throughout the year.</span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">- Secured debt for lessors also made a return to pre-pandemic levels with the ABS market making a comeback with volumes at around $8.7 billion, as lessors took advantage of the favourable rate environment.</span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">- Although risk tolerance and activity levels were below pre-pandemic levels, pockets around the world are increasingly looking for business through bank debt.</span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">- Institutional investors and funds continued to seek aviation exposure, filling in where traditional sources of capital retrenched.</span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">- Export credit supported financing for Boeing aircraft contributed about 5% of total funding last year, primarily by the Export-Import Bank of the United States and with one deal supported by UK Export Finance.</span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The Boeing 2021 Commercial Market Outlook, a separate annual 20-year forecast addressing the market for commercial airplanes and services, projects that through 2040 there will be demand more than 43,500 new airplanes valued at $7.2 trillion.</span></span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing" style="margin-left:48px">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-05-20T12:00:00Z">Fri, 20/05/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>Short summary</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Boeing Capital Corporation released the 2022 CAFMO showing improving financing stability as the industry recovers from the global pandemic.</span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Boeing Capital Corporation has released the 2022 Commercial Aircraft Financing Market Outlook (CAFMO) showing improving financing stability as the industry recovers from the global pandemic.</span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/south-asia" hreflang="en">South Asia</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/air-transport" hreflang="en">Air transport</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-5" id="vote--5" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-5" action="/taxonomy/term/1/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--10--description" id="edit-vote--10" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--10--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--5" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-merw-euzj3dft6c3kxqqseplzcitvmhmszacpo4jstw" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-mErW_euzJ3DFT6C3kxqqSePlZcItVMHmSZACPO4jsTw" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-5" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_5" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/business-finance" hreflang="en">Business and finance</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-05/boeing%2Bbuilding%2B%28social%29.jpg" width="950" height="948" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Fri, 20 May 2022 10:33:17 +0000 eNethersole 65023 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Jazeera Airways CEO receives Top CEO Award http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/air-transport/jazeera-airways-ceo-receives-top-ceo-award <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">This is for the airline’s record return to profitability for the financial year 2021. </span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The Top CEO Awards are based on the financial performance, size, and corporate governance of GCC-listed companies. The awards were created in 2012 to recognize those who created value and contribute to boosting the region’s economy while maintaining transparency and good corporate governance.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Speaking on the significance of the award, Ramachandran, said: “I collect this award on behalf of the whole Jazeera team who worked incredibly hard to deliver great results and expedite the recovery of the company after the pandemic. Jazeera’s resilient business model has not only enabled millions of passengers to access low-cost travel, it has also delivered excellent results to our shareholders over the years. We have accomplished this by staying true to the values set by the Founder and Chairman, Mr. Marwan Boodai, who launched the airline 17 years ago, and under the oversight and guidance of our Board who take governance and building shareholder value very seriously.”</span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-05-19T12:00:00Z">Thu, 19/05/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">In the annual Top CEO Conference and Awards held in Dubai, Jazeera Airways’ CEO, Rohit Ramachandran, received the Top CEO Award in the Logistics and Industrial category.</span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/events" hreflang="en">Events</a></div> <div><a href="/people" hreflang="en">People</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-6" id="vote--6" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-6" action="/taxonomy/term/1/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--12--description" id="edit-vote--12" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--12--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--6" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-yw0k918fjgq2okqiiiglbdtfkroocoon-w5chuvw4ta" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-yW0k918fjGQ2oKqIiIglBDTFKrooCoON-w5ChuVW4TA" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-6" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_6" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/air-transport" hreflang="en">Air transport</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-05/Jazeera%20CEO%20receives%20Top%20CEO%20Award%20-%202022%20%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B1%D9%8A%D9%94%D9%8A%D8%B3%20%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D9%86%D9%81%D9%8A%D8%B0%D9%8A%20%D9%84%D8%B7%D9%8A%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%86%20%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AC%D8%B2%D9%8A%D8%B1%D8%A9.jpg" width="2784" height="1856" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Thu, 19 May 2022 12:54:36 +0000 eNethersole 65020 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Saudia is to boost its cargo capabilities with B777 conversions http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/air-transport/saudia-is-to-boost-its-cargo-capabilities-with-b777-conversions <div property="schema:text"><p style="margin-bottom:8px"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The airline said: "Under the agreement, Mammoth Freighters will reconfigure the ordered aircraft to carry heavy pallets on the main deck, with five more possible conversions."</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The fleet expansion aims to capitalise on the rapid growth of e-commerce, following an agreement between the airline and the logistics arm of Chinese online retail platform Alibaba, Cainiao in 2021.</span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-05-19T12:00:00Z">Thu, 19/05/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p style="margin-bottom:8px"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Saudia is to boost its cargo capabilities with seven converted Boeing 777 freighters.</span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/air-transport" hreflang="en">Air transport</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-7" id="vote--7" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-7" action="/taxonomy/term/1/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--14--description" id="edit-vote--14" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--14--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--7" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-jwgbb-m2ifbqo5-5ixcwnqraudu0hsfm2cywnwdtlci" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-jwgbB_M2iFbQo5-5IXcWnQraUdu0hSfM2CyWNWdtlcI" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-7" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_7" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/air-transport" hreflang="en">Air transport</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-05/SaudiaCargo.jpg" width="1200" height="800" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Thu, 19 May 2022 07:16:06 +0000 eNethersole 65014 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Qatar Airways and Malaysia Airlines unveil enhanced partnership http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/air-transport/qatar-airways-and-malaysia-airlines-unveil-enhanced-partnership <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">This follows Malaysia Airlines’ announcement to launch a non-stop service from Kuala Lumpur to Doha from 25 May. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The two partners will significantly expand their codeshare cooperation, allowing passengers to travel the world and enjoy seamless connectivity via their leading hubs in Kuala Lumpur and Doha.</span></span><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “We share a close and deep bond with Malaysia Airlines and welcome their new non-stop service between Kuala Lumpur and our home in Doha, Hamad International Airport. With this strategic partnership, we are committed to delivering greater choice and connectivity to our customers around the world. We are experiencing a new optimism in air travel and expect a strong rebound in global demand. With our dynamic partnership with Malaysia Airlines, we are aiming to provide unparalleled service and a superior travel experience for our customers.”</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Malaysia Airlines Group Chief Executive Officer, Captain Izham Ismail, said: "We are excited to deepen our cooperation with our long-standing oneworld partner Qatar Airways to bring the world closer to our customers with more choices and flexibility, exceptional services and innovative products, while upholding highest operational safety, just as passengers begin to travel again following the reopening of borders.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">“As we move into the endemic phase, this strategic cooperation shows both carriers' commitment to offering an unrivalled range of value-added services to passengers and reflects the agility and resilience in facing the pandemic challenges. This partnership is opportune in our efforts to boost air traffic and expedite recovery to pre-pandemic levels, while also enhancing our global brand visibility."</span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-05-17T12:00:00Z">Tue, 17/05/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Qatar Airways and Malaysia Airlines have unveiled the roadmap outlining the next phase of their strategic partnership.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/south-asia" hreflang="en">South Asia</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/air-transport" hreflang="en">Air transport</a></div> <div><a href="/route-planning-and-tourism" hreflang="en">Route planning and tourism</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-8" id="vote--8" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-8" action="/taxonomy/term/1/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--16--description" id="edit-vote--16" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--16--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--8" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-bqipmhkbszu7x7vksevkrzcdceia4ng-fpfvhdl6vpw" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-BqIpmHKBSzU7X7VksEVKrZcDceIa4ng_fPFVHdl6vPw" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-8" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_8" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/air-transport" hreflang="en">Air transport</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-05/Qatar%20787-aircraft-air-to-air-h21.jpg" width="950" height="551" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Tue, 17 May 2022 10:32:40 +0000 eNethersole 65005 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Emirates PE cabin soon bookable http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/air-transport/emirates-pe-cabin-soon-bookable <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The airline said: “The roll-out of the new cabin is going to take some time, with 67 A380s and 53 Boeing 777s due to be refitted from November 2022. The final batch of A380 deliveries came with Premium Economy installed from scratch, which allows Emirates to begin offering it for booking now.”</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">From 1st June, it will be bookable on:</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">London, Paris and Sydney for travel from 1st August</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Christchurch for travel from December (exact date TBC</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">DHMI began using two Cessna Citation V aircraft for flight inspection in 1993, which were replaced by Cessna Citation XLS aircraft in 2009.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:13.15pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The A380s will feature 56 premium economy seats in a 2-4-2 layout at the front of the lower deck. The cabin has three dedicated toilets.<u1:p></u1:p></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:13.15pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The seats themselves feature up to 40″ pitch and 19.5″ width, with an 8″ recline. You’ll get a six-way adjustable headrest, calfrest and footrest as well as a wide dining table and small side table.<u1:p></u1:p></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:13.15pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Emirates has chosen the Recaro PL3530 premium economy seat. If it looks familiar, this is the seat that British Airways has been installing on refurbished aircraft and new arrivals in recent years.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:20.65pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Jumeirah Hotels opens an arrivals lounge at Dubai Airport</span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:13.15pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The Jumeirah hotel group has opened its own arrivals lounge in Terminal 3 of Dubai International Airport.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:13.15pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The 250 sq m lounge is open to anyone who is using hotel-arranged transport from the airport. It appears that you do not need to book a transfer in advance to get access.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:13.15pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The lounge offers food and drink as well as two shower rooms, which could be useful if you are arriving early and are unlikely to get immediate access to your hotel room.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:13.15pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Jumeirah will also allow you to leave your luggage in the arrivals lounge for separate transfer to your hotel, allowing you to head into Dubai immediately. This is particularly interesting for business travellers who may not want to carry their luggage into business meetings.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <h2><span style="font-size:18pt"><span style="line-height:20.65pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-weight:bold"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Accor to manage the Queen Elizabeth II floating hotel</span></span></span><u1:p></u1:p></span></span></span></span></h2> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:13.15pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="font-weight:normal">Accor has now taken over management of the hotel</span></span></strong>&nbsp;<span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">and, after some refurbishment and upgrades, it will become part of the MGallery brand.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2022-05-17T12:00:00Z">Tue, 17/05/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Emirates has announced that its new Premium Economy cabin will be bookable from 1st June.</span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/aircraft-interiors" hreflang="en">Aircraft interiors</a></div> <div><a href="/airports" hreflang="en">Airports</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-9" id="vote--9" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-9" action="/taxonomy/term/1/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--18--description" id="edit-vote--18" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--18--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"><span class="empty">No votes yet</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input style="display:none" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--9" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-ufhjfo2i-xqq67lq8iw-mvziltehikghecr1qbsobli" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-UFHJfo2i-XQQ67lQ8Iw-mvZILTeHikGhECr1QBSoblI" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-9" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_9" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/air-transport" hreflang="en">Air transport</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2022-05/Emirates%20777_1.jpg" width="1800" height="1200" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Tue, 17 May 2022 10:27:50 +0000 eNethersole 65004 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero