Manufacturing http://www.timesaerospace.aero/ en TATV Newsround: major breakthrough in development http://www.timesaerospace.aero/video/general-aviation/tatv-newsround-major-breakthrough-in-development <div> <div>Video section</div> <div><a href="/video/newsaround" hreflang="en">Newsaround</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Thu, 25 Nov 2021 16:01:40 +0000 cbrown 64099 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Manta Aircraft and Foviatech sign MoU http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/technology/manta-aircraft-and-foviatech-sign-mou-0 <div property="schema:text"><p>The integration will optimise flight controls as well as implementation of AI quality inspection during the final assembly line, and digitalisation of engineering validation at the back end and engineering manuals automation.</p> <p>Manta Aircraft is a high-tech engineering and design company engaged in the development of multi-purpose aerial platforms and different models of electric and hybrid-electric V/STOL vehicles for advanced and regional air mobility. Company’s innovative, flexible and broad mission envelope in the near future is focused on high-performance high energy-efficient products tailored to customers’ specifications for a wide range of applications and operations based on a state-of-the-art technology and capability.</p> <p>Foviatech is specialising in smart aerospace digital transformation using AI/AR applications to support automation, digitisation with artificial intelligence, and end-to-end machine learning adaptable to Production and MRO processes.</p> <p>Lucas Marchesini, Manta Aircraft CEO said: “We have been thoroughly looking at utilising AI and other next-gen technologies to be used during the design and production process to streamline and optimize solutions for our overall proposition. We are glad to have Foviatech supporting us on this topic and we look forward to exploring use-cases together.”</p> <p>Sowmya Thyagarajan, Foviatech GmbH CEO added: “We have been evaluating several eVTOL companies globally, and we are confident that we have the right partner with Manta. Their aircraft’s design is futuristic, advanced, and agile. These are the key elements that define the applications of our software and hardware technologies. We are also very happy to exhibit with them at the Dubai Airshow and would like to thank our business partners ABC Aerospace Business Center for bringing us together during the Dubai Airshow.”</p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2021-11-23T12:00:00Z">Tue, 23/11/2021 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>Short title</div> <div>Manta Aircraft and Foviatech sign MoU</div> </div> <div> <div>Short summary</div> <div><p>Manta Aircraft and Foviatech signed an MoU during the Dubai Airshow to explore the integration of AI solutions on eVTOL aircraft.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p>Manta Aircraft and Foviatech signed an MoU during the Dubai Airshow to explore the integration of AI solutions on eVTOL aircraft.</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="/manufacturing" hreflang="en">Manufacturing</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/16/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-d5z5dhr-2ecwzvcbhlydmm-0bz3rnrslb-xo5bc5upc" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-D5z5Dhr-2ecwzVcbhlyDmM-0BZ3RNRSLB_XO5Bc5UPc" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-1" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_1" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Add to home page</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/2021-11/211118_Pess%20Release_Manta_Foviatech_Asset_0.jpg" width="1280" height="935" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Wed, 24 Nov 2021 10:25:45 +0000 cbrown 64083 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Gulf Air completes EASA audit process http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/maintenance/gulf-air-completes-easa-audit-process <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Gulf Air has maintained its ongoing certification to carry out maintenance on Airbus A320 family and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner including their associated engines and various fitted components. This will allow Gulf Air to expand its maintenance capability to include more regional and European airlines that operate to and from Bahrain International Airport.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The objective of the audit, which is performed once every year, is to obtain assurance that Gulf Air’s planes, engines, associated systems and component maintenance activities are carried out in conformity with the European Civil Aviation regulations and standards as well as complying with additional requirements specifically drafted for organisations located outside the European Union (EU) or non-member states. The audit also assists to ensure that these activities are performed in accordance with Gulf Air’s internal policy and procedures that are pre-approved by EASA. Focused on Gulf Air’s Technical Division, the EASA audit includes inspections on the airline’s processes and procedures, competencies and workmanship, as well as adequacy of manpower with various expertise including the management team, facilities and environment, availability of equipment and tooling, materials, technical manuals and documentation that are required for the type of aircraft, engines and components to be maintained by Gulf Air.</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">Gulf Air’s Acting chief executive officer Captain Waleed AlAlawi said: “This is a testimony of Gulf Air’s strength and adherence to EASA’s regulations and we are glad to maintain our certification year after year. I would like to thank our Bahraini chief technical officer, Jamal Abdulrahman Hashim, and his team of engineers and technicians for their hard work and continuous commitment in serving the National Carrier.” </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">He added: “The routine audits are performed twice every 24 months and we welcome EASA every time to assist us in preserving the status of being professional with high standards to maintain not only our fleet but also the equipment of other airlines.”</span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2021-11-23T12:00:00Z">Tue, 23/11/2021 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Gulf Air has recently completed an audit process successfully for the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).</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="/manufacturing" hreflang="en">Manufacturing</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/16/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-olmukeijz8uon00welpyopeohagqlad8-xzhuzfydgk" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-oLMukEIJz8Uon00WelpyoPeOhAgQLAD8-xZhUzfYDgk" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-2" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_2" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Add to home page</div> <div>On</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/maintenance" hreflang="en">Maintenance</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/2021-11/Gulf%20Air%20Flies%20Daily%20to%20Kuala%20Lumpur%20Starting%20from%20July%202020.jpg" width="926" height="550" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Tue, 23 Nov 2021 14:19:34 +0000 eNethersole 64071 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Dubai Airshow 2021 - All the best bits of this year's show http://www.timesaerospace.aero/video/events/dubai-airshow-2021-all-the-best-bits-of-this-years-show <div> <div>Video section</div> <div><a href="/video/show-business" hreflang="en">Show business</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Fri, 19 Nov 2021 06:48:57 +0000 cbrown 64060 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Dubai Airshow Day 4 - emerging markets http://www.timesaerospace.aero/video/events/dubai-airshow-day-4-emerging-markets <div> <div>Video section</div> <div><a href="/video/show-business" hreflang="en">Show business</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Thu, 18 Nov 2021 04:20:43 +0000 cbrown 64056 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Dubai Airshow Day 3 - Joining the rotary club http://www.timesaerospace.aero/video/events/dubai-airshow-day-3-joining-the-rotary-club <div> <div>Video section</div> <div><a href="/video/show-business" hreflang="en">Show business</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Tue, 16 Nov 2021 14:44:12 +0000 cbrown 64031 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Dubai Airshow: EDGE and Strata join forces http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/events/dubai-airshow-edge-and-strata-join-forces <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The agreement between the two UAE companies, signed by Christian Ziehe, CEO of EPI, and Ismail Ali Abdulla, CEO of Strata, on the side-lines of the Dubai Airshow 2021, sets terms and conditions that will govern all future cooperation between EPI and Strata for Airbus and Boeing Aircraft Programmes.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Ziehe said: “EPI is pleased to collaborate with Strata on this mutually beneficial framework agreement that goes a long way in enhancing indigenous manufacturing capabilities. It comes at a time when the aerospace and defence sectors are re-orienting their priorities in the post-pandemic recovery phase. EPI is already a preferred regional supplier of Airbus aircraft parts, and in September 2020, we expanded our facilities to support manufacturing for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, strengthening our extant partnership. Given the unprecedented disruptions to local supply chains that look to remain for the medium term, there is today a real opportunity for local manufacturers to step up to the plate and prove their competencies.”</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Ismail said: “As a home-grown UAE manufacturer with more than a decade of experience in the aerospace manufacturing sector, Strata has established long-standing relationships with both Airbus and Boeing. In fact, in December we celebrated a key milestone of our replication of Boeing’s capabilities in Al Ain, with the shipment of the first Boeing 787 vertical fin completely assembled outside of Boeing’s facilities in the US. Through this new partnership with EPI we will leverage our position as a trusted partner across the global aerospace supply chain, and further cement the ‘Made with Pride in the UAE’ brand.”</span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2021-11-16T12:00:00Z">Tue, 16/11/2021 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">EDGE and Strata Manufacturing (Strata) have signed a framework agreement which will further boost the establishment of a sustainable aerospace industry in Abu Dhabi.</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="/events" hreflang="en">Events</a></div> <div><a href="/manufacturing" hreflang="en">Manufacturing</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/16/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--6--description" id="edit-vote--6" 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--6--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--3" name="op" value="Rate" class="button js-form-submit form-submit" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-jej0dj37uk5zvkm2jz57umirpkzwuf6m1w0qxblktra" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-jEJ0Dj37Uk5zvKM2Jz57UMIrPkZwuf6M1W0qxBLKtRA" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-3" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_3" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Add to home page</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/events" hreflang="en">Events</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/2021-11/_DS12198.JPG" width="4176" height="2784" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Tue, 16 Nov 2021 13:44:10 +0000 eNethersole 64029 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Dubai Airshow: Dubai company revealed as first ACJ TwoTwenty customer http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/events/dubai-airshow-dubai-company-revealed-as-first-acj-twotwenty-customer <div property="schema:text"><p>Famed for its FIVE hotels on the Dubai Palm and Jumeirah Village Circle, the group is involved in real estate, hospitality, investments, and philanthropy.</p> <p>Delivery of the green aircraft to the Comlux Completion Centre in Indianapolis will be in January 2022, with delivery of the finished aircraft the following year.</p> <p>Comlux Aviation will operate the ACJ TwoTwenty commercially in partnership through an exclusive charter agreement under the Comlux AOC in Malta.</p> <p>The aircraft, registered 9H-FIVE, will be known as Nine-Hotel-FIVE.<br /> Richard Gaona, executive chairman and CEO, Comlux, said: “The all-new business jet, the ‘Nine-Hotel-FIVE’ will be available starting in early 2023 for FIVE’s guests, charters and demo flights. It will be based in DWC Dubai World Central airport, which is the ideal airport in the world to further grow and develop FIVE and Comlux businesses.</p> <p>The FIVE ACJ TwoTwenty will be finished in the avant garde design, and will feature 16 seats, a dining table for eight passengers, a master suite with a king-sized bed and shower, electro-chromatic window shades and full LED lighting, a fully equipped kitchen, non-stop streaming high-speed connectivity, and two ultra-large 55 inches screens, with a flight time of up to 12 hours non-stop with a full crew on board.<br /> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2021-11-16T12:00:00Z">Tue, 16/11/2021 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>Short title</div> <div>Dubai Airshow: First ACJ TwoTwenty customer</div> </div> <div> <div>Short summary</div> <div><p>Airbus has revealed that Dubai-based FIVE Holdings is the purchaser of the first ACJ TwoTwenty, through the Comlux Group in Switzerland.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p>Airbus has revealed that Dubai-based FIVE Holdings is the purchaser of the first ACJ TwoTwenty, through the Comlux Group in Switzerland.&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="/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><a href="/aircraft-interiors" hreflang="en">Aircraft interiors</a></div> <div><a href="/manufacturing" hreflang="en">Manufacturing</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/16/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 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http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/events/dubai-airshow-honeywell-first-is-a-coup-for-wahaj <div property="schema:text"><p>Wahaj will be the first company from the Middle East to manufacture and export a large variety of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) aviation parts to Honeywell Aerospace sites in the United States, Europe, and Asia.</p> <p>Wahaj is one of the few AS9100-certified companies in Saudi Arabia involved in the manufacturing of high-precision, high-complexity machined components, kits, and subassemblies, for the aerospace and defence industries.</p> <p>As part of the seven-year agreement, Wahaj will supply OEM parts to Honeywell that go into products such as wheels and brakes, power systems, engines, air and thermal systems, and auxiliary power units (APUs) for several major platforms including the Airbus 350, 330 and 320NEO; Boeing 737MAX and 777; Dassault Falcon 8X/M1000 and 7X; and McDonnell-Douglas 11.</p> <p>Mike Madsen, president and CEO, Honeywell Aerospace, said: “The Honeywell Aerospace-Wahaj partnership is the first major OEM Honeywell Aerospace manufacturing deployment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.</p> <p>“Wahaj’s understanding of complex aerospace machining interactions, its deep engineering expertise, and its agile, collaborative approach, are exceptionally aligned to the Honeywell Aerospace strategy.</p> <p>“This strategic cooperation is aligned with the Saudi ‘vision 2030’ project, which aims to further strengthen Honeywell’s local commercial aerospace capabilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”</p> <p>Eng Saeed Nasser, chief executive officer, Wahaj, said: “The partnership with Honeywell in commercial aerospace parts manufacturing is a major achievement for us and will accelerate the realisation of Wahaj’s strategic vision to be a global aerospace and defence manufacturing partner.</p> <p>“This partnership will help create new jobs and increase export potential for Wahaj.”</p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2021-11-16T12:00:00Z">Tue, 16/11/2021 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>Short title</div> <div>Dubai Airshow: Honeywell ‘first’ is a coup for Wahaj</div> </div> <div> <div>Short summary</div> <div><p>Honeywell has appointed Wahaj, a Saudi Arabia-based company, as a strategic supplier for manufacturing commercial aerospace parts.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p>Honeywell has appointed Wahaj, a Saudi Arabia-based company, as a strategic supplier for manufacturing commercial aerospace parts.</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="/manufacturing" hreflang="en">Manufacturing</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/16/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div 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10:01:55 +0000 cbrown 64022 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Dubai Airshow: Saudia plots major fleet order for 2022 http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/events/dubai-airshow-saudia-plots-major-fleet-order-for-2022 <div property="schema:text"><p>Chief executive, Captain Ibrahim Koshy, said the carrier is revising its fleet plan now and expects the outcome in the first quarter of 2022.</p> <p>Discussions are on-going with Airbus and Boeing on its plans, with any order placed being focused on growth rather than for replacement as the carrier already has an extremely young fleet.</p> <p>“We are putting capacity on what we believe we will need to serve the market for vision 2030,” said Koshy, which has a target to welcome 100 million travellers to the kingdom by 2030.</p> <p>Not only does Saudi Arabian require more aircraft to deliver on this ambition, it needs more capacity to meet strong growth in the pilgrimage market.</p> <p>“The Saudi market is changing with a lot more younger travellers and more leisure travellers, both in our domestic and our international businesses,” said Koshy.</p> <p>As the market changes, the carrier is studying how its on-board product needs to adapt with upgrades and investment in in-flight entertainment equipment, seats, and interiors, he said.</p> <p>The airline is looking carefully at its cabin class mix in its wide-bodies. “Customer expectations have changed,” said Koshy. It is looking at the size of the first-class and business-class cabins and seriously studying the introduction of a premium-economy product, he said.</p> <p>A decision will also be taken next year, with the likelihood that premium-economy will become part of the Saudi Arabian product portfolio.</p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2021-11-15T12:00:00Z">Mon, 15/11/2021 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>Short title</div> <div>Dubai Airshow: Saudia plots major fleet order for 2022</div> </div> <div> <div>Short summary</div> <div><p>Saudi Arabian Airlines is preparing for a major wide-body aircraft order next year as it revises its fleet plan to match traffic and product expectations with the kingdom’s ambitious ‘vision 2030’ strategy.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p>Saudi Arabian Airlines is preparing for a major wide-body aircraft order next year as it revises its fleet plan to match traffic and product expectations with the kingdom’s ambitious ‘vision 2030’ strategy.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/air-transport" hreflang="en">Air transport</a></div> <div><a href="/aircraft-interiors" hreflang="en">Aircraft interiors</a></div> <div><a href="/manufacturing" hreflang="en">Manufacturing</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/16/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-6vqbsavabefbyiceskowudz5ytlenrqueiafxdq7b7s" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-6vQBsAvaBefBYIceskOwUdz5yTleNRQUeIAfXdq7B7s" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-6" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_6" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Add to home page</div> <div>On</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/events" hreflang="en">Events</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/2021-11/30_saudia_koshy.jpg" width="1200" height="800" alt="" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Mon, 15 Nov 2021 16:55:56 +0000 cbrown 64010 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero