The USA has given an indication of the strength of its security ties with the UAE with positioning of six F-22 fighters in Abu Dhabi.
Kuwait's Jazeera Airways has the cheque book out for new Airbus aircraft while in Africa, the associations for airlines and civil aviation build closer ties.
In South Asia, Indigo orders new avionics to enhance safety in mountainous or other risky air space.
Final preparations are in hand for next week's AIME-MRO Middle East events that take place in Dubai on Feb22-23.
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