Smiths Detection unveils new X-ray inspection system

This article was published on: October7,2020 7:08 AM

Smiths Detection has launched its newest X-ray inspection system, HI-SCAN 5030C, that the company says addresses a critical gap in commercial security screening solutions with its optimal size, durability and mobility. Combined with a market-leading HiTraX 3 electronic platform for superior image quality, the HI-SCAN 5030C is specifically designed to enhance security screening operations fromRead More

EPI expands its manufacturing capabilities in the UAE

This article was published on: October7,2020 7:06 AM

EPI, the precision engineering company, is expanding its manufacturing capabilities to support the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. EPI will machine aluminium trailing edge ribs for use in the 787-commercial aircraft. The serial assembly lines will be an extension to the Abu Dhabi facility, with the processed parts additionally going through EPI’s surface treatment plant launched lastRead More

Middle Eastern airlines’ demand down by 92.3% in August

This article was published on: October7,2020 7:04 AM

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) downgraded its traffic forecast for 2020 to reflect a weaker-than-expected recovery, as evidenced by a dismal end to the summer travel season in the Northern Hemisphere. IATA now expects full-year 2020 traffic to be down 66% compared to 2019. The previous estimate was for a 63% decline. August passengerRead More

MBRSC, NASA to train Emirati astronauts

This article was published on: October7,2020 6:58 AM

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have signed a strategic agreement to train four Emirati astronauts in NASA. This partnership aims to prepare Emirati astronauts for advanced space missions by providing them with the highest level of expertise and knowledge. Under the agreement, four Emirati astronautsRead More

Airbus to build next generation mobile telecommunications system for Yahsat

This article was published on: October7,2020 6:54 AM

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, a UAE global satellite operator, has selected Airbus to build Thuraya 4-NGS, the next generation mobile telecommunications system that will drive the continued advancement of Thuraya’s L-band business. Thuraya 4-NGS will deliver higher capabilities and flexibility while increasing capacity and coverage across Europe, Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East,Read More

Boeing forecasts challenging aerospace market with resilience in long term

This article was published on: October7,2020 6:51 AM

Boeing released its annual forecast for the commercial and defense aerospace market, reflecting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and Boeing’s view of near-, medium- and long-term market dynamics. The 2020 Boeing Market Outlook (BMO) projects that the commercial aviation and services markets will continue to face significant challenges due to the pandemic, while globalRead More

Diamond Aircraft secures EASA certification for its DA50 RG

This article was published on: October5,2020 8:17 AM

Austria’s Diamond Aircraft has secured European Union Aviation Safety Agency certification for the DA50 RG, and is preparing the first examples of the high-end piston-single for delivery early next year. Launched in June 2019, the all-composite DA50 RG – RG for retractable landing gear – is described by Diamond as a “game-changer” in the lightRead More

Waiz makes history as first Afghan-American to pilot a single-engine airplane solo around the globe

This article was published on: October5,2020 8:14 AM

Shaesta Waiz made history as the first Afghan-American woman to pilot a single-engine airplane solo around the globe. Waiz marked the feat in 2017, following her graduation from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, with bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and the foundation of Dreams Soar. Fly, Girl, Fly! a picture book authored by Nancy Roe Pimm—with illustrations byRead More