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Middle East strong private jet market

Middle East strong private jet market

New research from Global Jet Capital, a global provider of financing solutions for corporate aircraft, reveals there are around 73 mid to large private jets for sale in the Middle East, with a combined value of around $939 million. Key

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KfW IPEX-Bank and PTA Bank finance another Airbus for RwandAir

KfW IPEX-Bank and PTA Bank finance another Airbus for RwandAir

KfW IPEX-Bank and the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (PTA Bank) have closed the financing of an Airbus A330-300 for the Rwandan airline RwandAir. The aircraft with serial number MSN 1759 was delivered on 30 November 2016

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Royal Jordanian Airlines funds two 787-8s using commercial debt financing

Royal Jordanian Airlines funds two 787-8s using commercial debt financing

Royal Jordanian Airlines has completed the closing of its first B787-8 commercial debt financing on November 15, 2016. This new delivery is the sixth B787 in the RJ fleet. DVB AFC, the aviation advisory division of DVB Bank, advised Royal

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IATA at AACO: Infrastructure, Taxes and Charges, Consumer Protection and Security

IATA at AACO: Infrastructure, Taxes and Charges, Consumer Protection and Security

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted four priorities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) which must be addressed for aviation to deliver maximum economic and social benefits. These are: •    Sufficient and affordable infrastructure capacity (including air

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Qatar Airways to launch eight new routes for 2017-18

Qatar Airways to launch eight new routes for 2017-18

Qatar Airways has announced eight more destinations for 2017-18, in addition to seven previously announced new cities for a total of 15 new gateways. Joining the Qatar Airways’ route network, which spans more than 150 destinations on six continents around

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Airbus granted license for sales to Iran

Airbus granted license for sales to Iran

Reuters has reported that Airbus has been granted a second license to sell a reported 106 aircraft to Iran Air. Airbus has not confirmed the volume of aircraft in the deal but did confirm the license was issued.

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Advanced Ceramic Coatings selects new facility location

Advanced Ceramic Coatings selects new facility location

Advanced Ceramic Coatings (ACC), a 50/50 joint venture between GE Aviation and Turbocoating Corp., selected Duncan, South Carolina, as the location for its new environmental barrier coating facility for jet engine components. Formed in 2014 and headquartered in Hickory, North

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Libyan Wings to double fleet

Libyan Wings to double fleet

Libyan Wings the chief executive Edgardo Badiali has commented to the press that the airline plans to double its fleet in the first-half of 2017 by leasing two A321s so it can add more flights to its network. Libyan Wings

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Qatar Airways ups capacity on its Cape Town route

Qatar Airways ups capacity on its Cape Town route

Qatar Airways has increased daily capacity to Cape Town with the introduction of a Boeing 777, replacing the current 787 aircraft. This means an additional 158 seats per day to the city for passengers. UK travellers can fly with Qatar

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Ethiopian chooses AFI KLM E&M for its 737NG component services

Ethiopian chooses AFI KLM E&M for its 737NG component services

AFI KLM E&M and Ethiopian Airlines have signed a long-term component services contract covering a fleet of 28 737NG aircraft. The contract is placed in the framework of the Component Services Program (CSP), the exclusive program operated jointly by AFI

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