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Falcon Aviation inaugurates VIP Heliport at Dubai South

Falcon Aviation inaugurates VIP Heliport at Dubai South

Falcon Aviation, the UAE’s leading business aviation services, charter and aircraft management Company, is bolstering its service offering at its new Dubai South VIP Terminal at Al Maktoum International (DWC), with an inauguration of a new VIP Heliport.  The Heliport will be run and managed by Falcon Aviation personnel and will be available to all… Read more »

Source: Falcon Aviation, 21-Apr-17

EHang Partners with Dubai RTA to Boost Smart Transport

EHang Partners with Dubai RTA to Boost Smart Transport

The world’s leading drone company EHang and the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced a partnership at the fifth World Government Summit to jointly promote and introduce the EHang 184 autonomous aerial vehicle into Dubai, the city with the aim to build the world’s most intelligent transportation system. At the summit, Mattar Al Tayer,… Read more »

Source: Ehang, 22-Mar-17

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Deadline for UAE Helipad Certification

Deadline for UAE Helipad Certification

January 2018 has now been decided, by the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority, as the deadline for the certification of all private and commercial helipads, with the exception of hi-rise towers. This certification process began in 2012, with the first certification being the helipad atop Dubai’s Burj Al Arab, reports Arabian Business.

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Mar-17

Falcon to Operate First AW169 in Middle East in Offshore role

Falcon to Operate First AW169 in Middle East in Offshore role

AgustaWestland announced today that the AW139 intermediate twin and the AW189 super medium twin helicopter fleets operated by Gulf Helicopters of Qatar have set two major milestones. Their 17 AW139s used for offshore operations have now achieved 75,000 flight hours while the four AW189s delivered so far have exceeded 1000 flight hours performing long range… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 11-Nov-15

Dubai Air Wing have AW189 on order

Dubai Air Wing have AW189 on order

HeliHub.com can reveal that the privacy-seeking Dubai Air Wing have at least one AgustaWestland AW189 on order, with serial #49023 noted recently test flying in Italy on the factory test registration I-EASN.  The helicopter appears to be fitted with retractable steps on each side of the cabin below the doors and courtesy lights above. The… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Oct-15

Dubai prince plans four helipads at Scottish estate

Dubai prince plans four helipads at Scottish estate

The billionaire ruler of Dubai is seeking to build four helicopter landing pads on his remote Highland estate. See Full Story

Source: The Scotsman, 04-Sep-15

Airbus Helicopters presents its humanitarian mission dedicated helicopters in Dubai

Airbus Helicopters presents its humanitarian mission dedicated helicopters in Dubai

Airbus Helicopters’ commitment to address the needs and requirements of International, Governmental and non-Governmental Organizations engaged in peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts will be highlighted during this month‘s 12th edition of the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition (DIHAD). Airbus Helicopters will emphasize the company’s innovative helicopter solutions that can enhance most humanitarian… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 24-Mar-15

Burj Al Arab to offer helipad weddings, 212 metres above Arabian Gulf

Burj Al Arab to offer helipad weddings, 212 metres above Arabian Gulf

Burj Al Arab, the world’s most luxurious hotel, is taking romance to new heights offering weddings in the sky, 212 metres above the azure Arabian Gulf on the famous Burj Al Arab helipad. Each ceremony is specially designed by a Wedding Architect who is responsible for every detail and available 24/7. The experience has a… Read more »

Source: Jumeirah, 25-Apr-14

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GAMA Opens New Middle East/North Africa Office in Dubai

GAMA Opens New Middle East/North Africa Office in Dubai

During the Global Aerospace Summit, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced the opening of a representative office for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The new office will be co-located with the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) in Dubai, UAE. The establishment of the GAMA office highlights the… Read more »

Source: GAMA, 14-Apr-14

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MEAHA endorses Dubai Helishow

MEAHA endorses Dubai Helishow

The Middle East and Africa Helicopter Association (MEAHA) has endorsed the forthcoming Dubai Helishow scheduled for November 4-6, 2014. MEAHA fully supports the sixth biennial helicopter technology and operations exhibition to be held at the Grand Stand, Meydan Hotel, Meydan Racecourse, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This major event is organized under the patronage of H.H. General Sheikh… Read more »

Source: MEAHA, 11-Mar-14

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RSG Signs Non-binding Letter of Intent with Dubai World Central

RSG Signs Non-binding Letter of Intent with Dubai World Central

Rotorcraft Services Group, Inc. (RSG), Dubai World Central (DWC) and Dubai Aviation City Corporation (DACC) have successfully signed a detailed Non-Binding Letter of Intent. RSG will now enter Phase 2 of this process and will conduct an exhaustive due diligence study for the purpose of opening a fully functional MRO/Completion Center and Design Center. RSG… Read more »

Source: RSG, 20-Nov-13

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Falcon Aviation Services signs for two AW169s

Falcon Aviation Services signs for two AW169s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that FAS (Falcon Aviation Services) of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) has signed firm orders for two AW169 light intermediate helicopters. The announcement was made during an official ceremony held at the Dubai Airshow on November 18th in presence of HH Sheik Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 19-Nov-13

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Dubai Air Wing Orders An AW189 For VIP Transport

Dubai Air Wing Orders An AW189 For VIP Transport

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Dubai Air Wing has placed an order for one AW189 8-tonne class twin engine helicopter to perform VIP transport missions. This contract is the first order for a VIP transport-configured AW189 and marks the entrance of the AW189 into the United Arab Emirates. A key… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 18-Nov-13

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Dubai Police to operate five AW169s

Dubai Police to operate five AW169s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Dubai Police will operate five AW169 light intermediate helicopters to perform a range of missions including law  enforcement, emergency medical services and VIP transport. This contract marks the entrance of the AW169 into the Middle East parapublic helicopter market and further expands the success of… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 18-Nov-13

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Heli Dubai opens helipad at Dubai’s Festival City

Heli Dubai opens helipad at Dubai’s Festival City

Heli Dubai, owned by the Government of the emirate of Dubai, has this week opened a helipad at Festival City in Dubai, a 1,300 acre, premier waterfront urban development owned by Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate. It is formed by three distinctive districts; Marsa Al Khor, Festival Centre and Al Badia which are connected by a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Oct-13

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HeliDubai leases two EC130s from Falcon

HeliDubai leases two EC130s from Falcon

Falcon Aviation Services in the UAE is developing a new part of the company’s commercial offerings – helicopter leasing.  Having reported the lease of two Bell 412s last week to Starlite (see Starlite lease in two Bell 412s for Namibia contract), we can now report that Falcon has leased a pair of Eurocopter EC130s to neighbouring… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Feb-13

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MEBA 2012 set to welcome record number of attendees

MEBA 2012 set to welcome record number of attendees

The Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) event opens its doors in 2 days and the organisers are predicting high numbers of attendees with over 7,000 trade visitors expected. MEBA takes place 11 to 13 December 2012 at Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai World Central (DWC). MEBA will feature an exhibition of 385 companies inside… Read more »

Source: MEBA, 10-Dec-12

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Dubai Helicopter Show 2012 expecting over 80 exhibitors

Dubai Helicopter Show 2012 expecting over 80 exhibitors

Dubai Helicopter Show 2012 will draw over 80 International and domestic corporate exhibitors taking part in the coming Dubai Helicopter Show 2012, including International Contributors from U.S.A, Canada, U.K, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden, Russia, Turkey, Australia, Ukraine, Czech Republic and Qatar along with representatives from UAE will meet all together in the show’s new… Read more »

Source: Dubai Helicopter Show, 18-Sep-12

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Tangent Link to hold High-Rise Aerial Firefighting conference as part of Dubai Helishow

Tangent Link to hold High-Rise Aerial Firefighting conference as part of Dubai Helishow

As metropolitan populations increase, the trend is for city architects to design taller buildings – office, hotel and apartments to accommodate this increase, such as examples in Hong Kong, New York, Singapore, Dubai and London.  Fire regulations are already strict but should a fire occur in a high-rise or mega building it could be disastrous… Read more »

Source: Tangent Link, 08-Jan-12

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Tangent Link to hold ISR conference as part of Dubai Helishow

Tangent Link to hold ISR conference as part of Dubai Helishow

Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) assets are essential components of military operations where information superiority and battlefield awareness provides significant advantage to forces that can deploy them. Most Air Forces, Naval and Army Aviation heirarchies see the ISR asset as a critical force multiplier. The Heli-borne ISR conference, to be held in conjunction with… Read more »

Source: Tangent Link, 06-Jan-12

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Dubai Customs seize Aerocopter AK1-3

Dubai Customs seize Aerocopter AK1-3

Dubai Customs have seized an Aerocopter AK1-3 two seat helicopter claiming it was being illegally imported into the emirate.  Paperwork showed the shipping container had furniture in it, but the reality was different.  One local media report suggesting the aircraft could be used for terrorist activities or smuggling operations, but that seems unlikely for such… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Nov-11

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Dubai Air Wing sell JetRanger to German operator

Dubai Air Wing sell JetRanger to German operator

The Dubai Air Wing have recently sold an Agusta-Bell 206B JetRanger III to Germany.  Previously operating in the Middle East emirate as DU-144, the JetRanger is now registered as D-HAMM with Agrar Heliflug, and was noted at their heliport at Ahlen.  It is serial number 8692, built in 1985 Agusta built less than fifty more… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Nov-11

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Aviation lawyers Gates and Partners opening new Dubai office

Aviation lawyers Gates and Partners opening new Dubai office

The international aviation and commercial law firm Gates and Partners announce the opening of its new office in Dubai as soon as regulatory formalities are completed and the recruitment of new partners  Jim Edmunds and Anthony Frances who are joining the firm from the Dubai office of Clyde and Co. Senior Partner Sean Gates said… Read more »

Source: Gates and Partners, 21-Apr-11

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Eurocopter focuses on security, transport and offshore missions at Dubai Helishow

Eurocopter focuses on security, transport and offshore missions at Dubai Helishow

Marignane, France, 2 November 2010 Eurocopter will mark its 30-plus year presence in the Middle East and Arabian Gulf region with a major participation at this week’s Dubai Helishow 2010, underscoring its helicopter product line’s capabilities for evolving applications that include anti-piracy, counter-insurgency and border patrol missions; corporate and VVIP transportation; emergency medical airlift; search… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 02-Nov-10

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Dubai Helishow 2010 takes off in full swing

Dubai Helishow 2010 takes off in full swing

The much-awaited fourth edition of the Dubai Helishow, the Middle East’s largest trade show for the helicopter industry, opened its doors today at the Dubai Airport Expo Centre. The three-day event was inaugurated by Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Art Authority. Held under the patronage of His Highness… Read more »

Source: Dubai Helishow, 02-Nov-10

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