AVIATION

Dutch deploy F-16s to Jordan, relieving Belgians January 10, 2018

Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) F-16s have flown their first missions over Iraq and eastern Syria as part of the coalition against the Islamic State (ISIS) since relieving Belgian F-16s, the Dutch Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced. The Dutch F-16s deployed to Al-Asraq in Jordan on 3 January and flew their first missions two days later.

Six RNLAF F-16s, including two reserve aircraft, left Volkel Air Base in the Netherlands on the morning"...

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Groupe ADP acquires concession for Queen Alia International Airport in Jordan January 10, 2018

French airport operator Groupe ADP has signed a contract to acquire Airport International Group (AIG), the company responsible for operating Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan.

With the takeover, Groupe ADP, which has been a 9.5%-shareholder of AIG since 2007, will be able to fully consolidate the financial statements of the concessionaire company. The transaction, which is subject to approval from the Government of Jordan and consent"...

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Jordan airport passenger numbers up 9.8pc December 28, 2017

Jordan's Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) welcomed a total of 536,185 passengers during the month of November, marking an impressive 9.8 per cent increase in comparison to the same month last year.

According to the November 2017 statistics announced by Airport International Group, 5,132 aircraft movements (ACM) and 9,671 tons of cargo were registered throughout November, representing a minor 2.8 per cent decrease and a substantial 19 per cent increase, respectively.

As for year-to-date"...

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Experience the Cool Shopping Season at Dalma MallDecember 28, 2017

The festively decorated Dalma Mall is Abu Dhabi’s winter entertainment and shopping destination this holiday season, with several attractions lined up for the whole family to enjoy. As a part of the Cool Shopping Season agenda are different winter entertainment shows, kids activities unique roaming acts, Year-end and New Year specials, snow simulations, and the coolest, most exciting winter promotion, which also serves as a launch platform for the Dalma Mall’s Gift"...

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Groupe ADP strikes deal to take control of Amman International Airport operator AIG December 27, 2017

JORDAN. Groupe ADP has struck a deal to take exclusive control of Airport International Group (AIG), concessionaire at Amman Queen Alia International Airport, for US$267 million. The move was first flagged in November, when ADP entered exclusive negotiations to acquire a majority stake in AIG.

The co-shareholders will be Meridiam"...

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November passenger numbers rise by 9.8 per cent at Queen Alia airport December 27, 2017

According to the November 2017 statistics announced by Airport International Group, Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) welcomed 536,185 passengers throughout the month, marking a 9.8 per cent increase in comparison to the same month of last year, a statement from the group said on Tuesday.

Moreover, 5,132 aircraft movements (ACM) and 9,671 tonness of cargo were registered throughout November, representing a minor 2.8 per cent decrease and a"...

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Parker Aerospace Awarded Contract to Provide Emirates’ 777X Hydraulic PumpsDecember 26, 2017

Parker Aerospace, a business segment of Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced a pump call-out agreement with Emirates for its 777X aircraft. Emirates is the launch customer of the new Boeing aircraft with an order book of 150 777X, one of the single largest aircraft orders by value in the history of US commercial aviation. Parker will provide the hydraulic engine-driven pump and AC motor pump on the fleet of 777X wide-body airplanes.

Emirates,"...

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Aéroports de Paris SA :Groupe ADP signed a contract to take exclusive control on AIG, concessionaire of Amman Airport, Jordan December 23, 2017

Groupe ADP signed on 22 December a contract to take exclusive control on Airport International Group ('AIG'), concessionaire of Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan. The co-shareholders will be Meridiam, ASMA Capital Partners B.S.C. (c), acting in its capacity as investment manager for IDB Infrastructure Fund II and Edgo.

With this take over, Groupe ADP, which has been a 9.5%-shareholder of AIG, through ADP International, since"...

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Minister: Aviation industry important for the national economy December 17, 2017

Transport Minister Jamil Mjahid on Saturday checked on the Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission's (CARC) key achievements, challenges, opportunities and efforts exerted to upgrade the industry.

'Jordan enjoys a good international reputation, in addition to having one of the best airlines in the world that apply international aviation safety and security standards,' said Mujahid.

In a meeting with CARC Chairman of the Board of Commissioners, Haitham Mesto, and a number of Commissioners"...

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UAE's Etihad set to launch second daily flight to Jordan December 17, 2017

Etihad Airways has announced plans to launch a second daily flight between Abu Dhabi and Amman, effective from March 25, 2018.

The double daily year-round schedule will provide greater choice to local passengers travelling between Abu Dhabi and Amman, with attractive timings of early afternoon and evening departures from the capital cities of the UAE and Jordan.

The additional"...

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