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    Jordan increases charter flights to Georgia June 25, 2017

    A new Jordan airline Royal Wings begins its seasonal chartered flights from Amman to Georgia's international airport in the seaside resort of Batumi.

    The Georgian Civil Aviation Agency announced that Royal Wings will begin its flights to Georgia tomorrow.

    The flights between Amman and Batumi will be performed twice a week - on Wednesdays and Sundays from June 25 until"...

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    XPRIZE Announces Teams Advancing in $15M Global Learning XPRIZE at EdTechXEuropeJune 22, 2017

    (ME NewsWire)-- Today, XPRIZE, the world’s leader in designing and managing incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, announced 11 semi-finalists advancing in the $15M Global Learning XPRIZE. Announced at this year’s EdTechXEurope, XPRIZE is challenging these semi-finalist teams to develop open source and scalable software that will enable children in developing countries to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic within 15 months. “Throughout my career, I’ve seen the many ways technology has evolved to help children access an education they may otherwise not have,” said Matt Keller, senior director of the Global Learning XPRIZE. “What most excites XPRIZE about these semi-finalist teams is the possibility that their innovative software solutions can exponentially transform the way learning happens across the world,......

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    Groupe ADP Launches Global Innovation Contest to Imagine the Airport Experience of the FutureJune 15, 2017

    (ME NewsWire)-- Groupe ADP is launching the global challenge 'Play Your Airport'. This open innovation initiative will allow students, businesses, travellers and the group's employees to reinvent the airport experience with one common goal: creating the airport of the future.

    'The diversity of communities coming together around this bold initiative makes it the first of its kind in the airport"...

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    Brazil Approves AerSafe™ For Boeing 737 Classic Series Aircraft To Comply With Fuel Tank Flammability Reduction Rule June 15, 2017

    (ME NewsWire)-- AerSale® announced today that the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) has approved a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation of its AerSafe system on the Boeing 737 CL series aircraft (ST03589NY) in compliance with the Fuel Tank Flammability Reduction (FTFR) rule. AerSale’s STCs for the Boeing 737 CL and NG series (ST02980NY) have already been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). “We are pleased that our Brazilian customers are now able to immediately benefit from the advantages that AerSafe brings,” said Nicolas Finazzo, Chief Executive Officer of AerSale. “With no mechanical parts to fail, minimal lead time, and a two-day installation process, AerSafe is rapidly becoming the easy choice for FTFR rule compliance.” A fuel tank ignition mitigation means exclusively developed by AerSale, AerSafe comes as a complete prefabricated kit that can be installed anywhere around the world. Boeing 737 kits are immediately available to assist operators in meeting the December 26, 2017 deadline......

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    Milrem Starts Cooperation with the Estonian Defence League For UGV DevelopmentJune 12, 2017

    (ME NewsWire)-- The Estonian defence solutions provider Milrem and the Estonian Defence league signed a cooperation agreement to start rigorous tests of Milrem’s unmanned ground vehicle THeMIS during live military exercises.

    Feedback from the tests will be used for further development of the UGV and its tactical advancements.

    Milrem"...

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    Royal Wings operates direct regular Aqaba-Dubai flights June 12, 2017

    Royal Wings, will start operating direct regular flights between King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba and Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai as of June 15, 2017.

    A subsidiary of Royal Jordanian, Royal Wings has plans to transfer its operations from Amman to Aqaba to boost air transportation and tourism in the port city.

    This new service will be run twice weekly – Sundays and Thursdays – at a first stage, with competitive ticket fares to facilitate the movement of passengers"...

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    Jacqueline Fernandez Joins AerSale As Senior Vice President Materials GroupJune 10, 2017

    (ME NewsWire)--AerSale®, a global supplier of mid-life aircraft, engines, used serviceable material (USM), and MRO services, announced today the addition of Jacqueline Fernandez as Senior Vice President Materials Group. Fernandez will be responsible for the day-to-day management of AerSale’s global airframe and engine materials sales, and product-line groups. “We are delighted to have an industry veteran like Jacqueline lead this critical division of AerSale,” said Basil Barimo, Chief Operating Officer at AerSale. “We are confident her in-depth experience across the entire USM supply-chain spectrum will serve to grow AerSale and enhance supply-chain efficiencies for our customers worldwide.” Fernandez is a well-seasoned aviation professional with over 20 years of industry expertise covering all aspects of aircraft component sales, mergers and acquisitions,......

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    Mavenir Announces R & D Center of Excellence Focused on Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Signaling SecurityJune 9, 2017

    (ME NewsWire)-- Mavenir, the leader in accelerating and redefining network transformation for Service Providers, has today announced its R&D centre of excellence in Brno, Czech Republic focused on Artificial Intelligence/machine learning signaling security solutions. Mavenir’s solution provides the most advanced signaling monitoring, active filtering and powerful analytics to ensure networks remain fully functional and operational, while ensuring customers stay protected"...

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    Dubai Airports Selects Quintiq for Automated Planning Solution to Deliver World-Class Passenger ExperienceJune 8, 2017

    (ME NewsWire)-- Quintiq, a Dassault Systèmes brand and global leader in supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), has been selected by Dubai Airports to plan and schedule its fixed resources at Dubai International and Dubai World Central. The Quintiq solution will automate the planning process for airport stands, gates, baggage belts and check-in counters to increase overall efficiency, reliability and passenger satisfaction. The solution went live at Dubai International on April 18, with implementation at Dubai World Central to follow soon. Dubai International is the world’s busiest airport for international passengers. It serves 90 airlines flying to more than 240 destinations across six continents; in 2016, it served 83,654,250 passengers. Dubai World Central, slated to be the region’s airport of the future, launched cargo operations in 2010 and passenger flights......

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    Abu Dhabi hosts The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference 2017June 8, 2017

    There will be distinct conference sessions following the keynote speeches, and these will deal with a number of themes, including regional trade patterns, ship finance, ports and shipping. There will also be a series of speeches giving details about recent case studies, illustrating how the financial sector can help release the full potential of regional shipping and ports operators to the benefit of trade and economic growth.

    A high level group"...

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