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GA-ASI to Conduct Series of Capability Demonstrations in Europe November 14, 2019

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a global leader in Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), announced today that they are working with the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) in Greece to conduct a series of demonstration flights for European countries in December. Flights will base out of the HAF’s site in Larissa and use a GA-ASI MQ-9 Guardian RPA to showcase maritime surveillance capabilities, as well as a GA-ASI-developed Detect and Avoid (DAA) system that enables RPA to fly safely in civil airspace alongside"...

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Queen Alia International Airport welcomes first SaudiGulf Airlines flightNovember 11, 2019

AMMAN — Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) on Thursday welcomed SaudiGulf Airlines’ inaugural flight to the Kingdom, which will be followed by four trips each week between Amman and the Saudi capital of Riyadh.

Upon arrival, the flight received the customary “water arch” salute and was greeted by representatives of Airport International Group, the Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission, the Jordan Tourism Board, Petra"...

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GA-ASI’s Predator Series Aircraft Pass Six Million Flight HoursNovember 5, 2019

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) today announced that its Predator®-series of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), which includes the Predator, Predator B, Gray Eagle, Avenger® and MQ-9B SkyGuardian® lines, has surpassed six million flight hours. The milestone was achieved on October 31, 2019 with GA-ASI aircraft having completed 430,495 total missions with close to 90 percent of those missions flown in combat.

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Stars of Science Unveils Top Four Contestants for Season 11October 27, 2019

In a bid to prove that their products were ready for user testing, the show’s five remaining contestants presented their prototypes in last night’s production prototyping episode on Season 11 of Stars of Science.

Overcoming challenges in science and innovation, Nuha Abu Yousef, Abdulrahman Saleh Khamis, Husam Sameer, Youssef El Azouzi and Anfal Al Hamdani demonstrated their knowledge in industrial design to the jury. At this stage of"...

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North Caucasus Presents Investment Opportunities to UAE BusinessmenOctober 27, 2019

A delegation from North Caucasus Federal District of Russian Federation visits the United Arab Emirates on first business mission, taking place from 18th till 22nd of October 2019, with the goal of presenting the investment opportunities in local tourism sector to UAE business community. The mission is organized and headed by Visit Caucasus Foundation on behalf of HE Odes Baysultanov, the First Deputy Minister of North Caucasus Affairs of Russian Federation.

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Virgin Galactic Completes Merger with Social Capital Hedosophia, Creating the World's First and Only Publicly Traded Commercial Human Spaceflight CompanyOctober 26, 2019

Virgin Galactic (VG), a vertically integrated aerospace company, and Social Capital Hedosophia (SCH), a public investment vehicle, today announced the completion of their previously announced business combination. The resulting company is named Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (“VGH”) and its common stock, units and warrants are expected to commence trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the new ticker symbol “SPCE”, ”SPCE.U” and “SPCE WS, respectively, on October 28, 2019. The"...

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CARC, IATA sign agreement on air aviation safetyOctober 24, 2019

Amman, Oct. 23 (Petra) -- Jordan's Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission (CARC) on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to enhance cooperation in aviation safety in the Kingdom and to take a step towards adopting a unified set of international auditing standards in the Middle East.

Under the memorandum, CARC will adopt the IATA's Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) program as an indicator of compliance with civil aviation regulations to enhance"...

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UK lifts ban on direct flights to Sharm el-SheikhOctober 23, 2019

London, Oct. 22 (Petra) -- The British government on Tuesday ended a ban on direct flights to Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt, almost five years after the restriction was placed in December 2015.

The ban was imposed when a Russian passenger plane crashed over Sinai soon after take-off, killing 224 people.

The BBC carried a statement by the British government saying it notified airlines of the ban lift citing improvements in security procedures.

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RJ continues to slash ticket pricesOctober 22, 2019

Amman, Oct. 21 (Petra) -- Royal Jordanian (RJ) offers its customers great prices on most of the routes of its global network, from October 21 to October 30, 2019, under a new sales campaign themed 'Prices To Go'.

Passengers who book their tickets during this sales period can travel any time between Nov. 15, 2019, and May 10, 2020, for a maximum stay of 45 days.

The starting economy class fares for the round-trip flights departing from Amman and Aqaba, including taxes, to New York, Chicago,"...

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Flipping Air Jordans ''more exciting'' for China's trainer traders than stock-pickingOctober 22, 2019

One of the hottest commodities in China right now is a pair of trainers.

The SoleFly x Air Jordan 1 in black patent leather rocketed in value by 6,600 per cent to a high of 75,999 yuan (Dh39,490) on the online marketplace Nice after its release in December. Only 223 pairs of Nike’s retro high-top were made for sale, according to online magazine Sneaker Files.

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