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    Boeing 737 Max set to return to Australian skies after regulator lifts ban

    Australia’s aviation regulator lifted a temporary ban on flights to and from the country that use the Boeing 737 Max aircraft, making it the first nation in the Asia-Pacific region to do so. “We have accepted the comprehensive return-to-service requirements specified by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration in the US) as state of design for the for the 737 Max and are confident that the aircraft are safe,” Graeme Crawford, the acting chief of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, said in a statement on Friday. Both the FAA and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency recently issued a return to […] More

  • UAE Tour 2021: Tour de France winner Tadej Pogačar claims second title in Emirates
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    UAE Tour 2021: Tour de France winner Tadej Pogačar claims second title in Emirates

    Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) has won the third edition of the UAE Tour, the one and only WorldTour race in the Middle East, ahead of Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers) and João Almeida (Deceuninck – Quick-Step). Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) has won Stage 7, the Yas Island Stage, beating Sam Bennett (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) and Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain Victorious) in the final bunch sprint of the race at the Abu Dhabi Breakwater. GENERAL CLASSIFICATION 1 – Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates)2 – Adam Yates (Ineos Grenadiers) at 35” 3 – João Almeida (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) at 1’02” STAGE RESULT1 – Caleb Ewan […] More

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    British Airways owner IAG posts €7.4bn loss and offers no profit outlook for 2021

    British Airways owner IAG slumped to a €7.4 billion ($8.9bn) pre-tax loss in 2020 after the Covid-19 pandemic paralysed air travel across the globe with the company offering no profit outlook for 2021. The huge operating loss, which included €3bn in early flight retirements, restructuring charges and fuel and currency hedges, followed a €2.6bn profit in 2019. Passenger revenues slumped 76 per cent to €5.5bn, with IAG chief executive Luis Gallego calling for digital health passes to reopen routes. Mr Gallego said the results, representing IAG’s first annual loss in almost a decade, “reflect the serious impact that Covid-19 has… […] More

  • Dubai Customs deals with 13.4 suitcases and 8.7m passengers in 2020
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    Dubai Customs deals with 13.4 suitcases and 8.7m passengers in 2020

    Dubai Customs plays an essential role in facilitating passenger and baggage traffic in general, with more efforts and measures taken during the spread of the pandemic. These extraordinary efforts stand behind the success of Dubai International Airport globally and boost the status of Dubai as a global hub for travel and tourism. Latest figures showed that Dubai Customs dealt with 13.4 million items of baggage for 8.7 million passengers aboard 85,822 flights through Dubai Airports in 2020. Dubai Customs’ Passenger Operations Department follows all precautionary measures in the face of the pandemic to ensure passengers and… Read further. More

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    Boeing 777 engine trouble forces emergency landing in Moscow

    A Boeing 777 aircraft operated by Rossiya Airlines made an emergency landing in Moscow on Friday morning because of engine trouble, less than a week after a similar aircraft flown by United Airlines suffered a dramatic blowout over Denver, shedding debris on residential areas below. State-owned Rossiya Airlines said the crew had registered the “incorrect operation of the engine control sensor” on a cargo flight from Hong Kong to Madrid and “decided to make an emergency landing in Moscow”. The airline said the unscheduled landing went ahead without incident and that no one was injured. The plane was due to […] More

  • Emirates News Agency - Ireland's Sam Bennett wins Dubai Stage of UAE Tour
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    Emirates News Agency – Ireland’s Sam Bennett wins Dubai Stage of UAE Tour

    DUBAI, 26th February, 2021 (WAM) — Replace the Champs-Élysées with Palm Jumeirah and it felt like a sort of action replay for Sam Bennett as he wrapped up another superb bunch sprint victory on stage six of the UAE Tour in Dubai, said The Irish Times in its comment on his win of the Dubai Stage of UAE Tour today. Two days after securing the 50th win of his professional career, the Irish rider produced another perfectly timed effort to finish over a bike length clear of rivals Elia Viviani and Pascal Ackermann, giving himself time again to raise his […] More

  • Emirates News Agency - The Founder’s Memorial:Three years as an enriching visitor experience that holds an inspiring legacy
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    Emirates News Agency – The Founder’s Memorial:Three years as an enriching visitor experience that holds an inspiring legacy

    ABU DHABI, 26th February, 2021 (WAM) — The Founder’s Memorial, a permanent tribute to the late founding father of the UAE, Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, is celebrating its third anniversary that took place on the 26th of February, 2018 through the unveiling of the centerpiece of the site, a monumental artwork named The Constellation, of The inauguration of the Memorial coincided with the President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, declaring 2018 to be the ‘Year of to mark the 100-year anniversary of Sheikh Zayed’s birth. Since its inception, the Founder’s Memorial has […] More

  • Mohammed bin Rashid attends part of UAE Tour
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    Mohammed bin Rashid attends part of UAE Tour

    Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum attended part of the third edition of UAE Tour, a main stop for the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) World Tour, in which 140 professional riders representing 20 world teams took part. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, accompanied by Director General of Dubai’s Protocol Department Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, greeted the cyclists as they headed towards Burj Khalifa before completing course to Palm Jumeirah. The UAE Tour is set to conclude tomorrow in Abu Dhabi. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin […] More

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    Airbus reveals carbon footprint of its planes as it focuses on reducing emissions

    Airbus unveiled Friday the carbon footprint of its aircraft, a move that will help measure progress made by the aviation industry towards its goal of reducing emissions. It is the first time an aircraft manufacturer has released lifetime carbon emissions of its aircraft, and Airbus executive vice president corporate affairs Julie Kitcher said it was an opportunity to increase transparency in the sector. “We really want to demonstrate our commitment to driving decarbonisation of the sector,” she said. The industry currently represents 2 per cent of global CO2 emissions, according to the International Civil Aviation Organisation, but a… Read further. More

  • Emirates News Agency - Mohammed bin Rashid watches part of Dubai Stage of UAE Tour
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    Emirates News Agency – Mohammed bin Rashid watches part of Dubai Stage of UAE Tour

    DUBAI, 26th February, 2021 (WAM) — His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, today watched a part of the Dubai Stage of the third edition of the UAE Tour (21st to 27th February, 2021), the one and only World Tour cycling race in the Middle East. Dubai Stage, the sixth stage of this year’s UAE Tour spans 165 km. The race, which is organised by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the world governing body of cycling, attracts 140 top professional riders representing 20 teams from across the world. His Highness Sheikh […] More

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