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Aviation & airports projects news

Kuwait airport extends prequalification

Firms prepare bids for Kuwait airport terminal Subscription

26 July 2015 | By

Retender is open to prequalified contractors

Kuwait seeks consultants for airport project

Kuwait seeks consultants for airport project Subscription

21 July 2015 | By

Deadline extended for bid submission for airport package 1

Airport

Jordan seeks firms for airport PPP projects Subscription

20 July 2015 | By

Consultants sought for pre-feasibility study of three airport projects

Bahrain Airport Company to launch several tenders

Mott Macdonald wins Bahrain airport contract Subscription

14 July 2015 | By

State-of-the-art fuel farm to come online within 24 to 30 months

Bahrain airport

Bahrain sets September deadline for airport bids Subscription

12 July 2015 | By

Terminal building is kingdom’s largest upcoming construction project

Etihad Rail awards employee housing deal

Transport awards dip as decision making slows in 2015 Subscription

7 July 2015 | By

Project awards value during the first half of 2015 contracts by 36 per cent compared to figures from the same period last year

King Khaled International airport expansion

Hochtief confirms Riyadh airport award Subscription

1 July 2015 | By

Joint venture will upgrade terminals 3 and 4

Bahrain airport

Bahrain gives airport bidders more time Subscription

24 June 2015 | By

Major international consortiums have been invited to submit offers

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Market news

Dubai International airport

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise repays loan Subscription

22 July 2015 | By

Aircraft leaser returns to expansion plans

New airport terminal planned for Dammam

New airport terminal planned for Dammam Subscription

22 July 2015 | By

Private terminal to be developed in partnership with US firm

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Boeing considers direct financing in wake of fund closure Subscription

20 July 2015 | By

US Export-Import Bank shutdown leaves $4.3bn exposure in guaranteed loans with UAE airlines

Emirates airline

US fund shutdown not denting UAE airlines Subscription

16 July 2015 | By

Diversified funding sources provides caution for carriers

F-16 jets: Part of a $1.3bn arms package to Egypt

First F-16 deliveries arrive in Iraq Subscription

14 July 2015 | By

US-trained Iraqi pilots land first batch of long-delayed warplanes at Al-Balad air base

Petra, Jordan

Jordan tourism sector contracts in first half Subscription

13 July 2015 | By

Political insecurity and seasonality blamed for major drop in number of visitors to Petra

Dubai airport

Dubai Airports awards facilities management contract Subscription

13 July 2015 | By

Contract requires deployment of 700 cleaning and janitorial staff

GCC private jet service thrives

GCC private jet service thrives Subscription

9 July 2015 | By

Qatar Airways expands service while Emirates airline’s private aircraft clocks 450 hours in more than a year

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Aviation trends

Etihad Rail awards employee housing deal

Transport awards dip as decision making slows in 2015 Subscription

7 July 2015 | By

Project awards value during the first half of 2015 contracts by 36 per cent compared to figures from the same period last year

Middle East contract awards June 2015

Middle East contracts awarded: June 2015 Subscription

6 July 2015

More than $13bn-worth of contracts awarded in June

While other Arab nations adopt firm stances on regional politics, Muscat is content to straddle the fence

Oman prepares to borrow to keep project programme on track Subscription

29 June 2015 | By

Sultanate has more than $100bn-worth of schemes in the pipeline, but it needs banks and investors to finance at least part of this sum

Emirates airline

Emirates rises on falling oil Subscription

12 May 2015 | By

Strong financial performance lifts carrier’s mood as it seeks to tackle head on the accusations of unfair government support by US rivals

Flanagan: I knew Emirates was going to grow

Obituary: Maurice Flanagan Subscription

12 May 2015 | By

The former executive vice-chairman of Emirates airline talked to Austyn Allison in January about the carrier’s spectacular growth through the years. He passed away on 7 May

Middle East contracts March 2015

Middle East contracts awarded: March 2015 Subscription

15 April 2015

Over $6bn of contracts awarded in March in the Middle East

Iran transport projects

Iran's transport sector in need of sanctions relief Subscription

30 March 2015 | By

Islamic Republic will have better access to finance and international technical expertise if embargoes ease

Qatar projects update

Qatar project awards to increase Subscription

23 March 2015 | By

Around $30bn-worth of awards are expected to be made in 2015

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MEED comment

Jennifer Aguinaldo

Escalating open skies dispute begs resolution Subscription

30 June 2015 | By

Dispute distracts and divides aviation industry players

Hossam Abougabal

Expansion illustrates Bahrain’s economic vision Subscription

4 June 2015 | By

The airport could be the driver for Manama to reemerge as a favourable business environment

Emirates

UK plays increasing role in Dubai aviation Subscription

19 April 2015 | By

Government funding support is creating opportunities for UK businesses

Etihad Airways

Gulf aviation hub to be largely unchallenged Subscription

11 March 2015 | By

Demands from US airlines have been raised in Washington

Kuwait’s projects market is enjoying a long-awaited period of high activity

Bright future for Kuwait projects market Subscription

27 November 2014 | By

While contract awards are expected to keep flowing in 2015, the country is little prepared for the surge in activity

Aviation

Middle East aviation remains resilient Subscription

20 November 2014 | By

Airlines must invest to meet rising demand

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Special reports

Aviation presentations

Lusail Iconic stadium

Webinar: Qatar Projects Subscription

8 April 2013

There are more than $220bn-worth of projects planned or under way in Qatar, as it pushes forwards with major infrastructure developments

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Projects trends

Gulf projects index

Qatar leads Gulf index growth Subscription

31 March 2015

Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain also record expansions in value

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Companies

Aeroports de Paris logo

Aeroports de Paris Subscription

Aeroports de Paris is engaged in airport design, construction, planning, management and operations

Air Arabia Subscription

Air Arabia was the region’s first low-budget airline, flying from Sharjah, and is now also the official carrier for Ras Al Khaimah

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People

Suzanne al-Anani Subscription

22 January 2015

Suzanne al-Anani, CEO, Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects

Hani el-Assaad Subscription

6 July 2014

Hani el-Assaad is president, Middle East, India & Africa, SITA

Faisal al-Sugair Subscription

7 May 2013

Faisal al-Sugair is vice-president, General Authority of Civil Aviation

Mustafa Sani Sener Subscription

28 January 2013

Mustafa Sani Sener

Andrew Gower Subscription

9 December 2012

Andrew Gower is CEO, Ras al-Khaimah International airport

Saif Mohammed al-Suwaidi Subscription

9 December 2012

Saif Mohammed al-Suwaidi is director general, UAE General Civil Aviation Authority

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Tenders

Bahrain: Self-service kiosks Subscription

16 July 2015 | By

Installation and configuration of common-use, self-service kiosks

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