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Aviation & airports projects news

UK firm wins Al-Maktoum airport contract

Export credit agencies teaming up for Dubai airport funding Subscription

21 May 2015 | By

UK offered $2bn of export credit guarantees in 2014

Bahrain Airport Company to launch several tenders

Bahrain Airport Company to launch several tenders Subscription

29 April 2015 | By

First phase of Bahrain International airport expansion expected to be completed by 2018

Sharm el-Sheikh airport

Egypt confirms loan for airport Subscription

26 April 2015 | By

Sharm el-Sheikh airport receives approval for $140m loan for expansion project

Bahrain International airport

Bahrain tenders airport expansion Subscription

9 April 2015 | By

Contracting teams compete for construction contract

Bahrain International airport

Bahrain airport tender imminent Subscription

2 April 2015 | By

Bahrain airport expansion project presses ahead as authorities look to launch tender for the main contract in the next few weeks

GCC transport projects

Firms compete for Doha airport expansion Subscription

1 April 2015 | By

Qatar’s new international airport opened in 2014

UK firm wins Al-Maktoum airport contract

UK firm wins Al-Maktoum airport contract Subscription

26 March 2015 | By

Dubai Airports appoints firm for design work

Al-Maktoum International location

Fly Dubai terminal among first Al-Maktoum airport projects Subscription

18 March 2015 | By

UKEF expects first contracts to be linked to design

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Market news

Dubai tenders Al-Maktoum airport terminal expansion

Dubai to retender Maktoum airport enabling works Subscription

20 May 2015 | By

Contract is first part of a $33bn expansion to the airport


Kuwait starts airport construction prequalification Subscription

18 May 2015 | By

Kuwait invites contractors to qualify for airport building work

Profits up

Waha Capital profits up 20 per cent Subscription

17 May 2015 | By

AED4bn in investment planned

Air Arabia raises Islamic loan to fund new aircraft

Air Arabia reports strong profits Subscription

12 May 2015 | By

Low-cost carrier sees profits rise 13 per cent year-on-year

UK Export Finance is providing $2bn-worth of export guarantees for the expansion of Al-Maktoum International airport

More support for Dubai aviation expected after UK election Subscription

10 May 2015 | By

Conservatives formed new government after 7 May general election

Kuwait International airport

Kuwait retenders airport work Subscription

3 May 2015 | By

Kuwait airport contract retendered after ministry initially rejected bids in February

Emirates signs $9.2bn deal for Rolls-Royce engines

Emirates signs $9.2bn deal for Rolls-Royce engines Subscription

19 April 2015 | By

Airbus A380 engines contract is largest ever order for UK-based group

Yu Tao

Stable countries key to long-term plans Subscription

2 April 2015

China State Construction planning to increase workforce in region if contracts come through

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Aviation trends

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

Middle East contracts awarded Jan 15

Middle East contracts awarded: January 2015 Subscription

3 February 2015

Over $7bn of contracts awarded in January in the Middle East

Top 100 contract awards Q3 2014

Market cools in latest top 100 contract awards Subscription

4 November 2014 | By

Value of top 100 flat despite new entrants to the index

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MEED comment


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


Middle East aviation remains resilient Subscription

20 November 2014 | By

Airlines must invest to meet rising demand

Al-Maktoum International airport, in Dubai

UK in front for world's largest airport Subscription

18 September 2014 | By

New airport, not the Expo, is the largest Dubai construction scheme

Dubai airport

UAE firms have edge for Bahrain airport Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

Dubai and Abu Dhabi-based firms will receive preferential treatment

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Special reports

Hamad International airport

Aviation and Airports: Region steps up investment Subscription

3 July 2014

The rapid rise of Emirates has spurred the growth of other world-leading airlines in the Gulf

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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

Gulf projects index

Oman leads Gulf index growth Subscription

17 February 2015

UAE and Qatar only other countries to record increases in value

Gulf projects index

Qatar the worst performer on Gulf index Subscription

20 January 2015

Qatar’s project market declines by 2.1 per cent after the scrapping of Al-Karaana project

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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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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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Bahrain: Airfield equipment and training operatives Subscription

21 May 2015 | By

Supply of airfield equipment and training operatives

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