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Aviation & airports projects news

Hill appointed project manager for Cairo airport Terminal 2

Hill project manager for Cairo airport Terminal 2 Subscription

31 July 2014 | By

US-based firm wins $1.9m contract lasting for 15 months

Runway

Hochtief team selected for Riyadh airport expansion Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

Consortium submitted the lowest bid for the project in May

Algiers’ Houari Boumediene International airport

Chinese win Algeria airport construction deal Subscription

16 July 2014 | By

Contract covers the construction of a new terminal building at Algiers’ Houari Boumediene International airport

Airport

Larsen & Toubro secures Oman airport work Subscription

7 July 2014 | By

Contract involves building terminal buildings at Duqm airport

Saudi Arabia further extends deadline for domestic airport Subscription

16 June 2014 | By

Bid deadline extended for contract to expand Qassim airport in Saudi Arabia

Bid deadline extended for Kuwait airport project Subscription

15 June 2014 | By

Project entails building new runway at Kuwait International airport

Kuwait seeks more bidders for airport terminal Subscription

8 June 2014 | By

Contractors were preparing to submit bids in late May

Larsen & Toubro bids low for Duqm airport project Subscription

3 June 2014 | By

Three companies submitted bids to build Duqm International airport

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Market news

Runway

WSP wins Oman airport work Subscription

20 August 2014 | By

Canadian firm appointed by J&P for detailed design work on Muscat and Salalah airport projects

Airport

Low bidder emerges for domestic Saudi airport Subscription

18 August 2014 | By

Project covers expansion of Qassim airport

Air Arabia

Air Arabia’s second quarter profits boosted by cost management Subscription

10 August 2014 | By

Airline opened second UAE hub earlier in year

Emirates Boeing aircraft

Emirates airline orders 150 Boeing planes for $56bn Subscription

9 July 2014 | By

Emirates includes the right to purchase an additional 50 planes

Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways reveals strong first half growth Subscription

9 July 2014 | By

Etihad Airways’ revenue rises 28 per cent year-on-year to $3.2bn in first half

Etihad agrees to buy 49 per cent stake in Alitalia Subscription

25 June 2014 | By

Deal could help Italian carrier avoid bankruptcy

Emirates’ order cancellation is credit negative for Airbus Subscription

17 June 2014 | By

Emirates’ Airbus cancellation could strengthen Boeing’s Middle East presence

Emirates cancels order for 70 Airbus planes Subscription

11 June 2014 | By

Dubai-based airline cancels delivery of A350 XWB aircraft

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Aviation trends

Middle East contracts awarded July 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: July 2014 Subscription

11 August 2014

Over $8bn of contracts were awarded in July in the Middle East

Middle East contract awards May 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: May 2014 Subscription

2 June 2014

Over $8bn of contracts awarded in May in the Middle East

High-yield traffic: The Gulf’s carriers have different strategies to attract premium-class travellers

Airline services at a premium Subscription

15 May 2014 | By

As one regional airline launches a new class segment, the Gulf carriers are entering a premium war

Top 100 projects index, Q1 2014

Kuwait’s Clean Fuels Project edges Top 100 Projects value higher Subscription

24 April 2014 | By

A busy first quarter for 2014 saw 15 entrants in the MEED Top 100 Projects index

Serco is the service provider for the Dubai Metro

Bringing the region's services to life Subscription

10 April 2014 | By

Facilities management firm Serco works quietly in the background, providing major services across various sectors in the region, but its CEO is looking to extend its reach

Middle East contracts awarded: February 2014 Subscription

20 March 2014

Over $17bn of contracts awarded in February in the Middle East

Contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: January 2014 Subscription

16 February 2014

Over $17bn awarded in January in the Middle East

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MEED comment

Freight: Emirates carries the most cargo globally

Dubai the hub of cargo industry

3 July 2014 | By

The Middle East is leveraging its geographic location to develop its air and sea cargo industry

Aviation

Airport projects make progress Subscription

29 May 2014

Governments across the GCC are ramping up aviation infrastructure, with Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE all making significant strides

Business class: Rivalry between Gulf airlines is intense

Etihad pushes the boundaries Subscription

15 May 2014 | By

While luxury offerings on board the region’s flagship airlines have garnered attention, competing for first-class travellers is a risky strategy

Dubai Airshow

Pilot shortage looms in region Subscription

21 November 2013

While the Gulf’s aviation sector is continuing to boom, the long-term future of the industry will rely on investment in people, not just planes

Al-Maktoum airport

A fresh take on airport design Subscription

31 October 2013

Dubai is looking to expand the Al-Maktoum airport with a greater focus on passenger comfort

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Special reports

Hamad International airport

Aviation and Airports: Region steps up investment

3 July 2014

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

Planes

Aviation & Airports: Passenger growth increases Subscription

10 October 2013

Aviation passenger traffic is on the up in the region

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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

Kuwait

Kuwaiti projects market 2012 Subscription

6 March 2012

MEED’s online seminar on the Kuwiat projects market, providing a comprehensive forecast and review of opportunities in the country

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Projects trends

Gulf projects index

Iraq and UAE lead Gulf index growth Subscription

17 April 2014

Kuwait, Qatar and Iran record largest declines in value

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Companies

Abu Dhabi Airports Company

Abu Dhabi Airports Company Subscription

Wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi Government, it was created in 2006 to own, manage, develop and run the emirate’s airports and aviation infrastructure

Aeroports de Paris logo

Aeroports de Paris Subscription

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

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People

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

Mohammed al-Rais Subscription

1 October 2012

Mohammed al-Rais is senior vice-president and managing director, Middle East, Hill International

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