Visions of Arabia

Subtitle: Can the Middle east help pull the aerospace industry from its malaise? On the eve of the Dubai air show, our special feature looks at how the region is defying the downturn by investing in airlnes, infrastructure, aerospace and defence. Engine of recovery : organisers of the Dubai air show are confident the Middle East will lead the aerospace sector's global economic recovery / Murdo Morrison. -- Joining the new jet set : despite the downturn, Abu Dhabi continues to attract generously backed business aviation charter start-ups. The latest is AIA / Murdo Morrison. -- The sky's the limit : Dubai's airports suffer none of the bureaucracy that besets their European counterparts, leaving the way open for growth / Murdo Morrison. -- Oasis of enterprise [Jordan] : the kingdom's image as a stable, friendly, non-expensive country has been a major advantage for its growing aviation industry / Murdo Morrison. -- Aerospace city begins to rise from the desert. -- Linking the Levant : Royal Jordanian aims to connect kingdom and its neighbours to the West with mix of regional and widebody jets / Murdo Morrison. -- Security on a budget : Seabird Aviation Jordan's aerial surveillance platform offers versatile and economic solution for homeland security role / Murdo Morrison. -- First step to skies : Aqaba's location on the Red Sea offers a strong focus for Ayla Aviation Academy to attract business from across the region / Murdo Morrison. -- Flying the flags : the Gulf's network carruiers are riding out the economic storm by pressing ahead with leet and network expansion plans / Max Kingsley-Jones. -- Hub development is the key for carriers. -- Low-cost challenge : the arrival of budget airline FlyDubai is expected to cause ripples among other major operators in the Gulf / Max Kingsley-Jones. -- Out of the shadows : niche players Gulf Air and Oman Air are making efforts to avoid being eclipsed by their ever-expanding neighbours / Max Kingsley-Jones.


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Illustrations;
  • Pagination: p. 36-65 : ill.
  • Serial:
    • Flight International
    • Volume: 176
    • Issue Number: 5214
    • Publisher: Reed Business Information, Limited
    • ISSN: 0015-3710

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01147611
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Northwestern University Transportation Library
  • Files: TLIB
  • Created Date: Jan 4 2010 10:59AM