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Gulfstream Aerospace celebrates flight test program milestone

Gulfstream Aerospace has reflected on the first ten flight tests for the Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 jets. The jets are twin-engine, with the G500 replacing the G450. The G500 has a range of 5,000 nautical miles (9,260km) at Mach 0.85, with nonstop flights connecting distant cities such as Istanbul to Cape Town, Los Angeles to London, and San Francisco to Tokyo. The G600 can fly 4,800 nautical miles (8,890km) at a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90, and seats up to 19 passengers, with room for nine to sleep.

19th September 2017



Dassault's Falcon 5X jet takes its first flight

Fractional-share provider PlaneSense has completed a five-yearly functional test of its emergency fire extinguishing system in its 40,000ft2 hangar at its Portsmouth International Airport headquarters in New Hampshire.

29th August 2017

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Abu Dhabi Airports collaborates with Al Hilal Bank to provide VIP Terminal membership

Abu Dhabi Airports’ VIP Terminal, operated by National Aviation Services (NAS), has signed a partnership agreement with Al Hilal Bank to provide exclusive VIP Terminal access to top-ranking customers at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

The VIP Terminal is a luxurious offering for passengers arriving, departing or transiting through the airport, with elegant décor; multiple lounge areas; a large selection of hot and cold foods; restrooms with showers; wi-fi zones; a kids’ playroom; a prayer room; a smoking area; and a variety of other entertainment facilities.

Hassan El Houry, Group CEO of NAS, said, “Our exclusive partnership with Al Hilal Bank, speaks volumes of the facilities offered at the VIP Terminal operated by NAS. The complete NAS experience, including meet and assist services, lounge facilities and luxury transport, ensures that passengers have a relaxed and stress-free journey through Abu Dhabi International Airport, be it on arrival, departure or in transit. We hope to expand our service offering in the UAE to provide the best of our capabilities for airports and airlines in the country.”

Al Hilal Bank has 21 branches throughout the UAE and Kazakhstan. By making travel more accessible, the partnership between Al Hilal Bank and NAS is expected to have a strong impact on the region.

Alex Coelho, CEO of Al Hilal Bank, commented, “At Al Hilal Bank, we always strive to go the extra mile when it comes to entering new partnerships. Our partnership with National Aviation Services is our latest client-centric endeavor, focusing on improving the lifestyle of our customers by making the travel experience more rewarding. Through this partnership, Al Hilal Bank customers can now enjoy complimentary access to the VIP Terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

“We are happy to be part of this fruitful collaboration, offering our customers an easier and better travel experience, and we will continue to provide our customers with similar offerings that improve their quality of life.”

October 2, 2017

Written by Kirstie Pickering


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