Etihad and GE in big data deal

The tools will allow Etihad to monitor planes in real time, reduce fuel costs, manage plane maintenance and spot problems before they happen. (Image source: GE)Etihad Airways will use GE Aviation and Accenture’s sophisticated Taleris software to harvest and analyse gigabytes of data generated by hundreds of sensors working inside its planes

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Emirates plans new aircraft lease deal

emirates-mark harkin flickrDubai’s Emirates airline plans to lease new Airbus A380 superjumbo aircraft from finance company Doric, which will issue US$630mn of bond-type certificates to fund the purchase of the planes

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Riyadh airport expansion will aim to boost capacity

airport  DearEdwardRiyadh's King Khaled International Airport (KKIA) has outlined expansion plans that will aim to increase its current capacity of 12mn passengers a year to 35mn passengers

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Dubai Airports to upgrade DXB's runways in 2014

dubai runway-crucially flickrDubai Airports has announced that it will conduct an extensive runway enhancement project at Dubai International Airport (DXB) in 2014

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Qatar to spend US$2 billion more on new airport

plane  Dave HeutsQatar has revealed plans to spend an additional US$2bn on its new international airport in Doha to accommodate expansion plans by its airlines

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