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UAE looking to address increasingly crowded airspace

16-Dec-2008

With the dramatic rise of Middle East aviation, where growth rates have been consistently double the international average over the past few years, airspace is now coming at a premium. The locus of this aviation development has been in the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council, and specifically the UAE.

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Subheadings:

  • "Running out of space"
  • Changing profile of aircraft gauge
  • Capacity questions prompt calls for pan-GCC organisation

Graphs and data:

  • Middle East & Industry average passenger growth rates (RPKs): Jan-05 to Sep-08
  • Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah Airport passenger traffic: 1999-2007
  • UAE fleet growth: 2000 to 2015 (As of 09-Dec-08)
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