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Aviation innovation: Laila Hareb

Aviation innovation: Laila Hareb

Among the many jobs in Laila Hareb’s intray is the creation of the UAE as a force for change in the combative world of aerospace. The assistant director general of the General Civil Aviation Authority explains her vision for the sector

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Catching a tailwind

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One-to-one with organisers of Dubai Airshow 2015

One-to-one with organisers of Dubai Airshow 2015

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Supply and demand: Agility's Tarek Sultan

Supply and demand: Agility's Tarek Sultan

Agility has 100 times as many staff and 200 times as much revenue as it did when it was privatised in 1997 by the Kuwait government. Chairman Tarek Sultan explains what is next in store for the largest logistics group in the Gulf and why it is a strong...

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