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GOAA opens Terminal C at MCO

Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) has opened Terminal C at the Orlando International Airport (MCO) in Florida, US.

The new terminal will allow the airport to handle a further 10 to 12 million passengers per annum, expanding its total annual capacity to almost 60 million passengers.

Entailing an investment of $2.8bn, the terminal covers an area of 167,225m².

Currently, the terminal has 15 gates and incorporates various environmentally friendly elements.

GOAA CEO Kevin Thibault said: “We celebrate Terminal C’s opening at a time when our passenger volume is returning to pre-pandemic levels."

Full story: Airport Technology

Bombardier to open new service facility at AUH

Canadian business jet manufacturer Bombardier has broken ground on its new service centre at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) in the UAE.

Bombardier ’s new maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility will cover nearly 100,000ft², offering services for all Bombardier business aeroplanes, operator Abu Dhabi Airports noted.

Abu Dhabi Airports managing director and CEO Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri said: “Abu Dhabi Airports is pleased to welcome Bombardier to Abu Dhabi and the UAE, home to its first full-service facility in the UAE.

Full story: Airport Technology


Anton Khodzhajan, general director of Air Marakanda, welcomes the arrival of the first Wizz Air Abu Dhabi flight at Samarkand:

“We are pleased to welcome our new partner, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, whose direct flights between the ancient city of Samarkand and the UAE began today, marking a significant event for Uzbekistan aviation and tourism.

"The Air Marakanda team has worked hard to bring this about, as it opens up new travel opportunities for residents of Samarkand and the area, and will attract tourists from the Middle East to our beautiful city."

Arjan Meijer, President and CEO Embraer Commercial Aviation, welcomes Ruili Airlines to Embraer's Energia Advisory Group:

“I welcome Ruili Airlines, the first Chinese airline to join our Energia Advisory Group. The partnership between Embraer and Ruili Airlines is a significant step for the Energia project.

“We look for partners around the globe to share their innovative ideas and operational insights, adding their expertise to the sustainable aviation mission. Ruili Airlines’ perspective will be invaluable in the development of the Energia family of aircraft.”