Bombardier Brings Global 7500 and Challenger 3500 Business Jets to Dubai Air Show 2023, Showcases Defense Capabilities

  • Showstoppers Global 7500 and Challenger 3500 aircraft on display present outstanding performance attributes, technological advancements, sustainability aspects and exceptional, pristine cabins for maximum productivity and comfort
  • On-site Bombardier Defense and Bombardier leadership presence reveals the expansive aircraft capabilities of our highly specialized business jets
  • Exclusive customer visits of Global 7500 and Challenger 3500 aircraft available by appointment

MONTRÉAL, Nov. 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier today announced that its industry-leading Global 7500 and Challenger 3500 aircraft will be on display during the Dubai Air Show Nov. 13-17 in Dubai, UAE revealing the uncompromising attributes of these impressive business jets. Bombardier is also pleased to share that it will have a strong presence on site, with dedicated sales teams from business aircraft and Bombardier Defense.

“We are pleased to be bringing the uncompromising Challenger 3500 and Global 7500 aircraft to the Dubai Air Show this year, celebrating the Global 7500’s recent 150th built aircraft and impressive new speed records*,” said Éric Martel, Bombardier’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “The Middle East is an important market for Bombardier both for business jet customers as well as growing defense business. The Bombardier team on site will proudly showcase our impressive defense capabilities and the many multi-mission solutions we can flexibly tailor. We also look forward to showcasing our Challenger and Global platforms to business jets customers, who will benefit from our aircraft cutting-edge innovation, cabin design, performance, reliability and smooth ride.”

With a top speed of Mach 0.925 and a range of 7,700 nautical miles (14,260 km), the Global 7500 aircraft possess unmatched performance capabilities, boasts the smoothest ride in the skies and has transformed the industry with its refined, luxurious cabin.

Like the Global 7500, Bombardier’s Challenger aircraft possess industry-leading attributes that set it apart from its competition. Bombardier’s Challenger 3500 aircraft combines a world-class interior design with the ultimate value proposition. It boasts the widest in-class cabin and lowest direct operating costs in its class, making this business aircraft a consistent winning option with customers.

The Defense sales team will also be on hand to highlight Bombardier’s portfolio of proven and versatile aircraft platforms, including the Global 6500 jet. Bombardier Defense has more than 500 specialized business aircraft in-service worldwide with more than 3 million fleet hours and some 160 operators in more than 50 countries. The Challenger and Global aircraft families provide the ideal solution for urgent humanitarian assistance, VIP transportation, Maritime Patrol, Electronic Warfare, Search and Rescue and more. For customers or media interested in exploring the aircraft on display, visits are available by appointment.

About Bombardier

Bombardier (BBD-B.TO) is a global leader in aviation, focused on designing, manufacturing, and servicing the world’s most exceptional business jets. Bombardier’s Challenger and Global aircraft families are renowned for their cutting-edge innovation, cabin design, performance, and reliability. Bombardier has a worldwide fleet of approximately 5,000 aircraft in service with a wide variety of multinational corporations, charter and fractional ownership providers, governments, and private individuals. Bombardier aircraft are also trusted around the world in government and military special-mission roles leveraging Bombardier Defense’s proven expertise.

Headquartered in Greater Montréal, Québec, Bombardier operates aerostructure, assembly and completion facilities in Canada, the United States and Mexico. The company’s robust customer support network services the Learjet, Challenger and Global families of aircraft, and includes facilities in strategic locations in the United States and Canada, as well as in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, the UAE, Singapore, China and Australia.

For corporate news and information, including Bombardier’s Environmental, Social and Governance report, as well as the company’s plans to cover all its flight operations with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) utilizing the Book and Claim system visit Learn more about Bombardier’s industry-leading products and customer service network at Follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

Bombardier, Bombardier Global, Global 6500, Global 7500, Challenger and Challenger 3500 are registered or unregistered trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

*All records are pending final approval by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA)

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Jetex and Shell Aviation bring sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to the flagship private terminal in Dubai.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Jetex, a global leader in executive aviation, is the first to offer SAF to customers in the United Arab Emirates. Building on the success of supplying SAF at selected locations in Europe, Jetex will now offer aircraft operators and private owners the possibility of significantly reducing emissions whenever they operate flights from its flagship private terminal in Dubai.

“Bringing SAF to the United Arab Emirates is a milestone achievement, and today I am pleased that we finally can offer this type of aircraft fuel to our customers in Dubai in partnership with Shell Aviation. It is even more important in light of 2023 being announced as the Year of Sustainability in the UAE as it cements our  ambition to reduce carbon emissions”, said Adel Mardini, Founder & CEO of Jetex.

As a safe and fully certified drop-in fuel compatible with existing aircraft fleet and airport infrastructure, SAF can be blended with conventional jet fuel at a ratio of up to 50%, creating an aviation fuel that is significantly lower in lifecycle carbon emissions. In its neat form, SAF can reduce lifecycle emissions by up to 80% compared to conventional jet fuel.

Doris Tan, General Manager Asia and Middle East, Shell Aviation, said: “To reduce emissions from flying, all parts of the aviation value chain need to play their part. This is particularly crucial for private business customers as they can create a concentrated, high-impact demand for SAF. Additionally, expanding the availability of SAF to new locations is equally important, which is why it’s been highly rewarding to work with Jetex to enhance our SAF capabilities in the Middle East by delivering SAF at DWC for the first time.”

Jetex’s environment strategy focuses on reducing carbon emissions, recycling and adapting the latest green technologies across its global network. The company’s efforts are aligned with IATA’s commitment to fly net zero by 2050 and achieving this requires a combination of maximum elimination of emissions at the source, offsetting and carbon capture technologies.

It is vital for the future of aviation to continue to address climate change and Jetex remains focused on playing its part to reduce the impact on the planet.

About Jetex:

An award-winning global leader in executive aviation, Jetex is recognized for delivering flexible, best-in-class trip support solutions to customers worldwide. Jetex provides exceptional private terminals (FBOs), aircraft fueling, ground handling and global trip planning. The company caters to both owners and operators of business jets for corporate, commercial and personal air travel. To find out more about Jetex, visit and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


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Saudi Bodybuilding Team Wins 9 Medals at the 2023 World Championship

Riyadh, The Saudi bodybuilding team secured 9 medals at the 2023 World Fitness and Bodybuilding Championship held in the Spanish city of Santa Susanna.

The championship witnessed the participation of 1,600 competitors representing 103 countries.

In this year’s event, which is the largest and most competitive in terms of the number of teams and the level of performance, the Saudi team was represented by 12 competitors.

The Saudi team started the championship with Hattan Bukhari securing the third position and a bronze medal in the “Physique” category, while his teammate Naif Al-Bashah achieved the sixth position in the same category.

On the second day, Hamdan Al-Ghamdi claimed the gold medal in the “Muscular Physique” category, and in the same category, his teammate Saad bin Hashim secured the fourth position, while Ibrahim Al-Najim finished sixth.

Saudi achievements continued on the third day with Ramadan Hawsa securing the gold medal in the “Master” category, while his teammate Majed Abu Al-Rahi achieved the fifth position in the same category.

Additionally, Ali Abu Al-Makarem won the bronze medal in the “Bodybuilding 85 kg” category, and Ramadan Hawsa finished fourth in the same category.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

UN Secretary-General Renews Call for Immediate Humanitarian Ceasefire in Gaza

New York, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reiterated call for an immediate and permanent humanitarian ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

UN Spokesperson for the Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric said in a statement: “The Secretary-General remains extremely distressed by the killing of civilians in Gaza and the humanitarian catastrophe that continues to unfold in Gaza, with an unimaginable toll on civilians.” In the statement, Guterres renewed his call for an immediate ceasefire and to allow humanitarian aid to enter Gaza on a reliable and frequent basis.

Guterres recently called for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip for humanitarian reasons and stressed the need to respect international humanitarian law and protect civilians and civilian infrastructure, including workers in the humanitarian and medical fields, and the need to allow the entry of basic supplies and services, and the unhindered access of humanitarian aid to the Strip in a safe manner and on a scale commensurate with this tragic situation.

He also announced that the UN and its partners had launched a humanitarian appeal worth $1.2 billion to help 2.7 million people, including the entire population of the Gaza Strip and 500,000 people in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Prime Minister of Bangladesh Leaves Jeddah

Jeddah, People’s Republic of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed left Jeddah Tuesday.

At King Abdulaziz International Airport, She was bid farewell by Governor of Jeddah Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Jalawi; Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs branch of Makkah Region Mazen bin Hamad Al-Hamli; Director of Jeddah Governorate Police Major General Suleiman Al-Twaireb; and Director of the Royal Protocol Office of Makkah Region Ahmed Abdullah bin Zafer.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Israeli Occupation Attacks ICRC Humanitarian Aid Convoy in Gaza

Gaza, The Israeli occupation forces targeted the International Red Cross humanitarian aid convoy carrying lifesaving medical supplies to health facilities in Gaza City.

According to the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS), the occupation forces targeted a humanitarian convoy carrying medical and food aid to health facilities, including Al-Quds Hospital of the PRCS.

The PRCS appealed to international community and humanitarian institutions to take action against the targeting of humanitarian convoys, and to promptly deliver vital assistance and essential supplies to Gaza and the northern region.

Due to the severe shortage of fuel, the PRCS will be forced to shut down the electrical generators in Al-Quds Hospital after 9 am Wednesday, in addition to the surgical department and the oxygen generation station.

Meanwhile, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said it was deeply troubled that its humanitarian convoy in Gaza City came under fire in Gaza City.

In a statement, the ICRC said that the parties have their obligation under international humanitarian law to respect and protect humanitarian workers at all times.

A convoy of five trucks and two ICRC vehicles was carrying lifesaving medical supplies to health facilities when it was hit by fire, the statement said, adding that two trucks were damaged and a driver was lightly wounded.

Since the start of Israel’s brutal aggression on Gaza Strip on Oct. 7, the occupation war machine has attacked hospitals, healthcare centers and ambulances, and has continued to prevent access of fuel necessary to operate electrical generators.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Relatively Hot Weather Daytime, Warning of Strong Winds and High Sea

Doha, Weather inshore today until 6:00 pm on Wednesday will be relatively hot daytime with local clouds and mild to relatively cold by, the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather report.

Offshore, it will be scattered clouds to partly cloudy at times, the report added, warning of strong wind and high sea at north at first.

Wind inshore will be northwesterly to northeasterly 05 – 15 KT, gusting to 20 KT at places daytime.

Offshore, it will be mainly northwesterly 08 – 18 KT, gusting to 24 KT at places day times.

Visibility inshore will be 4 – 10 km. Offshore, will be 4 – 9 km.

Sea state inshore will be 1 – 3 ft, rises to 4 ft at north at first. Offshore, it will be 2 – 5 ft, rises to 8 ft at north at first.

Area High Tide Low Tide Max ————————————————————- Messaid 14:05 – **** 22:57 – **: ** 32 Wakrah 12:56 – **** 21:28 – **:** 31 Doha 12:57 – **** 21:15 – **:** 31 Al Khor 12:21 – 12:21 03:22 – 19:31 30 Ruwais 02:20 – 13:43 08:08 – 20:15 29 Dukhan 06:57 – 18:59 00:13 – 13:09 29 Abo Samra 04:58 – 17:25 00:58 – 10:58 30 Sunrise: 05:45 LT Sunset: 16:48 LT

Source: Qatar News Agency

Summary of Local News Released Tuesday -1-

– The State of Qatar is taking part in the International Conference on Women in Islam: Status and Empowerment” which is organized by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from Nov. 6 to 8 in Jedda, with broad regional and international participation.

– The State of Qatar participated in the Fourth Gulf Conference on Cybersecurity Challenges, hosted by the State of Kuwait from Nov. 6-9.

– The State of Qatar has reiterated its continuous support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), to enable the agency fulfill its mandate, which is indispensable in light of the challenges facing the Palestinian cause.

– Al Qubaib Mosque, also known as Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed Al-Thani Mosque, which is located on Al Ahmad Street in the New Markets area in Doha, is a cultural landmark that reflects the excellence of heritage architecture and the aesthetics that combines the strength of the structure and the beauty of the model.

– The philosophy program at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies held a seminar on philosophy and contemporary Arab thought with the participation of a number of researchers from and outside the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies for two days.

– In cooperation with the Public Relations Department at the Ministry of Interior (MOI), the General Directorate of Traffic organized an introductory seminar on regulating the traffic of trucks and buses within Doha, which was implemented at the beginning of November, with the aim of developing traffic safety policies and reducing congestion during peak hours.

– Qatari inventor Mohamed Ahmed Al Qasabi won four awards at the Seoul International Invention Fair (SIIF) 2023.

– The pavilion of Rwanda in the international area of the Horticultural Expo 2023 Doha offers an experience that showcases the history of this African country, its present and future, modern technologies, and the progress made in agriculture and water management there through screens that allow visitors to discover the stories, culture and heritage of its people, and watch the rapid pace at which the country developed.

– The city of Doha has won first place in the Excellence Award for Electronic and Smart Transformation within the 14th Arab Towns Organization (ATO) awards. The results were announced Tuesday at the award ceremony held in Doha.

– Under the slogan “Lifeline of Dignity and Life for Gaza,” Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has launched a new initiative to support the Palestinian people, by inviting medical professionals in and out of Qatar to volunteer to provide emergency health care for patients and injured people in Gaza.

– The organizing committee of the University World Cup 3×3 Basketball – DOHA 2023 revealed the details of the 4th edition of the tournament, hosted by Doha for the first time from Nov. 10 to 12 of this year at Qatar University.

– Doha Film Institute (DFI) today announced the launch of Intaj 2023: Arab World’s Cinema, a multimedia exhibition that traces the evolution of Arab cinema and pays homage to the founders and pioneers of the industry in the Arab world.

– The Administrative Control and Transparency Authority (ACTA) organized a training program on emotional intelligence skills, leadership personality traits, and influencers in the workplace, which was held at the Barzan Hall in the ACTA building, running November 5-7.

-The Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) announced the resumption of horse racing at Al Rayyan Racecourse on Wednesday, after the postponement in recent weeks due to weather conditions.

– The draw for the Water Polo Tournaments for the World Aquatics Championships – Doha 2024 scheduled to be held from Feb. 2 to 18, was held today.

– The Qatar Billiards and Snooker Federation (QBSF) President Mohamed Al Ramzani, considered that Doha has become a destination for hosting the largest global and continental billiards and snooker championships annually, pointing out that Dohas current hosting of nine world championships in a row is the greatest evidence of the Qatari reputation for hosting the most prominent sporting events.

– Al Duhail lost to Al Nassr (KSA) 3-2 in the Group E of the AFC Champions League match that took place at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on Tuesday.

– Al Duhail coach Christophe Galtier expressed great disappointment as his team lost hope in competing in the AFC Champions League, after losing to the Saudi Al Nassr 3-2, in the match that was played at Khalifa Stadium in Matchday 4 of Group E.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Saudi Geological Survey CEO Meets Canadian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Jeddah, Chief Executive Officer of the Saudi Geological Survey (SGS) Eng. Abdullah Al-Shamrani met here today with Canadian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Jean-Philippe Linteau.

During the meeting, they discussed cooperation in the fields of geology, mining, geological studies and research, and other issues of common concern.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

OIC Secretary-General Meets with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Burkina Faso on Sidelines of Conference on Women in Islam

Jeddah, The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Hissein Brahim Taha, met on Tuesday with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Cooperation and Burkina Faso’s expatriates abroad Olivia Rwamba, on the sidelines of the international conference on “Women in Islam: Status and Empowerment”.

The two sides discussed bilateral relations, and reviewed the efforts of the Burkina Faso’s government to combat terrorism, establish security and stability, and advance development in the country.

The Secretary-General praised Burkina Faso’s efforts in supporting women and youth issues, praising its contributions to strengthening joint Islamic action.

Source: Saudi Press Agency