Flynas receives first Airbus 330 plane as part of fleet expansion

Updated 20 May 2014
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Flynas receives first Airbus 330 plane as part of fleet expansion

King Khaled International Airport (KKIA) witnessed last week the arrival of the first Airbus 330 aircraft to join the flynas fleet. The aircraft was received by key executives from the airline headed by Bander Al-Mohanna, deputy group CEO-NAS Holding, Raja Azmi, flynas CEO, and Wael Al-Sarhan, director of marketing and communication, along with key officials from KKIA and members of the press.
The wide body aircraft has various key features, including a capacity of 327 seats comprising 12 Business class and 291 Economy class. In addition, flynas unveiled its new Economy Plus cabin of 24 seats. The new aircraft has a unique interior design and offers entertainment features to ensure a comfortable journey for all flynas guests.
Azmi stated that his team is in a challenging marathon to achieve the company’s objectives in becoming a global airline providing the best services as well as ensuring smooth and comfortable travel for all.
Azmi added that this type of aircraft was required as part of the global flights program, flynas’ 2014 project to expand to long-haul destinations. The Airbus 330 offers advanced technical features and the ability to fly up to 12,500 km continuously.
The Airbus A330 has a luxurious business cabin offering its guests spacious 60 inch flatbed seat, in addition to other features such as in-flight entertainment. Economy class Guests will also enjoy comfortable seats with a 32 inch pitch and in-flight entertainment.
Discussing the experience which will be offered onboard the Airbus 330, Wael Al-Sarhan, director of marketing and communication, said: “flynas promises a unique and distinct experience onboard this type of aircraft, which will contribute in providing various features for all customer segments, in addition to fulfilling the increasing demand in air transport in the Kingdom via the global flights program on flynas.


Alef Education launches first project in US

From right, Geoffrey Alphonso, CEO of Alef Education; Geoffrey Canada, president of the Harlem Children’s Zone and chairman of NexGen Education; and Hanut Singh, CEO of NexGen Education and CEO of QBS Learning.
Updated 17 October 2018
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Alef Education launches first project in US

Alef Education, a UAE-based education technology company, has announced the launch of its Alef education system in the US.

The system will be used at Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) schools in New York city, starting Oct. 15.

The Alef education system brings together a blend of the latest technology and pedagogical approaches geared toward learners of today. A key component of the system is the “Alef Platform,” which has three main pillars: 

•A fun and easy-to-use digital learning environment 

•High-quality digital content developed to engage and stimulate learning with a blend of videos, interactivities and games. 

•Real time data provided within each lesson to truly enable educators to support personalized learning and identify student strengths and weaknesses. 

The partnership between Alef Education and the Harlem Children’s Zone schools started in 2017 when leaders of those organizations met. The meeting included a review of best practices in pedagogy, instructional design, the use of technology, and the best ways to identify difficult concepts and detect struggling students early using data. 

Alef Education identified NexGen, an education technology startup based in New York City, as its US-based partner to carry forward the implementation of the program at the Harlem Children’s Zone schools and other school systems across the US. 

Geoffrey Alphonso, chief executive of Alef Education, said: “As a leading education technology company, we want to play a significant role in the creation of the next generation of innovative individuals around the world, and continue to provide the latest innovations in artificial intelligence-based and technology-driven education solutions within a holistic education system.” 

He added: “The implementation of our innovative education system in the Harlem Children’s Zone schools in New York city speaks of a quantum leap in our long-term mission to leverage technology to provide students with the personalized education they need to succeed, while also empowering teachers with real-time, actionable data.” 

Geoffrey Canada, president of the Harlem Children’s Zone schools in New York and chairman of NexGen Education, named one of the world’s most influential people by Time magazine and as one of the 50 greatest leaders by Fortune magazine, said: “We are pleased to welcome Alef Education’s innovative education system into our schools in New York as of October 2018. Education systems across the world are witnessing unprecedented transformations and a transition to a more dynamic education based on new technologies. In this context, we have decided to adopt this program to further enrich the resources available to our students to ensure they have access to the best the digital education industry has to offer.”