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Aviation X Lab is a bold and ambitious aviation-specific incubator that brings together five global aviation giants: Emirates airline, Thales, Collins Aerospace, GE Aviation and Airbus. UAE telecom provider du is the Lab’s Digital Innovation Partner. Based in Area 2071 at the Emirates Towers, Aviation X Lab was founded in October 2017 with an MOU signed in the presence of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
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The Emirates Group’s extensive and diverse international portfolio includes the world’s largest international airline, Emirates, and one of the largest combined air services providers in the world, dnata. Together with its joint venture businesses, the Group comprises more than 50 brands, employing a workforce that represents the best talent from over 170 nations.
Airbus SE is a European multinational aerospace corporation. As of 2019, Airbus is the world's largest airliner manufacturer and took the most airliner orders, surpassing rival Boeing.
Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies, is leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry's.
GE Aviation is a world-leading provider of jet engines, components and integrated systems for commercial and military aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings.
Thales is a global leader in advanced technologies investing in digital and "deep tech" innovations – Big Data, artificial intelligence, connectivity, cybersecurity and quantum technology.

Thales's high-tech solutions, services and products help companies, organisations and governments to achieve their goals and ambitions in digital identity and security, defence, aerospace, space, and transport.
Digital Innovation Partner
From inception in 2006, du have worked to enhance and expand their services in an industry that is at the heart of economic and social transformation. Their aim is to bring people and businesses together in what we do best, by offering mobile and fixed services, broadband connectivity and IPTV services to people, homes and businesses all over the UAE.