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Emirates orders 36 A380s worth US$ 16 billion

Posted 18 January 2018

Emirates has announced a US$ 16 billion (AED 58.7 billion) deal for 36 additional Airbus A380 aircraft, with 20 firm orders and 16 options. Emirates’ A380 fleet operates both GE and Rolls-Royce engines, and the airline is evaluating engine options for its latest A380 order.

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Serco Middle East awarded contract extension by Sharjah Civil Aviation

Posted 16 January 2018

The Department of Civil Aviation, Sharjah has signed a further one-year contract extension with the Serco ME, effective March 1st 2018 for the provision of Air Traffic Services.

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Middle Eastern carriers’ year-on-year freight volumes increased 6.6% in November

Posted 15 January 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), climbed 8.8% in November 2017

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RJ is second most punctual airline in the Middle East and Africa

Posted 15 January 2018

Royal Jordanian ranked second in terms of punctuality among Middle East and African airlines with 80.67% on-time performance rate last year, according to OAG's 2018 Punctuality League study, released earlier this

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Spreading wings

Posted 15 January 2018

Starting an airline in a country with continuous unrest around you may seem unwise but, as Alan Dron discovered, Libyan Wings is doing remarkably well… if only it could fly to more destinations.

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Turkish Airlines announces a commitment to order 20+5 A350s

Posted 11 January 2018

Turkish Airlines and Airbus today signed an MoU to acquire 20+5 optional A350-900 aircraft.

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IATA: Middle East carriers had a 4.9% demand increase, which was lowest among regions

Posted 11 January 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), climbed 8.8% in November

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Can Saudia’s low-cost challenge be the real deal?

Posted 10 January 2018

Flyadeal is the latest operator to take advantage of Saudi Arabia’s liberalisation of domestic air services.

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Airbus rolls out first A321neo ACF

Posted 8 January 2018

Airbus has completed assembly of the first A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex) at its facilities in Hamburg.

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Female tourist killed and 12 injured in hot air balloon crash in Egypt

Posted 5 January 2018

A South African female tourist was killed and 12 other people were injured when a hot air balloon crashed near Luxor, Egypt, earlier today.

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Saudia aims low for a high return

Posted 3 January 2018

Saudi Arabia’s national carrier, Saudia, is going on the offensive with a huge expansion campaign and the launch of its own low-cost carrier. Alan Dron reports.

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More ATRs in Iran as country narrows in on international finance deals

Posted 2 January 2018

Iran Air has received two more of the 20 ATR-72s it ordered last year. The seventh and eighth aircraft arrived at Tehran’s Mehrabad airport on New Year’s Eve. (Pictures by Shahram Sharifi )

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EgyptAir firms up order for 12+12 CS300s

Posted 2 January 2018

EgyptAir has signed a firm order agreement with Bombardier for the purchase of twelve CS300s along with purchase rights for a further twelve of the type, reports ch-aviation.

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Gulf Air lending support to national team

Posted 31 December 2017

As excitement mounts for the final stages of football’s Gulf Cup, Bahrain’s Gulf Air is getting behind its national team ahead of Tuesday’s semi-final against Oman which is being played in Kuwait.

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Emirates ends 2017 on a high note reaching fleet and product milestones

Posted 28 December 2017

Since January 2017, Emirates has carried over 59 million passengers. The airline served over 63 million meals on its flights departing Dubai, and moved over 35 million pieces of baggage in Dubai to its network of

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Boeing and Royal Air Maroc announce orders for four 787 Dreamliners

Posted 27 December 2017

Boeing and Royal Air Maroc (RAM) today announced orders for (4) 787-9 Dreamliners – valued at $1.1 billion at list prices – that will enable Morocco's flag carrier to expand international service.

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Qatar Airways celebrates its continuous growth in 2017

Posted 27 December 2017

Qatar Airways is celebrating a successful year of growth, network expansion and a record-breaking number of award wins at the end of this, its 20th year of operations.

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Arabia'a knight

Posted 22 December 2017

Air Arabia’s cautious growth strategy and budget product may not have the ‘wow’ factor but, as the region’s glitzier airlines fly into turbulence, this low-cost carrier is proving that substance beats style every time. Group chief executive Adel Ali talked to Martin Rivers.

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Boeing and Flydubai finalise purchase of 175 737 MAX aircraft

Posted 22 December 2017

Boeing and Flydubai have finalised the purchase of 175 737 MAX airpcraft in the largest single-aisle jet order in Middle East history. The deal – which includes options for an additional 50 jets – is valued at up to $27 billion

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Flydubai finalises record 737MAX deal and puts squeeze on rivals

Posted 21 December 2017

Boeing and Flydubai have finalised the deal of 175 Boeing737 MAX airplanes in the largest single-aisle jet order in Middle East history. The contract – which includes options for an additional 50 jets – is valued at $27

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Pegasus Airlines orders 25 A321neo ACF

Posted 21 December 2017

Pegasus Airlines has placed an order for 25 A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex configuration). This comes on top of 18 A321neo and 57 A320neos already on order bringing Pegasus Airlines total firm order to 100 Airbus A320 Family aircraft.

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First SSJ100 test flight with the Saberlets performed successfully

Posted 21 December 2017

Sukhoi Superjet 100 has performed its first flight with the installed saberlets in Zhukovsky.

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EgyptAir and Russia to resume SSJ-100 negotiations

Posted 20 December 2017

EgyptAir and Russia will resume talks regarding the potential sale of SSJ 100/95 aircraft, Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said after meeting with Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, reports ch-aviation.

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Egyptian Aviation Academy adds Beechcraft piston aircraft to its fleet

Posted 20 December 2017

Textron has received an order for two Beechcraft Baron G58 and two Beechcraft Bonanza G36 aircraft from Egyptian Aviation Academy.

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EgyptAir on cloud nine with latest 737-800 delivery

Posted 10 December 2017

EgyptAir has received its ninth and final Boeing 737-800NGs on a lease deal from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) and valued at $864 million. All nine were handed over during in the course of the past year.

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Qatar Airways reconfirms and upsizes its order for 50 A321neo

Posted 8 December 2017

Qatar Airways has re-affirmed its earlier order for 50 A320neo with a firm order for 50 A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex configuration).

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GECAS takes delivery of its 394th – and last – Next-Generation 737

Posted 8 December 2017

Culminating a 20-year history of new orders for the type, GECAS has received its 394th and final skyline order of Boeing's Next Generation 737. Just over a month prior to Boeing delivering its first 737 MAX to GECAS in

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Qatar Airways receives IATA's NDC Level 3 Certification

Posted 7 December 2017

Qatar Airways recently achieved the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) NDC Level 3 Certification, demonstrating its use of the latest technological standards in providing information about airfares and other

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Emirates' new Boeing 777 cabins impresses customers

Posted 6 December 2017

Emirates' new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fitted with its fully enclosed private suites in First Class, as well as refreshed Business and Economy Class cabins, has now entered service.

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New A330-800 starts final assembly

Posted 30 November 2017

Final assembly of the newest member of the A330neo Family, the A330-800, has started and is on track for the first flight planned in mid-2018.

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Middle East – still one of the most desirable destinations for pilots

Posted 29 November 2017

Despite instability in the region, fluctuating oil prices and unpredictable politics, the Gulf region is still one of the most attractive destinations for aviation specialists.

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Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens to develop hybrid-electric aircraft power

Posted 28 November 2017

Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens have formed a partnership which aims at developing a near-term flight demonstrator which will be a significant step forward in hybrid-electric propulsion for commercial

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New Cessna twin turboprop unveiled for cargo and commuter operations

Posted 28 November 2017

Textron Aviation has today unveiled a new aircraft - a new twin-engine, high-wing, large-utility turboprop – the Cessna SkyCourier 408. The new aircraft was launched with an order of up to 100 aircraft from FedEx

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EgyptAir and Royal Air Maroc in new code-share agreement

Posted 28 November 2017

EgyptAir and Royal Air Maroc have signed a new code-share partnership.

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Egypt Air 777 and Virgin A330 minor collision at JFK

Posted 28 November 2017

An EgyptAir Boeing 777 and a Virgin Atlantic A330-300 suffered a collison while taxiing at JFK Airport, New York, early this morning.

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CSeries interest picks up across North Africa following EgyptAir order

Posted 25 November 2017

At least three airlines with bases in North Africa are evaluating the Bombardier CSeries as confidence in the type grows following EgyptAir's decision to buy 12 units with options for 12 more, reports Martin

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The A350-1000 is certified for airline service

Posted 22 November 2017

Delivery of the first A350-1000 – the longest-fuselage version of Airbus' A350 XWB jetliner – is planned before year-end following the aircraft's Type Certification by the European and U.S. airworthiness authorities.

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IATA introduces I-ASC Survey to enhance safety through a safety culture

Posted 21 November 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched the IATA Aviation Safety Culture (I-ASC) survey to support airlines in the implementation of Safety Management Systems (SMS) and building a

in Air Transport / Technology

Royal Jordanian takes up Optiontown system to add value to frequent travellers

Posted 21 November 2017

Royal Jordanian has today joined the growing band of airlines to team up with Optiontown, a world pioneer in developing unique and innovative travel options

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AACO slams new tax attack from United States

Posted 21 November 2017

The Arab Air Carriers organisation (AACO) has slammed plans for a proposed United States taxation amendment that targets international carriers on routes not served more than twice weekly by US carriers.

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Abu Dhabi: TSA supports ACI-IATA initiative on airline security

Posted 21 November 2017

Addressing the aviation security community at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) 26th AVSEC World conference in Abu Dhabi last week, TSA Administrator, David P. Pekoske, endorsed the joint Airports

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IATA urges Swift GASeP implementation

Posted 21 November 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged the swift implementation by states of the first Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP) which was established this week by the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

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Etihad Airways Swiss flights become all-Boeing 787 Dreamliner services

Posted 21 November 2017

Etihad Airways' flights to and from Switzerland will become an all-Boeing 787 Dreamliner operation with the aircraft being deployed on the Abu Dhabi – Geneva route, effective 25 March 2018.

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Etihad conference is in good health

Posted 19 November 2017

Etihad hosted the fifth edition of its acclaimed annual Aviation Health Conference, in the UAE capital yesterday. The conference was accredited for the first time by the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine.

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AFSEC: Osprey changing the face of aviation security

Posted 16 November 2017

The newly launched aviation security company, Osprey Flight Solutions, has been demonstrating its risk analysis and management software for the first time at AVSEC World in Abu Dhabi this week

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Turkish Airlines enjoys record Q3 profit figures

Posted 16 November 2017

Turkish Airlines has soared back into profitability with $939 million in the third quarter taking the year to date profit to $956 million. The third quarter figures are a record for the Istanbul carrier.

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Emirates makes connectivity decision for 777X fleet

Posted 16 November 2017

Emirates and Thales have signed a new agreement to equip its Boeing 777X fleet with the next generation broadband inflight connectivity using Inmarsat GX global network. The partnership will give Emirates customers what the airline

in Air Transport / Maintenance

Gulf Air go for Honeywell APUs

Posted 16 November 2017

Gulf Air has signed an agreement to purchase Honeywell auxiliary power units (APU) for its new, incoming fleet of 29 Airbus 320/321neo aircraft.

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Dubai Airshow – Royal Jordanian signs Boeing for 787 training

Posted 16 November 2017

Royal Jordanian used the Dubai Air Show to announce that it has selected Boeing to provide its 787 flight training. Under the five-year strategic agreement, Boeing will provide the Amman-based airline with a comprehensive

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Dubai Airshow: Air Arabia selects AFI KLM E&M for CFM56-5B engine support A320 fleet

Posted 16 November 2017

Air Arabia has signed a long-term, full engine support contract for its growing Airbus A320 fleet with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M), a major multi-product MRO

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Dubai Airshow: flydubai signs with Boeing for 225 737 MAXs

Posted 15 November 2017

Boeing and flydubai signed a landmark agreement at the Dubai Airshow today for 225 737 MAX aircraft with a list price value of $27 billion, making it the largest-ever single-aisle jet order – by number of airplanes and total value

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Dubai Airshow – order records smashed on fourth day of show

Posted 15 November 2017

The biggest ever single-aisle order from a Middle Eastern carrier and the biggest ever order for Airbus came as a late bonus for the Dubai Airshow today

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Dubai Airshow: Indigo Partners commits to another 430 A320neo

Posted 15 November 2017

Indigo Partners' four portfolio airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the purchase by the four airlines of 430 additional Airbus A320neo Family aircraft.

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Dubai Airshow: Bombardier signs with EgyptAir for up to 24 CS300s

Posted 15 November 2017

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced yesterday at the Dubai Airshow, that it has signed a letter of intent (LoI) for up to 24 CS300 aircraft with EgyptAir Holding Company, of Cairo.

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Dubai Airshow: Wataniya fleet boost with 25 A320neo

Posted 14 November 2017

Airbus ended a very subdued Dubai show with a quiet announcement of an MoU for 25 A320 neos for Kuwait's Wataniya Airways.

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Dubai Airshow: Air Arabia announces expansion plans

Posted 14 November 2017

Air Arabia has unveiled plans to expand into new markets, as it signed a lease on six new Airbus A321neo long range aircraft in a deal valued in excess of US$2.79 billion at current list prices.

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Dubai Airshow: Emirates signs MoU for 40 Boeing 787-10s

Posted 13 November 2017

Emirates Airline yesterday announced the next stage in assembling its future fleet when it signed a memorandum of understanding to buy 40 Boeing 787-10s.

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Dubai Airshow: Flydubai showcases its first Boeing 737 MAX 8

Posted 13 November 2017

Flydubai marks its fifth Dubai Airshow by unveiling its brand-new Boeing 737 MAX 8. This is the first aircraft to be delivered from the largest single-aisle Boeing aircraft order placed in the Middle East in the 2013 edition of

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Dubai Airshow: DART arrowing in on certification

Posted 13 November 2017

Austria's Diamond Aircraft Industries new DART-450 is the brainchild of company CEO, Christian Dries, who saw a gap in the market, serving those countries that might be unable to afford existing tandem turboprop trainers.

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Dubai Airshow: First-class unveiling from Emirates

Posted 13 November 2017

Emirates Airline unveiled its eagerly anticipated new first-class product at the show yesterday, capping a four-year development project.

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Bombardier to showcase CS300 in airBaltic's livery at Dubai Airshow

Posted 10 November 2017

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft will celebrate the CS300's first year in service by showcasing airBaltic's newest aircraft at the 2017 Dubai Airshow, 12-16 November.

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Boeing, CDB Aviation finalise order for 52 737 MAXs and eight 787 Dreamliners

Posted 10 November 2017

Boeing and CDB Aviation have finalised an order for 42 737 MAX 8s, 10 737 MAX 10s and eight 787-9 Dreamliners.

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Emirates' new Boeing 777 First Class product to debut in Europe

Posted 7 November 2017

Emirates has confirmed that its first two Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fitted with its soon-to-launch First Class product will operate from Dubai to the airline's Belgian and Swiss destinations starting from 1st December

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Emirates welcomes 100th A380 to its fleet

Posted 3 November 2017

Emirates today celebrates the milestone delivery of its 100th Airbus A380 aircraft at a special ceremony with Airbus at the manufacturer's delivery centre in Hamburg.

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Emirates unveils aircraft with new Expo 2020 Dubai livery

Posted 1 November 2017

Emirates has unveiled the first aircraft in its fleet with a new livery dedicated to Expo 2020 Dubai. The decal was installed on A6-EPK, an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, at the Emirates Engineering hangar.

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Flyadeal to issue RFP for up to fifty jets

Posted 1 November 2017

Saudi Arabia's flyadeal will issue a Request For Proposals (RFP) to both Airbus and Boeing for the supply of up to fifty narrow-body aircraft by year-end, reports ch-aviation.

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EgyptAir Express to go with C-Series for E170 replacement

Posted 31 October 2017

EgyptAir Holding has settled on the C-Series to replace its EgyptAir Express unit's fleet of twelve EMB-170s, reports ch-aviation.

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Royal Jordanian to implement new security measures for US-bound flights

Posted 27 October 2017

Royal Jordanian will implement the new security measures required by the US authorities for US-bound flights in mid-January 2018, upon pre-agreement with the concerned US authorities.

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Emirates airline and partners to build the Aviation X-Lab at Area 2071

Posted 26 October 2017

Emirates airline and a consortium of industry partners are announcing a partnership to build the world's first sector-wide Experimental (X) Lab to co-create the next era of human transportation at Area 2071.

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IATA and ACI launch new experience in travel and technologies

Posted 26 October 2017

IATA in collaboration with Airports Council International (ACI) have launched the New Experience in Travel and Technologies (NEXTT) initiative.

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2036 forecast reveals air passengers will nearly double to 7.8 Billion

Posted 26 October 2017

IATA expects 7.8 billion passengers to travel in 2036, a near doubling of the 4 billion air travelers expected to fly this year.

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Airbus A330neo takes to the skies

Posted 23 October 2017

Airbus' A330neo has made its maiden departing from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in southwestern France last week. The no. 1 A330neo was put through its paces during a four hour and 13 minute airborne evaluation.

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SITA CEO rallies airlines and airports in community fight against cyber threats

Posted 20 October 2017

The air transport industry has cybersecurity as a top priority with 95% of airlines and 96% of airports investing resources into major cybersecurity programmes or pilots over the next three years.

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Emirates to receive 100th A380 aircraft in November

Posted 20 October 2017

Emirates is set to receive its milestone 100th A380 aircraft on November 3.

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A new life of lease...

Posted 19 October 2017

Leasing accounts for 40% of today's airliner purchases and is expected to reach the 50% mark soon. Two Middle East lessors give Alan Dron their views on the current market and future prospects.

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Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 powers Airbus A330neo first flight test

Posted 19 October 2017

The Rolls-Royce Trent 7000, the latest member of the Trent family of engines, has successfully powered the new Airbus A330neo into the skies for its first test flight today.

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Emirates and Qantas to renew their vows

Posted 19 October 2017

Emirates and Qantas are hoping to continue their special relationship and have applied to the the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to renew their alliance.

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Bombardier brings in Airbus as CSeries partner

Posted 17 October 2017

Airbus has become a partner on the Bombardier C Series aircraft programme following an. agreement signed today.

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Middle East carriers' fleet size to more than double by 2036

Posted 16 October 2017

The fleet size of operators in the Middle East is forecast to more than double from 1,250 to 3,320 aircraft over the next two decades, according to the Airbus Global Market Forecast.

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Turkey's TRJet regional programme reported to be cancelled

Posted 14 October 2017

Reports from within Turkey's defence secretariat suggest that the country's first regional jet programme – based on the Dornier 328 – has been cancelled.

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Ban on the run

Posted 11 October 2017

America's ill-conceived laptop ban has been replaced by new, more robust mechanisms for protecting passengers. Martin Rivers talked to Abdul Wahab Teffaha, secretary general of the Arab Air Carriers' Organisation, about the need for a standardised global approach to

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Qantas and Emirates announce network changes

Posted 11 October 2017

Qantas and Emirates have announced additional network changes under the joint partnership which provide customers with greater year round frequency and more services between Australia and New Zealand.

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A330-800 production well underway

Posted 9 October 2017

As Airbus prepares for the first flight of the A330-900, production of the second member of the A330neo Family, the A330-800, is well underway with the first parts advancing at Airbus sites throughout Europe.

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Five priorities top agenda for MENA

Posted 8 October 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted five priorities which must be addressed in order for aviation to deliver maximum economic and social benefits in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

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Middle East carriers see passenger growth in August

Posted 5 October 2017

Middle Eastern carriers posted a 5.5% traffic increase in August, well below the five-year average pace of 11.1%.

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Embraer eyes the Middle East with E2 revamp

Posted 5 October 2017

Traditionally, regional jets have not sold well in the Middle East. Now, as Alan Dron finds out, Brazilian manufacturer Embraer believes that the new E2 version of its E-Jet range may change that situation.

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Bombardier receives second environmental product declaration for its C Series Aircraft

Posted 3 October 2017

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced today at the Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva the publication of the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for the CS300

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Iran's new ATRs under new "Regional" subsidiary

Posted 2 October 2017

Iran Air is launching a new “Iran Air Regional” brand following the delivery of two brand new ATR 72-600's at Tehran's Mehrabad Airport, writes Shahram Sharifi.

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Maximus' role in flying Hurricane Irma relief missions

Posted 1 October 2017

Maximus Air, the UAE's largest all-cargo airline, has provided vital humanitarian relief to Barbados in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which caused catastrophic damage when it swept across the Caribbean and several US states in

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Abu Dhabi milestone for developing aviation biofuel

Posted 30 September 2017

Abu Dhabi's Masdar Institute of Science and Technology's sustainable bioenergy research consortium (SBRC) – a non-profit entity supported by Etihad Airways, Boeing, Takreer, Safran and General Electric – has announced that its

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Qatar Airways buys 49% stake in Italy's Meridiana

Posted 29 September 2017

Qatar Airways has announced it has acquired a 49% stake of AQA Holding – the new parent company of Meridiana fly (Meridiana), Italy's second largest carrier.

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Gulf Air and Turkish Airlines sign a codeshare agreement

Posted 29 September 2017

Gulf Air and Turkish Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement that will be effective from 1st November 2017.

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Airbus looks for room to maneouvre the A380

Posted 27 September 2017

The Airbus A380neo version will not be produced. But the European manufacturer has proposed ways to make the double-deck airliner more cost-effective for airlines. Alan Dron reports.

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Airbus' “BLADE” laminar flow wing demonstrator makes first flight

Posted 26 September 2017

Airbus' A340 laminar-flow “BLADE” test demonstrator aircraft (A340-30) has made its successful maiden flight for the EU-sponsored Clean Sky “Blade” project.

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Qatar takes delivery of first 747-8F and adds more 777s to fleet

Posted 25 September 2017

Qatar Airways announced an order today for two 747-8 freighters and four 777-300ERs (Extended Range), valued at $2.16 billion at list prices. The Doha airline then took immediate delivery of the first of the freighters.

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Global Aviation to lease an A300 freighter

Posted 25 September 2017

Libya's Global Aviation will shortly wet-lease an A300C4 freighter from Moldova's Air Stork, reports ch-aviation.

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Turkish Airlines reached record high load factor in August

Posted 25 September 2017

Turkish Airlines reached record high Load Factor in August with 84.3% LF.

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Turkish Airlines to order 20 + 20 787-9 Dreamliners

Posted 22 September 2017

During Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's visit to New York to join the United Nations General Assembly, Boeing and Turkish Airlines announced a commitment to order 40 787-9 Dreamliners.

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Bahrain all set to unblock the Combi

Posted 22 September 2017

Visitors to next year's Bahrain International Airshow could well get their first view of the new PEMCO B737-700FC FlexCombi. Barbara Saunders reports.

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Reverse thrust...

Posted 18 September 2017

Steadily climbing profits at the Kuwaiti carrier, Jazeera Airways, have gone into reverse recently, with two consecutive quarters of losses. New CEO Rohit Ramachandran tells Alan Dron he focusing on restoring the airline's winning ways.

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Serco Middle East awarded contract extension by Sharjah Civil Aviation

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AACO slams new tax attack from United States

The Arab Air Carriers organisation (AACO) has slammed plans for a proposed United States taxation amendment that targets international carriers on routes not served more than twice weekly by US carriers.

EgyptAir and Royal Air Maroc in new code-share agreement

EgyptAir and Royal Air Maroc have signed a new code-share partnership.

Middle East – still one of the most desirable destinations for pilots

Despite instability in the region, fluctuating oil prices and unpredictable politics, the Gulf region is still one of the most attractive destinations for aviation specialists.

New A330-800 starts final assembly

Final assembly of the newest member of the A330neo Family, the A330-800, has started and is on track for the first flight planned in mid-2018.

Gulf Air lending support to national team

As excitement mounts for the final stages of football’s Gulf Cup, Bahrain’s Gulf Air is getting behind its national team ahead of Tuesday’s semi-final against Oman which is being played in Kuwait.

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