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Etihad Airways and China Southern Airlines in new codeshare

Posted 22 June 2017

Etihad Airways and China Southern Airlines have announced a new codeshare partnership, which comes into effect on 22 June 2017. This increases the number of codeshare agreements operated by the Abu Dhabi-based airline to 53.

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ATR sees market potential for ATR 42-600 with enhanced STOL capabilities

Posted 21 June 2017

ATR is finalising the evaluation for the launch of a version of the ATR 42-600 with enhanced Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) capabilities. The regional turboprop aircraft manufacturer is ready to offer this

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PARIS AIRSHOW: Boom's supersonic project takes step forward

Posted 20 June 2017

Boom Supersonic today unveiled the completed design of the XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator, the subscale prototype of the Boom supersonic passenger airliner

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Air Leisure set to streamline widebody fleet ops

Posted 20 June 2017

Egypt's Air Leisure is planning to shift its widebody operations to an all-A330 fleet, reports ch-aviation.

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PARIS AIRSHOW: Boeing and ALAFCO announce commitment for 20 737 MAX 8s

Posted 20 June 2017

Boeing and Kuwait-based ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Company (ALAFCO) announced a commitment for 20 737 MAX 8s at the 2017 Paris Airshow, valued at $2.2 billion at current list prices.

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PARIS AIRSHOW: GECAS announces order for 100 Airbus A320neo Aircraft

Posted 19 June 2017

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has announced a firm order for 100 Airbus A320neo family aircraft at the 52nd International Paris Air Show. All the aircraft will be powered by CFM's LEAP-1A engines.

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Saudi Arabian Airlines releases details of summer operational plan

Posted 19 June 2017

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has released its summer plan, outlining the preeminent operational aspects during the upcoming peak season starting from June 24 to September 16.

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PARIS AIRSHOW: A380plus stirs interest with Emirates

Posted 18 June 2017

Emirates is in talks with Airbus about a proposed enhanced A380, the “A380plus”, which is being unveiled at the Paris Airshow tomorrow (Monday).

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EgyptAir receives fifth B737-800 NG

Posted 16 June 2017

A fifth new EgyptAir B737/800NG has arrived in Cairo International Airport to join the national carrier's fleet.

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Air Seychelles seeks new Chinese charter flight partnership

Posted 15 June 2017

Air Seychelles, that is in a code-share with Etihad Airways, is looking for a new Chinese airline to partner in the provision of weekly chartered flights that will link Victoria and the Chinese capital, Beijing. Oscar Nkala

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Qatar Airways' says global operations running smoothly

Posted 15 June 2017

Qatar Airways' operations to and from its Doha hub are running smoothly, with the vast majority of flights operating as scheduled.

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Qatar calls on ICAO to resolve Gulf diplomatic dispute

Posted 13 June 2017

Qatar has appealed to ICAO to intervene in an airspace rights dispute with Saudia Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE as the diplomatic row and trade blockade continues.

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Gulf Air CEO resigns

Posted 11 June 2017

Maher Salman Al Musallam has resigned as CEO of Gulf Air.

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Qatar Airways reports 2017 fiscal year success

Posted 11 June 2017

Under pressure Qatar Airways today released its 2016-2017 annual report revealing a 21.7 per cent year-on-year net profit increase. The results also show an annual revenue increase of 10.4 per cent.

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Nearly 35,000 aircraft valued at US$5.3 trillion required in the next 20 years

Posted 9 June 2017

The world's passenger aircraft fleet above 100 seats is set to more than double in the next 20 years to over 40,000 planes as traffic is set to grow at 4.4 percent per year, according to Airbus' latest Global

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North African revival is theme for next Aviation Africa summit

Posted 7 June 2017

Aviation Africa, the exhibition and summit covering the full aviation and aerospace spectrum across the African continent, is to hold its third edition in Cairo on April 17-18 2018, under the auspices of the Egyptian

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Boeing delivers increased efficiencies; reduced waste, emissions

Posted 6 June 2017

Boeing is building and delivering new jetliners that will reduce fuel use and emissions by up to 25 percent, reducing solid waste sent to landfills by almost 20 percent, and advancing promising environmental

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Qatar Airways Cargo commences services to Stansted Airport, UK

Posted 6 June 2017

A Qatar Airways Cargo Airbus A330 freighter touched down at London's Heathrow Airport this week, marking the start of freighter services to the carrier's second airport in London.

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Qatar isolation threat as airspace and route ban over terror accusations

Posted 5 June 2017

The five main UAE and Bahraini airlines are halting flights to Doha as a diplomatic row escalates between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Bahrain and Yemen and states threaten to close their airspace to Qatar

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Laptop ban has impact on US flights from Middle East claims IATA

Posted 2 June 2017

Official figures from IATA have confirmed that the US ban on cabin carriage of personal electronic devices.such as laptops is having an impact on Middle East carriers

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Middle Eastern carriers see a 10.8% traffic rise in April

Posted 2 June 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic data for April 2017 showing that demand rose by 10.7% compared to April 2016, which was the fastest pace in six years, with Middle

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Turkish venture firmly seated in latest 777-300 delivery

Posted 1 June 2017

Turkish Airlines joint venture with Turkish Technic and Assan Hanil Automotive Industry and Trade Co to produce aircraft seats has finally been realised with the first of TK's Boeingg 777-300 ERs to be fitted with the

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Qatar Airways and Monacair in partnership

Posted 1 June 2017

Qatar Airways and Monacair have formed a new partnership commencing 4 July.

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EgyptAir and Kenya Airways in code-share agreement

Posted 1 June 2017

EgyptAir and Kenya Airways have launched a new code-share partnership.

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RJ sees positive numbers in first-term report

Posted 31 May 2017

Royal Jordanian airlines has achieved positive operational results between January-April this year, compared to the corresponding period last year according to results published by the flagcarrier today.

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Stelia Aerospace delivers first BelugaXL fully equipped nose section

Posted 31 May 2017

Stelia Aerospace's plant in Méaulte, France, has delivered the fully equipped nose section of the first BelugaXL, to its customer Airbus.

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EgyptAir receives fourth Boeing 737-800 NG

Posted 30 May 2017

EgyptAir has received the fourth Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft.

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Russian narrow body makes successful first flight

Posted 29 May 2017

Russia's newest commercial passenger aircraft, the MC-21 has made its first flight

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Etihad Cargo aids return of black rhino to Rwanda

Posted 28 May 2017

The critically endangered black rhino has returned to the wilds of Rwanda with the help of Etihad Cargo and animal transport specialist Intradco Global.

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Stefan Pichler takes CEO role at Royal Jordanian

Posted 28 May 2017

Stefan Pichler has been appointed president and chief executive Officer of Royal Jordanian Airlines, succeeding Captain Suleiman Obeidat. He takes up the post from June 1.

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Lockheed Martin's LM-100J commercial freighter makes successful first flight

Posted 26 May 2017

The first Lockheed Martin LM-100J commercial freighter aircraft achieved a critical milestone with the completion of its first flight in Georgia USA today.

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Etihad takes delivery of its 'final' A380

Posted 25 May 2017

Etihad Airways has taken delivery of its 10th and final Airbus A380.

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Qeshm Air to launch Tehran - Brussels route

Posted 18 May 2017

Qeshm Air plans to launch a direct Tehran Imam Khomeini – Brussels Charleroi flight in the near future, reports ch-aviation.

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New management team at Kuwait Airways

Posted 17 May 2017

Ibrahim Al-Khuzam has been named as the new CEO of Kuwait Airways. The flag-carrier has formally disclosed the appointment as part of a revised management line-up.

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A350-1000 successfully completes 'Early Long Flight'

Posted 17 May 2017

The A350-1000 this week successfully completed its first “Early Long Flight” with 310 passengers on board, including 10 Airbus Flight Test crew members and 13 Virgin Atlantic cabin crew.

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New partnership to enhance quality and safety in aviation fuelling

Posted 17 May 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Joint Inspection Group (JIG), and Airlines for America (A4A) signed an MoU to strengthen and promote Safety and Quality Assurance in global aviation fuelling

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Veling purchases and leases an A380 to Emirates

Posted 17 May 2017

Veling, an aircraft leasing company headquartered in Mauritius, has purchased a new Airbus A380 and has leased it back to Emirates Airline.

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Iran Air gets its first four ATR-72-600s

Posted 16 May 2017

Iran Air today took delivery of its first four ATR 72-600s. ATR and Iran Air finalised a firm contract for 20 ATR 72-600s and options for a further 20 only last month. Deliveries of the 20 firm aircraft will extend until the end of 2018.

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Air Arabia considers fleet expansion

Posted 16 May 2017

Air Arabia may look at expanding its fleet, with a decision to be made by early next year, reports ch-aviation.

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Kurdish female pilot to fly B737-800 for Iraqi Airways

Posted 15 May 2017

A Kurdish woman is the first female to receive a certificate allowing her to fly a Boeing 737-800 plane for Iraqi Airways, reports Kurdistan24.net.

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FlyEgypt wet-leases A320 from AlMasria

Posted 15 May 2017

FlyEgypt is currently wet-leasing an A320 SU-TCF from AlMasria Universal Airlines, reports ch-aviation.

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Qatar Airways completes emergency exercise Delta Oryx 2017

Posted 15 May 2017

Qatar Airways has marked the successful conclusion of this year's emergency exercise, which has been dubbed 'Delta Oryx 2017'.

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Etihad plane experiences technical issue forcing aircraft to return to airport

Posted 11 May 2017

A technical problem in the engine of an Etihad Airways A319 forced the jet to return to Jaipur International Airport shortly after taking off earlier today.

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Iran looks for UK aircraft funding

Posted 9 May 2017

Iran is currently negotiating the facilitation of financing of airliner sales to national carrier Iran Air with UK's export arm, according to a senior Iranian official quoted by Reuters.

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Airbus' A350-1000 test aircraft MSN071 completes fuel system and engine tests

Posted 8 May 2017

Airbus' A350-1000 test aircraft MSN071 has completed fuel system and engine tests in Cardiff, Wales as part of its type certification flight test campaign.

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French rule out explosion in EgyptAir crash

Posted 8 May 2017

Sources in the French investigation team studying the crash of EgyptAir 804 into the Mediterranean a year ago have ruled out an explosion according to the AFP news agency.

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Seychelles Tourism Board and Emirates Airline renew global marketing agreement

Posted 5 May 2017

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) and Emirates Airline have renewed aglobal marketing agreement that will see the Dubai-based airline raise the tourism destination profile of the Indian Ocean island

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First quarter ends on strong note for passenger traffic

Posted 4 May 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for March 2017 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 6.8%, compared to the same month a

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DAE in Alliance Air lease deal

Posted 3 May 2017

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) has signed long-term lease agreements for 10 ATR 72-600 aircraft with Alliance Air, a wholly owned subsidiary of Air India and the first airline to start operations under the Indian government's Regional Connectivity Scheme

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Saudia and China Southern Airlines sign new codeshare agreement

Posted 3 May 2017

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has entered into a codeshare agreement with China Southern Airlines.

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Alitalia to go into administration as Etihad looks on

Posted 2 May 2017

The Etihad rescue of Alitalia took a turn for the worse today as the Italian airline filed for extraordinary administration following a meeting of its shareholders.

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EgyptAir receives third B737-800 NG

Posted 2 May 2017

EgyptAir has received its third B737-800 NG aircraft at Cairo International Airport.

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Gulf Air renews IOSA certification

Posted 2 May 2017

Gulf Air has completed the internationally recognised, biennial IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and has been renewed on the IOSA Safety Audit Registry until May 2019 – a registry that the airline has been on since 2005.

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Gulf Air on track for first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner delivery

Posted 2 May 2017

Gulf Air is gearing up for the arrival of the airline's first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft which will be delivered to Gulf Air in April 2018 and will operate the airline's long haul routes, gradually replacing its Airbus

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RJ blames currency drop and competition for disappointing financial results

Posted 1 May 2017

Royal Jordanian shareholders have been told that the airline achieved a small operating profit in 2016 while registering an overall net loss as the Amman carrier reported concerns over competition from low

in Air Transport / Features

Three lions go roaring on

Posted 28 April 2017

The Middle East Three – or ME3, a common collective term for Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, and Emirates – are on a roll, as Lufthansa Consulting's Guillaume Schmitt and Arvind Chandrasekhar report.

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No last ditch deal for Alitalia as Etihad backs Board decision

Posted 25 April 2017

Workers at the Italian national carrier Alitalia have voted against job cuts aimed at salvaging the cash-strapped Italian airline, pushing it toward administration for the second time in a decade.

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IATA: Global Standards, Cooperation and Data Key to Keeping Aviation Safe

Posted 25 April 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged aviation safety stakeholders to reinforce their commitment to a safety framework based on global standards, cooperation and dialogue, and

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Middle East millennials' travel demands transforming industry, says Travelport

Posted 24 April 2017

Travel commerce platform Travelport says Middle Eastern travel industry players are leveraging technology to meet the needs of millennials - estimated to become the region's largest workforce

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Jazeera Airways awarded five-star on-time ranking

Posted 21 April 2017

Kuwait's Jazeera Airways is one of three airlines to have achieved the prestigious five-star status for punctuality as part of a new OAG on-time performance accreditation programme. The other two five- star performers were South

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Omani LCC future all in the balance

Posted 19 April 2017

As Omani low-cost carrier, Salam Air, takes to the skies, it must find a balance between not over-extending itself, yet ramping up sufficiently quickly to cope with an expected leap in tourist traffic to the country. Alan Dron reports.

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Middle East lessors fleets set to grow, says expert

Posted 17 April 2017

The Middle East's lessors' fleets are set to grow with its key regionally-based suppliers, Kuwait's ALAFCO, DAE Leasing and IFAC carrying strong order books.

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737 MAX9 completes first flight

Posted 14 April 2017

Boeing's 737 MAX 9 completed its first flight in the skies above Puget Sound yesterday. The 737 MAX program achieved the milestone on schedule, beginning a comprehensive flight-test program leading to certification and delivery.

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ATR signs deal for 20 aircraft for Iran. First aircraft next month

Posted 13 April 2017

Iran Air and European turboprop manufacturer ATR have this morning finally concluded and signed the deal for 20 of the ATR 72 turboprop. The contract is believed to be worth $571 million at list prices.

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Sheikh Ahmed: “Security and safety are a top priority for aviation”

Posted 12 April 2017

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline Group, has said that security and safety are a top priority for the aviation industry.

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Why growing is not a pain for Air Arabia

Posted 12 April 2017

UAE budget carrier, Air Arabia, has announced plans to enlarge its fleet as it seeks additional capacity to continue its expansion programme. Alan Dron reports.

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Middle East carriers continue strong growth

Posted 10 April 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for February showing a second month of strong demand growth to begin 2017.

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Iran set to receive first new 777-300ER

Posted 10 April 2017

Iran Air is set to take delivery of its first new Boeing 777-300ER within the next few weeks according to the country's deputy transport minister Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan.

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Catering to the masses…

Posted 7 April 2017

Every year, millions of Muslims make their way to Mecca on the Haj and Umrah pilgrimages. As Alan Dron reports, these two events now constitute a major challenge for both the airlines and the airports that serve this massive flow of people.

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Aseman signs agreement for 30 737 Max aircraft

Posted 4 April 2017

Boeing has confirmed the signing of an agreement with Iran Aseman Airlines,which expressed the airline's intent to purchase 30 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes with a list price value of $3 billion. The agreement also provides the airline with

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Flydubai appoints JPA Design for 737 MAX cabin interior design

Posted 4 April 2017

UAE hybrid-carrier Flydubai has appointed international transport design specialist JPA Design to design the cabin interior for its new aircraft fleet, which includes up to 100 Boeing 737 MAX 8s it has on order.

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Airbus and SITA launch Security Operations Center Services for aviation industry

Posted 4 April 2017

Airbus and SITA have launched new Security Operations Center Services customised for the specific needs of the air transport industry.

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Airbus A319neo takes to the skies

Posted 31 March 2017

The smallest member of the A320neo family, powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines, took off from Hamburg and landed in Toulouse after a five hour flight.

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Singaporean budget carrier made contact with an Emirates flight

Posted 31 March 2017

Singaporean budget carrier Scoot made contact with an Emirates aircraft during early hours Thursday at Changi Airport, Singapore, reports CNBC.

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PAS planning fleet modernisation this year

Posted 29 March 2017

By Oscar Nkala| Egyptian airline Petroleum Air Services (PAS) says it will in 2017 invest up to US$80 million in a fleet modernisation programme that is aimed at replacing most of its old aircraft.

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Strata expand collaboration with Boeing to include training and R&D

Posted 28 March 2017

The Abu Dhabi-based advanced composite aero-structure manufacturer, Strata, and US airframer Boeing have announced an expansion of their their long-term strategic collaboration.

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Holding the fort…

Posted 28 March 2017

Faced with intolerable challenges in its home market, Libya's Afriqiyah Airways is defying the odds to stay airborne and even set up a new subsidiary in Malta. Martin Rivers talked to chairman Abubaker Elfortia.

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ATA Airlines leasing another Ukrainian MD-83

Posted 27 March 2017

Iran's ATA Airlines has wet-leased another MD-83 from ACMI/charter operator Bravo Airways (Ukraine), ch-aviation has reported.

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Impact of US and UK electronics ban to be assessed at World Aviation Safety Summit

Posted 26 March 2017

The impact of the US and UK bans on electronics from Muslim-majority countries will be cross examined at the fifth edition of the World Aviation Safety Summit, which will be held on 11 and 12 April in

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Saudi's Flyadeal gets public involved in uniform launch

Posted 23 March 2017

Proposed Saudi Arabian low-cost carrier Flyadeal is offering potential passengers the chance to have a say in selecting the designer for the new airline's staff uniforms.

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Zagros Airlines adds maiden A321

Posted 20 March 2017

Iran's Zagros Airlines has added a maiden A321-200 to its fleet following the wet-lease of UR-CQB from Ukrainian ACMI/charter operator, Khors Aircompany, reports ch-aviation.

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Another boost for the MEA fleet

Posted 20 March 2017

Despite a brutal civil war raging just over 80km from its home base of Beirut, Lebanon's national airline continues to carve out a profitable path. Alan Dron reports.

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Oman Air adds new Boeing B737-800 to its fleet

Posted 17 March 2017

Oman Air has announced that a new Boeing B737-800 aircraft has joined its fleet.

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DAE acquires portfolio of ATR 72-600s from GECAS

Posted 15 March 2017

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) has completed the purchase of a portfolio of ATR 72-600 aircraft from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS).

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Mercator advances major MENA intelligent cargo ecosystem deals

Posted 14 March 2017

Mercator, the global travel and transportation industry solutions provider, says it anticipates two major signings within the Middle East and North Africa this year for its newly-launched Intelligent Cargo Ecosystem,

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IATA promises 'relentless' anti-protectionist campaign

Posted 14 March 2017

ABU DHABI: IATA has committed to relentlessly “speaking, informing, educating, proposing and lobbying” governments against protectionist stances and has already raised its concerns with authorities in European and in a

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TIACA awaits industry disruption

Posted 14 March 2017

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) says it's waiting for its members to deliver disruption which could see the sector become more efficient and appealing to youth, reports Barbara Saunders

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IATA calls for air cargo focus on quality at Abu Dhabi world symposium

Posted 14 March 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on the air cargo industry to accelerate modernization and focus on delivering high quality service.

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EAP Shared Service opens an office in Belgrade

Posted 13 March 2017

EAP Shared Services, part of Etihad Aviation Group, has opened a new global Shared Services centre, in Belgrade.

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Iran Air receives its first A330-200 as fleet upgrade continues

Posted 13 March 2017

The delivery of the aircraft is part of Iran Air's major fleet renewal plan, and is the first wide body from a firm order placed by the national carrier of Iran in December 2016 for 100 Airbus aircraft (46 single aisle and 54

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IATA releases safety performance data of commercial airline industry

Posted 10 March 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for the 2016 safety performance of the commercial airline industry.

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Boeing 737 MAX 8 earns FAA Certification

Posted 10 March 2017

Boeing has announced that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified the 737 MAX 8 airplane for commercial service. Boeing is now in the final stages of preparing for the first 737 MAX 8 delivery to customers in the coming months.

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2016 Abu Dhabi Aviation revenues slip, but net profit inches up

Posted 9 March 2017

The Abu Dhabi Aviation Group (ADA) has reported a 1% upturn in net profit for 2016 compared to 2015 despite a 17% year-on-year fall in total revenue.

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Boeing celebrates rollout of first 737 MAX 9

Posted 8 March 2017

Boeing marked a milestone today as the first 737 MAX 9 made its debut in front of thousands of Boeing employees.

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Air Botswana loses 10 ATR pilots to Middle Eastern airlines

Posted 7 March 2017

Botswana's troubled flag carrier Air Botswana has confirmed the mass resignation of pilots, with at least 10 having resigned to take up the opportunities arising from the high demand for Any Type Rated (ATR) pilots among major

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A man of detail looks at the big picture

Posted 6 March 2017

In little more than two decades since it began operations, Qatar Airways has become one of the most formidable airlines in the world. It regularly wins awards for its quality of service and its CEO has a reputation of being one of the toughest

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Etihad Airways continues to make improvements in fleet fuel efficiency

Posted 6 March 2017

Etihad Airways has said it has continued to make improvements in the fuel efficiency of its fleet, resulting in substantial reductions in carbon dioxide emissions and reinforcing the sustainability

in Air Transport / Airports

US travel to Islamic countries collapses in wake of Trump ban

Posted 6 March 2017

US bookings for travel to the Middle East collapsed in the wake of President Trump's travel ban, according to ForwardKeys, which monitors future travel patterns by analysing 16 million flight reservation transactions

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Severe turbulence injures passengers on Air Arabia flight

Posted 2 March 2017

Six passengers were injured after an Air Arabia flight to Karachi suffered severe turbulence yesterday.

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A321neo powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines receives type certification

Posted 2 March 2017

The A321neo powered by CFM International's LEAP-1A engines has been granted joint Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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