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FIA:2018 Boeing and Novus announce commitment for up to four 777-300ERs

Posted 19 July 2018

FIA2018: Boeing and Dubai-based aircraft lessor, Novus Aviation Capital, announced its first direct agreement with Boeing for up to four 777-300ERs at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow.

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Loads of potential

Posted 18 July 2018

Tom Pleasant finds out why Dennis Lister, Emirates SkyCargo’s VP cargo commercial development, is optimistic about prospects for the future.

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FIA2018: Wataniya Airways signs a contract for the E195-E2

Posted 18 July 2018

In a deal that will see the Middle East’s first E2 operator, Embraer announced at the Farnborough Airshow 2018, that it has signed a firm order for 10 E195-E2 aircraft with Kuwaiti airline, Wataniya Airways.

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SalamAir to add six new A320neo to its growing fleet

Posted 17 July 2018

Oman’s first budget airline, SalamAir, has signed an agreement to add six new A320neo aircraft to its fleet, of which five are on lease from an undisclosed lessor.

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Turkish Airlines has selected Rockwell Collins to provide its EP-8100

Posted 16 July 2018

Turkish Airlines has selected Rockwell Collins to provide its EP-8100 image generators with JVC laser illuminated projectors for pilot training for the airline’s new and existing fleet of Boeing 737 MAX, 777-300

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FIA2018: Wataniya Airways to add 25 A320neo

Posted 16 July 2018

At the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) today, Rakan Al-Tuwaijri, Chief Executive Officer of Golden Falcon Aviation - the exclusive aircraft provider of Wataniya Airways - and Eric Schulz, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer, signed a

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Airbus delivers first A321neo in Cabin Flex configuration to Turkish Airlines

Posted 13 July 2018

Turkish Airlines has taken delivery of the first A321neo in Cabin Flex configuration.

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Turkish Aerospace has a new logo

Posted 13 July 2018

Turkish Aerospace, which maintains position as a leader in the Aerospace industry of Turkey, is getting a fresh look with the new logo and identity.

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End of the line for Etihad’s A330 freighters

Posted 12 July 2018

While Etihad Airways itself has been struggling of late, with losses from fuel hedging and disappointing results from investments in other airlines, its cargo division has been holding the line. Tom Pleasant spoke to Justin Carr, vice

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Middle East carriers' May demand growth slows to a year ago

Posted 9 July 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for May showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 6.1% compared to the same month in 2017,

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Nearly 37,400 new aircraft required over 20 years

Posted 6 July 2018

The world’s passenger fleet will more than double to 48,000 aircraft in 20 years with traffic growing at a resilient 4.4% per year, driving a need for 37,390 new passenger and freighter aircraft according to Airbus’ new Global Market

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Boeing and Embraer form strategic partnership to accelerate aerospace growth

Posted 5 July 2018

Boeing has signed an MOU for an 80-20 commercial aviation JV with Embraer worth $4.75 billion, to be headed by Brazil-based management and accretive to Boeing earnings per share from 2020.

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Raising the flag

Posted 4 July 2018

Air Algérie’s new boss, Bakhouche Alleche, tells Martin Rivers he is determined to set the troubled flag-carrier on a better path.

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Jazeera Airways still IATA member

Posted 4 July 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) can confirm that rumours claiming that Jazeera Airways is no longer an IATA member airline and IOSA registered carrier are incorrect.

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ATR sees demand for 3,000 new turboprops over the next 20 years

Posted 2 July 2018

ATR has today published its new Market Forecast (2018-2037), where it estimates a market for 3,020 turboprop aircraft in the next 20 years.

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India Civil Aviation Guide reaches out to Middle East market

Posted 22 June 2018

A new reference book covering civil aviation from the Indian perspective and analysing the industry in surrounding regions has just been published and could have interest for those looking at business in the new southern

in Air Transport / Features

Jazeera's DIY terminal

Posted 22 June 2018

Fed up with your home base’s terminal being overcrowded? Build your own. Alan Dron finds out that Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways has done precisely that.

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Gulf Air’s double daily Bahrain–London 787-9 Dreamliner service takes off

Posted 21 June 2018

Gulf Air has launched its double daily Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner service connecting Bahrain International Airport and London, Heathrow.

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Etihad Airways passes the biennial IATA Operational Safety Audit

Posted 20 June 2018

Etihad Airways has successfully passed the biennial IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA).

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Oman Air receives its third new Boeing 737 Max 8

Posted 19 June 2018

The 737 MAX family has been designed to offer customers exceptional performance, flexibility and efficiency, with lower per-seat costs and an extended range that will open up new destinations in the single-aisle market. Oman Air expects

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Air Force chief takes over as Civil Aviation Minister in Egypt

Posted 18 June 2018

Following a restructuring of the Egyptian government’s cabinet, Air Marshal Younes Al Masry has been appointed as the country’s Civil Aviation Minister.

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Airbus A330neo en route to function and reliability tests

Posted 18 June 2018

The A330neo, Airbus’ newest widebody aircraft, has embarked on a worldwide tour to demonstrate its readiness for airline operations.

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Vallair leases three Airbus A321s to Onur Air in Turkey

Posted 13 June 2018

Vallair, the aircraft trading, leasing and specialist MRO organisation has completed lease transactions for three Airbus A321 aircraft with Onur Air in Turkey.

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Bombardier C Series deal with Airbus cleared for July 1

Posted 8 June 2018

Having received all required regulatory approvals, Airbus, Bombardier and Investissement Québec (IQ) have agreed to close the C Series transaction to become effective on July 1, 2018.

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Bilal takes Bul by the horns

Posted 6 June 2018

Moving to the Istanbul New Airport will help Turkish Airlines forget its recent troubles and once again focus on profitable growth, chief executive Bilal Ekşi tells Martin Rivers.

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Airlines urge caution on airport privatisation

Posted 6 June 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 74th Annual General Meeting (AGM) urged governments to take a cautious approach when considering airport privatisation.

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New IATA Board Chairman assumes his duties

Posted 5 June 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced today that Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, has assumed his duties as Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors (BoG) for a one-year term effective

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IATA: Securing aviation’s future - smarter regulation, global standards, infrastructure

Posted 4 June 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for governments to facilitate the growth of global connectivity by avoiding creeping re-regulation, maintaining the integrity

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Middle East carriers saw demand rise 4.1% in April

Posted 1 June 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for April 2018 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 6.2% compared to April 2017, which was down from a 12-month

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Royal Jordanian wet leases three aircraft to handle summer season

Posted 29 May 2018

Royal Jordanian leased three aircraft for a limited period in response of the remarkable growth in demand on bookings during this peak season, which usually sees huge traffic to/from Jordan and growth in transit

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Sinai warnings extended due to flight safety concerns

Posted 28 May 2018

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) extended a security warning for the Egypt Sinai Peninsula to 25 November 2018 due to continuing concern for flight safety.

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Etihad turns to Boeing to enhance crew satisfaction and improve efficiency

Posted 23 May 2018

Etihad Airways has contracted Boeing Global Services to provide multiple crew management solutions to support the planning and operation of the airline's 7,500 crewmembers.

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ICAO examines Europe, Middle East and Africa civil aviation cybersecurity concerns

Posted 17 May 2018

ICAO Secretary General Dr Fang Liu addressed government and industry safety experts in Bucharest last week when she helped to launch the UN aviation agency’s Europe, Middle East and Africa

in Air Transport / Features

Gulf Air's brand master

Posted 17 May 2018

New branding, a new fleet, the world’s best business-class seat and an expanded long-haul route network. Gulf Air’s new CEO explains to Alan Dron why he is aiming high with his plans for the future.

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British Ambassador to Bahrain Visits Gulf Air Headquarters

Posted 16 May 2018

In advance of Gulf Air’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner serving the airline’s Bahrain - London, Heathrow route next month, H.E. Simon Martin CMG The British Ambassador to Bahrain was recently welcomed to Bahrain’s national

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Turkish Airlines releases its 2018 April passenger and cargo traffic results

Posted 16 May 2018

Turkish Airlines has announced its traffic results recorded in April, after announcing its successful first quarter results a short while ago.

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Turkish Airlines' reveals "Troia” themed aircraft

Posted 10 May 2018

Turkish Airlines is supporting the promotion activities of “’The Year of Troia’ with its "Troia” themed aircraft. The aircraft, which was was introduced to the press with a special event in the Hangar of Turkish Technic, will promote the

in Air Transport / Features

Political instability a threat to Gulf airline industry – IATA boss

Posted 9 May 2018

The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) top official believes that political instability in the Middle East is posing a threat to the region’s airline industry growth. Kaleyesus Bekele reports.

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Emirates bounces back with improved profits

Posted 9 May 2018

Emirates Group has reversed its fortunes after last year’s disappointing financial results reporting a full year profit of $1.1billion a 65% increase on last year’s performance.

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Embraer X unveils first eVTOL concept

Posted 9 May 2018

Embraer X, an Embraer organisation dedicated to developing disruptive businesses, today unveiled its first electrical Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft concept.

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Middle East carriers’ traffic jumped 10.7% in March

Posted 3 May 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for March 2018 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 9.5%, compared to the same month a year ago,

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Middle East carriers saw growth of 0.8% in March

Posted 2 May 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 1.7% in March 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This

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Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan inspects Etihad’s ‘Year of the Zayed’ A380

Posted 2 May 2018

H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Transport, has inspected the specially-designed Etihad Airways’ “Year of Zayed” A380 at Etihad

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Public-private collaboration is vital Hewson tells Aerospace Summit

Posted 1 May 2018

Collaborations that focus on shared opportunity, growth and progress are critical for global security, said Lockheed Martin’s CEO at the Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi today.

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DAE selects Abu-Dhabi based TS&S for multi-type engine MRO

Posted 30 April 2018

Abu Dhabi-based engine maintenance provider, Turbine Services & Solutions (TS&S), signed its first maintenance agreement with lessor Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) at the Global Aerospace Summit today.

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Aerospace Summit: Collaboration key as door open for more Emirates-Etihad collaboration

Posted 30 April 2018

Collaboration and closer partnerships was the theme of the opening morning of the Global Aerospace Summit which began in Abu Dhabi today.

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Global standards collaboration key to future of ground handling

Posted 24 April 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has highlighted three key priorities for the ground handling industry to support the growing demand for air travel: harmonizing global standards to improve safety,

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Emirates and Flydubai celebrate six months of successful partnership

Posted 24 April 2018

Emirates and Flydubai has revealed strong passenger numbers for the first six months of their partnership.

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All-change on the Turkish aero-design front

Posted 23 April 2018

Turkey says it plans to design and build a brand-new passenger aircraft midway through the coming decade. But, asks Alan Dron, what does this mean for its previously announced intentions to revive a 1980s design?

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Royal Jordanian awards exclusive component pool contract to Spairliners for its Embraer fleet

Posted 18 April 2018

Royal Jordanian signed a component services contract with Spairliners, the Integrated Component Care provider for Embraer E-Jet and Airbus A380 aircraft.

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Qatar Airways and Air Italy announce codeshare

Posted 17 April 2018

Qatar Airways has announced a new codeshare agreement with Air Italy, starting 24 April.

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Etihad Airways and EgyptAir expand codeshare agreement

Posted 16 April 2018

Etihad Airways and EgyptAir have announced a significant expansion of their successful codeshare partnership to cover more destinations in Africa, North Asia and Australia. Sales on the expanded agreement will come into effect

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Step by step to recovery

Posted 12 April 2018

The last couple of years could have not have been a more difficult time to run an airline in Egypt and even now, it’s a tough job, says the managing director of Nesma Airlines, Ashraf Lamloum.

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Saudia to be launch customer for new connectivity system with global reach

Posted 12 April 2018

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) is to be the launch customer of a new high speed connectivity system launched at the Aircraft Interiors show in Hamburg last night.

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Kuwait Airways halts Lebanon flights after missile warning

Posted 12 April 2018

Kuwait Airways says it is halting all flights to Beirut from today for an indefinite period. This followed a security warning from the Cyprus government, it said on a Tweet.

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Qatar Airways signs LoI for five 777 Freighters

Posted 10 April 2018

Qatar Airways today signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Boeing, to purchase five 777 Freighters, valued at $1.7 billion at list prices.

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Flynas opts for CFM engines in $6.3 billion power deal for A320neos

Posted 10 April 2018

Saudi Arabia’s leading low-cost carrier, Flynas, has signed an agreement with CFM International for the purchase of 160 LEAP-1A engines to power 80 Airbus A320neo aircraft, along with a long-term services

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Bose introduces game changing headsets for commercial pilots

Posted 10 April 2018

Commercial pilots can now benefit from the noise cancellation technology that changed the whole communication scene for general aviation pilots following the launch of a new premium headset from Bose.

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Omani cargo plans start with a village

Posted 9 April 2018

Oman has given the go-ahead to an air cargo facility at Muscat International Airport. Projected to start operations in June 2019, the centre is estimated to bring in $78 million revenue by 2020.

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Middle East carriers recorded a 3.4% demand increase in February

Posted 9 April 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for February showing a rebound in traffic growth following the slower demand experienced in January, which was owing to

in Air Transport / Features

Fathi keeps faith with his vision...

Posted 5 April 2018

As EgyptAir made major equipment announcements at the Dubai Air Show, Egypt’s aviation minister, Sherif Fathi, talked to Alan Dron about prospects for the national carrier and the development of the country’s aviation industry.

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Middle Eastern carriers’ see freight volumes increased by 7.4% in February

Posted 5 April 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released demand growth results for global air freight markets for February 2018 showing a 6.8% increase in demand measured in freight tonne kilometers

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RJ improves on-time performance to rank third in the Middle East and Africa

Posted 4 April 2018

In a recent report published by FlightStats, a commercial aviation data services, provider, Royal Jordanian ranked third out of 13 major airlines in the Middle East and Africa region and eigth among 41

in Air Transport / Features

Ezzat and the generation gain

Posted 4 April 2018

EgyptAir has received its ninth and final Boeing 737-800NG on a lease deal from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE). Alan Peaford talked to airline chairman, Captain Sherif Ezzat Badrous, about the deal and a new approach for the Egyptian carrier.

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EgyptAir and TAP Air Portugal expand code-share

Posted 3 April 2018

EgyptAir and TAP Air Portugal, both members of Star Alliance, have agreed to strengthen their cooperation by expanding their current codeshare agreement through the inclusion of the new connections.

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Etihad Airways officially opens Etihad Eco Residence for cabin crew in Masdar City

Posted 3 April 2018

Etihad Airways has officially opened its Etihad Eco Residence, Abu Dhabi’s first purpose-built, sustainable Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum rated cabin crew

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Hexcel Celebrates Grand Opening of New Manufacturing Facility in Casablanca

Posted 30 March 2018

Advanced composite materials manufacturer Hexcel celebrated the grand opening of its state-of-the art manufacturing facility at the MidParc Free Trade Zone in Casablanca.

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Tunisair struggles to squeeze through the Open door

Posted 28 March 2018

Open skies with the European Union could help the Tunisian Government turn the corner on a difficult few years. But for Ilyes Mnakbi, the new chief executive of flag-carrier Tunisair, the hard times are just beginning. Martin Rivers

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Moneir's back in business, bearing fruit for Air Leisure

Posted 26 March 2018

Mohamed Moneir had been retired for five years and was growing citrus fruit on his farm when he was given the chance to cultivate something rather different than oranges and mandarins… an airline.

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Qantas and Emirates welcome ACCC reauthorisation of their partnership until 2023

Posted 26 March 2018

Qantas and Emirates welcome the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) reauthorisation of their partnership until 2023.

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Emirates completes fleet of ten commemorative aircraft for the ‘Year of Zayed’

Posted 26 March 2018

Emirates has completed the application of the specially-designed ‘Year of Zayed’ livery on ten of its aircraft.

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Reaching nilestones

Posted 21 March 2018

Nile Air, Egypt’s largest privately owned airline, is exploring several avenues to ensure its continued growth in the challenging economic climate. Alan Dron reports.

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Spike Aerospace predicts supersonic market exceeds 13 Million+ annually

Posted 20 March 2018

"Supersonic flights could be enjoyed by over 13 million passengers annually when flights begin in 2025," according to Vik Kachoria, CEO & President of Spike Aerospace.

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It's getting better all the time...

Posted 19 March 2018

EgyptAir has just announced a major re-equipment programme to help meet its objectives. EgyptAir Holding Company chairman and CEO, Safwat Musallam, talks to Alan Dron about fleets, routes and future prospects.

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Boeing 737 MAX 7 completes successful first flight

Posted 19 March 2018

Boeing's new 737 MAX 7 successfully completed its first flight today. The airplane remains on schedule and now begins a comprehensive flight test programme leading to certification and delivery in 2019.

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Snake on a plane! Fake news says EgyptAir

Posted 18 March 2018

EgyptAir has denied a news release that has been posted by several news websites stating finding a cobra snake aboard its flight to Kuwait today.

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Turkish Airlines confirms planned large order

Posted 13 March 2018

Turkish Airlines has confirmed plans to buy 50 firm and 10 optional wide-body aircraft from Airbus and Boeing.

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Sudan's glimmer of hope

Posted 12 March 2018

For a decade, Sudan Airways has struggled to maintain services in the face of US sanctions against the African nation. Those sanctions have now been eased, but the airline still faces problems, as deputy general manager, Yasir Timo, explained to Alan Dron.

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An intense year for Dassault Aviation

Posted 8 March 2018

Dassault Aviation has announced its financial results for 2017.

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Bridging the Gulf

Posted 2 March 2018

Facing stronger than expected competition in its home market, SaudiGulf Airlines is turning its gaze abroad while re-evaluating a stalled order for the Bombardier CSeries. Martin Rivers talked to president Samer Majali.

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Pegasus takes delivery of new Airbus A320 neo

Posted 1 March 2018

Pegasus Airlines has received the first of seven new A320neo aircraft to be delivered in 2018.

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First Ultra Long Range A350 XWB makes its debut

Posted 28 February 2018

The first Ultra Long Range version of the A350 XWB has rolled out of the Airbus final assembly line in Toulouse.

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IATA: Aim for 1 billion passengers to fly on sustainable aviation fuel flights by 2025

Posted 26 February 2018

On 24 February 2008, a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 flew from London to Amsterdam with sustainable aviation fuel in one of its engines.

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Meeting the freight of expectation

Posted 26 February 2018

Egyptian exports rely heavily on the freight system. Alan Peaford met with Captain Bassim Gohar to explore how the EgyptAir cargo division is meeting expectations.

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Pegasus Airlines is bouncing back and looking to new markets

Posted 23 February 2018

Pegasus Airlines has released a statement saying it is looking forward to expanding after ‘weathering Turkey’s tough times for Turkey's aviation sector in recent years.’

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Qatar Airways Airbus’ A350-1000 arrives in Doha

Posted 22 February 2018

The largest A350 XWB customer has taken first delivery of Airbus’ largest version of the jetliner – the A350-1000.

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Airbus delivers its first A350-1000 to launch customer Qatar Airways

Posted 20 February 2018

Airbus has delivered the world’s first A350-1000 widebody airliner - powered by Rolls-Royce's Trent XWB-97 engine - to launch customer Qatar Airways, at a delivery event in Toulouse, France.

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AMAC Aerospace signs contract with Tailwind Airlines

Posted 20 February 2018

Tailwind Airlines has signed contracts with AMAC Aerospace for their fleet of Boeing 737-400 aircraft at AMAC’s new facility in Bodrum, Turkey.

in Air Transport / Features

Pichler's right Royal shake-up

Posted 20 February 2018

Royal Jordanian Airlines is breaking from the past with a radical low-cost makeover led by new chief executive Stefan Pichler. He talked to Martin Rivers about the flag-carrier’s new direction.

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Boeing 737 MAX 9 awarded FAA certification

Posted 19 February 2018

Boeing has announced that the 737 MAX 9 has received an amended type certificate (ATC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), officially certifying the aircraft for commercial service.

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Airbus A350-1000 completes three-week test flight of Middle East and Asia-Pacific

Posted 19 February 2018

Airbus’ flight test A350-1000 jetliner is back home after a three-week demonstration tour to Middle East and Asia-Pacific.

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Emirates and Arsenal Football Club in new sponsorship deal

Posted 19 February 2018

Emirates and Arsenal Football Club, have announced a new sponsorship deal. The sponsorship, the largest ever signed by the club and one of the biggest ever agreed in football, grants the airline a 5-year extension to their shirt

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66 die in Aseman crash in southern Iran

Posted 18 February 2018

Sixty passengers and six crew members are believed to have perished when an Aseman Airlines' ATR 72-500 crashed into the Zagros range of mountains in the southern part of Iran this morning.

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CTT Systems announces first Cair VIP order for BBJ MAX 8

Posted 16 February 2018

CTT SYSTEMS AB, providers of aircraft humidity control systems, has a launch customer order for a Cair VIP Inflight Humidification system from Jet Aviation for one Boeing BBJ MAX 8.

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Turkish Airlines releases passenger traffic and cargo results

Posted 12 February 2018

Turkish Airlines has announced its 2018 January passenger and cargo traffic results.

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Emirates firms order for additional A380s

Posted 12 February 2018

Emirates and Airbus have firmed up an earlier Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and signed a contract for the 20 additional A380s with a further 16 options to be confirmed at a later date, bringing the total agreement value for 36 aircraft to US$16

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Boeing 737 MAX 10 reaches firm configuration

Posted 7 February 2018

Boeing's 737 MAX 10 has reached a major milestone as the MAX programme completed firm configuration on the aircraft.

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Boeing debuts first 737 MAX 7

Posted 6 February 2018

Boeing employees celebrated the debut of the first 737 MAX 7 at the company's Renton, Washington, Factory, yesterday.

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New Airbus A330-800 rolls-out of paintshop

Posted 5 February 2018

The newest member of the A330neo Family, the A330-800, has rolled out of the paintshop, on track for its first flight mid-2018.

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Oman Air celebrates the arrival of its newest aircraft, the Boeing 737 MAX

Posted 5 February 2018

Oman Air has celebrated the inauguration of its new Boeing 737 MAX. The addition is part of an exciting fleet and network expansion programme, which will see Oman Air operate new destinations worldwide.

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Vallair leases three Airbus A321s to Onur Air in Turkey

Vallair, the aircraft trading, leasing and specialist MRO organisation has completed lease transactions for three Airbus A321 aircraft with Onur Air in Turkey.

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Royal Jordanian leased three aircraft for a limited period in response of the remarkable growth in demand on bookings during this peak season, which usually sees huge traffic to/from Jordan and growth in transit passenger numbers.

Boeing and Embraer form strategic partnership to accelerate aerospace growth

Boeing has signed an MOU for an 80-20 commercial aviation JV with Embraer worth $4.75 billion, to be headed by Brazil-based management and accretive to Boeing earnings per share from 2020.

FIA2018: Wataniya Airways signs a contract for the E195-E2

In a deal that will see the Middle East’s first E2 operator, Embraer announced at the Farnborough Airshow 2018, that it has signed a firm order for 10 E195-E2 aircraft with Kuwaiti airline, Wataniya Airways.

Nearly 37,400 new aircraft required over 20 years

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