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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.

in Space / Features

Living in the city...on Mars

Posted 16 March 2018

The United Arab Emirates has aspirations that are literally out of this world when it comes to its space industry. In fact, as Steve Nichols reports, it has its eyes firmly fixed on Earth’s nearest neighbour – Mars.

in Business Aviation / Features

Pilot schemes to do away with the pilot…

Posted 15 March 2018

‘Autonomous’ is one of the buzzwords around the industry, as scientific and technical advances come together to convert the science fiction staple of unmanned, passenger-carrying aircraft into science fact. Alan Dron has been looking into the

in Defence / Features

Orders accelerate the Qatar fighter evolution

Posted 13 March 2018

Jon Lake reports on an unparalleled expansion for the Qatar Emiri Air Force

in Air Transport / Features

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.

in Features / ATM & Regulatory

ATC revolution boosts traffic flow in Middle East

Posted 9 March 2018

A new air traffic control system to speed traffic flow through the Arabian Gulf’s increasingly congested airspace has been introduced by the UAE’s aviation regulator. Alan Dron reports.

in Features / Airports

EAS does it by keeping its feet on the ground

Posted 8 March 2018

For more than a quarter-of-a-century Egyptian Aviation Services (EAS) has been playing a vital ground-handling role at Egypt’s major airports.

in Business Aviation / Features

Vista's view: We are your flexible friend

Posted 7 March 2018

Middle East customers are shifting away from fractional and full aircraft ownership towards charter, according to leading business aviation company VistaJet. Dave Calderwood reports.

in Defence / Features

Force ready to strike against terror threat

Posted 5 March 2018

Jihadi militias sweeping across Iraq during 2014 and 15 saw many Middle Eastern government leaders breaking out into a sweat. As a direct result, several countries are now equipping their militaries to take on such armed groups, while at the same

in Air Transport / Features

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.

in Training / Features

CAE to open unisex pilot training centre in Saudi

Posted 28 February 2018

A new dawn for aviation in Saudi Arabia – and a further indication that greater liberalisation in the kingdom is gaining pace – came when CAE and the Saudi National Company of Aviation (SNCA) announced they are to open a new CAE authorised

in Features / Airports

Iraq: A land of opportunity as it rebuilds after war

Posted 27 February 2018

As Iraq emerges from the shadow of Daesh, it is pouring considerable effort into restoring and improving its civil airports with help from international organisations. Alan Dron reports.

in Air Transport / Features

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.

in Business Aviation / Features

Southern comfort

Posted 23 February 2018

Jetex Flight Support’s latest building at Dubai South won the FBO of the year title at last October’s Aviation Business Awards. Dave Calderwood went along to find out why and also discovered other excellent facilities along the way.

in Defence / Features

Light fantastic

Posted 21 February 2018

Calidus, an Emirati industrial machinery and equipment company located in Abu Dhabi, unveiled its new B-250 light attack aircraft on the first day of the Dubai Air Show, after a campaign of teasing advertisements. Jon Lake reports.

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.

in Technology / Features

Crowd-sourced data helping to keep aircraft flying

Posted 19 February 2018

Aircraft manufacturers and suppliers are starting to use crowd-sourced data to detect wear, schedule preventative maintenance and avoid costly failures. Steve Nichols reports.

in Defence / Features

Middle East addicted to Game of Drones

Posted 9 February 2018

The Middle East is a keen acquirer of sophisticated military technology, so it is no wonder the region has taken an interest in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) procurement. Beth Stevenson reports.

in Features / Airports

Growing with the flow

Posted 7 February 2018

Software solutions for airport planning and operations are becoming more effective. Keith Mwanalushi looks at how they can be used to improve passenger flow, particularly at busy Middle East hubs.

in Defence / Features

New Hornets carry a huge sting

Posted 6 February 2018

The Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft ordered by Kuwait last November will be delivered to the latest Block III standards, which transform the already impressive Super Hornet into a fully networked fighter, fit for service into the 2040s. Jon Lake

in Air Transport / Features

Riahi focuses fleet on express delivery

Posted 5 February 2018

Tunisia’s new all-cargo airline, Air Cargo Express, is now operating a second freighter and plans to have another three by the end of 2017. Tom Pleasant reports.

in Training / Features

RJA Academy puts Morocco back on the training MAPA

Posted 1 February 2018

Has a Jordanian offshoot company got the answer to North Africa’s aviation training woes? Vincent Chappard has been talking to senior officials at the Morocco Aviation Private Academy to find out.

in Defence / Features

Saudi's Poseidon adventure?

Posted 31 January 2018

A deal for between four and six P-8A maritime patrol aircraft was reportedly signed during a visit to Saudi Arabia by US President, Donald Trump, and his Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson. Jon Lake reports.

in Features

Smiles ahead - that's the Liebherr motto

Posted 29 January 2018

Liebherr-Aerospace is one of the world’s leading aerospace systems original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with an unblemished reputation for quality. As Chuck Grieve reports, this is much due to hard work, continuous investment and a

in Defence / Features

Crops and robbers...

Posted 26 January 2018

Today’s asymmetric and counter-insurgency operations have placed a premium on persistent, cost-effective, armed intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and close air support aircraft that are able to detect and engage fleeting targets, and that can

in Aircraft Interiors / Features

Save me a seat...

Posted 25 January 2018

The Middle East airline market has often been divided by the “haves” and the “have nots” but now a website that acts like eBay for used aircraft seats could solve a problem for smaller, cash-strapped carriers. Victoria Moores has been finding out more.

in Defence / Features

Oman's new generation takes off

Posted 23 January 2018

The Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) has inducted the first of its newly acquired Eurofighter Typhoon swing-role fighters and BAE Hawk Advanced Jet Trainers, ushering in a new era for one of the UK’s oldest and closest regional allies. Jon Lake reports.

in Air Transport / Features

Bahrain bridging the Gulf

Posted 22 January 2018

The Bahrain International Air Show is still a year away but more than 75% of exhibition space has already been sold. Bahrain’s Transportation and Telecommunications Minister, Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, talks to Alan Dron about the 2018 show, Gulf Air and island

in Technology / Features

Alliance takes interior design to a new dimension

Posted 19 January 2018

Strata Manufacturing, Etihad Airways and German company, Siemens, have come together to create the Middle East’s first 3-D printing service for aircraft cabin parts. Alan Dron reports.

in Features / Airports

Is there a real case for an international airport at Ajman?

Posted 18 January 2018

A new international airport will serve the emirate of Ajman in the UAE from 2019. Keith Mwanalushi discusses the business case for the new gateway with John Grant, senior analyst at air travel intelligence specialist, OAG.

in Defence / Features

All eyes on the Hawk

Posted 17 January 2018

BAE Systems has flown the demonstrator for a new so-called Advanced Hawk configuration. Jon Lake takes a look at the new aircraft.

in Air Transport / Features

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.

in Features

ATR props up Iran fleet

Posted 12 January 2018

ATR is currently turning its turboprops into the backbone of Iran Air’s regional fleet as well as enjoying the dividends of its three decades of commitment to Africa and the Middle East. Vincent Chappard reports.

in Defence / Features

Amman on a mission

Posted 11 January 2018

The Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) is in transition. With the recent delivery of the first Pilatus PC-21 trainer aircraft, it has taken a huge step forward in its future fighter pilot training capabilities. Frank Mink visited Amman to see the new arrival in action.

in Air Transport / Features

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.

in Technology / Features

Hi-tech investment can eliminate security stress

Posted 9 January 2018

Emirates Airline president, Sir Tim Clark, explains to Steve Nichols why airports must make massive investments if they want to make passengers’ lives more bearable.

in Business Aviation / Features

Lounging in peace

Posted 8 January 2018

As peace and stability increases in Lebanon, the country is seeing a steady climb in business and tourism.

in Defence / Features

Typhoon blows into Qatar

Posted 5 January 2018

As Qatar surprises many analysts with its order for the Eurofighter Typhoon, Jon Lake explains why the procurement strategy makes sense.

in Air Transport / Features

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.

in Features

Qatar set for another giant stride forward

Posted 2 January 2018

The first Airbus A350-1000, the largest version of the A350 XWB twin-aisle airliner, will be delivered to Qatar Airways by the end of the year. But, asks Alan Dron, how will it fare in the Middle East?

in Business Aviation / Features

Turkey joins the rotary club

Posted 28 December 2017

Jon Lake reports on the creation of Turkey’s first indigenous helicopter.

in Defence / Features

First UAE spyplane breaks its cover

Posted 27 December 2017

In addition to its openly acknowledged procurement of three Saab GlobalEye airborne early warning aircraft, based on Bombardier’s Global 6000 platform, the UAE is also set to receive two further Global 6000s converted for electronic intelligence

in Air Transport / Features

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.

in Aircraft Interiors / Features

The Direct approach...

Posted 2 November 2017

Satcom Direct (SD), which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, now has its connectivity and avionic products flying on more than 7,000 business aircraft around the world, making it the world's largest business aviation service provider, according to

in Technology / Features

Hub at the centre of Doha's latest thinking

Posted 1 November 2017

European electronic systems giant, Thales, is using its innovation hub in Doha to develop subjects as varied as airliner in-flight entertainment and cyber security training. Alan Dron finds out more.

in Features

Dnata Travel earns multiple honours at the World Travel Awards Middle East

Posted 1 November 2017

Dnata Travel was presented with the 'UAE's Leading Travel Agency' accolade for the fourth consecutive year at the World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony 2017, which took place in Dubai on 29 October.

in Features

Avionics reducing the risk of disaster

Posted 31 October 2017

Steve Nichols looks at the technology now being employed so combat so-called brownouts.

in Technology / Features

On track to revolutionise global air traffic

Posted 30 October 2017

Steve Nichols looks at how space-based receivers are revolutionising the global air traffic surveillance system.

in Features / Airports

The evolution of IKA

Posted 23 October 2017

As Tehran's Imam Khomeini Airport (IKA) continues to grow as the main hub for the Iranian capital, Mohammad Razazzan looks at the development of the project.

in Defence / Features

Trump pressured to export Reaper to the Middle East

Posted 20 October 2017

A group of 20 Republican and two Democrat members of the US House of Representatives, led by Congressman Duncan Hunter, have written to President Donald Trump asking him to approve export sales of the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper armed

in Air Transport / Features

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.

in Features

Danger of the deadly dust

Posted 17 October 2017

The harsh climate and environment of the Middle East and North Africa imposes unique challenges for military aviators – and particularly for the operators of rotary wing and vertical lift aircraft. Jon Lake reports.

in Technology / Features

Full speed ahead for Qatar's Wi-Fi

Posted 16 October 2017

Passengers on many Qatar Airways' flights will soon be able to use high-speed in-flight Wi-Fi, thanks to Inmarsat's GX Aviation Ka-band satellite connectivity. Steve Nichols reports.

in Defence / Features

Super Tucano to boost Lebanon terror fight

Posted 12 October 2017

Lebanon has never had a lot of money to spend on defence. As Alan Dron reports, its latest purchase, although modest, has an important role to play in maintaining the small nation's territorial integrity from Daesh terrorists.

in Air Transport / Features

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

in Features / Airports

Iran's master plan

Posted 10 October 2017

Iran has expressed interest in the continued development of its airports, particularly in the capital, Tehran. Keith Mwanalushi discusses the importance of this initiative with an expert from Lufthansa Consulting.

in Defence / Features

JSF in the mix for UAE

Posted 9 October 2017

Jon Lake looks at the latest moves in the UAE's long-running search for a next-generation fighter.

in Air Transport / Features

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.

in Training / Features

CAE steers remote control to a new level in the UAE

Posted 3 October 2017

A major training package is gradually being unveiled in the UAE as the nation becomes increasingly deeply involved in operating unmanned aerial vehicles. Alan Dron reports.

in Technology / Features

DTP goes with the flow

Posted 2 October 2017

Dubai Technology Partners (DTP), a leading GCC aviation systems integrator, could have two big announcements coming up in the near future. Barbara Saunders reports.

in Features / Airports

Oman on emission

Posted 29 September 2017

Managing global airport carbon emissions has become increasingly important and Muscat International Airport in Oman is determined to meet the challenge, as Keith Mwanalushi reports.

in Defence / Features

Iraq trains its focus inwards

Posted 28 September 2017

The Iraq Air Force is aiming to decrease its overseas training requirements. It aims to improve its ability to train its pilots and maintenance technicians while significantly reducing costs and also enhancing its ability to take over the sustainment of its

in Air Transport / Features

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.

in Features / Airports

Saudi opens the gateway to growth

Posted 26 September 2017

TAV Airports is growing its presence in Saudi Arabia with the addition of three new gateways under concession. Keith Mwanalushi looks at the opportunities in the Saudi market.

in Defence / Features

Oman continues to build bridges with India

Posted 25 September 2017

The Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) has completed the latest in a reciprocal series of joint exercises with the Indian Air Force (IAF). Jon Lake reports.

in Air Transport / Features

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.

in Features / Airports

Screen test

Posted 21 September 2017

Evolving threats to aviation security and the approaches used in confronting them are putting pressure on airports and passengers to adjust to new screening procedures, as Keith Mwanalushi reports

in Business Aviation / Features

How Avionav is switching on the lights in Tunisia

Posted 20 September 2017

Tunisia is growing its own indigenous aircraft manufacturing business and is now looking for wider market reach, as Vincent Chappard discovers.

in Defence / Features

Indian signs are looking good

Posted 19 September 2017

The UAE is developing closer defence ties with India, as Jon Lake discovers.

in Air Transport / Features

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.

in Features / Airports

Bags of secure ideas

Posted 15 September 2017

Tracking baggage throughout the journey will soon become an industry standard, with the Middle East leading the way. Keith Mwanalushi gained some insight at the SITA IT summit in Brussels.

in Business Aviation / Features

Gama raises the bar after Sharjah switch

Posted 14 September 2017

Gama Aviation's brave move of its FBO from Dubai International Airport to Sharjah International Airport back in 2010 is paying off with a 45% increase in movements for the first four months of 2017. Dave Calderwood reports.

in Defence / Features

A tale of fact and fiction

Posted 13 September 2017

Iran paraded many new defence products and capabilities during a major show in April but what was actual achievement and what was merely propaganda? Babak Taghvaee sorts out the fact from the fiction.

in Air Transport / Features

Kuwait feeling brand new...

Posted 12 September 2017

For years, Kuwait Airways languished in the doldrums with an obsolescent fleet and reputation for poor in-flight service. New aircraft, a better-trained workforce and improved ground facilities are now beginning to regenerate the Kuwaiti national carrier,

in Features

Industry must embrace MPL's innovative experience

Posted 10 July 2017

In the decade since it was first launched, the multi-crew pilot license (MPL) has courted its fair share of scepticism and criticism. But Victor Brandao, general manager, Alpha Aviation Academy in Sharjah, argues that, at a time when the

in Features

New flightpath for Gulf's aspiring airline pilots

Posted 7 July 2017

Prospective airline pilots in the GCC states have a new training option. Dave Calderwood reports.

in Features

Stacking the odds in controllers' favour

Posted 5 July 2017

Alan Dron looks at new technology, being developed by Thales, to help cut out traffic jams in the air.

in Features

Karbala project set to open up Iraq

Posted 3 July 2017

Work has started to create a new airport at Karbala, southern Iraq, with facilities also due to be improved at nearby Najaf. Alan Dron reports.

in Features

Stands and deliver

Posted 30 June 2017

Dubai's main gateway will see passenger capacity reach 118 million by 2023. But achieving that ambitious target will mean boosting the number of A380 contact stands. Keith Mwanalushi checks in on progress.

in Features

TRU grit…

Posted 29 June 2017

The pace of new aircraft development and booming airliner sales worldwide is creating growing demand for flight training simulators. As Dave Calderwood finds out, TRU Simulation + Training is more than keeping up.

in Features

Why politics and technology must work together

Posted 28 June 2017

Alan Dron learns about five global 'drivers of change' in the air traffic management sector.

in Features

New airport to help the pilgrims progress

Posted 27 June 2017

Work is under way to establish a new international airport in Taif, Saudi Arabia, to help meet growing demand for haj and umrah flights. Alan Dron reports.

in Features

Why the SANG will soon be on song

Posted 26 June 2017

Building a 156-strong rotary-wing fleet is a part of the Saudi Arabian National Guard's modernisation effort, which fits into the country's 2030 modernisation plan. David Oliver reports.

in Features

Blazing a trail in flammability testing

Posted 23 June 2017

UAE national carrier Etihad has teamed up with Swiss company Lantal Textiles to create what is believed to be the Middle East's first laboratory specialising in flammability testing of aircraft cabin fabrics and other materials. Alan Dron reports.

in Features

Will we keep on taking the tablets?

Posted 22 June 2017

New US and British governments regulations, which prevent passengers carrying electronic devices larger than a cell phone on flights from across the MENA region, may affect the latest in-flight entertainment trend. Steve Nichols investigates.

in Features

Golden helos...

Posted 21 June 2017

Saudi Arabia's armed forces are undergoing a major expansion programme, with a heavy emphasis on aviation. New helicopters are being delivered to a bewildering array of service branches – some of which have only recently established their own air arms. Jon Lake reports

in Features

Wain's world

Posted 20 June 2017

As the only local provider, Sabeti Wain Dubai monopolises the region with its aircraft seating covers.

in Features

Must fly - I have a meeting in the office...

Posted 19 June 2017

Middle East business aviation users, who have been putting off investing in in-flight connectivity systems, don't have to wait any longer, thanks to a number of recent innovations. Steve Nichols reports.

in Features

Iran's helicopter options

Posted 16 June 2017

In the last two decades, Iranian aviation industries have tried to develop and design new helicopters or upgrade previous models.

in Features

Striking at the heart of the heritage dilemma

Posted 15 June 2017

Current conflict in Yemen is putting important archaeological sites at risk. Jon Lake asks what can be done to preserve the ancient infrastructure.

in Features

Rocking well all over the world

Posted 14 June 2017

Technology giant Rockwell Collins was at IDEX but Alan Warnes discovers it is about a lot more than just defence.

in Features

Home drone

Posted 13 June 2017

The Islamic Republic of Iran is rarely mentioned in lists of cutting-edge technology but, when it comes to drones, the country punches well above its technological weight, as Mohammad Razazzan reports.

in Features

Saudi's 2020 vision

Posted 12 June 2017

Saudi Arabia has successfully built up an impressive indigenous military aerospace engineering capability, making advances, especially in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO). Jon Lake discovers that, not satisfied with the progress so far, the country has

in Features

The Iran helicopters

Posted 9 June 2017

In the post nuclear-sanctions world, Iran is talking about its capabilities developed over the past three decades to maintain an aviation industry. This has led to a whole series of indigenous helicopters, as Mohammad Razazzan reports.

in Features

Saudi Super Eagle has landed in Riyadh

Posted 8 June 2017

The Royal Saudi Air Force has officially inducted the new Boeing F-15SA tactical fighter in a ceremony at the King Faisal Air Academy. Jon Lake reports.

in Features

UAE on a different planet

Posted 7 June 2017

The Global Space Congress took place recently at the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi, demonstrating the UAE's commitment to the industry. Steve Nichols was there.

in Features

Mr Niche Guy...

Posted 6 June 2017

A new Abu Dhabi-based service aims to fill a perceived niche for passengers, which falls between the premium cabin of an airliner and an executive jet. Alan Dron has been finding out more.

in Features

Why Air Cairo is rolling the dice…

Posted 5 June 2017

Air Cairo is betting big on a turnaround in fortunes for Egypt's long-suffering tourism industry. Martin Rivers talks to chairman and chief executive Yasser el Ramly.

in Features

Third time lucky?

Posted 2 June 2017

Mauritania Airlines International is plotting slow, steady growth in a bid to avoid the fate of its predecessors. Martin Rivers and Vincent Chappard talk to Mohamed Radhy Ould Bennahi, chief executive of the third airline to fly Mauritania's flag in a decade.

in Features

Say AAR - but say it quietly...

Posted 1 June 2017

The AAR Corporation may prefer to stay clear of the limelight but, as Alan Warnes found our, it certainly knows what it's doing.

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Bridging the Gulf

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.

CAE to open unisex pilot training centre in Saudi

A new dawn for aviation in Saudi Arabia – and a further indication that greater liberalisation in the kingdom is gaining pace – came when CAE and the Saudi National Company of Aviation (SNCA) announced they are to open a new CAE authorised

Crowd-sourced data helping to keep aircraft flying

Aircraft manufacturers and suppliers are starting to use crowd-sourced data to detect wear, schedule preventative maintenance and avoid costly failures. Steve Nichols reports.

Meeting the freight of expectation

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.

Sudan's glimmer of hope

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,

Pichler's right Royal shake-up

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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