Yahsat has started a long-term strategic partnership with UAE communications solutions company X SAT FZE. Under the agreement, X SAT is committed to capacity on Yahsat's upcoming Ka-band satellite, Al Yah 3, to be launched later this year.
Gulf Air has launched an online Group Bookings Facility on the airline's official website gulfair.com.
Jet Aviation has successfully concluded its first retrofit installation of Split Scimitar Winglets (SSWs) on a BBJ1. The SSW retrofit was completed with EASA-approved Supplemental Type Certification (STC).
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,
Emirates Airline president Sir Tim Clark is a man rarely given to stating the obvious yet, as Barbara Saunders reports, he believed it opportune when addressing the recent International Air Transport Association (IATA) World Passenger Symposium in Dubai.
Global Loyalty Company (GLC), the specialist loyalty business of Etihad Airways Group, has passed the milestone of 20 million members across its four airline frequent flyer programmes: Etihad Guest (used by Etihad Airways, Air
Airbus has teamed up with Routehappy, the merchandising content platform for flight shopping, to accelerate the transformation of flight shopping from commoditised to differentiated.
Airbus has created the online booking assistant iflyA380.com to take travel planning to the next level.
Etihad Airways has successfully implemented a new booking standard driven by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) that enhances the level of information flow between travel agents and airline
Arabsat has been selected by Globecast, global media solutions provider, to broadcast TRT World, the international news platform of Turkey, in high definition over the MENA region on Arabsat's Badr-6
Emirates has started field-testing an innovative decision support technology that allows it to better manage operations, safety and environmental performance in the face of extreme and disruptive winter weather.
System supplier Vision Systems continues to expand its international presence through a new office in Dubai, to facilitate trade development opportunities in the Middle East.
Boeing has announced an agreement with Flydubai to add Software Distribution Tools to the list of Boeing services the airline utilises to enhance maintenance and engineering operations, safety and efficiency across the airline's growing 737
Qatar Airways has been recognised for its content innovation at the fourth annual in-flight workshop and awards at Aircraft Interiors Middle East, held in partnership with F&E Aerospace. The award recognises the
Arabsat and ONT has announced the signing an agreement to launch a Tunisian broadcast platform on Arabsat Badr-4 at 26°E.
Royal Jordanian Airlines will receive V2500 LRU components pool support from Turkish Technic.
Royal Jordanian has started implementing the e-Air Waybill (e-AWB) system, which was developed in cooperation with the airline's Information Technology Department and CHAMP Cargosystems (CHAMP) – an IT provider serving the air cargo
Sabre has signed a new agreement with the Kingdom of Bahrain's national carrier, Gulf Air, to provide an expanded portfolio of core passenger services technology covering reservations, departure controls and all other aspects that touch
Panasonic has unveiled a new state-of-the-art facility at Dubai Airport Freezone serving more than 85 airlines from 52 countries located across the Middle East, Central and Southern Asia, and Africa (MECSAA).
Etihad Airways should see an increase in efficiency and a reduction in fuel consumption across its global operations following an agreement to adopt the Boeing Wind Updates solution into its operations.
The USA's satellite solutions provider Kymeta says the Middle East is shaping up as a key market for its mTenna high-throughput satellite connectivity terminal for which aviation grade solutions are expected by the end of the
TPConnects – the first dual International Air Transport Association (IATA) New Distribution Capability (NDC) Certified Travel Technology Provider has unveiled that it will be launching
Japan's optical and precision electronics manufacturer Olympus Corporation will later this month open a regional HQ, for the Middle East and Africa, complete with a training centre, in Dubai.
Abu Dhabi's Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, the independent, research-driven university focused on advanced energy, and sustainable technologies, has signed a memorandum of understanding with
A Royal Jordanian Air Force Airbus Defence and Space C295 has been used in a new series of rain-making operations over the kingdom, writes Jon Lake.
Since launching 3G inflight connectivity one year ago, AeroMobile has revealed a 160 percent increase in inflight data usage year on year.
Poisonous engine oil can cause plenty of invisible damage to the human body. Is there a solution? Liz Moscrop reports.
Gulf Air has selected Dell EMC's Data Domain and Data Protection Suite solutions for a highly scalable protection and availability foundation to support rapid data growth. The national airline of Bahrain says it will leverage the solution's
In the never-ending competition to differentiate their in-flight entertainment (IFE) offerings, many Gulf carriers are now using live sports TV to entice their passengers, as Steve Nichols found out.
Turkish Airlines has selected Panasonic Avionics Corporation's (Panasonic) advanced eX1 inflight entertainment and communications (IFEC) system and Global Communications Services for its
Honeywell has signed an agreement with Arab Wings and Gulf Wings, both part of the International Wings Group to provide its full suite of GoDirect cabin and cockpit in-flight connectivity services on more than 20 aircraft.
Sky Prime Aviation Services has chosen AMAC Aerospace to install KA-band satellite, Ku- band satellite and live TV streaming connectivity for the Cabins in some selected aircraft from within its fleet.
DHL Global Forwarding and Mubadala Development Company have initiated a strategic partnership for the next five years.
Inflight connectivity provider AeroMobile, in partnership with Panasonic Avionics, has connected over one million flights. AeroMobile was the first to introduce inflight connectivity in 2008 and now has over 340
Qatar Airways has launched its latest payment feature - Apple Pay - becoming the first Gulf carrier to offer the revolutionary 'mobile wallet' solution across all 12 countries where Apple Pay is available.
Qatar Airways has officially launched digital membership cards for its Privilege Club members, providing them with a more convenient option to redeem Qmiles when travelling across the airline's
Yahsat, the UAE-based satellite operator has announced the start of a strategic partnership with Talia, a market-leading teleport, satellite, and terrestrial network operator.
Onboard the global charity organisation MOAS' (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) ship, MY Phoenix Schiebel's Camcopter -100 has proved to be vital for the achievements of the NGO's
Information Systems Associates (ISA), a UAE-based provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel and aviation industry, has signed a contract with Wataniya Airways, the new hybrid
Qatar Airways has implemented AeroDocs software from Arconics, a ViaSat company, to provide a single centralised repository to revise and track all operational and non-operational company manuals and documentation for
Emirates has partnered with LinkedIn to provide select LinkedIn Learning courses on ice, its award-winning inflight entertainment (IFE) system. Emirates is the first international airline to make these courses available
Gulf Air recently took home three awards for its Information Technology achievements.
Panasonic Global Communications (Panasonic) has unveiled a new, high bandwidth satellite modem, which offers Panasonic customers twenty times the bandwidth of Panasonic's current solution.
Etihad Airways has extended its digital reach with the introduction of a new mobile application for Android smartphones, enabling guests to manage their journeys with even greater ease.
Bombardier has begun deliveries of the first new Global aircraft equipped with the fastest in-flight Internet access in business aviation. Bombardier's Ka-band system, powered by
Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix, Arizona, recently threw open its doors to Arabian Aerospace technology editor Steve Nichols, who was invited to view the company's current and future technologies that aim to make flight safer and
Global aeronautical communications provider, Satcom Direct (SD), announced today it has agreed to acquire TrueNorth Avionics, that offers the latest technology in cabin communications solutions.
Saudi Arabian Airlines has signed a strategic partnership with TAQNIA Space company exclusively to provide Saudia's fleets with Broadband Internet access, voice calling and live TV services.
Paris-based Safety Line has developed OptiClimb, which offers a way of saving up to 10% of the fuel used during an aircraft's initial take-off climb. Steve Nichols looks at the implications.
Lufthansa Systems presented new modules for its multi-award-winning BoardConnect inflight entertainment platform at APEX in Singapore this week.
Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) is to implement IATA's New Distribution Capability (NDC) in a modular approach and has appointed leading technology solutions provider TPConnects to manage the NDC standard platform.
At an event hosted today in Dubai, Breitling introduced the limited edition Navitimer GMT Aurora blue watch to the UAE pilot and aviation professionals community as well as VIPs.
Inmarsat has signed an MoU to appoint Honeywell as distribution partner for new aviation safety communications service.
Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) has announced that it has been selected by Airbus as lead supplier for High Bandwidth Connectivity (HBC) technology on its A320, A330, and A380
EAD Aerospace has delivered its first Honeywell JetWave STC for an A319 VIP project in partnership with a leading European MRO for an undisclosed final customer in the Middle East.
Emirates has signed an agreement with Thales to equip its Boeing 777X fleet with Thales AVANT inflight entertainment system.
Panasonic Avionics (Panasonic) has launched ZeroTouchTM service- its innovative service that simultaneously gives airlines real-time visibility into performance, improves the efficiency of its maintenance
Jazeera Airways has launched its WhatsApp phone number for all Jazeera passengers and interested customers.
Shifra has equipped Gulf Air with e-mail security solutions from Proofpoint.
Duncan Aviation has announced it will be installing the new Gogo 4G system when it's ready in the first half of 2017.
GE Aviation has completed the initial ground testing of the first full GE9X development engine, which will become the world's largest commercial aircraft engine and will power Boeing's 777X aircraft.
Panasonic Avionics (Panasonic) and AeroMobile have announced the global availability of the new 3G eXPhone system.
Air passengers are demanding better access to technology to improve their travel experience according to a new survey from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) but airlines passengers in the
Royal Jordanian (RJ)is banning carriage of Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone devices (including recalled and replacement devices) on board all its aircraft.
Turkish Airlines has introduces its new mobile application to passengers.
Air Arabia has signed an agreement with Vistair, a provider of powerful e-solutions to the global commercial airline industry, to use the company's market leading e-manual system, DocuNet.
The technology company MOMook, developing management software solutions for aviation training centres, is announcing a service agreement with Aviation Training Center of Tunisia (ATCT).
Eastern Sky Jets has selected RAAS for implementation of paperless maintenance management processes, from the production floor to the cockpit, for its fleet of A330-243 aircraft.
Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), the UAE-based satellite operator, has appointed Mona Al Muhairi as chief human capital officer.
Emirates Airline and Google are 'Celebrating Arabic Reading' all through October in a collaboration to reach millions of smartphone users in the region, and support the UAE's Year of Reading.
Gulf Air has announced the roll-out of a company-wide project to deploy Skype for Business across its world-wide offices to enhance internal communication, productivity and efficiency and reduce communication costs while affording the
More than 100 aircraft have gone missing in the past 70 years. The fact that this continues to happen, despite modern technological capabilities, is a stark reminder that the aviation industry still has work to do on enhancing its flight tracking
Hollywood actress, director and producer Jennifer Aniston makes a return to the Emirates A380, and makes a new friend, in a new global digital and TV advertising campaign.
Etihad Airways has launched a new Animal Welfare and Conservation Policy and an #Etihad4wildlife social media competition as part of the airline's on-going efforts to promote wildlife conservation.
Providing service at 31 airports across three continents with airport IT solutions, TAV Information Technologies (IT) deputy general manager Cem Aslantas delivered the opening speech at Airport Modernization Summit held in Riyadh, the capital city of
Passengers travelling with Qatar Airways in October can look forward to a collection of family-favourite movies from film power-house Disney/Pixar, to enjoy during their journey.
AIM Altitude has officially launched its new website.
Middle East Airlines-Air Liban (MEA) has signed a new five-year master agreement with global communications provider SITA to introduce new, faster connectivity across the airline's network.
Bahrain's national carrier Gulf Air has selected Finesse for the implementation of its Qlik business intelligence solution.
Qatar Airways will become the first airline in the world to adopt the new flight tracking recommendations by ICAO using a device called GlobalBeacon organisation's Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System (GADSS)
Satcom Direct (SD) has announced it has acquired AircraftLogs a company based in Columbus, OH, that offers the latest technology in aircraft flight scheduling software and tax reporting tools for corporate and private flight departments.
Qatar Airways and CNN International Commercial are partnering for a second season of the widely popular travel show, In 24 Hours, which offers viewers an exhilarating visual tour of the world.
The Emirates Group in collaboration with GE, Etisalat and Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) has announced the launch of a joint initiative targeting young entrepreneurs and students in the UAE.
Honeywell has achieved final certification from Inmarsat for JetWave, the company's package of exclusive hardware that will allow pilots, passengers, operators and maintenance personnel to connect to GX Aviation,
Smartworld and The Kernel have announced the launch of UAE's first-of-its-kind 'Cyber Security Centre', which will train UAE nationals in cyber security and provide round-the-clock advanced security monitoring alongwith
Smiths Detection has been awarded contracts worth almost £19 million by Falcon Group to provide advanced detection systems for passenger checkpoint, hold baggage and cargo screening to airports across Egypt.
Panasonic Avionics and Yahsat have announced the signing of a MoU to explore new ways to offer a broadband connectivity solution serving several mobility markets in the Middle East within the next three to five years.
Travelport has announced the renewal of both its global full content and IT agreements with Emirates.
Having taken turns at the controls of their zero-emission electric and solar airplane, Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg have today landed back in Abu Dhabi to achieve their dream of
Airbus has launched the iflyA380.com website for travellers who want to experience the A380 aircraft.
Oman Air has selected OpenAirlines- Skybreathe to provide its cloud-based fuel efficiency software solution.
Gulf Air has selected Thales AVANT In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) system for the airline's 39 new aircraft orders of B787-900, A320 NEO and A321 NEO.
Dubai-based Flydubai is partnering with Booking.com adding a wide range of hotels and other accommodation options to its website Flydubai.com.
Iraqi Airways has opened its new reservation contact centre in Amman, allowing the airline to better manage its reservations across 13 countries. The centre will be operated by SITA.
Inmarsat has announced that its advanced Global Xpress (GX) Aviation in-flight connectivity service has received EASA certification for the A320 aircraft family.
Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) took off early this morning from Kennedy Airport, New York, to attempt the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean and prove that an efficient energy future is possible.
Saudi private aviation services company, Sky Prime Aviation Services, is to deploy SITA's next-generation passenger services system (PSS) to manage its new VIP flight service being introduced to its premium passengers.
As Solar Impulse continues its historic mission to fly around the world using solar power, Arabian Aerospace TV visits the mission control centre in France and looks in depth at the connectivity that lies at the heart of the operation.
Nouvelair Tunisie has chosen Hitit Computer Services to provide the airline with several airline IT services.