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Boeing set to deliver record number of airplanes to Turkish Airlines

Posted 29 April 2016

Boeing is set to deliver a record number of airplanes this year to Turkish Airlines, totalling six 777-300ERs and 20 Next-Generation 737-800s.

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Etihad Airways announces net profit of US$103 million for 2015

Posted 28 April 2016

Etihad Airways has announced its strongest annual financial results to date, with a net profit of US$ 103 million on total revenues of US$ 9.02 billion.

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Jazeera Airways announces Q1 2016 financial results

Posted 28 April 2016

Jazeera Airways has announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2016.

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Qatar Airways opens premium lounge in Dubai

Posted 28 April 2016

Qatar Airways has opened the new Qatar Airways Dubai Premium Lounge at Dubai International Airport, Concourse D.

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Royal Jordanian announces improved losses

Posted 28 April 2016

Royal Jordanian has announced its losses have dropped by JD1 million (USD1.4 million) from JD8.3 million to JD7.3 million.

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Flydubai launches new onboard entertainment services

Posted 28 April 2016

Flydubai has announced its new onboard services, including WiFi connectivity, live television streaming and a new seatback inflight entertainment interface.

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Emirates renews support for Mauritius and the Seychelles

Posted 26 April 2016

Emirates has extended its individual global marketing agreements with Mauritius and the Seychelles, continuing to promote both countries' tourist markets.

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Etihad Cargo expands Middle East network

Posted 26 April 2016

Etihad Cargo has expanded to Kuwait by adding an additional freighter, and is introducing a twice-weekly service to Muscat.

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EgyptAir showcases at Arabian Travel Market

Posted 26 April 2016

EgyptAir is showcasing at the three-day Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2016 exhibition, at Dubai World Trade Centre.

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Gulf Air announces return to Dhaka

Posted 26 April 2016

Gulf Air has announced the return of service between Bahrain and Dhaka, Bangladesh, from next month.

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Airline industry steps up baggage handling performance says SITA

Posted 26 April 2016

The airline industry is celebrating its best ever performance for successfully handling baggage according to a report issued by SITA this morning.

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Aviation Horizons adds maiden A319CJ to its fleet

Posted 25 April 2016

Saudi Arabia's Aviation Horizons has added a maiden A319CJ to its fleet in the form of CS-TQJ, reports ch-aviation.

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Middle Eastern investors eye stake in India's Air Pegasus

Posted 25 April 2016

Managing director of India's Air pegasus, Shyson Thomas, said several Gulf carriers have expressed a keen willingness to acquire a stake in the start-up carrier, reports ch-aviation.

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Manual input on the trim for fatal Flydubai crash say investigators

Posted 24 April 2016

The Russian investigation team studying the crashed Flydubai B737-800 last month, have confirmed today that the reported substantial nose-down trim was applied through manual trim switches on the pilot's control

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Million tonnes of cargo milestone reached by dnata at DWC

Posted 21 April 2016

Air services provider, dnata, has reached a key milestone in its operation at Dubai World Central (DWC), handling over one million tonnes of air freight since its first full year of operation in 2011.

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Hafez re-elected chairman of RJ's new board of directors

Posted 21 April 2016

The new board of directors of Royal Jordanian Airlines has elected Suleiman Hafez as its chairman.

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Pegasus increases guest numbers by 18.6% in the first quarter of 2016

Posted 19 April 2016

Pegasus Airlines has announced its traffic figures for March 2016 to Turkey's Public Disclosure Platform (KAP).

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Turkish Airlines' pilots to fly with HAVELSAN simulator

Posted 19 April 2016

In a first for Turkey's airline industry, Turkish Airlines is to use a Level-D Pilot Training Simulator by HAVELSAN, an in-country Turkish systems manufacturer.

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Avtrade increases Power-by-the-hour contracts

Posted 15 April 2016

Avtrade has increased its Power-by-the-hour contracts to support aircraft around the world.

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Emirates orders two additional A380 aircraft

Posted 13 April 2016

Emirate has placed an order with manufacturer Airbus for an additional two new A380 aircraft, to be delivered in the 4th quarter of 2017.

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Etihad Airways and Avianca sign codeshare

Posted 13 April 2016

Etihad Airways has entered into a codeshare agreement with Avianca, to come into effect next month.

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UAE Space Agency and US Strategic Command sign SSA agreement

Posted 12 April 2016

The United Arab Emirates Space Agency (UAESA) and the US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) have agreed to share space situational awareness (SSA) services.

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Qatar Airways Cargo launches QR Express

Posted 12 April 2016

Qatar Airways Cargo has today announced the launch of QR Express, a solution to deliver airport-to-airport air freight service for time critical shipments. QR Express is the latest addition to the cargo airline's expanding portfolio of

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ACI and Green Light Limited introduced passenger screening course

Posted 12 April 2016

Airports across the Middle East concerned with passenger screening can now partake in a course, formed out of collaboration between Airports Council International (ACI) and Green Light Limited.

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Gulf Air quick to put down Internet landing crash illusion

Posted 11 April 2016

A video purportedly showing a collision between a Gulf Air aircraft and a Kuwait Airways jet while landing at Kuwait International Airport, went viral online today leading to the Bahrain national carrier having to issue a

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Avtrade appoints Hürcan Asik as Regional VP Sales - Turkey

Posted 11 April 2016

Avtrade has announced the appointment of Hürcan Asik as Regional VP Sales – Turkey.

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Etihad Airways records first year reliability performance for A380 operations

Posted 11 April 2016

Airbus, manufacturer of the flagship A380 aircraft, has presented Etihad Airways with the prestigious award for the best 'Operational Reliability Performance' in the first year of A380 operations.

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Middle Eastern carrier show positive increase in freight tonne kilometres, IATA reports

Posted 6 April 2016

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its data for global air freight markets, which showed Middle Eastern freight tonne kilometres (FTKs) have increased by 3.7%

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IATA's Board recommends Alexandre de Juniac as DG & CEO

Posted 6 April 2016

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a decision by its Board of Governors, to recommend Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM, to succeed retiring Director General and CEO, Tony Tyler.

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Saudi Arabia places ban on Mahan Air citing safety concerns

Posted 5 April 2016

Saudi Arabia has announced a ban on Iran airline Mahan Air from using its airspace and airports citing safety concerns.

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Boeing Bridges UAE entrepreneurs success route

Posted 4 April 2016

Boeing has invested US $225,000 in a three-year 'Start-Up Bridge Program' to aid budding UAE entrepreneurs. The aerospace giant has joined forces with INJAZ UAE, a non-profit member of the Junior Achievement Worldwide education

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Kuwait's Boodai considering sale of Jazeera Airways stake

Posted 4 April 2016

Jazeera Airways shareholder, Boodai Corporation, has enlisted HSBC bank to advise it on the possible sale of some or all of its stake in the Kuwaiti LCC, reports ch-aviation.

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Tecnam announces P2012 success

Posted 1 April 2016

Tecnam has announced the successful roll-out of the first Tecnam P2012 Traveller from its experiments assembly line.

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Saudi Arabia's Nesma Airlines becomes new ATR operator

Posted 1 April 2016

Nesma Airlines today took delivery of their two first ATR 72-600s.

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Kuwait and Tanzania sign BASA

Posted 1 April 2016

Kuwait and Tanzania have signed a bilateral air services agreement (BASA) in order to boost the both countries' tourism sectors.

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Dnata to provide ground handling for Garuda at Heathrow

Posted 31 March 2016

Dubai-based dnata has been appointed by Garuda Indonesia to provide all ground handling services for its new five weekly flights from Jakarta and Singapore to London Heathrow.

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No technical fault in Flydubai crash says Russian investigators

Posted 30 March 2016

The Russian-led task force investigating the crash of a Flydubai in southern Russia has reported that there are no indications of any technical faults with the aircraft.

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Gulf Air and Information & eGovernment Authority conduct knowledge sharing session

Posted 30 March 2016

Gulf Air and the Information & eGovernment Authority (IGA) recently conducted a knowledge sharing session at the airline's Muharraq headquarters in order to raise awareness and facilitate

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EgyptAir hostage incident now over. Hijacker arrested

Posted 29 March 2016

The hostage crisis on the hijacked EgyptAir flight MS181 is over, The hijacker has been arrested.

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Hostages seen escaping hijacked EgyptAir aircraft

Posted 29 March 2016

At least five hostages being held on the hijacked EgyptAir flight that was diverted to Larnaca have been spotted escaping from the aircraft - at least one of them through the cockpit window.

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KLM introduces the Dreamliner to Muscat

Posted 29 March 2016

KLM has launched its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Muscat, with the first flight to Muscat International Airport arriving from Abu Dhabi International Airport, on March 27.

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EgyptAir plans to sell surplus jets

Posted 29 March 2016

EgyptAir Holding Company chairman, Sharif Fathi, has said the company has eighteen aircraft that are surplus and will be sold off in the following months.

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Passengers released on hijacked EgyptAir A320

Posted 29 March 2016

EgyptAir has confirmed that all but four passengers and the crew have been released from the hijacked A320 at Larnaca Airport.

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EgyptAir A320 hijacked

Posted 29 March 2016

An EgyptAir A320 has been hijacked and taken to Larnaca in Cyprus according to the airline.

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Iran close to Boeing deal says local media

Posted 28 March 2016

Iran news agencies are reporting that talks with Boeing over the purchase of new planes are continuing, and suggesting a deal with the American aviation giant is “very likely” to be sealed soon.

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Work begins on Flight data recorder analysis from Flydubai crash

Posted 22 March 2016

The UAE regulator, the GCAA, has confirmed the investigation team led by the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) has begun work on the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) from the crashed

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Pegasus Airlines announce order for five B737-800sNG

Posted 22 March 2016

Boeing and Turkey's leading low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines, have finalised an order for five Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes, valued at approximately $505 million based on expected list prices at delivery.

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UAE Investigators arrive in Moscow to examine the Black Box of FlyDubai aircraft

Posted 21 March 2016

The Investigation team of the United Arab Emirates, led by the Accredited Representative and membered by two investigators from the Air Accident Investigation Sector (AAIS) in the GCAA, have arrived

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Flydubai aircraft crashes in Russia. 62 confirmed dead.

Posted 19 March 2016

A Flydubai Boeing 737-800 has crashed in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don killing all 61 passengers and crew on board.

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The GCAA releases a statement about Flydubai air crash

Posted 19 March 2016

The United Arab Emirates General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has released a statement about the tragic Flydubai Boeing 737-800 aircraft crash this morning.

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Flydubai's CEO's emotional response to FZ981 crash

Posted 19 March 2016

Flydubai CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith, has said the airline is in deep shock over this morning's crash in southern Russia.

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Turkey's Atlasglobal signs GSSA agreement with APG in 14 countries

Posted 18 March 2016

Atlasglobal has signed a GSSA agreement with APG in 14 countries.

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Beechcraft receive EASA certification for Pro Line Fusion aircraft

Posted 18 March 2016

Beechcraft has announced it has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for its Pro Line Fusion-equipped Beechcraft King Air 350i/ER and 250 turboprop aircraft.

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Iran's Kish Air signs agreement for purchase of two A321-200s

Posted 18 March 2016

Kish Air has signed an agreement with Airbus for the purchase of two A321-200s, reports ch-aviation.

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Air India confirms A320neo lease deal with Kuwait's ALAFCO

Posted 18 March 2016

Air India has signed an agreement with Kuwait's Aviation Lease and Finance Company (ALAFCO) for the lease of fourteen A320neo, reports ch-aviation.

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Etihad Airways releases statement on IPO fraud

Posted 18 March 2016

Etihad Airways strenuously denies it has any plans for an initial public offering (IPO) and any announcement associating the airline with an IPO should be disregarded and reported to the authorities as a fraud.

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Russia to step up Iran connections

Posted 16 March 2016

Russia is to increase the number of direct flights to Iran from five to nine per week according to the Russian energy minister

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Major assembly of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner gets underway

Posted 16 March 2016

The major assembly of the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner has begun with partner Kawasaki Heavy Industries installing circular frames into the mid forward section, earlier this week.

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Royal Jordanian posts JD21 million net profit in 2015

Posted 15 March 2016

Royal Jordanian has released its financial results for 2015. The figures show that Royal Jordanian registered a net profit before tax of JD21 million in 2015, while in 2014 it had registered JD49.5 million net losses before tax.

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Iran Air and Lufthansa sign MoU

Posted 14 March 2016

Iran Air has signed a MoU with Lufthansa for the German carrier to provide technical expertise to the Iranians, reports ch-aviation.

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Iran's Atrak Air orders Embraer, and Airbus twinjets

Posted 14 March 2016

Atrak Air has acquired six Embraer Regional Jets and three A320ceo aircraft, reports ch-aviation.

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Flydubai achieves IOSA standard and is admitted into IATA

Posted 11 March 2016

Dubai-based Flydubai has become a fully-fledged member of IATA following its successful completion of the IOSA safety audit.

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Mubadala and Boeing forge closer links with new R&D agreement

Posted 10 March 2016

Mubadala and Boeing have signed a new strategic agreement to collaborate on research and development to expand aerospace manufacturing capabilities in the UAE.

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Al Baker joke brings sour response from US

Posted 10 March 2016

A flippant remark by Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker has sparked off another row with an American pressure group.

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Al Baker lays A320 neo delays on P&W

Posted 10 March 2016

Qatar Airways Chief Akbar Al Baker has laid the blame for the delays to his airline's A320neo narrowbodies firmly at the door of Pratt&Whitney.

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Is Hungary to give fifth freedom rights UAE airline?

Posted 9 March 2016

Saif Al Suwaidi, the general director of the United Arab Emirates' General Civil Aviation Authority has said that the UAE and Hungary would be discussing changes to their bilateral air service agreement allowing UAE carriers to

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Yahsat and IEC Telecom Group sign MoU

Posted 8 March 2016

UAE based satellite operator Yahsat and African company IEC Telecom Group have partnered and signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

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IATA announce January passenger traffic results

Posted 8 March 2016

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced its global passenger traffic results for January 2016 showing a rise in demand.

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AACO releases 49th AGM details

Posted 7 March 2016

The Arab Air Carriers' Organization (AACO) has released the dates for its Aviation Summit - The AACO 49th Annual General Meeting – which will be held in Casablanca on 29 November - 1 December 2016,.

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Turkish grows its Gulf business

Posted 3 March 2016

Turkish Airlines has reported passenger growth of 9.2 per cent across the GCC markets last year compared to 2014 and has recognised 23 travel agents for contributing to its 2.6% Dubai capacity growth.

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Salam Air is named as Oman's new budget carrier

Posted 3 March 2016

Muscat National Development and Investment Company (ASAAS) has confirmed that Oman's first budget airline is to go ahead and will be named Salam Air.

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Emirates and S7 Airlines announce codeshare agreement on more than 30 Russian Routes

Posted 3 March 2016

Emirates and Russian carrier S7 Airlines have announced an enhanced partnership which is set to improve connectivity and benefits for customers across Russia.

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Assembly of Saudi Arabian Airlines A330 Regional aircraft progressing well

Posted 1 March 2016

Assembly of Saudi Arabian Airlines' first A330 Regional is well underway at the Airbus Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France.

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Oman Air leases two Dreamliners and Heathrow slots from Kenyan

Posted 29 February 2016

Oman Air has agreed a three-year wet leasing deal for two Kenya Airways Boeing 787-8s as part of an investment that gives the Muscat airline a second daily service to London Heathrow by using the Kenyan slots.

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TAAG Angola firms B777 purchase rights

Posted 29 February 2016

TAAG Angola Airlines has exercised purchase rights with Boeing for two B777-300(ER) William Boulter, reports ch-aviation.

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ATR tests all electrical aircraft

Posted 29 February 2016

ATR has tested a prototype of its ATR 72, which aimed to test an all electrical energy management system, and optimise the electrical power distribution.

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Latest Etihad freighter news - straight from the horse's mouth

Posted 27 February 2016

Some of the most valuable thoroughbred race horses in the world and those that look after them, have a new means of transport for getting to those classic events.

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Embraer presents the E190-E2

Posted 26 February 2016

Embraer has presented the E190-E2, the first E2 jet – Embraer´s second generation of the E-Jets family of commercial aircraft.

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Egypt admits terrorists responsible for Metrojet crash

Posted 26 February 2016

Egypt has ruled that terrorists caused the Sinai Metrojet crash last October, which killed all 224 people onboard.

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Embraer close to Iran jet breakthrough

Posted 24 February 2016

Brazilian manufacturer Embraer is on the verge of signing a deal for 50 of its regional jets with Iran.

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Over 220,000 passengers have flown Emirates' two-class A380

Posted 24 February 2016

More than 220,000 passengers have flown the two-class A380 on over 450 flights since it first entered service in December 2015.

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Boeing launch 737-800BCF

Posted 24 February 2016

Boeing has launched the Next-Generation 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF), with orders for 55 conversions from seven customers.

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Emirates to use flexible routes and take advantage of tailwinds to achieve flight efficiency

Posted 23 February 2016

Emirates Airline's first non-stop service between Auckland and Dubai will be one of the longest air routes in the world by distance, but with the assistance of clever technology and good

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Iran Air to receive delivery of its first of twenty ATR72-600s in November

Posted 22 February 2016

Iran Air will take delivery of its first of twenty ATR72-600s on firm order from Avions de Transport Régional in November of this year, reports ch-aviation.

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Gulf Air appoints APG Network as representative to ten countries

Posted 19 February 2016

Gulf Air has recently appointed APG Network, an airline-focused representation network, as its representative in 10 countries to provide Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) support and administrative services to Gulf

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Five MENAT airlines reach top 50 of The World's Most Valuable Airline Brands

Posted 19 February 2016

Every year, leading brand valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance puts thousands of the world's top brands to the test, evaluating which are the most powerful and the most valuable, including the

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Bombardier announced 90 seat turboprop

Posted 18 February 2016

Bombardier has introduced the world's only commercial turboprop aircraft that is capable of carrying 90 passengers.

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Saudia's frantic February with four deliveries within a week

Posted 17 February 2016

Saudia has had a busy start to February when on the 3rd of the month it took delivery of no fewer than three aircraft – two of the new Boeing 787-900 Dreamliners and a Boeing 777-200ER.

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Airways Aviation joins forces with Kuwait Airways

Posted 16 February 2016

Airways Aviation is celebrating the launch of the Kuwaiti Cadet EASA fATPL Programme with Kuwait Airways and welcomes the inaugural class of trainee pilots at its Spanish flying school.

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Airbus kicks-off to a positive 2016

Posted 16 February 2016

Airbus has reported a good aircraft order start to 2016.

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Kish Air set for a pair of A321s to spearhead growth plans

Posted 15 February 2016

Kish Air is set to acquire two Airbus A321s as part of its fleet modernisation.

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Middle East shows safety improvements

Posted 15 February 2016

The Middle East has had a successful year in terms of safety performance, as suggested in the International Air Transport Association safety performance report.

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IATA releases commercial airline safety performance data

Posted 15 February 2016

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for the 2015 safety performance of the commercial airline industry.

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Iran and Russia update bilateral agreement

Posted 12 February 2016

Iranian and Russian authorities have updated the bilateral agreement between their countries, fixing the maximum scheduled flights operated by each side at 28 per week.

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Libya orders Sudan flights suspended from end of February

Posted 12 February 2016

Libya's government has ordered Air Libya and Afriqiyah Airways (to suspend their respective services to Sudan with effect from February 28, reports ch-aviation.

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IATA welcomes new CO2 emissions standard for aircraft

Posted 12 February 2016

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the decision by representatives at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to agree a CO2 efficiency Standard for commercial aircraft.

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Final assembly on A350-1000 begins

Posted 10 February 2016

Airbus has started the final assembly on the A350-1000, the first of three flight test aircraft to be built ready for it maiden flight before the end of 2016.

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A321neo completes maiden flight

Posted 10 February 2016

The first A321neo has completed its maiden flight yesterday from Hamburg, Germany.

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Boeing supports ICAO aircraft CO2 emissions standard

Posted 9 February 2016

Boeing has released a statement supporting the ICAO aircraft CO2 emissions standard.

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ICAO finalise CO2 Standard

Posted 9 February 2016

Industry and environmental groups met at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to finalise the design of the first global certification standard for CO2 emissions from new aircraft.

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Gulf Air quick to put down Internet landing crash illusion

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Flydubai launches new onboard entertainment services

Flydubai has announced its new onboard services, including WiFi connectivity, live television streaming and a new seatback inflight entertainment interface.

IATA's Board recommends Alexandre de Juniac as DG & CEO

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a decision by its Board of Governors, to recommend Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM, to succeed retiring Director General and CEO, Tony Tyler.

AACO releases 49th AGM details

The Arab Air Carriers' Organization (AACO) has released the dates for its Aviation Summit - The AACO 49th Annual General Meeting – which will be held in Casablanca on 29 November - 1 December 2016,.

Royal Jordanian posts JD21 million net profit in 2015

Royal Jordanian has released its financial results for 2015. The figures show that Royal Jordanian registered a net profit before tax of JD21 million in 2015, while in 2014 it had registered JD49.5 million net losses before tax.

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