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IATA's statement on MH17, GE222 and AH5017

Posted 25 July 2014

Chief executive officer and director general of IATA, Tony Tyler, has made a statement regarding MH17, GE222 and AH5017.

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Wreckage found from missing Air Algerie aircraft

Posted 25 July 2014

The wreckage of flight AH5017 has been located in Mali near the border of Burkina Faso.

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Turkish Airlines aircraft damaged in Nigeria fire

Posted 24 July 2014

A Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-900ER has been damaged by a fire at Kano Aminu International Airport (KAN) in Nigeria as it was being refueled.

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The A350 XWB embarks on final certification phase

Posted 24 July 2014

The Airbus A350-900, has taken off this morning for the final stage towards certification.

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SITA gets smart with boarding passes

Posted 24 July 2014

Airlines can now offer their ultra tech-savvy passengers the chance to board their flight with a mere flick of their wrist and scan of their smartwatch. SITA Lab continues to innovate and lead in the area of wearable tech by providing boarding passes for

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BREAKING NEWS: Air Algerie aircraft confirmed as "crashed" by aviation officials

Posted 24 July 2014

Algerian aviation officials have confirmed that the Air Algerie aircraft - reporting missing this morning - has crashed.

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Etihad Airways and Jet Airways reinforce commitment to Indian aviation

Posted 23 July 2014

Jet Airways and Etihad Airways have outlined plans to reinforce their long-term commitment to the growth of India's economy and aviation industry, including a major new turnaround strategy for Jet Airways to

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Emirates launches world's shortest A380 route

Posted 17 July 2014

Emirates has launched the world's shortest scheduled A380 flight with a routing from Dubai to Kuwait.

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Farnborough: Qatar Airways makes largest single aircraft order in its history

Posted 16 July 2014

Qatar Airways today made the largest aircraft order in its history for a single aircraft type at the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) 2014, finalising an order for 50 Boeing 777-9Xs, whilst

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Farnborough: Air Algerie orders two Next-Gen 737-700Cs

Posted 16 July 2014

At the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) today, Boeing and Air Algerie announced an order for two Next-Generation 737-700C (Convertible) airplanes, valued at $152 million at current list prices.

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Farnborough: SaudiGulf selects IAE for new fleet engines

Posted 15 July 2014

Saudi Arabian domestic start-up, SaudiGulf Airlines, has selected the International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500 engine to power four A320ceo aircraft and has also signed an eight-year V-Services maintenance service agreement

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Middle East boosts CSeries sales

Posted 15 July 2014

The Middle East has boosted Bombardier CSeries sales campaign with a new letter of intent from Jordan's Petra Airlines and the conversion to firm orders by an Abu Dhabi operator

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Farnborough: ATR announced firm orders for 144 aircraft

Posted 15 July 2014

ATR has announced that it has taken firm orders for 144 aircraft (119 ATR 72-600 and 25 ATR 42-600), with options for 112 additional aircraft, since the beginning of the year.

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Farnborough: Airbus launches the A330neo

Posted 14 July 2014

Airbus has launched the re-engined
A330-800neo and A330-900neo at Farnborough Airshow this morning.

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Al Busaidy returns to Oman Air in new operations role

Posted 10 July 2014

Abdulrahaman Al-Busaidy, the former CEO of Oman Air has returned to the Muscat-based airline in the role of chief operations officer.

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Emirates takes delivery of its 50th A380

Posted 10 July 2014

Emirates has taken delivery of its 50th A380. This latest delivery takes Emirates' all wide-body fleet to 224 aircraft, representing the world's largest fleet of A380s, and also the world's largest fleet of Boeing 777s.

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Etihad Airways and Philippine Airlines announce strategic partnership

Posted 9 July 2014

Etihad Airways and Philippine Airlines (PAL) have announced a strategic partnership agreement that marks a new era of cooperation between the flag carriers.

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Boeing and Emirates finalise order for 150 777Xs

Posted 9 July 2014

Boeing and Emirates Airline have finalised an order for 150 777Xs, valued at $56 billion at list prices.

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Iraqi Airways unaffected by ISIS advance

Posted 8 July 2014

Iraqi Airways continues to operate scheduled flights across the country, despite its government owner ceding control of most northern and western cities to Sunni militants headed by the Al Qaeda offshoot ISIS.

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Etihad Airways signs codeshare with Latin American airline Gol

Posted 8 July 2014

Etihad Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with Gol, the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America.

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Etihad CEO speaks out about engaging with Europe

Posted 3 July 2014

The President and chief executive officer of Etihad Airways, James Hogan, today urged Europe's governments and airlines to embrace external investment to help strengthen the aviation sector.

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Etihad's "biggest investment" in Alitalia is going ahead

Posted 25 June 2014

Etihad has confirmed it has reached agreement with AlItalia to buy 49% of the troubled airline.

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New $5bn Shariah leasing fund for Airbus aircraft in the Gulf

Posted 24 June 2014

Quantum Investment Bank and Palma Capital - both based in the Dubai International Financial Centre - have been retained as the exclusive placement agents for the launch of a shariah compliant aircraft leasing fund (ALIF) to

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Emirates reconsidering order for 70 A350s

Posted 24 June 2014

Emirates Airlines president Tim Clark has told the Financial Times (FT) newspaper that the airline is reconsidering its order cancellation of 70 A350 XBW aircraft.

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Jazeera Airways Group leases two Airbus A320s to TAP

Posted 23 June 2014

Jazeera Airways Group has announced that its fully-owned aircraft leasing subsidiary Sahaab Aircraft Leasing has entered the EU aviation market by placing two Airbus A320 aircraft on long-term leases with TAP Portugal airlines,

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SITA responds to criticism of its governance

Posted 18 June 2014

By Steve Nichols / Brussels. SITA, the global IT business solutions provider for the air transport industry, has responded to recent criticism of its structure.

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Flight testing heating up for A350 in the UAE desert

Posted 18 June 2014

The Airbus' A350 XWB may not now be heading for Emirates following the cancellation of its order last week – but the aircraft was still turning heads in the United Arab Emirates this week as the flight test aircraft (MSN3) completed its

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Airlines to invest more in smart technologies to reduce disruption - SITA

Posted 18 June 2014

Airlines are investing in smart technologies to manage flight disruptions better, according to the 2014 Airline IT Trends Survey.

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Qatar sees further delays on A380 delivery

Posted 18 June 2014

Qatar Airways is having to wait longer for the introduction of A380s to its fleet.

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Emirates hits back at Delta's position on fifth freedoms

Posted 18 June 2014 · 1 Comment

Emirates Airline has hit back at US carrier Delta which has criticised and objected to Emirates flights to the US from Italy under 'Fifth Freedom' rights.

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Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner gets FAA, EASA certification

Posted 16 June 2014

Boeing's 787-9 Dreamliner - ordered by both Etihad Airways and Saudia -has been certified by the American Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for commercial service.

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Turkish Airlines finalise order for 15 additional 737 MAX 8s

Posted 16 June 2014

Boeing and Turkish Airlines have finalised an order for 15 additional 737 MAX 8s, valued at $1.6 billion at list prices.

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Jazeera reports the positive in its April operational report

Posted 14 June 2014

Jazeera Airways has released its April 2014 Operational Performance Report which shows an increase in flown passengers on routes serving Istanbul, Jeddah, Bahrain, Alexandria, Cairo and Mashhad, and an on-time

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Blow for Airbus and Rolls-Royce as Emirates cancels A350XWB order

Posted 11 June 2014

Emirates Airline has cancelled its order for 70 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft. The decision follows on-going discussions between the airline and the European manufacturer as part of a fleet requirement review.

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Etihad and Skytrax battle of words over audit and awards

Posted 8 June 2014

A dispute is brewing between UAE airline Etihad and Skytrax the organisation that audits airlines for passenger experience and facilitates the annual World Airline awards.

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IATA AGM: Boeing to benefit if US sanctions lifted on Iran

Posted 3 June 2014

By MARTIN RIVERS / DOHA: Iran Air would place orders for either the Boeing 777 or the 787 Dreamliner if US sanctions were lifted permanently, chairman Farhad Parvaresh has told Arabian Aerospace.

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Afriqiyah shelves Libyan merger amid upsurge in violence

Posted 2 June 2014

By MARTIN RIVERS / DOHA: Afriqiyah Airways and Libyan Airlines have suspended plans for a merger as the two flag carriers' home market struggles to contain a simmering civil war.

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IATA launches economic performance report with Middle East airlines expecting profit

Posted 2 June 2014

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched the Economic Performance of the Airline Industry report outlining how air transport is adding value for consumers, the wider

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Etihad Airways announces expansion of codeshare with Jet Airways

Posted 2 June 2014

Etihad Airways has announced a major expansion of its codeshare agreement with Jet Airways, offering travellers enhanced connections throughout India, and linking India with even more destinations worldwide.

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IATA calls for global mindset for commercial aviation's next century

Posted 2 June 2014

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for airlines, governments, and industry stakeholders to guide the development of the commercial airline industry into its next century with a global

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Etihad statement over imminent Alitalia investment

Posted 1 June 2014

Etihad Airways has today confirmed it is detailing the conditions precedent and the criteria for a proposed equity investment negotiated with Alitalia and its stakeholders over the past months, heralding the way for the capital

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Emirates increases flights to India

Posted 29 May 2014

Emirates will expand its A380 network to 28 destinations, when it launches a daily A380 service to Mumbai International Airport on 21st July.

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Dreamliner gets ETOPS approvals from FAA

Posted 28 May 2014

Boeing has received approved additional extended operations (ETOPS) certification from the FAA for the 787 Dreamliner.

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Jazeera awaits final delivery of A320 order

Posted 25 May 2014

Jazeera Airways will be taking delivery this week of a brand new Airbus A320 aircraft from the manufacturer's facility in Hamburg, Germany, bringing the Group's fleet to 15 fully-owned aircraft.

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Bedroom wars between UAE airlines

Posted 22 May 2014

Just weeks after Etihad launched its “Residence” concept featuring a bedroom, UAE rival Emirates confirmed it is also working on a first class concept featuring a bedroom of its own.

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Kaan Air orders an AW139 and an AW189

Posted 21 May 2014

Turkey's Kaan Air has place an order with AgustaWestland for one AW139 intermediate and one AW189 super medium helicopter in VIP configuration.

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Pegasus sales income rose by 36% during Q1 of 2014

Posted 16 May 2014

Pegasus Airlines' financial results for the first quarter of 2014 have been announced by the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP).

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Qatar flies first all-business class flight from Heathrow

Posted 15 May 2014

Qatar Airways inaugurated its new all-premium daily service 'Business One' between Doha and London Heathrow today, becoming the first ever carrier to operate an all-Business Class service from London Heathrow.

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First Trent XWB engine ready for Qatar delivery

Posted 15 May 2014

Rolls-Royce today dispatched the first production Trent XWB that will power the Airbus A350 XWB's entry into commercial service with Qatar Airways later this year.

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Air Arabia first quarter 2014 net profit soars to AED 75 million

Posted 13 May 2014

Air Arabia has announced its financial results for the three months ending March 31, 2014, reflecting the airline's solid financials, strong business model and broad customer base.

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A350XWB completes water ingestion tests as it heads towards certification

Posted 11 May 2014 · 1 Comment

Airbus has successfully performed certification testing to demonstrate the A350 XWB's ability to operate on wet runways. During these tests at Istres, France, the Qatar Airwys liveried flight-test

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Inaugural Flynas flight touches down at Manchester

Posted 7 May 2014

Saudi Arabia's low-cost carrier with added value (LLC+) Flynas, today successfully launched its inaugural non-stop flight from King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah, to Manchester Airport – its second destination in the UK.

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Qatar delays plans for Saudi domestic launch

Posted 6 May 2014

Qatar Airways has delayed its plans to launch Al Maha, its subsidiary licensed for the Saudi Arabian domestic market.

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Pegasus releases its traffic results for the first quarter of 2014

Posted 6 May 2014

According to the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP) traffic data for January-March 2014, Pegasus Airlines, Turkey's second largest airline, has continued its rapid double-digit growth.

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ATM: Lufthansa upbeat about growth in numbers and comfort for Middle East routes

Posted 6 May 2014

European airline group Lufthansa is a the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai this week where it is giving a positive outlook on the 2014/2015 travel season for its business in the Middle East.

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Qatar Airways to receive its first A380

Posted 5 May 2014

Whilst providing an update on the newly opened Hamad International Airport (HIA) and Qatar Airways' expansion plans, on the opening day of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre (5-8 May), the

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Australian celebrity ambassador backs new Etihad designs

Posted 4 May 2014

Celebrity brand ambassador Dannii Minogue said she loves the proposed cabin designs by Etihad Airways for its new A380 and B787 aircraft

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Yemenia A330 damaged in runway excursion

Posted 4 May 2014

A Yemenia A330 has returned to Sana'a following a runway excursion at Asmara in Eritrea.

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Etihad unveils new step change in cabin design

Posted 4 May 2014

Etihad Airways has unveiled the world's most expensive firstclass offering which brings the luxury of a private jet to a commercial carrier

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UAE admitted into the SAFA programme for Europe

Posted 30 April 2014

UAE has become the first non-European state to be granted full membership in European Union's Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft, known as SAFA.

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Royal Jordanian CEO Hadidi resigns

Posted 30 April 2014

Royal Jordanian's Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of the airline's CEO Amer Hadidi as of April 30 2014.

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Qatar Airways reveals glimpse of A380-800 First and Business Class lounge

Posted 30 April 2014

Qatar Airways has revealed an additional glimpse of its customised A380-800 First and Business Class lounge and bathroom interiors.

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Turkish Airlines receives 75th Next-Gen 737

Posted 29 April 2014

Boeing has delivered Turkish Airlines' 75th Next-Generation 737 airplane, with the 737-800 arriving at Turkish Airlines' base at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport on Saturday.

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Etihad Airways and Philippine Airlines sign MoU

Posted 29 April 2014

Etihad Airways and Philippine Airlines (PAL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that marks a new era of cooperation between the flag carriers.

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Rugby star helps Etihad celebrate its three Dreamliners at LHR

Posted 29 April 2014

Chris Robshaw, England and Harlequins rugby captain, joined celebrations yesterday (Monday 28 April) as Etihad Airways unveiled not one, but three Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft at London Heathrow's Terminal 4.

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Etihad diversions from Abu Dhabi

Posted 27 April 2014

Etihad Airways has issued a statement regarding the diversion of 14 flights into Abu Dhabi to other airports in the region due to unexpected fog at the airport.

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Unions ready to negotiate with Etihad over Alitalia deal

Posted 24 April 2014

News agency Reuters has reported that the trades union representing workers in the Italian national carrier Alitalia is willing to enter negotiations with Etihad Airways to help to meet conditions set by the UAE airline for

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Bombardier sells two Q400 NextGens to MENA operator

Posted 23 April 2014

Bombardier Aerospace announced today that a customer in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region - who has requested to remain unidentified at this time - placed a firm order for two Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners.

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Turkish Airlines signs MoU with Air Namibia

Posted 22 April 2014

Turkish Airlines has signed a MoU with Air Namibia. The MoU will culminate in a number of specific agreements being concluded, covering different specific and envisaged areas of cooperation.

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Cabin smoke forces Qatar Airways emergency

Posted 22 April 2014

A Qatar Airways A330 returned to Doha Airport shortly after takeoff when passengers reported smoke in the cabin.

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UAE hosts ATM symposium

Posted 18 April 2014

The UAE hosted a symposium on air traffic management (ATM) in Abu Dhabi last week, to focus the attention on the challenges the region is facing for its air navigation.

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Etihad Airways thanks strategic partners in Canada

Posted 17 April 2014

Etihad Airways hosted a VIP reception in Toronto last night to celebrate the valued contribution of key partners in enhancing air connections between Canada, the UAE and other markets around the world.

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Qatar Airways and Cathay Pacific launch codeshare agreement

Posted 16 April 2014

Qatar Airways and Cathay Pacific Airways have announced the launch of a new code-share agreement between the two oneworld alliance airlines, as Cathay Pacific last night formally celebrated its new service between Hong Kong

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Etihad Airways and Fiji Airways sign interline agreement

Posted 16 April 2014

Etihad Airways and Fiji Airways have announced a new and far reaching interline agreement between the two carriers.

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Etihad Airways announces strong first quarter

Posted 15 April 2014

Etihad Airways has announced its strongest ever passenger and cargo volumes for a first quarter, together with US$1.4 billion in total revenues during the three-month period, marking a year-on-year increase of 27 per cent.

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Etihad close to deal for 49% of Alitalia says Reuters

Posted 11 April 2014

News and financial agency Reuters has reported that the board of Alitalia – Italian national airline - will be meeting on Monday to consider a proposition from Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways to buy almost half of the ailing Italian

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Air Seychelles announces net-profit as Abu Dhabi is its busiest route

Posted 10 April 2014

Air Seychelles has announced a net profit of US$3 million for 2013, exceeding by 171 per cent its profit of US$1.1 million reported in 2012.

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Kuwait Airways selects OnAir for connectivity on new aircraft

Posted 9 April 2014

Kuwait Airways today became the tenth Middle East customer to choose OnAir as its connectivity provider, for 12 new aircraft as part of its privatization and complete fleet upgrade. respectively.

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NATS and ProSky sign deal to aid efficiency of air traffic systems

Posted 9 April 2014

UK air traffic services provider NATS signed an MoU in Abu Dhabi this week with Airbus ProSky, with the aim of providing new market propositions that can increase capacity and improve the efficiency of the air traffic

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Qatar Airways CEO meets with Philadelphia's mayor

Posted 8 April 2014

Philadelphia's Mayor Michael Nutter and senior officials held a high-level meeting last week with Qatar Airways chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, along with a high-level delegation from the airline, to discuss new trade, business and

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FSF announces new president and CEO

Posted 8 April 2014

The Flight Safety Foundation has announced that Jon Beatty, former president and CEO of International Aero Engines, has been named as its new president and CEO.

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Partnerships are vital - Hogan says in Global Aerospace Summit keynote

Posted 7 April 2014

Etihad Airways and its Abu Dhabi home-base continue to benefit from the airline's strategy of working closely with network partners which, in turn, is supporting economic growth in markets around the world,

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Global Aerospace Summit 2014: IATA calls for Gulf cooperation

Posted 7 April 2014

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for regional cooperation and global standards to support the continued success of aviation in the Gulf area.

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Middle East carriers outpace the world in latest IATA results

Posted 4 April 2014

Middle East carriers had the strongest year-over-year traffic growth in February at 13.4% as airlines continue to benefit from the strength of regional economies and solid growth in business-related premium travel, IATA

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CTT helps Flydubai go dry

Posted 3 April 2014

Flydubai is to install zonal drying systems on a further 11 of its Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

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Etihad launches codeshare with Air Europa

Posted 3 April 2014

Etihad Airways has launched a codeshare agreement with Spanish carrier, Air Europa.

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Middle East leads on continuing air freight recovery

Posted 2 April 2014

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today released data for global air freight markets in February showing a 2.9% increase in demand compared to February 2013, with the Middle East market leading the way with double

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Flight Safety Foundation calls for symposium on aircraft monitoring

Posted 1 April 2014

In the wake of the Malaysianflight MH 370 tragedy, the Flight Safety Foundation today called on the commercial aviation industry and national civil aviation authorities to gather for an international symposium on

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Emirates thrives on Australia regional tourism growth

Posted 1 April 2014

Qantas International Chief Executive Officer Simon Hickey said the joint network with Emirates has delivered on its promise to boost inbound tourism for Australia and its regional cities in particular, with Emirates customers

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Gulf Helicopters AW139 fleet achieves 50,000 hour milestone

Posted 31 March 2014

The AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter fleet operated by Gulf Helicopters of Qatar has achieved the milestone of 50,000 flight hours.

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Abu Dhabi International Airport named 'Best Airport in the Middle East'

Posted 27 March 2014

Abu Dhabi Airports today announced that Abu Dhabi International Airport has been named as the 'Best Airport in the Middle East' by The World Airport Awards of Skytrax, for the third consecutive year, reaffirming

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Joy for Iraqi orphans as new Iraq aircraft comes laden with toys

Posted 26 March 2014

Iraqi Airways in conjunction with Boeing and U.S.-based non-profit organisation Another Joy Foundation have come together to transport a consignment of toys on board the airline's newly delivered B737-800 aircraft.

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Small Planet to fly Afriqiyah routes from Tripoli

Posted 24 March 2014 · 1 Comment

European leisure carrier Small Planet Airlines has signed an agreement with Afriqiyah Airways, Libya's state-owned airline to launch regular flights from Tripoli International Airport (TIP) to airports in Western Europe.

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Jazeera Airways Group releases AGM report

Posted 21 March 2014

Jazeera Airways Group has held its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders at the company's headquarters in Freedom Town, Kuwait.

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Etihad and airBaltic expand codeshare agreement

Posted 21 March 2014

Etihad Airways expanded its codeshare agreement with Latvian flag carrier airBaltic to include routes from Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich to Abu Dhabi and Riga.

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Airbus starts final assembly of A320neo

Posted 19 March 2014

Airbus has started final assembly of the first A320neo at its Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse (France), with the join-up of the forward and aft fuselage sections which recently arrived from St. Nazaire in France and Hamburg in Germany

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Boeing begins expansion of 737 commercial delivery center

Posted 18 March 2014

Boeing has kicked off expansion of its 737 Commercial Delivery Center (CDC) at Boeing Field in Seattle.

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Gulf Air cabin crew win recognition at ISPY 2014

Posted 17 March 2014

Gulf Air recently saw two members of its senior cabin crew, representing the airline's duty free sales team, recognised at the 2014 Inflight Sales Person of the Year Conference (ISPY).

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SaudiGulf orders four Airbus A320ceo aircraft

Posted 17 March 2014

SaudiGulf - the recently launched Saudi Arabian airline wholly owned by Abdul Hadi Al Qahtani Group of Companies and headed by former Royal Jordanian and Gulf Air boss, Samer Majali - has signed a firm contract with Airbus for four A320s, to be

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Etihad Regional leases four ATR-72 turboprops

Posted 13 March 2014

Etihad Regional today announced an agreement to lease four ATR 72-500 aircraft, which will see the carrier boost its regional fleet to 12 and support its rapidly expanding network.

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