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Gulf Air and Oman Air in codeshare

Posted 23 August 2017

Gulf Air recently launched a new codeshare agreement with Oman Air, the national carrier of the sultanate of Oman, that sees the airlines' combined frequencies between Bahrain and Muscat increase to 6 daily flights.

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Kish Air orders B737 MAX, A320s

Posted 22 August 2017

Iran's Kish Air chief executive officer, Mohammad Taqi Jadidi, has said the carrier has signed an MoU with Boeing for the purchase of ten B737 MAX, reports ch-aviation.

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Foreign operators cautiously resume Benghazi operations

Posted 21 August 2017

Foreign airlines have slowly begun operating commercial flights to/from Benghazi, just weeks after local Libyan carriers resumed their own scheduled passenger services to/from the eastern Libyan city, reports ch-aviation.

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Boeing Helena site expands to support 777X aircraft production

Posted 18 August 2017

Boeing employees and community members have commemorated the 90,000 square-foot expansion of Boeing Helena to support 777X airplane production.

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Emirates to deploy extra flights for the upcoming Hajj season

Posted 17 August 2017

Emirates will be operating extra flights to Jeddah to help facilitate travel for thousands of pilgrims this year heading to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Hajj.

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Qatar Airways expects to receive first A350-1000 by the end of 2017

Posted 15 August 2017

Airbus has told Qatar Airways it will receive its first A350-1000 aircraft before the end of the year.

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Air Berlin collapse as Etihad withdraws financial support

Posted 15 August 2017

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has been dealt another financial blow with the collapse of German carrier Air Berlin which is 29% owned by the Gulf carrier. The German carrier has filed for insolvency but blames Etihad which, it

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Boeing, Air Lease Corporation finalise order for 12 737 MAXs

Posted 14 August 2017

Boeing and Air Lease Corporation have finalised an order for 12 737 MAXs first announced at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The agreement also includes two new orders for the 787-9 Dreamliner.

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Qatar waives entry visa requirements for citizens of 80 countries

Posted 10 August 2017

Qatar's Ministry of Interior (MoI), Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) and Qatar Airways today announced that Qatar will allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries, effective immediately.

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Militia holds Libyan Airlines chief hostage in Tripoli

Posted 9 August 2017

Libyan Airlines chairman Fathi Al-Shatti was seized by armed men nearly three weeks ago and is allegedly being held without charge at a base of the Rada Deterence Force, a local militia which controls the Mitiga Airport in Libya.

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EgyptAir to retire 25 aircraft in 2018

Posted 7 August 2017

EgyptAir is planning to retire twenty-five aircraft next year as part of its fleet renewal cycle, reports ch-aviation.

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Middle Eastern carriers see a 2.5% traffic increase in June

Posted 3 August 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic data for June showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 7.8% compared to the year-ago

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Oman Air and Royal Jordanian in codeshare

Posted 3 August 2017

Oman Air has announced a free sale codeshare agreement with Royal Jordanian on flights between Muscat and Beirut via Amman and vice versa.

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Boeing delivers first 737 MAX 8 to Flydubai

Posted 1 August 2017

Boeing and Flydubai have celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 737 MAX 8, making the Middle East carrier the first in the region to operate Boeing's newest single-aisle airplane.

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Jazeera Airways unveils new brand identity

Posted 31 July 2017

Celebrating the start of a new era, Jazeera Airways has officially revealed its renewed corporate logo and advanced website upgrades (Jazeeraairways.com) as the advent of its various upcoming launches to meet the diversified needs of its

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Emirates recognised in Future Travel Experience Airline Passenger Experience Power List

Posted 31 July 2017

Emirates has been recognised in the Future Travel Experience Airline Passenger Experience Power List 2017.

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Pegasus Airlines in top 10 global ancillary revenue ranking

Posted 28 July 2017

Pegasus has earned a place in the top 10 Global Airline Rankings for Ancillary Revenue as a Percentage of Total Revenue with its ancillary revenue for 2016 comprising 22% of total revenue, up from 10.1% five years ago.

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EgyptAir receives sixth Boeing 737-800 NG

Posted 28 July 2017

EgyptAir has received the sixth of its nine orders of the B737-800 aircraft.

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SCAC denies contract on SSJ100 delivery to Iran

Posted 27 July 2017

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company, Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft manufacturer, has issued a brief statement denying a contract on SSJ100 delivery to Iran.

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Boeing Global Services Forecasts 1.2 million pilots and technicians needed by 2036

Posted 25 July 2017

Now in its eighth year, the outlook is a respected industry study that forecasts the 20 year demand for crews to support the world's growing commercial airplane fleet.

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Air Partner is appointed by Saudi Arabian Airlines as its exclusive remarketing agent

Posted 25 July 2017

Air Partner's Aircraft Remarketing division (formerly Cabot Aviation), a leading aircraft remarketing agent, has been appointed by Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) as its exclusive

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Air Leisure ends A340 operations

Posted 24 July 2017

Egypt's Air Leisure as ended A340-200 operations following the withdrawal from revenue service of its last remaining aircraft of the type - SU-GBM last month, reports ch-aviation.

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Qatar Airways achieves 100 per cent compliance in IATA operational Safety Audit

Posted 24 July 2017

Qatar Airways has achieved 100 per cent compliance in the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), verifying its status as one of the world's safest and most secure airlines.

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AAR signs agreement with Flydubai to support Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Posted 19 July 2017

AAR has expanded its relationship with Flydubai by signing a long-term contract to provide comprehensive flight-hour component support for its new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

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Libyan Airlines to resume scheduled Benghazi ops

Posted 18 July 2017

Libyan Airlines said it plans to resume scheduled passenger services out of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, reports ch-aviation.

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Emirates and Flydubai join forces

Posted 17 July 2017

Emirates and Flydubai have unveiled an extensive partnership which will see the two Dubai-based airlines join forces to offer customers unmatched travel options.

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Kuwait calls on US to lift ban on direct flights

Posted 13 July 2017

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has called on the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to lift the ban imposed on Kuwait Airways' direct flights to the US, reports Kuna.

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Iran Air gets its first female CEO as Parvaresh moves to ICAO

Posted 12 July 2017

Iran Air has appointed its first female CEO to succeed Farhad Parvaresh who moves to Montreal as the country's representative at ICAO

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SaudiGulf offers chauffeur drive package through Avis partnership

Posted 11 July 2017

SaudiGulf Airlines is to launch a new chauffeur service which will be available for all passengers following a new partnership with Avis.

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AlMasria Universal wet-leases B737-500 from Alexandria Airlines

Posted 10 July 2017

Egypt's AlMasria Universal Airlines has wet-leased a B737-500 from fellow Egyptian operator Alexandria Airlines, reports ch-aviation.

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Royal Jordanian sees "laptop ban" lifted

Posted 9 July 2017

The electronic devices ban has been lifted for Royal Jordanian's flights from Amman's Queen Alia International Airport to the U.S. effective from today. RJ joins Etihad, Emirates, Qatar and Turkish in having the "laptop ban" rescinded

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Turkish and Indonesian aviation companies strengthen collaboration

Posted 7 July 2017

Turkish Aerospace Industries - TAI, and Indonesia's biggest aerospace company PT Dirgantara Indonesia - PTDI, continue to strengthen the collaboration on aerospace.

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Royal Wings successfully migrate to its new PSS by Hitit

Posted 4 July 2017

Royal Wings from Jordan has successfully migrated its passenger reservation system to Crane PAX developed and operated by Hitit CS. Royal Wings, a subsidiary of Royal Jordanian Airline, is an airline operator headquartered in

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EgyptAir expands the code-share agreement

Posted 3 July 2017

EgyptAir and Aegean Airlines have expanded their codeshare cooperation to include new routes that will enable customers to enjoy enhanced connectivity and seamless travel throughout the combined networks offering passengers various

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IATA welcomes enhanced aviation security regarding large portable electronic devices

Posted 30 June 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the decision by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to require enhanced security measures as an alternative to

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AAR signs component support agreement with Wataniya Airways

Posted 26 June 2017

AAR has won a multiyear contract to provide power-by-the-hour component support for Wataniya Airways, one of the national carriers for the state of Kuwait.

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Etihad Airways and China Southern Airlines in new codeshare

Posted 22 June 2017

Etihad Airways and China Southern Airlines have announced a new codeshare partnership, which comes into effect on 22 June 2017. This increases the number of codeshare agreements operated by the Abu Dhabi-based airline to 53.

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ATR sees market potential for ATR 42-600 with enhanced STOL capabilities

Posted 21 June 2017

ATR is finalising the evaluation for the launch of a version of the ATR 42-600 with enhanced Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) capabilities. The regional turboprop aircraft manufacturer is ready to offer this

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PARIS AIRSHOW: Boom's supersonic project takes step forward

Posted 20 June 2017

Boom Supersonic today unveiled the completed design of the XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator, the subscale prototype of the Boom supersonic passenger airliner

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Air Leisure set to streamline widebody fleet ops

Posted 20 June 2017

Egypt's Air Leisure is planning to shift its widebody operations to an all-A330 fleet, reports ch-aviation.

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PARIS AIRSHOW: Boeing and ALAFCO announce commitment for 20 737 MAX 8s

Posted 20 June 2017

Boeing and Kuwait-based ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Company (ALAFCO) announced a commitment for 20 737 MAX 8s at the 2017 Paris Airshow, valued at $2.2 billion at current list prices.

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PARIS AIRSHOW: GECAS announces order for 100 Airbus A320neo Aircraft

Posted 19 June 2017

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has announced a firm order for 100 Airbus A320neo family aircraft at the 52nd International Paris Air Show. All the aircraft will be powered by CFM's LEAP-1A engines.

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Saudi Arabian Airlines releases details of summer operational plan

Posted 19 June 2017

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has released its summer plan, outlining the preeminent operational aspects during the upcoming peak season starting from June 24 to September 16.

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PARIS AIRSHOW: A380plus stirs interest with Emirates

Posted 18 June 2017

Emirates is in talks with Airbus about a proposed enhanced A380, the “A380plus”, which is being unveiled at the Paris Airshow tomorrow (Monday).

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EgyptAir receives fifth B737-800 NG

Posted 16 June 2017

A fifth new EgyptAir B737/800NG has arrived in Cairo International Airport to join the national carrier's fleet.

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Air Seychelles seeks new Chinese charter flight partnership

Posted 15 June 2017

Air Seychelles, that is in a code-share with Etihad Airways, is looking for a new Chinese airline to partner in the provision of weekly chartered flights that will link Victoria and the Chinese capital, Beijing. Oscar Nkala

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Qatar Airways' says global operations running smoothly

Posted 15 June 2017

Qatar Airways' operations to and from its Doha hub are running smoothly, with the vast majority of flights operating as scheduled.

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Qatar calls on ICAO to resolve Gulf diplomatic dispute

Posted 13 June 2017

Qatar has appealed to ICAO to intervene in an airspace rights dispute with Saudia Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE as the diplomatic row and trade blockade continues.

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Gulf Air CEO resigns

Posted 11 June 2017

Maher Salman Al Musallam has resigned as CEO of Gulf Air.

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Qatar Airways reports 2017 fiscal year success

Posted 11 June 2017

Under pressure Qatar Airways today released its 2016-2017 annual report revealing a 21.7 per cent year-on-year net profit increase. The results also show an annual revenue increase of 10.4 per cent.

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Nearly 35,000 aircraft valued at US$5.3 trillion required in the next 20 years

Posted 9 June 2017

The world's passenger aircraft fleet above 100 seats is set to more than double in the next 20 years to over 40,000 planes as traffic is set to grow at 4.4 percent per year, according to Airbus' latest Global

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North African revival is theme for next Aviation Africa summit

Posted 7 June 2017

Aviation Africa, the exhibition and summit covering the full aviation and aerospace spectrum across the African continent, is to hold its third edition in Cairo on April 17-18 2018, under the auspices of the Egyptian

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Boeing delivers increased efficiencies; reduced waste, emissions

Posted 6 June 2017

Boeing is building and delivering new jetliners that will reduce fuel use and emissions by up to 25 percent, reducing solid waste sent to landfills by almost 20 percent, and advancing promising environmental

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Qatar Airways Cargo commences services to Stansted Airport, UK

Posted 6 June 2017

A Qatar Airways Cargo Airbus A330 freighter touched down at London's Heathrow Airport this week, marking the start of freighter services to the carrier's second airport in London.

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Qatar isolation threat as airspace and route ban over terror accusations

Posted 5 June 2017

The five main UAE and Bahraini airlines are halting flights to Doha as a diplomatic row escalates between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Bahrain and Yemen and states threaten to close their airspace to Qatar

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Laptop ban has impact on US flights from Middle East claims IATA

Posted 2 June 2017

Official figures from IATA have confirmed that the US ban on cabin carriage of personal electronic devices.such as laptops is having an impact on Middle East carriers

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Middle Eastern carriers see a 10.8% traffic rise in April

Posted 2 June 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic data for April 2017 showing that demand rose by 10.7% compared to April 2016, which was the fastest pace in six years, with Middle

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Turkish venture firmly seated in latest 777-300 delivery

Posted 1 June 2017

Turkish Airlines joint venture with Turkish Technic and Assan Hanil Automotive Industry and Trade Co to produce aircraft seats has finally been realised with the first of TK's Boeingg 777-300 ERs to be fitted with the

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Qatar Airways and Monacair in partnership

Posted 1 June 2017

Qatar Airways and Monacair have formed a new partnership commencing 4 July.

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EgyptAir and Kenya Airways in code-share agreement

Posted 1 June 2017

EgyptAir and Kenya Airways have launched a new code-share partnership.

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RJ sees positive numbers in first-term report

Posted 31 May 2017

Royal Jordanian airlines has achieved positive operational results between January-April this year, compared to the corresponding period last year according to results published by the flagcarrier today.

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Stelia Aerospace delivers first BelugaXL fully equipped nose section

Posted 31 May 2017

Stelia Aerospace's plant in Méaulte, France, has delivered the fully equipped nose section of the first BelugaXL, to its customer Airbus.

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EgyptAir receives fourth Boeing 737-800 NG

Posted 30 May 2017

EgyptAir has received the fourth Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft.

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Russian narrow body makes successful first flight

Posted 29 May 2017

Russia's newest commercial passenger aircraft, the MC-21 has made its first flight

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Etihad Cargo aids return of black rhino to Rwanda

Posted 28 May 2017

The critically endangered black rhino has returned to the wilds of Rwanda with the help of Etihad Cargo and animal transport specialist Intradco Global.

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Stefan Pichler takes CEO role at Royal Jordanian

Posted 28 May 2017

Stefan Pichler has been appointed president and chief executive Officer of Royal Jordanian Airlines, succeeding Captain Suleiman Obeidat. He takes up the post from June 1.

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Lockheed Martin's LM-100J commercial freighter makes successful first flight

Posted 26 May 2017

The first Lockheed Martin LM-100J commercial freighter aircraft achieved a critical milestone with the completion of its first flight in Georgia USA today.

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Etihad takes delivery of its 'final' A380

Posted 25 May 2017

Etihad Airways has taken delivery of its 10th and final Airbus A380.

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Qeshm Air to launch Tehran - Brussels route

Posted 18 May 2017

Qeshm Air plans to launch a direct Tehran Imam Khomeini – Brussels Charleroi flight in the near future, reports ch-aviation.

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New management team at Kuwait Airways

Posted 17 May 2017

Ibrahim Al-Khuzam has been named as the new CEO of Kuwait Airways. The flag-carrier has formally disclosed the appointment as part of a revised management line-up.

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A350-1000 successfully completes 'Early Long Flight'

Posted 17 May 2017

The A350-1000 this week successfully completed its first “Early Long Flight” with 310 passengers on board, including 10 Airbus Flight Test crew members and 13 Virgin Atlantic cabin crew.

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New partnership to enhance quality and safety in aviation fuelling

Posted 17 May 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Joint Inspection Group (JIG), and Airlines for America (A4A) signed an MoU to strengthen and promote Safety and Quality Assurance in global aviation fuelling

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Veling purchases and leases an A380 to Emirates

Posted 17 May 2017

Veling, an aircraft leasing company headquartered in Mauritius, has purchased a new Airbus A380 and has leased it back to Emirates Airline.

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Iran Air gets its first four ATR-72-600s

Posted 16 May 2017

Iran Air today took delivery of its first four ATR 72-600s. ATR and Iran Air finalised a firm contract for 20 ATR 72-600s and options for a further 20 only last month. Deliveries of the 20 firm aircraft will extend until the end of 2018.

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Air Arabia considers fleet expansion

Posted 16 May 2017

Air Arabia may look at expanding its fleet, with a decision to be made by early next year, reports ch-aviation.

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Kurdish female pilot to fly B737-800 for Iraqi Airways

Posted 15 May 2017

A Kurdish woman is the first female to receive a certificate allowing her to fly a Boeing 737-800 plane for Iraqi Airways, reports Kurdistan24.net.

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FlyEgypt wet-leases A320 from AlMasria

Posted 15 May 2017

FlyEgypt is currently wet-leasing an A320 SU-TCF from AlMasria Universal Airlines, reports ch-aviation.

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Qatar Airways completes emergency exercise Delta Oryx 2017

Posted 15 May 2017

Qatar Airways has marked the successful conclusion of this year's emergency exercise, which has been dubbed 'Delta Oryx 2017'.

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Etihad plane experiences technical issue forcing aircraft to return to airport

Posted 11 May 2017

A technical problem in the engine of an Etihad Airways A319 forced the jet to return to Jaipur International Airport shortly after taking off earlier today.

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Iran looks for UK aircraft funding

Posted 9 May 2017

Iran is currently negotiating the facilitation of financing of airliner sales to national carrier Iran Air with UK's export arm, according to a senior Iranian official quoted by Reuters.

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Airbus' A350-1000 test aircraft MSN071 completes fuel system and engine tests

Posted 8 May 2017

Airbus' A350-1000 test aircraft MSN071 has completed fuel system and engine tests in Cardiff, Wales as part of its type certification flight test campaign.

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French rule out explosion in EgyptAir crash

Posted 8 May 2017

Sources in the French investigation team studying the crash of EgyptAir 804 into the Mediterranean a year ago have ruled out an explosion according to the AFP news agency.

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Seychelles Tourism Board and Emirates Airline renew global marketing agreement

Posted 5 May 2017

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) and Emirates Airline have renewed aglobal marketing agreement that will see the Dubai-based airline raise the tourism destination profile of the Indian Ocean island

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First quarter ends on strong note for passenger traffic

Posted 4 May 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for March 2017 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 6.8%, compared to the same month a

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DAE in Alliance Air lease deal

Posted 3 May 2017

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) has signed long-term lease agreements for 10 ATR 72-600 aircraft with Alliance Air, a wholly owned subsidiary of Air India and the first airline to start operations under the Indian government's Regional Connectivity Scheme

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Saudia and China Southern Airlines sign new codeshare agreement

Posted 3 May 2017

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has entered into a codeshare agreement with China Southern Airlines.

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Alitalia to go into administration as Etihad looks on

Posted 2 May 2017

The Etihad rescue of Alitalia took a turn for the worse today as the Italian airline filed for extraordinary administration following a meeting of its shareholders.

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EgyptAir receives third B737-800 NG

Posted 2 May 2017

EgyptAir has received its third B737-800 NG aircraft at Cairo International Airport.

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Gulf Air renews IOSA certification

Posted 2 May 2017

Gulf Air has completed the internationally recognised, biennial IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and has been renewed on the IOSA Safety Audit Registry until May 2019 – a registry that the airline has been on since 2005.

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Gulf Air on track for first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner delivery

Posted 2 May 2017

Gulf Air is gearing up for the arrival of the airline's first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft which will be delivered to Gulf Air in April 2018 and will operate the airline's long haul routes, gradually replacing its Airbus

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RJ blames currency drop and competition for disappointing financial results

Posted 1 May 2017

Royal Jordanian shareholders have been told that the airline achieved a small operating profit in 2016 while registering an overall net loss as the Amman carrier reported concerns over competition from low

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Three lions go roaring on

Posted 28 April 2017

The Middle East Three – or ME3, a common collective term for Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, and Emirates – are on a roll, as Lufthansa Consulting's Guillaume Schmitt and Arvind Chandrasekhar report.

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No last ditch deal for Alitalia as Etihad backs Board decision

Posted 25 April 2017

Workers at the Italian national carrier Alitalia have voted against job cuts aimed at salvaging the cash-strapped Italian airline, pushing it toward administration for the second time in a decade.

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IATA: Global Standards, Cooperation and Data Key to Keeping Aviation Safe

Posted 25 April 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged aviation safety stakeholders to reinforce their commitment to a safety framework based on global standards, cooperation and dialogue, and

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Middle East millennials' travel demands transforming industry, says Travelport

Posted 24 April 2017

Travel commerce platform Travelport says Middle Eastern travel industry players are leveraging technology to meet the needs of millennials - estimated to become the region's largest workforce

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Jazeera Airways awarded five-star on-time ranking

Posted 21 April 2017

Kuwait's Jazeera Airways is one of three airlines to have achieved the prestigious five-star status for punctuality as part of a new OAG on-time performance accreditation programme. The other two five- star performers were South

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Omani LCC future all in the balance

Posted 19 April 2017

As Omani low-cost carrier, Salam Air, takes to the skies, it must find a balance between not over-extending itself, yet ramping up sufficiently quickly to cope with an expected leap in tourist traffic to the country. Alan Dron reports.

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Middle East lessors fleets set to grow, says expert

Posted 17 April 2017

The Middle East's lessors' fleets are set to grow with its key regionally-based suppliers, Kuwait's ALAFCO, DAE Leasing and IFAC carrying strong order books.

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737 MAX9 completes first flight

Posted 14 April 2017

Boeing's 737 MAX 9 completed its first flight in the skies above Puget Sound yesterday. The 737 MAX program achieved the milestone on schedule, beginning a comprehensive flight-test program leading to certification and delivery.

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ATR signs deal for 20 aircraft for Iran. First aircraft next month

Posted 13 April 2017

Iran Air and European turboprop manufacturer ATR have this morning finally concluded and signed the deal for 20 of the ATR 72 turboprop. The contract is believed to be worth $571 million at list prices.

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SCAC denies contract on SSJ100 delivery to Iran

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company, Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft manufacturer, has issued a brief statement denying a contract on SSJ100 delivery to Iran.

EgyptAir to retire 25 aircraft in 2018

EgyptAir is planning to retire twenty-five aircraft next year as part of its fleet renewal cycle, reports ch-aviation.

Middle Eastern carriers see a 2.5% traffic increase in June

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic data for June showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 7.8% compared to the year-ago period.

SaudiGulf offers chauffeur drive package through Avis partnership

SaudiGulf Airlines is to launch a new chauffeur service which will be available for all passengers following a new partnership with Avis.

Boeing delivers first 737 MAX 8 to Flydubai

Boeing and Flydubai have celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 737 MAX 8, making the Middle East carrier the first in the region to operate Boeing's newest single-aisle airplane.

Iran Air gets its first female CEO as Parvaresh moves to ICAO

Iran Air has appointed its first female CEO to succeed Farhad Parvaresh who moves to Montreal as the country's representative at ICAO

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