Kuwait Airways has unveiled a new livery as the airline begins to take steps to upgrade its image and service to compete with other Gulf carriers.
Turkish Airlines CEO Dr Temel Kotil has resigned to take up a new role heading TAI – the national aerospace and technology company with a vast defence portfolio.
Following the withdrawal of flights to Nigeria by United Airlines, other major international carriers may follow suit unless the country's financial restrictions and other cash challenges are resolved.
EgyptAir, Boeing, and Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) have officially signed a cooperation agreement held at EgyptAir headquarters in Cairo.
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.
Though its economy is tiny compared to the Gulf's developed city-states, Kish Island has bold plans to become a regional hub for tourism and business. Martin Rivers assesses the prospects for local operator Kish Air.
Abu-Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is working with air traffic management specialists, NATS, to help deliver operational enhancements across its network, and improve the way the airline works with air traffic control providers
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
Despite enjoying rapid growth, the Middle East will drop below Asia Pacific into second place of the world's air passenger growth, according to the latest figures projected by IATA today.
Mehmet Nane, CEO of Turkey's second-largest airline, gives Alan Dron the lowdown on re-fleeting, expansion plans and an aircraft manufacturer's indecent proposal.
Emirates and GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes (GOL) have announced a new codeshare and frequent flyer programme partnership.
Nile Air chief executive Ahmed Aly talks to Martin Rivers about another year of impressive growth for the Egyptian carrier.
Qatar Airways gave Boeing a boost with an order for 30 Boeing 787-9s and 10 777-300ERs, and also – as suggested in Arabian Aerospace last month – has signed a letter of intent for up to 60 737 MAX 8s – a potential $6.9
The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) last night finally concluded the long awaited historic agreement to implement a market-based measure that will support airlines' efforts to stabilise emissions
Turkish and Saudi Arabian low cost carriers Pegasus and Flynas, have signed a codeshare agreement for Pegasus to offer flights to Riyadh and Jeddah that are operated by Flynas and the Saudi carrier will be showing flights to Trabzon, Ankara,
Airbus said it has welcomed the climate agreement reached by governments at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal, Canada, October 5.
Boeing has released the following statement in response to the International Civil Aviation Organization's adoption of a carbon-offset system:
Turkish carrier Borajet – which claims to be Europe's fastest growing regional airline in Europe is to add five of the new Embraer E2 jets to its fleet following a deal inked at the Istanbul Airshow today.
Iran Air chairman Farhad Parvaresh sheds light on the flag-carrier's historic agreements with Airbus and Boeing. Martin Rivers reports.
Air Arabia is to venture further afield with a new deal to add longer range A321neo aircraft to its fleet.
The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has proposed a number of potential actions to be taken by civil aviation regulators and stakeholders to combat the growing threat of
Airlines in need of a spare engine for the new Airbus A350 will find life easier thanks to developments from Lufthansa Technik and Rolls-Royce. Working with Lufthansa Cargo in order to support the German carrier's passenger fleet - the
The new international terminal at Cairo, Terminal 2, will officially open on October 6th.
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.
Airports in Dubai and Abu Dhabi today faced short breaks in operation following two separate incidents – one involving an Etihad flight, the other a drone incursion
Saudi Arabian Airlines has committed to 28 wide-body jets from Boeing in a deal worth $8 billion at current list prices. The Jeddah-based ailine is also ordering 35 Airbus A320 and A321neo narrowbody aircraft according to director
Oman Air's chief executive officer, Paul Gregorowitsch, has delivered a key report on the airline's progress and plans for continued expansion.
Qatar Airways and British Airways' parent company, International Airlines Group (IAG), has announced a joint business agreement, which will come into effect on 30 October 2016.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released figures showing that reports of unruly passenger incidents on-board aircraft increased in 2015.
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)
Bahrain's national carrier Gulf Air has selected Finesse for the implementation of its Qlik business intelligence solution.
Emirates is once again considering introducing a premium economy product according to the Dubai airline's president Sir Tim Clark
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for July showing an acceleration in demand growth over the previous five months.
State-owned Tunisair is to shed around 1,000 jobs as part of a national austerity plan and a bid to make the airline more competitive. The job losses will affect around 12% of the full-time workforce of around 8,200.
The Air Accident Investigation Sector (AAIS) of the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has issued a Preliminary Report on the accident involving Emirates flight EK521 which crashed on landing at Dubai on its
Qatar Airways is believed to be moving closer to ordering Boeing 737Max aircraft as its CEO, Akbar Al Baker becomes increasingly frustrated with European manufacturer. Airbus over delays on two key programmes.
The United Arab Emirates, represented by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA) in Antigua and Barbuda.
The Egyptian civil aviation ministry has launched an enquiry into an incident on Friday when a passenger on an Air Cairo flight from Saudi Arabia to Egypt attempted to storm the cockpit.
Tunisair has leased in a pair of A340-300s to cover its summer travel demands, reports, ch-aviation
Global passenger traffic grew 4.5% in June 2016 and 5.6% for the first half of the year.
An EgyptAir flight No MS799 to Paris has been delayed for nearly an hour due to a security incident related to baggage, an EgyptAir official source reported.
Qatar Airways is the official airline sponsor of the UCI Road World Championships – Doha 2016, organised by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).
Dubai-based, low-cost carrier flydubai has signed a long-term, multimillion-dollar contract with the USA's AAR for power-by-the-hour component inventory management and repair services. The agreement is a significant expansion of
Iran could be adding the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) to its fleet later in the year according to a government minister.
A Qatar Airways A330-300 made an emergency landing in Istanbul after one of its engines caught fire following a bird strike, according to the airline.
Saudi Arabian Airlines has taken delivery of its first A330-300 Regional, making it the launch customer for this new member of the A330 family.
The Syrian Civil Aviation Authority (SyCAA) said it has agreed "in-principle" to issue EBLA Airlines with an operator's license, reports ch-aviation.
Qatar Airways has announced a a code-share partnership with Vueling Airlines.
Pegasus Airlines has announced its financial results for the first half of 2016 and its traffic results for January to July 2016.
GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of GE, has signed a purchase-and-leaseback transaction with Qatar Airways for five new Airbus A350-900 aircraft to help expand
The Nigerian government has taken Turkish Airlines to court for refusing to cooperate with the West African nation's Consumer Protection Council (CPC), reports ch-aviation.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) partnered with leaders of the lithium battery supply chain to demand stricter enforcement of international regulations regarding the transport of lithium
Sharjah headquartered Air Arabia has generated a 3.5% increase in first-half net profit to $67 million despite a drop in its second-quarter figures.
Kuwait Airways has begun selling off its entire fleet of A310-300s following their retirement from scheduled service late last year, reports ch-aviation.
Air Costa is said to be in talks with Qatar Airways about the possible sale of equity in the Indian domestic operator, reports ch-aviaton.
Egypt and China have signed a MoU to expand their air services agreement.
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has announced the General Authority of Civil Aviation of Saudi Arabia (GACA) has given the go ahead two of five Nigerian carriers appointed to operate Hajj charter flights
Qatar Airways has topped a global ranking of international airlines for providing travellers worldwide with the highest quality and service, on-time performance, and customer claim processing.
Oman Air has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd for the sale and leaseback of two new B737-800 aircraft.
A Gulf Air flight carrying 219 people to Bahrain from Manila suffered an engine fire on take-off this morning but landed safely in the Philippine capital after turning back
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for June showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 5.2% compared to the year-ago period.
Oman Air and Saudi Arabian Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement covering services between Muscat and four destinations in Saudi Arabia.
Boeing has released a short statement regarding Emirates Airline Flight EK521.
An Emirati firefighter died while saving the passengers and crew of an Emirates Boeing 777 that crashed on landing at Dubai International Airport (DXB) this afternoon.
Middle Eastern carriers are getting the opportunity to take a close look at the revolutionary new GX Aviation, high-speed inflight Wi-Fi network arriving to airlines and business jets later this year.
Dubai-based non-scheduled operator Eastern SkyJets, has selected Vistair's e-documents management solution, DocuNet, for its fleet.
Qatar Airways has increased its stake in International Airlines Group (IAG) to more than 20%.
Airbus has announced its half-year 2016 results, and has confirmed its guidance for the remaining half of the year.
Turkey's Pegasus Airlines has become the first airline to take delivery of the Airbus A320neo powered by CFM International's LEAP-1A engines.
Turkish Airlines has issued a statement announcing that all operations and flights proceed to be uninterrupted.
Qatar Airways Cargo has launched new freighter services to New York (JFK) and Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada).
An Oman Air aircraft suffered a burst tire when landing at Julius Nyerere International Airport, Dar es Salaam, over the weekend.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) have announced an agreement to implement the IATA-FIATA Air Cargo Programme (IFACP).
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating an incident where an Emirates Airline Airbus A380 descended below minimum assigned altitude while on approach to land at Melbourne Tullamarine International airport according to a
Naft Airlines is to acquire ten Airbus narrow-body aircraft as part of its fleet renewal plans, reports ch-aviation.
Jordan will host the 6th annual Arab Aviation Summit this December 5 & 6 under the theme 'Linking Cultures, Driving Economies.' The Summit, at a Dead Sea resort, will focus on the trends, insights and opportunities driving the continuous development of the Arab
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC) has delivered two of its Sukhoi Business Jets (SBJ) to the Royal Thai Air Force, in a roll-out ceremony held at Sukhoi's base in Venice.
Turkish low cost carrier Pegasus Airlines has postponed the acceptance of the first CFM International Leap-1A-powered Airbus A320neo.
Egyptian accident investigators have confirmed that the word “fire” has been clearly identified in data from the cockpit voice recorder recovered from the wreckage of EgyptAir flight 804 that crashed into the Mediterranean Sea in
Turkish Airlines operations at Ataturk Istanbul, are returning to normal after last night's failed military coup.
Qatar Airways has signed a contribution and shareholders agreement with Alisarda, the parent company of Meridiana.
EgyptAir has ordered nine Next-Generation 737-800s at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow.
The Solar Impulse 2 has landed in Egypt after a flight of nearly 49 hours without fuel, covering a distance of 3,745 kilometres.
ATR has presented its 20 year market forecast, which shows a need for 2,800 more turboprop aircraft by 2036.
Qatar Airways and LATAM jointly revealed at the Farnborough Airshow today that the Gulf carrier is t buy up to 10% of the Latin American airline giant.
Boeing and Qatar Airways have announced today at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow the launch of a new Performance Improvement Package.
Following the acquisition in March this year of Navtech, Airbus has launched its new integrated flight operations and air traffic management service company – Navblue – to provide a complete range of
Boeing has projected a demand for 39,620 new aircraft, valued at USD5.9 trillion, over the next 20 years.
Airbus' Global Market Forecast has predicted that in the next 20 years, there will be a need for over 33,000 new aircraft, with a need for higher capacity aircraft.
Qatar Airways and Gulfstream Aerospace Corp have announced an order for three new G650ERs at the Farnborough Air Show.
Emirates Airlines has contracted on Saint Louis, Missouri-based Essex Industries to outfit the whole EK fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft with the Essex PBE, protective breathing equipment.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for May showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 4.6%, compared to the same month in 2015, which
The Emirates Aircraft Appearance Centre has completely stripped and repainted 33 aircraft last year, or 13% of its fleet.
Flydubai has announced it will begin daily operations to Prague, starting 1st July.
Boeing and Iran Air have reached agreement on a $25 billion deal, as Boeing plans to sell the carrier 100 737 and 777 aircraft.
Flights are being diverted from Turkey's Istanbul Ataturk Airport after ten people died and “dozens” of people injured following a terrorist attack.