Turkish Airlines will become the first European airline to operate A320 Family aircraft with production-retrofitted Sharklet wingtip devices.
Turkish Airlines has completed the installation of its first production-retrofitted Sharklet wingtip devices.
Aviation consultancy specialist CAA International (CAAi) has won an exclusive advisory services contract to review and provide recommendations on the update of Kuwait's safety regulatory system in compliance with the
Flights were suspended at the Nigerian capital's airport, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, following an incident with a Saudia cargo aircraft yesterday.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for October showing a moderate acceleration of the robust demand trend of the last few months.
On 1 December 2013 at 22:00 (local time), the first Qatar Airways Cargo shipment was received at the new Hamad International Airport (HIA).
Kuwait Airways has announced it has signed a contract with Airbus to buy 25 new aircraft and lease 12 other new planes.
Emirates has announced several management changes in its commercial operations team within Africa.
Libyan Wings has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for three A350-900s and four A320neo's.
Gulf Air's 2013 third quarter financial and operational results demonstrate that Bahrain's national carrier is on-track towards achieving its annual restructuring targets.
The captain of the Airbus A340, with 257 passengers on board, took the decision to land at the nearest airport after he was told that a passenger was suffering from heart attack symptoms and needed urgent help.
Emirates Airline, Airbus Corporate Foundation, and Action Against Hunger (ACF) announced a partnership today to utilise future deliveries of A380 aircraft to Dubai to transport humanitarian support to the
Pegasus Asia - the joint airline brand formed by Turkey's Pegasus and Kyrgyzstani airline Air Manas - has welcomed a new Boeing 737-400 to its fleet.
Abu Dhabi Aviation, has signed a letter of intent (LOI) at the Dubai Air Show for two Q400 NextGen aircraft from Bombardier, in a deal valued at $70 million. The airline is a longtime Bombardier Q-Series aircraft customer.
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Iraqi Airways, the national carrier of Iraq, has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to acquire five CS300 jetliners, with options on 11 more.
Air Algerie has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for three A330-200 passenger aircraft as part of the carrier's continued growth plans, placing the order at the Dubai Airshow 2013.
Pegasus Cargo has put its reservations and sales department in-house at its headquarters.
Air Cote d'Ivoire yesterday signed a conditional purchase agreement for two Bombardier Q400 NextGen regional turboprops, and took options on a further two.
Rolls-Royce confirmed at the Dubai Air Show today that it has entered into a Strategic Framework Agreement with Mubadala Aerospace, Communications Technology and Defense Services
Emirates Airline has signed an agreement to implement a structured trial of the Airbus Managed Inventory (AMI) service which is expected to lead to a wider implementation thereafter.
Rolls-Royce has won a $5bn order from Etihad Airways for Trent XWB engines to power 50 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft.
Rolls-Royce has won a $300m order from Qatar Airways for Trent 700 engines, with long-term TotalCare support, to power five Airbus A330 freighter aircraft
Etihad Airways today announced a firm order for 87 Airbus aircraft, plus purchase rights for a further 30, to support the global expansion of its operations. The order represents an investment of up to US$ 26.9
Boeing formally launched the keenly-anticipated the 777X program at the 2013 Dubai Airshow with a record-breaking number of customer orders and commitments for the newest member of its twin-aisle product family.
Etihad Airways made the short trip down the road from Abu Dhabi to the Dubai Air Show to do for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, what its neighbour Emirates did for the Airbus A380.
Etihad Airways, used the Dubai Air show to announce what is described as a 'step-change in global aviation,' with the launch of its first branded regional operation, after taking a 33.3 per cent stake in Swiss carrier
Flydubai has committed to 100 737 MAX 8 airplanes and 11 Next-Generation 737-800s on the opening day of the Dubai Airshow.
Emirates Airline placed an additional order for 50 A380 aircraft at the Dubai show this morning. Airbus said this confirms the continued strong demand for very large aircraft in the Middle East that are needed to meet the region's higher than
Etihad Airways has announced the purchase of 127 GE Aviation engines to power its 56 new Boeing aircraft. The order includes installed and spare engines, and future service support.
A new survey released by Honeywell Aerospace shows that Middle Eastern travellers expect to stay connected in the air with fast and consistent in-flight wireless connectivity.
ATR has sold the first example of its new-generation ATR 72-600 in the Middle East. Saudi Arabian private operator Alpha Star Aviation Services has signed a firm deal for a single aircraft, plus an option on a second. The first aircraft will be
Airbus, EasyJet and Nicarnica Aviation have created an artificial ash cloud over the Bay of Biscay, similar to the type that disrupted air traffic in the Eyjafjallajokul ash crisis of April and May 2010.
Boeing forecasts that airlines in the Middle East will require 2,610 new airplanes over the next 20 years, worth an estimated $550 billion.
Turkey's low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines has increased its pre-tax profits by 93% to 226 million Turkish Liras for the first nine months of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012 according to the Public Disclosure Platform's (KAP) financial data as of September 30,
The Emirates Group has announced its half-year results which show a robust performance despite continued global economic pressure and high fuel prices, and reflect the Group's steady focus on its long-term vision and business growth.
Air Arabia has announced its financial results for the nine months ending September 30, 2013.
Boeing's presence at the 2013 Dubai Airshow will showcase the company's industry partnerships in the Middle East and highlight its defence and commercial products and services designed to meet Middle East requirements.
Low cost carrier Flydubai has secured a $228 million loan to purchase six new Boeing jets, the airline said in a statement today.
Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) secretary general Abdul Wahab Teffaha has lashed the European Union's plans to reintroduce elements of its controversial Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments to adopt and adhere to global standards that are necessary for the safe, efficient and sustainable operation of the global air transport system.
Boeing has said that production on the 737 programme will increase to 47 airplanes per month in 2017, the highest rate ever for the best-selling airliner in history.
Air Cairo plans to double its fleet of four Airbus A320s by next summer as it moves increasingly from being a charter airline to a hybrid business model, also offering low-cost scheduled services.
Qatar Airways Cargo has announced it will begin scheduled dedicated freighter services to four new destinations: Beirut (Lebanon); Madrid (Spain); Paris (France); and Tbilisi (Georgia); while increasing frequency to Seoul
Jazeera Airways has taken delivery of a brand new Airbus A320 aircraft, bringing its total fleet number to 14 aircraft.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for September showing a continuation of the strong demand trend despite a slight slowdown from August, with airlines across
Air Arabia CEO Adel Ali said the airline is currently in talks with Airbus, Boeing, and Bombardier over their respective A320neo, B737 MAX and CSeries offerings for possible delivery from 2017 onwards, reports ch-aviation.
Jazeera Airways Group today announced a record year-to-date (YTD) net profit of KD14.1 million, making the first nine months of 2013 the airline's most profitable nine-month period in history.
Airbus reveals new research into the impact seat width makes to levels of passenger comfort on board long haul economy flights; calling on the aviation industry to set a minimum standard of 18 inches
Dubai World Central (DWC) - targeted to be the biggest airport in the world - is now up and running.
Qatar Airways is not interested in ordering Boeing's proposed new 777X wide-body jet, according to chief executive Akbar Al Baker.
UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and Airbus ProSky have reached a major milestone in the UAE Airspace Optimisation Programme with completion of the UAE Airspace and Air Traffic management (ATM) System Study.
To coincide with Omani Women's Day on 17th October 2013, Oman Air has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting, empowering and promoting women in the workplace.
Safi Airways has announced that it has successfully completed its IOSA audit.
Etihad Airways is negotiating a multibillion-dollar order for dozens of Boeing aircraft including at least 25 revamped 777 mini-jumbo, reports Reuters.
Boeing has announced that it will adjust the production rate for the 747-8 programme from 1.75 airplanes to 1.5 airplanes per month through 2015 because of lower market demand for large passenger and freighter airplanes.
Etihad Airways has confirmed its equity stake in Virgin Australia Holdings has reached 19.9 per cent.
Etihad Airways has announced its intention to purchase from Air India five Boeing 777-200 LRs, the longest range passenger aircraft in operation to support its accelerated network growth plan.
Charter specialist Chapman Freeborn has formed what it describes as an exclusive partnership with Air Libya to place and operationally manage an Antonov AN-26 aircraft in Libya.
Etihad Airways continued to achieve record growth in the third quarter of 2013, with revenue from passenger services exceeding US$1 billion for the first time and passenger numbers passing 3 million.
The ICAO climate agreement has finally put to bed the threat of the European Union's Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) – dubbed an unfair tax on airlines and bitterly opposed by airlines and governments outside the EU.
The aviation industry today hailed a significant development on climate change issues made at a meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the UN specialised agency for aviation. After two weeks of
The Indian Government has given its approval for Etihad Airways to buy a 24% stake in Jet Airways - for around $330m - according to India's Aviation Minister Ajit Singh.
Etihad Airways has been named Corporate Risk Manager of the Year at the Energy Risk Awards Asia in recognition of its highly-effective fuel hedging strategy.
Abu Dhabi Airports will be conducting a full scale emergency exercise tomorrow (Monday) at Sir Bani Yas Island Airport in cooperation with Rotana Jet.
HE Akbar Al Baker, CEO, Doha International Airport and Qatar Airways, is to deliver the keynote arena address at ACI Airport Exchange in Doha, 11-13 November.
The AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter fleet operated by Gulf Helicopters of Qatar has achieved the milestone of 40,000 flight hours
Following the recent launch of its Business Class service, Dubai-based flydubai introduces its Business Team responsible for delivering what promises to be a more personal flying experience.
AgustaWestland has announced the establishment of Gulf Helicopters as an AgustaWestland Authorised Training Centre.
Etihad Airways CEO James Hogan has told a conference in Cologne that the airline is open to even more strategic investments as it continues to increase its global presence through a mix of organic growth and strategic
According to Airbus' latest Global Market Forecast (GMF) in the next 20 years (2013-2032), air traffic will grow at 4.7% annually requiring over 29,220 new passenger and freighter aircraft valued at nearly $4.4 trillion - as
Turkish Cargo has inaugurated a new freight storage area at Istanbul's Ataturk International airport.
Emirates is divesting itself of its A340-500 aircraft according to Flightglobal. The online aviation news service.
Emirates SkyCargo has begun construction of its new terminal at Dubai World Central's Al Maktoum International Airport (AMIA) and is on schedule with phase one of the construction of the terminal on track for completion in December.
The Etihad Airways' loyalty programme Etihad Guest is to expand with the integration of the Air Serbia, currently Jat Airways', frequent flyer programme, Extra Flight Club, from October 28.
A350 XWB joins the A330 and A380 for an Airbus “Xtra-widebody” family flight. The Airbus widebody family of flight test aircraft, the A380, A330 and the all-new A350 XWB, took off from Toulouse today flying together for the first time
Saudi Arabia's Nasair could be rethinking its proposed move to Dubai World Central (DWC) as the launch airline for passenger operations at the new Al Maktoum International Airport at Jebel Ali.
The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner has taken to the skies for the first time, beginning a comprehensive flight-test programme leading to certification and delivery in mid-2014.
Afghanistan's privately-owned Safi Airways, - which operates from its two bases in Kabul and Dubai - has taken delivery of two Airbus 319 - 200 aircraft as part of its fleet modernization and service offering.
Dubai-based loaw cost carrier Flydubai has moved its eight daily flight operations from the main terminal at Kuwait International Airport to the Sheikh Saad Al Abdallah General Aviation Terminal.
Bombardier's CSeries aircraft made its much delayed maiden flight today. The programme provides an all-new family of aircraft specifically designed for the 100- to 149-seat market segment.
Inmarsat's I-5 F1 satellite, the first to deliver the company's ultra-fast Global Xpress (GX) Ka-band service, is on track to be launched before the end of the year.
Chapman Freeborn and Lufthansa Cargo have successfully collaborated on a high-profile charter project for the Red Cross/Red Crescent - to supply a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan - utilising the cargo
Pegasus Airlines' chief commercial officer Guliz Ozturk will take part in the 10th World Low Cost Airlines Congress, taking place on 17 September at the Sofitel London Heathrow Hotel.
The UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) announced today that air traffic movements in the UAE grew at a rate of 8.7% in August compared to the same month last year.
Emirates airline has been recognised as the top airline for passenger experience in the Middle East.
Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir will go into commercial service on Saudia's latest Boeing777-300ER aircraft later this week.
EgyptAir's Mobile Portal - developed and implemented by Link Development, - won the Amadeus Mobile Achievement Award for yielding the biggest airline ratio between number of visitors and their mobile booking, which reached seven per cent,
Qatar Airways Cargo has announced the signing of a multilateral e-Air Waybill (e-AWB) agreement (Resolution 672) with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) which provides a legal framework for parties to
Qatar Airways' first A380 took off from Toulouse this morning on its maiden flight to Hamburg where the aircraft will be fitted with its cabin before being painted.
Qatar Airways will become a full member of oneworld with effect from Wednesday October 30, 2013.
Hollywood star and Qantas Ambassador-at-Large John Travolta, touched down in the UAE this week marking the arrival for his inaugural visit to Dubai.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has confirmed the cause of an engine failure on an Emirates A380 between Sydney and Dubai was due to the failure of a high pressure turbine (HPT) nozzle on the Engine Alliance (EA)
Etihad Airways is confident that it will gain the necessary approvals to execute its agreement to take a stake in Jet Airways by the end of September according to Flightglobal.
Air Seychelles has announced a strong second quarter and half-year financial performance and its CEO attributes its codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways.
IFE Services and SmartTray International LLC have announced a strategic partnership aimed at enhancing in-flight entertainment.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today announced global air cargo traffic results for July showing a continuation of the modest improvement trend experienced in June, with the Middle East experiencing the greatest
Boeing projects the commercial aviation industry will need more than one million new pilots and technicians to support the expanding demand for new airplane deliveries over the next two decades, estimating a requirement for