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Final assembly on A350-1000 begins

Posted 10 February 2016

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

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A321neo completes maiden flight

Posted 10 February 2016

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

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Boeing supports ICAO aircraft CO2 emissions standard

Posted 9 February 2016

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

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ICAO finalise CO2 Standard

Posted 9 February 2016

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

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Fly540 and Travelport extend content agreement

Posted 8 February 2016

Fly540 has signed a global multi-year content agreement with Travelport a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions.

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Air Leisure signs for four SuperJets

Posted 8 February 2016

Egypt's Air Leisure has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for four SSJ 100-95s with options for six more, ch-aviation has reported.

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IATA releases 2015 passenger traffic results with Middle East showing strongest growth

Posted 5 February 2016

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for 2015 showing demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 6.5% for the full year

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Bomb scare on Saudi Arabian Airlines flight at Madrid airport

Posted 4 February 2016

Passengers and crew on a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight were evacuated at Madrid's Barajas International Airport today, reports Reuters.

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Saudia receives two Dreamliners and a B777-300ER

Posted 3 February 2016

Boeing and Saudia yesterday celebrated the triple delivery of two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and a 777-300ER (Extended Range).

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Qatar Airways to launch direct Mozambique - Qatar route

Posted 2 February 2016

Qatar Airways will be increasing the number of connections between Mozambique and Qatar from next month, the African Review has reported.

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Turkish Airlines boss quashes A380 rumour

Posted 1 February 2016

Temel Kotil, chief executive of Turkish Airlines, has ruled out acquiring Airbus A380s as long as the flag-carrier is based at its primary hub Istanbul Ataturk International Airport reports Martin Rivers.

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Saudia to receive first two B787-9s this week

Posted 1 February 2016

Saudia will take delivery of its first two B787-9s on February 2, reports ch-aviation.

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Pegasus releases 2015 traffic results

Posted 1 February 2016

In 2015, Pegasus achieved 13.2% year-on-year growth in the number of guests carried, flying a total of 22.34 million guests.

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ATR signs major agreement with Iran Air for 40 ATR 72-600s

Posted 1 February 2016

ATR and Iran's national flag carrier Iran Air today signed in Teheran a deal for the introduction of 40 newest generation ATR 72-600s. The agreement includes firm orders for 20 aircraft plus 20 options, and is valued at one

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Turkish signs strategic alliance with Boeing

Posted 31 January 2016

A new strategic alliance agreement between Turkish Airlines (TRK) and Boeing is set to significantly boost the carrier's and Turkey's aerospace and technology capabilities. Under the accord TRK and Boeing have identified new areas of

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Boeing's 737MAX makes its first outing

Posted 30 January 2016

Boeing's 737 MAX 8 made its first flight yesterday (US time) beginning the comprehensive flight-test programme on schedule.

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Rolls-Royce feels the benefit of Iran orders

Posted 29 January 2016

Rolls-Royce is feeling the benefit of the lifting of sanctions against Iran with a series of new orders for powerplant.

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Iran Air signs deal with Airbus for 118 aircraft

Posted 29 January 2016

Iran has signed an agreement with Airbus Industrie for the acquisition of 118 aircraft critical to its fleet renewal plans, reports Ch-aviation.

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Iran announces Airbus and ATR order plans

Posted 29 January 2016

CAPA's Iran Aviation Summit 2016, the first international aviation conference in Iran for nearly four decades, opened on 24-Jan-2016.

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Airbus Helicopters launches second H160 prototype

Posted 28 January 2016

Airbus Helicopters second H160 prototype has joined the flight test programme, taking off in Marignane.

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Emirates Group releases 5th annual environment report

Posted 27 January 2016

The Emirates Group, comprising Emirates airline and Dnata, has released its fifth annual environmental report for 2014-15.

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Gulf Aviation could benefit from oil price slump says Helios

Posted 25 January 2016

While the recent oil price slump creates obvious challenges for major oil producers, including Arabian Gulf states, management and technology consultants Helios say it could be good news for the region's aviation sector.

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Bahrain Airshow 2016: Finmeccanica opens Eurofighter Typhoon maintenance training centre

Posted 22 January 2016

Finmeccanica's Airborne and Space Systems division has opened a state-of-the-art new Eurofighter Typhoon maintenance training centre at its electronic warfare site of excellence in

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Bahrain Airshow 2016: IATA presents ISSA to Middle East

Posted 22 January 2016

IATA will be holding its seminar regarding its new safety program for smaller aircraft, the IATA Standard Safety Assessment, tomorrow at the show.

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Gulf Air outlines $7.6bn orders for its fleet replacement

Posted 21 January 2016

Gulf Air has announced its long-awaited fleet replacement plans, with orders for 29 A320neo-family single-aisle jets.

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Bahrain and UK share heritage - 40 years on

Posted 21 January 2016

Forty years ago today, the world focused on Bahrain as the first commercial flight by a British Airways (BA) Concorde touched down at the kingdom's international airport.

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Gulf Air finances take a turn for the better

Posted 21 January 2016

Gulf Air's financial figures for 2015 will see a further substantial improvement and take the airline close to the target it set itself when it began its major restructuring in early 2013, according to the company's acting CEO.

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Iran aircraft deliveries could be soon

Posted 19 January 2016

Airbus's first deliveries to flag carrier Iran Air are due as early as July, Arabian Aerospace has learned

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Etihad Airways supports children's home in Uganda

Posted 18 January 2016

Etihad Airways has launched its community outreach programme with donations of air tickets, blankets and school supplies to the Whisper Children's Home in Mutai, Uganda.

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Etihad Airways welcomes court ruling over Etihad-AirBerlin codeshare dispute

Posted 15 January 2016

Etihad Airways has welcomed the ruling by the higher administrative court in Luneburg reversing an earlier judgment and allowing it to continue operating 26 out of the 31 codeshare flights for the full

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IATA announce global passenger traffic results

Posted 13 January 2016

The International Air Transport Association has announced the global passenger traffic results for November, showing strong traffic growth.

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Emirates announces second daily service to Athens

Posted 12 January 2016

Emirates has unveiled plans to boost capacity to Athens with the addition of a second daily flight to the Greek capital from March 1, 2016.

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Airbus beats previous year-end targets

Posted 12 January 2016

Airbus has exceeded its 2015 targets, with a record of 635 aircraft deliveries for 85 customers.

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Etihad Airways see strong growth in 2015

Posted 12 January 2016

Etihad Airways delivered solid operational performance in 2015 by achieving continued growth in passenger and cargo volumes.

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Emirates introduce B777 for Zambian and Zimbabwean routes

Posted 12 January 2016

Emirates will be enhancing its on-board experience and increase capacity on its Zambia and Zimbabwe flights by deploying a Boeing 777-300ER, starting next month.

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Gulf Air signs new technology agreement with Sabre

Posted 8 January 2016

Sabre Corporation has signed a new technology agreement with Bahrain's Gulf Air, to provide its AirCentre Flight Plan Manager solution to streamline the airline's operations.

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IATA intend to prevent fraudulent payment transactions

Posted 7 January 2016

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced it is expanding its activities to prevent payment fraud in the air travel industry.

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Saudi Arabia stops all flights to Iran

Posted 5 January 2016

The Saudi Arabian General Authority of Civil Aviation has confirmed that “all flights to and from Iran” will be stopped under a new directive following the severing of diplomatic ties.

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Gulf Air's world first when it comes to IT certification.

Posted 31 December 2015

Bahrain carrier Gulf Air, has become the first airline in the world to be certified with Information Technology ISO certifications in the five areas of Quality Management, Environmental Management, Service Management,

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Etihad Airways codeshare with AirBerlin rejected

Posted 30 December 2015

A German court has today rejected Etihad Airways' rights to jointly sell tickets for particular routes operated by AirBerlin in a codeshare agreement.

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Russian Helicopters receives certification for Mi-38

Posted 30 December 2015

Russian Helicopters has received type certification for the Mi-38 transport helicopter, designed by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant.

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Turkish Airlines prepares for snow storm

Posted 30 December 2015

Turkish Airlines has cancelled 142 of its flights to and from Istanbul as the city prepares for heavy snow, the Khaleej Times reports.

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Turkish Airlines adds Zaporizhzhia to network

Posted 30 December 2015

Turkish Airlines has inaugurated its first flight to Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, with the route starting earlier this week.

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Saudi launches VIP service

Posted 29 December 2015

Saudia has announced its new VIP service, “Al Bayraq”, which will operate 12 flights a day between Jeddah and Riyadh in cooperation with Saudi Private Aviation, the Saudi Gazette reports.

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Egypt hires Control Risks for airport security checks

Posted 24 December 2015

Egypt has hired global consultancy company Control Risks to assess security in its airports, following the crash of a plane over the Sinai Peninsula, which killed all on board.

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BIAS 2016 launches new Civil Aviation Conference

Posted 24 December 2015

The Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS), back for its fourth edition, is introducing a new element for this edition of the Airshow - a Civil Aviation Conference.

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Gulf Air posts positive customer satisfaction results

Posted 24 December 2015

Gulf Air has released the positive results of its quarterly customer satisfaction survey results for Q3 2015.

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Turkish goes daily from Abu Dhabi

Posted 22 December 2015

Turkish Airlines has upscaled its flight frequencies from Abu Dhabi International to Istanbul Ataturk International from four times a week to daily. The airline can now carry approximately 2,500 passengers a week between the two cities with its Airbus 321

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EgyptAir signs contract with SITA

Posted 21 December 2015

EgyptAir has signed a five-year contract with SITA, for the implementation, management and modernisation of the airline's communications network.

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Etihad Airways expands codeshare partnership with S7 Airlines

Posted 21 December 2015

Etihad Airways is expanding its codeshare partnership with S7 Airlines to cover eight additional destinations from the Russian carrier's Moscow hub.

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Turkish Airlines signs for Pratt & Whitney PurePower engines

Posted 18 December 2015

Turkish Airlines has signed a Definitive Agreement for Pratt & Whitney's PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power its A321neo aircraft.

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Jeppesen partners with Emirates in crew management

Posted 18 December 2015

Jeppesen has teamed up with Emirates to optimise crew planning operations and management.

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Avinode Marketplace to list Etihad Airways' The Residence

Posted 17 December 2015

Avinode has welcomed its first private aviation space on a commercial airline, Etihad Airways' The Residence to the Avinode Marketplace.

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Egyptian chief investigator of Russian Metrojet accident has not ruled out assumptions

Posted 17 December 2015

Captain Ayman Al Mokadem, Egyptian chief investigator of the Russian Metrojet accident, said that the preliminary report of the Accident released yesterday states that “the committee did

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Turkish Airlines adds 281st and 282nd destinations

Posted 16 December 2015

Turkish Airlines has added Port Louis, Mauritius and Antananarivo, Madagascar, as the 281st and 282nd destinations in 113 nations served across the globe.

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Arab Wings joins CRJ family

Posted 15 December 2015

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has welcomed Arab Wings, Amman, Jordan, and Iraq Gate into the family of operators of the CRJ Series.

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Inmarsat and Turksat sign MoU

Posted 15 December 2015

Inmarsat and Turksat have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore opportunities through the formation of a strategic partnership, initially focused on the defence and aviation sectors.

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Air BP recognised for safety standards contribution

Posted 15 December 2015

Air BP has been recognised for its outstanding safety standards and practices by Dubai Airports at the annual Safety and Security Excellence Awards Ceremony.

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Dubai Airports and Emirates honoured with Service Olympian Awards

Posted 14 December 2015

Both Dubai Airports and Emirates Airline have been recognised for outstanding achievements in the 2015 Service OIympian Awards – the only independent honours which recognise the UAE's customer service leaders.

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EgyptAir to sign deal with BOC Aviation for eight B737s

Posted 14 December 2015

EgyptAir is set to finalise a deal with Singaporean lessor BOC Aviation for eight B737-800s, reports Ch-aviation.

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IATA releases airline forecast for 2016

Posted 11 December 2015

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced its airline industry outlook for 2016, which shows a successful year for Middle Eastern carriers.

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Qatar Airways launches its new global brand campaign

Posted 10 December 2015

Qatar Airways has launched its new global brand campaign and tagline – Going Places Together – at a press conference in New York, USA. This is a new and fresh direction for the airline, which has developed a messaging strategy to reflect

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FAS operating ACMI contract for Qazak Air

Posted 9 December 2015

Abu Dhabi-headquartered Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) has confirmed it's operating three of its six Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 Next Gen aircraft on an Aircraft, Complete Crew, Maintenance and Insurance (ACMI) lease contract for the new start-up

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ATR receives EASA for new cabin layout

Posted 9 December 2015

ATR has received EASA certification for its high-density cabin layout for the ATR 72-600 that brings the maximum capacity from 74 to 78.

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Qatar Airways in sponsorship with CNN International of monthly travel series

Posted 9 December 2015

Qatar Airways is extending its commercial relationship with CNN International by embarking on an exclusive international sponsorship campaign of the network's new monthly travel series, 'In 24 Hours'.

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Boeing debuts first 737 MAX 8

Posted 9 December 2015

Thousands of Boeing employees yesterday celebrated the completion of final assembly of the first 737 MAX 8.

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Qatar Airways has becomes first airline to fly the A350 to the USA

Posted 8 December 2015

Qatar Airways has becomes the first airline to fly the Airbus A350 to the United States.

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Emirates releases fleet retirement schedule for 2016

Posted 7 December 2015

Emirates has announced its fleet plans for 2016, retiring a total of 26 aircraft, including 12 A330-300s, four A340-300s, one A340-500, six Boeing 777-200ERs, two Boeing 777-300s and one Boeing 777-300ER.

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IATA reveals traffic results showing Middle East carriers had a 10.3% increase in October

Posted 4 December 2015

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for October showing continued strong demand growth for both domestic and

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Etihad Airways welcomes ACCC's ruling on its alliance with Virgin Australia

Posted 4 December 2015

Etihad Airways has welcomed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) determination to reauthorise its alliance with Virgin Australia for a further five years.

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Boeing completes detailed design for 787-10 Dreamliner

Posted 3 December 2015

Boeing has completed detailed design for the 787-10 Dreamliner nearly two weeks ahead of schedule.

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AACO: Flynas plans ambitious fleet growth as it maintains profitability

Posted 2 December 2015

Saudi Arabia's domestic and regional low cost operator Flynas, is evaluating plans to increase its fleet by more than 300% with orders for as many as 100 aircraft.

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AACO: Annual meeting concludes with plan to step forward

Posted 1 December 2015

Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) celebrated it 50th birthday in style at Jeddah this week and pledged to continue to drive co-operation and partnership across the major issues affecting the airline industry across the Arab

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Turkish Airlines firms order for 20 additional A321neos

Posted 1 December 2015

Turkish Airlines has firmed-up a commitment for the purchase of 20 additional A321neo aircraft.

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AACO: Saudia signs up for DDS with IATA

Posted 1 December 2015

Saudi Arabia's national carrier Saudia has signed a direct data solutions (DDS) agreement with IATA to add to an online intelligence system for the travel industry.

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Host nations confirmed for future AACO general assemblies

Posted 1 December 2015

The Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) has named the host countries for the next two annual assemblies.

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AACO: Tyler sets region 1001 Arabian Nights target for aviation performance

Posted 30 November 2015

IATA's director general and CEO, Tony Tyler called on Arab air carriers to set '1001 Arabian nights' as a target to put in place foundations for the next chapter of “glorious aviation growth in the Middle

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Airbus C295 completes Antartica flight

Posted 30 November 2015

An Airbus C295W aircraft owned by the Mexican Navy has made the first ever flight to the Antarctica.

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Dassault joins CleanSky

Posted 30 November 2015

Dassault Aviation has joined the CleanSky program sponsored by the European Commission, in order to aid the improvement of the environmental impact of future generations of aircraft.

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EgyptAir imposes ban on freight to US and UK

Posted 30 November 2015

EgyptAir stopped mail and freight on its flights to the United States and the United Kingdom earlier this month, ch-aviation reports.

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Aviator wet-leases A320

Posted 30 November 2015

Egypt's Aviator has wet-leased an A320-200 from Latvian ACMI/charter specialist SmartLynx, Skyliner Aviation has reported.

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Trent 7000 completes first run

Posted 27 November 2015

Rolls-Royce is celebrating the first run of its Trent 7000 demonstrator engine, completed on a test bed in Derby, UK.

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IATA update air passenger forecast after dip in long-term demand

Posted 26 November 2015

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its updated passenger growth forecast projecting passenger numbers to reach 7 billion by 2034, showing a dip in long-term demand.

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Air Partner and ACI to cooperate on air freight

Posted 26 November 2015

Air Partner's Freight division has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Air Cargo Integrators (ACI) of the UAE, allowing the two companies to work together strategically to develop both their freight charter and global air freight

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Turkish Airlines to work in partnership with Petra Development and Tourism Authority

Posted 26 November 2015

Turkish Airlines has signed an agreement with Jordan's Petra Development and Tourism Authority, allowing passengers and tour agents access to special discounts.

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TAV awarded at Turkey Investor Relations Summit

Posted 25 November 2015

TAV Airports has been awarded in all three categories of awards at Turkey Investor Relations (TUYID) Summit for the second time.

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FAI adds fifth Challenger to fleet

Posted 25 November 2015

FAI Rent-a-Jet has announced a fifth Challenger 604 to its fleet of air ambulances, which are used for medevac missions worldwide, and often hired for private use in the Middle East.

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Air Arabia awarded as World Travel Leaders

Posted 25 November 2015

Air Arabia has been awarded with the World Travel Market 2015 “World Travel Leaders Award”, marking its leadership in the low-cost aviation sector in the Middle East.

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KLM Dreamliner touches down in Abu Dhabi

Posted 25 November 2015

KLM's first Dreamliner has touched down in Abu Dhabi after its inaugural flight left Amsterdam this week.

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Formula 1 Cars land in Abu Dhabi

Posted 23 November 2015

Formula 1 cars have started to arrive at Abu Dhabi International Airport, in preparation of this weekend's race.

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Iraqi Airways plans non-stop flights to Washington D.C

Posted 23 November 2015

Iraqi Airways is planning to begin non-stop Baghdad-Washington Dulles flights next year, reports Ch-aviation.

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Avisa Gulf wins restructuring deal from national carrier

Posted 18 November 2015

Abu Dhabi-based Avisa Gulf has won a contract to review and restructure an undisclosed national flag carrier.

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CS100 completes flight testing

Posted 18 November 2015

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced that the CS100 aircraft has completed its certification flight testing.

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EgyptAir banned from serving Russia

Posted 17 November 2015

EgyptAir has been banded from serving the Russian Federation as of last week due to the safety and security of the airline, ch-aviation reports.

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Cairo Aviation orders six new aircraft

Posted 17 November 2015

Cairo Aviation has ordered six MC-21 aircraft with option for four more airframes, ch-aviation reports.

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Radio spectrum allocated for global flight tracking

Posted 12 November 2015

Agreement has been reached at the World Radiocommunication Conference in Geneva on the allocation of radiofrequency spectrum for global flight tracking in civil aviation.

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Dubai 2015: SAR launch role for AW609

Posted 11 November 2015

The UAE joint aviation command (JAC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to order three of the controversial AW609 tiltrotor aircraft from AgustaWestland, plus options on three more.

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Dubai 2015: Vietnam carrier signs for 30 A321s

Posted 11 November 2015

Airbus announced at the Dubai Airshow yesterday that Vietnamese carrier Vietjet has placed a firm order to purchase 30 more A321s (nine A321neo and 21 A321neo).

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Pegasus' releases sales revenue figures

Posted 10 November 2015

Pegasus has achieved 2.7 billion TL in sales revenue during the first nine months of 2015 together with an EBITDAR (earnings before tax, interest, amortization and rent costs) which has risen to 636.6 million TL.

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Dubai 2015: Etihad is to take delivery of two freighter aircraft

Posted 10 November 2015

During the first day of the Dubai Airshow, Etihad announced the US$637 million additional aircraft will be arriving next year.

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While the recent oil price slump creates obvious challenges for major oil producers, including Arabian Gulf states, management and technology consultants Helios say it could be good news for the region's aviation sector.

ATR signs major agreement with Iran Air for 40 ATR 72-600s

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