Boeing is set to deliver a record number of airplanes this year to Turkish Airlines, totalling six 777-300ERs and 20 Next-Generation 737-800s.
Etihad Airways has announced its strongest annual financial results to date, with a net profit of US$ 103 million on total revenues of US$ 9.02 billion.
Jazeera Airways has announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2016.
Qatar Airways has opened the new Qatar Airways Dubai Premium Lounge at Dubai International Airport, Concourse D.
Royal Jordanian has announced its losses have dropped by JD1 million (USD1.4 million) from JD8.3 million to JD7.3 million.
Flydubai has announced its new onboard services, including WiFi connectivity, live television streaming and a new seatback inflight entertainment interface.
Emirates has extended its individual global marketing agreements with Mauritius and the Seychelles, continuing to promote both countries' tourist markets.
Etihad Cargo has expanded to Kuwait by adding an additional freighter, and is introducing a twice-weekly service to Muscat.
EgyptAir is showcasing at the three-day Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2016 exhibition, at Dubai World Trade Centre.
Gulf Air has announced the return of service between Bahrain and Dhaka, Bangladesh, from next month.
The airline industry is celebrating its best ever performance for successfully handling baggage according to a report issued by SITA this morning.
Saudi Arabia's Aviation Horizons has added a maiden A319CJ to its fleet in the form of CS-TQJ, reports ch-aviation.
Managing director of India's Air pegasus, Shyson Thomas, said several Gulf carriers have expressed a keen willingness to acquire a stake in the start-up carrier, reports ch-aviation.
The Russian investigation team studying the crashed Flydubai B737-800 last month, have confirmed today that the reported substantial nose-down trim was applied through manual trim switches on the pilot's control
Air services provider, dnata, has reached a key milestone in its operation at Dubai World Central (DWC), handling over one million tonnes of air freight since its first full year of operation in 2011.
The new board of directors of Royal Jordanian Airlines has elected Suleiman Hafez as its chairman.
Pegasus Airlines has announced its traffic figures for March 2016 to Turkey's Public Disclosure Platform (KAP).
In a first for Turkey's airline industry, Turkish Airlines is to use a Level-D Pilot Training Simulator by HAVELSAN, an in-country Turkish systems manufacturer.
Avtrade has increased its Power-by-the-hour contracts to support aircraft around the world.
Emirate has placed an order with manufacturer Airbus for an additional two new A380 aircraft, to be delivered in the 4th quarter of 2017.
The United Arab Emirates Space Agency (UAESA) and the US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) have agreed to share space situational awareness (SSA) services.
Qatar Airways Cargo has today announced the launch of QR Express, a solution to deliver airport-to-airport air freight service for time critical shipments. QR Express is the latest addition to the cargo airline's expanding portfolio of
Airports across the Middle East concerned with passenger screening can now partake in a course, formed out of collaboration between Airports Council International (ACI) and Green Light Limited.
A video purportedly showing a collision between a Gulf Air aircraft and a Kuwait Airways jet while landing at Kuwait International Airport, went viral online today leading to the Bahrain national carrier having to issue a
Avtrade has announced the appointment of Hürcan Asik as Regional VP Sales – Turkey.
Airbus, manufacturer of the flagship A380 aircraft, has presented Etihad Airways with the prestigious award for the best 'Operational Reliability Performance' in the first year of A380 operations.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released its data for global air freight markets, which showed Middle Eastern freight tonne kilometres (FTKs) have increased by 3.7%
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a decision by its Board of Governors, to recommend Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM, to succeed retiring Director General and CEO, Tony Tyler.
Saudi Arabia has announced a ban on Iran airline Mahan Air from using its airspace and airports citing safety concerns.
Boeing has invested US $225,000 in a three-year 'Start-Up Bridge Program' to aid budding UAE entrepreneurs. The aerospace giant has joined forces with INJAZ UAE, a non-profit member of the Junior Achievement Worldwide education
Jazeera Airways shareholder, Boodai Corporation, has enlisted HSBC bank to advise it on the possible sale of some or all of its stake in the Kuwaiti LCC, reports ch-aviation.
Tecnam has announced the successful roll-out of the first Tecnam P2012 Traveller from its experiments assembly line.
Nesma Airlines today took delivery of their two first ATR 72-600s.
Kuwait and Tanzania have signed a bilateral air services agreement (BASA) in order to boost the both countries' tourism sectors.
Dubai-based dnata has been appointed by Garuda Indonesia to provide all ground handling services for its new five weekly flights from Jakarta and Singapore to London Heathrow.
The Russian-led task force investigating the crash of a Flydubai in southern Russia has reported that there are no indications of any technical faults with the aircraft.
Gulf Air and the Information & eGovernment Authority (IGA) recently conducted a knowledge sharing session at the airline's Muharraq headquarters in order to raise awareness and facilitate
The hostage crisis on the hijacked EgyptAir flight MS181 is over, The hijacker has been arrested.
At least five hostages being held on the hijacked EgyptAir flight that was diverted to Larnaca have been spotted escaping from the aircraft - at least one of them through the cockpit window.
EgyptAir Holding Company chairman, Sharif Fathi, has said the company has eighteen aircraft that are surplus and will be sold off in the following months.
EgyptAir has confirmed that all but four passengers and the crew have been released from the hijacked A320 at Larnaca Airport.
An EgyptAir A320 has been hijacked and taken to Larnaca in Cyprus according to the airline.
Iran news agencies are reporting that talks with Boeing over the purchase of new planes are continuing, and suggesting a deal with the American aviation giant is “very likely” to be sealed soon.
The UAE regulator, the GCAA, has confirmed the investigation team led by the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) has begun work on the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) from the crashed
Boeing and Turkey's leading low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines, have finalised an order for five Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes, valued at approximately $505 million based on expected list prices at delivery.
The Investigation team of the United Arab Emirates, led by the Accredited Representative and membered by two investigators from the Air Accident Investigation Sector (AAIS) in the GCAA, have arrived
A Flydubai Boeing 737-800 has crashed in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don killing all 61 passengers and crew on board.
The United Arab Emirates General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has released a statement about the tragic Flydubai Boeing 737-800 aircraft crash this morning.
Flydubai CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith, has said the airline is in deep shock over this morning's crash in southern Russia.
Atlasglobal has signed a GSSA agreement with APG in 14 countries.
Beechcraft has announced it has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for its Pro Line Fusion-equipped Beechcraft King Air 350i/ER and 250 turboprop aircraft.
Kish Air has signed an agreement with Airbus for the purchase of two A321-200s, reports ch-aviation.
Air India has signed an agreement with Kuwait's Aviation Lease and Finance Company (ALAFCO) for the lease of fourteen A320neo, reports ch-aviation.
Etihad Airways strenuously denies it has any plans for an initial public offering (IPO) and any announcement associating the airline with an IPO should be disregarded and reported to the authorities as a fraud.
Russia is to increase the number of direct flights to Iran from five to nine per week according to the Russian energy minister
The major assembly of the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner has begun with partner Kawasaki Heavy Industries installing circular frames into the mid forward section, earlier this week.
Royal Jordanian has released its financial results for 2015. The figures show that Royal Jordanian registered a net profit before tax of JD21 million in 2015, while in 2014 it had registered JD49.5 million net losses before tax.
Iran Air has signed a MoU with Lufthansa for the German carrier to provide technical expertise to the Iranians, reports ch-aviation.
Atrak Air has acquired six Embraer Regional Jets and three A320ceo aircraft, reports ch-aviation.
Dubai-based Flydubai has become a fully-fledged member of IATA following its successful completion of the IOSA safety audit.
Mubadala and Boeing have signed a new strategic agreement to collaborate on research and development to expand aerospace manufacturing capabilities in the UAE.
A flippant remark by Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker has sparked off another row with an American pressure group.
Qatar Airways Chief Akbar Al Baker has laid the blame for the delays to his airline's A320neo narrowbodies firmly at the door of Pratt&Whitney.
Saif Al Suwaidi, the general director of the United Arab Emirates' General Civil Aviation Authority has said that the UAE and Hungary would be discussing changes to their bilateral air service agreement allowing UAE carriers to
UAE based satellite operator Yahsat and African company IEC Telecom Group have partnered and signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced its global passenger traffic results for January 2016 showing a rise in demand.
The Arab Air Carriers' Organization (AACO) has released the dates for its Aviation Summit - The AACO 49th Annual General Meeting – which will be held in Casablanca on 29 November - 1 December 2016,.
Turkish Airlines has reported passenger growth of 9.2 per cent across the GCC markets last year compared to 2014 and has recognised 23 travel agents for contributing to its 2.6% Dubai capacity growth.
Emirates and Russian carrier S7 Airlines have announced an enhanced partnership which is set to improve connectivity and benefits for customers across Russia.
Assembly of Saudi Arabian Airlines' first A330 Regional is well underway at the Airbus Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France.
Oman Air has agreed a three-year wet leasing deal for two Kenya Airways Boeing 787-8s as part of an investment that gives the Muscat airline a second daily service to London Heathrow by using the Kenyan slots.
TAAG Angola Airlines has exercised purchase rights with Boeing for two B777-300(ER) William Boulter, reports ch-aviation.
ATR has tested a prototype of its ATR 72, which aimed to test an all electrical energy management system, and optimise the electrical power distribution.
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Embraer has presented the E190-E2, the first E2 jet – Embraer´s second generation of the E-Jets family of commercial aircraft.
Egypt has ruled that terrorists caused the Sinai Metrojet crash last October, which killed all 224 people onboard.
Brazilian manufacturer Embraer is on the verge of signing a deal for 50 of its regional jets with Iran.
More than 220,000 passengers have flown the two-class A380 on over 450 flights since it first entered service in December 2015.
Boeing has launched the Next-Generation 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF), with orders for 55 conversions from seven customers.
Emirates Airline's first non-stop service between Auckland and Dubai will be one of the longest air routes in the world by distance, but with the assistance of clever technology and good
Iran Air will take delivery of its first of twenty ATR72-600s on firm order from Avions de Transport Régional in November of this year, reports ch-aviation.
Gulf Air has recently appointed APG Network, an airline-focused representation network, as its representative in 10 countries to provide Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) support and administrative services to Gulf
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Bombardier has introduced the world's only commercial turboprop aircraft that is capable of carrying 90 passengers.
Saudia has had a busy start to February when on the 3rd of the month it took delivery of no fewer than three aircraft – two of the new Boeing 787-900 Dreamliners and a Boeing 777-200ER.
Airways Aviation is celebrating the launch of the Kuwaiti Cadet EASA fATPL Programme with Kuwait Airways and welcomes the inaugural class of trainee pilots at its Spanish flying school.
Airbus has reported a good aircraft order start to 2016.
Kish Air is set to acquire two Airbus A321s as part of its fleet modernisation.
The Middle East has had a successful year in terms of safety performance, as suggested in the International Air Transport Association safety performance report.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for the 2015 safety performance of the commercial airline industry.
Iranian and Russian authorities have updated the bilateral agreement between their countries, fixing the maximum scheduled flights operated by each side at 28 per week.
Libya's government has ordered Air Libya and Afriqiyah Airways (to suspend their respective services to Sudan with effect from February 28, reports ch-aviation.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the decision by representatives at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to agree a CO2 efficiency Standard for commercial aircraft.
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.
The first A321neo has completed its maiden flight yesterday from Hamburg, Germany.
Boeing has released a statement supporting the ICAO aircraft CO2 emissions standard.