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Airbus releases half-year 2016 results

Posted 27 July 2016

Airbus has announced its half-year 2016 results, and has confirmed its guidance for the remaining half of the year.

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Pegasus takes delivery of first LEAP A320neo

Posted 22 July 2016

Turkey's Pegasus Airlines has become the first airline to take delivery of the Airbus A320neo powered by CFM International's LEAP-1A engines.

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All Turkish Airlines operations and flights proceed uninterrupted

Posted 22 July 2016

Turkish Airlines has issued a statement announcing that all operations and flights proceed to be uninterrupted.

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Qatar Airways Cargo launches new freighter services to New York and Nova Scotia

Posted 19 July 2016

Qatar Airways Cargo has launched new freighter services to New York (JFK) and Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada).

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Oman Air flight suffers burst tire

Posted 18 July 2016

An Oman Air aircraft suffered a burst tire when landing at Julius Nyerere International Airport, Dar es Salaam, over the weekend.

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IATA and FIATA partner on new cargo programme

Posted 18 July 2016

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).

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Emirates A380 too low on Melbourne approach

Posted 18 July 2016

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

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Iran's Naft Airlines to acquire ten Airbus jets

Posted 18 July 2016

Naft Airlines is to acquire ten Airbus narrow-body aircraft as part of its fleet renewal plans, reports ch-aviation.

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Jordan to host aviation summit

Posted 18 July 2016

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

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Sukhoi rolls out Business Jets to Royal Thai Air Force

Posted 18 July 2016

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.

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Pegasus puts off first Leap powered A320neo handover

Posted 17 July 2016

Turkish low cost carrier Pegasus Airlines has postponed the acceptance of the first CFM International Leap-1A-powered Airbus A320neo.

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EgyptAIr MH804 - voice recorder confirms fire theory

Posted 17 July 2016

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

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Turkish resumes normal operations

Posted 16 July 2016

Turkish Airlines operations at Ataturk Istanbul, are returning to normal after last night's failed military coup.

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Qatar Airways signs Meridiana agreement

Posted 15 July 2016

Qatar Airways has signed a contribution and shareholders agreement with Alisarda, the parent company of Meridiana.

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EgyptAir order nine 737-800sNG aircraft

Posted 13 July 2016

EgyptAir has ordered nine Next-Generation 737-800s at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow.

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Solar Impulse 2 completes penultimate leg of tour

Posted 13 July 2016

The Solar Impulse 2 has landed in Egypt after a flight of nearly 49 hours without fuel, covering a distance of 3,745 kilometres.

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ATR announces 20 year market forecast

Posted 13 July 2016

ATR has presented its 20 year market forecast, which shows a need for 2,800 more turboprop aircraft by 2036.

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Qatar takes a stake in Latin American airline

Posted 12 July 2016

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.

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Boeing and Qatar Airways launch new 777 performance improvement package

Posted 12 July 2016

Boeing and Qatar Airways have announced today at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow the launch of a new Performance Improvement Package.

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Airbus unveils new flight operations and air traffic management company – Navblue

Posted 12 July 2016

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

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Boeing predicts need for 39,620 new aircraft over the next 20 years

Posted 12 July 2016

Boeing has projected a demand for 39,620 new aircraft, valued at USD5.9 trillion, over the next 20 years.

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Airbus predicts a need for 33,000 new aircraft in the next 20 years

Posted 12 July 2016

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.

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Qatar Airways places order for three G650ERs

Posted 12 July 2016

Qatar Airways and Gulfstream Aerospace Corp have announced an order for three new G650ERs at the Farnborough Air Show.

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Emirates breathes easier with Essex Industries

Posted 9 July 2016

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.

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Middle East carriers see 11.8% rise in demand in May

Posted 8 July 2016

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

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Emirates completes 33 aircraft makeovers in 12 months

Posted 1 July 2016

The Emirates Aircraft Appearance Centre has completely stripped and repainted 33 aircraft last year, or 13% of its fleet.

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Flydubai to start daily service to Prague

Posted 29 June 2016

Flydubai has announced it will begin daily operations to Prague, starting 1st July.

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Boeing and Iran Air plan $25 billion deal

Posted 29 June 2016

Boeing and Iran Air have reached agreement on a $25 billion deal, as Boeing plans to sell the carrier 100 737 and 777 aircraft.

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Terrorist attack halts operations at Ataturk Airport, Istanbul

Posted 28 June 2016

Flights are being diverted from Turkey's Istanbul Ataturk Airport after ten people died and “dozens” of people injured following a terrorist attack.

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Gulf Air signs contract with Alfa Express Company

Posted 27 June 2016

Gulf Air has selected Alfa Express Company for its waste management and recycling drive.

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Mahan Air has runway excursion at Kharg - no injuries

Posted 21 June 2016

A Mahan Air BAe 146-300 sufferered a nose gear collapse on landing at Kharg Island on Sunday.

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Air Cairo signs extensive agreement with Amadeus Altéa

Posted 20 June 2016

Air Cairo has signed an agreement with Amadeus Altéa for IT and distribution services in hope of increasing air traffic.

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Sky Prime Aviation Services deploying SITA's next-gen PSS

Posted 20 June 2016

Saudi private aviation services company, Sky Prime Aviation Services, is to deploy SITA's next-generation passenger services system (PSS) to manage its new VIP flight service being introduced to its premium passengers.

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Iran Air's EU safety ban lifted as new blacklist announced

Posted 18 June 2016

The blacklisting of Iran Air on the EU safety register has been lifted in the latest list of airlines the European Commission considered not meeting international safety standards has been released.

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Flight data recorder recovered from EgyptAIr crash

Posted 18 June 2016

The flight data recorder (FDR) from the EgyptAir Airbus A320 that crashed into the Mediterranean Sea in May has been recovered, Egyptian officials say.

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Pegasus grew by 13.5% in the first five months of 2016

Posted 17 June 2016

Pegasus Airlines has announced its traffic results for the first five months of 2016 through the Public Disclosure Forum (KAP).

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First "black box" recovered from the EgyptAir crash

Posted 16 June 2016

The first of the “black boxes” from the crashed EgyptAir flight 804 has been recovered, Egyptian officials said tonight.

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Complaints made against Emirates continue to be investigated

Posted 16 June 2016

The complaints made against Emirates by South African authorities last year are still being investigated.

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Bombardier CS100 receives EASA and FAA Type Validation

Posted 16 June 2016

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced that its CS100 aircraft has been awarded Type Validation by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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Missing EgyptAir aircraft's cockpit voice recorder will only emit a signal for another week

Posted 16 June 2016

Investigators looking into the missing EgyptAir flight have received further radar data of the aircrafts manoeuvres, but have said the cockpit voice recorder will only emit a signal

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ACI announces strong global passenger growth

Posted 16 June 2016

Airports Council International (ACI) has announced that global passenger traffic has seen moderate growth, and air freight volumes are slowly increasing.

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SaudiGulf Airlines secures AOC

Posted 13 June 2016

The long wait is over - SaudiGulf Airlines has been granted its AOC by Saudi Arabia's civil aviation authority GACA. The airline – headed by former Royal Jordanian and Gulf Air boss, Samer Majali – will begin operating domestic flights from Dammam after June

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Royal Jordanian and Qatar Airways expand codeshare

Posted 13 June 2016

Royal Jordanian and Qatar Airways have expanded their codeshare agreement, adding six new destinations to Royal Jordanian's network, and adding flights from Amman to Doha to Qatar's network.

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Flynas leasing Turkish A320s

Posted 13 June 2016

Flynas has wet-leased a pair of A320-200s from Turkey's Freebird Airlines, ch-aviation has reported.

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Gulf Air reduces losses by 88%

Posted 8 June 2016

Gulf Air has reduced its losses by 88% since beginning its restructuring strategy in 2013.

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Security threat to EgyptAir on China flight

Posted 8 June 2016

An EgyptAir A330-220 aircraft diverted from its planned route from Cairo to Beijing thing morning to make an emergency landing following a security threat.

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TrueNorth announces hybrid cloud solution

Posted 6 June 2016

TrueNorth Avionics has introduced connected.aero, its airborne connectivity service.

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Pegasus Airlines expands ground operations at Istanbul hub

Posted 6 June 2016

Pegasus Airlines has expanded its ground operations at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen Airport to now include ramp and aircraft parking services.

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Qatar Airways announced codeshare with SriLankan Airlines

Posted 6 June 2016

Qatar Airways has entered into a codeshare agreement with SriLankan Airlines on flights between Colombo and Doha.

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Etihad Airways appoints three Emiratis as airport managers

Posted 6 June 2016

Etihad Airways has appointed three UAE nationals as airport managers in South Korea, Seychelles, and Saudi Arabia.

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Emirates boss slams industry's lack of commitment to aircraft tracking

Posted 4 June 2016

Sir Tim Clark, the president of Dubai's Emirates airline has called on the aviation industry to “do more” to quickly locate aircraft data recorders (black boxes) following crashes, as well as ensuring air

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Hold steady on tracking deadline warns IATA as technology develops

Posted 4 June 2016

In the aftermath of the March 2014 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, ICAO adopted a proposal for airlines to adhere to a standard of reporting aircraft position at least once every 15 minutes when in

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EgyptAir group calls for respect for victims families' rights

Posted 4 June 2016

Ahmed Adel, assistant chief of the EgyptAir Holding Company was keynote speaker for a symposium held by the American Chamber of Commerce in Cairo. He called for respect the rights of the families affected by the crash of the

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Gulf Air celebrates Dakar service

Posted 3 June 2016

Gulf Air's inaugural flight to Dakar has touched down, the first of a five weekly service.

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IATA urges two Arab League governments to address airline blocked funds

Posted 3 June 2016

IATA has called on two Arab League governments specifically to respect international agreements obliging them to ensure airlines are able to repatriate their revenues.

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IATA pledges to fight wildlife trafficking

Posted 3 June 2016

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 72nd Annual General Meeting saw airlines denouncing the illegal wildlife trade and pledge to fight against trafficking.

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EgyptAir close to placing large narrow body order says CEO

Posted 3 June 2016

EgyptAir could order a "considerable" number of narrowbodies within days, chief executive Safwat Mosallam says, standing by its fleet renewal plans despite plummeting demand for tourism in the North African country.

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Emirates SkyCargo launches Hong Kong route

Posted 2 June 2016

Emirates SkyCargo has launched a weekly freighter service from Hong Kong to Dubai via Dehli.

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Air Arabia adopts SITA's Horizon portfolio

Posted 1 June 2016

Air Arabia is to introduce SITA's next-generation passenger management system to extract even greater efficiency across its operations.

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Aerovista leases B737-500 to Air Libya

Posted 1 June 2016

Air Libya has taken delivery of a leased Boeing 737-500 from Aerovista.

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A320neo with LEAP-1A engine receives type certification

Posted 31 May 2016

Airbus has announced that the A320neo with CFM International's LEAP-1A engine has received type certification from European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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Emirates raises awareness to threat of illegal wildlife trade on aircraft livery

Posted 31 May 2016

Emirates is on a mission to raise awareness about the threat that the illegal wildlife trade poses to the survival of some of the planet's most endangered and iconic animals.

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French send specialist vessel to aid search for EgyptAir crash site

Posted 27 May 2016

France has dispatched a specialist naval vessel to the area where EgyptAir flight MS804 is believed to have crashed into the Mediterranean Sea. The vessel will be carrying staff from the French air accident

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Gulf Air flight hit by severe turbulence

Posted 27 May 2016

Gulf Air flight GF155, carrying 247 passengers, from Manila to Bahrain experienced severe turbulence while mid-flight on earlier today resulting in some passengers and crew sustaining minor injuries.

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EgyptAir officials meet with relatives of MS804 passengers

Posted 24 May 2016

Senior EgyptAir officials have met with relatives of MS804 passengers, at a hotel near Cairo international airport.

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Egyptian forensics official and investigation team arrive in Cairo

Posted 24 May 2016

An Egyptian forensics official and investigation team has arrived today at a nearby hotel at Cairo International airport, where relatives of the victims are hosted.

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EBACE: Airbus Helicopters unveils H160 VIP

Posted 24 May 2016

Airbus Helicopters has presented an exclusive first showing of the H160 VIP version at EBACE.

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E190-E2 has completed its maiden flight

Posted 24 May 2016

The Embraer E190-E2 jet has completed its maiden flight ahead of schedule, with the flight planned for the second half of the year.

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Ministers gather for the International Transport Forum Summit

Posted 23 May 2016

Fifty ministers of transport have gathered for the International Transport Forum Summit in Leipzig, to discuss 'green and inclusive transport'.

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EgyptAir jet debris found floating in the Mediterranean

Posted 20 May 2016

The Egyptian Armed Forces have informed EgyptAir that they have found first debris from the missing aircraft operating flight MS804 around 290 KM from the Egyptian coastline.

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Debris spotted in search for missing MS804

Posted 19 May 2016

Greek aircraft have reported seeing two pieces of debris which could be linked to the missing EgyptAir Airbus A320 which disappeared over the Mediterranean earlier this morning, There is, as yet, no confirmation that the debris is part of any

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Dubai Future Foundation and Airbus in partnership

Posted 18 May 2016

The UAE is constantly looking out for new partnerships in all fields to explore the future strategic sectors, said Adel Ahmad Al Redha, executive vice president and chief operations officer of Emirates and member of the Board of Trustees

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Maher Al Musallam officially instated as Gulf Air CEO

Posted 18 May 2016

Gulf Air's Board of Directors have announced the instatement of Maher Salman Jabber Al Musallam in the position of chief executive officer.

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Rockwell Collins' FANS 1/A solution receives certification

Posted 16 May 2016

Rockwell Collins' Future Airspace Navigation System (FANS) 1/A solution is now certified as part of a supplemental type certificate held by Dassault Falcon Jet.

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Iran Air retires last remaining pax B747-200

Posted 16 May 2016

Iran Air has retired its last remaining B747-200B from active commercial service, reports ch-aviation.

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Nesma Airlines to acquire A319

Posted 16 May 2016

Nesma Airlines is due to acquire its maiden A319-100, adding to the carrier's three A320-200s.

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Nile Air to operate domestic flights for Eid Al-Fitr

Posted 16 May 2016

Nile Air will commence regular internal Egyptian flights during the Eid Al-Fitr holiday season.

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Qatar Airways reduces flights due to aircraft shortages

Posted 11 May 2016

Qatar Airways is making selective flight cancellations in several markets because of a delay in Airbus aircraft deliveries, reports ATW.

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Pegasus network extends to Saudi Arabia via Flynas codeshare partership

Posted 11 May 2016

Pegasus has announced the signing of a codeshare deal with Saudi Arabia's first low-cost airline Flynas.

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Rolls-Royce despatches first engines of largest ever order for Emirates

Posted 11 May 2016

Rolls-Royce announced today that it has despatched the first 'shipset' of four engines as part of its largest ever order, for Emirates.

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New management structure for growing Etihad Airways Group

Posted 8 May 2016

Etihad has announced a new organisational structure for the growing multi-faceted business to create clearer management responsibilities for the different companies.

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Middle Eastern carriers saw 12% rise in demand in March

Posted 6 May 2016

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced global passenger traffic results for March showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 5.3%, compared to the same month last

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Etihad Airways representatives visit flight EY474 passengers in hospital

Posted 5 May 2016

A specialist team from Etihad Airways has today visited the nine passengers, hospitalised after Etihad Airways flight EY474 encountered severe and unexpected clear air turbulence, to provide ongoing care,

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AW609 TiltRotor completes ground run

Posted 5 May 2016

Finmeccanica has announced that third prototype (A/C3) of the AgustaWestland AW609 TiltRotor has completed its first ground run.

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Etihad Airways flight to Jakarta encountered severe turbulence injuring passengers but lands safely

Posted 4 May 2016

Etihad Airways has today issued the following statement regarding flight EY474 from Abu Dhabi to Jakarta that suffered severe turbulence.

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Turkish Mid East and GCC capacity in Q1 double digit boost

Posted 3 May 2016

Turkish Airlines has boosted its Middle East and GCC capacity in Q1 with both regions seeing double-digit growth. The airline's Chief Marketing Officer Ahmet Olmuştur said during the first three months of this year, its

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Turkish Airlines jet skids off runway at Kosovo Airport

Posted 3 May 2016

Kosovo's only airport closed on Monday after a Turkish Airlines jet carrying 143 passengers and eight crew from Istanbul skidded off the runway while landing, reports Reuters.

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FlyEgypt to begin operation next month

Posted 3 May 2016

FlyEgypt is planning to begin scheduled passenger operations next month.

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FAA approves A350 for ETOPS over 180 minutes

Posted 3 May 2016

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the Airbus A350-900 for Extended-range Twin engine aircraft Operations (ETOPS) over 180 minutes diversion time.

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Boeing 737 MAX makes first international journey for flight testing

Posted 3 May 2016

The Boeing 737 MAX 8 has marked a key achievement after completing high altitude flight testing in La Paz, Bolivia. It's the first international trip for the 737 MAX flight-test fleet.

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Boeing set to deliver record number of airplanes to Turkish Airlines

Posted 29 April 2016

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.

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Etihad Airways announces net profit of US$103 million for 2015

Posted 28 April 2016

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.

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Jazeera Airways announces Q1 2016 financial results

Posted 28 April 2016

Jazeera Airways has announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2016.

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Qatar Airways opens premium lounge in Dubai

Posted 28 April 2016

Qatar Airways has opened the new Qatar Airways Dubai Premium Lounge at Dubai International Airport, Concourse D.

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Royal Jordanian reduces losses

Posted 28 April 2016

Royal Jordanian has announced its losses have dropped by JD1 million (USD1.4 million) from JD8.3 million to JD7.3 million.

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Flydubai launches new onboard entertainment services

Posted 28 April 2016

Flydubai has announced its new onboard services, including WiFi connectivity, live television streaming and a new seatback inflight entertainment interface.

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Emirates renews support for Mauritius and the Seychelles

Posted 26 April 2016

Emirates has extended its individual global marketing agreements with Mauritius and the Seychelles, continuing to promote both countries' tourist markets.

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Etihad Cargo expands Middle East network

Posted 26 April 2016

Etihad Cargo has expanded to Kuwait by adding an additional freighter, and is introducing a twice-weekly service to Muscat.

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EgyptAir showcases at Arabian Travel Market

Posted 26 April 2016

EgyptAir is showcasing at the three-day Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2016 exhibition, at Dubai World Trade Centre.

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Gulf Air announces return to Dhaka

Posted 26 April 2016

Gulf Air has announced the return of service between Bahrain and Dhaka, Bangladesh, from next month.

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Turkish resumes normal operations

Turkish Airlines operations at Ataturk Istanbul, are returning to normal after last night's failed military coup.

Emirates A380 too low on Melbourne approach

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

EgyptAir group calls for respect for victims families' rights

Ahmed Adel, assistant chief of the EgyptAir Holding Company was keynote speaker for a symposium held by the American Chamber of Commerce in Cairo. He called for respect the rights of the families affected by the crash of the airlines A320

Gulf Air reduces losses by 88%

Gulf Air has reduced its losses by 88% since beginning its restructuring strategy in 2013.

IATA urges two Arab League governments to address airline blocked funds

IATA has called on two Arab League governments specifically to respect international agreements obliging them to ensure airlines are able to repatriate their revenues.

Iran's Naft Airlines to acquire ten Airbus jets

Naft Airlines is to acquire ten Airbus narrow-body aircraft as part of its fleet renewal plans, reports ch-aviation.

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