Kuwait Airways has confirmed it is buying ten Boeing 777-300ERs with a list value of $3.3 billion.
Aerovista has wet leased a B737-300 to Kam Air. The B737-300 will be operating domestic flights for the Afghan airline over a period of ayear with the option to extend. Aerovista and Kam Air have a history which dates back to 2006 when Aerovista
The Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) has developed a crisis management partnership through 11 of its member airlines to handle emergency response planning.
Etihad Airways and Alitalia have received merger clearance from the European Commission under EU Regulation No. 139/2004 and are proceeding with the proposed strategic partnership announced in August.
The A350-900 received Type Certification on the 12th November from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) at FAA headquarters in Washington D.C.
The Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) has announced it is supporting the forthcoming Future Air Transportation Systems Summit as a Strategic Partner.
Carrying 15 million passengers, Pegasus Airlines recorded ₺234 million (Turkish Liras) in net profit and ₺308 million ($136m) in real operating profit in the first nine months of 2014.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced yesterday that Abu Dhabi-based Falcon Aviation Services LLC has placed a firm order for three additional Q400 NextGen airliners.
Air Arabia, has announced its financial results for the first nine months ending September 30. with the company's hub and network expansion strategy continuing to be reflected in strong performance figures.
AlItalia pilots are heading for Etihad as part of the Abu Dhabi airline's target of recruiting up to 60 captains and first officers over the next three years to meet the airline's growth plans.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing an acceleration of demand in September.
Saudi Arabia's budget airline, flynas, has suspended long-haul flights because profits on the routes did not meet expectations,” reports Reuters.
Just imagine a flight from Seattle to Doha every 15 minutes - Well for an hour yesterday, that was exactly what happened.
Emirates Airline and Boeing are celebrating the delivery of the airline's 100th 777-300ER.
Tony Tyler, IATA's Director General and CEO, spoke at AVSEC World 2014 in Washington this week, where he called for greater cooperation and collaboration among governments and industry in order to respond to new and emerging threats to
The Flight Safety Foundation today called on member states for strong support and swift adoption of the recommendations developed by the ICAO Safety Information Protection Task Force (SIP TF), which were
The UAE has signed an open skies agreement with the Sierra Leone.
NATS has opened its headquarters for the Middle East and North Africa region, with a permanent office in the JLT free zone in Dubai, UAE.
Emirates will continue with its growth trajectory, in spite of global challenges like regional political instability, pandemic health issues in Africa and softening economic demand from dropping oil prices.
Boeing has said that commercial financial institutions in the Middle East are increasingly funding the region's record number of airplane deliveries.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation held a rollout ceremony for the MRJ (Mitsubishi Regional Jet),the next-generation regional jet, at the Komaki Minami Plant of MHI's Nagoya Aerospace Systems Works in Aichi
UAE carrier Etihad Airways now has more than 1000 trained Flying Nannies helping families on flights across its network.
The UAE's civil aviation authority (GCAA), has signed an MoU with ICAO to reinforce international cooperation programs initiated by the authority together with the aviation authorities in different countries.
Air Arabia has been named among the World Economic Forum's prestigious Global Growth Companies (GGCs) for 2014.
Etihad Airways has reported total revenues of US$1.8 billion for the third quarter of 2014, an impressive increase of 29 per cent year-on-year, achieved on the back of accelerated passenger and cargo growth during the summer.
The Middle East is one of the fastest growing aviation markets in the world, with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecasting an annual growth rate of 6.3 per cent for the region.
Etihad Airways has unveiled Etihad Airways Partners, a new brand which brings together like-minded airlines to offer customers more choice through improved networks and schedules and enhanced frequent flyer benefits.
Qatar Airways has signed for eight more Airbus A320s according to the latest numbers released by the European manufacturer.
Qatar Airways and S7 Airlines are set to strengthen their relationship with the launch of new codeshare arrangement between the two oneworld member airlines, further expanding travel opportunities for customers.
The first A350 XWB for Qatar Airways is progressing towards delivery before year end. The aircraft equipped with Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines rolled out of the Airbus factory in Toulouse fully painted, prominently bearing Qatar
Qatar Airways and Vueling have signed an interline agreement that will enable Qatar's five-star national airline to increase the number of passengers to Europe, while strengthening Vueling's hubs in Rome and Barcelona.
Emirates airline is to work with the Republic of Angola to develop a “world class” carrier.
The world's latest generation commercial airliner, the A350-900, has received Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on 30th September 2014. The certified aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB
Boeing has rolled out of its paint hangar the first 787-9 Dreamliner that will be delivered to Etihad Airways.
Etihad Airways has unveiled its new livery design, which will be introduced across its fleet.
The first A320neo to fly has lifted off at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport France at 12 noon local time today.
The big-three Gulf carriers Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways have reportedly been in discussions with Pakistan to invest in the ailing Asian carrier.
Etihad Airways, took the opportunity of receiving its first A380 in Hamburg today to unveil a new livery design which will be introduced across its fleet.
The Times of Oman has reported that Oman Air is not planning to set up a low cost or budget airline.
In the same week that Qatar Airways exceeded the 5,000,000 Facebook fan milestone, reaffirming its position as the second most “liked” global carrier, the five-star airline won an award for the “Best Use of Emerging Platform” for 2014 by leading aviation
Ras Al Khaimah cabin trainer manufacturer Spatial Composite Solutions has been awarded a $14million contract nby the UAE's national airline Etihad to build and deliver 14 cabin trainers.
Boeing is a step closer to obtaining an order from Kuwait Airways for 10 wide-body 777-300ER jets valued at $3.3 billion, reports Bloomberg.
More than 700 delegates from the airline industry have gathered in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, for the International Air Transport Association's inaugural World Financial Symposium, which opened today at the city's Jumeirah
Royal Jordanian (RJ) and Middle East Airlines-Air Liban concluded a new free sale codeshare agreement that will be implemented as of the middle of this month.
At a ceremony in Hamburg hosted by Airbus, Qatar Airways received the first A380 of its 10 on order, in the presence Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker, and Airbus CEO and president, Fabrice Bregier.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for July showing demand growth of 5.3% (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) over the previous July. Capacity expanded
Emirates has signed an MoU with Nigerian airline Arik Air to develop and expand their existing commercial relationship and explore further areas of co-operation.
Qatar Airways, the launch customer of the Airbus A350 Xtra Wide Body aircraft is set to receive its first delivery before the end of this year.
Royal Jordanian has received its first 787 Dreamliner. Today's delivery will play a central role in the Amman-based airline's strategic plan for fleet modernisation. Royal Jordanian acquired this airplane through leasing
Jazeera Airways has released its July 2014 Operational Performance Report today, which shows an increase in flown passengers on routes serving Istanbul, Cairo, Jeddah, Sharm El Sheikh and Sohag.
Etihad Airways is comfortable with the process of review by Switzerland's Federal Office of Civil Aviation concerning the agreement to acquire 33.3 per cent of Darwin Airline.
Turkish Airlines' first half 2014 consolidated financial statements were reported to Borsa Istanbul.
It takes 800 workers just 65 to 80 days to assemble, install, test, paint, furnish and deliver an Emirates Airbus A380, the iconic double-decker aircraft that has been creating headlines and delighting travellers since it first
Kuwait Airways plans to buy 10 Boeing 777 jetliners, reported Arabic daily Al Qabas.
Inmarsat has announced the first successful installation and on-going trials of its ACARS1-capable SwiftBroadband (SB) Safety equipment on an Airbus A319.
Gulf carriers were active at the fifth summit between the Worldwide Airline Customer Relations Association (WACRA) and the Passenger Rights Unit of the European Commission in Brussels. WACRA is chaired by Gulf Air's Kavita Al
Pegasus Airlines' financial results for the January-June 2014 period have been announced by the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP).
Total air traffic movements in UAE airspace reached 62,802 last month, according to Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Center latest reports.
A remarkable second quarter performance by Sharjah-based Air Arabia saw the budget carrier announcing a net profit of $67.5 million (Dhs248 million) for the first half, up by 85%, after more than doubling its second-quarter profit to $47
Etihad Cargo will launch twice weekly freighter rotations linking Abu Dhabi (AUH) and Moscow Domodedovo (DME) airports from 13 August.
An Iranian regional passenger plane crashed this morning in a residential area near Tehran's Mehrabad airport the state-run IRNA news agency reported. The reports say that all 48 people on board the Iran-140 (a locally assembled variant of the
Etihad finally signed its deal with AlItalia this morning which exceeds the investment levels expected with a $2.35bn injection to build what it described as a “reinvigorated Alitalia as a competitive sustainably profitable
Middle Eastern cargo airlines continued to outpace global markets according to the latest figures from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
The Flight Safety Foundation is holding its 67th annual International Air Safety Summit (IASS) - aviation's premier global safety event – in Abu Dhabi.
Britain scrambled two fighter jets to escort a Qatar Airways plane into Manchester airport earlier today after the pilot reported a possible explosive device on board.
The traffic data for Pegasus Airlines have been released for January-June 2014 by the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP).
Dubai Civil Aviation Authority is working on linking its online approval system for dangerous goods transportation with the emirate's State Security Department (SSD) and Dubai Police for
Boeing is celebrating its milestone delivery of delivering its 500th 777-300ER to Emirates yesterday.
Chief executive officer and director general of IATA, Tony Tyler, has made a statement regarding MH17, GE222 and AH5017.
The wreckage of flight AH5017 has been located in Mali near the border of Burkina Faso.
A Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-900ER has been damaged by a fire at Kano Aminu International Airport (KAN) in Nigeria as it was being refueled.
The Airbus A350-900, has taken off this morning for the final stage towards certification.
Airlines can now offer their ultra tech-savvy passengers the chance to board their flight with a mere flick of their wrist and scan of their smartwatch. SITA Lab continues to innovate and lead in the area of wearable tech by providing boarding passes for
Algerian aviation officials have confirmed that the Air Algerie aircraft - reporting missing this morning - has crashed.
Jet Airways and Etihad Airways have outlined plans to reinforce their long-term commitment to the growth of India's economy and aviation industry, including a major new turnaround strategy for Jet Airways to
Qatar Airways today made the largest aircraft order in its history for a single aircraft type at the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) 2014, finalising an order for 50 Boeing 777-9Xs, whilst
At the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) today, Boeing and Air Algerie announced an order for two Next-Generation 737-700C (Convertible) airplanes, valued at $152 million at current list prices.
Saudi Arabian domestic start-up, SaudiGulf Airlines, has selected the International Aero Engines (IAE) V2500 engine to power four A320ceo aircraft and has also signed an eight-year V-Services maintenance service agreement
The Middle East has boosted Bombardier CSeries sales campaign with a new letter of intent from Jordan's Petra Airlines and the conversion to firm orders by an Abu Dhabi operator
ATR has announced that it has taken firm orders for 144 aircraft (119 ATR 72-600 and 25 ATR 42-600), with options for 112 additional aircraft, since the beginning of the year.
Airbus has launched the re-engined A330-800neo and A330-900neo at Farnborough Airshow this morning.
Abdulrahaman Al-Busaidy, the former CEO of Oman Air has returned to the Muscat-based airline in the role of chief operations officer.
Emirates has taken delivery of its 50th A380. This latest delivery takes Emirates' all wide-body fleet to 224 aircraft, representing the world's largest fleet of A380s, and also the world's largest fleet of Boeing 777s.
Etihad Airways and Philippine Airlines (PAL) have announced a strategic partnership agreement that marks a new era of cooperation between the flag carriers.
Iraqi Airways continues to operate scheduled flights across the country, despite its government owner ceding control of most northern and western cities to Sunni militants headed by the Al Qaeda offshoot ISIS.
Etihad Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with Gol, the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America.
The President and chief executive officer of Etihad Airways, James Hogan, today urged Europe's governments and airlines to embrace external investment to help strengthen the aviation sector.
Etihad has confirmed it has reached agreement with AlItalia to buy 49% of the troubled airline.
Quantum Investment Bank and Palma Capital - both based in the Dubai International Financial Centre - have been retained as the exclusive placement agents for the launch of a shariah compliant aircraft leasing fund (ALIF) to
Emirates Airlines president Tim Clark has told the Financial Times (FT) newspaper that the airline is reconsidering its order cancellation of 70 A350 XBW aircraft.
Jazeera Airways Group has announced that its fully-owned aircraft leasing subsidiary Sahaab Aircraft Leasing has entered the EU aviation market by placing two Airbus A320 aircraft on long-term leases with TAP Portugal airlines,
By Steve Nichols / Brussels. SITA, the global IT business solutions provider for the air transport industry, has responded to recent criticism of its structure.
The Airbus' A350 XWB may not now be heading for Emirates following the cancellation of its order last week – but the aircraft was still turning heads in the United Arab Emirates this week as the flight test aircraft (MSN3) completed its