Emirates is the number one airline for premium capacity measured in international ASKMs, clocking in 876 million ASKMs per week, according to OAG schedule data for April 2014.
Gulf Air received its first retrofitted A330 aircraft at Bahrain International Airport yesterday.
Etihad Airways' radical new cabin interiors are to make their maiden voyage in December 2014.
Abu Dhabi's Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) has signed an MoU with Boeing subsidiary CDG, to provide EASA Part 21J engineering and supplemental technical documentation services for Falcon's new VIP Completion
Sabic - the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - has launched two “revolutionary” polycarbonate sheet solutions called Lexan to be used in aircraft interiors
Qatar Airways is having to wait longer for the introduction of A380s to its fleet.
Passengers on board Etihad Airways can enjoy every FIFA World Cup football match 'live' on all of the air carrier's long haul aircraft during the month long tournament, the globe's biggest sporting event.
Specialists in Airbus Corporate Jet VIP cabin completions, Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC), has delivered two more cabins (its 25th and 26th), managed by Saudi Arabia's Aviation Link.
Qatar Airways inaugurated its new all-premium daily service 'Business One' between Doha and London Heathrow today, becoming the first ever carrier to operate an all-Business Class service from London Heathrow.
European airline group Lufthansa is a the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai this week where it is giving a positive outlook on the 2014/2015 travel season for its business in the Middle East.
Kuwait Airways today became the tenth Middle East customer to choose OnAir as its connectivity provider, for 12 new aircraft as part of its privatization and complete fleet upgrade. respectively.
The first of the new domestic airlines to operate from Saudi Arabia, SaudiGulf is to offer Thales entertainment systems for passengers following a deal announced today.
Recaro Aircraft Seating will unveil the evolution of its bestseller BL3520 at Aircraft Interiors Hamburg, along with its new CL6710 business class seat.
Airbus has unveiled the A350 XWB's development cabin interior installed on board flight-test aircraft 'MSN002' at the Airbus site in Hamburg.
Boeing has debuted its new 737 configuration studio, a new facility where airline customers can choose their jetliner interiors.
Following the success of the co-located shows Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME) and MRO Middle East, the two will return next year on 2-3 February 2015 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
Boeing and Turkish Airlines are marking the delivery of the first commercial airplane – a Next-Generation 737-800 – outfitted with galleys manufactured by Turkish Cabin Interiors (TCI).
Thales acquired LiveTV, JetBlue's fully-owned subsidiary for a total of $400m. The sale which is subject to regulatory and other approvals is expected to be completed in mid-2014.
Qatar Airways has announced the upgrade of business class seats and entertainment systems on select Airbus A330-200 and A320 aircraft.
On the first day of ITB Berlin, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker and the airline's new country manager for Germany and Austria, Günter Saurwein, introduced the airline's new luxury First Class seats that will form part of the
The Middle East is to get its first wide-bodied VVIP completions centre following a new deal signed at Abu Dhabi Air Expo today.
A BBJ 787-8 has arrived at the Gore Design Completions (GCD) in San Antonio,Texas and is being outfitted for an undisclosed Middle Eastern customer.
Recaro Aircraft Seating has opened its new Customer Center in Dubai.
The number of passengers using inflight connectivity on Oman Air's OnAir-equipped Airbus A330s has increased dramatically in the past year, as has the volume of data exchanged. The airline has seven A330s fitted with both
Turkish Airlines is to install the Thales TopSeries Avant in-flight entertainment (IFE) system on its latest narrowbody aircraft
Gulf Air announced a deal worth approximately $20 million to refurbish its long-haul Airbus A330s.
UK-based IFE Services, announced today that it is supplying Emirates with Latin American movies.
Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir will go into commercial service on Saudia's latest Boeing777-300ER aircraft later this week.
OnAir has launched its latest innovation which combines inflight connectivity with films, TV, live news, music, games, magazines and newspapers.
Dubai-based low-cost carrier Flydubai has today announced that business class tickets are now on sale, with flights offering the premium option starting in October. It plans to continue adding more business class routes across its
Denmark-based Satcom1 is hosting its annual customer and training event at the Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort in Dubai on September 18.
Boeing and Panasonic Avionics Corp. are preparing to open a new market for Panasonic's secure, satellite-based, in-flight broadband service known as eXConnect.
After its $9 million complete upgrade and refurbishment in France, the new look Boeing Business Jet (A6-AIN), owned by Abu Dhabi's Royal Jet, is now back in service.
Airbus Corporate Jet VIP cabin completion specialist, ACJC, has become the first completion centre to install and activate the system GCS (Global Communication Suite), on a single aisle Airbus aircraft on behalf of an unnamed
The Jet Aviation Basel Design Studio has created two cabin interior designs for wide-body aircraft with the theme 'Timeless to Visionary'.
Color Craft has announced that it has begun accepting orders for its 03 Aircraft Marking Technology and that it is in discussion with aircraft manufacturers and airlines in the Middle East regarding its use as an
Aircraft completions specialist Associated Air Center (AAC), has been issued a design organisation approval renewal certificate from the UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).
Geneva-based OnAir has announced three major deals with MENA-based airlines for inflight connectivity at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg.
Saudi Arabia's flag carrier Saudia is expanding its inflight connectivity programme on routes between the Kingdom and most of Saudia worldwide destinations.
Recaro Aircraft Seating, the manufacturer that utilizes a life cycle assessment process that enables the company to analyze and evaluate the environmental impact of its seats, has been nominated as
Lufthansa Technik AG and SCHOTT AG are presenting a completely new development in cabin lighting systems for aircraft at the Aircraft Interiors show in Hamburg.
Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic), has unveiled a conceptual 14-inch monitor for Economy Class seats integrated into a Quantum Seat designed by Encore Aerospace.
Airbus plans to further enrich its Premium Economy Seating offering available in the A350 XWB Catalogue, working in partnership with EADS Sogerma.
AIM Aviation - which designs, engineers and manufactures cabin interiors for the world's major airlines - today announced the opening of a base in Abu Dhabi in partnership with First Emirates Aviation Group.
Qatar Airways' A350 and A380 fleets will be line-fitted with both Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir. This comes after Qatar Airways has been operating OnAir's GSM on its A320s for over three years. In total, over 150 Qatar Airways'
Associated Air Center (AAC) – which operates the large transport category VIP completions centre in Dallas, Texas has received approval as an authorised maintenance organisation from the aviation authorities of
AeroMobile, the airbourne mobile phone operator, has announced the appointment of Kevin Rogers as CEO.
The fourth running of Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME) co-located with the fifth Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) shows closed its two day 2013 edition at their new venue – Dubai World Trade Centre.
Star Alliance carrier Egypt Air is to analyse the films that it shows on board to ensure they “respect "Egyptian values and customs” in the future.
Etihad Airways today opened the doors to one of its brand new aircraft for the airline's first-ever 'on-board showcase' in Washington, DC.
Final day of the AIME/MRO shows at Dubai International Convention Centre.
Aircraft Interiors Middle East and MRO Middle East events opened at Dubai Interational Convention Centre today with more than 250 exhibitors and an expected 3000 visitors and 100 airlines
Saudi Arabian Airlines has signed a contract with Alubat Middle East FZCO to design, fabricate and install six sophisticated Cabin Service Trainers (CSTs) at their new In-flight Service Training Centre
Sabena Technics used the AIME/MRO Middle East show in Dubai to announce it has been selected to carry out the VIP cabin modification of an Airbus A319 aircraft belonging to an undisclosed Asian customer.
UbiFrance, the French agency for international business development, in partnership with the French Chamber of Commerce of Paris, is presenting 19 companies on the French Pavilion at the Aircraft Interiors Middle
The first Irish Aerospace Pavilion in Middle East will be hosted at the co-located two-day Aircraft Interiors & MRO Middle East Exhibitions which open in Dubai tomorrow (Tuesday)
Airbus is offering airlines new options for configuring the floor space offered by the A321neo.
Jean-Bernard Lévy has been appointed chairman and CEO of Thales, following the resignation of Luc Vigneron.
Jet Aviation Dubai (stand 590) has signed an agreement with First Emirates Aviation (FEAG) to offer full interior refurbishment capabilities out of Abu Dhabi.
Airbus Corporate Jets has revealed its new VIP cabin concept for wide-bodied corporate airliners, designed with an eye to the growing Middle Eastern market.
F&E Aerospace and Aviation Week have renewed their partnership to bring a unified tradeshow experience with the co-located shows - Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME) and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO ME) taking place on 22 – 23 January 2013
In this week's Arabian Aerospace radio we look at features from this week's Apex Expo in Long Beach, California. Steve Nichols talks to Inmarsat, Rockwell Collins, IFE Services and Panasonic Avionics (Programme length: 24m
As the world's IFE main forum, APEX, closed in California today Boeing said it is advancing its suite of connectivity offerings on its family of commercial jetliners.
Boeing Business Jets set a new world record for “Speed Over a Recognized Course” when a BBJ flew non-stop from Los Angeles to Auckland, New Zealand for installation of its VIP interiors.
Thales is to partner with Honeywell to integrate the latter's Inmarsat GX (Global Xpress) Aviation Ka-band satcom avionics and antenna systems with Thales' cabin network solutions.
UK-based MacCarthy Aviation has announced that it has been awarded a contract to supply lavatory upgrade kits to a 'major Middle Eastern airline'.
Satcom1 has announced that it has been successful in implementing aggregation of dual Inmarsat Swift Broadband (SBB) high speed streaming channels (officially released last month) making it possible to better accommodate video
Jet Aviation Basel has signed an agreement with an undisclosed client from the Middle East for the completion of a BBJ3 Boeing business jet.
Jet Aviation Dubai is to expand its service offerings to include interior refurbishment.
Emirates has made a major step to keep ahead in the in-flight entertainment of its passengers with a new upgraded system being installed on its new Boeing 777 fleet.
GALMENA - a joint venture formed between Canada's GAL Aviation and Bahrain's MENA Aerospace used EBACE to formally sign its service agreement with ExecuJet Middle East.
Qatar Airways will showcase its new Boeing 787 seats with their Middle East debut at the region's largest travel trade fair taking place in Dubai next week.
In line with its ongoing inflight product improvements, Emirates has announced the launch of a new, enhanced, Graphical User Interface (GUI) developed by Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic).
Six new products and concepts for aircraft cabins took centre stage at the formal award ceremony for the Crystal Cabin Awards – the highlight of the airraft interiors calendar.
In-flight entertainment and communications company Panasonic announced today that is has become the majority shareholder in AeroMobile Communications.
Airbus is enriching its Premium Seating, Business Class offering available in the A350 Catalogue, working in partnership with Jamco America and EADS Sogerma.
OnAir Wi-Fi connectivity is now available across all 21 of Emirates A380 fleet, which is the world's largest A380 fleet. The combination of Emirates' extensive A380 route network and OnAir's consistent global coverage means passengers
The successful co-location of the Middle East's aircraft interiors and MRO shows has led to both shows now running together on an annual basis.
French firm Sabena Technics has won a $9million contract from Abu Dhabi's Royal Jet to carry out an upgrade on one of the luxury flight service company's Boeing Business Jets
Etihad Airways has announced an exclusive partnership with Abu Dhabi Organics Farms, the first internationally certified organic farming initiative in the UAE, to supply fresh organic produce for its inflight First Class dining menus.
IFE Services, is to showcase its range of in-flight entertainment solutions at Aviation Outlook MENA in Dubai next week.
UK firm Cobham's HGA-7001 SATCOM high gain antenna sub-system has been selected by Emirates Airline for its Boeing 777 upgrade programme to Swift Broadband, due to commence in mid 2012, the company said today
Boeing BBJ customers in the region could have another option for completions and upgrades following a new agreement between Boeing and French MRO firm Sabena Technics
Optimares Middle East, aircraft interior L.L.C has become the first United Arab Emirates aircraft interiors' manufacturing company in the Middle East.
B/E Aerospace is to unveil its new Essence galley equipment collection at the Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME) show in Dubai next week, the organisers said today.
Germany's 328 Design and Turkish Airlines subsidiary Turkish Technik have agreed to come together to work on design projects.
Abu Dhabi's Rotana Jet has signed a deal with Airvod Entertainment to supply IFE equipment for the company's A319 aircraft. Airvod also announced a deal with Switzerland's PrivatAir for a BBJ.
Bombardier comes to the show bringing the passenger cabin and cockpit demonstrators of its CSeries twinjet and a trio of executive jets, expressing its confidence in strong market growth in the region.
Passengers on a growing number of Emirates A380 aircraft will now be able to surf, share, email, or tweet their way onboard as the airline launches Wi-Fi internet connectivity with OnAir on 11 of its current 19 superjumbos.
Etihad Airways has selected Panasonic Avionics Corporation to provide the in-flight entertainment systems and in-flight connectivity, including broadband Internet and live TV, for the airline's entire long-haul fleet of wide
Lufthansa Technik has signed a second completion contract for a Boeing 747-8, sealing the deal with an undisclosed customer here at the Dubai Airshow.
Air Arabia has selected Rockwell Collins's second-generation digital programmable audio video entertainment system (dPAVES) in-flight entertainment (IFE) system for 44 new Airbus A320 aircraft.
OnAir has appointed Dassault Falcon Service (DFS) as an official reseller partner of its in-flight connectivity solution for the Falcon 7X.
Greenpoint Technologies - a provider of aircraft interior installations - is attending the Dubai Airshow, whilst delivering its 17th Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) completion one month early to a head-of-state customer.
If you have procurement responsibilities for cabin interiors then the organisers of the Middle East's premier aircraft interiors event want to hear from you.
Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC) has been given a double boost from the Middle East with orders from Oman and Saudi Arabia
Bombardier Aerospace said today that the interior completion of its new Global 7000 and Global 8000 business jets - which will be capable of non-stop flights between Dubai and Sydney - will take place at its Global Completion