Qatar Airways made a host of exciting announcements to kick-start day one of the Middle East's biggest travel show in Dubai today.
Airbus is developing a full spectrum of new Cabin Enablers for customers of its flagship A380 airliner.
STG Aerospace has won a new contract to supply Boeing with its next generation photoluminescent floor path marking system, saf-Tglo SuperSeal UltraLite (SSUL), for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Flydubai and German aircraft seat manufacturer Recaro Aircraft Seating have announced the continuation of their long-standing partnership.
First and Business Class passengers can now borrow tablets on board Emirates' US-bound flights allowing them to continue working during their flight.
Hamburg: Gulf Air has selected German manufacturer Recaro to supply its CL3710 economy class aircraft seats for the airline's 10 new Boeing 787-9 aircraft and 29 Airbus 320/321neo aircraft. The contract, which is valued at over
UAE hybrid-carrier Flydubai has appointed international transport design specialist JPA Design to design the cabin interior for its new aircraft fleet, which includes up to 100 Boeing 737 MAX 8s it has on order.
Boeing has awarded Ipeco to design and manufacture a High Comfort Attendant Seat (HCAS) for the next generation Boeing 777X airplane. This success follows on from the contract award last year for the Pilot and Observer
Gulf carriers using Panasonic Avionics' in-flight connectivity solution are set for increased data speeds thanks to a new modem developed with Belgian company Newtec. Steve Nichols reports.
In the future, Recaro Aircraft Seating will be offering its customers comprehensive service for modification and retrofit projects in the aircraft cabin as a certified Design Organization (DOA).
At this year's Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg (AIX) , German aircraft manufacturer Recaro Aircraft Seating will be presenting its new Five-Star package.
With more Middle East clients visiting the UK than ever before, On Air Dining is already taking over London as the number one 'culinary concierge service'. Now founder, Daniel Hulme, has set his sights on international expansion in the future.
In-flight cuisine is often seen as a key differentiator for selecting an airline or getting the best from a business aviation experience
Qatar Airways has unveiled its 'revolutionary' new Business Class experience to media and travel trade leaders on the opening day of the ITB Berlin exhibition, at the Qatar Airways stand.
Qatar Airways is to unveil its anticipated new patented Business Class experience on the opening day of ITB Berlin tomorrow.
Royal Jordanian Airbus A319 that was en route from Amman to Doha early this morning returned to Amman an hour after take-off due to an overheated oven that resulted in a smell of electrical smoke in the galley area.
Emirates, Skytrax's World's Best Airline 2016, will launch a series of new cabin products and enhancements in 2017 for both its A380 and Boeing 777 fleet.
Recaro Aircraft Seating has looked back on a successful 2016.
AIM Altitude's Generation 2 Autonomous Lighting Dimmer (ALD) has been shortlisted for a prestigious Crystal Cabin Award in the Electronic Systems category.
Oman Air has renovated three A330-300 aircraft First Class cabins.
Emirates has introduced new sustainable blankets made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. The soft and warm blankets are made using ecoTHREAD patented technology and is now available in Economy
The completion specialists at Lufthansa Technik have re-delivered the second BBJ to Abu Dhabi private jet company Royal Jet,
Royal Jet, the Abu Dhabi-headquartered, award-winning international luxury flight service provider, has taken delivery of a striking new 34 seat Boeing Business Jet – the world's first BBJ equipped with KA-band satellite broadband
Oman Air is launching two new comfort initiatives, including a paid seat upgrade and extra legroom service for economy tickets that will offer customers the opportunity to increase their in-flight comfort levels even further.
Saudi Arabia's Nesma Airlines has become the first Middle Eastern customer for wireless IFE provider AirFi. A contract was announced at the APEX event in Singapore today.
Cabin lighting company STG Aerospace has said that EASA has approved its latest photoluminescent floorpath marking system, saf-Tglo blu, for the following aircraft in the current
AIM Altitude has officially launched its new website.
TrueNorth Avionics today unveiled its latest cabin communications system, Simphonē Pro (pronounced 'symphony') today with a special upgrade programme for legacy Simphonē product owners. The new product delivers
Recaro Aircraft seating is setting new standards in aircraft cabins when it comes to cleanliness and hygiene. Specially coated surfaces on the frequently touched plastic and metal parts of folding tables, arm
Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) is the launch customer for a new IFE offering from KID-Systeme. The SKYfi Club wireless platform is being installed on its A320 and A330 fleets.
Middle Eastern carriers are getting the opportunity to take a close look at the revolutionary new GX Aviation, high-speed inflight Wi-Fi network arriving to airlines and business jets later this year.
Lufthansa Technik has launched a laser-based system to aid installation in VIP aircraft cabins.
Gulf Air has selected B/E Aerospace to supply the business class seating for its Boeing 787 aircraft.
Amac Aerospace has announced that three new maintenance contracts have been awarded to the facility in Basel, Switzerland.
Lufthansa Technik has signed a cooperation agreement with DC Aviation Group where the two companies plan to offer their VIP customers a package of services at Al Maktoum International Airport (Dubai World
Carpet manufacturer, Brintons, has created the finishing touches to Dubai International Airport through the use of its unique HD Weave Technology.
Southern Russia food producer Romark, whose parent company Urozhaynoye has 9,000 hectares under cultivation in the Stavropol eco-region, is opening an office in the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre next month to target the Middle East's
ATR has signed a buyer-furnished equipment (BFE) agreement with Expliseat for a new ATR aircraft seat type, the Titanium seat.
Saudi Arabian Airlines has selected Panasonic Avionics Corporation's innovative eXO system for its fleet of 30 Airbus A320 aircraft on order.
A wireless inflight entertainment system, Skyfe, developed jointly by Havelsan and Turkish Technic will be operated on 44 Turkish airplanes
Airbus has launched its new cabin brand “Airspace by Airbus”.
Oman's artists and designers are being invited to create a brand-new first class and business class amenity kits for Oman Air.
Boeing engineers and designers have developed a self-cleaning lavatory prototype that uses ultraviolet (UV) light to kill 99.99 percent of germs.
Emirates is set to unveil its new Business Class seat for its Boeing 777 aircraft at ITB Berlin, the international travel trade show which takes place from 9-13 March 2016.
Thales InFlyt Experience is expecting, before June, to sign up “several big orders” from Gulf customers for its next generation in-seat IFEC solution, which will offer passengers a connected experience
Owners of hunting falcons across the Middle East will find transporting their classic birds of prey on VIP jets and commercial aircraft has become a little bit easier thanks to a new product from Lufthansa Technik.
The seventh edition of Aircraft Interiors Middle East, (AIME) and the eighth running of MRO Middle East opened today at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
Comlux and Bahrain-based Texel Air has signed a multi-million dollar agreement to provide its Middle East customers with dedicated MRO line maintenance, cabin upgrades and refurbishments on their VIP aircraft.
Long-haul flights in Economy Class could become considerably more comfortable if the ingenious Twister seat concept designed by Factorydesign takes off.
Abu Dhabi-headquartered Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) is re-evaluating its planned completion/MRO centre at Dubai South (formerly Dubai World Central) with a decision on its final make-up and format likely in the early part of next year,
AMAC Aerospace has delivered another Global Express within a short ground time after a base maintenance check at the AMAC facility in Basel, Switzerland. The undisclosed head of state customer from the MENA region was said to be very
Oman Air has signed an agreement with Airbus to upgrade the cabins of its A330s.
Global satcom solutions provider INMARSAT says a Gulf carrier will sign up for its new GX Aviation service, billed as the first truly global, high-speed broadband in the skies, at next month's Dubai Airshow,
Oman Air has selected Thales to deliver its Avant entertainment system for the Muscat carrier's expanding fleet programme, the French technology company said at Le Bourget today.
Kuwait aircraft leasing and finance company Alafco has selected a suite of Rockwell Collins avionics for its order of 85 A320 nEO aircraft
Flynas has set new standards to in-flight safety, by adding Virus Guard disinfectant wet wipes and sprays to its in-flight hygiene, to protect passengers from any known threats from dangerous viruses, including Ebola, Avian Influenza, and MERS.
Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) and Lufthansa Technik are to expand their successful co-operation in pre-defined VIP cabin completions by offering the Elite concept on the ACJ319.
A new lightweight VVIP cabin has been delivered on time by the Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC) to an undisclosed customer in Asia, who requested to fly from Southern Asia to Los Angeles.
GDC Technics is stepping into Africa to develop MRO and modification services across the continent and challenge existing providers in Southern Europe.
Jet Aviation Basel has developed a cutting-edge plug and play in-flight dishwasher (ADW) with a three-minute wash cycle that requires just three litres of water.
New airport technologies will significantly reduce the stress of travelling, according to 97 per cent of UAE travellers surveyed by Honeywell and YouGov.
Inmarsat confirmed today that the launch of its third I-5 satellite - crucial to the global roll-out of its GX Ka-band service - will be delayed after the latest Proton rocket failure last week in Kazakhstan.
TrueNorth Avionics announced today at EBACE that AMAC Aerospace has installed the company's Simphonē Mobile GSM System for a Middle Eastern head of state Boeing 747-8I aircraft completion.
Emirates is overhauling its first-class cabins with what the airline called a commercially reasonable price point, following the success of premium suites on the largest airliners, reports Bloomberg.
Lufthansa passengers to Dubai can now experience the airline's new First Class service on all long-haul flights from Munich. This coming winter, a total of 24 A340-600 and A330-300 aircraft will serve 22 intercontinental
Flydubai has placed new orders for the Recaro seat BL3510. The economy class cabin of the airline's entire fleet is equipped with Recaro quality seating.
Jet Aviation Basel - well known in the Middle East for its completions expertise on VIP aircraft - has made two key leadership changes to its completions sales organisation.
Boultif Mohamed Salah, the CEO of Algeria's flag-carrier airline Air Algérie presented its new cabin to the media in Toulouse today.
By Barbara Saunders | Abu Dhabi. Dubai's low cost airline Flydubai should not be confused with a 'no frills' carrier, according to the airline's VP Inflight Product Daniel Kerrison. Speaking at the Aviation Passenger Experience
The national airline of the United Arab Emirates is eyeing huge growth over the next five years which will see a 116% climb in its annual passenger traffic, 54% surge in staffing, 66% increase in its fleet and 24 new destinations join its network,
Inmarsat and Honeywell have successfully tested over-the-air performance for Honeywell's JetWave MCS 8200 onboard aircraft hardware on Inmarsat's Global Xpress (GX) satellite network on 4 March 2015. This successful test
Swiss completions specialist AMAC has placed an order for the Swedish built CTT Cair System to be installed in a VIP B777-200 aircraft belived to be for a Middle Eastern customer.
Air France KLM has marked the launch of its new business class cabins on Middle East routes, at an event hosted at the One & Only Royal Mirage Dubai. The launch was attended by Flying Blue members, business class travelers and partners of both
CTT Systems, the Swedish manufacturer of anti-condensation systems for commercial aircraft and the provider of humidification products for cockpit, crew rest and cabin areas, has been awarded its first Airbus A350-customer
AeroMobile has celebrated the first Airbus A380 to be fully line-fitted with its inflight mobile phone network. The Etihad Airways A380-800 (A6-APA) aircraft's inaugural flight with AeroMobile services was from Abu Dhabi to London
Passengers travelling on Libyan Wings, the new Tripoli-based airline, can expect exceptional style and comfort on board with the cabin interiors having been designed by London and Singapore
Saudia has become the first airline to develop and provide passengers with a dedicated mobile phone application for free inflight Wi-Fi. Passengers simply scan their ticket's bar code for free Wi-Fi
A launch described as the vital key to faster broadband on aircraft took place yesterday as Inmarsat saw the successful launch of its second Global Xpress (GX) satellite (Inmarsat-5 F2) on board an International Launch Services (ILS)
Gulf Air has hosted media members on an exclusive tour of its newly retrofitted Airbus A330 aircraft – upgraded with fully-flat bed seats in the airline's Falcon Gold Class, revamped seats in Economy Class and a state-of-the-art
OnAir's full inflight connectivity suite, including Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir, is being installed as line fit on Qatar Airways' brand new A350s the first of which was unveiled in Doha today, January 7, 2015. Passengers can
The Middle East's first VIP completion centre hit a major milestone yesterday with a ground-breaking ceremony at the Dubai World Central site.
Etihad Airways has introduced innovative new inflight products and enhancements to its long-haul and ultra-longhaul cabins, lifting the level of its acclaimed on-board service in First, Business and Economy Class.
Etihad Airways' new Airbus A380 First Class product, called First Apartments, has been recognised at the annual Society of British and International Design (SBID) Awards 2014, held at the Dorchester Hotel in London last week.
Royal Jordanian announces the launch of a new feature, called “Go Crown”, that allows passengers holding economy class tickets to place a bid to upgrade to Crown Class.
Following the commencement of Gulf Air's Airbus A330 aircraft retrofit earlier this year, the airline recently gave a number of local media members the opportunity to experience the airline's revamped product on a familiarisation trip to
Recaro Aircraft Seating has received extended signature rights from Airbus. The transfer ofresponsibility and rights in the development phase to the aircraft seat supplier is another significant milestone in
Associated Air Center (AAC), has delivered its first green Airbus A330-200 VVIP wide-body aircraft completion project and handed over to it Middle East-based customer
Qatar Airways will be increasing the capacity on its Perth route with an aircraft upgrade to a Boeing 777-300. The increase in capacity will go into effect on 1st October of this year.
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.
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.