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.
Etihad Airways has unveiled the world's most expensive firstclass offering which brings the luxury of a private jet to a commercial carrier
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
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.
IFE Services and SmartTray International LLC have announced a strategic partnership aimed at enhancing in-flight entertainment.
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.