On September 3rd 1981 the first BAe 146 regional jetliner took to the skies from the British Aerospace airfield at Hatfield, Hertfordshire. The aircraft – and its later-build successor, the Avro RJ – was destined to become Britain's most successful jet airliner.
The deadline for compliance with Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 better known as Part NCC becomes valid today and applies to ALL complex aircraft operated in Europe whether EASA registered or
West Africa, particularly Nigeria, are emerging as business aviation growth markets as the region continues to develop industries based on its natural resources, according to the Middle East's only African-owned aviation company.
Egyptian aviation was dealt another blow by Thursday's disappearance of flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo
A white paper produced after the Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi, warns that a failure to adequately prioritise investment in business aviation could cost the Middle East
Boeing has invested US $225,000 in a three-year 'Start-Up Bridge Program' to aid budding UAE entrepreneurs. The aerospace giant has joined forces with INJAZ UAE, a non-profit member of the Junior Achievement Worldwide education
Dassault Aviation has joined the CleanSky program sponsored by the European Commission, in order to aid the improvement of the environmental impact of future generations of aircraft.
A new white paper from global wealth intelligence authority Wealth-X and the international business aviation consultancy reveals keen insights about ultra-high-net worth (UHNW) Middle Eastern private jet owners, reports
When Daallo Airlines called in Dubai-based consultancy Aerotask for a bit of business advice, neither side realised the job would culminate in the merger of the airline with local rival Jubba Airways fewer than six months later. Victoria Moores reports.
Alan Dron spoke to Ralf Nagel, who aims to blend German efficiency with Middle East hospitality as he switches FlyEgypt from a charter operator to a hybrid carrier.
John Swift, Director, NATS Middle East looks at the key issues that will be raised at today's ATC Global event in Dubai.
Remote towers are now operating elsewhere in the world, so how could the concept be applied to the Middle East? Alan Corner, who heads up the Dubai office for aviation consultancy Helios, gives his views.
Airport railway and monorail systems can be very complex but, as Keith Mwanalushi finds, advanced mobility solutions for major facilities in the Middle East are increasingly important.
With a hefty order from Qatar Executive and strong interest in its new aircraft, Savannah-based Gulfstream is enjoying blue skies all the way in the Middle East. Liz Moscrop reports
Iomax delivered the first of 24 new Archangel aircraft to the UAE Air Force and Air Defence in June 2015. Jon Lake looks at the programme and the aircraft.
As Saudi Arabia inches towards opening its domestic airline market to more competition, Alan Dron asks who will survive the battle for passengers?
Saudia is to become the first airline in the world to operate the new Airbus A330-300 Regional.
Ukrainian manufacturer Antonov has formally announced the launch of its new Antonov An-132 military freighter. The aircraft, which is a derivative of the existing An-32 Cline, will be produced jointly by Ukraine and Saudi Arabia for both
In the deteriorating war of words between America and the Gulf countries over bilateral traffic rights, it is easy to forget that European capitals have long imposed ceilings on the number of flights that Emirates, Etihad and Qatar
Etihad Airways is offering pilots seconded from partner airlines the opportunity to transfer to permanent contracts as part of its strategy to maintain pilot numbers to meet the carrier's ambitious growth
With the U.S. Congress refusal to prolong the authorisation of the Export-Import Bank which has expired on 30th June, the U.S. aerospace giants and their foreign clients have lost major support in financing new
Etihad Technical is further investing in its expansive Graduate Engineering Programme, which was launched in 2010. After a multi-million-dollar investment in a dedicated Airbus classroom,
Today, approx. 1.8 billion people on Earth are a part of the global Muslim community which spends in excess of USD140 billion on travel and tourism each year, according to a DinarStandard report. Seeking to tap into such an
Civil aviation authorities in the Middle East are increasingly turning to cutting-edge technologies to grapple with the unprecedented air traffic growth that is threatening the pace of aircraft movements in the skies
Riad Kahwaji, CEO, INEGMA analyses the changing mood to US position on Iran and the impact on the Gulf states.
With the threat of Daesh (IS) on Turkey's southern border, Turkey's foreign policy is of critical importance to European security. Tarık Oğuzlu, Professor of International Relations at Antalya
Currently, the Middle Eastern commercial aviation MRO market is growing at a faster rate than the global average. According to ICF International, it is expected to account for up to 8% of the global civil aviation MRO
Some 39 contestants have qualified to the semi-finals stage at the National, International and Government UAE Drones for Good Award competitions and its prize money worth of $1 million for the international
Ground handling and aviation services company Dnata is reporting a successful 2014, having invested almost $150 million to broaden its interest in travel, cargo, ground handling and catering sectors.
The multi-billion dollar expansion of airports and airline fleets in the Middle East has set off immense growth prospects for the ground handling industry players with both airports and airlines operators keen on
Emirates will round off 2014 as the airline with the world's largest wide-body passenger fleet with 218 aircraft, in addition to 14 freighters.
Dr. John Duke Anthony, President and CEO of the National Council on US-Arab Relations, who attended the GCC's 35th Annual Ministerial and Heads of State Summit in Doha, considers the impact of an 'Arab NATO' concept.
Pioneering in flight support for over 30 years, Dubai-headquartered Hadid has turned its focus to a higher level of support services, and extra care for business aviation flights which has led to expanding its global presence
Arabian Aerospace Defence Editor Jon Lake looks at a new integrated military training support solution ready to roll out to the Middle East.
As Airbus and Boeing go head-to-head in negotiations for Emirates outstanding order of 70 extra-widebodied aircraft, aviation intelligence expert OAG reveals the critical importance of Emirates'
Riad Kahwaji, CEO, INEGMA gives his view on the current situation in Iran.
Enjoying the largest domestic market in the Middle East, the aviation industry in Saudi Arabia still hasn't managed to replicate the rapid growth of its GCC neighbours because of the regulatory
Alpen Capital has released its GCC Aviation Industry Report which provides a perspective of the GCC aviation sector by presenting the current industry status, key market dynamics, and scope for future growth.
Gulf Air is aiming for further reductions in its cost base and negotiating over the future shape of its order book as it reaches the one-year mark in its major restructuring. Alan Dron talks to the Bahrain's minister for transportation who is also
As the Bahrain International Air Show opens this morning, defence editor Jon Lake casts an eye over the Royal Bahraini Air Force and looks at the RBAF's capabilities.
The vast aircraft orders placed by airlines at this year's Airshow in Dubai reflects the Gulf region's rapid growth in the aviation industry. So, asks Clyde & Co's OLIVER TEBBIT, how can this rapid airline growth be supported?
Aleksandar Mitreski, non-resident analysts with INEGMA looks at the growing issue of cyber attacks on governments and assesses the strategy for the UAE's defence
Dr. Theodore Karasik, director of research and consultancy at INEGMA looks at the implications of last week's visit to Moscow by Saudi Arabia's security chief.
Growing demand supported by strong intent and investment capability is expanding the market for military unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the Middle East. The region is already considered
Over the next three years, all airlines plan to invest in IT systems which will allow them to get to know their passengers better and deliver tailored services directly to them, according to the 15th annual
Riad Kahwaji, CEO, and Dr. Theodore Karasik, director, research and consultancy, INEGMA look at the implications of the Iranian change of government
As the Legacy 500 soared past 300 flight test hours, Embraer Executive Jets released a cinematic-style film starring the Legacy 500 alongside legendary film star Jackie Chan.
In Early May, South African Airways' Acting CEO, Nico Bezuidenhout and Abu Dhabi's CEO, James Hogan, signed an MOU to establish a code share and interline agreement, which may be the start of a deepening strategic alliance with the United Arab
Presenters Abbi Henderson and Alan Peaford go for the world of airfield fire trucks to sophisticated new biometric security systems embedded into iPhones.
Day One of the Airport Show in Dubai is all about passenger experience.
By 2015, the way we travel will change significantly fuelled by innovation in IT - used by airlines, airports and passengers, according to air transport communications and IT specialist, SITA.
Emily Boulter, Non-Resident Associate at INEGMA,assesses the burgeoning relationship between Iran and Eqypt
Riad Kahwaji, CEO of INEGMA and the organisation's director of research and consultancy, Dr. Theodore Karasik, look at impact the Middle East is facing with the latest policy changes by the
The row between Qatar's luxury flight services company Rizon Jetand the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority over the rights to operate freely have escalated. Details of the dispute between Rizon Jet and the Qatari state
Organisers of the Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) event have reported visitor figures showing a 20% increase on the 2010 edition with 7,549 attendees from 84 countries - 37 nations more than the previous show. There was also a 14%
Dubai low-cost carrier, flydubai is celebrating three years since it first turned its sights eastwards towards desitinations in Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
Riad Kahwaji, the chief executive of INEGMA looks at the situation in Syria and at this week's developments in Doha
With Middle East airlines increasingly recognising the value that female pilots can bring to them it is no wonder that the group supporting women pilots in the region is growing. Alan Peaford reports.
There's one area of an aircraft that receives a greater footfall than any other during a flight…the bathroom. Kelly Green visited one aircraft interiors company to find out why it has decided to give aircraft lavatories the
The annual technology show produced more than its fair share of electronic wizardry this year. Liz Moscrop went to play with the products.
As Dubai International Airport's Concourse 3 prepares for a grand opening, Keith Mwanalushi reports that it is just one part of numerous strategies being put in motion to achieve ambitious goals at the region's busiest airport.
Arinc is making its presence felt more widely in the Middle East with a new customer at Ras Al Khaimah, on-going projects in Doha and Dubai and a new office in Saudi Arabia. Steve Nichols reports.
The skyscraper cityscapes that stand out in the Gulf States have one nightmare scenario – high-rise fire. But this year's Helishow in Dubai is focusing on the issue as Jon Lake reports.
Is social media a toy or great free marketing tool? Steve Nichols looks at how it is being handled by different airlines.
Jon Lake takes a look at the tricky world of military and police aviation in the northern emirates
A new fixed base operation (FBO) is to open its doors at Sharjah Airport in January. Alan Peaford talks to Gama Aviation about its reasons behind the move into FBO management.
Manufacturing for the aerospace industry is still relatively rare in the Middle East – but Alan Peaford finds one company that has welded a niche business to support the local airlines and airports.
As business aviation manufacturer Hawker Beechcraft has grown its presence in the Middle East area, one Indian-headquartered business has also become part of the success story. Alan Peaford reports.
The site of Russian fixed-wing aircraft or helicopters at Sharjah Airport is not unusual – so no wonder there is one company there to provide valuable support. Marcella Nethersole reports
Sharjah is the base for the rapidly expanding Aerostar business and, as Marcella Nethersole finds out, the MRO specialist is branching out into new areas.
Alan Peaford discovers a small oasis where the passion and enjoyment of pure leisure flying is flourishing in the northern tip of the UAE.
Alan Peaford visits the fast-growing Fujairah Aviation Academy and discovers why it enjoys one clear advantage.
RAK Airways has begun codeshare flights with Etihad. Alan Peaford talked to RAK's CEO, John Brayford, about the airline's strategy.
Sharjah Airport Free Zone is home to one aviation organisation that is making a real difference. Alan Peaford reports.
Marcella Nethersole takes a tour of discovery to find why route developers are eyeing the northern emirates for a piece of the UAE's tourism spend.
The latest generation of business jets are focusing again on speed. Alan Peaford looks at two models that are taking it to the limit.
This year's Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) show sees the fusion of old and new. Liz Moscrop looks at the thought behind it
Lockheed Martin has started deliveries of the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to the Royal Air Force of Oman.
On September 4 this year it was reported that Turkey would use funds from its Defence Industry Support Fund to purchase a second pair of F-35 Lightning Joint Strike Fighters. Jon Lake looks at the small beginnings to what should be a much larger programme.
While continuing to search for a new fighter to replace its ageing F/A-18C/D Hornets, Kuwait is pressing ahead with plans to upgrade 39 aircraft. Jon Lake reports.
The adoption of the A330 MRTT by the two largest air forces in the GCC marks the beginning of a new era for the region's air arms, conferring a hitherto unknown degree of independence from tankers operated by coalition partners. Jon Lake reports.
With Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar having adopted the PC-21, the type is now the trainer of choice for the three largest of the GCC's six air forces. Jon Lake looks at the reasons why.
Qatar's long-running quest to find a new fighter to replace its Mirage 2000s – part of a wider air force modernisation programme – seems to be entering the final phase. Jon Lake reports.
As Saudi Arabia's aviation regulator reveals which new carriers are being granted licences to operate flights in the kingdom, Alan Dron looks at the problems the new entrants will have to overcome.
The saga of the Saudi Arabian Airlines group privatisation could soon have a happy ending, as Martin Rivers discovers.
Is time running out for Kuwait Airways' aspirations to be among the Gulf's big boys? Martin Rivers finds out.
Big is not always necessarily best when it comes to opening up new routes. Jill Stockbridge looks at Embraer and its plan to prove this to the region's airlines.
Analyst Saj Ahmad studies the latest jump in the kangaroo route between Europe and Australia with the Middle East as the feeding ground.
With the US presidential elections imminent , Riad Kahwaji, CEO, of the Institute for Near East & Gulf Military Analysis (INEGMA) looks at US foreign policy from a Middle Eastern perspective
Ian Sheppard – following the Emirates engine failure story in Lusaka – finds himself in a country celebrating independence and learning a lesson about what happens when a national carrier fails.
Emily Boulter, non-resident associate, INEGMA looks at the post-independence Azerbaijan and its relationships with the Middle East
Analyst Saj Ahmad looks at the deal between Emirates and Qantas, decides who are the winners and losers and gives his personal take on the old adage of he who laughs last, laughs longest.