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Will we keep on taking the tablets?

Posted 22 June 2017

New US and British governments regulations, which prevent passengers carrying electronic devices larger than a cell phone on flights from across the MENA region, may affect the latest in-flight entertainment trend. Steve Nichols investigates.

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Golden helos...

Posted 21 June 2017

Saudi Arabia's armed forces are undergoing a major expansion programme, with a heavy emphasis on aviation. New helicopters are being delivered to a bewildering array of service branches – some of which have only recently established their own air arms. Jon Lake reports

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Wain's world

Posted 20 June 2017

As the only local provider, Sabeti Wain Dubai monopolises the region with its aircraft seating covers.

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Must fly - I have a meeting in the office...

Posted 19 June 2017

Middle East business aviation users, who have been putting off investing in in-flight connectivity systems, don't have to wait any longer, thanks to a number of recent innovations. Steve Nichols reports.

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Iran's helicopter options

Posted 16 June 2017

In the last two decades, Iranian aviation industries have tried to develop and design new helicopters or upgrade previous models.

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Striking at the heart of the heritage dilemma

Posted 15 June 2017

Current conflict in Yemen is putting important archaeological sites at risk. Jon Lake asks what can be done to preserve the ancient infrastructure.

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Rocking well all over the world

Posted 14 June 2017

Technology giant Rockwell Collins was at IDEX but Alan Warnes discovers it is about a lot more than just defence.

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Home drone

Posted 13 June 2017

The Islamic Republic of Iran is rarely mentioned in lists of cutting-edge technology but, when it comes to drones, the country punches well above its technological weight, as Mohammad Razazzan reports.

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Saudi's 2020 vision

Posted 12 June 2017

Saudi Arabia has successfully built up an impressive indigenous military aerospace engineering capability, making advances, especially in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO). Jon Lake discovers that, not satisfied with the progress so far, the country has

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The Iran evolution...in helicopters

Posted 9 June 2017

In the post nuclear-sanctions world, Iran is talking about its capabilities developed over the past three decades to maintain an aviation industry. This has led to a whole series of indigenous helicopters, as Mohammad Razazzan reports.

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Saudi Super Eagle has landed in Riyadh

Posted 8 June 2017

The Royal Saudi Air Force has officially inducted the new Boeing F-15SA tactical fighter in a ceremony at the King Faisal Air Academy. Jon Lake reports.

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UAE on a different planet

Posted 7 June 2017

The Global Space Congress took place recently at the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi, demonstrating the UAE's commitment to the industry. Steve Nichols was there.

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Mr Niche Guy...

Posted 6 June 2017

A new Abu Dhabi-based service aims to fill a perceived niche for passengers, which falls between the premium cabin of an airliner and an executive jet. Alan Dron has been finding out more.

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Why Air Cairo is rolling the dice…

Posted 5 June 2017

Air Cairo is betting big on a turnaround in fortunes for Egypt's long-suffering tourism industry. Martin Rivers talks to chairman and chief executive Yasser el Ramly.

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Third time lucky?

Posted 2 June 2017

Mauritania Airlines International is plotting slow, steady growth in a bid to avoid the fate of its predecessors. Martin Rivers and Vincent Chappard talk to Mohamed Radhy Ould Bennahi, chief executive of the third airline to fly Mauritania's flag in a decade.

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Say AAR - but say it quietly...

Posted 1 June 2017

The AAR Corporation may prefer to stay clear of the limelight but, as Alan Warnes found our, it certainly knows what it's doing.

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Asset firm answers the Borajet distress call

Posted 31 May 2017

The ownership of Turkish regional carrier, Borajet, has changed hands, with the new owners planning to cut costs and improve service standards. Alan Dron reports.

in Air Transport / Features

Etihad Cargo aids return of black rhino to Rwanda

Posted 28 May 2017

The critically endangered black rhino has returned to the wilds of Rwanda with the help of Etihad Cargo and animal transport specialist Intradco Global.

in Technology / Features

Drone disaster – is it just a matter of time?

Posted 2 May 2017

Drones, or unmanned air systems (UAS), are starting to make their presence known in the Gulf – and not in a good way. Alan Dron assesses the problem and looks at what can be done to stop a potentially serious accident occurring.

in Air Transport / Features

Three lions go roaring on

Posted 28 April 2017

The Middle East Three – or ME3, a common collective term for Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, and Emirates – are on a roll, as Lufthansa Consulting's Guillaume Schmitt and Arvind Chandrasekhar report.

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Testing times for new Malta UAS centre

Posted 27 April 2017

With the burgeoning growth of the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) market comes an increased demand for flight-testing of new systems and operator training. David Oliver looks at a new player in the market.

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AMES on target for brighter future

Posted 26 April 2017

Barbara Saunders reports as AMES prepares to fire up the Gulf's first commercial autoclave composite repair offering.

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Enjoying the fruits of their labours…

Posted 25 April 2017

From the simplest of ingredients to offering a rare and expensive pineapple, nothing is too much trouble for Executive Gourmet – the exclusive caterer at the UAE's Al Bateen Executive Airport

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Iraqi An-32s pressed into service as bombers

Posted 24 April 2017

When operations by the so-called Islamic State (also known as Daesh) began to ramp up in 2014, the Iraqi Air Force was sorely lacking in close air support and ground attack capabilities.

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Gulfstream with so much to offer…

Posted 21 April 2017

The visit of the Gulfstream flagship G650ER to Dubai World Central allowed Scott Neal, Gulfstream's senior vice-president of worldwide sales, the chance to show Dave Calderwood around the aircraft and explain why it is so vital to the Middle East.

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Al Tariq guided bombs in service and combat-proven

Posted 20 April 2017

Denel Dynamics' annual report has revealed that 600 Al Tariq guided weapons have now been delivered to the United Arab Emirates, under a programme that was earlier delayed by technical challenges.

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Omani LCC future all in the balance

Posted 19 April 2017

As Omani low-cost carrier, Salam Air, takes to the skies, it must find a balance between not over-extending itself, yet ramping up sufficiently quickly to cope with an expected leap in tourist traffic to the country. Alan Dron reports.

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Syria gains more upgraded Su-24M2 bombers

Posted 13 April 2017

The Syrian Arab Armed Forces are receiving 10 examples of the Sukhoi Su-24M2 'Fencer-D' attack aircraft from Russia, augmenting an unknown number of existing 'Fencers'. Jon Lake reports.

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Kuwait plans for Eurofighter as delegation visits Italy

Posted 13 April 2017

ALAN WARNES in TURIN. – Among the many guests at the unveiling of the 500th Eurofighter at Leonardo's Turin-Caselle facility, on Tuesday was a small Kuwait delegation. It was headed up by the Kuwait Ambassador to Italy, His

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Why growing is not a pain for Air Arabia

Posted 12 April 2017

UAE budget carrier, Air Arabia, has announced plans to enlarge its fleet as it seeks additional capacity to continue its expansion programme. Alan Dron reports.

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Introducing peak performance…

Posted 11 April 2017

Dubai has introduced new procedures that look likely to reduce peak-time arrival delays by up to 40% at the world's busiest international airport. Alan Peaford reports.

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Growing controversy surrounds UK-supplied weapons in Yemen

Posted 10 April 2017

The British Government has said that it is “deeply concerned” by reports of the Saudi use of UK weapons against civilian targets in Yemen, though Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said he did not believe the “threshold” had been

in Air Transport / Features

Catering to the masses…

Posted 7 April 2017

Every year, millions of Muslims make their way to Mecca on the Haj and Umrah pilgrimages. As Alan Dron reports, these two events now constitute a major challenge for both the airlines and the airports that serve this massive flow of people.

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Service the key to airline survival

Posted 6 April 2017

Gurbinder Nijor, technical director EMEA for technology firm Avaya, argues that technology could help carriers deliver a first class customer experience for all passengers.

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Business aviation operators: there's an app for that!

Posted 5 April 2017

Key players are leveraging their flight planning expertise to make it easier for operators to take control of their flights from anywhere in the world. Dave Calderwood has been finding out more.

in Maintenance / Features

The FASt track to success

Posted 4 April 2017

Abu Dhabi-headquartered Falcon Aviation Services has reported a 20% uplift in its third-party MRO business in 2016 and has set an ambitious target of a further 30% growth for this year. Barbara Saunders reports.

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Newtec's new tech speeds Panasonic in-flight connectivity

Posted 3 April 2017

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 Features / Airports

The airport 'proud to serve Aqaba'

Posted 30 March 2017

King Hussein International Airport in Jordan has expanded to accommodate tourist demand in the popular Red Sea resort of Aqaba.

in Defence / Features

UAE ops using Wing Loong drones

Posted 29 March 2017

In recent years, the UAE has embraced a more active military role on the world stage, deploying forces in the Balkans and Afghanistan, as well as in Libya during the 2011 civil war. As Jon Lake reports, the nation has also played a major role in operations against

in Air Transport / Features

Holding the fort…

Posted 28 March 2017

Faced with intolerable challenges in its home market, Libya's Afriqiyah Airways is defying the odds to stay airborne and even set up a new subsidiary in Malta. Martin Rivers talked to chairman Abubaker Elfortia.

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Emirates tests new software for long term lifecycle maintenance

Posted 27 March 2017

Emirates Airline is in the final stages of testing a new software system that should control its operations for the next 50 years. Steve Knight found out more at the IFS World Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden.

in Aircraft Interiors / Features

Company with a budding taste for success

Posted 24 March 2017

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 Features / Airports

Operations from the ground up

Posted 23 March 2017

Keith Mwanalushi looks at the expansion of ground support operators and equipment in the Middle East region as the pressure mounts to remain competitive and maintain commercial viability.

in Business Aviation / Features

Stratajet heads for the Middle East

Posted 22 March 2017

A private jet online booking company is about to launch in the Middle East. But, before it does, the company's founder will be undertaking a unique recce. Dave Calderwood reports.

in Defence / Features

Turkey in pilot crisis after failed coup attempt

Posted 21 March 2017

After a failed coup attempt and a series of subsequent purges, Turkey's air force has undergone a major reorganisation, with several units disbanded and large numbers of personnel arrested. As a result, the force now faces serious pilot

in Air Transport / Features

Another boost for the MEA fleet

Posted 20 March 2017

Despite a brutal civil war raging just over 80km from its home base of Beirut, Lebanon's national airline continues to carve out a profitable path. Alan Dron reports.

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How has Etihad Airways 're-imagined' flying?

Posted 16 March 2017

Steve Nichols looks at the reasons behind Etihad Airways' most recent batch of industry awards

in Business Aviation / Features

Why business aviation must match commercial for safety

Posted 15 March 2017

Business aviation's safety record isn't bad but it needs to improve to match commercial air transport, and the Flight Safety Foundation is working to achieve that. FSF's Greg Marshall talks to Dave Calderwood.

in Technology / Features

Winning in the B to C world

Posted 14 March 2017

Emirates Airline president Sir Tim Clark is a man rarely given to stating the obvious yet, as Barbara Saunders reports, he believed it opportune when addressing the recent International Air Transport Association (IATA) World Passenger Symposium in Dubai.

in Maintenance / Features

Why it's ground log day for Lufthansa Technik

Posted 13 March 2017

Lufthansa Technik, one of the world's leading MRO organisations, has introduced yet another step in the inevitable advance towards digitisation. Geoff Thomas reports.

in Aircraft Interiors / Features

The science behind food at 30,000ft

Posted 10 March 2017

In-flight cuisine is often seen as a key differentiator for selecting an airline or getting the best from a business aviation experience

in Features / Airports

Bucking the trends – airport IT solutions

Posted 9 March 2017

Investment in emerging airport technologies will be key to managing growth and meeting changing passenger expectations. Keith Mwanalushi examines how IT will influence the traveller experience.

in Business Aviation / Features

Jetex going from strength to strength

Posted 8 March 2017

Jetex Flight Support CEO and president, Adel Mardini, says the company is looking forward to taking care of aircraft from its new FBO Terminal at Dubai South.

in Defence / Features

Helicopter bonanza!

Posted 7 March 2017

It has been an impressive couple of months for Middle East air forces. The US Government approved deals with Qatar for 72 F-15QAs and also Kuwait for 40 F/A-18E/F Super Hornets in mid-November, but in early December came a bonanza of possible helicopter sales valued at more

in Air Transport / Features

A man of detail looks at the big picture

Posted 6 March 2017

In little more than two decades since it began operations, Qatar Airways has become one of the most formidable airlines in the world. It regularly wins awards for its quality of service and its CEO has a reputation of being one of the toughest

in Defence / Features

Airbus boosted by Kuwait Caracal order

Posted 6 February 2017

Kuwait has become the seventh customer for the Airbus Helicopters H225M Caracal, the much-improved military derivative of the AS 532A2 Cougar. Jon Lake reports.

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Turkey deal is big boost for Sikorsky

Posted 2 February 2017

Jon Lake looks at the Sikorsky S-70i helicopter as it continues to make inroads in the Middle East region.

in Air Transport / Features

Flynas expanding routes as the pressure mounts

Posted 1 February 2017

Saudi Arabian carrier, Flynas, faces increasing competition in the kingdom as three new rivals take to the skies. Alan Dron reports.

in Features / Airports

Abu Dhabi fully geared for growth

Posted 30 January 2017

Working towards a common goal is vital for airport operators and the national carrier. Keith Mwanalushi looks at how Abu Dhabi International Airport is preparing for the surge in passengers, especially from Etihad Airways.

in Defence / Features

BAE Systems aiming for multi-billion dollar TAI-up

Posted 27 January 2017

BAE Systems is preparing for a special link-up with Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI). Alan Warnes reports.

in Air Transport / Features

The only way is up for Middle East LCCs

Posted 26 January 2017

Over the past 20 years, low-cost carriers (LCCs) have become a major feature of the airline landscape in Europe, Asia and North America. They have certainly made an impact in the Middle East, but will they ever become as significant in those other

in Training / Features

Hurkus – as free as a bird!

Posted 25 January 2017

Just when you thought there were enough new military training aircraft in the world, with the Beechcraft T-6 Texan II, Super Tucano and Pilatus PC-21 dominating the market, there is now another, as Alan Warnes reports.

in Defence / Features

The unmanned option…

Posted 24 January 2017

Unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) are increasingly being seen as a military option in the Middle East. David Oliver looks at the rise of the technology.

in Air Transport / Features

Rolls-Royce delivers a slice of history

Posted 23 January 2017

The first of Rolls-Royce's Trent 900 engines for Emirates Airline's latest tranche of A380 super-jumbo airliners, ordered in 2013, have now been delivered to Toulouse for installation by makers Airbus. Geoff Thomas reports.

in Space / Features

Just one small step…

Posted 19 January 2017

A group of UAE nationals are emerging as leaders in space, thanks to a programme developed by the UAE Space Agency, Mubadala, and Lockheed Martin. Marcelle Nethersole reports.

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Why Arabisation is still careering on

Posted 18 January 2017

Arabisation has been a buzzword in the aerospace industry for the past decade, as governments have aimed to develop the region's human capital. Barbara Saunders looks at the progress being made and asks if Arabisation is soaring or stalled?

in Training / Features

Training the sites on more pilots

Posted 17 January 2017

The race is on to train pilots for the Middle East's booming airline industry. Dave Calderwood checks out the situation, as another big player is about to enter the market.

in Technology / Features

Making rain while the sun shines

Posted 16 January 2017

A Royal Jordanian Air Force Airbus Defence and Space C295 has been used in a new series of rain-making operations over the kingdom, writes Jon Lake.

in Space / Features

Set for blast-off in Abu Dhabi

Posted 12 January 2017

The two-day Global Space Congress (GSC) returns to Abu Dhabi from January 31-February 1 at the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort. Steve Nichols looks forward to the event.

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Qatar backing new 'eye in the sky'

Posted 10 January 2017

Protecting oil and gas installations, as well as the many international events hosted by Qatar, are the main proposed roles for a purpose-designed aircraft now being developed in Germany. Alan Dron reports.

in Air Transport / Features

Oman carrier riding to success on the winds of change

Posted 6 January 2017

A new Omani charter airline, Salalah Air, aims to open up the country to air tourism, the first step in creating a network of flights both domestically and throughout the region. Alan Dron reports.

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Islamic finance continues to gather pace

Posted 5 January 2017

Islamic finance is a part of the global financial services industry that is continuing to expand, both geographically and in terms of the industries and sectors that it services. As further expansion is anticipated, particularly in the aviation

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Strata moving to a whole new level

Posted 4 January 2017

Major contracts in recent months mark a further milestone in Al Ain-based Strata Manufacturing's journey towards becoming a major player in the world aerostructures market, as well as becoming an increasingly important employer in the UAE. Alan Dron

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How not to leave people fuming…

Posted 30 December 2016

Poisonous engine oil can cause plenty of invisible damage to the human body. Is there a solution? Liz Moscrop reports.

in Features / Airports

The model solution…

Posted 29 December 2016

Keith Mwanalushi speaks to Jeppesen's Tony Weatherington to explore the growing popularity for airport and airspace modelling systems and, in particular, their application in the Middle East region.

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Helicopter industry battling back

Posted 28 December 2016

Falling sales and tragic accidents have hit the helicopter industry hard but, as Dave Calderwood reports, it is fighting back with new products.

in Business Aviation / Features

GAMA set to unveil major Sharjah plans

Posted 23 December 2016

GAMA Aviation expects to announce details of a major investment at its Sharjah base when the Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) show takes place in Dubai this December. Alan Dron reports.

in Defence / Features

Military Global 6000s show operational promise

Posted 22 December 2016

Saab has expanded its range of airborne early warning and maritime patrol aircraft and now offers its Erieye and Swordfish mission systems integrated on Bombardier's Global 6000 business jet. As Jon Lake reports, these operational

in Air Transport / Features

Gateway to a new future for Iraq

Posted 21 December 2016

Iraqi Government forces are steadily pushing back against Daesh insurgents with the extremists now holding around 15% of the country, roughly one-third of the territory they did two years ago. Behind the military headlines, reports Alan Dron, young air

in Technology / Features

Live sports TV proving a hit with Middle Eastern carriers

Posted 20 December 2016

In the never-ending competition to differentiate their in-flight entertainment (IFE) offerings, many Gulf carriers are now using live sports TV to entice their passengers, as Steve Nichols found out.

in General Aviation / Features

Aussie firm with a foxy new trainer

Posted 19 December 2016

A new breed of aircraft could be the ideal trainer for the Gulf's growing carriers. Liz Moscrop reports

in Business Aviation / Features

Why virtual is becoming a reality

Posted 16 December 2016

Manufacturers are increasingly looking to augmented reality to shave months off interiors completions. Liz Moscrop reports.

in Air Transport / Features

Backing the carrier gamble to pay off

Posted 15 December 2016

Taking on a failed airline's name – and its debts – may seem unlikely first steps when setting up your own carrier. The new owner of Dubai-based Eastern Skyjets explained why to Alan Dron.

in Defence / Features

New role for Jordanian Skytrucks?

Posted 14 December 2016

On July 29, the US Department of Defense announced that the Sierra Nevada Corporation had been awarded what was referred to as an “undefinitized contract action” for the modification of a PZL Mielec M28 aircraft for the Royal Jordanian Air Force.

in Home / Air Transport / Features

The Big Three Gulf airlines are leveraging partnerships for growth and disruption

Posted 21 November 2016

The Middle East Three – or ME3, a common collective term for Qatar Airways ('Qatar'), Etihad Airways ('Etihad') and Emirates Airline ('Emirates') – are on a roll as Lufthansa Consulting's Guillaume

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Etihad Airways brings together chefs to compete in 'Taste the World' competition' final

Posted 7 November 2016

Etihad Airways, the global airline partner of 15 Taste Festivals across the world, is bringing world-class chefs to 'Taste of Abu Dhabi' to compete in the final 'Taste the World' competition,

in Defence / Features

Rocketing upwards…

Posted 4 November 2016

Jon Lake takes a look at Roketsan Missiles Industries, one of Turkey's top 500 industrial concerns.

in Air Transport / Features

Connecting the dots above Turkey

Posted 3 November 2016

Air traffic in Turkey is expected to grow significantly beyond 2020 necessitating the need for new air traffic management systems. Keith Mwanalushi looks at some possible solutions.

in Technology / Features

Honeywell flexes its muscles with aviation technology

Posted 2 November 2016

Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix, Arizona, recently threw open its doors to Arabian Aerospace technology editor Steve Nichols, who was invited to view the company's current and future technologies that aim to make flight safer and

in Air Transport / Features

Why this island should be mainstream

Posted 1 November 2016

Qeshm Air chief executive, Mahmoud Shekarabi, talks to Martin Rivers about his efforts to promote charter tourism to the Gulf island – until recently home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

in Technology / Features

Climbing to the top of a lean, green market

Posted 28 October 2016

Paris-based Safety Line has developed OptiClimb, which offers a way of saving up to 10% of the fuel used during an aircraft's initial take-off climb. Steve Nichols looks at the implications.

in Air Transport / Features

Meraj on the up – despite sanctions

Posted 27 October 2016

Even with sanctions hanging over its head, Meraj Airlines is among the Iranian carriers plotting ambitious growth during the next five years. Martin Rivers reports.

in Business Aviation / Features

Trust in Turkey

Posted 26 October 2016

Despite its terrible challenges, Turkey is striving to build a strong business aviation community. Liz Moscrop reports.

in Air Transport / Features

Staying the course

Posted 25 October 2016

Turkish Airlines is sticking by its ambitious growth plans despite falling victim to a major terrorist attack in June. Martin Rivers talks to chief executive Temel Kotil.

in Features / Airports

Tech it for granted… airports are improving

Posted 24 October 2016

When air transport IT specialist SITA held its annual summit in Spain to showcase the latest trends in travel technologies, it was clear to see that airport operators in the Middle East are getting smarter at every step. Keith Mwanalushi reports

in Defence / Features

Turkey's Air Power

Posted 21 October 2016

JON LAKE looks at the make up of the Turkish Air Force, the largest and most important of the seven military and parapublic air arms in Turkey.

in Business Aviation / Features

Care in the air

Posted 20 October 2016

Superior medevac services have taken wing in the Middle East. Liz Moscrop rounds up what's on offer.

in Air Transport / Features

Kish finds its niche

Posted 19 October 2016

Though its economy is tiny compared to the Gulf's developed city-states, Kish Island has bold plans to become a regional hub for tourism and business. Martin Rivers assesses the prospects for local operator Kish Air.

in Features

EAG wins 'Aircraft Management Service Provider of the Year'

Posted 19 October 2016

Dubai-based Empire Aviation Group (EAG) was the winner of the 'Aircraft Management Service Provider of the Year' at the 10th annual Aviation Business Awards, held in Dubai, on October 12.

in Air Transport / Features

Pegasus riding into a brave, new future

Posted 18 October 2016

Mehmet Nane, CEO of Turkey's second-largest airline, gives Alan Dron the lowdown on re-fleeting, expansion plans and an aircraft manufacturer's indecent proposal.

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Saudi Super Eagle has landed in Riyadh

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Golden helos...

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The Iran evolution...in helicopters

In the post nuclear-sanctions world, Iran is talking about its capabilities developed over the past three decades to maintain an aviation industry. This has led to a whole series of indigenous helicopters, as Mohammad Razazzan

Third time lucky?

Mauritania Airlines International is plotting slow, steady growth in a bid to avoid the fate of its predecessors. Martin Rivers and Vincent Chappard talk to Mohamed Radhy Ould Bennahi, chief executive of the third airline to fly

Three lions go roaring on

The Middle East Three – or ME3, a common collective term for Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, and Emirates – are on a roll, as Lufthansa Consulting's Guillaume Schmitt and Arvind Chandrasekhar report.

Will we keep on taking the tablets?

New US and British governments regulations, which prevent passengers carrying electronic devices larger than a cell phone on flights from across the MENA region, may affect the latest in-flight entertainment trend. Steve Nichols

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