Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, is set to increase its cargo capacity to Tunis and Abidjan with the introduction of a weekly freighter service from 17th March 2014.
The Gulf Aviation Safety Council (GFSC) has called for greater cooperation and exchange of information by all aviation stakeholders both regionally and internationally and also lodged support for IATA's
Industry analysts TechNavio have forecast that the aviation market in the Middle East is set to grow at a CAGR of 6.32% over the period 2012-2016.
Egypt's Petroleum Air Services (PAS) has taken delivery of two Bell 412EP helicopters configured and fully equipped to meet oil and gas producers requirements (OGP) recommended by the leading international oil companies working in
Turkey's largest civil helicopter operator the Kocoglu Group has selected Avpro to remarket two of its pre-owned helicopters.
Abu Dhabi Aviation has signed a letter of intent with Bell Helicopters for ten Bell 525 Relentless helicopters.
A new Helicopter maintenance and spare parts company - AgustaWestland Aviation Services (AWAS) - was formed yesterday at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2014, in a partnership between Abu Dhabi Aviation and AgustaWestland.
Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor, and vice chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, H.E. Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, chairman of Abu Dhabi
Emirates SkyCargo is gearing up for the move of its freighter fleet to Al Maktoum Airport (DWC) by signing a trucking contract with Dubai-based Allied Transport LLC, an established land transportation
The helicopter community in the Middle East and Africa is to get a single voice followinng the launch of MEAHA, the Middle East and Africa Helicopter Association.
The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has launched its new strategic plan for the years 2014-2016 under the theme Building the Future of Aviation Together, which, it said, will have a positive impact on the civil aviation
ATR ended 2013 breaking new annual records. The manufacturer increased its turnover to US$ 1.63 billion, an increase of 13% compared to the previous year (2012: 1.44 billion).
A privately-operated helicopter with two people on board crashed on take off from the Atlantis Hotel on Dubai's Palm Jumeirah.
A revolutionary new gyrocopter made its debut at the Bahrain Airshow, promising to dramatically slash the cost of surveillance missions.
Global air traffic management group CANSO is planning on its Middle East conference agreeing a Middle East strategy and engagement plan for the region's air traffic management,
The Bahrain International Airshow is playing host to not one, but two, examples of the iconic Second World War fighter, both of them painted to commemorate the Spitfire Mk I paid for by public subscription in Bahrain and gifted to the
Daredevil British pilot and brand ambassador for Abarth cars, Mark Jefferies, is back at the airshow for the second time with a stunning display in an Extra EA 300/L.
The rebranding of Eurocopter as Airbus Helicopters, effective January 8, marks a new era in the history of the company, which joins Airbus and Airbus Defense and Space within the new Airbus Group.
Emirates SkyCargo achieved another successful year in 2013.
National, a premier global multimodal and passenger flight service provider, has expanded its global transportation service footprint to offer premium daily passenger charter services between the United
Textron, the corporate owner of Cessna aircraft has reached a deal to buy the GA and light jet manufacturer's competitor BeecH Holdings, the manufacturer of Beechcraft aircraft including the top selling King Air family
Dubai-owned Quest Aviation Solutions is looking east. Following a successful Dubai Air Show appearance where it was named as the UAE's exclusive dealer for MD Helicopters, it has now spread its rotors to India and China.
Hawker Pacific has secured the sale of a Bell 412EPI helicopter to Abu Dhabi Aviation.
Etihad Cargo has posted an all-time record for the amount of freight carried on its network.
AMMROC (Advanced Military Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Center) and Eurocopter have completed the overhaul, modification, and delivery of the first Eurocopter AS565 (PANTHER) aircraft to the UAE Joint Aviation
Bell Helicopter has announced it has delivered the first seven of 15 Bell 429s to the Turkish National Police on or ahead of schedule.
Emirates has unveiled its own built light sport aircraft to the world.
flydubai's Cargo division has begun implementing electronic airway bills (e-AWB) throughout its operations.
FedEx Express has announced the appointment of David Binks as regional president, FedEx Express, Europe, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa (EMEA), effective January 1, 2014.
Etihad Cargo and Singapore Airlines Cargo have agreed to exchange confirmed cargo capacity on services operated by both airlines from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow and Frankfurt.
The second A350 XWB to fly, MSN3, landed back at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport France on October 14 after successfully completing its first flight that lasted approximately five hours.
Etihad Cargo has posted record monthly uplift figures for September of 45,175 tonnes, a 42 per cent increase on the same month in 2012 (31,826 tonnes).
Turkey's Saran Holding Group has ordered the first Bell 407GX to be operated in Turkey.
Bell Helicopter today announced an upgrade programme to one of the company's newest and most versatile helicopters the Bell 412EPI.
The aviation industry today hailed a significant development on climate change issues made at a meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the UN specialised agency for aviation. After two weeks of
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported a continued modest improvement in air cargo markets in August.
The Government of Oman is making significant investment in new Cargo facilities at various airports in Oman to enhance and develop Cargo movement through the Sultanate.
Bell Helicopter has selected the Garmin G1000 as the integrated avionics suite for its new short light single (SLS) aircraft . The all-glass avionics system digitally presents critical flight information to the
Qatar's Gulf Helicopters (GHC) announced at Helitech in London today that is has entered into a joint venture with Quality Aviation Instruments (QAI) to provide component repair facilities to be located in Doha,
CSafe Global and Turkish Cargo have signed a Master Lease Agreement to offer transport and leasing services of the industry-leading CSafe Active RKN on Turkish Cargo's flights.
Etihad Cargo has posted record monthly uplift figures for July of 45,000 tonnes, a 37 per cent increase on the same month in 2012 (32,876 tonnes).
Cirrus Aircraft is to supply Cirrus SR22 aircraft to support the future aircrew training requirements of the Royal Saudi Air Force.
The United Arab Emirates represented by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has signed a Record of Discussions with the Government of the People's Republic of China in Yinchuan, Ningxia.
THK Gökçen Aviation has received the first five EC135s to provide medical airlift duties throughout Turkey. The helicopters will start operations in August.
The Gulf Flight Safety Committee (GFSC) visited its birthplace when it held its annual general meeting in Muscat meeting last week. It left with a new name and new senior officers.
The UAE and Bahrain have restructured airspace between the two countries in a bid to ease congestion as the number of aircraft movements continues to grow.
Eurocopter's EC135 will perform medical airlift duties throughout Turkey with a fleet of 17 helicopters to be flown by the Turkish Aeronautical Association's THK Gökçen Aviation commercial arm, marking
The UAE's director general of the country's civil aviation authority (GCAA), H.E Saif Al Suwaidi, has called for greater cooperation and coordination among all stakeholders in the local aviation
The burgeoning aviation industry in Iraq is to be the subject of a major conference to be held at Baghdad Airport in September.
Abu Dhabi's Royal Jet president Shane O'Hare, said the development of a strong infrastructure is one of the main ingredients of a successful business formula for the Middle East's business aviation industry.
Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Center, an entity of UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), organised and hosted a workshop to pilots and air traffic controllers around air traffic operations in the southern
Donaldson Aerospace & Defense is expanding its strategic alliance with Bahrain-based Global Aviation Services (GAS) to cover sales and support of filtration solutions for fixed-wing general aviation aircraft and
Countries with poor communications strategies must not rely solely on industry to interpet, raise awareness of or enforce new air cargo supply chain security measures, says the Global Air Cargo Advisory
The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Australia's Department of Infrastructure and Transport to facilitate the rapid expansion of civil aviation operations
Pegasus Cargo is presenting the International Air Cargo Logistics Conference in association with Yeditepe University for the airline sector as well as students.
Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) and brokers Capital Shield Insurance (CSI) are forming a new aviation consortium called Tayaran
General aviation enthusiasts have been given a tremendous boost by the UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) which announced last night that it has given approval for plans to develop
Abu Dhabi-based Global Aerospace Logistics (GAL) and FlightSafety International were at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo to sign a three-year agreement to provide training services for both VIP and search-and-rescue pilots.
The Abu Dhabi Air Expo could herald the start of new era in general aviation for the United Arab Emirates.
Performance worries over military and commercial helicopter operations in the harsh conditions of the Middle East deserts could be eased with a new distributorship deal signed today.
Troubled aircraft manufacturer Hawker Beechcraft is optimistic about coming out of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in the United States having been given support by its key creditors who have accepted its reorganisation plan.
A new company is planning to launch human and robotic helium balloon missions to the very edge of space from within the UAE.
Northrop Grumman and Abu Dhabi's Higher College of Technology have launched the 2013 Innovation Challenge unmanned aircraft competition.
Arabian Aerospace is to produce an exclusive daily newspaper a the Abu Dhabi Air Expo show in March.
Bell Helicopter has signed an agreement with the Turkish government for the supply of five Bell 429 rotor craft. The 429s will be operated by the Turkish General Directorate of Forestry (TGDF) to protect forest resources and
Bahrain is set to announce further expansion of the country's international airport and increase the opportunities for business aviation.
Is Bahrain making a bid to oust offshore registrations and take the regional lead on developing rules that would suit the entire region?
Saad Wallan, founder of the Wallan Group, has slammed Cessna for failing to support his business.
The Middle East/North Africa Helicopter Safety Team (MENA HST) is to bring its quarterly safety conference to the new Helicopters@MEBA feature which will be part of the region's biggest business
The second Abu Dhabi Air Expo, which will take place from 5th to 7th March 2013, at Al Bateen Executive Airport, is to double its exhibition space to cope with the increase in demand from the growing number of exhibitors keen
A new Russian helicopter could put out a fire at the top of the 163-story Burj Khalifa the tallest building in the world at 828 metres when the complexities of high altitude make using traditional fire-fighting
Russian Helicopters - part of state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters has been drawing wide attention in the first day of the Helishow Dubai
Safety avionics from Honeywell are being used by Abu Dhabi Aviation -- the largest commercial helicopter operator in the Middle East -- on its fleet of AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters to maximise safety during its offshore oil
A technology designed to protect rotorcraft engines and other systems from contamination by fine sand and airborne particulates, especially during takeoffs, landings and low-level flights is on show at the Helishow Dubai 2012 which opened at
US magazine Rotor & Wing has reported that Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA), one of the oldest and largest rotary and fixed-wing operators in the region has ordered seven Bell 412EPs from Hawker Pacific
The vertical tail plane of the first flyable A350 XWB (MSN1) has just come out of the paint hall in Toulouse sporting the well-known Airbus blue and white livery.
Reuters has reported that Morocco will offer to sell a 44% stake in Royal Air Maroc.
Following the launching of the PBO Academy in the Middle East during May 2012 - and from the growing interest received from the UAE and GCC stakeholders - AVTECH ME/GCAS have decided to run the executive and operational PBO workshops for the second time
The UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA ) has entered into a mutual agreement with the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) of the United Kingdom on cooperation relating to aircraft accident and incident
Following the announcements made by BAE Systems and EADS on September 12 in relation to a possible combination of their businesses through a dual listed company structure, BAE Systems and EADS have today announced that they have decided to
CTC Aviation Group Ltd - which provides airline training and pilot resource solutions for a number of carriers in the MENA region - was among Britain's top 200 private companies recognised at the 3rd annual Sunday Times HSBC
In line with its 2020 Vision, Airbus has laid out its plans for a more efficient and agile organisation to be implemented by January 2013.
Etihad Airways President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), James Hogan, today visited Boeing's Everett production facility, as the UAE flag carrier prepares to take delivery of more 777s and awaits the arrival of the 787 Dreamliner.
At the Airex Istanbul 2012 exhibition Kaan Air signed a preliminary sales contract with AgustaWestland for two AW169 intermediate twin-engine helicopters and a contract for one AW139 medium twin engine helicopter plus
Plans for the second Abu Dhabi Air Expo flagged as the only general aviation exhibition in the Middle East are well underway with Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) named today as the first official partner of the show.
Baymap Aviation in Ankara has been named as the new dealer for Piper Aircraft in Turkey .
Russian Helicopters has announced that a Mi-38 set a new world altitude record on the final day of the 14th FAI World Helicopter Championships.
Chapman Freeborn announced today that to allow for continued expansion in order to meet the increasing demand for its services in the region, its Dubai and Sharjah offices will join forces and relocate in Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZA).
OAG Cargo has announced Saudi Airlines Cargo has decided to make its US origin rates General, BellyFlex, MainDeck, Dangerous Goods, Perishable and Courier available on AFRA (Air Freight Rate
Iraq's Cabinet agreed to allocate $500 million from the budget to resolve a dispute with Kuwait over the debts of Iraqi Airways, reports Bloomberg.
Gulf Air has released the results of its quarterly customer service analysis. Customer comments for the period from January to March 2012 revealed an overall 27% increase in compliments and a 31%
Avisa Gulf, the Middle East joint venture between Avisa UK and Al Jaber Aviation has been awarded the first ever UAE and MENA region airworthiness GCAA Part M CAMO (Continued Airworthiness and Maintenance Management Organization)
Air Arabia has announced that it has welcomed 1.3 million passengers in the second quarter of 2012, an increase of over 15 per cent compared to the corresponding period in 2011.
The Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has chosen 14 Saudi and foreign companies to present their offers to secure a license to operate domestic and international flights to and from the
ATR, the Franco-Italian aircraft manufacturer holds two thirds of the order book for regional aircraft with up to 90 seats - a market dominated by turboprops.
On the eve of the Farnborough International Airshow, Airbus reveals the latest findings in a two-year global consultation with more than 1.75 million people which spells out what
Following a boom in commercial aircraft orders in 2011, a year which saw the launch of the Airbus A320 NEO and the Boeing 737 MAX, the aerospace industry is now faced with having to deliver a huge backlog.