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 latest major contract win for this twin-engine rotorcraft in the international emergency medical services (EMS) marketplace.
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.
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.
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
General aviation pilots in Lebanon who have virtually been stranded to local flights only in the country's only civil airfield in Beirut will now be able to resume international sorties.
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.
Qatar Airways and the Qatar Olympic Committee have announced a strategic partnership with the national airline named Official Sponsor of the Qatar Olympic Team.
After a first failure to reach Ouarzazate last week, the Solar Impulse aircraft of Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg has completed its flight to Morocco's Southern region of Ouarzazate.
After a first unsuccessful attempt to reach Ouarzazate, Solar Impulse remains determined to reattempt the challenge of landing in Southern Morocco, a region of turbulence and high wind.
Emirates airline has announced that it has repaid a US$ 550 million sukuk bond in full on its maturity date 18 June, 2012. The sukuk bond, listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, was originally issued in 2005 with a seven year term.
The Solar Impulse aircraft of Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg landed safely at the Rabat-Salé International airport at 00:14am (UTC+1) after attempting to reach Ouarzazate.
After having accomplished the first intercontinental flight powered by solar energy, the solar airplane of Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg continues its voyage.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner touched down at the Abu Dhabi International Airport and was welcomed to a traditional water cannon salute.
Bertrand Piccard has successfully landed the HB-SIA in Morocco's Rabat-Salé international airport to cheers from the crowds.
The Solar Impulse aircraft of Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg is expected to take off from Madrid early tomorrow morning for its final destination of Rabat-Salé in Morocco. The prototype is expected to land
Etihad Airways has renewed its sponsorship of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame until June 2015.
UNESCO is supporting Airbus' Fly Your Ideas challenge, a student contest which aims to inspire a new generation of engineers.
Under the High Patronage of King Mohammed VI and upon invitation of the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (Masen), the Solar Impulse aircraft of Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg has
Aventure Aviation, an ASA-100 accredited aviation parts and services company, has opened a new regional office in Dubai.
Under the high patronage of King Mohammed VI and upon invitation of the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN), the Solar Impulse aircraft of Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg should depart for
The CEOs of EgyptAir Holding Company and Star Alliance met up for a meeting in Egypt this week to discuss the international challenges affecting Alliance and its members carriers.
The aerospace and defence (A&D) industry experienced a record year in 2011 on the strength of a surging commercial aviation market, according to the Aerospace and Defence 2011 year in
Etihad Airways today confirmed it has acquired a 2.987% stake in the Irish airline Aer Lingus.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has appointed Hussein Dabbas as Regional Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), based in Amman, Jordan with effect from 1 June 2012.
Helicopter pilots from the UAE are among the first five customers booked with Eurocopter South East Asia for its duly certified Dauphin AS365 N3/N3+ Full Flight Simulator, which began operations earlier this month at the
Royal Jordanian CEO Hussein Dabbas resigned from his position with the national carrier on Tuesday, reports The Jordan Times.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called upon all parts of the aviation value chain in the Gulf region to work together on issues critical to aviation's ability to serve as a catalyst for economic growth.
The government of Dubai has issued a law to establish 'Dubai Corporation for Aviation Engineering Projects' (DCAEP) - a new corporation with administrative and financial
Boeing has made a series of design updates to the 737 MAX to further optimise the new-engine variant's performance.
AgustaWestland North America, Inc. has delivered an AW139 helicopter to the Egyptian Air Force via its contract with US Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) Contracting Center for Foreign Military Sales.
Iran has announced plans to raise the number of its commercial aircraft and replace the country's fleet with a new one, Mehr news has reported.
Five decades of Eurocopter helicopter operations by the Moroccan Royal Gendarmerie were celebrated during the 2012 Marrakech Air Show, where a commemorative plaque was presented to the
The TBM-MMA multi-mission configuration for Daher-Socata's TBM very fast turboprop family was shown for the first time in Africa with the aircraft's appearance at the 2012
Morocco is to be the record-breaking destination for the Solar Impulse aircraft later this year.
Daher-Socata has unveiled a new version of its TBM 850 turboprop which made its Middle East debut at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo earlier this month.
Doha-based Gulf helicopters has signed a preliminary contract for 15 AW189 helicopters which it proposes to use for offshore transport missions.
Executive Jet Middle East (EJME) has signed a five-year concession allowing the Iraq-based company to operate Air Ambulance Services at the Erbil International Airport.
Bell Helicopter confirmed today it has now signed the contract with the Turkish National Police for the purchase of 15 Bell 429s with deliveries to begin in May 2013.
Royal Jet's Medevac unit successfully completed a highly complicated medical evacuation mission as it flew 31 Chinese workers injured in explosions in the Republic of Congo to China last night.
The UAE has made a positive step towards developing a genuine platform for private and general aviation in the country with the launch of a branch of AOPA, the aircraft owner and pilot association.
Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) has secured its long term presence at Al Bateen Executive Airport following the signing of a long term land lease.
Meet Shane O' Hare the CEO of Royal Jet and look inside the award-winning Boeing Business Jet. Find out why the Vulcanair has a solution for hunting, Get the lowdown on the fast growing helicopter business in the UAE and hear about a 70-year-old Saudi pilot's
The Abu Dhabi Air Expo opens tomorrow morning and there will be a special focus on helicopters. The show is being supported by Eurocopter which is well-positioned to cater to an expected growth in demand for helicopters,
Middle East flight operations services company NEXUS has announced the establishment of NEXUS India following its expansion into Africa and the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Mumbai's Sovika Airline Services
The final phase of wind tunnel testing, a major milestone in aeroplane development, began today on Boeing's 737 MAX programme at the QinetiQ facility in Farnborough, UK.
Iran Aseman Airlines has acquired an Airbus A340-300 (MSN 002) indirectly from US lessor GMT Global Republic Aviation, Flightglobal.com has reported.
Hadid International Services has been awarded the British International Quality Crown Award in the aviation field at the International Quality convention in London.
Bell Helicopter has today unveiled the world's first "super-medium" helicopter, the Bell 525 Relentless, at the 2012 Heli-Expo in Dallas, Texas.
Abu Dhabi's Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) has become the world's first offshore oil operator to enhance the safety and productivity of its helicopters with the BLR Aerospace FastFin tail rotor enhancement and
The Turkish air force has halted flights with its Cessna T-37 jet trainers to perform technical checks on the type, Flightglobal.com has reported.
The Abu Dhabi Air Expo - which is promising to bring general aviation to the UAE - has announced the line-up of aircraft it will feature at next month's show