Having taken turns at the controls of their zero-emission electric and solar airplane, Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg have today landed back in Abu Dhabi to achieve their dream of completing the first ever round-the-world solar flight.
Airbus has launched the iflyA380.com website for travellers who want to experience the A380 aircraft.
Oman Air has selected OpenAirlines- Skybreathe to provide its cloud-based fuel efficiency software solution.
Gulf Air has selected Thales AVANT In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) system for the airline's 39 new aircraft orders of B787-900, A320 NEO and A321 NEO.
Dubai-based Flydubai is partnering with Booking.com adding a wide range of hotels and other accommodation options to its website Flydubai.com.
Iraqi Airways has opened its new reservation contact centre in Amman, allowing the airline to better manage its reservations across 13 countries. The centre will be operated by SITA.
Inmarsat has announced that its advanced Global Xpress (GX) Aviation in-flight connectivity service has received EASA certification for the A320 aircraft family.
Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) took off early this morning from Kennedy Airport, New York, to attempt the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean and prove that an efficient energy future is possible.
Saudi private aviation services company, Sky Prime Aviation Services, is to deploy SITA's next-generation passenger services system (PSS) to manage its new VIP flight service being introduced to its premium passengers.
As Solar Impulse continues its historic mission to fly around the world using solar power, Arabian Aerospace TV visits the mission control centre in France and looks in depth at the connectivity that lies at the heart of the operation.
Nouvelair Tunisie has chosen Hitit Computer Services to provide the airline with several airline IT services.
Panasonic Avionics has announced it will now offer worldwide satellite tracking to its Global Communications Services and FlightLink customers.
Air Arabia is to introduce SITA's next-generation passenger management system to extract even greater efficiency across its operations.
Honeywell has signed an agreement with Empire Aviation Group to provide its full suite of GoDirect connectivity services and products for the cabin and cockpit.
Etihad Airways has released its highly anticipated 360-degree virtual reality film starring Academy Award winning actress Nicole Kidman.
SITA has announced 2015 revenues of US$1.7 billion despite a year which saw continued global economic and geopolitical volatility as well as significant shifts in currency.
Travel technology provider SITA is exploring the potential of blockchain technology to provide travellers with a secure single token to travel through airports and across borders.
Qatar Airways has announced the successful completion and implementation of a new fleet management system called TOPS that allows the airline to optimally schedule aircraft and better manage flights, ultimately driving a more
Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has received authorisation for paperless flight deck operations.
Emirates Aviation University celebrated today its 25th graduation ceremony, honouring more than 250 students.
SITA has worked with Microsoft to deliver a Windows 10 universal app - SITA AirsideApp - a mobile application that transforms ground operations at airports.
Flydubai has announced its new onboard services, including WiFi connectivity, live television streaming and a new seatback inflight entertainment interface.
Satcom Direct (SD) has introduced the SD WiFi Hub, which acts as both a router and a wireless access point in a small package.
Emirates has launched its own online Application Programme Interface (API) to foster stronger B2B partnerships.
Etihad Airways has launched a mobile application for the iPhone that enables guests to organise and manage their journey with even greater ease as the airline continues to adopt innovative technology to
Aviation software company Arconics has announced that it will display its nextgen digital document control software, AeroDocs, at the World Aviation Safety Summit, to be held in Dubai, UAE, on April 25-26,
Inflight Dublin (IFD) has announced its partnership with Royal Air Maroc (RAM), which will see it provide a wide range of video and audio content, as well as bespoke solutions for the airline's web and print platforms.
In a first for Turkey's airline industry, Turkish Airlines is to use a Level-D Pilot Training Simulator by HAVELSAN, an in-country Turkish systems manufacturer.
Honeywell Aviaso has been selected by Etihad Airways to provide its ground based fuel efficiency software.
Hamad International Airport (HIA) has commenced the testing phase of its programme to transform into a 'smart airport' by integrating best of breed technologies that would offer passengers more control and independence over their journey.
American Science and Engineering (AS&E) has received an order to supply its Z Portal cargo screening system and Gemini parcel inspection systems to Najaf International Airport in Iran.
Kuwait Airways selects aeroLINE CREW to improve crew management and productivity.
Rockwell Collins has unveiled its virtual training simulator for its PAVE in-flight entertainment (IFE) system.
Qatar Airways Cargo has announced the launch of its first mobile app QR Cargo, available for both Android and iOS devices via Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
In partnership with the Tunisian Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA), the USAID-financed Business Reform & Competitiveness Project (BRCP) sponsored a pioneering webinar to bring together Supplier
Gulfstream has earned U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to install the Future Air Navigation System (FANS) 1/A+ avionics update on GIV-SP aircraft.
Emirates has extended its online check-in to 48 hours before departure, from 24 hours, effective immediately. Customers around the world can check in online on both desktop and mobile devices from 48 hours to 90 minutes
Panasonic Avionics (Panasonic) has been selected to supply the Cabin Services System (CSS) on the new family of Boeing 777X aircraft.
Etihad Airways and EKar, an innovative mobile app-based car rental company in the Middle East, have formed a partnership offering the Etihad Airways and EKar EKar is an easy to use car-sharing platform that
Rockwell Collins have announced a series of significant enhancements to its ARINC airport back office solutions aimed at streamlining passenger processing, improving operations and helping airports
Mubadala and Boeing have signed a new strategic agreement to collaborate on research and development to expand aerospace manufacturing capabilities in the UAE.
The ASR-NG system (Airport Surveillance Radar - Next Generation) newly developed by Airbus Defence and Space has displayed globally unique detection capabilities for air traffic control radars in a series of flight tests and
SITA has said that passengers will be using self-service, 'Internet of Things' (IoT) initiative, with airlines and at airports within the next three years.
Qatar Airways is offering a choice of up to 3,000 inflight entertainment options on board its flights.
Satcom Direct, which has offices in Dubai, and Universal Weather and Aviation have teamed up to offer integrated datalink and trip planning.
AAR has been selected by Vision Systems for retrofit programme in Middle East, Africa, Asia, and North America.
Lufthansa Systems has enhanced its mCabin crew app for Windows 10, allowing it to be used on Microsoft's new Universal Windows Platform (UWP).
Panasonic Avionics Corporation has announced that Panasonic has signed another multi-year contract for Telesat satellite capacity.
Flydubai recently launched its new website, offering an enhanced browsing experience to inspire customers to explore its network of 89 destinations.
Qatar Airways was recognised for Middle East Content Innovation at the third annual Inflight workshop and awards held in partnership with F&E Aerospace, the organiser of Aircraft Interiors Middle East.
Sharjah International Airport has awarded “Enova” a contract to provide technical and specialised facilities management services for its buildings comprising MEP, FIDS, Security System and Civil, as well as air field services
Emirates continues to engage with its fans far and wide as it becomes the first airline to hit the coveted one million follower mark on Instagram.
Gulf Air was recently honoured, for the third consecutive year, at the sixth edition of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) conference “MEET ICT” and the Bahrain International Technology Exhibition (BITEX) – held in Bahrain earlier this
Royal Jordanian (RJ) has successfully attained the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Compliance Certification and Attestation of Compliance for the first year.
Jotron AS will supply the Turkish State Airports Administration (DHMI) with 1,130 air traffic control (ATC) radios, additional equipment and spare parts.
Sabre Corporation has signed a new technology agreement with Bahrain's Gulf Air, to provide its AirCentre Flight Plan Manager solution to streamline the airline's operations.
Abu Dhabi Airports has partnered with SITA to introduce its latest technologies across the three terminals at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), as part of preparations for AUH reaching a capacity of 45
Bahrain carrier Gulf Air, has become the first airline in the world to be certified with Information Technology ISO certifications in the five areas of Quality Management, Environmental Management, Service Management,
Oman (PACA-Oman) has successfully tested its Air Traffic Management (ATM) system with German expert Comsoft, bringing improved functionality and uniformity to their air operations.
Qatar Airways has announced that telecommunications company Ooredoo will be the exclusive three-year sponsor of on-board Wi-Fi across the airline's state-of-the-art fleet.
Etihad Airways and Cognizant, a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, have announced a strategic agreement to drive digital transformation across the airline and its equity
Emirates customers will be able to enjoy the first six Star Wars movies in one from January.
As the UAE celebrated innovation week, global aviation and aerospace industry leaders have identified key innovation areas they believe will transform the aviation, aerospace, defence and space industries in
SITA has announced that David Lavorel, currently SITA's senior vice president for corporate development and CEO Office, has been appointed chief executive officer of SITAONAIR effective January 1, 2016.
SunExpress - a joint venture between Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa - is partnering with EveryMundo to use its performance website infrastructure solution, airTRFX, to enhance the airline's online and
Emirates has launched an Arabic version of its mobile site, allowing customers in the Middle East and North Africa to book flights, check-in online, change or upgrade their flights and receive their boarding pass.
Honeywell Aerospace has released new software upgrades for Primus Epic, its integrated cockpit system.
Honeywell has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire privately-held Satcom1, the provider of on board communications routing software and a satellite communications provider of airtime and consulting services.
Etihad Airways and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable
Emirates has introduced its new generation in-flight entertainment (IFE) system. The latest features include larger screens in First Class and Economy Class and three times the media storage – offering passengers an
Two innovative businesses - one in advanced winglet technology and the other in shape-adaptive structures – are forming a joint venture to commercialise wing morphing.
Dassault Aviation launched its proprietary Combined Vision System at the show in Las Vegas, Nevada today.
Technology giant Honeywell has signed an agreement to buy Satcom1, provider of on board communications routing software and a satellite communications provider of airtime and consulting services.
Strata Manufacturing PJSC (Strata) has set up a new Research & Development (R&D) unit.
Emirates signed at the Dubai Airshow last week an agreement with Teledyne Controls to equip its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft pending delivery with Teledyne's GroundLink system.
Agreement has been reached at the World Radiocommunication Conference in Geneva on the allocation of radiofrequency spectrum for global flight tracking in civil aviation.
Abu Dhabi-based satellite operator Yahsat is to trial in-flight connectivity aboard an Etihad A320 aircraft via its Ka-band satellites.
Flying into the future of the UAE is New Zealand's Martin Aircraft Company and Martin Jetpack.
Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways is to become Rockwell Collins' first customer for Inmarsat's new Global Xpress (GX) in-flight connectivity system.
Lockheed Martin, Exechon AB, a Sweden-based technology company and Abu Dhabi-based Injaz National, have formed a new joint-venture company in the United Arab Emirates focused on advanced
The Pratt & Whitney PurePower Engine for Embraer E190-E2 and E195-E2 aircraft has successfully complete its first flight.
Enterprise mobility management provider AirWatch is planning to have a physical presence in the UAE and Saudi Arabia by the end of January as its Gulf client base expands.
The rate of investment in IT at airports around the world is rising – the latest figures from SITA estimate it will hit US$8.7 billion in 2015.
Emirates has today launched a data science lab in a five year partnership with the UK's Oxford University.
Gulf Air has announced the successful roll out of its new generation iPad Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs), utilizing Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro as its EFB solution, to all the airline's pilots in a move that provides them with fully digitized,
Guests now have access to more choices when making bookings on Etihad Airways' website following the recent introduction of new online payment services.
Etihad Airways has announced a new strategic partnership with global technology leader, Adobe.
Etihad Airways has been ranked the 20th most sought-after employer in LinkedIn's 2015 100 Most InDemand Employer in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) list.
MTU Aero Engines will have a stake in the LM6000-PF+ aeroderivative gas turbine, the latest version released by General Electric (GE).
Dassault Aviation has introduced a new avionics upgrade and improve the running of Falcon 900A and B.
Air transport IT specialist, SITA has been named the 'Best Airport IT Service Provider' at the Emerging Markets Airports Awards (EMAA), held in Kuwait. This is the fourth time SITA has won this award.
Emirates Group, comprising the global businesses of Emirates airline and dnata, the air services provider, has unveiled its plans to undertake an enterprise-wide transformation initiative aimed at placing data at
One of the judges of the UAE's Drones For Good Awards has urged a cross-sector rethink over attitudes to flying robots saying the benefits will extend massively over every facet of society, not just leisure or military.
Oman Air has signed an agreement with global technology provider, Sabre Corporation, to extend its Passenger Services System, SabreSonic Customer Sales & Service (CSS).
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,
The United Kingdom's CAA International and partner New Zealand's Aspeq Ltd. have launched the new licensing system that will allow aviation professionals to apply for, renew and manage licenses
Mindtree, a digital transformation and technology services company, has announced a partnership with Dubai-based Flydubai to shape the full digital experience of the connected traveller.