Arabsat has announced the successful accomplishment of its project with STC -the leader GSM operator in MENA region- to renew and upgrade their satellite hub in Riyadh (Dirab), eventually to support the leading position of STC in the region in providing premium satellite communication & broadband services to both private and governmental sectors.
EgyptAir has signed an agreement with global technology company Sabre to help develop and implement a transformation programme for EgyptAir Airlines and Express.
Satcom Direct has expanded its capabilities by launching a new data center solutions provider, TerraCom Direct.
Saudi Arabia's Alpha Star Aviation Services has signed a long-term partnership contract with satellite communications service provider, Satcom1 in order to bring the latest, fastest, and most advanced satcom technologies to the Alpha
Over 200,000 passengers have used Emirates' free onboard Wi-Fi since October this year, taking advantage of the airline's service to connect with family, friends or colleagues when they fly.
Gulf Air has signed a two-year renewal deal with air transport IT specialist, SITA, for network, messaging and voice services.
Turkish Airlines has teamed up with international football stars, Didier Drogba and Lionel Messi, for its new 'Widen your World' global advertising campaign highlighting the worldwide destination network of the award
ATR has announced that it has obtained certification for the very latest innovations developed for the avionics of the ATR 42-600s and ATR 72-600s from the European Aviation Safety Agency.
The airberlin group has equipped the first two aircraft in its fleet with the new 'airberlin connect' Wi-Fi service. The two Airbus A320, registered D-ABNJ and OE-LEL, now boast a Wi-Fi system from Panasonic Avionics Corporation, so
The Boeing ecoDemonstrator 787 has begun flight testing more than 25 new technologies aimed at improving aviation's environmental performance through every phase of flight.
Commsoft today announced that existing Commsoft partner, Arpiem Aviation, will be using Commsoft's OASES to provide CAMO services for Turkey-based Vega Aviation's two Boeing 737-300s.
Emirates airline has now increased its mobile presence with the launch of The Emirates App for iPhone on the App Store.
Jeppesen recently signed a new three-year service contract with Pegasus Airlines to provide the airline with Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB) services with tailored digital charts.
Jeppesen has recently introduced a new Electronic Flight Folder service to enhance flight-planning operations for airlines.
In the first three years since Emirates launched inflight Wi-Fi connectivity, over half a million passengers have connected to the internet onboard an Emirates flight, and this demand is expected to increase
Emirates has recently offered its airport staff with the latest mobile application designed to deliver the best service to customers. Called the Journey Manager, this custom-designed application enables the airline's team of
Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS) has announced its decision to join the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) whose members support 85 per cent of the global air traffic.
Etihad Airways has announced the selection of SAP as a strategic technology partner to deploy a range of key software solutions to deliver the latest best-in-class technology to the Etihad Aviation Group.
Qatar Airways' first A380, which is fully connected, entered revenue service this month.
Turkish Airlines has selected air transport IT specialist, SITA, to provide telecommunications services for 120 outstations around the world in a multi-million dollar renewal deal.
In support of Turkish Airlines' “Widen Your World” motto, the new partnership with Universal Music Group will allow passengers to access incredible music content including hit songs, albums, music videos, live recordings and much
Jeppesen and Honeywell Aerospace have introduced the Integrated Navigation Data Service (INDS) Data Manager for Windows, a new cloud-based database update delivery service.
Etihad Airways has reached a milestone with the deployment of mobile and internet connectivity across its entire fleet of 24 Boeing 777 passenger aircraft, making it easier for guests to stay in touch with friends, family and work whilst in the
Jeppesen, part of Boeing Commercial Aviation, recently signed a new three-year service contract with Gulf Air to provide the airline with Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB) services on iPad.
As part of the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) operation the Schiebel CAMCOPTER S-100 UAS (Unmanned Air System) is helping to save the lives of refugees fleeing countries such as Libya and other North African
Gulf Air has launched a new onboard channel called “Helwa Ya Bahrain” further supplementing the airline's extensive inflight entertainment offering with a dedicated channel showcasing Bahraini productions and featuring a health program with a
Gulf Air has launched “EthicsPoint” a third party, anonymous, internet-based reporting tool designed to help ensure greater transparency in the airline's operations, delivering on one of the objectives of the national carrier's successful 2013 strategic
Ramco Systems, the global Aviation software provider on Cloud, Mobile and Tablets, has announced Middle East based Falcon Aviation Services as its 65th Aviation customer.
Following a nomination by the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO), Gulf Air has recently taken on the post of MENA representative on the SITA Council, with Dr. Jassim Haji, Gulf Air's Director of Information Technology, occupying that seat.
Gulf Air has rolled out its new generation iPad Electronic Flight Bags which will facilitate the airline's flight-critical communications while increasing operational efficiency and eliminating paper-based flight materials.
Emirates has become the first airline to introduce Audio Description on movies for visually impaired customers on its inflight entertainment system, ice Digital Widescreen.
Jeppesen now offers operators an enhanced version of its industry-leading FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB) solution for iPad.
GCAA has launched yesterday the GCAA smart mobile service application(SAMAE) in a special ceremony held in GCAA Auditorium in Dubai, attended by H.E Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy and Chairman on GCAA, and H.E Saif
AJW and Thales have signed a partnership agreement for the repair of avionics equipment on Airbus and Boeing Single Aisle/Long Range aircraft.
Strata Manufacturing PJSC, the advanced composite aerostructures manufacturing facility wholly-owned by Mubadala Development Company, has announced the signing of a ten year, $16.5 million agreement with UAE-based
Air Algérie, the national airline of Algeria, has selected a comprehensive Rockwell Collins avionics suite for 13 new aircraft, including three Airbus A330s and ten Boeing 737s.
The Flight Safety Foundation has announced to its strong support for the use of deployable flight data recorders or triggered flight data transmission in all transport aircraft.
Etihad Airways has announced a partnership with Google to make it more convenient for travellers to view the airline's flight schedules and fares on the search engine's flight search tool.
Etihad Airways has introduced mobile boarding passes on select routes for guests using its mobile online check-in facility.
Jet Aviation Dubai recently re-delivered its first successful Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) & Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast Out (ADS-B Out) upgrade on a Gulfstream G550 for an
Gulf Air recently became the first airline in the region to be certified with Information Technology ISO certifications in the three areas of Quality Management, Service Management and Information Security
Saudia has become the first airline in the Middle East to offer free Wi-Fi to its first class and business class passengers.
IFS announced today that one of Turkey's leading sheet metal producers, Yepsan Defense and Aviation, has chosen to implement IFS Applications to support business-critical processes such as manufacturing, quality management, distribution
By Steve Nichols / Brussels. SITA, the global IT business solutions provider for the air transport industry, has responded to recent criticism of its structure.
Airlines are investing in smart technologies to manage flight disruptions better, according to the 2014 Airline IT Trends Survey.
NATS, the UK air traffic management company has today announced some new technology into its training facilities which it believes will help develop a new low-cost and flexible training concept for developing markets.
Qatar Airways has developed an innovative new online system for passengers who wish to print their own baggage tags before arrival at the airport.
Gulf Air recently signed a 3-year deal with EMC to meet the airline's IT storage requirements while realizing both organizations' missions of utilizing state-of-the-art technologies to boost business.
The Pegasus Trip Finder has been launched by Pegasus Airlines. Using the Trip Finder guests can search for a variety of travel destinations according to their chosen budget and dates of travel.
Rockwell Collins has announced that STARS Airlines Tunisia has selected its ARINC AviNet Mail Enterprise Hub (eHub) as its cloud-based messaging delivery service.
Global Eagle Entertainment has announced that its subsidiary IFP has entered into a multi-year agreement with Etihad Airways to provide inflight entertainment (IFE) content programming across its entire fleet.
Jet Aviation Dubai was recently appointed as an Authorised Service Station and Dealer for Satcom Direct. With this designation, the company is authorised to distribute and support Satcom Direct
Crane Aerospace and Electronics has appointed Satair A/S as an authorised distributor for the A320 Crane Landing Gear Control Interface Unit (LGCIU).
Airline industry association IATA has chosen lost property recovery service HomingPIN as a Strategic Partner, in an effort to slash the millions of pounds that mislaid baggage costs the industry every year.
Commsoft, specialists in aviation engineering and maintenance systems, has announce that Dubai-based aviation consultancy, 3Green, has chosen OASES to support Aerovista Group's operations in the Middle East, Central
Baggage Vision System and SmartTilter, the new technology solutions showcased by the German technology giant Siemens at the 14th Airport Show taking place at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition
At this year's Airport Show Dubai 2014, Rockwell Collins (Stand 8310) is showcasing its latest ARINC Airport Solutions for airports, airlines and ground handlers.
Etihad Airways and Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala), have entered into an agreement in which Etihad Airways will acquire Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies LLC (ADAT) from Mubadala.
Air transport IT specialist SITA is providing passenger processing and baggage reconciliation technology at Turkey's newest domestic airport terminal at Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport.
Flynas – the Saudi Arabian hybrid carrier has seen a dramatic improvement in computer errors since adopting an analytical IT system from Swiss company Nexthink.
The Arabian Travel Market's (ATM) Travel Technology Theatre which runs alongside the ATM exhibition from Monday 5 to Thursday 8 May 2014 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, will focus its attention on the effect mobile and
Qatar Airways has added an extra benefit to its mobile application, with the addition of a dedicated Privilege Club function.
Qatar Airways, the award-winning five-star airline, has added an extra benefit to its mobile application, with the addition of a dedicated Privilege Club function.
Zodiac Aerospace has been selected to provide the Economy Class seats and the passenger-centric IFE system for Gulf Air's refurbishment of its A330 fleet.
Lufthansa Systems has announced that Turkish Airlines will be using its Airport Moving Map (AMM) application for aircraft navigation on the ground.
Visitors to The Dubai Mall can now connect with aviation like never before, thanks to Emirates airline.
Air transport IT specialist, SITA was named the 'Best Airport IT Service Provider' in the Emerging Markets Airports Awards (EMAA), 9 April in Abu Dhabi.
Travelport has today announced the renewal of a multi-year distribution partnership with Rawat-Al Hajer for Travelport technology and services in Iraq.
Panasonic has announced the introduction of Panasonic HD-AUDIO, a revolutionary audio solution for in-flight entertainment developed in collaboration with Soundchip SA, a leading supplier of wearable sound solutions.
Saudia, through Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI) has selected the Thales TopCare service agreement for the maintenance of all its Thales IFE systems.
UK air traffic services provider NATS signed an MoU in Abu Dhabi this week with Airbus ProSky, with the aim of providing new market propositions that can increase capacity and improve the efficiency of the air traffic
Rockwell Collins and Inmarsat have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to make Rockwell Collins a Value Added Reseller (VAR) of GX Aviation Ka-broadband service.
Global technology company Sabre has officially launched in Turkey, where it will provide a wide range of technology solutions to travel agencies and travel suppliers including travel shopping and booking tools, data solutions, mobile solutions and travel apps.
Qatar Airways has begun the rollout of QLOUD, an internally developed mobility application for iPads, which will provide real time and decision-relevant information to the airline's pilots.
Users of Android mobile devices now have all travel related Star Alliance information at their fingertips.
The European manufacturer of turboprop aircraft ATR has developed its onboard Single-point Performance Software (SPS) computation application for the iPad.
Boeing and Qatar Airways have announced a five-year agreement to provide Boeing Wind Updates services for the airline to maximize in-flight operational efficiency.
EgyptAir continues to opt for the codeshare management solution SchedConnect from Lufthansa Systems. Both companies have renewed the contract on a long-term basis.
Gulf Air has been listed among the top 50 organizations in the Middle East for its outstanding achievements in information technology for the third consecutive year.
Travelport has launched Travelport Queue Control Console, a web-based product that empowers travel agents to automate part of their ticketing operations.
Global technology company Sabre has announced it has renewed a multi-year technology agreement with Turkish Airlines to market its products and services in the Sabre global distribution system.
IFE Services has announced that it has been appointed by Iraqi Airways as its in-flight entertainment (IFE) content provider.
Dubai Airports has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a contract for the delivery of the Analytics module of its Airport Realtime Collaboration (ARC) suite to Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS).
Boeing and research partners in the United Arab Emirates have made breakthroughs in sustainable aviation biofuel development, finding that desert plants fed by seawater will produce biofuel more efficiently than other well-known feedstocks.
The Janada stand at the Bahrain Air Show featured the lightweight Datron Aeryon Skyranger UAS.
Etihad Airways, Boeing, Takreer, Total and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology today announced they will collaborate on a new initiative to support a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in the UAE.
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,
British Airways will become the first airline in Europe to allow its customers to use their handheld electronic devices during taxiing, take-off and landing.
Jeppesen and flynas have reached a new five-year service agreement to include electronic flight bag (EFB), digital tailored navigation data and flight planning services.
Thales signed a contract with the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) for the modernisation of Iraqi airspace.
Inmarsat's first I-5 Global Xpress Ka-band satellite was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on 8 December aboard a Proton Breeze M rocket.
UK-based flight sciences software specialist j2 Aircraft Dynamics Ltd has formed an alliance with US-based flight test programme management and delivery company Kohlman Systems Research (KSR), to launch applications for
Turkish Airlines has launched its newest high-flying business venture giving entrepreneurs the chance to reach investors in the sky.
Turkish Airlines has selected the full suite of Rockwell Collins avionics, including its MultiScan Threat Detection System and GLU-925 Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR), and SATCOM for 17 Airbus A330s, 25 Airbus A320s, 20 Boeing 777s
Qatar Airways has been named the best emerging airline in social media for 2013 by aviation marketing consultancy, SimpliFlying.
Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) and Lufthansa Technik have won the right to retro-fit all in-service A380s with Panasonic's advanced Global Communications Services.
Emirates has announced it will boost the children's content on its award-winning in-flight entertainment system, iceDigital Widescreen (information, communication, entertainment) in time for the busy winter travel