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Gulf Air completes sale and leaseback of six Airbus A320neo Aircraft

Posted 15 November 2018

Gulf Air and SMBC Aviation Capital have today announced a six-aircraft agreement for the purchase and leaseback of six Airbus A320neo aircraft. This is SMBC Aviation Capital’s first deal with Gulf Air and follows a competitive tender process.

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SaudiGulf Airlines to add ten A320neo family aircraft

Posted 15 November 2018

Al-Qahtani Aviation, owner of SaudiGulf Airlines, has signed an agreement to purchase ten A320neo family aircraft. The commitment was announced today at the Bahrain International Airshow.

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Flynas first Saudi carrier to receive the A320neo

Posted 13 November 2018

Flynas has received its first of 80 A320neo Family aircraft.

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Middle East carriers see 1.8% rise in demand in September

Posted 7 November 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for September showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 5.5% compared to the same month in

in Air Transport / Features

Geo-commerce, technology and the future of cargo aviation

Posted 1 November 2018

In a thought-provoking personal opinion article, Wolfgang Meier, president, Silkway West Airlines, says the outlook for global cargo aviation demand remains strong. However, there are other factors at play.

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Gulf Air and Thai Airways expand codeshare agreement

Posted 1 November 2018

Gulf Air and Thai Airways International (THAI), Thailand’s flag carrier, signed an expansion to the existing codeshare agreement effective from 28th October 2018.

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IATA forecast predicts 8.2 billion air travellers in 2037

Posted 25 October 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) revealed that present trends in air transport suggest passenger numbers could double to 8.2 billion in 2037.

in Air Transport / Features

Air Algérie starts to punch its weight again

Posted 25 October 2018

Faced with the opening up of air freight to national private operators as part of the government’s new economic orientation, Air Algérie has taken measures to adapt to the new environment. Anuradha Deenapanray and Vincent Chappard report.

in Air Transport / Features

Nouvelair pace of change accelerates

Posted 19 October 2018

Nouvelair, a Tunisian private company operating charter and scheduled flights, will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2019. Deputy general manager, Chokri Zarrad, shared his ambition for the company with Vincent Chappard.

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Kuwait Airways latest to take A330neo

Posted 15 October 2018

The national carrier of the state of Kuwait, Kuwait Airways, has signed a Purchase Agreement for eight A330-800 aircraft, with Yousef Al-Jassim, Kuwait Airways Chairman and Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer, signing the agreement

in Air Transport / Features

Something in the Air at Salam

Posted 15 October 2018

Just a year into its life as one of the Gulf’s newest low-cost carriers, Oman’s SalamAir has plans for major expansions of both its fleet and route network.

in Air Transport / Features

Pegasus clears one hurdle at a time

Posted 5 October 2018

Pegasus Airlines is giving wings to Turkey’s economic recovery after a difficult period for the country. Martin Rivers talked to chief executive, Mehmet Nane, about the opportunities ahead and the obstacles in his way.

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Oman adopts electronic airway bill (e-AWB) standard

Posted 4 October 2018

In-line with the Government plans to implement international best practices in business, Oman has adopted the International Air Transport Association’s electronic airway bill (e-AWB) standard in replacement of the paper airway

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Aviation marks ten years of emissions strategy, reaffirms carbon commitments

Posted 4 October 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) joined air transport businesses and associations to reaffirm its commitment to a sustainable future as the aviation industry marked ten years since

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DAE strengthened by successful revolving loan facility

Posted 4 October 2018

Dubai’s major aircraft lessor DAE has successfully closed its $800 million revolving loan facility, which was launched in May of this year.

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Countdown to CORSIA nears key milestone

Posted 3 October 2018

At the Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva today, airlines and aircraft operators around the world were reminded about upcoming milestones for the ICAO Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).

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EASA and FAA certify long-range capability for A321neo

Posted 2 October 2018

Readiness to start “Long Range” (LR) operations with launch customers of the most capable and flexible A321neo version to date – the A321LR – has moved a significant step closer with recent joint EASA and FAA approval of the aircraft

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Air transport supports 65.5 million jobs and $2.7 trillion in economic activity

Posted 2 October 2018

The global air transport sector supports 65.5 million jobs and $2.7 trillion in global economic activity, according to new research released today by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG).

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Emirates touches down in Edinburgh

Posted 2 October 2018

Emirates celebrated the inaugural flight of its new service between Dubai and Edinburgh yesterday.

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Middle Eastern carriers’ see a 2.2% increase in freight volumes in August 2018

Posted 1 October 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 2.3% in August 2018, compared to

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One in eight people willing to fly on unmanned aircraft

Posted 1 October 2018

New research from Revolution.Aero, the global meeting place for people who are reshaping, rethinking and revolutionising business and personal aviation, reveals 13% of people would be prepared to fly in an unmanned aircraft.

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Qatar Airways grows its A350-1000 fleet

Posted 1 October 2018

Qatar Airways has upsized five A350-900s currently on order, to the bigger A350-1000 version.

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Oman Air receives its fourth new Boeing 737 MAX 8

Posted 1 October 2018

Oman Air is set to take delivery of the fourth of 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8s it has on order. By the end of 2018, Oman Air will have taken delivery of five new MAX aircraft and three 787-9s.

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Airbus A330-900 receives EASA Type Certification

Posted 27 September 2018

The A330-900 has received its Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

in Air Transport / Features

Baby booming…

Posted 24 September 2018

As Saudi low-cost carrier, Flyadeal, approaches its first birthday, it is about to embark on a huge expansion programme, with a major order for new aircraft imminent. Alan Dron reports.

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Riyadh is named as the headquarters for the Regional Safety Oversight Organisation for MENA

Posted 18 September 2018

The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has announced the selection of the city of Riyadh as the headquarters for the Regional Safety Oversight Organisation for the Middle East and

in Air Transport / Features

Air Arabia builds a growing pyramid from its Egyptian hubs

Posted 13 September 2018

Air Arabia has stepped up its Egyptian operations as Middle East low-cost carriers continue to grow. Alan Dron finds out more from airline CEO, Adel Ali.

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GACA and UK CAA sign MoU on civil aviation technical cooperation

Posted 7 September 2018

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA) and the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on civil aviation technical cooperation.

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IATA: Emirates Airline in top five airlines ranked by total scheduled passenger kilometers

Posted 6 September 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced industry performance statistics for 2017.

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Five Saudi female pilots take to the skies

Posted 6 September 2018

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has recently issued five licenses for Saudi female pilots, permitting them to work as pilots on Saudi Arabian Airlines aircraft, reports abouther.com.

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Emirates announces codeshare partnership with Jetstar Pacific

Posted 5 September 2018

Emirates and Jetstar Pacific have announced a new codeshare agreement.

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Etihad Airways launches hand baggage only fare

Posted 3 September 2018

Etihad Airways has launched a new hand baggage only ‘Deal Fare’ across selected destinations, allowing travellers to purchase lower fares in Economy Class if no checked baggage is required.

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Middle East carriers see 8% increase in demand for July

Posted 3 September 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced healthy global passenger demand for July with all regions reporting growth.

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Oman and SuperOman

Posted 31 August 2018

Oman Air’s new chief executive, Abdulaziz Al Raisi, tells Martin Rivers the Gulf carrier is stepping up its expansion plans, while reducing its reliance on sixth-freedom traffic.

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Significant growth in aviation jobs expected

Posted 20 August 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has published the results of a global survey of Human Resources professionals in the aviation industry highlighting key challenges in talent acquisition, training and retention.

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Gulf Air welcomes first A320neo

Posted 18 August 2018

Gulf Air today welcomed the airline’s first Airbus A320neo, which landed in Bahrain International Airport at approximately 1600 local time.

in Air Transport / Features

Qatar's Italian job

Posted 14 August 2018

Qatar Airways’ now-finalised involvement in Meridiana – for many years Italy’s ‘second airline’ – will see the Italian airline adopt a new identity and potentially challenge beleaguered flag-carrier Alitalia. Alan Dron reports.

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SITAONAIR weather solution certified to deliver real-time weather information on Inmarsat’s SB-S

Posted 13 August 2018

SITAONAIR’s EFB Weather Awareness Solution (eWAS) is the latest application certified by Inmarsat for use across its next-generation SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S)

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Amadeus in tune with AACO

Posted 9 August 2018

Fifteen MENA region airlines have signed a 10-year framework agreement with global merchandising company, Amadeus, for innovative distribution services. Vincent Chappard and Anuradha Deenapanray report.

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Oman Air announces new codeshare agreement with Lufthansa

Posted 7 August 2018

Oman Air is continuing its expansion across Europe by extending its codeshare agreement with Lufthansa.

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Dubai-bound passengers experience Lufthansa's new In-flight VR prototype

Posted 6 August 2018

Lufthansa passengers flying from Frankfurt to Dubai on flight LH630 were the first to experience the airline’s new prototype “VR Moving Map”, while on board the Airbus A330.

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Emirates A380 celebrates 10 years of operations

Posted 1 August 2018

Emirates is celebrating 10 years of A380 operations.

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Airlines and Airports have their Eyes Open to Human Trafficking

Posted 30 July 2018

In support of the United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) emphasised their joint commitment and work

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Air Arabia takes delivery of two new Airbus A320 aircraft

Posted 26 July 2018

Air Arabia received two new Airbus A320 aircraft deliveries earlier this month bringing its total operating fleet to 53 aircraft.

in Air Transport / Features

Qatar builds on the blockade

Posted 26 July 2018

When four Arab countries decided to close their airspaces to Qatari aircraft last year, it had a massive effect on Qatar Airways. Tom Pleasant found out more from Guillaume Halleux, the airline’s chief officer cargo.

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Royal Jordanian, Emirates and Etihad listed among the top 20 safest airlines in the world

Posted 25 July 2018

Royal Jordanian, Emirates and Etihad Airways have been listed in the top 20 safest airlines in the world, according to the annual list of the world’s safest airlines released by

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Saudia releases report highlighting growth in domestic and international markets

Posted 24 July 2018

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) achieved significant growth in terms of the number of guest numbers and flights during the first half of 2018.

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Boeing releases 2018 Pilot and Technician Outlook

Posted 24 July 2018

Boeing has released its 2018 Pilot and Technician Outlook, projecting demand for 790,000 pilots over the next 20 years.

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FIA:2018 Boeing and Novus announce commitment for up to four 777-300ERs

Posted 19 July 2018

FIA2018: Boeing and Dubai-based aircraft lessor, Novus Aviation Capital, announced its first direct agreement with Boeing for up to four 777-300ERs at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow.

in Air Transport / Features

Loads of potential

Posted 18 July 2018

Tom Pleasant finds out why Dennis Lister, Emirates SkyCargo’s VP cargo commercial development, is optimistic about prospects for the future.

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FIA2018: Wataniya Airways signs a contract for the E195-E2

Posted 18 July 2018

In a deal that will see the Middle East’s first E2 operator, Embraer announced at the Farnborough Airshow 2018, that it has signed a firm order for 10 E195-E2 aircraft with Kuwaiti airline, Wataniya Airways.

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SalamAir to add six new A320neo to its growing fleet

Posted 17 July 2018

Oman’s first budget airline, SalamAir, has signed an agreement to add six new A320neo aircraft to its fleet, of which five are on lease from an undisclosed lessor.

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Turkish Airlines has selected Rockwell Collins to provide its EP-8100

Posted 16 July 2018

Turkish Airlines has selected Rockwell Collins to provide its EP-8100 image generators with JVC laser illuminated projectors for pilot training for the airline’s new and existing fleet of Boeing 737 MAX, 777-300

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FIA2018: Wataniya Airways to add 25 A320neo

Posted 16 July 2018

At the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) today, Rakan Al-Tuwaijri, Chief Executive Officer of Golden Falcon Aviation - the exclusive aircraft provider of Wataniya Airways - and Eric Schulz, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer, signed a

in Air Transport / Aircraft Interiors

Airbus delivers first A321neo in Cabin Flex configuration to Turkish Airlines

Posted 13 July 2018

Turkish Airlines has taken delivery of the first A321neo in Cabin Flex configuration.

in Air Transport

Turkish Aerospace has a new logo

Posted 13 July 2018

Turkish Aerospace, which maintains position as a leader in the Aerospace industry of Turkey, is getting a fresh look with the new logo and identity.

in Air Transport / Features

End of the line for Etihad’s A330 freighters

Posted 12 July 2018

While Etihad Airways itself has been struggling of late, with losses from fuel hedging and disappointing results from investments in other airlines, its cargo division has been holding the line. Tom Pleasant spoke to Justin Carr, vice

in Air Transport

Middle East carriers' May demand growth slows to a year ago

Posted 9 July 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for May showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 6.1% compared to the same month in 2017,

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Nearly 37,400 new aircraft required over 20 years

Posted 6 July 2018

The world’s passenger fleet will more than double to 48,000 aircraft in 20 years with traffic growing at a resilient 4.4% per year, driving a need for 37,390 new passenger and freighter aircraft according to Airbus’ new Global Market

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Boeing and Embraer form strategic partnership to accelerate aerospace growth

Posted 5 July 2018

Boeing has signed an MOU for an 80-20 commercial aviation JV with Embraer worth $4.75 billion, to be headed by Brazil-based management and accretive to Boeing earnings per share from 2020.

in Air Transport / Features

Raising the flag

Posted 4 July 2018

Air Algérie’s new boss, Bakhouche Alleche, tells Martin Rivers he is determined to set the troubled flag-carrier on a better path.

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Jazeera Airways still IATA member

Posted 4 July 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) can confirm that rumours claiming that Jazeera Airways is no longer an IATA member airline and IOSA registered carrier are incorrect.

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ATR sees demand for 3,000 new turboprops over the next 20 years

Posted 2 July 2018

ATR has today published its new Market Forecast (2018-2037), where it estimates a market for 3,020 turboprop aircraft in the next 20 years.

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India Civil Aviation Guide reaches out to Middle East market

Posted 22 June 2018

A new reference book covering civil aviation from the Indian perspective and analysing the industry in surrounding regions has just been published and could have interest for those looking at business in the new southern

in Air Transport / Features

Jazeera's DIY terminal

Posted 22 June 2018

Fed up with your home base’s terminal being overcrowded? Build your own. Alan Dron finds out that Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways has done precisely that.

in Air Transport

Gulf Air’s double daily Bahrain–London 787-9 Dreamliner service takes off

Posted 21 June 2018

Gulf Air has launched its double daily Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner service connecting Bahrain International Airport and London, Heathrow.

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Etihad Airways passes the biennial IATA Operational Safety Audit

Posted 20 June 2018

Etihad Airways has successfully passed the biennial IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA).

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Oman Air receives its third new Boeing 737 Max 8

Posted 19 June 2018

The 737 MAX family has been designed to offer customers exceptional performance, flexibility and efficiency, with lower per-seat costs and an extended range that will open up new destinations in the single-aisle market. Oman Air expects

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Air Force chief takes over as Civil Aviation Minister in Egypt

Posted 18 June 2018

Following a restructuring of the Egyptian government’s cabinet, Air Marshal Younes Al Masry has been appointed as the country’s Civil Aviation Minister.

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Airbus A330neo en route to function and reliability tests

Posted 18 June 2018

The A330neo, Airbus’ newest widebody aircraft, has embarked on a worldwide tour to demonstrate its readiness for airline operations.

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Vallair leases three Airbus A321s to Onur Air in Turkey

Posted 13 June 2018

Vallair, the aircraft trading, leasing and specialist MRO organisation has completed lease transactions for three Airbus A321 aircraft with Onur Air in Turkey.

in Air Transport / Business & Finance

Bombardier C Series deal with Airbus cleared for July 1

Posted 8 June 2018

Having received all required regulatory approvals, Airbus, Bombardier and Investissement Québec (IQ) have agreed to close the C Series transaction to become effective on July 1, 2018.

in Air Transport / Features

Bilal takes Bul by the horns

Posted 6 June 2018

Moving to the Istanbul New Airport will help Turkish Airlines forget its recent troubles and once again focus on profitable growth, chief executive Bilal Ekşi tells Martin Rivers.

in Air Transport

Airlines urge caution on airport privatisation

Posted 6 June 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 74th Annual General Meeting (AGM) urged governments to take a cautious approach when considering airport privatisation.

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New IATA Board Chairman assumes his duties

Posted 5 June 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced today that Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, has assumed his duties as Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors (BoG) for a one-year term effective

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IATA: Securing aviation’s future - smarter regulation, global standards, infrastructure

Posted 4 June 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for governments to facilitate the growth of global connectivity by avoiding creeping re-regulation, maintaining the integrity

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Middle East carriers saw demand rise 4.1% in April

Posted 1 June 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for April 2018 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 6.2% compared to April 2017, which was down from a 12-month

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Royal Jordanian wet leases three aircraft to handle summer season

Posted 29 May 2018

Royal Jordanian leased three aircraft for a limited period in response of the remarkable growth in demand on bookings during this peak season, which usually sees huge traffic to/from Jordan and growth in transit

in Air Transport / Business Aviation

Sinai warnings extended due to flight safety concerns

Posted 28 May 2018

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) extended a security warning for the Egypt Sinai Peninsula to 25 November 2018 due to continuing concern for flight safety.

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Etihad turns to Boeing to enhance crew satisfaction and improve efficiency

Posted 23 May 2018

Etihad Airways has contracted Boeing Global Services to provide multiple crew management solutions to support the planning and operation of the airline's 7,500 crewmembers.

in Air Transport

ICAO examines Europe, Middle East and Africa civil aviation cybersecurity concerns

Posted 17 May 2018

ICAO Secretary General Dr Fang Liu addressed government and industry safety experts in Bucharest last week when she helped to launch the UN aviation agency’s Europe, Middle East and Africa

in Air Transport / Features

Gulf Air's brand master

Posted 17 May 2018

New branding, a new fleet, the world’s best business-class seat and an expanded long-haul route network. Gulf Air’s new CEO explains to Alan Dron why he is aiming high with his plans for the future.

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British Ambassador to Bahrain Visits Gulf Air Headquarters

Posted 16 May 2018

In advance of Gulf Air’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner serving the airline’s Bahrain - London, Heathrow route next month, H.E. Simon Martin CMG The British Ambassador to Bahrain was recently welcomed to Bahrain’s national

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Turkish Airlines releases its 2018 April passenger and cargo traffic results

Posted 16 May 2018

Turkish Airlines has announced its traffic results recorded in April, after announcing its successful first quarter results a short while ago.

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Turkish Airlines' reveals "Troia” themed aircraft

Posted 10 May 2018

Turkish Airlines is supporting the promotion activities of “’The Year of Troia’ with its "Troia” themed aircraft. The aircraft, which was was introduced to the press with a special event in the Hangar of Turkish Technic, will promote the

in Air Transport / Features

Political instability a threat to Gulf airline industry – IATA boss

Posted 9 May 2018

The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) top official believes that political instability in the Middle East is posing a threat to the region’s airline industry growth. Kaleyesus Bekele reports.

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Emirates bounces back with improved profits

Posted 9 May 2018

Emirates Group has reversed its fortunes after last year’s disappointing financial results reporting a full year profit of $1.1billion a 65% increase on last year’s performance.

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Embraer X unveils first eVTOL concept

Posted 9 May 2018

Embraer X, an Embraer organisation dedicated to developing disruptive businesses, today unveiled its first electrical Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft concept.

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Middle East carriers’ traffic jumped 10.7% in March

Posted 3 May 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for March 2018 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 9.5%, compared to the same month a year ago,

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Middle East carriers saw growth of 0.8% in March

Posted 2 May 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 1.7% in March 2018, compared to the same period the year before. This

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Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan inspects Etihad’s ‘Year of the Zayed’ A380

Posted 2 May 2018

H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Transport, has inspected the specially-designed Etihad Airways’ “Year of Zayed” A380 at Etihad

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Public-private collaboration is vital Hewson tells Aerospace Summit

Posted 1 May 2018

Collaborations that focus on shared opportunity, growth and progress are critical for global security, said Lockheed Martin’s CEO at the Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi today.

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DAE selects Abu-Dhabi based TS&S for multi-type engine MRO

Posted 30 April 2018

Abu Dhabi-based engine maintenance provider, Turbine Services & Solutions (TS&S), signed its first maintenance agreement with lessor Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) at the Global Aerospace Summit today.

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Aerospace Summit: Collaboration key as door open for more Emirates-Etihad collaboration

Posted 30 April 2018

Collaboration and closer partnerships was the theme of the opening morning of the Global Aerospace Summit which began in Abu Dhabi today.

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Global standards collaboration key to future of ground handling

Posted 24 April 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has highlighted three key priorities for the ground handling industry to support the growing demand for air travel: harmonizing global standards to improve safety,

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Emirates and Flydubai celebrate six months of successful partnership

Posted 24 April 2018

Emirates and Flydubai has revealed strong passenger numbers for the first six months of their partnership.

in Air Transport / Features

All-change on the Turkish aero-design front

Posted 23 April 2018

Turkey says it plans to design and build a brand-new passenger aircraft midway through the coming decade. But, asks Alan Dron, what does this mean for its previously announced intentions to revive a 1980s design?

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Royal Jordanian awards exclusive component pool contract to Spairliners for its Embraer fleet

Posted 18 April 2018

Royal Jordanian signed a component services contract with Spairliners, the Integrated Component Care provider for Embraer E-Jet and Airbus A380 aircraft.

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Qatar Airways and Air Italy announce codeshare

Posted 17 April 2018

Qatar Airways has announced a new codeshare agreement with Air Italy, starting 24 April.

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Etihad Airways and EgyptAir expand codeshare agreement

Posted 16 April 2018

Etihad Airways and EgyptAir have announced a significant expansion of their successful codeshare partnership to cover more destinations in Africa, North Asia and Australia. Sales on the expanded agreement will come into effect

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Pegasus clears one hurdle at a time

Pegasus Airlines is giving wings to Turkey’s economic recovery after a difficult period for the country. Martin Rivers talked to chief executive, Mehmet Nane, about the opportunities ahead and the obstacles in his way.

DAE strengthened by successful revolving loan facility

Dubai’s major aircraft lessor DAE has successfully closed its $800 million revolving loan facility, which was launched in May of this year.

Something in the Air at Salam

Just a year into its life as one of the Gulf’s newest low-cost carriers, Oman’s SalamAir has plans for major expansions of both its fleet and route network.

Oman adopts electronic airway bill (e-AWB) standard

In-line with the Government plans to implement international best practices in business, Oman has adopted the International Air Transport Association’s electronic airway bill (e-AWB) standard in replacement of the paper airway

Kuwait Airways latest to take A330neo

The national carrier of the state of Kuwait, Kuwait Airways, has signed a Purchase Agreement for eight A330-800 aircraft, with Yousef Al-Jassim, Kuwait Airways Chairman and Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer,

Middle East carriers see 1.8% rise in demand in September

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for September showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 5.5% compared to the same month in 2017.

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