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Posted 24 May 2019

Saudi low-cost carrier, Flyadeal, is so busy coping with a flood of domestic traffic that it has had to postpone the start of international services, says its CEO. Alan Dron reports.

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Daher’s TBM 940 receives EASA certification

Posted 23 May 2019

Daher has said its new TBM 940 has been certified by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), enabling deliveries to begin with this latest very fast turboprop aircraft version.

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Maltese ready to cross a new bridge

Posted 21 May 2019

Libyan-owned Medavia has a varied business model encompassing charter operations, wet-leasing, and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services at its Malta hub. Now chief executive, Rammah Ettir, is looking to add scheduled flying to the mix.

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Boeing has released a statement on 737 MAX certification

Posted 17 May 2019

Boeing has completed development of the updated software for the 737 MAX, along with associated simulator testing and the company’s engineering test flight.

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Boom Supersonic and Dassault Systèmes partner for ‘history’s fastest commercial airliner’

Posted 15 May 2019

Dassault Systèmes has announced that Boom Supersonic is deploying the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to accelerate the design and development of Overture, its Mach-2.2 commercial airliner, with

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Climate action in aviation an inspiring challenge

Posted 14 May 2019

The aviation industry should be inspired by its role in the fight against climate change, according to one of its sustainability leaders according to Michael Gill, the executive director of the cross-industry Air Transport Action Group

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Gulf Air offers free extra baggage allowance for university students

Posted 13 May 2019

Gulf Air has enhanced the baggage allowance for all college and university students with an additional free of charge 23-kilogram bag.

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Kuwait Airport tragedy with death of ground crew

Posted 8 May 2019

A ground staff member at Kuwait International Airport was killed while performing a routine tractor tow of a Kuwait Airways 777 on Monday.

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Middle East carriers’ passenger demand fell 3.0% in March

Posted 8 May 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for March 2019 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 3.1%, compared to the same month a

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Etihad Airways reduces carbon footprint

Posted 8 May 2019

Etihad Airways is implementing fuel saving initiatives, reinforcing its commitment to sustainability.

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Boeing issue new statement on AOA disagree alert

Posted 7 May 2019

Boeing has released a new statement on the AOA disagree alert.

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SriLankan Airlines eyes Middle East market

Posted 7 May 2019

SriLankan Airlines, is hoping to recover from the recent setbacks and has set out a turnaround plan, which includes expanding in the Middle East.

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Boeing releases statement on 737 MAX disagree alert

Posted 30 April 2019

Boeing has released a statement regarding various news stories circulating on the disagree alert on the 737 MAX.

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FSF urges World regulators to recommit to collaborative approach in certification decisions

Posted 30 April 2019

After the tragic Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines accidents and the fragmented approach in grounding the Boeing 737 MAX, regulators from around the world are gathering for a special

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Gulf Air and Oman Air strengthen and expand codeshare agreement

Posted 30 April 2019

Gulf Air and Oman Air have expanded their existing codeshare agreement allowing passengers to benefit from the outstanding products and services offered by the two airlines. This will extend travel opportunities to fly

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Rwanda and Qatar develop closer aviation ties with bilateral agreement

Posted 29 April 2019

Qatar and Rwanda have signed four bilateral agreements with aviation at the heart of the discussions

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Etihad Airways launches new fully-customisable economy experience

Posted 28 April 2019

Etihad Airways has unveiled a major Economy transformation programme starting with the cabin upgrade and refurbishment of 23 narrow-body Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft.

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Royal Jordanian sees 2018 improvements across the board

Posted 28 April 2019

There were smiles at the Royal Jordanian annual meeting today as the national carrier announced a marked improvement in its performance figures to shareholders.

in Air Transport / Features

Pichler flies the flag against the high threat of low-cost

Posted 24 April 2019

Royal Jordanian Airlines boss, Stefan Pichler, has prepared well for an influx of low-cost competition, as Martin Rivers reports

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IATA and ACAO sign MoU to advance aviation in MENA

Posted 24 April 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and The Arab Civil Aviation Organization (ACAO) have signed an MoU to deepen their cooperation to advance the safe, efficient and sustainable development of air transport in the

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Etihad Airways flight lands in Brisbane without any single-use plastics on board

Posted 23 April 2019

Etihad Airways is the first airline in the region to operate a flight without any single-use plastics on board, in a bid to raise awareness of the effects of plastic pollution. Flight EY484 landed in

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Emirates to expand reach in India with SpiceJet codeshare partnership

Posted 23 April 2019

Emirates and SpiceJet have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enter into a reciprocal codeshare agreement, which is set to open new routes and destinations for passengers travelling between India and

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EgyptAir takes delivery of second B787-9 Dreamliner

Posted 18 April 2019

EgyptAir’s second B787-9 Dreamliner has arrived today at Cairo International Airport. The aircraft is slated to operate flights from Cairo to Frankfurt by April 22nd.

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Etihad Airways top operate single-use plastic free flight on Earth Day

Posted 17 April 2019

Etihad Airways will be the first airline in the region to operate a flight without any single-use plastics on board, in a bid to raise awareness of the effects of plastic pollution.

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Oman Air announces Ramadan promotions

Posted 16 April 2019

Oman Air is offering special Ramadan promotions.

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Emirates announces an interline agreement with Africa World Airlines

Posted 16 April 2019

Emirates and Africa World Airlines (AWA), the Ghanaian airline headquartered in Accra, have announced a one-way interline agreement whereby Emirates customers can connect onto selected routes of Africa World

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Oman Air selects AVS GSA in Malaysia

Posted 16 April 2019

AVS GSA has become Oman Air’s exclusive GSSA (General Sales and Services Agent) in Malaysia.

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Emirates marks fleet renewal milestones

Posted 15 April 2019

Emirates is marking its ‘significant’ fleet renewal with the complete reconfiguration of all 10 Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, and the last two Boeing 777-300 Classic aircraft retiring from fleet.

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Dubai Air Navigation Services’ team receives three ISO certifications

Posted 15 April 2019

Dubai Air Navigation Services’ team has received three ISO certifications in quality management systems, quality management for training and Information security.

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Emirates to deploy its latest Boeing 777-300ER to Riyadh and Kuwait

Posted 15 April 2019

Emirates will be operating its latest Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fitted with the ‘Game Changer' First Class suites from Dubai to Riyadh starting from 16 April 2019 and Kuwait starting from 1 June 2019.

in Air Transport / Features

JATE battles to stay on target

Posted 12 April 2019

As a country, Jordan has never had it easy. Sandwiched between larger or more powerful nations in a highly unstable region, with few natural resources, it has had to rely on the ingenuity and skills of its people to survive. Alan Dron highlights one excellent

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Qatar Airways’ investment in Air Italy is fully compliant with U.S.-Qatar open skies

Posted 11 April 2019

Qatar Airways’ has released a statement regarding recent ‘false’ reports of it shareholding in Air Italy.

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Boeing announces new supply chain agreements

Posted 11 April 2019

Boeing is expanding its total lifecycle support offerings by managing the entire end-to-end process of its Used Serviceable Material (USM) business.

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Oman Air introduces more payment options

Posted 11 April 2019

Oman Air passengers based out of India can now purchase their flights with payment options that includes net banking from all major Indian banks, PayTM, Wallets, as well as EMI (Equal Monthly Instalments).

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Emirates completes installation of Expo 2020 Dubai livery on 40 aircraft

Posted 10 April 2019

Emirates has completed the installation of bespoke Expo 2020 Dubai liveries on 40 aircraft, with its final A380 aircraft emblazoned in the distinctive orange ‘opportunity’ decal rolling out of the Emirates

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Flynas receives IATA’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate

Posted 10 April 2019

Flynas has recently accomplished the IOSA Program registration, which is an internationally accepted evaluation process of an airline’s operational management and control systems.

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Middle East carriers recorded a 0.8% traffic decline in February

Posted 9 April 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for February 2019 showing total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 5.3%, compared to February 2018.

in Air Transport / Features

Iraqi Airways forced to play a waiting game

Posted 8 April 2019

Iraqi Airways is expanding its fleet and aims to grow its route network, but is awaiting indications from the country’s newly installed government as to its future direction. Alan Dron reports.

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Gulf Air Celebrates the one year anniversary of its new brand

Posted 8 April 2019

Gulf Air is celebrating one year since launching its new brand at the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2018.

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Boeing statement on the 737Max situation

Posted 6 April 2019

Boeing has issued a statement regarding the future of the 737Max programme following the preliminary report following last month's crash of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302.

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Emirates Group Security receives appreciation from UK authorities

Posted 1 April 2019

Emirates Group Security, part of the Emirates Group, has been commended by the UK National Crime Agency for its support in fighting organised crime.

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Emirates celebrates the spirit of Africa with latest brand campaign

Posted 29 March 2019

Emirates has launched a pan-African brand advertising campaign that celebrates the talent and achievements of young Africans, taking the message of ‘New Africa’ to the world.

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Gulf Air achieves best seat load factor in five years

Posted 28 March 2019

Gulf Air has achieved its best February results in five years with the highest seat load factor for February since 2014.

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EgyptAir takes delivery of its first 787-9 Dreamliner

Posted 28 March 2019

EgyptAir’s B787-9 Dreamliner arrived today at Cairo International Airport.

in Air Transport / Features

Why Mauritania wants to strike a Paris match

Posted 28 March 2019

Mauritania Airlines is rapidly expanding its route network, but one of the major prizes still remains tantalisingly out of reach. Alan Dron reports.

in Air Transport / Features

We must not loose our free spirit...

Posted 22 March 2019

Fuel prices, the need for infrastructure to keep pace with airline growth, and the dangers of protectionism, were among the topics at the annual meeting of the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) in Cairo. Alan Dron reports.

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Turkish Airlines becomes first airline to use new insurance-backed aircraft financing product

Posted 21 March 2019

Turkish Airlines has become the first airline to use the brand new insurance-backed aircraft financing product “Balthazar” combined with French lease, with the financing of its A321

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Oman Air ranks first in Heathrow Airport’s ‘Fly Quiet and Green’ Q4 2018 league table

Posted 21 March 2019

Oman Air has been recognised as the cleanest and quietest carrier in contributing to the reduction of the noise footprint at UK’s Heathrow Airport, as per the Fly Quiet and Green chart published by

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Qatar Airways reaches significant milestone with delivery of 250th aircraft

Posted 20 March 2019

Qatar Airways is celebrating the arrival of its 250th aircraft, an Airbus A350-900 from Toulouse, France, the latest addition to the group’s growing fleet of passenger, Cargo and executive aircraft.

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Boeing CEO releases a statement on ‘safety’

Posted 19 March 2019

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg has released a message to airlines, passengers and the aviation community following the recent losses of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and Lion Air Flight 610.

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Boeing 737 MAX 8 grounding could impact on international e-commerce and parcels

Posted 18 March 2019

The grounding of the world’s entire Boeing 737 Max 8 fleet could mean delays to overseas freight, warns the international delivery expert ParcelHero.

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Etihad sees improvement in losses but still more than a billion down

Posted 15 March 2019

While Etihad announced some positive indicators in its latest annual results, they came against a backdrop of underlying negatives – principally a loss of $1.28 billion for the year. This was nonetheless a

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Boeing releases statement on 737 MAX operations

Posted 13 March 2019

Boeing has issued a statement on the operations of its 737 MAX aircraft.

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Flydubai grounds its fleet of Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9

Posted 12 March 2019

Following the directive issued by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Flydubai’s fleet of 11 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and two Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft have been grounded.

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Saudia and Etihad see positive results from collaboration

Posted 12 March 2019

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) and the UAE’s Etihad may be seen as fierce rivals, but speaking at the Saudi Airshow today the heads of both airlines said there were clear benefits from working together.

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Syrian soldiering on

Posted 12 March 2019

Syrian Arab Airlines chief executive, Talal Abdulkarim, talks to Martin Rivers about the flag-carrier’s intolerable challenges, and how Russia could help reverse its fortunes.

in Air Transport / Technology

Air Arabia extends relationship with Honeywell in APU deal

Posted 12 March 2019

Honeywell announced an agreement with Air Arabia at the Saudi Airshow today, to extend maintenance services and supply auxiliary power units (APUs) for the airline’s fleet of Airbus A320ceo aircraft.

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Middle East carriers see weak growth in January for passenger demand from previous year

Posted 7 March 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for January 2019 showing traffic (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 6.5% compared

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Gulf Air welcomes second Airbus A320neo to its fleet

Posted 6 March 2019

Gulf Air has welcomed the airline’s second Airbus A320neo to join the fleet, which landed in Bahrain International Airport today.

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Qatar and the European Union initial first Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement

Posted 5 March 2019

The State of Qatar and the European Union initialled a Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement (CATA) in Brussels on Monday 4 March 2019, and signed a Memorandum of Consultations (MoC), which is set to

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Qatar Airways partners with IATA to launch diversity and inclusion awards

Posted 28 February 2019

Qatar Airways is to partner with The International Air Transport Association (IATA) for the launch of the ‘IATA Diversity & Inclusion Awards’, which promote greater gender diversification in the aviation

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IATA: Cooperation key to keeping aviation secure

Posted 28 February 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on industry and governments to work together more closely to keep aviation secure in the face of evolving security threats and the forecast doubling of passenger demand to reach

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Boeing-Embraer partnership receives shareholder approval

Posted 26 February 2019

The proposed strategic partnership between Boeing and Embraer was approved today by Embraer's shareholders during an Extraordinary General Shareholders' Meeting held at the company's headquarters in Brazil.

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IATA releases 2018 airline safety performance results

Posted 21 February 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for the 2018 safety performance of the commercial airline industry showing continuing safety improvements over the long term, but an increase in accidents

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Qatar Airways GCEO welcomes the Doha Declaration

Posted 14 February 2019

Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker has welcomed the publication of the “Doha Declaration”, a manifesto that calls for a radical review of the existing aviation regulatory framework.

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Airbus pulls the plug on A380 as Emirates cancels order

Posted 14 February 2019

Airbus confirmed today that production of the A380 will end in 2021 following the decision by Dubai-based airline Emirates to cancel outstanding orders for the Superjumbo.

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Etihad Airways and Royal Jordanian announce new codeshare partnership

Posted 11 February 2019

Etihad Airways and Royal Jordanian have announced a new codeshare partnership which will provide their customers with greater access to key leisure and business destinations in North Africa, Europe, Canada,

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Attempted hijack on Sudan Airways flight to Cairo

Posted 7 February 2019

Sudan Airways flight 103 was en route from Cairo, Egypt to Khartoum, Sudan, on February 4, when a passenger attempted to enter the flight deck with the aim of hijacking the flight.

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Middle East carriers’ traffic increased 4.2% last year

Posted 7 February 2019

Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for 2018 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by a healthy 6.5% compared to full-year 2017.

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Bombardier Commercial Aircraft officially launches the new CRJ550 aircraft,

Posted 6 February 2019

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has officially launched the new CRJ550 aircraft, the first triple-class 50-seat aircraft in the world.

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Qatar and the European Union conclude negotiations on Air Transport Agreement

Posted 6 February 2019

The European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport, Violeta Bulc, announced that the European Union and the State of Qatar have concluded negotiations for a landmark Comprehensive Air Transport

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Boeing partners with Aerion to accelerate supersonic travel

Posted 5 February 2019

Boeing has announced a partnership with Aerion, a Reno, Nevada-based company pioneering next-generation supersonic aircraft. As part of the agreement, Boeing made a significant investment in Aerion to accelerate

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Emirates forges codeshare partnership with China Southern Airlines

Posted 4 February 2019

Emirates and China Southern Airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to progress a comprehensive reciprocal codeshare agreement, which is set to open up new destinations for passengers travelling

in Air Transport / Route Planning & Tourism

Qatar Airways converts 10 of its 50 A321neo to A321LR

Posted 31 January 2019

Qatar Airways has announced that it will convert 10 of its 50 Airbus A321neo on order to the Airbus A321LR (long range) variant of the A320 family.

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EASA certifies A330neo for “beyond 180 minutes” ETOPS

Posted 28 January 2019

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved the A330-900 for ETOPS (Extended-range Twin engine aircraft Operations) ‘beyond 180 minutes’ diversion time.

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Strata delivers inaugural shipset for World's First Super Versatile Jet

Posted 28 January 2019

Strata Manufacturing, a composite aero structures manufacturing company, wholly-owned by Mubadala Investment Company PJSC, has delivered its first shipset of belly fairings for the PC-24, a twin-engine

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Etihad Airways records successful year for on-time performance

Posted 24 January 2019

Etihad Airways has posted its best December operational on-time performance (OTP) results since 2010, concluding a successful year for its flight operations.

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Gulf Air and Royal Air Maroc sign SPA agreement

Posted 22 January 2019

Gulf Air and Royal Air Maroc recently signed a Special Prorate Agreement (SPA) effective from 22 January 2019.

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Etihad Airways flies the first flight using fuel made in the UAE from plants grown in saltwater

Posted 16 January 2019

The Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC), a non-profit entity established by Masdar Institute that is part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology, has

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Emirates and Flydubai continue to expand partnership

Posted 16 January 2019

The strategic partnership between Dubai’s two airlines, Emirates and Flydubai, continues to grow since its launch 14 months ago as it adds new codeshare destinations in 2019.

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Qatar Airways official airline partner for the Qatar-India Year of Culture 2019

Posted 14 January 2019

Qatar Airways is the Official Airline Partner for the Qatar-India Year of Culture 2019, marking the beginning of a year-long collaboration

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Emirates announces network updates for 2019

Posted 14 January 2019

Emirates has announced adjustments to its operational schedules in 2019 to minimise the impact of the closure of Dubai International Airport’s Southern Runway in April and May 2019, and to respond to global travel demand trends. The airline

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Middle East carriers saw a 2.8% demand increase in November

Posted 10 January 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced healthy but moderating global passenger traffic results for November 2018.

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Syphax Airlines secures new AOC

Posted 9 January 2019

Tunisia’s Syphax Airlines has secured a new Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) from the Tunisian civil aviation authority, reports ch-aviation.

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Rolls-Royce to build all-electric aircraft

Posted 8 January 2019

Rolls-Royce has taken on the challenge to build the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft.

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Gulf Air launches boutique business model concept

Posted 7 January 2019

Gulf Air has revealed its business plans for 2019 to internal and external stakeholders during its commercial conference held in Manama, Bahrain, as part of its ongoing commitment to strengthen its position as a national asset to the

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ATR and Avation confirm order for eight ATR 72-600s

Posted 3 January 2019

Avation PLC, a commercial passenger aircraft leasing company, and ATR have confirmed Avation has entered into an options exercise to acquire a further eight new ATR 72-600 aircraft for scheduled deliveries between 2020 and 2022.

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Aviation Safety Network reports increase in fatal air accidents

Posted 2 January 2019

The Aviation Safety Network (ASN), the Dutch-based exclusive service of the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) has released its 2018 airliner accident statistics showing a total of 15 fatal airliner accidents, resulting

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Qatar grows its stake in China Southern Airlines

Posted 2 January 2019

Qatar Airways has upped its stake in China Southern Airlines to 5%, the Diha based group said this morning. It completed the on-market purchase of the shares on December 28.

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A race against Trump...

Posted 2 January 2019

A last-gasp ferry flight before the United States re-imposed economic sanctions increased Iran Air’s fleet of modern regional aircraft by five machines. But, asks Alan Dron, how are they faring in service?

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GCAA signs protocol to amend agreement of offences and acts committed on board aircraft

Posted 1 January 2019

Fahad Saeed Al Raqbani, UAE’s Ambassador to Canada has signed the protocol for Amending the Agreement Concerning Offences and Acts Committed on Board Aircraft approved in Montreal, Canada.

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Four people killed in helicopter crash in the UAE

Posted 31 December 2018

The National Search and Rescue Center in Ras Al Khaimah announced over the weekend that four people were killed in the helicopter crash, which took place during a search and rescue operation near Jebel Jais in the UAE.

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A319neo with CFM LEAP-1A engines wins type Certification from FAA and EASA

Posted 27 December 2018

The A319neo powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines has achieved joint Type Certification from both the US FAA and European EASA airworthiness authorities. This means that now all three aircraft

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Flyadeal sign commitment for up to 50 737 MAX Jets

Posted 21 December 2018

Boeing and Flyadeal have announced the Middle East carrier is growing its fleet with the 737 MAX to take advantage of the airplane's fuel efficiency, range and passenger comforts. The airline committed to ordering 30 airplanes with

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Emirates and South African Airways expand commercial relationship

Posted 19 December 2018

Emirates and South African Airways (SAA)are expanding their commercial relationship with enhancements to a codeshare agreement, opening up new destinations for both SAA and Emirates customers.

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New 787-9 joins Oman Air fleet

Posted 18 December 2018

Oman Air has taken delivery of its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner that it has on order for 2018. This comes at a time when the airline is continuing its trajectory of rapid growth and expansion.

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Qatar Airways GCEO hosts roundtable with global media to discuss airline’s expansion plans

Posted 18 December 2018

Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, hosted a media roundtable with global media to discuss the airline’s rapid expansion plans during Qatar’s annual Doha Forum

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Why Etihad turned tail on partnerships

Posted 14 December 2018

Etihad Airways is looking closer to home for growth as it plots a new course following major problems at some of its equity partner airlines. Alan Dron reports.

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Emirates takes delivery of its last Boeing 777-300ER aircraft

Posted 14 December 2018

Emirates has received the final Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on its order books.

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Rolls-Royce signs TotalCare contract for MEA aircraft

Posted 12 December 2018

As part of its widebody fleet renewal, the Lebanese carrier Middle East Airlines – Air Liban (MEA) has decided to purchase four new and two option Airbus A330-900neo powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines due to deliver in 2021.

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Home-grown growth

Saudi low-cost carrier, Flyadeal, is so busy coping with a flood of domestic traffic that it has had to postpone the start of international services, says its CEO. Alan Dron reports.

Emirates marks fleet renewal milestones

Emirates is marking its ‘significant’ fleet renewal with the complete reconfiguration of all 10 Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, and the last two Boeing 777-300 Classic aircraft retiring from fleet.

Boeing has released a statement on 737 MAX certification

Boeing has completed development of the updated software for the 737 MAX, along with associated simulator testing and the company’s engineering test flight.

Gulf Air and Oman Air strengthen and expand codeshare agreement

Gulf Air and Oman Air have expanded their existing codeshare agreement allowing passengers to benefit from the outstanding products and services offered by the two airlines. This will extend travel opportunities to fly beyond Muscat

Maltese ready to cross a new bridge

Libyan-owned Medavia has a varied business model encompassing charter operations, wet-leasing, and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services at its Malta hub. Now chief executive, Rammah Ettir, is looking to add scheduled

Middle East carriers’ passenger demand fell 3.0% in March

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for March 2019 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 3.1%, compared to the same month a year ago,

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