Tag: Gulf Air

Gulf Air Pilots Set to Train at Etihad Aviation Training

Etihad Aviation Training (EAT) has signed a contract with Gulf Air to offer full flight simulator training to Gulf Air’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner pilots. The contract strengthens the ties between Etihad Aviation Group and Gulf Air following the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two companies at the Bahrain International Airshow in November. As […]

Gulf Air and CFM: Over $1Bn Worth Agreement for LEAP-1A Support

Middle East airline Gulf Air and CFM International signed a long-term agreement for the maintenance of the airline’s LEAP-1A engines. The agreement is valued at just over US $ 1 billion at list price. Under the terms of this 10-year Rate per Flight Hour agreement, which covers a total of 65 LEAP-1A engines that the […]

Gulf Air Becomes the First National Carrier to Fly the A320neo in the Region

Gulf Air, the flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, took delivery of its first A320neo. The aircraft, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, made its maiden journey from Toulouse to Bahrain, landing at the Bahrain International Airport. The aircraft is the first of the 29 A320neo Family aircraft ordered during the 2016 Bahrain International Airshow. […]

Gulf Air Recognised For Top On Time Performance Across the United Arab Emirates

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, has been recognised for its On Time Performance across the United Arab Emirates. The airline was awarded by Dubai airports for its 2017 OTP category A (2000 +movement) at the second annual Airline Excellence Awards held at Park Hyatt – Dubai this year. Alongside this, Gulf Air […]

‘New Era’ Gulf Carriers Look To Join Aviation Alliances

Two of the Gulf’s resurgent carriers have said they are looking at the possibility of cooperation with other airlines including joining alliances in an attempt to stem losses and reinvent their business models. In an interview with Abu Dhabi daily The National last week, Etihad Aviation Group CEO Tony Douglas, who took over in January, […]

Boeing Delivers First 787 Dreamliner for Gulf Air

Boeing and Gulf Air celebrated the delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner for the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The airplane also debuts the carrier’s new livery. “This delivery is a historic moment for Gulf Air and Bahrain and yet another important step in our strategic direction towards furthering Gulf Air’s fleet modernization […]

Gulf Air Signs $1.9 Billion LEAP Engine Deal

Bahrain’s national carrier has signed a $1.9 billion agreement with engine-maker CFM International for 58 LEAP-1A engines. The engines will power 17 Airbus A321neo and 12 A320neo aircraft while 7 additional will serve as spares to support Gulf Air’s operations. The firm engine order comes after the Manama-based airline placed an order for Airbus’ A320 […]

Gulf Air Flight Carrying 219 Passengers Makes Emergency Landing

A Gulf Air flight carrying 219 people to Bahrain landed safely in the Philippine capital Friday after turning back because of a heat-damaged engine. The Airbus 330-200 ignited a grass fire at the edge of the runway as it took off and smoke was seen inside the cabin after the plane was airborne, said Ma. […]

Gulf Air Extends MRO Agreement With JorAMCo

Gulf Air, has signed a three-year extension of its MRO agreement with JorAMCo under which the Jordanian company will provide Bahrain’s national carrier with heavy maintenance checks for its current fleet of 28 aircraft – A330s, A320-ERs, A320s and A321s. All maintenance will be performed in JorAMCo’s regional MRO facility at Queen Alia International Airport, […]