Category: Middle East

BOC Aviation Delivers 3 Boeing 737 NG to SpiceJet

Reading Time: 1 minute BOC Aviation, aircraft leasing company, announced that it has delivered three Boeing 737-800 NG planes to a major Indian airline, SpiceJet. Indian aviation is growing rapidly, thus, the airline which operates 569 average daily flights is “well-placed to capitalise on this trend”. Here the new aircraft powered by CFM56 engines will supplement the fleet of […]

Aircraft Ground Handling System Market to Reach $190bn by 2025

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Aircraft Ground Handling System Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $130 billion to over $190 billion by 2025; as reported in the latest study by Global Market Insights, Inc. Improving airport infrastructure services and technological advancement to reduce the delay in operations will drive the aircraft ground […]

INTERESTING | Best and Worst Airports for 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever travelled to/from Hamad International Airport in Qatar or have you ever set foot in Lisbon Portela Airport? These are two airports that appeared to top and conclude the list of the ranked airports by AirHelp. So which is evaluated the best and which has the lowest score? AirHelp assessed 133 world’s airports […]

Language of the Sky: Learn the Secret

Reading Time: 4 minutes The language used in the cockpit sounds technical and only aviation professionals understand it. Pilots communicate with each other and air traffic control in English, regardless of their own native language or any other languages they speak. Aviation English is in some ways a separate language compared to the one spoken on the ground. Therefore, […]

INTERESTING | Best and Worst Airlines for 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you are planning your summer holidays and considering which airline to choose or not to choose for your journey, do not bother yourself with additional googling, the answer is here. The best and the worst airlines to fly with in 2019 have been revealed by AirHelp, AirHelp ranked 72 carriers according to the level […]

Spicejet Boeing 737 Overruns Runway on Landing

Reading Time: 1 minute A Spicejet Boeing 737-800, performing flight SG-946 from Delhi to Shirdi (India) with 164 people on board, landed on Shirdi’s runway 09 but overran the end of the runway (runway length 2500 meters/8200 feet) and came to a stop with all gear on soft ground. There were no injuries, the damage to the aircraft is […]

Airblue Airbus A320 Experiences Runway Excursion

Reading Time: 1 minute An Airblue Airbus A320-200, registration AP-EDA performing flight PA-613 from Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) to Peshawar (Pakistan) with 150 people on board, landed on Peshawar’s runway 35 with a delay of approximately 11 hours. Veered temporarily to the right edge of the runway, veered back to the left edge of the runway, returned to the […]

Air Mauritius Takes Delivery of its First A330neo

Reading Time: 1 minute Air Mauritius has taken delivery of its first A330-900, on lease from ALC during a ceremony held in Toulouse. The national carrier of the Republic of Mauritius is the first A330neo operator based in the southern hemisphere, and the first airline in the world to operate a combination of both the A330neo and A350 XWB. […]

Jet Airways Suspends Flight Operations

Reading Time: 2 minutes Jet Airways, a major Indian international airline, announced temporary suspending operations. On its website the airline said: “It is with deep sadness and with a heavy heart that we would like to share with you that, effective immediately, Jet Airways will be suspending all its domestic and international operations. Late last night we were informed […]

Air Arabia Welcomes the First A321neo LR to Its Fleet

Reading Time: 1 minute Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC), received its first Airbus (A321neo Long Range). The aircraft flew nonstop from Airbus’s facility in Hamburg to Sharjah International Airport. Air Arabia is the first Middle Eastern airline to operate the A321neo LR and this delivery is the first of six […]