Category: Middle East

TOP 5 World’s Largest Aviation Markets

Reading Time: 4 minutes In the next 20 years, a large portion of the development in the worldwide aviation market will originate from the Asia-Pacific locale, which will represent 55 percent, while the expansion from China will represent 28 percent in the Asia-Pacific. The quickly developing aviation market will add strain to the airport structure. Among the world’s leading […]

Aeroflot Group Airline to Acquire Five Dash 8-400 Turboprops

Reading Time: 2 minutes Aurora, Aeroflot Group’s Far Eastern regional airline, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to purchase five Dash 8-400 turboprops from De Havilland Canada. The arrangement was announced on November 19, during the 2019 Dubai Airshow. The Sakhalin-based regional carrier which currently operates ten Dash 8 aircraft, including five Dash 8-400, three Dash 8-300 and […]

Boeing 787: Once a Troubled Child – Now a Chance of Survival

Reading Time: < 1 minute While Boeing 737 MAX is grounded and comes under close scrutiny, while Boeing 737 NG aircraft is dealing with some problems related to the cracks on the “pickle fork” structure, Boeing 787 program comes with a help. During Dubai Airshow 2019 the Dreamliner program has already secured over 30 orders. What once seemed to be […]

Airbus Secures Nearly 200 Orders for Its Aircraft in One Day

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus is enjoying a growing demand for its aircraft programs during Dubai Airshow 2019. During 18th November the European planemaker announced two major deals with world’s leading airlines: Emirates and Air Arabia. Emirates is a long-standing Airbus customer which operates the biggest Airbus A380 fleet in the world. The airline has 112 Airbus A380s, these […]

Boeing Hit with Another Crisis: What Is Going on with 737 NG Aircraft?

Reading Time: 3 minutes While Boeing is making all the efforts to resolve already the eight-months long crisis with 737 MAX aircraft, yet another crisis with another popular Boeing aircraft program is sparking off. The planemaker is back in the spotlight again for safety issues among its older 737 planes. First of all, let’s understand which models of Boeing […]

Etihad and Air Arabia to Establish First Abu Dhabi-Based Low-Cost Carrier

Reading Time: < 1 minute Operating out of Abu Dhabi International Airport, a new airline dubbed “Air Arabia Abu Dhabi” is being set up through a joint venture between fellow Abu Dhabi-based carriers Etihad Airways (Etihad) and Air Arabia. “This exciting partnership supports our transformation programme and will offer our guests a new option for low-cost travel to and from […]

Beloved Qantas 747 Becomes Rolls-Royce Flying Testbed

Reading Time: 3 minutes A much-loved Qantas passenger aircraft retired from commercial service this weekend to begin life as a Rolls-Royce flying testbed. The aircraft will be used to test current and future jet engine technology that will transform flight, reduce emissions and set new benchmarks for efficiency. The Boeing 747-400 – with the registration of VH-OJU – has […]

US-China Trade War Weighs Heavily on Air Cargo

Reading Time: < 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), contracted by 3.9% in August 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the tenth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes, the longest period since the global financial crisis […]

Turbulence Injures 11 on Emirates Boeing 777-300 Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute An Emirates Boeing 777-300, registration A6-EBU performing flight EK-450 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Denpasar (Indonesia) with 326 people on board, was enroute at FL350 about 40nm west of Singapore (Singapore) when the aircraft encountered clear air turbulence causing an altitude deviation of about 100 feet. Denpasar Airport confirmed the aircraft encountered clear air […]

Saudi Arabian Airlines Welcomes Its First Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing delivered to Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA) its first 787-10 Dreamliner, which will play a key role in the airline’s fleet and network expansion. The largest member of the Dreamliner family sets the benchmark for fuel efficiency and operating economics and will complement SAUDIA’s fleet of 787-9. In addition to the 787-10, SAUDIA operates 13 […]