Category: Middle East

Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 777 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute A PIA Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 777-200 was climbing out of Lahore’s runway 36R when the crew received a fire warning for the left hand engine (GE90). The crew stopped the climb at about 4,500 feet, worked the related checklists shutting the engine down and discharging the fire suppression, and returned to Lahore for a […]

India to Follow EASA by Making Own Boeing 737 MAX Checks

Reading Time: 1 minute The Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is determined to follow the example of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and make its own validation of the Boeing 737 MAX to fly in India after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) clears it for take-off, Bloomberg reported citing the person closely related to the […]

Emirates Starts Tidying up Its Fleet: From Boeing 777-300 to A380

Reading Time: 2 minutes Emirates is one of only several airlines on the globe operating exclusively widebody fleet. It is the biggest operator of Boeing 777 and Airbus A380 aircraft. And there has come a time for little changes. Last week the carrier announced about the retirement of its last Boeing 777-300 (not extended range) that had been supporting […]

Which Airlines Are Still Flying Iconic Airbus A380?

Reading Time: 7 minutes The Airbus A380. The superjumbo. The giant. The icon of modern aviation. Whatever you call it, it is still world’s biggest commercial aircraft ever built. It is an eye-catching flying object for those not related to aviation. It is a breathtaking experience for ordinary flyers travelling with the A380. It is a spectacular view for […]

IndiGo Chooses Training Partner for Its Cadet Pilot Program

Reading Time: 1 minute IndiGo, an Indian low-cost airline, announced it has chosen Insight Aviation as a partner for selection and training of future IndiGo pilots. The largest airline in India by passengers carried and fleet size as of June 2019, IndiGo is actively getting ready to meet further fleet growth with a sufficient number of professionals. According to […]

How Your Heavy Coat Can Cut Airline’s Profit?

Reading Time: 2 minutes It is a well known fact that aviation business is an expensive pleasure. In order not to lose their space in the market by constantly increasing ticket prices, airlines take a different route and shift their focus on reducing operational costs to increase their profit. Probably the best known example of incredible savings achieved by […]

Pakistan International Airlines ATR-42 Overruns Runway on Landing

Reading Time: 1 minute A PIA Pakistan International Airlines Avions de Transport Regional ATR-42-500, registration AP-BHP performing flight PK-605 from Islamabad to Gilgit (Pakistan) with 53 people on board, experienced runway excursion. The aircraft landed on Gilgit’s runway 25 but overran the end of the runway and subsequently skidded sidewards off the runway coming to a stop past the […]

Qatar Airways Goes for 18 Gulfstream Aircraft Worth $1 Billion

Reading Time: 1 minute The national carrier of the State of Qatar, placed an order for 18 Gulfstream aircraft worth over $1 billion. For 14 Gulfstream G650ER and four Gulfstream G500. Qatar Airways currently operates a fleet of 18 rivate jets, including six Gulfstream G650ERs, four Gulfstream G500s, three Bombardier Challenger 605s, four Global 5000s and one Global XRS. […]

Qatar Airways Shakes the Ground with Multi-Billion Agreements

Reading Time: 1 minute Rapidly growing its operations and expanding fleet capabilities, Qatar Airways has struck multiple deals again. An order for five Boeing 777 Freighters and several agreements with GE Aviation. Five more Freighters for air cargo operations Qatar Airways purchased to better serve more than 60 global destinations and supplement the current fleet of 23 cargo planes, […]

Boeing Loses Major Deal for up to 50 Struggling MAX Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute flyadeal, Saudi Arabia’s low-cost carrier, announced plans for an all-Airbus fleet in the future meaning that an order placed for up to 50 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in December is about to be cancelled. The low-cost airline which commenced its operations just in 2017 said it has moved forward with an order for 30 Airbus […]