Category: Middle East

ICAO Safety Report Confirms 2017 as Aviation’s Safest Year

In 2017, there were 4.1 billion passengers travelling by air worldwide on scheduled commercial services. Tragically, these flights resulted in 50 fatalities. Nonetheless, this rate of 12.2 fatalities per billion passengers represents the safest year ever on the record for aviation. The number of fatal accidents also decreased, to 5 from 7 in 2016, which […]

Emirates Flight Quarantined: 10 Passengers Transported to Hospital

Upon landing, the aircraft was met by officials from the Port Authority Police and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Emirates Flight 203 has been quarantined after arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), as reported by the New York Mayor’s office. 100 people were reported to feeling ill with symptoms of coughing […]

Etihad Airways Airbus A330 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

An Etihad Airways Airbus A330-200, performing flight from Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) to Jakarta (Indonesia), engine shut down in flight. Aircraft was in the initial climb out of Abu Dhabi’s runway 13R when the right hand engine (Trent 772) emitted a loud bang prompting the crew to stop the climb at 3500 feet and […]

US Flying Taxi Firm Conducts Trial in Dubai

US-based flying taxi firm Vimana Global has conducted a prototype trial of its autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) in Dubai prior to its launch in the emirate, its CEO has said. “We are at the starting point of the mutual collaboration including feasibility study with the local authorities in Dubai to undertake and deploy blockchain aerospace […]

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. […]

Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 777 Experiences Engine Failure

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Boeing 777-300, performing Hajj flight from Lahore (Pakistan) to Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) with 395 people on board, was accelerating for takeoff from Lahore when an engine failed prompting the crew to reject takeoff. The aircraft came to a stop with four blown of six left main tyres. A replacement Boeing […]

Saudi Arabia Suspends Flights To Toronto Due to Deteriorating Diplomatic Relations

Saudia, the national carrier of Saudi Arabia, has declared that it would be suspending flights in and out of Toronto from the 13 August. Announced over Saudia’s official Twitter account, the development is the latest in the deteriorating diplomatic relations between Canada and Saudi Arabia. As part of the ongoing row, Saudi Arabia has recalled […]

Jet Airways Boeing 737 Veered Right off the Taxiway

A Jet Airways Boeing 737-800, performing flight from Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) to Mumbai (India) with 141 passengers and 7 crew, lined up with taxiway and commenced takeoff when the aircraft rejected takeoff, the aircraft veered right off the taxiway. The airline reported the aircraft rejected takeoff and departed the runway, everybody was evacuated. There were […]

Qatar Airways to Add A350-1000 to JFK Route

Qatar Airways will add its Airbus A350-1000 to the New York JFK route starting 28 October 2018, the airline’s first commercial route to the U.S. operated with this state-of-the-art aircraft. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are thrilled to introduce the A350-1000 on flights to and from JFK, one of […]

Flydubai Flight Delayed By Intoxicated Pilot

A flydubai flight from Kathmandu to Dubai was delayed for nearly 12 hours after a pilot was suspected by a colleague of being under the influence of alcohol when reporting for duty. In a statement, flydubai said the pilot was scheduled to operate from the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu to Dubai. “Flydubai has a zero […]