Category: Middle East

Revealed: Best Airports in Terms of Wellness

Reading Time: 1 minute Netflights.com, a part of the Gold Medal Travel Group, has ranked 25 world’s busiest airports to find out which is the best in terms of wellness. In most cases airports are associated with stress, hurry, endless checks, etc. Nevertheless, nowadays the scope of activities and things to see/do/enjoy at airport has extend far beyond passport […]

Grounding of Boeing 737 MAX: Current Situation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Global concerns are growing about the safety of Boeing 737 MAX. It seems that US planemaker is having a torrid time. Lion Air 737 MAX 8 crash that killed 189 people followed by the recent Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 fatal accident that took lives of 157 fliers have greatly reduced reliability of the Boeing […]

Air Freight Makes Weak Start to 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased 1.8% in January 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This was the worst performance in the last three years. Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), rose by […]

Vietjet Air Finalizes $5.3 Billion CFM LEAP-1B Engine Order

Reading Time: 1 minute Vietnam’s VietJet Air and CFM International have finalized an agreement for the airline to purchase 200 LEAP-1B engines to power 100 additional Boeing 737 MAX airplanes announced earlier, along with an extension of airline’s current Rate Per Flight Hour (RPFH) agreement to include the new engines. The agreement, which includes 15 spare engines, is valued […]

Leasing Problems at Jet Airways: 21 Aircraft Grounded

Reading Time: 1 minute Financial problems at India’s Jet Airways has now resulted in 21 of its predominantly leased fleet of 119 aircraft grounded through payment default to leasing companies. This figure does not include aircraft which have been grounded for maintenance purposes. Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways holds a 24 percent stake in the beleaguered carrier. With an increasing […]

Istanbul New Airport: Full Opening Delayed Again

Reading Time: 1 minute Full opening of the Istanbul’s new airport, which aims to become the busiest in the world, has been delayed again. This time until 7 April 2019. Although official opening of the airport took place already last year, in the end of October 2018, the facility is not fully operable yet. Initially the airport was set […]

IATA Releases 2018 Airline Safety Performance

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for the 2018 safety performance of the commercial airline industry showing continuing safety improvements over the long term, but an increase in accidents compared to 2017. The all accident rate (measured in accidents per 1 million flights) was 1.35, which was the equivalent of one accident for […]

Turkmenistan Airlines Asks for Help over Safety Improvements

Reading Time: 1 minute Turkmenistan Airlines has commissioned Lufthansa Consulting to help the central Asian country’s flag carrier raise its safety performance levels to satisfy the Third Country Operators (TCO) EU Safety Authorisations for foreign air operators – known as the EASA TCO qualification. The airline experienced difficulties in satisfying the relevant EASA requirements and, for safety reasons, was […]

Iran Aseman ATR 72 Crash: Human Error?

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Civil Aviation Organization of Islamic Republic of Iran investigating the crash of Iran Aseman ATR 72-212 has released  an interim report on the causes of the fatal accident, which took the lives of 60 passengers as well as 6 crew members on 18 February 2018. According to the document, many causes contributed to the crash, […]

Safran to Support Indian Aviation With a New Plant

Reading Time: 1 minute Safran Aircraft Engines announced the plan to set up a new plant in India to produce parts for the LEAP engine from CFM International. Engines manufacturer sees this step as a significant investment in a rapidly developing Indian aviation. According to Safran’s statement, the company is determined to invest 36 million euros in a new […]