Category: Middle East

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 […]

Newest Airbus A321XLR Goes Viral: Orders Springing Up

Reading Time: 3 minutes Airbus has been shaking the ground of Paris Air Show 2019 since the first day, when it officially launched its long-anticipated Airbus A321 Extra-Long Range aircraft, with a service entry planned in 2023. Through the three days of the event, Airbus succeeded in securing already 201 orders for its latest revolution. Or to be more […]

Skytrax Names Best Airlines for 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute For the 19th yaerSkytrax, the Oscars of the aviation industry, has held a World Airline Awards ceremony to name the best carriers of 2019. 21.65 million eligible survey entries were counted to choose from over 300 airlines TOP ones. In 2019, the title of World’s Best Airline went to Qatar Airways, which held this title […]

CFM International Lands $20 Billion Deal with IndiGo

Reading Time: 1 minute CFM International and IndiGo, one of the largest Indian airlines, announced about the $20 billion deal for LEAP-1A engines to power 280 Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft. The contract also includes spare engines and an overhaul support agreement. IndiGo has been a CFM customer since 2016 and currently operates a fleet of 17 A320ceo aircraft […]

Spicejet Boeing 737 Bursts Tyre on Departure

Reading Time: 1 minute A Spicejet Boeing 737-800, registration VT-SLI performing flight SG-58 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Jaipur (India) with 189 people on board, departed Dubai’s runway 30R but burst the inboard right main tyre. The aircraft continued to Jaipur, performed a low approach to Jaipur’s runway 27 about 2:55 hours after departure and landed safely on […]

Pilot-Hungry Airlines Struggle with Global Pilot Shortage

Reading Time: 4 minutes Airlines are facing an increasing pilot shortage worldwide. As a result, they are grounding the aircraft and cancelling flights around the globe. What is the real situation? IndiGo, which is India’s largest passenger airline, grounded 10 Airbus A320-neo aircraft and cancels 30 flights per day due to several reasons including pilot shortage. In addition to […]

Jet Airways Collapse Leaves a Gap within Indian Aviation Market

Reading Time: 2 minutes After Jet Airways, a major Indian international airline, announced about the suspension of its operations in April, 2019, the Indian aviation market has been given a little shake. Now the market need to adapt accordingly to fill in the gap on the international and domestic routes arena.  Indian aviation market is among the fastest growing […]

Airlines to Face the Worst Year Since 2014

Reading Time: 1 minute Rising fuel prices and issues with global trade are greatly weakening the business environment for airlines, IATA announced. According to forecast, “in 2019 overall costs are expected to grow by 7.4%, outpacing a 6.5% rise in revenues. As a result, net margins are expected to be squeezed to 3.2% (from 3.7% in 2018)”. “Margins are […]