Category: Middle East

REVEALED | Least Safe Airlines for 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute In the wake of frequent media blows on technical malfunctions of aircraft, although rare but fatal accidents, especially the crash of Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 which took the lives of 189 people in October 2018, safety of air travel has come into even a greater focus. Nevertheless, while in the recently released Preliminary […]

#AVGEEK | World’s Safest Airlines 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute SAFETY FIRST! This is the most commonly used slogan across the aviation industry. Regardless the type of activity in aviation, nothing is more important than safe travel from the point A to the point B. Which one is the safest? According to AirlineRatings.com, the safest airline for 2019 is Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia. […]

Qatar Airways Buys a Slice of China’s Aviation Market

Reading Time: 1 minute Qatar Airways Group Q.C.S.C. (“Qatar Airways”) announced that acquisition of 5% of China Southern Airlines comes as a part of its strategy to invest in the strongest airlines around the world and continue enhancing operations and network connectivity. CEO of the airline sees the acquisition as an investment offering “massive potential”. The Chinese airline is […]

EASA: Dramatic Increase in Aircraft Crash Fatalities over 2018

Reading Time: 1 minute The year 2017 entered history as the safest in commercial aviation ever with only 50 fatalities out of 4.1 billion passengers. Tragically, 2018 resulted in 530 fatalities in 11 deadly accidents. 2018 has become the worst in terms of fatalities in commercial aviation since 2015. Talking about Europe, EASA Preliminary Safety Review 2018 revealed that […]

Fatal Crash: Helicopter Crashed and Burst into Flames

Reading Time: 1 minute Three Emiratis and a foreigner were killed in the helicopter crash, which took place during a search and rescue operation near Jebel Jais. According to the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the Agusta 139 helicopter was conducting a search and rescue mission near Jebel Jais, the UAE’s highest mountain, when the incident took place at […]

flyadeal Signs Commitment for Up to 50 737 MAX Jets

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing and flyadeal announced the Middle East carrier is growing its fleet with the 737 MAX to take advantage of the airplane’s fuel efficiency, range and passenger comforts. flyadeal, a subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Airlines, offers affordable flights within Saudi Arabia. The airline committed to ordering 30 airplanes with options for 20 more in a […]

Etihad Aviation Training Receives EASA Certification

Reading Time: 1 minute Etihad Aviation Training, part of Etihad Aviation Group, has accomplished the significant milestone of becoming the first full European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Approved Training Organisation (ATO) for the transport category in the United Arab Emirates.  This significant achievement reinforces the organisation’s position as a world-class aviation training centre, located in the Middle East. The […]

Last Boeing 777-300ER Aircraft Joins Emirates Fleet

Reading Time: 1 minute Emirates celebrated an important fleet milestone with the delivery of the final Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on its order books. A6-EQP is the 190th Boeing 777 aircraft to be delivered to Emirates, the world’s largest operator of Boeing 777 aircraft and also the only airline in the world to have operated all the six variants of […]

Prior Preparation – a Key to Healthy Pilot Life

Reading Time: 4 minutes Each industry has its own health risks that we need to be aware of. However, we all can take the necessary precautions in order to minimize or to avoid those risks. In the aviation industry, pilots face a number of physical problems. Good news is that most of pilots’ health problems can be reduced with […]

Flying Big: To Be a Wide-Body Aircraft Pilot or Not?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Enormous wide-body aircraft take everyone’s attention at the airport. Even pilots are impressed by their size. The majority of them have been dreaming of becoming captains of the wide-body aircraft since they started studying at aviation academy or even before that. The growing demand for passenger flights leads airlines to expand their fleet with the […]