Category: Middle East

Turkish Airlines Enjoys Record Q3 Profit Figures

Turkish Airlines has soared back into profitability with $939 million in the third quarter taking the year to date profit to $956 million. The third quarter figures are a record for the Istanbul carrier. The successful 3rd quarter marked a 23 percent increase on total revenues compared to the same period of 2016, reaching USD […]

IATA Urges Swift GASeP Implementation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged the swift implementation by states of the first Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP) which was established this week by the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). “Flying is secure, but it is also clear that aviation faces security challenges. GASeP has the potential to strengthen security […]

Rolls-Royce Welcomes EgyptAir as New Trent 1000 Operator

Rolls-Royce has welcomed EgyptAir as a new Trent 1000 engine operator, following its decision to lease six Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft from AerCap. The aircraft will be powered by the latest version of the Trent 1000, the Trent 1000 TEN (Thrust, Efficiency and New Technology). This engine incorporates technologies from the Trent XWB and Advance […]

This is Airbus Largest Single Announcement Ever

Airbus and Indigo Partners’ four portfolio airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the purchase by the four airlines of 430 additional A320neo Family aircraft. The aircraft will be allocated among the ultra low-cost airlines Frontier Airlines (United States), JetSMART (Chile), Volaris (Mexico) and Wizz Air (Hungary) upon the completion of final purchase agreements […]

Boeing and flydubai Sign Historic Deal for 225 737 MAX Airplanes

Boeing and flydubai signed a landmark agreement today for 225 737 MAX airplanes with a list price value of $27 billion. The deal represents the largest-ever single-aisle jet order – by number of airplanes and total value – from a Middle East carrier. Signed at the 2017 Dubai Airshow in flydubai’s hometown, the agreement includes […]

Dubai Airport Eyes 118 Million Passengers by 2023

Smart solutions that make passenger journey seamless and more enjoyable are key to Dubai Airports’ plan to increase capacity to 118 million passengers by 2023. Delivering the keynote address at the inaugural “Airport Solutions Dubai” at the Dubai Airshow, Jamal Al Hai, Member of Federal Council and Deputy Chairman of Dubai Airports, said the airport […]

EgyptAir Commits to 24 Bombardier CS300s

EgyptAir has signed a letter of intent for up to 24 Bombardier CS300s at the Dubai Air Show. Twelve of the aircraft will be turned into a firm order and the remaining 12 are purchase rights. Bombardier Commercial Aircraft president Fred Cromer expects the order to be made firm by the end of this year. […]

Pilots Haven’t Ever Been Able to ‘Replay’ Their Landings, Until Now

Video of a recent landing in Sao Paolo went viral as an aircraft, billowed by gale force cross-winds, was forced to abort a landing attempt despite touching down on the runway with its rear wheels. Unfortunately, that video would be the only time the pilot operating that particular flight would be able to see himself land. […]

Boeing Forecasts $730 Billion Market for New Airplanes in Middle East

Boeing forecasts that airlines in the Middle East will need 3,350 new airplanes over the next 20 years, valued at an estimated $730 billion. Boeing presented its 2017 Current Market Outlook (CMO) for the region during the Dubai Airshow. “Traffic growth in the Middle East is expected to grow at 5.6 percent annually during the […]

Saudia Cargo Airlines Suffered Runway Excursion on Takeoff

MyCargo Airlines Boeing 747-400 freighter on behalf of Saudia Cargo Airlines, performing freight flight from Maastricht to Jeddah, was accelerating for takeoff when the crew rejected takeoff at low speed and deployed the thrust reversers. The aircraft veered right off the runway and came to a stop with all gear on soft ground to the […]