Category: Middle East

Boeing Hit with Another Crisis: What Is Going on with 737 NG Aircraft?

Reading Time: 3 minutes While Boeing is making all the efforts to resolve already the eight-months long crisis with 737 MAX aircraft, yet another crisis with another popular Boeing aircraft program is sparking off. The planemaker is back in the spotlight again for safety issues among its older 737 planes. First of all, let’s understand which models of Boeing […]

Etihad and Air Arabia to Establish First Abu Dhabi-Based Low-Cost Carrier

Reading Time: 1 minute Operating out of Abu Dhabi International Airport, a new airline dubbed “Air Arabia Abu Dhabi” is being set up through a joint venture between fellow Abu Dhabi-based carriers Etihad Airways (Etihad) and Air Arabia. “This exciting partnership supports our transformation programme and will offer our guests a new option for low-cost travel to and from […]

Beloved Qantas 747 Becomes Rolls-Royce Flying Testbed

Reading Time: 3 minutes A much-loved Qantas passenger aircraft retired from commercial service this weekend to begin life as a Rolls-Royce flying testbed. The aircraft will be used to test current and future jet engine technology that will transform flight, reduce emissions and set new benchmarks for efficiency. The Boeing 747-400 – with the registration of VH-OJU – has […]

US-China Trade War Weighs Heavily on Air Cargo

Reading Time: 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), contracted by 3.9% in August 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the tenth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes, the longest period since the global financial crisis […]

Turbulence Injures 11 on Emirates Boeing 777-300 Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute An Emirates Boeing 777-300, registration A6-EBU performing flight EK-450 from Dubai (United Arab Emirates) to Denpasar (Indonesia) with 326 people on board, was enroute at FL350 about 40nm west of Singapore (Singapore) when the aircraft encountered clear air turbulence causing an altitude deviation of about 100 feet. Denpasar Airport confirmed the aircraft encountered clear air […]

Saudi Arabian Airlines Welcomes Its First Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing delivered to Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA) its first 787-10 Dreamliner, which will play a key role in the airline’s fleet and network expansion. The largest member of the Dreamliner family sets the benchmark for fuel efficiency and operating economics and will complement SAUDIA’s fleet of 787-9. In addition to the 787-10, SAUDIA operates 13 […]

IATA Launches Gender Diversity Campaign

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched the 25by2025 Campaign—an airline industry initiative to advance gender diversity in the airline industry by 2025. The 25by2025 Campaign is a voluntary commitment by participating IATA member airlines. Key among the commitments of airlines participating in the 25by2025 Campaign are: Increasing the number of women in senior positions […]

Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 777 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute A PIA Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 777-200 was climbing out of Lahore’s runway 36R when the crew received a fire warning for the left hand engine (GE90). The crew stopped the climb at about 4,500 feet, worked the related checklists shutting the engine down and discharging the fire suppression, and returned to Lahore for a […]

India to Follow EASA by Making Own Boeing 737 MAX Checks

Reading Time: 1 minute The Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is determined to follow the example of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and make its own validation of the Boeing 737 MAX to fly in India after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) clears it for take-off, Bloomberg reported citing the person closely related to the […]

Emirates Starts Tidying up Its Fleet: From Boeing 777-300 to A380

Reading Time: 2 minutes Emirates is one of only several airlines on the globe operating exclusively widebody fleet. It is the biggest operator of Boeing 777 and Airbus A380 aircraft. And there has come a time for little changes. Last week the carrier announced about the retirement of its last Boeing 777-300 (not extended range) that had been supporting […]