Category: Middle East

Flight Attendant Falls out of the Emirates Boeing 777

An Emirates Boeing 777-300 was parked at the gate and was being prepared for boarding, when a flight attendant opened one of the aft doors for unknown reasons and fell out of the aircraft landing on the concrete surface of the apron. Uganda’s Civil Aviation Authority reported an incident happened at Entebbe when a female […]

Rolls-Royce Wins Trent Order from Turkish Airlines

Rolls-Royce has won an order from Turkish Airlines for Trent XWB engines to power 25 Airbus A350-900 aircraft, all of which will be covered by its flagship TotalCare® service support. The airline also has options for a further five aircraft. The Trent XWB is both the most efficient large civil aero engine flying today and […]

Boeing and Turkish Airlines Finalize Deal for Up to 30 787 Dreamliners

Boeing and Turkish Airlines announced they have finalized a firm order for 25 787-9 Dreamliners with options for five more airplanes. The firm order will allow Turkey’s flag carrier to further meet the growing demand at its home airport, Istanbul’s third airport, and improve the flying experience for passengers. With this firm order – first […]

At Least 38 Dead after Plane Crashes at Kathmandu Airport

A Bangladeshi aircraft carrying 67 passengers and four crew members has crashed as it was landing at Kathmandu airport in Nepal. The US-Bangla Airlines plane slipped off the runway as it was landing and fell down a slope, sliding for about 300 metres before it stopped at a football pitch, leaving a trail of twisted […]

India to Require 1,750 Aircraft Valued at $255 Billion over 20 Years

India will require 1,750 new passenger and cargo aircraft over the next 20 years to meet an exponential rise in both passenger and freight traffic, according to Airbus’ latest India Market Forecast. To help meet this growth, India will need 1,320 new single-aisle aircraft and 430 widebody aircraft valued at US$255 billion. While much of […]

SpiceJet and CFM Sign $12.5 Billion Engine/Service Deal

SpiceJet and CFM International announced a $12.5 billion U.S. agreement that finalizes the purchase of LEAP-1B engines to power a total of 155 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, along with spare engines to support the fleet. The airline also signed a 10-year Rate per Flight Hour (RPFH) agreement with CFM Services that covers all LEAP-1B engines […]

Turkish Plane Crashes in Iran Killing 11 on Board

A Turkish private jet flying from the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul carrying a group of young women crashed Sunday night in a mountainous region of Iran during a heavy rain, killing all 11 people on board, authorities said. Days earlier, the doomed aircraft carried a bachelorette party bound for Dubai, although it was not […]

January Passenger Demand Growth Slows on Temporary Factors

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for January 2018 showing traffic (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 4.6% compared to January 2017. This was the slowest year-over-year increase in nearly four years, but results were affected by temporary factors including the later timing of the Lunar New Year in 2018 […]

Etihad Denies Plans to Sell Jet Airways Shares

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways has rejected claims that it will sell its 24 percent stake in Jet Airways by Q3 2019, calling the Indian airline a “valuable partner.” The Etihad statement comes in response to a recent report from aviation consultancy CAPA, which on Thursday also tweeted that “CAPA research indicates Etihad may divest its […]

Emirates SkyCargo Secures Authorised Economic Operator Certification

The Federal Customs Authority of the UAE has awarded Authorised Economic Operator certification to Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates. The cargo airline is now a certified member of the UAE Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) programme, which serves as a voluntary compliance and security scheme aimed at facilitating global trade outlined by the World […]