Category: Middle East

INTERESTING I How Do Pilots Communicate in Case of Emergency?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Most probably each of us has seen a movie with some unexpected twists during flights. And, of course, everyone loves seeing a pilot performing safe and heroic landing. Sometimes it may even seem that one is taking a lot of spontaneous decisions and saves the day by depending on his own judgement.  However, there exists […]

Air Cargo Demand Continues Negative 2019 Trend

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), fell 4.7% in April 2019, compared to the same period the year before. This continued the negative trend in year-on-year demand that began in January. Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers […]

India’s Vistara to Supplement Fleet with Six New Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute BOC Aviation, aircraft leasing company, announced it has agreed with Vistara, a joint venture between Tata Sons Limited and Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA), on delivery to the airline of four Boeing 737-800 NG and two Airbus A320neo aircraft. Indian carrier expects to receive Boeing aircraft in May 2019, while Airbus planes are about to join […]

BOC Aviation Delivers 3 Boeing 737 NG to SpiceJet

Reading Time: 1 minute BOC Aviation, aircraft leasing company, announced that it has delivered three Boeing 737-800 NG planes to a major Indian airline, SpiceJet. Indian aviation is growing rapidly, thus, the airline which operates 569 average daily flights is “well-placed to capitalise on this trend”. Here the new aircraft powered by CFM56 engines will supplement the fleet of […]

Aircraft Ground Handling System Market to Reach $190bn by 2025

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Aircraft Ground Handling System Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $130 billion to over $190 billion by 2025; as reported in the latest study by Global Market Insights, Inc. Improving airport infrastructure services and technological advancement to reduce the delay in operations will drive the aircraft ground […]

INTERESTING | Best and Worst Airports for 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever travelled to/from Hamad International Airport in Qatar or have you ever set foot in Lisbon Portela Airport? These are two airports that appeared to top and conclude the list of the ranked airports by AirHelp. So which is evaluated the best and which has the lowest score? AirHelp assessed 133 world’s airports […]

Language of the Sky: Learn the Secret

Reading Time: 4 minutes The language used in the cockpit sounds technical and only aviation professionals understand it. Pilots communicate with each other and air traffic control in English, regardless of their own native language or any other languages they speak. Aviation English is in some ways a separate language compared to the one spoken on the ground. Therefore, […]

INTERESTING | Best and Worst Airlines for 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you are planning your summer holidays and considering which airline to choose or not to choose for your journey, do not bother yourself with additional googling, the answer is here. The best and the worst airlines to fly with in 2019 have been revealed by AirHelp, AirHelp ranked 72 carriers according to the level […]

Spicejet Boeing 737 Overruns Runway on Landing

Reading Time: 1 minute A Spicejet Boeing 737-800, performing flight SG-946 from Delhi to Shirdi (India) with 164 people on board, landed on Shirdi’s runway 09 but overran the end of the runway (runway length 2500 meters/8200 feet) and came to a stop with all gear on soft ground. There were no injuries, the damage to the aircraft is […]

Airblue Airbus A320 Experiences Runway Excursion

Reading Time: 1 minute An Airblue Airbus A320-200, registration AP-EDA performing flight PA-613 from Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) to Peshawar (Pakistan) with 150 people on board, landed on Peshawar’s runway 35 with a delay of approximately 11 hours. Veered temporarily to the right edge of the runway, veered back to the left edge of the runway, returned to the […]