Category: Middle East

Gulf Air Pilots Set to Train at Etihad Aviation Training

Reading Time: 1 minute Etihad Aviation Training (EAT) has signed a contract with Gulf Air to offer full flight simulator training to Gulf Air’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner pilots. The contract strengthens the ties between Etihad Aviation Group and Gulf Air following the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two companies at the Bahrain International Airshow in November. As […]

PIA ATR 72 Collides with Boeing 737 at Karachi Airport

Reading Time: 1 minute A PIA ATR 72 collided with a parked Shaheen Air International Boeing 737-400 at the Jinnah International Airport. The ATR engine was being given a run-up during an examination at a hanger, when the ATR ran forward. Its left propeller and engine struck the forward fuselage of another aircraft. The technician present in the cockpit could […]

CONNECT – Middle East, India & Africa launches in Dubai

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Airport Agency, founder of CONNECT, the largest independent Route Development Forum in Europe, partners with Reed Travel Exhibitions, the world’s largest travel event organiser to launch the first CONNECT in Dubai. Emirates will be the official airline partner while Emaar Hospitality Group will be the official hotel partner The two-day event will be co-located […]

10 New A320neo Family Aircraft to SaudiGulf

Reading Time: 1 minute Al-Qahtani Aviation, owner of SaudiGulf Airlines, has signed an agreement to purchase ten A320neo family aircraft.  SaudiGulf Airlines, which commenced operations in 2016 serving domestic destinations prior to expanding to international routes, currently operates a fleet of six A320 aircraft. In October 2018 the airline launched its second international destination – Pakistan. This order will be complemented […]

IATA Calls for a Spirit of Change

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for a spirit of change from governments to capture the social and economic benefits of air connectivity, by enabling a more competitive air transport sector. Today 8.5 million flights touch Europe each year. That activity supports 12.2 million jobs and $823 billion of European GDP. Those benefits have […]

Flynas: First Saudi Carrier to Receive A320neo

Reading Time: 1 minute Flynas, Saudi Arabia’s first low-cost airline, has begun taking delivery of its first of 80 A320neo Family aircraft. This follows an agreement signed in January 2017, with deliveries scheduled to take place from 2018 to 2026. Flynas is the first operator in Saudi Arabia to acquire the A320neo and currently operates a fleet of 30 […]

Air India Operations Director Grounded after Failing Alcohol Test

Reading Time: 1 minute Director of Operations at Air India has his licence suspended for at least 3 years after failing to clear the pre-flight alcohol test. The captain is already a second-time offender for a similar offence. The airline had to call another pilot to replace the senior pilot and operate the flight which departed after a delay […]

Flock of Birds Impacts Iraqi Airways Boeing 737

Reading Time: 1 minute An Iraqi Airways Boeing 737-800, registration YI-ASG performing flight IA-916 from Erbil to Najaf (Iraq) with 98 people on board, was in the initial climb out of Erbil’s runway 18 when the aircraft flew through a flock of birds. The aircraft received multiple impacts. The left hand engine (CFM56) ingested a number of birds. The crew leveled […]

Etihad Airways Celebrates 15 Years of Successful Flying

Reading Time: 1 minute Etihad Airways is celebrating fifteen years since its first flight and its subsequent rise as one of the world’s leading airlines.  Etihad Airways commenced flying on 5 November 2003, with a single Airbus A330-200 aircraft, which performed a symbolic flight to the emirate of Abu Dhabi’s historic city of Al Ain. Regular commercial flights were […]

Air India Crew Member Hospitalized after Falling off Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute A 53-year-old flight attendant was injured on Monday after she fell off an Air India plane preparing for a flight to Delhi that was about to take off at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. According to media reports, the airline said that the “unfortunate incident” happened while the flight attendant was closing the door […]