Category: Middle East

Etihad Restructures Its Aircraft Order Book

Reading Time: 1 minute Etihad Airways, the second-largest airline of the United Arab Emirates, announced restructuring its aircraft order book. The agreements with Airbus and Boeing were reached, although the details were not disclosed. In the overview of the 2018 results, Airbus revealed about the commercial discussion with Etihad to reduce airline’s A350 order by 42 A350-900, leaving 20 A350-1000 for […]

A380: Airbus to Stop Making World’s Largest Passenger Jet

Reading Time: 1 minute Airbus, the manufacturer of the world’s largest passenger aircraft, announced it will stop the production of its double-deck giant A380. The announcement came after the biggest customer for A380 aircraft, Emirates, reduced its orderbook from 162 to 123 aircraft. “As a result of this decision we have no substantial A380 backlog and hence no basis […]

Middle East to Require $745 Billion in Aviation Services?

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing projects the Middle East will require $745 billion in aviation services through 2037 to keep pace with growing passenger and freight traffic in the region, according to a new report. The high value services market is largely driven by the demand for nearly 3,000 new commercial airplanes in the Middle East over the next […]

Qantas Cancels Order for Airbus A380. What’s Next?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia, has announced cancelling the order for 8 Airbus A380, double-deck, widebody, four-engine airliners. The long-suffering superjumbo got another blow. Therefore, the airline which has 12 A80s in its fleet said it “remains committed to a major upgrade of its existing A380s, which begins in mid-calendar 2019”. Airbus in Talks with […]

Different Type of Aircraft for Different Region?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Most probably there won’t be any better time to become a pilot than it is now. “Global air transport network doubles in size at least once every 15 years, and it’s expected to do so again by 2030” says The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). To cater to this meteoric rise in commercial aviation, the […]

EU Banned Airline Leaves Thousands Stranded

Reading Time: 1 minute Turkmenistan Airlines has been banned from flying to/from the European Union after the EASA suspended its permission for the flag carrier and only airline of Turkmenistan to operate services to/from the EU. The notice about suspension of the flight was announced by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) which reported the EASA “has suspended Turkmenistan […]

Qatar Airways: A321LR Over A321neo

Reading Time: 1 minute Qatar Airways has announced that it will convert 10 of its 50 Airbus A321neo on order to the Airbus A321LR (long range) variant of the A320 family. The A321LR is a type of A321neo, which has extra fuel tanks as well as a higher maximum take-off weight to give the aircraft additional range. Qatar Airways […]

IndiGo to Open New MRO Facility at Bengaluru Airport

Reading Time: 1 minute InterGlobe Aviation Ltd., which operates India’s leading domestic carrier – IndiGo – and Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) – operator of Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB) – have entered into a 20-year agreement to sub-lease land at the BLR Airport to build a state-of-the-art Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) facility. The 13,000-sq mts hangar, to […]

Jet Airways Denies Grounding Aircraft Due to Lessors Demand

Reading Time: 1 minute A crisis-hit Jet Airways, a major Indian international airline, denies grounding its aircraft and cancelling some of its flights due to financial problems with aircraft lessors. Jet Airways confirmed to Aviation Voice that the ongoing minor disruption in its network operations due to cancellation of a few of its flights is of a temporary nature. According to […]

Qatar Executive Becomes First Gulfstream G500 Jet Operator

Reading Time: 1 minute Qatar Executive is pleased to announce that it is officially the world’s first commercial service operator of the Gulfstream G500 jet, which embarked on its inaugural flight on Monday 14 January. The private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group received two brand-new Gulfstream G500 executive jets last month, both of which received Operations Specification […]