Category: Middle East

Vistara and India Welcome the First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Reading Time: < 1 minute Vistara, Indian full-service airline, has received the brand new Boeing 787-9, the first one for both the carrier and India. The GEnx-1B powered widebody is the first one out of six on order. The aircraft featuring a three-class cabin layout initially will be deployed on domestic routes. Later the plane will be put into medium- […]

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to Start Operations Already in Autumn

Reading Time: < 1 minute Wizz Air, a Hungarian low-cost airline, has initiated the process for securing Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) and Olicence from the United Arab Emirates General Civil Aviation Authority, FlightGlobal reports. The agreement on the airline’s establishment has been already signed by the budget carrier and its partner Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company. According to the plan, […]

Extreme Weather to Increase Demand for Private Aviation

Reading Time: 3 minutes Unfavorable weather is hitting stronger and more frequently than ever in all corners of the world. If climate change is a natural process or manufactured by humans or even a mixture of both, the truth is this fluctuating environment is making us create news ways to deal with nature due to recurrent extreme natural events […]

Pilots Reveal Salary Is Not the First Priority. What Matters Then?

Reading Time: 2 minutes It is difficult to argue the fact that pilot’s job is one of the most dynamic ones in the world, indeed. So many young and passionate people are dreaming about the office 35,000 feet high in the air. High rewards, endless travelling opportunities, personal prestige. The list is too long to name all the entries. […]

Spotlight on Questionable Pilot Training Requirements: 737 MAX

Reading Time: 2 minutes In light of two Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes, standards of pilot training both in the US, and on the global scale, have become a gray area. Especially in the context of pilots’ awareness of flight deck automation. While safety concerns are growing further, while Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) oversight and certification practices are still […]

Etihad to Sell 38 Widebody Aircraft in a Deal Worth $1 Billion

Reading Time: < 1 minute Etihad Aviation Group has signed a definitive agreement with KKR, a global investment firm, and Altavair AirFinance (“Altavair”),  a commercial aviation finance company, on the acquisition of a total of 38 Etihad-owned widebody planes. The portfolio of aircraft sold by the national airline of the United Arab Emirates includes 16 Boeing 777-300ERs, 16 A330-200s and […]

Coronavirus Declared International Concern Over Global Outbreak

Reading Time: 5 minutes UPDATED 31 January, 2020, 1:48 pm (UTC +2) The novel coronavirus has been announced to be a public health emergency of international concern over the global outbreak by the World Health Organization (WHO). The disease was declared a threat on the international level due to the cases of the virus springing up in other countries […]

Military Aircraft Crashes in Afghanistan

Reading Time: 2 minutes UPDATED 8:39 pm (+2 UTC), 27 January, 2020 The US military official has confirmed that it was the US Bombardier E-11A which crashed in Afghanistan. A U.S. Bombardier E-11A crashed today in Ghazni province, Afghanistan. While the cause of crash is under investigation, there are no indications the crash was caused by enemy fire. We […]

Etihad Gets EASA Approval to Train Boeing 777 & 787 Pilots

Reading Time: < 1 minute Etihad Aviation Training, which a part of Etihad Aviation Group, has secured approval from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to provide training for Boeing 777 and 787 pilots. In 2018 Etihad Aviation Training became the first EASA-approved training organisation (ATO) in Middle East to offer Airbus A320, A330 and A340 training. Now, in […]

Which Airlines Have Already Ordered Boeing 777X?

Reading Time: < 1 minute The long-awaited, long-anticipated and groundbreaking Boeing 777X is already on track to explore the horizons above the ground for the first time. It is hard to say that the road of the 777X from its launch in 2013 to its maiden flight has been easy. The seven-year flight has been rather turbulent. But the time […]