Category: Middle East

World’s Shortest Commercial Flights: Westray-Papa Westray by Loganair

Reading Time: 2 minutes One of the world’s shortest commercial flights is Loganair’s Westray and Papa Westray flight, which takes anywhere from 75 to 180 seconds, depending on wind conditions. The record for the fastest flight is 53 seconds. The distance between Westray Airport (WRY) and Papa Westray Airport (PPW) is slightly more than a mile, and standing at […]

Lufthansa Eyes Iranian Market

Reading Time: 1 minute Lufthansa and Iran Air have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to increase cooperation between the two companies as they explore “further business and partnership opportunities.” Reports from Iran have talked of Lufthansa Group’s assistance in several areas, including corporate restructuring and IT, but Lufthansa spokesman Boris Ogurslky said further details were covered by a […]

AirTanker Services Ltd Introduces New Engineering Apprenticeship Programme

Reading Time: 1 minute AirTanker Services Ltd is pleased to announce it has partnered with Resource Group, a UK CAA EASA Part-147 Approved Training Organisation, to launch the start of a new Aircraft Engineering apprenticeship programme following the signing of a letter of intent between the two companies last week. From September 2016 four to six apprentices will start […]

Qatar Airways Announces 14 New Global Destinations

Reading Time: 3 minutes Qatar Airways’ Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker announced a significant network expansion of 14 new destinations at a capacity-crowd press conference on the opening day of ITB Berlin – the world’s largest international travel fair. Spread across four continents, the new routes will further expand the reach of the airline’s network, […]

Oman Names Its First Budget Airline

Reading Time: 1 minute Muscat National Development and Investment Company has announced that the country’s first budget airline will fly under the brand name Salam Air. The name, which is derived from the Arabic greeting, is a result of a nationwide public poll conducted on Twitter and the company’s corporate website. Commenting on the naming process CEO Khalid bin […]

Iran Invites Boeing To Talk About Plane Purchases

Reading Time: 1 minute Iran has invited U.S. planemaker Boeing Co (BA.N) to Tehran to discuss purchasing jetliners aimed at revamping its aging fleet hit by decades of sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic, state TV reported on Friday. In February, Iran’s deputy transport minister Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan told Reuters the country was ready to buy at least 100 […]

ICAO Adopts New Distress Circumstance Aircraft Tracking Requirements

Reading Time: 2 minutes ICAO has adopted new aircraft tracking provisions, including a requirement that aircraft carry a device that can autonomously transmit its location every minute during emergency circumstances. On the eve of the second anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, ICAO announced that its 36-member state governing council had adopted amendments to the Chicago […]

IATA Announces: Air Freight Makes Solid Start to 2016

Reading Time: 3 minutes Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in January showing a rise in freight tonne kilometers (FTK) of 2.7% compared to January 2015. This continues the improving trend witnessed toward the end of 2015, and is the fastest pace since April of last year. The freight load […]

Are We Watching The Sunset of A380?

Reading Time: 4 minutes It has been ten years since the inaugural flight of Airbus A380, the world’s biggest passenger airliner. There is a lot of talks that A380 project is living its last days, because of poor orders in 2015. The Iran’s crazy “shopping”, after the sanctions on investments in oil, gas and petrochemicals, exports of refined petroleum […]

The First Boeing 727 Made It’s Last Flight

Reading Time: 4 minutes As the Museum of Flight made the final flight of the first ever built Boeing 727 from its Restoration Center down to the actual museum, we look back at the history of the Boeing 727 program. This specific aircraft, N7001U, has spent the past 25 years at the Museum of Flight Restoration Center up at Paine […]