Category: Middle East

Top Fighter Jets Fighting ISIS in Syria

Reading Time: 10 minutes ISIS originated about a decade ago as an Al Qaeda offshoot and it is now a state within a state, complete with a “capital” in Raqqa, Syria. The movement controls a huge territory around Syria and Iraq. In response to rapid territorial gains made by ISIS and internationally condemned brutality, reported human rights abuses and […]

Academy 147 Receives GCAA CAR 147 Approval

Reading Time: 1 minute On December 8th 2015, Academy 147 Limited, a training organisation based in Malta received a GCAA CAR 147 Maintenance Training Organisation Approval. Academy 147 made its initial plunge into the Middle East’s rapidly growing market for maintenance training in 2015 and has pursued the GCAA approval in order to further establish its presence in the […]

Etihad Extends Codeshare with Swiss Partner

Reading Time: 1 minute Switzerland’s Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) has approved plans by Swiss carrier Darwin Airline to extend its codeshare arrangement with Etihad Airways until the end of April 2022. Lugano-based Darwin, which operates as Etihad Regional and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad has a 33.3% stake, has a network of routes between secondary and tertiary points in […]

Abu Dhabi to Introduce Latest Technologies in Airport

Reading Time: 1 minute Abu Dhabi Airports has partnered with IT provider SITA to introduce latest technologies across Abu Dhabi International Airport’s three terminals. The technology transformation is part of Abu Dhabi Airports’ preparations for the airport reaching a capacity of 45 million passengers by 2017. The investment in SITA’s latest innovations will bring Abu Dhabi International Airport’s entire […]

UK to Australia Biplane Flight by Tracey Curtis-Taylor

Reading Time: 2 minutes A British adventurer has completed an epic 14,600-nautical mile flight from the UK to Australia in a vintage open cockpit bi-plane. Tracey Curtis-Taylor, 53, set off in her 1942 Boeing Stearman Spirit of Artemis aircraft from Farnborough, Hampshire, in October. She retraced pioneer Amy Johnson’s 1930 flight, flying over 23 countries and making some 50 […]

150 Flights Between Saudi and Iran Halted as Diplomatic Ties Cut

Reading Time: 2 minutes Around 150 direct flights between Iran and Saudi Arabia carrying thousands of pilgrims every month have been halted as diplomatic ties between the two countries were severed, aviation sources said on Tuesday. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Reuters in an interview on Monday that it had halted trade and flights with Iran as part […]

Four Russian Fighter Jets to Escort President Assad’s Plane

Reading Time: 1 minute Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s plane will be escorted by four Russian fighter jets during his upcoming visit to Iran, reports said, adding that the US coalition has been alerted to stand down as the Russian jets will have the permission to fire at will at any incoming aircraft. “Four strategic Russian fighter jets will accompany […]

dnata Successfully Manages Its Busiest Day in 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes As Dubai recorded its highest air travel traffic of the year on 18 December, dnata simultaneously delivered a seamless experience for over 256,000 passengers who arrived into and departed from Dubai International (DXB) and Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central (DWC) airports for the year-end holiday season. This represents a 4% increase in […]

Jeppesen and Emirates Team to Optimize Crew Management

Reading Time: 1 minute Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, has teamed with Emirates, the Dubai-based international airline, to optimize crew planning operations. Emirates has now fully entered Jeppesen Crew Rostering services into its operations, which was introduced to improve efficiency and lower costs related to crew management functions, while respecting crew preferences. “We have successfully worked […]

Turkey Not Planning to Compensate Russia for Downed Su-24 Bomber

Reading Time: 1 minute Turkish Foreign Ministry said that Ankara has no plans of compensating Russia for the downing of the Su-24 Fencer bomber jet. Turkey has no plans of compensating Russia for the downing of the Su-24 Fencer bomber jet in November by the Turkish Air Force over Syrian territory, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgic said Wednesday. […]