Category: Middle East

Pratt & Whitney’s Testing Issues For A320neo Engine

Reading Time: 3 minutes UTC’s Pratt & Whitney has suffered a fresh problem during testing of new aircraft engines for the Airbus A320neo, but flight trials of the latest version of Europe’s best-selling airliner are continuing, people familiar with the matter said. The problem occurred when an oil pump failed after an engine had been deliberately shut down in […]

Dubai International Airport Gets Bigger

Reading Time: 3 minutes Dubai International, the world’s number one hub for international passenger traffic, increased its capacity from 75 million to 90 million today with the opening of Concourse D, the result of a US$1.2 billion investment to enhance service and boost capacity for the more than 70 international airlines that will now call it home. “We continue […]

Qatar’s Ground Handling Joins IATA Council

Reading Time: < 1 minute Qatar Airways’ ground handling subsidiary has joined the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Ground Handling Council. Qatar Aviation Services’ (QAS) membership aims to build on its IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) accreditation, which it achieved in November 2014. Commenting on the news, QAS senior vice president Clive Sauvé-Hopkins said: “This is a proud […]

Terror Threat – Philippines Tightens Security

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Philippines is increasing security at Ninoy Aquino International Airport after the Department of Foreign Affairs received intelligence that the Iranian Revolutionary Guards are allegedly preparing to mount an attack against a Saudi Arabian aircraft. The intelligence was sent to the Philippine government by the Saudi Arabian embassy in Manila, indicating that the threat of […]

Asia-Pacific Is A Key A380 Market Today And For The Future

Reading Time: 2 minutes The A380 has literally changed the shape of air transportation in Asia-Pacific, and will continue to play an important role as this region’s dynamic passenger traffic develops during the years to come. Asia-Pacific is a major “home” for the A380: almost half of the global customer base for Airbus’ 21st century flagship jetliner is located […]

Airbus A320 Neo vs Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: 5 minutes The future of single-aisle aircraft is taking flight with Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 MAX– creating better, more efficient ways for airlines and passengers to fly. In today’s aerospace market, the MAX and the Neo are the best-selling products for both manufacturers. The Boeing and Airbus fight to rule the market has already started. Both […]

Airbus Helicopters H225 Receives Russian Certification

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus Helicopters is proud to announce the certification of the H225 by Russian Certification Authorities as it is the first time in history that a foreign heavy class helicopter has been certified in Russia. “Successful certification of H225 by the Interstate Aviation Committee gives Russian customers an opportunity to start operations of the efficient and […]

Lufthansa Technik Strengthens Middle East Business in Dubai

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lufthansa Technik AG is expanding its long-established activities in the important and strongly growing Middle Eastern aviation market even further. At Lufthansa Technik Middle East Services (LTMES), headquartered in Dubai, the range of technical services and sales activities for the region’s customers is being expanded significantly. “Lufthansa Technik Middle East Services bundles all the contact […]

Emirates Brand Value Grows 17% To Reach US$7.7 Billion

Reading Time: < 1 minute Emirates has come out on top again as the world’s most valuable airline brand, according to the 2016 Brand Finance Global 500 report, which was released yesterday. The airline’s brand value grew 17% over last year to reach US$ 7.7 billion. For the fifth year running, the airline has steadily risen up in the global […]

Russia To Test Next-Generation Su-35S Fighters in Syria

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russia’s brand new Su-35S multirole fighters will go through the baptism by fire in Syria, according to a military source. Russia is preparing to test the next-generation Su-35S fighters for the first time in combat in Syria. “The General Staff has decided to run a field test of the brand-new Su-35S in Syria for the […]