Category: Middle East

Air France’s Resumption of Flights to Teheran

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air France Management and the unions today had a meeting about the resumption of Air France flights to Tehran as from 17 April, operated 3 times weekly. The different parties have approved the resumption of this service, operated by Air France since 1946 and suspended since 2008. In Iran, the law stipulates that all women […]

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim Receives CAR145 Approval

Reading Time: < 1 minute DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) has received CAR145 approval from UAE General Civil Aviation Authority for providing maintenance services for the Bombardier Global Express and Challenger 604/605 type aircraft. Commenting on the news, DC Aviation Al-Futtaim director of maintenance Michael Lindgren said: “This is a major milestone for DCAF as it means we are now in […]

Richard Branson Backed Startup To Build Next-Gen Supersonic Airplane

Reading Time: 2 minutes A company called Boom Technology Inc. has unveiled plans for a supersonic airplane of the same name, which is being developed as a replacement for Concorde. Boom airplanes are predicted to fly 2.6 times faster than any other aircraft (and faster than Concorde Mach 2.0), and hit speeds of Mach 2.2 or 1,451 miles per […]

‘Pull Up!’: Russian TV Airs Final Words of Pilots in Flydubai Jet Crash

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russian state television has aired the final words of the pilots of the flydubai passenger jet that crashed in Rostov-on-Don last week killing 62 people, suggesting pilot error could be to blame. Russia’s Rossiya-1 channel late Friday said it had obtained a transcript of the last words exchanged a minute before the Boeing 737 plunged […]

Rolls-Royce and EL Al Team Up for Dreamliners Engine MRO

Reading Time: < 1 minute Rolls-Royce today announced Israeli flag carrier El Al has selected its Trent 1000 engines to power 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft and will enter into exclusive negotiations with Rolls-Royce. The airline is also considering entering into TotalCare® long term service support for the engines. David Maimon, Chief Executive Officer, El Al, said: “We have selected […]

Worldwide Drone Sales Could Reach US$36.9bn by 2022

Reading Time: < 1 minute Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or drone sales continue exponential growth with analysts forecasting global sales to reach a staggering US$36.9bn in just six years. Already one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hobby drones, DJI, generated revenue of US$1bn in 2015 alone. As a consequence of drone systems leading the way in aerospace manufacturing, many […]

What Do We Know About Airbus A350 XWB?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Airbus is seeing its future with a new generation of long-range widebody airliners with better fuel efficiency, lower operating costs and reduced noise and emission, and the A350 is the best example of all this. The A350 is the first Airbus with both fuselage and wing structures made primarily of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer. This new-generation jetliner […]

Emirates Brings First Scheduled A380 Service to Vienna

Reading Time: 2 minutes The world’s largest passenger aircraft comes to Austria on 1st July 2016, as Emirates announces that it will operate one of its two scheduled daily flights into Vienna International Airport with its iconic A380 aircraft. The airline, which has carried almost three million passengers on the Dubai-Vienna route since it was launched on 1st May […]

Boeing 787-10 Major Assembly Begins

Reading Time: < 1 minute Major assembly on the Boeing 787-10, which the manufacturer describes as a straightforward stretch of the 787-9, has started. The 787-10, which will be the largest variant in the 787 family of aircraft, will be 18 ft. (5.5 m) longer than the 787-9. It is expected to achieve first flight in 2017. First delivery is […]

Royal Jordanian Posts JD21 Million Net Profit In 2015

Reading Time: 3 minutes In a meeting held on March 13, 2016, Royal Jordanian’s Board of Directors, presided by Chairman Suleiman Hafez, endorsed the company’s audited financial results. The figures show that Royal Jordanian registered a net profit before tax of JD21 million in 2015, while in 2014 it had registered JD49.5 million net losses before tax. The net […]