Category: Middle East

Syrian Rebels Shot Down Russian Drone

Reading Time: < 1 minute Syrian rebels from Free Syrian Army shot down russian Orlan-10 drone in Sheikh Miskin Of Daraa. The Orlan-10 is an unmanned aerial vehicle reported to have been produced for the Russian government at the Special Technological Centre of Saint Petersburg. The system can observe above –ground environment, it is used for country borders protection and […]

Iraqi Airways Formally Blacklisted by European Commission

Reading Time: < 1 minute The airline has been barred from entering the airspace of 28 EU countries – including the UK – as well as four other European nations following a number of safety lapses. In a letter from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), executive director Patrick Ky said he had received “credible and specific safety reports containing […]

Russia Moves Air Defense System Near Turkish Border

Reading Time: 4 minutes President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered state-of-the art air defense missile systems to be deployed at a Russian air base in Syria following the downing of one of its warplanes by Turkey, a move that raised the threat of a military confrontation between the NATO member and Moscow. The S-400 missile systems will be sent […]

Russia Long-Range Bombers and Navy Will Work With France

Reading Time: 2 minutes Russia has deployed its fleet of strategic bombers to double the volume of airstrikes on Islamist targets in Syria, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has announced. Vladimir Putin has ordered a cruiser to coordinate operations with French naval forces in the Mediterranean. “We are conducting a mass airstrike campaign against Islamic State targets in Syria. We […]

Etihad and Air France-KLM Expand MRO Cooperation

Reading Time: < 1 minute Etihad Airways has expanded its cooperation with Air France-KLM through a component maintenance agreement for its Boeing 777 fleet. The precise value of the 10-year deal was not given, although Etihad said it was worth several hundred million dollars and would start February 2016. It will give Etihad and its equity partners access to a […]

Russian Embassy and Emergencies Ministry to Help Tourists in Egyptian Airports

Reading Time: < 1 minute Several working groups, including of the Russian embassy in Cairo, the Emergencies Ministry and the Russian Federal Tourism Agency (Rostourism) were sent to the airports of Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada to help Russian tourists return to their homeland, a statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry said Sunday. “Joint working groups of the Russian embassy in […]

Emirates Selects Cirrus SR22 for Pilot Training

Reading Time: < 1 minute Emirates Flight Training Academy, the flight training organization operated by Dubai-based airline Emirates, has selected the Cirrus SR22 for its primary training aircraft fleet, the companies announced at this week’s Dubai Airshow. Cirrus will supply 22 airplanes for the training program at Al Maktoum International-Dubai World Central Airport in support of the Emirates’ National Cadet […]

Etihad Airways Takes Up Option on Two Freighters

Reading Time: < 1 minute Etihad Airways announced yesterday at the Dubai Air Show 2015 it will take delivery of two Boeing 777 Freighter aircraft. The decision to exercise the option on the freighter conversions, which were part of the carrier’s $67 billion mixed fleet order for 199 aircraft in 2013, was unveiled on the opening day of the event. […]