Category: Middle East

Dutch F16 Jets To Start Bombing In Syria

Reading Time: < 1 minute Dutch F16 fighter jets will take part in bombing raids over Syria, ministers agreed on Friday. ‘We can only prevent attacks if we remove IS’ safe havens in Iraq and Syria,’ prime minister Mark Rutte said at his weekly press conference. The Netherlands currently has four F16 fighters flying missions over Iraq and their mission […]

Iran Selects Airbus For Its Civil Aviation Renewal

Reading Time: < 1 minute Iran officials have signed two agreements for 118 new aircraft, pilot training, airport operations and ATM support. The agreements were signed at the Élysée Palace, Paris, during Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s official visit to France with French President François Hollande. Iran Air has signed an agreement with Airbus for the acquisition of the full range […]

Qatar Airways To Launch World’s 2 Longest Flights

Reading Time: 2 minutes Presently the world’s three longest flights are Dallas to Sydney (Qantas), Johannesburg to Atlanta (Delta), and Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles (Etihad). Emirates has the intentions of launching a route between Dubai and Panama City, which would be the world’s longest, as it’s 10 miles further than Dallas to Sydney. However, that route has already […]

Gulf Air Extends MRO Agreement With JorAMCo

Reading Time: < 1 minute Gulf Air, has signed a three-year extension of its MRO agreement with JorAMCo under which the Jordanian company will provide Bahrain’s national carrier with heavy maintenance checks for its current fleet of 28 aircraft – A330s, A320-ERs, A320s and A321s. All maintenance will be performed in JorAMCo’s regional MRO facility at Queen Alia International Airport, […]

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 […]