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El Al’s five-and-a-half days of operation per week are reflected in its results

Small movements in different directions will not take the Israeli airline El Al to the place it should be in. Israel’s flag carrier said on Wednesday its net loss in the first quarter was $16 million, compared with $39.7 million a year ago. Revenue rose to $419.8 million from $415.4 million, with revenue from passengers up 1.1% […]

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Will Europe’s skies be closed to Israeli-made large UAS?

The European market is set to effectively close the door to large Israeli-made unmanned air systems (UAS), prompting concerns within the industry. “We are going to lose a big potential market that was complicated until now, but will disappear in the near future if things don’t change,” an Israel industry source tells Flightglobal. A plan […]

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IAF, USAF C-130 joint exercise in the midst of diplomatic crisis

While the diplomatic relations between Washington and Jerusalem are at an all time low, the defence relations between the two countries are continuing as normal. The transport-oriented “Noble Shirley” training exercise held by the IAF and the USAF has been completed. The exercise was held earlier this month, at the southern Israeli airforce (IAF) Nevatim […]

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IAI returns to narrow body conversion business

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is returning to the narrowbody conversion business, and hopes  this will reopen its way into the wide international market. IAI’s Bedek Group plans to deliver the first converted Boeing 737-700 to Alaska Airlines at the end of 2016. As the launch customer for the conversion program, the airline has placed three […]

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Size matters when developing and marketing bright ideas

Bright ideas are not necessarily exclusive to big companies. On the contrary, small companies and start-ups sometimes have the best ideas. But when it comes to making money, based on bright ideas, size matters. Israel Aerospace Industries and Sky Sapience recently signed an agreement for the development, marketing and production of new tethered hovering aerial […]

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IDF practises crucial rescue operations from its submarines

Israel is expanding its submarine capabilities with the acquisition of more German-made Dolphin-class advanced vessels to join the navy in the coming years. A naval rescue workshop held recently by the CH-53 squadrons and SAR Unit 669 included a special scenario: rescuing wounded from a submarine deck – “a relevant and important scenario to practise”, […]

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Big in America: IAI, Sky Sapience sign tethered aerial systems deal

Even if you have an excellent product, in order to turn it into money you have to think big – especially in the US market. With this in mind, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Sky Sapience have signed an agreement for the development, marketing and production of new tethered hovering aerial systems. The two plan […]

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Busy night for ‘phantom attackers’

The “phantom attacks” continue. Last night the mysterious aggressors targeted a weapons facility in Sudan, according to Arab media channels. The Yemen Today website suggested that Israel was behind the strike. No official source was cited as confirming the reports. On Twitter, the Sudan Tribune quoted eyewitnesses who claimed to have seen flames in the sky, […]

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Meteor aims for deep impact on Israel’s crowded UAS market

To compete in Israel’s saturated unmanned air systems market, you have to either be big or very different. That is why the decision by Itzhak Nissan, former president of Israel Aerospace Industries, to enter this market has raised many eyebrows. The Israeli UAS industry is embroiled in an ongoing battle between the two big players: […]

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The “Air Force One” solution for less wealthy countries?

It’s nice for countries to have an “Air Force One” style aircraft to fly their president or prime minister around the world in style. But few countries can afford such a luxury. Israel has in recent years looked for such an aircraft to replace those leased from Israeli airlines that are currently used to fly […]

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