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Israel’s aviation security authority – a good idea foiled

 By ARIE EGOZI When politicians are involved in choosing an alternative we should always expect the wrong selection. And often, when a politician makes the right one,  another comes along  and prevents its implementation. This is exactly what happened recently in what seemed to be a revolution concerning the security of the Israeli commercial aviation.The plan […]

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El Al 777 landing gear failure – the investigation continues

The investigation of the cause of the El Al 777 emergency landing in May enters its final phase. Experts from the FAA, NTSB and Boeing, including metallurgic engineers, are expected this week at the MRO centre in Singapore that overhauled the landing gear that failed. “We hope that after this phase of the investigation, we […]

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The El Al Boeing 777 landing gear failure – first indications

Preliminary findings from the investigation into the emergency landing of an El Al Boeing 777 last month raise the possibility that the failure of one of the main landing gear was caused by the overhaul of the unit in an MRO centre in Singapore.Yitzhak Raz, chief accident investigator at the Israeli ministry of transport, said […]

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EL AL trying to compensate itself in the face of harsh reality

The Israeli airline EL AL is operating in “unconventional” conditions and is trying to balance these with new commercial initiatives. The latest one is a plan to form a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operation in the fast-growing Chinese market. Knafaim Holdings, which has the major stake in EL AL, is evaluating the establishment of […]

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Virtual airline – real problems

The fact that EL AL does not fly on the Jewish Shabbat has created over the years a “virtual reality” that can be only the result of a twisted political compromise that enables the religious parties in Israel to be part of any coalition. Sundor, the virtual subsidiary of EL AL, was formed to operate […]

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Splendid isolation in Israeli aviation

Going against the world trend is not possible even in the holy land. While in the real world, airlines merge and unite resources to be more efficient, in Israel three airlines are working hard to survive, each in splendid isolation. EL AL, Arkia and Israir are operating together a fleet of aircraft that normally serves one very […]

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The Israeli open skies and the airlines

The open skies policy of the Israeli ministry of transport is affecting the number of flights to the country and this summer they will reach a peak. According to data received from the Israeli Airport Authority (IAA) this summer will demonstrate an increase in flights to and from Israel. The data shows that foreign airlines […]

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