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    El Al seals Moroccan codeshare after RAM opens Tel Aviv link


    Moroccan flag-carrier Royal Air Maroc has reached a codeshare agreement with Israeli counterpart El Al, tightening the newly-formed ties between the two sides. RAM inaugurated a service between its Casablanca hub and Tel Aviv on 13 March. It operated a Boeing 787 on the route, as flight AT228, carrying a ...

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    Emirates sets date to open daily Israeli services


    Middle Eastern carrier Emirates has set a 23 June date to open daily services to the main Israeli hub at Tel Aviv. Emirates says it will operate Boeing 777-300ERs on the route from Dubai, configured in three classes. The 354-seat twinjets will feature eight suites in first class, 42 lie-flat ...

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    El Al agrees $130m loan against frequent-flyer programme


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has reached a provisional agreement with insurance specialist Phoenix Group regarding a loan to the subsidiary which holds the airline’s frequent-flyer loyalty programme. Upon completion of the transaction, Phoenix will provide a loan of up to $130 million which will be repaid by 31 December 2027. ...

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    Airlines fret about demand tipping point as costs rise everywhere


    There are few things that airlines have been more confident about in recent months than the ‘pent-up’ demand for air travel that would drive the Covid-19 recovery.

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    New roles will propel C-27J Next Generation sales, Leonardo says


    Leonardo is making good progress with the development of additional multi-mission capabilities for its C-27J Next Generation tactical transport, with maritime and firefighting offerings its newest focus areas.

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    How will increased debt change the airline industry?


    As airlines emerge from Covid-19 and into cost pressures exacerbated by war in Europe, they face a years-long effort to pay down the debt accumulated to survive the challenges

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    Airline Business Index shows industry exceeding three-quarters of pre-Covid size


    The latest Airline Business Index shows the global airline industry has exceeded three-quarters of its pre-Covid size, driven by rapidly returning passengers and revenue in the fourth quarter of 2021.

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    Static attractions star as weather thwarts World Defense Show flying displays


    With poor weather conditions including dust storms and high wind speeds having forced the cancellation of planned flying displays on the first two days of the 6-9 March World Defense Show in Riyadh, some of Saudi Arabia’s military assets continue to provide the main attraction in the static park.

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    Where are the 383 Boeing 737 Max jets that had been delivered to airlines in March 2019?


    Three years after the global grounding of the Boeing 737 Max fleet began and more than a year into the type’s return to service, there are more than 500 examples undertaking commercial operations around the world.

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    Large 737 Max influx to reinforce profitable Flydubai’s capacity


    Middle Eastern carrier Flydubai is preparing for a large influx of Boeing 737 Max jets, with 20 due to be delivered to the airline this year. The deliveries will begin in March, and help to raise Flydubai’s capacity as it recovers from the pandemic. Flydubai has a fleet of 60 ...

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    MARSS attacks hostile drone threat with new interceptor


    Technology company MARSS has unveiled a new high-speed interceptor for use during counter-unmanned air system (UAS) duties, touting the design’s machine learning capability and increased safety versus employing air defence missiles. Launched at the World Defense Show in Riyadh on 7 March, the new design is a response to the ...

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    Nice latest addition as ‘agile’ Etihad moves onto seasonal routes


    Etihad Airways Group chief executive Tony Douglas believes that network planning has changed forever as a result of the pandemic, as the restructured Gulf carrier is itself embarking on seasonal routes it would not have previously considered.

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    Ukraine makes a stand at World Defense Show


    Despite Russia’s invasion, representatives of the country have made it to the show, and have a message for fellow attendees.

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    C-390 gaining credibility in Gulf, says Embraer’s Schneider


    Embraer has no Middle East customers for the KC/C-390, but governments in this long Lockheed Martin C-130-favouring region are now taking the Brazilian twijet transport/tanker seriously. Source: Jason Wells/Shutterstock Brazilian air force’s operations are boosting aircraft’s credibility, says Schneider So says Jackson Schneider, president of Embraer Defence ...

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    Saudi firm Intra unveils medium-altitude Samoom UAV


    Saudi Arabia’s Intra Defence Technologies has unveiled its Samoom medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned air vehicle (UAV), with the design to be optimised for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance tasks.

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    Saudi Arabia targets fourfold increase in defence R&D spending


    Riyadh is to significantly boost its spending on military research and development (R&D) activities, with the measure to support its Vision 2030 initiative aimed at increasing domestic industrial and support capability.

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    How safe were commercial airline flights in 2021?


    The commercial airline industry showed improvements in several key safety metrics for 2021, according to IATA, although turboprop operations again significantly lagged the performance of jet flights.

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    El Al’s last 787 delivery put back until early 2023


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al is pushing back delivery of its final Boeing 787 at least until March next year, three years beyond its original introduction date. The airline says the 787-8 – one of four of the variant – was supposed to be accepted in March 2020, just as pandemic-related ...

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    El Al turns in full-year net loss of over $400m


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has posted a full-year net loss of $413 million, compared with the previous year’s loss of $531 million. El Al’s revenues reached $857 million – higher than the $623 million during the pandemic-hit 2020 but still far below the near-$2.2 billion in the year before the ...

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    El Al given more time to conclude loyalty-scheme sale


    Israel’s government has granted flag-carrier El Al more time to sell its frequent-flyer programme, one of the conditions of a financing package agreed with the state. El Al has also pledged not to sell its take-off and landing slots at various airports, or use them in other ways to raise ...