All Middle East news – Page 32

  • Royal Saudi Air Force F-15SA

    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 ...

  • An Etihad Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner takes off from Abu Dhabi International Airport LR

    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 ...

  • Intra Samoom UAV

    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.

  • El Al 787

    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 ...

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    IATA still expects air travel recovery by 2024 but warns of Russia-Ukraine risks


    The Omicron variant of Covid-19 failed to knock the air travel industry off its pandemic recovery path, according to global airline association IATA, with passenger numbers still expected to exceed pre-crisis levels in 2024.

  • An Etihad Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner takes off from Abu Dhabi International Airport LR

    Etihad still ‘on’ for reaching profit in 2023: Douglas


    Etihad Airways group chief executive Tony Douglas believes the restructured UAE carrier is still on track to meet its original target of returning to profit in 2023 despite the negative impact of the pandemic.

  • Etihad Airways

    Cargo and strong second half help Etihad cut losses in 2021


    Etihad Airways cut its full-year core operating loss to $476 million for 2021, aided by improved passenger demand in the second half and record cargo revenues.

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    Airbus rejects Qatar claims for compensation over A350 grounding


    Airbus has submitted a robust legal defence against Qatar Airways over the carrier’s grounding of several A350s, insisting the aircraft does not suffer from a design defect and that skin-paint deterioration is not an airworthiness issue. The airframer has filed a defence and counterclaim in its legal dispute with the ...

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    Kuwait Airways turns to A330-900 in fleet rejig


    Kuwait Airways has rejigged its aircraft orders with Airbus, including a notable switch to the A330-900, to match more closely its development plans over the next few years. The carrier will also take a batch of A321neos including long-range versions of the twinjet. Kuwait Airways had eight A330-800s on order ...

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    Royal Jordanian posts another heavy full-year loss


    Royal Jordanian has turned in full-year net losses of JD74.2 million ($105 million), less than half the JD161 million figure of the previous year. The airline managed to transport some 1.6 million passengers, double the number from 2020. This enabled it to increase revenues to JD357 million. But the company’s ...

  • L-15 at 2021 Dubai air show

    UAE poised to order up to 48 Chinese L-15 jet trainers


    China is close to finalising a breakthrough deal to supply the United Arab Emirates with up to 48 Hongdu L-15 advanced jet trainers.