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  • El Al 737-800

    El Al to serve third London airport with Stansted link


    Israeli carrier El Al is to re-open a connection to London Stansted, more than a decade after it last operated to the airport. El Al is to conduct flights to Tel Aviv using Boeing 737-800s. It will operate five-times weekly on the route from 28 June with flights ...

  • Jazeera A320neo

    Kuwaiti terminal adds to strong Jazeera full-year profits


    Kuwaiti budget carrier Jazeera Airways has turned in strong full-year results, more than doubling its operating and net profits. The carrier states that its operating profit reached KD14.2 million ($46.6 million) while its net profit rose to KD14.9 million. It attributes the performance to a near-21% hike in ...

  • Emirates 777 explosion2

    Flawed firefighting preceded fatal Emirates 777 explosion


    Flawed firefighting tactics and inadequate accident site surveillance contributed to the sole fatality after an Emirates Boeing 777-300 crashed on the runway at Dubai during a failed go-around. While two initial foam vehicles – known as Fire 6 and Fire 10 – arrived at the scene of the accident ...

  • Emirates 777-300

    Emirates 777 crash probe revisits pilot awareness of design logic


    Investigation of the Emirates Boeing 777-300 go-around accident in Dubai is likely to draw further attention to the issue of pilots’ awareness and understanding of aircraft system design logic. The crew attempted to abort the landing and activated the go-around switches, without realising that the aircraft had briefly touched ...

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    Captain perceived ‘thermals’ before ill-fated Emirates 777 go-around


    Investigators have disclosed that an Emirates Boeing 777-300 captain perceived the aircraft had encountered a thermal updraught, and would not be able to land in the touchdown zone at Dubai, before an ill-fated go-around attempt resulted in the jet’s crashing on the runway. While it had already explained why ...

  • Al Baker Qatar Airways Oneworld

    ​Qatar Airways in negotiations to acquire 49% of RwandAir


    Qatar Airways is in talks to acquire a 49% stake in state-owned RwandAir and is “keen to invest” in Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo when the time is right, the Gulf carrier’s chief executive Akbar Al Baker disclosed today.

  • Avianca A320neo

    Avianca latest to probe relationship with Airbus


    Colombian carrier Avianca has engaged a law firm to conduct an independent internal investigation into its relationship with Airbus, after the airline was linked to the extensive probe into alleged bribery involving the airframer. French authorities have disclosed that Airbus orders from airlines including Avianca, Air Arabia, Korean Air, ...


    Strata delivers first flap-track fairings for PC-24


    Abu Dhabi composite aerostructures specialist Strata has delivered the first shipset of flap track fairings to Pilatus for the PC-24 business jet.

  • Iran Air A319

    Iran Air A319 edges into mud after snowy landing


    Iran Air is playing down an incident involving one of its Airbus A319s which ran into rough ground after landing at Kermanshah early on 1 February. The airline states that the aircraft – arriving as flight IR283 from Tehran Mehrabad at about 06:00 – did not veer off the ...

  • Contrails

    EASA eases overflight warnings for Iran and Iraq


    Safety regulators have withdrawn a recommendation to avoid all overflights of Iran, three weeks after a Boeing 737-800 was apparently shot down inadvertently over Tehran.

  • An Emirates Boeing 777-300ER

    ​Emirates launches fifth freedom Singapore-Penang flights


    Emirates is extending one daily Dubai-Singapore service to Penang from 9 April, having secured fifth freedom rights between the neighbouring countries. The Dubai-based carrier says it will deploy Boeing 777-300ERs, configured with 354 seats across three classes, bringing nearly 2,500 seats per week on the route. ...

  • AW189 Gulf Helicopters

    Leonardo Helicopters secures launch customer for AW189K


    Gulf Helicopters of Qatar is to be the launch customer of the super-medium twin.

  • Caspian accident

    Caspian MD-83 overrun crew requested opposite-direction runway: inquiry


    Preliminary information from Iranian accident investigators indicates that the crew of a Caspian Airlines Boeing MD-83 requested to land in the opposite direction to the runway in use, before the jet overran at Mahshahr. The Civil Aviation Organisation says that the MD-83’s pilot was “notified” that runway 31 was ...

  • Caspian accident

    Caspian MD-83 blocks highway after landing overrun at Mahshahr


    Iranian authorities have dispatched a team of investigators to the scene of a Caspian Airlines Boeing MD-83 accident in which the aircraft suffered a runway overrun. The twinjet came to rest on a highway apparently off the southern end of the 2,400m runway 13 at Mahshahr airport, located near ...

  • BA A350-1000

    British Airways checks newest A350-1000 after Tel Aviv hard landing


    British Airways is expecting to put a four-week old Airbus A350-1000 back into service on 23 January, after precautionary checks following a hard landing at Tel Aviv. The aircraft (G-XWBD) had registered the abnormal landing as the aircraft touched down on runway 12 at about 05:30 on 20 January, ...

  • Etihad 787-9

    Etihad training arm wins EASA approval to train 777/787 pilots


    Etihad Airways’ training unit has received European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval to train Boeing 777 and 787 pilots on behalf of airlines based in Europe and those outside the continent which follow its safety standards. Etihad Aviation Training, which has 11 full-motion simulators including five 777 and ...

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    Two anti-aircraft missiles fired from north towards UIA 737: inquiry


    Iranian investigators have disclosed that two missiles from a Tor-M1 anti-aircraft system were fired before the loss of a Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 shortly after departure from Tehran. The Civil Aviation Organisation states that secondary radar contact with flight PS752 was initially lost at 06:15, about 3min after ...

  • Elbit Systems HyDrop Fixedwing launch-1

    Elbit demonstrates 24h firefighting using liquid pellets


    Elbit Systems is offering the prospect of round-the-clock airborne firefighting after demonstrating a method of dropping liquid pellets from 500ft – more than four times higher than the normal altitude for water bombing.

  • Kuwait A320neo

    Kuwait Airways turns in huge full-year loss


    Kuwait Airways’ latest full-year financial figures show the airline’s losses worsened to KD131.9 million ($435 million), the equivalent of over $17 million in losses for every aircraft in its fleet. Its revenues for the year to 31 December 2018 rose by 10% to KD344 million. While it slashed ...

  • easyjet a320

    EasyJet to make Sharm el-Sheikh return


    Low-cost carrier EasyJet’s move to resume flights to the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh this summer marks a further UK operator return to what had been a key leisure destination.