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  • KU A330neo

    Kuwait A330-800 delivery set for third quarter


    Kuwait Airways appears set to take delivery of its first Airbus A330-800 in the third quarter of this year. FlightGlobal understands, from a source familiar with the situation, that the airline is working to this timetable following the certification of the -800 in mid-February. Kuwait Airways is configuring ...

  • Flydubai

    Flydubai bemoans growth lost from 737 Max grounding


    Middle Eastern carrier Flydubai is looking to extend leases on aircraft which had been due to leave the fleet next year, to help cope with the capacity problems arising from continued grounding of the Boeing 737 Max. Flydubai has 14 Max jets. It says the airline’s fleet of 42 ...

  • Boeing KC-46A Pegasus - Boeing

    US State Department approves sale of eight Boeing KC-46A tankers to Israel


    Problems and delays with the KC-46A have put the programme several billion dollars in the hole. Foreign Military Sales are seen as critical to Boeing’s ability to make a profit on the programme.

  • Wizz A321neo

    Wizz Air applies for AOC for new Abu Dhabi carrier


    Central European budget carrier Wizz Air has reached a firm agreement to establish a new operator in Abu Dhabi, which will commence services in autumn this year. The airline is tying up with Abu Dhabi Developmental Holding Company to set up the Middle Eastern operation. It states that ...

  • El Al

    El Al predicts deeper financial impact from coronavirus


    Israeli flag-carrier El Al is looking to take cost-saving measures after predicting a deepening financial impact on its operations from the coronavirus outbreak. El Al is forecasting a $50-70 million cut in its revenues for the first four months of this year, January-April. This includes a reduction of ...

  • Spice 2000 on F-16
    In depth

    Rafael's deadly lessons

    Rafael’s latest Spice missile identifies its target using artificial intelligence

  • Hermes 900 with SkEye
    In depth

    Why Elbit is looking to its global footprint

    Elbit, more than any other Israeli aerospace and defence company, has expanded its international presence. Investing in innovation remains at the core of its strategy

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    In depth

    The changing face of Israel’s UAV sector

    Israel has long been a power in UAVs, but it is a market that is going through many changes, with a new breed of intelligent missiles and a trend towards miniaturisation – both of payloads and platforms

  • CONTROP M-STAMP on Flying Productions Drone
    In depth

    Controp's eyes in the sky

    Controp’s airborne cameras and sensors are getting smaller and cleverer at the same time

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    In depth

    Why exports are vital for Israel's aerospace and defence sector

    Israel’s aerospace and defence sector is pivotal in guaranteeing the nation’s existence – but success also depends on winning lucrative export deals

  • AT-6 Wolverine

    ​US government approves Tunisian AT-6C sale


    The US government has cleared the sale of four Textron Aviation Beechcraft AT-6C Wolverine light-attack aircraft to Tunisia, with the deal worth $326 million.

  • Iran Air ATR 72

    Iran ATR followed wrong approach after Tabriz runway switch


    Iranian investigators believe failure to switch an Iran Air ATR 72-600’s avionics to follow a new approach resulted in the aircraft’s landing on the wrong runway following a service to Tabriz. The aircraft, arriving from Baku as IR779 on 10 February, had been conducting an approach with clearance for ...

  • Turkish A330

    Airlines cut back Iran services on coronavirus fears


    Several carriers are suspending their operations to Iran in response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in the country. The United Arab Emirates has become the latest nation to ban flights to Iran. “All passenger and cargo aircraft traveling to and from Iran will be suspended for a period of ...

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    ​Spairliners wins A380 component support deal from Emirates


    Emirates has signed a general terms agreement with component maintenance provider Spairliners for Airbus A380 support. Jointly owned by Air France Industries KLM Engineering Maintenance and Lufthansa Technik, Spairliners is focused on servicing A380s and Embraer E-Jets. The deal is significant as Emirates is by far ...

  • Women with facemask on plane

    Kuwait suspends flights to and from Singapore and Japan


    The civil aviation authority of Kuwait has suspended all air travel to and from Singapore and Japan, the first country to do so after the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) several weeks ago, the Kuwaiti state news agency KUNA reports.

  • Qatar Airways and American Airlines codeshare

    Qatar strikes deal to restore American Airlines partnership


    Middle East carrier Qatar Airways has struck a revived codeshare deal with its Oneworld partner American Airlines, two years after the US carrier ended their co-operation.

  • GE90

    AMES extends Dubai site for GE90 fan module inspections


    Aerostructures Middle East Services (AMES) has formally opened an extension of its Dubai facility to accommodate mandated fan-stator module inspections on ageing GE Aviation GE90 engines. The composite repair provider – a joint venture between Safran Nacelles and Air France Industries KLM Engineering Maintenance – says it ...

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    Elbit launches EW training simulator


    Elbit Systems is making available for export a training simulator that allows pilots to prepare for electronic warfare (EW) threats.

  • Qatar A350

    Qatar Airways lifts IAG stake to 25%


    Qatar Airways has increased its shareholding in British Airways and Iberia parent IAG from 21.4% to 25.1%.

  • EgyptAir A320neo line-up

    EgyptAir receives first A320neo


    EgyptAir has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo, the initial aircraft in a batch of 15 being acquired by the Middle Eastern flag-carrier. Airbus has confirmed the handover of the twinjet, powered by CFM International Leap-1A engines. Source: Airbus Three EgyptAir A320neos – SU-GFK, ...