All Middle East Airlines articles

  • Turkish MEA collision-c-Nigeria AIB

    A330 wing-tip carved into protruding tail after crew tried to skirt round 777


    Nigerian investigators have determined that a Middle East Airlines Airbus A330-200 crew vainly attempted to skirt round an incorrectly-parked Boeing 777-300ER, instead of stopping and requesting guidance, before the two aircraft collided. The Turkish Airlines 777 had not been moved to the correct gate position at Lagos, and was left ...

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    MEA chief bemoans Lebanese ‘lack’ of political leadership


    Lebanese flag-carrier Middle East Airlines’ chief, Mohamad El-Hout has lamented the political situation in the country, as the airline strives to recover from impact of multiple crises. MEA has suffered not only from the effects of the pandemic, but the severe economic situation which gripped the state, as well as ...

  • MEA A321neo-c-MEA

    MEA full-year financial performance hammered by successive calamities


    Lebanese flag-carrier Middle East Airlines has disclosed full-year losses of LL68.1 billion ($45 million) for 2020, a year in which the country faced an economic crisis, the effects of the pandemic, and the fallout from the Beirut port explosion. The loss contrasted with the near-LL130 billion profit for the carrier ...

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    Lebanon’s MEA pushes back A330neos as it battles dual crises


    Lebanese carrier Middle East Airlines has pushed back delivery of its four Airbus A330neos until 2026 as it bids to recover from the dual challenges of the pandemic and economic crisis in Lebanon.

  • Israir ATR

    Rival Israir bidders each lay claim to be declared victor


    Sale of the Israeli leisure carrier Israir is continuing to generate controversy among the contending parties, with investor YH Dimri insisting it should be considered the successful bidder. The trustee for the sale issued a position statement on 20 December which said that the YH Dimri offer “cannot be approved”, ...

  • MEA A321neo MSN10000-c-Airbus

    A320neo line adapts to five digits for MSN10000 delivery


    Lebanese flag-carrier Middle East Airlines has taken delivery of the first Airbus A320-family aircraft to have been assigned a five-digit serial number, with the handover of an A321neo bearing MSN10000. While the aircraft is not the 10,000th A320 to be transferred to a customer – that milestone is still a ...

  • Emirates Airbus A380 take-off

    Proposed A380neo would have offered double-digit fuel reduction: Clark


    Emirates Airline president Tim Clark laments Airbus’s decision to abandon the “A380neo”, believing that the proposed re-egngining would have created an “absolutely brilliant” aircraft offering a double-digit fuel-burn reduction.

  • News

    MEA picks Honeywell avionics for new Airbus fleet


    Middle East Airlines has signed an agreement with Honeywell for cockpit technology in its new Airbus fleet.

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    MEA advances Airbus deliveries schedule


    ​Lebanese flag-carrier Middle East Airlines appears to have advanced deliveries of new Airbus A321neo and A330neo jets intended to modernise its fleet.

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    PARIS: Four firm MEA A321neos will be new XLR version


    Lebanese flag-carrier Middle East Airlines is to convert four Airbus A321neo orders into the newly-launched extra-long range A321XLR.

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    MEA to take another four A321neos


    ​Lebanon’s Middle East Airlines has emerged as the customer for another four Airbus A321neos, taking its total order for the type to 15.

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    Airbus confirms MEA order for A330-900s


    ​Airbus has confirmed Lebanese flag-carrier Middle East Airlines as a customer for four A330-900s.

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    MEA signs A330neo engine support deal with Rolls-Royce


    Middle East Airlines has signed with Rolls-Royce a long-term maintenance agreement for Trent 7000 engines powering a fleet of Airbus A330neo jets that the Lebanese carrier intends to order.

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    Arab airline consolidation unlikely, say AACO speakers


    Strong political and cultural obstacles mean the Middle East and North Africa is unlikely to experience the sort of airline consolidation seen in Europe and the USA.

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    MEA signals commitment to take A330neo


    Lebanese flag-carrier Middle East Airlines appears to have opted for the Airbus A330neo under a long-haul fleet modernisation.