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    Royal Jordanian taps Lufthansa Technik for A320 component support


    Royal Jordanian has sealed a new component maintenance agreement covering its Airbus A320 family fleet with Lufthansa Technik.

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    UAE signs contract for two more A330 tankers


    Airbus Defence & Space has been awarded a contract to supply the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a further two A330 multi-role tanker transports (MRTTs).

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    Third-from-last Emirates A380 completes commercial line-up at Dubai air show


    The line-up of airline-liveried commerical aircraft on the Dubai air show static display was complete on 14 November as the event got under way. Dubai air show static display Sunday By Sunday morning, an Emirates Airbus ...

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    Calidus unveils heavily armed B-350 turboprop


    Abu Dhabi-based Calidus has unveiled its heavily-armed B-350 at the Dubai air show, with the two-seat platform capable of carrying a broad variety of air-launched weapons. Believed to be powered by a Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127C turboprop, the two-seat design boasts 12 under-wing hardpoints, along with an electro-optical/infrared sensor ...

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    Commercial aircraft line up for Dubai air show static display


    The static display is taking shape on the eve of this year’s Dubai air show, with several commercial aircraft already in place.

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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.

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    IAI unveils Scorpius jamming, self-protection pods


    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has unveiled a new family of pod-housed electronic warfare (EW) equipment, which it says is suitable for use across a range of self-protection, standoff jamming and training applications. Named Scorpius, the active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar technology can “simultaneously scan the entire surrounding region for ...

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    Arab carriers call for governments to ease travel pains


    Arab airline leaders expect it to take between three to five years for passenger traffic to return to pre-crisis levels as carriers in the region have been particularly hard hit by the pandemic’s impact on international services.

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    Royal Jordanian to decide on fleet renewal by year-end


    Royal Jordanian Airlines aims to make a decision on the renewal of its regional and narrowbody fleets by the end of the year in support of a long-term strategic plan which envisions a near doubling of the operation.

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    Air Arabia pandemic profit run continues in third quarter


    Air Arabia Group’s run of profitable quarters continued for the three months ended 30 September as it noted “signs of recovery” in key markets.

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    Emirates recovering but has ‘some way to go’ to restore profits: chairman


    Middle Eastern carrier Emirates has turned in a first-half loss of Dhs5.8 billion ($1.6 billion), halving the deficit from the previous interim, but still contrasting sharply with the pre-crisis half-year profit of Dhs862 million. The Dubai-based airline’s revenues in the six months to 30 September 2021 reached Dhs21.7 billion. EBITDA ...

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    KAI secures $360 million deal to support Iraqi T-50IQs


    Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has secured an $360 million operational support deal for Iraq’s fleet of 24 T-50IQ advanced jet trainers.

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    Royal Air Maroc to open Tel Aviv services


    Moroccan flag-carrier Royal Air Maroc is to open services from its main base at Casablanca to the Israeli hub at Tel Aviv. The service is the latest to emerge from the tightening of Arab-Israeli ties through a series of diplomatic recognition pacts reached last year. Moroccan and Israeli leadership, under ...

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    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: November 2021 update


    Our regular examination of the latest global data for several key airline market indicators, including traffic and capacity in passenger and cargo markets, in-service and stored fleets, jet fuel costs, and share price trends for the world’s largest groups.

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    Lessor World Star to take up to 20 converted 737-800s from IAI


    Leasing firm World Star Aviation is to take up to 20 Boeing 737-800 converted freighters, which will be modified by Israel Aerospace Industries. The jets will be converted into cargo configuration at the Chinese-based facility Bedek Lingyun Aircraft Maintenance Engineering – known as Belinco – located in Yichang. IAI says ...

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    Lessors in Saudia Airbus legal row denied access to executives’ phone data


    Leasing companies engaged in a legal battle with Saudi Arabian flag-carrier Saudia over aircraft payments have been denied access to documents held on the mobile phones of two senior executives of the carrier, including chairman and former director general Saleh bin Nasser Al Jasser. The long-running case centres on the ...

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    No indications of big aircraft orders at Dubai air show: IATA chief


    IATA director general Willie Walsh says the “cautious” approach being taken by airlines reduces the chance of any major aircraft orders being announced at the upcoming Dubai air show, despite carriers needing to rebuild their fleets post-Covid. 

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    Emirates opens Israeli links with 777-300ER service to Tel Aviv


    Middle Eastern carrier Emirates is to join the market for Israeli flights, with daily services to Tel Aviv starting in the first week of December. Emirates says it will open the link following the diplomatic normalisation between Israel and the United Arab Emirates agreed last year. Ties between the two ...

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    Bahrain’s MENA launches cargo airline


    Operation launches with 737-300 P2F, but with ambition for fleet of 15 to 20 aircraft as it pushes to exploit under-served market for e-commerce air freight in Middle East and Africa

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    Air cargo demand still high but ‘tangled’ global trade a concern: IATA


    Airlines are continuing to benefit from high demand for air cargo, according to industry association IATA, but rising consumer and producer prices could eventually weigh on growth.