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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. 

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    Jazeera claims ‘worst behind us’ after early return to profitability


    Kuwaiti carrier Jazeera Airways returned to profitability in the third quarter, earlier than the airline had forecast, and managed to break even over the first nine months of the year. The airline turned in a third-quarter net profit of KD11.8 million ($39 million), after generating revenues of KD31.7 million. Chairman ...

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    Boeing pitches ATS loyal wingman UAV to global air forces


    Boeing is pitching its Airpower Teaming System loyal wingman unmanned aircraft to global air forces ahead of the Dubai air show.

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    Qatar Airways moves A380 to Hamad International airport ahead of service return


    Qatar Airways has returned one of its Airbus A380s to Hamad International airport ahead of the type’s return to service for the first time since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis.

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    Qatar’s first F-15s en route to Middle East


    Qatar’s first batch of four Boeing F-15QA fighters is en route to the Gulf state, which is rapidly advancing its combat aircraft capability via a trio of acquisition programmes. Manufactured in St Louis, Missouri, the F-15s began their journey to Qatar late last month, making en route stops including at ...

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    Emirates starts dismantling A380s with specialist recruited for recycling


    Middle Eastern carrier Emirates is to recycle a large proportion of parts from its first Airbus A380 following the aircraft’s retirement, just 13 years after delivery. The aircraft (A6-EDA) was delivered to the carrier in July 2008, during a ceremony attended by FlightGlobal. It flew its last commercial service from ...

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    What might COP26 mean for the airline industry?


    On the eve of the UN climate change conference COP26, the airline industry is braced to discover what the eventual outcomes will mean for its growth path.

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    Etihad low-emission flight a ‘dramatic example’ of sustainable fuel challenges


    Etihad Airways claims to have cut CO2 emissions by 72% on a London-Abu Dhabi flight using a combination of initiatives that highlighted some of the challenges ahead if the widespread adoption of sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) in particular is to become a reality.

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    IAI cuts main-deck cargo door opening for initial 777-300ER freighter


    Israel Aerospace Industries has cut the main-deck cargo door opening for its prototype Boeing 777-300ER freighter conversion. The 7m section has been removed from the twinjet’s aft fuselage, between the rearmost passenger exits, an “important milestone” for the project, says the company. IAI expects the conversion of the 777 to ...