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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 ...

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    Emirates expands recovery recruitment drive to pilots and engineers


    Middle Eastern carrier Emirates is aiming to recruit a further 2,500 personnel over the next six months to ensure it has the resources necessary to maintain its recovery track. It is supplementing a previous drive, unveiled in September, to take 3,000 cabin crew and 500 ground-services staff. Emirates says it ...

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    Bahrain’s first AH-1Z Viper delivered to NAVAIR


    Bahrain’s first of 12 Bell AH-1Z attack helicopters has been handed over to the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), ahead of its formal delivery to the Gulf state.

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    Why Etihad has broken new ground with sustainability-linked financing


    Etihad Aviation Group chief financial officer Adam Boukadida believes there will be further sustainability-linked financing deals both within the industry and beyond after striking a $1.2 billion transaction tied to environmental, social and governance targets 

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    Boeing offers update on Super Hornet CFTs; T-7A ‘wing-rock’ fix


    Boeing says conformal fuel tanks (CFTs) will be available for F/A-18E/F Block III Super Hornets on the international market, and it has also resolved a ‘wing-rock’ issue with the T-7A advanced jet trainer.

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    ​KAI/IAI in new loitering munitions development pact


    Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) have signed an additional memorandum of understanding (MOU) for a loitering munitions programme.

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    Boeing projects Middle Eastern carriers will maintain widebody demand


    Middle Eastern operators will take delivery of 3,000 new aircraft over the next two decades, with a strong widebody presence, Boeing estimates in its latest forecast for the region. Ahead of the Dubai air show in November, the airframer states that these deliveries will include 1,320 widebody types as well ...

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    Israel’s El Al enters talks over potential acquisition of Arkia


    El Al has entered discussions with fellow Israeli carrier Arkia over a possible business combination, the flag-carrier has disclosed. Under the proposed transaction El Al would acquire Arkia shares in exchange for handing its own securities to Arkia shareholders. El Al has not confirmed the size of the transaction or ...

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    Israeli lessor Global Knafaim takes over pair of Delta A220s


    Israeli lessor Global Knafaim Leasing has completed the acquisition of two Airbus A220s, operated by US carrier Delta Air Lines. The lessor has been in discussions over the transaction for several months but disclosed on 14 October that it had finalised the deal for both jets. Both aircraft are 2018 ...

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    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: October 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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    Etihad 787-10 crew mis-set altimeter pressure before Abu Dhabi low approach


    Investigators have determined that the crew of an Etihad Airways Boeing 787-10 did not set the correct destination pressure reference for the altimeter before the twinjet dipped far below the glideslope on approach to Abu Dhabi. The passenger aircraft (A6-BMD) had been conducting a freight flight from Beijing on 6 ...

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    El Al faces strike over policies restricting Sun D’Or Sabbath flights


    Israeli carrier El Al is facing industrial action after being accused of acting in bad faith, notably over policies restricting operation of flights during the Sabbath, a weekly period of religious observance. Trade union centre Histadrut has notified the company of a labour dispute and approved strike from 18 October. ...

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    Royal Air Maroc to explore codeshare with El Al


    Moroccan flag-carrier Royal Air Maroc has signed a preliminary co-operation agreement with Israel’s El Al, which will explore the possibility of codeshare services. The agreement is the latest aviation manifestation of last year’s diplomatic recognition pacts between Israel and several Arab states. RAM says the memorandum of understanding with El ...

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    How IATA thinks airlines could reach net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050


    For some airlines, the net-zero target was nothing new. But for all carriers, the important task is working out how to get there – and then implementing that plan. 

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    In depth

    World Airline Rankings: No region left unscathed by crisis


    While some Asia-Pacific operators benefited from access to large domestic markets and strong freight activity, international operators in the region were among the hardest hit in terms of reduced passenger traffic.