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  • A380 SAF-c-Emirates

    Emirates flies A380 part-powered by 100% sustainable aviation fuel


    Emirates has operated an Airbus A380 partly powered by 100% sustainable aviation fuel, claiming to be the first carrier to conduct such a demonstration flight with the double-deck type. The aircraft departed Dubai on 22 November with one of its four Engine Alliance GP7200 powerplants – as well as its ...

  • ALAFCO A320neo

    Kuwaiti lessor ALAFCO terminates A320neo purchase contract


    Kuwaiti lessor ALAFCO is cancelling a contract for Airbus A320neo twinjets, the company has disclosed to the emirate’s stock exchange. ALAFCO has given few details about the decision, but says it has “reached an agreement” with Airbus to “terminate” the contract for the purchase order. It ordered 50 A320neos in ...

  • Emirates president

    Clark still gets ‘real buzz’ from leading Emirates after delaying retirement


    Long-serving Emirates president Tim Clark still gets a “real buzz” from the ”herculean project” of running the Middle Eastern giant, years after he delayed his retirement.

  • AC-130J Ghostrider

    Pentagon orders AC-130J strike in Iraq


    The lethal action follows other strikes in Syria, which Washington says it ordered against Iranian-affiliated groups in response to aggression against American ground and naval forces in the region.

  • Bell 505

    Bell delivers first 505-model trainers to Royal Jordanian Air Force


    The Royal Jordanian Air Force has taken delivery of its first five Bell 505 training helicopters from a 10-aircraft acquisition signed last year.

  • Israir A320-c-Israir

    Israir Group negotiating financial support from government over Gaza conflict


    Israeli leisure operator Israir Group is looking to secure financial support from the government as a result of disruption caused by the Gaza conflict. The company states that it expects to receive “significant and full assistance” from the government for as long as the conflict persists, and is holding talks ...

  • Archer Midnight Abu Dhabi

    Air Chateau plans to purchase Archer air taxis


    Dubai helicopter operator Air Chateau has signalled its intention to possibly acquire a fleet of electric air taxis from Archer Aviation.

  • UAE Black Hawk Dubai 2021

    AMMROC to build Black Hawk maintenance centre in UAE


    The UAE’s AMMROC is to establish a maintenance, repair and overhaul centre for the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk, under a partnership agreed with the rotorcraft manufacturer’s parent company, Lockheed Martin.

  • Emirates A350-900-c-Emirates

    Emirates to expand A350 commitment with additional -900s


    Middle Eastern carrier Emirates is committing to additional Airbus A350-900, with an order for 15 more of the twinjets during the Dubai air show. Emirates already has 50 of the -900 on order and the new agreement takes the total to 65. A350-900s are powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-84 engines. ...

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    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: November 2023 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.

  • Emirates A380-c-Emirates

    Collaboration and cannibalisation to extend Emirates A380 fleet life: Clark


    Emirates is aiming to keep 116 Airbus A380s in service over the next few years, with the effort supported by a series of maintenance agreements disclosed by the carrier. The carrier is the largest operator of the type, and eventually placed total orders for 123 before Airbus discontinued production. While ...

  • Antonoaldo Neves, Etihad chief executive
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    Etihad chief sees carrier entering third decade with renewed growth opportunity


    While Etihad Airways has kept a relatively low profile in terms of aircraft orders at this week’s Dubai air show, the long-awaited opening of a brand-new terminal at its Abu Dhabi home and a renewed growth mandate means the airline is back on the front foot after a period of consolidation

  • Flydubai-c-Flydubai

    Flydubai follows Emirates in establishing Dubai South MRO centre


    United Arab Emirates carrier Flydubai is following Emirates’ plans for a substantial maintenance presence near Dubai’s Al Maktoum airport, by unveiling its own agreement for a purpose-built MRO facility in the Dubai South area. Flydubai has reached an agreement with Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace Hub to develop the $190 million ...

  • Emirates A350-c-Emirates

    Emirates discloses extensive Safran supply deal including A350 and 777X seats


    Emirates Group has disclosed a series of agreements with Safran’s interiors division covering seats and other fittings on new aircraft types in the Dubai-based carrier’s fleet. The airline values at $1 billion – at catalogue prices – the deal for seats on the Airbus A350-900s and Boeing 777-9s which it ...

  • Oman Air 737 freighter-c-Boeing

    Oman Air receives converted 737-800 freighter


    Middle Eastern carrier Oman Air has received a Boeing 737-800 converted freighter, the airline’s first dedicated cargo aircraft. Oman Air, based in Muscat, took delivery of the jet after modification work at China’s STAECO engineering facility in Shandong. “The freighter will contribute to the growth of the air cargo logistics ...

  • Emirates 777-9 title-c-Emirates

    Emirates' Clark: 777X follow-on order a balance of confidence and lead times


    Emirates president Tim Clark is optimistic that the Boeing 777-9 service entry is on track, expecting the type inspection authorisation – which begins formal certification tests – around February next year. Speaking during the Dubai air show on 14 November, a day after Emirates committed to another 90 777Xs, Clark ...

  • 777-300ERSF N779CK outside-c-FlightGlobal

    Conversion momentum builds as IAI inducts more 777-300ERs for modification


    Israel Aerospace Industries has completed two Boeing 777-300ER freighter conversions, and is in the process of modifying another three, with the aircraft due to enter service next year. One aircraft (N778CK) is undertaking the flight-test and certification programme, while a second (N779CK) is being displayed at the Dubai air show. ...

  • B-250

    Calidus displays expanded product range as B-250 deliveries draw near


    UAE-based Calidus Aerospace used its home show to exhibit a range of in-development products, including its B-250 turboprop and the Sahab unmanned air vehicle design.

  • AW169 skids GdF

    Leonardo eyes sales boost from higher gross weight AW169


    Leonardo Helicopters is presenting its skid-equipped AW169 at the Dubai air show, fresh from announcing a pair of performance upgrade kits for the intermediate-twin. On 30 October, the Italian airframer revealed an optional 300kg (660lb) increase in maximum take-off weight for the AW169, to 5.1t, alongside a new 11-passenger configuration ...

  • A350-1000 at Dubai-c-Airbus

    Emirates will only assess A350-1000 once engines meet durability demands: Clark


    Emirates believes the Airbus A350-1000 would fit into the carrier’s fleet, but it will not be considered until Rolls-Royce is able to offer greater engine durability for the airline’s specific conditions and operations. The A350-1000 is powered by the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97, a higher-thrust version of the XWB-84 used on ...