Middle East – Page 9

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    News

    Etihad to divest aviation support units to Abu Dhabi holding group

    2021-12-23T11:16:00Z

    Etihad Airways is to divest a number of aviation support service units including its engineering division to Abu Dhabi holding company ADQ as part of its focus on core airline operations.

  • FlightGlobal 2022 forecasts intro
    Analysis

    What awaits the aviation sector in 2022?

    Our special package of forecast articles looks at a dozen topics which are likely to be in the headlines during the coming 12 months.

  • Rafale for UAE
    Analysis

    UAE, Finnish orders intensify fighter rivalry

    2021-12-23T06:47:00Z

    A late flurry of fighter competition activity as 2021 drew to a close saw the United Arab Emirates (UAE) sign a surprise deal to acquire 80 Dassault Rafales and Lockheed Martin triumph in Finland’s 64-aircraft HX process.

  • QR A350-1000-c-Qatar Airways
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    Qatar escalates A350 skin-paint row with legal filing against Airbus

    2021-12-20T18:22:00Z

    Qatar Airways has filed legal proceedings against Airbus over the A350 fuselage surface paint quality issue, the latest shot in an increasingly bitter dispute between the two sides. The carrier says it has grounded 21 of its A350s, a mix of -900s and -1000s, out of a total fleet of ...

  • Emirates last A380-c-Emirates
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    Airbus completes A380 deliveries as last jet is handed to Emirates

    2021-12-16T18:50:00Z

    Airbus has completed deliveries from the A380 programme, with the final aircraft handed over to Middle Eastern carrier Emirates. The aircraft - MSN272, bearing the registration A6-EVS – brings total deliveries of the type to 251, including 123 for the Dubai-based airline. Emirates is by far the largest customer for ...

  • BA 777-200ER-c-BA
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    BA’s and Qatar Airways’ joint business to broaden network access

    2021-12-16T10:58:00Z

    British Airways is aiming to extend its joint business arrangement with IAG shareholder and Oneworld alliance partner Qatar Airways, to provide greater access to one another’s networks. BA has newly re-opened its Doha connection, with a Boeing 777-200ER service from London Gatwick, and the two carriers will jointly operate up ...

  • USAF F-35A c Lockheed Martin
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    USA ‘prepared to move forward’ with F-35A sale to UAE

    2021-12-15T17:11:00Z

    After delays and reports that the deal might fall apart, the USA is prepared to move forward with the proposed sale of 50 Lockheed Martin F-35A stealth fighters to the United Arab Emirates.

  • Airline Business Weekly Briefing Logo WEB2
    Analysis

    Airlines face Omicron with the WHO and consumers on side

    2021-12-10T09:30:00Z

    As the world awaits hard data on the likely impact of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, airlines also face slim-pickings when it comes to indictors of how travel demand will respond.

  • Qatar A350-1000-c-Qatar Airways
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    Airbus proposed 'wide range' of solutions to resolve Qatar A350 skin-paint row

    2021-12-09T19:06:00Z

    Airbus insists Qatar Airways took the first legal steps in the bitter dispute over A350 skin-paint quality, and that the airframer still wants to find a solution despite responding with its own legal measures. Qatar Airways has been vocal over the deterioration of fuselage surface paint on the type, and ...

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    In depth

    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: December 2021 update

    2021-12-08T15:14:00Z

    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.

  • Saudia A320neo-c-Airbus
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    Saudia seals $8.5bn agreement for nearly 150 Leap-1A engines

    2021-12-04T17:07:00Z

    Middle Eastern carrier Saudia has formally reached an agreement to take CFM International Leap-1A engines for the Airbus A320neo-family fleet it ordered in 2019. The airline ordered 30 A320neos and 35 A321neos after opting to scrap a previous agreement for the Boeing 737 Max. But CFM builds the Leap-1B for ...

  • Oman EU agreement-c-Oman Air
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    Oman reaches agreement with EU on liberalising air transport

    2021-12-01T17:45:00Z

    Oman’s government has initialed a comprehensive air transport pact with the European Union, aiming for a five-year implementation which will eventually lead to a full ‘open skies’ arrangement. The Middle Eastern sultanate has bilateral third- and fourth-freedom rights with a number of EU countries – among them France, Germany and ...

  • Qatar A350-1000 A7-ANO-c-Qatar Airways
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    Qatar Airways chief keeps pressure on Airbus over A350 fuselage issue

    2021-11-30T20:04:00Z

    Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker is keeping pressure on Airbus over a fuselage-degradation issue that grounded 20 of its A350s, while continuing to mull widebody freighter orders.

  • IntellAct turnaround tool-c-IntellAct
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    El Al arm shows off automated monitor to speed turnaround times

    2021-11-30T07:28:00Z

    Israeli carrier El Al’s technological investment division Cockpit Innovation is showing off an artificial intelligence tool intended to increase turnaround efficiency at airports. It will present the system – developed by one of its portfolio firms, IntellAct – at the World Aviation Festival event in London, which opens on 1 ...

  • Damaged Afghan MD530
    Analysis

    How Afghanistan’s fall reshaped World Air Forces inventory

    2021-11-25T15:25:00Z

    Afghanistan returning to Taliban control saw its military aircraft inventory drop to zero and tested the international community’s ability to rescue at-risk civilians, during another busy year for defence.

  • Codeshare
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    Air Baltic switches UAE codeshare from Etihad to Emirates after Dubai launch

    2021-11-25T13:59:00Z

    Air Baltic has announced a codeshare with Emirates as it seeks to leverage the connectivity advantages of switching its UAE services from Abu Dhabi to Dubai.

  • Airline Business Index Logo for web
    In depth

    Airline Business Index shows industry nearing three-quarters of pre-Covid size

    2021-11-24T15:16:00Z

    The latest Airline Business Index shows the global airline industry is nearing three-quarters of its pre-Covid size, driven by rapidly returning passengers and revenue in the third quarter. The overall score of 72 (2019 = 100) represents an increase of six from the score on 30 June 2021, 12 ...

  • MEA A321neo-c-MEA
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    MEA full-year financial performance hammered by successive calamities

    2021-11-24T11:05:00Z

    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 ...

  • El Al fleet-c-El Al
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    El Al’s nine-month losses top $300m

    2021-11-24T09:03:00Z

    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has turned in net losses of $136 million for the third quarter, taking total losses over the first nine months to $303 million. El Al generated third-quarter revenues of $253 million, the carrier has disclosed in its latest financial statement. The carrier is still trying to ...

  • El Al 787-c-El Al
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    El Al details loan and share issue to secure $30m in state aid

    2021-11-23T08:21:00Z

    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has detailed an agreement for funding support from the government and its controlling shareholder, Kanfei Nesharim, which includes a commitment to a share offering by mid-September next year. Under the 22 November agreement Kanfei Nesharim will provide El Al with $63 million through four loans. Three ...