All Middle East articles – Page 10

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    Emirates to purchase two A380s leased from investment vehicle


    Middle Eastern carrier Emirates is to purchase a pair of Airbus A380s owned by a Guernsey-based investment vehicle. Emirates is acquiring the two jets – MSN77 and MSN90 – which it leases from the vehicle, Doric Nimrod Air Two. The entity purchased the aircraft respectively in October and December 2011. ...

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    Top 100 airline group financial rankings 2022


    Robust revenues as passenger markets reopened enabled many of the world’s leading airlines to restore profitability in 2022 – but the scars of the pandemic were still evident. FlightGlobal’s analysis of  the airline industry financial performance in 2022 based on the top 100 airline groups by revenue.

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    Drones, paragliders featured in Hamas attack against Israel


    Militant group Hamas appears to have made extensive use of small armed drones in its surprise attack against Israel from Gaza, in addition to using paragliders as a way to ferry assailants over fortifications.

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    Brazil and Poland send military transports to evacuate citizens from Israel


    Military transport aircraft from Brazil and Poland have been dispatched to Israel to evacuate visiting citizens, after war erupted on 7 October following a surprise assault by the militant group Hamas sparked a new war in the region.

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    US deploys aircraft carrier and land-based jet fighters to Middle East


    US Central Command, which oversees operations in the Middle East, says the show of aviation power is intended to deter “any party” from entering the war between Israel and militant group Hamas.

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    Airline Business Covid-19 recovery tracker: October 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.

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    Israeli authorities ‘effectively’ mitigating conflict risks to air traffic: EASA


    Israeli authorities are sufficiently addressing potential risks to civil aviation from the outbreak of conflict on 7 October, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency believes. But EASA is advising that operators should ensure they have carried out a “robust” risk assessment with a “high level” of contingency planning, adding that ...

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    US F-16 downs Turkish UAV in ‘regrettable incident’ over Syria


    Pentagon officials say the uncrewed craft was destroyed by a US Air Force F-16 after it was observed conducting air strikes in Syria and then approached within 1km from American ground troops.

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    How Barzan Holdings is driving Qatar’s defence industry growth


    Barzan Holdings – the procurement arm of Qatar’s defence ministry – used its first attendance at a DSEI show in the UK last month to promote its growing capabilities, and strong willingness to invest in promising technologies from around the globe.

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    Riyadh Air eyes key partnerships ahead of launch


    Ambitious Saudi Arabian start-up Riyadh Air is likely to announce a number of key airline partnerships ahead of its planned launch in 2025.

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    Royal Jordanian restructures capital to reduce large accumulated losses


    Royal Jordanian Airlines has agreed a restructuring of the carrier’s capital, in order to reduce the company’s accumulated losses which amounted to nearly JD400 million ($564 million) at the end of last year. The airline stated in its annual report for 2022 that accumulated losses exceeded the company’s capital, noting ...

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    Riyadh Air closing in on narrowbody order as Douglas continues groundwork


    Riyadh Air is set to place its expected narrowbody aircraft order “in the coming months” as Tony Douglas, chief executive of the ambitious Saudi Arabian start-up, continues to plot the national carrier’s launch path.

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    Saudia unveils livery revamp as part of Vision 2030 transformation


    Saudi Arabian flag-carrier Saudia has unveiled a new colour scheme, updated as part of the kingdom’s broader modernisation effort known as Vision 2030. The airline unveiled the new livery during an event in Jeddah. It features a green base colour, with shades of blue and sand, and retains the Saudia ...

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    Emirates enters pact with Shell for sustainable-fuel supply at Dubai


    Middle Eastern carrier Emirates has reached an agreement with energy firm Shell Aviation covering the supply of blended sustainable aviation fuel at its Dubai hub. Emirates says the agreement centres on the supply of 300,000gal of fuel, with initial deliveries set to take place by the end of this year. ...

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    Wizz progressing moves towards Saudi joint venture


    Wizz Air has selected a partner and is in the process of an application to establish a joint-venture carrier in Saudi Arabia as the central European budget operator continues to develop its presence in the Middle East.

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    Washington attempts to disrupt Iranian UAV supply chain


    Sanctions announced by the US Treasury on 27 September target entities in Iran, Turkey and China that Washington says are supporting the production of Iranian UAVs, which Tehran is providing to Russia for use against Ukraine.

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    Saudia A320 makes first flight to new Red Sea resort airport


    Saudia has carried out the maiden flight to the new Red Sea international airport which forms part of a resort complex in the west of the kingdom. The carrier operated an Airbus A320 (HZ-AS82) for the service, SV1571 from Riyadh, on 21 September. Saudia had recently agreed to become the ...

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    IAI to establish 777-300ER freighter conversion line in Arizona


    Israel Aerospace Industries is set to establish a US-based Boeing 777-300ER freighter conversion line in Arizona from next year. The company has reached a 15-year agreement under which Ascent Aviation Services will carry out the modification work on the twinjet type at its facilities in Marana. Two lines of 777-300ER ...

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    European buyer orders Elbit SkyStriker loitering munitions


    Elbit Systems is to supply an undisclosed European customer with “several hundred” examples of its SkyStriker loitering munition, under a contract valued at $95 million.

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    Saudia set to be first carrier operating at new Red Sea resort airport


    Saudia is set to become the first operator at the new Red Sea international airport when it opens later this year. The airport lies around 500km north of Jeddah, on the Red Sea coast, is part of an ambitious resort development for the kingdom’s Vision 2030 strategy. Under a newly-signed ...