All Middle East articles – Page 8

  • Riyadh Air logo-c-Riyadh Air
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    Saudi government unveils new national airline Riyadh Air

    2023-03-12T15:05:00Z

    Saudi Arabia’s government has unveiled its new national airline, branding it Riyadh Air, headed by former Etihad Aviation Group chief Tony Douglas. Riyadh Air will operate from a hub in the Saudi capital with a network expanding to more than 100 destinations by 2030. It has not detailed its planned ...

  • Leap engine
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    GE Aerospace testing Leap tweaks to boost durability in dusty regions

    2023-03-09T16:55:00Z

    GE Aerospace is tweaking some components in CFM International Leap turbofans to address operating issues primarily affecting commercial jets flying in India and the Middle East.

  • 737 Max 8 title-c-Boeing
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    Qatar to start introducing 737 Max 8s on short-haul network

    2023-03-08T07:44:00Z

    Qatar Airways is to start introducing its own Boeing 737 Max jets, to support capacity growth in short-haul sectors. The airline says it recently had an “opportunity” to acquire a “small number” of 737 Max 8s, without elaborating on the details of the agreement. Qatar Airways says the twinjets – ...

  • Qatar A350
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    Qatar Airways A350 and A321neo orders restored to Airbus backlog

    2023-03-07T17:04:00Z

    Qatar Airways’ order for 23 Airbus A350-1000s and 50 A321neos has been reinstated on the airframer’s backlog as part of its activity in February. Airbus had previously cancelled the orders during the legal row over skin-paint deterioration on Qatar’s A350 fleet. But the two sides eventually avoided a high-profile trial ...

  • Qatar Airways Akbar Al Baker at ITB Mar 23
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    Deliveries key as Qatar Airways adds seven new routes in major expansion

    2023-03-07T15:04:00Z

    Qatar Airways will add seven new services and restore flights to 11 more destinations as part of a major expansion, though chief executive Akbar Al Baker acknowledges launch dates will be dependent on when the carrier receives its new aircraft deliveries. 

  • El Al 737-c-El Al
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    El Al plots five-year fleet expansion including 737 replacement

    2023-03-06T15:17:00Z

    Israeli flag-carrier El Al is considering options to increase its fleet by up to 13 aircraft to keep up with its targets for passenger traffic and market share over the next five years. It is aiming to align the expansion with plans to replace its older Boeing 737 jets from ...

  • El Al 787-c-El Al
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    Israel’s El Al returns to full-year profit

    2023-03-03T17:45:00Z

    Israeli flag-carrier El Al has generated a full-year operating profit of $113 million, and ended the period with a net surplus of $109 million. The airline says it achieved a fourth-quarter net profit – a figure of $8.5 million – for the first time since 2015, although it points out ...

  • Iraqi 737 Max arrival-c-Iraqi Airways
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    Iraqi Airways takes delivery of first 737 Max

    2023-03-02T09:20:00Z

    Iraqi Airways has taken delivery of a Boeing 737 Max 8, the first of the re-engined variant in the flag-carrier’s fleet. The twinjet (YI-ASL) departed Seattle for Reykjavik before arriving in Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, on 26 February. Iraqi Airways says it held a ceremony marking the aircraft’s introduction, attended ...

  • Flydubai 737 Max-c-Flydubai
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    Profitable Flydubai cites fuel-cost benefits as 737 Max fleet expands

    2023-03-01T12:49:00Z

    Middle Eastern carrier Flydubai expanded its fleet to 74 aircraft last year, with Boeing 737 Max variants accounting for more than half. The airline has turned in a full-year profit of Dhs1.2 billion ($327 million) for 2022, during which it took delivery of 17 more 737 Max 8s – the ...

  • Israir ATR 72-c-BLAC
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    Israir completes sale of ATR 72-500s

    2023-02-28T17:15:00Z

    Israeli leisure operator Israir Group has completed the sale of a pair of ATR 72-500 turboprops whose phase-out was part of the company’s fleet-simplification plans. The company had previously disclosed, at the end of last year, that it had reached a binding agreement with a buyer for the aircraft. It ...

  • Emirates GE90 flight demo 2023_engine_2_
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    Inside the effort to standardise 100% ‘drop-in’ sustainable aviation fuel

    2023-02-27T22:02:00Z

    An effort is underway to power aircraft entirely with synthetic and sustainably derived jet fuel. Before that happens, the industry needs to agree on a technical definition of sustainable aviation fuel. 

  • EDGE stand c EDGE
    Analysis

    Edge stamps credentials as technology innovator

    2023-02-27T13:06:00Z

    In its fourth year, the UAE defence house has grown portfolio of products developed in-house more than fivefold.

  • el al 787-c-el al
    News

    El Al 787 cuts flight time to Thailand with Saudi-Omani transit

    2023-02-27T10:32:00Z

    El Al has conducted its first flight through Saudi Arabian and Omani airspace since recent agreements lifted restrictions on transit by Israeli carriers. The airline operated its LY083 service from Tel Aviv to Bangkok on 26 February, using a Boeing 787-9 – a flight which took about 7h 30min. Its ...

  • Tempests Japan
    News

    BAE reports record order intake, as chief executive eyes future growth

    2023-02-23T14:43:00Z

    BAE Systems secured orders worth £37 billion ($44.5 billion) in 2022, up from almost £21.5 billion during the previous 12 months.

  • El Al 787-c-El Al
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    Omani government to permit Israeli overflights: ministry

    2023-02-23T13:24:00Z

    Oman has become the latest Middle Eastern state to allow transit of Israeli aircraft, a decision which will enable a reduction in flight times for carriers operating Asian routes to and from Tel Aviv. The opening of Omani airspace follows several months of discussions between the two sides, and comes ...

  • L-15 Global Times UAE
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    AVIC trumpets L-15 trainer contract with UAE

    2023-02-22T06:06:00Z

    AVIC appears to have signed a contract with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the Hongdu L-15 advanced jet trainer.

  • Delta Air Lines Boeing 757 at Atlanta airport
    Analysis

    Atlanta heads the pack as US airports lead traffic growth in 2022

    2023-02-21T14:55:00Z

    Atlanta Hartsfield airport handled just under 94 million passengers last year, still short of pre-pandemic highs but enough to see it retain its crown as the busiest airport in the world.

  • Bahrain AH-1Z at BIAS
    News

    Bell completes AH-1Z programme for Bahrain

    2023-02-21T03:25:00Z

    Bell has completed the programme of record for Bahrain’s acquisition of 12 AH-1Z attack helicopters.

  • Emirates training centre-c-Emirates
    News

    Emirates prepares for A350 and 777X training with new simulator centre

    2023-02-20T11:41:00Z

    Middle Eastern carrier Emirates is preparing for the introduction of its Airbus A350 and Boeing 777X fleets with a new pilot-training facility in Dubai. The facility, to be sited next to its current training centre, is scheduled to open in March next year. It will have six full-flight simulator bays ...

  • Royal Jordanian fleet-c-Royal Jordanian
    News

    Royal Jordanian expands network as fuel costs weigh on full-year results

    2023-02-20T07:00:00Z

    Royal Jordanian Airlines is looking to expand its network, as it seeks to reverse full-year net losses of more than JD79 million ($111 million). The Middle Eastern carrier attributes the performance – worse than the previous year’s JD74.3 million – to higher fuel prices, which accounted for a near-JD98 million ...