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Airbus A330neo takes off on maiden flight

Airbus A330neo takes off on maiden flight

22/10/2017. Airbus began the maiden flight of its A330neo jetliner, an upgraded version of its profitable A330 line designed to sharpen competition with the latest version of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner.The wide-bodied, long-distance jet took off from the planemaker's Toulouse headquarters under over

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Laptops could be banned from checked luggage because of fire risk

Laptops could be banned from checked luggage because of fire risk

22/10/2017. passengers could be banned from putting laptop computers into their checked luggage because of the fire risk.The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) will consider calls for a ban submitted by the US Federal Aviation Administration when it’s dangerous goods panel meets lat

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Singapore Airlines to finalise $13.8bn Boeing order soon

Singapore Airlines to finalise $13.8bn Boeing order soon

22/10/2017. Singapore Airlines Ltd said it will finalise an order for 39 Boeing Co aircraft worth $13.8bn at list prices when Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visits Washington next week.The airline said in February it would order 20 777-9 and 19 787-10 widebodies as part of plans to mo

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Qatar Airways joins USAID routes partnership to Combat wildlife trafficking

Qatar Airways joins USAID routes partnership to Combat wildlife trafficking

19/10/2017   Airline increases its commitment to wildlife protection as a signatory to the United for Wildlife Transport TaskforceQatar Airways has joined a select group of private sector, non-government organizations and government agencies in a concerted response to combat wildlife crime across

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Hamad International Airport ranked World’s 2nd Best International Airport

Hamad International Airport ranked World’s 2nd Best International Airport

19/10/2017   Hamad International Airport (HIA) was ranked second in the Top 10 International Airports in the World’s Best Awards 2017 survey.

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Middle East civil aviation bodies’ heads meeting begins

Middle East civil aviation bodies’ heads meeting begins

19/10/2017The fourth meeting of heads and directors general of civil aviation in the Middle East started on yesterday .The three-day meeting is being organized by the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) in cooperation with the ICAO Regional Office for the Middle East.Representatives of the

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Aviation expert warns shrinking leg room could be dangerous

Aviation expert warns shrinking leg room could be dangerous

18/10/2017  As airlines cram more and more seats onto planes, the distance between passengers and the seat in front is getting smaller and smaller.We all know it's uncomfortable - insufferably so.

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International Air Safety Summit Dublin

International Air Safety Summit Dublin

18/10/2017  Held annually since 1947, the Flight Safety Foundation’s International Air Safety Summit is aviation’s premier safety summit, drawing as many as 325 representatives from 50 plus countries to exchange information and propose new directions for further risk reductions.

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Airbus, Bombardier sign C Series partnership

Airbus, Bombardier sign C Series partnership

18/10/2017  Airbus SE and Bombardier have signed an agreement to become partners on the C Series aircraft program.The agreement brings together Airbus’ global reach and scale with Bombardier’s newest, state-of-the-art jet aircraft family, positioning both partners to fully unlock

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ME carriers’ fleet size to more than double by 2036

ME carriers’ fleet size to more than double by 2036

17/10/2017  The fleet size of operators in the Middle East is forecast to more than double from 1,250 to 3,320 aircraft over the next two decades, according to the Airbus Global Market Forecast.The Middle East will need some 2,590 new aircraft by 2036, for replacement of 520 olde

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