On Friday, national flag carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) signed an agreement to purchase 25 twin-engine, long-range Airbus A350-900 planes.President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and French President Emmanuel Macron also attended the signing ceremony, which was to be held with THY Chairman İlker Aycı and Airbus Chairman Tom Enders.
Delta, the world’s second largest airline, sent its final 747 to an Arizona “boneyard” this week, marking another chapter in the slow death of the jumbo jet.
orean Air has taken delivery of its first Bombardier CS300, which is scheduled to be deployed on the Seoul-based carrier’s domestic network Jan.
The first Airbus A350-1000, the largest version of the A350 XWB twin-aisle airliner, will be delivered to Qatar Airways by the end of the year. But, asks Alan Dron, how will it fare in the Middle East?
KLIA is ranked alongside other similarly sized airports in the ASQ ranking, which included Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi, Singapore’s Changi and South Korea’s Incheon.
Badlisham said KLIA was ranked 12th in the latest ASQ survey, down from 11th in 2016, with Incheon in first place.
“We accept that Incheon is an efficient airport which we are trying to emulate,” he said.
deputy Roads Minister Fakhrieh Kashan said manufacturing companies have already funded a number of airplanes purchased by Iran’s flag-carrier airliner Iran Air in the post-JCPOA era.
Deux avions franco-italiens ATR72 ont atterri à l’aéroport Mehrabad de Téhéran samedi 30 décembre
the first package including four out of the twenty purchased ATR aircraft landed in Tehran in May 17, followed by two more on September 29.
The ATR 72-600 has a range of 1,500km and 70 seats.
Efforts to sign a deal with Brazilian manufacturer Embraer had been uninspiring and plans were abandoned in favor of Airbus and Boeing
Boeing inks $three billion deal to promote not less than 30 industrial jets to Iran‘s Aseman Airways
Boeing said in its release Tuesday that the new Iran agreement “creates or sustains approximately 18,000 jobs in the United States.”
According to Boeing, the deal was negotiated “under authorizations from the U.S. government following a determination that Iran had met its obligations under the nuclear accord signed in 2015.”
Expanding the relationship between our companies that began nearly 50 years ago, Boeing is proud to support Royal Air Maroc’s growth plans within Africa and further connect Morocco to the world.”
The AG600 is the third member of China’s “large aircraft family” following the large freighter Y-20 and large passenger aircraft C919, which made maiden flights in 2013 and 2017. The Y-20 entered into service with China’s airforce in July 2016.
TruJet, which now has four planes, would add six aircraft each year from 2018-2022. These would be ATR72-500/600, the ministry data showed.
After starting services this year, Zoom Air has placed orders for five CRJ-200 and 14 CRJ-900 planes. At present, it has two planes. v
An MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron164, takes off from the flight deck of San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage on July 27, 2017.
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China’s domestically-developed AG600, the world’s largest amphibious aircraft, performed its maiden flight on Sunday from an airport on the shores of the South China Sea.
Korean Air Lines Co Ltd (003490.KS) said on Wednesday it will receive its first Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO) C Series jet on Friday after months of delays related to engine issues, with a second delivery to follow shortly after.
one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, and also celebrating 20 years of operations globally, Qatar Airways serves a network of more than 150 international destinations, with newly-launched additions to such desirable destinations as Chiang Mai, Thailand; Sohar, Sultanate of Oman; Prague, Czech Republic and Kyiv, Ukraine. Additionally, the airline has announced upcoming service to Pattaya, Thailand; Canberra, Australia; Penang, Malaysia; and many more. Qatar Airways serves 10 cities across the U.S.; including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.
Earlier, Massoumeh Asgharzadeh, the head of Iran Air Public Relations Office, the airline has reached promising conclusions regarding the financiers of the plane deals. “Our preference is to use domestic financial resources, but we also have the option to finance the purchases through Airbus and Boeing themselves,” she was quoted as saying by ILNA.
Asgharzadeh said the result of negotiations will soon be publicized.
Executives from Boeing and Airbus were due in Tehran this week to negotiate and decide on the financing of the planes on order. Sharafbafi said an Airbus delegation had arrived in Tehran on Sunday and that negotiations were underway.
Head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization Ali Abedzadeh said on Sunday that Airbus of France, ART of France-Italy and Boeing of the US have voiced readiness to finance purchase of new Iranian passenger planes.
The fear among administration officials is that Iran could use the new jets to transport weapons and military personnel into Syria. “We will not issue export licenses unless we are convinced the aircraft will be used exclusively for commercial passenger aviation”, said a spokesman for the White House National Security Council.
Deputy Roads Minister Fakhrieh Kashan said the latest decision by the US Congress to monitor aircraft deals with Iran aimed at discouraging financial institutes from conducting business and tracking or freezing Iran’s payments for purchasing planes.
Google has introduced a new set of tools to assist travellers looking for the best deal. The new tools are now available in Google Flights, Google Trips, and in search results for hotels.
The GE Aviation GE90-115B-powered twinjet, which has a payload of 102 tonnes, joins nine Airbus A330 Freighters currently in service with Turkish Cargo.
Asgharzadeh said the result of negotiations will soon be publicized. Iran Air has ordered 100 airplanes from Airbus and 80 from Boeing.
The Iranian flag carrier has received 3 Airbus so far
“KLM is well known for its personal approach. KLM’s new service on Google Home with BB is the next step in its innovative digital strategy and the first step on voice, offering personalised service through Google Home with the help of artificial intelligence. KLM’s interactive pack assistant shows the added value offered by KLM throughout the entire customer journey.”
The fabric seats have a classy and contemporary design, and come with more back support, as well as more legroom with an adjustable footrest for maximum comfort.
They even have a six-way adjustable headrest with side wings for better head and neck support, so you no longer need to carry around a neck pillow!
It also comes with smart stowage solutions such as coat hook and compartment, adjustable personal reading light, 11.1 inch (28cm) personal touch-screen monitor for your entertainment needs, in-seat power supply, and USB charging port. The seats are in a 3-4-3 configuration.
Deliveries of the nine A320 NEO aircraft are expected to be completed by the next two years while the A321 NEO aircraft have already been delivered in the third and fourth quarter of this year.
All aircraft included in the deal will be powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines.
Lufthansa Technik has received a supplemental type certificate for ADS-B transponders on the Airbus A320 family. The company said this is within the framework of FAA and EASA mandates.”We can now offer our customers the appropriate ADS-B modifications with original manufacturer components and regulatory approval,” said Thomas Rueckert, VP of base maintenance services at Lufthansa
Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has signed an agreement with Thales to equip the airline’s new, incoming 12 Airbus A320Neo and 17 A321Neo aircraft with a cockpit package of Thales avionics solutions including the TopFlight and Flight Management System (FMS).
MIAMI — Today, Taiwan-based China Airlines received its tenth Airbus A350 XWB and joined a programme to use a blend of traditional and sustainable biofuels to power aircraft for Airbus delivery flights, making it the world’s second airline to acquire it. The manufacturer developed the sustainable fuel option for delivery flights in association with Air Total,
The Arab Air Carriers Organisation (AACO) welcomed the removal of a controversial US proposal to levy corporation tax on Arabian Gulf airlines from Donald Trump’s sweeping tax reform bill, which was approved by the US Senate on Saturday morning. “Reason prevailed,” said Abdul Wahab Teffaha, AACO’s secretary-general Abdul Teffaha told The National on Saturday, after
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has tapped NATS to develop a smart digital tower prototype for Singapore’s Changi Airport. According to NATS, it will be the world’s “largest and most complex” airport to trial the technology. The contract covers the setup of multiple fixed-position cameras, which would feed live video images onto a
Following an intensive flight test campaign performed in less than a year, the Airbus A350-1000 has received type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The certified aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines. The EASA A350-1000 type certification document was signed by EASA’s Certification Director, Trévor
TCA lift has sold a Falcon Spider FS520C to Chonging Jiangbei International Airport in China.The 52m working height tracked platform will be used to clean and maintain the inside and outside of the busy airport. Chonging International Airport is the 8th busiest airport in China with close to 36 million passengers moving through it every
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has appointed Justin Carr as its new vice president cargo.Carr, who joined the company in the summer from DHL where he was head of MNC business development for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, will take over leadership of the cargo team from December, said a statement from the company.
Regarding the delivery, ATR’s Chief Executive Officer Christian Scherer stated:
“It is always a special moment when we welcome a new operator into our fleet. After careful consideration of all alternatives Mandarin Airlines have chosen the best aircraft in regional aviation, the ATR – which is most gratifying. When this choice is made by a national flag carrier, namely China Airline’s Mandarin, we are all the more honoured.”
cargojet said it expects to replace these flights and revenues by operating the flights directly for its interline partners on similar routes as demand on these services remains strong.
The Cargojet partnership was first launched by Strauss’ predecessor, Lise-Marie Turpin, in June 2016 with the start-up of flights to South America via the US. European flights were added later that yea
The Airbus A350-1000 has received Type Certification from European and US aviation regulators, paving the way for delivery to airlines. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) formally presented the certificates to Airbus on Tuesday.Airbus said it will deliver the first A350-1000 to launch customer Qatar Airways before the
Dubai: The company responsible for much of Airbus’ and Boeing’s electronic systems has said that the demand among Gulf carriers for avionics secured against cyber-attacks continues to be strong.