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DUBAI: Emirates looks to put new 777 suites on A380 too

12 November, 2017 - 07:20
Emirates is working to revamp the first-class suites on its Airbus A380s, having formally unveiled the new private cabins on a Boeing 777-300ER.

DUBAI: A380 deal in prospect after late Emirates talks

12 November, 2017 - 05:11
Middle Eastern carrier Emirates could unveil a follow-on agreement for 35-40 Airbus A380s as early as today, after the operator conducted last-minute negotiations for an opening-day deal.

DUBAI: Airframers bullish on Gulf's long-term growth

11 November, 2017 - 09:06
The Middle East will continue to be a powerhouse for widebody airliner deliveries over the next 20 years, according to the latest forecasts from Airbus and Boeing. The region is also expected to show above-average growth.

Hawaiian carrier Island Air to cease operations

10 November, 2017 - 15:22
Hawaii's Island Air will cease all operations on 11 November, a move the financially-troubled company attributes partly to "aggressive legal attacks" by aircraft lessors.

EasyJet names TUI's Lundgren as new chief executive

10 November, 2017 - 13:13
UK low-cost carrier EasyJet has appointed TUI Group executive Johan Lundgren as its new chief, succeeding Carolyn McCall.

OPINION: A380 needs more customers to match 747's longevity

10 November, 2017 - 10:16
When the time comes for Emirates Airline to bid adieu to the Airbus A380, let s hope the double-decker deserves the sweet and sincere farewell that United Airlines gave the 747 for its final revenue flight on 7 November.

PICTURES: EVA Air takes first 777 Freighter

10 November, 2017 - 05:04
EVA Air has taken delivery of its first Boeing 777 Freighter, as part of its fleet modernisation plan.

Juneyao picks GEnx engines to power 787s

10 November, 2017 - 04:09
Juneyao Airlines has picked the General Electric GEnx-1B engines to power its 10 Boeing 787-9s on order.

Allegiant phases out 757s and exits Hawaii

9 November, 2017 - 18:15
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air has phased out its final Boeing 757-200s, marking an end to the carrier's Hawaii service.

DUBAI: Emirates opens flight academy

9 November, 2017 - 16:01
They do not do things by half in Dubai, and Emirates new pilot academy is no exception. The centre, in the emerging airport city of Dubai South, has just admitted its first students and will be formally opened on day two of the air show. Designed to meet the fast-growing airline s need for ab initio pilots and provide a route to the flightdeck for young Emiratis, the main complex is the size of a large high school or college and includes four storeys of classrooms and offices, a four-machine simulator hall, plus accommodation, medical, catering and leisure facilities for up to 600 cadets. The academy even has its own airport, complete with 1,800m runway, control tower and emergency service, divided by a fence from Al Maktoum airport next door.

RJ85 loses two engines after uncontained failure

9 November, 2017 - 10:36
South African investigators are to open a probe into an uncontained engine failure on a BAE Systems Avro RJ85 which also damaged the adjacent powerplant, leaving the jet with two functioning engines.

China signs for 300 Boeing aircraft

9 November, 2017 - 07:28
Boeing and China Aviation Supplies Holding Company have signed an agreement for 300 aircraft in Beijing, as part of US president Donald Trump's visit to China.

Start-up plans World Airways revival with 787s, ULCC model

8 November, 2017 - 18:38
Serial start-up airline executive Ed Wegel has announced plans to re-launch former widebody freighter operator World Airways as a long-haul passenger carrying airline flying Boeing 787s using an ultra-low-cost model.

Monarch administrators to appeal after unfavourable slots ruling

8 November, 2017 - 16:57
Administrators for Monarch Airlines plan to appeal a court decision dismissing their claim for the right to sell the collapsed UK leisure carrier's slots.

ATR launches -600 freighter with large FedEx order

8 November, 2017 - 12:08
US cargo operator FedEx Express is ordering up to 50 of a new ATR freighter model, based on the 72-600 turboprop.

DUBAI: What next for the UAE's two low-cost airlines?

8 November, 2017 - 11:24
For the past eight years Flydubai and Air Arabia have appeared to enjoy formidable growth by sticking to their own trajectories. Despite the rival carriers being based just a hop from each other at Dubai International and Sharjah airports, their business models and route networks have been sufficiently distinct to ensure both prospered. However, with signs that the Gulf airline market s unbridled expansion could be slowing, the UAE s low-cost sector could be poised for a major shake-up. One sign of this was the decision in July to partly merge the operations of Flydubai and its big sister Emirates.

SIA to cut bureaucracy as part of transformation plan

8 November, 2017 - 07:42
Singapore Airlines says it is working to cut bureaucracy within the organisation, as part of its transformation programme.

Vistara to launch international services in 2H 2018

8 November, 2017 - 05:22
Singapore Airlines says that its India unit, Vistara, plans to launch international operations in the second half of 2018.

United ends 47-years of 747 flying

8 November, 2017 - 05:00
United Airlines final Boeing 747-400 flight arrived in Honolulu at 15:00 local time on 7 November, ending the Queen of the Skies' 47-year continuous run with the carrier.

Qatar Airways promises passive role in Cathay buy

8 November, 2017 - 04:52
Qatar Airways says it would have liked to purchase a larger stake in Cathay Pacific, and that it has no plans to play an active role in the airlines that it invests in.

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