aviation

April 22, 2019

The US Federal Aviation Administration is planning what it calls a comprehensive multi-nation review of the control systems of the Boeing 737 Max airliner to include experts from nine civil aviation authorities, including the UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority.

The review is to begin April 29 and is expected to take 90 days, the FAA announced Friday.

The review will 'evaluate aspects of the 737 Max automated flight-control system, including its design and pilots' interaction with the system, to determine its compliance with all applicable regulations"...

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April 21, 2019

The US aviation regulator said a joint government technical review of the grounded Boeing 737 Max will begin on April 29 with the participation of nine civil aviation authorities from the UAE to China.

The Joint Authorities Technical Review will conduct a 'comprehensive review' of the certification of the aircraft’s automated flight control system, the US Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement on its website. The international team is expected to complete its work within 90 days.

'The team will evaluate aspects of the 737 MAX automated"...

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April 20, 2019

Emirates will be providing more options and choice for its customers in Riyadh with the introduction of the first scheduled Airbus A380 service to the capital city, starting from April 21.

Riyadh will be the 51st destination to join the Emirates A380 network.

Flight EK 817/818, currently operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, will now be operated by the iconic and highly popular Emirates A380.

The Emirates A380 aircraft will be operating on the route five times a week. Emirates flight EK 817 will depart Dubai at 1850hrs, arriving in Riyadh at 1935hrs. The return flight EK 818 leaves Riyadh at 2125hrs, arriving in Dubai at 0035hrs the next day. The deployment of the iconic double-decker"...

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April 18, 2019

Etihad Airways will be the first airline in the region to operate a flight without any single-use plastics on board, in a bid to raise awareness of the effects of plastic pollution.

Flight EY484 will depart from Abu Dhabi on April 21 and land in Brisbane on April 22 which is observed as Earth Day.

Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport, said: 'Sustainable and efficient transport is core to the government’s vision, and we commend Etihad’s proactivity in paving the way for sustainability and efficiency"...

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April 18, 2019

India's Jet Airways on Wednesday suspended all flights after it failed to reach a deal with lenders while its UAE-based minority stakeholder Etihad Airways confirmed that it continued to re-accommodate and support affected guests.

'With immediate effect, we are compelled to cancel all our international and domestic flights,' the debt-stricken carrier said on Wednesday evening.

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad"...

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April 17, 2019

The board of stricken Indian airline Jet Airways could suspend all operations Tuesday after lenders refused to release emergency funds to keep the debt-laden carrier flying, media reports said.

An emergency board meeting was called for Tuesday after the latest blow to the beleaguered company.

Thousands of passengers have been stranded in recent weeks after the airline, which has debts of more than $1 billion, cancelled international flights because it cannot pay its bills.

Chief Executive"...

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April 17, 2019

No delays or disruptions were reported for Emirates flights that were transferred to the Dubai World Central (DWC) on day one of the 45-day closure of the southern runway at the Dubai International (DXB) on Tuesday (April 16).

The runway will remain closed until May 30 and during this six-week period, many flights at the DXB will operate from either the DWC or the Sharjah International Airport.

A DXB spokesperson"...

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April 17, 2019

DUBAI, 16th April, 2019 (WAM) -- Emirates Airline and Ghana's Africa World Airlines, AWA, have announced a one-way interline agreement whereby Emirates customers can connect onto selected routes of Africa World Airlines’ network, opening up new African destinations for Emirates customers from May 2019.

'The agreement between Emirates and Africa World Airlines underpins our commitment to provide greater connectivity across West Africa. This partnership will allow us to further extend West Africa via the selected domestic and regional routes of Africa World Airlines,' said Orhan Abbas, Emirates Senior Vice President, Commercial"...

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April 16, 2019

DUBAI, 15th April, 2019 (WAM) -- Emirates Airline has announced that it completed the reconfiguration of its last Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. Emirates invested US$150 million in converting the ten Boeing 777-200LR aircraft in its fleet from three to two class cabins featuring wider Business class seats in a 2-2-2 format and a fully refreshed economy class cabin.

The reconfiguration of the ten aircrafts was executed fully in-house at Emirates Engineering’s facilities in Dubai. The Engineering team spent a total of over 160,000 man hours on the project, working with more than 30 suppliers and handling over 2,700 spare parts at any one time."...

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April 16, 2019

With Jet Airways suspending its international flights in the face of deep financial crisis and staring at closure, rivals Air India and SpiceJet are eyeing the beleaguered carrier's flying rights to the lucrative India-Dubai route.

The two airlines are learnt to have urged the Civil Aviation Ministry to allocate traffic rights to them, in case Jet fails to utilise the weekly seat quota granted by the government.

Talking to IANS, a senior Air India executive said that fares on the India-Dubai route had soared following sudden withdrawal of nearly 13,000 seats operated"...

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