Saudia Group’s big Airbus order overshadows Boeing at Riyadh conference

Saudia Group’s massive Airbus order overshadows Boeing at Riyadh conference

The state-owned group said Saudia would be receiving 54 of the A321neo jets, while flyadeal would acquire 12 A320neos and the remaining A321neos

QATAR AIRWAYS-Badr Mohammed Al Meer

Qatar Airways CEO talks Boeing delivery delays, new investments in Africa at Doha forum

Qatar Airways CEO says airline unable to meet high post-pandemic demand for travel due to shortage of new aircraft

Etihad Airways plans to double passengers, fleet size by 2030

Etihad CEO considers buying small number of Airbus, Boeing jets

CEO Antonoaldo Neves said Etihad was in talks with lessors and the planemakers in attempt to secure additional jets

flynas takes delivery of 3 A320neo aircraft

Saudi budget airline flynas confirms IPO this year: Reports

flynas disclosed its financial performance this month, boasting a 32 per cent revenue surge to SAR6.3bn ($1.68bn), in 2023

Qatar Airways courts Airbus and Boeing for 150 new planes

Qatar Airways mulls up to 150 widebody orders from Boeing, Airbus

Earlier this month, Qatar’s national carrier said its entire fleet of A350 jets was back into service after settling a legal dispute with Airbus

EMIRATES - Sir Tim Clark is backing Boeing-Spirit merger

Sir Tim Clark backs Boeing-Spirit merger amid factory crisis

Emirates Airline President said Boeing should address its quality problems as quickly as possible with the undiluted attention of its board and top management


This solar-powered, stratospheric Zephyr can replace 250 mobile towers

In an exclusive interview at Mobile World Congress 2024 in Barcelona, Samer Halawi provides a glimpse into the transformative potential of delpoying Zephyr

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Saudi Arabia signs deals worth over SAR20bn at World Defense Show 2024

The contracts cover a wide range of defence technologies and initiatives, with a focus on enhancing military equipment and infrastructure

Emirates places US$6 billion order for 15 A350s (Image: Supplied by Emirates)

Emirates places $6bn order for 15 A350s

The latest deal will take the airline’s total A350 order book to 65 units

Airbus, Mubadala partner to mentor Emirati aerospace engineers

Airbus, Mubadala partner to mentor Emirati aerospace engineers

The planemaker has been present in the Middle East for over fifty years, working with a wide range of governments and airlines

Dubai cements super-hub strategy with $50bn jet orders

Dubai cements super-hub strategy with $50bn jet orders

Emirates and sister airline flyDubai secured 125 Boeing wide-body jets at the opening of the Dubai Airshow

Flynas acquires four new Airbus A320neo aircraft (Image: Supplied by flynas)

Flynas acquires four new Airbus A320 neo aircraft

It now has 60 aircraft, with the A320 neo variant making up 70 per cent its overall fleet


Airbus delivers 65 planes in a month in bid to meet annual goal

The planemaker shipped 381 aircraft through the end of July

Air India (Image: supplied by Boeing)

Aircraft mega-deals prompt bubble warning from industry veterans

Industry veterans warn that the aviation market is showing signs of overheating with record number of aircraft orders placed

Airbus helicopters in KSA

Saudi Arabia’s Scopa and Airbus sign $6.7bn helicopter deal

The helicopter deal is part of setting up a domestic defence industry to diversify the Saudi economy

flynas A320neo aircraft

Saudi Arabia’s flynas orders 30 A320neo family aircraft

The order is expected to support the carrier’s growth plans as it continues to expand its international routes and destinations network

Arabsat BADR-8 launch Image credit Arabsat

Arabsat launches Badr-8 satellite, in partnership with Airbus and SpaceX

The 7th generation satellite successfully lifted off from launch complex 40 at Cape Canaveral air force station

The aircraft, 9H-FIVE, pronounced Nine-Hotel FIVE, will be based in Dubai (Image: Supplied by FIVE Hotels and Resorts)

Dubai’s FIVE Hotels introduces private jet charter service

The ACJ TwoTwenty aircraft, 9H-FIVE, will be based in Dubai and has an approximate flying range of 12 hours

Masdar - Airbus Agreement

Masdar, Airbus ink deal to boost global sustainable aviation fuel sector

The agreement marks a collaboration between the two companies focusing on sustainable aviation fuels, green hydrogen and direct air capture technologies

Flynas A320 new aircraft (Image: Supplied by flynas)

Saudi’s flynas receives three Airbus aircraft

It includes two new A320 neo and one widebody A330 aircraft

Qatar see a surge in air travel

Qatar Airways sees robust travel demand amid capacity squeeze

The Doha-based carrier has seen leisure and business demand surge after travel restrictions were eased, but continues to be hamstrung by a lack of new planes

Dubai's Emirates adds fourth daily flight to Bangkok

Dubai’s Emirates adds fourth daily flight to Bangkok

The additional flight will be operated by the airline’s Airbus A380


Renault, Airbus to develop battery tech for cars and airplanes

The partnership will also help Airbus develop tech linked to hybrid-electric aircraft

UAE’s Etihad Airways to add Airbus’ latest A350F freighter to its fleet

The A350F will drive the airline’s long-term cargo strategy and its target to reduce carbon emissions by 50 per cent by 2035

Airbus beats Boeing on deliveries, is set to lose on orders

The latter part of last year saw carriers take advantage of low prices to make landmark orders

Dubai Airshow 2021: Beckoning the revival of the local and regional aviation sector

As the first in-person airshow to take place since the outbreak of the pandemic, the event saw several deals announced

Saudia weighs bumper jetliner order to reach 250-strong fleet

The carrier is targeting a fleet of 250 aircraft by 2030

Airbus gets mega-order for 255 jets led by Wizz, Frontier

The deal for Airbus’s larger A321 model is valued at more than $30bn before typical industry discounts

Emirates fleet rethink could boost Airbus at Boeing’s expense

The carrier narrowed losses to $1.6bn in the first-half through September, with revenue up 81 per cent

Amazon seeks used long-range cargo jets able to fly from China

The company is seeking 10 Airbus A330-300 aircraft, as well as crews to fly them