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Etihad Airways to deploy four A380s on Abu Dhabi-London route from 2023

The return of A380s will be supported by the addition of five A320 aircraft

STC Alibaba

Arabian Drilling draws $43bn in orders for Riyadh IPO

The company set the final offer price at $26.6 a share, raising $710m after a book-building process for institutional investors

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to launch new route to Ankara

The flight to Ankara will commence on January 19, 2023

rigs

Abu Dhabi’s ADNOC Drilling acquires offshore jack-up rigs for $140m

The two new rigs will join the ADNOC Drilling fleet and commence operations by the end of the year

Wizz Air

Wizz to have 50-plane fleet in Saudi Arabia by end of decade

Wizz as a whole is planning for a fleet of 500 aircraft by 2030

A350 fleet

Dubai’s Emirates plows over $350m in inflight entertainment systems for A350 fleet

The carrier has selected the new Thales’ AVANT Up system for its incoming fleet of Airbus A350 aircraft

Tesla Model 3 to join Dubai Taxi fleet on trial basis

Tesla Model 3 to join Dubai Taxi fleet on trial basis

The trial operation aims to verify the efficiency of the vehicle when deployed on the taxi fleet in the emirate

Baku

Azerbaijan Airlines upgrades fleet on Dubai-Baku route

The Baku-based airline operates daily flights to Dubai

Dubai’s Emirates bolsters cargo capacity with $1bn investment

Emirates SkyCargo operated more than 27,800 flights on its passenger freighters and mini-freighters in the one year period from March 2020

Saudia weighs bumper jetliner order to reach 250-strong fleet

The carrier is targeting a fleet of 250 aircraft by 2030

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

Dubai’s flydubai gears up for Boeing 737 MAX to rejoin fleet

The General Civil Aviation Authority approved the aircraft to return to service

Oman Air abandons plan to expand fleet as pandemic poses risks

The carrier will target a fleet of 36 planes, down from the current 50

Etihad A380

Etihad’s focus on smaller aircraft puts fleet plans in limbo

Etihad has a fleet of 40 Dreamliners and potentially 11 more still to come after already trimming its order by 20 aircraft in 2019

Emirates mulls swapping a third of Boeing 777X orders to 787

The carrier is seeking to switch between 30 and 40 of its 115 commitments for the 777X to the Dreamliner as it calibrates fleet plans