Region – Africa / Middle East

Airline safety still high despite several high-profile crashes

0 / July 24, 2014 18:02

Although Malaysian Airlines has suffered two tragic incidents involving large Boeing 777 jets this year, the commercial aviation industry has recorded fewer accidents so far this year than in previous years. “When we look at the big picture, the number […]

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Flights returning to Tel Aviv but Israeli tourism will feel turbulence for long time

0 / July 24, 2014 17:33

The two-day flight ban imposed on American carriers flying to Tel Aviv is likely to have a serious long-term impact on Israel’s tourism business, travel experts say, even though the Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban on Thursday morning. Flights […]

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The MD-83 is part of the McDonnell Douglas MD-80  family of twin-engine jets

The MD-83 is part of the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 family of twin-engine jets

0 / July 24, 2014 17:28

The MD-83 is part of the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 family (MD-81/82/83/88 and MD-90 series) of twin-engine jets that entered service in 1980. It was designed and developed in the 1980s based on the popular Douglas DC-9 aircraft. A total of […]

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Air Algerie flight crash update

0 / July 24, 2014 16:18

Swiftair said on its website the aircraft took off from Burkina Faso at 01:17 GMT and was supposed to land in Algiers at 05:10 GMT but never reached its destination. Swiftair, the private Spanish company that owns the plane, confirmed […]

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ICAO will hold a broad international meeting to discuss airline safety

0 / July 24, 2014 15:45

ICAO, the UN civil aviation agency, will hold a broad international meeting to discuss airline safety in the industry’s most coordinated response to the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, two people familiar with the matter said. The meeting of […]

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Air Algerie flight crashes en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso

0 / July 24, 2014 09:13

An Air Algerie flight has crashed en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, an Algerian aviation official said. There were few clear indications of what might of happened to the Boeing (McDonnell-Douglas) MD-83 […]

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US Airways will resume flights to Israel

US Airways will resume flights to Israel

0 / July 24, 2014 08:28

US Airways said it would resume flights to Israel later on Thursday after the US FAA lifted a ban imposed two days ago when a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Tel Aviv airport. About 30 carriers had […]

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List of carriers that have canceled flights to Israel

List of carriers that have canceled flights to Israel

0 / July 22, 2014 18:09

The following is a list of carriers that have so far canceled flights to Tel Aviv, after warnings from governmental agencies in the US and Europe, as turmoil in Israel and the region intensified: Delta Air Lines suspended service “until […]

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Afghanistan being one of the world’s most dangerous places is worried airlines might avoid its airspace

0 / July 22, 2014 17:06

Following the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine, flying over conflict zones has come under scrutiny, Afghanistan being one of the world’s most dangerous places is worried airlines might once again opt to avoid its airspace. Afraid of […]

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Jet airliner passengers killed by missiles and other aerial attacks

0 / July 21, 2014 18:54

The July 17 2014 crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine is not the first time a missile strike or other aerial attack has been suspected in the crash of a jetliner. The following events involve confirmed or suspected […]

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The US State Department warns against travel to Israel

0 / July 21, 2014 18:14

The State Department warned US citizens on Monday Jul. 20 against travel to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, citing the fighting between Israeli forces and Hamas. “The Department of State recommends that US citizens consider the deferral of non-essential […]

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Heavy fighting erupted around Tripoli Airport

0 / July 20, 2014 17:13

Heavy fighting erupted on Sunday Jul. 20 around Tripoli Airport, where rival militias have been battling for control, killing at least four people and forcing thousands from their homes, local residents and witnesses said. The airport standoff is the most […]

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Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine is not the first time a missile strike downs a passenger jet

0 / July 20, 2014 14:53

The crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine on July 17 is not the first time a missile strike or other aerial attack has been suspected in the crash of a jetliner. The following events involve confirmed or suspected […]

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US FAA issues aviation warnings for Ukraine, Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia

US FAA issues aviation warnings for Ukraine, Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia

0 / July 19, 2014 15:21

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has in their latest advisories and prohibition notices for US registered aircraft included Kenya as a potentially hostile region while Ethiopia is on the full prohibition list, after Somalia was already for a while […]

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Militants armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked Kabul Airport

0 / July 17, 2014 17:18

Militants armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked Kabul Airport in the Afghan capital on Thursday Jul. 17 in one of the most audacious assaults on the facility, used by both civilians and the military. The attack on the airport comes at […]

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Libyan militia battling over control of Tripoli airport agrees to ceasefire

0 / July 17, 2014 16:21

A Libyan militia battling a rival armed group over control of Tripoli airport is ready for a peaceful solution after five days of heavy fighting, a spokesman said. The news, if confirmed by the rival militia, would be a huge […]

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Emirates might buy an additional 60 to 80 Airbus A380NEOs

Emirates might buy an additional 60 to 80 Airbus A380NEOs

0 / July 16, 2014 17:58

Emirates could buy an additional 60 to 80 Airbus A380s if the aircraft is updated with more fuel-efficient engines, as the A380NEO, the airline’s chief executive Tim Clark said, according to the Financial Times. Emirates, the largest customer for the […]

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Twenty aircraft damaged by shelling at Tripoli airport

0 / July 16, 2014 17:28

Twenty aircraft were damaged by shelling at Tripoli airport in the worst fighting in Libya’s capital in months as rival militia battled for control. Tripoli Airport became a battlefield at the weekend when a militia launched an attack to try […]

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