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Royal Jordanian A330-200
Royal Jordanian moves into profit for first nine months
Royal Jordanian has turned in considerably improved figures for the first nine months of its financial year, moving into profit despite the proximity of major conflicts.
Oman Air A330-300
Oman Air invests in crew, cabins
Oman Air will start construction Nov. 18 of a state-of-art crew training center adjacent to its Muscat headquarters.
Norwegian 787
Norwegian eyes expansion as it gains UK AOC 1
Low-cost carrier (LCC) Norwegian Air Shuttle received an air operator’s certificate (AOC) from the British regulatory authorities, enabling it to grow its UK operations.
Rendering of A321neo in TAP Portugal livery
TAP Portugal signs major Airbus order
Portuguese national carrier TAP Portugal has signed a firm order with Airbus for 53 aircraft from the European manufacturer, it announced Nov. 13.
Etihad Airways 777-300ER
Etihad, Air France-KLM expand MRO cooperation
Etihad Airways has expanded its cooperation with Air France-KLM through a component maintenance agreement for its Boeing 777 fleet.
Oman Air E175
Embraer says E2 program still on schedule
Embraer is assembling the first of its next-generation E2 regional jets and the program remains on track, according to Embraer Commercial Aviation president and CEO Paulo Cesar Silva.
Mid-East partners consider European MRO base
Abu Dhabi-based investment and development company Mubadala, and Etihad Airways have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore further areas of cooperation, including a possible European MRO facility.
‘Region’s biggest MRO base’ due to open in 2016
What was described as the Middle East’s largest MRO facility should be open for business by the end of 2016, Saudi Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI) at the Dubai Air Show.
Bombardier nears Mid-East MRO deal
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) to establish an authorized service facility (ASF) for Bombardier’s Q Series turboprop regional airliners.
Rendering of CS300
Dubai Air Show: airBaltic takes lead on Bombardier CS300
Latvian national carrier airBaltic will be the launch customer for the CS300 version of Bombardier’s CSeries, the manufacturer announced at the Dubai Air Show Nov. 8.
Rendering of E190-E2
Dubai Air Show: Embraer forecasts Mid-East need for 220 regional jets
Middle East airlines will require 220 new regional jets over the next 20 years, according to the latest market forecast from Embraer.
Rendering of 777F in Etihad livery
Dubai Air Show: Etihad takes two more 777Fs
Etihad Airways has exercised two options for Boeing 777F freighters, the carrier announced at the Dubai Air Show.
Saudia increases domestic capacity as competition looms
Saudi Arabian flag carrier Saudia has wet-leased two Airbus A319s from Czech Airlines to increase capacity on its domestic routes as it gears up to face competitive pressures from new rivals in the Kingdom.
Estonian Air Embraer 170
Estonian Air closes down
Estonian Air has announced that it will cease business from Nov. 8 after a European Commission (EC) ruling that it received unfair state aid.
Flybe E195
Flybe concludes redeployment of E195 fleet
UK regional carrier Flybe has completed its search for new uses for its surplus Embraer E195s.
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