Monthly Archives: October 2017

Ethiopian Airlines receives first African Boeing 787-9

Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines have celebrated the delivery of the carrier’s first Boeing 787-9. Ethiopian is leasing the Dreamliner through an agreement with AerCap. Ethiopian’s newest 787 touched down in Addis Ababa following a non-stop 8,354-mile flight from Boeing’s Everett, Washington, facility. The airline becomes the first carrier in Africa to operate the 787-9 and […]

CargoLogicAir congratulates Bloodhound SSC team as supersonic car completes first public run in preparation for World Land Speed Record attempt in South Africa

CargoLogicAir, official cargo airline partner of Bloodhound SSC, has congratulated the Bloodhound team on their first public run of the car, which aims to set a new World Land Speed Record and, ultimately, break through the 1,000mph barrier. Representatives of the British all-cargo airline joined 3,500 spectators at Cornwall Airport Newquay to witness Bloodhound successfully […]

easyJet signs agreement with Air Berlin

easyJet today signed an agreement with Air Berlin to acquire part of its operations at Berlin Tegel Airport for a purchase consideration of €40 million. This excludes potential start-up and transitional operating costs. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close in December 2017. The acquisition will result in easyJet entering […]

NAFL President becomes the first Emirati female on board of International Association of Freight Forwarders

Nadia Abdul Aziz, President, National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL), has become the first Emirati female from the United Arab Emirates to be nominated as Vice-President on the Global Extended Board of the International Association of Freight Forwarders (FIATA), which represents more than 44,000 forwarding and logistics firms in 150 countries. She was elected […]

IATA and ACI Launch New Experience in Travel and Technologies (NEXTT)

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) in collaboration with Airports Council International (ACI) have launched the New Experience in Travel and Technologies (NEXTT) initiative. In light of the projected doubling of air travel demand by 2036, new on-ground concepts are, and increasingly will be required to optimize the use of emerging technologies, processes and design […]

Boeing starts production of 777X

On October 23, Boeing started the much-anticipated (and hyped) production of the wide-body 777X jet, showing off its composite assembly know-how at its factory in Everett, Washington. In a live-broadcasted video Terry Beezhold, chief engineer for the 777X project, emphasized the efficiency Boeing hopes to bring with the new composite wings. “The 777X will be […]

Singapore Airlines finalises $13.8 billion Boeing order

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has formally signed a firm order with Boeing for 20 777-9s and 19 787-10s, announced during the Singapore Prime Minister visit to US earlier in October 2017. The purchase agreement comprises 39 firm orders, as well as six options for each aircraft type – which if exercised will enlarge the deal to […]

Hong Kong Airlines wants to add Dreamliner to all-Airbus fleet

Hong Kong Airlines is eyeing Boeing 787 Dreamliner for its long-haul, US-bound flights in 2018, the South China Morning Post reports. The currently all-Airbus airline intends to step up its fleet using a different aircraft provider to compete on the long-haul market with such rivals as Cathay Pacific. “To fly long haul, we have to […]

Airbus: Middle East carriers’ fleet to more than double by 2036

The fleet size of operators in the Middle East is forecast to more than double from 1,250 to 3,320 aircraft over the next two decades, according to the Airbus Global Market Forecast. The Middle East will need some 2,590 new aircraft by 2036, for replacement of 520 older generation aircraft, and 2,070 aircraft for growth, […]

Qantas to renew its fleet with Boeing 737 MAX and Boeing 797

Qantas is planning to renew its fleet with the advanced Boeing 737 MAX and Boeing 797.  New aircraft should replace carrier’s current Boeing 737-800 and Airbus A330 jets. “We will do a competition between the Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 MAX to replace our Boeing 737 fleet probably within the next few years”, Australian Business […]