Aviation & Airline News of the Region
Dubai -  Emirates Flight Training Academy, has signed an agreement with Cirrus Aircraft and Embraer for order 27 new aircraft.  Read More
Dubai -  Emirates today announced a new codeshare and lounge agreement with Alaska Airlines (AS). Read More
Amman - The Royal Jordanian board of directors, on October 26, appointed for a transitional period of three months captain Suleiman Obeidat a board member, interim president and chief executive officer of Royal Jordanian effective October 27, 2015.  Read More
Etihad Airways in a press statement said, it has filed an injunction with the Administrative Court of Braunschweig in Germany Court to protect its codeshare flights  Read More
Dubai - Emirates Group, today announced plans to implement enterprisewide changes. According to a press statement, the objective to transform Emirates airline and dnata into "The leading customer-centric, technology enabled travel experience enterprises." Read More
Etihad Airways has announced the promotion of three Emiratis at the airline's airport destinations as part of the Government owned airline Emiratization program. Read More
DUBAI - Emirates has announced the appointment of Cubic Global Defense (a business unit of Cubic Corporation, San Diego, CA, USA) to develop a virtual, game-based training program for the airline's cabin crew. Read More
ABTA, the UK's travel agents and tour operators association announced that Abu Dhabi (represented by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority) and Etihad Airways, will host the association’s 2016 travel convention.  Read More
ABU DHABI / ARMONK, NY - Etihad Airways and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a ten-year technology services agreement worth about US$700 million. Read More
Dubai – Emirates announced the promotion of two Emiratis in the commercial operations department for Far East and Middle East as part of the Dubai based airline ongoing Emiratization initiative. Read More
Dubai - Emirates announced promotional fares to 33 destinations on the airlines Airbus A380 flights. Read More
DUBAI – dnata, the fully owned Emirates Group's ground handling, cargo, travel and catering services subsidiary has reached an agreement to acquire a 30 percent share in Milan-based ground handler, Airport Handling SPA. dnata will have majority representation on the board and exercise day-to-day control of operations. Read More
Emirates, today announced it will increase the current single flight service between Dubai and Phuket, the popular Thai holiday island to twice daily starting from 1 December 2015. Read More
Etihad Airways  announced the appointment of Sarah Built, general manager for Australia and New Zealand, based in Sydney. She will report to the airlines' vice president for Asia Pacific South and Australasia, Lindsay White. Read More

LOS ANGELES, CA - Emirates, the Dubai based airline, announced the launch of its 37th lounge at Los Angeles International Airport  for first class and business class customers including the airline’s platinum and gold members of frequent flyer program - Emirates Skywards.

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Air Force News
Donauwörth, Germany - Today, the federal-state police of Baden-Württemberg took delivery of the first H145 helicopter in police configuration at Airbus Helicopters’ industrial site in Donauwörth. The aircraft is the first of an order of six to be handed over to the launch customer. Read More
Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland announced today that it had delivered the first of seven upgraded AW101 Merlin HC Mk3 helicopters to the Royal Navy as part of phase 1 of the Merlin Life Sustainment Programme (MLSP).  Read More
OKLAHOMA CITY - The U.S. Air Force on August 28 awarded Boeing [NYSE: BA] a contract for B-52 bomber with combat network communications technology,known as CONECT. Read More
International News
EVERETT, Wash. - Boeing [NYSE: BA] today delivered a 777-300ER (Extended Range) to Garuda Indonesia in SkyTeam livery.  Read More
DUBLIN, Ireland,  FLY Leasing Limited (NYSE: FLY) (“FLY”), a Dublin based aircraft leasing, today announced the acquisition of a new Boeing 777-200LRF aircraft in a sale and 12-year leaseback transaction with a leading flag carrier. Read More
OSLO, Norway, Boeing (NYSE: BA) and the Norwegian, Oslo based low cost carrier have finalized an order for 19 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft valued at more than $5 billion at current list prices. Read More
Luxembourg – Cargolux Airlines has appointed Jason Holt the cargo operator's new nominated person flight operations. Read More
BOC Aviation Pte. Ltd. (“BOC Aviation”), a Bank of China subsidiary announced it signed an agreement to sell a portfolio of 24 aircraft to Shenton Aircraft Investment I Ltd. and affiliates (“SHNTN 2015-1”). Read More