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Air cargo operations in Middle East grow 4% in December Air freight growth in the Middle East slowed significantly during December but was still the best performing region in the world.

Air cargo operations in Middle East grow 4% in December

Air freight growth in the Middle East slowed significantly during December but was still the best performing region in the world.

 •   Arrest made after bomb threat on Dubai flight
 •   DXB air cargo volumes grow despite DWC transfer
 •   FOCUS: Small recovery apparent in air freight volumes


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FOCUS: EasyJet to use hydrogen cells to power planes

FOCUS: EasyJet to use hydrogen cells to power planes

The UK-based budget airliner easyjet has announced plans to use hydrogen fuel cells on their planes, an aviation first.
 
VIDEO: Man sucked from airliner after bomb explodes

VIDEO: Man sucked from airliner after bomb explodes

Video has emerged of the aftermath of an explosion aboard an airliner that set one passenger on fire as he was sucked from the aircraft.
 
Iran signs US $27bn deal for 118 Airbus aircraft

Iran signs US $27bn deal for 118 Airbus aircraft

Iran officials have signed two agreements with Airbus covering new aircraft orders totalling 118 units and a civil aviation co-operation package.
 
Mystery virus rips through airliner, emergency declared

Mystery virus rips through airliner, emergency declared

It remains unclear what illness forced American Airlines flight AA109 make an emergency landing on Wednesday night after flight crew and passengers began collapsing.
 

 

Emirates looking to hire laidoff Malaysian Air pilots

Emirates looking to hire laidoff Malaysian Air pilots

Emirates Airline has signalled its interest in hiring laid-off Malaysian Airlines pilots.
 
Airline tells staff to treat dolls like real passengers

Airline tells staff to treat dolls like real passengers

A subsidiary of Thailand’s national carrier instructs flight crew to treat passenger’s dolls in the same way they would real people.
 
Airline makes passengers search for bomb mid-flight

Airline makes passengers search for bomb mid-flight

Questions regarding Turkish Airline’s security procedures have been raised after the airline allegedly made passengers search their own bags following a bomb threat.
 
Eldery woman arrested in Dubai psychotropic drugs bust

Eldery woman arrested in Dubai psychotropic drugs bust

An elderly woman was caught at Dubai International Airport trying to smuggle 13,180 mind-altering (psychotropic) pills into the country.
 
VIDEO: World record for most drones airborne at once

VIDEO: World record for most drones airborne at once

The world record for the largest number of drones kept airborne simultaneously has been broken by a team of Intel engineers and Ars Electronica Futurelab.
 
Dead body found in wheel well of Air France plane

Dead body found in wheel well of Air France plane

Police are investigating after a dead body was found in the wheel well of an Air France flight.
 
Saudi Arabia and Iran suspend flights amid tension

Saudi Arabia and Iran suspend flights amid tension

All scheduled airline services between Saudi Arabia and Iran have been suspended amid the cessation of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
 
Dubai to use flying firemen to fight sky scraper fires

Dubai to use flying firemen to fight sky scraper fires

Dubai Civil Defence to equip fire fighters with personal jet packs to fight sky scraper fires.
 
Arrest made after bomb threat on Dubai flight

Arrest made after bomb threat on Dubai flight

A passenger on board a flight from London to Dubai had to be restrained after he became aggressive and threatened to blow up the aircraft.
 
Severe turbulence forces emergency landing, 21 injured

Severe turbulence forces emergency landing, 21 injured

Investigation begins into severe injuries aboard airliner which was forced to make emergency landing following harrowing mid-air turbulence.
 
Another Malaysian Airlines flight almost goes missing

Another Malaysian Airlines flight almost goes missing

An investigation has been launched after a Malaysian Airlines plane's route was changed without pilot's knowledge.
 




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