AVIATION

Kuwait Airways denies social media report related to emergency landing in JordanJuly 18, 2018

Making its debut, a pilgrim-carrier flight coming from Indonesia as part of Makkah Road initiative arrived in Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah after having completed the passengers checking-in at their departure post abroad.

As many as eleven governmental bodies have accomplished a concerted effort to finalize the entry process of pilgrims before arriving to their final destination, an initiative coming as part of the efforts of the Saudi government, led"...

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Prince Feisal takes part in int'l aviation event in UKJuly 17, 2018

HRH Prince Feisal on Sunday attended the Royal International Air Tattoo in the United Kingdom, where he toured the corner of the Jordanian delegation and those of other participating countries, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The Royal Jordanian Air Forces (RJAF) and the Ground Forces took part in the event with a C-130 aircraft, in addition to a booth with photos capturing the development of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF) and"...

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Etihad Airways adds a new range of buy on board products, including premium local snacksJuly 16, 2018

In addition to its complimentary inflight service and recently launched menu of 'Buy on Board' products, Etihad Airways has introduced additional food and beverage items available for purchase to provide more choice for guests in Economy Class and further enhance their travel experience.

New snack options now include locally sourced brands Munchbox and Freakin’"...

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Brazil Approves AerSafe for Airbus 321 Aircraft to Comply with Fuel Tank Flammability Reduction RuleJuly 13, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- AerSale® announced today that the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) has approved the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the company’s AerSafe™ system on Airbus 321 aircraft (ST04010NY), that complies with the Fuel Tank Flammability Reduction (FTFR) rule. This is the second ANAC STC approval for AerSafe, following approval on Boeing 737 CL aircraft in 2017. In the coming months, AerSafe will be expanded to cover additional aircraft types, to meet the September 2019 deadline of the ANAC regulation, Regulamento Brasileiro da Avaiação Civil (RBAC) nº 121.1117, that applies specifically to passenger aircraft that fly within or into Brazil. AerSale’s STCs for the Boeing 737 CL and NG series (ST02980NY) and Boeing 767 series (ST03599NY) have already been approved by the FAA. “We are pleased that our Latin American customers operating A320 family aircraft are now able to immediately benefit from AerSafe’s numerous advantages,” said......

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Royal Jordanian enhances Crown Class mealsJuly 5, 2018

The national carrier Royal Jordanian (RJ) upgraded its meals featured in the Crown Class service on board, starting on July 1, 2018.

The upgrades, which are carried out in coordination with Dnata Jordan, RJ’s catering provider, are the result of the national carrier continuous efforts to further enrich its guests' experience on board its Crown Class.

The newly introduced appetizers and dessert plates were carefully selected to pair well with the choices of hot meals RJ serves on board and"...

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Jordan Airport Sees Higher Passenger Traffic in 2018July 2, 2018

During the first five months of 2018, Queen Alia International Airport welcomed over 3.1 million passengers, marking a significant increase of 5.6% in year-to-date passenger numbers as compared to the same period last year.

According to figures released by Airport International Group, QAIA received a total of 3,148,326 passengers between January and May. The airport also witnessed 29,174 aircraft movements (ACM), in addition to handling 43,708 tons"...

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Prince Faisal inaugurates Air Safety ConferenceJuly 2, 2018

His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein inaugurated on Sunday the Air Safety Organization Conference of the European Air Forces/ 146.

Commander of the Jordanian Royal Air Force, Major General Yousef Al-Hunaiti, delivered a speech in which he underlined the need to unify the concepts of air safety and pay further attention to methods of reducing accidents. He noted that the aviation safety program is the key to ensure the success of the aviation sector.

The conference, held between July 1-5,"...

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Queen Alia International Airport Welcomes over 3 Million Passengers in First Five Months of YearJuly 1, 2018

During the first five months of 2018, Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) welcomed 3,148,326 passengers, marking a significant increase of 5.6% in year-to-date passenger (PAX) numbers as compared to the same period last year, according to figures released by Airport International Group. QAIA also witnessed 29,174 aircraft movements (ACM),"...

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Christophe Chicandard Joins AerSale® as Vice President of Leasing & Trading — Asia Pacific RegionJune 29, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- AerSale, a global supplier of mid-life aircraft, engines, used serviceable material (USM), and MRO services, announced today the addition of Christophe Chicandard as Vice President of Leasing & Trading – Asia Pacific Region. As the Asian aviation market continues to account for an increasing portion of AerSale’s global market, Christophe will spearhead regional business development for the company’s flight equipment sales and leasing business unit and customer relations management. “We are extremely pleased to have a tenured aviation executive such as Christophe joining our ranks to lead AerSale’s Asia Pacific acquisitions and sales initiatives, while further reinforcing our commitment to customer satisfaction in this rapidly expanding region,” said Craig Wright, Chief Commercial Officer and head of AerSale’s flight equipment leasing......

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New airway between Aqaba and Bratislava launched June 20, 2018

The Jordan Tourism Board ‘s (JTB) Director General Abdul Razzaq Arabiyat on Tuesday announced the launch of a new direct airway between Aqaba and the Slovakian capital Bratislava, a JTB statement said on Tuesday.

Arabiyat said that one trip will be operated per week between the two cities as of Wednesday, stressing that the 190-passenger flights will enhance tourism in the seaside city of Aqaba, located 350km south of Amman.

The"...

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