Oman Air successfully passes IATA’s Audit

This article was published on: January21,2021 7:32 AM

Oman Air has successfully passed the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA). IOSA is an internationally recognized and accepted evaluation system designed to access the operational management and control systems of an airline, which occurs every two years once the airline successfully completes the first audit. Abdulaziz Al Raisi, Oman Air CEORead More

Emirates, Etihad help navigate passengers easily and securing with IATA’s new Travel Pass

This article was published on: January21,2021 7:30 AM

Both Emirates and Etihad Airways have partnered with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to trial IATA Travel Pass – a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with any government requirements for COVID-19 testing or vaccine information. IATA Travel Pass enables Emirates passengers to create a ‘digital passport’Read More

Gulf Air plans to build new connectivity with Ras Al Khaimah with signing of MoU

This article was published on: January21,2021 7:27 AM

Gulf Air has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (RAK International Airport), aiming to build connectivity between the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah and the Kingdom of Bahrain. The MoU was signed in a virtual ceremony by Captain Waleed AlAlawi, acting chief executive officer of Gulf Air and  Sanjay Khanna, chiefRead More

Etihad Airways expands its offset program with Shell

This article was published on: January21,2021 7:22 AM

Following the purchase of 80,000 tons of Carbon Offsets in November, Etihad Airways is expanding its offset program in collaboration with Shell. Separately, the airline is also setting up a guest program to allow guests to purchase additional voluntary offsets. Through its participation in Shell’s carbon credit program, Etihad will expand its offset program beyondRead More

Royal Jordanian to implement new safety measures on inbound flights

This article was published on: January21,2021 7:19 AM

Royal Jordanian will start implementing the new measures required by the Jordanian Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission for inbound flights as of January 20th, 2021. Until further notice, all passengers traveling to Jordan are required to pay the PCR test fees prior to flight departure through airlines sales channels, except for children less than five yearsRead More

SAMI acquires Advanced Electronics Company

This article was published on: January10,2021 8:12 AM

Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) has acquired Advanced Electronics Company (AEC) as part of the largest military industries deal ever concluded in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The purchase is expected to complete in the first quarter of 2021 following regulatory approvals. As a result, AEC will become a 100% Saudi-owned Company. The acquisition wasRead More

South Korean Army to boost its operational capability across water with M3 vehicles

This article was published on: January10,2021 8:11 AM

The South Korean Army is set to deploy European amphibious bridging vehicles under licensed production to boost its operational capability across water obstacles. The M3 Amphibious Rig, developed by General Dynamics European Land Systems, is to be locally produced by prime contractor Hanwha Defense, according to sources at the Defense Acquisition Program Administration. The contractRead More

Emirates unveils Premium Economy cabin onboard its A380 aircraft

This article was published on: January10,2021 8:10 AM

Emirates is taking its signature A380 experience to the next level with the unveil of a brand new Premium Economy cabin product, together with enhancements and a refreshed look across all cabins onboard its newest A380 aircraft. Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline said, “The Emirates A380 is already one of the most sought-after travelRead More