14 November 2023

Abelo and ATR have signed an agreement for 20 ATR aircraft

Turboprop lessor Abelo signs agreement to order 20 ATR aircraft

Abelo, a leading turboprop lessor, and regional aircraft manufacturer ATR, have signed a heads of agreement for a firm order of ten ATR 72-600s, along with options for an additional ten. This deal underscores Abelo’s continued commitment to embracing the latest in cutting-edge turboprop technology. Notably, in July 2022, Abelo placed an order for ten ATR 72-600s and confirmed a …

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Rendering of flydubai's FFS and training facility

flydubai plans to open FFS and training facility in 2025

flydubai plans to open a US$56 million full-flight simulator (FFS) and training facility. The construction work has already commenced and the advanced facility is scheduled to be fully operational by January 2025. Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer at flydubai, said: “over the last 14 years, flydubai has been on a tremendous growth trajectory that has …

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Jean-Michel Hillion, Safran Landing Systems, Victoria Foy, CEO Safran Seats, Adel Al Redha, Chief Operating Officer, Emirates, Yves Melisse, Safran Cabin, Sébastien Weber CEO Safran Aerosystems

Emirates awards Safran multiple new contracts worth US$1.2 billion

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, has awarded a series of contracts to Safran, worth over US$1.2 billion combined. This includes a US$1 billion deal for the latest-generation Safran seats for Emirates’ new fleet of Airbus A350, Boeing 777X-9 and existing Boeing 777-300 aircraft. The agreement includes business-, premium economy- and economy-class seats for the …

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Emirates Airbus A380

LHT signs new service agreements with Emirates and Saudia Technic

Lufthansa Technik (LHT) has signed new service agreements at the Dubai Airshow with Dubai-based airline Emirates and Saudia Technic, partner of the national airline of Saudi Arabia, Saudia, based in Jeddah. LHT and Emirates have signed a base maintenance services (BMS) contract for Airbus A380 aircraft. By October 2026, another 23 of the world’s largest …

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SmartLynx Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft

Vmo Aircraft Leasing completes sale-and-leaseback of 737 MAX 8 aircraft

Vmo Aircraft Leasing (Vmo), a global full-service lessor, has announced the successful execution of a sale-and-leaseback transaction for one Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft with Latvia-based operator SmartLynx Airlines (SmartLynx). The aircraft was delivered to the airline in late October.  “This transaction establishes a new partnership with one of Europe’s leading ACMI operators,” commented Peter …

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Gulf Air Chief Executive Officer Captain Waleed Abdul Hameed Alalawi (l) and Joramco’s Chief Executive Officer Fraser Currie, at the Dubai Airshow 2023 © Gulf Air

Gulf Air and Joramco extend strategic partnership

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, has extended its strategic partnership with Jordan Aircraft Maintenance Limited (Joramco), an Amman-based aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility and engineering arm of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), to optimise aircraft maintenance services and ensure the highest standards of quality, safety and efficiency. The agreement which was …

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