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Zone: Middle East/Africa

Texel adds Boeing 737 700 to its fleet 

Texel Air, an established private airline and MRO based in the Kingdom of Bahrain, has added a Boeing 737-700 FlexCombi to its fleet. The 737 700 is a first of a kind aircraft conversion developed to provide the most versatile third party cargo charter solution available in the market today….

FL Technics renews its GCAA Part 21 certificate

FL Technics has renewed its GCAA Part 21 (Design) certificate for yet another year. The news come after a series of rigorous checks and audits performed by the GCAA of the UAE, prolonging FL Technics’ certification in UAE for the fourth year since 2017. The Part21 certificate is of great…

IAI MRO sales fall 50% in Q2

Israeli defence and aerospace firm IAI saw revenues at its MRO arm fall by 50% in Q2 as COVID 19 bite hard into the firm’s aviation business. IAI’s H1 financial results for 2020 included the firm’s highest ever profit for this period, however, this positive news was all linked to…

IAI replaces pickle forks on one 737-800 

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has performed a pickle fork replacement for a Boeing 737-800 Aircraft. As part of a routine C-Check for the aircraft, conducted at BEDEK MRO facility, An AD mandated inspection was performed to detect cracks in the pickle fork frame fittings, which extend from the main deck…

Emirates adds more cargo capacity with aircraft modification

Emirates has introduced additional cargo capacity by using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with seats removed from the Economy Class cabin. The measure has been introduced in response to the strong air cargo market demand for the rapid, reliable and efficient transportation of essential commodities such as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), pharmaceuticals,…

DHL strikes deal for three cargo conversions with IAI

German courier firm DHL has placed an with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) toi convert an additional three B767-300 passenger aircraft to cargo aircraft, with the potential for a fourth aircraft. The news was announced by IAI who said that the contract marks another “major milestone” for its aircraft cargo conversions…

Etihad makes first commercial flight between UAE and Israel

Etihad Airways has made a cargo delivery of COVID 19 aid to Tel Aviv with the Israeli Ambassador to the UN saying that he hoped this would be followed by direct commercial passenger trips between the two countries. “For the first time, Etihad cargo plane just landed at Israel’s Ben-Gurion…

Africa to Europe cargo traffic drops by 70%

The air cargo sector in Africa is reeling from the impact from COVID 19 with Africa-to Europe cargo traffic now down 70% year-on-year, causing the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) to call for industry and governments in the region to take action. “We are encouraging African airlines to respond to…

Etihad Cargo adds cargo-only Boeing 787s to its freight fleet

Following the directive issued by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, and the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the United Arab Emirates to temporarily suspend all passenger services to and from the UAE, Etihad Cargo continues to play its role in connecting key cargo markets and ensuring…

Aeronautical Engineers to provide Allied Air with up to four freighters

Aeronautical Engineers has entered an agreement to provide Nigeria-based Allied Air with up to 4 AEI B737-800SF freighters. The agreement calls for 2 firm orders with an additional 2 options. The first aircraft (MSN 36746) will commence modification in mid-March 2020 and all touch labour will be performed by Commercial Jet in…

Etihad Cargo signs deal with ECS Group to expand sales reach

Gulf-based Etihad Cargo has signed a deal with ECS Group, a global sales and support services provider, as part of a move by the freight carrier to expand its global footprint. Etihad Cargo has entered into Cargo Service Provider (CSP) agreements with ECS Group’s subsidiary company Globe Air to provide…

EL AL and AJW ink parts deal

AJW Group, an independent specialist in the global management of aircraft spares, has won a long-term power-by-the-hour (PBH) contract with Israeli carrier, EL AL.    The PBH support will cover EL AL’s fleet of 26 Boeing 737 Next Generation (aircraft) via AJW inventory hubs in the UK, Germany, Israel as well…