Feb 27, 2013 13:37 EST
An Iraqi Airways plane landed in Kuwait City on Wednesday for the first time since Iraq's invasion of the emirate in August 1990, after a commercial dispute was resolved.
Feb 16, 2013 11:39 EST
Sharjah-based budget carrier Air Arabia said Saturday its 2012 net profit soared 55 percent on an annual basis to $115.8 million, as it expanded its network and passenger numbers rose.
Feb 14, 2013 04:22 EST
Aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce said Thursday that net profits surged last year, boosted by strong revenues and the sale of its stake in US-based International Aero Engines, and appointed its new chairman.
Jan 24, 2013 16:40 EST
A US bankruptcy court gave its green light to AMR Corporation, parent company of bankrupt airline American Airlines, to purchase new airplanes from Airbus and Boeing.
Jan 03, 2013 03:50 EST
The budget arm of Indonesian flag carrier Garuda said Thursday it has ordered 25 turboprop planes from Europe's ATR, as it looks to tap the nation's booming aviation sector in a deal worth about $500 million.
Dec 18, 2012 08:53 EST
Turkish carrier Pegasus Airlines said Tuesday that it had ordered up to 100 Airbus passenger jets, the biggest order ever by a Turkish airline and the first time Pegasus has not placed its orders with Airbus rival Boeing.
Dec 18, 2012 08:29 EST
Malaysia Airlines on Tuesday said it will buy 36 new ATR turboprop aircraft for more than $900 million as it looks to boost profits by further expanding its regional and domestic networks.
Dec 13, 2012 09:30 EST
Malaysian low-cost airline AirAsia has ordered 100 Airbus A320 airliners with a catalogue value of $9.3 billion (7.1 billion euros), including 64 future A320 fuel-efficient Neo models, Airbus said on Thursday.
Dec 05, 2012 12:07 EST
China Southern Airlines, the country's largest airline by fleet size, said Wednesday it will buy 10 Airbus A330-300 aircraft in a deal worth $1.88 billion at list price to boost its capacity.
Nov 18, 2012 09:46 EST
China's home-grown passenger plane was only a model at the country's premier airshow, but a growing number of orders show Beijing's drive to challenge the dominance of Boeing and Airbus.
Nov 12, 2012 10:34 EST
The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus said on Monday that it received orders for 403 planes in the 10 months from January to the end of October, half as many as US rival Boeing which has regained the title of world's leading plane maker which it lost in 2006.
Oct 16, 2012 03:04 EDT
Two commercial passenger jets were diverted by Australian authorities to investigate an emergency beacon signal off the nation's south coast Tuesday, with crews discovering a solo yachtsman adrift.
Oct 11, 2012 10:28 EDT
Ankara took all measures to ensure the safety of the passengers of a Syrian plane intercepted en route from Moscow to Damascus, the Turkish foreign ministry said Thursday to refute criticism of its handling of the incident.
Oct 11, 2012 07:31 EDT
Russia furiously demanded answers from Turkey on Thursday after it forced a Syrian passenger plane flying from Moscow to land in Ankara on suspicion of carrying "illegal cargo", reportedly weapons, to Damascus.
Oct 11, 2012 05:47 EDT
UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi waded back into the Syrian fray on Thursday, even as rebels and regime troops fought pitched battles for control of key northern towns leaving dozens dead.
Oct 11, 2012 05:44 EDT
Turkey has forced a Syrian passenger plane from Moscow to land in Ankara, reportedly suspecting it was carrying weapons, adding to tensions between the two neighbours and prompting a Russian demand for answers.
Oct 10, 2012 16:40 EDT
The Syrian regime rejected a UN call for a unilateral ceasefire on Wednesday as rebels confronted columns of tanks and troops sent to retake a town on the road to main battleground city Aleppo.
Sep 28, 2012 14:16 EDT
Philippine Airlines said Friday it would buy 10 new Airbus A330 jets with a list price of $2.5 billion, on top of 54 aircraft it ordered from the European manufacturer last month.
Sep 20, 2012 10:05 EDT
US aerospace giant Boeing said Thursday that Irish leasing company Avolon had ordered 25 aircraft, including 15 of its new fuel-efficient 737 MAX planes.
Sep 11, 2012 13:50 EDT
Malaysian no-frills airline AirAsia will be the first operator of Airbus A320 planes equipped with "sharklets", a more fuel efficient variant of the European group's best performing model.