Drama and Mega Deals at the Dubai Air Show
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Some observers dubbed it as the “Al Baker Show”.  Akbar Al Baker the colourful yet shrewd chief executive officer of Qatar Airways. On the 15th November 2011 to the surprise of many in a joint press conference with Boeing declared:

“We thought we would conclude an agreement. Airbus is still learning how to make airplanes” Al Baker declined to give a specific reason for the announcement cancellation, although stressing price wasn’t the sticking issue.  Read More
Is there one simple formula for success in the airline business?
Sunday, November 6, 2011
By Sascha Feuerherd *In a nutshell (and in theory) it is relatively easy to describe successful airlines. The sole target of a successful commercial airline is to safely fly from A to B and back to A, while generating revenues that exceed their cost. Read More
Business Turbine Aircraft Accidents: Worldwide and the Middle East
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

By  Robert E. Breiling*The emerging and Middle Eastern business turbine aircraft market, jets and turboprops, is growing as is their accident/incident involvement. Although relatively few accidents have occurred to  date involving the Middle East in comparison to the world market, this market should learn  from history and what has occurred in other parts of the world.

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"The Cracked Record": Legacy Carriers vs. GCC Carriers
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
By Oussama Salah Wednesday, June 8, 2011, It flared up again, the accusations and arguments and counter arguments in the IATA AGM in Singapore. Mr. Giovanni Bsignani the outgoing Director General of IATA called for an end of the dispute between Gulf carriers and European/North American carriers in a civilized manner. Read More
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