Middle East & South Asia

Qatar Executive, the Qatar Airways’ business jet division, has announced it has agreed to purchase up to 30 aircraft from Gulfstream Aerospace Corp as part of a memorandum of understanding originally announced in October of last year.   The original sale called for Qatar Executive to purchase up to 20…
Christoph Mueller may have been at the reins of Malaysia Airlines for less than a month, but employees already have a sense of the changes to come. In a four-page internal circular sent to all staff earlier this month, Mueller spoke about the challenges the airline is facing, warns of…
Comac says development work on its C919 narrowbody is going ahead at full steam, and that it will make an announcement on the aircraft’s first flight schedule towards the end of the year. The Chinese airframer’s comments come after unsourced media reports said that the first flight of the C919,…
Russian and Chinese partners earlier this month signed a rather unexpected agreement to set up a new leasing company aimed at placing Sukhoi Superjet 100s in China and Southeast Asia. The Russia-China leasing firm – to be based in Xixian, China – will over the next three years purchase up…
Malindo Air has selected Aeromobile and Panasonic Avionics to provide phone and wi-fi connectivity options on its Boeing 737-900ER fleet. Panasonic Avionics will provide Malindo with eXConnect in-flight wi-fi connectivity, while Aeromobile will offer a mobile phone service based on Panasonic’s eXPhone system, says the Malaysian carrier. These connectivity options,…
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