Aircraft News - Africa / Middle East.


Sep 10, 2007

BAE, Saudi Arabia

BAE, Saudi Arabia expected to sign deal for 72 fighter jets. BAE is poised to close a deal with Saudi Arabia that will have the defense contractor supplying the Middle Eastern nation with 72 Eurofighter Typhoon jets for about $40 billion. Negotiations were complicated by an investigation by the British Serious Fraud Office, with the Saudis threatening to pull out if the investigation continued. The British government shut down the investigation. Sep 7, 2007

Emirates Airlines, Boeing

Boeing and Emirates completed the delivery of the airline's first 777-200LR Worldliner this past Friday. Boeing's 777-200LR is the world's longest-range twin-engine commercial jet and Emirates is one of the largest operators of the 777 family. The airline's first of 10 777-200LRs on order is shown here departing Paine Field during flight testing. Emirates placed an order for 24 777-300ERs, 10 777-200LRs and 8 777 Freighters at the Dubai Air Show in 2005. This new aircraft also represents the 50th Boeing 777 to have joined the fleet of the multi award-winning airline. Sep 5, 2007

Emirates Airlines, Boeing

The Boeing 777-200LR will make its debut for Emirates on the airline's non-stop Dubai to Sao Paulo route which will be launched on 1st October 2007, representing the first non-stop air link between the Middle East and South America. The same aircraft type will also be used on the Dubai - Houston service which begins on 3rd December. Passengers will enjoy onboard Emirates' Boeing 777-200LR which is equipped with eight luxurious private suites in First Class, 42 of its latest lie-flat seats in Business, and generous space for 216 passengers in Economy. The aircraft will also feature ice Digital Widescreen - Emirates' next generation inflight entertainment system which offers over 1,000 channels of movies, TV and game entertainment on demand. In addition to unique functions that enable greater personalisation of the inflight entertainment experience, ice Digital Widescreen also provides amazing clarity of images and sound quality, delivered on the airline world's largest widescreen personal televisions - 23" in First Class, 17" in Business, and 10.6" in Economy. Sep 5, 2007

Ethiopian Airlines, GECAS, Boeing

Ethiopian Airlines signed a six-year lease for one Boeing 757-200ER from GECAS. Sep 5, 2007

Jordan Airline Training

Jordan Airline Training and Simulation, formerly the training subsidiary of Royal Jordanian but now a privately...

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