Middle East

January 21, 2011 - 11:00am

The Court of Appeals of Quebec on January 11 summarily dismissed appeals by the state of Iraq and Iraqi Airways in the 20-year-old legal case brought by Kuwait Airways seeking damages for Iraq’s seizure of 10 airplanes and associated spares and records during its 1990 occupation of Kuwait. The case continues to prevent Bombardier from delivering the final six of an order for 10 CRJ900s placed by the government of Iraq in 2008.

January 10, 2011 - 5:57am

I have long suspected that the main U.S. purpose in supplying huge arms packages to Gulf countries is to recycle petrodollars. Uncle Sam pays heavily for its reliance on imported oil, but offers in return a shopping list of shiny new weaponry from the U.S. defense industry. Like kids in a candy store, the Arabs take up these offers, although with not enough thought given to how they might absorb and operate the kit. 

December 29, 2010 - 8:38am

Alsalam Aircraft delivered a Lockheed L-100 Hercu­les in VIP configuration (photo, above) to an undisclosed customer at last month’s Meba show in Dubai. The aircraft features an interior designed by the Saudi Arabian company.

December 7, 2010 - 2:47am

Executive Sky managing director Khaled Akkawi said yesterday that growth at his two-year-old Beirut, Lebanon-based charter company has been nothing short of phenomenal, with "2010 revenues up 500 percent over 2009." Executive Sky currently operates a two-aircraft fleet, a Learjet 60 and a Hawker 700.

December 6, 2010 - 12:45am

Despite what Avjet Routing (Stand C225) called a year of "uncontrollable economic factors," the Sharjah-based aircraft handling company said it recorded a year of strong growth, strong enough, in fact, that the company labeled its 2010 performance to date as "exceptional." Growth came through a number of new contacts joining its AV-Global Network.

October 22, 2010 - 7:02am
Emirates flies an Airbus A380 between Dubai and Toronto three days a week. Ho...

Sometimes business mixes with politics in less than subtle ways, as a dispute over landing rights in Toronto for Emirates Airline and Etihad Airways clearly illustrates.

September 21, 2010 - 9:40am

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior ordered 12 S-76D twins at Farnborough. It’s the largest fleet order for the S-76D to date. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2012.

September 21, 2010 - 9:40am

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior ordered 12 S-76D twins at Farnborough. It’s the largest fleet order for the S-76D to date. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2012.

September 21, 2010 - 9:40am

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior ordered 12 S-76D twins at Farnborough. It’s the largest fleet order for the S-76D to date. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2012.

May 27, 2010 - 7:54am
Iraqi Airways aircraft were destroyed during the second Gulf War in 2003, but...

The prospect of involuntarily bankruptcy is all too real for many airlines around the world. But the government of Iraq is poised to voluntarily take Iraqi Airways out of business as a way to avoid a 20-year-old legal dispute with Kuwait Airways.

 
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