Azerbaijan Airlines reached key agreements at Dubai Air Show 2019

Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, hosts the annual Dubai Air Show 2019 – one of the most prestigious and significant air shows in the world. More than 60 countries, represented by companies from different spheres of aviation, take part in it.

Air traffic to Georgia to decrease by 9% in winter season due to conflict with Russia

During the winter air navigation period 2019-2020, an average of 340 scheduled flights a week will be operated from Georgia’s international airports, which is by 9.3% lower than a year ago, the country’s Civil Aviation Agency estimated.

Kazakhstan’s SCAT Airlines launches Almaty – Medina flights

On December 11, 2019, SCAT Airlines, Kazakhstan, will launch its new international air service to Saudi Arabia en route Almaty, Kazakhstan – Medina, Saudi Arabia. Flights to the Medina’s Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport will be operated on Wednesdays on Boeing 757-200 aircraft according to the following flight schedule:

Civil Aviation Agency approves winter flight schedule for Georgian airports

During the winter air navigation season, Georgian airports will serve an average of 340 scheduled flights per week, according to the Civil Aviation Agency (CAA) of Georgia.

Kazakhstan’s only low-cost air carrier launches regular flights on new air routes

The only low-cost airline of Kazakhstan named FlyArystan announced the launch of regular domestic flights en route Almaty – Kyzylorda – Almaty and Nur-Sultan – Kyzylorda – Nur-Sultan, Trend reports citing the Governor’s Office, Kyzylorda region, Kazakhstan, on Thursday.

President of Tatarstan to talk with Prime Minister of Uzbekistan at a forum in Tashkent on supply of helicopters to Uzbekistan

On Monday, November 25, 2019 the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov will make a working trip to Tashkent, Uzbekistan, where the Tatarstan – Uzbekistan Forum will open, the official representative of the Kazan Kremlin Liliya Galimova announced at a briefing in the Government House of the Republic of Tatarstan.

AZAL’s winter schedule of flights to Georgia’s Tbilisi, Batumi approved

The Georgian Civil Aviation Agency approved the winter flight schedule for 2019-2020.

Saudi Arabia to hold second international Airshow in February 2021

Saudi Arabia expects to receive twice as many participants during the second international air show, which will be held in Riyadh on February 16-18, 2021, the organizers of the event stated during the Dubai Airshow, according to Prime.

Six Russian airlines estimate losses from a ban on flights to Georgia at US $ 50 million

Six Russian airlines estimated their losses from the ban on flights to Georgia at US $ 50 million, the Russia’s Vedomosti Newspaper reported with reference to some sources.

“No food, no apology”: Kazakhstan residents complain about nine-hour flight delay from Kazakhstan’s Bek Air Airlines

Passengers of the Bek Air’s Aktau – Nur-Sultan domestic flight in Kazakhstan complained that the departure of the aircraft was delayed by nine hours. At the same time, the passengers noted, they were not provided with hot meals, accommodation in a hotel and even basic apologies, according to NUR.KZ.

Buta Airways aircraft makes emergency landing

Due to the sharp deterioration in the condition of one of the passengers on the Buta Airways’ flight No. J2 9103, the crew commander decided to return to the departure airport, where the plane made a safe landing at 09:40 am Baku time, Trend reported citing the airline.

Russian airline suffers significant losses after flights ban to Georgia

Ural Airlines, Russia, lost a billion rubles as a result of the cancellation of flights en route Russia – Georgia, Trend reports citing Ria Novosti. This information was provided by Sergey Skuratov, CEO, Ural Airlines.

Emirates close to buying 30 Boeing 787 in fleet compromise deal

Emirates and Boeing (BA.N) are fine-tuning a deal that could see the Dubai carrier order around 30 787 Dreamliners as part of wider discussions about amending a separate order for 150 Boeing 777X jets, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, Trend with reference to Reuters reports.

Boeing 737 lost its status of the most popular airliner worldwide. Now it’s A-320

The Boeing 737 aircraft has lost the status of the best-selling passenger liner in the world, its place was taken by the A320 airliner of the European aircraft manufacturer named Airbus, Medusa writes.

Air Arabia signs $14 billion Airbus A320neo order

Sharjah-based Air Arabia on Monday announced a firm order for 120 Airbus A320neo-family jets in a deal worth around $14 billion, Trend with reference to Reuters reports.

Boeing, Airbus kept in suspense over big Dubai jet deals

Airbus (AIR.PA) and Boeing (BA.N) fought to save billions of dollars of jet deals on Sunday as host airline Emirates kept the Dubai Airshow in suspense over dozens of tentative orders designed to fine-tune the world’s largest international airline network, Trend reports citing Reuters.

Qatar Airways signs $4 billion CFM engine order

Qatar Airways has placed a $4 billion jet engine order with CFM International to power its 50 Airbus A321neos, Trend with reference to Reuters reports.

Boeing, Air Astana announce intent to buy 30 737 MAX airplanes for FlyArystan low-cost air carrier in Kazakhstan

Air Astana intends to order 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes to serve as the backbone of its new low-cost airline FlyArystan, the Kazakh flag carrier and Boeing announced at the Dubai Airshow. The companies today signed a letter of intent for the 30 airplanes with a list price value of $3.6 billion.

Uzbekistan Airways: cooperation expands

On November 18 – 22, 2019 the Republican Industrial Fair and Cooperation Exchange is organized in the exhibition halls of Uzbek Expo Center JSC in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Tajikistan’s Somon Air presents its Airbus H125 helicopter

Somon Air, Tajikistan, held the presentation of its Airbus H125 helicopter at Dushanbe International Airport, the Air Company’s Press Service said.

Emirates says it ordered 50 Airbus A350 in a deal worth $16 billion

Emirates said on Monday it had placed a firm order for 50 Airbus A350 jets worth $16 billion at list prices, Trend with reference to Reuters reports.

Small Aviation – a global layout

The global fleet today has approximately 416 thousand aircraft. And most of it is represented by small aircraft. Small planes and helicopters are used to solve a whole range of problems. They fly where air travel is almost the only way to get from one point to another.

GAMA reports for Jan-Sep 2019

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has published industry results for the January – September 2019. According to the GAMA’s report, during the three quarters of 2019, the supply of piston aircraft and business jets increased, as compared to the same period in 2018, while the supply of turboprop aircraft and helicopters decreased.

Kazakhstan’s FlyArystan to launch Semey – Almaty domestic flight – flight schedule

On December 13, 2019 the first low-cost airline in Kazakhstan named FlyArystan will begin carrying out its new domestic flight en route Semey – Almaty. Flights will be operated daily on Airbus A320 airliners according to the following flight schedule:

Russia’s Azimuth Airlines to launch Rostov-On-Don – Baku air service – flight schedule

On December 2, 2019, Azimuth Airlines, Russia, will launch its new international flight en route Rostov-On-Don, Russia –  Baku, Azerbaijan. Flights from the Rostov-On-Don’s Platov International Airport to the Baku’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport will be operated twice a week on Sukhoi Superjet-100 airliner according to the following flight schedule:

Airbus may develop non-polluting aircraft by 2030

Airbus SE could potentially build an emission-free, 100-seat regional aircraft by the early 2030s, as the aviation industry speeds its response to mounting concern over air travel’s carbon footprint, according to the head of the planemaker’s new-product development arm.

Qantas Airlines breaks non-stop flight record

The plane of the Qantas Airlines, Australia, made the longest non-stop flight in history, having spent 19 hours and 19 minutes in the air, the air company said in its press release.

Uzbekistan Helicopters issued operator’s certificate

On November 5, 2019, Uzbekistan Helicopters LLC was issued Operator’s Certificate due to renaming and change of ownership form.

Air Astana – APEX Central Asia Laureate

Air Astana won an award in the Central Asian region in the nomination “The Best Food, Beverages and On-Board Entertainment System” following a passenger vote by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX). The award ceremony was held in Singapore on November 13, 2019.

Parliament of Kyrgyzstan: Will Air Kyrgyzstan operate its flights domestically?

On November 14, 2019 the Kyrgyz Parliament considered bills “On Amending the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic “On the Republican Budget of the Kyrgyz Republic for 2019 and the Forecast for 2020-2021” and “On the Republican Budget of the Kyrgyz Republic for 2020 and the Forecast for 2021-2022″ in the first reading.

Turkish Airlines is interested in launching Istanbul – Turkestan flight

On behalf of the President of Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of Kazakhstan is actively working on launching new international air routes and attracting new foreign airlines, Kazinform reports with reference to the Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan.

UAE air companies plan to launch Dubai – Aktau regular flights

The aviation authorities of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the United Arab Emirates held talks on November 13-14, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development of Kazakhstan.

Georgia to sign air traffic agreement with South Korea

Georgia will sign an agreement on regular air communication with the Republic of Korea, Trend reports citing Georgian media outlets.

President of Azerbaijan expands powers of the State Civil Aviation Agency

On Thursday, the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on amending decrees “On some measures to improve management in the transport, communications and high technologies sectors in Azerbaijan” dated January 12, 2018 No. 1785 and “To approve regulations on the State Maritime Agency under the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of Azerbaijan and the State Civil Aviation Agency under the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of Azerbaijan” dated May 22, 2018 No. 90.

Russia’s Smartavia Airlines launches its St. Petersburg – Baku regular flights

Smartavia Airlines, Russia, launched its regular flights to Baku, Azerbaijan, from St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo International Airport, Russia, the air company’s press service told Trend on Thursday.

UzAirways ready to fly to Europe and America through St. Petersburg

Uzbekistan Airways is interested in flights to Pulkovo International Airport in St. Petersburg, Russia, under the so-called fifth air freedom mode, Uzbekistan Airways informed Sputnik Uzbekistan.

Where to get permission for UAV flights in Kazakhstan?

Permission for unmanned aerial vehicles’ flights is obtained at the air traffic control centers under the Ministry of Defense, Kazakhstan, according to the Civil Aviation Committee (CAC) under the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development, Kazakhstan, Kazinform reported.

Kazakhstan’s FlyArystan Airlines resumes sale of its air tickets for flights to Kostanay

Kazakhstan’s low-cost airline named FlyArystan is pleased to announce the resumption of air ticket sales for its domestic flight en route Nur-Sultan – Kostanay – Nur-Sultan.

Kyrgyz airports served over 2.7 million passengers in January – September 2019

In January – September 2019, the Manas International Airport OJSC serving the airports of Kyrgyzstan served 2,714,706 passengers or by 46 thousand more, as compared to the same period last year.

Uzbekistan Airways recognized as the most punctual airline at Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Baku, Azerbaijan

Uzbekistan Airways has become one of the most punctual airlines in the punctuality rating of the Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Baku, Azerbaijan, after following the results of October 2019.

Uzbekistan Airways Technics is an airline company with a centuries-old history

Uzbekistan Airways Technics celebrated its 95th anniversary on November 12, 2019.  Today, the aviation company, which has almost a century of history, is one of the world leaders in the field of aircraft maintenance.

Domestic private cargo airline appears in Kyrgyzstan

A private cargo company named Kyrgyz Airlines Plus owned by several citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic, has appeared on the Kyrgyz air market. On November 7, 2019 an Airbus A300B4 aircraft landed at Manas International Airport, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on which this company will fulfill its cargo orders.

Iranian Zagros Airlines receives permission to fly to Uzbekistan

The Civil Aviation Agency under the Ministry of Transport, Uzbekistan, issued permission for Zagros Airlines, Iran, to operate flights to Uzbekistan, according to

Georgia imported Turkmen jet fuel – UPDATE

Georgia imported 100% of aviation fuel purchased in October 2019 from Turkmenistan, Trend, Azerbaijan, reported citing the Oil Products Importers Union, Georgia.

FAA expands area to inspect for cracks in Boeing 737 NG planes

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Tuesday it is revising its order requiring checks for structural cracks of Boeing 737 NG planes to cover an expanded inspection area, reports Trend referring to Reuters.

Lufthansa agrees to arbitration with cabin crew, averting strikes

Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) has agreed with its cabin crew labor union to enter arbitration over a wage dispute, the German airline and the union said on Tuesday, averting further strikes, reports Trend referring to Reuters.

Airbus says could stretch A220 airliner, but has no current plan to do so

Airbus SE’s (AIR.PA) Canadian-designed A220 narrowbody jet has the potential to be stretched to carry more passengers but the company has no current plans to do so, a top executive said on Tuesday, reports Trend referring to Reuters.

New flight safety management system implemented at Heydar Aliyev International Airport

A delegation of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), headed by Giancarlo Buono, Director of the European Aviation Safety Agency, paid an official visit to Baku, Trend reports referring to the press service of Azerbaijan Airlines CJSC.

Uzbekistan Airways split into two companies

Restructuring of Uzbekistan Airways has been completed, within the framework of which two separate joint-stock companies were created, namely Uzbekistan Airways and Uzbekistan Airports, Ferghana writes.

Additional flight to Kazakhstan’s Nur Sultan, Almaty to appear through capital of Qatar

Beibut Atamkulov, Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development, Kazakhstan, told about new agreements with Qatar Airways, Kazinform reported.

Boeing expects resumption of 737 MAX flights in January 2020

The Boeing Company, USA, expects the resumption of commercial flights of its Boeing 737 MAX airliners in January 2020, their delivery to airlines may begin in December 2019, Boeing stated in its press release published on Monday on the company’s official website.

Kazakh Government tells who buys Almaty International Airport

Beibut Atamkulov, Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development, Kazakhstan, commented on the information on the sale of the Almaty International Airport, Kazinform reported.

Georgian Airways temporarily stops flights to several destinations

Georgian Airways temporarily stops operating its flights to several destinations or reduces their flight frequency, Georgian Public Television reported.

Passenger traffic increrases at airports in Georgia’s Kutaisi and Batumi, whereas it decreases in Tbilisi

As regards the international airports in Kutaisi and Batumi, Georgia, the number of passengers increased, while at the Tbilisi International Airport, on the contrary, it decreased, the Public Television of Georgia reported.

Malaysia intends to achieve review of U.S. air regulator’s decision on aviation safety rating

The Malaysian Civil Aviation Authority intends to request a second audit from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which downgraded the country’s aviation safety regulatory rating, Trend reports with reference to TASS, according to a statement released on Tuesday by the CEO of the Malaysian Civil Aviation Authority, Ahmad Ridzvan.

US to introduce restrictions on airlines from Malaysia

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) downgraded the Malaysian Civil Aviation Administration rating, thereby banning Malaysian airlines from expanding their presence in the U.S. aviation services market, according to a regulator’s decision published on Monday, Trend reports citing RIA Novosti.

Launch of flights from Turkmenistan to Jeddah, Kuala Lumpur postponed until February 2020

Turkmenistan Airlines’ flights to Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, are scheduled to begin in February 2020, the Turkmen Deputy Prime Minister for Transport, Communications and Industry Bayramgeldi Ovezov informed President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on November 8, 2019.

Russia’s Iraero Airlines may launch another regular flight from Russia’s Omsk to Kazakhstan

IrAero Airlines, Russia will receive admission to flights en route Omsk, Russia – Karaganda, Kazakhstan. Nowadays, Air Astana, the Kazakhstan’s flag air carrier, is the only one that flies from Omsk to Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan’s SCAT Airlines launches Almaty – Jeddah flight

On November 30, 2019, SCAT Airlines, Kazakhstan, will launch its new air service en route Almaty, Kazakhstan – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Flights to Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport will be operated on Saturdays on Boeing 757-200 aircraft according to the following flight schedule:

Ryanair officially enters Georgian civil aviation market

The official ceremony of the entry of the Irish low-cost airline named Ryanair to the Georgian civil aviation market took place at Tbilisi’s Shota Rustaveli International Airport on Friday, according to the Georgian Airports Association.