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U.S. Set to Announce Agreement with Qatar Airways, Ease Open Skies Dispute

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to announce tomorrow an agreement with Doha-based Qatar Airways in an attempt to resolve the ongoing dispute between the three U.S. legacy carriers and the gulf carriers. A hallmark point of the deal is that Qatar will both agree to internationally-recognized accounting standards and will refrain from specific routes that some in the U.S. feel could cause a loss of American jobs. The details are expected to be officially announced tomorrow at…

Airbus A350-1000 Embarks on Demonstration Tour in the Middle East…

The Airbus A350-1000, the newest addition to Airbus’ widebody family, has begun its three-week demonstration tour to the Middle East and Asia-Pacific Region. This tour comes in the wake of the aircraft’s successful flight test campaign, ending with joint EASA and FAA type certifications, and is right ahead of the…

EgyptAir Orders Bombardier C Series Aircraft in Dubai

EgyptAir has signed a letter of intent for 12 firm orders of Bombardier’s C Series with an option for 12 additional aircraft. The complete order, which was announced at the Dubai Airshow, is estimated to cost $2.2 billion for 24 CS300 airliners. During a press conference, Chairman and CEO of…

US and UK Ban Large Electronic Devices inside Cabins from…

On Tuesday, both the U.S. and U.K. announced changes to security procedures regarding electronic devices in the cabin of flights originating from certain countries. This is expected to affect numerous passengers. Here's what travelers need to know: The US Ban The U.S. Government has announced that airlines flying non-stop to…