VIDEO: First Arab female to pilot world’s biggest aircraft

Friday, 9 March 2018

Emirates Airline appointed Egyptian Pilot Nevin Darwish to fly Airbus 380; the world’s biggest commercial aircraft.. Egyptian Pilot Nevin Darwish will be the first Arab Egyptian female to be assigned flying the Airbus 380. Emirates Airlines shared a video on its official YouTube channel featuring Captain Nevine Darwish from Egypt and First Officer Alia Al Muhairi from the UAE flying the iconic Emirates Airbus A380 from Dubai to Vienna for International Women's Day. Captain Darwish is the ...

All-women crew Emirates flight takes off ahead of Women’s Day

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Emirates Airlines released a video showcasing an Airbus A380 flight heading from Dubai to San Francisco fully operated by an all-women crew as a nod to International Women’s Day. The flight was handled by over 75 women from various departments including engineering, airport services, catering, security and cargo. The plane was piloted by Canadian Captain Patricia Bischoff and British First Officer Rebecca Lougheed while the crew was lead by Purser Weronika Formela from Poland. A video ...

UAE announces end of aviation crisis with Tunisia and resumption of flights

Thursday, 4 January 2018

UAE announced end of the aviation crisis with Tunisia and resumption of flights. After intensive security communications with the Tunisian side, the UAE restored the procedures following the emergency situation. The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said that it appreciates the importance of joint cooperation in the framework of close relations between the UAE and Tunisia. The Tunisian authorities expressed their keenness to resolve all concerns of the national ...

Emirates orders 40 Boeing 787 Dreamliners for $15.1 bn

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Emirates Airlines on Sunday agreed to purchase 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners for $15.1 billion, its chief Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum said at the opening of the Dubai Air Show. Emirates is already the world’'s largest client for Boeing's 777, with 165 jets and another 164 on firm order. Sheikh Ahmed said the deal raises total orders from Boeing, the global competitor of Airbus Industries, to as high as $90 billion. Delivery of the Dreamliners is scheduled to start in 2022. Emirates, ...

Emirates denies one of its planes has been targeted with a bomb

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

A spokesman for Emirates Airlines said that the national carrier has strongly denied reports that one of its planes had been targeted for bombing on Monday, confirming that the news was baseless to local newspaper Emarat Alyoum. Lebanese Interior Minister Nuhad al-Mashnouk revealed the involvement of four Lebanese in an attempt to blow up an American passenger plane on its way from Australia to Abu Dhabi. Mashnouk said in a press conference on Monday that the thwarted attack was coordinated by ...

Jannarelly Design-001, the first supercar designed and built in UAE

Sunday, 18 June 2017

The car, Jannarelly Design-001, was designed by car designer Anthony Jannarelly who styles the supercars for W Motors, the Lykan and the Fenyr Supersport. Classic sports cars of the 1960s inspire the Jannarelly Design-001, being lightweight and retro-futuristic. Unveiled last year, the reaction to the Design-001 has been positive, which represents a milestone for car production Jannarelly. At the time, co-founder of Jannarelly Automotive Frederic Juillot said, “we worked hard before the ...

Qataris banned from Qantas flights to Dubai

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Qatari nationals will not be allowed to board Qantas flights to Dubai because the United Arab Emirates has banned them from passing through its airports after Arab powers cut ties with Qatar, an executive at the Australian airline has said. Several Middle Eastern countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, cut ties with the tiny Gulf state on Monday over what they say is Qatar’s support for terrorism, a claim Qatar vehemently denies. The United Arab Emirates had ...

Emirates Airlines CEO not worried about fate of open skies agreements with US

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Emirates Airlines CEO Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum told that he was not worried about the fate of the open skies agreements with the US. “Donald Trump is a president and a businessman; therefore, he is fully aware of the interests of countries. There is a lot of cooperation between the United Arab Emirates and America on all levels,” Maktoum said. Asked whether Gulf carriers will collectively buy Boeing and Airbus airplanes or discuss possible mergers, Maktoum ...

Emirates, Scoot planes collide at Singapore airport

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Emirates Airways flight EK 405 from Singapore to Dubai suffered minor damage after it collided with a Scoot aircraft on Thursday. The Scoot flight, bound for Tianjin, China, was taxiing before take-off when the accident happened at 1.40am. The left wing of the Scoot plane came into contact with the Emirates aircraft. All passengers on both flights were safe and no injuries were sustained, however both aircrafts are undergoing repairs. Airport officials are working with relevant authorities to ...

Dubai court jails airline passenger for kissing attendant

Thursday, 1 September 2016

A man has been jailed and will be deported from the UAE for kissing an Emirates airline flight attendant as they posed for a selfie

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