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First Time at EL AL – Boeing 737 Simulator To be Used for Pilot Training and Practice

EL AL CEO and President David Maimon announced: “After many long years during which EL AL used simulators overseas, today we are proud to join the list of airlines that own simulators for training pilots, saving us a lot in resources and in the pilots’ precious time spent on practicing overseas. I would like to thank the project managers, Captain Danny Levitt, Captain Mike Ta...

Israel's El Al looks to new planes to reassert dominance

El Al's main advantage has long been tough security; average age of its long-haul fleet is 18 years; airline, pilots in new wage deal to end year-long dispute; new Boeing 787 aircraft slated to join fleet in 2017. Israel's national airline, El Al, is betting on a billion-dollar overhaul of its ageing fleet to claw back market share dented by relentless competition from low-cost carriers...

The travel adviser - flying with priviledge

El Al flight attendants, understanding that the safety and security of their passengers come first, provide a vital role in enhancing the flying experience. El Al pilots, whose skills have been honed by years of serving in the IAF, comprise nearly an all-boys club known throughout the world as including the finest pilots in the entire profession. Cool and calm under all circumstances, with t...

El Al Airlines Stock Rallies Despite Israel’s Tourism Slump

At first sight, investors have good reasons to shun El Al Israel Airlines shares. The national carrier is grappling with a slump in tourism fueled by political violence, as well as intensified competition after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government opened the market to low-cost operators in 2013. Yet the 1.46 billion-shekel ($374 million) company has a combination of factors in i...

ALC announces the lease placement of two new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners with El Al

Air Lease Corporation (ALC) (Los Angeles) has announced an agreement to lease two new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft to El Al Israel Airlines (Tel Aviv). Both aircraft are on long-term lease from ALC’s order book with Boeing and are scheduled to be delivered to Israel’s flag carrier airline in the third quarter and early fourth quarter of 2017. These new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner ai...