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A new generation of airships is being developed - meet ATLANT 300

Atlas LTA, a newly established Israeli company, develops a family of innovative aircrafts named ATLANT. The biggest model, ATLANT 300, would be huge: 200 meters length, 100 meters width, and 50 meters height. It will be able to carry 165 tons of cargo to 2,000 KM at a speed of 120 KM/h at all weather conditions, including the harsh ones.  The other two models are ATLANT 30 and ATLANT 100...

GECAS delivers prototype for 777-300ERSF passenger-to-freighter conversion

GECAS has delivered 777-300ER MSN 32789 to Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) for the prototype passenger-to-freighter conversion for the “Big Twin” program announced last October. Ferrying from Dubai, the aircraft arrived in Tel Aviv today where it will undergo an extensive conversion at IAI’s facility, including the addition of the Main Deck Cargo Door, freighter linin...

SITA implements communication and passenger processing systems at Ramon Airport

SITA played a key role in supporting the smooth opening of Ramon Airport, Israel’s newest airport, which began operations early this year. SITA provided key communications systems as well as the airport’s common-use check-in and boarding gates. All SITA's systems were tested and were put into full operation months ahead of the scheduled opening, ensuring that it was all sys...

Norfolk Island Airlines selects AeroCRS as its technology partner

We are pleased to welcome Norfolk Island Airlines to AeroCRS family.  Norfolk Island Airlines is locally owned and based, with many years of airline and travel experience to Norfolk Island. Norfolk Island is situated in the Pacific Ocean approximately 1, 600km north-east of Sydney. Norfolk Island Airlines teamed up with industry partner Nauru Airlines in order to provide with aircraft operati...

First Diamond Aircraft DA62 for Israel

FNA Aviation Ltd, leading general aviation services company in Israel, has accepted its first DA62 for the Israeli market. The fully equipped twin-engine 7-seater plane with a unique design will be available for air charter services. The company already operates two single-engine 4-seater DA40 and one twin-engine 4-seater DA42 for training and air taxi services. “We are happy to welcome t...

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...

Finance Committee approves budget for PM’s private plane

$48 million project will equip passenger aircraft with defense, communications capabilities A Knesset committee on Monday approved the purchase of a private jet for the prime minister to use when making trips abroad. The NIS 183 million ($47.9 million) budget for the aircraft was approved by the Knesset Finance Committee with five votes in favor from coalition MKs to three votes against by o...

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...

Israeli NGO threatens to sue Boeing over deal with Iran

Shurat Hadin – Israel Law Center on Thursday told US aerospace giant Boeing that it will place liens on any of its airplanes slated for Iran if it goes through with an announced sale. The NGO represents hundreds of families of victims of Iranian-sponsored terrorism who hold billions of dollars in unsatisfied US court judgments, and it says Iran needs to pay the debts before it can pu...

Ben Gurion: What Europe's Hubs Could Learn from The Most Secure Airport on Earth

Ben Gurion Airport is one of the world’s most secure air travel hubs. No one has been killed or even injured as a result of terrorism at the Tel Aviv airport for the past 44 years. Nor has any departing plane been attacked during that time.    With the latest spate of terror attacks in Europe and Africa, other airports, including London Heathrow, are considering copying...

The UIA Boeing 737 – 900 aircraft was damaged at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport

Ukraine International Airlines` Boeing 737-900 aircraft that operated PS781 Kiev – Tel Aviv flight on May 15 sustained damage of the left forward entry door. That happened after the aircraft had been taxied and the process of passengers unloading started. Upon taxiing, the aircraft was connected to the bridge and the process of passengers unloading commenced. Simultaneously, the handlers...

Israel turns away Turkish Airlines pilot with Iranian passport

Israel prevented the pilot of a Turkish Airlines civilian flight from entering the country on Friday because he is an Iranian passport-holder. Instead, the pilot was flown back to Turkey by the Turkish carrier. The incident involved a routine Turkish Airlines flight to Ben-Gurion Airport, Channel 2 news reported Saturday. When the crew arrived at passport control, the pilot was found to be hold...