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Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS) named Official Air Traffic Control Sponsor for the Saudi International Airshow

More than 100 aircraft are expected at Thumamah Airport, Riyadh, for the inaugural Saudi International Airshow, making air traffic control critically important. The event, a first of its kind for Saudi Arabia, aims to further connect the aviation and aerospace industries to Saudi Arabia.  SANS, which began operation in July 2016, is responsible for monitoring Saudi Arabia’s airspace...

Welcome Sky Prime Aviation Services, the Gold Sponsor of Saudi International Airshow

Saudi International Airshow aims to further connect the aviation and aerospace industries to Saudi Arabia. Sky Prime, the largest private aviation operator in the Middle East, has been named a gold sponsor.  Saudi International Airshow provides a platform for connecting professionals across all areas of the industry and promotes successful worldwide trade. Riyadh-based Sky Prime Aviat...

Boeing, flyadeal Sign Commitment for Up to 50 737 MAX Jets

Boeing and flyadeal announced the Middle East carrier is growing its fleet with the 737 MAX to take advantage of the airplane's fuel efficiency, range and passenger comforts. The airline committed to ordering 30 airplanes with options for 20 more in a deal that would be valued at up to $5.9 billion at list price. The deal is subject to both sides concluding final te...

Strategic Partner for the First Saudi International Airshow with GACA is announced by Saudi Aviation Club

The Saudi Aviation Club has announced a strategic partnership with the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) to establish the first Saudi International Airshow, to be held in Riyadhfrom 12 to 14 March 2019. The Saudi Aviation Club revealed that the exhibition is the first of its kind in the field of aviation and aerospace in the Kingdom, highlighting its importance in supporting...

Diamond Aircraft and SNCA announce purchase agreement of 60 aircraft

The Saudi National Company of Aviation (SNCA), a CAE Authorized Training Center, has selected Diamond Aircraft twin DA42-VI and single DA40 NG for its training center. The agreement will comprise 60 airplanes over a five-year period. Delivery of the first 12 aircraft will start February 2019. The DA40 NG and the DA42-VI represent the newest versions of Diamond’s technology leading piston...

Jet Aviation provides ground handling services in Yanbu, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Jet Aviation has received authorization from the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) in Saudi Arabia to provide handling services at Prince Abdul Mohsin Bin Abdulaziz Regional Airport in Yanbu, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Jet Aviation is providing round-the-clock flight support services to employees of Saudi Aramco, a Saudi Arabian national petroleum and natural gas company ba...

GACA selects SITA for tech transformation at Saudi airports in line with Saudi vision 2030

New solutions key to supporting GACA’s transformation of 26 airports Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has selected global IT provider SITA to support the modernization of the country’s biggest airports, implementing a sweeping transformation of airport and communication technology across 26 airports. The new implementation marks another major milestone...

Saudi Aviation Club & Adone Events launch Saudi Airshow, a new aviation event for the Middle East

A first for Saudi Arabia, the event connects the global aviation & aerospace industry to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Airshow, a brand-new aerospace & aviation exhibition, will be hosted by Saudi Aviation Club in March 2019 in Riyadh, the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The show was officially launched in Riyadh on 1 July when Didier Mary, Managing Director of Adone Events...

Saudi airline set for major Boeing 777 order

SaudiGulf Airlines expects to finalise an agreement for up to 16 Boeing 777 airliners with the plane maker by the third quarter of this year, its chief executive said on Wednesday. Boeing announced this week it was in talks to sell wide-body jets to SaudiGulf but did not disclose the aircraft type. The final agreement would include purchasing options with delivery of the 777s targeted from 2...

SaudiGulf Airlines Announces Start Of Commercial Operations on 29th October.

SaudiGulf Airlines announced the date for the start of commercial operations as the 29th of October 2016. Mr. Tariq Bin Abdelhadi Al Qahtani, Chairman of the Board of SaudiGulf Airlines said, “I thank the Leadership of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for their continued support, wisdom and guidance. I also thank the Minister of Transport for his support to national companies in fulfilling...

Saudi airline to buy 63 planes from Airbus and Boeing

Alhamdan: “The new agreements reinforces the national carrier’s strength and raises its operational efficiency.” | Aljasser: “In just two years SAUDIA has signed agreements to acquire 113 new aircraft. The new aircraft are 15 Boeing 777-300ER’s, 13 Boeing 787’s and 35 Airbus A320/A321neo’s. In an unprecedented move in the national carrier’s...

Saudia Private Aviation signs long term agreement with Wyvern

Saudia Private Aviation (SPA) has signed a long-term agreement with Wyvern to implement a comprehensive programme ensuring that SPA achieves the highest standard of safety and quality possible. In delivering its services, Wyvern will provide updated operational and technical manuals to SPA which comply with newly implemented regulations of the Saudi Arabian General Authority of Civil Aviation (...