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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 (...

Sky Prime Aviation Services deploying SITA's next-gen PSS

Saudi private aviation services company, Sky Prime Aviation Services, is to deploy SITA's next-generation passenger services system (PSS) to manage its new VIP flight service being introduced to its premium passengers. Targeted at the region’s premium traveler, the success of the new service relies heavily on providing the very best customer service each step of the journey, from...

PrivatAir Commences Operations On The Jeddah - Riyadh Route On Behalf Of SPA

PrivatAir is pleased to announce the launch of a new business-class-only airline service between Jeddah (King Abdulaziz International Airport, JED) and Riyadh (King Khalid International Airport, RUH) on behalf of Saudia Airlines (Saudia) and Saudia Private Aviation (SPA). “The new service “Albayraq” comes as part of Saudi Arabian Airlines strategic objective of transportation...

Saudi Arabian Airlines planning own IPO

Airline chief Saleh Al Jasser says paperwork for a 30% listing of the cargo unit is being finalised. Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation, the holding company of Saudi Arabian Airlines, is planning an initial public offering of the state-owned carrier, the airline’s director-general Saleh Al Jasser said on Monday. The listing is part of a five-year strategy to make the airline, also know...

Business Aviation access and challenges to be discussed at MEBAA Conference Jeddah

The Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) will bring its popular MEBAA Conference to Saudi Arabia once again, with the latest edition taking place in Jeddah on 1 and 2 May 2016 under the patronage of the Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA). Featuring a line up of industry leading speakers, the conference programme will address a range of topics affectin...