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Clement Charpentreau
Airlines modify flights to avoid Iranian and Iraqi airspaces

After the Iranian military launched over 12 missiles on U.S. bases in Iraq during the night of January 7, 2019, several airlines decided to avoid the Iranian and Iraqi airspaces by modifying or suspending their flights....


Zivile Zalagenaite
How will Emirates fleet change in the next 10 years?

The Airbus A380 (ex-)lifeline supplier and flagship operator as well as the largest Boeing 777 operator in the world, Emirates keeps it simple when it comes to their fleet: they pick large planes and stick to them. But how the Gulf carrier’s fleet will look like in a decade once the superjumbos begin going out of service?...


Ruta Burbaite
Emirates Clark: no reliability - no new Airbus/Boeing jets for us

Emirates’ President Tim Clark is running out of patience when it comes to continuous engine and aircraft performance setbacks. Speaking with reporters on September 4, 2019, Clark expressed his weariness of reliability challenges with new aircraft and said that the airline would not take delivery of new Airbus and Boeing jets unless the plane makers and engine manufacturers – Rolls-Royce, General Electric – get their act together...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Emirates’ Clark to step down in 2020: reports

Reports indicate that Tim Clark, the President of Emirates, is set to step down from his role in mid-2020. Nevertheless, he will stay close to the airline, providing advice to the Dubai-based carrier....


Zivile Zalagenaite
Dubai airport disrupted by floods day before holiday rush

Heavy rain has disrupted operations of the Dubai International Airport (DXB). While flights are departing and arriving with “minimal” disruption, passengers are still advised to leave extra time for journeys to and from the airport. The announcement comes just a day prior to the expected beginning of the holiday rush period. ...


Ruta Burbaite
Emirates beats Aeromexico’s appeals, launches flights to Mexico

Following a bitter legal battle and a war of words with flag carrier Aeromexico, Emirates has finally launched its long-anticipated flights to Mexico City from Dubai (UAE) via Barcelona (Spain), marking the start of the new daily service on the Gulf carrier’s Boeing 777-200LR....


AeroTime Extra
Emirates to lose $375M worth Boeing 777 over 22K claim?

Recent reports by Nigerian media suggest a curious case of a court battle. The supreme court of the country has reportedly ordered to seize Emirates Boeing 777 aircraft, worth over $375 million in list prices, over a $22 thousand “judgment debt” in a ruling in a twelve-year-old case of a canceled flight. ...


AeroTime Team
Recap: how Boeing 777X lost Emirates favor

Emirates has officially announced cutting the 777X deal short by a fifth and opting for Dreamliners instead. The announcement simultaneously denied and reaffirmed the previous theory that the Gulf airline’s dissatisfaction with the aircraft which is not even in the air yet, is continuously growing. Here’s how it went down:  ...


Clement Charpentreau
Emirates cuts Boeing 777X order, buys 30 Dreamliners instead

Emirates finalized an order for 30 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, while reducing its order for the delayed 777X airliner by 24 aircraft at the beginning of the fourth day of Dubai Airshow 2019....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Dubai Airshow: Emirates commits to 50 Airbus A350 XWB

Emirates have announced that the airline has signed a firm order for 50 Airbus A350 aircraft, replacing their previous Memorandum of Understanding, signed in February 2019, for 40 Airbus A330neo and 30 Airbus A350 jets. ...