Etihad lands in Israel: the first Gulf-based airline to do so

Etihad Airways operated the first-ever commercial passenger flight to Israel on October 19, 2020, as the diplomatic relations continue to warm between the United Arab Emirates and Israel....


Young investor buys El Al Airlines controlling stake

A chapter in the painful saga of El Al Airlines financial downturn came to an end after the new offering of $150 million in shares was completed on September 17, 2020. A 27 year old Orthodox Jewish college student has secured roughly a 43% of stake in El Al Airlines. This means that the air carrier will have a new controlling party....


Emirates to start Israel flights in 2021

Emirates received the formal authorization from Ben Gurion Airport to start operating between the United Arab Emirates and Israel from January 2021....


Why aren’t airliners equipped with anti-missile defense systems?

As El Al’s Boeing 737 took off for the first commercial flight between Israel and United Arab Emirates, under its belly one could see a small oval pod, called C-MUSIC. Why was it mounted there, and what would happen if someone tried to shoot down the plane? Let’s dive down into the world of civilian-mounted air-defense systems....


IAI introduces helicopter drones to manage wide-area surveillance

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) introduced an unmanned helicopter unit designed to perform a wide array of surveillance and monitoring tasks for large areas....


BREAKING | First commercial flight between Israel & UAE takes off

The long-anticipated direct flight between Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi took off at 11:21 local time, carrying government officials aboard El Al Boeing 737-900 dubbed “Peace Plane”....


Israel opposes any potential US sale of F-35 fighter jet to UAE

Despite the recently established diplomatic relation between two Middle Eastern countries, Israel opposes any potential Lockheed Martin F-35 fighters sales by the United States to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as it could diminish its military superiority....


Flawed Boeing KC-46A tanker catches Israel interest

The State Department officially informed the Congress of its intention to proceed with the sale of 8 Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tankers, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced. The sale could help reduce the stress currently affecting the USAF aerial refueling capacities....


Passenger flight diverts to escape Syrian anti-aircraft missiles

A Cham Wings Airlines Airbus A320-200 was forced to make an emergency landing in fear of being targeted by the Syrian anti-aircraft defense....


Israel Aerospace Industries advises operators to ground Boeing 737 freighters, finds a fix

Israel Aerospace Industries advises grounding its Boeing 737Fs

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has reportedly advised customers not to fly some Boeing 737 freighters converted by the aerospace manufacturer pending a review of a fix that it has submitted for certification by the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel (CAAI). IAI had previously said it had detected a potentially unsafe design issue in some of the converted aircraft....