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Iraqi F-16's Ready For Shipment

By John Lee. The first of 36 Iraqi F-16's will shortly be shipped from Texas to the Iraqi air force, Lockheed Martin have announced. An official ceremony to mark the transfer of the jets will take place at Lockheed Martin's plant at Fort Worth, attended by Iraqi Ambassador to the US Lukman Faily. Iraq Business […]

Iraq to Sell Off Aircraft

Iraq’s Transportation Ministry said on Tuesday that Iraq has decided to sell all its aircraft parked at airports in Jordan, Tunisia and Iran by the former Ba'athist regime. “The Transportation Ministry has got the approval of the Council of Ministers to sell all its aircrafts, parked in Jordan, Tunisia and Iran, possessed by the Iraqi […]

Air Expansion Continues with Airport and Route Growth

More than $150bn of airport and logistics infrastructure is being considered, according to estimates reported by AME Info FZ. Interested bidders include British Aviation Group, German Airports Group, Gulf Ground Handling Association, Middle East Aerospace Consortium, and others. The first exhibition to get air investment truly off the ground will be the Iraq Airport Expansion, Cargo Logistics […]

Iraq to Upgrade Airports in Bid to Attract More Airlines

According to a report in Gulf News, the Iraqi government is approving master plans for airport investment around the country as it seeks to attract more airlines. A vision for the expansion of Baghdad International Airport has been in place for the past five years, but the government has now approved the master plan, said […]

Iraqi Airways Plane Impounded in London

(Sources: The Telegraph, AFP, Bloomberg) Tensions between Iraq and Kuwait were raised last week when the first Iraqi Airways flight from Baghdad to London for 20 years was impounded at London's Gatwick Airport. The dispute dates back to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, during which 10 Bombardier jets belonging to Kuwait Airways were […]

KRG and Germany Inaugurate First Lufthansa Flights to Erbil

Iraqi and Kurdistan Region Ministers, diplomatic officials and the business community gathered on Tuesday to inaugurate Lufthansa’s first flights to Erbil International Airport, in the capital of the Kurdistan Region. Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Interior Minister Karim Sinjari and Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister Dr Roj Shawis and Erbil’s diplomatic community participated in the ceremony. In […]

Gulf Air to Launch 2 New Routes to Iraq

Samer Majali, CEO of Bahrain's national carrier Gulf Air, has announced that the city of Suleimaniya in Iraq's Kurdistan region will become the carrier's second destination in the country by the end of 2010, Kurdish Globe has reported. The carrier also plans to fly to the southern port city of Basra by the end of […]

Aviation in Iraq: New Beginnings

The Iraqi aviation sector is experiencing a surge of demand and is making strides in the development of its infrastructure, fleet and services. “This is an exciting period in the re-establishment of the Iraqi aviation industry,” observes William Wakeham, Managing Director of Anglo Arab Insurance Brokers.  Iraq’s Ministry of transportation has recently announced (on March […]

U.S.'s Leedco Wins Iraq Airport Contract

Leedco Engineers Inc, the privately held Californian engineering consultancy, has won a $50 million contract for construction of an international airport in Iraq, Reuters reported on Tuesday. The airport is to be built in Salahuddine Province in northern Iraq as an alternative to Baghdad International Airport, said Jewher Hamad al-Fahel, the head of the province's […]

Erbil's New Airport: a Week's Work in a Day

By Aiyob Mawloodi Erbil's new international airport is expected to shoulder a heavy load in the development of the city, the region, and the country. The General Manager of Erbil's new airport, Mr. Stafford Clarry, announced in a press conference on Wednesday, March 24, that the new Erbil International Airport has started flights as a […]

Iraq Pushes Boeing for New Aircraft

Iraq's ministry of transport is pressing Boeing to pull forward its scheduled to deliver of 55 new aircraft the state-owned Iraqi Airways. The fleet of 55 new Boeing 737s, 777s and 787s are not due to arrive until 2013, but they are hoping to get some delivered this year. Currently the airline owns just four […]


New Airport for Salahuddin

The Iraqi Civil Aviation Board has given its approval for plans for a new international airport in Salahuddin  province, Meed has reported. The $140m airport will have capacity for some two million passengers every year, and will comprise one runway and one taxiway, the Salahuddin Investment Commission said. The airport is expected to open in […]