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INFORMATIONAL Apr 20, 2024 The Iron Dome: How Israel Was Able to Thwart 99% of Iran's Missile Attacks Thus Far Since 2011, Israel's Iron Dome defense system has intercepted thousands of rockets and protected the country during times of conflict. It consists mainly of a three-part system that intercepts short-range rockets. Read More →
STORIES Apr 16, 2024 ANALYSIS: Iran's Airstrikes Have Destroyed its Aviation Industry Iran aviation has a long and complicated history. Although being predominantly domestic, sanctions have limited their expansion into other regions. Read More →
NEWS Apr 13, 2024 Iranian Drone Attacks Force Airspace Closures, Airlines to Cancel or Divert Flights Several Middle Eastern countries closed their airspace to flights after Iran launched a drone attack against Israel on April 13. This drone attack comes a few days after an Israeli airstrike on the Iranian embassy in Damascus killed seven officers from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Multiple airlines canceled or diverted flights flying over the region amid the worsening geopolitical environment. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Apr 08, 2024 How Geopolitical Events Affect Civil Aviation Safety During armed conflict, no-fly zones are enacted in airspace that cannot be guaranteed safety. As a result, rules of war are in place to deter civilian aviation from getting looped into these conflicts. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Apr 02, 2024 Hackers Hijacking Planes: Have We Entered a New Stage of Cyberterrorism? Cybersecurity is becoming a priority for airlines as the industry becomes more technologically advanced daily. Although standardized security controls are still way out, startups are starting to invest in in-air security defenses. Read More →
ROUTES Feb 24, 2024 United Airlines Becomes Latest Foreign Carrier to Resume Flights to Tel Aviv Many foreign carriers suspended service to Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) near Tel Aviv amid the October 7 attacks and Israel's military campaign in the Gaza Strip. Three U.S. carriers - American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines - suspended their routes serving Israel from various U.S. destinations. However, United will become the first American carrier to resume flying to Tel Aviv by reinstating nonstop flights from its Newark (EWR) hub. Read More →
NEWS Feb 21, 2024 Attempted Hijacking of Israeli Passenger Plane Sparks Worldwide Security Alerts External actors attempted to seize control over the communication network of an El Al flight from Phuket International Airport (HKT) to Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) on February 17. During the flight, external actors on the rogue radio gave the crew a guide on the normal course of their set route. The abnormality of the situation led to questioning whether this changed guide was not an official instruction. Read More →
NEWS Feb 16, 2024 Parents Sue United Airlines After Six-Year-Old Daughter Burned by Hot Meal Falling Off Tray Table An Israeli couple is suing United Airlines after their six-year-old daughter was burned by a hot meal that fell off a malfunctioning tray table. The incident occurred on a flight from Tel Aviv (TLV) to Newark (EWR) in July 2022. Read More →
NEWS Feb 05, 2024 El Al Removes Two More International Routes as Airline Faces Uncertain Future El Al has eliminated its routes to Dublin Airport (DUB) and Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK). Both routes, operated from Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) near Tel Aviv, have suffered from low travel demand due to Israel's war in the Gaza Strip. This announcement comes only a week after El Al suspended flights to O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg after an International Court of Justice ruling on the Gaza war. Read More →
NEWS Jan 27, 2024 El Al Suspends Flights to South Africa After ICJ Ruling on Gaza War El Al Israel Airlines announced the suspension of its Johannesburg route at the end of March. This decision is attributed to a significant drop in demand, which comes amidst ongoing tensions between Israel and South Africa regarding the International Court of Justice (ICJ) case on alleged Israeli human rights violations in the Palestinian territories. Read More →