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February 26, 2005

No Secrets: Eyes on The CIA (Newsweek)

March 7 issue - Aviation obsessives with cameras and Internet connections have become a threat to cover stories established by the CIA to mask its undercover operations and personnel overseas.

Posted at 10:30 PM

Le Royal Meridien, spa award

The World Travel Awards named Dubai's Le Royal Meridien as the Middle East's leading spa resort. The award comes as the same management team gears up for the opening of the Grosvenor House West Marina Beach hotel, a skyscraper close by the Le Royal Meridien. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:50 PM

Emirates free stay in Vienna

Emirates Airline First Class passengers to Vienna can choose between three hotel nights or a seven-day car rental. Business Class passengers are being offered two free hotel nights or a four-day car rental. The airline started flying to Vienna last May. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:49 PM

Air Arabia to add six A320s

Sharjah based Air Arabia is to add six Airbus A320s over the next three years to boost its fleet. CEO Adel Ali told Reuters that the airline was exploring finance options including leasing, lease-to-purchase, bank lending, bond and Islamic finance. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:39 PM

An Arsenal of Sanitizers for a Nation of Germophobes (New York Times)

THE AVIATOR," Martin Scorsese's biography of the filmmaker, aviation genius and billionaire Howard Hughes, may, er, clean up at the Academy Awards tonight.

Posted at 07:28 PM

NATO aircraft slides off runway at Kabul airport (Daily Times)

KABUL: A military transport aircraft from the NATO-led peacekeeping force slid off the runway at Kabul airport Saturday, sustaining minor damage after hitting a terminal building, an official said.

Posted at 04:07 PM

Scrip flies high sans aircraft (Financial Express)

How does the market value an airline that has no aircraft and no assets but just a licence and a desire to fly? The answer is: over Rs 700 crore.

Posted at 02:02 PM

Scrip flies high sans aircraft (Financial Express)

How does the market value an airline that has no aircraft and no assets but just a licence and a desire to fly? The answer is: over Rs 700 crore. If the airline is Royal Airways (formerly known as ModiLuft), that is.

Posted at 02:01 PM

Flight Attendant From 1985 Hijacking Dies (AP via Yahoo! News)

Uli Derickson, the flight attendant who served as a buffer between terrorists and passengers during a 1985 airline hijacking that dragged on for 17 days, has died at the age of 60.

Posted at 12:49 PM

Airline workers chafe at cuts to pay and benefits, struggle to adjust long-held expectations (Miami Herald)

DES PLAINES, Ill. - The phone line in Dave Meyers' third-floor walkup has been turned off to save cash, and the brown velour sofas, bought second-hand, are bare in a few spots. Still, the modest apartment is about what you'd expect for a single guy who spends most of what he earns.

Posted at 12:05 PM

Iberia inks 4.5 billion dollar Airbus deal (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Spanish airline Iberia said it has inked a deal worth 4.5 billion dollars (3.4 billion euros) to purchase 30 Airbus short and medium haul planes with an option for 49 more in the company's biggest ever acquisition.

Posted at 11:12 AM

No casualties as NATO aircraft hits terminal at Kabul airport (Khaleej Times)

KABUL - A military transport aircraft from the NATO-led peacekeeping force slid off the runway at Kabul airport on Saturday, sustaining minor damage after hitting a terminal building, an official said.

Posted at 03:19 AM

February 25, 2005

Aviation company to open plant at Global TransPark (New Bern Sun Journal)

KINSTON - It may not be a home run, but it sure is a solid single. That**s how Bruce Parson, president of the Kinston-Lenoir County Chamber of Commerce, describes the announcement that Workhorse Aviation Manufacturing will open a plant at the Global...

Posted at 11:08 PM

China's first private airline gets first plane (Muzi)

[LatelineNews: 2005-2-25] SHANGHAI - China's first private airline has taken delivery of its first plane and is expected to start flights early next month, U.S. manufacturer Boeing Co. said.

Posted at 10:30 PM

More investment in aviation, infrastructure: Kalam: (New Kerala)

[Business India]: New Delhi, Feb 25 : President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Friday called for increased public and private spending on civil aviation and other infrastructure projects, saying at least $150 billion was required as investment.

Posted at 05:49 PM

Ex-Im Bank Finances Seven GE Aircraft Engines to Emirates (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

The Export-Import Bank of the United States is providing a loan guarantee of approximately $130 million to support the export of seven GE 90-115B aircraft engines from General Electric to Emirates, an airline based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Posted at 05:01 PM

Tourism, aviation fast gathering altitude (The Telegraph)

New Delhi, Feb. 25: The tourism and civil aviation industries are expected to fare well in 2005.

Posted at 03:25 PM

US Airways To Cut 14 Flights, Return 11 Leased Aircraft (IWon - Money)

ARLINGTON, Va. (Dow Jones)--US Airways Group Inc. (UAIRQ) will cut its capacity in May, cutting 14 flights and returning 11 Boeing 737 aircraft to lessors.

Posted at 03:09 PM

US Airways to Return 11 Boeing Aircraft (Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance)

US Airways on Friday said it will return 11 Boeing 737 aircraft and cut back on its schedule as the cash-strapped airline tries to emerge from bankruptcy during a period of weak revenue and industry overcapacity.

Posted at 03:08 PM

Airline Group Corrects Revenue Data (TheStreet.com)

If the latest airline industry revenue report seemed too good to be true, that's because it was.

Posted at 02:56 PM

Airline Workers Struggle With Pay Cuts (ABC News)

Airline Workers Struggling to Deal With Cuts to Pay and Benefits, Lack of Job Security

Posted at 01:49 PM

Airline Workers Struggle With Pay Cuts (AP via Yahoo! News)

The phone line in Dave Meyers' third-floor walkup has been turned off to save cash, and the brown velour sofas, bought second-hand, are bare in a few spots. Still, the modest apartment is about what you'd expect for a single guy who spends most of what he earns. The problem for Meyers *** a United Airlines rampworker whose pay has been cut twice in the past two years *** is that he consistently

Posted at 01:29 PM

HomelandDefenseStocks.com Reports: Explosive Detection System Technologies - Intelligence Points to Increased Aviation (Market Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

www.HomelandDefenseStocks.com and www.BorderAndPortSecurity.com, investor news portals for the Homeland Defense and Security Sectors, are pleased to offer investors an exclusive report regarding the current use of, and demand for Explosive Detection Systems within the aviation Industry.

Posted at 12:40 PM

AP Wire | 02/25/2005 | UPS Inc. announces $82.5 million expansion that will add heavy airline... (Macon Telegraph)

UPS Inc. announces $82.5 million expansion that will add heavy airline... FRANKFORT, Ky. - UPS Inc. announces $82.5 million expansion that will add heavy airline freight operations to shipping carrier's Louisville hub.

Posted at 12:37 PM

Russian air force reports four aircraft crashes last year (Air Force Times)

MOSCOW Russia s air force chief said Friday that the military had lost four aircraft in crashes last year and blamed insufficient pilot training for the accidents.

Posted at 11:04 AM

Business airline to take off this year (Adelaide Confidential)

FORMULA One team boss Paul Stoddart's new airline will take off in Australia this year, and be based in Adelaide. OzJet will carry only business-class passengers and its first route is likely to be to Melbourne.

Posted at 08:08 AM

Kalam urges more investment in infrastructure, Aviation (SiliconIndia)

NEW DELHI:President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam today said $150 billion was needed for improbving infrastructure and aviation in the country.

Posted at 07:18 AM

S&P warns of airline bankruptcies (USA Today)

The risk of multiple, simultaneous bankruptcies in the U.S. airline industry is growing, according to credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's, and could be triggered by renewed terrorism, a spike in fuel prices or pension liabilities.

Posted at 06:25 AM

New central African airline to be launched (DeHavilland)

Morocco's national airline Royal Air Maroc (RAM) has announced plans to launch a new airline in six central African countries.

Posted at 05:46 AM

Orders for US durable goods decline with plunge in demand for new aircraft (New Ratings)

NEW YORK, February 25 (newratings.com) The US Commerce Department reported Thursday an unexpected decline in the orders for durable goods in January, resulting primarily from a significant downturn in the demand for civilian aircraft.

Posted at 05:33 AM

Ryanair orders 70 Boeing jets; aims to be largest European airline - update 1 (New Ratings)

LONDON, February 25 (newratings.com) European low-fare airline, Ryanair (RY4.FSE), has announced orders for 70 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with a list price of about $4.6 billion or $66 million per aircraft.

Posted at 04:02 AM

APEC To Enhance Aviation And Maritime Security (Bernama)

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 25 (Bernama) -- Business leaders, security experts and government representatives are meeting in South Korea Friday and Saturday to develop solutions to make aviation and maritime transportation safer from the threat of terrorism and piracy.

Posted at 12:34 AM

UPDATE:Australia Makes Headway In Europe Aviation Talks (Dow Jones via Yahoo! Asia News)

CANBERRA (Dow Jones)--In a development that augurs well for Singapore Airlines Ltd.'s (S55.SG) expansion plans, the Australian government said Friday it will negotiate more liberal aviation links with Europe.

Posted at 12:22 AM

Briefing - Asia Aviation - Feb 25, 2005 (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

An executive briefing on aviation for Feb 25, 2005, prepared by Asia Pulse (http://www.asiapulse.com), the real-time, Asia-based wire with exclusive news, commercial intelligence and business opportunities. SINGAPORE AIRLINES COULD SOON BE FLYING AUSTRALIA-US ROUTE

Posted at 12:01 AM

February 24, 2005

Australia, Europe May Open Aviation Talks (Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance)

Europe will likely allow Australia to pursue negotiations with individual European Union members over aviation rights, Australia's trade minister said Friday.

Posted at 11:22 PM

India's First Airline Offering Is Scooped Up in Minutes (New York Times)

BANGALORE, India, Feb. 24 - Jet Airways (India), the country's biggest airline, drew more than 13 times as many bids as it had stock available for its initial public offering, which ended on Thursday.

Posted at 09:33 PM

Orders Fall With Demand for Aircraft (New York Times)

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (AP) - Orders to United States factories for big-ticket manufactured goods fell 0.9 percent in January, the worst showing in three months, as demand for commercial aircraft fell sharply, the government reported Thursday.

Posted at 09:19 PM

Singapore/Malaysia likely to sign bilateral airline agreement - CAPA (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

SYDNEY (AFX) - Singapore and Malaysia are likely to sign an expanded bilateral agreement on airline access, ...

Posted at 08:39 PM

Australia Says Breakthrough In Europe Aviation Talks (IWon - Money)

CANBERRA -(Dow Jones)- Transport Minister John Anderson said Friday talks in London and Brussels have opened the door to further aviation liberalization between Australia and Europe.

Posted at 07:42 PM

U-S and Russia sign off on anti-aircraft missile agreement (KRON 4 Bay Area)

STATE DEPARTMENT The U-S and Russia have agreed to cooperate in destroying surplus portable anti-aircraft missiles. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Russia's defense minister signed the agreement today. It calls for sharing information about the exports of these missiles to third countries.

Posted at 06:41 PM

Transmile price up on aircraft purchase news (New Straits Times)

TRANSMILE Group Bhd, whose share price catapulted to a 7**-year high yesterday, is believed to be close to acquiring at least eight new aircraft which will significantly boost the capacity of its cargo operations.

Posted at 06:37 PM

Substantive progress on gas pipeline: ShaukatON-BOARD PRIME MINISTER''S AIRCRAFT (February 25 2005): Prime Minister (Business Recorder)

ON-BOARD PRIME MINISTER''S AIRCRAFT (February 25 2005): Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz on Thursday said substantive progress had been made on the gas pipeline project with Iran and petroleum ministers of the two countries would meet next month to work out the technical details.

Posted at 06:16 PM

Morocco and Central African countries combine to launch new airline (The Daily Star)

LIBREVILLE: Central African officials and Royal Air Maroc (RAM) signed a protocol here Thursday to launch a new African airline as a joint venture under the name Air Cemac.

Posted at 06:03 PM

Transport Minister Sees Looser Airline Ownership Rule (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Canada should consider letting foreign firms take a bigger stake in domestic airlines, and may look at whether to give foreign carriers improved access to the domestic market, Transport Minister Jean Lapierre said on Thursday.

Posted at 05:30 PM

S&P Warns of Airline Bankruptcies (AP via Yahoo! News)

The risk of multiple, simultaneous bankruptcies in the U.S. airline industry is growing, according to credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's, and could be triggered by renewed terrorism, a spike in fuel prices or pension liabilities.

Posted at 04:57 PM

India offers Afghanistan expertise in civil aviation: (New Kerala)

[World News]: New Delhi, Feb 23 : India today offered its support and expertise in developing the civil aviation sector of Afghanistan by granting it technical support to upgrade its air traffic management system and helping in maintenance of its aircraft.

Posted at 04:30 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-02-24 21:50 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Airline shares add modest gains - UPDATE 1 (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks closed higher with the broad market Thursday as oil prices backed off from earlier session highs. The Amex Airline Index added 0.18 point to 46.49, building on the previous session's gains.

Posted at 04:25 PM

Wall Street airlines - Airline shares add modest gains - UPDATE 1 (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks closed higher with the broad market Thursday as oil prices backed off from earlier session highs. ...

Posted at 04:00 PM

Northwest Airlines, Korean Air Launch Cargo Code-Share Agreement

Yahoo News (press release) -... and commercial benefits of the agreement, made possible by the Alaska Air Cargo Flexibility provision, part of the federal Vision 100 - Century of Aviation ...

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Posted at 03:19 PM

Air Canada Urges Governments to Modernize 1995 Canada-US Open ...

ASIATravelTips.com, Thailand -... in the US Today Air Canada, Air Canada Jazz and its commercial partners operate ... to getting back to the table with our largest trading and aviation partner to ...

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Posted at 03:18 PM

Photo Release -- Northrop Grumman Restructures Several Business ...

PrimeZone (press release), CA -... as a program manager, following a distinguished 20-year aviation career in ... in the design, development and manufacture of defense and commercial electronics and ...

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Posted at 03:17 PM

Qatar Airways enters into Strategic Partnership with World ...

ASIATravelTips.com, Thailand -... academia, society and the media to share their insights on commercial, political and ... immune to the pressures of competitive forces within the aviation industry ...

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Posted at 03:16 PM

US proposes updates to aircraft'black boxes'

Reuters India, India -... The Federal Aviation Administration proposal for airlines and manufacturers to adopt the ... also extend the range of another system on commercial jetliners that ...

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Posted at 03:15 PM

US says'thousands' of missiles missing

Times Picayune, LA -..."What's driving this is concern about the threat to commercial aviation," said Wade Boese, research director at the private Arms Control Association. ...

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Posted at 03:14 PM

FAA Outlines New Aircraft Black Box Rules (AP via Yahoo! News)

The black boxes key to determining the causes of aircraft crashes will have to hold more data and have a more reliable power supply under a plan outlined Thursday by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Posted at 02:13 PM

Bombardier annual aircraft deliveries up slightly from previous year to 329 (940 News)

at 17:39 on February 21, 2005, EST. MONTREAL (CP) - Bombardier Aerospace delivered 329 aircraft during its 2004-05 financial year ended Jan. 31, up slightly from 324 in the previous year.

Posted at 02:06 PM

Cda Transport Min Supports Higher Airline Ownership Limit (IWon - Money)

TORONTO (Dow Jones)--Canada's aviation market should be further opened to possibly allow foreign carriers to hold up to 49% of a domestic airline, and even serve domestic routes, Canadian Transport Minister Jean Lapierre said Thursday.

Posted at 12:24 PM

S&P eyes aircraft-backed debt at 4 carriers (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Standard & Poor's on Thursday said it has put the aircraft-backed debt of America West Airlines , ...

Posted at 11:04 AM

Arrest warrant over aircraft fire (BBC News)

An arrest warrant is issued for a 32-year-old man in connection with a fire on an aircraft at Glasgow airport.

Posted at 10:42 AM

Air Cemac: a new African airline (Middle East Online)

Central African countries, Morocco to launch new airline under the name Air Cemac. LIBREVILLE - Central African officials and Royal Air Maroc (RAM) signed a protocol here Thursday to launch a new African airline as a joint venture under the name Air Cemac.

Posted at 10:26 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-02-24 15:50 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Airline shares advance, shrugging off higher crude (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline shares advanced early Thursday as crude oil prices flirted with the $52 a barrel mark. The Amex Airline Index rose 0.24 points to 46.55, adding to gains chalked up in the previous session.

Posted at 10:17 AM

Russia, US to curb anti-aircraft missiles (Aljazeera)

Russia and the United States have signed a deal to control the spread of portable anti-aircraft missiles - a hot stock for anti-government armed groups around the world and a growing threat to civilian aircraft.

Posted at 10:04 AM

Indian, Afghanistan sign accord on Civil Aviation: (New Kerala)

[India News]: New Delhi, Feb.24 : India and Afghanistan today entered into a new era of bilateral ties when they signed two accords on enhancing cooperation in civil aviation and media and information.

Posted at 09:48 AM

Budget airline Ryanair buys 70 Boeing aircraft for low cost routes (EARTHtimes.org)

Europe s top budget airline Ryanair placed an order for 70 Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The deal is valued at **2.1bn ($4bn) and is expected to create 2,500 new jobs at Ryanair.

Posted at 09:45 AM

Airline shares advance, shrugging off higher crude (CBS Market Watch)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Airline shares advanced early Thursday as crude oil prices flirted with the $52 a barrel mark.

Posted at 09:39 AM

U.S. Jan. durable orders strong aside from aircraft - UPDATE 3 (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

WASHINGTON (AFX) - A big drop in aircraft orders masked growing demand for other U.S.-made durable goods in January, ...

Posted at 09:37 AM

US durable goods orders fall as demand for new aircraft wanes (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Orders for US-made durable goods fell an unexpected 0.9 percent in January as demand for new civilian aircraft waned, the Commerce Department announced.

Posted at 09:35 AM

US durable goods orders fall as demand for new aircraft wanes (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Orders for US-made durable goods fell 0.9 percent in January as demand for new civilian aircraft waned, the Commerce Department announced.

Posted at 08:38 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-02-24 13:45 GMT: U.S. Jan. durable goods orders fall 0.9% on aircraft (Interactive Investor)

WASHINGTON (AFX) - Orders for new U.S.-made durable goods sank 0.9 percent in January as demand for civilian aircraft plunged, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. Excluding the 5.3 percent drop in orders for transportation goods, new orders increased 0.8 percent.

Posted at 08:24 AM

U.S. Jan. durable orders strong aside from aircraft - UPDATE 1 (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

WASHINGTON (AFX) - A big drop in aircraft orders masked growing demand for other U.S.-made durable goods in January, ...

Posted at 08:21 AM

U.S. Jan. durable orders strong aside from aircraft (Investors.com)

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - A big drop in aircraft orders masked growing demand for other U.S.-made durable goods in January, according to Commerce Department data released Thursday.

Posted at 08:13 AM

Factory Orders Drop on Poor Aircraft Demand (ABC News)

Big-Ticket Factory Orders Fall in January As Demand for Commercial Aircraft Drops Sharply

Posted at 08:00 AM

U.S. Jan. durable goods orders fall 0.9% on aircraft (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

WASHINGTON (AFX) - Orders for new U.S.-made durable goods sank 0.9 percent in January as demand for civilian aircraft plunged, ...

Posted at 07:58 AM

Glasgow's budget airline announces flight plans (DeHavilland)

Glasgow's own budget airline, Air Scotland, has announced plans for direct flights to Paris and Amsterdam. The flights will run twice a week from Glasgow Airport to the capitals and will start on May 21st.

Posted at 07:56 AM

Factory Orders Drop on Poor Aircraft Demand (AP via Yahoo! News)

Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods fell 0.9 percent in January, the worst showing in three months, as demand for commercial aircraft fell sharply, the government reported Thursday.

Posted at 07:45 AM

India and Afghanistan ink pact on civil aviation (India Infoline)

Recognising mutual interests in effecting an understanding on technical cooperation, particularly the Air Traffic Services and other related services of Civil Aviation, India and Afghanistan on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

Posted at 06:51 AM

China Aviation Oil Files Defense to Sumitomo Lawsuit (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)

Feb. 24 (Bloomberg) -- China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp., which last year sought protection from creditors after running up $550 million of losses trading derivatives, said in a statement it's contesting a suit filed by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.

Posted at 06:48 AM

Malaysia and Singapore broaden aviation ties (Reuters via Yahoo! Singapore News)

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Malaysia and Singapore strengthened commercial aviation ties on Thursday with an expanded code-sharing deal between their national airlines, amid improving relations between the two quarrelsome neighbours.

Posted at 06:32 AM

Budget airline Germanwings posts first ever FY net profit (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

STUTTGART (AFX) - Budget airline Germanwings said it made a net profit of 1-2 mln eur for full year 2004 -- its first annual profit. ...

Posted at 06:04 AM

Ryanair orders 140 new aircraft (Sunday Business Post)

Ryanair has placed an order for 140 Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The order comprises 70 firm aircraft valued at more than $4bn (***3bn) and 70 options. This agreement (which is subject to shareholder approval at an egm) brings the total Ryanair/Boeing order book up to 225 firm aircraft and 193 options.

Posted at 05:39 AM

India, Afghanistan sign civil aviation pact (Hindustan Times)

Giving a new impetus to bilateral ties, India and Afghanistan on Thursday signed two accords on enhancing cooperation in civil aviation and media and information as New Delhi renewed its commitment to assist in the rebuilding of the war-ravaged country.

Posted at 05:03 AM

India, Afghanistan sign MoU on aviation (The Times of India)

NEW DELHI: Giving a new impetus to bilateral ties, India and Afghanistan on Thursday signed two accords on enhancing cooperation in civil aviation and media and information as New Delhi renewed its commitment to assist in the rebuilding of the war-ravaged country.

Posted at 05:01 AM

India, Afghanistan Sign Accords To Civil Aviation, Information (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Giving a new impetus to bilateral ties, India and Afghanistan today signed two accords on enhancing cooperation in civil aviation and media and information as New Delhi renewed its commitment to assist in the rebuilding of the war-ravaged country.

Posted at 04:34 AM

Ryanair places $4B Boeing aircraft order (Investors.com)

LONDON (MarketWatch) -- Ryanair Holdings Plc, the Irish low-fare airline, said it has placed an order for 140 more Boeing 737-800 series aircraft worth over $4 billion.

Posted at 04:31 AM

Boeing to sell aircraft facilities; Onex to invest in revamp - update 3 (New Ratings)

NEW YORK, February 24 (newratings.com) Boeing Co (BA.NYS) announced Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement to sell three of its aircraft parts plants to an investment group led by Onex Corp for about $1.2 billion.

Posted at 04:29 AM

India renews pledge to rebuild Afghanistan; signs aviation/TV tech pacts (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

NEW DELHI (AFX) - India renewed its pledge to help rebuild war-ravaged Afghanistan and signed two accords to help Kabul strengthen its civil aviation sector and television transmission technology, ...

Posted at 04:16 AM

Marudas joins PrimeFlight Aviation (Tennessean)

Mark Marudas, who has held executive positions with American Eagle and Great Plains airlines, has been named vice president of business development for PrimeFlight Aviation of Nashville.

Posted at 01:43 AM

Vodafone Live in Egypt

Vodafone Live subscribers in Egypt can now search for and book hotels and holiday packages through their mobile phones, after an agreement with travel portal IntoEgypt.com. Mobile users can browse for real-time access to information, including hotel rates and special offers, as well as extensive content on Egypt such as city guides and events calendars.

[AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:01 AM

February 23, 2005

Airline revenue ascends (Dallas Morning News)

Airline industry revenue slightly edged Wall Street's expectations in January, in yet another sign that lower business fares may not be as harmful to carriers as some feared.

Posted at 11:41 PM

Abu Dhabi World Sand Golf Championship 2005 partners with Gulf Air, the official airline for the event (AME Info)

The Abu Dhabi World Sand Golf Championship organized by Abu Dhabi Duty Free to be held on March 7 at Al Ghazal Golf Club, partners with Gulf Air who will be the official airline for the Pro-Am event.

Posted at 11:38 PM

Briefing - Asia Aviation - Feb 24, 2005 (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

An executive briefing on aviation for Feb 24, 2005, prepared by Asia Pulse (http://www.asiapulse.com), the real-time, Asia-based wire with exclusive news, commercial intelligence and business opportunities. AIR NEW ZEALAND NET PROFIT FALLS 2.9PCT

Posted at 11:24 PM

Starwood expands in ME

Starwood hotels and resorts is expanding the portfolio of its Four Points hotel brand across the Middle East. Starwood recently opened its fourth Four Points hotel in Beirut, Four Points Le Verdun, and has plans to enter other key cities and holiday locations. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:24 PM

Kingfisher Airlines to buy 3 A319 aircraft from Airbus (India Infoline)

European aircraft manufacturer, Airbus has signed a contract with Kingfisher Airlines for three A319 planes. Airbus gave no financial details but the A319 list price is US$59mn. It is the first time that Kingfisher has ordered this type of aircraft.

Posted at 11:06 PM

Singapore China Aviation Oil creditors want higher payout from parent - report (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

SINGAPORE (AFX) - The creditors of embattled China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp Ltd (CAO) are keeping the pressure on its parent, ...

Posted at 10:14 PM

Dnata, Grand Prix packages

Dubai-based Dnata is partnering with Gulf Air to offer special packages to the Bahrain Grand Prix. A dedicated booking centre is being set up in Dnata's new Holiday Lounge, with separate telephone, fax and email. The Gulf Air Formula 1 car will also be visiting the Dnata Travel Centre as part of a promotional roadshow.

[AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:31 PM

New ATR-42 aircraft for Air Bagan (The New Light of Myanmar)

YANGON, 23 Feb *** A new ATR-42 aircraft was added to Air Bagan, a private airline in Myanmar, for extension of domestic flights and development of tourism industry in Myanmar. The new plane arrived at the Yangon International Airport this evening.

Posted at 09:24 PM

Boeing Sale Buoys Hopes for Wichita's Aviation Industry (WIBW-TV Topeka)

Hopes are high in Wichita that the sale of Boeing's commercial airplane business will help revive the aviation industry, and improve the economy in general.

Posted at 09:23 PM

U.S. Military Aircraft Not Flying over Iran, Spokesman Says (U.S. State Department)

Pentagon spokesman Lawrence Di Rita says U.S. military aircraft are not flying reconnaissance missions in Iran's airspace. Di Rita tells the press that the allegation made by Iran about U.S. flyovers is inaccurate.

Posted at 07:18 PM

New airline means business (Travelpress via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Australia's latest airline, aimed at the domestic business traveller, is expected to begin operating mid-year.

Posted at 07:02 PM

Boeing sale will transform Wichita's aviation industry (Miami Herald)

WICHITA, Kan. - In the city's beleaguered aviation community, the decision by Boeing Co.'s commercial airplane business to get out of town could be just the thing to keep the industry's slow recovery moving along.

Posted at 06:30 PM

Guardian Unlimited | Life | Why do aircraft wings now go up at the ends? (Guardian Unlimited)

Why do aircraft wings now go up at the ends? Aircraft manufacturers claim that winglets, as they are known, cut drag and boost fuel efficiency by up to 5%. Though they have been reported as a new trend, they have been around longer than you may realise.

Posted at 06:13 PM

Northrop Grumman Pleased With Army Unmanned Aircraft Test (IWon - Money)

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC) said Wednesday its Hunter II unmanned aircraft performed well during a three-week test for the U.S. Army at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

Posted at 05:37 PM

January airline revenues edge expectations (Dallas Morning News)

Airline revenue in January slightly edged Wall Street expectations in yet another sign that the lowered business fares around the industry may not be as harmful as some feared.

Posted at 03:38 PM

Boeing sells commercial aircraft plants for $1.2B (Florida Today)

Complete FLORIDA TODAY coverage delivered to your door. Subscribe now. WICHITA, Kan. - Boeing Co. is selling its commercial aircraft plants in Kansas and Oklahoma to a Canadian-based investment group, part of the aerospace giant's strategy to focus on design and final assembly.

Posted at 03:10 PM

Airline to launch daily flights to Billings, Sheridan (Denver Post)

Sheridan, Wyo. - Big Sky Airlines plans to launch daily round-trip service to Sheridan from Denver and from Billings, Mont., in April. The Billings-based airline said the service will be part of its partnerships with America West, Alaska/Horizon and Northwest airlines.

Posted at 03:09 PM

PDK hosts party for aviation legends (Dunwoody Crier)

The bright blue sky over DeKalb Peachtree airport was filled with the roar of propellers from vintage World War II aircraft February 19, as a special fly-by was held to honor two aviation legends.General Paul W. Tibbets, pilot of the "Enola Gay," the B-29 aircraft that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, celebrated his 90th birthday, while local aviation pioneer Pat Epps celebrated his 71st

Posted at 01:38 PM

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Vern Clark, Rear Admiral Richard Wallace, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Reserve (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Successfully and economically maintaining a diverse array of military aircraft in often hostile environments -- issues that affect military and policy planners, OEMs, suppliers and service providers in the $53 billion military maintenance, repair and overhaul industry -- will be the focus of discussions and displays during the MRO Military segment of Aviation Week's MRO 2005 Conference and

Posted at 11:02 AM

Globes [online] - El Al employees buy 8% of airline (Globes Online)

The employees bought the shares at a 70% discount on the TASE price, for a total of NIS 12.5 million, as part of the privatization process. El Al Israel Airlines (TASE: ELAL) employees today bought 8% of the airline's shares, as part of its privatization process.

Posted at 10:11 AM

Boeing to sell aircraft plants to Canadian investor group (San Jose Mercury News)

WICHITA, Kan. - Boeing is selling its commercial aircraft plants in Kansas and Oklahoma to a Canadian-based investment group, part of the aerospace giant's strategy to focus on design and final assembly.

Posted at 05:12 AM

Putin calls on private sector to aid aviation (Seattle Times)

President Vladimir Putin yesterday ordered his government to overhaul Russia's ailing aviation industry, warning that without private investment...

Posted at 03:59 AM

Briefing - Asia Aviation - Feb 23, 2005 (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

An executive briefing on aviation for Feb 23, 2005, prepared by Asia Pulse (http://www.asiapulse.com), the real-time, Asia-based wire with exclusive news, commercial intelligence and business opportunities. AUSTRALIA'S NEWEST DOMESTIC AIRLINE PREDICTS IT WILL BE VIABLE

Posted at 01:31 AM

Air France-KLM named airline of the year (AFP via Yahoo! News)

European airline Air France-KLM, founded in May by Air France's merger with its Dutch rival KLM, has been named airline of 2005 by Air Transport World air industry magazine, for its "remarkable" transformation and "philosophy of aggressive global growth."

Posted at 01:29 AM

Australia's Newest Domestic Airline Predicts It Will Be Viable (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Australia's newest domestic airline OzJet predicts it will be viable within 12 months of beginning flights and claims it can break even with less than 50 per cent of seats filled.

Posted at 01:05 AM

Air France-KLM named 'Airline of 2005' by trade magazine Air Transport World (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

WASHINGTON (AFX) - European airline Air France-KLM, founded in May by Air France's merger with its Dutch rival KLM, ...

Posted at 01:04 AM

New airline to base maintenance in Victoria (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Australia's new airline Ozjet has announced it will base its maintenance operations in Victoria. The Victorian Government has welcomed the move saying it will create more than 100 jobs in the airline's initial start-up phase.

Posted at 12:27 AM

Boeing sells commercial aircraft plants for $1.2B (Florida Today)

Complete FLORIDA TODAY coverage delivered to your door. Subscribe now. WICHITA, Kan. - Boeing Co. is selling its commercial aircraft plants in Kansas and Oklahoma to a Canadian-based investment group, part of the aerospace giant's strategy to focus on design and final assembly.

Posted at 12:11 AM

February 22, 2005

Boeing Selling Commercial Aircraft Plants (AP via Yahoo! News)

Boeing Co. is moving closer to its goal of design and final assembly for its commercial jets, agreeing to sell aircraft assembly plants in Kansas and Oklahoma to a Canadian investment group that hopes to boost demand for the facilities' services with business from smaller airplane makers.

Posted at 11:50 PM

Win Air France tickets

Air France is offering prizes for logging on to its website at www.airfrance.com. Visitors must guess the day's winning flight from Air France-KLM destinations to win air tickets, holidays at Le Meridien hotels in Brazil, Tahiti and Mauritius and iPod mini players. The offer is open from February 22 to March 14, 2005.

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Posted at 11:24 PM

New airline to base maintenance in Victoria (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Australia's new airline Ozjet has announced it will base its maintenance operations in Victoria.

Posted at 11:16 PM

Horeca 2005 in Lebanon

Horeca 2005 is expected to attract 10 per cent more visitors this year, according to a statement. The regional hospitality industry expo, being held in Lebanon from April 5 to 8, is set to host some 20,000 visitors during the four-day period. Local and international exhibitors have booked out the 120,000 sqft exhibition area.

[AMEInfo.com]

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Boeing Selling Commercial Aircraft Plants (ABC News)

Boeing Selling Commercial Aircraft Plants in Kansas, Oklahoma to Toronto-Based Investment Group

Posted at 08:42 PM

Boeing Sells 3 Commercial Aircraft Plants (ABC News)

Boeing Sells Three Commercial Aircraft Plants to Investment Group for $1.1 Billion

Posted at 08:32 PM

Boeing Sells 3 Commercial Aircraft Plants (ABC News)

Boeing Sells Commercial Aircraft Plants in Kansas, Oklahoma to Toronto-Based Investment Group

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Boeing sells commercial aircraft plants in Kansas, Oklahoma to Onex Corp. (Miami Herald)

Boeing sells commercial aircraft plants in Kansas, Oklahoma to Onex Corp. WICHITA, Kan. - Boeing Co. is selling its commercial aircraft plants in Kansas and Oklahoma to a Canadian-based investment group, part of the aerospace giant's strategy to focus on design and final assembly.

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Lufthansa Overtakes British Airways as No. 2 Airline (Update2) (Bloomberg.com)

Feb. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Deutsche Lufthansa AG overtook British Airways Plc as Europe's second-biggest airline by passenger traffic after the German carrier increased seat capacity to meet a rebound in demand.

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Boeing Selling Commercial Aircraft Plants (Herald Tribune)

FILE -- Shadows are seen on the screen at Onex Corporation's annual general meeting in Toronto Thursday May 10, 2001Boeing Co. on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, sold its commercial aircraft plants in Kansas and Oklahoma to Onex Corp., a Toronto-based investment group.

Posted at 07:27 PM

Miami passenger sues airline, says drug bag wrongly ID'd as hers (Gainesville Sun)

merican Airlines is being a sued by a passenger who says the airline linked her with a bag filled with cocaine on one of its flights. Adriana Vidal of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was arrested last year and charged with trafficking 65 pounds of cocaine found inside a bag with her name on it.

Posted at 07:17 PM

Boeing Selling Commercial Aircraft Plants (AP via Yahoo! News)

Boeing Co. is selling its commercial aircraft plants in Kansas and Oklahoma to a Canadian-based investment group, part of the aerospace giant's strategy to focus on design and final assembly.

Posted at 06:49 PM

Miami passenger sues airline, says drug bag wrongly ID'd as hers (Miami Herald)

MIAMI - American Airlines is being a sued by a passenger who says the airline linked her with a bag filled with cocaine on one of its flights. Adriana Vidal of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was arrested last year and charged with trafficking 65 pounds of cocaine found inside a bag with her name on it.

Posted at 06:36 PM

Cebu Pacific's Two A320 Aircraft To Arrive By May (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Two A320 aircraft leased by Cebu Pacific (CEB) will arrive by April and May while the first A319 is coming in September, all this year, followed by monthly deliveries until early 2007.

Posted at 06:36 PM

Boeing Sells Aircraft Plants To Investment Group (MSNBC)

Boeing Co. on Tuesday sold its commercial aircraft plants in Kansas and Oklahoma to an investment group.

Posted at 05:31 PM

Boeing Sells 3 Commercial Aircraft Plants (AP via Yahoo! News)

Boeing Co. on Tuesday sold its commercial aircraft plants in Kansas and Oklahoma to a Toronto-based investment group, part of the company's strategy to focus on design and final assembly.

Posted at 04:48 PM

Airline shares fall as crude oil tops $51 a barrel (Investors.com)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Airline stocks tumbled with the broad market Tuesday as crude oil prices topped $51 a barrel. The Amex Airline Index ($XAL) sank 2.7 percent to 45.66.

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Judge grants class-action status to airline lawsuit (BizJournals)

A U.S. Federal Court judge has cleared the way for United Airlines employees to move forward with a nationwide class-action lawsuit against the airline's employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) and its trustees.

Posted at 04:19 PM

Boeing Co. has sold its commercial aviation plants in Kansas and Oklahoma... (Kansas City Star)

Boeing Co. has sold its commercial aviation plants in Kansas and Oklahoma... WICHITA, Kan. - Boeing Co. has sold its commercial aviation plants in Kansas and Oklahoma to Toronto-based Onex Corp.

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For the Third Consecutive Year, American Airlines Voted Best Airline and Best Frequent Flyer Program By Readers of (HispanicBusiness.com)

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For the third consecutive year, American Airlines has been voted the best airline and the best frequent flyer program throughout Latin America by readers of Latin Trade Magazine.

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Urbina kidnap and rescue: National Crime Squad (CICPC) on the trail of aircraft (Venezuela Electronic News)

In the latest news on the kidnapping of Maura Josefina Villarreal de Urbina, it has been learned that the Venezuelan Natioanl Crime Squad (CICPC) is attempting to trace the aircraft that carried Detroit Tiger s relief pitcher , Ugueth Urbina' s mother to an abandoned tourist lodge in a Bolivar State .

Posted at 01:31 PM

Putin Calls for Aviation Overhaul (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday ordered his government to overhaul Russia's ailing aviation industry, warning that without private investment the sector will continue to flounder.

Posted at 01:01 PM

LL Johns Announces the Selection of Nexsure to Run Their Aviation Insurance Business (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

XDimensional Technologies Inc., the provider of Nexsure, the Internet insurance agency management solution, announced today that LL Johns, a prestigious aviation insurance agency from Waterford, Mich., has selected Nexsure to run their aviation insurance business.

Posted at 12:35 PM

New airline to be strictly business (Sydney Morning Herald)

Australia's newest domestic airline wannabe, OzJet, says its ageing aircraft will not handicap its attempts to wrestle business passengers from both Qantas and Virgin Blue.

Posted at 12:17 PM

ATA names co-chief restructuring officer as airline's CEO (USA Today)

After just one month on the job at bankrupt ATA Airlines Inc., co-chief restructuring officer John G. Denison was promoted Tuesday to chief executive officer. Denison will fill a newly created position of CEO for the airline throughout its reorganization under Chapter 11, which it filed for in October.

Posted at 11:29 AM

Wall Street airlines - Airline shares fall as crude oil tops $50 a barrel (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) - Airline stocks tumbled early Tuesday as crude oil prices topped $50 a barrel. ...

Posted at 11:14 AM

Plan to create unified aircraft corp is correct choice - Putin. (Itar-Tass)

ZHUKOVSKY /Moscow region/, February 22 (Itar-Tass) - Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the government to prepare a decree and an action plan to set up a unified aircraft-making corporation.

Posted at 11:03 AM

Bombardier delivers 329 aircraft in fiscal 2004-2005 (BizJournals)

Led by an increase in business jet deliveries, Bombardier Aerospace announced a total of 329 aircraft deliveries in its fiscal year that ended Jan. 31.

Posted at 10:46 AM

Chirac calls for trade, aviation incentives to prompt Iran to drop nuclear plans (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

BRUSSELS (AFX) - French president Jacques Chirac called for incentives on trade and aviation to help persuade Iran to drop its alleged nuclear ambitions. ...

Posted at 10:37 AM

PDK hosts party for aviation legends (Dunwoody Crier)

The bright blue sky over DeKalb Peachtree airport was filled with the roar of propellers from vintage World War II aircraft February 19, as a special fly-by was held to honor two aviation legends.

Posted at 09:58 AM

PDK hosts party for aviation legends (Dunwoody Crier)

The bright blue sky over DeKalb Peachtree airport was filled with the roar of propellers from vintage World War II aircraft February 19, as a special fly-by was held to honor two aviation legends.General Paul W. Tibbets, pilot of the "Enola Gay," the B-29 aircraft that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, celebrated his 90th birthday, while local aviation pioneer Pat Epps celebrated his 71st

Posted at 09:57 AM

Putin seeks Russian aircraft monopoly; to be set up by end-2006 (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

MOSCOW (AFX) - President Vladimir Putin asked his government to prepare a law to create a national aeronautic company grouping the main manufacturers of civil and military aircraft, ...

Posted at 09:38 AM

Pacific briefs: Applications being accepted for Teen Aviation Camp (Stars and Stripes)

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan *** Wakasa Teen Center is taking applications through March 2 for Teen Aviation Camp at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., this summer.

Posted at 08:56 AM

POLITICAL DECISION TAKEN TO SET UP AIRCRAFT HOLDING COMPANY (Russian Information Agency Novosti)

ZHUKOVSKY (Moscow Region), February 22 (RIA Novosti) - Rusisan President Vladimir Putin tasked the government with drafting a decree spelling out a plan for establishing a united aircraft-building company.

Posted at 08:47 AM

RUSSIA'S AIRCRAFT BUILDING SECTOR NEEDS ANTI-CRISIS MANAGEMENT (Russian Information Agency Novosti)

MOSCOW, February 22 (RIA Novosti) - Before 2015, the Russian aircraft building sector should attract an additional $35 billion in federal and private investment, Vladimir Kulakov, the head of the State Council working group, said at a State Council session on Tuesday.

Posted at 08:44 AM

China Aviation Oil faces lawsuit from SK Energy Asia (Channel NewsAsia)

SINGAPORE : SK Energy Asia, a unit of South Korea's top refiner SK Corp, is suing troubled China Aviation Oil and nine of its company directors, reports say.

Posted at 08:21 AM

Airline hit by second day of disruption (Brisbane Courier Mail)

ANGRY Virgin Blue passengers stranded in Brisbane yesterday slammed the airline's handling of ongoing flight disruptions caused by Monday's gas leak at Melbourne Airport.

Posted at 08:20 AM

MILITARY AIRCRAFT MAKERS TO HELP COMMERCIAL COLLEAGUES TO SQUARE AWAY (Russian Information Agency Novosti)

ZHUKOVSKY (Moscow Region), February 22 (RIA Novosti) - Russian President Vladimir Putin suggests the advances made by military aircraft manufacturers should be used to the benefit of the whole aircraft industry.

Posted at 08:15 AM

Airline disruption flows on to Hobart (The Mercury)

MORE than 350 Virgin Blue passengers were turned away from Hobart Airport yesterday morning. They arrived to board the airline's early flights to Melbourne and Sydney, but the planes departed empty because of restrictions on air time for pilots and crew.

Posted at 08:14 AM

High Oil Grounds Airline Recovery (TheStreet.com)

The worst of the oil shock is probably over. That's the good news. The bad news for the airline industry is that high crude oil prices aren't going anywhere soon.

Posted at 08:02 AM

UNITED NATIONAL AIRCRAFT MAKER POSSIBLE IN RUSSIA (Russian Information Agency Novosti)

MOSCOW, February 22 (RIA Novosti) - Russian Industry and Energy Minister Viktor Khristenko suggested a national united aircraft manufacturer be established to unite all Rusisan aircraft makers.

Posted at 08:01 AM

Putin orders to prepare plan to set up unified aircraft corp (Itar-Tass)

ZHUKOVSKY /Moscow region/, February 22 (Itar-Tass) - Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the government to prepare a decree and an action plan to set up a unified aircraft-making corporation.

Posted at 07:25 AM

PUTIN: AIRCRAFT-BUILDING BUSINESS MUST BE COMMERCIALLY PROFITABLE (Russian Information Agency Novosti)

ZHUKOVSKY (Moscow region), February 22 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian aircraft-building industry must be prepared to successfully compete with other aviation powers.

Posted at 07:18 AM

id-Confirm, Inc. Announces Letter of Intent to Acquire Certain Assets of Aeros Aviation, LLC. (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

id-Confirm, Inc. today announced it has entered into a Letter of Intent with Aeros Aviation, LLC. Of McKinney, Texas. The transaction contemplated by this Letter of Intent is that Aeros will convey, in bulk, all of its biometric knowledge and assets to IDCO in exchange for $3.0 to $5.0 million in IDCO restricted shares.

Posted at 07:06 AM

New airline to be strictly business (Sydney Morning Herald)

Australia's newest domestic airline wannabe, OzJet, says its ageing aircraft will not handicap its attempts to wrestle business passengers from both Qantas and Virgin Blue.

Posted at 06:50 AM

Putin Comments on Russian Aviation Industry (AP via Yahoo! News)

Russia's ailing aviation industry must boost its competitiveness on the international market and depend more on private investment and less on state support, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.

Posted at 06:44 AM

22 February 2005 10:01 Russia`s state council to consider aviation industry issues (Gateway to Russia)

President of Russia Vladimir Putin is to hold a meeting of the presidium of the state council today. Participants of the meeting will discuss the condition and development prospects for Russia's aviation industry.

Posted at 06:32 AM

Computer breakdown delays over 50 United Airline flights (New Ratings)

NEW YORK, February 22 (newratings.com) A computer breakdown resulted in delays in over 50 flights of United Airlines (UAL.NYS), besides long queues at the ticketing counters on Monday morning. The airline attributed the breakdown to a server connection problem.

Posted at 06:11 AM

Lufthansa Overtakes British Airways as No. 2 Airline (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)

Feb. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Deutsche Lufthansa AG overtook British Airways Plc as Europe's second-biggest airline by passenger traffic after the German carrier increased seat capacity to meet a rebound in demand.

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Putin Seeks Competitive Aviation Industry (Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance)

Russia's ailing aviation industry must boost its competitiveness on the international market and depend less on state support, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.

Posted at 05:29 AM

Lufthansa Overtakes British Airways as Europe's No. 2 Airline (Bloomberg.com)

Feb. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Deutsche Lufthansa AG has overtaken British Airways Plc as Europe's second-biggest airline, by passenger traffic, after the German carrier increased seat capacity to meet a rebound in demand.

Posted at 04:54 AM

Le Meridien voted best

Dubai's Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa has been voted the Middle East's leading spa resort at the World Travel Awards. The resort's sister hotel, the Grosvenor House West Marina Beach Dubai, is due to open at the Dubai Marina this summer, making it Le Meridien's tenth property in the UAE.

[AMEInfo.com]

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F1 supremo unveils plan to launch new Australian domestic airline (AFP via Yahoo! Asia News)

SYDNEY, (AFP) - Australian Formula One boss Paul Stoddart unveiled plans to launch a new domestic airline in his homeland aimed at attracting business passengers away from Qantas and Virgin Blue.

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Providential escape for passengers of Aeroflot aircraft: (New Kerala)

[India News]: New Delhi, Feb 21 : At least 111 people on board an Aeroflot aircraft had a providential escape today when the Russian-made plane made an emergency landing at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport after developing some problems.

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Stoddart to launch airline - 22 February 2005 (Home of F1)

Formula One team owner Paul Stoddart is about to launch his long-anticipated new commercial airline for Australia. In southern capital Adelaide, a 30-year-old 'Ozjet'-liveried 737 will be unveiled as a potential threat to existing domestic carriers Qantas, Virgin Blue and Jetstar.

Posted at 02:24 AM

Russia's state council to consider aviation industry issues (RosBusinessConsulting)

RBC, 22.02.2005, Moscow 10:01:10. President of Russia Vladimir Putin is to hold a meeting of the presidium of the state council today. Participants of the meeting will discuss the condition and development prospects for Russia's aviation industry.

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F1 supremo unveils plan to launch new Australian domestic airline (AFP via Yahoo! Asia News)

SYDNEY, (AFP) - Australian Formula One boss Paul Stoddart unveiled plans to launch a new domestic airline in his homeland aimed at attracting business passengers away from Qantas and Virgin Blue.

Posted at 02:13 AM

Airline carriers scaling back bereavement rates (USA Today)

As the airline industry revamps its pricing strategy, carriers are scaling back on discounted last-minute fares to close relatives of the dead and dying. No. 3 Delta Air Lines, for one, has dropped so-called bereavement fares for travel in the 48 contiguous states.

Posted at 01:23 AM

Parent firm of China Aviation Oil rejects claims of inaction by ex-chief (AFP via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

SINGAPORE, (AFP) - The parent company of embattled China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp. (CAO) has rejected claims by former chief executive Chen Jiulin it failed to help the firm cut half a billion dollars in trading losses.

Posted at 01:02 AM

PUTIN TO HOLD MEETING OF STATE COUNCIL'S PRESIDIUM ON AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY (Russian Information Agency Novosti)

MOSCOW, February 22. (RIA Novosti) - On Tuesday Vladimir Putin will hold a meeting of the State Council's presidium devoted to the development of the aircraft-building industry.

Posted at 12:45 AM

Bombardier delivers 329 aircraft for year ended Jan 31 (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Bombardier Inc.'s [s ca:bbd.mv.a ] aeropsace devision said Monday afternoon that it delivered 329 aircraft in the fiscal year ended Jan. ...

Posted at 12:34 AM

New Airline Worth Us$24 MLN To South Australia Over 5 Years (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

A decision by Formula One team owner Paul Stoddart to base his new airline, OzJet, in Adelaide would be worth $A31 million ($US24.45 million) to South Australia in the next five years, SA Premier Mike Rann said today.

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February 21, 2005

Russia refuses to supply anti-aircraft missile systems to Syria (Itar-Tass)

MOSCOW, February 22 (Itar-Tass) - Russian Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov told Russia***s Izvestia daily on Tuesday that Russia would not supply portable anti-aircraft missile systems to Syria for fear that they can be used by terrorists.

Posted at 11:51 PM

Beijing daily with Emirates

Emirates is to fly daily to Beijing from 1 February 2006, its fourth destination in China, after Shanghai, Hong Kong and Dalian which is cargo-only. It will be operated by an Airbus 340-300 aircraft offering 267 seats in a three-class configuration, plus 13 tonnes of cargo capacity. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:51 PM

UAV NEWS PST Announces UAV-Miniature Surveillance Aircraft and Paradrone (Space War UAV News)

Pipelines often traverse difficult terrain and security issues may occur in hard to reach areas. By simply equipping security teams with PST's UAV-miniature surveillance aircraft the "eye in the sky" can scout alarms from above.

Posted at 11:11 PM

Australia's new domestic airline Ozjet selects Adelaide as base - report (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

SYDNEY (AFX) - A fourth Australian domestic airline, Ozjet, has selected the southern Australian city of Adelaide as its base, ...

Posted at 10:48 PM

Emirates opens in Seychelles

Dubai based Emirates airline has opened offices in the Seychelles. Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said that flights between the countries provide travellers from Europe, the Mideast and Indian subcontinent a convenient connection to the Seychelles via Dubai. Emirates operates flights three times a week from Dubai to the capital, Victoria, making it the 78th destination for Emirates' routes. [AMEInfo.com]

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Airline to boost SA (NEWS.com.au)

THE decision by Formula One team owner Paul Stoddart to base his new airline, OzJet, in Adelaide would be worth $31 million to South Australia in the next five years, SA Premier Mike Rann said today.

Posted at 10:18 PM

Demand for Iraq flights

Three regional airlines have begun flights between the UAE and Iraq to satisfy increased passenger demand after last month's elections in Iraq, reported Gulf News. Jupiter Airline flies from Ras Al Khaima to Baghdad via Dubai, Ishtar Air from Dubai to Baghdad and Air Horizon is set to commence flights from Sharjah to Baghdad. All three airlines are offering twice weekly flights.

[AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:16 PM

Airline carriers scaling back bereavement rates (The Tucson Citizen)

As the airline industry revamps its pricing strategy, carriers are scaling back on discounted last-minute fares to close relatives of the dead and dying.

Posted at 10:04 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-02-22 01:29 GMT: Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways adds 88th aircraft to its fleet today (Interactive Investor)

HONG KONG (AFX) - Cathay Pacific Airways is adding its 88th aircraft today, a new Boeing 747-400F freighter that will fly between Hong Kong and Singapore before being switched to serve European cargo routes, the airline announced.

Posted at 08:04 PM

New airline Ozjet to be based in Adelaide (Sydney Morning Herald)

Formula One team owner Paul Stoddart will base his new airline Ozjet in Adelaide, South Australian Premier Mike Rann said today. Mr Stoddart will fly into Adelaide at lunchtime to reveal his plans to locate the airline at Adelaide's new $260 million terminal which will open later this year.

Posted at 07:42 PM

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways adds 88th aircraft to its fleet today (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

HONG KONG (AFX) - Cathay Pacific Airways is adding its 88th aircraft today, a new Boeing 747-400F freighter that will fly between Hong Kong and Singapore before being switched to serve European cargo routes, ...

Posted at 07:35 PM

China Aviation Oil parent rejects ex-CEO's remarks it did nothing to cut loss (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

SINGAPORE (AFX) - China Aviation Oil Holding Co (CAOHC), the parent of beleaguered China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp (CAO) has rejected remarks by the former CAO chief executive that CAOHC did nothing to reduce the 550 mln usd loss CAO had accumulated from derivatives trading. ...

Posted at 06:23 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-02-21 22:41 GMT: Australia may get fourth domestic airline with OzJet launch - report (Interactive Investor)

SYDNEY (AFX) - Australia could soon have a fourth domestic airline, with Melbourne-born formula one racing team boss Paul Stoddart expected to detail the long-stalled plans for his carrier OzJet today, The Sydney Morning Herald reported without citing sources.

Posted at 05:16 PM

Australia may get fourth domestic airline with OzJet launch - report (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

SYDNEY (AFX) - Australia could soon have a fourth domestic airline, with Melbourne-born formula one racing team boss Paul Stoddart expected to detail the long-stalled plans for his carrier OzJet today, ...

Posted at 04:44 PM

Reeve to be inducted into Alaska Aviation Hall of Fame (Alaska Journal of Commerce)

Aviation pioneer Robert Reeve is to be inducted into the Alaska Aviation Hall of Fame in an event scheduled for Feb. 25.

Posted at 04:18 PM

Bombardier annual aircraft deliveries up slightly from previous year to 329 (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

MONTREAL (CP) - Bombardier Aerospace delivered 329 aircraft during its 2004-05 financial year ended Jan. 31, up slightly from 324 in the previous year.

Posted at 03:44 PM

Bombardier Delivers 329 Aircraft for Fiscal Year 2004/05: Second Consecutive Year of Increased Deliveries (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Bombardier Aerospace announced today 329 aircraft deliveries for fiscal year ended January 31, 2005. This compares to the 324 aircraft deliveries in the previous fiscal year 2003/04 .

Posted at 02:10 PM

Industry wants aviation fuel to come under VAT (Navhind Times)

IANS New Delhi Feb 21: Bringing aviation turbine fuel (ATF) under the ambit of value added tax (VAT) and exempting payments for leasing aircraft from duty feature high on the Confederation of Indian Industry***s (CII) budget wish-list.

Posted at 02:09 PM

Report: First private airline expected in China (BizJournals)

China could be getting its first private airline soon, according to an online report by Reuters.

Posted at 12:33 PM

Plan for fourth airline put into gear (Sydney Morning Herald)

Australia could soon have a fourth domestic airline, with the Melbourne-born formula one racing team boss Paul Stoddart expected to detail the long-stalled plans for his carrier OzJet today.

Posted at 12:15 PM

Nikiski site could fly for aviation company's plant (Kenai Peninsula Online)

Nikiski is being eyed as the location for an aviation company's operations which could generate about 800 new jobs directly and indirectly, said a Kenai Peninsula Borough report.

Posted at 12:15 PM

Marshall's aircraft fitters vote to strike (Cambridge Evening News)

WORKERS at Marshall's airport have voted overwhelmingly to strike over pay. Of the 180 skilled aircraft fitters who are affected at the firm, 153 have voted in favour of strike action and six voted against.

Posted at 11:20 AM

China Expected to Approve Private Airline (ABC News)

China Is Expected to Approve Okay Airways As the First Private Airline Authorized on the Mainland

Posted at 11:15 AM

China Expected to Approve Private Airline (AP via Yahoo! News)

China's aviation regulator is expected to issue a license soon to Okay Airways Co., making it the first private airline authorized to operate on the mainland, state media reported Monday.

Posted at 10:25 AM

China Expected to Approve Private Airline (AP via Yahoo! News)

China's aviation regulator is expected to issue a license soon to Okay Airways Co., making it the first private airline authorized to operate on the mainland, state media reported Monday.

Posted at 10:24 AM

China expected to approve first private airline (Muzi)

[LatelineNews: 2005-2-21] SHANGHAI - China's civil aviation regulator is expected to approve the country's first private airline after completing draft regulations to let private capital into the previously shuttered sector, state media said on Monday.

Posted at 09:33 AM

Wonderboom missing aircraft found (SABC News)

The aircraft that was reported stolen at the Wonderboom Airport, north of Pretoria, over the weekend, has been found. The plane was found standing on the apron.

Posted at 07:57 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-02-21 12:41 GMT: Malaysia's AirAsia plans to buy additional 20 new Airbus aircraft (Interactive Investor)

KUALA LUMPUR (AFX) - Budget carrier AirAsia said it plans to buy an additional 20 new Airbus aircraft, raising a previous order to 100. "We are in discussion with Airbus to expand (the fleet). We need more than 80 aircraft since we are expanding our routes and frequencies.

Posted at 07:24 AM

Plan for fourth airline put into gear (Sydney Morning Herald)

Australia could soon have a fourth domestic airline, with the Melbourne-born formula one racing team boss Paul Stoddart expected to detail the long-stalled plans for his carrier OzJet today.

Posted at 06:57 AM

Malaysia's AirAsia plans to buy additional 20 new Airbus aircraft (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

KUALA LUMPUR (AFX) - Budget carrier AirAsia said it plans to buy an additional 20 new Airbus aircraft, ...

Posted at 06:49 AM

21-02-2005: China expected to approve first private airline (The Edge Daily)

China's civil aviation regulator is expected to approve the country's first private airline after completing draft regulations to let private capital into the previously shuttered sector, state media said on Feb 21.

Posted at 05:58 AM

Industry wants aviation fuel under VAT net: (New Kerala)

[India News]: New Delhi, Feb 21 : Bringing aviation turbine fuel (ATF) under the ambit of value added tax (VAT) and exempting payments for leasing aircraft from duty feature high on the Confederation of Indian Industry's (CII) budget wish-list.

Posted at 05:32 AM

Student to take love of aviation across the country :: The Daily Herald, Provo Utah (Daily Herald)

When UVSC aviation student Jared Aicher started talking with a friend about flying around the world, he had no idea what it would blossom into, but now the nearly funded, three-year, $240,000 project is all but ready to launch.

Posted at 04:18 AM

Aircraft stolen from Wonderboom Airport (SABC News)

An aircraft has been reported stolen at the Wonderboom Airport, north of Pretoria. The incident apparently happened at the weekend. Andre le Roux, an airport spokesperson, says on arrival this morning the eight-seater Cessna 402-B and its log books could not be found.

Posted at 04:13 AM

German airlines make connection (TheDeal.com via Yahoo! News)

Dba Luftfahrtgesellschaft plans to take over the low-cost airline activities of charter group Germania Fluggesellschaft.

Posted at 04:07 AM

China to issue license for first private airline (New Ratings)

LONDON, February 21 (newratings.com) China s aviation regulatory authority is expected to issue a license in the near future to Okay Airways Co, making it the first private airline company to operate on the mainland.

Posted at 04:02 AM

**ger plans to expand Turkish airline operations (FVW.com)

Germany***s **ger Group, based around tour operator **ger Tours, plans to increase its airline operations in Turkey.

Posted at 03:48 AM

China expected to approve first private airline (Yahoo! India News)

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's civil aviation regulator is expected to approve the country's first private airline after completing draft regulations to let private capital into the previously shuttered sector, state media said on Monday.

Posted at 03:45 AM

Strike Forces Alitalia Cancelations (Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance)

Alitalia flight attendants went on a one-day strike Monday, forcing Italy's flagship carrier to cancel 90 flights. The walkout was staged by one of several labor confederations representing the airline's staff.

Posted at 02:21 AM

Aging planes carry airline (Boston Globe)

MINNEAPOLIS -- Each day, a little piece of aviation history takes off in Columbus, Ohio. And in Buffalo, N.Y., and dozens of other cities where Northwest flies DC-9s that average 34 years old. Some of them first flew when Lyndon Johnson was president.

Posted at 02:13 AM

Aviation industry (Financial Mail)

Despite the high oil price and SA Airways' financial problems, the commercial aviation industry in SA looks buoyant and is gearing up for further growth.

Posted at 01:43 AM

Report: China to Issue Airline License (Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance)

China's aviation regulator is expected to issue a license soon to Okay Airways Co., making it the first private airline authorized to operate on the mainland, state media reported Monday.

Posted at 01:10 AM

Report: China to Issue Airline License (Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance)

China's aviation regulator is expected to issue a license soon to Okay Airways Co., making it the first private airline authorized to operate on the mainland, state media reported Monday.

Posted at 01:08 AM

Virginia congressional delegation pushes back in fight to keep carrier (BizJournals)

MAYPORT -- As federal lawmakers from Florida push to maintain Naval Station Mayport's status as an aircraft carrier homeport, colleagues from Virginia appear to be pushing back against a suggestion that the Navy move one of the five nuclear-powered carriers stationed in Norfolk, Va., to Mayport.

Posted at 01:04 AM

Apopka airport ready to soar with improvements (BizJournals)

By the time the year is out, the Orlando/Apopka Country Airport should be quite the place for aircraft and their pilots to hang out.

Posted at 12:46 AM

Export bonanza: Non-aerospace shipments hit record (BizJournals)

A multiyear decline in aircraft shipments by Boeing has masked an accelerating surge in non-aerospace exports from Washington.

Posted at 12:44 AM

Air Arabia promotion

Sharjah based airline Air Arabia is offering prizes to passengers who use its services between February 18 - April 18. A weekly and a final grand draw of passengers' boarding passes will gift a range of prizes, including cash and an unlimited yearly travel pass. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:36 AM

Airport authority holds steady course as airline industry turbulence persists (BizJournals)

Managing an airport in 2005 isn't a job for the faint of heart.

Posted at 12:26 AM

To Northwest Airlines, aging DC-9s look better every day (Miami Herald)

MINNEAPOLIS - Every weekday, a little piece of aviation history takes off in Columbus, Ohio. And Buffalo, N.Y., and dozens of other cities where Northwest flies DC-9s that average 34 years old. Some of them first flew when Lyndon Johnson was President.

Posted at 12:11 AM

February 20, 2005

The Post Office Cancels Business With Two Airlines (New York Times)

Add the United States Postal Service to the list of disgruntled airline customers. Exasperated by frequent delays that caused first-class mail to arrive late, the post office stopped using American Airlines and US Airways on Feb. 12.

Posted at 11:55 PM

Briefing - Asia Aviation - Feb 21, 2005 (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

An executive briefing on aviation for Feb 21, 2005, prepared by Asia Pulse (http://www.asiapulse.com), the real-time, Asia-based wire with exclusive news, commercial intelligence and business opportunities. CHINA MAKES PROGRESS IN CIVIL AIRCRAFT R&D

Posted at 11:37 PM

Briefing - ASIA AVIATION - Feb 21, 2005 (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

China made new progress in 2004 in the R&D of civil aircraft, according to the State Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (COSTIND).

Posted at 11:32 PM

Briefing - Asia Aviation - Feb 21, 2005 (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

An executive briefing on aviation for Feb 21, 2005, prepared by Asia Pulse (http://www.asiapulse.com), the real-time, Asia-based wire with exclusive news, commercial intelligence and business opportunities. CHINA MAKES PROGRESS IN CIVIL AIRCRAFT R&D

Posted at 11:21 PM

China Makes Progress In Civil Aircraft R&D (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

China made new progress in 2004 in the R&D of civil aircraft, according to the State Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (COSTIND).

Posted at 11:11 PM

China's first private airline may take off next month (AFP via Yahoo! Asia News)

BEIJING (AFP) - China's first private airline could start operations as early as next month depending on the go-ahead from authorities.

Posted at 10:40 PM

Chinese Civil Aviation Authority Widens Market Access (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

The nation's top civil aviation authority plans to allow a privately funded company to operate an air transportation business as it widens market access to the sector.

Posted at 10:30 PM

Report: China Aviation No Problem for SGX (Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance)

The near-collapse of China Aviation Oil hasn't caused problems for Singapore's stock market in the way that mainland Chinese companies have done in Hong Kong, the head of the local bourse said in an interview published Monday.

Posted at 10:16 PM

India's Kingfisher Airlines Set To Expand Airbus Fleet (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

The UB Group's KINGFISHER AIRLINES, which is to launch its operations in May in India, is to expand its fleet of aircraft. The firm said it had signed a contract for purchase of three Airbus A-319 aircraft.

Posted at 07:28 PM

DBA to take over Germania Express planes, routes (Air Transport World)

In an agreement that apparently stops short of a full merger, DBA is to take over the aircraft and routes of Germania Express under financial terms that were not disclosed ( ATWOnline , Feb. 18).

Posted at 07:11 PM

Boeing touts 787 maintenance savings versus A330 (Air Transport World)

Boeing believes the composite structure and electric systems on its new 787 will lead to significantly lower maintenance costs versus comparable aircraft in use today.

Posted at 07:10 PM

Local pilots to revive shelved aviation project (@Metro KL)

F LYING enthusiasts will soon have a platform to assess their aviation skills when the Malaysian Experimental Aircraft project (MEAA) is revived soon.

Posted at 06:45 PM

Qatar Airways Holds Talks To Acquire 60 More Aircraft (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Qatar Airways is holding talks with Airbus Industries and Boeing to acquire 60 more aircraft - which will increase the number of its aircraft to 110 by the year 2016.

Posted at 05:55 PM

India's Kingfisher Airlines to Buy Three More Airbus a-319 Jets (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

NEW DELHI, Feb 21 Asia Pulse - The UB Group's Kingfisher Airlines, which is to launch its operations in May, said Saturday it had signed a contract for purchase of three Airbus A-319 aircraft.

Posted at 05:46 PM

To Northwest Airlines, aging DC-9s look better every day (Miami Herald)

MINNEAPOLIS - Every weekday, a little piece of aviation history takes off in Columbus, Ohio. And Buffalo, N.Y., and dozens of other cities where Northwest flies DC-9s that average 34 years old. Some of them first flew when Lyndon Johnson was president.

Posted at 05:07 PM

Qatar airline set to boost daily flights (Gulf Daily News)

QATAR Airways will be increasing the number of daily flights between Bahrain and Doha to five starting tomorrow.

Posted at 05:06 PM

Using Old DC-9s Pays Off for Northwest (Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance)

Each day, a little piece of aviation history takes off in Columbus, Ohio. And in Buffalo, N.Y., and dozens of other cities where Northwest flies DC-9s that average 34 years old. Some of them first flew when Lyndon Johnson was president.

Posted at 04:26 PM

Using Old DC-9s Pays Off for Northwest (AP via Yahoo! News)

Each day, a little piece of aviation history takes off in Columbus, Ohio. And in Buffalo, N.Y., and dozens of other cities where Northwest flies DC-9s that average 34 years old. Some of them first flew when Lyndon Johnson was president. Northwest's DC-9s tie it for the oldest fleet among the world's 60 largest airlines, even as Northwest adds new planes.

Posted at 04:24 PM

Company returns to National Guard station (The State)

EASTOVER, S.C. - The 184 men and women of Lima Company 151st Aviation have returned from a yearlong deployment to Balad Air Base in Iraq. The company arrived by bus from Fort Bragg, N.C., on Saturday as family and friends waited at McEntire Air National Guard Station.

Posted at 02:36 PM

Using Old DC-9s Pays Off for Northwest (AP via Yahoo! News)

Each day, a little piece of aviation history takes off in Columbus, Ohio. And in Buffalo, N.Y., and dozens of other cities where Northwest flies DC-9s that average 34 years old. Some of them first flew when Lyndon Johnson was President.

Posted at 02:29 PM

BAE has no plans to sell Airbus stake (Sydney Morning Herald)

British aerospace and defense group BAE Systems PLC said it had no plans to sell its stake in aircraft manufacturer Airbus. The statement followed a newspaper report that the British government was "gravely worried" about a potential sale.

Posted at 02:20 PM

BAE Systems: No Sale of Airbus Stake (AP via Yahoo! News)

British aerospace and defense group BAE Systems PLC said Sunday it had no plans to sell its stake in aircraft manufacturer Airbus after a newspaper reported the government was "gravely worried" about a potential sale.

Posted at 11:40 AM

Regional airline set for takeoff (Finance 24)

Libreville - Morocco's King Mohammed VI will begin a visit to Gabon on Monday amid expectations that central African countries will launch a regional airline in a joint venture with Royal Air Maroc (RAM) after years of hesitation.

Posted at 11:37 AM

Airbus says testing has revealed no problems with A380 model (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

FRANKFURT (AFX) - Testing of Airbus Industrie's new A380 superjumbo has not revealed any problems with the aircraft, ...

Posted at 11:24 AM

Aircraft miss by a whisker (The Courier Mail)

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Posted at 08:21 AM

Aircraft miss by a whisker (NEWS.com.au)

A NORTHERN Territory passenger aircraft and another plane came within a whisker of colliding when they passed each other travelling at a combined converging speed of 650km/h, it has been revealed.

Posted at 07:57 AM

Senior just wanted to fly (The Marion Star)

Gene Hornung holds a model of the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Gambier Bay, a model he took 10 months to put together. A U.S. Navy veteran, Hornung said the U.S.S. Gambier Bay was the only carrier sunk by the Japanese at Leyte Gulf.

Posted at 07:37 AM

Airline finds route around foreign crews cap (Sydney Morning Herald)

Qantas is looking to bypass an agreement that caps the number of cabin crew based overseas by hiring lower-paid Asian crews to work for its low-cost international subsidiary, Australian Airlines.

Posted at 06:58 AM

Aviation ascends slowly after storms (Sun-Sentinel)

Flight training operators along the Treasure Coast continue to work out of trailers, as frayed blue tarps stretch over the missing roofs of their main buildings.

Posted at 05:34 AM

Airline, union reach deal (Honolulu Advertiser)

Hawaiian Airlines said yesterday it has reached a revised tentative agreement on a three-year contract with its 794 flight attendants. The Association of Flight Attendants will put the new agreement to the membership for ratification soon, the airline said.

Posted at 04:25 AM

New York Daily News - Home - My mercy flight into tsunami hell (New York Daily News)

The Aircraft Career Abraham Lincoln recently steamed away from Indonesia after an unprecedented mercy mission to help the victims of the South Asian tsunami.

Posted at 03:12 AM

Flying high in aviation history (Middletown Press)

Caroline d***Otreppe, the director of educational programs at the New England Air Museum, loves planes and the people who have been involved in flight.

Posted at 02:17 AM

Former Boeing executive gets four months in prison (Detroit News)

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- A former top Boeing Co. executive was sentenced to four months in prison Friday for illegally negotiating a $250,000-a-year job for an Air Force contracting officer while she held sway over a potential multibillion-dollar contract sought by the huge aircraft manufacturer.

Posted at 01:18 AM