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March 12, 2005

Etihad to fly to Frankfurt

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways is set to fly to Frankfurt shortly, officials told Gulf News. This will be the second German city for the UAE carrier after Munich, and is set to bring the number of destinations served by the recently created airline to 17. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:45 PM

AD second terminal in August

The Abu Dhabi International Airport's second terminal will open in August this year. Officials told Gulf News that the terminal would expand capacity to 8m passengers a year and was an interim solution until a new airport could be built. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:43 PM

Former Moldovan Defense Minister Arrested (AP via Yahoo! News)

A former defense minister has been arrested on suspicions of defrauding the government of $10 million in the sale of military aircraft to the United States, prosecutors said Saturday.

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Flying in the face of major airline uncertainty (The Arizona Republic)

What happens if your airline goes out of business? Chances are, you ask yourself this question each time you read a headline about a new bankruptcy filing, fare-cutting strategies or an airline foul-up that leaves thousands stranded.

Posted at 05:42 PM

Regional airline flies in face of tradition (The Japan Times)

Amid hope and skepticism, regional commuter airline Air Transse Co. is set to launch flights Sunday between Hokkaido's Hakodate and Tokachi Obihiro airports, seeking a new business model to depart from regional carriers' dependence on government subsidies.

Posted at 05:26 PM

'Open skies' boon for GCC aviation (Gulf Daily News)

BAHRAIN'S open sky policy will greatly contribute towards the region's aviation development, says a top airline boss. Bahrain is the only other GCC country with which Qatar enjoys an open sky policy, said Qatar Airways chief executive officer Akbar Al Baker.

Posted at 04:57 PM

Gov't to mobilize SDF in event of aviation terrorism (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News)

_ The government will mobilize the Self-Defense Forces in the event of a terrorist attack involving aircraft or hijacking as part of a civil aviation security program to be implemented from April, sources familiar with the issue said Saturday.

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CANADIAN AIRLINE SHUTS DOWN (Star-Telegram)

Jetsgo's customers were not smiling Friday when the airline grounded its fleet amid high fuel prices. Jetsgo, Canada's third-largest airline, grounded its fleet after fuel prices rose by two-thirds in the past year and regulators began a safety investigation of its operations.

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Aviation-mechanics program killed Classes may resume with firms' help (L.A. Daily News)

GLENDALE -- Glendale Community College officials voted Friday to drop the campus's 60-year-old aviation-mechanics program, but could revive it in the future under a different format.

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Converging U.S. Navy aircraft carrier groups in Middle East send strong message to Iran and Syria (India Daily)

The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is on the move in Atlantic Ocean and is possibly headed towards the Mediterranean Sea. The convergence of three carrier groups in the corridor of the Middle East will send very strong message to the Syrians and Iranians.

Posted at 01:44 AM

Neptune Aviation seeks to fly on fires again (Missoulian)

Neptune Aviation has submitted a proposal to the U.S. Forest Service to get its fleet of grounded airplanes back into the air for what many predict will be a raging fire season in the coming months.

Posted at 12:59 AM

March 11, 2005

Why You Can't Give Aircraft Carriers Away by Harold C. Hutchison (Strategy Page)

Both Japan and Australia are looking to acquire aircraft carriers, preferably smaller ones of the ***Harrier carrier*** variety. However, the question has been raised about why neither country is looking at purchasing the older American Forrestal and Kitty Hawk-class carriers that are being retired.

Posted at 11:33 PM

India must develop commercial aircraft for domestic use: ISRO: (New Kerala)

[India News]: Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh),Mar 11 : To take advantage of the growing market for domestic commerical air service,India should soon develop its own medium sized commercial aircraft, having a 100-seat capacity,ISRO chairman and president of Astronautical Society of India, Madhavan Nair said today.

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The No. 3 Airline in Canada Suddenly Grounds All Flights (New York Times)

OTTAWA, March 11 - Jetsgo, Canada's third-largest scheduled airline, grounded its fleet without warning early Friday, stranding thousands of passengers throughout North America.

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Aircraft Maintenance (Aircraft Maintenance Technology)

"Airplanes broke," "It failed," or the system is "inop" are comments that frequently appear in aircraft flight logs or squawk sheets. This means the pilot has made an assessment based on operating procedures, aircraft feel, or past experience. All are valid in pointing to suspect anomalies.

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Rolls-Royce Supports Women in Aviation (The Auto Channel)

CHANTILLY, Va., March 11 -- Rolls-Royce is pleased to support and participate in the Women In Aviation Conference taking place in Dallas, TX, March 10-12, 2005. Rolls-Royce co-sponsored the opening reception with Northwest Airlines and is exhibiting at the conference. This is the third year that Rolls-Royce has supported Women in Aviation. "We are delighted to support this growing sector of the

Posted at 06:07 PM

Boeing Issues 9,300 Layoff Notices (AP via Yahoo! News)

Boeing Co. issued 9,300 layoff notices Friday as part of its sale of commercial aircraft operations in Wichita and Oklahoma to Onex Corp., with those workers being asked to apply for their old jobs with the buyer.

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Jetsgo gone: Deep-discount airline bails out, seeks bankruptcy shelter (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

MONTREAL (CP) - Discount airline Jetsgo was losing hundreds of thousands of dollars a day when it pulled the plug early Friday, stranding thousands of its passengers and leaving its employees suddenly out of work, court documents reveal.

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Airbus expects China needs 1,790 aircraft totalling US$230B over next 20 years (940 News)

at 9:32 on March 8, 2005, EST. HONG KONG (AP) - European aircraft maker Airbus SAS on Tuesday forecast that China will need 1,790 passenger and cargo aircraft totalling $230 billion US to meet growing demands over the next two decades.

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Air Canada parent ACE Aviation reports Q4 profit of $15M after restructuring (940 News)

at 14:41 on March 9, 2005, EST. MONTREAL (CP) - ACE Aviation Holdings Inc., parent firm of Air Canada, posted a $3-million operating loss in its first full quarterly report since Air Canada emerged from bankruptcy-court protection last September.

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Some protections available to consumers in event of airline bankruptcy (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

TORONTO (CP) - Worried about whether the airline you plan to fly on will still be in business on your departure date? There are measures that consumers can take to protect themselves from losing money in a future Jetsgo-type collapse.

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Eclipse Aviation progress includes receipt of engines for second FAA conforming flight test aircraft and second (Aerospace Online)

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Eclipse Aviation Corporation, manufacturer of the revolutionary Eclipse 500 very light jet (VJL), today announced a series of manufacturing milestones that demonstrate the company's continued progress toward certification in 2006.

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Rolls-Royce Supports Women in Aviation (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Rolls-Royce is pleased to support and participate in the Women In Aviation Conference taking place in Dallas, TX, March 10-12, 2005.

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WestJet Airlines to increase capacity in wake of Jetsgo collapse, CEO says (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

CALGARY (CP) - WestJet Airlines will slow down its planned retirement of older aircraft and increase capacity by about 35 per cent this year following the collapse of discount rival Jetsgo.

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Jetsgo Airline Shuts, Strands Thousands (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Discount airline Jetsgo obtained court protection from creditors on Friday, hours after grounding its fleet and stranding 17,000 passengers, and blamed no frills rival WestJet Airlines Ltd. for many of its financial woes.

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Jetsgo gone: Deep-discount airline bails out, seeks bankruptcy shelter (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

MONTREAL (CP) - Thousands of Jetsgo airline passengers were left stranded across Canada and in the United States on Friday after the discount airline ceased operations without warning.

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Canadian budget airline Jetsgo slumps into bankruptcy (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Canadian budget carrier Jetsgo grounded all of its planes, left passengers stranded and sought bankruptcy protection, becoming the latest casualty of cut-throat competition in the airline industry.

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Aviation Week honors Herb Kelleher with lifetime achievement award (BizJournals)

Aviation Week will honor Texas businessman Herb Kelleher with its L. Welch Pogue Award for his lifetime of achievement in aviation.

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Discount airline Jetsgo seeks bankruptcy (USA Today)

Discount Canadian airline Jetsgo sought bankruptcy court protection and abruptly canceled all its flights Friday, stranding an ...

Posted at 12:02 PM

Accused of harassment, aviation chief resigns (Dodge Globe)

GARDEN CITY (AP) - The Garden City aviation director, suspended without pay last month after being accused of making harassing phone calls and threats to women, has resigned.

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Canadian airline's collapse strands hundreds (CNN.com)

MONTREAL, Quebec (Reuters) -- Canadian discount airline Jetsgo ceased operations Friday and said it would seek court protection from its creditors, stranding hundreds of passengers during the March break school holidays, one of the busiest travel periods of the year.

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Aviation Week honors Herb Kelleher with lifetime achievement award (BizJournals)

Aviation Week will honor Herb Kelleher with its L. Welch Pogue Award, given annually for lifetime achievement in aviation.

Posted at 10:58 AM

Stocks mixed as airline stocks boost TSX, NY lower on trade data (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

TORONTO (CP) - The Toronto stock market was back on positive ground Friday morning following two days of losses from falling energy stocks, supported by soaring airline shares after the grounding of low-cost competitor Jetsgo.

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TSX up as airline stocks take off following Jetsgo's grounding; NY lower (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

TORONTO (CP) - Huge runups in Canadian airline stocks in the wake of the apparent demise of low-cost competitor Jetsgo helped stem two days of losses on the Toronto stock market Friday morning.

Posted at 09:21 AM

Canadian budget airline Jetsgo grounds flights, seeks bankruptcy protection (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Canadian budget airline Jetsgo grounded all of its planes, leaving passengers stranded, and said it would seek bankruptcy protection.

Posted at 09:19 AM

Aviation Week Names Herb Kelleher Recipient of L. Welch Pogue Award for Lifetime Achievement in Aviation (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Herb Kelleher, former Chairman and CEO of Southwest Airlines, will receive Aviation Week's L. Welch Pogue Award, annually given for lifetime achievement in aviation.

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Hundreds Stranded As Airline Jetsgo Grounded (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Canadian discount airline Jetsgo ceased operations on Friday and said it would seek court protection from its creditors, stranding hundreds of passengers during the March break school holidays, one of the busiest travel periods of the year.

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Canadian Discount Airline Jetsgo Ceases Operations (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Canadian discount airline Jetsgo said on Friday it was immediately ceasing all its operations and seeking court protection from its creditors.

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Jetsgo gone: Deep-discount airline grounded, seeks bankruptcy shelter (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

TORONTO (CP) - Jetsgo is gone, just in time for March break. The Montreal-based discount airline announced early Friday that it is grounded, effective immediately.

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Private China Airline Launches 1st Flight (ABC News)

China's First Private Airline Launches Maiden Flight

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Private China airline launches first flight (USA Today)

China's first private airline of the communist era launched its maiden flight Friday, opening a new chapter for efforts to modernize ...

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Aircraft Cabin Ventilation Influences The Transmission Of Diseases In-Flight, The Lancet (Medical News Today)

Increasing ventilation within aircraft cabins can reduce the spread of infectious diseases in-flight, suggests a review published in this week's issue of The Lancet.

Posted at 06:19 AM

US bans lighters aboard aircraft (Global Nation)

THE UNITED States has banned possession and use of lighters in "sterile areas and on board aircraft to and out of its airports effective April 14," a foreign affairs official disclosed.

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It** s a mystery how novelist knows of Big Sky Aviation (Press of Atlantic City)

MILLVILLE - Did James Patterson, one of the leading mystery writers in the world, visit Big Sky Aviation in person? That's the question that owners Doug and Beth Smithson have been asking for months - ever since learning that Big Sky was mentioned in one of his novels, "The Big Bad Wolf."

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Joint Combat Aircraft Base Contenders Announced Published Friday 11th March 2005 (Ministry of Defence)

The Ministry of Defence announced on 10th March 2005, that the five front-running RAF bases to be one of two homes for the new Joint Combat Aircraft (JCA) are RAF Leeming, RAF Cottesmore, RAF Marham, RAF Lossiemouth and RAF St Mawgan.

Posted at 04:33 AM

U.S. aircraft carrier to make port call in South Korea for military exercises (AP via Yahoo! Asia News)

The U.S. aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk will make a port call in South Korea for military exercises planned to start next week, the U.S. military command in Seoul said Friday.

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Briefing - Asia Aviation - March 11, 2005 (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

An executive briefing on aviation for March 11, 2005, prepared by Asia Pulse (http://www.asiapulse.com), the real-time, Asia-based wire with exclusive news, commercial intelligence and business opportunities. UPS TO EXTEND ITS SERVICE PROVIDING CHAIN IN CHINA

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Private China Airline Launches 1st Flight (AP via Yahoo! News)

China's first private airline of the communist era launched its maiden flight Friday, opening a new chapter for efforts to modernize the country's booming air travel industry.

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Engineering group soars on the back of civil aviation revival (Liverpool Echo)

ENGINEERING group Cobham yesterday said a revival in the civil aviation market had helped drive an 8.6% rise in annual pre-tax profits. The Dorset-based company said commercial airline traffic in 2004 had returned to levels seen in 2000, with a further increase expected this year.

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China Private Airline Launches Flight (Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance)

China's first private airline of the communist era launched its maiden flight Friday, opening a new chapter in efforts to modernize the country's booming air travel industry.

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Belgian Plane Sit-In Ends, Iranian Protesters Leave (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

An overnight sit-in on board a Lufthansa plane by 56 Iranian monarchist protesters ended peacefully at Brussels airport Friday after Belgian police escorted them all off the aircraft.

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Navy wants Mayport as base for nuclear aircraft carrier (Daytona Beach News-Journal)

The U.S. Navy has decided to convert Naval Station Mayport into a base that can house a nuclear aircraft carrier, said U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw, R-Jacksonville.

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Industry Veteran Herb Schutt Retires from CJ Systems Aviation Group (Rotorhub)

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, March 9, 2005 *** Herb Schutt, Vice President of Operations, has retired from CJ Systems Aviation Group effective March 1. A 20-year veteran of CJ Systems, Mr. Schutt was the driving force behind many of the company***s policies governing flight operations and safety.

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US bans lighters aboard aircraft (INQ7.net)

Get INQ7 breaking news on your Smart mobile phone in the Philippines. Send INQ7 BREAKING to 386. THE UNITED States has banned possession and use of lighters in sterile areas and on board aircraft to and out of its airports effective April 14, a foreign affairs official disclosed.

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Neptune Aviation seeks to fly on fires again (Missoulian)

Neptune Aviation has submitted a proposal to the U.S. Forest Service to get its fleet of grounded airplanes back into the air for what many predict will be a raging fire season in the coming months.

Posted at 12:47 AM

China private airline airborne (BBC News)

The first private airline in China takes to the skies, ending the government's monopoly on aviation.

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March 10, 2005

China's first private airline makes maiden voyage (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News)

_ China's first private airline made its maiden voyage Friday morning, taking off from Tianjin, a major port city in north China, company representatives said.

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Discount airline Jetsgo suspends operations (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

MONTREAL (CP) - Discount airline Jetsgo has suspended operations.

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'Gaping Holes' Remain in Airline Security, Pilots Charge (Crosswalk.com)

(CNSNews.com) - The association representing America's unionized airline pilots Thursday issued a scathing "Aviation Security Report Card," blaming the government, airports and airlines for producing an air travel system that is only a bit safer than it was before the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist hijackings.

Posted at 11:08 PM

China Eyes Regional Airline Startup in Pacific Islands (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Singapore News)

SUVA, March 11 Asia Pulse - The People's Republic of China wants to set up a FJD$100 million (US$61 million) regional airline.

Posted at 10:46 PM

Chinese Private Airline Making 1st Flight (AP via Yahoo! News)

China's first private airline of the communist era launched its maiden flight Friday, taking off from the eastern city of Tianjin for Kunming in the southwest.

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China's 1ST Private Airline to Operate Its Maiden Flight Today (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

BEIJING, March 11 Asia Pulse - China's first private airline is scheduled to operate its maiden flight today, a landmark move that will break the government monopoly in the civil aviation sector.

Posted at 09:44 PM

US set to ban lighters in airports, aircraft (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is banning all lighters from "sterile areas" and onboard aircraft to and out of US airports effective April 14, a report on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) website said Friday.

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Air Sahara gets new colours, new aircraft (The Times of India)

NEW DELHI: Mumbai-based Bobby Mukherjee designed the new colour scheme and the first aircraft to don the new colours is a Boeing 737-400.

Posted at 08:31 PM

Chinese Private Airline to Make 1st Flight (Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance)

China's first private airline of the communist era was preparing Friday for its maiden flight from the eastern city of Tianjin to Kunming in the southwest.

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First private airline takes off today (People's Daily)

China's first private airline is scheduled to operate its maiden flight today, a landmark move that will break the government monopoly in the civil aviation sector.

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Accused of harassment, aviation chief resigns (Kansas City Star)

GARDEN CITY, Kan. - The Garden City aviation director, suspended without pay last month after being accused of making harassing phone calls and threats to women, has resigned.

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Aviation Director Resigns (WIBW-TV Topeka)

Garden City's aviation director has resigned following accusations that he repeatedly made harassing phone calls to women. Ron Hall had been suspended with pay last month. He submitted his resignation this week. Hall was arrested after police investigated complaints by two Garden City women.

Posted at 06:18 PM

Airline probed over Concorde crash (The Australian)

A PROBE into the Concorde crash five years ago near Paris entered a new phase today, when a French court placed US airline Continental under investigation for manslaughter and injuries.

Posted at 06:11 PM

Aircraft Cabin Ventilation Influences Transmission of Diseases In-Flight (Newswise)

Newswise *** Increasing ventilation within aircraft cabins can reduce the spread of infectious diseases in-flight, suggests a review published in this week***s issue of The Lancet .

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Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council Head to Resign (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

TAIPEI, March 11 Asia Pulse - Aviation Safety Council (ASC) Chairman and Managing Director Kay Yong confirmed Thursday his resignation has been approved by the Executive Yuan and will be effective starting April 1.

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Pilots Give Failing Grades To Airline Safety By First Coast News Staff (First Coast News)

aviation security. The Coalition of Airline Pilots Association released its annual security report card that shows C's and F's in several areas of security.

Posted at 05:32 PM

Newest airline means business (Canberra Times)

Australia's newest airline OzJet will likely open up routes to Perth, Brisbane and a range of other destinations from Canberra as part of its long-term plans to establish itself in the Australian aviation market.

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Pilots give aviation security efforts low grades (Houston Chronicle)

WASHINGTON -- A group of airline pilots gave the U.S. government failing grades today in several areas of aviation security including the screening of employees and cargo, and defending planes from shoulder-fired missiles.

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Delta Warns on Bankruptcy Protection (AP via Yahoo! News)

Delta Air Lines Inc., the nation's third-largest airline, said Thursday it expects to report a "substantial" loss this year and warned it may have to seek bankruptcy protection if its financial situation worsens. Its shares tumbled 9 percent.

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Airline Stocks Dive on Delta Warning (Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance)

Delta Air Lines Inc. triggered a selloff in the airline sector when the nation's third-largest airline said it expects to report a substantial loss this year.

Posted at 12:54 PM

Aviation units power Swire to $6.5b profit (Weekend Standard)

The improved performance of its aviation units, particularly Cathay Pacific Airways, helped conglomerate Swire Pacific post a net profit of HK$6.54 billion for 2004, up a third over the year before.

Posted at 11:51 AM

India among world aviation leaders (India Daily)

With liberalisation in aviation sector and boom in air travel, India has emerged as the leader in Asian aviation market. India along with China has taken the world air travel by storm. Because of the high pace of growth in Asia, the number of people traveling by air is reaching new heights.

Posted at 11:11 AM

Group releases report card on airline security (Capital News 9)

A group of pilots are giving the safety of the airline industry a failing grade. The Coalition of Airline Pilots Association handed down a report card Thursday on the safety of America's airlines.

Posted at 10:51 AM

KOBTV.com - Kirtland AFB prepares for tilt-rotor aircraft (KOBTV.com Albuquerque)

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - Kirtland Air Force Base is to activate a new training squadron in May for the tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft.

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Kirtland AFB prepares for tilt-rotor aircraft (KVIA)

ALBUQUERQUE Kirtland Air Force Base is to activate a new training squadron in May for the tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft. He says the first four of six total Ospreys are not expected at Kirtland until March 2006.

Posted at 09:34 AM

Pilots: Aviation security programs failing (CNN.com)

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- An airline pilots group is giving dismal grades to aviation security, saying "gaping holes" remain almost four years after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Posted at 09:14 AM

One month left to avert clash of aircraft titans (Reuters.co.uk)

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A month from now an uneasy truce over the multi-billion-dollar subsidies which are paid to aircraft rivals Airbus and Boeing may be dead, unleashing one of the biggest transatlantic trade clashes in history.

Posted at 08:27 AM

Pilots Group Grades U.S. Aviation Security an 'F' (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

A group of airline pilots gave the U.S. government failing grades on Thursday in several areas of aviation security including the screening of employees and cargo, and defending planes from shoulder-fired missiles.

Posted at 08:12 AM

Pilots Group Grades U.S. Aviation Security an 'F' (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

A group of airline pilots gave the U.S. government failing grades on Thursday in several areas of aviation security including the screening of employees and cargo, and defending planes from shoulder-fired missiles.

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Singapore aviation body blames Indonesia for AWAIR rejection (Jakarta Post)

SINGAPORE (AFP): Indonesian budget carrier AWAIR's application to fly to Singapore has been rejected because of an unspecified "restriction" imposed by Jakarta, local aviation authorities said here on Thursday.

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Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corp. Receives Two TIA Approvals From the FAA Ahead of Schedule (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corp. announced today that two major milestones TIA were recently received.

Posted at 06:25 AM

albawaba.com middle east news information::Sudan: Saudi aviation service company announces capital investment (Mena Report)

AHBA a fifty year Saudi owned company in Sudan that specializes in aviation services and aircraft handling is undertaking a massive capital investment worth close to SR2,500,000 in equipment upgrades, modernization, employee hiring, training and the enhancement of its service offerings which has been proceeding apace for the past two years.

Posted at 06:21 AM

Qatar Airways, Jakarta direct

Qatar Airways is now flying non-stop between Doha and Jakarta following a growing demand for the direct dervice. Two of the airline's seven weekly flights between the cities now operate non-stop, with an additional two direct flights to be added on March 27. The airline is ramping up the service as Qatar has strong trade links with Indonesia and it is one the airline's most popular destinations in south-east Asia. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:13 AM

***Troubled*** airline defies the critics (Guernsey Press and Star)

AURIGNY made **100,000 more than it expected in January. Managing director Malcolm Hart said that the results, which should be mirrored in February and March, were proof of the benefits of the root-and-branch review of the airline carried out last year. Jobs and routes were cut.

Posted at 04:17 AM

Briefing - Asia Aviation - March 10, 2005 (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

An executive briefing on aviation for March 10, 2005, prepared by Asia Pulse (http://www.asiapulse.com), the real-time, Asia-based wire with exclusive news, commercial intelligence and business opportunities. AUSTRALIA INTRODUCES NEW AVIATION SECURITY LAWS

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India takes world aviation sector by storm (Hindustan Times)

With liberalisation in aviation sector and boom in air travel, India has emerged as the leader in Asian aviation market. India along with China has taken the world air travel by storm.

Posted at 03:24 AM

Australia Introduces New Aviation Security Laws (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

CANBERRA, March 10 Asia Pulse - Air passengers were warned to keep a straight face today as new aviation security laws imposing hefty fines on practical jokers came into force.

Posted at 03:15 AM

EU seeks limited aircraft aid accord with U.S. (3/10/2005) (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

European Union Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson said yesterday that he is aiming for "an amicable solution" with the United States within the next month on capping immediate support for developing Airbus and Boeing Co. aircraft, putting off an agreement on general subsidies.

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Aircraft forced to make emergency landing (Independent Online)

A pilot and student were forced to carry out an emergency landing in a light aircraft near Tongaat when experiencing engine trouble. No one has been seriously injured.

Posted at 01:51 AM

CLIMATE SCIENCE Advanced Research Aircraft To Arrive At Colorado Facility This Week (SpaceDaily)

A new aircraft with exceptional research capabilities is scheduled to arrive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Colo., this Friday.

Posted at 01:45 AM

Neptune Aviation seeks to fly on fires again (Missoulian)

Neptune Aviation has submitted a proposal to the U.S. Forest Service to get its fleet of grounded airplanes back into the air for what many predict will be a raging fire season in the coming months.

Posted at 01:44 AM

March 09, 2005

Swire Pacific says FY net up on stronger aviation ops (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)

HONG KONG, March 10 (Reuters) - Property-to-aviation conglomerate Swire Pacific said on Thursday its full-year net profit jumped by a third, as a rebound in its aviation operations offset its lacklustre property business.

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Special needs tourist forum

The lack of adequate tourism facilities for people with special needs will be addressed at an international forum coinciding with the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai from May 3-6. Under the patronage of Dubai Civil Aviation President, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the conference aims to raise consciousness about the requirements for people with special needs in all sectors of the regional tourism industry. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:36 PM

Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. Reports February 2005 Traffic and Additional Routes (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. today announced preliminary passenger traffic results for the month of February.

Posted at 09:09 PM

A-I only airline with operating loss in '03-04 (The Times of India)

NEW DELHI: The country's flag carrier Air-India has emerged as the only airline in the country to have posted operating losses in the 2003-04 fiscal.

Posted at 08:51 PM

Aircraft carriers go to sea without defence (The Herald)

THE first of the Royal Navy's two planned aircraft carriers will have to go to sea without fighter protection for two years. Delays have affected the US programme to develop the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) vertical take-off aircraft designed to operate from her deck.

Posted at 08:50 PM

FG Urged to Overhaul Aviation Sector (This Day)

A group, Concerned Pro-fessionals, has expressed worry over the current state of the country's aviation industry, saying there is need for an overhaul to save the sector from further crisis.

Posted at 07:46 PM

Airline looks for exit, pursued by a bear (Financial Times)

Doug Parker, chief executive of America West, is fond of using an analogy about being chased by a bear to describe the absurdity of being in the US airline industry.

Posted at 06:21 PM

Publicis In Seattle Lands New High-End Airline Deal (AdWeek.com via Yahoo! News)

Publicis in Seattle has won a plane with no name, but a future promising enough to generate consideration from top shops, sources said.

Posted at 06:18 PM

Increase in airline engine work propels Sequa's earnings (BizJournals)

Several airline engine repair contracts signed at Chromalloy Gas Turbine Corp. during 2004 helped boost Sequa Corp.'s earnings for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2004.

Posted at 06:12 PM

TIMCO Aviation Services, Inc. Announces Expiration of Offer of Premium for Early Conversion of Its Outstanding Senior (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

TIMCO Aviation Services, Inc. today announced that its tender offer to the holders of its 8% senior subordinated convertible PIK notes due 2006 and its 8% junior subordinated convertible PIK notes due 2007 to receive a 15% premium for agreeing to an early conversion of their Notes into shares of the Company's authorized but unissued common stock expired on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 at 5 PM, New

Posted at 04:32 PM

Leading Edge Aviation Solutions Continues Growth, Adds Industry Vet to New Chicago Office (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Leading Edge Aviation Solutions, LLC has announced the hiring of John McCormick as Vice President of Business Development. McCormick, who previously held the title of National Vice President of Sales at Executive Jet Management, will open Leading Edge's new Chicago office, giving the company a presence in one of the largest business centers in the world.

Posted at 04:09 PM

Shortcomings Identified at Jetsgo Airline (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Canada said on Wednesday that investigators had identified shortcomings in the operating methods of discount airline Jetsgo and said it was working with the carrier to address the findings.

Posted at 04:01 PM

A-I only airline with operating loss in '03-04 (The Times of India)

NEW DELHI: This might make the maharaja of Indian skies go red in the face. The country's flag carrier Air-India has emerged as the only airline in the country to have posted operating losses in the 2003-04 fiscal.

Posted at 03:40 PM

ACE Aviation Reports 4th-Qtr Profit of C$15 Million (Update6) (Bloomberg.com)

March 9 (Bloomberg) -- ACE Aviation Holdings Inc., the parent of Air Canada, had quarterly profit of C$15 million ($12.4 million) as currency gains aided results in its first financial report since the company exited bankruptcy court.

Posted at 03:26 PM

Shortcomings Identified at Jetsgo Airline (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Canada said on Wednesday that investigators had identified shortcomings in the operating methods of discount airline Jetsgo and said it was working with the carrier to address the findings.

Posted at 02:31 PM

Global Aircraft Solutions Inc. to Participate in ValueRich Small-Cap Financial Expo, March 9-11, 2005 (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Global Aircraft Solutions Inc. , a leading provider of parts support and maintenance, repair and overhaul services for large passenger jet aircraft to scheduled and charter airlines and aviation leasing companies, today announced that Ian Herman, GACF's chief executive officer and chairman will participate in the ValueRich Small-Cap Financial Expo, March 9-11, in Palm Beach, Fla.

Posted at 02:29 PM

Flame Seal Products and Boeing Commercial Airplanes Have Been Working Together During the Past 18 Months to Enhance (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Boeing began an audit process of Flame Seal Products Inc. last November, to qualify the company and three of its chemical products for use on aircraft by Boeing's customers. That process is reaching completion, with full qualification anticipated in the very near future.

Posted at 02:18 PM

IRAN REPORTS U.S. AIRCRAFT OVER NUKE SITES (Middle East Newsline)

NICOSIA [MENL] -- Iran has reported flights by U.S. military aircraft over nuclear facilities near the borders with Afghanistan and Iraq.

Posted at 02:16 PM

Advanced research aircraft to arrive at Colorado facility this week (EurekAlert!)

A new aircraft with exceptional research capabilities is scheduled to arrive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Colo., this Friday.

Posted at 01:42 PM

Air Canada parent ACE Aviation reports Q4 profit of $15M after restructuring (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

MONTREAL (CP) - ACE Aviation Holdings Inc., parent firm of Air Canada, posted a $3-million operating loss in its first full quarterly report since Air Canada emerged from bankruptcy-court protection last September.

Posted at 01:41 PM

ACE Aviation Reports 4th-Qtr Profit of C$15 Million (Update5) (Bloomberg.com)

March 9 (Bloomberg) -- ACE Aviation Holdings Inc., the parent of Air Canada, had quarterly profit of C$15 million ($12.4 million) as currency gains aided results in its first financial report since the company exited bankruptcy court.

Posted at 01:28 PM

Raytheon Aircraft delivers 300th T-6A (BizJournals)

The 300th T-6A trainer aircraft has been delivered by Raytheon Aircraft Co., say company officials, who called the mark "another milestone" in the program.

Posted at 11:31 AM

ACE Aviation Reports 4th-Qtr Profit of C$15 Million (Update3) (Bloomberg.com)

March 9 (Bloomberg) -- ACE Aviation Holdings Inc., the parent of Air Canada, had a quarterly profit of C$15 million ($12.4 million) in its first financial report since the company exited bankruptcy protection in September.

Posted at 10:29 AM

Commander, US Fleet Forces Command, Admiral John B. Nathman, USN to Speak at the Association of Naval Aviation Annual (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

The Association of Naval Aviation has just announced that the Commander, US Fleet Forces Command, Admiral John B. Nathman, USN will be the principle speaker at its Annual Meeting and Reunion finale Banquet on June 4, 2005 at the Marriott Mission Valley, San Diego, CA.

Posted at 10:27 AM

Tsunami erases airline's profit (BBC News)

Sri Lankan Airlines says high fuel costs and a sharp drop in revenue following the tsunami will push it into the red this year.

Posted at 09:49 AM

Airline stocks track market lower as oil rises (CBS Market Watch)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Airline stocks tracked the broader market lower Wednesday as crude oil prices in New York touched $55 a barrel.

Posted at 09:33 AM

Aviation Board tables airport security decision (Plymouth Pilot News)

PLYMOUTH - The Plymouth Aviation Board reviewed the bids for a new security system at the airport during their meeting, Tuesday night. Steve Hansen, board member, noted that he met with a representative from Reese Security.

Posted at 09:19 AM

ACE Aviation Eyeing New Financing Alternatives >ACE.B.T (IWon - Money)

TORONTO (Dow Jones)--ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. (ACE.B.T) is eyeing several financing options that it plans to use to retire a loan from GE Capital, chairman Robert Milton confirmed Wednesday.

Posted at 09:19 AM

ACE Aviation Reports 4th-Qtr Profit of C$15 Million (Update2) (Bloomberg.com)

March 9 (Bloomberg) -- ACE Aviation Holdings Inc., the parent of Air Canada, had a quarterly profit of C$15 million ($12.4 million) in its first financial report since the company exited bankruptcy protection in September.

Posted at 08:26 AM

Russian Official Comments on Aircraft Corp. (Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance)

A giant corporation uniting Russia's aircraft-makers could be formed by the end of the year, Economic Development and Trade Minister German Gref said Wednesday at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the ITAR-Tass news agency reported.

Posted at 08:21 AM

Profits soar at Cathay Pacific (CNN.com)

HONG KONG, China (AP) -- Hong Kong's biggest airline Cathay Pacific Airways on Wednesday reported its second-highest ever net profit thanks to stronger passenger and cargo traffic, although surging oil prices boosted its costs.

Posted at 08:03 AM

ACE Aviation Reports 4th-Qtr Profit of C$15 Million (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)

March 9 (Bloomberg) -- ACE Aviation Holdings Inc., the parent company of Air Canada, had a profit of C$15 million ($12.4 million) in the fourth quarter.

Posted at 07:27 AM

Air Canada parent ACE Aviation reports Q4 profit of $15M after restructuring (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

MONTREAL (CP) - The parent firm of Air Canada, which emerged from bankruptcy-court protection last September, is reporting a fourth-quarter profit of $15 million - versus a year-ago loss of $780 million.

Posted at 07:08 AM

ACE Aviation Reports 4Q Profit Despite Higher Fuel Costs (IWon - Money)

MONTREAL (Dow Jones)--ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. (ACE.B.T) reported a small profit in the fourth quarter despite much-higher fuel costs, as higher traffic boosted transportation revenue.

Posted at 07:03 AM

ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. releases fourth quarter results: reports net income of $15 million (CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance)

ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. reported today an operating loss of $3 million for the fourth quarter of 2004, an improvement of $74 million from the operating loss before reorganization and restructuring items of $77 million recorded in the fourth quarter of 2003, despite a 49 per cent or $142 million increase in fuel expense.

Posted at 06:09 AM

Eddington to quit airline (ic Birmingham)

British Airways yesterday announced that chief executive Rod Eddington would leave the airline at the end of September. Mr Eddington will be replaced by Willie Walsh, who until recently was chief executive of Aer Lingus.

Posted at 05:48 AM

Briefing - Asia Aviation - March 9, 2005 (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

An executive briefing on aviation for March 9, 2005, prepared by Asia Pulse (http://www.asiapulse.com), the real-time, Asia-based wire with exclusive news, commercial intelligence and business opportunities. AMBALAT CONFLICT FEARED TO AFFECT DI'S AIRCRAFT BUSINESS

Posted at 04:12 AM

Airline SriLankan loses 40 million dollars in revenue due to tsunamis (AFP via Yahoo! News)

National carrier SriLankan has lost 40 million dollars in revenue due to a drop in tourist traffic since the December tsunamis, an official said.

Posted at 03:33 AM

Lan weighs partnership with Argentine airline (Miami Herald)

Chile's biggest airline is considering whether to create a new airline or form a partnership with Buenos Aires-based Southern Winds to expand in Argentina.

Posted at 02:29 AM

Brewer's progress capapults Airline (The Lafayette Daily Advertiser)

When Airline's Landrell Brewer takes his 6-foot-9 body onto the court of the Cajundome in Lafayette on Wednesday for a Class 5A semifinal game against Brother Martin, the early critiques of him by fans, coaches and other players will likely include comments about his aggressiveness.

Posted at 02:12 AM

March 08, 2005

Chelsea Dubai hotels

UK-based hotel operator the Chelsea Group will open two Dubai properties in the next two months. The Chelsea Hotel, a four-star business hotel has 99 guest rooms which has 18 executive rooms and 12 suites, is due to open on April 1. The 49-storey Chelsea Tower, opening in April, offers 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments to accommodate long term and short stay guests. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:22 PM

MISSILE DEFENSE Pemco Aviation Group Announces New Contract For Space Vector (Space War UAV News)

Space Vector Corporation, California subsidiary to Pemco Aviation Group, has received a contract to build a medium range target vehicle for national missile defense testing.

Posted at 08:54 PM

MISSILE DEFENSE Pemco Aviation Group Announces New Contract For Space Vector (SpaceDaily)

Space Vector Corporation, California subsidiary to Pemco Aviation Group, has received a contract to build a medium range target vehicle for national missile defense testing.

Posted at 07:43 PM

Airbus exec hopes US, EU resolve aircraft rift (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)

WASHINGTON, March 8 (Reuters) - An Airbus executive expressed hope on Tuesday the United States and the European Union could resolve differences over aircraft subsidies in the coming month because the price of failure was too high.

Posted at 05:42 PM

DOT grades airline industry in consumer travel reports (USA Today)

Column: The best place to get the lowdown on how airlines treat their customers is the U.S. Department of Transportation's Air ...

Posted at 05:26 PM

Avtech Receives Contract for Digital Audio System on Boeing 787 Aircraft (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Avtech Corporation announced today that it has been selected by Rockwell Collins to provide the Digital Flight Deck Communications System for the Boeing 787 aircraft. The system will be comprised of four Digital Audio Gateway Units, three Audio Control Panels, two Speakers and four Flight Deck Jack Panels.

Posted at 05:24 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-03-08 22:49 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Oil's advance toward $55 pressures airline stocks - UPDATE 2 (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks closed lower Tuesday as crude oil rose prices crept toward $55 a barrel, stopping a little more than $1 from their all- time high.

Posted at 05:16 PM

/C O R R E C T I O N of CNW - Ace aviation holdings Inc.; Air Canada/ (CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance)

ACE Aviation Holdings, parent company of Air Canada, will hold a conference call for analysts on Wednesday March 9th to present fourth quarter results.

Posted at 04:48 PM

Media Advisory - ACE Aviation Holdings to present 2004 Fourth Quarter Results (CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance)

ACE Aviation Holdings, parent company of Air Canada, will hold a conference call for analysts for analysts on Wednesday March 9th to present fourth quarter results.

Posted at 03:51 PM

Air Canada, Airbus and L-3 Communications Key Players at Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council 14TH Forum and AGM (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

The Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council is pleased to announce that its 14th Forum and AGM will have Air Canada Technical Services, Airbus and L-3 Communications Canada among the key players participating in the event at the Delta Centre-Ville in Montreal, Quebec this October 12 to 14.

Posted at 03:16 PM

Protestors intended to damage aircraft, prosecution claims (Evening Echo)

Five anti-war protesters charged with damaging a United States aircraft in a hanger at Shannon Airport in February 2003 "did what they did" with every intention of causing damage to property, a Dublin Circuit Criminal Court jury has heard.

Posted at 02:31 PM

Vought Aircraft Industries to Present at Lehman Brothers Conference (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Vought Aircraft Industries, Inc. Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Lloyd "Skip" Sorenson will be presenting at the Lehman Brothers High-Yield Bond and Syndicated Loan Conference in Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at 1:45 p.m.

Posted at 02:07 PM

Brazil Wants to Spur Airline Competition (Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance)

Brazil wants to encourage new airlines to take to the skies in Latin America's largest country while ensuring increased competition doesn't hurt existing domestic carriers, Finance Minister Antonio Palocci said Tuesday.

Posted at 12:48 PM

Navy deploys N.C. civilians to repair aircraft in Iraq (Winston-Salem Journal)

HAVELOCK, N.C. The Navy has sent its first large deployment of civilian employees from the Naval Air Depot to Iraq this month to maintain Marine aircraft squadrons in the desert.

Posted at 11:46 AM

Did airline help kill him? - MARCH 9, 2005 (The Electric New Paper)

Did airline help kill him? INDONESIAN human rights activist Munir Said Thalib was on his way to Amsterdam to do a master's degree on 6 Sep last year. But by the time his flight landed there, the 39-year-old was dead.

Posted at 10:23 AM

Goodyear to Supply Tires for Airbus Aircraft Tuesday, March 8, 2005 (Rubber World)

AKRON, OH -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced Monday that it has extended a major multi-year contract for the supply of aviation tires to Airbus for six popular wide- body and single-aisle aircraft models.

Posted at 10:15 AM

Delta, British Air lead airline sector higher (CBS Market Watch)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Shares of Delta Air Lines and British Airways advanced early Tuesday as the broader airline sector also picked up gains.

Posted at 09:23 AM

Airbus expects China needs 1,790 aircraft totalling US$230B over next 20 years (Canadian Business)

HONG KONG (AP) - European aircraft maker Airbus SAS on Tuesday forecast that China will need 1,790 passenger and cargo aircraft totalling $230 billion US to meet growing demands over the next two decades.

Posted at 08:50 AM

Airbus Expects China Will Need 1,790 Planes (AP via Yahoo! News)

European aircraft maker Airbus SAS on Tuesday forecast that China will need 1,790 passenger and cargo aircraft totaling $230 billion to meet growing demands over the next two decades.

Posted at 08:21 AM

Lockheed Martin's Sniper(R) XR(R) Advanced Targeting Pod Team Chosen by Aviation Week & Space Technology as 2004 (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Lockheed Martin's Sniper** XR** Advanced Targeting Pod program was honored for "lasting contributions to the advancement of aerospace" by Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine, which named Sniper XR a 2004 honoree in its 48th Annual Laurels Selection competition.

Posted at 08:02 AM

Navy deploys civilians to repair aircraft (News 14 Charlotte)

HAVELOCK, N.C. -- The Navy has sent its first large deployment of civilian employees from the Naval Air Depot to Iraq this month to maintain Marine aircraft squadrons in the desert.

Posted at 07:57 AM

Gulf Air, 55 yrs old

Gulf Air is giving frequent flyers five times the normal number of bonus miles, for 55 days until 30th April. Under the promotion a business class flight from Bahrain to London would earn 37,848 miles, enough for a free trip to Istanbul, Cairo, or Athens. The offer celebrates the airline's 55th birthday. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:56 AM

Protestors intended to damage aircraft, prosecution claims (Evening Echo)

Five anti-war protesters charged with damaging a United States aircraft in a hanger at Shannon Airport in February 2003 "did what they did" with every intention of causing damage to property, a Dublin Circuit Criminal Court jury has heard.

Posted at 06:40 AM

Deutsche Bank Offers to Buy China Aviation Oil's Debt (Update3) (Bloomberg.com)

March 8 (Bloomberg) -- Deutsche Bank AG, Europe's third- biggest bank by assets, is offering to buy some of China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp.'s $530 million debt from creditors for 40 percent of the amount owed, according to an e-mail sent by the bank to a creditor.

Posted at 06:08 AM

Aircraft Market Poses Strong Growth Till 2023 (Bernama)

KUALA LUMPUR, March 8 (Bernama) -- The aircraft market is showing strong growth through to year 2023, with more than 17,300 new passenger and freight aircraft worth US$1.9 trillion (US$1=RM3.80) expected to be required by aircraft operators between 2004 and 2023, according to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast.

Posted at 04:22 AM

Airbus Expects China to Need 1,790 Aircraft (Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance)

European aircraft maker Airbus SAS on Tuesday forecast that China will need 1,790 passenger and cargo aircraft totaling US$230 billion to meet growing demands over the next two decades.

Posted at 04:14 AM

Briefing - Asia Aviation - March 8, 2005 (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

An executive briefing on aviation for March 8, 2005, prepared by Asia Pulse (http://www.asiapulse.com), the real-time, Asia-based wire with exclusive news, commercial intelligence and business opportunities. KAKOAK AIRLINES AND INDONESIA'S MNA TO SERVE KUPANG-DILI ROUTE

Posted at 04:01 AM

Airline delays at all time high (Channel 4)

Holiday airline punctuality has taken a significant dive, with some carriers operating more than 20 per cent of flights more than an hour late.

Posted at 01:36 AM

Navy deploys N.C. civilians to repair aircraft (San Jose Mercury News)

HAVELOCK, N.C. - The Navy has sent its first large deployment of civilian employees from the Naval Air Depot to Iraq this month to maintain Marine aircraft squadrons in the desert.

Posted at 01:22 AM

Airline asking for more money (Omaha World-Herald)

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) - Westward Airways' new management team told the Scottsbluff and Gering City Councils that the only way the airline can continue is if there is an infusion of $1 million in local capital.

Posted at 01:12 AM

March 07, 2005

Deutsche Bank Offers to Buy China Aviation Oil's Debt (Update2) (Bloomberg.com)

March 8 (Bloomberg) -- Deutsche Bank AG, Europe's third- biggest bank by assets, is offering to buy some of China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp.'s $530 million debt from creditors for 40 percent of the amount owed, according to an e-mail sent by the bank to a creditor.

Posted at 11:20 PM

Halt risky freight aircraft venture (Indian Country Today)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Following warnings about the risky business venture, the Navajo Nation halted plans to build a new freight aircraft but will proceed with the manufacture of a new environmentally-friendly construction alternative that could revolutionize the building industry.

Posted at 10:58 PM

UAE, Iran ferry service

A daily ferry service between Ras Al Khaimah and Iran will start in July, according to Gulf News. Intially, two ferrys with a capacity for 40 passengers each, will travel to Qeshm in Iran twice a day, with trips to Bandar Lengeh and Bandar Abbas being introduced later. According to Ras Al Khaimah Director-General Mohammad Al Mehrizi, UAE residents will not need a visa. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:09 PM

Airline Discusses Purchase of Delta Unit (New York Times)

An executive at SkyWest Inc., the largest independently owned commuter carrier, said yesterday that the airline had been in discussions about a possible purchase of a commuter unit of Delta Air Lines.

Posted at 09:53 PM

Dnata plays Creole

Dubai-based travel agency Dnata has converted its holiday lounge into a mini-Seychelles to promote its special offers in March for the island destination. The lounge will play Creole music, display a Seychelles painting collection and run videos featuring some of the country's 115 islands. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:10 PM

Deutsche Bank Offers to Buy China Aviation Oil's Debt (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)

March 8 (Bloomberg) -- Deutsche Bank AG is offering to buy some of China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp.'s $530 million debt from creditors for 40 percent of the amount owed, according to an e-mail sent by the bank to a creditor.

Posted at 08:24 PM

Ruling revives HIV bias suit against airline (Planet Out via Yahoo! News)

SUMMARY: A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has restored a trio of lawsuits brought by HIV-positive men against American Airlines.

Posted at 07:24 PM

Aviation history of county recounted (The Eureka Reporter)

Aviation may not have started in Humboldt County, but one area historian***s research shows that some of the airplane***s earliest pioneers touched down numerous times in the area.

Posted at 06:53 PM

Ruling revives HIV bias suit against airline (PlanetOut)

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has restored a trio of lawsuits by HIV-positive men against American Airlines. The three men each sued the airline after being provisionally hired and then turned down for flight attendant jobs because of their HIV status.

Posted at 06:40 PM

Putin Rues Condition Of Aircraft Industry (St. Petersburg Times)

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin criticized domestic aircraft producers Tuesday for being uncompetitive and plagued by vested interests, and urged them to depend less on state support.....

Posted at 06:39 PM

Indonesian Airline Implicated in Rights Activist's Murder: Probe (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

SYDNEY, March 8 Asia Pulse - Indonesia's national airline, Garuda, has been implicated in the murder by arsenic poisoning of the country's most famous human rights activist last year, a government-backed investigation has reportedly found.

Posted at 06:13 PM

Goodyear to Supply Tires for Fast Selling Airbus Aircraft (The Auto Channel)

AKRON, Ohio, March 7 -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced today that it has extended a major multi-year contract for the supply of aviation tires to Airbus for six popular wide-body and single-aisle aircraft models. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050204/GTLOGO ) Goodyear will supply Flight Leader aircraft tires for the Airbus wide-body family, the A300 and 310 models, as

Posted at 05:26 PM

Continental's Panamanian affiliate buys Colombian airline (BizJournals)

Reuters reported Monday that the Panamanian affiliate of Continental Airlines has bought a majority stake in Colombia's second-largest airline.

Posted at 05:08 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-03-07 22:28 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Delta Air leads airline index higher - UPDATE 1 (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks ended Monday higher with Delta Air Lines' more than 5 percent advance that led the group's main index.

Posted at 05:06 PM

CORRECTED - Troubled airline industry in for more costs (Yahoo! India News)

In March 4 NEW YORK item headlined "Troubled airline industry in for more costs," please read in 6th paragraph as ... U.S. carrier except AirTran Holdings Inc., Southwest Airlines ... (Clarifies to include AirTran on list of consistently profitable airlines).

Posted at 04:56 PM

IWG and AIM Aviation Sign European Distributorship Agreement (CCNMatthews via Yahoo! Finance)

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA-- - International Water-Guard Industries Inc. is pleased to announce that it has signed a European distributorship agreement with UK based aircraft interiors manufacturer AIM Aviation.

Posted at 04:38 PM

Australia's ageing aviation fleet causes concern (ABC Radio Australia)

There are serious concerns about Australia's ageing aviation fleet . A national aviation conference on the island state of Tasmania has been told more than 80 per cent of planes in Australia are almost 30 years old.

Posted at 04:36 PM

Brazil's Gol Airline Cuts Fares as Much as 56 Percent (Update2) (Bloomberg.com)

March 7 (Bloomberg) -- Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA, Brazil's No. 3 airline, cut ticket prices as much as 56 percent on its domestic routes in a bid to boost sales and market share.

Posted at 02:56 PM

Iwakuni base may get U.S. carrier aircraft (Pioneer Press)

TOKYO - (KRT) - The Japanese and U.S. governments are negotiating to transfer carrier-based aircraft that use Atsugi Air Base, in Kanagawa Prefecture, to the U.S. Marine Corps' Iwakuni Air Base in Yamaguchi Prefecture, according to sources.

Posted at 02:09 PM

Mesaba Aviation, Inc. Reports Capacity and Traffic for February 2005 (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Mesaba Aviation, Inc., a subsidiary company of MAIR Holdings, Inc. , today reported capacity and traffic for February. Mesaba Aviation flew 238.1 million available seat miles in February, which was up 12.7% year over year.

Posted at 01:48 PM

Goodyear to Supply Tires for Fast Selling Airbus Aircraft (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced today that it has extended a major multi-year contract for the supply of aviation tires to Airbus for six popular wide-body and single-aisle aircraft models.

Posted at 12:36 PM

Brazil's Gol Airline Cuts Fares as Much as 56 Percent (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)

March 7 (Bloomberg) -- Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA, Brazil's No. 3 airline, cut ticket prices as much as 56 percent on its domestic routes in a bid to boost sales and market share.

Posted at 11:41 AM

Intergraph Certifies Z/I Imaging Digital Mapping Camera for DO-160D Aircraft Standard (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions today announced it has certified the company's Z/I Imaging DMC against the DO-160D aircraft standard. An important benchmark for the DMC system, it is now certified by Intergraph for altitudes up to 8000m or 26000 ft in non-pressurized aircraft.

Posted at 11:16 AM

China Aviation Oil to contest third lawsuit following trading scandal (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Singapore News)

SINGAPORE: Embattled jet fuel trader China Aviation Oil (CAO) said Monday it would contest a third law suit filed against it following its collapse last year amid more than 500 million dollars of debt.

Posted at 10:18 AM

China Aviation Oil: Will Contest Creditor's Petition (IWon - Money)

SINGAPORE (AP)--China Aviation Oil Corp. (C47.SG), China's main jet fuel supplier, said Monday that it will resist a creditor's effort to put it under judicial management, and said a debt-restructuring program was the best way to revive the troubled firm.

Posted at 10:17 AM

China Aviation Oil to Contest Petition (Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance)

China Aviation Oil Corp., China's main jet fuel supplier, said Monday it will resist a creditor's effort to put it under judicial management, adding that a debt restructuring program was the best way to revive the troubled firm.

Posted at 09:44 AM

Brazil's TAM Airline Sees Market Share Slip In February (IWon - Money)

SAO PAULO (Dow Jones)--Brazil's largest domestic airline, TAM Linhas Aereas SA (TANC4.BR), saw its market share tail off in February, having leapt nearly nine percentage points since before the collapse of Viacao Aerea de Sao Paulo SA, or Vasp.

Posted at 08:21 AM

Xinhua Finance Signs Cooperation Agreement With Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Xinhua Finance , China's premier financial services and media company, said today it has entered into a cooperation agreement with the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation for the exchange of news and information.

Posted at 08:03 AM

Boeing chief resigns over personal relationship (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US aircraft manufacturer Boeing announced the resignation of its president and CEO Harry Stonecipher, owing to a personal relationship with an upper-level employee, and his replacement on an interim basis by chief financial officer James Bell.

Posted at 08:02 AM

HIV-positive men can sue airline (USA Today)

Three men who said job offers were rescinded because they did not disclose they had HIV can sue American Airlines alleging discrimination, ...

Posted at 07:58 AM

China's AVIC 1 Commercial Aircraft Corporation Selects Arbortext Enterprise Publishing Solution (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Arbortext Inc., the leading provider of Enterprise Publishing software, and its partner AVIC Information Technology Co Ltd of Beijing, China, today announced that the China's AVIC 1 Commercial Aircraft Corporation has deployed the Arbortext Enterprise Publishing solution for its aircraft operations and maintenance manual production.

Posted at 07:42 AM

Air China Deploys Sabre Airline Solutions' Technology to Enhance its Ability to Schedule Flights and React to Changing (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Air China has selected Sabre Airline Solutions' advanced planning and scheduling suite to optimize its flight scheduling operations.

Posted at 07:09 AM

Ocean City Businesses Get First Look at New Commuter Airline (WBOC 16)

OCEAN CITY - Simmons Air made their big debut at the Ocean City trade show this weekend. Owner Wayne Simmons showed off the new airline that will make commuter flights from Baltimore to Ocean City. The ten passenger plane will fly six round trips a day for seven days a week.

Posted at 06:56 AM

Airline salary cuts create turbulence (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)

United Airlines rampworker Dave Meyers plays with his son, William. Meyers is struggling after the airline cut wages. 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.

Posted at 05:20 AM

Pemco Aviation Group Announces New Contract for Space Vector and New President of Pemco World Air Services (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Pemco Aviation Group, Inc., announced the following news today:

Posted at 05:04 AM

China Aviation Oil to contest third lawsuit following trading scandal (Channel News Asia via Yahoo! Asia News)

SINGAPORE: Embattled jet fuel trader China Aviation Oil (CAO) said Monday it would contest a third law suit filed against it following its collapse last year amid more than 500 million dollars of debt.

Posted at 04:17 AM

Lufthansa Technik Extends Total Asset Support TAS(R) for Leased Aircraft (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Lufthansa Technik is to open a dedicated sales office in Seattle/Washington in June 2005. Many large and important leasing companies are based at the US West Coast, owning more than two thirds of the leased aircraft fleet worldwide.

Posted at 04:17 AM

Briefing - ASIA Aviation - MARCH 7, 2005 (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Malaysia Airlines (KLSE:3786) said it will start its twice-weekly direct services between Kuala Lumpur and Xian in China on March 15.

Posted at 04:12 AM

Briefing - Asia Aviation - March 7, 2005 (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

An executive briefing on aviation for March 7, 2005, prepared by Asia Pulse (http://www.asiapulse.com), the real-time, Asia-based wire with exclusive news, commercial intelligence and business opportunities. MALAYSIA AIRLINES STARTS KL-XIAN FLIGHTS ON MARCH 15

Posted at 04:05 AM

Airbus Delivered 28 Aircraft In February (IWon - Money)

PARIS -(Dow Jones)- Europe's commercial aircraft manufacturer Airbus (ABI.YY) said Monday it had delivered 28 jets in February, up from 24 in January.

Posted at 03:56 AM

India to repair past mistakes in aviation policies (India Daily)

One significant element of the changes emerging in India's civil aviation policy is a greater propensity by the authorities to admit past mistakes.

Posted at 03:27 AM

Safety body urges incentives for aircraft upgrades (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Aviation Safety Foundation of Australia claims that an ageing aviation fleet is compromising safety. A national aviation conference in Hobart has been told that more than 80 per cent of planes in Australia are almost 30-years-old.

Posted at 02:20 AM

China Aviation Oil to contest third lawsuit following trading scandal (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Singapore News)

SINGAPORE: Embattled jet fuel trader China Aviation Oil (CAO) said Monday it would contest a third law suit filed against it following its collapse last year amid more than 500 million dollars of debt.

Posted at 02:19 AM

Safety body urges incentives for aircraft upgrades (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

The Aviation Safety Foundation of Australia claims that an ageing aviation fleet is compromising safety.

Posted at 02:14 AM

Safety body urges incentives for aircraft upgrades (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

The Aviation Safety Foundation of Australia claims that an ageing aviation fleet is compromising safety.

Posted at 02:05 AM

Asian Spirit Invests US$40 mln In Four New Bae Jet Aircraft (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Philippine carrier ASIAN SPIRIT has invested US$40 million to buy four new BAe jet aircraft for its domestic routes. The first of the aircraft arrived a few months ago, with the second due to arrive within the year and the final two in April and May 2006.

Posted at 01:40 AM

Kim Jong-il Sends Aircraft for Stranded Schoolchildren: KCNA (************)

SEOUL, March 7 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-il sent an aircraft last week to help young schoolchildren stranded on a small island get to school on the mainland, North Korean media said Monday.

Posted at 12:28 AM

Some Air Transat planes temporarily grounded after rudder malfunction (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

MONTREAL (CP) - Several of Air Transat's Airbus planes were temporarily grounded Sunday after the rudder on one of the aircraft flying to Quebec City from Cuba nearly fell off.

Posted at 12:23 AM

March 06, 2005

Evergreen Aviation Museum plans expansion (Corvallis Gazette Times)

McMINNVILLE (AP) The Evergreen Aviation Museum, home to Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose, is planning a $6.9 million expansion. The museum is adding a giant-screen IMAX theater, which it is hoping to open this fall.

Posted at 11:50 PM

Aircraft component maker landing HQ in Westerville (BizJournals)

A California-based producer of interior components for business aircraft plans to move its operational headquarters to Westerville next year.

Posted at 11:43 PM

Featured Top Job (Anchorage Daily News)

ENTERPRISE ENGINEERING, INC. SENIOR MECHANICAL ENGINEER Licensed AD PE w/10 years design exp. in aviation fuels, industrial process & HVAC. Exp. w/federal & commercial clients & proj. mgmt. Excellent communication, leadership & people skills required.

Posted at 11:41 PM

New FAA proposals could mean quick commercial entry for D3 flight recorder (BizJournals)

The Federal Aviation Administration's proposal on Feb. 24 calling for upgrades to commercial aircraft "black box" flight recording systems came at an unexpected time for Albuquerque's Management Sciences Inc.

Posted at 11:23 PM

Cecil could vie for Airbus project (BizJournals)

JACKSONVILLE -- The city's next step in realizing its dream of making Cecil Commerce Center a major hub for the aviation industry could involve a European company with its own vision of making planes for the U.S. Air Force.

Posted at 11:17 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-03-07 02:43 GMT: China world's second largest aviation market in 2004, overtaking Japan - CAPA (Interactive Investor)

SYDNEY (AFX) - China has surged ahead of Japan to become the second largest aviation market in the world in 2004 after the US and the largest in Asia, the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation reported.

Posted at 09:16 PM

DCA expansion plans

The Dubai Civil Authority has laid out its plans to cope with increasing year on year passenger and cargo numbers at a Dubai Property Group networking event. DCA plans to build a USD4.5bn light-rail to link airports and the city centre around the current expansion works at Dubai International Airport and the new airport under construction at Jebel Ali. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 08:48 PM

BA World Traveller Plus up 33pc

More than 20,000 passengers flew British Airways World Traveller Plus class from the GCC between April 2004 and January 2005, a 33 percent increase compared with the same period 2003-2004, according to company data. The class fills a gap between normal business and economy class by offering up to 40 seats giving 38 inch legroom, in-seat power and telephones. There are 44 flights per week from the GCC to London Heathrow offering the class. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 08:41 PM

Small Plane Crashes Near Rochester (WCCO 4)

(WCCO) Two people were injured when a small plane crashed about 12 miles east of Rochester, Minn., on Sunday, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Posted at 08:36 PM

Target opens in Queensbury (Capital News 9)

The town of Queensbury is growing once again. Residents lined up Sunday morning for the grand opening of the new 125,000 square foot Target store, located at the Aviation Mall.

Posted at 08:28 PM

India to repair past mistakes (Bangkok Post)

One significant element of the changes emerging in India's civil aviation policy is a greater propensity by the authorities to admit past mistakes.

Posted at 08:01 PM

Bombardier Significantly Enhances The CRJ900 Jetliner (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

(Full text of statement. Contact details below.) TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 4, 2005--Bombardier Aerospace (TSX:BBD) has significantly enhanced its CRJ Series with the introduction of an upgraded Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft, offering important new benefits to operators. The upgraded CRJ900 aircraft combines substantially improved take-off and landing performance and increased range. In

Posted at 07:01 PM

Airline says Launceston plane incident minor (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Jetstar Airlines has described an incident on a flight between Brisbane and Launceston yesterday as minor. A spokeswoman for the airline says an indicator light came on in the cockpit during the flight and emergency services were put on standby in Launceston as a precaution.

Posted at 06:52 PM

'Saboteurs of MAS aircraft identified' (New Straits Times)

Selangor police have identified several people who may have attempted to sabotage Malaysia Airlines (MAS) aircraft. Selangor police chief DCP Yahaya Udin said the investigations were in the final stages.

Posted at 06:11 PM

Emirates airline agrees on engine-financing deal (The Daily Star Lebannon)

Dubai's Emirates airline announced Sunday it has agreed a $239 million financing deal with the U.S. Export-Import Bank for 22 General Electric and Rolls Royce engines to power 30 new Boeing 777s. "This was the first ever financing of engines by Emirates and also the first time it has used support from the Export-Import Bank," a statement said.

Posted at 04:38 PM

Montreal Bombardier workers accept contract aimed at winning new aircraft (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

MONTREAL (CP) - Bombardier Aerospace workers voted 91.4 per cent in favour of a new contract on Sunday they hope will position them to win the assembly of a new jet in Quebec.

Posted at 03:34 PM

Bombardier Workers in Quebec Accept Labor Contract (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)

March 6 (Bloomberg) -- Bombardier Inc. aerospace workers in Quebec accepted a new six-year labor agreement that may entice the world's No. 3 aircraft maker to build a proposed $2 billion plane in the province.

Posted at 03:09 PM

HIV-Positive Men Can Sue Airline (AP via Yahoo! News)

Three men who said job offers were rescinded because they did not disclose they had HIV can sue American Airlines alleging discrimination, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Posted at 01:53 PM

CAA launches tourism documentary (The Monitor)

KAMPALA - The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has come up with a documentary as part of efforts to revamp the tourism industry. The documentary dubbed "Welcome to Uganda-The Pearl of Africa" was on Thursday launched in Kampala. It is expected to sell Uganda as a tourist destination.

Posted at 01:16 PM

Budget puts airlines on a high (The Hindu)

Some of the Budget proposals may bring long-term benefits to aviation players, both in public and private sectors. THE Budget 2005-06 has provided some much-needed relief for the airline industry.

Posted at 12:57 PM

India to repair past mistakes (Bangkok Post)

One significant element of the changes emerging in India's civil aviation policy is a greater propensity by the authorities to admit past mistakes.

Posted at 12:38 PM

Iwakuni base may get U.S. carrier aircraft (Daily Yomiuri Online)

The Japanese and U.S. governments are negotiating to transfer carrier-based aircraft that use Atsugi Air Base, in Kanagawa Prefecture, to the U.S. Marine Corps' Iwakuni Air Base in Yamaguchi Prefecture, sources said Sunday.

Posted at 12:36 PM

185th Makes its Mark (WTOK-TV Meridian)

A helicopter unit of the Mississippi National Guard, 185th Aviation group, based in Meridian, is vital to the U.S. mission in Iraq and for military operations around the world.

Posted at 12:07 PM

Protest vessel in trouble off Nova Scotia (CBC News)

HALIFAX - A search-and-rescue aircraft has reached the Farley Mowat, the protest vessel that is taking on water off Nova Scotia. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's boat is carrying 30 people.

Posted at 11:40 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-03-06 16:04 GMT: Emirates airline agrees engine financing deal with US Export-Import bank (Interactive Investor)

DUBAI (AFX) - Dubai's Emirates airline announced it has agreed a 239 mln usd financing deal with the US Export-Import Bank for 22 General Electric and Rolls Royce engines to power 30 new Boeing 777s.

Posted at 10:18 AM

Target opens in Queensbury (Capital News 9)

The town of Queensbury is growing once again. Residents lined up Sunday morning for the grand opening of the new $125,000 square foot Target store, located at the Aviation Mall.

Posted at 10:16 AM

Emirates airline agrees engine financing deal with US bank (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Dubai's Emirates airline announced it has agreed a 239 million dollar financing deal with the US Export-Import Bank for 22 General Electric and Rolls Royce engines to power 30 new Boeing 777s.

Posted at 10:10 AM

Evergreen Aviation Museum plans expansion (KATU)

McMINNVILLE, Ore. - The Evergreen Aviation Museum, home to Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose, is planning a $6.9 million expansion. The museum is adding a giant screen IMAX theater, which it is hoping to open this fall.

Posted at 09:29 AM

Military news (Reading Eagle/Reading Times)

John Kubitz, Ruscombmanor Township, has been promoted to major in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and given command of Company G, 104th Aviation Regiment, based at Fort Indiantown Gap in Lebanon County.

Posted at 07:07 AM

UK PRESS: BA CEO Rod Eddington To Leave Airline In Summer (Dow Jones via Yahoo! Asia News)

LONDON (Dow Jones)--British Airways PLC (BAY.LN) Chief Executive Rod Eddington is set to leave the flagship U.K. airline as early as this summer, said the Sunday Times and Observer newspapers.

Posted at 05:52 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-03-06 08:16 GMT: Japan's Sagawa Express to set up cargo airline in tie-up with JAL - report (Interactive Investor)

TOKYO (AFX) - Sagawa Express Co, one of Japan's big four transport firms, will set up a new cargo airline in April in a tie-up with Japan Airlines Corp (JAL), the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported, quoting company sources.

Posted at 02:44 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-03-06 08:16 GMT: Japan's Sagawa Express to set up cargo airline in tie-up with JAL - report (Interactive Investor)

TOKYO (AFX) - Sagawa Express Co, one of Japan's big four transport firms, will set up a new cargo airline in April in a tie-up with Japan Airlines Corp (JAL), the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported, quoting company sources.

Posted at 02:34 AM

Navy to give explosive end to retired aircraft carrier (The Spokesman-Review)

WASHINGTON *** The Navy plans to send the retired carrier USS America to the bottom of the Atlantic in explosive tests this spring, an end that is difficult to swallow for some who served on board.

Posted at 02:23 AM

Brookside s demise a disappointment for local duffers (Reno Gazette-Journal)

WORTH A CLICK! Mike Monte, left, of Sparks and Ray Hiett of Reno enjoy a round of golf at Brookside Golf Course in Reno in this Aug. 2, 2000, file photo. The Federal Aviation Administration is planning to build a new 205-foot control tower at Reno/Tahoe International Airport.

Posted at 02:11 AM

Cirrus Middle East and Universal open location in Beirut (AME Info)

Mr. Jonathan Howells, Regional Director - Europe, Middle East and Africa, Universal Weather & Aviation, Inc. - Mr. Gregory Evans, CEO, Universal Weather & Aviation, Inc. - Mr. Abed El-Jaouni, CEO, Cirrus Middle East s.a.l. - Mr. Gabriel Yaacoub, Deputy CEO, Cirrus Middle East s.a.l.

Posted at 01:16 AM

False Start For Ghana International Airline (Ghanaweb.com)

President John Agyekum Kufuor officially announced the ***death*** of Ghana Airways in his 2005 ***State of the Nation*** Address, and also took the opportunity to announce the imminent ***birth*** of a new ***Ghana International Airlines*** (GIA). According to industry sources, the new Airline is to be owned jointly by the Government of Ghana (70%) and a Mormon Group from the USA (30%).

Posted at 01:15 AM

Emaar Armani hotels

Dubai-based Emaar Properties is partnering with Giorgio Armani SPA to develop a worldwide group of luxury hotels and vacation resorts. The first Armani Hotel will be located in the Burj Dubai tower, set to open in 2008. In 2005 Emaar launched near 40 housing communities, handing over 8,000 homes. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:55 AM