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March 19, 2005

Southwest backs older pilots? (CNN Money)

Southwest Airlines will file a friend of the court brief next week in support of 12 pilots who are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Federal Aviation Administration's requirement that pilots retire at age 60, Time magazine reports.

Posted at 11:37 PM

EU, U.S. Spar Over Aircraft Subsidies (ABC News)

EU and U.S. Spar After America Threatens to Revive WTO Complaint Over Aid to Airbus

Posted at 11:31 PM

Aviation company's existence in Attica was short-lived (The Advertiser-Tribune)

The bus parking lot in Attica was once the site of the Attica Aviation Company which produced two single-winged aircraft in 1915.

Posted at 11:19 PM

EU, U.S. Spar Over Aircraft Subsidies (AP via Yahoo! News)

The United States and the European Union on Saturday accused one another of trying to renege on Jan. 11 pledge to resolve a decades-old dispute over subsidies for civilian aircraft makers within three months.

Posted at 11:11 PM

War of words resumes in transatlantic aircraft row (India Daily)

The United States and Europe traded threats and accusations on Saturday in a fresh escalation of the row over subsidies for aircraft rivals Boeing and Airbus that risks souring transatlantic ties.

Posted at 10:24 PM

Dubai, third biggest in re-exports

Dubai is the third largest port in the world for re-exports, after Hong Kong and Singapore, according to a study from the Dubai Chamber of Commerce. Total exports from Dubai in 2004 were valued at around USD12bn of which 85 per cent was in the trading sector, nine per cent manufacturing and 3.5 per cent services. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:13 PM

JXB to open in 2007

The Dubai Logistics City - with the Jebel Ali Airport, code-name JXB, at its centre - will start operations in 2007, said Dubai Aviation President Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. The DLC will be adjacent to the Jebel Ali Free Zone and comprise up to 16 air cargo terminals able to handle 12m tonnes of cargo per annum. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:59 PM

Abu Dhabi, Canada to sign civil aviation pact (Khaleej Times)

ABU DHABI *** Abu Dhabi and Canada are at an advanced stage of negotiating a pact in the area of civil aviation which will help establish a much needed airlink.

Posted at 09:50 PM

Southwest to Support Pilots' Challenge (AP via Yahoo! News)

Low-fare carrier Southwest Airlines plans to support a group of pilots who are challenging a federal rule that forces them to retire at 60, a spokesman for the airline said Saturday.

Posted at 08:46 PM

War of words resumes in transatlantic aircraft row (Yahoo! India News)

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The United States and Europe traded threats and accusations on Saturday in a fresh escalation of the row over subsidies for aircraft rivals Boeing and Airbus that risks souring transatlantic ties.

Posted at 02:12 PM

EU, U.S. spar over aircraft subsidies (USA Today)

The United States and the European Union on Saturday accused one another of trying to renege on Jan. 11 pledge to resolve a decades-old ...

Posted at 01:27 PM

EU, U.S. Spar Over Aircraft Subsidies (RedNova)

BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The United States and the European Union on Saturday accused one another of trying to renege on Jan. 11 pledge to resolve a decades-old dispute over subsidies for civilian aircraft makers within three months. The EU denounced a U.S.

Posted at 12:56 PM

EU, U.S. Spar Over Aircraft Subsidies (AP via Yahoo! News)

The United States and the European Union on Saturday accused one another of trying to renege on Jan. 11 pledge to resolve a decades-old dispute over subsidies for civilian aircraft makers within three months.

Posted at 12:16 PM

Southwest Crosses Into the Gray (Time Magazine)

The airline will support overturning a rule forcing pilots to retire at 60

Posted at 11:58 AM

EU Wants Aircraft Agreement by April 11 (Reuters)

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is targeting April 11 for reaching an agreement with the United States to end a dispute over subsidies for aircraft rivals Boeing BA.N and Airbus EAD.PA , an EU official said on Saturday.

Posted at 10:24 AM

EU Wants Aircraft Agreement by April 11 (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

The European Union is targeting April 11 for reaching an agreement with the United States to end a dispute over subsidies for aircraft rivals Boeing and Airbus , an EU official said on Saturday.

Posted at 10:16 AM

EU regrets US 'unilateral' action in Airbus-Boeing row (AFP via Yahoo! News)

The European Union accused the United States of unilaterally breaking off transatlantic talks on subsidies to aircraft makers Airbus and Boeing.

Posted at 08:21 AM

Airline woos Feds (Herald Sun)

NEW airline OzJet wants a share of the Federal Government's lucrative travel budget. Qantas enjoys about 90 per cent of the Government's travel cake, but OzJet is eyeing a 10 per cent slice of that business.

Posted at 08:02 AM

EU Denounces U.S. Threat on Airbus Aid (AP via Yahoo! News)

The European Union on Saturday denounced the U.S. threat to revive a formal complaint at the World Trade Organization over EU government aid to aircraft-maker Airbus, saying the move was premature and unnecessary.

Posted at 07:05 AM

EU: Ready to Resume U.S. Aircraft Talks (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

The European Union blamed the United States on Saturday for the collapse of talks over subsidies for aircraft rivals Boeing and Airbus, but said it was willing to resume the negotiations.

Posted at 06:20 AM

EU ready to resume aircraft subsidy talks (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)

The European Union has blamed the United States for the collapse of talks over subsidies for aircraft rivals Boeing and Airbus, but says it is willing to resume the negotiations.

Posted at 05:40 AM

March 18, 2005

Talks Over Aircraft Subsidies in Jeopardy (Washington Post)

The Bush administration signaled Friday that negotiations with the European Union over subsidies to Boeing Co. and Airbus SAS were on the verge of breaking down, raising the likelihood of a high-stakes international trade case.

Posted at 11:21 PM

Patrick Wins Control Of Low-cost Airline Virgin Blue (Bernama)

MELBOURNE, March 19 (Bernama) -- Patrick Corp Ltd has won control of Virgin Blue's board, after securing a majority shareholding in the low cost airline.

Posted at 10:53 PM

Branson loses Australian airline fight (Guardian Unlimited)

Sir Richard Branson has lost control of his Australian budget airline, Virgin Blue, after a successful hostile takeover by his one-time partner in the venture, Patrick Corporation.

Posted at 08:42 PM

U.S. talks with E.U. over aircraft subsidies at impasse (CBS Market Watch)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Talks between the United States and the European Union to resolve a dispute over aircraft subsidies have hit an impasse, the U.S. trade representative's office said late Friday.

Posted at 07:12 PM

PETROLEUM DIRECTORY: AeroMap joins aviation safety group (Petroleum News)

The AeroMap U.S. flight department has joined the Medallion Foundation's aviation safety program in Alaska. The Medallion Foundation was formed to reduce aviation accidents in Alaska by fostering a new safety culture and by promoting higher safety standards through research, education, auditing and...

Posted at 04:58 PM

Embraer rejects rumour Air Canada could cancel aircraft order for Bombardier (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

MONTREAL (CP) - Air Canada could be under pressure to cancel a large airplane order with Brazil's Embraer and instead be the launch customer for a new aircraft proposed by Bombardier Aerospace, a Wall Street analyst said Friday.

Posted at 04:11 PM

Photo Release -- Northrop Grumman Completes First Fuselage Section for U.S. Navy's Next-Generation Electronic Attack (PrimeZone via Yahoo! Finance)

Northrop Grumman Corporation today celebrated completion of the first fuselage section for the U.S. Navy's next-generation, electronic attack aircraft at a ceremony held before hundreds of employees.

Posted at 02:21 PM

Air Travel Expected To Double By 2015 Some Worry Aviation System Cannot Accommodate Growth (Bayinsider)

WASHINGTON -- More than 1 billion people a year will be boarding planes in the United States within a decade, nearly half again as many as those now using an aviation system showing signs of being overburdened.

Posted at 02:03 PM

Airline Shares Weakened by Oil Surge (Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance)

Airline stocks fell Friday after Merrill Lynch & Co. said it expects the beleaguered sector to lose even more money than it previously expected this year due to a continued surge in oil prices.

Posted at 01:51 PM

Embraer rejects rumour Air Canada could cancel aircraft order for Bombardier (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

MONTREAL (CP) - Air Canada could be under pressure to cancel a large airplane order with Brazil's Embraer and instead be the launch customer for a new aircraft proposed by Bombardier Aerospace, a Wall Street analyst said Friday.

Posted at 01:00 PM

Viva Statement Highlights Progression of Its Aviation Subsidiaries (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Viva International, Inc. announced earlier today a series of statements designed to inform its shareholder base of its progress in building its aviation sector business through its aviation subsidiaries.

Posted at 12:57 PM

Merrill says fuel costs to push airline losses to $5 bi (Investors.com)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- What a difference a dollar makes. For every $1 increase in the price of crude oil, Merrill Lynch says the airline industry's pretax profits fall by $450 million.

Posted at 10:28 AM

Airline stocks open lower as Continental loses 3.2% (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks opened lower Friday as Continental Airlines fell 3.6 percent in early action. ...

Posted at 09:06 AM

Commercial airline launched (NEWS.com.au)

EAST TIMOR's first commercial airline launched its inaugural flight today serving a route connecting its capital, Dili, to Kupang, the main city on the Indonesian half of Timor island.

Posted at 09:03 AM

Air taxi service buys aircraft with twist (The Record-Courier)

Practicality meets technology with a James Bond twist in the Cirrus airplane, the first to come with a parachute system that will lower the entire aircraft to the ground in emergency situations.

Posted at 08:07 AM

Airline to sell tickets at the petrol pumps (eyefortravel.com)

Bangalore-based low-cost airline Air Deccan is exploring new distribution platforms as it has tied up with state-run Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) for setting up ticketing kiosks in its fuel stations.

Posted at 07:50 AM

Talkin' travel, part II: Your airline questions answered (USA Today)

To help you make sense of the latest industry news or just figure out your frequent-flier options USATODAY.com's Today in the ...

Posted at 06:36 AM

Aircraft makes emergency landing after hydraulics failure (MCOT)

BANGKOK, March 18, (TNA) Ninety passengers were left stranded at Bangkok s Don Muang Airport today when a Phuket Air aircraft bound for the southern resort island was forced to make an emergency landing 15 minutes after takeoff.

Posted at 06:34 AM

Capital airline's cruising as rivals struggle (Scotsman)

SCOTS budget airline Flyglobespan is cruising high above the market turbulence which is currently giving many of its peers an uncomfortably bumpy ride.

Posted at 06:31 AM

Aviation System Said Vulnerable to Attacks (ABC News)

Aviation Security System Still Susceptible to Attacks by Terrorists, Government Report Says

Posted at 04:01 AM

Aircraft refuelling service resumes (Times of Malta)

Aircraft refuelling at the airport resumed yesterday afternoon after nine workers signed a declaration stating they were willing to return to work.

Posted at 03:38 AM

Airline travelers to top 1 billion in 2015 (Seattle Times)

The number of U.S. airline passengers will grow 3. 4 percent annually and top 1 billion by 2015, a slower growth rate than projected last...

Posted at 02:35 AM

State seeks aircraft work site (Macon Telegraph)

WARNER ROBINS - Georgia's Department of Economic Development is promoting Middle Georgia as one of three possible sites for an EADS North America engineering and aircraft modification center.

Posted at 02:23 AM

Aviation influx (Bradenton Herald)

A billion air travelers in 2015: Will there be enough room for them all? More than 1 billion people a year will be boarding planes in the United States within a decade, nearly double the number now using an aviation system showing signs of being overburdened.

Posted at 02:19 AM

A billion travelers predicted in 2015 Aviation system showing strain as FAA faces spending cuts (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)

More than 1 billion people a year will be boarding planes in the United States within a decade, nearly half again as many as those now using an aviation system showing signs of being overburdened.

Posted at 02:07 AM

INDUSTRY REPORT: Aviation -- More than 1 billion will fly (Detroit Free Press)

More than 1 billion people a year will board planes in the United States within a decade, nearly half again as many as those now using an aviation system showing signs of being overburdened.

Posted at 01:46 AM

Ghana will support ECOBANK to establish regional airline - Kufuor (Ghanaweb.com)

Accra, March 17, GNA - President John Agyekum Kufuor on Thursday said Ghana would support the management of ECOBANK in its initiative to establish a West African Airline to facilitate air transport in the sub-Region.

Posted at 01:15 AM

Briefing - Asia Aviation - March 18, 2005 (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

An executive briefing on aviation for March 18, 2005, prepared by Asia Pulse (http://www.asiapulse.com), the real-time, Asia-based wire with exclusive news, commercial intelligence and business opportunities. FIJI'S NADI AIRPORT EMPLOYEES END PROTEST

Posted at 12:16 AM

March 17, 2005

China Aviation Oil Corp Holds Goldman Sachs To Account (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

China Aviation Oil Corp (CAO), which is struggling to stave off bankruptcy after losing US$550 million in derivatives trading, has sued one of its creditors - Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Posted at 11:55 PM

Embraer Buys Aircraft Engines Jointly Developed By Japan's IHI (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

EMPRESA BRASILEIRA DE AERONAUTICA S.A., known as Embraer, has placed orders for 650 units of aircraft engines developed by ISHIKAWAJIMA-HARIMA HEAVY INDUSTRIES CO. [IHI ] (TSE:7013). IHI jointly developed the engine, the CF34-10E, with GENERAL ELECTRIC CO.

Posted at 11:44 PM

China Eastern Agrees To Buy 5 Airbus A319 Aircraft -2- (IWon - Money)

China Eastern said it plans to take delivery of the five aircraft between February 2006 and July 2007. The aircraft will be used mainly for domestic flights, according to the statement.

Posted at 07:49 PM

China Eastern: Agrees To Buy 5 Airbus A319 Aircraft (IWon - Money)

SHANGHAI (Dow Jones)--China Eastern Airlines Corp. (CEA) said Friday it has agreed to buy five A319 aircraft from Airbus (ABI.YY). The list price in 2000 of the five aircraft, including engines, amounts to around $200 million.

Posted at 07:48 PM

3/17/05-Historic Aviation Memorial Museum F-4 Phantom Arrives For Restoration (KLTV Texas)

A 22-year-old F-4 Phantom has relocated to East Texas. It's the result of the hard work of some East Texans, dedicated to aviation. Now, a huge restoration project is underway. The F-4 Phantom was put into service in 1966 in Vietnam and retired from service in 1988.

Posted at 06:54 PM

Police boats and aircraft on the lookout for crewmen (The Star Online)

PENANG : Four Malaysian police boats and a police aircraft are combing the area for the three abducted crewmen of Japanese-registered tugboat Idaten .

Posted at 05:48 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-03-17 21:50 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Airline stocks hold line at day's end - UPDATE 2 (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks closed fractionally higher on Thursday as a report that air travel is rebounding helped offset another volatile session for crude oil prices. The Amex Airline Index ended up 0.1 percent to 46.3 while crude oil hit $57.60 a barrel before closing down .

Posted at 04:30 PM

M7 Aerospace Wins Contract to Support Logistics Aircraft (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

A team headed by M7 Aerospace of San Antonio has been awarded a U.S. Army contract potentially worth more than $300 million in revenue to support the Army National Guard's fleet of C-23 Sherpa aircraft.

Posted at 04:27 PM

Wall Street airlines - Airline stocks hold line at day's end - UPDATE 2 (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks closed fractionally higher on Thursday as a report that air travel is rebounding helped offset another volatile session for crude oil prices. ...

Posted at 03:51 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-03-17 19:28 GMT: Wall Street airlines - SkyWest, Southwest resist airline selling pressure - UPDATE (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks remained in the red Thursday with a handful of companies, including SkyWest Inc. and Southwest Airlines, posting gains during an otherwise down day. The Amex Airline Index fell 0.6 percent to 46 while crude oil topped $57 a barrel.

Posted at 02:01 PM

Wall Street airlines - SkyWest, Southwest resist airline selling pressure - UPDATE 1 (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks remained in the red Thursday with a handful of companies, including SkyWest Inc. ...

Posted at 01:29 PM

Adam Aircraft plans expansion in Utah (BizJournals)

An aircraft company that once considered locating an assembly plant in New Mexico has chosen to build the facility on Ogden, Utah.

Posted at 01:28 PM

Ghana will support ECOBANK to establish regional airline - Kufuor (Ghanaweb.com)

Accra, March 17, GNA - President John Agyekum Kufuor on Thursday said Ghana would support the management of ECOBANK in its initiative to establish a West African Airline to facilitate air transport in the sub-Region.

Posted at 10:45 AM

Thai low-cost airline makes inaugural flight to China (MCOT)

XIAMEN, Mar 17 (TNA) AirAsia today began the first Thai budget airline to offer flights to China, with an inaugural flight from Bangkok to Xiamen.

Posted at 10:03 AM

Commissioners on board with plan to land aircraft manufacturer (Valley Morning Star)

HARLINGEN A proposal that could attract the world s largest aircraft manufacturer to Cameron County came one step closer to fruition Wednesday night when city commissioners voted unanimously in support of regional cooperation.

Posted at 09:53 AM

SkyWest resists airline selling pressure (CBS Market Watch)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Airline stocks traded lower Thursday, but shares of SkyWest Inc. and Alaska Air Group managed advances on an otherwise down day.

Posted at 09:22 AM

Amex Airline Index starts session lower (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- The Amex Airline Index opened lower Thursday as the entire index traded in the red. ...

Posted at 09:00 AM

Low-cost airline may be ready to fly in 2006 (The Garden Island)

LIHU E *** If the Hawaii Superferry wants to be the H4 (interisland, ocean-based highway), then representatives of a new airline said yesterday to think of them as an extension of the "the (Honolulu) Bus."

Posted at 08:57 AM

Sikhs cleared of deadly aircraft blast (Sydney Morning Herald)

A Canadian judge has cleared two Sikh militants of involvement in the 1985 bombing of an Air India jetliner off the coast of Ireland, history's deadliest bombing of a civilian aircraft.

Posted at 07:15 AM

Aircraft parts bill headed to Senate (The Oklahoman)

Mar 17, 2005: A bill that would eliminate a sales tax on parts used in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of aircraft in Oklahoma is headed to the Senate.

Posted at 06:36 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-03-17 12:02 GMT: Greek civil aviation strike disrupts flights out of Athens - spokesperson (Interactive Investor)

ATHENS (AFX) - A four-hour work stoppage by civil aviation authority staff paralysed flights in and out of Athens International Airport today, an airport spokesperson said. "The airport tower is on strike, there can be no plane movement," the spokesperson told Agence France-Presse.

Posted at 06:30 AM

Greek civil aviation strike disrupts flights out of Athens - spokesperson (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

ATHENS (AFX) - A four-hour work stoppage by civil aviation authority staff paralysed flights in and out of Athens International Airport today, ...

Posted at 06:03 AM

Aviation delivers 46 tons of diesel fuel to Koryakia (Itar-Tass)

MOSCOW, March 17 (Itar-Tass) - Almost 56 tonnes of diesel fuel have been delivered by aviation to settlements of the Koryak Autonomous Area on Wednesday, the press service of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations told Itar-Tass on Thursday.

Posted at 06:01 AM

Japan ready to send ships, aircraft to Malacca Strait over piracy (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News)

_ Japan has told Malaysia and other countries along the Malacca Strait that it is ready to send patrol boats and aircraft to combat piracy, but has not yet received any reply, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroyuki Hosoda said Thursday.

Posted at 04:17 AM

Air Arabia to Mumbai

Sharjah-based Air Arabia will start daily flights to Mumbai from March 26. Flights depart Sharjah at 16:40hrs and arrive in Mumbai at 21:00hrs. Return flights depart Mumbai at 21:45hrs and arrive in Sharjah at 23:25hrs. Air Arabia flies to 12 countries and 16 destinations within the Middle East, North Africa and the Indian Subcontinent. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 03:59 AM

Adam Aircraft to add site in Utah (Denver Post)

Centennial-based Adam Aircraft has chosen Utah for a new manufacturing facility. The company said Wednesday it will manufacture and assemble business aircraft near Ogden-Hinckley Airport, creating several hundred jobs there.

Posted at 03:03 AM

China Aviation Files Writ Against Goldman Sachs Unit (Update3) (Bloomberg.com)

March 17 (Bloomberg) -- China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp., which last year sought protection from creditors after incurring a $550 million loss from derivatives trading, filed a writ against Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s J. Aron & Co.

Posted at 02:24 AM

Adam Aircraft sees bright future in Ogden (Deseret News)

OGDEN *** In as little as two months from now, Adam Aircraft Industries will have employees hard at work building aircraft at a facility at the south end of Ogden-Hinckley Airport.

Posted at 01:32 AM

Adam Aircraft takes its jets and jobs to Utah (Rocky Mountain News)

Adam Aircraft Industries Inc. has bypassed its Colorado headquarters and instead selected Ogden, Utah, for a new 47-acre jet-manufacturing center that will generate hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in economic benefits.

Posted at 01:23 AM

March 16, 2005

Briefing - Asia Aviation - March 17, 2005 (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

An executive briefing on aviation for March 17, 2005, prepared by Asia Pulse (http://www.asiapulse.com), the real-time, Asia-based wire with exclusive news, commercial intelligence and business opportunities. CHINA'S 1ST PRIVATE CARRIER FACES COMPETITION ON FLIGHT ROUTE

Posted at 11:41 PM

China Aviation Oil Sues Goldman Sachs Unit (Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance)

China Aviation Oil Corp., which last year declared losses of US$550 million from risky oil trades and sought court protection, has sued the commodities division of one of its creditors, investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Posted at 10:10 PM

Price Of Aviation Fuel Oil Rises In China (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

The price of aviation fuel oil in China has been raised by more than 10 per cent starting from March 16, according to Chinese airlines.

Posted at 09:54 PM

New Airline Plans To Fly Hawaii Skies (KITV TheHawaiiChannel.com via Yahoo! News)

Another airline announced plans Wednesday to enter Hawaii's inter-island market. Its founder said he wants to offer frequent flights and affordable fares.

Posted at 09:24 PM

Qantas's Jetstar Asia may sublease aircraft as growth strategy stalls (AFP via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

SYDNEY (AFP) - Qantas Airways' move into the burgeoning Asian budget airline market has failed to gain traction, with its 49 percent-owned Jetstar Asia conceding it may have to lease out part of its aircraft fleet.

Posted at 09:21 PM

NASA Proposal to Reduce Spending for Aviation Research by 20% Dismays Experts (New York Times)

WASHINGTON, March 16 - Continuing cuts in aviation research at NASA are endangering the country's leadership in aeronautics and the aerospace industry, several experts testified on Wednesday.

Posted at 09:06 PM

Gulf Air, F1 demand high

Gulf Air, the official sponsor of the Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix, has secured an additional 100 hotel rooms from 31 March to 3 April in response to demand for its four day race packages. Packages include return economy flights, four nights' accommodation, airport and track transfers and seats in the Victory grandstand for all four days of racing. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:01 PM

Indonesian Airline Startup Linus To Begin Operations On April 1 (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

New Indonesian airline Lintas Nusantara Airways (Linus) will start operation on April 1 serving domestic routes linking Jakarta and three other regional cities.

Posted at 08:22 PM

China Aviation Files Writ Against Goldman Sachs Unit (Update2) (Bloomberg.com)

March 17 (Bloomberg) -- China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp., which last year sought protection from creditors after incurring a $550 million loss from derivatives trading, filed a writ against Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s J. Aron & Co.

Posted at 07:07 PM

Drop in aviation deaths (The Star Online)

MONTREAL: The number of people killed in commercial aviation accidents last year dropped to just over 400, compared to 700 the year before, the International Civil Aviation Organisation said on Tuesday.

Posted at 06:29 PM

Repair shop for E-2 aircraft opens at Atsugi (Stars and Stripes)

NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan *** A new repair facility created by Naval Air Pacific Repair Activity and the Japanese firm Nippi Corp. opened last week that allows the Navy to do regular maintenance on E-2C Hawkeye aircraft in Japan, saving valuable time and cost.

Posted at 06:27 PM

Airline employees embrace buyout (News 14 Charlotte)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- An "early out" package is proving more popular than expected at US Airways, and it could cause the airline's work force to drop by nearly half in Winston-Salem.

Posted at 06:26 PM

China Aviation Oil (Singapore) sues J Aron & Co over option agreements (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

SINGAPORE (AFX) - China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp Ltd (CAO) said it is suing J Aron & Co (Singapore) Ltd Pte in the High Court here for damages or the cancellation of two agreements related to CAO's restructuring of its options portfolio in January and June of last year. ...

Posted at 06:07 PM

KSL News: Aircraft Plant Coming to Utah (KSL-TV News)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Adam Aircraft Industries has chosen the Ogden airport to build a new generation of small, carbon-fiber jets for the business and air taxi markets.

Posted at 05:57 PM

New Airline Plans To Fly Hawaii Skies (KITV TheHawaiiChannel.com via Yahoo! News)

Another airline announced plans Wednesday to enter Hawaii's inter-island market. Its founder said he wants to offer frequent flights and affordable fares.

Posted at 05:55 PM

NetJets Places Tentative Order With Raytheon Aircraft (IWon - Money)

WICHITA, Kan. (Dow Jones)--Raytheon Co.'s (RTN) Raytheon Aircraft Co. reached a tentative deal to sell up to 50 Hawker Horizon aircraft to Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s (BRKA, BRKB) NetJets Inc.

Posted at 05:54 PM

Raytheon to sell NetJets up to 50 business aircraft (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Raytheon Aircraft Co., a unit of Raytheon Co. , said after the closing bell Wednesday that it has reached a tentative deal with NetJets Inc. ...

Posted at 05:30 PM

Dallas loses bid for aircraft plant (BizJournals)

Adam Aircraft Industries, a Colorado-based manufacturer of business jets, has selected Ogden, Utah, for a new manufacturing plant, passing over Louisville and several possible sites in Texas.

Posted at 03:31 PM

NASA Tests Show Wing Warping Controls Aircraft at High Speeds (NASA)

A NASA flight research project, designed to test a derivative of the Wright Brothers' concept of wing-warping to control aircraft turns, indicates the concept works, even at supersonic speeds.

Posted at 02:16 PM

Airline industry body says EU laws impose 5.9 bln euro annual burden (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Airline industry group IATA accused the European Commission of imposing a 5.9-billion-euro (7.9-billion-dollar) annual legislative burden on the aviation industry.

Posted at 02:08 PM

NASA Tests Show Wing Warping Controls Aircraft at High Speeds (PhysOrg)

A NASA flight research project, designed to test a derivative of the Wright Brothers' concept of wing-warping to control aircraft turns, indicates the concept works, even at supersonic speeds. This high-tech version of century-old technology may have an impact on aircraft design. It may make airplanes more maneuverable at high speeds, enable them to carry heavier payloads or use fuel more

Posted at 01:56 PM

Results of 2004 airline performance study to be released (BizJournals)

A press conference will be held in April to announced the results of the Airline Quality Rating, a study of the performance and quality of the 16 largest U.S. airlines.

Posted at 01:29 PM

Louisville loses bid for aircraft plant (BizJournals)

Adam Aircraft Industries, a Colorado-based manufacturer of business jets, has selected Ogden, Utah, for a new manufacturing plant, passing over Louisville and several possible sites in Texas.

Posted at 01:25 PM

Adam Aircraft opening manufacturing facility in Utah (BizJournals)

Adam Aircraft will open a manufacturing and assembly operation in Ogden, Utah, the company reported on Wednesday.

Posted at 12:24 PM

Cathay Pacific***s parent rules out relinquishing stake in airline - update 1 (New Ratings)

LONDON, March 16 (newratings.com) Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific's (CTY.FSE) parent company, Swire Pacific, Wednesday ruled out relinquishing control of the airline, while conforming that it was in talks with Air China regarding further cooperation in the Chinese aviation market.

Posted at 11:37 AM

Adam Aircraft Plans Plant at Ogden airport (KUTV.com)

A news conference was scheduled Wednesday at which Adam Aircraft Industries was expected to announced that it will locate a new plant at Ogden-Hinckley Airport.

Posted at 11:30 AM

Adam Aircraft Announces New Manufacturing Facility in Ogden, Utah (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Adam Aircraft announced today it will open a manufacturing and assembly operation in Ogden, Utah.

Posted at 11:13 AM

Airline industry body says EU laws impose 5.9 bln eur anual burden on sector (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

(Updates to include detail on demands for action) BRUSSELS (AFX) - Airline industry group IATA has accused the European Commission of imposing a 5.9 bln eur annual legislative burden on the aviation industry. ...

Posted at 11:06 AM

Airline industry body IATA cites 5.9 bln eur legislative burden imposed by EU (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

BRUSSELS (AFX) - Airline industry group IATA has accused the European Commission of imposing a 5.9 bln eur annual legislative burden on the aviation industry. ...

Posted at 10:35 AM

EADS, Northrop Grumman join forces to build unmanned spy aircraft (AFP via Yahoo! News)

The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) wants to team up with US defence technology group Northrop Grumman to build unmanned reconnaissance aircraft in Germany, the Federal Cartel Office revealed.

Posted at 09:31 AM

Airline stocks open session higher, shaking off funk (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks opened Wednesday's session higher, shaking off the broader market's funk. ...

Posted at 09:04 AM

US Airways receives equity pledge from regional airline (Observer-Reporter)

ARLINGTON, Va. *** A second regional airline on Monday agreed to invest in US Airways Group Inc., hoping the struggling carrier will be able to leave bankruptcy protection this year and provide more regional jet business.

Posted at 07:14 AM

Gulf Air, 2m contact calls

Gulf Air's Worldwide Contact Centre expects to handle around two million calls in 2005. The centre, located in Knowledge Oasis Muscat, handles all Gulf Air's reservations activities, including bookings, ticketing enquiries and customer services. It supports, Gulf Air, Gulf Traveller, Gulf Air Holidays and frequent flier programme. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:28 AM

Hawaii may get another interisland airline (USA Today)

A new company is hoping to start a new interisland airline it describes as a low-cost carrier.

Posted at 06:08 AM

Drought-stricken Thailand to use 17 aircraft to make rain (AP via Yahoo! Asia News)

Thailand will use 17 aircraft to seed clouds to induce rain, officials said Wednesday, as the government searches for ways to alleviate a drought that has hit 63 of the country's 76 provinces and affected 9.2 million people.

Posted at 04:10 AM

China private airline airborne (BBC News)

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

Posted at 03:42 AM

Aviation arm gives Menzies a flyer (Liverpool Echo)

NEWS distributor and airport ground handling group John Menzies unveiled a 64% hike in annual profits yesterday after three regions of its aviation arm returned to the black.

Posted at 03:31 AM

Airline shares trading focus of Jetsgo probe (Canoe)

TORONTO -- Canada's stock market watchdog is sniffing around the trading of airline shares ahead of Friday's crash of Jetsgo, but stressed yesterday the inquiry is routine.

Posted at 03:29 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-03-16 08:26 GMT: Commercial aviation deaths in 2004 nearly halve to over 400 vs yr-earlier (Interactive Investor)

MONTREAL (AFX) - The number of people killed in commercial aviation accidents in 2004 dropped to just over 400, compared to 700 the year before, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) said.

Posted at 03:00 AM

Commercial aviation deaths in 2004 nearly halve to over 400 vs yr-earlier (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

MONTREAL (AFX) - The number of people killed in commercial aviation accidents in 2004 dropped to just over 400, compared to 700 the year before, ...

Posted at 02:29 AM

CGCC center for aviation flies high with industry symposium (The Arizona Republic)

The Chandler-Gilbert Community College's Aviation and Technology Center was transformed last week into a giant classroom for aviation industry experts, technicians and people interested in just gazing at aircraft.

Posted at 01:14 AM

Shorts 'closer to new aircraft' (BBC News)

Belfast aerospace company Shorts has taken a major step towards the launch of a new series of aircraft.

Posted at 01:12 AM

Emirates Airline (Zawya)

Emirates Airline is the region's ultimate airline, transporting some 10.4 million passengers in 2004 on 73 different aircrafts to 78 destinations.

Posted at 01:04 AM

Briefing - Asia Aviation - March 16, 2005 (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

An executive briefing on aviation for March 16, 2005, prepared by Asia Pulse (http://www.asiapulse.com), the real-time, Asia-based wire with exclusive news, commercial intelligence and business opportunities. MALAYSIA'S TRIDENT HILL OFFERS TO BUILD AIRPORT IN MEDAN

Posted at 12:38 AM

Tibet has first civil aviation pilots (People's Daily)

Five Tibetan pilot students, who finished their study at the Civil Aviation Flight University of China and passed the Flight Course English test organized by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), have been officially recruited as pilots by the Southwest branch of Air China.

Posted at 12:37 AM

March 15, 2005

Dubai, more room for growth

A shortage of hotel rooms in Dubai is holding back tourism growth and room capacity must double by 2010 to sustain present rates, according to a Dubai tourism official quoted in Gulf News. Dubai had 5.4m tourists in 2004, an 8 per cent growth on 2003, with the same level of growth expected this year. Dubai currently has 33,000 hotel rooms, with an additional 2,700 rooms to open in 2007. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:50 PM

All aboard Emirates Express

Emirates Express, the joint public transport venture of the Dubai and Abu Dhabi municipalities, has started bus trips between the cities. The buses will leave every 45 minutes and cover the 150-km distance, traffic permitting, in two hours. The municipality wants to encourage more commuters to use buses to help reduce traffic. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:20 PM

Cathay Pacific in Chinese airline's sights (Australian Financial Review)

Air China, the mainland's biggest airline, was negotiating a takeover of Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways, a newspaper said on Wednesday.

Posted at 10:19 PM

Emirates daily to Seoul

Emirates will fly daily from Dubai to Seoul starting 1 May. Flights will depart at 02:25hrs, arriving at Seoul's Inchon International Airport the same day at 15:55hrs. A return flight will leave Seoul the next morning at 00:30hrs and land in Dubai at 05:25hrs. The airline employs over 220 Korean cabin crew and has plans to recruit more this year. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 08:54 PM

Bombardier takes first step to launch new aircraft line (Air Transport World)

Bombardier, the company that launched the first regional jet, announced yesterday a $2 billion program to build a new family of mid-size aircraft.

Posted at 08:26 PM

Local airline investing in U.S. Airways (WTHR Indianapolis)

Indianapolis, March 15 - U.S. Airways is getting financial help from an Indianapolis based airline. Republic Airways will provide up to $235 million in financing to U.S. Airways.

Posted at 07:32 PM

Airline working to ease flights for Prescott customers (KVOA.com)

PRESCOTT, Ariz. The new airline contracted to provide commercial air service at the Prescott Airport hopes to have space at Terminal Two at Sky Harbor by the time it starts offering flights in June.

Posted at 07:07 PM

Qatar to upgrade aviation infrastructure: Official (The Peninsula)

DOHA: The Arab Meteorology Permanent Committee held its annual meeting yesterday at the Marriott Hotel in Doha. The meeting was held under patronage of H H the Prime Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani, in collaboration with Civil Aviation General Authority (CAGA) and the International Meteorology Organization (IMO).

Posted at 06:34 PM

Aircraft Leasing Subsidiary Established By Indonesia's Lion Air (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Lion Air said it has established a leasing subsidiary to handle leasing of aircraft for Asian, Middle East African markets.

Posted at 06:24 PM

Four Aviation College pupils in court for kidnapping (The Peninsula)

DOHA: Four students of Civil Aviation College are facing legal action after they were charged for kidnapping a fellow student and forcibly stripping him to pose for photographs.

Posted at 06:19 PM

TIMCO Aviation Services, Inc. Announces Closing of Tender Offer (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 has closed.

Posted at 06:13 PM

Bombardier nears loan deal for new aircraft (Financial Times)

Bombardier, the Montreal-based transport equipment maker, has moved a step closer to building a new series of passenger aircraft with financial support from the UK and Canadian governments.

Posted at 04:55 PM

American Airlines upgrades aircraft (BizJournals)

American Airlines said Tuesday that upgrades for two-thirds of one of its aircraft fleets should be completed by April. The rest of the targeted MD80 fleet -- which makes up 78 percent of American's entire fleet -- will be converted by early June, American said.

Posted at 04:16 PM

Stock regulator doing 'standard' review of airline trades near Jetsgo crash (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

TORONTO (CP) - Canada's stock-market watchdog is sniffing around the trading of airline shares ahead of Friday's crash of Jetsgo, but stressed Tuesday that the inquiry is routine.

Posted at 04:07 PM

Delta, Continental lead airline sector lower (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Delta Air Lines and Continental Airlines on Tuesday weighed on the Amex Airline Index , ...

Posted at 03:40 PM

Bombardier Gets Bd OK For CSeries Aircraft (IWon - Money)

MONTREAL (Dow Jones)--Bombardier Inc.'s (BBD.SV.B.T) board has granted Bombardier Aerospace approval to offer the new CSeries family of aircraft to customers.

Posted at 01:51 PM

UK expresses serious concern over LTTE aircraft (Daily News)

British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jack Straw has expressed serious concern at the acquisition of an unauthorised aircraft by the LTTE.

Posted at 01:50 PM

Bombardier to Hold Conference Call Today: Board of Directors Grants Authority to Offer Cseries Family of Aircraft (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Mr. Pierre Beaudoin, President and Chief Operating Officer, Bombardier Aerospace and Mr. Gary R. Scott, President, New Commercial Aircraft Program, Bombardier Aerospace, will hold a conference call intended for media representatives about the Board of Directors' decision to grant Bombardier Aerospace authority to offer the CSeries family of aircraft.

Posted at 01:34 PM

Bombardier Aerospace Granted Authority to Offer CSeries Aircraft to Customers: Important Step in Process Leading to (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Bombardier's Board of Directors today granted Bombardier Aerospace authority to offer the new CSeries family of aircraft to customers. The authority to offer is an important step in the process that could lead to the aircraft program launch.

Posted at 01:29 PM

US Airways gets boost from regional airline (Pittsburgh Daily Courier)

A second regional airline yesterday agreed to invest in US Airways Group Inc., hoping the struggling carrier will be able to leave bankruptcy protection this year and provide more regional jet business.

Posted at 11:50 AM

Stock regulator does 'standard' review of airline trading around Jetsgo crash (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

TORONTO (CP) - Canada's stock-market watchdog is sniffing around trading of airline shares ahead of Friday's crash of Jetsgo, but stressed Tuesday that the inquiry is routine.

Posted at 11:19 AM

New Evidence of Aviation Security and Safety Gaps Supports Aircraft Mechanics' Warnings to Congress (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

When representatives of the nation's largest aircraft mechanics union, the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association , made their latest round of visits to Congressional offices in Washington last week, their long-standing warnings about gaping holes in America's aviation security and safety system got the full attention of their listeners.

Posted at 11:13 AM

New Evidence of Aviation Security and Safety Gaps Supports Aircraft Mechanics' Warnings to Congress (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

When representatives of the nation's largest aircraft mechanics union, the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association , made their latest round of visits to Congressional offices in Washington last week, their long-standing warnings about gaping holes in America's aviation security and safety system got the full attention of their listeners.

Posted at 11:04 AM

Private aircraft seen as new terror target (World Peace Herald)

WASHINGTON -- Terrorists are eyeing private planes and helicopters as prime weapons for attacks while testing commercial aircraft security systems put in place after September 11 to find weaknesses, says a government assessment of intelligence reports.

Posted at 10:54 AM

Cdn Regulators To Review Airline Stock Trades (IWon - Money)

TORONTO (Dow Jones)--Canadian market regulators are reviewing trading in the shares of WestJet Airlines Ltd. (WJA.T) and ACE Aviation Holdings (ACE.B.T) in the days leading up to the demise of rival airline Jetsgo.

Posted at 10:18 AM

Government Says U.S. Aviation Still Vulnerable To Terrorists (NBC 4 Los Angeles)

WASHINGTON -- Despite spending billions of dollars on security, a report by the Homeland Security Department and the FBI says the nation's aviation system is still vulnerable to terrorist attack.

Posted at 08:44 AM

Update expected on plan to start low-cost airline (Honolulu Advertiser)

James Delano, who founded Lion Coffee in 1979, has been preparing for months to launch a low-cost, interisland, turbo-prop airline and will announce the progress on his plans tomorrow.

Posted at 08:38 AM

US Airways Gets $125M Commitment From Regional Airline (WXII-TV Winston-Salem)

ARLINGTON, Va. -- A second regional airline has agreed to invest in US Airways Group Inc. The company is hoping the struggling carrier will be able to leave bankruptcy protection this year and provide more regional jet business.

Posted at 07:21 AM

US Airways gets $125 million commitment from regional airline (WHNT-TV Huntsville)

ARLINGTON, Va. A second regional airline agreed to invest in U-S Airways Group Incorporated. The company is hoping the struggling carrier will be able to leave bankruptcy protection this year and provide more regional jet business.

Posted at 07:10 AM

Mindready Solutions Delivers IEEE-1394/FireWire(R) VME Boards to a World-Leading Military Aircraft Manufacturer (CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance)

Mindready Solutions Inc. , a leading supplier of solutions for new product introduction support through embedded, test and automation engineering innovations, has received a sizeable order for IEEE-1394b VME boards from a world-leading military aircraft manufacturer.

Posted at 07:07 AM

China private airline airborne (BBC News)

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

Posted at 07:01 AM

Second airline to invest in US Airways (USA Today)

A second regional airline on Monday agreed to invest in US Airways, hoping the struggling carrier will be able to leave bankruptcy ...

Posted at 06:44 AM

TUI to expand HLX no-frills airline, acquisitions possible - CEO (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

COLOGNE (AFX) - TUI AG plans to expand the operations of its no-frills airline HLX and does not rule out buying a rival carrier as part of this process, ...

Posted at 05:19 AM

'Security report on US aviation warns of holes' (Hindustan Times)

The US aviation system remains vulnerable to attacks by Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups with non-commercial planes and helicopters offering them particularly tempting targets, reports Xinhua.

Posted at 04:23 AM

Aviation symposium flies high (The Arizona Republic)

The Chandler-Gilbert Community College's Aviation and Technology Center was transformed last week into a giant classroom for aviation industry experts, technicians and people interested in just gazing at aircraft.

Posted at 01:54 AM

FBI: Aviation Still Vulnerable (CBS News)

A report by the Department of Homeland Security and FBI concludes the nation's aviation system remains vulnerable to attacks by terrorists who may be targeting both commercial and non-commercial aircraft. Bob Orr has the report's details.

Posted at 01:33 AM

Emirates, Buenos Aries flights

Emirates Airline is considering flights between Dubai and Buenos Aires. Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum told the Argentinean Minister of Tourism, Carlos Meyer, that the airline was interested in starting up a daily non-stop service between the cities. The two met at the ITB travel fair in Berlin. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:21 AM

March 14, 2005

Briefing - Asia Aviation - March 15, 2005 (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

An executive briefing on aviation for March 15, 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 CONTINUES PUSH FOR AUSTRALIA-US ROUTE ACCESS

Posted at 11:55 PM

UAE model for security

The International Civil Aviation Authority is using the UAE as the model for an aviation security plan for the Middle East, regional officer Jalal Haider told delegates at a transport security conference in Dubai. Dubai airport has taken the lead in installing the latest aviation security measures and the UAE has a very high compliance level, he said. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:26 PM

Trial underway for airline employee accused of molesting child (KBCI Boise)

BOISE, Idaho The jury trial of a Nampa airline employee accused of molesting a ten-year-old passenger began today. Thirty-three-year-old Christopher Flegel worked for Horizon Airlines. His job included escorting unaccompanied minors between flights.

Posted at 10:36 PM

Second Airline to Invest in US Airways (AP via Yahoo! News)

A second regional airline on Monday agreed to invest in US Airways Group Inc., hoping the struggling carrier will be able to leave bankruptcy protection this year and provide more regional jet business.

Posted at 10:27 PM

AI's budget airline's Gulf operations to start by end of April (Khaleej Times)

DUBAI *** India's national carrier Air India announced in Dubai that its low-cost airline subsidiary would commence Gulf operations by end-April and would open online reservations from March 18.

Posted at 09:55 PM

Rail to link airports

Dubai's Department of Civil Aviation has announced plans to build an underground railway linking Dubai International Airport and the proposed airport at Jebel Ali, director Mohammad Ahli told Gulf News. A third line to the two already planned for Dubai's light rail project would provide an express commuter service between the airports. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:17 PM

Mexico Pilots Union Criticizes Proposed Airline Selloff (IWon - Money)

MEXICO CITY (AP)--The Mexican airline pilots' union said Monday that a proposed selloff of the country's main airlines won't solve the problems of the carriers, which have been losing market share for more than a decade.

Posted at 08:53 PM

Aviation System Said Vulnerable to Attacks (AP via Yahoo! News)

The nation's aviation system remains vulnerable to attacks by al-Qaida and other terrorists who may be targeting noncommercial aircraft and helicopters, according to a government report.

Posted at 08:05 PM

Italian judge convicts four, acquits three in Italy's worst aviation disaster (WKBN)

MILAN, Italy Four people have been convicted and three acquitted in Italy's worst civil aviation disaster. Three of the defendants were employees of Italy's air traffic control agency, and the fourth was an airport official.

Posted at 06:56 PM

Government Says U.S. Aviation Still Vulnerable To Terrorists (The Boston Channel)

WASHINGTON -- Despite spending billions of dollars on security, a report by the Homeland Security Department and the FBI says the nation's aviation system is still vulnerable to terrorist attack.

Posted at 05:57 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-03-14 22:48 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Delta Air leads airline stocks advance - UPDATE 1 (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) - A rally by Delta Air Lines shares led the airline sector higher Monday as a recent increase in airfares appeared ready to help U.S. carriers compensate for rising fuel costs. The Amex Airline Index gained 2 percent while crude oil prices fell.

Posted at 05:18 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-03-14 21:48 GMT: Airline stocks fend off rising oil prices (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks closed mostly higher Monday as a recent increase in airfares appeared ready to help U.S. carriers compensate for rising fuel costs. The Amex Airline Index rose 2 percent, with Delta Air Lines' 7.4 percent gain standing out on the upside.

Posted at 04:19 PM

Airline stocks fend off rising oil prices (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks closed mostly higher Monday as a recent increase in airfares appeared ready to help U. ...

Posted at 03:52 PM

New blow to airline sector (Financial Times)

The performance of the struggling US airline industry in August was far worse than analysts had expected, according to new figures that could spark another widening of loss estimates for the third quarter.

Posted at 03:47 PM

EDO wins $7.1M contract for aircraft carrier system (Long Island Business News)

NEW YORK - EDO Corp. (NYSE: EDO) has won a $7.1 million contract from General Atomics for services related to a new system for stopping aircraft on carrier decks, the company announced.

Posted at 02:48 PM

Delta Air, AirTran lead airline stocks higher (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Rising shares of Delta Air Lines and AirTran Holdings lifted the Amex Airline Index 2 percent on Monday. ...

Posted at 02:46 PM

Study Ranks Airline Customer Satisfaction (NBC 4 Los Angeles)

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. -- JetBlue Airways ranked highest in overall airline customer satisfaction among major U.S. air carriers, followed by Southwest Airlines, according to a study released Monday by J.D. Power and Associates.

Posted at 02:32 PM

AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY STRATEGY PARAMETERS NEEDS SPECIFICATION (Russian Information Agency Novosti)

MOSCOW, March 14 (RIA Novosti) - Head of the macroeconomic forecasting board at the Economic Development and Trade Ministry Andrei Klepach thinks it necessary to specify the financial parameters of the development strategy of the Russian aircraft industry.

Posted at 02:06 PM

Transport Canada proposes new rules for operation of business aircraft (Canadian Business)

OTTAWA (CP) - The Transport Department is proposing to amend regulations that govern how business aircraft operate. "Many businesses operate their own aircraft to transport their own employees or employees from companies under the same corporate umbrella," Transport Canada said in a statement.

Posted at 01:53 PM

Transport Canada proposes new rules for operation of business aircraft (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

OTTAWA (CP) - The Transport Department is proposing to amend regulations that govern how business aircraft operate.

Posted at 01:32 PM

UK Aviation Authority: India Flight Allocations Upheld (IWon - Money)

LONDON -(Dow Jones)- The U.K.'s Civil Aviation Authority said Monday that following appeals to the Secretary of State for Transport, the Dec. 3 decision on the allocation of frequencies to India has been upheld.

Posted at 01:12 PM

Russia***s new aircraft company not to include helicopter plants. (Itar-Tass)

MOSCOW, March 14 (Itar-Tass) -- Helicopter-making companies will not be incorporated into the united aircraft company that is being created in Russia, a high-ranking official said.

Posted at 12:45 PM

Swiss Airline's Shares Decline After Rise (AP via Yahoo! News)

Shares in struggling Swiss International Air Lines slipped back Monday after a climbing fast following an announcement of a possible takeover by Germany's Lufthansa, but the company stayed tight-lipped about negotiations.

Posted at 12:16 PM

EU seeks aviation agreements with Russia, China (New Ratings)

LONDON, March 14 (newratings.com) The European Union Monday said that it plans to hold talks with Russia and China regarding the opening up of Europe's aviation markets. The EU also plans to revive talks with the US regarding a new aviation agreement.

Posted at 12:04 PM

Air India's budget airline to offer up to 50pc discount (Khaleej Times)

DUBAI - Air-India Express, the budget airline promoted by flag carrier Air India that begins operations next month, plans to open bookings March 18 with huge discounts in fare.

Posted at 11:29 AM

Training aircraft blocks runway (BBC News)

A light aircraft blocks the runway at Cardiff International Airport after having problems on take-off... plus other news in brief from Wales.

Posted at 11:26 AM

China private airline airborne (BBC News)

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

Posted at 11:12 AM

U.S. Aircraft Carrier Kitty Hawk Enters Port (donga.com)

To participate in the Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration (RSOI) exercise held from March 19 to March 25, the U.S. aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk arrived at Busan harbor on March 14. Kitty Hawk has over 5,200 American navy personnel and over 60 of the latest aircrafts aboard.

Posted at 10:35 AM

14 March 2005 16:36 Gov`t official on united aircraft corporation (Gateway to Russia)

The final model of creating United Aircraft Corporation will be ready by December 1, 2006. Boris Alyoshin, head of the federal agency for industry, declared at a round-table meeting on the prospects for the aviation and space complex, which was held in the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Posted at 10:25 AM

Aviation System Said Vulnerable to Attacks (ABC News)

Aviation Security System Still Susceptible to Attacks by Terrorists, Government Report Says

Posted at 10:17 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-03-14 15:36 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Delta Air leads airline stocks advance (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Rising shares of Delta Air Lines led the airline sector higher Monday as the carrier's stock rebounded from last week's selling pressure. The Amex Airline Index gained 1.4 percent. Delta shares added 20 cents, or 4.7 percent, to $4.50 as the group's most active stock.

Posted at 10:09 AM

Aviation System Said Vulnerable to Attacks (AP via Yahoo! News)

The nation's aviation system remains vulnerable to attacks by al-Qaida and other terrorists who may be targeting noncommercial aircraft and helicopters, according to a government report.

Posted at 09:53 AM

U.S. aviation system still vulnerable to attack Study sees risk for noncommercial planes, helicopters (San Francisco Chronicle)

Washington -- Despite a huge investment in security, the U.S. aviation system remains vulnerable to attack by al Qaeda and other terrorist groups, with noncommercial planes and helicopters offering particularly tempting targets, a confidential government report concludes.

Posted at 09:47 AM

Aviation system said vulnerable to attacks (USA Today)

The nation's aviation system remains vulnerable to attacks by al-Qaeda and other terrorists who may be targeting noncommercial ...

Posted at 09:46 AM

Delta Air leads airline stocks advance (CBS Market Watch)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Rising shares of Delta Air Lines led the airline sector higher Monday as the carrier's stock rebounded from last week's selling pressure.

Posted at 09:33 AM

Delta Air advance leads airline stocks (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Delta Air Lines' 3.3 percent advance to $4.44 led the airline sector higher Monday. ...

Posted at 09:15 AM

Airline Security: Long Ways To Go (CBS News)

A government report concludes the nation's aviation system remains vulnerable to attacks by terrorists who may be targeting both commercial and non-commercial aircraft. Pilots meanwhile say it should be easier for them to carry guns.

Posted at 08:41 AM

Gov't official on united aircraft corporation (RosBusinessConsulting)

RBC, 14.03.2005, Moscow 16:36:52. The final model of creating United Aircraft Corporation will be ready by December 1, 2006. Boris Alyoshin, head of the federal agency for industry, declared at a round-table meeting on the prospects for the aviation and space complex, which was held in the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Posted at 08:19 AM

IA to get Rs 325 cr to buy 43 aircraft (Rediff.com)

The approved 2005-06 plan outlay for the IA has been fixed at Rs 911.73 crore (Rs 9.117 billion), of which Rs 325 crore would go for purchase of these aircraft.

Posted at 08:16 AM

EU Seeks Agreements to Open Up Aviation (Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance)

The European Commission said Monday it plans to negotiate agreements with Russia and China to open aviation markets. EU Transport Commissioner Jacques Barrot said the commission plans to negotiate so-called "open skies" agreements with Russia and China as part of efforts to improve market opportunities for airlines and promote common security, safety and environmental standards.

Posted at 08:15 AM

EU Seeks Agreements to Open Up Aviation (AP via Yahoo! News)

The European Commission said Monday it plans to negotiate agreements with Russia and China to open aviation markets.

Posted at 08:13 AM

Italian judge convicts four, acquits three in Italy's worst aviation disaster (KRON 4 Bay Area)

MILAN, Italy Four people have been convicted and three acquitted in Italy's worst civil aviation disaster. Three of the defendants were employees of Italy's air traffic control agency, and the fourth was an airport official.

Posted at 07:45 AM

Airline executives say fares bound to rise following Jetsgo failure (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

OTTAWA (CP) - Top executives at Air Canada and WestJet say consumers can count on paying more now that their discount competitor Jetsgo has been forced into bankruptcy.

Posted at 07:30 AM

Aviation System Said Vulnerable to Attacks (AP via Yahoo! News)

The nation's aviation system remains vulnerable to attacks by al-Qaida and other terrorists who may be targeting noncommercial aircraft and helicopters, according to a government report.

Posted at 07:27 AM

AIRLINE SEEKS AIDD (Barbados Advocate)

A cash-strapped regional airline may soon be turning to its neighbours for aid.

Posted at 07:15 AM

Aviation System Said Vulnerable to Attacks (AP via Yahoo! News)

The nation's aviation system remains vulnerable to attacks by al-Qaida and other terrorists who may be targeting noncommercial aircraft and helicopters, according to a government report.

Posted at 07:14 AM

Air-India budget airline to offer up to 50pc discount: (New Kerala)

[World News]: Dubai, March 14 : Air-India Express, the budget airline promoted by flag carrier Air-India that begins operations next month, plans to open bookings March 18 with huge discounts in fare.

Posted at 06:18 AM

CheckPoint Mailers(TM) Solves the 'No Lighters on Aircraft' Dilemma (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

CheckPoint Mailers announced today that it can help solve the dilemma of air travelers who arrive at security checkpoints in the nation's airports carrying cigarette lighters, banned from aircraft effective Feb. 15.

Posted at 06:12 AM

Aircraft still vulnerable to terrorism, report says (Star-Telegram)

WASHINGTON - A new assessment of the nation's aviation system that examined dozens of airline incidents before and after 9-11 makes clear that counterterrorism officials still think the aviation industry may be the prime target for another major attack because of the spectacular nature of such strikes.

Posted at 06:04 AM

Aviation system has holes, U.S. report says (Gainesville Sun)

ASHINGTON - Despite a huge investment in security, the U.S. aviation system remains vulnerable to attack by al-Qaeda and other jihadist terrorist groups, with noncommercial planes and helicopters offering terrorists particularly tempting targets, a confidential government report concludes.

Posted at 05:08 AM

Fred Olsen sells his airline (Aftenposten)

Norwegian shipowner and industrialist Fred Olsen is getting out of the airline business. The companies his family controls will sell the cut-rate carrier Sterling, which played a key role in radically changing the commercial airline business in Scandinavia, to Icelandic investors.

Posted at 03:49 AM

Employees at the bankrupt discount airline lose their Christmas bonus. (Canoe)

TORONTO -- Jetsgo em- ployees, who have been left jobless since the discount airline bailed out, can't even keep their Christmas bonuses. "It just adds insult to injury but now I have to throw my bonus out," said former flight attendant Cheryl Manse.

Posted at 03:24 AM

Airline execs predict higher fares (Canoe)

OTTAWA -- Canadian travellers are bound to pay higher ticket prices in the wake of Jetsgo's collapse, top airline executives warned yesterday as they pressed the federal government for relief from crushing fees and taxes.

Posted at 02:33 AM

Report: U.S. aviation is still vulnerable (Miami Herald)

Noncommercial planes and helicopters are seen as particularly vulnerable to terrorists, but commercial aircraft remain potential targets, according to the government.

Posted at 02:28 AM

Chinese aircraftmaker AVIC I aims for stockmarket listing overseas - report (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

BEIJING (AFX) - State-owned aircraft maker China Aviation Industry Corp (AVIC I) is aiming to list its entire assets overseas or split off its civil aircraft manufacturing business for an initial public offering (IPO), ...

Posted at 02:22 AM

Emirates airline agrees engine-financing deal with US bank (Middle East Times)

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

Posted at 02:20 AM

Aviation security still a concern (Sun-Sentinel)

WASHINGTON ** Despite a huge investment in security, the U.S. aviation system remains vulnerable to attack by al-Qaida and other jihadist terrorist groups, with noncommercial planes and helicopters offering terrorists particularly tempting targets, a confidential government report concludes.

Posted at 02:16 AM

Aviation security is lacking (Kansas City Star)

WASHINGTON *** Despite a huge investment in security, the U.S. aviation system remains vulnerable to attack by al-Qaida and other jihadist terrorist groups, a confidential government report concludes.

Posted at 02:07 AM

Higher hijack risk seen with private aircraft (Boston Globe)

Federal security officials contend that noncommercial planes and helicopters are particularly vulnerable to hijackings by Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups because they are not as well guarded as commercial airliners, The New York Times reported today, citing a report by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. But the report also said commercial jets remain a target.

Posted at 02:02 AM

Sky is the limit for new airline fees (Denver Post)

St. Paul, Minn. - With most airlines, you pay as much as $10 if you want to talk to a human being when you buy a ticket. Free airline meals? They're going fast, replaced by box lunches for a fee.

Posted at 01:57 AM

US aviation vulnerable to Qaeda attack: Report (Hindustan Times)

Despite a huge investment in security, the American aviation system remains vulnerable to attack by Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups who are eyeing non-commercial planes and helicopters as particularly tempting targets, according to a confidential US government report.

Posted at 01:42 AM

Analysis indicates some aircraft still vulnerable to terror attack (Arizona Daily Star)

WASHINGTON - Despite a huge investment in security, the U.S. aviation system remains vulnerable to attack by al-Qaida and other jihadist terrorist groups, with noncommercial planes and helicopters

Posted at 01:31 AM

Aviation opposition grounds KDOT plan (BizJournals)

The Kansas Department of Transportation has withdrawn its request for a law abolishing its aviation division because of opposition from aviation groups around the state.

Posted at 12:23 AM

Govt. Releases Report on Aviation Security (AP via Yahoo! News)

The nation's aviation system remains vulnerable to attacks by al-Qaida and other terrorists who may be targeting noncommercial aircraft and helicopters, according to a government report.

Posted at 12:21 AM

Report: Aviation security system still susceptible to terror attacks (KVAL-TV Eugene)

WASHINGTON Despite spending billions of dollars on security, a report says the nation's aviation system is still vulnerable to terrorist attack. It finds that officials don't fully grasp the risk posed to aviation by al-Qaida and other terrorist groups who seek to use small planes and helicopters.

Posted at 12:19 AM

Report: Aviation security system still susceptible to terror attacks (KRON 4 Bay Area)

WASHINGTON Despite spending (b) billions of dollars on security, a report says the nation's aviation system is still vulnerable to terrorist attack.

Posted at 12:12 AM

Briefing - Asia Aviation - March 14, 2005 (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

An executive briefing on aviation for March 14, 2005, prepared by Asia Pulse (http://www.asiapulse.com), the real-time, Asia-based wire with exclusive news, commercial intelligence and business opportunities. US, INDIA TO SIGN OPEN SKIES AGREEMENT IN APRIL: OFFICIAL

Posted at 12:05 AM

Lufthansa Says It Is Negotiating to Acquire Swiss Airline (New York Times)

FRANKFURT, March 13 - Lufthansa said Sunday that it was in talks to take over Swiss International Air Lines, a long-rumored deal that would speed the consolidation of Europe's national carriers.

Posted at 12:04 AM

March 13, 2005

Report: Aviation security still susceptible (Dallas Morning News)

WASHINGTON *** The nation's aviation system remains vulnerable to attacks by al-Qaeda and other terrorists who may be targeting noncommercial aircraft and helicopters, according to a government report.

Posted at 11:59 PM

Aviation Security System Still Vulnerable (AP via Yahoo! News)

The nation's aviation system remains vulnerable to attacks by al-Qaida and other terrorists who may be targeting noncommercial aircraft and helicopters, according to a government report.

Posted at 11:57 PM

Airline industry could face pilot, controller shortages in 10 years (Sun-Sentinel)

Within the next decade, tens of thousands of veteran airline pilots and air traffic controllers plan to retire, leaving a potential dearth in experience that could cause airport delays and make the skies riskier, aviation experts say.

Posted at 11:45 PM

Report: Aviation security still susceptible (Dallas Morning News)

WASHINGTON *** The nation's aviation system remains vulnerable to attacks by al-Qaeda and other terrorists who may be targeting noncommercial aircraft and helicopters, according to a government report.

Posted at 11:40 PM

Brazil's largest airline fighting possible government takeover (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Brazil's flagship airline, Varig, lashed out Friday against lawmakers who want the government to take over the carrier and ensure it does not collapse under a mountain of debt.

Posted at 11:36 PM

Government Report on U.S. Aviation Warns of Security Holes (New York Times)

WASHINGTON, March 13 - Despite a huge investment in security, the American aviation system remains vulnerable to attack by Al Qaeda and other jihadist terrorist groups, with noncommercial planes and helicopters offering terrorists particularly tempting targets, a confidential government report concludes.

Posted at 10:51 PM

Founder of Peru's AeroContinente Is Accused of Building Airline on Drugs (New York Times)

LIMA, Peru, March 10 - Under almost any other circumstances, Fernando Zevallos's meteoric rise would be celebrated as a success story.

Posted at 10:24 PM

Lufthansa, Swiss takeover talks

German carrier Lufthansa is set to open takeover talks with Swiss, the financially-challenged national airline of Switzerland today. Key shareholders UBS and Credit Suisse will participate in discussions about the likely shape of such a transaction. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:30 PM

Canada's Bombardier To Showcase 5 Planes At Australian Airshow (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Canada's BOMBARDIER AEROSPACE has said it plans to exhibit five of its aircraft at Melbourne's Avalon Airport for the Australian International Airshow 2005. A static display will showcase the company's new Special Edition Learjet 60, Challenger 300 and the Global Express business jets as well as the Bombardier Q200 and Q400 regional turboprops.

Posted at 08:25 PM

Lankan airline spreads wings (Gulf Daily News)

SriLankan Airlines is to expand its operations to Bahrain by increasing its seat capacity by more than 60 per cent, it was revealed yesterday. The airline will operate its new wide bodied A330 aircraft three days a week, starting on March 27, said sales manager-Bahrain Dammika Kulatunge.

Posted at 08:14 PM

MISSILE NEWS Commission Rejects Russia Syria Arms Deal (Space War UAV News)

A Capitol Hill hearing Wednesday said Russia's planned sale of anti-aircraft missiles to Syria is a violation of a binding international security agreement and a threat to Lebanon's fragile prospects for democracy.

Posted at 07:15 PM

Bombardier Aerospace To Exhibit Five Aircraft At Airshow (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

(Full text of a statement. Contact details below.) MONTREAL-(BUSINESS WIRE)-March 11, 2005-Bombardier Aerospace, recognized throughout the Asia-Pacific region as a leader in the regional airliner and business jet markets, will exhibit five innovative aircraft at Avalon Airport for the Australian International Airshow 2005. The aircraft on static display include the new Special Edition Learjet 60,

Posted at 05:50 PM

Airline executives say fares bound to rise following Jetsgo failure (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

OTTAWA (CP) - Top executives at Air Canada and WestJet say consumers can count on paying more now that their discount competitor Jetsgo has been forced into bankruptcy.

Posted at 04:53 PM

Transport Canada's aircraft-parts inventory inaccurate, misleading: audit (940 News)

at 17:11 on March 13, 2005, EST. OTTAWA (CP) - Transport Canada loses track of too many aircraft parts in the $95-million inventory it maintains at the Ottawa airport, says a new audit that partly blames a crash-prone computer system.

Posted at 04:32 PM

Transport Canada's aircraft-parts inventory inaccurate, misleading: audit (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

OTTAWA (CP) - Transport Canada loses track of too many aircraft parts in the $95-million inventory it maintains at the Ottawa airport, says a new audit that partly blames a crash-prone computer system.

Posted at 04:15 PM

Navy planning for two new aircraft carriers (NEWS.com.au)

SECRET discussions have been held with ship builders about equipping two large new Australian warships with fighter aircraft. The Royal Australian Navy plans to buy two $800 million, 25,000 tonne amphibious ships by 2010.

Posted at 03:29 PM

Aviation industry faces skills shortage (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Aviation experts are warning of a looming skill shortage across the industry. The first broadscale aviation summit will be held in Melbourne today to identify and discuss key issues facing the Australian and international industry.

Posted at 03:27 PM

Aviation industry faces skills shortage (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Aviation experts are warning of a looming skill shortage across the industry.

Posted at 03:18 PM

LOGISTICS AIRLINES (The Hindu)

TRAVEL agents in the southern region are returning all promotional materials such as the Maharaja, model aircraft, cutouts, brochures and posters to Air India in protest against the reduction in airline commission. On Monday, members of the ...

Posted at 02:28 PM

Report: Lufthansa, Swiss airline in talks (MSNBC)

Speculation that Germany***s Lufthansa may soon acquire Swiss International Airlines intensified on Sunday amid reports top Swiss shareholders would meet on Monday to discuss a potential takeover.

Posted at 12:00 PM

Foreign pilots get a start in next aviation phase (Weekend Standard)

Daniela Schmidt's newly-obtained commercial pilot license appeared to be of little use after Swissair went bankrupt four years back leaving hundreds of experienced pilots competing for jobs at struggling European airlines.

Posted at 10:48 AM

Cheaper Airline Fares Draw New Yorkers To Philadelphia (NY1 News)

Cheaper airline fares are reportedly luring many New Yorkers to the city of brotherly love. The New York Times says many bargain-hunters are bypassing JFK, LaGuardia and Newark airports and choosing to fly out of Philadelphia International Airport for domestic travel.

Posted at 09:57 AM

Helicopter mechanic reenlists in Iraq with Corps*** newest aircraft in mind (United States Marines)

AL ASAD, Iraq (March 13, 2005) -- Aspiring to join the officer ranks, and with the MV-22 Osprey in mind, Staff Sgt. Roger W. King re-enlisted here March 11.

Posted at 09:51 AM

Air China gets stuck on edge of LA International taxiway (SanLuisObispo.com)

LOS ANGELES - An Air China airliner with 330 people aboard became mired on the edge of a taxiway at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday when the aircraft ventured off the taxiway pavement and onto what an airport official described as a "non-stressed area."

Posted at 09:45 AM

Finmeccanica studies raising Avio stake to 40 pct as Carlyle sells - report (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

MILAN (AFX) - Finmeccanica SpA is studying the possibility of increasing its stake in the Italian aircraft and ship engine manufacturer Avio to 40 pct from 30 pct as the US private equity fund Carlyle seeks to reduce its 70 pct stake, ...

Posted at 09:10 AM

Airline cabin air 'no risk' (Daily Telegraph)

FEARS that the confined space of commercial airliners and recycled air in aircraft cabins help spread flu and other respiratory diseases among passengers are largely unfounded, according to a new study.

Posted at 07:28 AM

NZZ: Airline merger plans are in the aireng 2005 03 13 13 20 (NZZ)

The Swiss government discussed a series of strategic options at its regular cabinet meeting last week. The cabinet spokesman said that the government - the biggest single shareholder in Swiss - discussed the future of the national airline, but did not take any decisions.

Posted at 06:27 AM

Airline merger plans are in the air (Swissinfo)

Reports say Switzerland s national carrier, Swiss, is meeting its major shareholders on Monday to consider a possible merger with the German airline, Lufthansa.

Posted at 06:10 AM

U.S. joins Europe to contain Iran nuclear program (Detroit News)

WASHINGTON -- In a concession to European allies negotiating with Iran on nuclear issues, President Bush agreed Friday to drop U.S. objections to Iranian membership in the World Trade Organization and to allow sale of civilian aircraft spare parts to Iran.

Posted at 02:31 AM

Airline strands fliers (Bradenton Herald)

MONTREAL - Discount Canadian airline Jetsgo sought bankruptcy court protection and abruptly canceled all its flights Friday, stranding an estimated 17,000 passengers, many of whom were heading out on spring break.

Posted at 02:09 AM

Idaho Aviation Festival Takes Flight (KBCI Boise)

Things were taking off Saturday at the Boise Center on the Grove. It was all part of the 13th annual Idaho Aviation Festival.

Posted at 12:14 AM