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March 26, 2005

GILMER FLY-IN RETURNS SATURDAY (Tyler Morning Telegraph)

GILMER - Steve Dean, a former military pilot, wants to make it easier for youngsters and others to learn about aviation. And Saturday's annual Spring Fly-In and Art Show at the Gilmer Airport is one way he is doing that.

Posted at 11:44 PM

QE2 visits Dubai

The cruise ship Queen Elizabeth II docked in Dubai yesterday after waiting for high winds to subside on Friday. Some 1,600 passengers disembarked at Port Rashid to see the main attractions of Dubai. The 70,000 tonne liner last visited Dubai four years ago and is on a cruise around the world. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:52 PM

Air Arabia, Mumbai starts

Air Arabia started its much anticipated service from Sharjah to Mumbai yesterday with fares from USD68 one-way excluding taxes. Some 2,800 tickets sold within the first 24 hours of booking. Officials said the airline's next targets for low-cost flights were Kerala and Pakistan. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:32 PM

Marriott Courtyard in Jebel Ali

Marriott International now has its full range of brands in Dubai with the opening of the Marriott Courtyard in Jebel Ali. The 165-room four-star property boasts broadband connectivity for all guests and is the only hotel to serve the free zone. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:37 PM

Dubai World Cup (Gr.I), sponsored by Emirates Airline (Virtual Form Guide)

Roses in May justified his favouritism by landing the world s richest race, the US$6,000,000 Dubai World Cup (Gr.I), sponsored by Emirates Airline, by a convincing three lengths over 2,000 metres at Nad Al Sheba on Saturday evening.

Posted at 07:44 PM

FAA licensed 5 arrested at TIMCO (News-Record)

GREENSBORO -- Five of those arrested on immigration charges at TIMCO two weeks ago had high-level repair licenses from the Federal Aviation Administration, which is investigating how they qualified for licensing tests, the agency said Wednesday.

Posted at 07:10 PM

US aviation agency to order inspections of Airbus rudders (The Star Online)

WASHINGTON: US airlines will be ordered to inspect the rudders of certain Airbus jets following an incident in which most of the rudder fell off an A310 in flight, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Friday.

Posted at 06:03 PM

US plan to make India 'major world power'WASHINGTON (March 27 2005): The United States on Friday unveiled plans to help (Business Recorder)

WASHINGTON (March 27 2005): The United States on Friday unveiled plans to help India become a "major world power in the 21st century" even as it announced moves to beef up Pakistan.

Posted at 04:38 PM

F-16s deal specifics to be worked out soon MEHMUD AHMEDISLAMABAD (March 27 2005): The Foreign Office said on Saturday (Business Recorder)

ISLAMABAD (March 27 2005): The Foreign Office said on Saturday that the "specifics of the sale of F-16 Fighter Falcons" will be worked out by Pakistan and US governments.

Posted at 04:37 PM

Plane that left Naples crashes at Pennsylvania construction site (Tampa Bay's 10)

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration says three people are dead from a plane crash in Centre County. It happened this afternoon when a pilot was trying to land at University Park. The flight plan said the pilot was traveling from Naples, Florida.

Posted at 04:36 PM

Search the web: (Antara Interactive)

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Posted at 04:25 PM

Three old friends, back together again (News-Register)

In the mid-1900s, Jack Schlemer learned the Evergreen Aviation Museum - then just a small collection of planes on the airport side of Highway 18 - had a Messerschmidt 109.

Posted at 01:02 PM

`Air passenger fatalities in 2004 lowest since 1945' (The Hindu)

PASSENGER fatalities in global civil aviation in 2004 have been the lowest in any year since 1945, according to statistics released by the Montreal-based International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

Posted at 12:54 PM

Northwest must redeem employee stock (CNN Money)

A judge ruled Wednesday that Northwest Airlines Corp. must redeem around $226 million in preferred shares of stock the airline issued to employees more than 10 years ago as part of wage-cut negotiations.

Posted at 11:36 AM

Aircraft crash investigation (ITV West News)

An investigation is underway after two people died in a light aircraft crash on the Gloucestershire-Wiltshire border. It happened yesterday afternoon at Kemble Airfield near the village of Culkerton.

Posted at 11:19 AM

Airline Passenger Privacy Betrayed (CBS News)

A government investigation has found the Transportation Security Administration was inconsistent in protecting airline passengers' privacy as it developed a terrorist screening system, and misled the public about its efforts.

Posted at 11:02 AM

India to consider purchasing US fighter aircraft (Sify News)

New Delhi will consider purchasing sophisticated fighter aircraft and weapons from US companies which were interested to sell them to India, Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Saturday.

Posted at 09:49 AM

Todd gets $12M Navy pact for aircraft-carrier services (CBS Market Watch)

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Todd Shipyards Corp., the Seattle shipyard operator, said it received a $12 million addition to its accord to provide services for the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis.

Posted at 08:41 AM

Todd gets $12M Navy pact for aircraft-carrier services (CBS Market Watch)

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Todd Shipyards Corp., the Seattle shipyard operator, said it received a $12 million addition to its accord to provide services for the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis.

Posted at 08:41 AM

Brazil airline GOL plans global offering of ADSs (CBS Market Watch)

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) - GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA said it and a holder filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to sell 20.5 million preferred shares of the Brazilian discount airline in an offering of American depositary shares.

Posted at 07:54 AM

Report: TSA Misled Public on Flier Data (AP via Yahoo! News)

A government investigation has found that the Transportation Security Administration misled the public about its role in obtaining personal information on 12 million airline passengers to test a new computerized, terrorist-screening system.

Posted at 07:22 AM

Airline slips beneath S.J. airport curfew (San Jose Mercury News)

After learning America West plans to land a passenger jet from Las Vegas in San Jose every day after 1 a.m. starting next month, a San Jose city councilman has called for a boycott of the airline, which he says is violating the spirit of the airport's noise curfew.

Posted at 05:17 AM

Company headed by Indian American gets aviation award (Deccan Herald)

The company, headed by Dr Ganesh Raman, was one of the 13 companies from four countries who have been honoured with Boeing's premier supplier award, recognising their commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction.

Posted at 02:55 AM

Airbus rudder incident sparks U.S. safety check (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

WASHINGTON - U.S. airlines will be ordered to inspect the rudders of certain Airbus jets after an incident in which most of the rudder fell off an A310 in flight, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said yesterday.

Posted at 02:12 AM

Airline to buy new Boeing 777 Air France to replace aging cargo fleet (Whittier Daily news)

Air France spokesman Jean- Claude Couturier said the 777 freighter is the favored option to replace its eight Boeing 747- 200s.

Posted at 02:10 AM

Report: TSA Misled on Passenger Data (AP via Yahoo! News)

A government investigation has found that the Transportation Security Administration misled the public about its role in obtaining personal information on 12 million airline passengers to test a new computerized, terrorist-screening system.

Posted at 01:55 AM

Inspections ordered for Airbus rudders (Boston Globe)

WASHINGTON -- US airlines will be ordered to inspect the rudders of certain Airbus jets following an incident in which most of the rudder fell off an A310 in flight, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said yesterday.

Posted at 01:43 AM

French airline to buy Boeings (Rocky Mountain News)

SEATTLE - Air France said Friday it plans to replace part of its aging fleet of cargo planes with Boeing Co.'s new 777 freighter, but the airline would not say whether it will become the launch customer for the proposed new airplane.

Posted at 01:25 AM

Aircraft orders lift February numbers for goods by 0.3% (Salt Lake Tribune)

WASHINGTON - America's factories saw orders for big-ticket goods rise by 0.3 percent in February after falling sharply the month before. The report highlighted the sometimes uneven recovery experienced by manufacturers.

Posted at 01:09 AM

March 25, 2005

F.A.A. to Demand Airbus Inspections (New York Times)

WASHINGTON, March 25 (AP) - United States airlines will be ordered to inspect the rudders of certain Airbus jets after most of a rudder fell off an A310 in flight, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said on Friday.

Posted at 11:08 PM

T-S-A gets hard eye for sloppy use of airline passenger info (KRON 4 Bay Area)

WASHINGTON The Transportation Security Administration is being criticized for the way it handled personal information about airline passengers while developing a new screening system.

Posted at 10:46 PM

Report: TSA misled public on passenger data (CNN.com)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Transportation Security Administration misled the public about its role in obtaining personal information about 12 million airline passengers to test a new computerized system that screens for terrorists, according to a government investigation.

Posted at 10:11 PM

Air France Announces Plans to Purchase Boeing 777 Freighters (New York Times)

SEATTLE, March 25 (AP) - Air France said Friday that it was planning to replace part of its aging fleet of cargo planes with Boeing's new 777 freighter, but the airline would not say whether it would become the initial customer for the proposed new airplane.

Posted at 10:00 PM

Report: TSA Misled Public on Personal Data (AP via Yahoo! News)

The Transportation Security Administration misled the public about its role in obtaining personal information about 12 million airline passengers to test a new computerized system that screens for terrorists, according to a government investigation.

Posted at 08:12 PM

U.S. companies can bid for Indian aircraft purchase (The Hindu)

NEW DELHI, MARCH 25. The United States today informed India that American companies can bid for the sale of 126 multi-role combat aircraft to India on a day Washington decided to transfer F-16 aircraft to Pakistan.

Posted at 03:23 PM

Air France Plans to Buy Boeing 777s (AP via Yahoo! News)

Air France said Friday it plans to replace part of its aging fleet of cargo planes with Boeing Co.'s new 777 freighter, but the airline would not say whether it will become the launch customer for the proposed new airplane.

Posted at 03:18 PM

Northwest Must Redeem Employee Stock (AP via Yahoo! News)

A judge ruled Wednesday that Northwest Airlines Corp. must redeem around $226 million in preferred shares of stock the airline issued to employees more than 10 years ago as part of wage-cut negotiations.

Posted at 03:05 PM

US Aviation Agency To Order Inspections Of Airbus Rudders (IWon - Money)

WASHINGTON (AP)--U.S. airlines will be ordered to inspect the rudders of certain Airbus (ABI.YY) jets following an incident in which most of the rudder fell off an A310 in flight, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday.

Posted at 12:19 PM

U.S. Orders Rudder Inspections on Some Airbus Planes (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

U.S. aviation regulators on Friday ordered detailed rudder inspections and repairs, if necessary, of certain Airbus planes after the rudder of a Canadian passenger jet nearly fell off this month.

Posted at 12:09 PM

Why Top Techies Take to the Skies (BusinessWeek)

Execs such as Amazon's Jeff Bezos are jumping into aviation -- and finding plenty of common ground between their businesses and aerospace

Posted at 11:52 AM

US Army Aviation: New Mod Plan Captures ARH, LUH, UAVs (Rotorhub)

2005 ARMY AVIATION. MODERNIZATION PLAN . Aviation's strength is its ability to deploy quickly, maneuver ra idly, focus tremendous combat power, and achieve surprise and positional advantage. It is instrumental in achieving simultaneous, distributed, continuous, combined arms air-ground operations.

Posted at 10:41 AM

China to Build First State Aviation High-Tech Base (RedNova)

China to build first state aviation high-tech base XI'AN, March 24 (Xinhua) -- China's first state aviation high- tech base broke ground Thursday in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province.

Posted at 09:06 AM

Boswell: Help general aviation (The Des Moines Register)

After a recent meeting in Iowa, U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell, a pilot, climbed behind the controls of an airplane and flew himself back to Washington, D.C.

Posted at 04:15 AM

Legislature Approves $5 Million For Aircraft Purchase (The New Mexico Channel)

SANTA FE -- The Legislature has approved $5 million for Gov. Richardson's administration to purchase an aircraft and the state's shopping list includes a business jet plane.

Posted at 12:56 AM

French Polynesia-based airline wins Australia-Tahiti contract (ABC Radio Australia)

A small, French Polynesia-based airline based has won a contract for one-stop flights between Sydney and New York via Tahiti, starting in July. Air Tahiti Nui (ATN) will fill a gap left by the Australian airline, Qantas, for direct flights to Tahiti.

Posted at 12:36 AM

March 24, 2005

China to build first state aviation high-tech base (People's Daily)

China's first state aviation high-tech base broke ground Thursday in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province.

Posted at 06:57 PM

JFK poised to replace aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk (The Japan Times)

WASHINGTON (Kyodo) The U.S. Navy is poised to replace the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk, forward-deployed to Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, with another conventionally powered carrier -- the USS John F. Kennedy, a navy official said Wednesday.

Posted at 06:48 PM

Sino Swearingen launches third and final test aircraft (The Milwaukee Business Journal)

Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corp. has begun flight testing on its third and final test aircraft. This move is necessary to obtain Federal Aviation Administration certification on the SJ30-2 corporate jet.

Posted at 05:40 PM

Wall Street airlines - Airline stocks manage 3.2% gain on the week - UPDATE 1 (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Much of the airline sector fell Thursday, but the sector closed a holiday shortened week 3.2 percent higher. ...

Posted at 04:21 PM

OAG Announces Nominees for Airline of the Year (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

OAG Worldwide Ltd., the global content management company specializing in travel and transport, today announced the nominees for its 23rd Annual Airline of the Year Awards. The winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony on Thursday, May 19 at The Park Lane Hotel in London.

Posted at 04:01 PM

IL-76 aircraft set for upgradation in Russia (The Tribune)

The IL-76 heavy lift aircraft in the IAF service are to be retrofitted with an advanced avionics package which will remove certain restrictions imposed upon them on international air routes and certain domestic routes. The upgradation will be done in Russia.

Posted at 03:08 PM

Stevens Aviation Appoints New President and COO (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Stevens Aviation announced today the appointment of Glenn J. Brown as president and chief operating officer. Brown joins Stevens from Rolls-Royce Engines, where he was vice president of aftermarket and customer service, corporate and regional aircraft.

Posted at 01:24 PM

Aviation marvel (Northwest Indiana Times Business)

MOROCCO | Helicopters making emergency landings can now have a safe place to set down with Robert Tarkington's invention of the "Laser Pad." After three years of research, the Morocco inventor developed a device using laser technology to create an illuminated, holographic landing grid on the ground.

Posted at 12:26 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-03-24 15:36 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Airline stocks fade as oil resumes rise (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Much of the airline sector fell Thursday morning as energy futures resumed their rise on the last day of trading in a holiday shortened week. The Amex Airline Index lost 0.6 percent to 47.94. U.S. markets will be closed for Good Friday tomorrow.

Posted at 10:04 AM

NEW AIRBORNE COMBAT VEHICLE DEPLOYED SUCCESSFULLY FROM AIRCRAFT (Russian Information Agency Novosti)

ZHITOVO (Ryazan region), March 24 (RIA Novosti) - On Thursday, the 106th Airborne Division, Russian Airborne Troops, successfully deployed the 12-parachute Sprut, a new Russian-designed airborne combat vehicle, from an aircraft in a command post exercise, First Deputy Russian Defense Minister Colonel General Alexander Belousov told RIA Novosti.

Posted at 09:39 AM

Lufthansa Says Swiss Airline Takeover Approved (E-Commerce Times)

The first major European airline deal since Air France acquired KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in 2003 will allow Lufthansa to tap into the Swiss carrier's much-vied for business and first-class customer base.

Posted at 09:37 AM

Airline stocks fade as oil resumes rise (CBS Market Watch)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Much of the airline sector fell Thursday morning as energy futures resumed their rise on the last day of trading in a holiday shortened week.

Posted at 09:28 AM

Airline stocks lower in opening action as Delta slips (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Delta Air Lines shares fell 9 cents to $4.09 in early morning trading Thursday as the Amex Airline Index lost 0.8 percent to 47.84. Most of the sector traded in the red. ...

Posted at 09:08 AM

Lockheed Martin Delivers 64th AIP P-3C Aircraft (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Lockheed Martin has delivered the 64th P-3C aircraft modified under the Anti-Surface Warfare Improvement Program to the U.S. Navy.

Posted at 09:07 AM

Latest round of airline fare hikes stumbles (The Messenger)

DALLAS (AP) -- Another round of airline fare increases faltered Monday as two carriers backed down, including Con-tinental Airlines Inc., which had started the price hikes of $10 per round trip on many U.S. flights to offset rising fuel costs.

Posted at 08:39 AM

Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation Launches Third & Final SJ30-2 Flight Test Aircraft Into FAA Certification (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corp. announced today that it recently made the first flight of the third and final FAA conformed flight test aircraft for FAA certification.

Posted at 06:23 AM

U.S. Is Likely to Resume Aircraft Aid Talks With EU (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)

U.S. March 24 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. will resume negotiations with the European Union over limiting subsidies to aircraft makers Boeing Co. and Airbus SAS rather than risk a case at the World Trade Organization, said trade lawyers including Stephen Orava of King & Spalding International LLP.

Posted at 05:01 AM

State to buy Vought's aircraft facility in Dallas (Star-Telegram)

*** The Texas General Land Office will pay $65 million for the aircraft company's plant. The Texas General Land Office plans to pay $65 million for Vought Aircraft Industries' Dallas plant.

Posted at 04:49 AM

WestLB enters exclusive talks to sell Boullioun to Aviation Capital Group (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

DUESSELDORF (AFX) - WestLB said it has entered exclusive talks to sell its Boullioun aircraft leasing company to Pacific Life subsidiary Aviation Capital Group. ...

Posted at 04:46 AM

U.S. Likely to Resume Aircraft Aid Talks With EU, Lawyers Say (Bloomberg.com)

U.S. March 24 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. will restart negotiations with the European Union over limiting subsidies to aircraft makers Boeing Co. and Airbus SAS rather than risk a case at the World Trade Organization, say trade lawyers including Stephen Orava of King & Spalding International LLP.

Posted at 04:32 AM

Aviation Week's 10th Annual MRO Conference & Exhibition Highlighted by More than 120 Top Airline and Military Speakers (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Aircraft safety and the costs of maintaining aircraft in an expanding aviation market -- issues that affect airlines, OEMs, suppliers and service providers in the $37 billion commercial and $53 billion military aerospace MRO industry -- will be the focus of discussions and displays during Aviation Week's MRO 2005, April 19-21 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Conference Center, Lake Grapevine , TX .

Posted at 03:19 AM

AIRLINE TRANSPORTATION: Northwest to seek bigger pay, benefit cuts (Grand Forks Herald)

MINNEAPOLIS - Northwest Airlines soon will seek bigger pay and benefit cuts from its workers, the airline's chief financial officer suggested. Bernie Han, citing high fuel prices and a weak fare climate, said Northwest "will probably have a new target announced sometime in the upcoming weeks."

Posted at 03:14 AM

CIVIL AVIATION (American Embassy London)

The top U.S. and European Union (EU) transportation officials met in Washington March 22 to discuss a variety of issues, including aviation safety, limits on foreign ownership in airline carriers, and new rules on airport access in Europe.

Posted at 03:04 AM

Indigenous aircraft carrier on its way (DefenceIndia)

The long wait for an indigenous aircraft carrier is now finally over. India's most ambitious ship-building project, a 37,500-metric ton Air Defence Ship (ADS) for the Navy, will get underway next month.

Posted at 02:11 AM

Lufthansa, Saudi business upgrade

Lufthansa is to introduce its revamped business class on Saudi routes starting on March 28. It includes seats which convert into two-metre beds with seat position memory function, a built in massager, a 10.4 inch TV monitor and lap-top power outlet. The airline flies to Dammam, Jeddah and Riyadh. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:43 AM

March 23, 2005

Airport bidding for airline maintenance (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

The Allegheny County Airport Authority, along with local political and economic development leaders, are pressing forward on two fronts to lure airline manufacturing or maintenance work to the region.

Posted at 11:19 PM

SriLankan picks up business

SriLankan Airlines is increasing flights from Dubai to Colombo, bringing the weekly total to 28 services a week including codeshare operations with Emirates. The airline is redoubling efforts to increase traffic to and through Sri Lanka following the tsunami disaster. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:36 PM

Uae Airline Offers 'One Night in Bangkok' (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

MANILA, March 24 Asia Pulse - Starting on March 29, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Airline is offering one night accommodation in Bangkok for passengers flying to or from Sydney as a celebration of its new Dubai-Bangkok-Sydney route.

Posted at 06:36 PM

China Eastern Airlines buys 5 ERJ145 from Harbin Embraer Aircraft (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

BEIJING (AFX) - China Eastern Airlines said it has agreed to buy five ERJ145 aircraft from Harbin Embraer Aircraft Industry Co. ...

Posted at 06:13 PM

Lufthansa to inject cash into Swiss airline (Australian Financial Review)

The German airline Lufthansa hinted on Wednesday at a capital increase for its newly acquired subsidiary, Swiss International Air Lines, soothing Swiss fears about the fate of their former flag carrier.

Posted at 04:59 PM

50 new jobs added to Lowcountry aviation cluster (Myrtle Beach Online)

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The cluster of aviation industries in the Lowcountry expanded Wednesday when AAI Corp. announced it is adding 50 jobs and investing $7.5 million as it moves to a bigger facility in Berkeley County.

Posted at 04:30 PM

Delta chief inspects airline's new terminal (WRGB)

(Boston - AP) *** The head of Delta Airlines gets a close-up look today at Logan Airport's new terminal. Delta chief executive Gerald Grinstein toured Terminal A this afternoon along with Massport officials and Governor Romney. The Atlanta-based airline will occupy the entire facility.

Posted at 03:37 PM

Airline Fare Hikes Don't Fly (The Ledger)

Another round of airline fare increases faltered Monday as two carriers backed down, including Continental Airlines Inc., which had started the price hikes of $10 per round trip on many U.S. flights to offset rising fuel costs. Continental launched the latest increase last Thursday, and over the weekend it was generally matched by American,...

Posted at 01:37 PM

Jackson Co. approves bond issue for drone aircraft center (Picayune Item)

PASCAGOULA (AP) - Jackson County supervisors have approved the sale of $11.5 million in bonds for construction of a facility where Northrop Grumman plans to build unmanned aircraft for the military.

Posted at 01:02 PM

Ambassadair plans to lease new aircraft (The Indianapolis Star)

Indianapolis-based Ambassadair Travel Club announced today that it has signed a letter of intent with Atlanta-based TransMeridian Airlines to provide the club with a dedicated aircraft starting June 1.

Posted at 01:00 PM

Creditors seek to seize Jetsgo aircraft (CBC News)

TORONTO - Creditors of the defunct Jetsgo airline have begun efforts to seize aircraft to get back some of the money they allege is owed to them.

Posted at 12:37 PM

London aviation market moves toward transparency (Business Insurance)

LONDON***Aviation insurers in London have agreed to ensure greater transparency and competition following a European Commission investigation, the commission announced Wednesday.

Posted at 12:16 PM

ABC Asia Pacific - Efforts to get PNG's major airline flying again (ABC Asia Pacific)

Urgent efforts are underway to get Papua New Guinea's major airline flying again with tests on a batch of fuel to be sent to Port Moresby from Australia.

Posted at 11:58 AM

Commonwealth Business Media Completes the Acquisition of BACK Aviation Solutions (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Commonwealth Business Media, Inc. announced today the acquisition of BACK Aviation Solutions , a leading provider of aviation and air transportation information. BACK's comprehensive product portfolio includes information services, strategic and technical consulting, custom research and forecasting and asset management services.

Posted at 10:29 AM

Briton, 18, starts own airline (The Electric New Paper)

THIS teenager is still living with his mum in Britain, and doesn't have A level qualifications. But Martin Halstead, 18 does have his own airline.

Posted at 10:24 AM

Lufthansa Says Swiss Airline Takeover Approved (TechNewsWorld.com)

The first major European airline deal since Air France acquired KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in 2003 will allow Lufthansa to tap into the Swiss carrier's much-vied for business and first-class customer base.

Posted at 10:17 AM

Work on heavy aircraft carrier to begin in May: vice-Navy Chief (New Kerala)

[India News] New Delhi, Mar 22 : The country would start work on building a 48,000-tonne aircraft carrier from May this year, Vice-Naval chief Yashwant Prasad said today.

Posted at 09:58 AM

Aircraft Maintenance (Aircraft Maintenance Technology)

It's Confirmed! Oshkosh, WI -- EAA AirVenture 2005, which already has confirmed a stellar lineup of the world's most unique aircraft, has added another blockbuster.

Posted at 09:47 AM

Airline stocks open session higher (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks opened Wednesday's session higher with the Amex Airline Index up 0.6 percent to 47.55. Early movers included AMR Corp. ...

Posted at 08:59 AM

Jetsgo creditors seek to seize grounded aircraft (CTV.ca)

Jetsgo creditors are seeking to seize grounded aircraft as remuneration for the $7 million that they are allegedly owed by the discount airline, according to a report.

Posted at 08:43 AM

FAA orders emergency inspections of Cessna aircraft (USA Today)

The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered the immediate inspection of all Cessna 402C aircraft, which makes up the majority ...

Posted at 08:28 AM

Dubai World Cup (Gr.I), sponsored by Emirates Airline (Virtual Form Guide)

During the early hours of Wednesday morning two of Saudi Arabia s challengers for the US$6,000,000 Dubai World Cup (Gr.I), sponsored by Emirates Airline, King s Boy and Dynever, were out on the track under the floodlights.

Posted at 08:02 AM

'Find a Supplier' Feature Added to Aviation Week's Web Portal, Aviationnow.com (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Aviation Week Group's web portal, located at http://www.aviationnow.com , has added a "Find A Supplier" feature which gives aviation and aerospace professionals the ability to find suppliers for specific parts or services worldwide.

Posted at 07:50 AM

China Aviation Oil to release PwC report next week (Channel NewsAsia)

China Aviation Oil says it has received a keenly-awaited report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, and will release the findings early next week.

Posted at 07:35 AM

Government Sets Up National Civil Aviation Institute (AngolaPress)

Luanda, 03/23 - The Angolan government formalised, in a decree published recently in the State Gazette, the creation of the National Civil Aviation Institute (INAVIC), an institution conceived to run all civil aviation activity in the country.

Posted at 07:13 AM

Pressure Group Rubbishes Airline Industry (MoneyExtra via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

The Air Transport Users Council has rubbished the airline industry practice of separating out charges rather than incorporating them into one basic fee, because consumers end up being confused about what the overall costs of airfares are when they book their tickets online.

Posted at 06:47 AM

Gulf Air cabin refit

Gulf Air's first and business class cabins of its A330 Airbus fleet are undergoing a USD10m refurbishment. The airline is fitting out both classes with separate models of the ergonomically designed EADS Sogerma seats, as well as updating in-flight entertainment systems. The aircraft will be ready for service in July. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:41 AM

EU closes probe into aviation insurers; parties involved give commitments (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

BRUSSELS (AFX) - The European Commission said it has closed its probe into aviation insurers after the organisations involved agreed to reforms to improve competition and transparency. ...

Posted at 05:39 AM

Boeing gets $2.6 bn aircraft order from Singapore Airlines unit (New Ratings)

NEW YORK, March 23 (newratings.com) Boeing Company (BA.NYS) has received orders for up to 40 next-generation 737-800 passenger airplanes from Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise, which is the leasing unit of Singapore Airlines.

Posted at 04:37 AM

India to begin work on first aircraft carrier (People's Daily)

India will next month join a select group of nations capable of building aircraft carriers when it begins work on an "air defense ship" at a state-owned shipyard, Indo-Asian News Service reported Wednesday.

Posted at 04:18 AM

US aircraft carrier will not dock in Table Bay: embassy (SABC News)

The US embassy in Pretoria says the nuclear powered American aircraft carrier, the USS HS Truman, will no longer dock at Table Bay harbour. The 332m long vessel was scheduled to arrive in Cape Town later this week.

Posted at 03:45 AM

Air China Plans 3 Bln Yuan Bond Sale to Buy Aircraft (Update2) (Bloomberg.com)

March 23 (Bloomberg) -- Air China Ltd., the country's largest international airline, plans to sell 3 billion yuan ($362 million) of bonds to finance aircraft purchases, the first corporate debt sale by a Chinese carrier.

Posted at 03:40 AM

Aviation authorities seek right to seize Jetsgo's jets (Toronto Star)

Civil aviation authorities are circling Jetsgo's downed aircraft, looking to seize part of the fleet as compensation for more than $7 million in fees the failed airline allegedly still owes them.

Posted at 02:58 AM

Air China Plans 3 Bln Yuan Bond Sale to Buy Aircraft (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)

March 23 (Bloomberg) -- Air China Ltd., the country's largest international airline, plans to sell 3 billion yuan ($362 million) of bonds to finance aircraft purchases, the first corporate debt sale by a Chinese carrier.

Posted at 01:33 AM

March 22, 2005

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

An executive briefing on aviation for March 23, 2005, prepared by Asia Pulse (http://www.asiapulse.com), the real-time, Asia-based wire with exclusive news, commercial intelligence and business opportunities. VIETNAM'S CENTRAL CHU LAI AIRPORT RESUMES OPERATION

Posted at 11:55 PM

Air China Plans 3 Bln Yuan Bond Sale to Buy Aircraft (Update2) (Bloomberg.com)

March 23 (Bloomberg) -- Air China Ltd., the country's largest international airline, plans to sell 3 billion yuan ($362 million) of bonds to finance aircraft purchases, the first corporate debt sale by a Chinese air carrier.

Posted at 11:49 PM

Emirates to buy more aircraft (Gulf News)

Dubai: Emirates airline will add 100 new aircraft by 2012 to its current fleet of 73 planes. The airline is likely to place fresh orders to top up the existing orderbook, said Gaith Al Gaith, Emirates executive vice-president for commercial operations worldwide.

Posted at 11:05 PM

PNG airline hopes to resume flights on Thursday (ABC Radio Australia)

Papua New Guinea's national airline, Air Niugini, is hoping flights may be able to return to normal on Thursday. Most of the airline's flights have been cancelled since Monday, after a batch of jet fuel failed to meet international safety standards, leaving jet fuel in short supply.

Posted at 10:07 PM

IBM and Dassault Systemes offer PLM software to aviation manufacturer Email article to a friend (Computer Business Review)

Aviation manufacturer Aircraft Braking Systems Corporation has selected product lifecycle management software from IT partners, IBM and Dassault Systemes, to bridge to its SAP ERP system and optimize collaborative processes between engineering and manufacturing.

Posted at 08:30 PM

U.S., EU Meet on Aviation, No Talks Set (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

The top U.S. and European transport officials met on Tuesday but no timetable emerged for a resumption of formal talks on lifting restrictions in the transatlantic aviation market.

Posted at 06:55 PM

Latest round of airline fare hikes stumbles out of gate (KATU)

DALLAS - Another round of airline fare increases faltered Monday as two carriers backed down, including Continental Airlines Inc., which had started the price hikes of $10 per round trip on many U.S. flights to offset rising fuel costs.

Posted at 06:25 PM

US, EU Meet on Aviation, No Talks Set (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

The top U.S. and European transport officials met on Tuesday but no timetable emerged for a resumption of formal talks on a new transatlantic aviation agreement.

Posted at 05:49 PM

FAA orders emergency inspections of Cessna aircraft (WPRI 12)

HYANNIS (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration is ordering the immediate inspection of all Cessna 402-C aircraft because of a possible wing defect. Officials say the problem could result in the wing breaking off from the airplane.

Posted at 05:00 PM

Lufthansa Says Swiss Airline Takeover OK'd (AP via Yahoo! News)

German airline Lufthansa signed an agreement Tuesday to take over struggling Swiss International Air Lines after receiving approval from the Swiss government and other major shareholders of the national carrier.

Posted at 04:57 PM

Wall Street airlines - Oil's descent lifts airline stocks - UPDATE 3 (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks gained ground Tuesday, helped higher by crude oil's decline of more than 2 percent. ...

Posted at 04:13 PM

Fidelity purchases shares of Ace Aviation Holdings Inc. (CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance)

Fidelity Management & Research Company of 82 Devonshire Street, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, announce that certain fund and institutional accounts for which Fidelity serves as investment adviser purchased 479,000 shares on March 2, 2005, 96,000 shares on March 18, 2005 and 57,000 shares on March 21, 2005 of ACE Aviation Holdings Inc.'s Class B stock and sold 100,000 of such shares on March 14,

Posted at 03:59 PM

April date for aircraft carrier (The Telegraph)

New Delhi, March 22: Naval engineers will cut the steel next month to build India s first aircraft carrier, making the country the fourth in the world with such capability, reports our special correspondent.

Posted at 03:52 PM

Deepwater: AB-139 Dropped From ICGS Aviation Briefing (Rotorhub)

Washington DC:- It was an upbeat briefing on the US Coast Guard***s Deepwater plans until someone noticed the AB139 was missing from a schematic of the future aviation line-up.

Posted at 03:13 PM

FAA orders emergency inspections of Cessna aircraft (WRGB)

(Hyannis - AP) *** The Federal Aviation Administration is ordering the immediate inspection of all Cessna 402-C aircraft because of a possible wing defect.

Posted at 02:59 PM

U.S.-EU Aircraft Talks Stalled Over Airbus Aid Push (Update6) (Bloomberg.com)

March 22 (Bloomberg) -- The collapse of U.S.-European Union talks to limit aircraft subsidies stemmed from EU insistence that Airbus SAS receive one last government loan for its proposed 250- seat A350 jetliner, people familiar with the negotiations said.

Posted at 02:42 PM

Lufthansa Says Swiss Airline Takeover OK'd (AP via Yahoo! News)

German airline Lufthansa's takeover of Swiss International Air Lines has been approved by both company's boards and by the Swiss airline's major shareholders, Lufthansa said Tuesday.

Posted at 01:17 PM

Airline Swiss flies under wing of Germany's Lufthansa (AFP via Yahoo! News)

The German airline Lufthansa took over ailing Swiss International Air Lines after major shareholders in the Swiss carrier approved a deal worth up to 310 million euros (409 million dollars).

Posted at 12:18 PM

FAA Eyes New Bedford For Regional Aviation Needs (NBC 10 Providence)

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. -- A federal agency says expanding New Bedford Regional Airport could help solve the area's growing commercial aviation needs, but the idea comes with a downside.

Posted at 11:56 AM

Lufthansa says Swiss airline takeover OK'd (USA Today)

German airline Lufthansa said Tuesday that its takeover of Swiss International Air Lines had been approved by both company's ...

Posted at 11:39 AM

Lufthansa says Swiss airline takeover OK'd (Miami Herald)

BERLIN - German airline Lufthansa said Tuesday that its proposed takeover of Swiss International Air Lines had been approved by both company's boards and by the Swiss airline's major shareholders.

Posted at 11:19 AM

India to manufacture its own heavy aircraft carrier (India Express)

India will soon join the select band of three countries making heavy aircraft carriers when Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee launches construction work on the 37,500 tonne displacement indigenous carrier at Kochi on April 11.

Posted at 11:18 AM

Lufthansa Says Swiss Airline Takeover OK'd (AP via Yahoo! News)

German airline Lufthansa said Tuesday that its takeover of Swiss International Air Lines had been approved by both company's boards and by the Swiss airline's major shareholders.

Posted at 11:02 AM

Cabinet hears aviation update (RT** News)

The Cabinet was given an update on recent developments in the aviation sector this morning. Transport Minister Martin Cullen undertook to bring forward proposals on the future of Aer Lingus and a possible new terminal at Dublin Airport soon after Easter.

Posted at 10:30 AM

Airline Swiss set to come under wing of Germany's Lufthansa (AFP via Yahoo! News)

The German airline Lufthansa was poised to take over the ailing Swiss International Airline after major shareholders in the Swiss carrier met to approve the deal.

Posted at 08:32 AM

Airline up for auction (Sun-Sentinel)

ATA Holdings Corp. will place its Chicago Express commuter airline up for auction.

Posted at 07:50 AM

U.S.-EU Aircraft Talks Stalled Over Airbus Aid Push (Update4) (Bloomberg.com)

March 22 (Bloomberg) -- The collapse of U.S.-European Union aircraft-subsidy talks stemmed from EU insistence that Airbus SAS receive one more government loan for its proposed 250-seat A350 jetliner, people familiar with the negotiations said.

Posted at 07:42 AM

Teenager launches his own airline (BBC News)

An 18-year-old who lives with his mother and is obsessed with flying launches his own airline.

Posted at 07:06 AM

India to build aircraft carrier to own design (AFP via Yahoo! News)

India will next month begin building an indigenously designed aircraft carrier that will tap Italian expertise and take eight years to complete, a senior naval officer said.

Posted at 06:39 AM

Illegal Aliens Working in North Carolina Aviation Jobs Arrested by ICE (New York Jewish Times)

GREENSBORO, N.C. (ICE) -- ICE agents arrested 27 aliens March 8 in an investigation into their use of counterfeit documents while working as aircraft mechanics and in other aviation-related jobs at the Piedmont/Triad International Airport.

Posted at 06:33 AM

18 year old launches his own airline! (Yahoo! India News)

18 year old launches his own airline! London, Mar 22 (ANI): An 18 year old teenager has turned his childhood fascination with planes into reality as he is all set to launch his own airline which will operate between Oxford and Cambridge.

Posted at 06:24 AM

S'pore's Sale To Order Up To 40 Boeing Next-Generation 737 Aircraft (Bernama)

KUALA LUMPUR, March 22 (Bernama) -- Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise (SALE), a world-class lessor, Tuesday announced that it will purchase up to 40 Next-Generation 737 aircraft from Boeing.

Posted at 05:33 AM

U.S.-EU Aircraft Talks Stalled Over Airbus Aid Push (Update3) (Bloomberg.com)

March 22 (Bloomberg) -- The collapse of U.S.-European Union aircraft-subsidy talks stemmed from EU insistence that Airbus SAS receive one more government loan for its proposed A350 jetliner, people familiar with the negotiations said.

Posted at 04:55 AM

Singapore Aircraft Leasing to buy up to 40 Boeing 737 (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

SINGAPORE (AFX) - Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise (SALE) said it will purchase up to 40 Next-Generation 737 aircraft from Boeing. ...

Posted at 04:00 AM

Feds say New Bedford best bet to solve regional aviation needs (WRGB)

(New Bedford, MASS - AP) *** A federal agency says expanding New Bedford Regional Airport could help solve the area's growing commercial aviation needs. However, there is a downside.

Posted at 03:35 AM

EU demands U.S. clarify status of talks over aircraft subsidies (Seattle Times)

The European Union demanded clarification yesterday on whether Washington was still interested in talks to resolve a decades-old trade dispute over subsidies to aircraft makers Airbus and Boeing.

Posted at 02:41 AM

China Southern, Shanghai Air Add Aircraft to Fleets (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)

March 22 (Bloomberg) -- Shanghai Airlines Co. and China Southern Airlines Co. said they are adding more aircraft to their fleets, using newer and more fuel-efficient planes to meet the country's demand for air travel and compete with foreign carriers.

Posted at 02:28 AM

Aviation symposium soars (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 02:03 AM

Funds to help airline workers (Springfield News-Leader)

$1.2 million will aid about 210 workers in Kansas City area affected by downsizing. Washington *** Missouri will get another $1.2 million in federal emergency funds to help its laid-off airline workers, the state's senators said Monday.

Posted at 01:57 AM

BRIEFING - ASIA AVIATION - MARCH 22, 2005 (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Asia Aviation Interisland Airlines, a new participant in the country's domestic routes, went on a "probe flight" of its Yak 40 jetliner from Manila to this far-flung airport over the weekend with 32 passengers aboard.

Posted at 01:56 AM

Around the Ozarks: Airport hires assistant director of aviation to succeed Cyr (Springfield News-Leader)

Springfield-Branson Regional Airport has hired a new assistant director of aviation. Shawn Schroeder will earn $66,872 annually and will begin work in April.

Posted at 01:53 AM

Briefing - Asia Aviation - March 22, 2005 (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

An executive briefing on aviation for March 22, 2005, prepared by Asia Pulse (http://www.asiapulse.com), the real-time, Asia-based wire with exclusive news, commercial intelligence and business opportunities. PHILIPPINES NEWEST AIRLINE FLIES MANILA-TABLAS ROUTE

Posted at 01:41 AM

U.S.-EU Aircraft Talks Stalled Over Airbus Aid Push, (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)

March 22 (Bloomberg) -- The collapse of U.S.-European Union aircraft-subsidy talks stemmed from EU insistence that Airbus SAS receive one more government loan for its proposed A350 jetliner, people familiar with the negotiations said.

Posted at 01:30 AM

Airline fares go up, down (Winston-Salem Journal)

Another round of airline fare increases faltered yesterday as two carriers backed down, including Continental Airlines Inc., which had started the price increases of $10 a round trip on many U.S. flights to offset rising fuel costs.

Posted at 01:01 AM

Latest hike in airline fares finds some resistance (Detroit News)

Another round of airline fare increases was set back Monday as five carriers backed down, including Continental Airlines Inc., which had started the price hikes of $10 per round-trip on many U.S. flights to offset rising fuel costs.

Posted at 12:40 AM

AIRASIA TO USE 6 MORE AIRCRAFT FOR INDONESIAN FLIGHTS (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Transport AirAsia said it will strengthen its fleet with 6 Boeing 737-300 aircraft to serve flights between large cities in Indonesia.

Posted at 12:07 AM

Royal Jet to expand

Abu Dhabi-based Royal Jet will announce fleet expansion plans and reveal a range of new services at Dubai 2005. Major international events in the region such as the Bahrain Grand Prix, the Dubai World Cup, Dubai Desert Classic and global conferences and exhibitions, are fuelling demand for private charters. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:05 AM

March 21, 2005

Airasia to Use 6 More Aircraft for Indonesian Flights (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

JAKARTA, March 22 Asia Pulse - AirAsia said it will strengthen its fleet with 6 Boeing 737-300 aircraft to serve flights between large cities in Indonesia.

Posted at 11:54 PM

Qatar, business as usual

Saturday's terror attack in Qatar will have no impact on Qatar's economy, including its tourism sector, analysts told Gulf News. Sports federations shrugged off the attack as preparations for next year's Asian Games continued yesterday, and the Doha Securities Market index rose slightly in trading. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:35 PM

Aviation fuel selling biz to be privatised (The Times of India)

NEW DELHI: From April ministry of civil aviation would allow private firms to supply ATF to airlines.

Posted at 09:39 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-03-22 03:20 GMT: ExxonMobil wins 887.3 mln usd US defence department aviation fuel contract (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -ExxonMobil Corp has been awarded a 887.3 mln usd aviation fuel contract for the Defense Energy Support Center in Virginia, the Department of Defense said.

Posted at 09:35 PM

ExxonMobil wins 887.3 mln usd US defence department aviation fuel contract (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -ExxonMobil Corp has been awarded a 887.3 mln usd aviation fuel contract for the Defense Energy Support Center in Virginia, ...

Posted at 09:26 PM

Malaysia's 2nd Largest Airline To Launch Daily Flights At Clark (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Air Asia, Malaysia's second largest commercial airline, will soon commence two flights daily at the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA) starting April 5.

Posted at 08:28 PM

HK Bourse: Release from China Natl Aviation On Connected Deal -4 (Dow Jones via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

CHINA NATIONAL AVIATION COMPANT LIMITED (incorporated in Hong Kong with limited liability) (Stock Code: 1110)

Posted at 07:57 PM

Rumsfeld warns Nicaragua on anti-aircraft missiles (Yahoo! India News)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - Nicaragua's government must destroy more than 1,000 shoulder-fired, anti-aircraft missiles or face the loss of $2.1 million in frozen U.S. military aid, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Monday.

Posted at 07:21 PM

Missouri to get $1.2 million grant for displaced airline workers (Kansas City Star)

WASHINGTON - Missouri will get another $1.2 million in federal emergency funds to help its laid-off airline workers, the state's senators said Monday.

Posted at 06:58 PM

China Southern Airlines: Board OKs Lease Of 25 Aircraft (IWon - Money)

SHANGHAI -(Dow Jones)- China Southern Airlines Co. (ZNH) said Tuesday its board has approved the airline to lease 25 aircraft for 10-12 years from International Lease Finance Corp. in an effort to expand its flight network.

Posted at 06:34 PM

Sun Country Airlines Takes Delivery on Two New Aircraft, Expands Fleet (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Sun Country Airlines has added two new aircraft to its fleet over the past week as part of the plan to expand its flight service to key destinations such as New York City and Los Angeles.

Posted at 06:17 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-03-21 23:35 GMT: Exxon Mobil gets $887.3M DOD aviation fuel contract (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Exxon Mobil has been awarded a $887.3 million aviation fuel contract for the Defense Energy Support Center in Virginia, the Department of Defense said Monday after the closing bell. This story was supplied by MarketWatch. For further information see www.marketwatch.com.

Posted at 06:00 PM

AUSTRALIAN AIRLINE VIRGIN BLUE SEES LOWER PROFIT AHEAD (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Energy Australian airline Virgin Blue Holdings Ltd (ASX:VBA) said today that its profit for the year to March 31, 2006 was likely to be below that for the current financial year because of higher fuel costs.

Posted at 05:56 PM

Latest Round Of Airline Fare Hikes Stumble (MSNBC)

Another round of airline fare increases faltered Monday as Continental and Delta back down.

Posted at 05:54 PM

Latest round of airline fare hikes stumbles as two airlines back down (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

DALLAS (CP) - Another round of airline fare increases faltered Monday as two carriers backed down, including Continental Airlines Inc., which had started the price hikes of $10 US per round trip on many U.S. flights to offset rising fuel costs.

Posted at 05:49 PM

Exxon Mobil gets $887.3M DOD aviation fuel contract (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Exxon Mobil has been awarded a $887.3 million aviation fuel contract for the Defense Energy Support Center in Virginia, ...

Posted at 05:36 PM

War of words resumes in transatlantic aircraft row (The Star Online)

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

Posted at 05:34 PM

Australian Airline Virgin Blue Sees Lower Profit Ahead (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

SYDNEY, March 22 Asia Pulse - Australian airline Virgin Blue Holdings Ltd (ASX:VBA) said today that its profit for the year to March 31, 2006 was likely to be below that for the current financial year because of higher fuel costs.

Posted at 05:31 PM

Rumsfeld Warns Nicaragua on Anti-Aircraft Missiles (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Nicaragua's government must destroy more than 1,000 shoulder-fired, anti-aircraft missiles or face the loss of $2.1 million in frozen U.S. military aid, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Monday.

Posted at 05:24 PM

Latest round of airline fare hikes stumbles (Houston Chronicle)

Another round of airline fare increases faltered today as two carriers backed down, including Continental Airlines Inc., which had started the price hikes of $10 per round trip on many U.S. flights to offset rising fuel costs.

Posted at 04:20 PM

Have you seen any UFOs or 'alien' aircraft? (USA Today)

Column: Have you seen any UFOs, or outright "alien" aircraft? Are anecdotes of such sightings common or uncommon among pilots?

Posted at 04:13 PM

Latest Round of Airline Fare Hikes Stumble (AP via Yahoo! News)

Another round of airline fare increases faltered Monday as two carriers backed down, including Continental Airlines Inc., which had started the price hikes of $10 per round trip on many U.S. flights to offset rising fuel costs.

Posted at 04:04 PM

Praful plans big for hometown Gondia: a flying academy, aviation security facility (Express India)

In the midst of reform and open sky initiatives, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel has not forgotten hometown Gondia. If all goes to plan, this little place near Nagpur will figure on the country's aviation map within a year.

Posted at 02:57 PM

Airline fares continue to creep up (KVIA)

DALLAS Most major U-S airlines have lined up behind the third fare increase in as many weeks amid rising jet fuel costs. Houston-based Continental Airlines on Friday raised its domestic round-trip fares by ten dollars.

Posted at 02:40 PM

HAL plans to build light combat copter, trainer aircraft (The Hindu)

NASHIK, MARCH 21. Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) plans to develop two new aircraft, a light combat helicopter for anti-armour role and a twin-engine trainer aircraft to fit between the Advanced Jet Trainer, Hawk and the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), Tejas.

Posted at 02:04 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 01:03 PM

EU stands its ground in transatlantic aircraft row (Yahoo! India News)

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe stood its ground in a worsening transatlantic row over aircraft makers' subsidies on Monday, vowing it would not give up Airbus launch aid without concessions on support for its rival, Boeing.

Posted at 11:58 AM

Light Combat Aircraft to be inducted in IAF in 2008 (India Express)

The first batch of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) was likely to be inducted into the Indian Air Force in 2008. This was disclosed by HAL Chairman Ashok K Baweja.

Posted at 11:47 AM

Indigenously built SU-30 MKI aircraft handed over to IAF (India Express)

The Nasik unit of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited today handed over the first batch of two multi-role fighter SU-30 MKI aircraft to the Indian Air Force.

Posted at 11:47 AM

Aviation rates drop in 2004: Study (Business Insurance)

LONDON***Rates for aviation hull insurance declined by 14% on average during 2004, while aviation liability rates fell by 15% on average, according to a study by Aon Ltd.'s aviation division in London.

Posted at 10:17 AM

RUSSIA: RESCUE AIRCRAFT COMPANIES JOIN HANDS (Russian Information Agency Novosti)

MOSCOW, March 21 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian-based Kamov and Irkut aircraft majors signed a strategic partnership contract, early this month, for cutting-edge rescue craft-KA 32 helicopters and BE 200 amphibious planes, says an official statement the Kamov is circulating today.

Posted at 10:11 AM

Responses sought to new civil aviation policy (Yahoo! India News)

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The civil aviation ministry has sought comments from other ministries on the draft new aviation policy that seeks increased private sector participation in the modernisation of airports.

Posted at 09:51 AM

Pemco Aviation Group Announces 5 Year Agreement with Union (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Pemco Aviation Group announced today that its Birmingham based subsidiary, Pemco Aeroplex, has ratified a new five year labor agreement with the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America , Local 1155.

Posted at 09:26 AM

EU Demands Clarification on Boeing-Airbus (AP via Yahoo! News)

The European Union demanded clarification Monday on whether Washington was still interested in talks to resolve a decades-old trade dispute over subsidies given to aircraft makers Airbus SAS and Boeing Co.

Posted at 08:52 AM

Officials investigating death of man who was restrained on airliner (USA Today)

Prosecutors are investigating the death of a man who was subdued by several fellow airline passengers after he became disruptive ...

Posted at 08:21 AM

Swiss Airline Asks for Trading Suspension (Deutsche Welle)

Officials from the airline Swiss said Monday that they have asked stock market authorities to suspend trading its shares to minimise uncertainty on the market before a board meeting on Tuesday. Swiss is the target of a possible takeover by German airline Lufthansa.

Posted at 08:09 AM

Malaysian airline is set to start twice-a-day flights at Clark (Manila Bulletin)

CLARK ZONE, Pampanga Malaysia s second largest commercial airline will commence two flights a day daily at the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA) starting on April 5.

Posted at 08:08 AM

Death of airline passenger subdued by other passengers probed (CNN.com)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Prosecutors are investigating the death of a man who was subdued by several fellow airline passengers after he became disruptive on a New York-bound flight, a spokesman said Sunday.

Posted at 07:41 AM

Disruptive Airline Passenger Dies After Being Restrained (News Channel 6 New Orleans)

NEW YORK -- Prosecutors are investigating the death of a man who was subdued by fellow passengers on an American Airlines flight after he became disruptive.

Posted at 07:20 AM

Air Canada parent ACE Aviation raising $600M to pay off GE Capital debt (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

MONTREAL (CP) - Air Canada's parent company plans to raise $600 million by issuing stock and senior notes to pay off $540 million borrowed from General Electric Capital Corp. during last year's bankruptcy-court restructuring.

Posted at 07:09 AM

Cullen to brief Cabinet on aviation proposals (RT** News)

Transport Minister Martin Cullen has said his package on aviation proposals - including a new terminal at Dublin Airport and the future financing of Aer Lingus - is almost ready to go to Government.

Posted at 07:02 AM

Cullen readying aviation package for Govt (RT** News)

The Minister for Transport has said his package on aviation proposals is almost ready to go to Government. Martin Cullen's package includes proposals on a new terminal at Dublin Airport, and the future financing of Aer Lingus.

Posted at 07:00 AM

Aircraft poised to take off for artificial rain flights (MCOT)

SONGKHLA, Mar 21 (TNA) - Fleets of aircraft across the country are due to take off tomorrow in a nationwide bid to create artificial rain, with weather forecasters indicating that current humidity levels should make the venture a success.

Posted at 05:40 AM

Tories back Europe-wide tax on aviation fuel (Guardian Unlimited)

The Conservatives intend to put the brakes on Britain's boom in low-cost air travel by pushing for a Europe-wide tax on aviation fuel, which could lead to as much as **7 being added to the cost of airline tickets.

Posted at 05:22 AM

Dubai World Cup (Gr.I), sponsored by Emirates Airline (Virtual Form Guide)

Just about seven hours after flying into Dubai from California, trainer Jeff Mullins climbed aboard a pony on Monday morning and supervised the final serious workouts of his US$6,000,000 Dubai World Cup (Gr.I), sponsored by Emirates Airline, hopeful Choctaw Nation and US$2,000,000 Dubai Golden Shaheen (Gr.I) prospect My Cousin Matt.

Posted at 05:03 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 03:52 AM

Airline jobs are shifting to smaller carriers (3/21/2005) (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

The nation's major airlines slashed 30 percent of their work force -- or about 136,000 jobs -- in the past four years. But many smaller carriers managed to pierce the gloom hovering over the industry.

Posted at 02:31 AM

Emirates fleet to carry logo on underside of aircraft (AME Info)

Emirates is to emblazon its logo on the underside of all its aircraft, starting with the brand-new Boeing 777-300 Extended Range (ER) aircraft, arriving into service later this month.

Posted at 02:16 AM

European Stocks May Slip; Shares of Lufthansa, Yara May Decline (Bloomberg.com)

March 21 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks may slip as oil remained near a record high. Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Europe's second-largest airline, and Yara International ASA, the world's biggest fertilizer maker, may fall after their U.S.-traded securities declined.

Posted at 02:15 AM

Lufthansa to Take Over Swiss International in Stages (Update2) (Bloomberg.com)

March 21 (Bloomberg) -- Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Europe's second-largest airline, plans to take over Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. in stages, emulating Air France's acquisition of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, to preserve Swiss's international routes.

Posted at 02:10 AM

Death probed of man removed from airliner (Boston Globe)

NEW YORK -- Prosecutors are investigating the death of a man who was subdued by fellow airline passengers after he became disruptive on a New York-bound flight, a spokesman said yesterday. William Lee was pronounced dead late Friday after he was removed from the American Airlines flight at Kennedy International Airport. The cause of death had not been determined. Lee, ...

Posted at 01:51 AM

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

The first causalities from Patrick Corporation Ltd's (ASX:PRK) majority stake in Virgin Blue Holdings (ASX:VBA) are expected to be super cheap airfares and the airline's foray into the Pacific.

Posted at 01:34 AM

BRIEFING - ASIA AVIATION - MARCH 21, 2005 (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Asia Aviation The first causalities from Patrick Corporation Ltd's (ASX:PRK) majority stake in Virgin Blue Holdings (ASX:VBA) are expected to be super cheap airfares and the airline's foray into the Pacific.

Posted at 01:31 AM

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

An executive briefing on aviation for March 21, 2005, prepared by Asia Pulse (http://www.asiapulse.com), the real-time, Asia-based wire with exclusive news, commercial intelligence and business opportunities. LITTLE FAT TO TRIM FROM NEW-LOOK VIRGIN BLUE: ANALYSTS

Posted at 01:09 AM

Australia's Patrick gains control of budget airline Virgin Blue (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Transport group Patrick Corp. said it has gained a 50.26 majority share in Australian budget airline Virgin Blue despite opposition to the takeover from the airline's independent directors.

Posted at 12:46 AM

M7 Aerospace wins contract to support logistics aircraft (The Milwaukee Business Journal)

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

Posted at 12:08 AM

March 20, 2005

Lufthansa, Swiss verdict tomorrow

The Swiss Government is to decide on whether to support the sale of Swiss International Airlines to Lufthansa tomorrow. Swiss media and politicians have attacked the proposed deal as surrender. But the government only has a 20 per cent stake in the financially-challenged airline. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:52 PM

Qatar hotels on high alert

Hotels in Qatar have raised security levels in the wake of last Saturday's suicide bombing of a theatre in the emirate. Qatar has ambitious plans to expand its tourism sector and observers said the worldwide publicity of the incident in which one Briton was killed was damaging for the sector's image abroad. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:27 PM

New Bahrain hotel guide

An updated guide to Bahraini hotels and restaurants was published yesterday by Red House Marketing. The 108-page guide is the largest to date and reflect increased interest in the Kingdom from tourists, said RHM publisher and MD George Middleton. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:25 PM

Tories back Europe-wide tax on aviation fuel (Guardian Unlimited)

The Conservatives intend to put the brakes on Britain's boom in low-cost air travel by pushing for a Europe-wide tax on aviation fuel, which could lead to as much as **7 being added to the cost of airline tickets.

Posted at 09:12 PM

Tories back Europe-wide tax on aviation fuel (Guardian Unlimited)

The Conservatives intend to put the brakes on Britain's boom in low-cost air travel by pushing for a Europe-wide tax on aviation fuel, which could lead to as much as **7 being added to the cost of airline tickets.

Posted at 07:23 PM

India, UK To Further Review Bilateral Air Traffic (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

India and the UK, which now allow 40 flights each week between them, would further review their bilateral air traffic agreement in April and private Indian carriers would have to submit their plans if they wanted to fly to that country, Civil Aviation Secretary Ajay Prasad said today.

Posted at 06:57 PM

Jet fuel woes Local flights set to be disrupted by aviation gas shortage (Post-Courier)

AN AVIATION fuel shortage will cause disruption to airline flight schedules today. Air Niugini said yesterday it was advised by major fuel distributors Shell and Mobil last week there would be a shortage of aviation fuel.

Posted at 06:13 PM

Jet fuel woes Local flights set to be disrupted by aviation gas shortage (Post-Courier)

This page uses frames, but your browser doesn't support them. AN AVIATION fuel shortage will cause disruption to airline flight schedules today. Air Niugini said yesterday it was advised by major fuel distributors Shell and Mobil last week there would be a shortage of aviation fuel.

Posted at 06:12 PM

Australia's Patrick gains control of budget airline Virgin Blue (Finance AFP News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

SYDNEY (AFP) - Transport group Patrick Corp. said it has gained a 50.26 majority share in Australian budget airline Virgin Blue despite opposition to the takeover from the airline's independent directors.

Posted at 06:06 PM

RAAF aircraft dodges missile over Iraq (Australian Financial Review)

An RAAF transport aircraft leaving Baghdad earlier this month evaded what could have been a surface-to-air missile, the Australian Defence Force said on Monday.

Posted at 06:05 PM

RAAF aircraft dodges missile over Iraq (The Age)

An RAAF transport aircraft leaving Baghdad earlier this month evaded what could have been a surface-to-air missile, the Australian Defence Force says.

Posted at 06:01 PM

Man dies after being restrained on airliner (USA Today)

Prosecutors are investigating the death of a man who was subdued by several fellow airline passengers after he became disruptive ...

Posted at 05:18 PM

ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. Reiterates 2005 Expectations in View of Bloomberg Newswire Story (CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance)

ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. issues the following statement in response to a Bloomberg story filed earlier today which quoted information selectively and out of context from the Risk Factors section of the 2004 Management Discussion and Analysis.

Posted at 05:04 PM

U.S. and EU end truce on subsidies for aircraft (International Herald Tribune)

Each side accused the other of going back on a pledge made in January to resolve amicably their differences on subsidies to Airbus and Boeing.

Posted at 04:57 PM

Aircraft carrier manufacture: India set to join elite club (The Hindu)

NEW DELHI, MARCH 20. A month from now, India will take the first step towards joining the handful of countries that can manufacture aircraft carriers. "The date for steel cutting at Kochi has been fixed. This step marks the beginning of work on the aircraft carrier," said a senior naval officer.

Posted at 04:15 PM

N.Y. Officials Probe Man's Death on Plane (AP via Yahoo! News)

Prosecutors are investigating the death of a man who was subdued by several fellow airline passengers after he became disruptive on a New York-bound flight, a spokesman said Sunday.

Posted at 02:37 PM

New airline to start cargo operations (The Monitor)

KAMPALA - A new cargo airline - Almiron Aviation, is soon to start providing its services in Uganda. Almiron Aviation is a specialised air-cargo operator that has license to function in various parts of Africa and the world.

Posted at 12:37 PM

ACE Aviation, Parent of Air Canada, Says It May Not Make Profit (Bloomberg.com)

March 20 (Bloomberg) -- ACE Aviation Holdings Inc., parent of Air Canada, said increased airline competition, high fuel prices and debt may keep the company from being profitable.

Posted at 12:37 PM

New airline to start cargo operations (The Monitor)

KAMPALA - A new cargo airline - Almiron Aviation, is soon to start providing its services in Uganda. Almiron Aviation is a specialised air-cargo operator that has license to function in various parts of Africa and the world.

Posted at 12:36 PM

ACE Aviation, Parent of Air Canada, Says It May Not Make Profit (Bloomberg.com)

March 20 (Bloomberg) -- ACE Aviation Holdings Inc., parent of Air Canada, said increased airline competition, high fuel prices and debt may keep the company from being profitable.

Posted at 12:32 PM

TIMCO labor contractor charged with providing false documents (HeraldSun.com)

An official with one of TIMCO's labor contractors has been charged with providing false documents to an illegal immigrant so the foreigner could get a job at the aviation-maintenance company.

Posted at 12:11 PM

EU-US talks to resolve air row hit turbulence (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Talks between Brussels and Washington to resolve a dispute over subsidies for aircraft makers Airbus and Boeing have hit turbulence with both sides threatening a damaging legal clash at the WTO.

Posted at 09:14 AM

Event hopes to educate public on famed aviator (Santa Cruz Sentinel)

APTOS *** Popular Science magazine recognized him. Columbia Pictures recognized him. The National Aviation Hall of Fame recognized him.

Posted at 07:04 AM

Airline adds Wyo. connections (Billings Gazette)

SHERIDAN, Wyo. - In a couple of weeks, the 130-mile one-way trip between Sheridan and Billings could be cut to a 38-minute outing. Big Sky Airlines will fly daily between the two cities beginning April 3. A one-way ticket from Sheridan to Billings or vice versa will cost $25 plus tax.

Posted at 03:13 AM

Airline to pay fees (Billings Gazette)

SHERIDAN, Wyo. - A commercial airline in Sheridan generates revenue for the county and some local businesses, in addition to filling a need for the flying public, the manager of the county airport says.

Posted at 03:05 AM

Airline workers suspected in activist's arsenic death (Houston Chronicle)

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - Munir Said Thalib, Indonesia's best-known human rights campaigner, started feeling sick shortly after his overnight flight left for Europe last September.

Posted at 01:00 AM

MERRILL SAYS FUEL COSTS TO PUSH AIRLINE LOSSES TO $5 BILLION (ANTARA)

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Posted at 12:07 AM