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April 02, 2005

Jane Fonda: A Few Regrets (CBS News)

Actress Jane Fonda tells Lesley Stahl , in her first interview about her upcoming movie and autobiography, that she regrets the "betrayal" her photo on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun symbolized. Sunday at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

Posted at 08:27 PM

The Incredible Disappearing Airline Worker (New York Times)

Call it the mystery of the vanishing airline worker. Americans are flying about the country as much as ever, but they are now increasingly likely to be traveling on Southwest, JetBlue or their discount cousins.

Posted at 08:10 PM

Soaring fuel prices become big headache for aircraft providers (Picayune Item)

JACKSON (AP) - As is the case with large commercial airlines, sharply higher fuel prices are making the skies a little less friendly for companies and institutions that train pilots, haul freight and rent aircraft.

Posted at 07:11 PM

Airline first for Glasgow (The Scotsman)

ONE of the world's longest aircraft touched down at Glasgow Airport yesterday for the first time in its history. Never before has a plane the length of the Emirates' Boeing 777-300 landed at the airport.

Posted at 06:33 PM

Former airline baggage handler charged with laptop thefts (USA Today)

A former baggage handler for US Airways was charged with nine felony counts of larceny in a series of laptop computer thefts ...

Posted at 05:50 PM

Soaring fuel prices become big headache for aircraft providers (Tuscaloosa News)

As is the case with large commercial airlines, sharply higher fuel prices are making the skies a little less friendly for companies and institutions that train pilots, haul freight and rent aircraft.

Posted at 01:57 PM

MOU signed for synergy in aviation, tourism sectors (Kaumundi Online)

NEW DELHI: Two trade organisations today reached an agreement to synergise the growth of aviation and tourism sectors.

Posted at 12:03 PM

US wants Boeing aircraft insulation replaced (Sydney Morning Herald)

US regulators have proposed that airlines replace or modify insulation on 1600 Boeing planes worldwide because the material does not meet fire-proofing standards.

Posted at 08:49 AM

Aviation board violated Open Door Law (The Herald Bulletin)

The Anderson Board of Aviation Commissioners violated Indiana***s Open Door law by failing to post a notice 48 hours prior to the March meeting, according to a ruling by the Indiana Public Access Counselor.

Posted at 07:01 AM

Aviation board complains about mayor***s charter flight (The Herald Bulletin)

The Anderson Board of Aviation Commissioners accused the local company operating the airport of violating the terms of its lease when it approved a chartered flight for Anderson Mayor Kevin Smith.

Posted at 07:00 AM

MOU signed for synergy in aviation, tourism sectors (Press Trust of India)

New Delhi, Apr 2 (PTI) Two trade organisations today reached an agreement to synergise the growth of aviation and tourism sectors.

Posted at 06:23 AM

Aviation, Gas Tanks, 1945 (New York Times)

Copyright **2005 The New York Times. All rights reserved. Photographs are for personal use only. Publication, reproduction, use in advertising or for purpose of trade is prohibited without written permission.

Posted at 02:30 AM

Collection: History of Aviation About Collection: History of Aviation (New York Times)

The summer of 1999 marked the 30th anniversary of the moon landing. To celebrate that achievement, The New York Times is offering historic photos of four fascinating moments in the history of flight. All photographs in this collection are exhibition-quality matte prints.

Posted at 12:03 AM

April 01, 2005

Aircraft Cabin Ventilation Influences The Transmission Of Diseases In-flight (Science Daily)

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

Posted at 11:07 PM

Bodies recovered after U.S. military aircraft crashes (India Daily)

Search teams recovered all nine bodies Friday from the wreckage of a U.S. military aircraft that crashed in mountainous southern Albania during a joint exercise, authorities said.

Posted at 08:49 PM

FAA Proposes Replacing Plane Insulation (AP via Yahoo! News)

Airlines would have to replace or upgrade old insulation in more than 800 Boeing jetliners to meet newer, more stringent fire safety standards, under a rule proposed Friday by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Posted at 08:11 PM

Airline settles dispute with flight attendants (The Star Online)

HONG KONG: Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd said it will give back payments to its flight attendants after a court ruled that the airline violated their contracts by refusing to give them automatic annual pay rises.

Posted at 07:48 PM

U.S. military aircraft crash site roles spelled out (The Japan Times)

Japan and the United States agreed Friday on what roles authorities of the two countries would play if an accident involving U.S. military aircraft occurred in Japan.

Posted at 06:02 PM

U.S. Disagrees Aircraft Row Too Big for WTO (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

The United States rejected a European Union argument on Friday that a dispute over subsidies for aircraft rivals Boeing and Airbus was too big for the World Trade Organization to handle, but said it was willing to extend talks on a negotiated settlement past an April 11 deadline.

Posted at 01:34 PM

FAA to Airlines: Replace Insulation (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

U.S. aviation regulators said on Friday they are proposing airlines replace or modify cabin insulation on up to 1,600 Boeing Co. aircraft worldwide due to concerns about a fire risk.

Posted at 01:15 PM

Aviation hall of fame names Kaplan executive director (BizJournals)

The National Aviation Hall of Fame announced Friday that Ron Kaplan will take the reins as executive director. Kaplan succeeds Mike Jackson, who retired in December.

Posted at 01:15 PM

Pegasus Aviation Announces Highlights of Fiscal Year Acquisitions (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Pegasus Aviation Finance Company , the world's largest privately-held, independent commercial aircraft lessor, marked the end of its fiscal year with over $1.5 billion in aircraft acquisitions.

Posted at 12:59 PM

Civil aviation rules need amendment: IAF top official (India Daily)

A day after two Haryana ministers were killed in a helicopter crash, the Indian Air Force (IAF)'s top flight safety official on Friday said the country's civil aviation rules should be made "more stringent".

Posted at 12:34 PM

Aviation regulators recommend replacement of Boeing insulation (New Ratings)

NEW YORK, April 1 (newratings.com) US aviation regulators Friday recommended that airline company should modify or replace cabin modulation on up to 1600 Boeing Co (BA.NYS) aircrafts worldwide due to concerns that the material becomes less fireproof as it ages.

Posted at 12:11 PM

US to Boeing: Replace Aircraft Insulation (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

U.S. aviation regulators said on Friday they are proposing airlines replace or modify cabin insulation on up to 1,600 Boeing Co. aircraft worldwide due to concerns about a fire risk.

Posted at 11:15 AM

WASHINGTON--Federal Aviation Administration calls on airlines to replace or modify old insulation in about 800 Boeing (HeraldSun.com)

Federal Aviation Administration calls on airlines to replace or modify old insulation in about 800 Boeing jetliners because of fire risk.

Posted at 10:42 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-04-01 16:02 GMT: Rising AMR shares lead airline sector higher (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks rebounded on Friday with the Amex Airline Index up 0.5 percent to 49.2 points. Among the early movers, AMR Corp. rose 17 cents to $10.87. On the downside, Southwest Airlines fell 2 cents to $14.22. This story was supplied by MarketWatch.

Posted at 09:37 AM

AMR advance leads airline-sector rebound (CBS Market Watch)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Rising shares of AMR Corp., the parent of American Airlines, helped lead an airline-sector rebound on Friday that could see the index end the week up almost 4 percent.

Posted at 09:21 AM

Analyst says Mobile favored for aircraft plant (WHNT-TV Huntsville)

MOBILE, Ala. An aviation analyst says Mobile is a favorite site for locating a proposed 600 (M) million dollar aircraft assembly plant. If chosen by the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, the port city could gain more than one thousand workers at the Brookley Industrial Complex.

Posted at 07:14 AM

Global Aircraft Solutions Inc. Exceeds 2004 Earnings and Revenue Guidance (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Global Aircraft Solutions Inc. announces its consolidated operating results for the year ended Dec. 31, 2004. Total annual revenue for 2004 was $30,851,118, up 200% compared to $15,378,352 for 2003.

Posted at 07:06 AM

Nine missing after aircraft crash (BBC News)

Nine people from RAF Mildenhall are missing in Albania after their aircraft crashes, the US Air Force says.

Posted at 06:01 AM

Singapore Aircraft Leasing confers engine order to CFM (India Infoline)

Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise (SALE) on Friday announced the purchase of up to 40 Boeing next-generation 737 aircraft powered by CFM56-7B engines.

Posted at 04:40 AM

"Amendments to 1934 Civil Aviation Act in public interest" (Outlook India)

A call was made today for carrying out major modifications in the 1934 Civil Aviation Act to redefine flying standards of civilian helicopters and making assessment rules for pilots more stringent.

Posted at 04:19 AM

Branson to invest $50 mn in Indian airline (Rediff.com)

Virgin Atlantic Airways Chairman Richard Branson has said he planned to invest about $50 million in his personal capacity in an Indian airline for which he was in talks with 'four different people' in the country.

Posted at 03:45 AM

S.Korea's First Budget Airline to Take Off in June (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

CHEONJU, April 1 Asia Pulse - Hansung Airlines, a new South Korean carrier, said Friday it will become the country's first low-cost airline when it goes operational in late June.

Posted at 03:00 AM

Jane Fonda says her 1972 visit to a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft... (Lexington Herald-Leader)

Jane Fonda says her 1972 visit to a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft... Jane Fonda says her 1972 visit to a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun site, an incident that brought her the nickname "Hanoi Jane," was a "betrayal" of American forces and of the "country that gave me privilege."

Posted at 02:21 AM

Fonda regrets anti-aircraft site visit (L.A. Daily News)

NEW YORK (AP) - Jane Fonda says her 1972 visit to a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun site, an incident that brought her the nickname "Hanoi Jane," was a "betrayal" of American forces and of the "country that gave me privilege."

Posted at 02:18 AM

Hail Damages Navy Aircraft In Panhandle (Tampa Bay Online News)

WHITING FIELD - Hail caused $2 million in damage to aircraft at this naval air station in the Panhandle, and an assessment of repair costs for buildings is continuing, officials said Thursday.

Posted at 12:24 AM

Singapore Airlines to launch world's first double-decker aircraft (News From Bangladesh)

Singapore Airlines invites customers and interested travellers to share in aviation history-making moment as it prepares to take the world's first double-decker aircraft to the skies, reports BD news.

Posted at 12:15 AM

March 31, 2005

India, Mauritius ink agreements on terrorism, aviation (Khaleej Times)

PORT LOUIS *** India and Mauritius yesterday signed four pacts spanning civil aviation to joint effort in combating international terrorism on the second day of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh's four-day visit here.

Posted at 11:33 PM

Airline eyes Zambo-Brunei route (Mindanao Times)

AIRLINE firm South Phoenix Airlines is studying the possibility of opening the Zamboanga-Brunei Darussalam route after receiving several requests from government executives and business groups from both countries.

Posted at 10:40 PM

Real estate firm wins bidding in auction of ATA commuter airline unit (Miami Herald)

INDIANAPOLIS - An Indianapolis real estate investment and management firm, Okun Enterprises Inc., won Thursday's auction of ATA Holdings Inc.'s Chicago Express commuter airline.

Posted at 09:44 PM

Perimeter Aviation buys Skyward assets (CBC Manitoba)

WINNIPEG *** Perimeter Aviation has announced a major expansion in northern Manitoba, fuelling speculation that its business rival, Skyward Aviation, will never fly again.

Posted at 07:06 PM

Global ePoint's Airworks Unit Receives an Order From GE Captial Aviation Services for its Cockpit Door Surveillance (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Global ePoint, Inc. , an innovative developer and manufacturer of homeland security solutions in aviation, law enforcement, financial, retail, and industrial markets, has announced that GE Capital Aviation Service , the world's most experienced aircraft leasing company, has ordered the Airworks Cockpit Door Surveillance System to be installed on eight AirBus A320 aircraft.

Posted at 05:21 PM

Perimeter Aviation Ltd. announces northern expansion (CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance)

Perimeter Aviation Ltd. , a wholly-owned subsidiary of Exchange Industrial Income Fund is pleased to announce a major expansion of its services in Northern Manitoba. Perimeter has entered into an agreement to acquire certain non-aircraft assets including real estate and fuel storage facilities from Skyward Aviation Ltd. and Skyward Resources Ltd. .

Posted at 01:00 PM

Briefing - Asia Aviation - March 31, 2005 (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

An executive briefing on aviation for March 31, 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 AIRASIA TO START DAILY CLARK ZONE-MALAYSIA FLIGHTS

Posted at 04:32 AM

Patrol seeks border 'operational control' Will double aircraft, bring in 534 agents (The Arizona Daily Star via Yahoo! News)

The U.S. Border Patrol will more than double its fleet of helicopters and airplanes and bring 534 agents to the Arizona border this summer, in an effort to gain "operational control" of the border at this, its most vulnerable point, said U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Robert C. Bonner.

Posted at 02:48 AM

India, Mauritius sign pacts on terrorism, aviation (Yahoo! India News)

Port Louis, March 31 (IANS) India and Mauritius Thursday signed four pacts spanning civil aviation to joint effort in combating international terrorism on the second day of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's four-day visit here.

Posted at 02:24 AM

Lockheed wins contract to upgrade A-10 aircraft (3/31/2005) (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

Lockheed Martin Corp. received an Air Force contract worth as much as $168 million to make precision bombing kits for A-10 aircraft used in Iraq to support ground troops, the company said yesterday.

Posted at 02:23 AM

March 30, 2005

China Aviation Oil Corp Overstated Its Profits: Report (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

BEIJING, March 31 Asia Pulse - An auditor's report claimed on Tuesday that beleaguered China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp (CAO) overstated its profits in the past two years.

Posted at 11:45 PM

TEXT-China Aviation files affidavit to contest SK Energy (Reuters via Yahoo! Singapore News)

Singapore, 31 March 2005 - China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corporation Ltd ("the Company") would like to announce that it has filed an Affidavit in the Singapore High Court to contest the Judicial Management Petition ("the JM Petition") filed by SK Energy Asia Pte Ltd ("SKEA") .

Posted at 09:43 PM

ASEAN aviation authority to speed up liberalisation (Viet Nam News)

HCM CITY Delegates of civil aviation authorities from member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) gathered in HCM City for the 11th ASEAN Air Transport Working Group meeting which began yesterday.

Posted at 09:24 PM

Simulation at Dubai Air Show

The first training and simulation pavilion at the Dubai 2005 Air Show is almost fully booked with leading international aviation companies already signed up. A feasibility study showed the viability of the initiative in a region with some of the world's youngest airlines and fleets and modern, land, sea and air forces. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:19 PM

Al Areen goes ahead

Building has started at Bahrain's USD750m Al Areen Desert Spa and Resort and is expected to be finished by 2008. All of the development parcels have been sold to local and international contracting and tourism companies. The on-site Al Areen client relations centre has opened to promote and advertise the development. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:18 PM

General Atomics lands $68.2 million aircraft contract (San Diego Daily Transcript via Yahoo! News)

The Pentagon announced Wednesday General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems, based in San Diego, is being awarded a $68,205,573 cost plus incentive fee contract to provide for the System Development and Demonstration (SDD) of the MQ-9 Hunter-Killer Aircraft.

Posted at 05:25 PM

Airline Shares Up And Away (Forbes)

This is a transcript of the Afternoon Update Business View video report.

Posted at 04:58 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-03-30 22:56 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Airline stocks close higher as oil prices decline - UPDATE 1 (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- The airline sector rallied Wednesday after an upgrade of American Airlines' parent and growing optimism about industry revenue and cooling oil prices. The Amex Airline Index ended up 5.2 percent to 49.78, breaking the streak of two days of declines this week.

Posted at 04:32 PM

FAA Gives Grand Canyon Aircraft New Rules (AP via Yahoo! News)

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued new regulations that encourage air sightseeing tour operators to use newer, quieter aircraft in Grand Canyon National Park.

Posted at 04:22 PM

Embraer Presents Its New Head of Corporate Aviation at LABACE (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Embraer today announced the appointment of Luis Carlos Affonso as its new Senior Vice-President for the Corporate Aviation Market. Affonso will be responsible for the corporate aviation business, comprising business and product strategies, as well as marketing, sales and customer support for this segment.

Posted at 04:18 PM

Aircraft Maintenance (Aircraft Maintenance Technology)

A tuned exhaust system is available for some aircraft piston engines. Installation of a tuned exhaust engine can result in increased engine efficiency, increased power, and better performance.

Posted at 04:16 PM

Wall Street airlines - Airline stocks close higher as oil prices decline - UPDATE 1 (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- The airline sector rallied Wednesday after an upgrade of American Airlines' parent and growing optimism about industry revenue and cooling oil prices. ...

Posted at 03:57 PM

FAA issues rules for quieter aircraft over Grand Canyon (USA Today)

New Federal Aviation Administration guidelines for aircraft noise at the Grand Canyon will offer incentives to sightseeing tour ...

Posted at 03:31 PM

Search aircraft finds drifting fishing vessel (CTV.ca)

A search and rescue aircraft has reached a fishing vessel that lost engine power and is drifting in heavy seas in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Posted at 03:30 PM

FAA issues rules for quieter aircraft over Grand Canyon (The Tucson Citizen)

LAS VEGAS- New Federal Aviation Administration guidelines for aircraft noise at the Grand Canyon will offer incentives to sightseeing tour operators using quiet aircraft technology, officials said.

Posted at 03:29 PM

AMR Corp rally leads airline sector surge (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Shares of American Airlines' parent AMR Corp. advanced 11 percent to $11.03 on Wednesday as the top gainer in the Amex Airline Index . ...

Posted at 03:24 PM

NTSB: Civil aviation accidents down in 2004 (CNN.com)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of civil aviation accidents in the United States fell by 8 percent last year, according to preliminary statistics released Tuesday.

Posted at 12:53 PM

Deccan Aviation, Kingfisher Air ink pact not to poach people (Outlook India)

Following growing competition among private airlines, low-cost carrier Deccan Aviation and liquor baron Vijay Mallya promoted Kingfisher Airlines have agreed not to "poach on one another's human resources and instead help each other."

Posted at 10:21 AM

Timco Aviation returns to profitability (BizJournals)

Timco Aviation Services Inc., the Greensboro jet maintenance giant, is back in the black.

Posted at 10:16 AM

New Airline Wants To Create Hub In New Orleans (WDSU TheNewOrleansChannel.com via Yahoo! News)

A new airline could make Louisiana smaller and wealthier.

Posted at 08:52 AM

Sato Travel to hike processing fees on some airline tickets (Stars and Stripes)

Beginning Friday, airline customers using Sato Travel for official travel will pay a higher transaction fee when making ticket reservations in person or by phone, Army officials said Tuesday.

Posted at 08:48 AM

Civil aviation accidents fell in 2004 (USA Today)

The number of civil aviation accidents in the United States fell by 8% last year, according to preliminary statistics released ...

Posted at 08:13 AM

Aviation Expo slated (The Record-Courier)

The doors open at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the CVIC Hall in Minden for the 2nd annual Aviation Safety Expo, an event dedicated to aviation safety and education.

Posted at 08:05 AM

Lebanon tourism down

The period of unrest in Lebanon following the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri is affecting the country's tourism industry, reported The Daily Star. The number of tourist arrivals fell 18.5 per cent in March compared to February, and bomb attacks in Beirut's eastern and northern suburbs have kept hotel occupancies low and foreign tourists wary about safety. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:43 AM

March 29, 2005

Risky Behavior Found at China Aviation Oil (Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance)

China Aviation Oil Corp., China's main jet fuel supplier that declared huge losses last year, failed to pursue basic risk management procedures and made foolhardy financial decisions as well as accounting errors, according to auditors.

Posted at 10:54 PM

China Aviation's Loss Caused by Lack of Risk Controls (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)

March 30 (Bloomberg) -- China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp. lost $550 million from derivatives trading because it lacked risk controls and failed to follow correct accounting procedures, a probe on behalf of the Singapore stock exchange found.

Posted at 10:20 PM

Emirates, Dubai-Bangkok-Sydney

Emirates Airline has launched three new weekly flights on the Dubai-Bangkok-Sydney route. The service will initially operate three times a week, but from May will run daily and extend to Auckland from Sydney. It will operate the new Boeing 777-300ER on the route in a three-class configuration. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:22 PM

Civil Aviation Accidents Fell in 2004 (AP via Yahoo! News)

The number of civil aviation accidents in the United States fell by 8 percent last year, according to preliminary statistics released Tuesday.

Posted at 06:34 PM

China Aviation Oil Lacked Risk Controls as Trade Losses Mounted (Bloomberg.com)

March 30 (Bloomberg) -- China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp. lost $550 million from derivatives trading because it lacked risk controls and failed to follow correct accounting procedures, a probe on behalf of the Singapore stock exchange found.

Posted at 10:16 AM

Eclipse Aviation CEO to speak at DWC (Nashua Telegraph)

Vern Raburn, Eclipse Aviation founder, president and chief executive officer, will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, in Daniel Webster College***s Collings Auditorium.

Posted at 08:19 AM

Report says airline passenger security program behind schedule (Pulse-Journal)

WASHINGTON *** A congressional investigation Monday raised doubts about whether a new security system for prescreening airline passengers will be ready for its planned introduction next August.

Posted at 08:12 AM

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Selects Approva BizRights Software for Greater Insight into SAP Business Processes and (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Approva Corporation, the leader in enterprise controls management software, today announced that Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation has selected the Approva BizRights software platform to gain added insight and control over business processes within the SAP application.

Posted at 08:08 AM

Northrop Grumman Delivers Enhanced Internal Countermeasures Systems for Korean F-15 Aircraft (PrimeZone via Yahoo! Finance)

Northrop Grumman Corporation delivered the first five production units of an enhanced internal electronic countermeasures system to The Boeing Company for use aboard the Republic of Korea's Air Force F-15K, the latest version of the fighter aircraft that began flight testing in early March.

Posted at 07:09 AM

Chirac calls for airline tax to fight AIDS in Africa (Cordis)

French president Jacques Chirac has called for a tax on airline fuel and tickets to be introduced before the end of the year to help poor countries fight various diseases, including HIV/AIDS in Africa.

Posted at 05:58 AM

China Aviation Oil Lacked Risk Controls, Auditor Says (Update2) (Bloomberg.com)

March 29 (Bloomberg) -- China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp. lacked risk management controls that may have prevented the company from incurring $550 million in losses from derivatives trading, PricewaterhouseCoopers said.

Posted at 05:31 AM

Briefing - Asia Aviation - March 29, 2005 (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

An executive briefing on aviation for March 29, 2005, prepared by Asia Pulse (http://www.asiapulse.com), the real-time, Asia-based wire with exclusive news, commercial intelligence and business opportunities. FIJI AIRPORT WORKERS WORRIED BY 'SECRET DEAL'

Posted at 04:34 AM

Israel Says Palestinians Have Anti-Aircraft Missiles (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Palestinians have smuggled anti-aircraft missiles into the Gaza Strip that might be moved to the West Bank and used against commercial aircraft flying over central Israel, Israeli security sources said on Tuesday. Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz told the cabinet earlier in the week that Israel had asked the Palestinian Authority to locate several Soviet-designed Strela missiles now in the Gaza

Posted at 03:46 AM

Musharraf attends debrief session of Navy war gamesKARACHI (March 29 2005): President General Pervez Musharraf said on (Business Recorder)

KARACHI (March 29 2005): President General Pervez Musharraf said on Monday, the inclusion of P 3 C Orion aircraft, F 22-P Frigates and acquisition of F-16 fighter aircraft, would certainly enhance the offensive punch of our defence.

Posted at 03:24 AM

CONSOLIDATED AIRCRAFT COMPANY: PROS AND CONS (Russian Information Agency Novosti)

MOSCOW, March 29 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's aircraft-industry enterprises will soon become part of a consolidated aircraft corporation. President Vladimir Putin approved the consolidation some time ago, with sector representatives actively supporting the idea.

Posted at 02:54 AM

Unsung Hero: Aircraft Tug Business Plays Big Part in Presidential Inauguration (PR Web)

Small but growing company selected as primary aircraft mover for President's inauguration ceremony. [PRWEB Mar 29, 2005]

Posted at 02:17 AM

Problems found in airline security program (Miami Herald)

A government report said nine of 10 conditions for approving an airline security program have not been met.

Posted at 02:16 AM

Aircraft firm shows the way to go (icWales)

A SOUTH WALES aviation support venture has unveiled plans to take off in the export market. The expansion by Swansea- based Planeweighs, the UK's leading contract weighing service to the aircraft industry, follows the launch of its own testing equipment.

Posted at 01:35 AM

Post-9/11 airline security plan fails privacy rules (Arizona Daily Star)

WASHINGTON - The government's latest computerized airline passenger screening program doesn't adequately protect travelers' privacy, according to a congressional report that could further delay a

Posted at 01:13 AM

Airline screening fails Hill provisos (The Washington Times)

The government's latest computerized airline-passenger screening program doesn't adequately protect travelers' privacy, says a congressional report that could further delay a project considered a priority after the September 11 attacks.

Posted at 12:48 AM

March 28, 2005

TNI SENDS ONE BATTALION, PREPARES AIRCRAFT TO QUAKE-STRICKEN NIAS (ANTARA)

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Posted at 11:14 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-03-29 05:29 GMT: Airbus says still awaiting Malaysia Airlines' decision on aircraft replacement (Interactive Investor)

KUALA LUMPUR (AFX) - Airbus is still awaiting Malaysia Airlines' decision on the national carrier's plans to replace its 39 Boeing 737 aircraft, Airbus' regional communications director Anthony Phillips said. "We have submitted a proposal to replace the Boeing 737 with our family of A320 aircraft.

Posted at 11:08 PM

Airbus says still awaiting Malaysia Airlines' decision on aircraft replacement (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

KUALA LUMPUR (AFX) - Airbus is still awaiting Malaysia Airlines' decision on the national carrier's plans to replace its 39 Boeing 737 aircraft, ...

Posted at 10:36 PM

Air France, doubles Dubai-Paris

Air France has doubled its flights between Dubai and Paris and is now flying twice a day, five days a week. The airline was averaging 90 per cent capacity on the route, which prompted the move to offer a choice of a day or night flights, according to GM Mideast Bernard Bazot. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:35 PM

US report questions privacy protections for airline passengers (AFP via Yahoo! News)

A new identity sorting system for airline passengers that the US government wants to introduce this summer is fraught with many uncertainties concerning traveler privacy, according to an official report made public.

Posted at 09:54 PM

Emirates ups Casablanca routes

Emirates Airline is now flying seven days a week from Dubai to Casablanca. Flights leave Dubai daily at 07:35hrs and arrive in Casablanca at 12:10hrs. The return flight leaves at 14:30hrs and arrives at Dubai airport at 02:00hrs. The extra flight will boost SkyCargo capacity between the cities to 120 tonnes a week. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:16 PM

Crash-prone aircraft enters final test phase (CNN.com)

JACKSONVILLE, North Carolina (AP) -- The U.S. Marine Corps said final tests began Monday on the military's Osprey aircraft, a helicopter-airplane hybrid that has been plagued by deadly crashes and design problems.

Posted at 08:53 PM

Women fly high in aviation field (News Daily)

It wasn't easy for Doris Sims, an aviation electrician supervisor at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, to get where she is today. "I had to believe in myself to exceed my expectations," said 46-year-old Sims who lives in Morrow.

Posted at 08:25 PM

Military Begins Final Tests on Osprey (AP via Yahoo! News)

The U.S. Marine Corps said final tests began Monday on the military's Osprey aircraft, a helicopter-airplane hybrid that has been plagued by deadly crashes and design problems.

Posted at 08:18 PM

Latest Target of Airline Cuts: Number of Seats (New York Times)

Big airlines have complained over the last few years that the industry was awash in seats. But despite deep financial losses, none of them wanted to reduce capacity, given the heavy demand for travel.

Posted at 08:11 PM

Israeli Says Palestinians Smuggle Antiaircraft Missiles Into Gaza (New York Times)

TEL AVIV, March 27 - Palestinians have smuggled several Strela shoulder-fired missiles, which pose a threat to Israeli aircraft, into the Gaza Strip with the help of members of the Palestinian military intelligence agency, Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz said in an interview on Sunday night.

Posted at 07:38 PM

Marines Begin Final Testing Of Osprey Aircraft (NBC 17 Raleigh)

Final testing began Monday of the MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, which is designed to replace an aging fleet of helicopters used in the Marine Corps fleet.

Posted at 07:17 PM

Palestinians said to bring anti-aircraft missiles into Gaza (International Herald Tribune)

The missiles are seen by some as a telling example of how little Mahmoud Abbas has been able to put his stamp on the competing Palestinian security services.

Posted at 06:56 PM

Musharraf attends debrief session of Navy war gamesKARACHI (March 29 2005): President General Pervez Musharraf said on (Business Recorder)

KARACHI (March 29 2005): President General Pervez Musharraf said on Monday, the inclusion of P 3 C Orion aircraft, F 22-P Frigates and acquisition of F-16 fighter aircraft, would certainly enhance the offensive punch of our defence.

Posted at 06:06 PM

New aircraft and frigates will strengthen defence * President hails United States decision on F-16 sale to Pakistan (Daily Times)

KARACHI: President Pervez Musharraf said on Monday that the inclusion of the P-3C Orion aircraft, F 22-P Frigates and acquisition of F-16 fighter jets would strengthen Pakistan s defence.

Posted at 05:13 PM

US report questions privacy protections for airline passengers (AFP via Yahoo! News)

A new identity sorting system for airline passengers that the US government wants to introduce this summer is fraught with many uncertainties concerning traveler privacy, according to an official report made public.

Posted at 04:54 PM

Airline reports record passenger load (BizJournals)

US Airways, an airline that has been a customer of three aircraft makers with Wichita ties, is reporting a record passenger load.

Posted at 03:09 PM

Aviation technology dampens MR noise (Diagnostic Imaging)

Aviation headphones adapted for use in the MR suite can cut the decibel level in half, according to a poster presented at the 2004 RSNA meeting. Noise levels in 3T scanners can reach up to 130 dB, exceeding the safety limit of 80 dB for chronic noise exposure.

Posted at 01:35 PM

Chirac urges airline tax to aid Africa (Expatica)

TOKYO, March 28 (AFP) - French President Jacques Chirac called Monday for a tax on airline fuel and tickets by the end of the year to fight epidemics in Africa in what could be a test for a more far-reaching tax on financial transactions.

Posted at 12:42 PM

Video Shown at Soldier's Court-Martial (ABC News)

Video From Surveillance Drone Aircraft Is Shown at U.S. Soldier's Court-Martial in Germany

Posted at 10:14 AM

U.S. soldier pleads not guilty at trial for killing wounded Iraqi (USA Today)

A military court was shown shaky video from a surveillance drone aircraft as a court-martial began Monday for a U.S. tank commander ...

Posted at 09:52 AM

Video Shown at Soldier's Court-Martial (AP via Yahoo! News)

A military court was shown shaky video from a surveillance drone aircraft as a court-martial began Monday for a U.S. tank commander accused of killing an Iraqi man who witnesses have said was critically wounded.

Posted at 09:51 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-03-28 16:10 GMT: Continental, AMR help push Amex Airline Index up 1.4% (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Continental Airlines and AMR Corp. , parent of American Airlines, helped push the Amex Airline Index 1.3 percent higher. Continental gained 2.7 percent to $11.24 while AMR added 2 perecnt to $9.84. This story was supplied by MarketWatch.

Posted at 09:46 AM

Continental, AMR help push Amex Airline Index up 1.4% (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Continental Airlines and AMR Corp. , parent of American Airlines, helped push the Amex Airline Index 1.3 percent higher. ...

Posted at 09:11 AM

Brazil Gol Airline Set To Offer Shares in Brazil, US (IWon - Money)

SAO PAULO -(Dow Jones)- No-frills Brazilian airline Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA (GOL) has filed papers with government authorites in both Brazil and the U.S. relating to a proposed offering of preferred shares in both markets, the company said in a statement Monday.

Posted at 07:39 AM

Aviation power broker flies under the radar (USATODAY.com via Yahoo! News)

At a time in the late 1960s, it seemed like every college student in the USA was busy tuning in and dropping out. Not UCLA's Steven Udvar-Hazy.

Posted at 07:05 AM

Brazil's Gol Airline, Holder to Sell $270 Million in Shares (Bloomberg.com)

March 26 (Bloomberg) -- Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA, Brazil's No. 3 airline, said it will sell shares valued at 738.5 million reais ($270 million).

Posted at 04:46 AM

Model-makers fight defense contractors' royalty claims (Star-Telegram)

Stevens International handles models of World War II-era planes like this F-4 Wildcat as well as contemporary military aircraft. Michael Bass fought this battle before -- and lost.

Posted at 04:32 AM

US aviation regulators order inspection of rudders on Airbus jets (New Ratings)

NEW YORK, March 28 (newratings.com) The US federal aviation administration Friday ordered US-based airline companies to inspect the rudders of certain Airbus jets being used by them.

Posted at 04:26 AM

Briefing - Asia Aviation - March 28, 2005 (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

An executive briefing on aviation for March 28, 2005, prepared by Asia Pulse (http://www.asiapulse.com), the real-time, Asia-based wire with exclusive news, commercial intelligence and business opportunities. SEOUL STRIVES TO MAKE INCHEON AIRPORT HUB OF NE ASIA

Posted at 04:24 AM

Chirac calls for airline tax to help Africa on contentious Japan visit (AFP via Yahoo! News)

French President Jacques Chirac called for a tax on airline fuel and tickets by the end of the year to fight epidemics in Africa in what could be a test for a more far-reaching tax on financial transactions.

Posted at 02:49 AM

Chirac calls for airline tax to help Africa on contentious Japan visit (AFP via Yahoo! News)

French President Jacques Chirac called for a tax on airline fuel and tickets by the end of the year to fight epidemics in Africa in what could be a test for a more far-reaching tax on financial transactions.

Posted at 02:41 AM

Chirac urges airline tax to help Africa (IAfrica South African Business News)

French President Jacques Chirac on Monday called for a tax on airline fuel and tickets by the end of the year to fight epidemics including Aids in Africa, saying the proposal could save three million lives a year.

Posted at 02:00 AM

Chirac calls for airline tax to help Africa during Japan visit (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

TOKYO (AFX) - French President Jacques Chirac called for a tax on airline fuel and tickets by the end of the year to fight epidemics in Africa. ...

Posted at 01:36 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-03-28 07:41 GMT: French president calls for airline tax to help Africa (Interactive Investor)

TOKYO (AFX) - French President Jacques Chirac called for a tax on airline fuel and tickets by the end of the year to fight epidemics in Africa in what could be a test for a more far-reaching tax on financial transactions. Chirac made his proposal at the end of a three-day visit to Japan.

Posted at 01:28 AM

Aviation company poised to make Ghana its West African hub (Ghanaweb.com)

Atibie (E/R) March 27, GNA - A manufacturing company in ultra light aircrafts is set to start operations in Ghana next month to serve the domestic and the West African markets, Vice President Mahama has announced.

Posted at 01:24 AM

March 27, 2005

Aviation suppliers rise again by navigating industry change (BizJournals)

Much of the news in aviation-related business has been bad since the 9/11 terrorist attacks devastated commercial airlines.

Posted at 11:51 PM

Despite setbacks, aviation cluster still ready to take off (BizJournals)

New Mexico's efforts to build an aviation industry economic development cluster have taken some high profile hits in the past few weeks.

Posted at 11:40 PM

Boeing Raises 2006 Delivery Outlook With Asia's Sales (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)

March 28 (Bloomberg) -- Boeing Co., surpassed in the last two years by Airbus SAS in the delivery of commercial aircraft, said it may raise its forecast for 2006 deliveries because of higher-than-expected demand from Chinese and Indian airlines.

Posted at 11:36 PM

Dubai Civil Aviation to award key deal (Gulf News)

Dubai: The Dubai Department of Civil Aviation will award a Dh488.11 million contract for the expansion of Terminal 2 at the Dubai International Airport next month.

Posted at 11:11 PM

Qatar adds Singapore flights

Qatar Airways is adding an extra two services a week between Doha and Singapore, and now has a daily service for the first time. The extra flights are on Mondays and Thursdays, and are operated by an Airbus A300 in a two-class configuration. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:30 PM

Airline firm eyes KK-Davao route (Mindanao Times)

ANOTHER airline is looking at the possibility of servicing the Davao City-Kota Kinabalu route, a route used to be serviced by the Malaysian Airlines. Malaysian Airlines abandoned during the height of the 1997 financial crisis.

Posted at 10:22 PM

Gulf Air, new seats in A330s

Gulf Air will refit the first of its A330s with new First and Business Class seats over the next two weeks. The skybed seats are a USD10m investment to bring the latest in comfort and will be complemented by an enhanced in-flight entertainment system. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:46 PM

Lufthansa CEO predicts mergers

Lufthansa CEO Wolfgang Mayrhuber said that Europe's airline sector would be forced to consolidate within three years. He told AFP that if you look further ahead then we have no chance of surviving unless we work together. Last week Lufthansa announced its takeover of Swiss International. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:44 PM

Logistics City infrastructure job

A USD37m contract to prepare the 25 sqkm area of land for the Logistics City at Jebel Ali outside Dubai has been won by Trident Contracting of Abu Dhabi. The preparatory work for the Logistics City, which is adjacent to the upcoming Jebel Ali Airport, will take eight months, officials told Gulf News. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:19 PM

USD133m Dubai Terminal 2

Dubai Department of Civil Aviation is to award a USD133m contract to expand Terminal 2, its charter terminal, next month, reported Gulf News. This will enlarge floorspace to 1.1m sqft and allow the terminal to handle up to 5m passengers a year. It will be completed in Q1 2007. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:17 PM

Aviation school turns back students (The Jakarta Post)

The Indonesian State Aviation School (STPI) at the Flight Training Center (PLP) in Curug, Tangerang regency, Banten, has closed its doors to new students for the third consecutive year this year.

Posted at 09:10 PM

Vision Air: Mission aviation groups come together to help each other (Elizabethton Star)

Mission Safety International, a locally-based non-profit organization that seeks to promote aviation safety on the Christian mission field, recently was involved in forming Vision Air, a new umbrella group designed to bring Christian mission aviation organizations together to provide a network of resources, including connecting graduates to jobs.

Posted at 09:08 PM

China-Bangladesh direct airline to be discussed during Premier's S.Asia tour (People's Daily)

Establishing a direct airline between Dhaka and Kunming will be conferred during Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's imminent visit to Bangladesh, said Bangladeshi ambassador to China Ashfaqur Rahman in Beijing Sunday.

Posted at 08:39 PM

Rs 2.29 cr spent on 1432 sorties of aircraft,helicopter in J-K (New Kerala)

[India News] Jammu, Mar 27 : Jammu and Kashmir has spent Rs 2.29 crore on 1432 sorties of its state aircraft and helicopter during the last one year.

Posted at 08:39 PM

Boeing May Raise 2006 Delivery Forecast Spurred by Asian Demand (Bloomberg.com)

U.S. March 28 (Bloomberg) -- Boeing Co., surpassed in the last two years by Airbus SAS in the delivery of commercial aircraft, said it may raise its forecast for 2006 deliveries because of higher-than-expected demand from Chinese and Indian airlines.

Posted at 07:50 PM

Abbas Criticizes Israel Over Settlements (AP via Yahoo! News)

The Palestinian leader criticized Israel and indirectly the United States over Jewish settlements Sunday, and Israel's defense minister warned he would send troops into Gaza to seize Palestinian anti-aircraft missiles *** the latest threats to efforts to expand a truce into lasting peace.

Posted at 06:51 PM

Haaretz - Israel News - Arkia workers are buying the airline (Haaretz Daily)

Arkia workers are buying control of the airline for $11 million. Negotiations with the firm's parent company, Knafaim-Arkia Holdings, were wrapped up last week and an official signing is expected early this week.

Posted at 05:34 PM

Brazil airline GOL plans global offering of ADSs (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

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

Posted at 05:31 PM

Swiss airline: hawk turned pigeon in European sky wars (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Switzerland's top airline, after being one of the hunters during the 1990s, succumbed to upheaval in the European air travel market last week to become the prey of German carrier Lufthansa.

Posted at 04:17 PM

Cancer fears limit Hong Kong air crews' New York trips (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Airline Cathay Pacific has limited air crews' flights on the non-stop Hong Kong-New York route after it was found the journey could increase the likelihood of cancer, a report said.

Posted at 04:06 PM

RRJ Secures $100M in State Bank Loans (The Moscow Times)

The government on Friday threw its weight behind the Sukhoi-led Russian Regional Jet project, widely believed to be crucial to jumpstart the country's decaying domestic civil aviation industry, by committing at least $100 million in loans from state banks.

Posted at 03:45 PM

Startups Look to Shake Up Hawaii Travel (AP via Yahoo! News)

Interisland travel has long been difficult and expensive in Hawaii, which has no underwater tunnels, no interisland bridges, and no regular ferry service. But the state's local travel industry is about to undergo a transformation when a low-cost airline and an interisland ferry enter a market dominated for decades by Hawaiian Airlines and rival Aloha Airlines.

Posted at 03:16 PM

Virgin Blue shut out of govt business (Sydney Morning Herald)

Discount airline Virgin Blue has reportedly been shut out of the $230 million-a-year market for Federal Government travel business. Melbourne's Age newspaper reported government departments were flouting orders to obtain the cheapest fares.

Posted at 02:24 PM

Abbas Chides U.S., Israel on Settlements (AP via Yahoo! News)

The Palestinian leader criticized Israel and, indirectly, the United States over Jewish settlements Sunday, and Israel's defense minister warned he would send troops into Gaza to seize Palestinian anti-aircraft missiles *** the latest threats to efforts to expand a truce into lasting peace.

Posted at 02:04 PM

UNMANNED US AIRCRAFT CRASHES NORTH OF BAGHDAD (ANTARA)

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Posted at 01:38 PM

Air Force pilots opting for civil aviation sector (The Hindu)

VERY soon, if you take a flight from India, you may find that an ace Indian Air Force fighter pilot is in command of your airplane. The recent boom in the aviation sector has opened up new employment opportunities and a number of Air Force pilots are joining the existing or the new companies.

Posted at 12:52 PM

China-Bangladesh set to sign direct airline link agreement (Kaumundi Online)

BEIJING : China and Bangladesh will sign a number of agreements during Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's upcoming visit to Dhaka, including one to begin the first direct air link between Dhaka and the south-western Chinese city of Kunming, the state media reported on Sunday.

Posted at 12:07 PM

Israel accuses Palestinians of smuggling anti-aircraft missiles into Gaza (Canada.com)

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's defence minister said Sunday that Palestinian security agents recently smuggled anti-aircraft missiles into the Gaza Strip, a development that would threaten a recent ceasefire between the two sides.

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albawaba.com middle east news information::Palestinians dismiss Mofaz accusations on anti-aircraft missiles smuggling (Al Bawaba)

Israel's defense minister said Sunday that Palestinian security officers have recently smuggled anti-aircraft missiles into the Gaza Strip from Egypt.

Posted at 10:09 AM

Aviation company poised to make Ghana its West African hub (Ghanaweb.com)

Atibie (E/R) March 27, GNA - A manufacturing company in ultra light aircrafts is set to start operations in Ghana next month to serve the domestic and the West African markets, Vice President Mahama has announced.

Posted at 09:30 AM

Palestinians Accused of Arms Smuggling (AP via Yahoo! News)

Israel's defense minister said Sunday that Palestinian security agents recently smuggled anti-aircraft missiles into the Gaza Strip from Egypt, according to officials *** a development that would threaten a recent cease-fire between the two sides.

Posted at 09:26 AM

Report: India Weighs Buying U.S. Warplanes (AP via Yahoo! News)

India is considering buying American F-16 fighter jets for its air force, a news report said Sunday, just days after New Delhi protested a U.S. decision to sell the same aircraft to India's neighboring archrival, Pakistan.

Posted at 09:15 AM

Lockheed Martin offers "exclusive" F-16s to India (New Kerala)

[India News] New Delhi, Mar 27 : US aviation manufacturer Lockheed Martin has offered to build "exclusive" F-16 fighters for the Indian Air Force, much superior to any existing fighters in service world over.

Posted at 08:21 AM

Report: India Weighs Buying U.S. Warplanes (AP via Yahoo! News)

India is considering buying American F-16 fighter jets for its air force, a news report said Sunday, just days after New Delhi protested a U.S. decision to sell the same aircraft to India's neighboring archrival, Pakistan.

Posted at 07:02 AM

Unmanned US aircraft crashes north of Baghdad (TurkishPress.com)

BAGHDAD - A US drone crashed north of Baghdad Sunday, the US military said, without specifying what brought it down. "An Air Force MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle crashed about 6 am (0300 GMT) March 27, in the vicinity of Balad, Iraq," the statement read.

Posted at 06:57 AM

US aviation manufacturer offers exclusive F-16s to India (New Kerala)

[India News] New Delhi, Mar. 27 : The US aviation manufacturer Lockheed Martin has offered to make exclusive F-16 fighter aircraft for Indian Air Force, which it claims would be much superior to the existing fighter planes all over the world.

Posted at 06:04 AM

Air Arabia's India route takes off (AME Info)

Left to right: Abdul Wahhab Al Roomi - Sharjah International Airport, Civil Aviation Manager, Adel Ali - Air Arabia's CEO, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Moh'd Al-Thani - Air Arabia's Chairman and Dr Ghanem Al Hajri - Director General, Sharjah International Airport.

Posted at 05:10 AM

Lockheed offers 'exclusive' F-16s to India (The Times of India)

NEW DELHI: US aviation manufacturer Lockheed Martin has offered to build "exclusive" F-16 fighters for the Indian Air Force, much superior to any existing fighters in service world over.

Posted at 04:46 AM

Emirates adds Boeing 777-300ER

Emirates has just taken delivery of the first of its fleet of 30 new Boeing 777-300 Extended Range. Part of a USD30bn fleet expansion programme, the arrival of the new airliner at Dubai airport earlier this morning marks the start of delivery of 100 pending orders that will see the Emirates fleet grow at an average rate of one new aircraft per month through 2012. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 04:00 AM

Lockheed Martin offers India customised F-16 aircraft (Khaleej Times)

NEW DELHI - US aviation giant Lockheed Martin has offered to build ***exclusive*** F-16 fighter aircraft for the Indian air force, news reports said on Sunday.

Posted at 03:45 AM

Lockheed Martin offers India customised F-16 aircraft (Khaleej Times)

NEW DELHI - US aviation giant Lockheed Martin has offered to build ***exclusive*** F-16 fighter aircraft for the Indian air force, news reports said on Sunday.

Posted at 03:43 AM

US aviation firm offers ''exclusive'' F-16s to India (India Daily)

US aviation manufacturer Lockheed Martin has offered to build "exclusive" F-16 fighters for the Indian Air Force, much superior to any existing fighters in service world over.

Posted at 03:35 AM

Human Resources (Times of Malta)

The word "innovation" is often connected to technological progress, yielding new products or improvements in existing product design. Such innovations can be found in many sectors, like aviation, the car industry,...

Posted at 02:49 AM

Report: India Weighs Buying U.S. Warplanes (AP via Yahoo! News)

India is considering buying American F-16 fighter jets for its air force, a news report said Sunday, just days after New Delhi protested a U.S. decision to sell the same aircraft to India's neighboring archrival, Pakistan.

Posted at 02:35 AM

Blue skies for jet maker (The Times Argus)

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil - Workers at the sprawling aircraft factory here, some 50 miles northeast of Sao Paulo, are assembling a new kind of plane that JetBlue Airways is betting will let it take its low-fare, low-cost philosophy to dozens of previously ignored destinations across the United States.

Posted at 02:28 AM

Two wounded in late night shooting (AccessNorthGA)

GAINESVILLE - Two people were shot late Saturday night on the city's south side. Gainesville Police Lt. Chad White says the shootings happened at approximately 11:45 pm in the area of Aviation Boulevard.

Posted at 02:25 AM

Report accuses TSA of misinforming public (Miami Herald)

WASHINGTON, D.C. 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 02:22 AM

GA offers F1 deals from Doha

Gulf Air Holidays has put together additional last-minute packages to allow Qatari race fans to catch the Gulf Air Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix from April 1-3. Prices start from QR2,455 for four night, five day packages inclusive of return Economy Class flights and four nights accommodation in a three hallmark hotel. Visit www.gulfairco.com

[AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 01:05 AM

Lockheed Martin offers 'exclusive' F-16s to India (Hindustan Times)

US aviation manufacturer Lockheed Martin has offered to build "exclusive" F-16 fighters for the Indian Air Force, much superior to any existing fighters in service world over.

Posted at 12:57 AM

Airline limits crews' North Pole exposure amid cancer fears (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Airline Cathay Pacific has limited air crews' flights on the non-stop Hong Kong-New York route after it was found the journey could increase the likelihood of cancer.

Posted at 12:43 AM

Rs 2.29 cr spent on 1432 sorties of aircraft,helicopter in J-K (Outlook India)

Jammu and Kashmir has spent Rs 2.29 crore on 1432 sorties of its state aircraft and helicopter during the last one year.

Posted at 12:28 AM

Residents honored for FAA service (Benton Courier)

LITTLE ROCK - Six Saline County residents were among those honored Thursday for their unit's "silent service" in the Federal Aviation Administration, winning the agency's top system management office award for the second consecutive year.

Posted at 12:24 AM