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April 09, 2005

E-gates for all UAE airports

Dubai International Airport's highly successful e-gate is to be replicated at all the airports of the UAE to speed up the processing of passengers, officials told Gulf News. The sophisticated technology uses an electronic fingerprint to confirm identity. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:59 PM

Kerala mulls pvt airline to beat high air fares: Kerala CM (New Kerala)

Kerala News, Dubai: Kerala government is considering the launch of a private airline to address the issue of high air fares in the Gulf-Kerala sector, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said.

Posted at 11:20 PM

Indian Airlines, prices rise 12%

Indian Airlines has implemented an across the board increase in airfares by 12% from April 15. The airline said the price rises followed a 19% increase in aviation fuel costs which comprise around 35% of the cost of air travel. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:57 PM

Muscat-Salalah flights upped

Oman Air has increased the frequency of its flights from Muscat to Salalah from 17 to 21 a week. Officials also revealed that from June the airline will start flights to Hyderabad and New Delhi, and a new Boeing aircraft will be used on routes to Kuwait, Bahrain and Doha. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:51 PM

Thousands see aerobatics, aircraft displays at Moody (The Valdosta Daily Times)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE *** As a T-38 emerges from the horizon, children rush to the edge of the flight line. Their parents look on while veterans reminisce about the aircraft and wars they***ve seen.

Posted at 10:07 PM

Airline loses class war (The Observer)

A passenger who claimed that service on a business-class flight to Jamaica was not up to standard has taken the unusual step of suing the airline - and winning.

Posted at 06:32 PM

US aviation security chief resigns following criticism (AFP via Yahoo! News)

The head of a US agency charged with providing post-September 11 security for commercial airlines has abruptly resigned in the wake of charges that despite a massive overhaul of security procedures, US carriers remained vulnerable to terrorist attack.

Posted at 03:07 PM

State mulls pvt airline to beat high air fares: Chandy (Kaumundi Online)

DUBAI : Kerala government is considering the launch of a private airline to address the issue of high air fares in the Gulf-Kerala sector, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said.

Posted at 12:31 PM

State mulls pvt airline to beat high air fares: Chandy (Kaumundi Online)

DUBAI : The state government is considering the launch of a private airline to address the issue of high airfares in the Gulf-Kerala sector, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said. "From my discussions with Keraliites here, I have realised that the biggest issue in the Gulf is the air fares.

Posted at 12:30 PM

US airline security chief quits (BBC News)

The head of the US agency responsible for airline security quits amid warnings that planes are still at risk from attack.

Posted at 10:11 AM

Kerala mulls pvt airline to beat high air fares: Chandy (Hindustan Times)

Kerala government is considering the launch of a private airline to address the issue of high airfares in the Gulf-Kerala sector, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said.

Posted at 08:21 AM

Kerala mulls pvt airline to beat high air fares: Chandy (New Kerala)

Kerala News, Dubai: Kerala government is considering the launch of a private airline to address the issue of high air fares in the Gulf-Kerala sector, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said.

Posted at 07:47 AM

US aviation security chief resigns (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The man who heads the agency set up in the United States to oversee airline security after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York has resigned.

Posted at 07:02 AM

Kerala mulls pvt airline to beat high air fares: Chandy (Press Trust of India)

Dubai, Apr 9 (PTI) Kerala government is considering the launch of a private airline to address the issue of high air fares in the Gulf-Kerala sector, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said.

Posted at 02:28 AM

California firm absorbs Boullioun Aviation (4/9/2005) (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

Founded 19 years ago by one of The Boeing Co.'s legendary executives, Boullioun Aviation Services grew up in Bellevue to become one of the world's top 10 aircraft leasing companies. But it will soon lose its name and much more as part of a sale to another aircraft lessor, based in Southern California.

Posted at 02:18 AM

WestJet takes delivery of new aircraft, orders more (Canoe)

CALGARY -- WestJet Airlines Ltd. received its first new Boeing 737-800 and will buy three more planes from the aircraft maker for delivery in 2006, the discount airline said yesterday.

Posted at 02:17 AM

US aviation security chief resigns following criticism (AFP via Yahoo! News)

The head of a US agency charged with providing post-September 11 security for commercial airlines has abruptly resigned in the wake of charges that despite a massive overhaul of security procedures, US carriers remained vulnerable to terrorist attack.

Posted at 01:10 AM

April 08, 2005

Times reporter rides in aerobatic aircraft (The Valdosta Daily Times)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE *** Upside down the ground looks completely different in an AT-6 Texan aircraft. Although I was only in that position for a split second *** thank the Lord *** my mind jumped to all the possibilities of my being in that position.

Posted at 11:25 PM

Advanced Research Aircraft Arrive At Colorado Facility (Science Daily)

A new aircraft with exceptional research capabilities is scheduled to arrive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Colo. Known as HIAPER (High-performance Instrumented Airborne Platform for Environmental Research), the $81.5 million aircraft will serve the environmental research needs of the National Science Foundation, (NSF), NCAR's primary sponsor and owner of the aircraft,

Posted at 11:06 PM

Prosecutors Seek Air India Trial Appeal Extension (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Canadian prosecutors said on Friday they have asked for more time to decide whether to appeal the acquittal of two Sikh activists charged in one of the world's deadliest acts of aviation sabotage.

Posted at 09:18 PM

Prosecutors Seek Air India Trial Appeal Extension (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Canadian prosecutors said on Friday they have asked for more time to decide whether to appeal the acquittal of two Sikh activists charged in one of the world's deadliest acts of aviation sabotage.

Posted at 08:35 PM

Kerala mulls private airline to beat high air fares: Chandy (The Peninsula)

DOHA: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy while speaking at the fourth Qatar Malayalee Conference yesterday said the Kerala government has been exploring all possible ways including the launch of a private airline supported by the government to address the issue of high airfares in the Gulf-Kerala sector.

Posted at 08:25 PM

WATC fighting for its place in aviation training programs (BizJournals)

The Wichita Area Technical College must identify which aviation skills the industry needs then work to convince the industry that it can supply quality graduates, says a consultant hired to review the school's aviation programs.

Posted at 05:24 PM

Airline Shares Scatter on Analyst Report (Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance)

An analyst's report scattered airline stocks in Friday trading, with upbeat remarks sending some low-cost carriers to higher ground while other shares slumped on lowered earnings expectations for the year.

Posted at 12:15 PM

China Aviation Says Restructuring Process On Track (Dow Jones via Yahoo! Asia News)

SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)--China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corporation Ltd. (C47.SG) said Friday its restructuring process remains on track despite a petition to have the company placed under judicial management.

Posted at 04:24 AM

Aircraft lessor Boullioun taking off for California (Seattle Times)

Bellevue-based Boullioun Aviation Services, an aircraft-leasing company founded by a former Boeing president and now boasting a fleet of...

Posted at 02:24 AM

Steffy: Airline surgery on payrolls won't stop the bleeding (Houston Chronicle)

JUST months after being asked, Continental Airlines' employees gave up $418 million in wages and benefits. It was a quick cave-in as contract negotiations go, a testament to the sorry state of the U.S. airline industry. Having failed to succeed, everyone is quick to concede. What, though, will workers get for the latest round of givebacks?

Posted at 12:32 AM

April 07, 2005

Pilot error is blamed for light aircraft crash in field (The Scotsman)

AIR accident investigators have blamed pilot error for a light aircraft crash at a north-east airfield in which the pilot was seriously injured.

Posted at 08:36 PM

Aviation expertise lands Snowy airport management job (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A NSW high country bushfire volunteer with 18 years experience in the aviation industry has been chosen to manage the new Snowy Mountains Airport.

Posted at 07:15 PM

Big Airline Announcement (WRIC 8)

A low-cost airline is about to land in Richmond. Airport officials are planning to make the official announcement at a news conference Friday morning. Richmond International Airport is currently one of the most expensive airports in the country; hopefully that will soon be changing.

Posted at 06:01 PM

IAF to analyse F-16s before Pakistan acquires aircraft (Daily Times)

NEW DELHI: In a rare opportunity, the Indian Air Force (IAF) will be able to analyse and learn everything about the US F-16 fighter aircraft even before Pakistan acquires them.

Posted at 05:39 PM

Budget airline dogfight (TODAYonline)

It has been just a few years since the Asian budget-airline industry got off the ground. New players have been entering the sector and overall passenger-carrying capacity has been increasing rapidly.

Posted at 04:52 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-04-07 21:45 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Continental, AMR Corp. lead airline turnaround - UPDATE 1 (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) - Airline stocks rebounded sharply to join in Thursday's broad market rally, with Continental Airlines and AMR Corp. leading advancers. The Amex Airline Index finished the session up 1.9% at 51.33 after shrugging off a decline amid rising crude oil prices earlier in the day.

Posted at 04:03 PM

Continental, AMR Corp. lead airline turnaround (Investors.com)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Airline stocks rebounded sharply to join in Thursday's broad market rally, with Continental Airlines and AMR Corp. leading advancers.

Posted at 03:42 PM

Quinte West - Aviation company proposes plan to city for intermodal airport (The Community Press)

The chair of an aviation company called AVBNK has made a presentation that leaders in the community may find hard to refuse.

Posted at 03:28 PM

IAF pilots got Aviation Week Laureates award (New Kerala)

India News, Washington: For the first time ever two Indian Air Force pilot have been awarded with the prestigious Aviation Week Laureates award. The award is given for their heroic feat of rescuing three critically injured mountaineers from a record altitude of 23,260 feet last year.

Posted at 12:03 PM

Essex Greens let fly over aircraft noise (Hertfordshire Mercury)

THE "relentless growth" of aircraft noise has fuelled new calls for a halt to the expansion of Stansted Airport. Green Party members in Essex claim research by Euro MP Caroline Lucas and Darren Johnson, of the Greater London Assembly, shows that noise levels are greater than ever before.

Posted at 08:53 AM

L-3 Communications' Integrated Systems Subsidiary Awarded Contract to Perform Enhanced Special Structural Inspections (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

L-3 Communications announced today that its Integrated Systems subsidiary has been awarded a $16 million, follow-on contract from the U.S. Navy to conduct Enhanced Special Structural Inspections and Center Wing Replacement on four P-3 maritime patrol aircraft.

Posted at 08:28 AM

Qatar Aviation Services (Zawya)

Qatar Aviation Services (QAS) was established in 2000 as the sole ground handling service provider to airlines passing through the Doha International Airport. Owned by Qatar Airways, QAS handles passenger and cargo traffic, and supplies, operates and maintains all vehicles and equipment used on site.

Posted at 08:15 AM

Low-cost Louisiana airline proposed (KATC3)

ALEXANDRIA, La. A proposed low-cost Louisiana airline could lead to 43 dollar one-way fares from Alexandria to New Orleans. The airline's hub would be in New Orleans, where those arriving from Alexandria and elsewhere could connect to flights to other U-S cities and Central and South America.

Posted at 06:13 AM

U.S: IAF pilots honoured with Aviation Week Laureates award (New Kerala)

World News, Washington: Two Indian Air Force pilots have been conferred with the prestigious Aviation Week Laureates award for their heroic feat of rescuing three critically injured mountaineers from a record altitude of 23,260 feet last year.

Posted at 06:09 AM

Directorate General of Civil Aviation - Kuwait (Zawya)

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) was established in 1975 and is the government authority responsible for the management, operation and the on- going maintenance of the Kuwait International Airport (KIA). The authority is also responsible for managing all traffic within the country's airspace and addressing aviation safety related matters.

Posted at 06:02 AM

MiG designer honoured by prestigious US aviation weekly (New Kerala)

World News, MOSCOW: Rostislav Belyakov, the designer of world famous MiG-29 fighter aircraft, a mainstay of Indian Air Force, has been honoured by a prestigious US magazine for his outstanding contribution in the development of aviation technology.

Posted at 05:55 AM

Delivery of the first serial support helicopter UH-TIGER to German Army Aviation (Rotorhub)

The first serial support helicopter UH-TIGER has been delivered on April 6 to German Army Aviation. The helicopter will start operations in the Franco-German Army Aviation Training Centre at LE LUC in the south of France.

Posted at 05:45 AM

Civil Aviation Affairs - Bahrain (Zawya)

The Bahrain Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) was established in 1932 and is responsible for overseeing the aviation industry including the efficient management and operation of the Bahrain International Airport.

Posted at 05:18 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-04-07 09:43 GMT: Boeing to replace insulation on 27 aircraft in China over safety concerns (Interactive Investor)

BEIJING (AFX) - US aircraft-maker Boeing says it will replace or modify the insulation on 27 Boeing aircraft in China because it poses a fire risk. The company said the work will be done on various 727, 737, 747, 757 and 767 model aircraft. No further details were provided.

Posted at 04:26 AM

Airline administration rejects responsibility for the horror of 4-hour flight (Pravda)

According to the statement from Igor Zavyalov, a senior spokesman for the KMV Avia airline, only one passenger was injured in the accident with the Tu-204 airliner , which nearly crashed on April 2nd flying from Egypt to Russia.

Posted at 04:17 AM

Two IAF pilots honoures with Aviation Week Laureates award (Deccan Herald)

Two Indian Air Force pilots have been conferred with the prestigious Aviation Week Laureates award for their heroic feat of rescuing three critically injured mountaineers from a record altitude of 23,260 feet last year.

Posted at 03:56 AM

Australian airline Virgin Blue announces steep rise in fuel surcharge (AP via Yahoo! Asia News)

Australian discount airline Virgin Blue Holdings Ltd. said Thursday it will almost double its fuel surcharge on domestic flights to cover the soaring cost of fuel.

Posted at 03:45 AM

Shanghai Aims to Become Global Aviation Hub (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

SHANGHAI, April 7 Asia Pulse - Shanghai will become the hardcore aviation hub in Asia-Pacific Area and ultimately in the world, with a complete aviation network, said Wu Zunian, president of Shanghai Airport (group) Co. Ltd..

Posted at 03:04 AM

IAF pilots honoured with Aviation Week Laureates award (India Express)

Two Indian Air Force pilots have been conferred with the prestigious Aviation Week Laureates award for their heroic feat of rescuing three critically injured mountaineers from a record altitude of 23,260 feet last year.

Posted at 12:57 AM

Airline based in N.O. proposed (2theadvocate.com)

One of the men credited with starting the Country Club of Louisiana will be pitching to the Legislature an idea for a new airline that would have a hub based in New Orleans.

Posted at 12:44 AM

April 06, 2005

Splashing Into History: Havasu man to be enshrined in aviation hall of fame (Today's News-Herald)

A Lake Havasu City pilot will join a host of high-flying luminaries when he is inducted into the Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame in Tucson on Saturday.

Posted at 11:46 PM

IAF pilots honoured with Aviation Week Laureates award (Press Trust of India)

Washington, Apr 7 (PTI) Two Indian Air Force pilots have been conferred with the prestigious Aviation Week Laureates award for their heroic feat of rescuing three critically injured mountaineers from a record altitude of 23,260 feet last year.

Posted at 11:07 PM

House Considers Plan To Reopen National To General Aviation (WJLA-TV Washington D.C.)

Washington (AP) - House lawmakers introduced a measure Wednesday to reopen Ronald Reagan Washington national Airport to general aviation for the first time since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Posted at 08:02 PM

Third flight abandoned by airline (BBC News)

An airline which twice abandoned take-off attempts when passengers saw fuel gushing from a wing is at the centre of another safety scare.

Posted at 07:04 PM

House moves to resume general aviation at National (WAVY 10)

WASHINGTON The drive to reopen Reagan National Airport to small planes has moved to the House or Representatives. Lawmakers have introduced a measure that would allow general aviation and charter flights to resume at National for the first time since the Nine-Eleven terrorist attacks.

Posted at 06:27 PM

Airline's problem jet grounded (Channel 4)

An airline which has twice grounded a jet bound for Britain has abandoned another flight in a safety scare. Phuket Air was forced to return a Boeing 747 service bound for Bangkok to London Gatwick three hours into a journey.

Posted at 06:03 PM

ACE Aviation First Annual Shareholders Meeting to be held in November (CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance)

ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. announced today that it intends to hold its first annual meeting of shareholders in November, 2005. The Corporation's annual disclosure on corporate governance and security based compensation arrangements, prepared in accordance with the rules of the Toronto Stock Exchange, is included in its annual information form filed with securities regulatory authorities and

Posted at 04:48 PM

KOBTV.com - Eclipse Aviation completes initial test on second plane (KOBTV.com Albuquerque)

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - Eclipse Aviation announced that it***s completed initial engine testing and low-speed taxiing tests on a second test plane in preparation for a test flight later this month.

Posted at 03:43 PM

Brazil Aircraft Maker Embraer: To Invest BRL910.1 Million In '05 (IWon - Money)

SAO PAULO -(Dow Jones)- Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica SA (ERJ), or Embraer, will propose investments of 910.1 million reals ($1=BRL2.61) for 2005 at a shareholders meeting to be held April 18.

Posted at 08:41 AM

China Aviation Oil unit puts out 430,000 tonne jet fuel tender (Channel NewsAsia)

SINGAPORE : Even as its legal battles continue, China Aviation Oil is soldiering on with its jet fuel procurement business. According to Reuters, its newly set-up unit China Aviation Oil Trading has just put out a tender for 430,000 tonnes of jet fuel for May and June delivery.

Posted at 08:39 AM

China Aviation Oil unit puts out 430,000 tonne jet fuel tender (Channel NewsAsia)

SINGAPORE : Even as its legal battles continue, China Aviation Oil is soldiering on with its jet fuel procurement business. According to Reuters, its newly set-up unit China Aviation Oil Trading has just put out a tender for 430,000 tonnes of jet fuel for May and June delivery.

Posted at 08:37 AM

'Civil aviation rules need amendment' (New Kerala)

[World News] New Delhi, April 1 : A day after two Haryana ministers were killed in a helicopter crash, the Indian Air Force (IAF)'s top flight safety official Friday said the country's civil aviation rules should be made "more stringent".

Posted at 08:00 AM

Meeker Aviation receives STC for new line of belly sensor mounts for the Bell 206A/B/L and 407 (Rotorhub)

Meeker Aviation in partnership with Aeropacific are pleased to announce we have received FAA/STC # SR01688LA for our new line of belly sensor mounts for the Bell 206A/B and 206L / 407. these mounts join our certified AS-350 and MD500/600 belly sensor mounts already available.

Posted at 07:31 AM

USA: FN MANUFACTURING INC. AWARDED CONTRACT FOR AVIATION MACHINE GUNS (Logistics Management)

FN Manufacturing Inc., Columbia, S.C., was awarded on March 31, 2005, a $16,876,904 firm-fixed-price contract for M240H aviation machine guns, egress kits, and M240H unique spare parts.

Posted at 06:53 AM

Indian pilots to join US aviation hall of fame (New Kerala)

[India News] New Delhi, April 4 : Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots Wing Cdr. S.K. Sharma and Flt. Lt. A.B. Dhanake will be inducted into the aviation hall of fame at the prestigious Smithsonian institute in the US for a daring high-altitude rescue.

Posted at 06:23 AM

Fonda regrets photo on anti-aircraft gun (New Kerala)

[World News] NEW YORK, April 1 : Jane Fonda, in an interview with CBS's "60 minutes," calls her public appearance at a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft battery "a betrayal."

Posted at 06:02 AM

Gulf Air medical card

Gulf Air is offering a frequent traveller's card for chronically ill passengers to travel without obtaining medical clearance each time they fly. Fremec also retains an up-to-date report of the passenger's medical condition, and specific needs such as diet or wheelchair use. The card is valid for five years.

[AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:00 AM

Indian, Pak lobbyists in U.S. squaring up on F-16 aircraft supplies (New Kerala)

[World News] Islamabad/Washington, Apr.4 : Though the Government of Pakistan does not see any hurdle to it receiving F-16 fighter aircraft from the U.S., the Indian lobby in the U.S.Congress has said that it won t be sitting idle, and has reportedly stepped up its opposition to the proposed sale.

Posted at 05:25 AM

Raffles comes to Wafi

Singapore-based luxury hotel brand Raffles will open its first property in the Middle East at Wafi City in Dubai, according to 7Days. The hotel is part of an expansion project that includes an extension to the existing mall. There are only 13 Raffles hotels in the world, including the flagship Raffles Singapore. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 05:13 AM

Fastrax GPS Technology Enables Accurate Aircraft Tracking In Guardian Mobilitys New Skytrax(tm) Product (PR Web)

Automated Flight Following and Precision Tracking System for General Aviation Aircraft Developed Using iTrax03 OEM GPS Receiver and iSuite 3 Software Development Kit [PRWEB Apr 6, 2005]

Posted at 02:16 AM

Briefing - Asia Aviation - April 6, 2005 (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

An executive briefing on aviation for April 6, 2005, prepared by Asia Pulse (http://www.asiapulse.com), the real-time, Asia-based wire with exclusive news, commercial intelligence and business opportunities. CHINA'S SHUANGLIU AIRPORT EXPECTS TO BE LISTED SOON

Posted at 01:47 AM

April 05, 2005

New jet 'giant leap' towards self-reliance: President opens aircraft production (Dawn)

KAMRA, April 5: President Gen Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday described the launching of JF-17 thunder aircraft production project as a giant leap towards indigenization and self-reliance , saying Pakistan will maintain minimum level of defensive deterrence in both conventional and unconventional fields as it wants peace with dignity and honour.

Posted at 10:59 PM

Porn reader thrown off plane wants to sue airline (Pretoria News)

A disgruntled passenger, taken off a Nationwide flight for allegedly threatening a stewardess who asked him not to read a pornographic magazine, yesterday said he was considering legal action against the airline.

Posted at 10:56 PM

Dnata opens in Saudi

Dubai-based Dnata will soon start operations in Saudi Arabia, senior VP Rashid Al Noori told Gulf News. Dnata has opened offices in Kuwait, including a 24-hr service in Kuwait airport, and is looking to start up in other GCC states. It has also opened outlets at six bus stands in Dubai, offering services from 8am to 8pm. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:46 PM

VisitBritain in April

The Holiday Lounge at Dnata Travel Centre in Dubai will promote tourism to Britain in cooperation with VisitBritain and VisitScotland throughout April. Customers who book a trip to Britain have the chance to win a two-night stay at a London hotel, theatre tickets, and a mid-week break at Champneys Tring, a health farm set in the Hertfordshire countryside. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:47 PM

Zoellick blasts Mandelson 'spin' on aircraft subsidy dispute (Financial Times)

Robert Zoellick, the chief US trade negotiator, yesterday lashed out at Peter Mandelson, his European Union counterpart, accusing him of using "spin" in a contentious dispute over aircraft subsidies and comparing him unfavourably with his predecessor, Pascal Lamy.

Posted at 09:22 PM

Cessna Aircraft Carrying Mail Skids At Kuching Airport (Bernama)

KUCHING, April 6 (Bernama) --A Cessna aircraft carrying mail skidded during landing in heavy rain at Kuching International Airport here Tuesday night.

Posted at 08:07 PM

Hawaiian rated top on-time airline (BizJournals)

Hawaiian Airlines ranked as the top on-time airline in the nation in February.

Posted at 07:51 PM

JF-17 project launched: minimum deterrence to be maintained: MusharrafKAMRA (April 06 2005): President General Pervez (Business Recorder)

KAMRA (April 06 2005): President General Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday described the launch of 'JF-17 Thunder Aircraft Production Project' as a giant leap towards indigenisation and self-reliance saying Pakistan will maintain minimum level of defensive deterrence in both conventional and unconventional fields as it wants peace with dignity and honour.

Posted at 07:09 PM

Drone aircraft flying high against insurgency (International Herald Tribune)

In the skies over Iraq, the number of remotely piloted aircraft has shot up to more than 700 now from just a handful four years ago.

Posted at 06:53 PM

Local company launches aviation tabloid (BizJournals)

The first issue of Aircraft Owner, a new aviation marketing publication, will be sent out early this month.

Posted at 05:38 PM

Toronto employees of Israel's El Al airline vote for possible strike (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

TORONTO (CP) - Toronto-based workers for Israeli airline El Al have voted in favour of strike action because of concessions the carrier has demanded from them, the Steelworker's union said Tuesday.

Posted at 04:21 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-04-05 21:53 GMT: JetBlue, SkyWest lead broad airline advance (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- JetBlue Airways and SkyWest led a broad surge in airline stocks on Tuesday as crude oil pulled back from record highs set earlier in the week.

Posted at 04:18 PM

Pearland attracts aviation companies (BizJournals)

Two aviation companies located near the Houston Hobby Airport have revealed plans to move to Pearland.

Posted at 03:05 PM

AviChina looks to aviation for growth (Weekend Standard)

AviChina Industry and Technology, a Hong Kong-listed helicopter and mini-car manufacturer, is pinning its hopes for growth on its aviation business after seeing auto sales plunge amid a general downturn in the mainland car market.

Posted at 11:39 AM

Branson sets his sights on Indian aviation market (eyefortravel.com)

Virgin Atlantic boss, Sir Richard Branson, is entering India's domestic aviation sector, and his airline has began a thrice-weekly direct service between London and Mumbai (Bombay).

Posted at 08:21 AM

Iberia Airlines Selects Sabre Airline Solutions to Enhance Network Management and Scheduling Capabilities (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Iberia Lineas Aereas de Espana, Spain's leading airline, will implement four key components from Sabre Airline Solutions' integrated planning and scheduling suite, AirFlite, commencing later this month, giving the airline a comprehensive network management and scheduling solution.

Posted at 07:07 AM

Federal Aviation Administration Awards Harris Corporation $57 Million Weather and Radar Processor Follow-on Contract (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

The Federal Aviation Administration today awarded Harris Corporation a 54-month, $57 million follow-on contract for the Weather and Radar Processor program, bringing the overall value of the program for Harris to $188 million by 2009.

Posted at 07:01 AM

2004 airline quality lowest since 2000 (The Tucson Citizen)

The quality of airline service deteriorated in 2004 after rising each of the three previous years, according to the 15th annual Airline Quality Rating report released yesterday.

Posted at 07:00 AM

State begins bid for aircraft plant (The Oklahoman)

Apr 05, 2005: Oklahoma City and Tulsa are the state's choices in the early stages of a multistate competition for an assembly plant to refurbish military tanker aircraft from the European parent of Airbus.

Posted at 06:45 AM

EU: Ready to Talk to U.S. in Aircraft Row (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

The EU and United States have both declared their readiness to resume talks on subsidies to aircraft rivals Airbus and Boeing but have not set a date ahead of a looming deadline for legal action.

Posted at 06:30 AM

2 Men Injured In Clay County Plane Crash (WJXT News4Jax.com via Yahoo! News)

A pair of Clay County men were injured Monday when their two-person aircraft collided into trees at a small airstrip south of Green Cove Springs, Fla.

Posted at 06:29 AM

Gulf Air, Lufthansa maintenance

Gulf Air has awarded a USD129m, five year maintenance contract to Lufthansa Technik. Under the deal Lufthansa Technik will overhaul and manage over 1,400 different components for Gulf Air's fleet of more than 30 Boeing and Airbus aircraft. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:06 AM

Two IAF pilots inducted into U.S. aviation hall of fame (SiliconIndia)

NEW DELHI:For the first time, two Indian Air force pilots Wing Cdr S.K. Sharma and Flt Lt A.B. Dhanake will be inducted into the Smithsonian Institution aviation hall of fame.

Posted at 04:47 AM

Airline service survey rates JetBlue tops, United fourth (Chicago Sun-Times)

WASHINGTON -- United Airlines came in fourth in an annual survey on airline service, and it was the only airline in the top six that is not a low-fare carrier.

Posted at 04:39 AM

Southwest third on airline-quality list (Star-Telegram)

Most of the nation's top-performing airlines are low-fare carriers, including Dallas-based Southwest Airlines, according to a study of airline quality released Monday.

Posted at 04:29 AM

Boeing Says It Expects to Beat Airbus on 2005 Aircraft Orders (Bloomberg.com)

U.S. April 5 (Bloomberg) -- Boeing Co., which delivered fewer planes than Airbus SAS for two years, said it expects to beat its larger rival in 2005 in getting orders for commercial aircraft, as lower fares stimulate global demand for air travel.

Posted at 03:50 AM

JetBlue rated best airline (Rutland Herald)

WASHINGTON Airlines that offer low fares and provide service to smaller cities are chipping away at traditional large airlines like United and American, say the authors of an annual survey that ranks airline quality.

Posted at 02:16 AM

Study reveals details of last year's airline quality (Daily Nebraskan)

When Brent Bowen flew to Washington, D.C., this weekend, he had to book a flight with a small airline. Bowen was on his way to report on the quality of the 16 largest airlines and didn***t want to make a statement by flying one of the airlines he studied.

Posted at 01:43 AM

Airline expands service in state (Silver City Sun-News)

ALBUQUERQUE *** Great Lakes Aviation is now providing commercial passenger flights between Albuquerque and Clovis and Silver City. The Cheyenne, Wyo.-based airline made its inaugural flights on the routes Sunday, Charles Howell, Great Lakes chief executive officer, said Monday in Cheyenne.

Posted at 12:37 AM

April 04, 2005

Indian pilots to join US aviation hall of fame (Khaleej Times)

NEW DELHI *** Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots Wing Cdr. S.K. Sharma and Flt. Lt. A.B. Dhanake will be inducted into the aviation hall of fame at the prestigious Smithsonian institute in the US for a daring high-altitude rescue.

Posted at 11:34 PM

Airline Seats, Hotel Rooms For Rome Trip Hard To Find (Tampa Bay Online News)

TAMPA - Norma Hernandez of Tampa is so determined to get to Rome to pay her respects to Pope John Paul II that she's ready to spend $2,186 for one of the few available airline seats Tuesday to the Italian city.

Posted at 11:23 PM

Qatar Airways, USD10m Asian Games

Qatar Airways is the official carrier for the Doha Asian Games in 2006 after signing a USD10m partnership deal with the organising committee. Doha will host thousands of athletes from 45 countries and organisers expect tens of thousands of visitors for the duration of the international event. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:42 PM

Nebraska airline to offer service to Gallup (KVIA)

GALLUP, N.M. Gallup officials have presented a Nebraska airline with the key to the city. Westward Airways will be flying its Swiss-made single-engine Pilatus PC-12 airplanes from Phoenix to Gallup and Las Cruces. The first scheduled flight leaves Phoenix tomorrow morning.

Posted at 09:27 PM

Airline Quality Survey (WROC-TV Rochester)

Low-cost air carriers could be your best bet when it comes to quality. An annual study of airline quality shows five of the top six airlines this year are low-fare airlines.

Posted at 08:40 PM

Judge Approves Sale of ATA Airline Unit (San Francisco Chronicle)

A federal bankruptcy judge on Monday approved the sale of ATA Holdings Corp.'s Chicago Express commuter airline to an Indianapolis real estate investment and management firm. Okun Enterprises Inc. had the winning bid at the auction of the regional...

Posted at 07:16 PM

Judge Approves Sale Of ATA Commuter Airline (WRTV Indianapolis)

INDIANAPOLIS -- A bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of ATA Airline's Chicago Express commuter airline to an Indianapolis real estate investment and management firm.

Posted at 06:34 PM

Judge Approves Sale of ATA Airline Unit (AP via Yahoo! News)

A federal bankruptcy judge on Monday approved the sale of ATA Holdings Corp.'s Chicago Express commuter airline to an Indianapolis real estate investment and management firm.

Posted at 05:25 PM

EU Warns That WTO Aircraft Case May Lead to More Aid (Update2) (Bloomberg.com)

April 4 (Bloomberg) -- The European Union said today that a U.S. complaint at the World Trade Organization over EU subsidies to aircraft makers would lead to the ``maximum'' aid being doled out by European governments to Airbus SAS.

Posted at 05:11 PM

Fitch Rates Hillsborough County Aviation Auth -- Tampa Int'l Airport -- Rev Bonds 'A+' (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A+' underlying rating to the following Hillsborough County Aviation Authority , Tampa International Airport bonds:

Posted at 04:51 PM

Ballistic Recovery buys aviation safety company (BizJournals)

Ballistic Recovery Systems Inc. announced Monday that it has signed a non-binding letter of intent to buy Free Flight Enterprises, an aviation safety company based in Lake Elsinore, Calif.

Posted at 04:09 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 01:20 PM

Aerospace Online News for aviation professionals (Aerospace Online)

DALLAS - Flowserve Corp., a global provider of fluid motion and control products and services, announces the successful completion of valve automation installations at two Defense Energy Supply Center (DESC) fuel depots in Jacksonville, Florida.

Posted at 11:35 AM

Executives connect at flagship conference to explore how IT pioneers and practices are transforming space and aviation (Aerospace Online)

Albuquerque, NM - Last week at Esther Dyson's first annual Flight School conference, Vern Raburn, Eclipse Aviation's president and CEO, outlined how Eclipse is using innovations and business practices from the IT industry to redefine aviation.

Posted at 11:28 AM

Study: Airline service worsened in 2004 (CNN.com)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Airlines generally arrived later, lost more luggage and caused more consumer complaints in 2004 than they did the year before, an annual study of aviation quality finds.

Posted at 09:45 AM

Look at U.S. Airlines' Quality of Service (AP via Yahoo! News)

The annual rating of airline quality, according to the University of Nebraska at Omaha Aviation Institute and W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State University. The 2005 Airline Quality Rating is based on 2003 and 2004 Transportation Department statistics.

Posted at 09:29 AM

Xianping Wang Appointed Special Advisor to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

GCW Consulting, an international strategic consultancy for organizations in the aviation, energy and water resources sectors, today announced that its Co-Founder and Executive Vice President Xianping Wang, has been appointed Special Advisor to the Civil Aviation Administration of China .

Posted at 09:04 AM

Indian pilots to join US aviation hall of fame (Hindustan Times)

Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots Wing Cdr SK Sharma and Flt Lt AB Dhanake will be inducted into the aviation hall of fame at the prestigious Smithsonian institute in the US for a daring high-altitude rescue.

Posted at 08:56 AM

Performance of US aviation industry weak in 2004 (New Ratings)

NEW YORK, April 4 (newratings.com) The performance of the US airline industry deteriorated in 2004 in terms of on-time arrival, baggage handling and customer complaints, according to an annual study on aviation quality.

Posted at 08:42 AM

Vought Aircraft Extends IT Contract with Northrop Grumman (Primezone via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

MCLEAN, Va., April 4, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC - news ) (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a follow-on contract by Vought Aircraft Industries, Inc., Dallas, Texas for a variety of commercial information technology (IT) outsourcing services. The contract allows Northrop

Posted at 08:17 AM

Northrop Grumman to Perform Structural Inspection of U.S. Navy's P-3C Aircraft (PrimeZone via Yahoo! Finance)

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected to inspect the wings of U.S. Navy P-3C Orion aircraft in order to identify and correct structural fatigue problems.

Posted at 08:12 AM

First Winglet Installation Centre In South East Asia (Bernama)

KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 (Bernama) -- Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Engineering Monday signed a partnership agreement with Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) for the set up of the first winglet installation centre in South East Asia.

Posted at 07:55 AM

SkyWest orders 20 jets for $637M (CNN Money)

NEW YORK (Reuters) - SkyWest Airlines Inc., which operates as United Express, Delta Connection and Continental Connection, said Monday it placed a $637 million order to buy 20 CRJ700 regional jet aircraft from Canada's Bombardier Inc.

Posted at 07:52 AM

Airline Quality Still Slipping, Survey Finds (MSNBC)

Airline quality deteriorated last year in all four areas measured in an annual survey -- including on-time arrival and baggage-handling accuracy.

Posted at 07:37 AM

Anger over 'noisy' low flying aircraft (Weston Mercury)

Residents in Worlebury claim their peace and quiet is being shattered by aircraft flying to Bristol International Airport. Homeowners in St David's Close claim they suffer noise from low flying aircraft even though they do not live under a flight path.

Posted at 07:30 AM

United Airlines Reaches Aircraft Deals With SkyWest,GoJet (IWon - Money)

CHICAGO (Dow Jones)--UAL Corp. (UALAQ) unit United Airlines said it reached agreements with SkyWest Airlines Inc. (SKYW) and GoJet Airlines, a unit of Trans States Holdings, to provide about 30 aircraft.

Posted at 07:29 AM

Study: Airline Service Worsened in 2004 (AP via Yahoo! News)

Airlines generally arrived later, lost more luggage and caused more consumer complaints in 2004 than they did the year before, an annual study of aviation quality finds.

Posted at 07:17 AM

Study: Airline Service Worsened in 2004 (AP via Yahoo! News)

Airlines generally arrived later, lost more luggage and caused more consumer complaints in 2004 than they did the year before, an annual study of aviation quality finds.

Posted at 07:09 AM

Overall quality of airline service deteriorating, private researchers say (ABC 7 Chicago)

March 4, 2005 *** An annual report being released today says that Elk Grove Village-based United improved its airline service last year.

Posted at 07:03 AM

U.S. rebuffs EU over aircraft dispute (CNN Money)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States rejected the European Union warning's against taking a dispute over Boeing and Airbus to the World Trade Organization, but said it was willing to extend talks on a negotiated settlement past an April 11 deadline.

Posted at 06:54 AM

Haaretz - Israel News - Article List (Haaretz Daily)

Bedek Aviation chalked up losses of $35 million last year, while its U.S. subsidiary, Empire Aero Center, made a further loss of $7 million. Thus, in total, the Bedek unit suffered losses of $42 million - and this has hit hard at IAI's financials.

Posted at 06:44 AM

SkyWest Announces Order for 20 Additional CRJ700 Regional Jet Aircraft (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

SkyWest Airlines, Inc. announced that it has placed a firm order with Bombardier for an additional 20 CRJ700 regional jet aircraft.

Posted at 06:13 AM

Saab to Lay Off 250 Workers in Sweden (Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance)

Swedish defense and aviation company Saab AB said Monday it will lay off 250 employees at two plants in Sweden because of a reduced workload.

Posted at 06:01 AM

Virgin's Branson looks to launch second Australian airline (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Richard Branson said his Virgin Group was considering launching a second Australian-based airline to focus on travel to the United States, China and Japan.

Posted at 04:01 AM

Metal cutlery back on airline menu (Manchester Online)

AIRLINE passengers will once again be dining with metal cutlery, knitting jumpers and manicuring their nails aboard flights from British airports following a relaxation of anti-terrorist rules.

Posted at 03:34 AM

Airline service found lacking (Boston Globe)

WASHINGTON -- AirTran , Atlantic Southeast, JetBlue, and United improved their service last year, but were the only airlines to do so among the 14 major carriers rated in 2003 and 2004, according to private researchers who relied on government measures.

Posted at 02:43 AM

Passengers let off 'unsafe jet' (BBC News)

Hundreds of passengers refuse to re-board an aircraft after claiming to see a fuel leak.

Posted at 02:37 AM

Study: Airline Service Worsened in 2004 (ABC News)

Only Four of the 14 Major Airlines Rated in Both 2003 and 2004 Improved, According to Report

Posted at 01:51 AM

Overall quality of airline service deteriorating, private researchers say (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)

WASHINGTON An airline quality report set for release today finds the overall quality of air travel is deteriorating. Researchers say that's because more people are flying at a time when airlines have slashed their work forces.

Posted at 01:40 AM

Study: Airline Service Worsened in 2004 (AP via Yahoo! News)

Airlines generally arrived later, lost more luggage and caused more consumer complaints in 2004 than they did the year before, an annual study of aviation quality finds.

Posted at 01:31 AM

Study: Airline Service Worsened in 2004 (AP via Yahoo! News)

Airlines generally arrived later, lost more luggage and caused more consumer complaints in 2004 than they did the year before, an annual study of aviation quality finds.

Posted at 01:23 AM

35m visit the Middle East

The World Tourism Organisation said that for the first time more tourists visited the Middle East - 35m visitors in 2004 - than Africa, which attracted 33m. Arrivals to the Middle East grew by 20 per cent last year, the world's second highest tourism growth rate behind Asia and the Pacific, which recorded a 29 per cent increase.



[AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 01:23 AM

Airport firms look for a lift (Denver Post)

A proposal in the Colorado legislature could lead an aircraft manufacturer to build a plant here instead of out of state. Aviation Technology Group is considering Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Texas for its new plant, which would employ about 500 people. A bill sponsored by Rep. Alice Borodkin, D-Denver, and Sen.

Posted at 12:58 AM

USD2bn Qatar airport tenders

Tenders worth around USD2bn for the new Qatar International Airport will be issued next month. Bechtel Aviation is also expected to announce further details of the USD2.6bn project at the Dubai Airport Build and Supply Exhibition which runs May 23-25. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:15 AM

April 03, 2005

Australian Navy Grounds Seaking Helicopters After Crash Kills 9 (Bloomberg.com)

April 4 (Bloomberg) -- Australia has grounded its Seaking helicopter fleet after nine defense force personnel died when one of the 30-year-old aircraft crashed on Indonesia's Nias island at the weekend.

Posted at 11:55 PM

U.S. Airline Service Worsens on Higher Traffic, Fewer Employees (Bloomberg.com)

U.S. April 4 (Bloomberg) -- Service worsened at nearly three- fourths of U.S. airlines last year as fewer employees handled a growing number of passengers, according to a survey by two academics who follow the industry.

Posted at 11:54 PM

A well-grounded airport chief (BizJournals)

ORLANDO -- When Jeffry Fuqua first landed on the board of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, there were only about 12.5 million reasons to be worried.

Posted at 11:51 PM

Eclipse's Double Eagle II site development plan set to fly (BizJournals)

Eclipse Aviation has started the process that could lead to the construction of an airplane manufacturing plant at Double Eagle II Airport on the Westside.

Posted at 11:41 PM

Large airlines want small carriers to pay fair share (BizJournals)

America West Airlines and other large carriers want landing fees and other user fees imposed on corporate jets and smaller general aviation operations.

Posted at 11:34 PM

Gamco to modify six 767s

Abu Dhabi based Gulf Aircraft Maintenance Company has won a contract from British carrier First Choice Airways to maintain and modify six Boeing 767-300 aircraft. Gamco is to install in-flight entertainment systems, an enhanced cabin configuration and mood lighting. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:25 PM

Emirates constructing US$353 million airline service facility (Khaleej Times)

DUBAI *** Emirates airline is building one of the world***s largest civil aviation engineering centres, a US$353 million facility that will occupy 55 hectares (136 acres), the company said yesterday.

Posted at 11:11 PM

Virgin's Branson looks to launch second Australian airline (Channel NewsAsia)

British tycoon Richard Branson at a Sydney press conference with Patrick Corp. chief Chris Corrigan. SYDNEY : Richard Branson said his Virgin Group is considering launching a second Australian-based airline to focus on travel to the United States, China and Japan.

Posted at 09:46 PM

Last-ditch attempt to resolve aircraft subsidies dispute (Financial Times)

Robert Zoellick, the US deputy secretary of state, will meet European officials in Brussels today as hopes are dwindling for a deal to resolve the dispute over aircraft subsidies ahead of an April 11 deadline.

Posted at 09:32 PM

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.

Posted at 08:01 PM

KLIA aircraft crash drill a success (@Metro KL)

I NJURED passengers were screaming while fire raged near an aeroplane and within minutes fire engines from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Airport Fire and Rescue Services (AFRS) rushed to the spot to put out the fire.

Posted at 07:39 PM

Branson eyes new Aussie airline (Stuff)

Sir Richard Branson flew into Sydney yesterday not only to pledge his allegiance to his 25.6 per cent stake in Virgin Blue but to talk up his plans of launching his second Australian carrier this year.

Posted at 07:26 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-04-04 00:22 GMT: Virgin Group's Branson plans to launch new Australian airline - report (Interactive Investor)

SYDNEY (AFX) - Virgin Group chief Richard Branson is considering launching his second Australian carrier this year, The Sydney Morning Herald reported, quoting Branson.

Posted at 06:47 PM

UAL expands Ted flights to Midway Airport (Miami Herald)

CHICAGO - United Airlines' low-fare unit Ted began flights Sunday from Chicago's Midway Airport. The airline now has three nonstop flights a day from Midway to Denver, Ted's base, and two daily nonstops to Washington Dulles.

Posted at 06:18 PM

Branson eyes new airline (The Australian)

VIRGIN Group founder Sir Richard Branson is reportedly considering launching a new Australian international airline alongside the Virgin Blue discount domestic carrier.

Posted at 06:13 PM

Virgin ponders second Australian airline (The Age)

Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson is reportedly considering launching a new Australian international airline alongside the Virgin Blue discount domestic carrier.

Posted at 06:04 PM

Haaretz - Israel News - IAI disappointed by Bedek s large losses (Haaretz Daily)

The surprising losses by its Bedek Aviation subsidiary in 2004 have thrown Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) management into shock. Bedek Aviation chalked up losses of $35 million last year, while its U.S. subsidiary, Empire Aero Center, made a further loss of $7 million.

Posted at 06:00 PM

Ted takes off from Midway (Miami Herald)

CHICAGO - Ted, United Airlines' low-fare service, launched its first flights out of Chicago's Midway Airport Sunday. The airline started offering three nonstop flights a day from Midway to Denver, Ted's base, and two daily nonstop flights to Washington Dulles.

Posted at 05:34 PM

Air cabin security policy eased (BBC News)

Ministers relax rules on British airline passengers carrying sharp objects on flights.

Posted at 04:17 PM

Branson eyes LA route for new carrier (The Age)

Sir Richard Branson ends the Virgin blue, praising chairman Chris Corrigan, but says his new airline will probably stand alone.

Posted at 02:22 PM

Jetstar Asia makes headway despite China, Indonesia (Sydney Morning Herald)

The man charged with the job of salvaging Qantas's troubled Jetstar Asia says the four-month-old airline has begun to show its first signs of viability.

Posted at 02:09 PM

Outback host says he did all he could to save tourist (Sydney Morning Herald)

Accident at dinner party ... Cynthia Ching. An outback station owner yesterday broke his silence over the death of a Canadian tourist who was accidentally set alight with aviation fuel on his Northern Territory property a year ago.

Posted at 02:09 PM

Branson eyes new airline (Sydney Morning Herald)

Sir Richard Branson flew into Sydney yesterday not only to pledge his allegiance to his 25.6 per cent stake in Virgin Blue but to talk up his plans of launching his second Australian carrier this year.

Posted at 02:08 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 12:48 PM

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.

Posted at 12:24 PM

Last ditch attempt to resolve aircraft subsidies dispute (Financial Times)

Robert Zoellick, US deputy secretary of state, arrives in Brussel on Monday for talks aimed at resolving the dispute with the European Union over aircraft subsidies to Airbus and Boeing.

Posted at 11:33 AM

Marines killed in aircraft crash honored (KVOA Tucson)

TUCSON, Ariz. The lives of 19 Marines who were killed in an April 2000 aircraft crash at Marana Airport will be honored today at a memorial service.

Posted at 09:33 AM

Jetstar Asia makes headway despite China, Indonesia (Sydney Morning Herald)

The man charged with the job of salvaging Qantas's troubled Jetstar Asia says the four-month-old airline has begun to show its first signs of viability.

Posted at 08:41 AM

Branson eyes new airline (Sydney Morning Herald)

Sir Richard Branson flew into Sydney yesterday not only to pledge his allegiance to his 25.6 per cent stake in Virgin Blue but to talk up his plans of launching his second Australian carrier this year.

Posted at 08:39 AM

Airline security relaxed (u.tv)

Ministers have changed security guidelines because they believe some sharp household objects no longer pose a threat should they fall into the hands of a would-be hijacker.

Posted at 08:13 AM

Sharp objects allowed back on aircraft (Telegraph.co.uk)

Airline passengers will once again be dining with metal cutlery, knitting jumpers and manicuring their nails aboard flights from British airports following a relaxation of anti-terrorist rules.

Posted at 07:12 AM

Qatar Airways, Osaka debut

Qatar Airways has landed its augural flight from Doha at Kansai International Airport in Osaka.

Flight QR820 was welcomed with a traditional fireman's water arch, together with Japanese music provided by Koto players and greetings from officials and codeshare partner ANA.

[AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:04 AM

Aviation Featured Articles on WingsOverKansas.com Now Totals Over the 400 Mark and Growing (PR Web via Yahoo! News)

Wichita, KS (PRWEB) April 3, 2005 -- Aviation industries, organizations and enthusiasts now have expanded resources of aviation information at their grasp on the World Wide Internet, by logging on to the web site, www.wingsoverkansas.com .

Posted at 06:01 AM

Adventures high above Aerospace Days at D-M draw crowds, veterans (The Arizona Daily Star via Yahoo! News)

Air Force Capt. Pete Witt minced few words as he ticked off the virtues of the A-10 aircraft to a visitor at Saturday's Aerospace and Arizona Days air show.

Posted at 03:46 AM

New Airline Promotion Offer That Can Be Used Send Company Sales Through The Roof (PR Web)

A revolutionary new air promotion service has recently begun offering free airline tickets just for trying out promotional goods. By joining the program business owners can get access to an unlimited supply of promotional airplane tickets that they can then use to send sales through the roof. [PRWEB Apr 3, 2005]

Posted at 03:14 AM