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April 16, 2005

BTI, Dnata Kuwait operations

Business Travel International has started operations in Kuwait through its partners Dnata Kuwait. The move expands its Middle East and West Asia network to over 30 countries. BTI will have a 24-hour retail outlet at the Kuwait airport and dedicated telephone hotline to handle international reservations and ticketing. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:22 PM

Kuwait airline to launch

Kuwait-based private airline Jazeera Airways will begin flights in October this year. The airline will use two Airbus A320 aircraft to initially fly between Kuwait and Dubai, Beirut, Bahrain, Damascus, Amman, Luxor and Alexandria. Ticket sales commence on 29 August. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:21 PM

Picture This: People Who Really Care About Airline Food (New York Times)

ON my last flight - British Airways, from London to New York - I did something I had never done before at 35,000 feet. (No, not that.) I took a picture of my airline food.

Posted at 08:13 PM

Alitalia cancels 168 flights on Tuesday after strike call (AFP via Yahoo! News)

The Italian airline Alitalia said it was cancelling 168 flights scheduled for Tuesday after unions respresenting flight crews called a four hour strike that day.

Posted at 04:08 PM

No quick fix for America's airline industry amid high price for jet fuel (Canadian Business)

WASHINGTON (AP) - A casual observer of the struggling airline industry might think the biggest U.S. carriers are either inept for losing billions of dollars with no end in sight, or pretty clever for managing to stay in business through it all.

Posted at 12:06 PM

Aircraft support services ask court to Tupelo Airport-Delta deal (The Biloxi Sun Herald)

TUPELO, Miss. - The owners of three aircraft support services have asked a chancery court judge to halt the Tupelo Airport Authority's plans to buy a fuel truck and build a fuel farm to supply Delta Air Lines Inc.

Posted at 11:38 AM

Miami-Dade County continues search for aviation director (Sun-Sentinel)

Five months after Miami-Dade County parted ways with former Aviation Director Angela Gittens, county officials are still searching for someone to lead one of the nation's busiest airport systems.

Posted at 05:08 AM

German Airline DBA to Operate Deutsche Post German Mail Flights (Bloomberg.com)

April 16 (Bloomberg) -- DBA, British Airways Plc's former German unit, will take over Deutsche Post AG's mail flights between Munich and Berlin for the next two years as the carrier aims to make a profit this year.

Posted at 03:54 AM

A-I to add 68 aircraft by '09 (Rediff.com)

Air India has embarked on its biggest fleet expansion project to purchase 68 aircraft at an estimated cost of Rs 30,000 crore (Rs 300 billion) in the next four to five years and would operate low-cost services to more international destinations, V Th

Posted at 02:39 AM

New Internet scam lures victims with cheap airline fares (Middle East Times)

WASHINGTON -- A new kind of Internet scam entices victims with a promise of low-cost airline tickets, in a fraud aimed simply at stealing credit card numbers, an online security firm warned on Wednesday.

Posted at 02:23 AM

Lasers To Signal Airspace Breaches (washingtonpost.com via Yahoo! News)

The U.S. military will begin using an elaborate network of cameras and lasers next month to scan the sky over Washington and flash colored warning beams at aircraft that enter the nation's most restricted metropolitan airspace.

Posted at 02:17 AM

Miami-Dade County continues search for aviation director (Sun-Sentinel)

Five months after Miami-Dade County parted ways with former Aviation Director Angela Gittens, county officials are still searching for someone to lead one of the nation's busiest airport systems.

Posted at 02:11 AM

April 15, 2005

Remote Sensing Technique Uses Agricultural Aircraft (Science Daily)

The need for higher resolution images in remote sensing projects has led to a new technique using agricultural airplanes in the Mississippi Delta.

Posted at 11:10 PM

Two Arrested After Incident on Airline (AP via Yahoo! News)

Two men aboard a Northwest Airlink flight from Detroit to New York were arrested Friday after they asked to see the cockpit and one of them initially refused to sit down, the FBI said.

Posted at 06:47 PM

Embraer Delivers 30 Aircraft In First Quarter (IWon - Money)

NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica (ERJ), better known as Embraer, delivered 30 aircraft in the first quarter and ended the period with a firm order backlog of $9.9 billion.

Posted at 06:29 PM

Pemco Aviation Group Reports Fourth Quarter and 2004 Results (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Pemco Aviation Group, Inc. , a leading provider of aircraft maintenance and modification services, today reported its results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2004.

Posted at 04:55 PM

Aviation Symposium to feature top airline CEOs (BizJournals)

Top airline chief executives -- including America West Airlines' Doug Parker, Southwest Airlines' Gary Kelly and JetBlue Airways' David Neeleman -- will be participating in the April 26-28 International Aviation Symposium produced by Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Posted at 01:31 PM

U.S., India delay finalizing aviation technology agreement (AP via Yahoo! Asia News)

India has delayed signing an aviation technology agreement with the U.S. that was meant to be concluded along with a commercial airline pact the two countries signed this week, the U.S. transportation secretary said Friday.

Posted at 08:06 AM

Eclipse Aviation conducts first test flight of second airplane (KVIA)

ALBUQUERQUE Albuquerque-based Eclipse Aviation says the first flight of its second test jet airplane is a success. The company is developing the Eclipse 500 -- a twin-jet engine, six-seat airplane.

Posted at 07:53 AM

Airport board votes against aviation museum lease (Sioux City Journal)

The quest by a local group to place an aviation museum in a Sioux Gateway Airport hangar faces an uphill battle. The airport board Thursday unanimously recommended against the proposal from the Mid America Transportation & Aviation Museum.

Posted at 02:41 AM

The NarcoSphere || State Dept. Recruiting Counterdrug Aviation Adviser for Peruvian Jungle Post (The Narco News Bulletin)

The U.S. State Dept. is continuing to step up deployment of personnel and resources to conduct air-based coca- and poppy eradication missions in South America, evident most recently by a recruitment campaign to locate a new Fixed Wing Aviation Advisor at a key command post in the jungle town of Pucallpa, Peru *** a facility involved in the April 20, 2001, downing of an airplane that killed U.S.

Posted at 01:48 AM

BRIEFING - ASIA AVIATION - APRIL 15, 2005 (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Asia Aviation Qantas (ASX:QAN) will add more than 6,600 additional seats and 19 extra return weekly flights in Queensland from July 1.

Posted at 01:27 AM

Dassault Aviation wins 6 bln eur Rafale order from Saudi Arabia - report (AFP via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

LONDON (AFX) - Saudi Arabia has agreed in principle to acquire up to 96 Rafale combat aircraft from France's Dassault Aviation for some 6 bln eur, ...

Posted at 01:17 AM

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

An executive briefing on aviation for April 15, 2005, prepared by Asia Pulse (http://www.asiapulse.com), the real-time, Asia-based wire with exclusive news, commercial intelligence and business opportunities. QANTAS ADDS SERVICES TO, FROM QUEENSLAND

Posted at 01:14 AM

In tight budget times, aviation industry urged to make better case for funding (Herald & Review)

DECATUR - Aviation interests are going to have to play better defense to keep their industry from being grounded, a state official told visitors to the Illinois Aviation Conference.

Posted at 12:20 AM

United States, India Sign Open Skies Aviation Agreement (U.S. State Department)

The United States and India sign an Open Skies aviation agreement that provide passenger and cargo air carriers from both countries unlimited access to each other***s markets.** U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta, who signed the accord for the United States, says it is ***a truly historic agreement that removes all barriers on air services between our two countries.***

Posted at 12:10 AM

April 14, 2005

India, US Sign Aviation Treaty To Allow Any Number Of Flights (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

In a landmark aviation treaty which would ultimately lead to enhanced competition and lower fares, India and the USA today decided to allow any number of flights by designated airlines of the two countries to operate to any destination in each other's territory and beyond.

Posted at 07:17 PM

India and US sign 'open skies' aviation agreement (AFP via Yahoo! News)

India and the United States signed an 'open skies' aviation deal allowing each other's carriers to operate unlimited flights between the two countries.

Posted at 02:14 PM

Qatar Airways Holidays, Kuwait office

Qatar Airways Holidays has opened an outlet in Kuwait. The office will sell package tours offered by the holiday division of Qatar Airways. It already has offices in Doha and Bahrain and plans to open more centres in other Gulf states. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 05:38 AM

Air India Board To Decide On Aircraft Buy In 2-3 Weeks -Executive (IWon - Money)

NEW DELHI -(Dow Jones)- The board of Air India (AIN.YY) is likely to meet in the next two to three weeks to decide on the purchase of 50 aircraft for its fleet, Civil Aviation Secretary Ajay Prasad said Thursday.

Posted at 02:35 AM

China to promote e-tickets as high fuel prices threaten aviation sector (AFP via Yahoo! News)

China is working to promote electronic tickets to reduce airline operational costs which have ballooned as a result of soaring fuel prices, state media reported.

Posted at 02:30 AM

India's Cabinet approves aviation pact with U.S. (4/14/2005) (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

India's Cabinet yesterday approved an agreement with the United States to ease aviation rules and let Delta Air Lines Inc., Continental Airlines Inc., Air India Ltd. and Jet Airways (India) Ltd. increase flights between the nations.

Posted at 02:22 AM

Camel suit stunt prompts tighter security Down Under (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Australia's national carrier Qantas Airways will install cameras in baggage handling areas at airports around the country and in the holds of some aircraft after a series of security breaches, one invloving a camel suit.

Posted at 01:42 AM

China Looks To E-Tickets To Reduce Operational Costs In Aviation (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

To reduce rising operational costs caused by surging fuel prices, Chinese airlines are looking to promote electronic tickets. Yang Yuanyuan, director of the General Administration of the Civil Aviation of China said "we have planned to choose two airports to pilot the project in a bid to expand e-tickets across the country before the end of 2007."

Posted at 01:24 AM

China looks to e-tickets to reduce operational costs in aviation (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Energy To reduce rising operational costs caused by surging fuel prices, Chinese airlines are looking to promote electronic tickets. Yang Yuanyuan, director of the General Administration of the Civil Aviation of China said "we have planned to choose two airports to pilot the project in a bid to expand e-tickets across the country before the end of 2007."

Posted at 01:23 AM

Aviation Experts to Meet in Frankfurt for Airbus A380 Superjumbo Conference (CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance)

Managers from major airports, airlines, equipment manufacturers and other aviation experts will be gathering in Frankfurt on April 28 to 29 to discuss the impact of the new Airbus A380 superjumbo on the global air transportation industry.

Posted at 01:06 AM

Canadian Maritime Helicopter Project Office Inaugurated at Sikorsky Aircraft (Rotorhub)

STRATFORD, Connecticut- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and Canadian government officials today formally inaugurated a new Canadian Maritime Helicopter Project (MHP) office located here in the company's main manufacturing facility.

Posted at 12:35 AM

In tight budget times, aviation industry urged to make better case for funding (Herald & Review)

DECATUR - Aviation interests are going to have to play better defense to keep their industry from being grounded, a state official told visitors to the Illinois Aviation Conference.

Posted at 12:28 AM

Habtoor loyalty card

Habtoor Hospitality hotels has introduced a loyalty card for its hotel chain. The programme gives points for staying or dining at its hotels which can then be redeemed for rewards. Habtoor hotels include Metropolitan Dubai, Metropolitan Palace Dubai, Metropolitan Deira and Habtoor Grand Resort and Spa Jumeirah Beach which is due to open in summer 2005. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:24 AM

April 13, 2005

Aviation security course

The UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority has held a course for aviation security instructors, presented by the International Civil Aviation Organisation. The aim was to give instructors the knowledge and skills to provide effective and comprehensive aviation security training to personnel under their charge. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:49 PM

Airline grounds students' robot (The Indianapolis Star)

EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Students from the University of Evansville were unable to compete in a contest in Connecticut because airline security refused to let them board a plane with a small robot they built.

Posted at 06:37 PM

Some Items Barred From Airline Cabins (AP via Yahoo! News)

Among the items barred from airline cabins are:

Posted at 03:56 PM

Airline to Sponsor 2 Breeders' Cup Races (AP via Yahoo! News)

Emirates Airline signed a three-year agreement Wednesday to become title sponsor of two Breeders' Cup races: the $2 million Distaff and the $1 million Filly & Mare Turf.

Posted at 03:44 PM

Southwest, Delta manage gains as airline sector sinks (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Southwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines ended Wednesday's session higher while the broader Amex Airline Index lost 1.1% to 50.33 points. ...

Posted at 03:39 PM

U.S. prods Japan on aviation accord (Daily Yomiuri Online)

U.S. Transport Secretary Norman Mineta suggested during a recent interview with The Yomiuri Shimbun that the Japan-U.S. agreement on civil aviation, last revised in 1998, needed to be amended to further liberalize the market in line with drastic changes in the industry over the past seven years.

Posted at 01:31 PM

U.S. prods Japan on aviation accord (TimesLeader.com)

TOKYO - (KRT) - U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta suggested during a recent interview with The Yomiuri Shimbun that the Japan-U.S. agreement on civil aviation, last revised in 1998, needed to be amended to further liberalize the market in line with drastic changes in the industry over the past seven years.

Posted at 01:31 PM

Pupils fly high at aviation challenge (Western Gazette)

Budding engineers came top of the class at the finals of the Flying Start Challenge held at Yeovilton. Pupils of Gryphon School, Sherborne, won the overall award after impressing judges at the aviation event which took place at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, RNAS Yeovilton.

Posted at 10:07 AM

The golden age of US-India aviation partnership *** Boeing offers competitive pricing to Air India expecting India to (India Daily)

India and America is looking forward to a golden age of aviation partnership in which both the countries benefit from each other. Boeing plans to fulfill India***s $35 Billion commercial aircraft requirements. In addition, there will be orders for air force jets.

Posted at 09:14 AM

Beirut's Phoenicia hotel re-opens

InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the re-opening of its landmark Beirut hotel, the InterContinental Phoenicia. The stunning property has been cleaned and renovated with IP telephony throughout the rooms, 16 new suites and flat-screen TVs in the club rooms. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 04:05 AM

New budget airline to take flight (The Times of India)

BANGALORE: India's newest no-frills airline, Air One, said Tuesday it will start flying in August using two 50-seater jets leased from Brazilian aircraft-maker Embraer.

Posted at 01:00 AM

New budget airline to take flight (The Times of India)

India's newest no-frills airline, Air One, said it will start flying in August using two 50-seater jets leased from Brazilian aircraft-maker Embraer.

Posted at 12:55 AM

Kerala plans low-cost airline for Gulf sector (Gulf News)

Dubai: With air fares on the key Gulf-Kerala sector remaining high, the Kerala Government is planning to launch a joint venture low-cost airline. Gulf-based Indian businessmen have promised to help the government on the move.

Posted at 12:26 AM

Airline lighter ban starts Thursday (Rapid City Journal)

RAPID CITY -- Rapid City Regional Airport issued a reminder that beginning Thursday, the federal Transportation Security Administration will no longer allow cigarette lighters to be carried aboard commercial airline flights.

Posted at 12:06 AM

April 12, 2005

Kerala to launch low-cost airline

The Kerala Government is planning to launch a low-cost airline to serve the Gulf, reported Gulf News. Kerala Airlines is hoping to announce its formal launch next week. Keralites expressed their support for the airline which will be exclusively dedicated to serving the Gulf region. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:03 PM

Alpha Aviation plan grounded by consent rejection (Stuff)

Alpha Aviation's multimillion-dollar proposal to manufacture aircraft on prime agricultural land near Hamilton airport has been shot down by a resource consent decision.

Posted at 08:16 PM

$2m lift for aviation fledgling (Stuff)

A boost of up to $2 million for Waikato's fledgling aviation "cluster" was to be confirmed by Industry and Regional Development Minister Jim Anderton in Hamilton this afternoon.

Posted at 08:14 PM

Aviation director named for San Jose Airport (BizJournals)

San Jose is naming Bill Sherry of Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport as the new aviation director at Mineta San Jose International Airport.

Posted at 05:21 PM

id-Confirm to buy some Aeros Aviation products (BizJournals)

Id-Confirm Inc., a maker of identity theft prevention products, said Tuesday it plans to buy certain assets of Aeros Aviation, including patents, pending patents and rights and patents to the company's Touchstar and Mini-Touchstar products.

Posted at 03:32 PM

Ryanair threatens to take on Italian aviation authority (Sunday Business Post)

Budget airline Ryanair will seek legal action if Italy***s civil aviation authority denies it permission to operate one of three new domestic routes due to start this month.

Posted at 12:54 PM

First World Aviation Forum Lands at McCarran This Fall (Rolling Good Times)

McCarran International Airport will this fall host the first Las Vegas World Aviation Forum, an industry-only event that will bring together airport, government and business leaders to discuss topics such as changing airport strategies and the prospects of Southwest Airlines-style discounted international air service.

Posted at 12:31 PM

ECOFIN Germany's Eichel says EU to study aviation fuel tax further (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

LUXEMBOURG (AFX) - EU finance ministers have asked the European Commission to study further a proposed aviation fuel tax aimed at boosting development aid, ...

Posted at 09:34 AM

Briefing - Asia Aviation - April 12, 2005 (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

An executive briefing on aviation for April 12, 2005, prepared by Asia Pulse (http://www.asiapulse.com), the real-time, Asia-based wire with exclusive news, commercial intelligence and business opportunities. HONG KONG SIGNS LIBERAL AIR SERVICES DEAL WITH BAHRAIN

Posted at 02:51 AM

India begins construction of aircraft carrier (AFP via Yahoo! News)

India began an eight-year project to build an aircraft carrier in its most ambitious military programme to date, officials said.

Posted at 02:33 AM

T-33's final flight Military retiring longest serving aircraft (Canoe)

The longest serving aircraft in Canadian military history made a brief stop in Winnipeg before making its final flight into retirement.

Posted at 02:27 AM

Aircraft firm Piper lauds Bush for post-hurricane help (Palm Beach Post)

VERO BEACH *** Gov. Jeb Bush walked the grounds of New Piper Aircraft just days after Hurricane Frances ripped through the 80-acre campus in September, putting nearly all of the airplane maker's employees out of work.

Posted at 12:51 AM

High-Flying Airline Costs: Fuel prices, continuing low fares, budget-airline competition combine to hurt the major (Winston-Salem Journal)

A casual observer of the struggling airline industry might think that the nation's biggest carriers are either inept for losing billions of dollars with no end in sight, or pretty clever for managing to stay in business through it all.

Posted at 12:35 AM

Airline starting service to airport (Florida Today)

Complete FLORIDA TODAY coverage delivered to your door. Subscribe now. A small commuter airline is starting twice-daily flights from Melbourne to Fort Lauderdale and Daytona Beach on May 16, with connecting flights to the Florida Keys and the Bahamas.

Posted at 12:06 AM

April 11, 2005

FG to Draw Up 25-Year Aviation Master Plan (This Day)

A comprehensive plan to provide critical infrastructure and generally grow the nation's aviation industry in the next 25 years is to be drawn by the Federal Government, Aviation Minister, Mallam Isa Yuguda, announced yesterday.

Posted at 10:54 PM

Umm Al Quwain highway link

The building of a new $35.4m highway in Umm Al Quwain will start soon, reported WAM. The highway will join with Emirates Road connecting Dubai and Abu Dhabi. It is hoped the project will help ease inter-emirate traffic problems. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:05 PM

VisitBritain contact centre

The British Council and VisitBritain have opened up a contact centre in Dubai to help UAE residents interested in UK culture, education, travel and tourism. The centre will take calls from across the UAE, supporting the work of the British Council's four UAE offices. The service will support multimedia, English and Arabic, as well as other commonly used languages in the UAE. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:28 PM

MEA, Lebanon travel discount

Lebanon's national carrier Middle East Airlines is offering big flight discounts as the country's tourism industry struggles to recover from recent bombings following the assassination of former PM Rafik Hariri. MEA will be offering 30-50% discounts on inbound flights to Lebanon, and 20% discounts on hotel packages. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:24 PM

Discount airline Jetsgo aims to fly again with eight-aircraft operation (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

(CP) - Jetsgo, the discount airline that stopped flying last month, has submitted a plan to Transport Canada to resume operations as a radically smaller carrier with eight aircraft.

Posted at 06:08 PM

India, China signs MoU in the Civil Aviation sector (Press Trust of India)

New Delhi, Apr 11 (PTI) India and China today signed a Memorandum of Understaing (MoU) in the Civil Aviation sector under which both the countries can designate one or more airlines to operate on the specified routes.

Posted at 11:12 AM

Skyward aviation grounded for good (CBC North)

RANKIN INLET, Nunavut - Skyward Aviation won't be returning to the skies above Nunavut*** or anywhere else in Canada*** anytime soon. A message on Skyward's website indicates the company has gone bankrupt after 18 years in service.

Posted at 09:46 AM

India, China sign MoU on civil aviation sector (India Infoline)

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Civil Aviation sector between the Indian and Chinese Government was signed on Monday. The MoU, which was signed by Ajay Prasad, Secretary, Civil Aviation for India and his Chinese counterpart will take effect from Monday itself.

Posted at 05:32 AM

EU urges more talk to resolve trade fight (Boston Globe)

BRUSSELS -- The European Union wants to continue negotiations with the United States to resolve a dispute over subsidies to aviation giants Boeing and Airbus, despite the failure to strike a deal before today's deadline.

Posted at 02:39 AM

Ministry of Civil Aviation (Zawya)

June 19, 2002: The Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority was upgraded to Ministry of Civil Aviation and Cairo Airport Authority became a company affiliated to the Egyptian Aviation and Navigation Holding Company.

Posted at 02:28 AM

Briefing - ASIA AVIATION - April 11, 2005 (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Regional Express (Rex) is the latest airline to increase its fuel surcharge in response to rising oil prices.

Posted at 02:25 AM

Another Australian Airline Lifts Its Fuel Surcharge (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Regional Express (Rex) is the latest airline to increase its fuel surcharge in response to rising oil prices.

Posted at 01:59 AM

ANOTHER AUSTRALIAN AIRLINE LIFTS ITS FUEL SURCHARGE (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Energy Regional Express (Rex) is the latest airline to increase its fuel surcharge in response to rising oil prices.

Posted at 01:58 AM

Airline expands flights (ITV West News)

The regional airline, Air South West, is expanding it's operations at Bristol International Airport. They're now offering passengers daily return flights to Leeds Bradford and Newquay. This is just the latest sign of growth at the airport.

Posted at 01:43 AM

Scrutiny of airline-maintenance firms grows (USA Today)

The federal government is stepping up its investigation of airliner maintenance-and-repair firms after six illegal immigrants ...

Posted at 01:41 AM

Report: Singapore-based airline to start service to interior Chinese provinces (AP via Yahoo! Asia News)

Singapore-based Valuair Ltd. will become the first budget airline to fly to interior Chinese provinces when it begins service to the southwestern city of Chengdu in two weeks, a newspaper reported Monday.

Posted at 01:36 AM

New Macau Airline to Launch This Year (Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance)

Startup airline Macau Eagle Aviation Services Ltd. said it expects to begin operations this year after completing a sub-license agreement with Air Macau Co., the territory's only airline.

Posted at 12:41 AM

New Macau Airline to Launch This Year (Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance)

Startup airline Macau Eagle Aviation Services Ltd. said it expects to begin operations this year after completing a sub-license agreement with Air Macau Co., the territory's only airline.

Posted at 12:39 AM

April 10, 2005

Lufthansa, NetJets tie-up

Lufthansa has joined forces with NetJets to offer a new private jet service at Munich airport. Business jets will be able to fly into Munich from more than 1,000 airports in Europe to connect with Lufthansa services to destinations all over the world. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:30 PM

THAI Airways Joins China's Biggest Aviation Distribution System (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Thai Airways International (SET:THAI) announced a plan Sunday to join China's biggest aviation distribution system, Travel Sky, to better serve China's rapid growing aviation and tourism market.

Posted at 11:20 PM

THAI AIRWAYS JOINS CHINA'S BIGGEST AVIATION DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Transport Thai Airways International (SET:THAI) announced a plan Sunday to join China's biggest aviation distribution system, Travel Sky, to better serve China's rapid growing aviation and tourism market.

Posted at 11:19 PM

Get UAE e-gate cards abroad

The UAE is to issue its e-gate cards which allow automatic access at airports at selected foreign destinations to ease passport queues, reported Gulf News. Officials said Saudi Arabia would get e-gate cards first followed by popular tourist source locations such as London and Moscow. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:24 PM

First indigenous aircraft carrier construction starts tomorrow (New Kerala)

(PTI News) Kochi, Apr 10 : The construction of the country's first indigenous aircraft carrier, designed by Indian Navy's Directorate of Naval Design (DND), will commence at the Cochin Shipyard here with the "steel cutting" ceremony tomorrow.

Posted at 08:17 PM

Thai Airways joins China's biggest aviation distribution system (People's Daily)

Thai Airways International announced a plan Sunday to join China's biggest aviation distribution system, Travel Sky, to better serve China's rapid growing aviation and tourism market.

Posted at 07:52 PM

Airlines report 159 cases of parts falling off aircraft (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News)

_ Japanese airlines reported in the fiscal year to March 31 a total of 159 incidents of parts falling off aircraft, up from 96 reported in the previous year, a transport ministry survey made available Sunday showed.

Posted at 05:09 PM

EU Seeks Talks on Boeing-Airbus Subsidies (WJLA-TV Washington D.C.)

m (AP) (AP) - The European Union wants to continue negotiations with the United States to resolve a dispute over subsidies to aviation giants Boeing and Airbus despite the failure to strike a deal before Monday's deadline."I stand ready to continue negotiation," EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson said in a statement distributed Sunday.

Posted at 04:35 PM

EU Seeks Talks on Boeing-Airbus Subsidies (AP via Yahoo! News)

The European Union wants to continue negotiations with the United States to resolve a dispute over subsidies to aviation giants Boeing and Airbus despite the failure to strike a deal before Monday's deadline.

Posted at 04:33 PM

Brussels agenda: aircraft subsidies talks continue (Financial Times)

On Monday, the EU and the US are expected to continue negotiations to end the dispute over aircraft subsidies, despite missing Monday's deadline for an agreement.

Posted at 03:35 PM

Blizzard Disrupts Travel in Colorado (AP via Yahoo! News)

A blizzard blew across eastern Colorado on Sunday, piling up wet, heavy snow that shut down airline flights and stretches of highway, and canceled church services across the region.

Posted at 01:25 PM

Blizzard hammers Colorado, canceling airline flights and obscuring roads (South Bend Tribune)

DENVER *** A blizzard blew across eastern Colorado on Sunday, piling up wet, heavy snow that shut down airline flights and canceled church services across the region.

Posted at 12:41 PM

Rotary club offers Aviation Camp scholarship (The Sentinel-News)

Girls and boys between the ages of 10 and 14 who would like to fly an airplane will have an opportunity to do so through the Shelbyville Rotary Club.

Posted at 12:14 PM

US and EU set for aircraft talks (Kenya Broadcasting Corporation)

The EU and the US have both said they are ready to continue talks to break the deadlock on cutting state aid to aircraft makers Boeing and Airbus. EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson said both sides should "pause for further thought" and review the case.

Posted at 10:24 AM

China Aviation Oil to submit new debt plan (Financial Times)

Creditors threaten to hand control to independent managers

Posted at 10:17 AM

US turns away KLM plane with unwanted visitors on board (AFP via Yahoo! News)

A Dutch airline KLM plane on a direct flight from Amsterdam to Mexico was forced to turn back after US authorities barred it from entering their airspace because it was carrying two unwanted passengers.

Posted at 09:16 AM

Boeing plans new 747 aircraft - report (AFX via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

LONDON (AFX) - US aircraft maker Boeing is to strike back at rivals Airbus with the launch of a new version of the Boeing 747 called the 747 Advanced, ...

Posted at 09:16 AM

EU hopes over aircraft aid row (BBC News)

The EU says there is still time to strike a deal with the US over the level of state aid to aircraft makers Airbus and Boeing.

Posted at 09:14 AM

EU will not take Airbus-Boeing row before WTO (AFP via Yahoo! News)

The European Union wants a negotiated settlement to a dispute with the United States over government aid to aircraft makers Boeing and Airbus, and will not be the first to bring the row before the World Trade Organisation.

Posted at 07:52 AM

Small jets would boost small cities, group says (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)

A group of aviation enthusiasts believes catching a flight could become as common for some people as driving to work or hailing a cab over the next decade.

Posted at 06:47 AM

Fighters, Bombers and Recon Most Expensive, underacheiving aircraft? StrategyPage.com (Strategy Page)

Most Expensive, underacheiving aircraft? Ok, so how about this then? We can all argue about whose is the best, but what about the msot expensive underachieving aircraft, teh Typhoon, F-22 or Rafale, designed in the cold war, spiralling budgets.

Posted at 06:28 AM

EU: Still Time for Aircraft Deal with US (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

The European Union said on Sunday that there was still a period of weeks, possibly months, available to strike a deal with Washington on subsidies for their rival aircraft makers and avert a showdown at the WTO.

Posted at 06:28 AM

EU Sees Weeks for Aircraft Aid Deal (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

The European Union sees a window of opportunity of a few weeks, or possibly months, to reach a deal with the United States on cutting state aid for aircraft makers, a senior EU trade official said on Sunday.

Posted at 06:21 AM

Netherlands-Mexico Flight Blocked (AP via Yahoo! News)

A KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Mexico City was blocked mid-flight by U.S. authorities for having two undesirable people on board, the airline said Sunday.

Posted at 05:57 AM

A local pioneer in aviation is the focus of a teaching exercise (The Green Bay News-Chronicle)

Future teachers from St. Norbert lead presentations on pioneer aviator Alfred Lawson with students from Washington Middle School (N-C/Adam Hardy). Giggles and scholarly presentations are an uncommon mix.

Posted at 05:50 AM

EU Wants to Continue Boeing-Airbus Talks (Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance)

The European Union wants to continue negotiations with the United States to resolve a dispute over subsidies to aviation giants Boeing and Airbus despite the failure to strike a deal before Monday's deadline.

Posted at 04:43 AM

Airline departures (Chicago Sun-Times)

t appears the good old days of airline travel are gone. With dwindling profits and soaring costs, airlines are looking for ways to cut costs -- unfortunately, it's at the expense of creature comforts.

Posted at 04:39 AM

Dog fight: 2 local businessmen go at each other in lawsuit over sale of aviation business (Billings Gazette)

Two Billings men with strong personalities and deep pockets are fueling a lengthy legal battle over the sale of part of Corporate Air to Edwards Jet Center.

Posted at 03:02 AM

EU, US running out of time for Airbus/Boeing aid deal (AFP via Yahoo! News)

The European Union and the United States are anxious for a deal to end a row over government aid to aircraft makers Boeing and Airbus, but strained relations between the two top negotiators -- EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson and senior US official Robert Zoellick -- are keeping a solution at bay.

Posted at 02:39 AM

West Kendall: The Miami-Dade Aviation Department is moving forward... (El Nuevo Herald)

West Kendall: The Miami-Dade Aviation Department is moving forward... *** West Kendall: The Miami-Dade Aviation Department is moving forward with a real estate appraiser's proposal to increase the rent on the buildings and the land at the Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport.

Posted at 02:18 AM

Greece makes debut at The Hotel Show 2005 (AME Info)

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Department of Civil Aviation and chairman of Emirates Group, visiting The Hotel Show Exhibition last year.

Posted at 02:13 AM