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May 28, 2005

Logistics free zone for DIC

The Dubai Industrial City has launched transPark Dubai, a 5m square metre logistics park which will be a free zone for logistics companies, including shipping lines, freight forwarders, trucking firms, warehousing and distribution concerns and express logistics. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:43 PM

Ruby Ranch owner dies in aircraft crash (News 8 Austin)

Authorities are investigating the crash of a small ultralight aircraft near Buda Friday night that killed James Cecil Ruby Jr.

Posted at 06:06 PM

Ruby Ranch owner dies in aircraft crash (News 8 Austin)

Authorities are investigating the crash of a small ultralight aircraft near Buda Friday night that killed Cecil Ruby Jr.

Posted at 05:09 PM

Carriers to Wait Out Delays Rather Than Cancel (Fox News)

U.S. airlines plan to fly planes full this summer and wait out delays caused by weather and congestion rather than cancel flights, the nation's top aviation regulator said Thursday.

Posted at 03:26 PM

Ruby Ranch owner dies in aircraft crash (News 8 Austin)

Authorities are investigating the crash of a small ultralight aircraft near Buda Friday night that killed Cecil Ruby Jr.

Posted at 12:38 PM

Asia's aviation revival (Herald Sun)

INDONESIAN airline Lion Mentari has said it would sign a deal with Boeing for the purchase of 60 aircraft worth $5.12 billion in a bold expansion into the region's crowded budget air industry.

Posted at 10:14 AM

WWII aircraft at Nut Tree (The Reporter)

Two of the most famous aircraft from World War II will be slicing the skies Wednesday through Friday at Nut Tree Airport in the Collings Foundation's Wings of Freedom Tour.

Posted at 10:12 AM

Aviation experts to examine 'impact of superjumbo' (Middle East Times)

DUBAI -- An aviation conference is to be held in Dubai in September to examine the impact of the Airbus A380, the world's biggest passenger airliner, on the Middle East, organizers said on May 22.

Posted at 08:52 AM

Former Dallas Airmotive workers pass aviation course (Press of Atlantic City)

MILLVILLE - Six months ago, these men were downcast and fearful of the future as they said their good-byes to fellow workers at Dallas Airmotive, where many had worked for more than 30 years.

Posted at 04:17 AM

Transportation secretary lands job as Miami-Dade aviation chief (Sun-Sentinel)

Miami-Dade County has a new chief at the helm of its largest economic engine. County Manager George Burgess has hired Florida Secretary of Transportation Jos** Abreu as the county's Aviation Director.

Posted at 02:24 AM

Campus named for aviation pioneer (L.A. Daily News)

LANCASTER - Hundreds of youngsters waving American flags helped dedicate Jack Northrop School, named for the aviation pioneer and shaped like his company's most famous aircraft, the B-2 stealth bomber.

Posted at 02:20 AM

May 27, 2005

People's airline (Guardian Unlimited)

Aviation is a snobby business - the typical airline boss is only really interested in people who turn left when they get on a plane, rather than the shell-suited masses crammed into cattle class.

Posted at 08:23 PM

Airline Web Sites, Poised For Takeoff? (Washington Post)

Looking to book an airline ticket on the Internet? Chances are you'll first head to Travelocity, Orbitz or Expedia. With state-of-the-art technology and access to a wide range of flights on competing airlines, the well-funded Big Three, along with smaller rivals such as OneTravel and CheapTickets,...

Posted at 01:56 PM

Hooters Airline Has Lofty Plans (Fox News)

The nationwide restaurant chain launched their signature airline two years ago and has lofty expansion plans

Posted at 11:56 AM

Delta Air rises as airline sector backs off (CBS Market Watch)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Delta Air Lines rose more than 7% on Friday while the rest of the airline sector backed off the prior session's rally.

Posted at 09:47 AM

GE says Indian revenue to jump by 2010 (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

General Electric Co. expects its revenue from India to jump to $5 billion by 2010, driven by strong growth in the country's energy, aviation and financial services sectors, Chief Executive Jeff Immelt said.

Posted at 08:59 AM

GE says Indian revenue to jump by 2010 (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

General Electric Co. expects its revenue from India to jump to $5 billion by 2010, driven by strong growth in the country's energy, aviation and financial services sectors, Chief Executive Jeff Immelt said.

Posted at 07:41 AM

HK CNAC Denies Role In US$800 Mln China Aviation Fund (Dow Jones via Yahoo! Asia News)

HONG KONG (Dow Jones)--China National Aviation Co. (1110.HK) Friday denied a report that it is seeking investors to participate in a US$800 million infrastructure fund that will be used to accelerate the development of the mainland's aviation industry.

Posted at 06:20 AM

HK CNAC Denies Role In US$800 Mln China Aviation Fund (Dow Jones via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

DJ HK CNAC Denies Role In US$800 Mln China Aviation Fund HONG KONG (Dow Jones)--China National Aviation Co. (1110.HK) Friday denied a report that it is seeking investors to participate in a US$800 million infrastructure fund that will be used to accelerate the development of the mainland's aviation industry. "CNAC is not participating in this deal," Chairman Kong Dong told reporters after CNAC's

Posted at 06:19 AM

May 26, 2005

HK Civil Aviation Dept OKs Fuel Surcharge Increase (IWon - Money)

HONG KONG (Dow Jones)--Hong Kong's civil aviation authority said Friday it has approved applications by 13 airlines, including Hong Kong's largest carrier Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. (0293.HK), to increase fuel surcharges on passenger fares because of high oil prices.

Posted at 10:51 PM

EU plans to coordinate airline safety actions (International Herald Tribune)

The European Union said Thursday that it would propose an emergency coordination procedure for airline safety so that European governments would not take unilateral action against airlines.

Posted at 07:12 PM

Airline Iberia Targets Low-Cost Carrier (AP via Yahoo! News)

Spain's largest airline, Iberia Lineas Aereas de Espana SA, said Thursday that it is considering either buying or creating a low-cost carrier.

Posted at 11:30 AM

Department of Homeland Security Implements Stringent Security Plan for Opening Washington Reagan Airport to General (Department of Homeland Security)

WASHINGTON *** The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced a series of new security measures that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will implement to reopen Washington Reagan Airport (DCA) for certain pre-cleared general aviation (GA) operations, including corporate aircraft, charter flights, and on-demand operations.

Posted at 11:28 AM

Shangri-La Dubai, 40% off

Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai has announced summer rates representing a discount of up to 40% off normal rates for the period June 1 to September 2. Rates start at Dhs720 for a one night stay in a deluxe room, or you can stay in the presidential suite for Dhs8,000. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:25 AM

Royal Jordanian, KSA, Kuwait

Royal Jordanian has decided to boost its weekly service to Kuwait from June 1, replacing the current six operating flights with daily flights. It will also increase its service to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to 12 times per week: six weekly flights to Jeddah, three to Riyadh and three to Dammam.

[AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 02:10 AM

May 25, 2005

Aviation security probe reopened (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

The Federal Government has reopened an inquiry into aviation security after allegations of criminal activity and security breaches at Australian airports.

Posted at 08:17 PM

Oklahoma company buys Piedmont Aviation Component Services (BizJournals)

Piedmont Aviation Component Services LLC in Kernersville has been acquired by Limco Airepair Inc. of Tulsa, Okla., Piedmont announced Wednesday.

Posted at 02:22 PM

India's newest airline Spice launches flights with two dollar fares (USA Today)

India's newest budget airline, SpiceJet, flew its first flight Tuesday, offering fares as low as two dollars as it joined a dogfight ...

Posted at 08:33 AM

Reagan Airport may allow general aviation flights (CNN.com)

General aviation and charter aircraft flights will resume at Washington's Reagan National Airport, almost four years since the flights were stopped after the September 11 terrorist attacks, authorities said.

Posted at 08:09 AM

Shell Aviation, airport exhibition

Shell Aviation is highlighting its entire range of bitumens, lubricants and aviation fuels at the Airport Build and Supply Exhibition in Dubai. Manager of aviation sales Ali Dawood says that Shell is using the exhibition to consolidate its position in the region and establish closer ties with airlines, airport authorities and government officials. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 03:04 AM

May 24, 2005

AD, driver training centre

Abu Dhabi is to build a traffic city consisting of centres teaching different levels of driving skills. The city will have programmes for drivers needing particular training, such as in carrying hazardous materials or driving ambulances and fire engines, said Emirates Driving Company GM Dr Gehad Esbaita. EDC was inaugurated yesterday in Abu Dhabi. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:44 PM

TEXT-China Aviation sets creditor meeting on June 8 (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)

CHINA AVIATION OIL (SINGAPORE) CORPORATION LTD FILES FINAL SCHEME OF ARRANGEMENT IN THE HIGH COURT Creditors Meeting to be held on 8 June 2005

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Goodyear Expands Aviation Tire Evaluation Into South Africa (The Auto Channel)

AKRON, Ohio, May 24 -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced today that it has selected its second aviation tire evaluation center, the 43 Air School in Port Alfred, South Africa. This is Goodyear's first center in the Southern Hemisphere. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050204/GTLOGO ) The South African air school has 40 registered aircraft logging the hours of future

Posted at 03:11 PM

China Aviation Oil Files New Debt Scheme (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

China Aviation Oil, the largest jet fuel supplier in China, said Tuesday it has filed its improved debt restructuring scheme in a Singapore court, and will meet with creditors -- owed over half a billion U.S. dollars -- on June 8.

Posted at 08:48 AM

Dubai airport elevator fit-out

Germany-based ThyssenKrupp Elevator will install special passenger boarding bridges at Dubai International Airport, making it the first airport capable of handling the Airbus A380 on a large scale, according to a company statement. The company won a $150m contract to supply 368 elevators, 162 escalators, 128 moving walks and 123 passenger boarding bridges for the airport expansion. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:54 AM

Qatar Airways ups summer flights

Qatar Airways is increasing frequency on the Doha - Muscat route next month with two extra scheduled flights over the weekend to cope with the summer rush. Capacity is being increased from nine flights a week to eleven, with the extra services effective from 17 June. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:42 AM

Oman promotes Khareef Festival

Oman's Ministry of Tourism is promoting the annual Khareef Festival to travel operators in Dubai this week. The roadshow is part of a 10-day Pan-Gulf promotional drive to highlight the festival, which occurs between July and August in the southern region of Dhofar. The region is popular for its archeological sites, ancient frankincense trade and cool monsoonal weather during the summer months. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 02:25 AM

May 23, 2005

Aviation services provider adds new hangar facility (BizJournals)

Garrett/Piedmont Hawthorne/Associated has expanded its provision of services to the business aviation industry with a new hangar at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport in North Carolina, the company said Monday.

Posted at 06:25 PM

International aviation body to honor Rakesh Sharma (India Abroad)

Rakesh Sharma, India's first and the only cosmonaut, will join a select group of Indians when the International Forest of Friendship honors the retired Indian Air Force Wing Commander in Kansas next month.

Posted at 02:07 PM

Gulf Air, MEA code share

Gulf Air and Middle East Airlines have signed a code share agreement which will operate from 1 June. The agreement covers MEA flights between Abu Dhabi and Beirut. The airlines are to promote travel between the cities through joint marketing initiatives under the agreement. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 07:52 AM

Airport show opens

The Airport Build and Supply Exhibition, inaugurated today in Dubai, will hold seminars on the region's major airport development projects. Delegates will learn about the ambitious airport projects in Dubai, Jebel Ali, Abu Dhabi and Fujairah, as well as Qatar's new $5bn Doha International Airport and the Imam Khomeini International Airport in Iran. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:32 AM

May 22, 2005

Fuel costs could raise air fares

Rising fuel costs may cause regional airlines to increase fares by 5%, according to Qatar Airway's Senior Manager Ali Al Rais. He said the airline will spend about $100m over budget for 2005-06 fiscal year because of the increased cost of fuel. But the airline continues to expand routes and will be flying to about 70 destinations by the end of the year. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:53 PM

PIA to expand air service to ChinaBEIJING (May 23 2005): Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will soon expand its air (Business Recorder)

BEIJING (May 23 2005): Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will soon expand its air service to China to cater to the growing number of passengers on Islamabad-Urumqi-Beijing route.

Posted at 06:57 PM

Small plane crash-lands on west side golf course (Houston Chronicle)

Federal aviation officials are investigating a private airplane that crash landed overnight onto a northwest Harris County golf course, sending two people to the hospital with serious injuries. With slideshow.

Posted at 03:12 PM

Dubai meet to examine 'impact of A380' on Mideast (AFP via Yahoo! News)

An aviation conference is to be held in Dubai in September to examine the impact of the Airbus A380, the world's biggest passenger airliner, on the Middle East, organizers said.

Posted at 11:42 AM

Claridge's owner visits GCC

This week the newly created Mayborne Hotel Group, which owns Claridge's, The Connaught and The Berkeley of London, visited the GCC seeking Middle East guests. This was formerly the Savoy Group before the sale of the Savoy Hotel to Prince Al Waleed earlier this year. Mayborne has three super-luxury London hotels and would like to add a Dubai property within the next five years, CEO Geraldine McKenna told AME Info. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:13 AM

Tough safety norms for offshore choppers (Mid-Day Mumbai)

After the recent spate of helicopter accidents, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has raised the bar for offshore helicopter operations.

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