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June 11, 2005

Travel alert for Saudis

The Saudi Government has advised its citizens travelling overseas this summer to exercise particular care and to protect their passports from falling into criminal hands. Saudi missions abroad will also set up special hotlines to receive enquiries from citizens. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:31 PM

Air Arabia adds Beirut flights

Sharjah based low-cost carrier Air Arabia has added two more morning flights to Beirut to its weekly schedule. The airline now has nine flights a week between Sharjah and Beirut which appeal both to tourists and Lebanese expatriates. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:03 PM

Etihad fleet to total 14 aircraft

Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways will have 14 aircraft by the end of the year, and last week took delivery of its eighth aircraft, a leased A330-200 which made its maiden flight from Abu Dhabi to Frankfurt. Five new Boeing 777-300ERs will be delivered before the end of the year which are financed through a $450m syndicated loan led by HSBC. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:02 PM

Strong support for call to levy ***poverty tax*** on airline travel (Sunday Herald)

TOURISTS could be forced to pay a ***poverty tax*** on airline tickets to finance extra aid for Africa, under plans proposed by G8 finance ministers.

Posted at 06:23 PM

Korean Air gives free flights to scientist (USA Today)

South Korea's national airline thinks so highly of the country's pioneering stem cell scientist Hwang Woo-suk that it has awarded ...

Posted at 05:23 PM

Billings airline set to expand flight routes (Idaho State Journal)

BOISE (AP) - A Billings, Mont.-based airline is adding a daily roundtrip flight from Boise to Bozeman, Mont., and expanding its service between Idaho's capital city and Missoula, Mont., marking the second time in a month that an airline has boosted its Boise travel schedule.

Posted at 01:05 PM

High spirits mark upturn for aviation industry (Dallas Morning News)

PARIS AIR SHOW - As the commercial-aircraft market rebounds and defense money flows, manufacturers at the Paris Air Show can expect a giddy round of parties and schmoozing.

Posted at 12:45 PM

Competing aviation visions taking wing (Dallas Morning News)

The battle between Boeing and Airbus isn't just about who can sell more planes. It's also about which will be right about the future of commercial aviation.

Posted at 12:43 PM

Australia refuses to give Singapore Airlines access to Pacific route (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Australia has delayed granting Singapore Airlines (SIA) access to the lucrative Australia-US route indefinitely as it prepares for a review of the aviation industry that could remove foreign ownership restrictions on Qantas.

Posted at 12:07 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-11 16:47 GMT: G8 MEETING Eichel says airline tax still being considered (Interactive Investor)

LONDON (AFX) - G8 countries are still considering France and Germany's proposal for an international tax on airline tickets to finance development aid, German Finance Minister Hans Eichel said.

Posted at 11:20 AM

G8 agrees to study airline tax plan for aid (Reuters.co.uk)

LONDON (Reuters) - The Group of Eight industrialised nations have decided to consider imposing a levy on airline tickets to finance extra aid for Africa, a proposal which has run into opposition in Europe and the United States.

Posted at 09:47 AM

High-flying history D-Day aircraft touches down in Medford (The Mail Tribune)

During the D-Day invasion in 1944, "Rose" flew over France, dropping American paratroopers into combat. This weekend, the antique Douglas DC-3 will fly over the Rogue Valley, giving thrill-seekers a ride as part of an open house at Medford Air Service.

Posted at 09:46 AM

G8 agrees to study airline tax plan for aid (Reuters.co.uk)

LONDON (Reuters) - The Group of Eight industrialised nations have decided to consider imposing a levy on airline tickets to finance extra aid for Africa, a controversial proposal which has run into opposition in Europe.

Posted at 09:27 AM

US military aircraft lands at Shannon (u.tv)

Traffic Control to notify them of the problem. The pilot was given permission to make an emergency landing at Shannon however the aircraft had to dump thousands of litres of fuel before doing so.

Posted at 09:12 AM

Russia pins hopes on regional jets to lift civil aviation industry (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Leading Russian aircraft manufacturers will turn out in force at the Paris Air Show next week to push plans to build and sell a new line of mid-range passenger jets that Russia hopes will revive its flagging civil aviation industry.

Posted at 05:46 AM

Russia pins hopes on regional jets to lift civil aviation industry (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Leading Russian aircraft manufacturers will turn out in force at the Paris Air Show next week to push plans to build and sell a new line of mid-range passenger jets that Russia hopes will revive its flagging civil aviation industry.

Posted at 05:45 AM

China Aviation Oil's suspended chief executive freed on bail: reports (AFP via Yahoo! News)

The suspended chief executive of debt-ridden jet fuel trader China Aviation Oil (CAO) has been freed from jail after posting a two-million Singapore dollar (1.2 million US) bail, reports said.

Posted at 12:48 AM

June 10, 2005

Russia pins hopes on regional jets to lift civil aviation industry (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Leading Russian aircraft manufacturers will turn out in force at the Paris Air Show next week to push plans to build and sell a new line of mid-range passenger jets that Russia hopes will revive its flagging civil aviation industry.

Posted at 11:46 PM

Russia pins hopes on regional jets to lift civil aviation industry (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Leading Russian aircraft manufacturers will turn out in force at the Paris Air Show next week to push plans to build and sell a new line of mid-range passenger jets that Russia hopes will revive its flagging civil aviation industry.

Posted at 11:43 PM

China Aviation CEO released on S$2 mln bail-paper (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)

SINGAPORE, June 11 (Reuters) - Suspended China Aviation Oil (CAO) Chief Executive Chen Jiulin has been released from prison in Singapore after posting bail of S$2 million ($1.2 million), the Straits Times newspaper reported on Saturday.

Posted at 11:16 PM

Trump Tower Theft; Airline CEOs Grilled On Pensions; Icahn Eyes ImClone; Kerkorian's GM Buy. (Forbes)

Trump Tower Theft; Airline CEOs Grilled On Pensions; Icahn Eyes ImClone; Kerkorian's GM Buy.

Posted at 09:57 PM

Expert in Airline Warning Case Barred due to 'Frye' Standard (Law.com)

The Pennsylvania Superior Court upheld the dismissal of a case against United Airlines Wednesday in which the plaintiffs alleged the airline should have warned passengers that flying may damage passengers' eardrums when they fly with an upper respiratory infection or sinusitis.

Posted at 08:22 PM

Aviation Director Named (WIBW-TV Topeka)

Garden City names a replacement for city aviation director Ron Hall, who resigned after being accused of making harassing phone calls and threats to women.

Posted at 06:54 PM

Comments by Rep. Gordon: Honoring the Aviation Feats of Robert Hoot Gibson (SpaceRef)

Mr. GORDON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of Robert ``Hoot'' Gibson, a resident of my hometown of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, who recently broke two aviation speed records.

Posted at 06:24 PM

Light aircraft crashes into lough (BBC News)

Two people are rescued after their plane crashes into Lough Neagh close to Ballyronan marina in County Londonderry.

Posted at 04:05 PM

Airline Stocks Fall on Analyst Outlook (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

Investors moved out of airline stocks Friday after two of the largest U.S. carriers were the target of a Wall Street downgrade on contentions the sector is due for a breather from recent strong gains.

Posted at 03:24 PM

Light aircraft crashes into lough (BBC News)

A plane crashes into Lough Neagh and is floating about 400 yards off Ballyronan marina in County Derry.

Posted at 03:11 PM

Boeing-Airbus Rivalry Dominates Air Show (AP via Yahoo! News)

Aircraft of all descriptions are arriving for the Paris Air Show, but the global aerospace industry's biggest gathering looks certain to be dominated more than ever by its biggest rivalry: the Boeing-Airbus dogfight.

Posted at 01:43 PM

Boeing, Shenzhen Airlines Celebrate Delivery of Airline's First 737-900 (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Boeing and Shenzhen Airlines today celebrated delivery of the airline's first Boeing 737-900 airplane, the newest member of the Next-Generation 737 family.

Posted at 01:43 PM

US Airline Sector Slips; AMR, Continental Are Downgraded (New Ratings)

SAN FRANCISCO (Dow Jones)--Downgrades for two big U.S. carriers sent airline stocks lower Friday. By midday, the Amex Airline Index was off 0.3% at 51.43 points, narrowly extending Thursday's loss.

Posted at 01:22 PM

US trade deficit up to 57 billion dollars (AFP via Yahoo! News)

The US trade deficit rose to 57 billion dollars in April as a swollen oil import bill overpowered record sales of exports including civilian aircraft, the government said.

Posted at 11:48 AM

Garden City hires N.C. man to be new aviation chief (News 14 Carolina)

(GARDEN CITY, Kan.) - The director of the Dare County Regional Airport is moving inland. George Speake will begin work in mid-July as director of aviation for Garden City, Kansas.

Posted at 11:21 AM

***IGLIM*** BAKU AVIATION PRODUCTION ASSOCIATION PRODUCES 100 KINDS OF GOODS (AzerTag)

***Iglim*** Baku Aviation Production Association demonstrates its products at the12th International Caspian Oil & Gas Exhibition and Conference Incorporating Refining and Petrochemicals.

Posted at 02:24 AM

City hires new aviation chief (Kansas City Star)

GARDEN CITY, Kan. - A North Carolina man has been named director of aviation for Garden City. George Speake, of Manteo, N.C., will begin work in mid-July, the city announced Thursday.

Posted at 12:33 AM

June 09, 2005

High-tech gizmos propel aviation into the future (USA Today)

The future of aviation went on display here this week, and it's not afraid to talk back to pilots. The robot copilot, which ...

Posted at 10:07 PM

Supplier for Osprey Aircraft Charged (WINK TV Southwest Florida)

PHILADELPHIA A military supplier and two of the company's workers were charged Tuesday with falsely certifying material for the V-22 Osprey aircraft. Federal prosecutors, however, said the material wasn't to blame for two deadly crashes involving the helicopter-airplane hybrid.

Posted at 09:14 PM

China Aviation chiefs charged (CNN.com)

SINGAPORE (AP) -- China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp's suspended chief and four top officials, including the president of the firm's state-owned parent, were charged with fraud and dishonesty in a Singapore court on Thursday.

Posted at 08:57 PM

Supplier for Osprey Aircraft Charged (WINK TV Southwest Florida)

PHILADELPHIA A military supplier and two of the company's workers were charged Tuesday with falsely certifying material for the V-22 Osprey aircraft. Federal prosecutors, however, said the material wasn't to blame for two deadly crashes involving the helicopter-airplane hybrid.

Posted at 08:53 PM

China Aviation chiefs charged (CNN.com)

SINGAPORE (AP) -- China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp's suspended chief and four top officials, including the president of the firm's state-owned parent, were charged with fraud and dishonesty in a Singapore court on Thursday.

Posted at 08:38 PM

13 Ways to Save on Airline Travel -- ThirdAge (ThirdAge)

1. Comparison shop online to find the best fare, and then visit the airline Web site directly. You'll save the booking fee charged by the online agency.

Posted at 07:21 PM

Report: Airline Safety Inspections Lag (NPR)

The Washington Post reports that a government investigation says the Federal Aviation Administration is failing to keep up with airline safety inspections. The report cites the expansion of the low-fare airline market and airline cost cutting measures as causes. Robert Siegel talks with The Washington Post 's Kehaulani Goo, who covers aviation safety and security.

Posted at 06:19 PM

Larry Cox to be inducted into state's Aviation Hall of Fame (BizJournals)

Larry Cox, president and CEO of the Memphis Shelby County Airport Authority, will be inducted into the Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame.

Posted at 04:55 PM

Riley says EADS discussions on aircraft plant "very positive" (SanLuisObispo.com)

MOBILE, Ala. - Alabama Gov. Bob Riley led a group of industry recruiters to Virginia on Thursday in a bid to bring an EADS North America Inc. aircraft plant and its 1,150 jobs to Mobile.

Posted at 04:51 PM

Two ex-pilots convicted for drunken operation of flight

Earthtimes.org -... A
Within the aviation community, it was clear they ... After their arrest, the two lost their jobs with America West as also their commercial flying licenses. ...

Posted at 03:50 PM

Boeing Projects $2.1 Trillion Market for New Commercial Airplanes

All American Patriots (press release), Sweden -... The report, at http://www.boeing.com/commercial/cmo/ , is considered the most comprehensive and well-respected analysis of the commercial aviation market. ...

Posted at 03:49 PM

French World's Largest Tire Maker Michelin To Partner with Boeing ...

PR ZOOM (press release), CA -... Greenville, SC, 06/08/2005 - Michelin continually responds to the safety and profitability requirements of commercial and regional aviation throughout the world ...

Posted at 03:48 PM

Poland Attracts Foreign Companies With High Productivity, Low ...

ArriveNet (press release), CO -... In 2004, 21 Polish and foreign companies created an aviation cluster in ... in Poland have excellent experience and strong results in commercial relations with the ...

Posted at 03:47 PM

Boeing Celebrates Nippon Cargo Airlines' First 747-400 Freighter

PR Newswire (press release) -... relationship," said Mike Cave, vice president of Airplane Programs -- Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... is one of the fastest growing segments of the aviation market ...

Posted at 03:46 PM

Ex-America West pilots guilty of being drunk

East Valley Tribune, AZ -... Within the aviation community, it ... their arrests, Cloyd of Peoria and Hughes of Leander, Texas, were fired by America West and lost their commercial pilotA
s ...

Posted at 03:45 PM

New Milford Group Has Eyes on the Stars

Litchfield County Times, CT -... a former New Milford Board of Education chairman and retired chairman of Norco, Inc., a technology supplier to defense and commercial aviation industries, and ...

Posted at 03:44 PM

FBI Intelligence Work in Sept. 11 Faulted in Report (Update1)

Bloomberg -... the US Both men were among the hijackers who seized four commercial jetliners on ... that Osama bin Laden was sending students to attend civil aviation schools in ...

Posted at 03:43 PM

Iveco Goes Along For The Ride At Duxford

Transport News Network, UK -The Imperial War Museum at Duxford, Europe's premier aviation museum, has chosen an Iveco Daily to help transport ... "There are few light commercial vehicles on ...

Posted at 03:42 PM

'A' team created for arming future aircraft

AL.com, AL -... received his bachelor's degree in engineering from the US Military Academy in ... Carlyn Frazier, the former project manager for aviation rockets and missiles, is ...

Posted at 03:41 PM

First pitch proves perfect

Brunswick Times Record, ME -... that his children understand the importance of sacrifices military families have to make to provide service for their country. As an aviation mechanic who has ...

Posted at 03:40 PM

Killed Army helicopter pilot mourned, honored for service

Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX -... After leaving the US Military Academy in 1998 with a degree in environmental ... helicopter and was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 229th Aviation Regiment at Fort ...

Posted at 03:39 PM

Rus proposes to NATO to broadn geography of joint combat training

ITAR-TASS, Russia -... territory in 2006, and that the preparations will be started for comprehensive exercises in peacekeeping with the use of military transport aviation, and the ...

Posted at 03:38 PM

Strategic airlift - lifters and shifters

Jane's, UK -By Damian Kemp JDW Aviation Editor. ... III has proved itself over the past three years in Iraq and Afghanistan; the smaller Airbus Military Company A400M is ...

Posted at 03:37 PM

Russia blueprints anti-missile theater defense exercise - Defense ...

RIA Novosti, Russia -... We also intend to start preparing an all-round peacekeeping exercise, which will involve military cargo aviation, ground troops, special purpose troops, and ...

Posted at 03:36 PM

Russia's 40 defense factories to showcase their production at Le ...

RIA Novosti, Russia -... of Russia's exhibition and its only state intermediary in military exports, said. ... The broadest range (over 250 items) of promising aviation equipment and ...

Posted at 03:35 PM

ACE Aviation Strikes Deal With Pilots to Fly New Jets (Update3) (Bloomberg.com)

June 9 (Bloomberg) -- ACE Aviation Holdings Inc., parent of Air Canada, reached contract terms with pilots to fly new Boeing Co. aircraft, clearing the main obstacle to a $6.1 billion plane order.

Posted at 03:35 PM

NEW: Boeing to lay off 88 workers in San Antonio

San Antonio Express (subscription), TX -Aviation giant Boeing Corp., one of San Antonio's largest employers, will lay ... It employs 1,600 people there repairing and upgrading military tanker and cargo ...

Posted at 03:34 PM

Virginia National Guard unit called to duty

WSLS.com, VA -... About 320 Virginia Guard soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 224th Aviation, will enter active federal military service Oct. 11, the state Guard said. ...

Posted at 03:33 PM

Fokker Crash Anniversary

ABC Regional Online, Australia -... Nine of those killed were Rockhampton Grammar School boarders returning to Mackay ... Transport Safety Bureau, black boxes then became mandatory in civil aviation. ...

Posted at 03:32 PM

Aviation Tops 2004 Arms Revenues (St. Petersburg Times)

MOSCOW - Aviation accounted for about 70 percent of defense companies' revenues last year, according to a report to be released Thursday.....

Posted at 02:28 PM

New airline to take off (Sun-Sentinel)

With soaring fuel prices and cut-throat competition in the airline business, is this any time to start a new air carrier? Some former top airline executives, and $85 million, say, "Yes!"

Posted at 01:28 PM

ACE Aviation Strikes Deal With Pilots to Fly New Jets (Update2) (Bloomberg.com)

June 9 (Bloomberg) -- ACE Aviation Holdings Inc., parent of Air Canada, reached agreement on contract terms for pilots who will fly new Boeing Co. aircraft, clearing the main obstacle to a $6.1 billion plane order.

Posted at 12:45 PM

Web Host Hostime Serving Asian Airline (Web Host Industry Review)

June 9, 2005 -- Web hosting provider Hostime announced on Wednesday it has partnered with a major Asian airline to provide a suite of Internet services that includes Web hosting, security and design.

Posted at 12:43 PM

ACE Aviation Strikes Deal With Pilots to Fly New Jets (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)

June 9 (Bloomberg) -- ACE Aviation Holdings Inc., parent of Air Canada, reached agreement on contract terms for pilots who will fly new Boeing Co. aircraft to clear the main obstacle to a $6.1 billion plane order.

Posted at 12:31 PM

Civil Aviation Bill (Pilotweb)

The Department for Transport has published a Civil Aviation Bill to fulfil a number of commitments contained in The Future of Air Transport White Paper.

Posted at 11:50 AM

GE Aircraft Engines sees $13B in '05 revenue (BizJournals)

General Electric Co. expects its Aircraft Engines operations to log $13 billion in revenue this year, a record for the locally based division.

Posted at 11:05 AM

GE Aircraft Engine Orders To Remain Strong For Years (Forbes)

Banc of America reiterated a "buy" rating and $44 target price.

Posted at 10:55 AM

Air Canada and ACPA reach agreement on outstanding issues relating to new wide-body aircraft (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Air Canada said today that it had reached a tentative agreement with the Air Canada Pilots Association on costs and other related issues relating to the introduction of the new Boeing wide-body aircraft in the fleet.

Posted at 10:44 AM

Airline stocks open lower, track broad market (CBS Market Watch)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Airline stocks ticked lower early Thursday, closely following the broad market as investors sifted through Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan's comments to Congress on the state of the economy.

Posted at 09:56 AM

New airline to fly business class only between N.Y., London (USA Today)

A former British Airways executive will start a new airline this year to fly between New York and London.

Posted at 09:42 AM

Japan considers buying U.S.-made unmanned surveillance aircraft, official says (AP via Yahoo! Asia News)

Japan is considering buying U.S.-made unmanned reconnaissance aircraft for its military, a defense official said Thursday, amid a report that the drones could be flying intelligence-gathering missions by 2007.

Posted at 09:17 AM

Czech Low-Cost Airline to Fly to Milan (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

The Czech Republic's low-cost carrier Smart Wings will start a service between Prague and Milan in September, the airline said Thursday.

Posted at 08:12 AM

Canadian Leaders, GE Aircraft Engines and Domtar, Use Smart Software's SmartForecasts for Parts Operations (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Smart Software, Inc., provider of industry-leading demand forecasting, planning, and inventory optimization solutions, today announced that GE Aircraft Engines Canada and Domtar , the third largest producer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America, recently purchased its flagship product, SmartForecasts Enterprise.

Posted at 08:10 AM

China Aviation Oil Execs Face Charges (AP via Yahoo! News)

The suspended chief executive of China's main state-linked jet fuel supplier and four other company officials were charged Thursday with insider trading, making false statements and other crimes linked to risky oil trades that pushed the company to the brink of bankruptcy last year.

Posted at 07:44 AM

CIVIL AVIATION BILL (Department for Transport)

The Civil Aviation Bill is published today to fulfil a number of commitments contained in The Future of Air Transport White Paper. Clarify and strengthen the measures available to airports for dealing with aircraft noise.

Posted at 06:51 AM

Aircraft owners join to make bid for assets (The Oklahoman)

Jun 09, 2005: A group of Commander Aircraft owners has bid $1.7 million to buy the assets of the bankrupt Commander Aircraft Co. that built about 200 of the high-performance aircraft in Bethany between 1992 and 2002.

Posted at 06:33 AM

Charges announced against ex-CEO of China Aviation Oil (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News)

_ Singapore's state prosecutors on Thursday accused the former chief executive officer of Chinese jet fuel supplier China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp. of having committed 15 offences relating to the company's speculative trading fiasco that resulted in huge financial losses last year.

Posted at 06:18 AM

China Aviation's Chen Charged With Fraud in Singapore (Update5) (Bloomberg.com)

June 9 (Bloomberg) -- China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp.'s suspended Chief Executive Officer Chen Jiulin was charged with fraud after a $550 million trading loss at the company, which supplies almost all of China's jet-fuel imports.

Posted at 05:42 AM

Saudi group aims to set up first private domestic airline (Middle East Times)

RIYADH -- A travel group in Saudi Arabia aims to set up the first private airline to operate internal flights in the vast kingdom, breaking the monopoly of national carrier Saudi Arabian Airlines in the domestic sector.

Posted at 05:30 AM

China Aviation CEO, officials charged (CNN Money)

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp's suspended chief and four top officials, including the president of the firm's state-owned parent, were charged with fraud and dishonesty in a Singapore court Thursday.

Posted at 05:27 AM

09-06-2005: China Aviation CEO, officials charged in Singapore (The Edge Daily)

China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp's suspended chief and four top officials, including the president of the firm's state-owned parent, were charged with fraud and dishonesty in a Singapore court on June 9.

Posted at 05:27 AM

Watchdog faults FAA on aircraft maintenance (Detroit Free Press)

While the last three years have been the safest in U.S. airline history, the Federal Aviation Administration is not paying enough attention to commercial aircraft maintenance work, a watchdog agency says.

Posted at 05:21 AM

China Aviation Oil Corp is driven into a corner by creditors (Pravda Ru)

China Aviation Oil Corp (Singapore), which lost US$550 million in speculative trading last year, has averted liquidation after the majority of creditors accepted its debt-restructuring plan yesterday.

Posted at 03:00 AM

Guam, Hawaii Lobby for Aircraft Carrier (WINK TV Southwest Florida)

HAGATNA, Guam Guam and Hawaii are lobbying to be the Pacific homeport for a Navy aircraft carrier, eyeing the thousands of local jobs and millions of dollars it could bring to one of the islands' economies.

Posted at 02:49 AM

China Aviation's Chen Charged With Fraud in Singapore (Update4) (Bloomberg.com)

June 9 (Bloomberg) -- China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp.'s suspended Chief Executive Officer Chen Jiulin was charged with fraud after a $550 million trading loss at the company, which supplies almost all of China's jet-fuel imports.

Posted at 02:43 AM

New airline to take off (Newsday)

With soaring fuel prices and cut-throat competition in the airline business, is this any time to start a new air carrier? Some former top airline executives, and $85 million, say, "Yes!"

Posted at 02:40 AM

In the airline industry, talk of making matches (Boston Globe)

The airline industry is buzzing with talk of more consolidation should the proposed merger of US Airways and America West Airlines get past regulators.

Posted at 02:35 AM

America West pilots convicted of operating aircraft drunk (Bradenton Herald)

MIAMI - Two former America West pilots were convicted Wednesday of operating an aircraft while drunk in the cockpit after an all-night drinking binge.

Posted at 02:26 AM

China Aviation CEO, officials charged in Singapore (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)

SINGAPORE, June 9 (Reuters) - China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp's suspended chief and four top officials, including the president of the firm's state-owned parent, were charged with fraud and dishonesty in a Singapore court on Thursday.

Posted at 02:23 AM

FAA not up to speed with airline safety procedures, report says (Daily Bulletin)

WASHINGTON - A report released Wednesday indicated government safety inspectors are not keeping up with potential risks posed by airline industry changes, including getting more planes in the air more quickly to meet a surge in air travel and to save money.

Posted at 02:17 AM

Airline's planes order tied to pilots (Canoe)

Toronto -- Air Canada may cancel a $6-billion US order for 32 new Boeing long-range airliners if it doesn't reach an agreement with its pilots by tomorrow, airline chief Robert Milton says.

Posted at 02:08 AM

New airline will offer NYC, London service (The Arizona Republic)

NEW YORK - A former British Airways PLC executive will start a new airline this year to fly between New York and London.

Posted at 01:15 AM

Qatar Airways wins Skytrax awards

Qatar Airways has retained its Five Star award for excellence, service and high standards at the annual World Airline Awards 2005 run by Skytrax. The airline was also voted as having the best first and business class products in the Middle East, and its cabin crew was named the best for the third year running. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 01:02 AM

FAA airline inspections inadequate, audit says (Houston Chronicle)

The Federal Aviation Administration may not have enough safety inspectors to ensure proper oversight of the rapidly changing airline industry and is not wisely using the ones it has. Those are just two of the the findings in a report released Wednesday by the Transportation Department's inspector general.

Posted at 12:43 AM

Miami jury finds 2 guilty of operating an aircraft while drunk (Sun-Sentinel)

A Miami-Dade County jury on Wednesday found two former America West pilots guilty of operating an aircraft while drunk, three years after they went on an all-night drinking binge.

Posted at 12:28 AM

Boeing sees 2.1 tr dollar market for new commercial aircraft (Hindustan Times)

US plane-maker Boeing said on Wednesday that it saw the global market for commercial aircraft to soar in value to around $2.1 trillion over the next 20 years, partly due to rocketing Asian demand.

Posted at 12:06 AM

June 08, 2005

5 senior executives of China Aviation Oil charged in court (Channel NewsAsia)

SINGAPORE : Five senior managers of China Aviation Oil have been charged with a range of offences relating to the massive US$550 million loss from derivatives trading late last year.

Posted at 10:27 PM

Airline Inspections Called Inadequate (Washington Post)

The Federal Aviation Administration is failing to effectively oversee new safety risks posed by sharp cost-cutting in the airline industry and rapid growth of budget carriers, a government report concludes.

Posted at 10:14 PM

Qatar set to order 60 planes

Qatar Airways is expected to order 60 new planes at the Paris Air Show, according to sources. The airline is negotiating with Airbus and its US rival Boeing over orders. The deal will comprise either the new Boeing 787 or Airbus's A350, or both, an aviation industry source told AFP. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:14 PM

China Aviation's Chen Charged With Fraud; Bail Set at S$2 Mln (Bloomberg.com)

June 9 (Bloomberg) -- China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp.'s suspended Chief Executive Officer Chen Jiulin was charged with fraud and making false statements, after a six-month probe into the oil-trading company's $550 million derivatives-trading loss.

Posted at 09:47 PM

World aviation growth leader likely to be Asia for 20 years (Bangkok Post)

Toulouse, France _ Asia, particularly China, will be the major force driving the aviation industry in the next two decades, according to Chadi Saade, senior marketing analyst at Airbus.

Posted at 08:46 PM

World aviation growth leader likely to be Asia for 20 years (Bangkok Post)

Toulouse, France _ Asia, particularly China, will be the major force driving the aviation industry in the next two decades, according to Chadi Saade, senior marketing analyst at Airbus.

Posted at 08:41 PM

New era dawns for the business-class only airline (Independent)

Executive travellers flying across the Atlantic will soon have a choice of business class-only carriers as another luxury airline gets off the ground.

Posted at 08:25 PM

Scots MPs hit out at airline tax for Africa aid plan (The Scotsman)

SCOTTISH MPs last night started a rearguard action against plans to impose a new airline tax in a French proposal to raise money for Africa.

Posted at 07:15 PM

Aviation Tops '04 Arms Revenues (The Moscow Times)

Aviation accounted for about 70 percent of defense companies' revenues last year, according to a report to be released Thursday.

Posted at 07:14 PM

Aviation safety has not kept up with change - report (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Aviation safety oversight has not kept pace with changes in the U.S. airline industry that include bankruptcies at big carriers and a surge in low-cost business, a transportation watchdog said on Wednesday.

Posted at 06:09 PM

U.S.'s Airline-Safety Checks Faulted by Top Inspector (Update2) (Bloomberg.com)

U.S. June 8 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. government airline-safety inspectors didn't keep pace with industry financial struggles that prompted carriers to farm out maintenance, the Transportation Department's inspector said in a report today.

Posted at 06:01 PM

Boeing: 20-year market calls for 25,700 aircraft (BizJournals)

During the next 20 years, the market for commercial aircraft will be $2.1 trillion, officials at the Boeing Co. said Wednesday. The largest market is projected to be the Asia-Pacific region, with 36 percent of the total.

Posted at 05:24 PM

US-DOT: Airline Safety Needs To Improve (WFIE-TV)

A report says government safety inspectors have a "substantial" amount of work to do to keep up with changes in the airline industry.

Posted at 05:17 PM

Former BA executive launches new airline (Sunday Business Post)

A former British Airways executive will start a new airline this year to fly between New York and London. The new airline, called Eos and founded by David Spurlock, will begin its business-class-only trans-Atlantic service in the third quarter.

Posted at 05:12 PM

Bombardier Aerospace Showcases Market-Leading Aircraft at Paris International Air Show (CCNMatthews via Yahoo! Finance)

MONTREAL, QUEBEC-- - With eight aircraft on static display at the 2005 Paris International Air Show, Bombardier will showcase the most diverse range of aircraft in the industry.

Posted at 04:42 PM

'Specialty airline' will fly New York to London (Newsday)

With soaring fuel prices and cut-throat competition in the airline business, is this any time to start a new air carrier? Some former top airline executives, and $85 million, say, "Yes!"

Posted at 04:37 PM

Dirty Little Links What Military Aircraft Are You? StrategyPage.com (Strategy Page)

What Military Aircraft Are You? Whcih military aircraft best reflects your personality? Take this test and find out...

Posted at 04:26 PM

Guam, Hawaii Lobby for Aircraft Carrier (AP via Yahoo! News)

Guam and Hawaii are lobbying to be the Pacific homeport for a Navy aircraft carrier, eyeing the thousands of local jobs and millions of dollars it could bring to one of the islands' economies.

Posted at 03:16 PM

Congressman, aviation leaders want FAA to promote general aviation (BizJournals)

Leaders from Wichita's general aviation industry gathered with Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.) Monday afternoon to announce new legislation that would require the Federal Aviation Administration to actively promote the U.S. general aviation Industry.

Posted at 02:57 PM

Boeing sees 2.1 trillion dollar market for new commercial aircraft (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US planemaker Boeing said that it saw the global market for commercial aircraft to soar in value to around 2.1 trillion dollars (1.7 trillion euros) over the next 20 years, partly due to rocketing Asian demand.

Posted at 02:49 PM

Exclusive airline secures cash (BBC News)

A transatlantic airline targeting business customers secures the funding it needs and plans to start flights in September.

Posted at 02:45 PM

Exclusive airline secures cash (BBC News)

A transatlantic airline targeting business customers secures the funding it needs and plans to start flights in September.

Posted at 02:42 PM

Airline debt investment poised to take off (Financial Times)

The beleaguered US airline industry could be poised for a rally, according to a report by Merrill Lynch. But picking the winners *** and placing the right bets on them *** is far from straightforward.

Posted at 02:28 PM

Eclipse, aviation firms compete for international award (BizJournals)

Albuquerque's Eclipse Aviation is one of three finalists for an international award recognizing innovation in the business or corporate aviation sector.

Posted at 02:13 PM

Former BA executive launches new airline (Sunday Business Post)

A former British Airways executive will start a new airline this year to fly between New York and London. The new airline, called Eos and founded by David Spurlock, will begin its business-class-only trans-Atlantic service in the third quarter.

Posted at 01:39 PM

5 injured as BAF aircraft -ploughs into shanty (News From Bangladesh)

The pilot of the aircraft, flight lieutenant Ahsanul Kabir, however, escaped with minor injuries. Local people and official sources said the China-made fighter jet was on a routine training mission and took off from Zia International Airport at 11:10am.

Posted at 01:36 PM

America West Pilots Convicted Of Operating Aircraft While Drunk (KELOLAND)

Two former America West pilots have been convicted of operating an aircraft while drunk. Pilot Thomas Cloyd and co-pilot Christopher Hughes face up to five years in prison when they are sentenced. Both men bowed their heads when the verdict was read in Miami. Hughes is a Sioux Falls native.

Posted at 01:35 PM

America West pilots convicted of operating aircraft while drunk (KRON 4 Bay Area)

MIAMI Two former America West pilots have been convicted of operating an aircraft while drunk. Pilot Thomas Cloyd and co-pilot Christopher Hughes face up to five years in prison when they are sentenced.

Posted at 01:13 PM

Report: FAA can't keep up with airline changes (Houston Chronicle)

WASHINGTON *** Government safety inspectors are not keeping up with potential risks posed by airline industry changes that include getting more planes in the air more quickly to meet a surge in air travel, says a report released today.

Posted at 12:00 PM

Bombardier wins US$120M aircraft order, US$43M train upgrade contract (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

MONTREAL (CP) - Bombardier Inc. announced two major contracts Wednesday, a $120-million-US order for its Q400 turboprop aircraft and a $43-million-US deal from Italian Railways to upgrade 60 electric train power heads.

Posted at 11:50 AM

Report: FAA inspections not keeping up with airline industry changes (KRON 4 Bay Area)

WASHINGTON A report says government safety inspectors have a "substantial" amount of work to do to keep up with changes in the airline industry.

Posted at 10:54 AM

Brazilian Airline May Lose 11 Jets (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

Brazil's struggling airline Varig could lose 11 of its 82 planes for lack of payment as it awaits a bailout from the government and Portuguese airline TAP, Brazilian media reported Wednesday.

Posted at 10:45 AM

Navy to induct indigenously built aircraft carrier by 2012 (Outlook India)

The Indian Navy would induct the first indigenously built aircraft carrier warship by 2012 while INS Vikramaditya, the domestic version of a Russian made aircraft carrier, would be ready for commissioning by 2008.

Posted at 10:19 AM

Boss praises airline's actions (Coventry Evening Telegraph)

The managing director of Coventry Airport today praised Thomsonfly for the way the airline handled the drama. Bill Savage said passengers involved in the midair scare had congratulated staff for the way emergency procedures were launched as a precaution.

Posted at 10:11 AM

Seeking aid from Congress, airline execs get a scolding instead (Pulse-Journal)

WASHINGTON *** Airline executives hoping Congress would offer help with their industry's pension burdens instead received a scolding Tuesday for making extravagant retirment benefit promises to employees without adequately funding them.

Posted at 10:05 AM

ACE Aviation Expects as Much as C$285 Mln From Aeroplan IPO (Bloomberg.com)

June 8 (Bloomberg) -- ACE Aviation Holdings Inc., owner of Canada's largest airline, expects to raise as much as C$285 million ($228.6 million) from the planned sale of a 15 percent stake in its Aeroplan customer-rewards program.

Posted at 09:30 AM

Supplier for Osprey aircraft charged by federal prosecutors (KVOA Tucson)

PHILADELPHIA A military supplier and two of its workers have been charged with providing uncertified material for the V-22 Osprey aircraft. But federal prosecutors say the material wasn't to blame for two deadly crashes in 2002 involving the helicopter-airplane hybrid.

Posted at 09:00 AM

Supplier for Osprey aircraft charged by federal prosecutors (KVOA Tucson)

PHILADELPHIA A military supplier and two of its workers have been charged with providing uncertified material for the V-22 Osprey aircraft. But federal prosecutors say the material wasn't to blame for two deadly crashes in 2002 involving the helicopter-airplane hybrid.

Posted at 08:58 AM

Supplier for Osprey Aircraft Charged (AP via Yahoo! News)

A military supplier and two of the company's workers were charged Tuesday with falsely certifying material for the V-22 Osprey aircraft.

Posted at 08:37 AM

Seeking aid from Congress, airline execs get a scolding instead (Pulse-Journal)

WASHINGTON *** Airline executives hoping Congress would offer help with their industry's pension burdens instead received a scolding Tuesday for making extravagant retirment benefit promises to employees without adequately funding them.

Posted at 08:34 AM

Aviation security drill set at airport tonight (The Buffalo News)

Buffalo Niagara International Airport will be the scene tonight of an aviation security drill by local, state and federal authorities, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority announced Tuesday.

Posted at 08:13 AM

"CanJet first airline to use NewSkies reservations system" (CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance)

Dale Rockwell, Director of Information Technology, announced today that CanJet, Canada's Low-Fare Airline, has replaced its original reservations platform, the Navitaire "OpenSkies" system with Navitaire's "NewSkies" reservations platform and is the first to offer this state of the art reservations technology to its customers.

Posted at 06:21 AM

China Aviation boss faces charges (BBC News)

Police in Singapore plan to press charges against Chen Jiulin, the suspended boss of crisis-hit jet fuel supplier China Aviation Oil.

Posted at 05:54 AM

China Aviation Oil Officers Arrested in Trading Probe (Update3) (Bloomberg.com)

June 8 (Bloomberg) -- China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp., which supplies almost all China's jet-fuel imports, said five of its top officials face charges including insider trading and failure to disclose $550 million in trading losses.

Posted at 05:42 AM

Russia***s First Drone Aircraft Unveiled at Siberian Arms Show (Mosnews)

The Russian Security Service has presented a new drone aircraft built with extensive stealth technology.

Posted at 04:59 AM

China Aviation Oil Officers Arrested in Trading Probe (Update2) (Bloomberg.com)

June 8 (Bloomberg) -- China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp.'s suspended Chief Executive Chen Jiulin and officials from the company's Chinese parent will be charged tomorrow with offenses including insider trading and failure to disclose derivative losses that reached $550 million.

Posted at 04:58 AM

China Aviation Oil Officers Arrested in Trading Probe (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)

June 8 (Bloomberg) -- China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp.'s suspended Chief Executive Chen Jiulin and officials from the company's Chinese parent were arrested to face charges including insider trading and failure to disclose derivative losses, which reached $555 million.

Posted at 04:15 AM

Budget airline chief lands **26m as he sells more of stake in company (Liverpool Echo)

RYANAIR chief executive Michael O'Leary pocketed around **26m yesterday after selling part of his stake in the budget airline.

Posted at 04:08 AM

Gulf Air executive appointments

Gulf Air has announced three key executive appointments. Tariq Sultan takes on the role as VP Human Resources, Ali Murtada as VP Business Units and Danny Barranger as acting VP Marketing and Sales. CEO James Hogan says the appointments complement Gulf Air's restructuring phase. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 04:08 AM

China Aviation Oil's Chen, 4 Officers Arrested in Trading Probe (Bloomberg.com)

June 8 (Bloomberg) -- China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp.'s suspended Chief Executive Chen Jiulin and officials from the company's Chinese parent were arrested to face charges including insider trading and failure to disclose derivative losses that mounted to $550 million.

Posted at 04:02 AM

China Aviation Oil's Creditors Approve Debt-Payment Plan (Bloomberg.com)

June 8 (Bloomberg) -- China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp., which sought bankruptcy protection last year after a $550 million loss on derivatives, won creditor support for a debt-payment plan after seven months of negotiations.

Posted at 03:42 AM

Guam, Hawaii Lobby for Aircraft Carrier (WINK TV Southwest Florida)

HAGATNA, Guam Guam and Hawaii are lobbying to be the Pacific homeport for a Navy aircraft carrier, eyeing the thousands of local jobs and millions of dollars it could bring to one of the islands' economies.

Posted at 03:04 AM

Guam, Hawaii Lobby for Aircraft Carrier (AP via Yahoo! News)

Guam and Hawaii are lobbying to be the Pacific homeport for a Navy aircraft carrier, eyeing the thousands of local jobs and millions of dollars it could bring to one of the islands' economies.

Posted at 02:57 AM

HotelScoop.com Provides Travelers with Chance to Win 100,000 Airline Miles in Effort to Provide Unbiased, Candid (PR Web)

By posting their own reviews of hotel pictures and reviews of the hotels they visit at HotelScoop.com, travelers can now win 100,000 airline miles for the trip of a lifetime. HotelScoop aggregates user-provided photos and reviews so that web site visitors can better evaluate a hotel property when planning travel. The web site also captures Zagat-style user ratings on hotel decor, service, value,

Posted at 02:25 AM

China Aviation Oil Says 5 Officials May Face Charges (Update4) (Bloomberg.com)

June 8 (Bloomberg) -- China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp. said suspended Chief Executive Chen Jiulin and officials from the company's Chinese parent may face charges including insider trading and failure to disclose derivative losses that mounted to $550 million.

Posted at 01:29 AM

Supplier for Osprey aircraft charged by federal prosecutors (phillyburbs.com)

PHILADELPHIA - A military supplier and two of the company's workers were charged with providing uncertified material for the V-22 Osprey aircraft, but federal prosecutors said the material wasn't to blame for two deadly crashes involving the helicopter-airplane hybrid.

Posted at 01:12 AM

China Aviation CEO May Face Charges (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

The suspended chief executive of China's main jet fuel supplier may face criminal charges linked to risky oil trades that pushed the company to the brink of bankruptcy, with losses of over half a billion U.S. dollars.

Posted at 01:05 AM

Airline CEOs scolded for benefit promises (Palm Beach Post)

WASHINGTON *** Airline executives hoping Congress would offer their industry help with its pension burdens instead received a scolding Tuesday for making extravagant benefit promises to employees without adequately funding them.

Posted at 12:39 AM

China Aviation Oil Says 5 Officials May Face Charges (Update2) (Bloomberg.com)

June 8 (Bloomberg) -- China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp., which lost $550 million betting on oil prices, said five officials including suspended Chief Executive Officer Chen Jiulin may face charges in Singapore.

Posted at 12:14 AM

June 07, 2005

Supplier for Osprey Aircraft Charged (AP via Yahoo! News)

A military supplier and two of the company's workers were charged Tuesday with falsely certifying material for the V-22 Osprey aircraft.

Posted at 11:38 PM

5 injured as BAF aircraft -ploughs into shanty (News From Bangladesh)

The pilot of the aircraft, flight lieutenant Ahsanul Kabir, however, escaped with minor injuries. Local people and official sources said the China-made fighter jet was on a routine training mission and took off from Zia International Airport at 11:10am.

Posted at 11:01 PM

Gulf Air, Oman Air up cooperation

Gulf Air and Oman Air are increasing co-operation efforts. Senior officials from both airlines held discussions on the network, loyalty programme, common pricing, sharing infrastructure, expansion of code sharing, and other opportunities to promote economic development and tourism in the airlines' owner states. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:23 PM

Royal Jordanian CEO joins IATA

Royal Jordanian president Samer Majali has been elected a member of the International Air Transport Association's board of governors, during its 61st general meeting in Tokyo. The appointment recognised RJ's role in IATA, its reputation in air safety and passenger services, and its participation in all international and regional assemblies. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:23 PM

China Aviation Oil's Creditors May Approve Debt Plan (Update2) (Bloomberg.com)

June 8 (Bloomberg) -- China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp., which owes creditors $510 million after its failure last year from derivative-trading losses, may win creditor support today for a debt-payment plan to avert being broken up.

Posted at 10:01 PM

China Aviation Oil's Creditors May Approve Debt Plan (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)

June 8 (Bloomberg) -- China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp., which sought bankruptcy protection last year after a $550 million loss on derivatives, may today win creditor support for an enhanced debt-payment plan and avert being broken up.

Posted at 08:27 PM

Michigan supplier for Osprey aircraft charged by federal prosecutors (SanLuisObispo.com)

PHILADELPHIA - A defunct Michigan military supplier and two of the company's workers were charged with providing uncertified material for the V-22 Osprey aircraft, but federal prosecutors said the material wasn't to blame for two deadly crashes involving the helicopter-airplane hybrid.

Posted at 07:01 PM

Airline, labor groups urge US Congress to ease pension rules (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US airlines and labor unions urged Congress to ease rules for pension contributions, saying the current system may end up forcing more carriers into bankruptcy.

Posted at 05:30 PM

Pentagon report slams Boeing aircraft lease deal (AFP via Yahoo! News)

An internal Pentagon report found significant abuses in a now-defunct multi-billion dollar US Air Force proposal to lease as many as 100 military refueling tankers from Boeing Co.

Posted at 04:36 PM

Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. Reports May 2005 Traffic (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. today announced preliminary passenger traffic results for the month of May.

Posted at 04:19 PM

Supplier for Osprey aircraft charged by federal prosecutors (KVIA)

PHILADELPHIA A military supplier and two of its workers are charged in federal court in Philadelphia with providing uncertified material for the V-22 Osprey aircraft.

Posted at 04:18 PM

Supplier for Osprey aircraft charged by federal prosecutors (Myrtle Beach Online)

PHILADELPHIA - A military supplier and two of the company's workers were charged with providing uncertified material for the V-22 Osprey aircraft, but federal prosecutors said the material wasn't to blame for two deadly crashes, including one in North Carolina, involving the helicopter-airplane hybrid.

Posted at 04:10 PM

Supplier for Osprey aircraft charged by federal prosecutors (TimesLeader.com)

PHILADELPHIA - A military supplier and two of the company's workers were charged with providing uncertified material for the V-22 Osprey aircraft, but federal prosecutors said the material wasn't to blame for two deadly crashes involving the helicopter-airplane hybrid.

Posted at 04:04 PM

Airline Stocks Hit by Profit Taking (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

Airline stocks closed lower Tuesday as investors took profits after the industry rallied on hope that Congress will overhaul pension-funding rules that have sideswiped the financially-strapped industry.

Posted at 03:42 PM

Brothers Indicted for Supplying Defective Parts to US Military Aircraft (KYW News Radio 1060)

A now-defunct Michigan company and two of its quality assurance managers have been indicted on charges they provided critical but untested and substandard tubing for use in US military and civilian aircraft.

Posted at 02:35 PM

Airline, labor groups urge Congress to ease pension rules (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US airlines and their labor unions urged Congress to ease rules for pension contributions, saying the current system may end up forcing more carriers into bankruptcy.

Posted at 02:24 PM

Aviation Economic Experts Charge Chicago Falsified Grant Application for O'Hare Expansion (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's grandiose plan for a massive $20-plus billion dollar expansion of O'Hare Airport hit a major roadblock last Friday when Campbell Hill Aviation Group , a nationally known and respected aviation economic consulting firm, filed a massive critique of Chicago's application for hundreds of millions of dollars in special federal grants.

Posted at 01:51 PM

U.S. arms buyers faulted for Boeing tanker push (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Senior U.S. weapons buyers and Air Force officials bypassed normal procedures in an "inappropriate" rush to acquire $23.5 billion of Boeing Co. aircraft as refueling planes, the Defense Department's chief inspector said in a report released on Tuesday.

Posted at 01:48 PM

Delta CEO Gerald Grinstein Calls for Practical, Affordable Approach to Airline Pension Funding Crisis (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Delta Air Lines' CEO Gerald Grinstein joined airline industry colleagues and others to provide testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance at a special hearing on the topic: "Preventing the Next Pension Collapse: Lessons from the United Airlines Case."

Posted at 01:18 PM

Tug operator: I controlled plane, not pilots accused of intoxication (CNN.com)

While prosecutors called several witnesses to convince jurors that two America West pilots operated a flight while intoxicated, the defense called just one witness Monday who testified that he, not the pilots, was in "full control" of the aircraft during the incident.

Posted at 01:15 PM

Aviation museum honors airport manager, Evelyn Johnson, for serving 53 years (Morristown Citizen Tribune)

The Tennessee Museum of Aviation and Aviation Hall of Fame in Sevierville recently honored Evelyn Bryan Johnson for her 53 years of service as a flight instructor.

Posted at 12:36 PM

U.S. officials faulted for Boeing tanker push (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Top U.S. defense officials failed to get the best deal for taxpayers in an "inappropriate" drive to acquire Boeing Co. aircraft as refueling planes, the Defense Department's chief inspector said in a report released on Tuesday.

Posted at 12:15 PM

Private Jet Ownership Taking Off, More at 10th Annual Aircraft Transactions Conference, July 11-12, NYC (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Manufacturers of business aircraft are bullish on the corporate jet market, reflecting new and renewed interest in private transport. With general economic conditions improving, business jet purchases and fractional ownership continue to rise.

Posted at 12:07 PM

Aviation events aimed at kids (The Mail Tribune)

Rogue Valley youths will have a chance to take to the skies on Saturday and Sunday as Medford Air Service hosts their "Tribute to Young People, the Future of Aviation."

Posted at 09:40 AM

Airline Stocks Soar Through Turbulent Oil Clouds (Schaeffers Research)

In spite of crude oil prices rising since mid-May (from %2449 to %2454), airline stocks have been able to weather through these dark bubbly clouds...( Read More )

Posted at 09:14 AM

Airline adds new routes to France (Scotsman)

THE soaring demand for second homes abroad has prompted an airline to announce plans for direct links between Scotland and the heart of France.

Posted at 08:20 AM

Flybe announces purchase of new aircraft (4NI)

Low cost airline Flybe has confirmed a $950 million deal with Embraer to purchase up to 26 of the firm s 195 aircraft.

Posted at 08:04 AM

Official: Militants may have launched plot to destabilize Afghan elections (USA Today)

A deadly suicide bombing at a mosque and an attempt to down a U.S. military aircraft with a shoulder-launched missile may signal ...

Posted at 07:46 AM

Israeli warplanes draw Lebanese anti-aircraft fire (Khaleej Times)

TYRE, Lebanon - Four Israeli warplanes violated Lebanese air space on Tuesday drawing anti-aircraft fire from the army, Lebanese police said. The Israeli army swiftly retaliated by firing three mortar rounds across the border without causing casualties, the police said.

Posted at 07:14 AM

Israeli warplanes draw Lebanese anti-aircraft fire (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Four Israeli warplanes violated Lebanese air space, drawing anti-aircraft fire from the army, Lebanese police said.

Posted at 07:11 AM

Air Arabia, ups Alexandria flights

Air Arabia is now running 14 flights a week between Sharjah and Alexandria. Flights run twice daily, either departing at 8am, arriving at 10.45am local time, and at 22.30pm, arriving at 1.15am. Passengers can connect from Alexandria to Cairo by road or rail. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 07:05 AM

Gulf Air, dedicated holiday shop

Gulf Air has opened its first dedicated holidays shop in Bahrain's Seef Mall. The move follows the rapid growth in Gulf Air's holiday business, according to Gulf Air Holidays Manager Jon Barnett. The shop gives advice about the airline's full range of holidays throughout Arabia, Europe and the Asia Pacific. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:52 AM

al-Qaida May Have Launched Afghan Plot (AP via Yahoo! News)

A deadly suicide bombing at a mosque and an attempt to down a U.S. military aircraft with a shoulder-launched missile may signal the start of a campaign of violence by al-Qaida and Taliban rebels to destabilize Afghanistan's legislative elections, President Hamid Karzai's spokesman said Tuesday.

Posted at 06:37 AM

Emirates seminar brings top aviation specialists to Dubai (AME Info)

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum (centre), President of DCA and Emirates' Chairman, is seen at the RNP Seminar at the Emirates Aviation College. Flanking him are Captain Tim Jenkins (left), Emirates' Vice President Flight Safety, and Steve Fulton, Chief Technical Officer Naverus.

Posted at 05:43 AM

Stem cell pioneer gets free flights from Korean airline (Chicago Sun-Times)

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea's national airline thinks so highly of the country's pioneering stem cell scientist Hwang Woo-suk that it has awarded him and his wife free first class flights for a decade.

Posted at 04:41 AM

Airline's **522m order (Liverpool Echo)

REGIONAL airline Flybe said yesterday it had placed an order for up to 26 new planes after agreeing a deal with Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer.

Posted at 03:37 AM

Dubai 2005 push in Paris

Organisers of this year's Dubai airshow will promote the event at this month's Paris air show, including a presentation by Emirates Group Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Dubai 2005 organisers are confident a joint private and government sales push at Paris will further drive sales for the event, which already has confirmation by exhibitors from 37 countries.











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Posted at 03:25 AM

US aircraft carrier visits Oslo (The Norway Post)

The US aircraft carrier "USS Saipan" has arrived in Oslo, one of several foreign naval vessels to mark the centennial celebrations of the peaceful dissolving of the union between Norway and Sweden in 1905.

Posted at 02:11 AM

Oz visas online

Citizens of Bahrain, Oman and Qatar can now apply for visit visas to Australia over the internet. The service was previously only offered to citizens of Kuwait and the UAE. The system means applicants no longer not need to go personally to an Australian immigration office or mail passports to the embassy. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 01:13 AM

Air Arabia emergency landing

An Air Arabia aircraft made an emergency landing at Sharjah International Airport yesterday after smoke was seen coming from one of the plane's engines. A spokesman for the airline told Gulf News the aircraft sustained an unspecified technical problem which made it necessary to land it earlier than scheduled. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:28 AM

June 06, 2005

E-Mails Detail Air Force Push for Boeing Deal (Washington Post)

For the past three years, the Air Force has described its $30 billion proposal to convert passenger planes into military refueling tankers and lease them from Boeing Co. as an efficient way to obtain aircraft the military urgently needs.

Posted at 11:59 PM

Work Horse Aviation breaks ground at GTP (New Bern Sun Journal)

KINSTON - If the president of Work Horse Aviation Manufacturing has her way, Eastern North Carolina soon will have a legion of young people trained for jobs in the aerospace support industry. "That**s my passion," Melanie McTaggart said. "We are going to...

Posted at 11:50 PM

AD island marked for tourism

Sa'adiyat Island in Abu Dhabi has been handed over to the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority for development, reported WAM. The island has been marked for major tourism projects which would include hotels and associated infrastructure. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:31 PM

Tiahrt Introducing Bill to Promote Aviation (WIBW-TV Topeka)

Congressman Todd Tiahrt wants aviation regulators to help promote the industry. aircraft manufacturers talked today about his plan to add that mission to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Posted at 10:29 PM

German Tourist Board office opens

The German National Tourist Board has officially opened its GCC office in Dubai, with a VIP dinner attended by German Consul General Walter Leuchs. GNTB CEO Petra Hedorfer said the office would help strengthen travel links between Germany and the Gulf. Overnight stays in Germany from the GCC states increased by 15.1% in 2004 to 512,287, with a further 15% increase expected for 2005. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:29 PM

Airline adds new routes to France (The Scotsman)

THE soaring demand for second homes abroad has prompted an airline to announce plans for direct links between Scotland and the heart of France.

Posted at 09:00 PM

Airline adds new routes to France (Scotsman International)

THE soaring demand for second homes abroad has prompted an airline to announce plans for direct links between Scotland and the heart of France.

Posted at 08:43 PM

TIMCO Aviation Services, Inc. Announces Change in Independent Registered Accounting Firm (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

TIMCO Aviation Services, Inc. today announced that the Company has engaged Grant Thornton LLP to serve as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the 2005 fiscal year.

Posted at 08:05 PM

Oando Commissions Aviation Terminal Today (This Day)

In line with its optimal customer satisfaction drive, Oando Plc will commission its ultra-modern aviation terminal in Abuja today.

Posted at 07:14 PM

Tiahrt introducing bill to promote aviation (Kansas City Star)

WICHITA, Kan. - The nation's aviation regulators would again be charged with promoting that industry under legislation U.S. Rep. Todd Tiahrt plans to introduce.

Posted at 06:31 PM

Indian discount airline plans IPO (The Deal)

India's first discount airline, Deccan Aviation Ltd. , plans to expand using cash raised in an initial share sale valuing it at between $1 billion and $1.2 billion, as demand for air travel in Asia's fourth-largest economy grows at a record 20%.

Posted at 05:50 PM

Norfolk airline's future in jeopardy (ABC via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

The only airline that flies to Norfolk Island has gone into voluntary liquidation.

Posted at 04:53 PM

Sikorsky Gets Army Black Hawk Contract (AP via Yahoo! News)

Sikorsky Aircraft has won a $245 million contract to make 22 next-generation Black Hawk helicopters for the U.S. Army, company officials said Monday.

Posted at 04:39 PM

First Aviation Announces Earnings for the First Quarter Ended April 30, 2005 (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

First Aviation Services Inc. , one of the leading providers of supply chain services to the aerospace industry worldwide, today announced results in preparation of its annual shareholders' meeting on June 7, 2005.

Posted at 04:25 PM

Norfolk airline's future in jeopardy (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The only airline that flies to Norfolk Island has gone into voluntary liquidation. Today's flight of Norfolk Jet Express will operate but next week's flights are uncertain.

Posted at 04:23 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-06 21:24 GMT: Wall Street airlines - UAL, JetBlue offset oil rise to lead airline sector - (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) - Higher May traffic results from JetBlue Airways and United Airlines offset rising overnight crude oil prices to keep the airline sector positive on Monday. The Amex Airline Index added 1 point, or 2% to close at 52.89 as oil backed off from overnight levels.

Posted at 03:38 PM

Media Advisory - Ace Aviation Holdings Chief Executive, Robert Milton, to present at Merrill Lynch Global (CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance)

Robert Milton, Chairman, President and CEO of ACE Aviation Holdings, Inc., parent company of Air Canada, will make a presentation at the Merrill Lynch Global Transportation Conference in New York City on June 8, 2005.

Posted at 03:28 PM

Sikorsky Gets Army Black Hawk Contract (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

Sikorsky Aircraft, a unit of diversified manufacturer United Technologies Corp., said Monday that it received a $245.4 million Army contract for new Black Hawk helicopters.

Posted at 02:51 PM

Sikorsky Gets Army Black Hawk Contract (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

Sikorsky Aircraft, a unit of diversified manufacturer United Technologies Corp., said Monday that it received a $245.4 million Army contract for new Black Hawk helicopters.

Posted at 02:51 PM

Airline probing Grewal incident involving package (CTV.ca)

The Conservative MP embroiled in a taping scandal is being investigated by Air Canada over an incident involving a package, airline sources confirmed Monday.

Posted at 02:44 PM

Airports bring in billions to Indiana, aviation study shows (South Bend Tribune)

GARY, Ind. *** Indiana airports had a $4.6 billion impact on the state's economy in 2003, which includes operating and capital expenses and payroll, a state aviation study shows.

Posted at 12:53 PM

Shares of MTU Aero Gain in Trading Debut (AP via Yahoo! News)

Shares in German aircraft engine maker MTU Aero Engines Holding AG closed little changed Monday as the company made its stock market debut.

Posted at 12:15 PM

Eclipse, aviation firms compete for international award (BizJournals)

Albuquerque's Eclipse Aviation is one of three finalists for an international award recognizing innovation in the business or corporate aviation sector.

Posted at 11:02 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-06 16:14 GMT: Wall Street airlines - UAL, JetBlue offset rising oil to lead airline sector (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) - Higher May traffic results from JetBlue Airways and United Airlines offset rising crude oil prices to keep the airline sector positive on Monday. The Amex Airline Index added less than 1% to 52.11 points as oil topped $55.50 a barrel in overnight trading.

Posted at 10:53 AM

OSHA, Airline Group Renew Alliance; Will Continue Addressing Ergonomic Issues Related to Safe Handling of Checked (U.S. Newswire via Yahoo! News)

An Alliance between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and a group of 13 airlines and the International Air Transport Section of the National Safety Council (NSC) was renewed today to continue building on successes and further protect workers in the airline industry. The agreement was first launched in November 2002 and first renewed in April 2004.

Posted at 10:10 AM

Mesaba Aviation, Inc. Reports Capacity and Traffic for May 2005 (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Mesaba Aviation, Inc., a subsidiary company of MAIR Holdings, Inc. , today reported capacity and traffic for May. Mesaba Aviation flew 263.6 million available seat miles in May, which was up 11.9% year over year.

Posted at 09:57 AM

UAL, JetBlue offset rising oil to lead airline sector (CBS Market Watch)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Higher May traffic results from JetBlue Airways and United Airlines offset rising crude oil prices to keep the airline sector positive on Monday.

Posted at 09:56 AM

Time Warner Alum's Airline Dreams Take Off (Forbes)

Time Warner Alum's Airline Dreams Take Off

Posted at 09:27 AM

South Korea Airline Awards Stem Cell Scientist Free First Class Flights for a Decade (First Coast News)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's national airline thinks so highly of the country's pioneering stem cell scientist Hwang Woo-suk that it has awarded him and his wife free first class flights for a decade.

Posted at 09:08 AM

U.K.'s Flybe Orders 26 Embraer Planes Worth $950 Mln (Update2) (Bloomberg.com)

June 6 (Bloomberg) -- Flybe, the low-cost U.K. airline formerly known as British European Airways, ordered as many as 26 aircraft valued at $950 million from Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica SA to help the carrier expand.

Posted at 08:55 AM

WK Dickson Appoints New Director of Aviation (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

WK Dickson is pleased to announce the addition of Thomas S. Slater, PE as the firm's new Director of Aviation. Tom assumes responsibility for the operation of the firm's airports and aviation services team and will be in charge of directing much of the growth of WK Dickson's Transportation Group with its pursuit of work at large air carrier airports in the southeastern United States.

Posted at 08:45 AM

Adam Aircraft Selects Aerosonic Standby Instruments for A500 and A700 (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Adam Aircraft has awarded Aerosonic Corporation a contract to build standby instruments for their twin piston A500 and jet powered A700 aircraft.

Posted at 08:40 AM

ASIA-PACIFIC AVIATION DEVELOPMENTS: A U.S. PERSPECTIVE (U.S. Department of Transportation)

It is a pleasure to be back in Shanghai this spring, and a privilege to be able to address this important gathering this afternoon.

Posted at 07:39 AM

Door torn off United Airlines plane at Taiwan airport (USA Today)

The side door of a United Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft was torn off Monday when it suddenly moved away from a passenger gantry ...

Posted at 07:37 AM

Shares of MTU Aero Gain in 1st Trading Day (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

Shares of German aircraft-engine maker MTU Aero Engines Holding AG were up more than 4 percent Monday, trading publicly for the first time on the Frankfurt stock exchange.

Posted at 07:36 AM

Jet to have 22 wide-bodied aircraft by 2010 (India Infoline)

Jet Airways India Ltd. would have 22 wide-bodied aircraft in its fleet by 2010 as India's No.1 domestic carrier looks to expand into Asia, Europe and Africa, its Chief Operating Officer, Peter Luethi, said on Monday.

Posted at 07:29 AM

Cathay Pacific Voted 'Airline Of The Year' (Bernama)

KUALA LUMPUR, June 6 (Bernama) -- Cathay Pacific Airways has made a virtual clean sweep of this year's World Airline Awards after being named "Airline of The Year", "Best Airline Asia" and "Best First Class" in the world's "largest" global passenger poll.

Posted at 07:27 AM

Malaysia breaks ground on new terminal for budget airlines (Channel NewsAsia)

KUALA LUMPUR : Malaysia has broken ground on the construction of an airport terminal for Asia's booming budget aviation sector, which it hopes will help make Kuala Lumpur a regional transport hub.

Posted at 07:25 AM

Airline Expert Terry Trippler Joins 1-800-CheapSeats (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

RCG Companies Incorporated , a diversified travel and leisure company, today announced that Terry Trippler has joined the Company as "Airline Expert" for 1-800-CheapSeats .

Posted at 07:07 AM

Korean Air Gives Free Flights to Scientist (AP via Yahoo! News)

South Korea's national airline thinks so highly of the country's pioneering stem cell scientist Hwang Woo-suk that it has awarded him and his wife free first class flights for a decade.

Posted at 06:45 AM

Malaysia breaks ground on new terminal for budget airlines (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Malaysia has broken ground on the construction of an airport terminal for Asia's booming budget aviation sector, which it hopes will help make Kuala Lumpur a regional transport hub.

Posted at 06:40 AM

Athens, Doha, six days a week

Qatar Airways has announced the schedule for its new flights to Athens being launched on June 15. The Greek capital will be served non-stop six-times-a-week from Doha, and the route will be operated with an Airbus A320 in a two-class configuration of 12 seats in Business and 132 in Economy.

[AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:11 AM

Flybe orders 26 Embraer aircraft for 950 mln dlrs (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Low-cost airline Flybe said it had placed an order worth 950 million dollars to purchase 26 aircraft, including 14 firm orders, from Brazilian manufacturer Embraer.

Posted at 05:07 AM

Flybe orders 26 Embraer aircraft for 950 mln dlrs (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Low-cost airline Flybe said it had placed an order worth 950 million dollars to purchase 26 aircraft, including 14 firm orders, from Brazilian manufacturer Embraer.

Posted at 05:06 AM

MTU Aero Shares to Rise in First Day of Trading (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)

June 6 (Bloomberg) -- Shares of MTU Aero Engines GmbH, a German maker of aircraft engines, will rise as much as 9.5 percent in the first day of trading after the company and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. raised 748.7 million euros ($915 million) in an initial public offering.

Posted at 02:41 AM

Ham, eggs and aircraft (TimesLeader.com)

TUNKHANNOCK *** By age 2, Charlie Gay could identify by sight just about every airplane ever made. His 3-year-old son, Curtis Ryan Gay, can identify many aircraft by engine noise. ***He knows them by the sound before they even come into view.***

Posted at 02:31 AM

Aircraft museum takes flight in Georgetown (Cape Gazette)

When a World War II- era bomber flies over Georgetown, it is not a time warp worthy of a Hollywood movie. Rather, it is just one of the flying exhibits of the Delaware Aviation Museum at Sussex County Airport.

Posted at 01:08 AM

MTU Aero Engines Shares May Advance in First Day of Trading (Bloomberg.com)

June 6 (Bloomberg) -- Shares of MTU Aero Engines GmbH, a German maker of aircraft engines, may rise in the first day of trading after the company and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. raised 748.7 million euros ($915 million) in an initial public offering.

Posted at 12:32 AM

United Airlines Approved for In-Flight Internet Service (New York Times)

United Airlines plans to announce today that it is the first domestic airline to receive approval from regulators to install wireless Internet networks on its planes.

Posted at 12:19 AM

MILPLEX China To Supply Boeing With Plane Parts Worth 600 Million Dollars (Space War UAV News)

Boeing Thursday announced that Chinese aviation firms have agreed to supply it with aircraft components worth an estimated 600 million dollars.

Posted at 12:14 AM

$50M order a 'sign of life' in airline industry (BizJournals)

B/E Aerospace Inc. has been processing a lot of sales for new aircraft interior parts in the last year, but this week's $50 million order from Air Canada for coach-class seats is unusual.

Posted at 12:12 AM

Tower heights concern FAA (BizJournals)

Several towers under development in Miami may be dangers to aviation if their proposed heights are not lowered, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Posted at 12:09 AM

Nitric acid discharge occurs at Ulan Ude aircraft factory. (Itar-Tass)

ULAN UDE, June 6 (Itar-Tass) - A discharge of nitric acid occurred at an aircraft factory here. The discharge posed no threat to the population, an official at the Russian Ministry for Emergencies (RME) department for the Buryat Republic has told Itar-Tass.

Posted at 12:04 AM

June 05, 2005

Boeing to up Mideast effort

Boeing is to reinforce its presence in the Middle East, executive VP Alan R. Mulally told Gulf News during the IATA meeting in Tokyo last week. He said Boeing needed to close a gap with its customers. Boeing appears to have lost a large part of a potential 787 Dreamliner order to rival Airbus's A350, said industry insiders. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:12 PM

Iraqi Airways, Basra flights

Iraqi Airways has launched a regular service from Baghdad to Basra, and has promised to shortly resume services to London. The airline will fly four times a week with tickets costing $75 for a return trip. Flights to London should start in two weeks, said officials. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:06 PM

Impact of Australia governments aviation review on SIAs proposed trans-Pacific services (Channel NewsAsia)

The Australia government s plans to review its country s aviation industry outlook could delay its decision on whether to allow Singapore Airlines to enter the lucrative Australia-United States route.

Posted at 08:54 PM

AIRLINE SECURITY (KFDX Newscenter 3)

Small changes could lead to much tighter airline security. That message comes from a confidential report released by the Department of Homeland Security.

Posted at 07:12 PM

New Hydrogen Sensor Faster, More Sensitive (Science Daily)

The same kind of chemical coating used to shed rainwater from aircraft and automobile windows also dramatically enhances the sensitivity and reaction time of hydrogen sensors. Hydrogen sensor technology is a critical component for safety and other practical concerns in the proposed hydrogen economy. For example, hydrogen sensors will detect leaks from hydrogen-powered cars and fueling stations

Posted at 05:53 PM

Yet another budget airline prepares for NZ take-off (The New Zealand Herald)

A christmas airfare special may be in store for New Zealand travellers as another airline enters the cut-throat transtasman market. Australian airline Jetstar, Qantas Airways*** budget carrier, has announced it will be flying to New Zealand by the end of the year.

Posted at 05:17 PM

Boeing still prefers amicable settlement with Airbus: official (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US planemaker Boeing would still prefer to reach an amicable settlement with its European rival Airbus in the dispute over aircraft subsidies rather than having the matter settled by the World Trade Organisation (WTO), a senior Boeing official told a French daily.

Posted at 05:11 PM

Travel paper onus on airline (The Telegraph)

New Delhi, June 5 (PTI): The Delhi State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has ruled that the airline issuing tickets is responsible for checking travel papers to ensure that passengers do not face problems in transit.

Posted at 04:36 PM

Aviation enthusiasts fly hopes for Wright museum in France (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Aviation enthusiasts are pushing to set up a museum of early aviation in the southwestern French town of Pau, where the Wright brothers created the world's first flying school and hundreds of Americans qualified as fighter pilots during World War I.

Posted at 04:28 PM

Flaws seen in aviation screening (Greensboro News-Record)

Recent arrests of aircraft maintenance workers in the Triad reveal a gap in aviation security that surprises even some industry...

Posted at 03:12 PM

About 787 composite structures (Yeald)

There are some interesting discussions about the wisdom of extensive use of composite(mainly carbon graphite) on the new generation of comercial aircraft. Some are squarely pointing at the long therm risks of using such materials. Here is my two pennies.

Posted at 02:35 PM

Emirates, Largest A380 Buyer, Seeks Airbus Damages (Update2) (Bloomberg.com)

June 5 (Bloomberg) -- Emirates, the largest customer for the Airbus SAS A380 aircraft, said it's seeking damages from the European planemaker because of a six-month delay in delivering the aircraft, joining Qantas Airways Ltd. in the action.

Posted at 10:04 AM

Ex-airline boss hospitalized (Honolulu Advertiser)

Former Aloha Airlines president Glenn Zander is reported in stable condition in the intensive care unit of a Georgia hospital after suffering a heart attack.

Posted at 10:00 AM

AD Hilton, BiCE restaurant

Hilton International has unveiled a new interior look at its flagship Abu Dhabi property including the capital's first world famous BiCE restaurant. The contemporary 325-room building now features 200 new-look rooms, which have undergone complete in-room d*cor renovation. The new look gives the rooms a warmer, more relaxed and up-to-date feel, while contemporary fittings have been installed, as well as modern art throughout the hotel.

[AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:24 AM

Discount Airline Deals (IPS en espa**ol)

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Posted at 08:39 AM

Aviation Fans Fly Hopes for Wright Museum (Deutsche Welle)

Aviation enthusiasts want a museum of early aviation in the French town of Pau, where the Wright brothers created the world's first flying school and hundreds of Americans qualified as fighter pilots during World War I.

Posted at 08:20 AM

Patong hair contest takes flight with airline backing (MCOT)

PHUKET, June 5, (TNA) Thailand s low-cost airline Air Asia yesterday spread its wings into the field of hairdressing by hosting the Thai Air Asia Hair Design 2005 contest on Phuket s Patong Beach.

Posted at 07:53 AM

Indonesian aircraft company to deliver CN-235 VIP plane to Pakistan (Daily Times)

BANDUNG: An Indonesian aircraft company, PT Dirgantara Indonesia, will deliver a special CN-235 plane to Pakistan on Monday, an Indonesian official said.

Posted at 07:13 AM

US/Gulf of Mexico: Omni sells Aviation Unit (Rotorhub)

CARENCRO, La., June 3 -- OMNI ENERGY SERVICES CORP. (Nasdaq: OMNI) announced today it has entered into a Letter of Intent for the sale of its entire fleet of 20 helicopters, spare parts and related equipment and one fixed-wing airplane to Rotorcraft Leasing, L.L.C. for a total of $11 million cash.

Posted at 05:58 AM

New routes for airline workers / San Mateo County trains laid-off United employees for other jobs (San Francisco Chronicle)

The waves of layoffs that have roiled United Airlines finally reached Alex Agan 16 months ago, when the San Francisco customer service center where he worked as an instructor was closed in a cost-cutting move by the bankrupt airline. Offered a choice of...

Posted at 05:40 AM

Aircraft crash near nuclear site (BBC News)

A microlight comes down in a field in foggy conditions about five miles from the Sellafield plant.

Posted at 05:00 AM

Airline Web sites are gaining ground Travel (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)

Looking to book an airline ticket on the Internet? Chances are you***ll first head to Travelocity, Orbitz or Expedia.

Posted at 03:11 AM

Flaws seen in aviation screening (News-Record)

Recent arrests of aircraft maintenance workers in the Triad reveal a gap in aviation security that surprises even some industry insiders.

Posted at 02:30 AM

2005 World Airline Awards SIA fourth (Little Speck)

Cathay Pacific named world's best airline. For the second time in the survey history, Cathay Pacific has scooped the prestigious Airline of the Year title for 2005, in the latest World Airline Awards announced yesterday by Skytrax Research of London.

Posted at 01:39 AM

Indonesian Company To Deliver CN-235 VIP Aircraft To Pakistan (Bernama)

BANDUNG, June 5 (Bernama) -- Indonesian aircraft company, PT Dirgantara Indonesia, will deliver a special CN-235 plane to Pakistan on Monday, the Antara News Agency reported Saturday.

Posted at 01:02 AM