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June 18, 2005

PARIS AIR SHOW POINTS TO FLIGHT PATHS FOR AVIATION'S FUTURE (The Tocqueville Connection)

L E BOURGET, France, June 19 (AFP) - The Paris Air Show has showcased the aviation sector's future flight paths, from superjumbos to nano-drones, with even dirigibles making a big comeback in the interest of surveillance.

Posted at 10:41 PM

Jebel Ali to hold airshow

The 2009 Dubai air show will be held at the new Jebel Ali airport, due to be completed that year, according to Dubai Civil Aviation President Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. In the first phase the airport will have six runways and a capacity to handle 18m passengers a year. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:34 PM

Anti-aircraft tower becomes luxury flat (Independent Online)

An anti-aircraft tower ordered by Adolf Hitler to guard Berlin during World War II is being transformed into an art gallery and luxury penthouse apartment with James Bond-style decor.

Posted at 11:45 AM

Kenyan aviation authorities probe multiple crash of UN relief planes (AngolaPress)

Lokichoggio, Kenya, 06/18 - Kenyan civil aviation authorities are investigating separate crashes here Friday of two UN relief planes returning from food distribution to Sudanese refugees.

Posted at 04:27 AM

Impact of a charter airline on Williams Gateway argued (The Arizona Republic)

Airline industry analysts disagree about the effect attracting a charter airline would have on bringing other service to Williams Gateway Airport.

Posted at 03:35 AM

Russia, Peru to sign agreement on aircraft repairs (Russian Information Agency Novosti)

BUENOS AIRES, June 18 (RIA Novosti, Yuri Nikolayev) - Peru is set to sign an agreement on aircraft repairs with Russia, Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo said.

Posted at 03:22 AM

Multi-airline baggage check-in soon (Mid-Day Mumbai)

Airline passengers in Mumbai will soon be able to check-in with their baggage before they even get to the airport. Check-in here kiosks will be launched at various hotels, malls, petrol pumps and other public places in the city.

Posted at 02:50 AM

June 17, 2005

Russia offers aircraft (The Jakarta Post)

JAMBI: A Russian aerospace company offered multipurpose aircraft to the Jambi government on Friday in order to help in the fight against forest fires.

Posted at 10:46 PM

Brazil Airline Varig Files for Bankruptcy Protection (Update4) (Bloomberg.com)

June 17 (Bloomberg) -- Viacao Aerea Rio-Grandense SA, Latin America's biggest airline, filed for protection from creditors in Brazil and the U.S. as it seeks to restructure $2.8 billion of debt.

Posted at 06:16 PM

Brazil Airline Files for Bankruptcy (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

Varig, Brazil's debt-laden flagship airline, filed for bankruptcy protection Friday to keep a restructuring plan on track and prevent 11 of its 82 jetliners from being seized by a division of American International Group Inc.

Posted at 06:09 PM

Oil futures surge, deflating airline shares (Investors.com)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- A rally in oil futures led to Friday losses in the airline sector, leaving the group in negative territory for the week as well.

Posted at 04:13 PM

Air Canada Boeing 737 makes final flight to place of honour at the Alberta Aviation Museum (CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance)

Air Canada's Boeing 737-275, fin 545 painted in its original 1970's Pacific Western Airlines livery, takes its place of honour at the Alberta Aviation Museum in Edmonton today, flown by Captains Ed Schnitzer and David Graham.

Posted at 04:02 PM

ExpressJet Purchases an Interest in Wing Aviation (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

ExpressJet Holdings today announced its purchase of a non-controlling interest in Wing Aviation, LLC.

Posted at 03:56 PM

Brazil Airline Varig Files for Bankruptcy Protection (Update2) (Bloomberg.com)

June 17 (Bloomberg) -- Viacao Aerea Rio-Grandense SA, Latin America's biggest airline, filed for protection from creditors under Brazil's week-old bankruptcy law as it seeks to restructure more than $2 billion of debt.

Posted at 03:48 PM

Brazilian airline Varig files for bankruptcy protection (Channel NewsAsia)

RIO DE JANEIRO : Brazilian airline Varig filed for bankruptcy protection in a Rio de Janeiro court, demanding temporary suspension of its debt for 180 days, a company attorney told AFP.

Posted at 03:44 PM

Brazilian airline Varig files for bankruptcy protection (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Brazilian airline Varig filed for bankruptcy protection in a Rio de Janeiro court, demanding temporary suspension of its debt for 180 days, a company attorney told AFP.

Posted at 03:16 PM

Aviation majors vie for orders, speed records (The Hindu)

FOR three days as much on the space above Le Bourget, the venue of the Paris Air Show, there has been extreme action on the ground as aviation companies' battle it out for orders and even speed records.

Posted at 03:00 PM

Brazil Airline Varig Files for Bankruptcy Protection (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)

June 17 (Bloomberg) -- Viacao Aerea Rio-Grandense SA, Brazil's biggest airline, filed for bankruptcy protection as it seeks to restructure more than $2 billion of debt to the government and other creditors.

Posted at 02:31 PM

Judge limits airline's severance program (BizJournals)

Despite union opposition, a bankruptcy court judge has approved a US Airways Group Inc. plan to provide generous severance benefits to as many as 1,800 managers and salaried employees, to prevent an exodus from the airline in advance of its proposed merger with America West Holdings Corp.

Posted at 02:24 PM

U.S., EU to Resume Aircraft Subsidy Talks (Fox News)

Top trade officials of the EU and the U.S. agreed Friday to resume talks on a dispute involving aircraft manufacturers and government subsidies.

Posted at 01:46 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-17 18:30 GMT: US, EU to resume talks on aviation subsidies battle (Interactive Investor)

WASHINGTON (AFX) - The US and European Union will hold new talks in a bid to end their battle over subsidies given to aviation makers Airbus and Boeing, top officials from the two sides said. "Talks will continue.

Posted at 01:02 PM

US, EU to resume talks on aviation subsidies battle (AFP via Yahoo! News)

The United States and European Union will hold new talks in a bid to end their battle over subsidies given to aviation makers Airbus and Boeing, top officials from the two sides said.

Posted at 12:51 PM

Boeing unit sees airline cell phone service in ''06 (India Daily)

Boeing Co. unit Connexion expects to start selling cellular phone services to airline passengers as early as next year, its president said on Thursday, despite opposition from the flying public.

Posted at 12:44 PM

US, EU to resume talks on aviation subsidies battle (AFP via Yahoo! News)

The United States and European Union will hold new talks in a bid to end their battle over subsidies given to aviation makers Airbus and Boeing.

Posted at 12:08 PM

China denies building first aircraft carrier in Shanghai (India Daily)

China denied clandestinely building its first aircraft carrier at a dock in Shanghai but confirmed that it was engaged in research to improve the long-range strike capabilities of Chinese naval ships. "I don***t know from where you got the news.

Posted at 11:17 AM

Mid-Western Aircraft Systems Begins Operations, New Era of Aviation in Kansas and Oklahoma (CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance)

Mid-Western Aircraft Systems, a new company with deep roots in aviation, entered the aerospace industry today as The Boeing Company completed the sale of its commercial facilities in Kansas and Oklahoma to Onex Corporation.

Posted at 10:25 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-17 15:25 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Delta Air rises, resisting airline decline (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Shares of Delta Air Lines advanced on Friday as a rare gainer in the otherwise weak Amex Airline Index. Set to close the week down about 3%, the Amex Airline Index fell 0.2% to 50.11 points on Friday. Crude oil prices continued higher.

Posted at 09:53 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-17 14:58 GMT: Northwest Air falls, leading airline stocks lower (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Northwest Airlines fell 2.4% to $5.25 in early trading Friday as the Amex Airline Index gave up 0.3% to 50.05. SkyWest Inc. also traded lower with a 2% decline to $18.61. Delta Air Lines resisted the selling pressure and rose 1.6% to $3.92. This story was supplied by MarketWatch.

Posted at 09:40 AM

Delta Air rises, resisting airline decline (CBS Market Watch)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Shares of Delta Air Lines advanced on Friday as a rare gainer in the otherwise weak Amex Airline Index.

Posted at 09:20 AM

Aviation Day Saturday in Montague (Siskiyou Daily News)

MONTAGUE - Montague is the place to be Saturday for the Montague Airport's Rohrer Field annual Aviation Day hosted by Shasta Valley Aviation and Chapter 654 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).

Posted at 09:03 AM

Aircraft crashes at Margate Air Show (SABCnews.com)

A light aircraft has crashed at the Margate Air Show on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast, leaving the pilot with a spinal injury. Renier Bezuidenhout, a spectator at the air show, says the single seater plane perform stunts and suddenly crashed as it appeared that the pilot lost control.

Posted at 08:07 AM

Aviation Giants Use THY Facilities for Maintainance (Turks.US)

A preliminary agreement between Turkish Airlines (THY) and Singapore Technologies Aerospace that aims to establish an Aviation Maintainance, Repair and Modification Center at Sabiha Gokcen International Airport was signed yesterday, June 16.

Posted at 07:55 AM

GOL Rated #1 Airline in 2004 (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. , Brazil's low-cost, low-fare airline, was named Aviation Week & Space Technology's number one airline in the category of airlines with revenues under one billion dollars.

Posted at 07:12 AM

Lockheed to repair aircraft in Greenville (The State)

GREENVILLE *** Lockheed Martin has received a five-year contract worth $121 million to maintain and modify the P-3 Orion aircraft for the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command.Lockheed Martin personnel will maintain the Navy***s fleet of 172 P-3s in Greenville and at the company***s main subcontractor, I.M.P. Aerospace in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Posted at 06:01 AM

Abrams, head of aviation empire, dies at 83 (Arizona Daily Star)

From meager beginnings, Harold "Bud" Abrams built an aviation empire on Tucson's Northwest Side. Now his family gladly carries on his passion. Abrams, 83, died June 13 after a 23-month battle with

Posted at 05:21 AM

Charter airline effect on Williams airport argued (The Arizona Republic)

Airline industry analysts disagree about the effect attracting a charter airline would have on bringing other service to Williams Gateway Airport.

Posted at 04:32 AM

Abrams, head of aviation empire, dies at 83 Known for love of kin, country, flying (The Arizona Daily Star via Yahoo! News)

From meager beginnings, Harold "Bud" Abrams built an aviation empire on Tucson's Northwest Side. Now his family gladly carries on his passion.

Posted at 03:40 AM

Clyde & Co to merge with aviation firm (Roll On Friday)

Clyde & Co will boost to its core insurance practice by merging with aviation boutique Beaumont and Son. Clydes has recently been investing more in the aviation sector as it looks to branch out from its traditional shipping roots.

Posted at 02:50 AM

Cebu Pacific's New Aircraft Arrives (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Two A320 aircraft leased by Cebu Pacific (CEB) have arrived, while the first A319 will come by September also of this year, followed by monthly deliveries until early 2007, CEB President Lance Y. Gokongwei said.

Posted at 02:29 AM

Airbus to announce further aircraft order (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

European aircraft maker Airbus is to announce an order of 40 aircraft and possibly a second order of about 18, John Leahy, Commercial Director of Airbus told Reuters on Friday.

Posted at 02:27 AM

Aviation students sue Hooters over business plan (Billings Gazette)

CHICAGO - Three former aviation students sued Hooters Air Wednesday, claiming the startup carrier used their business plan from a class project as the blueprint for launching the airline but never compensated them.

Posted at 01:52 AM

Bangalore gets an aircraft showroom (Khaleej Times)

BANGALORE *** Ever heard of an aircraft showroom in India? People of Bangalore can now proudly boast of having country's first state-of-the-art aircraft showroom which has come up in their city.

Posted at 12:43 AM

June 16, 2005

Former China Aviation CEO given three weeks to prepare for charges (The Star Online)

SINGAPORE (AP) - Singapore authorities began a criminal investigation of Chen and China Aviation Oil last year after the company shocked markets by revealing it had lost more than US$500 million (euro413 million) by placing bets on the future price of oil.

Posted at 11:50 PM

China rejects reports of aircraft carrier project (Khaleej Times)

BEIJING - China on Friday rejected reports that it was building an aircraft carrier but said it could do so in the future. The denial from a senior official comes amid increasing worries over the country***s robust military expansion.

Posted at 11:32 PM

Court Grants Extension to China Aviation (AP via Yahoo! News)

A Singapore court on Friday granted the former China Aviation Oil Chief Executive Chen Juilin a three-week extension to prepare responses to 15 charges of insider trading, failure to disclose losses and other crimes linked to risky oil trades that pushed Beijing's top jet fuel supplier to the brink of bankruptcy.

Posted at 11:28 PM

Former China Aviation CEO given three weeks to prepare for charges (AP via Yahoo! Asia News)

A Singapore court on Friday granted the former China Aviation Oil chief executive Chen Juilin a three-week extension to prepare for charges linked to risky oil trades that pushed Beijing's top jet fuel supplier to the brink of bankruptcy.

Posted at 11:07 PM

China rejects reports of aircraft carrier project (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Friday rejected reports that it was building an aircraft carrier but said it could do so in the future.

Posted at 10:34 PM

Official: We're not building aircraft carriers (People's Daily)

A senior official in charge of China's shipbuilding industry Thursday categorically denied reports that the country is building an aircraft carrier in Shanghai.

Posted at 09:03 PM

INDIA'S INTERGLOBE LAUNCHES NEW AIRLINE, ORDERS 100 A-320 JETS (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Transport In a major move in the Indian aviation sector, leading travel and tourism conglomerate InterGlobe Enterprises today announced plans to launch a domestic airline, IndiGo, and placed firm orders for 100 A-320 aircraft with the Airbus Industrie worth over US $6 billion.

Posted at 07:50 PM

India's Interglobe Launches New Airline, Orders 100 A-320 Jets (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

In a major move in the Indian aviation sector, leading travel and tourism conglomerate InterGlobe Enterprises today announced plans to launch a domestic airline, IndiGo, and placed firm orders for 100 A-320 aircraft with the Airbus Industrie worth over US $6 billion.

Posted at 07:49 PM

China denies building aircraft carrier (People's Daily)

China is not building an aircraft carrier, said an official at a press conference held by the State Council Information Office in Beijing on Thursday when asked to comment on a rumor that China is building aircraft carriers in Shanghai.

Posted at 07:45 PM

Aviation Day Saturday in Montague (Siskiyou Daily News)

MONTAGUE - Montague is the place to be Saturday for the Montague Airport's Rohrer Field annual Aviation Day hosted by Shasta Valley Aviation and Chapter 654 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).

Posted at 07:01 PM

Brazil***s Embraer gets US$650m aircraft order (The Star Online)

New York: Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica SA, the world's fourth biggest aircraft maker, won an order worth US$650mil from General Electric Co's aircraft finance unit for 20 aircraft seating 100 passengers.

Posted at 06:56 PM

Boullioun Aviation Services sale complete (BizJournals)

The $2.65 billion sale of Boullioun Aviation Services to Aviation Capital Group is complete.

Posted at 05:15 PM

Aviation Capital Group Finalizes Acquisition of Boullioun Aviation Services (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Aviation Capital Group , a subsidiary of Pacific LifeCorp, announced that yesterday it completed the acquisition of Seattle-based Boullioun Aviation Services from WestLB AG. The acquisition of Boullioun brings ACG's portfolio of aircraft owned or under management to over 220 aircraft with a value of over $5 billion.

Posted at 03:42 PM

China denies building first aircraft carrier in shanghai (India Daily)

China denied clandestinely building its first aircraft carrier at a dock in Shanghai but confirmed that it was engaged in research to improve the long-range strike capabilities of Chinese naval ships. "I don***t know from where you got the news.

Posted at 03:27 PM

Airline mechanic quizzed over crash (NEWS.com.au)

A SENIOR mechanic for the US airline Continental was questioned in Paris today about a metal strip of one his company's planes that allegedly brought down the Concorde that crashed outside the French capital in 2000, killing all on board, French officials said.

Posted at 02:49 PM

14-year-old steals aircraft from small airport (Tuscaloosa News)

Police say a 14-year-old boy is in juvenile detention today after he apparently decided he wanted to fly a Cessna aircraft.

Posted at 01:45 PM

Biman plans to buy 10 aircraft (News From Bangladesh)

BDNEWS, Dhaka :Biman Bangladesh Airlines has planned to borrow about Tk 4,840 crore from external sources to finance an ambitious plan to buy 10 latest model aircraft, official sources said.

Posted at 01:38 PM

Alaska Airlines and Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association Reach Tentative Contract Agreement (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Alaska Airlines and the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association today jointly announced a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract for the airline's 700 aircraft technicians.

Posted at 01:33 PM

WestLB Has Completed the Sale of Boullioun Aviation Services to Aviation Capital Group (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

WestLB confirmed that it has completed the sale of Boullioun Aviation Services to Aviation Capital Group yesterday. The total consideration amounted to approximately U.S. $2.65 billion.

Posted at 12:59 PM

Paris aircraft orders fly on Asia growth (Weekend Standard)

Europe may stage the world's biggest air show, but China, India and the Middle East are stealing the limelight at the Paris Air Show this week with multi-billion-dollar checks for new aircraft.

Posted at 12:56 PM

Boeing unit sees airline cell phone service in '06 (Tom's Hardware Guide)

Boeing's Connexion unit expects to start selling cellular phone services to airline passengers as early as next year, its president said today, despite opposition from the flying public.

Posted at 12:18 PM

Boeing unit sees airline cell phone service in '06 (Reuters.co.uk)

LE BOURGET, France (Reuters) - Boeing BA.N unit Connexion expects to start selling cellular phone services to airline passengers as early as next year, its president said on Thursday, despite opposition from the flying public.

Posted at 12:07 PM

New Airline to fly Clark (Sun Star)

CLARK ECOZONE -- Trans Global Airways, a China-based cargo airline, is expected to start flying the Clark Airport route after its officials signed a contract to invest $10 million in the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA) in the next five years, officials of Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) said Thursday.

Posted at 11:56 AM

LATECOERE : Memorandum of understanding with CATIC - the representative of the Chinese aviation industry (Boursorama)

Lat**co**re announces the signature of a memorandum of understanding with CATIC, a company representing the interests of the Chinese aviation industry, for cooperation on the Airbus 350 program .

Posted at 11:44 AM

Anti-aircraft tower turned into luxury apartment (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

An anti-aircraft tower ordered by Adolf Hitler to guard Berlin during World War II is being transformed into an art gallery and luxury penthouse apartment with James Bond-style decor.

Posted at 10:43 AM

Mexican airline signals plans to purchase 10 Airbus A320s (Channel NewsAsia)

LE BOURGET, France : The Mexican airline ABC Aerolineas has signed a letter of intent to purchase 10 Airbus A320 aircraft with an option to acquire 10 more, Airbus announced at the Paris Air Show.

Posted at 10:34 AM

MTC Ranked Number Two Among Top Performing Small Companies in Aviation Week Study (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

The June 6th issue of Aviation Week magazine ranked MTC Technologies, Inc, second among top performing small companies in the magazine's 2004 Top Performing Companies study of the aerospace/defense industry.

Posted at 09:47 AM

New Indian Airline Orders 100 Airbus Jets for $6B (Fox News)

IndiGo, a new Indian budget airline, handed Airbus an order worth $6 billion at list prices for single-aisle aircraft on Thursday, bringing to $13 billion the value of Indian deals at the Paris Air Show

Posted at 09:39 AM

JetBlue Airways leads airline sector higher (CBS Market Watch)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Advancing shares of JetBlue Airways helped lead the airline sector higher Thursday, though shares of Alaska Air Group and AirTran Holdings drifted lower in early trading.

Posted at 09:27 AM

Mexican airline signals plans to purchase 10 Airbus A320s (AFP via Yahoo! News)

The Mexican airline ABC Aerolineas has signed a letter of intent to purchase 10 Airbus A320 aircraft with an option to acquire 10 more, Airbus announced at the Paris Air Show.

Posted at 09:02 AM

Magellan Aerospace on the latest new aircraft (CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance)

Magellan Aerospace Corporation announced today its contributions to the newest aircraft programs being promoted at the 2005 Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France this week. Headline events include the premier appearance of the A380, flying demonstrations of several high-performance military aircraft and new commercial and business aircraft in various stages of development.

Posted at 08:43 AM

Airbus bags $6bn order from new Indian budget airline (New Ratings)

LONDON, June 16 (newratings.com) *** European aircraft manufacturer Airbus SAS Thursday announced that it has bagged a $6 billion order for single aisle aircrafts from IndiGo, a new Indian budget airline.

Posted at 08:28 AM

Indian budget airline to buy 100 Airbus A320s (Rediff.com)

InterGlobe Enterprises Ltd on Thursday announced its plans to launch IndiGo, its nation-wide low-cost airline venture.

Posted at 08:24 AM

New airline launched, orders 100 A-320s worth six billion (Outlook India)

In a major move in the Indian aviation sector, leading travel and tourism conglomerate InterGlobe Enterprises today announced plans to launch a domestic airline, IndiGo, and placed firm orders for 100 A-320 aircraft with the Airbus Industrie worth over six billion US dollars.

Posted at 08:05 AM

Three Former Students Sue Hooters Airline (WGAL 8)

CHICAGO -- Three former Southern Illinois University students aren't very high on Hooters Air. They're suing the airline that features the scantly clad "Hooters Girls" as flight attendants.

Posted at 07:47 AM

Boeing unit sees airline cell phone service in '06 (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Boeing Co. unit Connexion expects to start selling cellular phone services to airline passengers as early as next year, its president said on Thursday, despite opposition from the flying public.

Posted at 07:43 AM

Air Cairo buys A318s

Egypt-based low-cost carrier Air Cairo is set to buy six Airbus A318s, becoming the first Middle East customer for the smallest aircraft of the modern Airbus fleet. Air Cairo, which is majority owned by Egyptair, plans to use the Airbus A318s mainly for domestic flights. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 07:39 AM

Airline wants quicker baggage-screening progress (US News & World Report)

Seems the Transportation Security Administration isn't moving fast enough for Northwest Airlines. The country's No. 4 airline recently challenged the TSA over the pacing of a planned rollout of a more streamlined system for screening checked baggage at U.S. airports. The new system, called in-line explosives detection equipment, is replacing the hulking, minivan-size terminals that currently

Posted at 07:11 AM

Gulf Air, AD summer flights

Gulf Air has started up its summer schedule of flights from Abu Dhabi to Salalah, as well as introducing a new service to Mashad in Iran. From 22 June to September, flights from Abu Dhabi to Salalah will run on Sunday and Wednesday, with the service to Mashad flying daily. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:53 AM

Greece discloses details of TOR-M1 anti-aircraft systems deal (AngolaPress)

ATHENS,06/16 - The defense ministry of Greece disclosed on Wednesday the details of the anti-aircraft missile system deal concluded between Greece and the Rosoboronexport company.

Posted at 06:30 AM

Men say company took their business plan from a class project and used it to start its airline company (Daily Herald)

Three former aviation students at Southern Illinois University sued Hooters Air Wednesday, claiming the startup carrier used their business plan from a class project as the blueprint for launching the airline but never compensated them.

Posted at 06:22 AM

Qatar Airways takes off to Athens

Qatar Airways started its new Athens service with a high-level delegation flight between Doha and the Greek capital today. Athens is Qatar Airways' third route launch this month following the start of new flights to Mashad in Iran and the Egyptian port city of Alexandria. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:21 AM

Former SIU aviation students sue Hooters Air over business plan (USA Today)

Three former aviation students sued Hooters Air Wednesday, claiming the startup carrier used their business plan from a class ...

Posted at 06:04 AM

INDIA'S AIR DECCAN TAKES DELIVERY OF 1ST ATR 72-500 AIRCRAFT (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Transport Air Deccan, an Indian low-cost airline, has taken delivery of its first new ATR 72-500 aircraft at the Paris Air Show.

Posted at 05:45 AM

India's Air Deccan Takes Delivery Of 1st ATR 72-500 Aircraft (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Air Deccan, an Indian low-cost airline, has taken delivery of its first new ATR 72-500 aircraft at the Paris Air Show.

Posted at 05:44 AM

Boeing unit sees airline cell phone service in '06 (Reuters.co.uk)

LE BOURGET, France (Reuters) - Boeing Co. BA.N unit Connexion expects to start selling cellular phone services to airline passengers as early as next year, its president said on Thursday, despite opposition from the flying public.

Posted at 05:44 AM

Airbus announces 100-plane order from new Indian airline (The Star Online)

Airbus said Thursday it won an order for 100 new jets from IndiGo, a new Indian airline.

Posted at 05:29 AM

Airbus announces 100-plane order from new Indian airline (The Star Online)

PARIS: Airbus said Thursday it won an order for 100 new jets from IndiGo, a new Indian airline. The purchase of the 100 jets from Airbus' A320 family takes to over 200 the total number of sales announced by the European plane maker during the Paris Air Show, which opened Monday.

Posted at 05:29 AM

China Aviation takes part in Airbus R&D center (People's Daily)

Airbus signed an agreement with China Aviation Industry Corporation I at the 46th Paris Air Show, embracing the latter as a new partner in its R&D center.

Posted at 03:00 AM

Air Deccan takes delivery of first new ATR 72-500 aircraft (Deccan Herald)

Air Deccan, India's foremost low-cost airline, has taken delivery of its first new ATR 72-500 aircraft at the Paris Air Show. The aircraft, delivered with a 72-seat configuration, is the first one of an order for 30 new ATR 72-500 aircrafts signed in February at Aero India in Bangalore.

Posted at 01:52 AM

Mobile on aircraft to take off soon (Rediff.com)

Technology has no bars, especially in the telecom sector. Ericsson, the Swedish telecom network supplier, has introduced its newly developed GSM system on aircraft, allowing passengers to use their mobiles onboard commercial flights.

Posted at 01:48 AM

Biman plans to buy 10 aircraft (News From Bangladesh)

BDNEWS, Dhaka :Biman Bangladesh Airlines has planned to borrow about Tk 4,840 crore from external sources to finance an ambitious plan to buy 10 latest model aircraft, official sources said.

Posted at 01:03 AM

Japanese prime minister orders safety check for aircraft (AP via Yahoo! Asia News)

Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on Thursday expressed concern about aircraft safety and ordered Japan's airlines to urgently inspect their planes after tires on the two front wheels of a Japan Airlines jet came off during landing.

Posted at 12:58 AM

Indian airline Kingfisher leases three more Airbus planes (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Indian budget carrier Kingfisher finalised a deal to lease three Airbus A319s from Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise (SALE), a statement said.

Posted at 12:36 AM

Colombian is first woman pilot to join UAE airline (Gulf News)

Dubai: Martha Pabon, a Colombian, is the first female pilot to be employed by a UAE-based airline, said an official of Air Arabia, a Sharjah-based budget airline.

Posted at 12:24 AM

June 15, 2005

S'pore's Aircraft Lessor To Acquire Three More A319s (Bernama)

SINGAPORE, June 16 (Bernama) -- Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise (SALE) has finalised a contract with India's Kingfisher Airlines for the purchase and leaseback of three Airbus A319 aircraft.

Posted at 11:33 PM

Former SIU aviation students sue Hooters Air over business plan (SanLuisObispo.com)

CHICAGO - Three former aviation students sued Hooters Air Wednesday, claiming the startup carrier used their business plan from a class project as the blueprint for launching the airline but never compensated them.

Posted at 11:14 PM

Emirates bags IFE prize at the World Airline Awards (Khaleej Times)

DUBAI *** Emirates airline has won the coveted World***s Best Airline Inflight Entertainment 2005 in the latest World Airline Awards, announced recently by Skytrax Research of London.

Posted at 10:49 PM

Air Arabia, female pilot

Air Arabia has appointed its first female pilot. Flight Officer Martha Pabon piloted the Sharjah to Doha route on her debut flight. The Colombian national had previously flown for ACES Airlines in Colombia and has chalked up almost 5,000 hours in over a decade of flying. Several other Middle East airlines including Gulf Air also have women pilots. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:22 PM

Qatar, Germany rail study

Qatar and Germany will run a feasibility study into a magnetic-levitation railway in the Gulf. German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has backed the locally-built Transrapid high-speed network, a joint venture between German companies Thyssen-Krupp and Siemens. It could eventually lead to an 800-km line from Bahrain through Qatar to the UAE. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:22 PM

Report: Two directors implicated in China Aviation Oil case allowed to leave Singapore (AP via Yahoo! Asia News)

Two China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp. directors were granted permission to leave the city-state Wednesday after the Chinese government promised they would return for their next court hearing on June 23, local media reported.

Posted at 09:41 PM

Former aviation students sue Hooters Air over business plan (Myrtle Beach Online)

CHICAGO - Three former aviation students sued Myrtle Beach, S.C.-based Hooters Air Wednesday, claiming the startup carrier used their business plan from a class project as the blueprint for launching the airline but never compensated them.

Posted at 09:38 PM

Former aviation students sue Hooters Air (WIS-TV Columbia)

(Chicago-AP) June 15, 2005 -- Three former Southern Illinois University aviation students are suing Hooters Air. The three say the Myrtle Beach -based airline used a business plan they developed as part of a class project in 1997 to launch the airline two years ago.

Posted at 09:33 PM

Greece discloses details of TOR-M1 anti-aircraft systems deal (People's Daily)

The defense ministry of Greece disclosed on Wednesday the details of the anti-aircraft missile system deal concluded between Greece and the Rosoboronexport company.

Posted at 07:28 PM

Airline passenger screening program under review for possible privacy violations (KRON 4 Bay Area)

WASHINGTON The Homeland Security Department is reviewing its airline passenger screening program. The agency's top privacy official says the investigation will determine if Secure Flight broke privacy laws by failing to properly disclose its use of commercial databases.

Posted at 06:37 PM

Aviation: Clydes lands aviation boutique in takeover (Legal Week)

Clyde & Co has dramatically expanded its core insurance practice after securing the takeover of top aviation boutique Beaumont and Son. The merged firm will retain the Clyde & Co name but a relaunched aviation department will operate under the brand Beaumont and Son *** aviation at Clyde & Co.

Posted at 06:08 PM

Sonia Gandhi uses Reliance aircraft for Russia visit (The Economic Times)

NEW DELHI: The use of Reliance group's Bombardier aircraft by Congress president Sonia Gandhi for her four-day private visit to Russia has raised eyebrows even as the party sought to play down the issue.

Posted at 05:57 PM

Former aviation students sue Hooters Air over business plan (Myrtle Beach Online)

CHICAGO - Three former aviation students sued Myrtle Beach, S.C.-based Hooters Air Wednesday, claiming the startup carrier used their business plan from a class project as the blueprint for launching the airline but never compensated them.

Posted at 05:51 PM

Former SIU Aviation Students Sue Hooters Air (WBBM)

Wednesday, June 14, 2005, 4:52 p.m. -CHICAGO -- Hooters Air, run by the company that operates the chain of Hooters' restaurants, took flight three years ago. But, three former aviation students from Southern Illinois University allege the idea was theirs.

Posted at 05:07 PM

Former SIU aviation students sue Hooters Air over business plan (SanLuisObispo.com)

CHICAGO - Three former aviation students sued Hooters Air Wednesday, claiming the startup carrier used their business plan from a class project as the blueprint for launching the airline but never compensated them.

Posted at 04:57 PM

Bombardier sells third MRSA surveillance aircraft to U.S. customs (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

TORONTO (CP) - Bombardier Aerospace announced Wednesday that ATK Integrated Systems has ordered a third Dash 8 Q200 MRSA surveillance aircraft on behalf of the U.S. customs and border protection office.

Posted at 04:17 PM

Alaska Air orders 35 Boeing aircraft (Reuters)

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Alaska Air Group Inc. ALK.N on Wednesday said it ordered 35 Boeing Co. BA.N 737-800 aircraft, and may buy up to 15 more, in a deal worth about $2.3 billion.

Posted at 04:15 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-15 21:27 GMT: Airline stocks weaken after oil rises (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks closed in negative territory on Wednesday, hit by a sharp rise in oil prices. The Amex Airline Index lost 1.1% to 50.10 points. Though the industry's benchmark measure closed above its lows of the day, a data-driven spike in crude sent the group mostly lower.

Posted at 04:06 PM

Ted Serves Up Low Fares and Fun as Official Airline of Taste of Chicago (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Ted, United Airlines' low- fare service, once again joins an old Chicago tradition by being the Official Airline sponsor of the 25th Annual Taste of Chicago, beginning June 24, 2005, in Chicago's Grant Park.

Posted at 04:01 PM

Alaska Air orders 35 Boeing aircraft (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Alaska Air Group Inc. on Wednesday said it ordered 35 Boeing Co. 737-800 aircraft, and may buy up to 15 more, in a deal worth about $2.3 billion.

Posted at 03:49 PM

Light aircraft comes down in fog (BBC News)

A light aircraft crash lands near a golf course in the Cotswolds.

Posted at 02:58 PM

Light aircraft comes down in fog (BBC News)

A light aircraft crash lands near a golf course in the Cotswolds.

Posted at 02:57 PM

Hooters sued over airline idea (Sun-Sentinel)

Three former aviation students at Southern Illinois University filed suit today against Hooters of America Inc., accusing the restaurant chain of lifting their idea for an airline without properly compensating them, CLTV reported.

Posted at 01:26 PM

Japanese and French to develop faster aircraft (The New Zealand Herald)

Japanese and French companies will develop a new commercial aircraft capable of flying faster than the speed of sound, says Japan's Trade Ministry. The two countries aim to create a successor to the Concorde and will conduct research into technology issues unique to supersonic flight.

Posted at 01:06 PM

German makes WW2 anti-aircraft tower a luxury flat (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

An anti-aircraft tower ordered by Adolf Hitler to guard Berlin during World War Two is being transformed into an art gallery and luxury penthouse apartment with James Bond-style decor.

Posted at 11:28 AM

Aviation squadron moving from Fort Polk (KATC3)

FORT LEWIS, Wash. An aviation squadron from Louisiana is moving to Fort Lewis, Washington. The squadron from Fort Polk is bringing 48 Black Hawk copters and 600 soldiers over the next six months. The first ten Black Hawks are due to land this afternoon.

Posted at 11:25 AM

Oil surge knocks airline stocks (Sharewatch)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- A rise in oil prices Wednesday morning sent airline shares lower as the commodity's data-driven rally stoked concerns about high jet-fuel prices. The Amex Airline Index fell 1.3% to 49.99 points.

Posted at 10:45 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-15 15:24 GMT: TUI says Hapagfly airline will extend agent commissions for one year (Interactive Investor)

HANOVER (AFX) - TUI AG said its Hapagfly airline has offered to pay travel agents a commission until late October 2006, one year longer than originally planned, before scrapping them altogether.

Posted at 09:52 AM

INDIAN AIRLINE KINGFISHER ORDERS 15 AIRBUS PLANES, INCLUDING FIVE A380S (The Tocqueville Connection)

L E BOURGET, France, June 15 (AFP) - Indian low-fares airline Kingfisher has ordered 15 aircraft from Airbus, including five of the new super-jumbo A380, a deal the manufacturer valued at three billion dollars (2.5 billion euros), the companies announced Wednesday at the Paris Air Show here.

Posted at 09:44 AM

Turkish Airlines, Singapore Aviation & Indus In Deal -IHA (Dow Jones via Yahoo! Asia News)

ISTANBUL (Dow Jones)-Turkish Airlines (THYAO.IS) and Singapore Aviation & Industry Co. are set to sign an agreement to cooperate on the maintenance and repair of passenger jets, the Ihlas News Agency reported Wednesday.

Posted at 09:37 AM

Turkish Airlines, Singapore Aviation & Indus In Deal -IHA (Dow Jones via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

DJ Turkish Airlines, Singapore Aviation & Indus In Deal -IHA ISTANBUL (Dow Jones)-Turkish Airlines (THYAO.IS) and Singapore Aviation & Industry Co. are set to sign an agreement to cooperate on the maintenance and repair of passenger jets, the Ihlas News Agency reported Wednesday. It said additionally a joint repair facility will be built at Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport, by 2007. The companies

Posted at 09:36 AM

United aircraft building corporation to be set up in Russia (Russian Information Agency Novosti)

LE BOURGET (France), June 15 (RIA Novosti) - A united aircraft building corporation may be set up in Russia in the near future, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Moskovsky said on Wednesday.

Posted at 09:16 AM

Australia Refuses Airline Access to Route (AP via Yahoo! News)

The Australian government on Wednesday denied Singapore Airlines Ltd. access to the lucrative trans-Pacific route between Australia and the United States, now shared by Qantas and United.

Posted at 09:07 AM

Global competition between Boeing and Airbus humiliates Russian aviation industry (Pravda)

It goes without saying that the USA and the EU are two major competitors in the world. The competition has become especially explicit recently, particularly in the aviation field, in which WTO was involved as a referee.

Posted at 09:00 AM

Etihad sponsors Al Diar Summer

Etihad Airways is putting up free air tickets as part of its sponsorship of the Al Diar Summer promotion organised by Abu Dhabi National Hotels and the Al Diar Hotel Group. Guests who stay at any Al Diar Hotel from 15 June to 31 August have the chance to win tickets through a raffle draw. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 07:43 AM

Alafco buys GE-powered aircraft

Kuwait-based Aviation Lease and Finance Company is buying 12 Airbus A350 aircraft powered by General Electric's Genx engine. The engines are valued at more than $300m, according to a statement by GE. Delivery of the aircraft is scheduled to begin in 2012. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:36 AM

Singapore's Tiger Airways Buys 8 Airbus Aircraft: Report (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Local budget carrier Tiger Airways is reported to have purchased eight A320 jets from European aircraft maker Airbus.

Posted at 06:16 AM

SINGAPORE'S TIGER AIRWAYS BUYS 8 AIRBUS AIRCRAFT: REPORT (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Transport Local budget carrier Tiger Airways is reported to have purchased eight A320 jets from European aircraft maker Airbus.

Posted at 06:15 AM

Temasek, SIA plan Great Wall cargo airline (Financial Times)

Singapore Airlines and its parent, Temasek Holdings, plan to start a joint venture cargo airline with China's state-owned Great Wall trading group in the latest move by the city-state to set up transport services in China.

Posted at 06:11 AM

Kenyan aviation authorities probe multiple crash of UN relief planes (AngolaPress)

Lokichoggio, Kenya, 06/15 - Kenyan civil aviation authorities are investigating separate crashes here Friday of two UN relief planes returning from food distribution to Sudanese refugees.

Posted at 06:07 AM

Bumpy takeoff, but still flying (USATODAY.com via Yahoo! News)

Many doubted it would survive this long. But here is Independence Air - to the surprise of skeptics - still hanging in a year after it began flying as a scheduled airline.

Posted at 06:03 AM

Is Airline Safety Being Threatened? (ABC News)

Who's Riding Herd on Red Ink and Safety Margins?

Posted at 05:50 AM

Airbus Announces New Orders at Le Bourget (AP via Yahoo! News)

Airbus announced another order for its A350 on Wednesday as GE Commercial Aviation Services said it will buy 10 of the planned jets as well as 20 planes from Brazil-based manufacturer Embraer.

Posted at 05:22 AM

Infosys helped in designing A380 aircraft (SiliconIndia)

BANGALORE: Infosys Technologies Ltd has played a major role in the design and development of A380, the world's largest passenger aircraft produced by Airbus, the software major has said.

Posted at 04:40 AM

Logistics City advisory council

Dubai's Department of Civil Aviation is to establish an advisory council for Dubai Logistics City. The body will be an advisory platform for DLC stakeholders and users and will make suggestions and improvements on specific issues, according to DCA President Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al MaktoumSaeed Al Maktoum. The council will be chaired by Al Ghandi Group MD Butti Saeed Al Ghandi, and members will be selected from local industry. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 04:10 AM

Jet to acquire 30 aircraft in $4.4 B deal (SiliconIndia)

MUMBAI: In a move that could well make Jet Airways the largest airline in the country in the next three years, the Mumbai-based carrier ordered 30 more aircraft at the Paris air-show today, in a deal worth roughly $4.4 billion.

Posted at 04:09 AM

Russian Aircraft Factory to Assemble Bill Gates*** Eclipse 500 Jets (Mosnews)

Russian aircraft factory Aviastar will assemble Eclipse 500 jets designed by Microsoft head Bill Gates, the Izvestia Daily reported Monday. The Eclipse 500 is a luxurious six-seater, twin-turbofan aircraft that costs less than most turboprops *** $1.3 million.

Posted at 03:45 AM

Chirac writes inscription for Chinese aviation industry (People's Daily)

In his visit to the 46th Paris Air Show on June 13, 2005, French President Jacques Chirac came specially to the exhibition area of China Aviation Industry Corporation I (AVIC I), where he talked with the Chinese staffs and wrote inscription "heartfelt acclaims and friendship".

Posted at 03:43 AM

Pulaski-Carter Fly-in features rides, aviation displays (Green Bay Press-Gazette)

Rain or shine, the Pulaski-Carter Fly-In, a community aviation event, will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The fly-in is a one-day event that is expected to draw from 3,500 to 5,500 people, who will drive or fly to the airport grounds.

Posted at 03:29 AM

China Aviation Oil to lose mainland jet fuel monopoly (The Star Online)

SINGAPORE (AP) - State-linked China Aviation Oil will lose its stranglehold on the mainland's US$1 billion (euro830 million) jet fuel market once its operations are restructured after it was pushed to the brink of bankruptcy last year, a newspaper reported Wednesday.

Posted at 03:19 AM

Jet Airways India to buy 20 aircraft: Boeing (Hindustan Times)

US aircraft manufacturer Boeing said at the Paris air show on Tuesday that Indian airline Jet Airways had signed a letter of intent to buy 10 long-range Boeing 777 airliners and 10 single-corridor 737 aircraft.

Posted at 02:41 AM

CHINA AVIATION INDUSTRY CORP I INKS COOPERATION DEAL WITH AIRBUS (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Transport The China Aviation Industry Corporation I (AVIC I) signed an industrial cooperation agreement with the European aircraft maker Airbus on Tuesday.

Posted at 12:31 AM

China Aviation Industry Corp I Inks Cooperation Deal With Airbus (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

LE BOURGET, France, June 15 Asia Pulse - The China Aviation Industry Corporation I (AVIC I) signed an industrial cooperation agreement with the European aircraft maker Airbus on Tuesday.

Posted at 12:23 AM

June 14, 2005

Bell Helicopter and Hillsboro Aviation Expand Relationship (Rotorhub)

Paris Air Show (June 13, 2005) -- Bell Helicopter and Hillsboro Aviation have expanded their alliance with the selection of Hillsboro as a Bell independent representative for an additional 14 states in the western United States.

Posted at 11:35 PM

Airline flies over veterans (Pittsburgh Live)

Though it offers only 10 flights a day, Southwest Airlines has become Pittsburgh International Airport's fourth-busiest airline, according to figures released Tuesday.

Posted at 11:26 PM

China Aviation Oil to lose mainland jet fuel monopoly (The Star Online)

State-linked China Aviation Oil will lose its stranglehold on the mainland's US$1 billion (euro830 million) jet fuel market once its operations are restructured after it was pushed to the brink of bankruptcy last year, a newspaper reported Wednesday.

Posted at 10:42 PM

GE Commercial Aviation Services Orders 20 Boeing Next-generation 737s (Bernama)

KUALA LUMPUR, June 15 (Bernama) -- Boeing and GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) has announced the lessor's purchase of 20 Boeing Next-Generation 737s worth US$1.1 billion at list prices.

Posted at 09:31 PM

Emirates entertains best

Emirates Airline has been judged as having the world's best airline in-flight entertainment for 2005, at the Skytrax World Airline Awards. A survey by Skytrax measured each airline's in-flight entertainment for overall quality, selection of movies including choice of languages, video and audio programmes, games and other interactive options, and the quality of headsets. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:19 PM

Leasing system in Russian aircraft-building industry workable (Itar-Tass)

MOSCOW, June 14 (Itar-Tass) -- A leasing system in Russia***s aircraft-building industry has proven to be efficient, the Ilyushin-Finance Leasing Company press service told Itar-Tass on Friday.

Posted at 09:04 PM

Paramount to start 'upper class only' budget airline (The Times of India)

NEW DELHI: India's already crowded domestic aviation market is set to witness the entry another new airline.

Posted at 04:37 PM

Aviation hall names emcee for induction ceremony (BizJournals)

A retired British Royal Air Force official and aviation author will emcee the 44th Annual National Aviation Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony July 16.

Posted at 03:42 PM

Jet orders 30 aircraft (Financial Express)

Private carrier Jet Airways on Tuesday signed deals with leading aircraft manufacturers Airbus Industrie and Boeing to acquire 30 new aircraft, with options to buy 20 more, to feed its expansion plans.

Posted at 03:14 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-14 20:16 GMT: Amex Airline Index turns negative in late trading (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- The Amex Airline Index turned lower Tuesday, falling 0.3% to 50.58 points in afternoon trading. Northwest Airlines dropped 4.5% to $5.34 with Southwest Airlines , Continental Airlines and JetBlue Airways also in the red.

Posted at 02:48 PM

Aviation hall names emcee for induction ceremony (BizJournals)

A retired British Royal Air Force official and aviation author will emcee the 44th Annual National Aviation Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony July 16.

Posted at 02:17 PM

Universal Express Offers Solution to Airline Losses (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Universal Express Inc. , responses to the New York Times article by Micheline Maynard dated June 12, 2005 listing airline losses.

Posted at 01:02 PM

More exposure for unmanned aircraft (Dallas Morning News)

PARIS *** Pilotless aircraft are starting to appear as characters in film and in books, showing that the military's newest darlings have also entered the public consciousness.

Posted at 12:11 PM

Bombardier announces aircraft orders and intentions worth US$245 million (Canadian Business)

MONTREAL (CP) - Bombardier Aerospace has signed letters of intent for the sale of five of its new corporate shuttle aircraft. The total value of the sales will be $145 million US if the letters of intent are translated into firm orders, the company said Tuesday.

Posted at 12:10 PM

Unmanned aircraft poised to soar (Dallas Morning News)

PARIS *** Unmanned aircraft just keep getting more popular. They can be cheap. They don't risk life and limb of flight crews. And they seem to get the job done.

Posted at 12:10 PM

Families Of Army Plane Crash Victims Sue Contractor (WJXT News4Jax.com via Yahoo! News)

The families of three U.S. soldiers killed in a plane crash last fall in Afghanistan filed suit in federal court Monday, claiming a military contractor and four Florida-based aviation companies were negligent.

Posted at 12:00 PM

Bombardier announces aircraft orders and intentions worth US$245 million (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

MONTREAL (CP) - Bombardier Aerospace has signed letters of intent for the sale of five of its new corporate shuttle aircraft.

Posted at 11:49 AM

Southwest Airlines Unveils Maryland One, Southwest's Newest Specialty Aircraft; Airline Honors the State of Maryland on (PR Web via Yahoo! News)

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) June 14, 2005 -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) today showed the State of Maryland a symbol of true "LUV!" The airline unveiled Maryland One, a 737 emblazoned with an artist's rendering of the Maryland flag. Southwest Airlines' top leadership celebrated today with the State of Maryland and the Maryland Aviation Administration. For aircraft photo, click:

Posted at 11:43 AM

Aircraft Maintenance (Aircraft Maintenance Technology)

The Hangar Inc. THI specializes in both major and minor aircraft structural repairs and modifications, as well as providing a full spectrum of scheduled and unscheduled aircraft maintenance and inspections, including 24/7 AOG services.

Posted at 09:56 AM

India's Jet Airways to buy 20 Boeing, 10 Airbus aircraft (New Ratings)

LONDON, June 14 (newratings.com) *** India-based Jet Airways Tuesday signed a deal with US aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co (BA.NYS) to purchase 20 aircrafts.

Posted at 09:39 AM

Japan, France to study supersonic transport aircraft (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News)

_ Japanese and French aerospace industry groups signed on Tuesday an accord in France to jointly study a next-generation supersonic transport aircraft as a successor to the Concorde passenger plane that went out of service in 2003, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said.

Posted at 09:07 AM

Qatar Airways to buy 80 aircraft (Rediff.com)

In one of the largest aircraft purchase deals, Qatar Airways on Tuesday decided to place orders worth $15.2 billion with both Airbus and Boeing.

Posted at 08:19 AM

Ericsson introduces GSM on Aircraft (PhysOrg)

Ericsson introduces its newly developed system GSM on Aircraft, allowing airplane passengers to use their mobile phones on board commercial aircrafts. Travelers of today demand full GSM access, also in flight. The demand is to reach and to be reachable. The time has come now when mobile phones also can and will be integrated into the commercial fleet of airliners.

Posted at 07:51 AM

Boeing Gets 737 Order From GE Commercial (AP via Yahoo! News)

GE Commercial Aviation Services, a unit of General Electric Corp., said Tuesday it has agreed to buy 20 737 aircraft from Boeing Co., worth $1.1 billion at list prices. It also identified itself as the customer for 12 Boeing 737s ordered last year and attributed to an unidentified customer.

Posted at 07:48 AM

Vanco signs $85m airline deal (silicon.com via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)

Channel partner ARINC bring airline expertise to Vanco's books...

Posted at 07:18 AM

Etihad gets in-flight connection

Etihad Airways has chosen Connexion by Boeing to fit out its aircraft with high-speed in-flight Internet and live TV service. The technology will be put into Etihad's fleet of 25 new aircraft, including five Boeing 777-300ERs, 20 Airbus A330 and A340s, with options for its A380 orders. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:32 AM

Aircraft crashed on second flight (CentralOhio.com)

SHELBY -- The crash that killed Dr. Richard Norcutt on Sunday occurred during his second flight in the ultralight aircraft. "He flew it for the first time Saturday and I stood by while he did. He flew it well," said John McCarter, a friend and fellow ultralight pilot.

Posted at 06:25 AM

Jet Airways to buy 30 aircraft (Rediff.com)

In a path-breaking expansion bid, Jet Airways on Tuesday signed a deal with Airbus to buy ten A 330-200 and A 330-300 aircraft, with options to acquire ten more aircraft.

Posted at 06:24 AM

Bizjet conference at Dubai 2005

This year's Dubai air show is hosting the Middle East Business Jet Conference for the first time, as the business and private jet markets in the Middle East are experiencing an increase in demand for full and partial ownership of jets. Charter operators are also reporting more demand for flights during major regional events such as the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix and the Dubai Shopping Festival. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:23 AM

Airline task force to focus on restoring Sea-Tac service (Peninsula Daily News)

PORT ANGELES -- Re-establishing airline service to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will be the focus of the Port of Port Angeles' reinvigorated Community Airline Task Force.

Posted at 05:56 AM

Gulf Air floats expansion plans

Gulf Air plans to add to its fleet of 34 aircraft to ensure the airline remains competitive, according to CEO James Hogan. The airline has put a request for proposal to airline manufacturers following discussions about its future requirements. The airline has controlled costs but managed to increase passenger numbers and revenues as part of a three year recovery plan. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 05:21 AM

Airbus sees 400 aircraft sales in 2006 (CBS Market Watch)

PARIS (MarketWatch) - Airbus will sell more than 400 aircraft in 2006, said EADS co-Chief Executive Noel Forgeard at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday.

Posted at 05:07 AM

BOEING SAYS INDIAN AIRLINE JET AIRWAYS IS SET TO BUY 20 AIRCRAFT (The Tocqueville Connection)

L E BOURGET, France, June 14 (AFP) - US aircraft manufacturer Boeing said at the Paris air show here on Tuesday that Indian airline Jet Airways had signed a letter of intent to buy 10 long-range Boeing 777 airliners and 10 single-corridor 737 aircraft.

Posted at 04:53 AM

BOEING SAYS INDIAN AIRLINE JET AIRWAYS IS SET TO BUY 20 AIRCRAFT (The Tocqueville Connection)

L E BOURGET, France, June 14 (AFP) - US aircraft manufacturer Boeing said at the Paris air show here on Tuesday that Indian airline Jet Airways had signed a letter of intent to buy 10 long-range Boeing 777 airliners and 10 single-corridor 737 aircraft.

Posted at 04:49 AM

Nigeria, U.S. in Virgin airline talks (CNN.com)

LAGOS, Nigeria (Reuters) -- Nigerian and U.S. authorities are in talks to resolve a row over Nigeria's new national carrier, Virgin Nigeria, which is now prevented from flying direct to the United States, the airline's chief executive has said.

Posted at 04:20 AM

Grand Forks Herald | 06/14/2005 | Pilotless aircraft: Wave of the future? (Grand Forks Herald)

Pilotless aircraft: Wave of the future? PARIS - Unmanned aircraft just keep getting more popular. They can be cheap. They don't risk life and limb of flight crews. And they seem to get the job done.

Posted at 03:41 AM

Boeing sells 20 777s to US leasing firm GECAS in 1.1-bln-dollar deal (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Boeing announced an order for 20 Next-Generation 737s from GE Commercial Aviation Services worth 1.1 billion dollars (906,241 million euros) at list prices.

Posted at 03:21 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-14 08:51 GMT: PARIS AIR SHOW Boeing wins order from GE aviation leasing co GECAS for 20 737s (Interactive Investor)

PARIS (AFX) - Boeing Co said it has won an order from General Electric Co's GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) for 20 737 Next Generation aircraft, with a catalogue price of approximately 1.1 bln usd.

Posted at 03:19 AM

Airbus is going to launch its A350 aircraft (Pravda Ru)

Transport ministers from France, Germany, the UK and Spain have failed to reach a final agreement as yet on the requested aid for Airbus SAS to launch its A350 aircraft.

Posted at 03:13 AM

SriLankan opens business lounge

SriLankan Airlines has opened the Serendib Lounge for business class travellers at Colombo's Bandaranaike International Airport, part of its plans to make Colombo the preferred travel hub of South Asia. Business class travellers from both SriLankan and Emirates Airlines may use the lounge, which holds up to 150 passengers. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 02:44 AM

Northwest Airline shares 12% down (BBC News)

Northwest Airline's shares drop 12% on fears the troubled US carrier may have to file for bankruptcy protection.

Posted at 02:09 AM

Locals critical of airline after landing scare (Santa Barbara News-Press)

A Santa Barbara couple, shaken from a bumpy landing late Sunday in a United Express aircraft without its nose wheel down, criticized the airline's treatment of the passengers.

Posted at 02:05 AM

Bangladesh high-rises "serious threat" to aircraft: minister (AFP via Yahoo! News)

New high-rise buildings near Bangladesh's main international airport pose a "serious threat" to aircraft, a report said, quoting the country's civil aviation minister.

Posted at 02:04 AM

GE Commercial Aviation Services Orders 20 Boeing Next-Generation 737s (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

The Boeing Company and GE Commercial Aviation Services announced today the lessor's purchase of 20 Boeing Next-Generation 737s worth US $1.1 billion at list prices.

Posted at 02:03 AM

Bangladesh high-rises "serious threat" to aircraft: minister (AFP via Yahoo! News)

New high-rise buildings near Bangladesh's main international airport pose a "serious threat" to aircraft, a report said, quoting the country's civil aviation minister.

Posted at 02:00 AM

L-3 Communications Avionics Systems' SkyWatch-R- HP System Selected for British Royal Air Force Tucano Aircraft (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

L-3 Communications announced today that its Avionics Systems subsidiary has been selected to provide its SkyWatch HP collision avoidance systems to the Embraer Tucano aircraft operated by the British Royal Air Force .

Posted at 01:56 AM

Bangladesh high-rises ***serious threat*** to aircraft: minister (Khaleej Times)

DHAKA - New high-rise buildings near Bangladesh***s main international airport pose a ***serious threat*** to aircraft, a report said Tuesday, quoting the country***s civil aviation minister.

Posted at 01:45 AM

June 13, 2005

Unmanned aircraft are wowing defense industry (Dallas Morning News)

PARIS *** Unmanned aircraft just keep getting more popular. They can be cheap. They don't risk life and limb of flight crews. And they seem to get the job done.

Posted at 11:39 PM

Qatar Airways, Lufthansa Technik deal

Qatar Airways has awarded Lufthansa Technik the maintenance contract for its fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft for the next ten years. LT will also install equipment for onboard live satellite television on the airline's 15 A330s. The combined value of the contracts is more than $100m. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:13 PM

Ras Al Khaimah plans airline

Ras Al khaimah is conducting a feasibility study into plans for a new airline and international airport in the emirate, reported Gulf News. The study is expected to be finished by the end of summer. When launched, the airline will be the UAE's fourth carrier. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:43 PM

More exposure for unmanned aircraft (Dallas Morning News)

PARIS *** Pilotless aircraft are starting to appear as characters in film and in books, showing that the military's newest darlings have also entered the public consciousness.

Posted at 10:26 PM

Families Of Army Plane Crash Victims Sue Contractor (WJXT News4Jax.com via Yahoo! News)

The families of three U.S. soldiers killed in a plane crash last fall in Afghanistan filed suit in federal court Monday, claiming a military contractor and four Florida-based aviation companies were negligent.

Posted at 09:31 PM

Aerial acrobats, confusion aground (International Herald Tribune)

For four days, only the elite of the aviation industry and their customers get to see the big show and the displays, along with the news media.

Posted at 07:03 PM

Families Of Army Plane Crash Victims Sue Contractor (WJXT News4Jax.com via Yahoo! News)

The families of three U.S. soldiers killed in a plane crash last fall in Afghanistan filed suit in federal court Monday, claiming a military contractor and four Florida-based aviation companies were negligent.

Posted at 06:05 PM

Widow of Fallen Soldier Sues Moyock, N.C.,-based Blackwater Aviation (WAVY 10)

A deadly crash involving a Virginia Beach soldier has sparked a lawsuit aimed at Moyock, N.C., based Blackwater Aviation. Chief Warrant Officer Travis Grogan, 31, was among those killed in the crash in Afghanistan.

Posted at 04:14 PM

Federal Aviation Administration Lowers Ukraine's Safety Rating (The Information Warfare Site)

After a reassessment of Ukraine***s civil aviation authority, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced its intention to lower Ukraine***s safety rating from Category 1 to Category 2.

Posted at 03:55 PM

Sikorsky Aircraft to Team with Boeing Air Force Systems on PRV Bid (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation announced today that they have reached a preliminary agreement with Boeing Air Force Systems to provide mission systems integration for its proposed HH-92 personnel recovery system for the U.S.

Posted at 03:28 PM

EU, US delay WTO aircraft probe (The Economic Times)

GENEVA: The Eu and the US on Monday delayed the immediate launch of WTO probes into how their main aircraft makers are financed, officials said. Blocking the creation of panels at the first request is standard practice in WTO disputes and the move by both powers had been widely predicted.

Posted at 03:20 PM

Army Crash Survivors File Suit Against Contractor (WJXT News4Jax.com via Yahoo! News)

The families of three U.S. soldiers killed in a plane crash last fall in Afghanistan claim the military contractor and the four Florida-based aviation companies who operated the flight were negligent, and they're suing.

Posted at 01:55 PM

American Airlines Wins Multiple Awards in LatinFinance Including Best Overall Airline (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

For the ninth consecutive year, American Airlines has been voted the best overall airline by the readers of LatinFinance.

Posted at 01:40 PM

Northwest Airline's shares fall on report (BizJournals)

Northwest Airline Corp. shares plunged Monday morning after an article in The Wall Street Journal said the company "may be steering perilously close to Chapter 11."

Posted at 01:24 PM

McClellan aircraft company announces start of trading (BizJournals)

Weatherly Aircraft Co. Inc., which makes crop-dusting and firefighting airplanes at McClellan Park, said Monday its stock is now listed on the pink sheets under the symbol WACF.

Posted at 11:59 AM

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 10:51 AM

Ericsson Intros GSM on Aircraft (Unstrung.com)

STOCKHOLM -- Ericsson introduces its newly developed system GSM on Aircraft, allowing airplane passengers to use their mobile phones on board commercial aircrafts.

Posted at 10:39 AM

Aviation commission given new powers (RT** News)

The Department of Transport has given the Commission for Aviation Regulation new powers to strengthen rights for air passengers.

Posted at 09:46 AM

Briefs: Singapore approves debt plan offered by China Aviation Oil (International Herald Tribune)

ASIA/PACIFIC

Posted at 09:00 AM

Ericsson Intros GSM on Aircraft (Unstrung.com)

STOCKHOLM -- Ericsson introduces its newly developed system GSM on Aircraft, allowing airplane passengers to use their mobile phones on board commercial aircrafts.

Posted at 08:41 AM

Aircraft Maintenance (Aircraft Maintenance Technology)

We are seeing more and more aircraft these days with composite structures.Although this is something that the major airlines have been dealing with for quite a while, general aviation is not immune to working with composites.

Posted at 08:17 AM

Weatherly Aircraft Announces Initiation of Trading (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Weatherly Aircraft Company , the manufacturer of leading cost efficient, safe and reliable aerial application aircraft since 1961 for agricultural spraying and fire fighting applications, announced that a nationwide Broker/Dealer has attained, on Weatherly's behalf, approval of its filing of form 15c2-11 with the NASD and that Weatherly is now a "pink sheet" listed public entity under the symbol

Posted at 07:41 AM

Fort Hood Aviation Units Hold Change Of Command Ceremony (KWTX-TV Waco)

The 4th Infantry Division***s 4th Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment and 404th Aviation Support Battalion will both get new commanders during a ceremony Monday at Fort Hood.

Posted at 07:17 AM

New ANTONOV Aircraft Takes Flight with help of PTC PLM Solutions (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

PTC , the Product Development Company, today announced that the Ukrainian-based ANTONOV Aeronautical Scientific/Technical Complex has successfully launched its newest aircraft using PTC's solutions for product lifecycle management .

Posted at 07:14 AM

EU and US delay WTO aircraft probe (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

The European Union and the United States on Monday delayed the immediate launch of World Trade Organization (WTO) probes into how their main aircraft makers are financed, officials said.

Posted at 06:43 AM

C-series aircraft will be finished in Canada (Belfast Telegraph)

Final assembly of Bombardier Aerospace's proposed new C-Series aircraft will take place in Canada, it was confirmed today.

Posted at 06:26 AM

G8 wants tax on airline tickets to help world poor (Belfast Telegraph)

Airline groups have condemned plans by the world's richest countries to impose a tax on airline tickets to fund extra money for poor African countries - and make a gesture towards fighting climate change.

Posted at 06:04 AM

Malaysia AirAsia Pays US$750M For Aircraft Engines (Dow Jones via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

DJ Malaysia AirAsia Pays US$750M For Aircraft Engines KUALA LUMPUR (Dow Jones)--Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia Bhd. (5099.KU) Monday said it will buy the CFM 56-5B6/P engine for its Airbus A320-200 fleet. On March 25, AirAsia said it had signed a firm order with Airbus to buy 60 Airbus A320-200 aircraft and also the rights to buy a further 40 of the same aircraft. Monday, AirAsia said it will

Posted at 05:50 AM

Kuwait postpones airline sale

Kuwait's parliament has indefinitely postponed discussions on privatising the loss-making national airline after MPs objected to the government draft, reported The Daily Star. Among the concerns raised by MPs was the fate of about 6,000 Kuwaiti employees of the airline after it is privatised. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 05:12 AM

Russian aircraft seriously underrated 6/4/2005 3:34:49 PM (Strategy Page)

I think that russian aircraft like the Mig-29 is seriously underrated. People call it "the plane that likes to get shot down" and reminds us of it poor record in Desert Storm.

Posted at 04:55 AM

Embraer to Start Deliveries of 100-Seat Aircraft in August (Bloomberg.com)

June 13 (Bloomberg) -- Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica SA, the world's fourth-biggest aircraft maker, said it will begin deliveries of its 100-seat regional aircraft in August.

Posted at 04:48 AM

Kuwait postpones state airline sell off (The Daily Star Lebannon)

Kuwait's parliament has indefinitely postponed discussions on privatizing the loss-making national airline saddled with debt since the 1990-91 Gulf War, after MPs objected to the government draft. A special parliamentary session called to hold a floor debate on the privatization of Kuwait Airways Corp.

Posted at 04:30 AM

Airline to have major presence at Paris show (Gulf Times)

QATAR Airways will have a major presence at the week-long Paris Air Show, which begins at the Le Bourget Airport in the French capital today. The airline is showcasing a two-tier chalet draped in its corporate colours at the prestigious air show, expected to be visited by some 250,000 people.

Posted at 04:20 AM

Aircraft engine-testing unit in Bangalore soon (Rediff.com)

National Aerospace Laboratories and Canada-headquartered global aircraft engines major Pratt & Whitney will set up a joint testing facility in Bangalore, for compressors and gas turbines in the aviation sector.

Posted at 02:23 AM

Smiths Provides Stores Management System for Japanese P-X Aircraft (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Smiths Aerospace is selected to provide the stores management system for the Japanese Maritime patrol aircraft. The contract is valued at more than $40 million for the 80 P-X aircraft replacements for the Japanese fleet of P-3s.

Posted at 02:09 AM

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

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has upheld the dismissal of a case against United Airlines in which a plaintiff, a physician, 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 02:02 AM

Lion Air and Volvo Aero Sign Important Overhaul Contract (pzone via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

GOTEBORG, Sweden, June 13, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Indonesian airline Lion Air and Volvo Aero have signed an agreement in which Volvo Aero assumes responsibility for the engines to Lion Air's fleet of MD80 aircraft. This represents an order value for Volvo Aero of USD 17 M, about SEK 120 M, annually. The contract may increase, since Lion Air has announced its intention to expand its MD80 fleet

Posted at 01:41 AM

Details on plane plans expected (BBC News)

Bombardier is expected to reveal more details on the new family of aircraft which it plans to build partly in Belfast.

Posted at 01:16 AM

CAA board investigates aircraft licensing scam (The Monitor)

CIVIL Aviation Authority (CAA) board is investigating the controversial licensing in March 2005 of Almiron Aviation, a cargo airline.

Posted at 12:41 AM

June 12, 2005

Startup airline eyes city (BizJournals)

A Memphis, Tenn.-based startup airline has approached the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce about basing its headquarters in the region and has been scouting the local venture capital community for financing to get off the ground.

Posted at 11:58 PM

Airline faces huge fines over ads (NZCity)

Air New Zealand is being prosecuted by the Commerce Commission over allegations it advertised false ticket prices. The airline is accused of breaching the Fair Trading Act by publishing airfares which were not available at the price it offered.

Posted at 11:42 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-13 04:28 GMT: China mulls building own large aircraft to serve rapidly growing market (Interactive Investor)

BEIJING (AFX) - China's aerospace sector is considering building its own large aircraft with a capacity of between 150 and 200 passengers to serve its rapidly growing market, state media said.

Posted at 11:06 PM

Qatar Airways flies to Mashad

Qatar Airways has started twice-weekly flights from Doha to Mashad, Iran's second largest city. An Airbus A320 in a two-class configuration of 12 seats in business class and 132 in economy class will service the route. QA is offering double Qmiles to members of its Privilege Club frequent flyer programme for the first month for flights to its latest destination. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:14 PM

Boeing, Shenzhen Airlines Celebrate Delivery Of Airline's First 737-900 (Bernama)

VISIONARY PERSPECTIVE*** Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Shenzhen Airlines last Friday celebrated delivery of the airline***s first Boeing 737-900 airplane, the newest member of the Next-Generation 737 family.

Posted at 09:57 PM

White House welcomes signs of compromise on aircraft row (Financial Times)

The Bush administration yesterday welcomed signs that EADS, the parent company of Airbus, was prepared to give up "launch aid" for Airbus aircraft if the US-EU reached a settlement that would eliminate subsidies for Boeing.

Posted at 09:28 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-13 02:34 GMT: British Airways' Eddington has no plans to take up new airline job - report (Interactive Investor)

SYDNEY (AFX) - British Airways PLC's' soon-to-retire chief executive Rod Eddington said he has no interest in taking up any new directorships or being involved in the airline business after he leaves in September, The Sydney Morning Herald reported, quoting Eddington.

Posted at 09:05 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-13 02:34 GMT: British Airways' Eddington has no plans to take up new airline job - report (Interactive Investor)

SYDNEY (AFX) - British Airways PLC's' soon-to-retire chief executive Rod Eddington said he has no interest in taking up any new directorships or being involved in the airline business after he leaves in September, The Sydney Morning Herald reported, quoting Eddington.

Posted at 08:51 PM

Teenager Dies In Single-Seat Glider Crash (KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma)

WENATCHEE, Wash. -- A teenage boy died when a glider aircraft crashed near an airport here, authorities said. Theo Allen, 17, of Cashmere, was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday afternoon.

Posted at 08:29 PM

THISDAY ONLINE (This Day)

As Aircraft Overshoot Runway... Aviation Minister, Mallam Isa Yuguda, yesterday suspended two pilots for three months following separate incidents involving an EAS Airlines aircraft and that of Chanchangi Airlines.

Posted at 08:26 PM

Zenon Now to Sell Aviation Fuel (This Day)

Zenon Petroleum and Gas Ltd has now got Federal Government***s approval to sell aviation fuel to airlines operating in the country. The approval, according to presidency sources, followed a request by the company to the Ministry of Aviation to be allowed into the lucrative Jet Fuel business.

Posted at 08:17 PM

Ultralight plane crashes in Gloucester County (WRIC 8)

ZANONI, Va. A search and rescue mission is under way after an ultralight plane crashed in the Zanoni area of Gloucester County. Gloucester County Fire Chief Joe Fray says the plane was located by another aircraft from above.

Posted at 07:54 PM

Customers will pay more for help if an airline fails (International Herald Tribune)

Airlines in the United States have successfully lobbied regulators to let them charge more money to accommodate passengers holding tickets on rival carriers that fail.

Posted at 07:10 PM

Aviation: Rival glimpses of the future at the Paris Air Show (International Herald Tribune)

Visitors to the Paris Air Show this week will get a glimpse of the future, or glimpses of rival futures, one real, one virtual.

Posted at 07:02 PM

Aviation: Is little brother watching you? (International Herald Tribune)

Some experts say that pilotless flight is the wave of the future.

Posted at 07:01 PM

Aviation: The regional boom rapidly gains pace (International Herald Tribune)

Data from the International Air Transport Association show that the fastest growth in air travel is on regional flights over short and medium routes.

Posted at 07:01 PM

Aviation: Gains in technology bring enhanced safety margins (International Herald Tribune)

It has taken the past half-century but civil aviation has at last reached a point where humans and airplane instruments truly work in harmony.

Posted at 06:58 PM

G8 wants tax on airline tickets to help world poor (Independent)

Airline groups have condemned plans by the world's richest countries to impose a tax on airline tickets to fund extra money for poor African countries - and make a gesture towards fighting climate change.

Posted at 06:50 PM

Many women keen to be pilots (@Metro KL)

N ow every woman can be a pilot.*** This is the tagline being mulled by the Mantin-based Youth and Sport Experimental Aircraft Associa-tion (YSEAA) after being overwhelmed by applications from women to undergo the flying course it is conducting.

Posted at 06:45 PM

State of African aviation industry makes flying risky (The Star Online)

SUN CITY (South Africa): It was only a quick scratching noise from the plane's undercarriage followed by a quick bump, but it was the first sign that the travel plans of four African ministers were about to go awry.

Posted at 06:42 PM

PA man receives medals earned in WWII (Port Arthur News)

NOME - Wearing a baseball cap and matching shirt with the logo of the Navy aircraft carrier USS Shangri-La, Vincent Licatino sat in a chair of honor at his son's home, thinking he was there to celebrate a daughter-in-law's birthday Saturday.

Posted at 04:58 PM

Northwest chairman sells stake in airline (MSNBC)

Northwest Airlines Corp. chairman Gary L. Wilson has sold nearly 60 percent of his stake in the company, or about 2.5 million shares, since mid-May, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Posted at 04:57 PM

Boeing-Airbus Rivalry Dominates Paris Air Show (MSNBC)

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

Posted at 04:12 PM

Riley delegation bidding for aircraft plant courts EADS in Paris (SanLuisObispo.com)

MOBILE, Ala. - Alabama Gov. Bob Riley, industry recruiters and two members of the state's congressional delegation met in Paris with executives from EADS North America Inc., in a campaign to bring an aircraft plant and its 1,150 jobs to Mobile.

Posted at 01:31 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 01:04 PM

Qatar Airways achieves world airline awards-05 (Financial Express)

Qatar Airways achieved an annual world airline awards-2005. The Airways has continued its award-winning streak by securing a string of accolades in the airline awards carried out by Skytrax, the independent aviation industry monitoring agency.

Posted at 12:40 PM

Taiwan's Hotel, Airline Stocks May Point Toward Market Advance (Bloomberg.com)

June 13 (Bloomberg) -- Taiwan's hotel and airline stocks, among the island's best performers this quarter, may offer a bellwether for the broader market as improved ties with China boost investor confidence.

Posted at 12:11 PM

Bombardier Unveils CSeries Mockup at Paris Airshow (The Auto Channel)

PARIS--June 12, 2005--Bombardier Aerospace - Best-in-class cabin to provide unparalleled passenger appeal - Bombardier Mirabel facility selected as final assembly site - Discussions with engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney Canada progressing well On the eve of the opening day of the Paris Airshow, Bombardier unveiled the full-scale mockup of its next-generation CSeries family of aircraft and

Posted at 12:09 PM

Econmist says Onex pay cuts could affect other Wichita plants (SanLuisObispo.com)

WICHITA, Kan. - The pay cuts workers at The Boeing Co.'s commercial aircraft plant are expected to take when a Canadian investment firm buys the facility could mean lower wages for the city's other aerospace workers, a local economist says.

Posted at 12:02 PM

Coast Guard Finds Boaters After 18-Hour Search (WESH)

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Coast Guard aircraft crews found two people Saturday after an 18-hour search. The boaters' vessel overturned on the way to Fort Pierce from the Bahamas, officials said.

Posted at 09:21 AM

Scottsbluff-based airline makes changes to smooth its second year (Omaha World-Herald)

One-year-old Westward Airways is an airline with a mission. The startup is all business about economic development, with its morning and evening flights between a Panhandle city and Omaha and Lincoln. "That's the whole reason we're doing it.

Posted at 09:10 AM

News Briefs for June 12 (The Advocate Messenger)

Danville-Boyle County Planning and Zoning Commission - 9 a.m. Wednesday at city hall to discuss Indian Hills final plat; Estates at Old Bridge; minor plats for Paul Ciholas on Winterhawk Lane and Paul Yates Heirs on Neild Road; site plan review for George Cox on Tenikat Street; final plat amendment for Yaste Park Development on U.S. 127 and Jones Lane; preliminary plat for The Pinnacle on Goggin

Posted at 07:24 AM

Putin arrives at Baikonur (The Russia Journal Daily)

[Jun 02, 2005] Vladimir Putin has arrived at the Baikonur launching site in Kazakhstan for the 50th anniversary celebrations. Kazakh leader Nursultan Nazarbayev who arrived at Baikonur half an hour earlier met Putin at the steps to the aircraft.

Posted at 06:57 AM

Eielson balancing act (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner)

WASHINGTON--Eielson Air Force Base was born, raised and brought through middle-age during the Cold War. During much of the last 60 years, its purpose was to house aircraft and airmen who were ready to take on Soviet bombers.

Posted at 06:21 AM

NEW AIRBUS SUPER-JUMBO MAKES FIRST LANDING IN PARIS (The Tocqueville Connection)

P ARIS, June 12 (AFP) - An Airbus A380 aircraft landed for the first time at a Paris airport on Sunday, arriving at Le Bourget ahead of the biennial Paris Air Show.

Posted at 05:26 AM

G8 to study airline tax plan (Gulf Times)

LONDON: 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 US.

Posted at 04:35 AM

Asia's budget airline bubble could burst--analysts (INQ7money.net)

Get INQ7 business breaking news on your Smart mobile phone in the Philippines. Send EXTRA BUSINESS to 386. KUALA LUMPUR--Stiff competition and rising fuel prices will force a shake-out among Asia's budget airlines, and some are likely to be permanently grounded, analysts say.

Posted at 01:32 AM

Warship in a fight for survival (Houston Chronicle)

ALAMEDA, CALIF. - The lights are still on and the museum is still open, but a historic aircraft carrier that had a role in three of the most significant events of the 20th century may have to find a new parking place soon.

Posted at 12:53 AM

StrategyPage's Military Jokes and Military Humor (Strategy Page)

At 11:50 AM on May 11th, a Cessna 150 aircraft, because it was lost, entered the ***forbidden zone*** around the While House. Such aircraft are not supposed to fly within 25 kilometers of the White House (which is close to many other important government buildings in downtown Washington.)

Posted at 12:51 AM

Emirates, no Paris orders

Emirates Airline will not be placing any aircraft orders at next week's Paris Air Show but senior officials are expected to attend the show. Industry analysts said Emirates might be delaying its big announcements until the Dubai Air Show later this year. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:44 AM

Etihad Airways to expand fleet (Gulf News)

Abu Dhabi: Etihad Airways will have 14 aircraft by the end of this year, enabling it to expand its route network, a senior airline official said. The UAE's national airline took delivery of its eighth aircraft one leased A330-200 that took its first flight from Abu Dhabi to Frankfurt last week.

Posted at 12:42 AM

Youngsters taken for free ride Program designed to spark interest in aviation, science careers (The News-Press)

Jack Blurton is a seasoned airplane builder, at least if one considers his extensive Lego experience. On Saturday, the Estero 6-year-old got to see the real thing from the air.

Posted at 12:21 AM

Daily Chronicle Online (Daily Chronicle)

'It was fun. DeKALB - Area residents may have noticed an abundance of small planes flying overhead yesterday morning. It was all a part of the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 241 Young Eagles Day, where area pilots volunteer to spend the morning taking kids up, up and away.

Posted at 12:05 AM