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June 25, 2005

Qantas Airways May Undertake Merger in Five Years, Dixon Says (Bloomberg.com)

June 26 (Bloomberg) -- Qantas Airways Ltd., Australia's biggest carrier, is likely to merge with another international airline as early as 2010, Chief Executive Geoff Dixon said.

Posted at 11:42 PM

Jumeirah to manage Doha hotel

Newly re-branded Jumeirah is to manage the upcoming Dubai Towers-Doha Jumeirah, a five-star hotel with 146 rooms and suites. The new project is owned by Jumeirah International Properties which is part of Dubai Holdings to which Jumeirah also belongs. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:08 PM

Teens fly planes, lanch satellite balloon during aviation academy (KBCI Boise)

BOISE, Idaho Teens will be navigating small planes over the Boise foothills next week as part of the Idaho Transportation Department's Aviation Career Education Academy.

Posted at 10:04 PM

Machinists approve contract at Mid-Western Aircraft (Kansas City Star)

WICHITA, Kan. - Former Boeing machinists approved a contract Saturday that includes a 10 percent salary cut for more than 4,000 workers at the newly formed Mid-Western Aircraft Systems but eliminates hundreds of layoffs.

Posted at 04:16 PM

Aircraft machinists to vote on deal (The Oklahoman)

Jun 25, 2005: WICHITA, Kan. - A contract proposal for more than 4,000 machinists employed at the former Boeing Corp. commercial aircraft division in Wichita is headed to workers with their union's recommendation for approval.

Posted at 06:47 AM

Northwest Boeing 747 aircraft stalls on runway (INQ7.net)

A NORTHWEST Airlines Boeing 747-400 aircraft got stalled on the runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Saturday morning after its pilot reportedly miscalculated a turn, an official of the airport authority said.

Posted at 05:17 AM

Russia to modernize long-range aircraft (Russian Information Agency Novosti)

ENGELS (Saratov region), June 25 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian Air Force intends to modernize long-range aircraft, Air Force Commander-in-Chief General of the Army Vladimir Mikhailov said Saturday.

Posted at 05:05 AM

June 24, 2005

JetBlue Introduces Smaller Aircraft at Buffalo Airport (WIVB-TV Buffalo)

(Cheektowaga, NY, June 24, 2005) - - JetBlue has found a way to expand service by "downsizing." The low-cost carrier introduced the new Embraer 190 aircraft Friday at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

Posted at 08:26 PM

Aircraft buying boosts durable goods orders (The Capital Times)

Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods shot up at the fastest pace in 14 months in May, reflecting a huge jump in demand for commercial aircraft.

Posted at 07:14 PM

Aircraft, defense boost May durable goods (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

New orders for U.S.-made durable goods, except for civilian aircraft and defense, showed unexpected weakness last month, casting some doubt on the economy's health despite continued strength in new home sales.

Posted at 06:06 PM

Venezuelan Tourist Minister wants a review of domestic airline tariffs (Venezuela Electronic News)

Venezuelan Tourist Minister Army Captain (ret.) Wilmar Castro complains that some Venezuelan airline s are speculating with prices. It's time for a review of domestic airline fares, the Minister declares , because there is abuse.

Posted at 05:28 PM

Jetblue unveils new aircraft (WROC-TV Rochester)

Jetblue is showing off a new airplane. And it could bring added service to Rochester. The E-190 is a twin-engine 100 seat aircraft. Right now, Jetblue is testing the plane and evaluating which markets it would fit best.

Posted at 05:06 PM

Fitch Takes Rating Actions on Embarcadero Aircraft Securitization Trust (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Fitch Ratings has taken the following rating actions for Embarcadero Aircraft Securitization :

Posted at 04:39 PM

Fitch Takes Rating Actions on Triton Aviation Finance (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Fitch Ratings takes rating action on Triton Aviation Finance as listed below.

Posted at 04:39 PM

Airline stocks tumble as oil spikes (CNN Money)

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Shares of major airlines weakened broadly Friday, hammered by skyrocketing oil prices, an expense that carriers are finding difficult to pass along to travelers.

Posted at 02:55 PM

Fitch Ratings Affirms Aviation Capital Group Trust Series (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Fitch Ratings affirms the following ratings on Aviation Capital Group Trust:

Posted at 02:31 PM

Canadian Business | News | Machinists at Wichita aircraft plant reach tentative deal with Onex Corp. (Canadian Business)

Machinists at Wichita aircraft plant reach tentative deal with Onex Corp.

Posted at 01:50 PM

Aviation Stamps Take Flight at World's Largest Air Show (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Ten classic American aircraft from the 1930's, '40s and '50s take to the skies in the form of postage when the U.S. Postal Service dedicates the American Advances in Aviation commemorative stamp sheet at the world's premier air show.

Posted at 12:39 PM

Aircraft, defense boost durable goods (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

New orders for U.S.-made durable goods, except for civilian aircraft and defense, showed unexpected weakness last month, casting some doubt on the economy's health despite continued strength in new home sales.

Posted at 12:35 PM

Jordan Aviation (Zawya)

Jordan Aviation was established in 1998 and first commenced operations in 2000 with a single Boeing (737-400) aircraft. Since its inaugural flight, Jordan aviation has expanded its scope and is now operating seven commercial aircrafts with different seating capacities and one private jet.

Posted at 09:53 AM

May durable goods orders soar on aircraft (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

New orders for long-lasting U.S.-made goods leaped by a larger-than-expected 5.5 percent in May on a large gain in civilian aircraft orders but orders fell outside of transportation, a government report showed on Friday.

Posted at 09:50 AM

Amarnath pilgrims lodge police complaint against Pvt Airline (Hindustan Times)

Peeved at poor services being provided to Amarnath pilgrims by a private airline operating helicopter service to the cave-shrine, two devotees from Jammu have filed a police complaint against it, official sources said on Friday.

Posted at 09:45 AM

Russian strategic aviation to participate in joint exercises with Northern Fleet (Russian Information Agency Novosti)

ENGELS (Saratov Region), June 24 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's strategic aviation forces will participate in joint exercises with the Northern Fleet in the Barents and Norwegian seas in the summer of 2005, an air force army commander said.

Posted at 09:34 AM

COCC's new aviation program approved (Bend.com)

This week Central Oregon Community College received final approval from the Oregon State Department of Education to begin offering an associate of applied science program in aviation this fall. The program will prepare students for careers as private or commercial pilots.

Posted at 08:40 AM

COCC's new aviation program approved (Bend.com)

This week Central Oregon Community College received final approval from the Oregon State Department of Education to begin offering an associate of applied science program in aviation this fall. The program will prepare students for careers as private or commercial pilots.

Posted at 08:39 AM

LAN Airlines Named Best South American Airline by Skytrax (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

LAN Airlines has been chosen as the Best Airline South America based on product quality and service in the latest World Airline Awards announced this month by Skytrax Research of London.

Posted at 08:38 AM

May durable goods orders soar on aircraft (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

New orders for long-lasting U.S.-made goods leaped by a larger-than-expected 5.5 percent in May on a large gain in civilian aircraft orders but orders fell outside of transportation, a government report showed on Friday.

Posted at 08:24 AM

May durable goods orders soar on aircraft (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

New orders for long-lasting U.S.-made goods leaped by a larger-than-expected 5.5 percent in May on a large gain in civilian aircraft orders, a government report showed on Friday.

Posted at 08:11 AM

U.S. May Durables Orders Rise on More Aircraft Demand (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)

June 24 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. orders for durable goods rose in May by the most in more than a year, mainly reflecting a surge in bookings for Boeing Co. aircraft. Demand declined for business equipment, suggesting corporate investment isn't improving.

Posted at 08:09 AM

Rough Landings - True? Airline Humor Stories - Business Travel (BellaOnline)

Rough Landings - True? Sometimes, you need a sense of humor to fly. Humor is a great sanity saver. I guess that goes for airline staff as well as passengers.

Posted at 07:45 AM

Amarnath pilgrims lodge police complaint against Pvt Airline (Outlook India)

Peeved at poor services being provided to Amarnath pilgrims by a private airline operating helicopter service to the cave-shrine, two devotees from Jammu have filed a police complaint against it, official sources said here today.

Posted at 06:55 AM

VMFA-232 earn 2004 CNO Aviation Safety Award (United States Marines)

USS NIMTZ, At Sea (June 23, 2005) -- The ***Red Devils*** of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron- 232 embarked on USS Nimitz have been awarded the 2004 Chief of Naval Operations Aviation Safety Award.

Posted at 06:39 AM

Lufthansa Systems Launches New Airline Ticketing Program (Dow Jones via Yahoo! Asia News)

FRANKFURT (Dow Jones)--German aviation IT provider, Lufthansa Systems, a wholly-owned unit of Deutsche Lufthansa AG (LHA.XE), Friday said it had introduced a new airline passenger management system to standardize ticket processing.

Posted at 06:03 AM

Lufthansa Systems Launches New Airline Ticketing Program (Dow Jones via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

DJ Lufthansa Systems Launches New Airline Ticketing Program FRANKFURT (Dow Jones)--German aviation IT provider, Lufthansa Systems, a wholly-owned unit of Deutsche Lufthansa AG (LHA.XE), Friday said it had introduced a new airline passenger management system to standardize ticket processing. Lufthansa Systems said its first customer for the system is Indonesian airline Garuda. Lufthansa Systems

Posted at 06:02 AM

Aviation officials probe near-miss at Logan Airport (WPRI 12)

BOSTON Federal aviation officials are probing a near-miss between two jets at Logan Airport earlier this month. According to The Boston Globe, an Aer Lingus plane came within seconds of colliding with a U-S Airways jet on June ninth.

Posted at 05:49 AM

Aviation officials probe near-miss at Logan Airport (WRGB)

(Boston - AP) *** Federal aviation officials are probing a near-miss between two jets at Logan Airport earlier this month. According to The Boston Globe, an Aer Lingus plane came within seconds of colliding with a US Airways jet on June ninth.

Posted at 05:31 AM

US READY TO HELP BANGLADESH BUY B777 AIRCRAFT: AMBASSADOR (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Transport The US government is ready to provide financial help in buying Boeing 777 aircraft if Bangladesh wants, said outgoing American Ambassador Harry K Thomas.

Posted at 01:59 AM

US Ready To Help Bangladesh Buy B777 Aircraft: Ambassador (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

The US government is ready to provide financial help in buying Boeing 777 aircraft if Bangladesh wants, said outgoing American Ambassador Harry K Thomas.

Posted at 01:58 AM

Australian treasurer says foreign airline could control Qantas: report (Channel NewsAsia)

SYDNEY, June 24 : Australia's government should consider allowing a foreign airline to control national carrier Qantas, Treasurer Peter Costello said in comments published Friday.

Posted at 12:43 AM

CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS AWARDED "BEST AIRLINE" (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Transport Cathay Pacific Airways received on Thursday an award for being the "Best Airline" in the "Best of the Best" Award Presentation Ceremony organized by Capital, a monthly business magazine targeted at senior management.

Posted at 12:23 AM

Cathay Pacific Airways Awarded "Best Airline" (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Cathay Pacific Airways received on Thursday an award for being the "Best Airline" in the "Best of the Best" Award Presentation Ceremony organized by Capital, a monthly business magazine targeted at senior management.

Posted at 12:22 AM

Texas Aviation Hall of Fame names inductees (Galveston County Daily News)

GALVESTON The Texas Aviation Hall of Fame announced the inductees of the class of 2005. The Hall of Fame honors Texans and Texas corporations that have made outstanding contributions to the development, growth or preservation of aviation.

Posted at 12:20 AM

June 23, 2005

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

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 11:40 PM

Australian treasurer says foreign airline could control Qantas: report (AFP via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

SYDNEY, June 24 (AFP) - Australia's government should consider allowing a foreign airline to control national carrier Qantas, Treasurer Peter Costello said in comments published Friday.

Posted at 09:38 PM

Republic to buy US Airways aircraft, gates (BizJournals)

Republic Airways Holdings Inc. says it will proceed with plans to purchase 28 Embraer 170's aircraft and other assets from US Airways Group Inc. for $100 million.

Posted at 05:20 PM

Congress urged to end airline pension relief (Birmingham Post Herald)

WASHINGTON Congress shouldn't extend its holiday for catch-up contributions for underfunded airline pensions in hopes it will prevent other carriers from following United Airlines' record pension default, the head of the federal agency that insures pensions said Wednesday.

Posted at 05:12 PM

Corporate Report Wisconsin Names Midwest Airlines 'Best Airline for Business Travel' (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Corporate Report Wisconsin magazine has named Milwaukee-based Midwest Airlines "Best Airline for Business Travel" as part of its 2005 Best of Wisconsin Business Awards.

Posted at 04:30 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-23 21:45 GMT: Oil spike leaves airline stocks in the red (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Record prices for crude-oil futures on Thursday sent the Amex Airline Index down 3.7% to 48.70 points with Delta Air Lines giving up 6.3% to $3.85. AMR Corp. , the parent of American Airlines, and ExpressJet Holdings both lost more than 4 percent as the entire index closed in the red.

Posted at 04:15 PM

US Airways Confirms Plans to Proceed with Sale of Aircraft and Slot Assets to Republic Airways (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

US Airways Group Inc. confirmed today that it will proceed with plans to sell certain Embraer regional jet aircraft and slot assets to Republic Airways Holdings, which will generate approximately $100 million in liquidity for US Airways as it completes its Chapter 11 restructuring and eventual merger with America West Airlines.

Posted at 04:01 PM

United Reaches Deal With Republic Airways to Fly Five Embraer 170 Aircraft as United Express (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

United Airlines has reached an amended agreement with United Express partner Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. to operate five additional 70-seat Embraer 170 aircraft under the United Express name by the end of 2005.

Posted at 03:17 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-23 19:57 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Oil rally puts more pressure on airline stocks - UPDATE 1 (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- A surge in oil prices sank the airline sector on Thursday afternoon as crude's run past $60 a barrel to an all-time high stoked concerns about the impact of high jet-fuel prices. At last check, the Amex Airline Index fell 2.6% to 49.22 points.

Posted at 02:33 PM

Crude oil surge past $60 sinks airline stocks (Sharewatch)

Surging crude oil futures slammed airline stocks Thursday afternoon with Delta Air Lines leading the Amex Airline Index members lower with a 4.9% loss. The index gave up 2.9% to trade at 49.12.

Posted at 02:11 PM

Oil rally puts more pressure on airline stocks (Investors.com)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- A surge in oil prices sank the airline sector on Thursday afternoon as crude's run past $60 a barrel to an all-time high stoked concerns about the impact of high jet-fuel prices.

Posted at 01:50 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-23 19:22 GMT: Crude oil surge past $60 sinks airline stocks (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Surging crude oil futures slammed airline stocks Thursday afternoon with Delta Air Lines leading the Amex Airline Index members lower with a 4.9% loss. The index gave up 2.9% to trade at 49.12. This story was supplied by MarketWatch.

Posted at 01:34 PM

Cabinet okays JV to manufacture aircraft engine parts (Hindustan Times)

In a move that would put India on the global aviation technology map, the government on Thursday approved the creation of a joint venture company by public sector Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and French firm SNECMA Moteurs for manufacture of spares and parts of civilian aircraft engines.

Posted at 10:59 AM

The UK aviation industry has promised to take steps to make planes less polluting (Environmental Data Interactive Exchange)

The aviation industry has announced plans to cut emissions from new planes by 50% over the next 15 years and reduce noise pollution by a similar factor - but the gains will be lost as air travel soars to around triple its current level by 2035.

Posted at 10:47 AM

Alabama city wins competition for Airbus aircraft factory (The Buffalo News)

MOBILE, Ala. - In a multibillion-dollar U.S. Air Force contract battle, the parent of European aircraft maker Airbus chose Mobile on Wednesday for a planned $600 million aircraft plant.

Posted at 08:12 AM

Delta Fosters Environment of Diversity, Inclusion as Official Airline of 2005 U.S. Pride Festivals (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Delta Air Lines is the official airline sponsor of 2005 Pride Festivals in cities throughout the United States as part of a commitment to its diverse customer and employee base and to foster an environment of diversity and inclusion.

Posted at 08:05 AM

Pemco Aviation Group Engages Financial Advisor (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Pemco Aviation Group, Inc. , a leading provider of aircraft maintenance and modification services, today announced that it has engaged Bear, Stearns & Co. as its financial advisor to assist the Company in its exploration of strategic alternatives.

Posted at 08:01 AM

Recently signed law benefits aircraft (The Oklahoman)

Jun 23, 2005: A bill recently signed by Gov. Brad Henry will eliminate a sales tax on parts used in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of aircraft in Oklahoma.

Posted at 06:34 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-23 11:57 GMT: Australia, New Zealand extend aviation agreements with EU (Interactive Investor)

BRUSSELS (AFX) - Australia and New Zealand have extended their aviation agreements with the EU, removing certain restrictions for airlines, the European Commission said. Under the old agreements, an EU airline could only operate flights to Australia or New Zealand from its home member state.

Posted at 06:31 AM

Three aircraft workers sentenced (Greensboro News-Record)

GREENSBORO -- Three foreign-born aircraft workers formerly affiliated with TIMCO were sentenced Wednesday to prison....

Posted at 06:26 AM

Airline pays out **170,000 compensation (Evening Standard)

A DISABLED woman has told how she won **170,000 after being 'humiliated' by airline staff who tired to 'force her' into a plane seat.

Posted at 05:55 AM

Indian state aircraft firm in jv with France's Snecma (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)

NEW DELHI, June 23 (Reuters) - The Indian cabinet approved a joint venture on Thursday between state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) and French firm Snecma Moteurs for making aircraft engine components.

Posted at 05:19 AM

Joint venture in aircraft spares manufacturing allowed (The Hindu)

NEW DELHI: In a move that would put India on the global aviation technology map, the Government on Thursday approved the creation of a joint venture company by public sector Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and French firm SNECMA Moteurs for manufactu re of spares and parts of civilian aircraft engines.

Posted at 05:06 AM

Aviation Repair Plant Workers Starve for Salaries (Novinite.com)

Bulgaria in Brief: 23 June 2005, Thursday. Workers from the TEREM aviation repair plant in Plovdiv continued their hunger strike on Thursday.

Posted at 03:04 AM

Aviation Repair Plant Workers Starve for Salaries (Novinite.com)

Workers from the TEREM aviation repair plant in Plovdiv continued their hunger strike on Thursday. They launched the protest on Tuesday, demanding their unpaid salaries of over BGN 3 M. They claim also the Defence Ministry has not kept its promise for fulfilling an employment program.

Posted at 03:04 AM

Kerala gives nod for budget airline (Gulf Times)

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala government yesterday gave in principle clearance for setting up a Rs3bn ($68.9mn) state-owned budget airline that would operate between the state and the Gulf.

Posted at 02:58 AM

Airline launches lift-off for kids (icWales)

WALES' national airline has come up with a family- friendly promotion allowing children to fly to a number of destinations for under **10. The "Kids Fly For **9.99" promotion has been introduced on six of Air Wales' routes to make flying more affordable for families.

Posted at 02:56 AM

Airline launches lift-off for kids (icWales)

WALES' national airline has come up with a family- friendly promotion allowing children to fly to a number of destinations for under **10. The "Kids Fly For **9.99" promotion has been introduced on six of Air Wales' routes to make flying more affordable for families.

Posted at 02:50 AM

Airline workers lobby for pensions (Seattle Times)

Nearly 300 American Airlines employees gathered on Capitol Hill yesterday to lobby for more time for the world's largest airline to fund...

Posted at 02:40 AM

Airbus parent to construct aircraft factory in Alabama (Kansas City Star)

MOBILE, Ala. *** The parent of European aircraft maker Airbus announced Wednesday that it had chosen Mobile for a planned $600 million aircraft plant.

Posted at 02:30 AM

Govt to review airline policy (Rediff.com)

The planning commission has suggested review of a policy that debars foreign carriers from investing in domestic ones, saying airline operations required expertise as much as capital.

Posted at 02:15 AM

Singapore court gives China Aviation Oil directors three weeks to prepare cases (AP via Yahoo! Asia News)

Three directors of China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp. were given a three-week extension Thursday to prepare for a pretrial hearing on charges linked to risky oil trades that pushed the jet fuel supplier to the brink of bankruptcy, their lawyers said.

Posted at 12:54 AM

Government collected personal data on airline passengers (Detroit News)

WASHINGTON -- The federal agency in charge of aviation security collected extensive personal information about airline passengers even though Congress forbade it and officials said they wouldn't do it, according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

Posted at 12:34 AM

Airline deal is likely soon (The Tribune Chronicle)

WARREN - Announcement of a new vacation-style airline for the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport could come as early as Friday, a spokesman said. Vic Rubenstein, who is heading a national campaign to market the airport, said the parties are exchanging information to clarify some terms.

Posted at 12:01 AM

June 22, 2005

Air India Express full-up

Passengers hoping to use the Air India Express service from Abu Dhabi and Al Ain to Kerala have complained of a shortage of seats, according to Gulf News. The new budget airline from Air India has replaced the national carrier on these routes and is using smaller aircraft. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:47 PM

Dubai Cargo Village up 10%

The Dubai Cargo Village has reported a 10% year-on-year rise in volume for May, a new record month. Cargo handled stood at 106,370 tonnes compared with 96,635 a year earlier. The volume of courier and mail handled by the facility soared by 24% to 2,670 tonnes. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:25 PM

Basra-Iraq flights in two weeks

Iraqi Airways officials told Gulf News that an air passenger service between Basra and Dubai will be launched within two weeks. But there was no news on the schedule or likely price. On June 4 Iraqi Airways restarted services from Baghdad to Basra for a return fare of $150, though passengers complained about the airport being not air-conditioned and without water and electricity. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:21 PM

Budget airline plan approved (Khaleej Times)

TRIVANDRUM *** The Kerala cabinet has given in-principle clearance to the proposal to float a new airline to ensure cheap travel to Keralites working in Gulf countries.

Posted at 11:18 PM

Etihad to order Worldliner

Etihad Airways plans to order the cargo version of the new Boeing 777-200LR Worldliner, officials told Gulf News after the aircraft visited Abu Dhabi yesterday. The Worldliner is on a tour of 24 cities in 50 days and has the longest range of any commercial aircraft. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:18 PM

(2) What steps has the federal government taken to strengthen general aviation security, and what, if any, challenges (Sierra Times)

Federal intelligence agencies have reported that in the past, terrorists have considered using general aviation aircraft (all aviation other than commercial and military) for terrorist acts, and that the September 11th terrorists learned to fly at general aviation flight schools.

Posted at 11:00 PM

Boeing is set to deliver 777-300ER aircraft to Emirates and Etihad (Khaleej Times)

ABU DHABI *** Aviation giant, Boeing is set to make deliveries of 11-15, 777-300ER aircraft to the fastest growing airlines of the world- Emirates Airlines and Etihad Airways, during the course of next five months, said a senior company executive.

Posted at 10:58 PM

Woman receives **170,000 after airline 'humiliation' (Independent)

A disabled woman has told how she won **170,000 after being "humiliated" by airline staff who tried to "force her" into a plane seat.

Posted at 10:37 PM

German makes WW-II anti-aircraft tower a luxury flat (Sify 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 08:18 PM

Pension bill author wary of airline aid (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

The main sponsor of a bill to tighten rules governing U.S. corporate pensions said on Wednesday he did not want any special airline aid added to the measure as it progresses in the House of Representatives.

Posted at 05:46 PM

Modest gain for airline index as oil retreats (Investors.com)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Airline stocks closed slightly higher Wednesday with oil prices retreating to a four-session low and United Airlines announcing that high fuel costs have led it to raise fares.

Posted at 04:07 PM

Kerala okays joint airline venture (Deccan Herald)

Six years after it established an airport in the joint sector for the first time in the country, the Kerala government has approved a similar venture to launch an airline company.

Posted at 03:34 PM

Third Annual Chickasaw Nation Aviation and Space Academy Underway (Native Times)

Dozens of Chickasaw high school students are gaining valuable hands on experience and knowledge about aviation and aerospace at this year's third annual Chickasaw Nation Aviation and Space Academy. The academy continues through June 23.

Posted at 03:20 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-22 19:50 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Airline stocks stuck in holding pattern - UPDATE 1 (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks traded mixed Wednesday afternoon, with oil prices at a four-session low and United Airlines announcing that high fuel costs have led it to raise airfares.

Posted at 02:19 PM

ACE Aviation spins off stake in loyalty plan (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Air Canada parent ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. sold a 12.5 percent stake in its Aeroplan loyalty points business on Wednesday in the airline industry's first spinoff of a frequent flyer program.

Posted at 12:01 PM

Mobile wins competition for aircraft plant, its 1,000 jobs (BizJournals)

Mobile Alabama's Brookley Industrial Complex has been selected by EADS North America as the site for the EADS KC-330 advanced tanker U.S. production and engineering facility, the company announced Wednesday. If the company wins a contract to build refueling aircraft for the U.S. military, the decision ultimately could represent more than 1,000 jobs.

Posted at 11:37 AM

Aircraft Debris Protector: protector of humans not debris (Engadget)

Making us all feel like unaccomplished yobs, Scots schoolboy Daryn Murray (12 years-old, fancy dresser) has invented a runway debris detector which, if fully developed, could make air travel safer. At least that nasty bit on the tarmac, dig? See, a remote controlled camera rolls along a small track at the side of the runway identifying potentially dangerous debris (as small as a ***nut***) and then

Posted at 11:20 AM

Kerala to set up its own airline (Navhind Times)

IANS Thiruvananthapuram June 22: The Kerala government on Wednesday gave in principle clearance for setting up a Rs 3 billion state-owned budget airline that would operate between the state and the Middle East.

Posted at 11:14 AM

Russia to boost demilitarized aircraft sales (Russian Information Agency Novosti)

MOSCOW, June 22 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's Federal Property Fund said in a press release today that it intended to increase demilitarized aircraft sales by one and a half times in 2005 in comparison with the average annual figures registered in the past few years.

Posted at 11:00 AM

Flight training firm CAE's shareholders OK moving head office to Montreal (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

MONTREAL (CP) - Shareholders of aviation training company CAE Inc. have approved the transfer of CAE's head office to Montreal from Toronto.

Posted at 10:43 AM

U-2 aircraft crashes in Southwest Asia (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

A U.S. Air Force U-2 aircraft crashed in Southwest Asia late on Tuesday, the U.S. military said.

Posted at 10:33 AM

ACE Aviation spins off stake in loyalty plan (Reuters)

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Air Canada parent ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. ACErv.TO said on Wednesday it expected to raise C$250 million ($200 million) from selling a 12.5 percent stake in its Aeroplan loyalty points program.

Posted at 10:06 AM

ACE Aviation spins off stake in loyalty plan (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Air Canada parent ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. (ACErv.TO) said on Wednesday it expected to raise C$250 million ($200 million) from selling a 12.5 percent stake in its Aeroplan loyalty points program.

Posted at 09:56 AM

Purchase of online travel evenly split between travel agencies and airline suppliers*** websites (eyefortravel.com)

Nielsen/NetRatings has stated that while 54% of online travel shoppers initiate travel research with an online travel agency, consumers are evenly split between travel agencies and airline suppliers' Web sites when it comes to the actual purchase of online travel.

Posted at 09:28 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-22 14:27 GMT: Thomas Cook's Condor airline sees FY net profit at 0-15 mln eur (Interactive Investor)

OBERURSEL, Germany (AFX) - Thomas Cook AG board member Ralf Teckentrup said he expects its Condor airline to post a full-year net profit of between 0-15 mln eur this financial year, which ends on Oct 31. However, he also warned that Condor's business -- like the tourism sector in general -- is affected by seasonal factors and profit forecasts are therefore difficult. jfb/cml COPYRIGHT Copyright

Posted at 09:08 AM

Dedicated airline, power stations recommended for North East (Outlook India)

A dedicated airline for the North East and setting up of hydro-electric and gas-based power stations to harness the 32,000 MW potential of the region were among recommendations made today by the North Eastern Council, which unanimously approved an enhanced outlay of Rs 1,136 crore for its 2005-06 annual plan.

Posted at 08:53 AM

ACE Aviation sells stake in loyalty plan (Reuters)

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Air Canada parent ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. ACErv.TO said on Wednesday it expected to raise C$250 million ($203 million) from selling a 12.5 percent stake in its Aeroplan loyalty points program.

Posted at 08:41 AM

ACE Aviation sells stake in loyalty plan (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Air Canada parent ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. (ACErv.TO) said on Wednesday it expected to raise C$250 million ($203 million) from selling a 12.5 percent stake in its Aeroplan loyalty points program.

Posted at 08:29 AM

Qatar Airways flys to Nairobi

Qatar Airways is spreading its wings in Africa this winter with the launch of scheduled flights to Nairobi from November 2005. The Kenyan capital will be served non-stop five-times-a-week from Doha, the operational hub of award-winning Qatar Airways. Nairobi, will be Qatar Airways' ninth destination in Africa. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 08:21 AM

Kerala-sponsored airline gets nod (Rediff.com)

In what could be the first, state-sponsored airline company in the country, the Kerala cabinet on Wednesday gave an in-principle approval for setting up an aviation company in the joint sector to operate international services.

Posted at 07:51 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-22 13:21 GMT: Thomas Cook still sees Condor airline posting profit this year (Interactive Investor)

OBERURSEL, Germany (AFX) - Thomas Cook AG said it still expects its budget airline Condor to post a profit this year after the unit's first-half pretax loss narrowed by 39 pct on the back of its restructuring programme.

Posted at 07:38 AM

ACE Aviation plans to raise $250 million in Aeroplan Income Fund IPO (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

MONTREAL (CP) - ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. and Aeroplan LP are planning to raise $250 million by taking the popular loyalty program public as an income fund at the end of June.

Posted at 07:34 AM

Record number of aircraft to take part in this year's NDP (Channel NewsAsia)

SINGAPORE : A record number of aircraft will be seen at Singapore's birthday celebrations on National Day. They will not only fly over the Padang but all across the island including the heartlands and the Carnival at Marina.

Posted at 07:32 AM

US U-2 aircraft crashes in Southwest Asia (Financial Times)

A US Air Force U-2 aircraft crashed in Southwest Asia late on Tuesday, the US military said. ***The cause of the crash and status of the pilot are not known at this time,*** said the U.S. Central Command Air Forces, or CENTAF, in a brief statement.

Posted at 07:25 AM

India will need 570 aircraft by 2023: Airbus (India Infoline)

India would need 570 new aircraft worth over US$55bn by 2023 and Airbus expects to garner at least half of this potentially huge market for new planes, senior officials of the Toulouse, France-based company said on Wednesday.

Posted at 07:16 AM

Emirates, Oz eco-resort

Emirates Airline is to invest $38.8m to build a luxury conservation resort in Australia's Blue Mountains. Using the same philosophy as Emirates' acclaimed Al Maha desert resort in Dubai, the new conservation project is in the Wolgan Valley, and 3,600 acres of freehold land will be incorporated into a conservancy reserve.

[AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 07:16 AM

Mile High Restaurant - Gourmet Airline Food (BellaOnline)

Airline meals are not usually the culinary highlight of a trip. Now there s good news from Singapore Airlines. Their inflight meals are designed by an International Culinary Panel. Top chefs from all over the world are represented in the design of the Gourmet World Cuisine menu.

Posted at 07:01 AM

Guardian Unlimited Travel | News | Worried about airline pollution? Sell your car, says Ryanair boss (Guardian Unlimited)

Worried about airline pollution? The thorny issue of climate change has left most airlines bending over backwards to sound green. But Europe's largest low-cost carrier, Ryanair, has dismissed its environmentally nervous rivals as "lemmings".

Posted at 04:36 AM

U.S. airlines must reveal where aircraft were built (6/22/2005) (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

U.S. airlines must tell passengers where planes were built, under a rule that becomes final today and was prompted by a U.S. lawmaker's concern that so many aircraft are being manufactured outside the country.

Posted at 02:30 AM

Government collected personal data on airline passengers (Detroit News)

WASHINGTON -- The federal agency in charge of aviation security collected extensive personal information about airline passengers even though Congress forbade it and officials said they wouldn't do it, according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

Posted at 01:32 AM

AT LEAST 20 AIRCRAFT NEED TO BE REPLACED IN INDONESIA BY YR END (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Regulations / Law At least 20 aircraft operated by commercial airline companies will need to be replaced toward the end of this year based on a new regulation issued by the transport minister.

Posted at 12:15 AM

At Least 20 Aircraft Need To Be Replaced In Indonesia By Yr End (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

At least 20 aircraft operated by commercial airline companies will need to be replaced toward the end of this year based on a new regulation issued by the transport minister.

Posted at 12:14 AM

June 21, 2005

4 states vie for aircraft contract (Press & Sun-Bulletin)

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The parent company of Airbus is set to announce today its choice among four states in a very public contest for a plant to make aircraft for the U.S. military, even as an international trade dispute threatens the deal.

Posted at 11:45 PM

UK raises visa costs

The UK has raised the cost of some visas for visitors by more than a third, although 10 year multiple entry visas are now priced the same as one-year multiple visas to encourage people to apply for longer visas. Last year the UK embassies in the UAE issued more than 60,000 visas. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:42 PM

U.S. U-2 aircraft crashes in Southwest Asia (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

A U.S. Air Force U-2 aircraft crashed in Southwest Asia late on Tuesday, the U.S. military said.

Posted at 11:26 PM

Aircraft Industries is the sole bidder for Letecke zavody Kunovice (Prague Daily Monitor)

ZLIN (PDM staff with CTK) 22 June - Czech firm Aircraft Industries AI has advanced to the second round of a tender for the sale of Letecke zavody Kunovice, and is the sole bidder for the bankrupt aircraft maker, AI board chairman Pavel Vach told CTK yesterday.

Posted at 11:25 PM

Airport authority to give airline $1.35 million credit (Pittsburgh Live)

The Allegheny County Airport Authority plans to give US Airways a credit of about $1.35 million from lower lease rates and the bankrupt airline's reduced schedule at Pittsburgh International Airport.

Posted at 11:16 PM

Grosvenor House, media opening

Dubai's newest five-star hotel, the 45-storey Grosvenor House on the Dubai Marina, held a media soiree last night to celebrate its opening. Its large-size rooms, all with plasma televisions, and innovative restaurants are already proving popular with the first guests. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:08 PM

Boeing Worldliner visits Dubai

Boeing showed off its new B777-200LR Worldliner in Dubai yesterday. This aircraft has the longest range of any passenger jet and can fly 17,446km non-stop, allowing it to link almost any two cities in the world. It claims a slightly longer range and 24% greater fuel efficency than the rival Airbus A340-500. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:40 PM

The parent company of European aircraft maker Airbus has selected Mobile... (SanLuisObispo.com)

The parent company of European aircraft maker Airbus has selected Mobile... WASHINGTON - The parent company of European aircraft maker Airbus has selected Mobile, Ala., over three other Southern sites for a $600 million refueling tanker, The Associated Press has learned.

Posted at 09:05 PM

Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Worried about airline pollution? Sell your car, says Ryanair boss (Guardian Unlimited)

Worried about airline pollution? The thorny issue of climate change has left most airlines bending over backwards to sound green. But Europe's largest low-cost carrier, Ryanair, has dismissed its environmentally nervous rivals as "lemmings".

Posted at 08:12 PM

Four new aircraft to boost Transmile earnings (The Star Online)

TRANSMILE Group Bhd expects ***enormous*** growth in earnings over the next two years driven by four new wide-body aircraft that will double capacity, said chief executive officer Gan Boon Aun.

Posted at 07:21 PM

Aviation Rescue Plan Unveiled (The Moscow Times)

The country's airlines have joined forces with the domestic aircraft industry to come up with a plan to rescue the ailing aviation sector, a senior industry official said Tuesday.

Posted at 07:11 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-21 20:45 GMT: GE tightens corporate aircraft policy (Interactive Investor)

NEW YORK (AFX) - General Electric Co. said that after a review of corporate aircraft travel policy, it is now requiring any vice chairman to lease aircraft from the company for any personal use above a $200,000 annual cost.

Posted at 03:20 PM

Rising oil fails to hold back airline stocks (Investors.com)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Another day with crude-oil prices near $60 a barrel failed to hold back airline stocks Tuesday as shares of Delta Air Lines and Continental Airlines led the group higher.

Posted at 03:08 PM

Airline sites succeed at converting visitors to buyers, new report says (InternetRetailer.com)

The top airline web sites, ranked by visitors, are successful in converting visitors to buyers, says a new report on travel web sites by Nielsen/NetRatings. No. 1 ranked Southwest Airlines, with a unique monthly audience of 8.14 million, enjoys a conversion rate of 14%, Nielsen/NetRatings reports.

Posted at 02:54 PM

Corporate US opposes G8 airline tax (AFP via Yahoo! News)

The powerful US Chamber of Commerce expressed its vehement opposition to a Franco-German proposal for the G8 nations to impose a tax on airline tickets to fund global development.

Posted at 02:02 PM

Business & Commercial Aviation Receives Top Awards (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

At the recent Aerospace Journalist of the Year ceremonies Business & Commercial Aviation magazine, a member of the Aviation Week Group, garnered four awards, more than any other publication.

Posted at 01:56 PM

UVSC boasts top aviation school (Brigham Young NewsNet)

UVSC's Global Aviation Degree Center is one of the top five aviation schools in the nation with 500 students enrolled in the flight program.

Posted at 01:40 PM

Online Travel Purchases Split Evenly Between Travel Agencies and Suppliers' Web Sites; Airline Supplier Sites Nearly (Hotel Online)

Nielsen//NetRatings, the global standard for Internet audience measurement and analysis, reported today that while the majority, or 54 percent, of online travel shoppers begin travel research with an online travel agency, consumers are evenly split between travel agencies and airline suppliers' Web sites when it comes to the actual purchase of online travel, according to the latest

Posted at 01:25 PM

Group aims to land bit of aviation history (Bowling Green Daily News)

Bowling Green: Home to aviation history. Although the city***s name is not usually associated with the history of flight, current and former residents have figured prominently in American aviation, according to a group of local airplane enthusiasts.

Posted at 12:26 PM

Airbus forecasts India will buy 570 aircraft by 2023 as airlines expand (Canadian Business)

NEW DELHI (AP) - Airbus projected Tuesday that India will buy 570 planes over the next two decades to meet demand in its expanding airline market. The European aircraft manufacturer plans to fill at least half of the projected demand, said Nigel Harwood, Airbus vice-president for South Asia sales.

Posted at 12:20 PM

Airbus forecasts India will buy 570 aircraft by 2023 (USA Today)

Airbus projected on Tuesday that India would buy 570 planes over the next two decades to meet demand for its expanding airline ...

Posted at 11:30 AM

Rescuers fume after downed-aircraft false alarm (CBC North)

CBC NEWS *** Canadian military officers are asking Yukon travel guides and outfitters to check their emergency locator beacons. The request comes after a military search plane was scrambled out of Vancouver Island over the weekend to search for a missing aircraft.

Posted at 09:41 AM

Crude oil takes airline stocks lower in early action (CBS Market Watch)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Rising oil prices pressured airline stocks on Tuesday, with shares of Northwest Airlines and Continental Airlines among the few companies rising in an otherwise down day.

Posted at 09:32 AM

Airline's mountain resort flies into flak (Sydney Morning Herald)

Private swimming pools for each hotel room, large verandas with views and $320 airport transfer charges just to get to the front door: welcome to resort life, Emirates airline style, and it is heading this way.

Posted at 09:29 AM

Cycle Country Accessories Subsidiary to Produce Aviation Products; Partnership established with Challenger Aviation (The Auto Channel)

MILFORD, Iowa--June 21, 2005--Perf Form, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cycle Country Accessories Corporation (AMEX:ATC), the industry leader in the design and manufacturing of custom-fitting accessories for utility all-terrain vehicles, today announced it will soon receive the first of many new orders from Challenger Aviation for oil filters and oil coolers. The products were designed specifically

Posted at 09:07 AM

Emerging Markets Economy - the latest developments in the Financial Markets, Industry, Technology & - GOL to Commence (Emerging Markets Economy)

GOL Linhas A**reas Inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL and Bovespa: GOLL4), Brazil\'s low-fare, low-cost airline, announced that it will commence the construction of its new Aircraft Maintenance Center in Confins (Minas Gerais State).

Posted at 07:27 AM

GOL to Commence Construction of Aircraft Maintenance Center (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. , Brazil's low-fare, low-cost airline, announced that it will commence the construction of its new Aircraft Maintenance Center in Confins . Construction will begin in July 2005 and is expected to be completed by early 2006 at a cost of R$30.5 million.

Posted at 07:14 AM

Airbus revises India fleet forecast as budget carriers take wings (AFP via Yahoo! News)

European aircraft maker Airbus, boosted by a flurry of orders from budget carriers, said India would have to acquire at least 570 additional aircraft in the next 18 years to cope with an expected increase in air travel.

Posted at 07:09 AM

Horne Engineering Awarded Contract with Federal Aviation Administration To Provide Occupational Safety and Health (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Spectrum Sciences & Software Holdings Corp. announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary Horne Engineering Services, LLC, has been awarded a contract to provide analytic, technical, and management support to assist the Federal Aviation Administration in sustaining an employee safety and health program for the agency.

Posted at 07:04 AM

City aviation employee resigns after confronted about timesheet (ABC 7 Chicago)

June 21, 2005 *** A Chicago Department of Aviation employee has resigned after city officials confronted her about irregular timesheets. City spokeswoman Kristen Cabanban says the employee resigned immediately after a personnel director asked her about her timesheet.

Posted at 07:00 AM

InterGlobe to launch low-cost airline in India (eyefortravel.com)

Continuing its spree of big announcements, InterGlobe Enterprises has announced its plans of launching IndiGo, an Indian low cost airline venture.

Posted at 06:49 AM

Airbus forecasts India will buy 570 aircraft by 2023 as airline operations expand (AP via Yahoo! Asia News)

Airbus projected on Tuesday that India would buy 570 planes over the next two decades to meet demand for its expanding airline market.

Posted at 06:46 AM

ObjectVideo Selected by Memphis Airport as Critical Component of Aviation Perimeter Intrusion Detection System (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

ObjectVideo, the leader in intelligent video, announced today that it has been selected by Memphis/Shelby County Airport as a critical component of an Aviation Perimeter Intrusion Detection System to enhance perimeter security and protect against various types of threats to the airport and arriving and departing aircraft.

Posted at 06:05 AM

Cycle Country Accessories Subsidiary to Produce Aviation Products (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Perf Form, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cycle Country Accessories Corporation , the industry leader in the design and manufacturing of custom-fitting accessories for utility all-terrain vehicles, today announced it will soon receive the first of many new orders from Challenger Aviation for oil filters and oil coolers.

Posted at 06:03 AM

Gov't. Collected Airline Passenger Data (ABC News)

Documents: Agency in Charge of Aviation Security Collected Personal Data on Airline Passengers

Posted at 05:37 AM

Airline vouchers may come with an asterisk (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)

(KRT) - Travel by air often enough, and you're sure to hear the offers: Sure, you have a reservation, but your flight is overbooked. If you'll give up your seat, the airline will give you a ticket for the next flight available, and some compensation to boot.

Posted at 05:21 AM

Jumeirah wants 40 hotels

Jumeirah International is re-branding as Jumeirah and expects to be running 40 top hotels around the world by 2010, CEO Gerald Lawless told journalists in Dubai today. Jumeirah is the hotel management arm of Dubai Holding and will hope to manage the hotels acquired by its parent group, he added. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 04:50 AM

Secret database kept on airline passengers (Chicago Sun-Times)

WASHINGTON -- A federal agency collected extensive personal information about airline passengers although Congress told it not to and it said it wouldn't, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

Posted at 04:42 AM

TSA Secretly Gathered Data on Airline Flyers (Fox News)

The Transportation Security Administration reveals it purchased personal information on airline passengers from a commercial data broker.

Posted at 03:51 AM

Night combat capability of PLA army aviation enhanced (People's Daily)

Helicopters soar into the dark sky. Minutes later, a few missiles hit the target like fire dragons. In a military drill held recently, missiles launched from new type helicopters hit target accurately. This signifies increased night combat capability of the army aviation of the People's Liberation Army (PLA).

Posted at 03:31 AM

Airline passenger database kept by agency, records say (Boston Globe)

WASHINGTON -- The federal agency in charge of aviation security collected extensive personal information about airline passengers even though Congress forbade it and officials said they would not do it, according to documents obtained yesterday.

Posted at 03:05 AM

Case law may affect park permit Aircraft regulations weighed (L.A. Daily News)

AGUA DULCE -- A Florida case in which an appellate court sided with a private airport that wants to regulate older, noisy aircraft could have implications for Agua Dulce Air Park, county officials said Monday.

Posted at 02:27 AM

TSA gathered personal data on airline passengers (Seattle Times)

The federal agency in charge of aviation security collected extensive personal information about airline passengers even though Congress...

Posted at 02:21 AM

Gov't Collected Data on Airline Passengers (AP via Yahoo! News)

Air travelers who have been concerned about the government collecting their personal information from airlines now have a second source to worry about: commercial data brokers.

Posted at 02:00 AM

Mexico offers Ukraine cooperation in aircraft building (RosBusinessConsulting)

RBC, 21.06.2005, Kiev 09:47:06. Mexico has offered Ukraine cooperation in aircraft production and repairs.

Posted at 01:34 AM

Aviation agency keeps passenger information (Billings Gazette)

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal agency in charge of aviation security collected extensive personal information about airline passengers even though Congress forbade it and officials said they wouldn't do it, according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

Posted at 01:29 AM

Indonesian Govt Tightens Aircraft Safety Regulations (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

The Indonesian government has issued a regulation banning airlines from using aircraft older than 35 years or planes that have landed more than 70,000 times.

Posted at 12:32 AM

INDONESIAN GOVT TIGHTENS AIRCRAFT SAFETY REGULATIONS (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Regulations / Law The Indonesian government has issued a regulation banning airlines from using aircraft older than 35 years or planes that have landed more than 70,000 times.

Posted at 12:31 AM

Rusia Offers Scouting Aircraft To Eradicate Illegal Logging (Berita Sore)

Samarinda, ( Berita ) - The Russian government through its ambassador to Indonesia, MIkhail Billy, has offered a Be-200 aircraft that can be used to put off forest fires and an unmanned scouting aircraft for supervising hot spots and illegal logging in East Kalimantan.

Posted at 12:05 AM

June 20, 2005

Aerovista gets licence

Sharjah-based Aerovista Gulf Express has been given an air operator certificate by the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority to operate chartered flights out of the country, reported Gulf News. The company is talking with travel agencies and tour operators with a view to opening a joint airline and travel agency operation. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:27 PM

Government Collected Personal Data On Airline Passengers (TechWeb via Yahoo! News)

Even though Congress has outlawed the practice, the Transportation Security Administration is buying and storing detailed data about individuals as part of its "Secure Flight" program.

Posted at 10:19 PM

Aviation groups set targets to limit their environmental impact (Financial Times)

The aviation and aerospace industries sought yesterday to combat the growing campaign against the rapid growth in air travel by launching a comprehensive programme for long-term reductions in aviation's impact on the environment.

Posted at 10:14 PM

Gov't. Collected Airline Passenger Data (AP via Yahoo! News)

The federal agency in charge of aviation security collected extensive personal information about airline passengers even though Congress forbade it and officials said they wouldn't do it, according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

Posted at 10:07 PM

Emirates stopover flights

Emirates Airlines is offering flights to Europe with Middle East stopovers and circle trip fares for summer. Economy class travellers from Dubai to 13 European destinations can stopover in Amman, Beirut, Cairo, Damascus or Istanbul either on the outward or return journey. With circle fares; passengers in all classes can visit two cities out of Amman, Beirut, Cairo and Damascus, for the price of one. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 08:57 PM

Mobile leads in race for EADS aircraft facility (The Hill)

The city of Mobile, Ala., is the frontrunner in a fiercely competed bid to become a multimillion-dollar aircraft assembly site for a European defense giant vying to sell aerial refueling tankers to the U.S. Air Force, according to an industry source.

Posted at 08:19 PM

Gov't. Collected Airline Passenger Data (ABC News)

Documents: Agency in Charge of Aviation Security Collected Personal Data on Airline Passengers

Posted at 07:28 PM

Gov't. Collected Airline Passenger Data (AP via Yahoo! News)

The federal agency in charge of aviation security collected extensive personal information about airline passengers even though Congress forbade it and officials said they wouldn't do it, according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

Posted at 06:55 PM

Polish Airline to Choose Boeing or Airbus (NPR)

The Polish airline L.O.T. is expected to announce soon whether it will buy Boeing or Airbus jets, a business move seen as having strong political overtones. Poland has traditionally been a strong U.S. ally, recently offering support and troops for the Iraq war. But skepticism toward America is now emerging, brought on by issues like the crackdown on visas that has made it harder for Poles to

Posted at 05:33 PM

Air Canada says cancelled Boeing order not that important, but shares fall (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

MONTREAL (CP) - Air Canada downplayed the cancellation of a $6-billion new aircraft order with Boeing, saying Monday that while the airline counted on the deal to open new routes and cut flying costs the transaction is "not material" to the company's growth strategy.

Posted at 04:10 PM

Printer-Friendly Version Email This Story Personal Data Collected on Airline Passengers (WSAV Savannah)

Documents show a federal agency has done exactly what Congress told it not to do -- and what it said it wouldn't do. Papers obtained by The Associated Press show the Transportation Security Administration collected extensive personal information about airline passengers who flew in June of last year.

Posted at 03:51 PM

Panel studies human error in airline industry (Japan Today)

"Airline companies need to realize that many lives are in their hands. It's just like the train derailment in Amagasaki."

Posted at 03:23 PM

Personal data collected on airline passengers (CNN.com)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal agency collected extensive personal information about airline passengers although Congress told it not to and it said it wouldn't, according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

Posted at 02:46 PM

Personal data collected on airline passengers (Houston Chronicle)

WASHINGTON *** A federal agency collected extensive personal information about airline passengers although Congress told it not to and it said it wouldn't, according to documents obtained today by The Associated Press.

Posted at 02:43 PM

Personal data collected on airline passengers (Houston Chronicle)

WASHINGTON *** A federal agency collected extensive personal information about airline passengers although Congress told it not to and it said it wouldn't, according to documents obtained today by The Associated Press.

Posted at 02:42 PM

Aviation insurer deals Converium a further blow (Financial Times)

Converium, the embattled Swiss reinsurer, suffered another blow yesterday - this time from Global Aerospace Underwriting Management, the world's biggest aviation insurer, of which it owns 25 per cent.

Posted at 02:33 PM

Records: TSA collected airline passenger data (Newsday)

WASHINGTON -- A federal agency collected extensive personal information about airline passengers although Congress told it not to and it said it wouldn't, according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

Posted at 02:29 PM

Stocks fall as oil hits all-time high (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

U.S. stocks nudged lower on Monday as oil prices jumped above $59 a barrel to touch an all-time high, while shares of aircraft maker Boeing Co. and online auctioneer eBay Inc. fell.

Posted at 02:07 PM

Airbus raises catalogue price of A380 by 10 million dollars (AFP via Yahoo! News)

The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has raised the catalogue price of its future A380, the world's largest commercial airliner, by 10 million dollars to an average of 292 million dollars (241 million euros), a company source said.

Posted at 01:42 PM

Emirates Airline Offers Trips To Breeders' Cup, Dubai World Cup (BloodHorse)

Emirates Airline, in conjunction with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, announced June 20 the "Emirates Airline Racing Around the World Sweepstakes."

Posted at 01:16 PM

Musharraf vows to attract investment through peace effortsON BOARD PRESIDENT'S AIRCRAFT (June 20 2005): President (Business Recorder)

ON BOARD PRESIDENT'S AIRCRAFT (June 20 2005): President General Pervez Musharraf has described his visit to Australia and New Zealand as extremely successful and vowed to build on recognition of his efforts for world peace to draw investment into Pakistan, facilitate higher education and improve the country's image internationally.

Posted at 01:03 PM

TAP Airline Reaffirms Interest in Varig (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

Portuguese airline TAP reaffirmed its interest in Varig on Monday, even after Brazil's debt-ridden flagship carrier filed for bankruptcy protection last week to keep some of its jetliners from being seized.

Posted at 12:21 PM

Air Canada, Boeing lament failed deal, shares fall (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

ACE Aviation Holdings Inc., parent of Air Canada, and Boeing Co. lamented on Monday the collapse of the airline's $6 billion order for 32 Boeing jets, as the shares of both companies fell.

Posted at 12:13 PM

Aircraft Industry Soaring After Paris Air Show (Forbes)

Bear Stearns reiterated a "peer perform" rating on Boeing.

Posted at 11:50 AM

Amex, JetBlue card cleared for take off (CNN Money)

Now recognized as a major player in the airline industry, JetBlue joined the ranks of it competitors by offering the first credit card of its own, announcing a partnership with American Express.

Posted at 11:35 AM

'Known Travelers' Can Bypass Security At OIA (WKMG Local6.com via Yahoo! News)

Airline passengers who submit iris and fingerprint scans at Orlando International Airport will be able breeze through security scans this week, according to Local 6 News.

Posted at 10:28 AM

India on aircraft buying spree as budget travel takes off (USA Today)

Indian companies were among the biggest spenders at the Paris air show, indicating a dramatic expansion in its aviation industry ...

Posted at 10:26 AM

L-3 Communications' Integrated Systems Subsidiary Awarded $104 Million Contract for the U.S. Navy P-3 Aircraft (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

L-3 Communications announced today that its Integrated Systems subsidiary has been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a total potential value of $104 million in the initial year for the U.S.

Posted at 08:47 AM

AirAsia takes over Malaysia Air flights (CNN.com)

AirAsia currently serves 15 destinations within Malaysia. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- National carrier Malaysia Airlines may pass on most of its loss-making domestic flight routes to budget airline AirAsia Bhd, the News Straits Times daily has reported.

Posted at 08:44 AM

Paris Air Show points to flight paths for aviation's future (USA Today)

The Paris Air Show has showcased the aviation sector's future flight paths, from superjumbos to nano-drones, with even dirigibles ...

Posted at 07:25 AM

TIMCO Aviation Services, Inc. Announces Intent to Make Rights Offering (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

TIMCO Aviation Services, Inc. today announced that it intends to make a rights offering to its stockholders and to effect a reverse split of its outstanding common stock.

Posted at 07:05 AM

Proxy Aviation Systems Establishes Headquarters in Germantown, Maryland (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Proxy Aviation Systems, Inc., a company dedicated to developing fully autonomous, optionally piloted unmanned aircraft systems , announced the establishment of its headquarters in Germantown, Maryland.

Posted at 07:04 AM

URGENT GOVERNMENT ACTION STILL NEEDED ON AVIATION IMPACTS (Friends of the Earth)

Plans by Britain's aviation industry to reduce the environmental impact of flying have been welcomed by Friends of the Earth, but the environmental campaign group warned additional urgent Government action to tackle the massive growth in flights is needed if the Prime Minister is serious about tackling climate change.

Posted at 07:02 AM

Financial turbulence threatens Northwest (USA Today)

Northwest Airlines is slashing costs, investing in new aircraft and tweaking its route strategy, but that may not be enough to ...

Posted at 06:44 AM

'Known Travelers' Can Bypass Security At OIA (WKMG Local6.com via Yahoo! News)

Airline passengers who submit iris and fingerprint scans at Orlando International Airport will be able breeze through security scans this week, according to Local 6 News.

Posted at 06:33 AM

Qantas Airways says not considering merger with Singapore Airlines (USA Today)

Australia's largest airline Qantas Airways said Monday it is not considering a merger with Singapore Airlines, despite the Australian ...

Posted at 06:04 AM

Faulty VCRs caused smoke in aircraft (Canada.com)

An airline industry report says an entertainment system short-circuited, smoked and heated the insulation aboard two Canadian-operated aircraft.

Posted at 05:46 AM

Qantas Airways Not Considering Merger (AP via Yahoo! News)

Australia's largest airline Qantas Airways said Monday it is not considering a merger with Singapore Airlines, despite the Australian trade minister raising the prospect.

Posted at 04:42 AM

Air Show points to flight paths for aviation future (Gulf Times)

LE BOURGET, France : 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 04:10 AM

Farmer succeeds in test-flight of self-made aircraft (People's Daily)

Amid the roar of the engine, a training aircraft painted with "first flight of Chinese farmer" climbed to 250 meters in the sky on June 19, 2005. The pilot Liu Yibing hovered a few circles in the sky skillfully and landed successfully.

Posted at 04:05 AM

S'pore Deploys Tanker Aircraft To Assist In Iraq Reconstruction (Bernama)

SINGAPORE, June 20 (Bernama) -- Singapore is deploying an air force KC-135 tanker aircraft in support of the multinational effort for the reconstruction of Iraq, the Defence Ministry said Monday.

Posted at 03:46 AM

REGULATIONS HURTING AUSTRALIA'S AVIATION SECTOR: EXPERTS (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Regulations / Law Experts warn Australia's aviation industry is in crisis, with excessive regulations destroying its international reputation and bankrupting many businesses.

Posted at 03:26 AM

Singapore deploys tanker aircraft to Iraq to bolster reconstruction effort (AP via Yahoo! Asia News)

Singapore's air force dispatched a KC-135 tanker aircraft Monday to conduct air-to-air refueling missions to support U.S.-led coalition forces in Iraq.

Posted at 02:55 AM

Regulations Hurting Australia's Aviation Sector: Experts (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

MELBOURNE, June 20 Asia Pulse - Experts warn Australia's aviation industry is in crisis, with excessive regulations destroying its international reputation and bankrupting many businesses.

Posted at 02:55 AM

Airline's problems raise fears of future (Detroit News)

Northwest's financial troubles raise questions about the airline's future. Here are some answers:

Posted at 02:51 AM

Airline's problems raise fears of future (Detroit News)

Northwest's financial troubles raise questions about the airline's future. Here are some answers:

Posted at 02:50 AM

Struggling airline flies high in city***s eyes (The State)

Last week, Mike DiTullio drove to the Columbia airport from Aiken to pick up his mother, sister, nephew and nephew***s friend.All four flew from Boston to Columbia for $99 each.

Posted at 02:41 AM

Singapore deploys RSAF tanker aircraft to help in Iraq's reconstruction: Mindef (Channel NewsAsia)

Singapore is deploying a Republic of Singapore Air Force KC-135 tanker aircraft to support the multinational effort for the reconstruction of Iraq.

Posted at 02:28 AM

Gulf Air, best onboard dining

Gulf Air has been judged Skytrax as having the best onboard catering services for first and business class on long-haul flights. The airline invested $10bn in upgrading the cabins in its Airbus A330 fleet this year, accompanied by an enhancement of dining facilities. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 02:02 AM

Philippines' PAGASA To Upgrade Aviation Safety Via New Device (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) will install an aviation monitoring device to ensure the safety of all incoming and outgoing flights against weather-related mishaps.

Posted at 01:55 AM

PHILIPPINES' PAGASA TO UPGRADE AVIATION SAFETY VIA NEW DEVICE (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Technology Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) will install an aviation monitoring device to ensure the safety of all incoming and outgoing flights against weather-related mishaps.

Posted at 01:54 AM

INTERNET SPACE Technology Turns Airline Seat Into Personalized In-Flight Office (SpaceDaily)

Chatting on a cell phone, surfing the Net from a laptop and watching video-on-demand will soon all become part of the standard flying experience, even in economy class, say exhibitors at the weeklong 46th Paris Air Show, which ends Sunday.

Posted at 01:35 AM

June 19, 2005

General aviation slumps, but business flights soar (BizJournals)

While high fuel prices or bad weather might make you think twice about roaming the open road for pleasure, neither is likely to slow a company's pursuit of business. That's true whether the road warrior's vehicle is a car, a truck or a private aircraft.

Posted at 11:14 PM

Saudi, EU travel insurance

Saudis applying for tourists visas for EU countries now need a comprehensive travel insurance policy covering their stay, reported Gulf News. The EU grants a unified visa allowing travel to any member country. Insurance companies are offering the mandatory cover for between SR190 and SR250. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:52 PM

UAL machinists agree to contract - WSJ (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Bankrupt U.S. carrier United Airlines and its machinist union reached a deal on Sunday to save the airline $175 million a year and allow it to terminate pension plans covering 20,000 active machinists and other workers and thousands of retirees, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Posted at 10:48 PM

US aircraft kill up to 20 Taliban (Dawn)

KABUL, June 19: United States warplanes killed 15 to 20 suspected Taliban in southern Afghanistan in the latest attack in a renewed wave of violence to hit the country, the US military said on Sunday.

Posted at 10:44 PM

Targets to cut aviation pollution (BBC News)

The UK's aviation industry launches new targets to try to cut the environmental impact of air travel.

Posted at 08:45 PM

Musharraf vows to attract investment through peace effortsON BOARD PRESIDENT'S AIRCRAFT (June 20 2005): President (Business Recorder)

ON BOARD PRESIDENT'S AIRCRAFT (June 20 2005): President General Pervez Musharraf has described his visit to Australia and New Zealand as extremely successful and vowed to build on recognition of his efforts for world peace to draw investment into Pakistan, facilitate higher education and improve the country's image internationally.

Posted at 07:16 PM

Briefly: Pilots unravel Boeing order (International Herald Tribune)

Air Canada's parent company, ACE Aviation Holdings, on Sunday canceled a $6.1 billion plane order with Boeing after the airline's pilots rejected a contract to fly them.

Posted at 07:03 PM

International Traveler: U.S. jetliner makes emergency landing (International Herald Tribune)

A U.S. airliner flying from Mumbai to Amsterdam made an emergency landing in Tehran on Sunday, but none of the 255 passengers and crew was hurt, a civil aviation official said.

Posted at 07:02 PM

Briefly: Pilots unravel Boeing order (International Herald Tribune)

Air Canada's parent company, ACE Aviation Holdings, on Sunday canceled a $6.1 billion plane order with Boeing after the airline's pilots rejected a contract to fly them.

Posted at 06:58 PM

ACE Stops $6.1 Bln Boeing Order; Pilots Reject Terms (Update3) (Bloomberg.com)

U.S. June 19 (Bloomberg) -- ACE Aviation Holdings Inc., parent of Air Canada, canceled a $6.1 billion plane order with Boeing Co. after the airline's pilots rejected a contract to fly them.

Posted at 04:44 PM

Air Canada cancels $6 bln Boeing order (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. (ACErv.TO) unit Air Canada said late on Saturday that it canceled a $6 billion order for 32 jets from Boeing Co. , after the airline's pilots rejected an agreement on costs related to the jet purchase.

Posted at 04:36 PM

Air Canada cancels $6 bln Boeing order (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. (ACErv.TO) unit Air Canada said late on Saturday that it canceled a $6 billion order for 32 jets from Boeing Co. , after the airline's pilots rejected an agreement on costs related to the jet purchase.

Posted at 04:31 PM

US says aircraft kill up to 20 Taliban militants in southern Afghan attack (AFP via Yahoo! News)

United States warplanes killed 15 to 20 suspected Taliban rebels in southern Afghanistan in the latest attack in a renewed wave of violence to hit the country, the US military said.

Posted at 04:22 PM

Technology turns airline seat into personalized in-flight office (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Chatting on a cell phone, surfing the Net from a laptop and watching video-on-demand will soon all become part of the standard flying experience, even in economy class, say exhibitors at the weeklong 46th Paris Air Show.

Posted at 03:49 PM

Inflight entertainment system overheats, raises concerns about mid-air fires (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

HALIFAX (CP) - An entertainment system short-circuited, smoked and heated the insulation aboard two Canadian-operated aircraft, concerning some who see similarities to the crash of Swissair Flight 111 seven years ago.

Posted at 03:05 PM

Boeing loses $6 billion contract (CNN Money)

MONTREAL (Reuters) - ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. unit of Air Canada said late on Saturday that it canceled a $6 billion order for 32 jets from Boeing Co., after the airline's pilots rejected an agreement on costs related to the jet purchase.

Posted at 02:01 PM

Boeing loses $6 billion contract (CNN Money)

MONTREAL (Reuters) - ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. unit of Air Canada said late on Saturday that it canceled a $6 billion order for 32 jets from Boeing Co., after the airline's pilots rejected an agreement on costs related to the jet purchase.

Posted at 01:57 PM

ACE Stops $6.1 Bln Boeing Order; Pilots Reject Terms (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)

U.S. June 19 (Bloomberg) -- ACE Aviation Holdings Inc., parent of Air Canada, canceled a $6.1 billion plane order with Boeing Co. after the airline's pilots rejected a contract to fly them.

Posted at 12:58 PM

US says aircraft kill up to 20 Taleban militants in southern Afghan attack (Khaleej Times)

KABUL - United States warplanes killed 15 to 20 suspected Taleban rebels in southern Afghanistan in the latest attack in a renewed wave of violence to hit the country, the US military said on Sunday.

Posted at 12:30 PM

US aircraft kill up to 20 Taliban militants in Afghanistan (Outlook India)

United States warplanes killed 15 to 20 suspected Taliban rebels in southern Afghanistan in the latest attack in a renewed wave of violence to hit the country, the US military said today.

Posted at 11:32 AM

U.S. troops press offensive as Baghdad diner bombed (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

U.S. and Iraqi troops, backed by U.S. and British aircraft, hunted and killed foreign fighters in the town of Karabila near the Syrian border on Sunday, prowling house to house in search of guerrilla bases.

Posted at 11:20 AM

Pilots spurn Air Canada deal on Boeing jet order (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Pilots for Air Canada have rejected a tentative deal reached with the airline in April over the proposed purchase of 32 Boeing long-range jets, the airline announced.

Posted at 10:41 AM

Air Canada cancels $6 billion Boeing jet order (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. unit Air Canada said late on Saturday that it canceled a $6 billion order for 32 jets from Boeing Co., after the airline's pilots rejected an agreement on costs related to the jet purchase.

Posted at 10:20 AM

Air Canada cancels $6 billion Boeing jet order (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. unit Air Canada said late on Saturday that it canceled a $6 billion order for 32 jets from Boeing Co., after the airline's pilots rejected an agreement on costs related to the jet purchase.

Posted at 10:15 AM

New French low-cost airline takes to the skies (Channel NewsAsia)

REIMS, France : A new, domestic French low-cost airline, Air Turquoise, took to the skies, opening budget routes from the northeast city of Reims to Bordeaux, Marseille and Nice.

Posted at 09:51 AM

Troops press offensive as Baghdad restaurant bombed (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

U.S. troops, backed by Iraqi forces and U.S. and British aircraft, pushed on Sunday into the northern section of a town near the Syrian border which they say has become a stronghold for foreign fighters.

Posted at 09:41 AM

New French low-cost airline takes to the skies (AFP via Yahoo! News)

A new, domestic French low-cost airline, Air Turquoise, took to the skies, opening budget routes from the northeast city of Reims to Bordeaux, Marseille and Nice.

Posted at 08:22 AM

Troops press offensive as Baghdad restaurant bombed (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

U.S. troops, backed by Iraqi forces and U.S. and British aircraft, pushed into the northern section of a town near the Syrian border which they say has become a stronghold for foreign fighters.

Posted at 07:48 AM

Serco gets DIA contract

The Department of Civil Aviation has renewed Serco's air traffic services contract for Dubai International Airport. Under the agreement Serco manages the airport's air traffic control, electronic engineering, meteorological services and airside operations. Serco has provided air traffic services to the airport for more than 40 years. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 05:40 AM

Melton plans shake-up in JPD (The Clarion-Ledger)

Plan on a shake-up in the higher ranks of the Jackson Police Department. Listen closely for military aircraft above the city. Expect the SWAT team on the streets, backing up a new rapid-response team.

Posted at 05:16 AM

Brazilian airline Varig files for bankruptcy protection [19 Jun 2005] (Servihoo)

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 04:48 AM

Airline seat as personalized in-flight office (PhysOrg)

by Christina MackenzieLE BOURGET, France, June 19 (AFP) - Chatting on a cell phone, surfing the Net from a laptop and watching video-on-demand will soon all become part of the standard flying experience, even in economy class, say exhibitors at the weeklong 46th Paris Air Show, which ends Sunday.Technology that transforms airline seats into personalized in-flight offices will be available within

Posted at 03:53 AM

U.S. troops press offensive in western Iraq (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

U.S. troops, backed by Iraqi forces and U.S. and British aircraft, pushed into the northern section of a town near the Syrian border which they say has become a stronghold for foreign fighters.

Posted at 02:48 AM

Regional aviation on the rise (Provo Daily Herald)

Heidi TothThe added security after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, had an unexpected positive effect on the aviation industry and Utah's regional airports.The extra inconvenience caused more and more businesses to turn to privately owned planes to move their employees around the country, and those planes are seeking smaller airports at which to land.

Posted at 02:40 AM

Regional aviation on the rise (Provo Daily Herald)

Heidi TothThe added security after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, had an unexpected positive effect on the aviation industry and Utah's regional airports.The extra inconvenience caused more and more businesses to turn to privately owned planes to move their employees around the country, and those planes are seeking smaller airports at which to land.

Posted at 02:40 AM

U.S. jet leaves after emergency landing in Tehran (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

A U.S. airliner flying from Bombay to Amsterdam made an emergency landing in Tehran on Sunday, but no one was hurt and the plane continued its journey after repairs, a civil aviation official said. The United States and Iran have been on hostile terms since the 1979 Islamic revolution.

Posted at 02:08 AM

Airline's problems raise fears of future (Detroit News)

Northwest's financial troubles raise questions about the airline's future. Here are some answers:

Posted at 12:45 AM

U.S. airliner makes emergency landing in Tehran (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

A U.S. airliner flying from Bombay to Amsterdam made an emergency landing in Tehran on Sunday, but no one was hurt, a civil aviation official said. The United States and Iran have been on hostile terms since the 1979 Islamic revolution.

Posted at 12:41 AM

India on aircraft buying spree as budget travel takes off (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Indian companies were among the biggest spenders at the Paris air show, indicating a dramatic expansion in its aviation industry fuelled by the budget travel boom, officials say.

Posted at 12:38 AM

Brazilian airline Varig files for bankruptcy protection [19 Jun 2005] (Servihoo)

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 12:36 AM

India on aircraft buying spree as budget travel takes off (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Indian companies were among the biggest spenders at the Paris air show, indicating a dramatic expansion in its aviation industry fuelled by the budget travel boom, officials say.

Posted at 12:34 AM