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July 02, 2005

Khareef Festival in Salalah

The Khareef Festival in the southern Oman city of Salalah from July 15 to August 31 hopes to attract around 250,000 visitors this year, officials told Gulf News. Salalah hotels and its airport are bracing themselves for the onrush. Last year 209,000 people came for the event. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:55 PM

India on aircraft-buying spree (Sify 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 11:47 PM

Airline's debt to Hilton Head airport up in the air (Island Packet)

U.S. Airways still owes the Hilton Head Island Airport $76,000 in unpaid fees stemming from the airline's bankruptcy last year, but the airport may receive only a small portion of it.

Posted at 11:42 PM

24-hour Dubai airport welcome

The Dubai International Airport Marhaba welcoming service has been expanded to offer a 24-hour service in Terminal 2 which is used mainly by charter flight services. Marhaba provides meet-and-greet services and help with immigration and chauffer transfers. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:18 PM

Housing prices may force charter service, plane provider Jet Aviation to leave county (Boca Raton News)

Soaring real estate prices could force Palm Beach County***s largest private jet provider to move its maintenance departments elsewhere within the next three years, officials said this weekend.

Posted at 09:50 PM

Analysts sceptical of Qantas-SIA merger but back discount wing link (Finance AFP News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

SYDNEY (AFP) - Aviation analysts have dismissed suggestions from top officials in Canberra and Singapore that Qantas and Singapore Airlines will merge, but say the two carriers' discount offshoots would benefit from an alliance.

Posted at 09:50 PM

Ask Aristotle (Guardian Unlimited)

Aviation plays an increasingly crucial role in economic and social relationships across the world. But the industry faces a major challenge in ensuring that its activities can be sustained and enjoyed more widely without serious damage to the environment.

Posted at 07:27 PM

U.S. aviation adventurers depart for Ireland (CTV.ca)

Two U.S. aviation adventurers have finally lifted off from Newfoundland in their attempt to re-enact the first transatlantic flight.

Posted at 05:40 PM

A Fliers' Market ; Frequent-Flier Guru Discusses the Ups and Downs of Airline Rewards (RedNova)

A proliferation of frequent-flier programs. Mileage awards for everything from credit-card purchases to home mortgages. Worldwide airline alliances. There's never been a better time to earn free flights for travel both domestically and internationally. U.S.

Posted at 10:48 AM

Airport in Bangladesh reopens to small aircraft a day after plane skidded off runway (AP via Yahoo! Asia News)

An international airport in southeastern Bangladesh was partially reopened to small aircraft on Saturday, a day after a DC-10 plane skidded off a rain-soaked runway, slightly injuring 10 of the nearly 200 people on board, an airport official said.

Posted at 10:07 AM

Pretzel Cuts Signal Higher Airline Ticket Prices (PR Web via Yahoo! News)

Minneapolis(PRWEB) July 2, 2005 -- Have the large Airline carriers cost cutting measures finally reached the point of absurdity ?

Posted at 07:00 AM

Training Aircraft Makes Emergency Landing, Pilot Safe (Bernama)

MELAKA, July 2 (Bernama) -- A Piper Warrior training aircraft of the Malaysian Flying Academy (MFA) made an emergency landing in Batu Berendam near here Saturday but the trainee pilot was safe.

Posted at 03:34 AM

Qatar Airways plans to buy 80 aircraft (India Infoline)

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker during the recent Paris Air Show announced plans by the airlines to place the biggest aircraft orders in its history for upto 80 aircraft worth US$ 15.2bn.

Posted at 02:36 AM

Aircraft plants await move by union (Kansas City Star)

TULSA, Okla. *** The new managers in charge of the former Boeing Co. plants in Oklahoma were waiting Friday to see what union members want to do before making their next move.

Posted at 02:19 AM

Airline mechanics OK strike vote (Bradenton Herald)

MINNEAPOLIS - A union representing mechanics at Northwest Airlines Corp. has authorized a strike vote as the airline attempts to cut annual labor costs by $1.1 billion.

Posted at 02:18 AM

Pretzel Cuts Signal Higher Airline Ticket Prices (PR Web)

Cutting the Pretzels -- Have the large Airline carriers cost cutting measures finally reached the point of absurdity? [PRWEB Jul 2, 2005]

Posted at 02:05 AM

July 01, 2005

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-07-01 22:37 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Airline stocks start new quarter in the red - UPDATE 1 (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks closed lower Friday in the first day of trading in the third quarter, as Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines weighed on the Amex Airline Index. The Amex Airline Index ended the day in negative territory, down 0.2% to 47.17 points.

Posted at 05:01 PM

Airline stocks start new quarter in the red (Investors.com)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Airline stocks closed lower Friday in the first day of trading in the third quarter, as Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines weighed on the Amex Airline Index.

Posted at 04:34 PM

Veteran aircraft coming to Bowling Green (News Democrat & Leader)

Friday, the Warren County Fiscal Court passed a joint city-county resolution authorizing the establishment of Aviation Heritage Park and the display of Vietnam veteran aircraft, F4-D Phantom II #550.

Posted at 04:17 PM

Senate approves $100K for aviation heritage area (BizJournals)

The exact amount of funding the newly formed National Aviation Heritage Area will receive to help set up its operations is still in doubt.

Posted at 02:17 PM

Friday, July 01, 2005 - 03.31 pm/18.31 GMT Cash-strapped airline Vasp files for bankruptcy protection (AE Brazil)

S**o Paulo, 01 - Financially troubled Brazilian airline Via****o A**rea de S**o Paulo (Vasp) on Friday filed a request with a S**o Paulo court for bankruptcy protection.

Posted at 01:46 PM

Fitch Rates Pegasus Aviation Lease Securitizations (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Fitch Ratings has taken the following rating actions for Pegasus Aviation Lease Securitization , Pegasus Aviation Lease Securitization II , and Pegasus Aviation Lease Securitization III :

Posted at 01:00 PM

Boeing to rehire workers for three tanker aircraft (Daily Sentinel)

SAN ANTONIO *** Boeing Corp. has announced it will rehire some of the workers it laid off last month as part of a new contract on Air Force tanker aircraft.

Posted at 11:59 AM

Aviation business to relocate in Newport (Newport Independent)

Edmonds Aviation officially became Newport and Jackson County's newest small business Wednesday afternoon during a press conference held at the Newport Airport by the Newport Economic Development Commission.

Posted at 11:42 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-07-01 15:17 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Airline sector pushes higher in new quarter (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks advanced Friday morning in the first day of trading for the third quarter with Delta Air Lines and ExpressJet Holdings helping prop up the sector. The Amex Airline Index rose 0.2% to 47.34 points.

Posted at 09:51 AM

Airline creditors to get stock or 10% (News 14 Charlotte)

McLEAN, Va. -- Creditors of bankrupt US Airways will receive either 10 percent of the money owed them or stock in the new airline under a reorganization plan filed Thursday in bankruptcy court.

Posted at 09:37 AM

Airline sector pushes higher in new quarter (CBS Market Watch)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Airline stocks advanced Friday morning in the first day of trading for the third quarter with Delta Air Lines and ExpressJet Holdings helping prop up the sector.

Posted at 09:11 AM

New Piper Aircraft, union reach deal to avoid strike (Sun-Sentinel)

VERO BEACH -- Jim Long breathed a sigh of relief Thursday night. "I am tired and exhausted," said Long, a paint shop worker at The New Piper Aircraft Inc. "We did the best we could and it's something we can build a future on."

Posted at 07:27 AM

Jordan Aviation Selects R@N.One by RASSA for Internet-Based Reservations System (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

RASSA Holdings Limited today announced Jordan Aviation as its newest customer for its R@N.One flight information, seat inventory control, reservations and sales distribution system for domestic and regional airlines.

Posted at 06:52 AM

Administrator: Closing HCC's aviation mechanics program right decision (Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier)

WATERLOO --- A Hawkeye Community College administrator said Tuesday closing an aviation mechanics program was the correct decision.

Posted at 05:23 AM

Aircraft Scavenger Hunt - Find The Plane (Free Internet Press)

We have an aircraft scavenger hunt for all of you. We're looking for details about these aircraft, such as who operates them, and what they're doing with them. We won't give any more details now, but you'll find why they're interesting as you work through the list. Obviously, getting the FAA registration isn't a big deal, we already have that. They're all registered through shell companies.

Posted at 04:42 AM

Boeing to rehire workers for three tanker aircraft (KVIA)

SAN ANTONIO Boeing Corporation has announced it will rehire some of the workers it laid off last month as part of a new contract on Air Force tanker aircraft.

Posted at 04:33 AM

China Approves Its Fifth Non-State Airline (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Junyao Group has received the approval of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on June 30 to set up Eastern Fast Airlines Co., Ltd., the fifth non-state airline in the country.

Posted at 04:31 AM

CHINA APPROVES ITS FIFTH NON-STATE AIRLINE (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Regulations / Law Junyao Group has received the approval of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on June 30 to set up Eastern Fast Airlines Co., Ltd., the fifth non-state airline in the country.

Posted at 04:30 AM

Boeing to rehire workers for three tanker aircraft (Austin American-Statesman)

SAN ANTONIO *** Boeing Corp. has announced it will rehire some of the workers it laid off last month as part of a new contract on Air Force tanker aircraft.

Posted at 04:08 AM

The aviation industry is looking for YOU (Rediff.com)

AHA chief consultant Sapna Gupta says aviation is one of the fastest growing sectors and would require 21,000 cabin crew staff in the next two years.

Posted at 03:52 AM

Airline to fly to New York for a Song (7/1/2005) (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

While Seattle celebrates the Fourth of July with its traditional fireworks shows over Lake Union and Elliott Bay, a low-cost airline is set to make some noise of its own at Sea-Tac Airport.

Posted at 02:31 AM

Plan Sees Airline Merger Done By October (RedNova)

Jul. 1--US Airways filed its official plan to re-emerge from bankruptcy yesterday, arguing that a merger with America West Airlines would provide more value to creditors than a liquidation of the airline's assets. A U.S. bankruptcy judge will consider the plan at a hearing on Aug. 9.

Posted at 01:58 AM

June 30, 2005

Vancouver airline plans more Hawaii service (BizJournals)

Harmony Airways, the Canadian discount airline that flies between Vancouver and Hawaii, has announced plans for more service in the corridor.

Posted at 11:36 PM

AEROSPACE EU Urges China To Liberalize Aviation Sector (SpaceDaily)

The European Union on Thursday urged China to free up its aviation industry, the fastest growing in the world, saying only through liberalization can there be continued growth.

Posted at 11:24 PM

US Airways Files Reorganization Plan (AP via Yahoo! News)

Creditors of bankrupt US Airways will receive either 10 percent of the money owed them or stock in the new airline under a reorganization plan filed Thursday in bankruptcy court.

Posted at 08:07 PM

China, EU sign joint declaration of aviation cooperation (People's Daily)

China and the Europe Union signed a joint declaration of aviation cooperation in Beijing Thursday.

Posted at 07:47 PM

Israeli aircraft strike Hezbollah positions on border (People's Daily)

Israeli aircraft launched missiles at Hezbollah positions at a Lebanese border area on Thursday, security sources said.

Posted at 06:45 PM

Aviation Camp (WBKO-TV Bowling Green)

A two day aviation camp kicked off for students aged 10 to 15 at the Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport. During the camp, students will have the chance to fly a 25 minute leg with a certified instructor and participate in a variety of classes.

Posted at 05:49 PM

OMNI Executes Definitive Agreement to Sell Aviation Division; Closing Expected Upon Receipt of Approval From Senior (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

OMNI ENERGY SERVICES CORP. announced today it has entered into definitive agreements to sell the equipment and related assets of its aviation division to Rotorcraft Leasing Company, L.L.C. for a cash price of $11 million.

Posted at 05:17 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-30 22:03 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Airline stocks swept up in rate-hike selloff - UPDATE 2 (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Led lower by Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines, airline stocks closed deep in the red Thursday afternoon following the Federal Open Market Committee's increase in interest-rates and the expectation that more hikes are coming.

Posted at 04:34 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-30 21:26 GMT: Broad post-Fed rate hike slide catches airline stocks (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks closed down sharply on Thursday as a broad market slide swept through the sector after U.S. central bankers raised interest rates.

Posted at 04:04 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-30 19:48 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Airline stocks remain in red after Fed hikes rates - UPDATE (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Led lower by Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines, airline stocks stayed stuck in negative territory Thursday afternoon after the Federal Open Market Committee raised interest rates. The Amex Airline Index fell lately by 2.4% to stand at 47.72 points.

Posted at 02:17 PM

Administrator: Closing HCC's aviation mechanics program right decision (Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier)

WATERLOO --- A Hawkeye Community College administrator said Tuesday closing an aviation mechanics program was the correct decision.

Posted at 12:18 PM

Military: Troubled Osprey aircraft passes another round of testing (News 14 Carolina)

(RALEIGH) - Military officials said the trouble-plagued MV-22 Osprey aircraft has moved a step closer to joining the Marine Corps' fleet.

Posted at 12:12 PM

UK airline calls in sleep doctor to cure jet lag (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

British Airways has called in a specialist to find a cure for jet-lag, potentially a dream come true for sleep-deprived frequent flyers.

Posted at 11:42 AM

Israeli aircraft strike Hizbollah in Lebanon - TV (AlertNet)

JERUSALEM, June 30 (Reuters) - Israeli aircraft struck Hizbollah guerrilla positions in south Lebanon on Thursday, Israel's Channel Two television and Lebanese witnesses said.

Posted at 11:29 AM

NASA RFI: Earth Sciences Advanced Missions Platform Research Aircraft (SpaceRef)

NASA/DFRC anticipates a requirement to use a high altitude, long endurance manned aircraft as an Advanced Missions Platform (AMP) to carry earth science sensor payloads to areas world-wide by the fourth quarter of FY 2008. The payloads themselves would be designed to automatically determine optimum flight trajectories based on sensor measurements and pass this information to the aircraft's flight

Posted at 10:30 AM

LAN to Purchase 25 Airbus Aircraft (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

Chilean airline LAN Chile has announced plans for the purchasing of 25 Airbus A318 and A319 aircraft at a total price of U$750 million .

Posted at 09:57 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-30 15:24 GMT: Airline stocks lower in morning action (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks traded lower Thursday morning with shares of Delta Air Lines down 2.7% to $3.98 and Northwest Airlines off 1.7% to $4.74. The Amex Airline Index lost 0.6% to 48.57 points. This story was supplied by MarketWatch. For further information see www.marketwatch.com.

Posted at 09:48 AM

UK airline calls in sleep doctor to cure jet lag (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

British Airways has called in a specialist to find a cure for jet-lag, potentially a dream come true for sleep-deprived frequent flyers.

Posted at 08:14 AM

US Aircraft Carrier First Nuclear-Powered Ship To Visit Malaysia (Bernama)

PORT KLANG, June 30 (Bernama) -- United States aircraft carrier USS Nimitz arrived at Westport, here Thursday for its maiden call in Malaysia, the first nuclear-powered vessel to dock in Malaysian waters.

Posted at 07:55 AM

Airline Divestment Positive For Maersk-Jyske (New Ratings)

1158 GMT [Dow Jones] The sale of its airline operations is positive for AP Moller-Maersk (MAERSK-B.KO), says Jyske Bank analyst Brian Boersting. Divestment removes a loss-making operation which had very little chance of producing a return on investment for Maersk.

Posted at 07:25 AM

China's aviation sector must liberalize to meet market demand: EU (AFP via Yahoo! News)

The European Union urged China to free up its aviation industry, the fastest growing in the world, saying only through liberalization can the sector meet booming market demand.

Posted at 06:43 AM

Customer Aircraft Mass Production Underway for New SJ30-2 Twinjet (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corp. announced today that new aircraft Serial number 0006 slated for customer delivery has been matted with the wings, tail assembly, and landing gear and has moved out of the mating jig to its next production position in the San Antonio facility.

Posted at 06:25 AM

Japan Airlines Orders Six Boeing Aircraft (AP via Yahoo! News)

Japan Airlines is ordering six aircraft from Boeing Co., both sides said Thursday, in the latest sign of solid relations between the U.S. manufacturer and the Japanese carrier.

Posted at 05:27 AM

TEXT-China Aviation appoints corporate governance body (Reuters via Yahoo! Singapore News)

(The following statement was released by the (company) CAO Announces The Appointment Of A Corporate Governance Assessment Committee Singapore, 30 June 2005 - China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corporation Ltd ("the Company") wishes to announce that it has appointed a Corporate Governance Assessment Committee ("the Committee") to improve the corporate governance ...

Posted at 05:03 AM

SkyBox security

Transguard, a division of Emirates Group Security, has developed a packing device, called SkyBox, with German manufacturing firm bwh-Spezialkoffer to secure the transportation of air cargo. The box is designed to prevent theft in transit of valuable shipments such as electronic items, computer peripherals and mobile telephones, which have been targetted by criminals due to their relatively high market value and small size. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 04:29 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-30 09:35 GMT: US police evacuated Capitol after report of suspicious aircraft in airspace (Interactive Investor)

WASHINGTON (AFX) - Police ordered the evacuation of the US Capitol, which houses the US Senate and House of Representatives, yesterday, following reports that an aircraft had breached restricted airspace around Washington. "It was evacuated.

Posted at 04:10 AM

Japan Airlines orders six Boeing aircraft (Belleville News-Democrat)

TOKYO - Japan Airlines is ordering six aircraft from Chicago-based Boeing Co., both sides said Thursday, in the latest sign of solid relations between the U.S. manufacturer and the Japanese carrier.

Posted at 03:57 AM

Talk at aviation summit turns to Olympics (Salt Lake Tribune)

PARK CITY - Aviation regulators in the western United States have gone through the lengthy process of planning for a Winter Olympics on their home soil. Their Canadian counterparts are in the early stages of similar preparations. So it's not surprising that Olympic issues were sprinkled among meeting agenda items Tuesday when officials of the U.S.

Posted at 03:06 AM

The Project Group Successfully Integrated Microsoft Project With SAP/R3 at Israel Aircraft Industries (PR Web)

The Project Group, a leading German-based supplier of add-in products and consulting services for Microsoft Project, and its partner MATAN, a leading Israeli company for Enterprise Project Management consulting and Microsoft Project implementation services, today announced the completion of the integration of Microsoft Project with SAP based on TPG PSLink within the Israeli Aircraft Industry

Posted at 02:33 AM

Marines aircraft finishes operational tests (Myrtle Beach Online)

RALEIGH, N.C. - The Marine Corps is a step closer to adding the MV-22 Osprey to its aircraft fleet after the unique tilt-rotor aircraft successfully completed another round of testing, military officials said Wednesday.

Posted at 02:16 AM

China's aviation sector must liberalize to meet market demand: EU (AFP via Yahoo! News)

The European Union urged China to free up its aviation industry, the fastest growing in the world, saying only through liberalization can the sector meet booming market demand.

Posted at 02:12 AM

US Capitol evacuated, Bush relocated after report of suspicious aircraft (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Police ordered the evacuation of the US Capitol, which houses the US Senate and House of Representatives and President George W. Bush was moved to a secure location following reports that an aircraft had breached restricted airspace around Washington.

Posted at 01:39 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-30 06:42 GMT: LAN Airlines to buy 25 Airbus A318, A319 aircraft, has options on 15 more (Interactive Investor)

LONDON (AFX) - LAN Airlines SA said it will buy 25 A318 and A319 aircraft from EADS unit Airbus and has 15 options for similar aircraft. LAN estimates the order will represent an investment of 750 mln usd.

Posted at 01:26 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-30 06:41 GMT: EU, China looking to make more aviation agreements (Interactive Investor)

BEIJING (AFX) - China and the EU are looking to open more discussions on aviation agreements, ministers said.

Posted at 01:21 AM

D-C aircraft scare...Mad cow traced...All feared dead in helicopter crash (KBCI Boise)

WASHINGTON President Bush was moved to a safe location at the White House after an aircraft strayed into restricted airspace. The U-S Capitol was also ordered evacuated, but the all-clear was sounded within minutes. Fighters escorted the plane to an airport in suburban Virginia.

Posted at 12:31 AM

EU urges China to liberalize aviation sector (AFP via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

BEIJING (AFP) - The European Union urged China to free up its aviation industry, the fastest growing in the world, saying only through liberalization can there be continued growth.

Posted at 12:31 AM

Meeker Aviation and AirFilm Camera Systems gain STC for AS350/355 Lower Left Hand Singlepole camera / sensor mount (Rotorhub)

Meeker Aviation and AirFilm Camera Systems are pleased to announce we have received FAA/STC # SR 01785 LA for our new AS-350 / 355 Lower Left Hand Singlepole camera / sensor mount. Designed and manufactured by AirFilm and sold through Meeker Aviation.

Posted at 12:04 AM

June 29, 2005

CHINA, EU TO HOLD FIRST SUMMIT ON CIVIL AVIATION (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Transport China and the European Union (EU) will hold their first ever summit on civil aviation from June 30 to July 1, according to a press conference held here Wednesday.

Posted at 11:05 PM

China, EU To Hold First Summit On Civil Aviation (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

China and the European Union (EU) will hold their first ever summit on civil aviation from June 30 to July 1, according to a press conference held here Wednesday.

Posted at 11:04 PM

Bmi starts Saudi flights

Britain-based carrier bmi, formerly British Midland Airways, will run three flights a week from London Heathrow to Riyadh. The service will partially replace the daily flight operated by British Airways which terminated the service at the end of March. The new route represents a departure for bmi, which is best known for low cost short-haul routes in Europe. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:42 PM

Air cargo surcharge up

Airlines operating sky cargo business from the UAE have increased fees by 27-30% as a fuel surcharge. Charges will range from Dh1.30 to Dh1.65 per kilo. Airlines approved the surcharge hike after oil prices shot to $60 per barrel. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:40 PM

Military: Troubled Osprey aircraft passes another round of testing (KRON 4 Bay Area)

RALEIGH, N.C. Military officials say the trouble-plagued M-V-22 Osprey aircraft has moved a step closer to joining the Marine Corps' fleet.

Posted at 09:42 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-30 02:11 GMT: US Capitol evacuated after report of suspicious aircraft (Interactive Investor)

WASHINGTON (AFX) - Police ordered the evacuation of the US Capitol, which houses the US Senate and House of Representatives, after they received reports that an aircraft breached restricted airspace around Washington. "It was evacuated.

Posted at 08:59 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-30 02:11 GMT: US Capitol evacuated after report of suspicious aircraft (Interactive Investor)

WASHINGTON (AFX) - Police ordered the evacuation of the US Capitol, which houses the US Senate and House of Representatives, after they received reports that an aircraft breached restricted airspace around Washington. "It was evacuated.

Posted at 08:55 PM

Israeli aircraft fires missile in northern Gaza (The New Zealand Herald)

GAZA - An Israeli aircraft fired a missile into the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday and the army said a weapons depot was hit, the first such attack since Israel and the Palestinian Authority declared a ceasefire in February.

Posted at 07:33 PM

Merged airline stock will provide premium to AmWest shareholders (KVOA Tucson)

ARLINGTON, Va. America West shareholders and U-S Airways creditors who are bullish on the prospects of the airlines' proposed merger will have an opportunity to invest in the new airline at a cost of 16-50 per share.

Posted at 07:16 PM

D-C aircraft scare...Mad cow traced...All feared dead in helicopter crash (KVAL-TV Eugene)

WASHINGTON President Bush was moved to a safe location at the White House after an aircraft strayed into restricted airspace. The U-S Capitol was also ordered evacuated, but the all-clear was sounded within minutes. Fighters escorted the plane to an airport in suburban Virginia.

Posted at 07:14 PM

US Capitol evacuated, Bush relocated after report of suspicious aircraft (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Police ordered the evacuation of the US Capitol, which houses the US Senate and House of Representatives and President George W. Bush was moved to a secure location following reports that an aircraft had breached restricted airspace around Washington.

Posted at 07:08 PM

Merged airline stock will provide premium to AmWest shareholders (SanLuisObispo.com)

ARLINGTON, Va. - America West shareholders and US Airways creditors who are bullish on the prospects of the airlines' proposed combination will have an opportunity to invest in the new airline at a cost of $16.50 per share.

Posted at 06:27 PM

US Capitol evacuated after report of suspicious aircraft (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Police ordered the evacuation of the US Capitol, which houses the US Senate and House of Representatives, over reports an aircraft had breached restricted airspace around Washington.

Posted at 06:07 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-29 22:44 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Airline shares guard gains Wednesday - UPDATE 2 (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks on Wednesday guarded much of their gains from the prior session's oil-price driven rally, as crude futures fell for a second day. The Amex Airline Index rose 0.5% to 48.87 points in afternoon action. Crude oil futures, meanwhile, fell to a two-week low.

Posted at 05:19 PM

Merged airline stock will provide premium to AmWest shareholders (Hampton Roads Daily Press)

ARLINGTON, Va. -- America West shareholders and US Airways creditors who are bullish on the prospects of the airlines' proposed merger will have an opportunity to invest in the new airline at a cost of $16.50 per share.

Posted at 05:02 PM

Airline shares guard gains Wednesday (Investors.com)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Airline stocks on Wednesday guarded much of their gains from the prior session's oil-price driven rally, as crude futures fell for a second day.

Posted at 04:37 PM

Osprey Aircraft Passes Round of Testing (AP via Yahoo! News)

The trouble-plagued MV-22 Osprey aircraft passed another round of flight tests, moving a step closer to joining the Marine Corps fleet, military officials said Wednesday.

Posted at 04:17 PM

Operational Testing A Success For Marine Corp's Osprey Aircraft (WAVY 10)

(AP) - The Marine Corps is a step closer to bringing back its MV-22 Osprey aircraft after successfully completing another round of testing, military officials said Wednesday.

Posted at 02:36 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-29 19:17 GMT: Airline stocks lower in afternoon action (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks traded mostly lower Wednesday afternoon with the Amex Airline Index down 0.5% to 48.38 points.

Posted at 01:51 PM

Russia, Germany plan to construct amphibian aircraft, establish tsunami prevention system (Russian Information Agency Novosti)

MOSCOW, June 29 (RIA Novosti) - Russia and Germany plan to construct an amphibian aircraft equipped with a Rolls Royce engine in 2006, Russia's emergencies situations minister said Wednesday.

Posted at 12:46 PM

Searles appointed aviation director (WCAX 3)

BURLINGTON, Vt. Former Vermont Transportation Secretary Brian Searles has been appointed aviation director at Burlington International Airport. Mayor Peter Clavelle says he tapped Searles for the job because of his strong background in transportation, management and human resources.

Posted at 12:27 PM

Eurofighter aircraft deliveries into service soar through half century (opti news)

Hallbergmoos (ots) - The number of aircraft delivered into service with the four Eurofighter partner air forces of Germany, UK, Italy and Spain soared through fifty this week.

Posted at 11:54 AM

Eurofighter aircraft deliveries into service soar through half century (Presseportal)

Hallbergmoos (ots) - The number of aircraft delivered into service with the four Eurofighter partner air forces of Germany, UK, Italy and Spain soared through fifty this week. The German Luftwaffe and the Spanish Air Force ...

Posted at 11:29 AM

New SJ30 Twinjet Aircraft Rapidly Approaching FAA Certification (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corp. announced today that the FAA recently issued two additional Type Inspection Authorizations for the new SJ30-2 executive business jet, currently approaching final certification this year.

Posted at 10:51 AM

US Airline Sector Guards Gains After Rally (New Ratings)

SAN FRANCISCO (Dow Jones)--Airline stocks held their ground and traded mostly higher Wednesday, one day after falling oil prices boosted the sector. The Amex Airline Index rose 0.5% to 48.85 points in early action.

Posted at 10:39 AM

Airline Group SAS to Cut 200 Positions (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

Airline group SAS AB said Wednesday it will cut about 200 maintenance jobs in Norway and Sweden over the next year. The job cuts are part of a wider restructuring program to reduce costs, SAS said.

Posted at 10:38 AM

Airline Group SAS to Cut 200 Positions (AP via Yahoo! News)

Airline group SAS AB said Wednesday it will cut about 200 maintenance jobs in Norway and Sweden over the next year.

Posted at 10:37 AM

Aviation Turbine Fuel prices may go up by 5 pc (Press Trust of India)

New Delhi, Jun 29 (PTI) Indian Oil Corp, the country's largest oil firm, may raise aviation turbine fuel prices by 5 per cent or around Rs 1,500 per kilolitre from July 1 in step with the firming up of cost of raw material (crude oil).

Posted at 09:33 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-29 14:55 GMT: Airline stocks ease after rally (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks opened mixed Wednesday with the Amex Airline Index off 0.2% to 48.54 points after the prior session's surge.

Posted at 09:22 AM

Outsiders getting bigger stake in merged U.S. airline (International Herald Tribune)

Outside investors, including the U.S.

Posted at 09:06 AM

TECORE Launches FlightCore, an On-Board All-IP, GSM/CDMA Wireless System for Aircraft (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

TECORE Wireless Systems, a leading supplier of next-generation wireless systems, announced today it has launched FlightCore, an in-flight, all-IP GSM/CDMA wireless communications system for aircraft.

Posted at 08:04 AM

Aviation Way will relocate to make way for new commercial building (Santa Cruz Sentinel)

A $1.3 million federal grant will pay to shift Aviation Way, the entrance to Watsonville Municipal Airport, about 60 feet north, paving the way for commercial development.

Posted at 07:07 AM

U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration Awards Financial Management Line of Business Center (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

SRA International, Inc. , a leading provider of information technology services and solutions to federal government organizations, announced that it has been awarded a competitive contract to support the Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration Enterprise Service Center's Financial Management Line of Business Center of Excellence.

Posted at 05:47 AM

Competition Versus Predation in Aviation Markets: A Survey of Experience in North America, Europe and Australia (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Competition versus Predation in Aviation Markets: A Survey of Experience in North America, Europe and Australia to their offering

Posted at 05:01 AM

Aircraft mechanic gets time served (News-Record)

GREENSBORO -- A former Peruvian naval commander is the latest ex-mechanic at TIMCO sentenced on charges stemming from an investigation of illegal immigrants working for the aircraft maintenance company at Piedmont Triad International Airport.

Posted at 02:50 AM

Aircraft mechanic gets time served (News-Record)

GREENSBORO -- A former Peruvian naval commander is the latest ex-mechanic at TIMCO sentenced on charges stemming from an investigation of illegal immigrants working for the aircraft maintenance company at Piedmont Triad International Airport.

Posted at 02:45 AM

Tiny startup airline studies county service (Centre Daily Times)

A new intrastate airline may be stopping in State College if development plans continue to show promise, said the company's founder and CEO.

Posted at 02:37 AM

Etihad ups Egypt flights

Etihad Airways is increasing flights between Abu Dhabi and Cairo to seven times a week, starting 1 July. Some flights will depart AD at night to accommodate onwards connections from Egypt. The airline is also offering summer holiday packages to Egypt through Etihad Holidays. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 02:06 AM

Al Raha summer deals

Al Raha Beach Hotel is offering summer rates of $193 per person for a two-night package based on double occupancy, Wednesday to Friday. The offer is open until 30 September and includes free accommodation for two children under 12-years per room, Friday brunch and Abu Dhabi airport transfers. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:55 AM

UK: RLS Aviation on the up (Rotorhub)

RLS Aviation, Executive Aviation Charter Company based in Northamptonshire, arranges executive air travel saving that most precious of commodities******* Time! To the Chief Executive sitting in a traffic jam is just a waste of time and resources.

Posted at 12:17 AM

June 28, 2005

SAA, reservation regulations

Saudi Arabian Airlines will start issuing first and business class boarding passes 15 days before the travel date to selected destinations, reported Arab News. The new regulation is being brought in to accommodate passengers on waiting lists. All reservations that have not been confirmed at Saudia offices seven days before the travel date will be automatically cancelled. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:21 PM

Air Arabia up Saudi flights

Air Arabia now flies six times a week from Sharjah to Dammam and four times a week to Jeddah and Riyadh, after it increased flights for summer. The airline has experienced increased demand for flights to and from Saudi during summer as residents in Dubai travel home for holidays and Saudis visit Dubai for DSS. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:21 PM

Qatar Airways, New Delhi flights

Qatar Airways is expanding services to India with flights to New Delhi starting 14 July, as well as increased capacity on existing services. Flights will run daily, initially on an Airbus A320 in a two class configuration, and later on the wide body A330 offering three classes. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:21 PM

NZ airline plans cost cutting to restore profit on flights to Australia (AP via Yahoo! Asia News)

Air New Zealand plans to cut jobs and trim operating costs on flights to Australia to offset a steep drop in earnings on the routes, the airline said Wednesday.

Posted at 08:56 PM

Wal-Mart heir dies in home made aircraft (The Herald)

JOHN T Walton, the eleventh-richest person in the world and an heir to the Wal-Mart empire, has died in an air accident. The 58-year-old, worth an estimated **10.4bn, was piloting his home-made single-seater aircraft when it crashed soon after take-off near his home in Wyoming.

Posted at 08:20 PM

Wal-Mart heir dies in light aircraft crash (Guardian Unlimited)

John Walton, billionaire heir to the Wal-Mart fortune died when his tiny homemade aircraft crashed in Wyoming.

Posted at 07:49 PM

Wal-Mart heir dies in light aircraft crash (Guardian Unlimited)

The conditions were perfect for flying when John Walton, billionaire beneficiary of the Wal-Mart fortune, decorated Vietnam veteran and philanthropist, climbed into his tiny homemade aircraft.

Posted at 07:48 PM

WWII Bomber Finds Home At Pearl Harbor Museum (KITV TheHawaiiChannel.com via Yahoo! News)

A World War II bomber arrived on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor Tuesday morning as part of what organizers hope will be the centerpiece to an impressive aviation museum.

Posted at 07:41 PM

U.S. agrees to sell anti-aircraft missile launchers to Egypt (San Diego Union-Tribune)

WASHINGTON, 2:44 p.m. June 28 (AP): The Bush administration has authorized the sale of 25 Avenger anti-aircraft missile launchers to Egypt, calling its ally "an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East."

Posted at 06:11 PM

One airline starts service, while another cancels (CBC Prince Edward Island)

Westjet touched down in Charlottetown on Tuesday night, marking the start of its new summer service to Prince Edward Island. The airline expected to have at least 140 passengers on the 166-seat jet. It arrives from Toronto at 6 p.m. and leaves 30 minutes later.

Posted at 04:47 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-28 22:10 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Falling oil futures fuel airline-sector rally - UPDATE 2 (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks rallied Tuesday after an almost 4% decline in crude prices buoyed not just the fuel-price sensitive sector, but the broader U.S. equity markets as well. The Amex Airline Index rose 6.3% to 48.62 points, almost erasing last week's losses.

Posted at 04:15 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-28 21:32 GMT: Amex Airline Index leaps as oil futures drop (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Retreating oil prices boosted airline stocks Tuesday with Delta Air Lines rising 13% to $3.97 as the top percentage gainer in the Amex Airline Index . The index closed up 6.3% to 48.62 points.

Posted at 04:03 PM

Wal-Mart heir killed in aircraft (Columbia Daily Tribune)

John Walton dies in ultralight crash. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Wal-Mart heir John T. Walton, who died in the crash of his experimental ultralight aircraft, was remembered as a friendly man who threw his considerable financial support behind efforts to educate low-income children.

Posted at 02:22 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-28 19:40 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Easing oil prices fuel airline stock rally - UPDATE 1 (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks rallied Tuesday as retreating crude oil prices buoyed not just the fuel-price sensitive sector but the broader U.S. equity markets. The Amex Airline Index rose 4.7% to 47.89 points. On Tuesday, oil prices fell back below $60 a barrel.

Posted at 02:20 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-28 19:25 GMT: AMR, Delta Air send Amex Airline Index higher (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- AMR Corp. , American Airlines' parent, rose 7.8% to $12.08 on Tuesday as falling crude-oil prices lifted the entire Amex Airline Index . The index rose 4.7% to 47.87 points. Also sharply higher, Delta Air Lines jumped 6.5% to $3.75. This story was supplied by MarketWatch.

Posted at 02:06 PM

Easing oil prices fuel airline stock rally (Investors.com)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Airline stocks rallied Tuesday as retreating crude oil prices buoyed not just the fuel-price sensitive sector but the broader U.S. equity markets.

Posted at 01:38 PM

N. Texas Airline Pilot Tried To Save Teen Shark Attack Victim (NBC 5 Dallas Fort Worth)

A North Texas airline pilot vacationing in Florida is being credited with trying to save a teenager who was attacked and killed by a shark on Saturday.

Posted at 12:01 PM

Exciting courses offered at Air Link Intl Aviation College (Manila Bulletin)

This school year, the Air Link International Aviation College will mark its 22nd year of service to the community as well as the second year since it became a full-fledged college.

Posted at 11:34 AM

Wal-Mart heir dies after crashing homemade aircraft (ABC 13 Texas)

Wal-Mart heir John T. Walton, who threw his considerable financial support behind efforts to educate low-income children, has died while at the controls of a homemade, experimental aircraft.

Posted at 11:26 AM

Civil Aviation Flight University of China Selects Mechtronix Flight Simulation Technology Again (PrimeZone via Yahoo! Finance)

The Civil Aviation Flight University of China placed an additional order for a Cessna Citation Jet 1 Ascent FFS XTM and an Ascent Level 5 Flight Training Device with Mechtronix Systems, a fast growing provider of flight training equipment worldwide.

Posted at 10:32 AM

Civil Aviation Flight University of China Selects Mechtronix Flight Simulation Technology Again (pzone via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

MONTREAL, June 28, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Civil Aviation Flight University of China (CAFUC) placed an additional order for a Cessna Citation Jet 1 Ascent(r) FFS XTM and an Ascent(r) Level 5 Flight Training Device with Mechtronix Systems, a fast growing provider of flight training equipment worldwide. The devices will be installed at the CAFUC Simulation Training Center in Guanghan, Sichuan

Posted at 10:30 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-28 15:12 GMT: Northwest, AMR lead airline index rebound (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Rising shares of Northwest Airlines and AMR Corp. helped lift the Amex Airline Index 2.2% in morning trading Tuesday. Northwest added 3.8% to $4.67 after sinking during the prior session.

Posted at 09:53 AM

Fraport: "Great Day for Aviation and the Frankfurt Region" (CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance)

It's a great day for aviation in Germany and for the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main region." This was Fraport AG's comment following today's decision of the Hesse Administrative High Court in Kassel, Germany, to allow construction of the planned A380 superjumbo maintenance base at the southern side of Frankfurt Airport .

Posted at 09:41 AM

Greek Airline to Hike Fares on Oil Spike (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

Private Greek air carrier Aegean Airlines on Tuesday said it will increase fare prices from July 18 because of the hike in oil prices to more than US$60 a barrel.

Posted at 08:36 AM

Call for airline ticket poverty tax (CNews)

UNITED NATIONS (AP) France, Germany, Brazil and Chile have called for a tax on airline tickets to help finance the global fight against poverty.

Posted at 08:22 AM

Outside investors to control US Airways (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Outside investors will control 49 percent of the airline that will result from the planned merger of bankrupt US Airways with America West Airlines , according to a regulatory filing on Tuesday.

Posted at 08:02 AM

Veteran aircraft coming to Bowling Green (News Democrat & Leader)

Friday, the Warren County Fiscal Court passed a joint city-county resolution authorizing the establishment of Aviation Heritage Park and the display of Vietnam veteran aircraft, F4-D Phantom II #550.

Posted at 07:27 AM

Online Bookings and Sales through SabreSonic Web from Sabre Airline Solutions Continue to Break Records (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Sabre Airline Solutions, the industry leader in airline operations technology, reported sales through SabreSonic Web for the period Jan. 1 to May 31 totaling more than US$1.5 billion in revenue.

Posted at 07:07 AM

Wal-Mart heir dies after crashing homemade aircraft (ABC 13 Texas)

Wal-Mart heir John T. Walton, who threw his considerable financial support behind efforts to educate low-income children, has died while at the controls of a homemade, experimental aircraft.

Posted at 06:51 AM

Search for best concierge

Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing and Wafi City shopping centre are holding a competition to find Dubai's best hotel concierge. Concierges from 35 five-star hotels in Dubai will contest awards in several categories including best in customer care, most friendly, and best communication skills. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:45 AM

Russia's strategic aviation to be modernized (Russian Information Agency Novosti)

MOSCOW, June 28 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian Air Force has announced plans to modernize its long-range aviation fleet.

Posted at 05:54 AM

Czech Airline to Offer Flights to Zilina (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

The Czech state-run airline CSA will offer a new route between the Czech capital and the third largest Slovak city of Zilina next month, an official said.

Posted at 05:44 AM

SHANDONG, AUSTRIA JOIN HANDS IN MANUFACTURING FIXED WING AIRCRAFT (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Joint ventures / investment With Shandong Bingao Aircraft Manufacturing Co. Ltd officially hanging out its shingle and Sino-Austrian aircraft joint venture project signed, the first aircraft manufacturing project in East China's Shandong Province has entered a substantial operation period.

Posted at 04:32 AM

Shandong, Austria Join Hands in Manufacturing Fixed Wing Aircraft (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

JINAN, June 28 Asia Pulse - With Shandong Bingao Aircraft Manufacturing Co. Ltd officially hanging out its shingle and Sino-Austrian aircraft joint venture project signed, the first aircraft manufacturing project in East China's Shandong Province has entered a substantial operation period.

Posted at 04:27 AM

UAV NEWS Boeing X-45A Unmanned Aircraft Demonstrates Autonomous Capability (Space War UAV News)

A Boeing X-45A unmanned aircraft completed its 52nd flight recently, demonstrating its ability to adapt to a realistic and changing wartime operational environment.

Posted at 03:08 AM

Indonesia's Pertamina Postpones Imposing VAT On Aviation Fuel (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

State-owned oil company Pertamina decided to postpone imposing a value added tax on aviation fuel (avtur) for international airlines.

Posted at 03:07 AM

INDONESIA'S PERTAMINA POSTPONES IMPOSING VAT ON AVIATION FUEL (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Tax State-owned oil company Pertamina decided to postpone imposing a value added tax on aviation fuel (avtur) for international airlines.

Posted at 03:06 AM

UAV NEWS Proxy Aviation Systems Unveils SkyWatcher Germantown MD (SPX) Jun 28, 2005 (Space War UAV News)

Proxy Aviation Systems recently unveiled SkyWatcher, a long endurance, low and medium altitude, multi-payload unmanned aircraft system at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's (AUVSI) demonstration of unmanned aerial vehicles at the Webster Field Annex of the Naval Air Station at Patuxent River, Maryland.

Posted at 02:56 AM

Mukherjee: Aircraft to be chosen on basis of requirements (DefenceIndia)

Aircraft offers from various countries will be considered in the context of India's requirements, competiveness, cost and quality, Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee said today, pointing out that New Delhi did not want to trigger an arms race in the South Asia.

Posted at 01:51 AM

UAV NEWS Boeing X-45A Unmanned Aircraft Demonstrates Autonomous Capability (SpaceDaily)

A Boeing X-45A unmanned aircraft completed its 52nd flight recently, demonstrating its ability to adapt to a realistic and changing wartime operational environment.

Posted at 01:46 AM

UAV NEWS Proxy Aviation Systems Unveils SkyWatcher Germantown MD (SPX) Jun 28, 2005 (SpaceDaily)

Proxy Aviation Systems recently unveiled SkyWatcher, a long endurance, low and medium altitude, multi-payload unmanned aircraft system at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's (AUVSI) demonstration of unmanned aerial vehicles at the Webster Field Annex of the Naval Air Station at Patuxent River, Maryland.

Posted at 01:43 AM

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 01:31 AM

John Menzies plc -- Trading Statement (pzone via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

EDINBURGH, U.K., June 28, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- John Menzies plc, the time-critical logistics company, today issues a trading update ahead of its interim results for the half year ending 25 June 2005, which will be announced on Tuesday 6 September 2005. The Group is trading in line with expectations. As anticipated, Distribution has traded slightly behind last year while Aviation remains ahead.

Posted at 01:17 AM

Aircraft Industries to buy bankrupt Letecke zavody Kunovice (Prague Daily Monitor)

ZLIN (PDM staff with CTK) 28 June - Bankrupt aircraft producer Letecke zavody Kunovice will be acquired by Czech company Aircraft Industries (AI), creditors of Letecke decided yesterday, Miroslav Sladek, at Letecke zavody receiver told CTK.

Posted at 12:35 AM

Bell Submits Bid for US Army's 368 aircraft Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter Program (Rotorhub)

(Fort Worth, Texas, June 24, 2005)--- Bell Helicopter today submitted a bid for a militarized version of its enormously successful Bell 407 single engine light helicopter in response to a Request For Proposal (RFP) issued by the U.S. Army for an Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH). The ARH decision, expected in late July, calls for a total of 368 aircraft to be delivered between fiscal years

Posted at 12:05 AM

June 27, 2005

For Campers, Destination Is Aviation (Tampa Bay Online News)

LAKELAND - They come from different places, got here different ways and have different levels of interest in aviation. Last week, though, they all had the same opportunity: to get in an airplane and fly it.

Posted at 11:26 PM

Wal-Mart heir dies in plane crash (CNN.com)

Wal-Mart heir John Walton died Monday when his ultralight aircraft crashed after taking off from an airport in Jackson, Wyoming, the company announced.

Posted at 11:26 PM

Gulf Air summer special

Gulf Air is offering a 25% discount on additional tickets purchased in first and business class from Bahrain to selected destinations in the Far East, the Mediterranean and the Indian Subcontinent this summer. The offer is open until 31 July and travel must be completed by 31 August. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:29 PM

Wal-Mart Heir Dies In Plane Crash (CBS News)

John Walton, son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton and one of the country's richest men, died in a small plane crash in Wyoming. He was the aircraft's sole occupant.

Posted at 08:24 PM

Expert Panel Says U.S. Space Shuttle is Safe to Fly (Voice of America)

An independent commission of aviation experts says the U.S. space shuttle is much safer to fly since the loss of the orbiter Columbia in 2003. The panel says the U.S. space agency NASA has accomplished most of the safety modifications recommended by the investigators who probed the causes of the Columbia accident.

Posted at 08:16 PM

Air Canada pilot group denies it has made threats to disrupt air service (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

MONTREAL (CP) - Some Air Canada pilots vigorously deny they are contemplating any job actions that could force delays at the country's dominant airline.

Posted at 04:53 PM

New SpectraSensors System to Help Commercial and General Aviation Pilots Reroute Around Bad Weather, Increase Public (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

SpectraSensors, Inc., a high technology spin-off of the NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory , announced the successful completion of tests of its WVSS-II, a new Water Vapor Sensing System that will contribute to continuous, more accurate weather forecasting.

Posted at 04:22 PM

Machinists approve contract at Mid-Western Aircraft (Seattle Times)

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...

Posted at 04:12 PM

2 U.S. Pilots Die in Iraq Helicopter Crash (AP via Yahoo! News)

A U.S. Apache attack helicopter crashed Monday north of Baghdad, killing both pilots, after a witness said he saw the aircraft hit by a rocket that "destroyed it completely in the air."

Posted at 03:49 PM

That hole in the back of the plane (USA Today)

Column: Pilot Meryl Getline explains an aircraft's tail cone, the workings of the auxiliary power unit and why the air conditioning ...

Posted at 03:02 PM

That hole in the back of the plane (USA Today)

Column: Pilot Meryl Getline explains an aircraft's tail cone, the workings of the auxiliary power unit and why the air conditioning ...

Posted at 02:54 PM

2 U.S. Pilots Die in Iraq Helicopter Crash (AP via Yahoo! News)

A U.S. Apache attack helicopter crashed Monday north of Baghdad, killing both pilots, after a witness said he saw the aircraft hit by a rocket that "destroyed it completely in the air."

Posted at 02:47 PM

2 U.S. Pilots Die in Iraq Helicopter Crash (ABC News)

Two U.S. Pilots Die As Attack Helicopter Crashes in Iraq; Witnesses Say Rocket Hit Aircraft

Posted at 02:32 PM

Record oil overwhelms airline stocks (Investors.com)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Airline stocks sank Monday as crude-oil prices started the week by hitting record highs above $60 a barrel and stoking fears that jet fuel prices won't come down to manageable levels anytime soon.

Posted at 02:24 PM

Continental Airlines Feeling Effects Of Oil Prices (Forbes)

S&P Equity Research lowered the rating on the airline to "hold" from "strong buy."

Posted at 02:23 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-27 19:50 GMT: Airline stocks continue to fall as oil sets new high (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Led by a 9.4% decline in shares of Northwest Airlines , the Amex Airline Index lost 3% to 45.83 points on Monday. AMR Corp. fell 4.9% to $11.37 and was the most active stock in the group at 3.8 million shares.

Posted at 02:21 PM

EU deal 'brings open skies nearer' (Stuff)

A new aviation accord struck between New Zealand and the European Union allowing airlines to fly from any European state is a step toward an open skies agreement in the future, says the Transport Ministry.

Posted at 12:15 PM

Exciting courses offered at Air Link Intl Aviation College (Manila Bulletin)

This school year, the Air Link International Aviation College will mark its 22nd year of service to the community as well as the second year since it became a full-fledged college.

Posted at 11:42 AM

Positron Systems Awarded Contract for Damage Evaluation in Military Aircraft Metallic Parts (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Positron Systems, a provider of advanced nondestructive and material characterization testing, has been awarded a contract from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics to evaluate its technologies' capability to detect and quantify damage in military aircraft metallic parts.

Posted at 11:05 AM

Ashland showcased in aviation magazine (The Ashland Daily Press)

The magazine Pilot Getaways is the only periodical focusing on travel destinations for the private pilot. Each issue contains trip information from a pilot s perspective to places across the United States and abroad.

Posted at 10:51 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-27 15:43 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Oil surge again, sending airline stocks lower (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Spiking crude oil prices sent futures above $60 into record territory, taking airline stocks lower in Monday morning action. With the Amex Airline Index member stocks all in the red, the index fell 2.2% to 46.21 points after losing ground last week as well.

Posted at 10:23 AM

Atlantic Southeast Airlines Honored by FAA for Excellence in Aviation Maintenance Training (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines' Maintenance and Engineering division has received the Federal Aviation Administration's highest honor - the Diamond Award - for aviation maintenance training.

Posted at 09:58 AM

Oil surge again, sending airline stocks lower (CBS Market Watch)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Spiking crude oil prices sent futures above $60 into record territory, taking airline stocks lower in Monday morning action.

Posted at 09:39 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-06-27 15:02 GMT: New week opens lower for airline stocks (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks started the week in the red with the Amex Airline Index down 1.9% to $46.35. Northwest Airlines fell 3.1% to $4.77 while Continental Airlines slipped 3.2% to $12.84. The most active stock in the group was AMR Corp. , which lost 2.7% to $11.62. This story was supplied by MarketWatch.

Posted at 09:39 AM

US Aircraft Carrier Calls At Port Klang (Bernama)

PEKAN, June 27 (Bernama) -- Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Monday that the stopover in Malaysia by the world's largest aircraft carrier from the United States at the end of the month will not affect the security of Malaysian waters.

Posted at 09:28 AM

Northwest mechanics offer to take a pay cut (USA Today)

In an effort to save jobs, Northwest Airline's mechanics union said Friday that it would accept steep pay cuts including cutting ...

Posted at 07:57 AM

UAE outbound travel survey

Dubai based Market Vision released the first comprehensive report on the UAE outbound travel market today: 64% of UAE travellers travel abroad at least once a year, the majority of them travelling for leisure and visiting friends and family. Over two-thirds travel with family, and one-half stay in four and five star hotels or furnished apartments. On an average they spend 24 nights abroad per trip with an average expenditure per trip of $1,700, higher than the European average of $1,200. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 07:26 AM

Proxy Aviation Systems Unveils SkyWatcher at AUVSI's UAV Demo and Unmanned Systems Show in Baltimore (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Proxy Aviation Systems, Inc., a company dedicated to developing fully autonomous, optionally piloted unmanned aircraft systems , unveiled SkyWatcher, a long endurance, low and medium altitude, multi-payload unmanned aircraft system today at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's demonstration of unmanned aerial vehicles at the Webster Field Annex of the Naval Air Station at

Posted at 07:02 AM

Virgin Atlantic plans 1,000 new posts by 2007 (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Virgin Atlantic said it planned 1,000 new jobs over the next 18 months as part of a major expansion for the airline, despite being faced with extra costs as oil prices surge to record high points.

Posted at 06:44 AM

Alitalia stock is suspended (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Trading in shares in Italian airline Alitalia was suspended pending a statement, Borsa Italiana stock market authorities said.

Posted at 06:27 AM

1,000 new jobs as airline expands (BBC News)

Sir Richard Branson announces 1,000 new jobs at Gatwick and Heathrow with the expansion of Virgin Atlantic.

Posted at 06:23 AM

Aviation tops EU transport agenda (EU Politix)

Aviation tops the agenda for European transport ministers meeting in Luxembourg on Monday. Luxembourg EU presidency is hoping agreement can be reached on Brussels plans for an air traffic controllers licence.

Posted at 05:54 AM

US aircraft crashes, blast hits Baghdad (Aljazeera)

A roadside explosion has claimed the lives of two Iraqi civilians in Baghdad, hours after of a US military helicopter crashed north of the capital.

Posted at 05:42 AM

Investors invited to develop airport hotel at Terminal 3 (Channel News Asia via Yahoo! Asia News)

SINGAPORE : The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore or CAAS is inviting investors to lease a site at the upcoming Terminal 3 for the development of an airport hotel.

Posted at 05:20 AM

MarketScan Airline Industry Scorecard Shows Travel Aggregators Orbitz, Expedia, CheapTickets, Travelocity, Priceline, (PR Web via Yahoo! News)

Novato, CA (PRWEB) June 27, 2005 -- Travel Aggregators continue to fly rings around the major US airlines when it comes to Search Engine Marketing. The top five highest rated travel programs and seven of the top ten (based on MarketScan Airline Industry Scoring) are aggregators. The dominance is particularly pronounced in PPC ratings *** where the top seven programs are aggregators. Among airlines,

Posted at 05:04 AM

Indian Air May Place $2.2 Bln Order for Airbus Planes (Update3) (Bloomberg.com)

June 27 (Bloomberg) -- Indian Airlines Ltd., the nation's biggest domestic carrier, may win government approval to buy its first new aircraft in 13 years, in a plan to upgrade and expand its fleet to compete with 10 low-fare rivals.

Posted at 03:21 AM

YOUR E-MAIL ALERTS (CNN.com)

Qantas CEO Geoff Dixon. CANBERRA, Australia (Reuters) -- Australia's largest airline, Qantas Airways Ltd, has played down merger suggestions but said it was likely to have an "association" with another airline in five to 10 years.

Posted at 03:01 AM

EVA Air now serves Hawaii (BizJournals)

A second Taiwanese airline has begun flying to Hawaii. The Taiwan flag carrier China Air has now been joined by rival EVA Air, whose Airbus A330-200 arrived at Honolulu on Saturday.

Posted at 02:35 AM

Sport Aircraft Exchange Announces the Launch of their Free Classified Experimental Aircraft Listing Service is the (PR Web)

AircraftX.com offers Free Classified Listing Services for those looking to Buy and Sell Experimental Aircraft and Accessories. Listing for all Experimental, Kit, Light Sport, Antique, Vintage Aircraft and more! [PRWEB Jun 27, 2005]

Posted at 02:31 AM

MarketScan Airline Industry Scorecard Shows Travel Aggregators Orbitz, Expedia, CheapTickets, Travelocity, Priceline, (PR Web)

Top five search engine marketing programs focus on pay per click campaigns. [PRWEB Jun 27, 2005]

Posted at 02:20 AM

INDUSTRY REPORT: New aviation leaders named (Detroit Free Press)

European Aeronautic, Defense & Space Co. put Gustav Humbert in charge of its Airbus SAS unit, ending months of wrangling over a new management team. EADS also elected Tom Enders and Noel Forgeard as its joint chief executives.

Posted at 02:16 AM

Afriqiyah Airline Debuts (This Day)

Governor Ibrahim Shekarau of Kano State and the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero were at Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA), to witness the first landing of Afriqiyah Airline plane at the airport.

Posted at 01:09 AM

Virgin Atlantic Plans to Hire 1,500 Workers as Fleet Increases (Bloomberg.com)

U.K. June 27 (Bloomberg) -- Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd., which is controlled by U.K. billionaire Richard Branson, plans to hire 1,500 employees over the next 18 months as it adds new aircraft.

Posted at 12:52 AM

ACT airline to add more NSW destinations (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A Canberra-based airline says its service is proving so successful it will expand its network in New South Wales. Brindabella Airlines says it will begin a daily flight into Coffs Harbour on the NSW mid-north coast in either September or October and is considering flying to other destinations.

Posted at 12:24 AM

June 26, 2005

Indian Air May Place $2.2 Bln Order for Airbus Planes (Update2) (Bloomberg.com)

June 27 (Bloomberg) -- Indian Airlines Ltd., the nation's biggest domestic carrier by fleet, may win government approval to buy its first new aircraft in 13 years, in a plan to upgrade and expand its planes to compete with 10 low-fare rivals.

Posted at 11:43 PM

Southwest: Federal airline restriction hurts Philadelphia (BizJournals)

The Philadelphia region is losing out on more than $260 million in annual travel spending because of a decades-old federal law that limits Southwest Airlines flights from its home airport in Dallas.

Posted at 11:32 PM

Cramer-Krasselt lands airport job (BizJournals)

Cramer-Krasselt has grabbed the advertising account for the Phoenix Aviation Department, a contract that could reach $785,000 for its first year.

Posted at 11:30 PM

AD builds national museum

The oldest building in Abu Dhabi, the Al Hosn Palace, is to be converted into a national museum which will be modelled after the Louvre Museum in Paris, officals told Gulf News. The palace was formerly the old fort and was constructed in 1793 as the ruler's residence. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:29 PM

FCCJ looks into training air traffic controllers (BizJournals)

CECIL COMMERCE CENTER -- Florida Community College at Jacksonville's Aviation Center of Excellence is hoping to build on a fledgling partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration as one of three educational institutions in the country -- and the only community college -- entrusted by the FAA to help train its inspectors.

Posted at 11:28 PM

ExpressJet deal puts Wing Aviation on Cloud 9 (BizJournals)

Private aviation company Wing Aviation LLC is poised for take-off after landing its first high octane investor -- none other than Continental Airlines Inc. spinoff ExpressJet Holdings Inc.

Posted at 11:27 PM

Perfect Jet to provide nonstops to Aspen (BizJournals)

Proven North Texas aviation entrepreneur Dennis Keith has targeted another new market niche to tap: Supplying nonstop air service on a regular schedule between major U.S. cities and the Colorado vacation resort of Aspen -- using large-cabin, business jets currently in operation as charters.

Posted at 11:19 PM

Qantas plays down merger talk (CNN.com)

Qantas CEO Geoff Dixon. CANBERRA, Australia (Reuters) -- Australia's largest airline, Qantas Airways Ltd, has played down merger suggestions but said it was likely to have an "association" with another airline in five to 10 years.

Posted at 11:14 PM

DSS boosts hotels by 30%

Hotel reservations in Dubai are up by 20-30% due to the opening of the Dubai Summer Surprises festival this week. Most of the familes arriving in Dubai are from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar, said officials from the hospitality and tourism sectors. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:50 PM

UP-GRADATION OF MAZAR-I-SHARIF AIRPORT INAUGURATED (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Infrastructure Transport and Aviation Minister Enayatullah Qasemi Saturday inaugurated expansion and up-gradation work of the Mazar-i-Sharif airport.

Posted at 10:27 PM

Aircraft crashes in Highgate; one dead (WRGB)

HIGHGATE, Vt. *** An Alburg man died this afternoon when his small aircraft crashed in a wooded area near the Swanton airport. Sixty-six-year-old Joseph Roger Benjamin died at the scene of the crash.

Posted at 09:29 PM

Indian Air May Place $2.2 Bln Order for Airbus Planes (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)

June 27 (Bloomberg) -- Indian Airlines Ltd., the nation's biggest domestic carrier by fleet, may be able to buy its first new aircraft since 1992 in two weeks to compete with a half dozen low-fare rivals in Asia's fourth-largest economy.

Posted at 08:35 PM

South Korea Reopens $2 Billion Bid for Aircraft Warning Systems (Bloomberg.com)

June 27 (Bloomberg) -- South Korea's defense ministry is inviting bids for a $2 billion order of early aircraft warning systems, reopening a process which was shelved last year because one of the two bidders was disqualified.

Posted at 08:20 PM

Small Plane Crashes Into Restaurant; Lands On Highway (NBC 4 Los Angeles)

The Federal Aviation Association is investigating a small plane crash that struck a KFC restaurant and landed on a highway in Mojave.

Posted at 08:04 PM

New partners likely in 5 to 10 years - Qantas (Stuff)

CANBERRA: Australia's largest airline, Qantas Airways, has played down merger suggestions but said it was likely to have an "association" with another airline in five to 10 years.

Posted at 08:02 PM

SINGAPORE PRESS: CAO Asked To Pay Fee Before J Aron Case (Dow Jones via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

DJ SINGAPORE PRESS: CAO Asked To Pay Fee Before J Aron Case SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)--The Singapore high court has asked China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Ltd (C47.SG) to pay a S$75,000 security fee before its lawsuit against J Aron & Co, the commodities trading arm of Goldman Sachs Group Inc.(GS), for alleged misrepresentation can go ahead, The Straits Times reports. The newspaper said the cash will

Posted at 07:42 PM

SINGAPORE PRESS: CAO Asked To Pay Fee Before J Aron Case (Dow Jones via Yahoo! Asia News)

SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)--The Singapore high court has asked China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Ltd (C47.SG) to pay a S$75,000 security fee before its lawsuit against J Aron & Co, the commodities trading arm of Goldman Sachs Group Inc.(GS), for alleged misrepresentation can go ahead, The Straits Times reports.

Posted at 07:41 PM

Airline considers fuel surcharge increases (The Scotsman)

BMI, Scotland's second-largest airline, is about to announce whether it will increase fuel surcharges for UK and European flights following British Airways' decision to raise them by **2 to **8 per flight from today.

Posted at 07:22 PM

Qantas to seek partnership in future, says CEO (The New Zealand Herald)

Qantas Airways chief executive Geoff Dixon says the airline will be in some sort of partnership with another carrier in the next five years. But Mr Dixon said such an association would likely retain the national airline***s separate brand and not result in a full merger.

Posted at 06:51 PM

"India responding to changes in civil aviation" (The Hindu)

NEW DELHI: : The civil aviation sector is on a roll with both state-owned and private carriers adding more capacity and launching more connections globally, as air traffic to and from India continues to grow at 20 per cent annually.

Posted at 05:33 PM

Surcharges take off for air carriers (The Age)

Airlines are increasing fuel surcharges but hedging allows Qantas to hold its rate steady. British Airways, Europe's third-largest airline, will raise surcharges as much as 50 per cent this month to recoup part of the cost of record fuel prices.

Posted at 02:10 PM

Plane with knife on board returns to Ill. (Kansas City Star)

Plane with knife on board returns to Ill. CHICAGO - An American Airlines flight that had taken off on a flight to Rome returned to O'Hare International Airport because a passenger found a small knife on board, an airline spokeswoman said Sunday.

Posted at 01:59 PM

Plane With Knife on Board Returns to Ill. (AP via Yahoo! News)

An American Airlines flight that had taken off on a flight to Rome returned to O'Hare International Airport because a passenger found a small knife on board, an airline spokeswoman said Sunday.

Posted at 01:43 PM

Machinists Approve Contract At Mid-Western Aircraft (KOTV Tulsa)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Mid-Western Aircraft Systems says it's happy that machinists have agreed to a contract. Machinists at the former Boeing plant in Wichita, Kansas, today approved a five-year deal that includes a ten percent salary cut for more than four-thousand workers.

Posted at 12:57 PM

Museum celebrates effort to rebuild its proud legacy (San Diego Union-Tribune)

June 26 (UNION-TRIBUNE): Twenty-seven years ago on a chilly February evening, three Chula Vista teenagers shoved papers into a Balboa Park pillar and lighted the wad to keep warm. By the next morning, decades of aviation history had been reduced to ashes.

Posted at 12:06 PM

Qantas eyes airline partnership (Herald Sun)

QANTAS Airways chief executive Geoff Dixon says the airline is likely to merge with a foreign carrier in the next five to 10 years.

Posted at 09:31 AM

Help wanted: Pilots for China's airlines (International Herald Tribune)

China's booming commercial aviation industry is taking off faster than the country can train pilots, a trend that threatens future growth and hard-won advances in air safety.

Posted at 09:01 AM

Local aviators recognized Man re-elected to board NSU graduate gets designation (Houma, Louisiana Newspaper - The Courier)

HOUMA -- Two local aviators received the Wright Bros. Master Aviator Awards from the Federal Aviation Administration. Charlie Hammonds and Lloyd Geist, both of Houma, received the awards June 13 in a ceremony at New Orleans Lakefront Airport.

Posted at 08:05 AM

Sri Lanka: Hisbullah resigns from Aviation Board in protest of P-TOMS (TamilNet)

Mr M S M Hisbullah, Senior Deputy Leader of the National Unity Alliance (NUA), led by Ms Ferial Ashraff and a close ally of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Government resigned Sunday from the post of Chairman of the Civil Aviation Services Board. Mr Hisbullah did not specify the reason in his resignation letter. However, at a press briefing held in his hometown Kattankudi in the

Posted at 06:49 AM

Incident involving Air Malta aircraft in Moscow (di-ve)

GUDJA, Malta (di-ve news) -- June 26, 2005 -- 1315CEST -- The Air Malta flight KM561 coming to Malta from Moscow's Domodedovo airport scheduled for this morning had to be delayed due to an incident when the ground staff at the Russian airport hit the aircraft with a passenger jetty.

Posted at 06:37 AM

Qantas 'likely to merge by 2015' (BBC News)

Australian airline Qantas is likely to join with another carrier within five to 10 years, says its boss.

Posted at 06:34 AM

American Express, Visa offer new form of travelers check (Chicago Sun-Times)

In planning your summer vacation, you have lots of decisions: Where to go, which airline to take, which fabulous outfits to pack. Now, there's one more: Paper or plastic?

Posted at 04:30 AM

Rise in corporate, private aviation fuels demand for pilot licenses (Provo Daily Herald)

In a profession that's typically dominated by men, Susan Horstman achieved the rare distinction of being the first and only female pilot to be hired by National Airlines in 1979, and later, Pan American World Airways, when the two airlines merged.Doing a professional job and holding herself accountable to high standards are keys to her success and also the work ethic

Posted at 02:38 AM

Qantas Considers Future Carrier Alliance (ABC News)

Qantas Will Likely Form Alliance With Another Airline in the Future, CEO Says

Posted at 02:02 AM

Aviation buffs gather at Ramona Air Show (North County Times)

RAMONA ---- Standing near the taxiway of the Ramona Airport, onlookers shaded their eyes and stared in awe as planes gracefully glided into the air.

Posted at 01:36 AM

Qantas Considers Future Carrier Alliance (AP via Yahoo! News)

Australian flag carrier Qantas likely will form some kind of alliance with another airline in the future, Chief Executive Officer Geoff Dixon said Sunday.

Posted at 01:34 AM

Virgin set to undercut Emirates

Virgin Atlantic will undercut Emirates on fares between London and Dubai when services launch next April, Sir Richard Branson told Arabian Business. He said we expect to give our competitors a run for their money, especially in the business class market where our Upper Class Suite is expected to pick up a lot of our rivals' passengers as well as many more awards.



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Posted at 01:03 AM

Qantas: New partners likely in 5-10 years (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Australia's largest airline, Qantas Airways Ltd., played down merger suggestions on Sunday but said it was likely to have an "association" with another airline in five to 10 years.

Posted at 01:00 AM

Air Arabia, millionth passenger

Air Arabia will fly its millionth passenger this week, just 18 months after the Sharjah based discount carrier took to the sky. The millionth passenger will get a free holiday package to any Air Arabia destination for two people, and a special VIP welcome. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:25 AM

Airport gets new destination airline (Tribune Chronicle)

VIENNA - The Pan Am Clipper Connection, a new destination-style airline, will begin offering flights from the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport to select business and leisure destinations this fall. If it works, more flights will be added.

Posted at 12:24 AM

BA ups surcharge tomorrow

British Airways is increasing the fuel surcharge on tickets issued in Britain from Dhs108 to Dhs162 for longhaul flights from tomorrow. The surcharge applies only to tickets issued from tomorrow and does not apply to tickets already paid for and issued. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:22 AM