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July 16, 2005

First Saudi private airline

The Saudi Government awarded a licence to Al Khayala airlines to operate the country's first domestic private airline between Riyadh and Jeddah. The first flight took off yesterday, marking the first break in the state aviation monopoly in the Kingdom. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:57 PM

Second Emirates NYC flight

Emirates will double its non-stop flights to New York with a second daily flight from November 7. The present daily service was launched in June last year. The new flight EK203 will depart Dubai at 1:30am and arrive at the John F. Kennedy Airport at 7:10am the same day; the return flight EK204 will depart at 9:10am and arrive at Dubai at 6:50am the next day. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:17 PM

World's three aviation alliances quicken pace of entry into China (People's Daily)

Finnair has opened its office in Guangzhou and is planning a new route Helsinki to its fourth China destination in the south China city this autumn, a major move that indicates the "oneworld" alliance of eight airlines, including Finnair, has quickened the pace of entry into China.

Posted at 11:02 PM

Gulf Air to fly to Dublin

The fair city of Dublin will be served by Gulf Air flights from December 2, with Airbus A330 aircraft featuring sky beds for First and Business Class passengers. The flights will be non-stop from Manama, and follow Gulf Air's success with charter flights to Ireland. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:34 PM

Kin Sue in Two Helicopter Crash Deaths (AP via Yahoo! News)

Relatives of two Navy sailors killed in a helicopter crash two years ago have filed lawsuits against the companies that built the aircraft, accusing them of negligence.

Posted at 09:07 PM

Mourners Remember Adm. James Stockdale (AP via Yahoo! News)

Military officials and family members gathered atop an aircraft carrier Saturday to remember retired Vice Adm. James Stockdale, the highly decorated Navy officer who was Ross Perot's running mate in the 1992 presidential race.

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Stockdale mourned atop aircraft carrier in Coronado (KESQ)

CORONADO, Calif. Military officials and family remembered James Stockdale in a memorial Saturday on the U-S-S Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier in Coronado.

Posted at 08:29 PM

Stockdale mourned atop aircraft carrier in Coronado (SanLuisObispo.com)

CORONADO, Calif. - Military officials and family remembered retired Vice Adm. James Stockdale in a tribute memorial Saturday atop the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, portraying him as a thoughtful and strong war hero with no mention of his fumbling 1992 campaign for vice president.

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Witness says plane crashed in Equatorial Guinea, 45 on board (AFP via Yahoo! News)

A plane with 45 people on board which went missing in the central African state of Equatorial Guinea has apparently crashed, according to a witness who said he saw the aircraft go down shortly after takeoff.

Posted at 03:00 PM

IA plan to buy aircraft may be delayed (The Hindu)

NEW DELHI: The Indian Airlines (IA) proposal to purchase 43 passenger aircraft from Airbus Industrie is likely to suffer delay.

Posted at 02:51 PM

PETROLEUM DIRECTORY: Security Aviation relocates and expands its services (Petroleum News)

Anchorage-based Security Aviation Inc. has relocated as part of an expansion to include round-the-clock LifeFlight air ambulance services throughout Alaska and the Lower 48. The company will now operate from a facility at 6121 South Airpark Place on the south side of Ted Stevens Anchorage Internatio...

Posted at 11:38 AM

Airline keen to expand destinations (Gulf Times)

NEW DELHI: Qatar Airways is keen to operate services to new Indian destinations including Goa, a senior airline official said here yesterday.

Posted at 06:05 AM

Another Nepalese airline to fly to Indian metros (Hindustan Times)

The Indian tourist can hope to get further pampered while flying to Nepal with a new airline starting flights between Kathmandu and Indian metros this year-end.

Posted at 05:46 AM

AFM aircraft collides with Enemalta vehicle (di-ve)

LUQA, Malta (di-ve news) -- July 16, 2005 -- 1135CEST -- During the early hours of Saturday, around 0605 CEST, a Bulldog aircraft of the Armed Forces of Malta with 2 persons onboard, was involved in a ground collision with an Enemalta vehicle.

Posted at 04:53 AM

Aspen Aviation jet slides off runway (The Aspen Times)

An Aspen Aviation jet went off the north side of the runway Friday morning at Eagle County Airport, injuring a cancer patient from Woody Creek.

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Executive takes job for airline in India (The Charlotte Observer)

Bruce Ashby, viewed as one of US Airways' most promising top executives, is leaving the airline to run a low-fare carrier in India, the company said Friday.

Posted at 02:42 AM

Executive takes job for airline in India (The Charlotte Observer)

Bruce Ashby, viewed as one of US Airways' most promising top executives, is leaving the airline to run a low-fare carrier in India, the company said Friday.

Posted at 02:40 AM

July 15, 2005

Reagan will open to private aviation (The Washington Times)

ASSOCIATED PRESS The airport near the nation's capital is getting closer to normal after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport will reopen to private aviation in mid-August, the Transportation Security Adminis

Posted at 11:22 PM

Airline executive exits for start-up (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

US Airways Executive Vice President Bruce Ashby, once considered a likely successor to airline Chief Executive Officer Bruce Lakefield, is resigning to run an Indian start-up airline backed by former US Airways boss Rakesh Gangwal.

Posted at 11:17 PM

Merpati Airline To Open Bandung-kl Route In September (Bernama)

BANDUNG, July 16 (Bernama) -- Indonesian state airline company PT. Merpati plans to start a Bandung-Kuala Lumpur flight route in September this year, the Indonesian news agency Antara reported.

Posted at 11:12 PM

Photo from a Celebration of Acceptance for the First Bombardier Q300 Turboprop Airliner by New Zealand's National (The Auto Channel)

TORONTO--July 15, 2005--Bombardier Aerospace (TSX: BBD.MV.A) (TSX: BBD.SV.B) and Air New Zealand today celebrated the acceptance of the first Bombardier Q300 turboprop airliner by New Zealand's national airline.

Posted at 11:07 PM

UAE aviation sector set for robust growth: EIB (Khaleej Times)

DUBAI *** The UAE is making steady progress to establish itself as one of the world***s busiest aviation centres. The aviation industry is poised to make phenomenal growth in terms of the number of fleet and passengers.

Posted at 10:58 PM

Ashby Leaves US Airways For New Airline in India (Washington Post)

N. Bruce Ashby, an architect of US Airways Group Inc.'s bankruptcy reorganization and its pending merger with America West Holdings Corp., will resign from the airline by the end of the month.

Posted at 10:42 PM

Las Cruces Loses Commercial Airline (KFOX 14 El Paso)

Flights by Westward Airways in Las Cruces have stopped. Westward was the first commercial airline at the Las Cruces airport in four years. Airline executives say they've stopped flights, because they haven't received $180,000, in funding from Taos, New Mexico.

Posted at 10:24 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-07-15 20:20 GMT: Amex Airline Index lower as week comes to close (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks slipped Friday afternoon as the Amex Airline Index lost 0.8% to 51.13 points with Northwest Airlines down 3.4% to $4.83. Delta Air Lines fell 2.2% to $3.96 as the most active stock in the group with 5.9 million shares changing hands.

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Brazil Will Buy 12 Used Aviation Jets From France (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)

July 15 (Bloomberg) -- Brazil agreed to buy 12 used Dassault Aviation SA-built fighter jets from France to replace older planes.

Posted at 01:28 PM

NASA Presolicitation Notice: Individual Trip Aviation Weather Forecast Service (SpaceRef)

NASA/JSC plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the following Commercial services for individual trip aviation weather forecasts for NASA/JSC aircrews.

Posted at 12:23 PM

Complaints over airline's Churchill terror ad (Telegraph.co.uk)

A newspaper advert for budget airline Ryanair which refers to the London suicide bombings has been heavily criticised, says a watchdog.

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'Aircraft incident' closes Eagle County Airport for one hour (Vail Daily)

EAGLE A small, private aircraft went off the north side of the runway Friday morning at Eagle County Airport. The result was a minor fire and some bumps and bruises, but no major injuries were reported.

Posted at 12:01 PM

Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft to be tested at Santa Fe airport (KVIA)

SANTA FE Developmental flight tests for the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft are to be conducted at the Santa Fe Municipal Airport. The tests are scheduled for August Second through September 30th.

Posted at 11:54 AM

Winston Churchill airline ad sparks complaints (Reuters.co.uk)

LONDON (Reuters) - An airline ad campaign featuring an image of Winston Churchill declaring: "We shall fly them to the beaches", has been criticised as insensitive after last week's London bombings.

Posted at 10:59 AM

Pilotless target aircraft Lakshya inducted into Indian Air Force (Press Trust of India)

Bangalore, Jul 15 (PTI) Lakshya, country's indigenous pilotless target aircraft, was inducted into the Indian Air Force today in tandem with the addition of nine upgraded twin-seater deep penetration strike aircraft, Jaguars, to its squadron.

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(AFX UK Focus) 2005-07-15 15:37 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Airline stocks fade in rally's wake (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks traded lower Friday, with the sector easing off following the prior session's oil- and airfare-driven surge. The Amex Airline Index slipped 1.4% to 50.82 points but remained above Monday's open of 48.03 points.

Posted at 10:10 AM

Winston Churchill airline ad sparks complaints (Reuters.co.uk)

LONDON (Reuters) - An airline ad campaign featuring an image of Winston Churchill declaring: "We shall fly them to the beaches", has been criticised as insensitive by some newspaper readers in the wake of last week's London bombings.

Posted at 09:39 AM

Airline stocks fade in rally's wake (CBS Market Watch)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Airline stocks traded lower Friday, with the sector easing off following the prior session's oil- and airfare-driven surge.

Posted at 09:29 AM

Winston Churchill airline ad sparks complaints (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)

An airline ad campaign featuring an image of Winston Churchill declaring.

Posted at 09:27 AM

Venezuela Airline May Buy Pluna Stake (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

Venezuelan state airline Conviasa is looking into buying a 49 percent stake in Uruguay's failing airline Pluna, the Tourism Ministry said.

Posted at 09:22 AM

edie news centre - Solar plane shows future of zero aviation emissions (Environmental Data Interactive Exchange)

While airline companies and governments dither over how and by how much, to try and cut emissions from aviation, one man is showing the way to a future of zero emissions from air flight.

Posted at 09:06 AM

InterContinental Hotels Group Adds VARIG to Priority Club Rewards' Growing Portfolio of Airline Partners (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

InterContinental Hotels Group , the world's largest and most global hotel company, announced today the addition of VARIG to its portfolio of airline partners within the company's guest loyalty program, Priority Club** Rewards.

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FAA sees hurdles to in-flight mobile phone use (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Substantial challenges remain to the in-flight use of mobile phones even if communications regulators ease their ban, the Federal Aviation Administration told lawmakers on Thursday.

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Airline's Plan For Palau-HK Route Can't Be Stopped: Taiwan Govt (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Friday that the ministry is only presenting its views on a local airline's plan to open a Palau-Hong Kong route "out of duty" and that it has no authority to halt the plan.

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AIRLINE'S PLAN FOR PALAU-HK ROUTE CAN'T BE STOPPED: TAIWAN GOVT (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Regulations / Law The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Friday that the ministry is only presenting its views on a local airline's plan to open a Palau-Hong Kong route "out of duty" and that it has no authority to halt the plan.

Posted at 06:15 AM

Research and Markets: Contemporary Issues in Human Factors and Aviation Safety (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Contemporary Issues in Human Factors and Aviation Safety to their offering.

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Aviation, not transit, feds' priority (Chicago Sun-Times)

There's only so much the federal government can do to protect transit systems from terror attacks, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Thursday.

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Indian government wants order for 43 Airbus planes re-examined (AFP via Yahoo! News)

India's government wants a planned 2.2 billion dollar deal for the purchase of 43 passenger aircraft with European plane maker Airbus for state-run domestic carrier Indian Airlines re-examined, the aviation minister said.

Posted at 02:51 AM

Spectrum's profits soar with aircraft markers (icWales)

A SOUTH-WALES hi-tech venture which supplies innovative lasers to mark and identify wiring in aircraft has seen its profits take off.

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S. Arabia's first private airline set for takeoff (Khaleej Times)

RIYADH *** Saudi Arabia's first private commercial airline takes off tomorrow, ending flagship carrier Saudi Arabian Airlines' decades-old monopoly on domestic flights.

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July 14, 2005

300 more airline workers to leave (Pittsburgh Live)

About 300 more flight attendants at US Airways will take voluntary leave from the troubled airline by year's end, bringing the total to more than 1,200, their union chief said Thursday.

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N.D. airline boardings up 2.7 percent in June (Grand Forks Herald)

BISMARCK, N.D. - Airline boardings at North Dakota's eight commercial airports last month were up 2.7 percent from June 2004, state Aeronautics Director Gary Ness says.

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Saudi's first private airline is ready for take-off (Gulf Daily News)

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's first private commercial airline takes off tomorrow, ending flagship carrier Saudi Arabian Airlines' decades-old monopoly on domestic flights.

Posted at 08:19 PM

MALAYSIA PRESS: Malaysian Airline Being Probed Again (Dow Jones via Yahoo! Asia News)

KUALA LUMPUR (Dow Jones)--A fresh police report has been lodged by a director of Malaysian Airline System Bhd. (3786.KU), implicating several executives for losses incurred following alleged irregular company practices, the daily New Straits Times reports, citing unnamed sources.

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MALAYSIA PRESS: Malaysian Airline Being Probed Again (Dow Jones via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

DJ MALAYSIA PRESS: Malaysian Airline Being Probed Again KUALA LUMPUR (Dow Jones)--A fresh police report has been lodged by a director of Malaysian Airline System Bhd. (3786.KU), implicating several executives for losses incurred following alleged irregular company practices, the daily New Straits Times reports, citing unnamed sources. The report comes in the midst of an arbitration between the

Posted at 07:54 PM

India upgrades Jaguars and Lakshya aircraft (People's Daily)

Indian Defense Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday will hand over nine indigenous Jaguars and the first Lakshya aircraft to the Indian Air Force (IAF) for combat operations and target practice, Indo-Asian News Agency (IANS) reported Thursday.

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U.S. lagging on fix for air explosions, agency says (International Herald Tribune)

The NTSB has complained to the Federal Aviation Administration that it has slowed to a crawl on changes needed to prevent midair explosions.

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Laptop sparks airline emergency (Australian IT)

THE smell from an airline passenger's overheated laptop computer has sparked an emergency at the Gold Coast Airport. The Virgin Blue Boeing 737-700 was half an hour from Coolangatta on a flight from Sydney late yesterday when the pilot radioed ahead to have emergency services put on standby.

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Lawmakers, others object to mobile calls on aircraft (InfoWorld)

( InfoWorld ) - WASHINGTON - Three U.S. government agencies raised safety concerns Thursday about efforts to allow mobile phone calls on airplanes inflight, with law enforcement officials saying high-power mobile systems could allow terrorists to better coordinate their efforts with cohorts on the ground. Representatives of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of

Posted at 04:57 PM

Panel debates cell phone use on planes (CNN.com)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Airline passengers who cringe at the idea of seatmates with cell phones have a friend in the House's top lawmaker on aviation issues.

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First private Saudi airline prompts protest from would-be rival (AFP via Yahoo! News)

A Saudi company has been licensed to operate internal flights, prompting a protest from another firm which had aimed to become the first private operator of domestic trips in Saudi Arabia.

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(AFX UK Focus) 2005-07-14 21:39 GMT: Falling oil, Delta fare hikes launch airline stocks (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks rallied Thursday with Delta Air Lines stock surged 18% to $4.05 after the carrier announced it would raise its most expensive domestic airfares by $100, lifting a cap that had kept competitors' prices in check.

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Belgian Airline Boosts Profits (RedNova)

SN Brussels finished the first trimester of 2005 with a net profit of $9.4 million, the airline company announced.

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Democrats say security revamp won't stop attack (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Long-awaited reforms at the Department of Homeland Security are not enough to stop attacks like those in London last week, Democratic lawmakers said on Thursday, saying a focus on aviation had left mass transportation at risk.

Posted at 03:25 PM

N.J. Flight Company Fined $1.8M for Crash (AP via Yahoo! News)

A charter flight operator whose plane skidded off a runway, crossed a highway and slammed into a warehouse earlier this year had poorly trained its crew and falsified weight records, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

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US airliners to test anti-missile defense systems: report (AFP via Yahoo! News)

The US government will begin testing anti-missile laser defense equipment on three airliners next month, as Washington beefs up aviation against terror threats, a newspaper source reported.

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Aviation Week Group Launches Defense Technology International (RedNova)

NEW YORK, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Aviation Week Group of The McGraw- Hill Companies will introduce a new magazine on September 12 dedicated to the full range of defense technologies -- including air, land and sea-based systems -- that are driving military transformation.

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Aviation Week Group to launch 'Defense Technology International' (BtoB)

New York***The Aviation Week Group of The McGraw-Hill Cos. announced Thursday that it will introduce Defense Technology International on Sept. 12. The new title will cover a range of defense technologies, including air, land and sea-based systems.

Posted at 12:35 PM

Portable oxygen OK for airline passengers-FAA (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will soon allow passengers who require medical oxygen to use certain portable oxygen concentrators on board for use during air travel.

Posted at 12:25 PM

Electro Energy Inc. Receives $1.1 Million U.S. Air Force Contract Supplement to Continue Development of a Bipolar (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Electro Energy Inc. , a developer and manufacturer of advanced batteries, has been awarded a $1.1 million U.S. Air Force contract supplement to continue development of manufacturing processes for a bipolar Nickel-Metal Hydride aircraft battery.

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(AFX UK Focus) 2005-07-14 15:09 GMT: Amex Airline Index led higher by Southwest Airlines (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Southwest Airlines rose 3.4% to $14.45 Thursday morning after the carrier's second-quarter results were stronger than expected. The advance helped push the Amex Airline Index up 0.8% to 49.54 points.

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Aviation museum seeks financial boost (Newsday)

Long Island's Cradle of Aviation Museum is seeking more funding from Nassau County as it moves to offset a drop in revenues and bolster attendance.

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European airline goes for cheap deals to London (AdJab)

Filed under: Online , Print , Television On Wednesday, the Associated Press shared information about a new campaign by Ryanair , a discount airline in Europe, who is looking to drum up some business into London after last week's terrorist attacks on that city's transit system. It's all about the low fares with Ryanair, and now it's even better, with millions of seats going for just under

Posted at 08:23 AM

Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract to Complete Development of Radar Upgrade for U.S. Air Force F-16 Aircraft (PrimeZone via Yahoo! Finance)

Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a three-year contract from the U.S. Air Force to finish developing a fire-control radar replacement "kit" that will improve performance and enhance reliability in approximately 240 F-16C and D fighter aircraft.

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Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract to Complete Development of Radar Upgrade for U.S. Air Force F-16 Aircraft (pzone via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

BALTIMORE, July 14, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has received a three-year contract from the U.S. Air Force to finish developing a fire-control radar replacement "kit" that will improve performance and enhance reliability in approximately 240 F-16C and D fighter aircraft. The contract is valued at $52 million. Designated the AN/APG-68(V)10, this latest variant

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Jet Aviation Plans To Set Up Shop in Moscow (Luxist)

The Moscow Times reports that Jet Aviation, the Swiss company that kitted out the interior of billionaire Roman Abramovich ***s Boeing will set up shop in Moscow by the end of the year. This move is just one in a list of big-money companies setting up shop in Moscow to cater to Russia***s new millionaires . According to the article, in the past two years alone, Russians have spent as much as $500

Posted at 08:03 AM

Indian Navy's sole aircraft carrier due in Singapore (Jakarta Post)

SINGAPORE (DPA): The Indian Navy's sole aircraft carrier is set to sail into Singapore for a four-day goodwill visit next week. The 30,000 ton INS Viraat is also visiting Malaysia and Indonesia, the High Commission of India said.

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Groen Brothers Aviation Joins the Georgia Institute of Technology Team in a Joint Heavy Lift Proposal (JHL) for the US (Market Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

The Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, a top five U.S. graduate engineering research university, with the top public aerospace engineering program in the country, including a world renowned rotary wing technology program, and Groen Brothers Aviation, Inc., Salt Lake City, the world's leading autorotative flight technology company, announced jointly today that they have formed a team, led

Posted at 06:01 AM

Airliners may get missile defenses (USATODAY.com via Yahoo! News)

The government will begin testing anti-missile equipment on three airliners next month, a first step toward what could be the most expensive security upgrade ever ordered for the nation's aviation system.

Posted at 05:47 AM

Taleban says has anti-aircraft weapons: Al Jazeera (Khaleej Times)

DUBAI - Afghanistan***s Taleban insurgents possess anti-aircraft weapons and are seeking to obtain even more powerful arms, a commander with the rebel movement told Al Jazeera television.

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Taliban says has anti-aircraft weapons - Jazeera TV (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)

DUBAI (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Taliban insurgents possess anti-aircraft weapons and are seeking to obtain even more powerful arms, a commander with the rebel movement told Al Jazeera television.

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Five escape after aircraft crashes (Sydney Morning Herald)

Five people travelling to Broome in a light aircraft have had a lucky escape after the plane was forced to make an emergency landing at a remote station in Western Australia's far north.

Posted at 02:01 AM

Indian Navy's sole aircraft carrier due in Singapore (Jakarta Post)

SINGAPORE (DPA): The Indian Navy's sole aircraft carrier is set to sail into Singapore for a four-day goodwill visit next week. The 30,000 ton INS Viraat is also visiting Malaysia and Indonesia, the High Commission of India said.

Posted at 01:55 AM

New airline flies Samoa to NZ (NZCity)

A joint venture airline, Polynesian Blue, has been created by Virgin Blue and the Samoan government. It will operate on routes presently flown by Polynesian Airlines, carrying flights from Samoa to Australia and New Zealand from October this year.

Posted at 12:42 AM

Airlines see pain, promise (Dallas Morning News)

WASHINGTON *** A group of aviation experts drew a picture Wednesday of hope and despair for the nation's troubled airline industry.

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July 13, 2005

AD-Dubai bus frequency up

The Emirates Express bus service from Abu Dhabi to Dubai is to increase in frequency to one bus every 40 minutes from the current 45 minutes. There will also be extra buses on weekends and holidays to meet peak demand. For details visit, www.dm.gov.ae. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:36 PM

AUSTRALIA'S VIRGIN BLUE, SAMOAN GOVT IN AIRLINE JV (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Joint ventures / investment Low cost carrier Virgin Blue (ASX:VBA) and the Samoan government will form a joint venture airline called Polynesian Blue to service routes to and from the Pacific island nation.

Posted at 11:28 PM

Australia's Virgin Blue, Samoan Govt In Airline JV (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Low cost carrier Virgin Blue (ASX:VBA) and the Samoan government will form a joint venture airline called Polynesian Blue to service routes to and from the Pacific island nation.

Posted at 11:27 PM

MISSILE NEWS Successful Missile Test Firings From F-111 Aircraft (Space War UAV News)

Two missiles have been successfully fired from an F-111 aircraft at the Woomera Test Range in South Australia, Defence Minister Robert Hill announced Tuesday.

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AEROSPACE Northrop Grumman to Help NASA Define Requirements for Quiet Sonic Boom Research Aircraft (Space War UAV News)

A Northrop Grumman-led team has been selected by NASA to help define requirements for a new aircraft that would be used to test theories about how to reduce the disruptive, window-rattling effects of an aircraft's sonic boom.

Posted at 11:01 PM

Air India Express, more agents

The new budget carrier Air India Express has appointed 30 agents to handle bookings in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. The airline has had what it says are 'teething problems' with its booking system since its launch in April this year, officials told Gulf News. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:49 PM

Plane, body found in bay; Aircraft 'heavily damaged' (Delaware State News)

LEWES *** State police divers located wreckage Tuesday of a plane that crashed into the Delaware Bay two days earlier after colliding with another aircraft while performing formation flying exercises off the coast of Cape Henlopen State Park.

Posted at 08:41 PM

Virgin Blue and Samoan govt form airline (Sydney Morning Herald)

Low cost carrier Virgin Blue and the Samoan government will form a joint venture airline called Polynesian Blue to service routes to and from the Pacific island nation.

Posted at 08:04 PM

Virgin Blue Announces JV Airline With Samoan Govt-2- (Dow Jones via Yahoo! Asia News)

Virgin Blue: Airline Will Fly From Samoa To Aust, NZ (MORE TO FOLLOW) Dow Jones Newswires July 13, 2005 19:43 ET Virgin Blue: First Flight Expected In Oct. (MORE TO FOLLOW) Dow Jones Newswires July 13, 2005 19:43 ET Virgin Blue Announces JV Airline With Samoan ...

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Virgin Blue Announces JV Airline With Samoan Govt-2- (Dow Jones via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Virgin Blue Announces JV Airline With Samoan Govt. (MORE TO FOLLOW) Dow Jones Newswires July 13, 2005 19:42 ET (23:42 GMT) Copyright (c) 2005 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Virgin Blue: Will Own 49% Of Polynesian Blue (MORE TO FOLLOW) Dow Jones Newswires July 13, 2005 19:42 ET (23:42 GMT) Copyright (c) 2005 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Virgin Blue: Airline Will Fly From Samoa To Aust, NZ (MORE TO FOLLOW)

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Virgin Blue Announces JV Airline With Samoan Govt (Dow Jones via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Virgin Blue Announces JV Airline With Samoan Govt. (MORE TO FOLLOW) Dow Jones Newswires July 13, 2005 19:42 ET (23:42 GMT) Copyright (c) 2005 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Virgin Blue: Will Own 49% Of Polynesian Blue (MORE TO FOLLOW) Dow Jones Newswires July 13, 2005 19:42 ET (23:42 GMT) Copyright (c) 2005 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Virgin Blue: Airline Will Fly From Samoa To Aust, NZ (MORE TO FOLLOW)

Posted at 06:55 PM

Marine General Wants Osprey by 2007 (AP via Yahoo! News)

The Marine Corps hopes to start replacing its fleet of Vietnam-era helicopters with the MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft by 2007, the Marines' top air commander said Wednesday.

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US airline expands service to Aust (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

United Airlines is planning to expand its flight service between Los Angeles and Sydney, the Chicago-based company says. The world's second-largest airline will begin offering three additional weekly flights on December 15 and expects to continue to offer expanded service until April 27, 2006.

Posted at 06:47 PM

Tough Negotiations Signaled for FAA (AP via Yahoo! News)

The Federal Aviation Administration and the union representing air traffic controllers traded barbs ahead of what's expected to be contentious contract negotiations beginning next week.

Posted at 05:15 PM

Navy finds tiltrotor Osprey aircraft 'suitable' (RedNova)

By Jim Wolf WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A revolutionary troop transport aircraft that killed a total of 23 U.S.

Posted at 03:52 PM

FAA pressed to act on airliner fuel tank safety (CNN.com)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- U.S. aviation officials should quickly order airlines to reduce the risks of fuel tank explosions like the one that brought down TWA Flight 800 off the coast of New York almost nine years ago, U.S. transport safety officials said Wednesday.

Posted at 03:40 PM

Airline stocks pace broader market's move higher (Investors.com)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Falling oil prices helped airline stocks move higher Wednesday as the sector was led by rising shares of JetBlue Airways, Continental Airlines and Northwest Airlines.

Posted at 03:10 PM

Navy finds tiltrotor Osprey aircraft 'suitable' (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

A revolutionary troop transport aircraft that killed a total of 23 U.S. Marines in flight-test crashes five years ago has been found to be "suitable and effective," an important step for the nearly $50 billion program, the Navy said Wednesday.

Posted at 01:49 PM

'Kosher Russia' Takes to the Airline Industry (The Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS)

MOSCOW, Russia - The Moscow offices of 'Kosher Russia', the Kashrut Department operated by the Chief Rabbinate of Russia, has recently been receiving many requests from airline companies who wish to serve their clients kosher meals during flights.

Posted at 12:31 PM

Airline to use Cardiac Science defibrillators (BizJournals)

America West Airlines bought Cardiac Science Inc.'s Powerheart automatic public-access heart defibrillators for the airline's corporate headquarters in Phoenix, the company said Wednesday.

Posted at 12:11 PM

Airline to use Cardiac Science defibrillators (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)

America West Airlines bought Cardiac Science Inc.'s Powerheart automatic public-access heart defibrillators for the airline's corporate headquarters in Phoenix, the

Posted at 12:04 PM

U.K. Adds Restrictions on Aircraft Flying Over Central London (Bloomberg.com)

U.K. July 13 (Bloomberg) -- The U.K. is restricting aircraft including helicopters from flying over central London, to increase security following last week's bomb attacks.

Posted at 11:44 AM

Aircraft Maintenance (Aircraft Maintenance Technology)

An aircraft's exhaust system is critical to flight safety. Defective exhaust systems can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning, fire, or loss of engine performance. There are some tips that can ensure you are properly inspecting and maintaining these systems.

Posted at 11:07 AM

Aircraft Maintenance (Aircraft Maintenance Technology)

I was visiting my old friend, Kevin Corrigan. We had played high school ball together and hadn't seen each other for a few years. "Kevin, you are always 'poor-mouthing' me about how you can't make money painting aircraft. This is nonsense.

Posted at 11:06 AM

Aircraft Maintenance (Aircraft Maintenance Technology)

Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), also known as tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding is used in many aircraft applications. GTAW provides a clean, strong weld joint that makes it ideal for assembling and repairing various aircraft components.

Posted at 10:53 AM

Kids love of aviation takes off at Piper Camp For a related photo, click on the feature "Photo of the Day" at left (Lock Haven Express)

LOCK HAVEN The three-day Piper Camp for children took flight Tuesday morning, teaching kids about aviation and giving them hands-on experience. Each child will go up in a plane and fly high in the sky.

Posted at 10:51 AM

Fighter jets, surveillance aircraft bolster KSC security (Florida Today)

Complete FLORIDA TODAY coverage delivered to your door. Subscribe now. Security in and around Kennedy Space Center will be tight today as NASA and the military employ fighter jets and high-tech surveillance aircraft to protect Discovery and its crew.

Posted at 10:03 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-07-13 15:03 GMT: Amex Airline Index paces early market gains (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- The Amex Airline Index added 0.5% to 48.18 points Wednesday morning as the sector's main measure paced the broader market higher. Early movers included Northwest Airlines , up 0.9% to $4.55, and Continental Airlines , up 0.5% to $14.17. This story was supplied by MarketWatch.

Posted at 09:38 AM

Airline stocks pace broader market's move higher (CBS Market Watch)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Airline stocks traded mostly higher on Wednesday morning as the group paced the market's broad move upwards.

Posted at 09:37 AM

Defense transport aircraft, small plane come very close over Tokyo (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News)

_ A transport plane of the Air Self-Defense Force undergoing training came very close to a small aircraft when it was flying over a Tokyo suburb Tuesday afternoon, the plane's pilot reported to the transport ministry on Wednesday.

Posted at 09:25 AM

Analogic President and CEO to Testify Before Congress Today on Leveraging Technology to Improve Aviation Security (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

John Wood, President and CEO of Analogic Corporation , will testify before the Homeland Security Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, July 13, in a hearing on "Leveraging Technology to Improve Aviation Security."

Posted at 09:15 AM

Plymouth Aviation Board proceeds with improvement projects at the airport (Plymouth Pilot News)

PLYMOUTH - The Plymouth Board of Aviation Commissioners heard the engineering firm report during its regular meeting, Tuesday evening.

Posted at 09:10 AM

Research and Markets: Keep Abreast of Key Developments in the Airline World Markets (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Regional Airline World Magazine to their offering

Posted at 09:08 AM

EEOC Accuses D/FW Airport's Allied Aviation Of Discrimination (NBC 5 Dallas Fort Worth)

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Federal officials have accused an aviation-services company of discriminating against black and Hispanic workers and failing to stop white employees from routinely using racial slurs in the work place.

Posted at 08:14 AM

Budget airline Wizz to order 24 new Airbus jets (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)

BUDAPEST/WARSAW, July 13 (Reuters) - Central European low cost airline Wizz Air has signed a letter of intent to order 24 new Airbus A320 airplanes worth $1.4 billion at list price, the airline said on Wednesday.

Posted at 07:06 AM

Bahrain airport traffic up 12%

The number of travellers using Bahrain International Airport rose by 12% to 257,800 last month. Meanwhile, the number crossing the King Fahad Causeway hit 1,115,890 in June, up by 16%, according to monthly statistics from the Nationality, Passports and Residence Directorate.



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Posted at 06:26 AM

Lawmaker: Some airport security jobs a 'waste' (USATODAY.com via Yahoo! News)

Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., the head of the House aviation subcommittee has called for an investigation into federal security positions at airports, which he says have "poorly defined responsibilities" while getting high salaries.

Posted at 05:37 AM

Fighter jets, surveillance aircraft bolster KSC security (Florida Today)

Complete FLORIDA TODAY coverage delivered to your door. Subscribe now. Security in and around Kennedy Space Center will be tight today as NASA and the military employ fighter jets and high-tech surveillance aircraft to protect Discovery and its crew.

Posted at 05:07 AM

Fighter jets, surveillance aircraft bolster KSC security (Florida Today)

Complete FLORIDA TODAY coverage delivered to your door. Subscribe now. Security in and around Kennedy Space Center will be tight today as NASA and the military employ fighter jets and high-tech surveillance aircraft to protect Discovery and its crew.

Posted at 01:09 AM

INTERVIEW:Australia Aviation Decisions Still Months Away (Dow Jones via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

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Posted at 12:47 AM

New 1,050-bed Dubai four-star

The Germany based Dubai 1000 Verwaltung company has established the Dubai 1000 Hotel Fund to build a four-star Rezidor SAS hotel project in Dubai with 1,050 beds. The investment and equity will be 143m euros. Equity investments will start from 10,000 euros with completion scheduled for mid-2007 (see German Trade Review for more details). [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:13 AM

July 12, 2005

UK visa rules unchanged

UK visa rules for entry from the Middle East are unchanged in the wake of the terrorist attacks last week in London, said British Embassy officials. They added that any refusal of visas would be on the same grounds as before the events, and that nothing had changed. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:31 PM

Shanghai's First Budget Airline Poised For Lift-Off (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Shanghai's first budget airline is poised to take off with the delivery of one of its three leased aircraft to Hongqiao Airport yesterday.

Posted at 11:26 PM

SHANGHAI'S FIRST BUDGET AIRLINE POISED FOR LIFT-OFF (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Regulations / Law Shanghai's first budget airline is poised to take off with the delivery of one of its three leased aircraft to Hongqiao Airport yesterday.

Posted at 11:25 PM

EEOC accuses Allied Aviation of discrimination (Plainview Daily Herald)

. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed."/> Federal officials have accused an aviation-services company of discriminating against black and Hispanic workers and failing to stop white employees from routinely using racial slurs in the work place.

Posted at 08:12 PM

EEOC accuses Allied Aviation of discrimination (Austin American-Statesman)

DALLAS *** Federal officials have accused an aviation-services company of discriminating against black and Hispanic workers and failing to stop white employees from routinely using racial slurs in the work place.

Posted at 08:02 PM

Shanghai's First Budget Airline Poised for Lift-Off (RedNova)

SHANGHAI: Shanghai's first budget airline is poised to take off with the delivery of one of its three leased aircraft to Hongqiao Airport yesterday.

Posted at 08:00 PM

US offers Hawkeye spy aircraft to Pak (The Times of India)

ISLAMABAD: The offer to sell the planes was made during a briefing held for top Pakistani defence officials on board US aircraft carrier Nimitz.

Posted at 06:39 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-07-12 22:55 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Rising oil prices erode airline stocks' gains - UPDATE 1 (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks lost ground Tuesday as oil prices pushed past $60 a barrel with a 3% gain on concerns that more bad weather in the Gulf of Mexico might disrupt production and result in higher energy prices. The Amex Airline Index close off 1.9% at 47.95 points.

Posted at 05:18 PM

Rising oil prices erode airline stocks' gains (Investors.com)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Airline stocks lost ground Tuesday as oil prices pushed past $60 a barrel with a 3% gain on concerns that more bad weather in the Gulf of Mexico might disrupt production and result in higher energy prices.

Posted at 04:52 PM

DG of Sukhoi Aircraft Corp beaten and robbed (Hindustan Times)

The Director General of Sukhoi Aircraft Corporation was beaten and robbed by armed robbers in his cottage in Moscow region, media reports said on Tuesday.

Posted at 04:30 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-07-12 21:33 GMT: Airline stocks wither in afternoon trading (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks on Tuesday closed lower with shares of Northwest Airlines off 4.9% to $4.51 and JetBlue Airways , Southwest Airlines , Delta Air Lines , ExpressJet Holdings down more than 2%. The Amex Airline Index fell 1.9% to 47.95 points.

Posted at 04:05 PM

New Airline Appears on Horizon (The Moscow Times)

A new airline alliance is forming that will be second only to Aeroflot by passenger numbers and could eventually replace Sibir as the country's No. 2 carrier.

Posted at 02:34 PM

Lockheed Martin Delivers First Update II.5 P-3C Aircraft With AIP Upgrades (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Lockheed Martin has delivered to the U.S. Navy the first Update II.5 P-3C aircraft modified under the Anti-Surface Warfare Improvement Program .

Posted at 11:03 AM

Northrop Grumman to Help NASA Define Requirements for Quiet Sonic Boom Research Aircraft (PrimeZone via Yahoo! Finance)

A Northrop Grumman Corporation -led team has been selected by NASA to help define requirements for a new aircraft that would be used to test theories about how to reduce the disruptive, window-rattling effects of an aircraft's sonic boom.

Posted at 10:04 AM

Northrop Grumman to Help NASA Define Requirements for Quiet Sonic Boom Research Aircraft (pzone via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 12, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- A Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC)-led team has been selected by NASA to help define requirements for a new aircraft that would be used to test theories about how to reduce the disruptive, window-rattling effects of an aircraft's sonic boom. The study, one of four awarded under a NASA grant, will build upon sonic boom research Northrop

Posted at 10:02 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-07-12 15:11 GMT: Airline stocks weaken in morning trading (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks traded lower early Tuesday with the Amex Airline Index off 1.2% to 48.32 points as oil prices moved higher.

Posted at 09:46 AM

Formation, Inc.'s ToughDisk(TM) Rugged Hard Disk Selected by Lockheed Martin for Use in U.S. Coast Guard's Deepwater (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Formation, Inc. announced today that its ToughDisk 3500 Rugged Hard Disk has been selected by Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors to provide rugged data storage for Maritime Patrol Aircraft in support of the U.S.

Posted at 08:38 AM

Etihad cargo to Khartoum

Etihad Crystal Cargo, the cargo division of Etihad Airways, will start freighter services to Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, from July 13. Initially Khartoum will be served twice weekly, Monday and Wednesday, with the Airbus A310-300 regional freighter. This is the sixth all-cargo-destination and the third continent for Etihad Crystal Cargo. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 07:05 AM

Airline delays London launch (Edinburgh Evening News)

BUDGET airline FlyMe is to delay its October 3 start of a new route between Stockholm and London.

Posted at 06:48 AM

Scottish airline expands in Ireland (Sunday Business Post)

Scottish-based airline Loganair is to increase its presence in Ireland. Loganair has announced that it is to add a daily flight between Dublin and Glasgow from July 22.

Posted at 06:22 AM

Plans for low-cost airline base in Ipoh welcomed (The Star Online)

IPOH: The plan to have a low-cost airline set up its base at the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport in Ipoh has received the "thumbs up" from aviation industry operators in Ipoh.

Posted at 04:35 AM

Ukraine govt creates state aircraft corporation Antonov (Itar-Tass)

KIEV, July 12 (Itar-Tass) - The Ukrainian government has created the state corporation Antonov for the design and production of aircraft equipment, Minister of Industrial Policy Vladimir Shandra told journalists commenting on corresponding decisions adopted by the Ukrainian Cabinet on Monday.

Posted at 04:34 AM

Plans for low-cost airline base in Ipoh welcomed (The Star Online)

The plan to have a low-cost airline to set up its base at the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport has received the "thumbs up" from aviation industry operators in Ipoh.

Posted at 04:26 AM

Emirates, InterCon Net booking

Emirates has signed an online partnership agreement with the Intercontinental Hotels Group, to offer online customers guaranteed best available Internet hotel rates. Emirates customers can go online at www.emirates.com and book their stay at any Intercontinental Hotels Group property, and get 500 Skywards Miles.

[AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 03:44 AM

SPEEA Members Approve Contracts with Mid-Western Aircraft (dBusinessNews.com)

Wichita - WICHITA -- Engineers, technical and professional workers at Mid-Western Aircraft Systems, Inc. represented by the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE Local 2001, now have employment contracts that lock in wages and benefits for more than 2,500 Wichita employees.

Posted at 03:19 AM

New airline to link St. Petersburg, 2 airports in Japan (Russian Information Agency Novosti)

TOKYO, July 12 (RIA Novosti, Andrei Fesyun) - A new airline will appear in Japan this summer to cope with growing tourist traffic between Japan and Russia.

Posted at 01:55 AM

Women in Aviation moving out of Daytona (Daytona Beach News-Journal)

Women in Aviation International is moving its headquarters from Daytona Beach to West Alexander, Ohio. The nonprofit organization, which has more than 7,000 members worldwide, promotes women in a field where nearly 95 percent of the nation's 700,000 active pilots are men.

Posted at 01:32 AM

Neptune Aviation unveils next step in slurry bomber evolution (Missoulian)

A prototype for the next generation of slurry bombers landed at Missoula International Airport and taxied noisily to the Neptune Aviation hangar shortly after noon on Friday.

Posted at 12:41 AM

July 11, 2005

Report: Five charged for trespassing area where U.S. aircraft carrier docked in Malaysia (AP via Yahoo! Asia News)

Authorities have charged five Malaysians with trespassing into a security area at a port where a U.S. aircraft carrier was docked early this month, news report said Tuesday.

Posted at 11:57 PM

Aviation museum looks to Central Texas (Austin American-Statesman)

Possible sites are Austin, San Marcos and Georgetown airports. A nonprofit group is moving forward with plans to build an aviation history museum in Central Texas, saying it could attract thousands of visitors and tourist dollars annually to the city that has it.

Posted at 11:03 PM

Midcoast Aviation needs 100 workers (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Midcoast Aviation Inc. is searching nationwide for about 100 new workers as demand for the company's remodeling and repair of business jets continues to surge.

Posted at 11:00 PM

Skywards, Unicef tie-up

Emirates Group frequent flyer programme Skywards has announced a tie-up with the United Nation's Children's Fund. Skywards Miles are being offered to the UN agency to fly volunteers, aid workers and medical personnel to places were humanitarian aid is needed. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:58 PM

Novelis Air Show Features Modern & Historic Aircraft (Oswego Daily News)

OSWEGO, NY Fred Cabanas and his high flying Pitts S2-C bi-plane, a Yak-9U Russian built World War II fighter and a high speed jet trainer are among the civilian aircraft slated to appear at the Novelis Air Show at Harborfest. The Novelis Air Show is Sunday, July 31 beginning at 1 p.m.

Posted at 09:56 PM

SkyWest Airlines Receives FAA's Aviation Maintenance Technician Gold Award (RedNova)

ST. GEORGE, Utah, July 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SkyWest Airlines is honored to receive the FAA's Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Gold Award for their outstanding attendance in initial and recurrent maintenance training.

Posted at 09:24 PM

Airport, airline officials meet to tackle problem (Manila Bulletin)

NINOY AQUINO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Officials from airline companies and the airport management met yesterday to resolve the string of incidents where airplanes have been stuck at the airport runway, causing costly delays and passenger inconvenience.

Posted at 09:02 PM

SPEEA Members Approve Contracts with Mid-Western Aircraft (Onex) (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Engineers, technical and professional workers at Mid-Western Aircraft Systems, Inc. represented by the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace , IFPTE Local 2001, now have employment contracts that lock in wages and benefits for more than 2,500 Wichita employees.

Posted at 08:48 PM

Airline hits new heights (Warrnambool Standard)

THE owners of Sharp Airlines are sky high after being named Business of the Year at the Southern Grampians Business Achievement Awards. From humble beginnings 15 years ago with one plane and two pilots, the company has grown into a regional airline employing 24 staff with 10 operational aircraft.

Posted at 08:16 PM

SkyWest Airlines Receives FAA's Aviation Maintenance Technician Gold Award (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

SkyWest Airlines is honored to receive the FAA's Aviation Maintenance Technician Gold Award for their outstanding attendance in initial and recurrent maintenance training.

Posted at 06:01 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-07-11 22:06 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Northwest, AirTran push up airline sector - UPDATE 2 (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) - Shares of Northwest Airlines and AirTran Holdings helped lift the airline sector's main index as oil prices tracked lower in the wake of Hurricane Dennis. The Amex Airline Index gained 1.8% to 48.88 points, an extension of last Friday's upward move.

Posted at 04:34 PM

Machine readable or e-passports to be the norm soon: UN aviation group (AFP via Yahoo! News)

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced the coming of new era in high-tech security check points at airports worldwide.

Posted at 04:31 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-07-11 21:33 GMT: Airline shares led skyward by Northwest as oil falls (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks closed higher Monday as lower crude oil prices spurred the Amex Airline Index 1.8% higher to 48.88 points.

Posted at 04:05 PM

Travel+Leisure Names Midwest Airlines 'World's Best Domestic Airline' -- Seventh Time in 10 Years (RedNova)

MILWAUKEE, July 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Travel+Leisure magazine has named Milwaukee-based Midwest Airlines "World's Best Domestic Airline" in its 2005 World's Best Awards competition -- the seventh times in the 10 years that the magazine's subscribers have selected the world's best services and places.

Posted at 03:15 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-07-11 20:39 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Northwest, AirTran push up airline sector - UPDATE 1 (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Northwest Airlines and AirTran Holdings helped lift the airline sector's main index higher while lower oil prices eased off. The Amex Airline Index gained 1.5% to 48.77 points, an extension of last Friday's upward move.

Posted at 03:06 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-07-11 20:39 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Northwest, AirTran push up airline sector - UPDATE 1 (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Northwest Airlines and AirTran Holdings helped lift the airline sector's main index higher while lower oil prices eased off. The Amex Airline Index gained 1.5% to 48.77 points, an extension of last Friday's upward move.

Posted at 02:49 PM

Aviation museum looks to Central Texas (Austin American-Statesman)

A nonprofit organization created to handle the collection of a local aviation pioneer is planning to build an aviation-history museum expected to attract thousands of visitors every year *** and it plans to do it at an airport in Central Texas.

Posted at 02:18 PM

Travel+Leisure Names Midwest Airlines 'World's Best Domestic Airline' -- Seventh Time in 10 Years (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Travel+Leisure magazine has named Milwaukee-based Midwest Airlines "World's Best Domestic Airline" in its 2005 World's Best Awards competition -- the seventh times in the 10 years that the magazine's subscribers have selected the world's best services and places.

Posted at 02:07 PM

Boeing gets $175 mln for unmanned aircraft project (BizJournals)

The Boeing Co.'s St. Louis-based McDonnell Douglas unit received a $175 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to continue the work on the X-45C unmanned aircraft program, the company said Monday.

Posted at 02:03 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-07-11 19:20 GMT: Northwest, AirTran stand out as airline sector rises (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Northwest Airlines and AirTran Holdings stood out as the strongest percentage gainers in the Amex Airline Index in Monday afternoon trading.

Posted at 01:51 PM

Boeing starts upgrades on AWACS aircraft (BizJournals)

Boeing's Integrated Defense Systems unit started a major upgrade of the first of 32 U.S. Air Force AWACS aircraft to improve communication, the company said Monday.

Posted at 11:33 AM

Pemco Aviation Group shares in new Navy contract (BizJournals)

Pemco Aviation Group Inc. announced Monday that Pemco Aeroplex subsidiary is part of an L-3 Communications team that has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Navy for sustainment of the P-3 Orion maritime patrol and antisubmarine warfare aircraft.

Posted at 11:33 AM

Eclipse Aviation conducts first test flight of fourth airplane (KVIA)

ALBUQUERQUE Albuquerque-based Eclipse Aviation says the first flight of its fourth test jet airplane has been successful. The company is developing the Eclipse 500 -- a twin-engine, six-seat airplane.

Posted at 11:13 AM

Global ePoint's AirWorks Aviation Division Announces Receipt of Order From Thomas Cook Airlines To Expand Applications (RedNova)

Global ePoint, Inc.

Posted at 11:02 AM

LAN Airlines Acquires 25 Airbus Aircraft for Regional and Domestic Routes (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

LAN Airlines' Board of Directors authorized the acquisition of 25 short-range Airbus A318 and A319 aircraft. In addition, the company will also subscribe 15 options for the purchase of similar aircraft.

Posted at 10:58 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-07-11 15:39 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Northwest helps lift airline sector (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Northwest Airlines shares rose more than 6% in Monday morning trading, helping to push the sector index higher against a backdrop of lower oil prices. The Amex Airline Index gained 1.9% to 48.94 points, an extension of last Friday's upward move.

Posted at 10:08 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-07-11 15:09 GMT: Northwest surge helps lift airline stocks (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Northwest Airlines rose more than 6% to $4.68 in Monday morning trading, helping push the Amex Airline Index 2.1% higher to 49.04 points. Other gainers in the early going included AirTran Holdings added 3.2% to $9.67. This story was supplied by MarketWatch.

Posted at 09:40 AM

Raytheon, Cessna receive NASA sonic boom research grants (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)

Two Wichita-based general aviation manufacturers are participating in research projects studying how to lessen the window-rattling sonic booms created by

Posted at 09:35 AM

Globes [online] - New approach for airborne civil aircraft SAM defense (Globes Online)

Last week***s terrorist attack in London focused public attention on the vulnerability of ground transportation systems. Meanwhile, civilian aircraft are also very vulnerable to terrorist attacks, especially from surface-to-air missiles (SAMs).

Posted at 09:21 AM

Firms to Develop In-Flight Phone Service (ABC News)

Technology Company Siemens AG, and Aircraft Maker Airbus to Develop In-Flight Mobile Phone Service

Posted at 09:02 AM

Firms to Develop In-Flight Phone Service (AP via Yahoo! News)

Siemens AG said Monday it has signed a contract with aircraft maker Airbus SAS to develop technology that would allow passengers to use their mobile phones during flights.

Posted at 08:39 AM

New cargo handling company opens in Shannon (Sunday Business Post)

Transport Minister Martin Cullen opened a new cargo handling company at Shannon Airport today. ITC Handling has been launched by Dublin-based aviation services group IAM to enhance Irish industry's trade links with the world.

Posted at 08:37 AM

Deal To Develop In-Flight Cell Phones (MSNBC)

Siemens announced it has signed a contract with aircraft maker Airbus that would allow passengers to use cellular electronic devices during flights.

Posted at 08:31 AM

Global ePoint's AirWorks Aviation Division Announces Receipt of Order From Thomas Cook Airlines To Expand Applications (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Global ePoint, Inc. a leading manufacturer of security technologies for the aviation, law enforcement, industrial and commercial markets, announced today that Thomas Cook Airlines UK, a worldwide charter vacation provider, has placed an order to expand its current Cockpit Door Surveillance System to include Digital Video Recording.

Posted at 07:49 AM

Aircraft Intellectual Property and Production Assets to be Sold at Auction (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

In what may be the first financial offering of its kind, the owners of Lake Amphibian aircraft will auction its intellectual property and associated assets in a traditional American "outcry" auction at AirVenture 2005, the largest annual aviation event in the United States.

Posted at 07:42 AM

Report finds high number of runway incidents at Logan (Portsmouth Herald)

BOSTON - There were more pilot deviations and control tower errors at Logan International Airport than at similarly busy airports in the past year and a half, Federal Aviation Administration reports indicate.

Posted at 07:14 AM

PrivateSky** Aviation Services, Inc. Fort Myers, Florida USA (RSW) earns approval for Gulfstream G1159, G1159A, G1159B (PR Web via Yahoo! News)

Fort Myers, Florida (PRWEB) July 11, 2005 -- PrivateSky** Aviation Services, Inc. Fort Myers, Florida an award winning (ASO) Aviation Services Organization which specializes 100 percent exclusively in the Gulfstream models II, III, IV & V has earned an FAA approval for the Gulfstream G1159, G1159A, G1159B to install the PrivateSky** newly engineered and now approved Class A TAWS STC avionics

Posted at 07:04 AM

'Dirty' and 'Untidy' Heathrow Slammed By Leading Airline (RedNova)

Airline BMI has launched a stinging attack over the state of Heathrow airport, branding it as dirty, untidy and poorly maintained. It has presented the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the regulator, with a dossier of failures that occurred at BAA-owned airports last year.

Posted at 07:02 AM

'Dirty' and 'Untidy' Heathrow Slammed By Leading Airline (RedNova)

Airline BMI has launched a stinging attack over the state of Heathrow airport, branding it as dirty, untidy and poorly maintained. It has presented the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the regulator, with a dossier of failures that occurred at BAA-owned airports last year.

Posted at 06:59 AM

Americans setting up first budget airline in Russia (Russian Information Agency Novosti)

MOSCOW, July 11 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's first budget airline will start flying in September 2005, a daily reported Monday.

Posted at 05:45 AM

Air show, training expansion

The inaugural training and simulation pavilion at the Dubai air show is being given 25% more space following strong international demand, say organisers Fairs & Exhibitions. Companies from seven countries across the US, Australia, Scandinavia, Europe and the Middle East have registered for the pavilion. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 05:19 AM

Emaar manages Southern Sun Hotels

Emaar Properties has agreed to manage and operate two hotels by South African-based Southern Sun Hotels in the Burj Dubai development. The properties will offer 21 suites and over 350 rooms, ranging from king, queen, double and twin rooms, as well as business amenities, leisure facilities, restaurants and shops. The hotels are due to open at the end of 2006. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 05:02 AM

German airline tests tickets with thumbprint (The Tucson Citizen)

BERLIN - German airline Lufthansa is testing tickets encoded with passengers' thumbprints in hopes of speeding up check-ins without compromising security.

Posted at 04:25 AM

Haaretz - Israel News - Civil Aviation Authority forbids El Al from setting prices too high (Haaretz Daily)

The Civil Aviation Authority has forbidden El Al from further raising its ticket prices. El Al has hiked ticket prices several times since the beginning of the year, citing the increasing cost of fuel.

Posted at 03:48 AM

Some areas recuperate despite base closures (Billings Gazette)

DENVER - Big SUVs packed with children and loaded with groceries cruise where bombers once touched down at the former Lowry Air Force Base, not far from an aviation museum showcasing the site's military history.

Posted at 02:25 AM

Ex-Airline High All-State selection is 'a trophy of grace' (The Times)

Former Airline High basketball player John Russell has used his experiences to teach others. "I wanted to kill myself, and I leaned over, but the hand of God pushed me back. That was my first encounter with God."

Posted at 02:22 AM

Smith Barney Sees Airline Shrs Recovery >BAB (New Ratings)

0641 GMT [Dow Jones] Smith Barney expects a full recovery in Airline share prices, following their falls on terrorist attacks in London. Cites experience of previous terrorist attacks such as Madrid.

Posted at 02:18 AM

Logan plagued by near-misses, FAA report says (The Times Argus)

BOSTON There were more pilot deviations and control tower errors at Logan International Airport than at similarly busy airports in the past year and a half, Federal Aviation Administration reports indicate.

Posted at 02:17 AM

PrivateSky** Aviation Services, Inc. Fort Myers, Florida USA (RSW) earns approval for Gulfstream G1159, G1159A, G1159B (PR Web)

PrivateSky** Aviation Services, Inc. Fort Myers, Florida which specializes exclusively in the Gulfstream models II, III, IV & V has earned an FAA approval for the Gulfstream G1159, G1159A, G1159B to install their newly engineered and now approved Class A TAWS STC with Multi-Function Display and Radar Control Panel. [PRWEB Jul 11, 2005]

Posted at 02:07 AM

Four named storms set record (Detroit News)

Arlene, Bret, Cindy and now Dennis. Storm hunters don't expect to be hunched over their radar screens and dispatching chase aircraft until Labor Day. But 2005 is no normal year.

Posted at 12:34 AM

China, US open annual trade talks with agreements expected (AFP via Yahoo! News)

China and the United States opened annual high-level trade talks with an agreement expected on a wide range of thorny issues including intellectual property, aviation and petrochemicals, officials said.

Posted at 12:26 AM

The $1B Airline Gamble (BizJournals)

MORRISVILLE - Airline industry employees and frequent flyers aren't the only interested parties holding their breath to see if America West Airlines' proposed acquisition of US Airways will crash and burn.

Posted at 12:12 AM

New airline offers friendlier skies (BizJournals)

Another "micro airline" has launched service in Atlanta's northern suburbs, aiming to attract business travelers who don't want to deal with the hassles and waits at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Posted at 12:11 AM

China To Deepen Reforms In State Industries (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

China will quicken its pace to introduce a market-oriented mechanism to state-controlled power, telecommunications, railways, civil aviation and oil industries, said an official from the State Development and Reform Commission (SDRC) Saturday.

Posted at 12:01 AM

CHINA TO DEEPEN REFORMS IN STATE INDUSTRIES (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Regulations / Law China will quicken its pace to introduce a market-oriented mechanism to state-controlled power, telecommunications, railways, civil aviation and oil industries, said an official from the State Development and Reform Commission (SDRC) Saturday.

Posted at 12:00 AM

July 10, 2005

Neptune Aviation unveils next step in slurry bomber evolution (Missoulian)

A prototype for the next generation of slurry bombers landed at Missoula International Airport and taxied noisily to the Neptune Aviation hangar shortly after noon on Friday.

Posted at 11:39 PM

Spanish Airline Launches Direct Barcelona-Shanghai Flight (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

A Boeing 747 plane with 320 passengers aboard landed at the Pudong International Airport in east China's Shanghai Municipality at around 5:56 p.m. on Saturday, marking the official operation of a newly launched air route between Shanghai and Barcelona of Spain.

Posted at 11:38 PM

Mega aviation deal in the air (The Times of India)

MUMBAI: The air is thick with speculation of a mega airline deal in the making. Liquor baron Vijay Mallya***s Kingfisher Airlines is said to be keen on a strategic alliance with Subroto Roy***s Air Sahara.

Posted at 11:28 PM

Airline looks at fingerprint check-in (Australian IT)

GERMAN airline Lufthansa said it hopes to introduce digital finger-printing and smart cards as early as next year to help speed up check-in procedures.

Posted at 11:17 PM

Tourism looks to traditions

Abu Dhabi will promote its tourism potential through the AD International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition being held in September, say the organisers. The event will highlight Abu Dhabi's traditional falconry and equestrian sports, and promote the emirate as a destination for the exhibitions industry. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:41 PM

Abra station upgrade

A new abra station and the refurbished Dubai Old Souq station will be operating in the next two weeks. Work will also soon start on the remaining stations as part of a $5.5m upgrade. The service, which criss-crosses Dubai Creek, carries on average 40,000 people daily. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:35 PM

MALAYSIA PRESS: PMB Evaluating Loan Offers For Aircraft (Dow Jones via Yahoo! Asia News)

KUALA LUMPUR (Dow Jones)--State-owned Penerbangan Malaysia Bhd., or PMB, is evaluating loan offers from banks for its MYR1.2 billion purchase of two aircraft for Malaysian Airline System Bhd.'s (3786.KU) cargo unit, the daily New Straits Times reports, citing bankers involved in the deal.

Posted at 08:02 PM

MALAYSIA PRESS: PMB Evaluating Loan Offers For Aircraft (Dow Jones via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

DJ MALAYSIA PRESS: PMB Evaluating Loan Offers For Aircraft KUALA LUMPUR (Dow Jones)--State-owned Penerbangan Malaysia Bhd., or PMB, is evaluating loan offers from banks for its MYR1.2 billion purchase of two aircraft for Malaysian Airline System Bhd.'s (3786.KU) cargo unit, the daily New Straits Times reports, citing bankers involved in the deal. PMB, which is the parent of Malaysian Airline,

Posted at 08:01 PM

PX immunity call rejected by CAA (Post-Courier)

NATIONAL flag carrier Air Niugini had requested to be exempted from the Civil Aviation Authority from installing the ground proximity warning system after the July 1 deadline.

Posted at 07:58 PM

news (Post-Courier)

This page uses frames, but your browser doesn't support them. PX grounded! THE Civil Aviation Authority grounded Air Niugini aircraft on Saturday because of non-compliance with air safety regulations.

Posted at 07:58 PM

Viewpoint (Post-Courier)

PX grounded! THE Civil Aviation Authority grounded Air Niugini aircraft on Saturday because of non-compliance with air safety regulations.

Posted at 07:57 PM

Airline builds luxury resort (NZCity)

Dubai-based airline, Emirates, is investing $57 million to build a luxury conservation resort in Australia's Blue Mountains. It will be the airline's first such hospitality development outside of the United Arab Emirates.

Posted at 07:43 PM

Airline shares to drop (News Interactive)

SHARES in airlines will suffer if the oil price hovers above $US50 a barrel, putting mergers back on the agenda as the industry struggles to cope with costs.

Posted at 07:21 PM

FAA Documents Logan Errors (RedNova)

Jul. 10--The number of pilot deviations and control tower errors at Logan International Airport exceeded those at equally busy airports over the past 18 months, according to recently released reports from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Posted at 06:36 PM

Fires rage in drought-hit Portugal (AFP via Yahoo! News)

A camping ground was partially evacuated in the north of Portugal while more than 1,000 firefighters backed up by water-dropping aircraft fought 20 fires which were burning out of control across the country.

Posted at 05:37 PM

Snow search resumes for missing aircraft (AAP via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Severe weather conditions at Mount Hotham are expected to clear, allowing aircraft to continue the search for three people and their missing plane.

Posted at 04:56 PM

American Flies Efficiency Route (RedNova)

Jul. 9--It's not just motorists who are suffering price shock at the gas pump. American Airlines, which expects to spend more than $4.7 billion this year on aviation fuel -- twice what it spent two years ago -- is waging war on fuel inefficiency.

Posted at 04:30 PM

Osprey aircraft may get OK (CNN Money)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Navy testers have recommended declaring the Marine Corps' once-troubled MV-22 Osprey aircraft operationally suitable and effective for military use, an important step for the $46 billion program, Inside the Navy , a trade publication, reported Sunday.

Posted at 04:29 PM

Missing: a mate with a loan for Packer (Sydney Morning Herald)

Brian Ray appears to have perished on an aircraft carrying him and his wife, Kathy, to Mount Hotham, but it was a flight to Sydney 20 years ago that made the Gold Coast property developer famous.

Posted at 02:30 PM

Singapore Airlines CEO Urges Consolidation (ABC News)

Singapore Airlines CEO Says Airline Industry Needs to Consolidate to Battle Soaring Oil Prices

Posted at 02:19 PM

Singapore Airlines CEO Urges Consolidation (AP via Yahoo! News)

Singapore Airlines Chief Executive Chew Choon Seng said Sunday the global airline industry needs to consolidate as soaring oil prices damage profits.

Posted at 01:57 PM

City officials continue search for airline carrier (Brownwood Bulletin)

Brownwood officials said they don't have any direct indication that losing commercial airline service has hurt the city economically, but said they still see an airline as a boost for economic development and are continuing efforts to attract a new carrier.

Posted at 01:31 PM

Singapore Government urges airline to pursue Qantas links (The New Zealand Herald)

Singapore's Government will encourage Singapore Airlines to pursue links with Qantas Airways, including a possible merger, the country's Transport Minister Yeo Cheow Tong said yesterday.

Posted at 12:33 PM

Search to resume for missing aircraft (The Australian)

SEVERE weather conditions at Mount Hotham are expected to clear this morning, allowing aircraft to continue the search for three people and their missing plane.

Posted at 12:16 PM

Search to resume for missing aircraft (Brisbane Courier Mail)

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Posted at 12:14 PM

Welcome home, Bravo Company (Honolulu Advertiser)

Sgt. Sherry Desrosier, along with 63 other citizen-soldiers of the Bravo Company, 193rd Aviation Regiment of the Hawai'i National Guard, received her official welcome home in a ceremony yesterday after a yearlong tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Posted at 10:16 AM

Cebu Pacific launches new aircraft (Malaya)

C EBU Pacific, the country s second biggest airline, recently threw a splashy party at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel to celebrate the arrival of its two new aircraft. The airline has leased two brand new twin-engine single aisle Airbus A320s.

Posted at 10:06 AM

Still in mid-career, Dennis makes weather history (The Buffalo News)

Arlene, Bret, Cindy and now Dennis. Storm hunters don't expect to be hunched over their radar screens and dispatching chase aircraft until Labor Day. But this is no normal year.

Posted at 08:12 AM

Fires rage in drought-hit Portugal (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Five forest fires continued to blaze in tinder-dry Portuguese forests after more than 1,000 firefighters backed up by water-dropping aircraft extinguished 11 other conflagrations.

Posted at 06:27 AM

Future airline comforts showcased in Paris (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

It may seem hard to believe when stuck in diminutive airplane seats these days, but some serious improvements for travelers in cabin comfort are headed to an airport near you.

Posted at 06:17 AM

Weather hinders search for missing plane (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Emergency crews in Victoria hope the weather will ease on Monday to allow aircraft to search for a missing plane in the state's Alpine region.

Posted at 06:09 AM

Annan Supports International Airline Ticket Tax To Finance HIV/AIDS Fight in Africa (Medical News Today)

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Wednesday expressed support for a proposal to impose a tax on international airline tickets to fund the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa, the... Financial Times reports.

Posted at 06:03 AM

SIA chief surprised at Qantas merger talk but says consolidation due (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Singapore Airlines (SIA) chief executive Chew Choon Seng said he was surprised politicians from the city-state and Australia were talking up prospects of a merger with Qantas but said consolidation in the airline industry was overdue.

Posted at 02:49 AM

FAA documents Logan errors (Boston Globe)

The number of pilot deviations and control tower errors at Logan International Airport exceeded those at equally busy airports over the past 18 months, according to recently released reports from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Posted at 01:59 AM

Emirates jet engine testing

Emirates has started work on a new jet engine test facility which it says is will be one of the largest in the world when completed in January 2007. The site will house a 13-metre cross-section jet engine test cell and an auxiliary power unit test cell, and will be capable of testing aircraft engines with up to 150,000 pounds of thrust. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 01:26 AM

Airline industry to 'consolidate' (The Economic Times)

SYDNEY: Singapore Airlines chief executive Chew Choon Seng said on Sunday that the global airline industry needs to consolidate as soaring oil prices continue to hit profits.

Posted at 12:51 AM

Parents fight to keep kids from military (Detroit News)

Even as Deb Regal's son prepares to leave for Iraq with his Marine aviation unit, she's mailing fliers, lecturing, posting messages online and planning her next move.

Posted at 12:35 AM