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July 23, 2005

More taxis for Doha

The shortage of taxis on the Doha roads will be eased with the introduction of 600 more taxis to the Mowasalat fleet this year, said officials. The total number of taxis in the company's fleet will go up to 2,000 by the end of 2006, compared with 400 at present. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:49 PM

Opposition sets terror priorities (The Australian)

SURVEILLANCE cameras would help Australia after a terrorist attack, but closing yawning gaps in aviation and railway security should be a priority, Labor leader Kim Beazley said today.

Posted at 11:44 PM

NASA brings exploration's future to Oshkosh (Spaceflight Now)

Aircraft flying over Mars and supersonic transports so quiet they can fly over land on Earth are in NASA's view of the future at Experimental Aircraft Association's (EAA) AirVenture 2005, July 25-31 in Oshkosh, Wis.

Posted at 07:40 PM

Reid's carrier review threatens Scots yards (The Scotsman)

DEFENCE chiefs are considering drastic reductions in the size of Britain's planned new-generation aircraft carriers in a bid to control the spiralling bill for the flagship project.

Posted at 07:37 PM

Internet access provided onboard corporate jet, first time in India (The Hindu)

BANGALORE: In what may be a first for Indian aviation, a corporate aircraft has been converted into a wireless `hotspot,' allowing passengers to surf the Internet from the laptops while in the air.

Posted at 04:07 PM

Internet access provided onboard corporate jet, first time in India (The Hindu)

BANGALORE: In what may be a first for Indian aviation, a corporate aircraft has been converted into a wireless `hotspot,' allowing passengers to surf the Internet from the laptops while in the air.

Posted at 04:03 PM

Police suspect suicide in Berlin crash (Sydney Morning Herald)

A pilot who died when he crashed a small aircraft near Germany's parliament building in central Berlin had been questioned about the disappearance of his wife and was probably on a suicide mission, police said.

Posted at 03:48 PM

Wright thought he had solved airport fights in North Texas (Kansas City Star)

DALLAS - Looking back over a quarter century, former House Speaker Jim Wright chuckles at having once believed his amendment to a 1979 aviation bill would end years of fighting over airports in North Texas.

Posted at 10:16 AM

Plane slams into German Parliament, pilot killed (Sydney Morning Herald)

Policemen stands beside the wreckage next to the Reichstag building. A small aircraft crashed onto a lawn between Germany's Parliament and Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's office in central Berlin on Friday, killing the pilot as it burst into flames.

Posted at 08:47 AM

Former Navy flier buys old Cold War aircraft (WRGB)

(Milton, NY - AP) *** Daniel Filer missed the jet fighters he flew for the Navy during Operation Desert Storm, so he went out and bought a jet from the Cold War era.

Posted at 08:06 AM

Wright thought he had solved airport fights in North Texas (SanLuisObispo.com)

DALLAS - Looking back over a quarter century, former House Speaker Jim Wright chuckles at having once believed his amendment to a 1979 aviation bill would end years of fighting over airports in North Texas.

Posted at 07:27 AM

Pension bill unveiled with no airline relief (San Jose Mercury News)

Two key senators unveiled bipartisan legislation Friday that requires increased funding of retirement plans and the pension insurance system, but no relief for the financially strapped airline industry.

Posted at 05:14 AM

Aircraft spraying weighed Second fogging run slated (Canoe)

Crews will begin a second Winnipeg fog sweep this weekend to wipe out mosquitoes with malathion while officials continue to consider whether to launch an aerial attack.

Posted at 02:57 AM

Trainer aircraft crashes in Sorsogon; pilot, student survive (INQ7.net)

Get INQ7 breaking news on your Smart mobile phone in the Philippines. Send INQ7 BREAKING to 386. A TRAINER aircraft crashed in Magallanes town, Sorsogon province on Saturday, according to reports reaching Camp Crame.

Posted at 02:56 AM

Trainer aircraft crashes in Sorsogon; pilot, student survive (INQ7.net)

A TRAINER aircraft crashed in Magallanes town, Sorsogon province on Saturday, according to reports reaching Camp Crame. Pilot Edcel Luciano and student pilot Calvin Lee survived the crash. The report did not say if they were injured.

Posted at 02:42 AM

Trainer aircraft crashes in Sorsogon; pilot, student survive (INQ7.net)

A TRAINER aircraft crashed in Magallanes town, Sorsogon province on Saturday, according to reports reaching Camp Crame. Pilot Edcel Luciano and student pilot Calvin Lee survived the crash. The report did not say if they were injured.

Posted at 02:40 AM

Kinnie consumer wins an exotic flight on Emirates Airline (di-ve)

Joseph Micallef from Siggiewi is the proud winner of the first Kinnie summer promotion held in collaboration with Emirates, the Dubai-based international airline.

Posted at 02:21 AM

Boeing enters aircraft contest Indian Air Force to buy 126 jets (Whittier Daily news)

U.S. aircraft maker Boeing has joined the race to supply fighter jets to the Indian Air Force, a senior company official said Friday, weeks after the United States and India signed a strategic defense pact.

Posted at 02:17 AM

U.S. May Use Airline Data to Find Sleepers (AP via Yahoo! News)

The government will try to determine whether commercial data can be used to detect terrorist "sleeper cells" when it checks airline passengers against watch lists, the official running the project says.

Posted at 01:23 AM

Trust sues airline over plane crash (East Anglian Daily News)

A LEADING conservation charity is suing a Korean airline for more than **300,000 after a cargo plane crashed near an Essex forest. The National Trust is claiming damages from Korean Airlines after a Boeing 747 jumbo jet plummeted into fields near to Hatfield Forest on December 22, 1999.

Posted at 12:54 AM

Grand Island officials worried about airline's financial health (Lincoln Journal Star)

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. The financial stability of Westward Airways is starting to worry city officials, who wonder whether the small airline will be able to offer service in Grand Island after it stopped operations in New Mexico.

Posted at 12:18 AM

July 22, 2005

U.S. Bancorp Equipment Finance, Inc. Names Aviation Specialists to Capital Equipment Group (RedNova)

U.S. Bancorp Equipment Finance, Inc. has hired John Dorenbecher as a vice president and aviation specialist in the Capital Equipment Group and moved Michael Cole into the aviation specialty.

Posted at 07:51 PM

Bad weather prevents aerial search for missing Nunavut hunters (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

EDMONTON (CP) - Foggy, rainy weather prevented a search and rescue aircraft from searching an island-dotted region west of Baffin Island Friday as the search for two missing hunters continued.

Posted at 07:28 PM

Boeing Eyes Sales to Indian Air Force (AP via Yahoo! News)

U.S. aircraft maker Boeing has joined the race to supply fighter jets to the Indian Air Force, a senior company official said Friday, weeks after the United States and India signed a strategic defense pact.

Posted at 05:59 PM

Fitch Affirms Miami-Dade Cnty, Florida 'F1+' on $400MM of Aviation CP Notes, Ser A&B (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Fitch Ratings affirms the 'F1+' rating assigned to the Miami-Dade County, Florida, aviation commercial paper notes, series A and series B in a principal amount not to exceed $400,000,000 .

Posted at 04:31 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-07-22 21:42 GMT: Airline stocks end week flat amid profits (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- The Amex Airline Index on Friday closed down 1.6% but was almost unchanged on the week. Shares of Northwest Airlines and AMR Corp. both fell more than 3%. Northwest is on tap to reports its quarterly results next week, with analysts expecting a loss of $3.29 a share.

Posted at 04:19 PM

Airline Says N.M. Flights Were Underbid (RedNova)

Westward Weighs Reduced Schedule Representatives from a Nebraska-based airline that suspended service in New Mexico last week have told aviation officials that previous company management had underbid for its services here.

Posted at 03:41 PM

BOILING CLOUDS WARN OF "BAD SPOTS" FOR AIRCRAFT (Science News)

Clouds as a rule are matters of no great concern to airmen; if they cannot climb over them or fly under, they depend on radio from ground stations to help them fly it blind. But when a pilot sees a "mess o' cauliflower" cooking on the horizon, he seeks a way around.

Posted at 03:17 PM

Aircraft crashes near Reichstag in Berlin (RT** News)

A light aircraft has crashed onto the lawn in front of the Reichstag building that houses the German lower house of parliament in central Berlin. The fire brigade said it was a single-engine aircraft. A witness said the plane was almost completely burnt out.

Posted at 03:09 PM

Grand Island officials worried about airline's financial health (Lincoln Journal Star)

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. The financial stability of Westward Airways is starting to worry city officials, who wonder whether the small airline will be able to offer service in Grand Island after it stopped operations in New Mexico.

Posted at 02:03 PM

Kutesa airline gets presidential tax waiver (The Monitor)

AN airline where Foreign Affairs Minister Mr Sam Kutesa is a director received a one-year tax waiver following a directive from President Yoweri Museveni, Daily Monitor has learnt.

Posted at 01:01 PM

Destabilization plot shrinks airline travelers (Sun Star)

THE country's volatile political situation has affected the passenger volume of the country's premiere airline company.

Posted at 12:26 PM

India jails 'plane crash plotter' (BBC News)

India sentences an al-Qaeda suspect to seven years in jail for planning to crash aircraft into landmarks in London.

Posted at 11:57 AM

Aerospace Online News for aviation professionals (Aerospace Online)

7/22/2005 Washington -- NASA researchers have successfully tested a new generation of fire detectors that could significantly reduce the rate of false alarms in the cargo and baggage compartments of commercial airliners.

Posted at 11:56 AM

Boeing Eyes Sales to Indian Air Force (AP via Yahoo! News)

U.S. aircraft maker Boeing has joined the race to supply fighter jets to the Indian Air Force, a senior company official said Friday, weeks after the United States and India signed a strategic defense pact.

Posted at 11:32 AM

Judge hands down prison sentences to pilots convicted of operating plane drunk (CourtTV via Yahoo! News)

(Court TV) *** A Florida judge sentenced former America West pilot Thomas Cloyd to five years in prison and co-pilot Christopher Hughes to two and a half years in prison Thursday for operating an aircraft while intoxicated.

Posted at 10:26 AM

Aerospace Online News for aviation professionals (Aerospace Online)

7/22/2005 Cedar Rapids, IO -- Rockwell Collins' SE-Vision program has reached a new milestone by successfully completing military and commercial test flights in New Mexico and New Jersey in June. SE-Vision flight deck technology, which integrates synthetic vision generated scenes with real-time enhanced vision imagery, is being developed by Rockwell Collins in collaboration with the Federal

Posted at 09:40 AM

Aerospace Online News for aviation professionals (Aerospace Online)

7/22/2005 Washington, DC -- Despite growing demand for aviation safety oversight, the FAA continues to short-staff its inspector workforce.

Posted at 09:39 AM

Boeing Eyes Sales to Indian Air Force (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

U.S. aircraft maker Boeing has joined the race to supply fighter jets to the Indian Air Force, a senior company official said Friday, weeks after the United States and India signed a strategic defense pact.

Posted at 08:51 AM

Drunken airline pilots sentenced to prison (The Shelby Star)

MIAMI, Florida (AP) -- Two airline pilots who got behind the controls after a night of heavy drinking at a sports bar have been sentenced to prison by a judge who didn't hide his disdain, saying "What were you thinking of?"

Posted at 08:26 AM

Tourist tax to help lure airline to Brevard (Florida Today)

Complete FLORIDA TODAY coverage delivered to your door. Subscribe now. VIERA - Brevard County commissioners have agreed to spend $100,000 from the tourist tax to help attract another airline to the under-used airport.

Posted at 07:06 AM

Aloft Technologies*** Introduces Stereo Sound in the World"s Finest Ultra-Light, Passive Noise Reduction Aviation Headset (PR Web via Yahoo! News)

(PRWEB) July 22, 2005 -- Aloft Technologies introduces a performance break-through, adding stereo fidelity sound to the world"s most comfortable, lightweight aviation headset. The new Clarity Aloft stereo headset will be unveiled at the EAA AirVenture Fly-In in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 25 - 31. Previously the Clarity Aloft headset was offered in monaural only. Technical officers at Aloft

Posted at 07:01 AM

Even airline workers can't find free seats (USA Today)

Even airline workers can't find free seats

Posted at 06:08 AM

Aircraft use at Dunsfold is set to rise (Surrey Advertiser)

MAJOR planning applications are in the pipeline to extend the aviation use of Dunsfold Park.

Posted at 05:10 AM

Airline details plans to move (Tacoma News Tribune)

Southwest Airlines unwrapped plans for a $130 million terminal and parking garage at Seattle's Boeing Field on Thursday, declaring the airline-financed plan will mark July 21, 2005, as "Christmas in July" for Seattle airline passengers.

Posted at 04:55 AM

Latest in aviation in spotlight at AirVenture (Chicago Sun-Times)

The 53rd annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh takes off Monday and continues through July 31 at the Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis.

Posted at 04:41 AM

Durban also affected by airline strike (Independent Online)

All outbound South African Airways flights from Durban International Airport were cancelled this morning as employees of the airline embarked on a nationwide strike.

Posted at 04:18 AM

Drunken airline pilots sentenced to prison (CNN.com)

Former co-pilot Christopher Hughes, left, and pilot Thomas Cloyd listen as their sentences are handed down.

Posted at 03:38 AM

Airfest 2005 will salute women in aviation (Star-Gazette)

Air show this weekend honors women's contributions to aviation history. BIG FLATS - The decision to make this year's Airfest an all-women show was done, in part, because women's contributions to aviation history have been underrepresented through the years, organizers say.

Posted at 02:39 AM

Airfest 2005 will salute women in aviation (Star-Gazette)

Air show this weekend honors women's contributions to aviation history. BIG FLATS - The decision to make this year's Airfest an all-women show was done, in part, because women's contributions to aviation history have been underrepresented through the years, organizers say.

Posted at 02:39 AM

New Website AirlineExplorer.com Gives Voice To Airline Consumers, Traveling Public and Airliner Fans (PR Web)

New website AirlineExplorer.com is launched giving a voice to travelers, airline industry employees and enthusiasts. AirlineExplorer.com will feature airline reviews submitted by the traveling public, reports on experiences going through airport security, news, and forums where airliner pictures may be posted, viewed and discussed. [PRWEB Jul 22, 2005]

Posted at 02:18 AM

Aloft Technologies*** Introduces Stereo Sound in the Worlds Finest Ultra-Light, Passive Noise Reduction Aviation Headset (PR Web)

Aloft Technologies introduces a performance break-through, adding stereo fidelity sound to the worlds most comfortable, lightweight aviation headset. The new Clarity Aloft stereo headset will be unveiled at the EAA AirVenture Fly-In in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 25- 31. [PRWEB Jul 22, 2005]

Posted at 02:12 AM

A-I London flight with Jet aircraft, crew (Rediff.com)

Do not be shocked if you buy a ticket from Air-India for a London trip and, while boarding the flight, you find it's a Jet Airways flight. What's more, the cabin crew and hospitality staff are also from Jet.

Posted at 01:57 AM

Tourist tax to help lure airline to Brevard (Florida Today)

Complete FLORIDA TODAY coverage delivered to your door. Subscribe now. VIERA - Brevard County commissioners have agreed to spend $100,000 from the tourist tax to help attract another airline to the under-used airport.

Posted at 01:04 AM

July 21, 2005

Coast Guard official faces tough questions on fleet overhaul (Knight Ridder via Yahoo! News)

WASHINGTON - Members of a key House Appropriations subcommittee grilled the Coast Guard's top admiral Thursday on the cost and management of a program to repair and replace the Coast Guard's aging patrol boats and aircraft.

Posted at 06:40 PM

Drunk Airline Pilots Face Prison (CBS 2 New York)

Two airline pilots who got behind the controls while drunk drew sentences Thursday of 21/2 years and five years in prison.

Posted at 06:38 PM

Tropical Depression 6 Forms Near Florida (WKMG Local6.com via Yahoo! News)

An Air Force reconnaissance aircraft found that the sixth tropical depression of the season formed near the Central Bahamas.

Posted at 05:07 PM

Deripaska Poaches Manager for Airline (The Moscow Times)

Delta Air Lines' top manager in Russia and the CIS said Thursday he was leaving the airline to run Kuban Airlines, a regional carrier controlled by aluminum tycoon Oleg Deripaska.

Posted at 04:32 PM

British Airways' 'Sleep Doctor' will be making a cabin call (USA Today)

If Dr. Sleep is triumphant in his quest, he could become the patron saint of the long-distance flier. And if not, well, at least he will have created some mileage for the marketing spin doctors at British Airways. The airline recently announced that it has retained Chris Idzikowski, director of the Edinburgh (Scotland) Sleep Centre, as "aviation's first Doctor of Sleep."

Posted at 04:32 PM

Drunk Airline Pilots Face Prison (CBS News)

A Miami judge sentenced two former America West airline pilots to prison for operating a jetliner while drunk. Thomas Cloyd received a five-year sentence, while Christopher Hughes faces 2 1/2 years in prison.

Posted at 04:20 PM

Haryana to revive civil aviation clubs (The Tribune)

The Civil Aviation in Haryana is in for a complete makeover. The Directorate of Civil Aviation, Haryana, is now reviving its civil aviation clubs at Pinjore, Karnal and Hisar and plans to make them self sustaining.

Posted at 04:13 PM

KVIA.com - Airline to offer reduced schedules to return to service in N.M. (KVIA)

Airline to offer reduced schedules to return to service in N.M. ALBUQUERQUE New Mexico's aviation director says a Nebraska airline that suddenly dropped its routes between Albuquerque and three other New Mexico cities will discuss returning with reduced flights.

Posted at 03:48 PM

Marion Carl Foundation gives students hands-on experience, raising interest in aviation, aerospace (The News-Review)

A group of students take turns guiding a radio-controlled glider through the sky at Felt Field in Roseburg. It dips and dives, lands on the hangar roof, tumbles into a car.

Posted at 03:36 PM

Airline employees struggle to get flights (USA Today)

Airline employees, for whom free flights are a prime reason to be in the business, say they're having a harder time than ever in getting seats this summer because of airlines' jammed flights.

Posted at 03:13 PM

Senate eyes 15-yr limit on airline pension fix (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

U.S. Senate legislation to strengthen the private pension system is unlikely to give financially struggling airlines more than 15 years to stretch out their pension payments -- a decade less than they have sought, finance committee aides said on Thursday.

Posted at 01:58 PM

Zimbabwe airline suspends flights amid fuel crisis (SABC News)

Zimbabwe's national airline has been forced to suspend some domestic and international flights as a fuel crisis bites, state media reported today.

Posted at 10:10 AM

Aviation ministry wants GoM to vet fleet acquisition plans (Outlook India)

The Civil Aviation Ministry has recommended that a Committee of Secretaries (CoS) or a Group of Ministers (GoM) be set up to vet the fleet acquisition process of national carrier Air-India, on the lines of one formed for Indian Airlines.

Posted at 10:03 AM

Arotech Awarded $1.3 Million Order for Aircraft Armor (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Arotech Corporation announced today that its Armour of America subsidiary belonging to its Armor Division received a new $1.3 million order to provide armor kits for U.S. military aircraft flight-decks.

Posted at 10:03 AM

Airline industry doubts anti-missile technology (CNN.com)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Anti-missile technology to be tested on U.S. airliners will not protect all aircraft from all types of missiles and is not worth the massive investment, the airline industry's chief lobbyist said on Wednesday.

Posted at 08:48 AM

India may renegotiate aircraft deal with Airbus (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)

NEW DELHI, July 21 (Reuters) - The Indian government is planning to renegotiate a planned order of aircraft from European maker Airbus for state-run domestic carrier Indian Airlines [IA.UL ], the civil aviation minister said on Thursday.

Posted at 07:22 AM

Acordia Names Vice President -- Aviation Practice (dBusinessNews.com)

Cincinnati - CINCINNATI -- On Tuesday, July 5, 2005, Acordia named Charles ("Charlie") Tooley as Vice President -- Aviation Practice. Based in Acordia's Cincinnati office, Tooley will be focusing on the production of aviation-related (airline, charter, aircraft management/FBOs, and manufacturers' products) business, with the ultimate goal of cross-selling these accounts into our traditional

Posted at 06:36 AM

NASA Technology Helps Smooth Bumpy Airline Rides (Science Daily)

Most airline passengers and flight crews have one thing in common: they don't like turbulence. Researchers at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., and AeroTech Research (USA), Inc., Newport News, Va., have developed an automatic turbulence reporting system.

Posted at 05:33 AM

Job of the Day: Aircraft Parts Expeditor (WOAI)

This story is available on your cell phone at mobile.woai.com. Research aircraft part availability and pricing as well as arranging for the efficient procurement and delivery of aircraft parts. Coordination of the in and out parts transactions as well as processing all necessary documentation.

Posted at 04:48 AM

WTO to probe state aid in US-EU aircraft row (Gulf Times)

GENEVA: The World Trade Organisation yesterday agreed to rule on the dispute between the US and the European Union over billions of dollars in public aid for aircraft-makers Boeing and Airbus.

Posted at 03:18 AM

Redlands woman was WWII aircraft plotter (San Bernardino County Sun)

REDLANDS - Amid the turmoil of World War II, 17-year-old Jean Alexandra Willingham enlisted in Britain's Royal Observer Corps as an aircraft plotter for the Royal Air Force.

Posted at 02:20 AM

Airline employees struggle to get flights (The Arizona Republic)

Endless hours in standby hell. Out-of-the-way connections and dead-of-the-night flights. Missed work or family events while marooned at the airport. Airline employees, for whom free flights are a prime reason to be in the business, call them non-rev nightmares - short for non-revenue. And they say they're recurring more than ever this summer because of airlines' jammed flights.

Posted at 12:42 AM

July 20, 2005

Etihad cargo to New Delhi

UAE carrier Etihad Crystal Cargo has started an all-cargo service to New Delhi from Abu Dhabi. This is in addition to the existing three flights a week to New Delhi on Airbus A330-200s which carry around 15 tonnes of cargo each. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:58 PM

Top Official at Maryland's Aviation Agency Taking Off, Leaving Hole at BWI Airport (RedNova)

Paul J. Wiedefeld, executive director of the Maryland Aviation Administration for the past three years, is stepping down to return to the private sector.

Posted at 09:32 PM

Federal Aviation Administration Begins Contract Talks With Air Traffic Controllers Union (RedNova)

The Federal Aviation Administration has begun negotiations for a new contract with a union representing 14,500 air traffic controllers nationwide.

Posted at 09:31 PM

SHORT HOPS: Virginia Aviation Museum (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Where: The Virginia Aviation Museum is located at 5701 Huntsman Road at Richmond International Airport. From Interstate 64, take Exit 197 (RIC) to Airport Drive and follow the signs.

Posted at 09:01 PM

NZ airline longhaul flights hit by second round of cabin crew strike action (AP via Yahoo! Asia News)

Air New Zealand's long-haul flights were disrupted Thursday as cabin crew staged their second two-day strike over a breakdown in contract negotiations, the airline said.

Posted at 08:46 PM

US airline industry doubts anti-missile technology (Stuff)

WASHINGTON: Anti-missile technology to be tested on US airliners will not protect all aircraft from all types of missiles and is not worth the massive investment, the airline industry's chief lobbyist said.

Posted at 08:29 PM

Budget airline s Spanish route to help tourism (The Herald)

THE north of Scotland is to benefit from a tourist influx with the launch of the first budget airline between Aberdeen and mainland Europe. More than 15,000 Spaniards a year are expected to use the service, operated by Monarch Scheduled, when it starts in November.

Posted at 08:15 PM

Azerbaijan Airline begins operations (Daily Times)

KARACHI: Azerbaijan Airline became yet another airline to start its service to Pakistan with its inaugural flight landing at Quaid-e-Azam International Airport on Tuesday. A ceremony marking the airline s inaugural flight was held on Wednesday.

Posted at 06:02 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-07-20 23:29 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Profit reports prop up airline stocks - UPDATE 2 (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks charged higher Wednesday after Continental Airlines and AMR Corp., American Airlines' parent, reported better-than-expected earnings but made clear that the burden of high jet-fuel prices remains a heavy one. The Amex Airline Index gained 2.5% to 53.37 points.

Posted at 05:49 PM

Profit reports prop up airline stocks (Investors.com)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Airline stocks charged higher Wednesday after Continental Airlines and AMR Corp., American Airlines' parent, reported better-than-expected earnings but made clear that the burden of high jet-fuel prices remains a heavy one.

Posted at 05:22 PM

US airline industry doubts anti-missile technology (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Anti-missile technology to be tested on U.S. airliners will not protect all aircraft from all types of missiles and is not worth the massive investment, the airline industry's chief lobbyist said on Wednesday.

Posted at 05:15 PM

Copa Airlines Selected Best Airline in Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Copa Airlines has been selected for the second consecutive year as the best airline in Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean in a survey conducted by SkyTrax, a British marketing research company.

Posted at 05:14 PM

[Opinion] Northeast Asia s Competition over Aircraft Carriers (donga.com)

The U.S. usually utilizes aircraft carriers when it wants to clearly demonstrate its willingness to intervene in conflict zones. When the situations in the Middle East or the Korean peninsula became urgent, the U.S. deployed its aircraft carriers to these regions.

Posted at 01:36 PM

Copa Airlines Selected Best Airline in Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Copa Airlines has been selected for the second consecutive year as the best airline in Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean in a survey conducted by SkyTrax, a British marketing research company.

Posted at 01:24 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-07-20 18:02 GMT: Lockheed in pact to upgrade Turkish Air Force aircraft (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Lockheed Martin Corp. said Wednesday that it has received a $67.7 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to develop a major systems upgrade of F-16 aircraft for the Turkish Air Force.

Posted at 12:38 PM

WTO Intervenes in US-EU Aircraft Dispute (Deutsche Welle)

The World Trade Organisation agreed on Wednesday to rule on the dispute between the United States and the European Union over billions of dollars in public aid for aircraft makers Boeing and Airbus.

Posted at 11:43 AM

Acordia Names Vice President -- Aviation Practice (Market Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

On Tuesday, July 5, 2005, Acordia named Charles Tooley as Vice President -- Aviation Practice. Based in Acordia's Cincinnati office, Tooley will be focusing on the production of aviation-related business, with the ultimate goal of cross-selling these accounts into our traditional Property & Casualty and Benefit coverage lines.

Posted at 11:05 AM

USAF taps Boeing for upgrades on 25 more C-17 aircraft (Government Computer News)

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing Co. a $31.2 million contract modification to upgrade 25 additional C-17 Globemaster IIIs with the Northrop Grumman Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures defensive system, according to the company.

Posted at 10:51 AM

WTO agrees to intervene in US-EU aircraft dispute (AFP via Yahoo! News)

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) agreed to rule on the dispute between the United States and the European Union over billions of dollars in public aid for aircraft makers Boeing and Airbus.

Posted at 10:25 AM

WTO agrees to intervene in US-EU aircraft dispute (AFP via Yahoo! News)

The World Trade Organization agreed to rule on the dispute between the United States and the European Union over billions of dollars in public aid for aircraft makers Boeing and Airbus.

Posted at 10:16 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-07-20 14:59 GMT: Airline stocks lifted by AMR, Continental profits (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCSICO (AFX) -- Airline stocks traded higher on Wednesday as profits from AMR Corp. and Continental Airlines helped lift the sector. AMR gained 3% to $14.66 while Continental added 4.9% to $16.47. The Amex Airline Index rose 2% to 53.07 points. This story was supplied by MarketWatch.

Posted at 09:32 AM

WTO begins inquiry into aircraft aid (International Herald Tribune)

The World Trade Organization on Wednesday began an investigation into billions of dollars of aid to the aircraft makers Airbus and Boeing, kicking off the largest battle in WTO history. The case, including appeals, could last for years.

Posted at 08:55 AM

Honeywell's Profit Falls on Tax Charge (AP via Yahoo! News)

Honeywell International Inc., a maker of aircraft parts and industrial manufacturing products, said Wednesday its adjusted earnings grew more than 20 percent on strong sales across most divisions, though a charge for repatriating foreign profits depressed net income.

Posted at 08:50 AM

Research and Markets: Human Resources is a Critical Issue for the Global Aviation Industry with US Majors Set to (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Aviation Executive Monthly to their offering.

Posted at 08:33 AM

Budget airline flies to Aberdeen (BBC News)

A low cost airline launches the first international budget service from Aberdeen Airport.

Posted at 06:36 AM

WTO agrees to intervene in US-EU aircraft dispute (AFP via Yahoo! News)

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) agreed to rule on a dispute between the United States and the European Union over state aid for aircraft makers Boeing and Airbus.

Posted at 05:09 AM

Plantronics(R) Introduces New Family of Commercial Aviation Headsets (RedNova)

NEW YORK and SANTA CRUZ, Calif., July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Plantronics, Inc. today announced a new portfolio of headsets for the commercial aviation industry.

Posted at 05:03 AM

Md. Aviation Director to Return to Private Sector (WTOP Radio Network)

Paul J. Wiedefeld, executive director of the Maryland Aviation Administration, managed the $1.8 billion renovation of Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

Posted at 04:24 AM

CHINA PRESS: CAO Asks For Aviation Oil Price Increase (Dow Jones via Yahoo! Asia News)

SHANGHAI (Dow Jones)--China Aviation Oil Holding Co., a state-owned aviation transportation and logistics group, is asking the government to raise jet fuel prices by as much as 35%, the Securities Times reports.

Posted at 03:42 AM

CHINA PRESS: CAO Asks For Aviation Oil Price Increase (Dow Jones via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

DJ CHINA PRESS: CAO Asks For Aviation Oil Price Increase SHANGHAI (Dow Jones)--China Aviation Oil Holding Co., a state-owned aviation transportation and logistics group, is asking the government to raise jet fuel prices by as much as 35%, the Securities Times reports. The report says China Aviation Oil submitted a reform plan for the domestic jet fuel market to the National Development Regulatory

Posted at 03:41 AM

Federal crackdown on aircraft pilots (Mail and Guardian)

United States prosecutors announced criminal charges on Tuesday against 40 aircraft pilots suspected of lying about potentially dangerous illnesses ranging from schizophrenia to drug addiction.

Posted at 02:38 AM

Royal Jordanian, Milan flights

Royal Jordanian will start to operate direct bi-weekly flights to Milan as of October. RJ's service to the city of Milan comes 40 years after launching its service to Rome, which started in the second year of its establishment in 1963.

[AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 02:34 AM

Plantronics(R) Introduces New Family of Commercial Aviation Headsets (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Plantronics, Inc. today announced a new portfolio of headsets for the commercial aviation industry. The three new headsets are approved by the Federal Aviation Administration , and continue the company's tradition of delivering superior communication products within the aerospace and aviation industries.

Posted at 02:04 AM

India's Kingfisher Air Plans 2006 IPO to Buy Aircraft (Update2) (Bloomberg.com)

July 20 (Bloomberg) -- Kingfisher Airlines Ltd., a low-fare carrier set up by India's biggest brewer, said it plans an initial public offering in 2006 to raise money to pay for the $5 billion of planes bought from Airbus SAS.

Posted at 12:21 AM

July 19, 2005

PNNL wins prestigious R&D 100 Award for airline safety software (EurekAlert!)

RICHLAND, WA *** The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has earned a 2005 R&D 100 Award for a computer software product called the Morning Report, which is being used to improve airline safety.

Posted at 11:46 PM

Austintown woman is hired by airline (The Tribune Chronicle)

AUSTINTOWN - Pan Am Clipper Connection, the airline scheduled to provide service to the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in Vienna, has hired Austintown resident Melissa Constance as a flight attendant.

Posted at 11:44 PM

DLC project starts next year

Construction of the huge new Dubai Logistics City near Jebel Ali has started with the grading of the ground area which will be finished in February. Then the first construction package will be for a runway that will allow freighter aircraft to land. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:40 PM

Emirates SkyCargo, Islamabad

Emirates SkyCargo has started scheduled services to the capital of Pakistan, Islamabad. The route is served by a new Airbus A310-300F every Tuesday which complements belly-hold capacity in the airline's passenger aircraft five time a week. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:37 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-07-20 04:12 GMT: China considers letting CNPC, Sinopec enter aviation fuel market - UPDATE (Interactive Investor)

(Updating to add detail, analyst comments) BEIJING (AFX) - China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) is reviewing a proposal to allow China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) and China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (Sinopec) entry into the aviation fuel market, the Shenzhen-based Securities Times reported.

Posted at 10:32 PM

State Aviation Director To Return To Private Sector (The WBAL Channel)

BALTIMORE -- Paul J. Wiedefeld, executive director of the Maryland Aviation Administration, will leave that post to return to the private sector, Transportation Secretary Robert L. Flanagan said Tuesday.

Posted at 08:45 PM

State Aviation Director To Return To Private Sector (The WBAL Channel)

BALTIMORE -- Paul J. Wiedefeld, executive director of the Maryland Aviation Administration, will leave that post to return to the private sector, Transportation Secretary Robert L. Flanagan said Tuesday.

Posted at 08:41 PM

Japan looks to build own unmanned spy aircraft (The Japan Times)

A Defense Agency research institute plans to produce two prototype high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned reconnaissance aircraft by fiscal 2012 at a total cost of 22 billion, yen it was learned Tuesday.

Posted at 07:00 PM

NASA Technology Helps Smooth Bumpy Airline Rides (RedNova)

WASHINGTON, July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Most airline passengers and flight crews have one thing in common: they don't like turbulence.

Posted at 06:55 PM

Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. Reports June 2005 Traffic (RedNova)

CHEYENNE, Wyo., July 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. (BULLETIN BOARD: GLUX) today announced preliminary passenger traffic results for the month of June.

Posted at 06:49 PM

British teen launches low-cost airline (Daily Times)

A British teenager said on Monday he had launched a low-cost airline from his bedroom, becoming possibly the youngest airline boss in the world.

Posted at 05:52 PM

Onex renames its aircraft operations (SanLuisObispo.com)

WICHITA, Kan. - Onex Corp. has chosen a new name for the aircraft operations it purchased last month from the Boeing Co. The Canadian firm is calling its new subsidiary Spirit Aerosystems Inc., the company said Tuesday.

Posted at 05:38 PM

SEACOR Announces Closing of Sale of Era Aviation (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

SEACOR Holdings Inc. today announced the closing of the sale of all outstanding shares of capital stock of Era Aviation, Inc. to Era Aviation Investment Group, LLC. The consideration was $15 million in cash.

Posted at 05:36 PM

British teen launches low-cost airline (Daily Times)

A British teenager said on Monday he had launched a low-cost airline from his bedroom, becoming possibly the youngest airline boss in the world. I started flying lessons when I was 16 and my friends started joking about us buying a plane together and flying people around the world, said Daniel...

Posted at 05:25 PM

Elko's Casino Express airline sold to management, Avion Group (KRNV)

A group of managers at Casino Express Airline is purchasing the Elko-based gambling junket and charter operator with an international firm. Annette Kerr is CEO of McClaskey Holdings, the company that began the airline and owns the Red Lion and Gold Country casinos in Elko.

Posted at 05:15 PM

Ex-Im Bank Helps Finance First Boeing 737-700 Aircraft Sale to Air Senegal International (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

The Export-Import Bank of the United States is assisting in financing the first sale of a Boeing 737-700 aircraft and attached CFM-56 engines to Air Senegal International. The financing agreement was signed in Washington, D.C., on July 5, and the aircraft arrived in Senegal on July 11.

Posted at 04:57 PM

NASA Technology Helps Smooth Bumpy Airline Rides (NASA)

Most airline passengers and flight crews have one thing in common: they don't like turbulence. Researchers at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., and AeroTech Research (USA), Inc., Newport News, Va., have developed an automatic turbulence reporting system.

Posted at 04:18 PM

Mid-air collision on aviation fuel tax (The Telegraph)

New Delhi, July 19: The civil aviation ministry has written to the finance ministry seeking a cap of 4 per cent on air turbine fuel tax while demanding a deemed status for the fuel sold to state run carriers for their foreign flights.

Posted at 03:42 PM

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

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

Posted at 03:32 PM

Boeing showing off longest range aircraft (NZCity)

Boeing is showing off the world's longest range aircraft at a private session in Auckland today. The 777-200LR Worldliner is on a world tour, which includes stopovers in five continents and 24 cities.

Posted at 03:21 PM

Chinese Vice Premier visits Tashkent aviation plant (UZ-Report.)

On 19 July, Vice Premier of the State Council of China Wu Yi visited the only aviation plant in Central Asia *** Tashkent Aircraft Production Plant named after Chkalov.

Posted at 03:08 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-07-19 18:33 GMT: AirTran up 4.5%, leads airline stocks skyward (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- AirTran Holdings rose 4.5% to $10.45 in Tuesday trading as the strongest percentage gainer in the Amex Airline Index , which rose 1.4% to 51.82 points. Ahead of quarterly results due out Wednesday, AMR Corp and Continental Airlines both rose.

Posted at 12:48 PM

Global Aircraft Solutions credit facility expanded to $2.5M (BizJournals)

Global Aircraft Solutions Inc. has negotiated an increase in its credit facility from $750,000 to $2.5 million to help provide working capital for its two subsidiaries, Hamilton Aerospace and World Jet, the company said Tuesday.

Posted at 12:46 PM

Spirit Aerosystems, Inc., Is New Name for Mid-Western Aircraft Systems; Announces Board of Directors (CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance)

Spirit Aerosystems, Inc., replaces Mid-Western Aircraft Systems, Inc., as the company name for the Wichita, Tulsa and McAlester, Okla., facilities that were purchased from the Boeing Company last month by Onex Corporation of Canada.

Posted at 12:09 PM

Chemical Spill Closes Part Of Aviation Parkway (WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh)

An area near Aviation Parkway and Interstate 40 is temporarily closed as emergency crews clean up a chemical spill that happened after an accident.

Posted at 11:05 AM

BA to study new Airbus, Boeing aircraft options (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)

LONDON, July 19 (Reuters) - British Airways , Europe's second-largest airline, said on Tuesday its board would review options for new long-haul planes within nine months but it did not plan to acquire new aircraft for several years.

Posted at 10:46 AM

Teenager Sets Up Airline (RedNova)

A schoolboy has launched a no-frills airline from his bedroom. A- level student Daniel Reilly, 18, from Maghull, in Merseyside, is thought to be the youngest chief executive of an airline in the world. He was inspired to set up Nexus Airlines after completing a school project on low-cost airlines.

Posted at 10:23 AM

S.Korean Airline Cancels Half of Domestic Flights Due to Pilots' Strike (RedNova)

S.Korean airline cancels half of domestic flights due to pilots' strike SEOUL, July 18 (Xinhua) -- Asian Airlines (Asiana), South Korea 's second largest airline carrier, canceled almost half of its domestic flights Monday due to the strike of unionized pilots.

Posted at 10:22 AM

Greece to purchase 30 American F-16 aircraft for about 1.1 billion euros (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Greece will purchase 30 F-16/Block 52 fighter aircraft in a direct deal with the United States government for about 1.1 billion euros (1.32 billion dollars), Greek Defense Minister Spilios Spiliotopoulos said.

Posted at 10:16 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-07-19 15:00 GMT: AirTran shares lead airline index in early trading (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- AirTran Holdings shares led airline stocks higher Tuesday as the Amex Airline Index rose 0.6% to 51.42 points for a second day of gains this week. Northwest Airlines was unchanged at $4.67. This story was supplied by MarketWatch. For further information see www.marketwatch.com.

Posted at 09:36 AM

British teen's flight of fancy leads to launch of own airline (Sydney Morning Herald)

London: A British teenager has launched a low-cost airline from his bedroom, becoming possibly the world's youngest airline boss.

Posted at 09:20 AM

Global Aircraft Solutions Inc. Announces the Expansion of its Credit Facility to $2,500,000 (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Global Aircraft Solutions Inc. today announced that it has successfully negotiated an increase of its credit facility from $750,000 to $2,500,000 with its existing bank, an affiliate of a diversified financial services corporation headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., with $43.5 billion in assets.

Posted at 08:05 AM

2nd MAW Marine named Aviation Ground Marine of the Year (United States Marines)

AL ASAD, Iraq (July 19, 2005) -- Staff Sgt. Kurtis D. Voss was named the 2005 Jack W. Demmond, Aviation Ground Marine of the Year by the Marine Corps Aviation Association July 18. The association recognizes Marines annually for their Marine Corps service and who have contributed to, and demonstrated excellence in Marine Aviation.

Posted at 05:52 AM

An airline boss at the tender age of 18... (Independent Online)

Roll over, Richard Branson. Here comes 18-year-old Daniel Reilly, who has launched his own budget airline from his bedroom, becoming possibly the world's youngest airline boss.

Posted at 05:43 AM

Swiss, Lufthansa tie-up benefits

Lufthansa and Swiss have announced new benefits and frequent flyer rewards as a result of their recent merger. Swiss and Lufthansa passengers now enjoy reciprocal lounge access, and Swiss TravelClub members will be able to earn Club Miles on all Lufthansa-operated scheduled flights, and members of Miles & More can earn award and status miles on Swiss-operated flights and book award flights with Swiss. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 05:22 AM

Japan considers to produce homemade unmanned aircraft (People's Daily)

Japan is considering to produce two prototype high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned reconnaissance aircraft by fiscal 2012 at a total cost of 22 billion yen (about 200 million US dollars), Kyodo News reported Tuesday.

Posted at 03:53 AM

Schoolboy sets up no-frills airline (Ananova)

A Merseyside schoolboy has become Britain's youngest airline boss. Daniel Reilly, 18, has launched a no-frills airline from his bedroom. The A-Level student Daniel Reilly, from Maghull, in Merseyside, is thought to be the youngest chief executive of an airline in the world.

Posted at 03:24 AM

Teenager sets up airline (icWales)

A SCHOOLBOY has launched a no-frills airline from his bedroom. A-level student Daniel Reilly, 18, from Maghull, in Merseyside, is thought to be the youngest chief executive of an airline in the world. He was inspired to set up Nexus Airlines after completing a school project on low-cost airlines.

Posted at 02:42 AM

Core growth...Civil Aviation, Road outshine others (India Infoline)

Reviewing the performance of the infrastructure sectors in the country, the Government said on Monday that Civil Aviation and Road sectors posted phenomenal growth during April-May 2005-06 among all the core industries.

Posted at 01:24 AM

US Airways Executive Takes Job for Airline in India (RedNova)

Jul. 16--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 12:19 AM

July 18, 2005

Aircraft imports hit an airpocket (Rediff.com)

Acquisition applications need to pass infrastructure test.

Posted at 11:53 PM

Patriots*** own selected as Marine Aviation Ground Officer of the Year (United States Marines)

AL ASAD, Iraq (July 19, 2005) -- The Patriots of Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26 are celebrating another success story as their aircraft maintenance officer was selected as the recipient of the 2005 Marine Corps Aviation Association***s Earl Hattaway Marine Aviation Ground Officer of the Year Award.

Posted at 11:26 PM

Emirates Airline offers $70 duty-free vouchers to Tanzanian customers (IPP Media)

The international Emirates airline has launched a unique offer of rewards for all its customers in Tanzania, the airline s Area Manager, Khalid Al Serkal, has said in Dar es Salaam.

Posted at 11:20 PM

DLC attracts 150 enquiries

The first phase of the massive new Dubai Logistics City has attracted 150 serious enquiries, officials told Gulf News. The 25 sqkm zone is being developed alongside the upcoming Jebel Ali Airport which will handle up to 70m passengers and 4m tonnes of cargo by 2015. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:17 PM

Dubai cargo flow rises 22%

The Dubai Cargo Village has reported a 22% rise in cargo during June with 114,726 tonnes of cargo handled in the month. Import and export activity increased most while transhipments and courier flow achieved a more modest 6% increase in June. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:07 PM

Sharjah tourism up 15%

Tourist numbers in the first half of 2005 were up by 15% to 634,281 in Sharjah, according to data from the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority. These statistics also showed a 21% rise in room nights to 718,679 at the emirate's 61 hotels. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:05 PM

DCA sets up commercial division

The Dubai Civil Aviation Department has established a Commercial Directorate to supervise ground handling, landing and departure, catering, leasing and concessions, announced DCA President Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:54 PM

Teen launches own airline (NEWS.com.au)

A BRITISH teenager has launched a low-cost airline from his bedroom, becoming possibly the youngest airline boss in the world.

Posted at 10:46 PM

Talk On Aircraft Electrical Powersystems On July 30 (BruDirect)

Bandar Seri Begawan - IEE Brunei Branch is scheduled to hold a special talk on Aircraft Electrical Powersystems on July 30. The talk is set to commence at 7.30 pm at the IEE Office - Block B9, Unit 1 Simpang 32-66, Anggerek Desa in Berakas.

Posted at 08:33 PM

Indian aircraft carrier visit (New Straits Times)

Indian navy aircraft carrier INS Viraat, accompanied by four supporting vessels, will dock at Port Klang on Saturday. The four vessels are the guided missile destroyers INS Rajput and INS Ranjit, replenishment tanker INS Shakti and missile corvette INS Khukri.

Posted at 08:02 PM

Aircraft imports hit an airpocket (India Daily)

Acquisition applications need to pass infrastructure test. The aircraft acquisition spree of Indian carriers could well be a non-starter, thanks to a new regulation being ushered in by the civil aviation ministry.

Posted at 07:57 PM

Ex-sportsmen, artistes and airline boss the new datuks (New Straits Times)

Artistes, former sportsmen and flamboyant no-frills-airline chief executive officer Tony Fernandes are among a mixed-list of award recipients in conjunction with the 83rd birthday celebrations of the Yang di-Pertuan Besar, Tuanku Ja afar Tuanku Abdul Rahman, tomorrow.

Posted at 07:57 PM

Nepal's Cosmic Air Mulls Airline Operations In India (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Nepal-based airline, Cosmic Air is in talks with the Uttaranchal government to start operations to Dehradun.

Posted at 07:51 PM

NEPAL'S COSMIC AIR MULLS AIRLINE OPERATIONS IN INDIA (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Transport Nepal-based airline, Cosmic Air is in talks with the Uttaranchal government to start operations to Dehradun.

Posted at 07:50 PM

S.Korean airline cancels half of domestic flights due to pilots' strike (People's Daily)

Asian Airlines (Asiana), South Korea 's second largest airline carrier, canceled almost half of its domestic flights Monday due to the strike of unionized pilots.

Posted at 07:25 PM

British teen launches low-cost airline (Channel NewsAsia)

LONDON : A British teenager said on Monday he had launched a lost-cost airline from his bedroom, becoming possibly the youngest airline boss in the world.

Posted at 07:24 PM

British teen launches airline from bedroom (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A British teenager says he has launched a lost-cost airline from his bedroom, becoming possibly the youngest airline boss in the world.

Posted at 05:09 PM

Boeing Gets Nearly $1 Billion TAAG Order (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

Aircraft maker Boeing Co. said Monday that TAAG Angola Airlines placed orders and options worth up to nearly $1 billion to update its fleet.

Posted at 02:59 PM

KOBTV.com - Nebraska airline pulls out of three NM cities (KOBTV.com Albuquerque)

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - Representatives of a Nebraska-based airline that abruptly suspended service in New Mexico are to meet with New Mexico Aviation Director Tom Baca.

Posted at 02:13 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-07-18 17:22 GMT: Rising AMR shares lift Amex Airline Index (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks were led higher by AMR Corp. on Monday as the parent of American Airlines gained 3.6% to $14.03 with more than 1.8 million shares changing hands. The most active stock in the sector was Southwest Airlines , up 1.6% to $14.44 at more than 2.1 million shares.

Posted at 11:39 AM

Teen launches low-cost airline (NEWS.com.au)

A BRITISH teenager has launched a low-cost airline from his bedroom, becoming possibly the youngest airline boss in the world.

Posted at 11:16 AM

Teenager launches low-cost airline from his bedroom (AFP via Yahoo! News)

A teenager said he had launched a low-cost airline from his bedroom, becoming possibly the youngest airline boss in the world.

Posted at 10:52 AM

British teenager launches low-cost airline (AFP via Yahoo! News)

A British teenager said he had launched a low-cost airline from his bedroom, becoming possibly the youngest airline boss in the world.

Posted at 10:52 AM

Mid-Western Aircraft gets new name Tuesday (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)

Officials at Mid-Western Aircraft Systems Inc. are planning an unveiling ceremony Tuesday to announce the company's permanent name.

Posted at 10:41 AM

Aviation firm eyes Pincher (Pincher Creek Echo)

Pincher Creek Echo *** A Calgary aviation company interested in expanding their aerospace manufacturing facility into southern B.C. or Alberta is looking at Pincher Creek as a possible location for the plant.

Posted at 10:35 AM

Emerging Markets Economy - the latest developments in the Financial Markets, Industry, Technology & - India\'s Civil (Emerging Markets Economy)

India\'s Civil Aviation and the Roads sectors posted phenomenal growth during April-May 2005 among the infrastructure sectors.

Posted at 10:29 AM

British teen launches low-cost airline (Channel NewsAsia)

LONDON : A British teenager said on Monday he had launched a lost-cost airline from his bedroom, becoming possibly the youngest airline boss in the world.

Posted at 10:25 AM

New Airline Chief Waiting for His A-Level Results ; Teenager 'the Next Richard Branson (RedNova)

A TEENAGER dubbed the next Richard Branson has launched his own airline from his bedroom in Maghull.

Posted at 09:40 AM

Research and Markets: The Regional Aviation Handbook: A Guide to the Regional and Low-Fare Aviation Industry (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Research and Markets has announced the addition of The Regional Aviation Handbook: A Guide to the Regional and Low-Fare Aviation Industry to their offering

Posted at 08:52 AM

Aloha Airline reports $2.5 million profit (USA Today)

Citing lower fuel costs and salary expenses, Aloha Airlines posted a $2.5 million operating profit in May, reversing a $3.8 million operating loss in April.

Posted at 08:39 AM

Travel Associations slam Aviation Tax Proposals (eyefortravel.com)

Following the G8 summit last week, travel industry associations are continuing their united opposition to a proposed new aviation tax to fund development in poor countries.

Posted at 08:23 AM

Lockheed Martin Upgrades Ten P-3C AIP Aircraft With Tactical Common Data Link Systems (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Lockheed Martin completed the installation of ten systems that provide real-time air-to-ground transmission of sensor videos and other data on Navy P-3C aircraft -- a capability that will support the Navy's role in the Global War on Terrorism.

Posted at 08:15 AM

Asiana Airline cancels 81 domestic flights (USA Today)

Asiana Airlines, South Korea's second-largest carrier, canceled almost half of its domestic passenger flights Monday as a strike by unionized pilots intensified and negotiations to end it made no progress.

Posted at 08:05 AM

Chinese low-cost airline launches (USA Today)

China's first private low-cost carrier, Spring Airlines, launched its maiden flight on Monday, becoming the newest player in the country's increasingly modern and sophisticated travel industry.

Posted at 07:32 AM

Indian Airline's Q1 net rises to Rs 28.45 cr (The Hindu)

NEW DELHI: Despite rising aviation fuel prices, Indian Airlines (IA) recorded a net profit of Rs 28.45 crore during first quarter of current financial year, up from Rs 5.95 crore in the year-on period.

Posted at 07:30 AM

Jet Airways gets receives its 50th Aircraft (India Infoline)

Jet Airways India Ltd said on Monday that, that the 50th aircraft of the Company, a next-generation Boeing 737-800 flew into Delhi on Monday and joined the Company's fleet.

Posted at 07:17 AM

Pipelining aviation fuel under plan (The Hindu)

CHENNAI: A pipeline to carry aviation turbine fuel from Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd (CPCL) to Meenambakkam Airport, Chennai, is being set up at a cost of Rs 50 crore, N G Kannan, Director (marketing), Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), said on Monday.

Posted at 07:12 AM

Etihad flights to Toronto

Etihad Airways has announced today that it will commence operations to Toronto via Brussels with three direct weekly flights starting from October this year. The flight to Canada is seen as a launch pad for services to the USA from summer 2006. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 07:04 AM

Talkin' travel: Your airline questions answered (USA Today)

Today in the Sky reporter Ben Mutzabaugh is on vacation today. In his absence, Today in the Sky will depart from it's usual format and will instead feature previously unanswered questions from Ben's weekly Tuesday chats. Today in the Sky will return to its usual format on Tuesday.

Posted at 06:27 AM

Aviation fuel pipeline from CPCL to Chennai airport: IOC (Hindustan Times)

A pipeline to carry aviation turbine fuel from Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd (CPCL) to Meenambakkom Airport, Chennai, is being set up at a cost of Rs 50 crore, N G Kannan, Director (marketing), Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), said on Monday.

Posted at 06:07 AM

Aviation fuel pipeline from CPCL to Chennai airport: IOC (Press Trust of India)

Chennai, Jul 18 (PTI) A pipeline to carry aviation turbine fuel from Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd (CPCL) to Meenambakkom Airport, Chennai, is being set up at a cost of Rs 50 crore, N G Kannan, Director (marketing), Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), said today.

Posted at 05:37 AM

China Airline Launches Maiden Flight (WJLA-TV Washington D.C.)

SHANGHAI, China (AP) - Private low-cost carrier Spring Airlines launched its maiden flight on Monday, becoming the newest player in China's increasingly modern and sophisticated travel industry.Spring is one of several private airlines entering the Chinese market following the launch of China's first private airline of the modern era, Okay Airways Co., in March.

Posted at 04:38 AM

Army Aviation Commando to receive 15 new helicopters in 2006 (Venezuela Electronic News)

ABN reports: According to Army General Raul Isaias Baduel, the Venezuelan Armed Forces will receive 15 new Russian helicopters in the first trimester of 2006, as part of the first stage of the Army Aviation Commando Enhancement Project, which seeks to improve Army land operations.

Posted at 04:02 AM

Long-range aircraft stops off in Sydney (Sydney Morning Herald)

The world's longest-range aircraft capable of non-stop trips of 17,445 kilometres took a breather in Sydney. The Boeing 777-200LR Worldliner is on a world tour which will include stopovers in five continents and 24 cities.

Posted at 03:43 AM

City to Land More Aircraft Mechanics (RedNova)

Republic Airways Holdings plans to add nearly 200 aircraft maintenance jobs at Indianapolis International Airport, based on employment projections in a lease the carrier recently signed for a new hangar.

Posted at 03:38 AM

China Airline Launches Maiden Flight (New York Newsday)

Monday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Humid with highs in the upper 80s. ...

Posted at 02:35 AM

China Airline Launches Maiden Flight (ABC News)

China's Newest Private Airline, Budget Carrier Spring Airlines, Launches Maiden Flight

Posted at 02:29 AM

Airline industry caught in pricing conundrum (Lincoln Journal Star)

ST. PAUL, Minn. The nation's airlines have posted operating losses exceeding $22 billion since the start of 2001. And the flood of red ink at the heart of the brewing showdown between Northwest Airlines and its mechanics' union shows no sign of stopping soon.

Posted at 02:22 AM

Quebec courting Diamond Aircraft (Canoe)

London is in "serious" danger of losing Diamond Aircraft, which is being wooed by the province of Quebec to move to Montreal, John Kime, the president of the London Economic Development Corp., said yesterday.

Posted at 02:16 AM

China Airline Launches Maiden Flight (AP via Yahoo! News)

Private low-cost carrier Spring Airlines launched its maiden flight on Monday, becoming the newest player in China's increasingly modern and sophisticated travel industry.

Posted at 02:14 AM

Cell phones on planes: nuisance or necessity? (Detroit News)

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

Posted at 12:40 AM

July 17, 2005

Airline outsourcing sky-high, companies profit (BizJournals)

The financial travails of the airline industry are translating into a flurry of business for Frank Argenbright Jr., founder and chairman of Air Serv Corp. in Atlanta.

Posted at 11:48 PM

IndUS makes light work of aviation (BizJournals)

A North Texas physician with a love of airplanes and a dream of bringing general aviation to India, the country where he was born, has become the first U.S.-based manufacturer certified to build a new category of airplane expected to boost recreational flying.

Posted at 11:41 PM

Kuwait Airways to loose $138m

Kuwait Airways expects to post a loss of $138m for 2005 due to high fuel costs, Chairman Sheikh Talal Mubarak Al Sabah told reporters yesterday. This compares with an original projected loss of $90m. He said that fuel surcharges would only meet 30% of the higher fuel cost. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:17 PM

Virgin, first Dubai bookings

Virgin Atlantic has started taking bookings for its Heathrow to Dubai service which starts on March 27 next year. The four days a week service will feature the Upper Class suite with the longest flat bed in the world with a mattress, a dining area and massage area. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:51 PM

Major Changes Underway in Aviation, Says Obasanjo (This Day)

President Olusegun Oba-sanjo yesterday expressed his administration's resolve to embark on a complete restructuring of the aviation sector, saying that to jump-start the process, a comprehensive management audit is imminent.

Posted at 10:15 PM

Thai Airline To Suspend S. Korean Flights (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Thailand's Phuket Airlines Co. said Friday that it will suspend flights between Incheon International Airport and Phuket starting Sunday, a decision likely to disrupt travelers' plans during the summer holiday season.

Posted at 07:49 PM

THAI AIRLINE TO SUSPEND S. KOREAN FLIGHTS (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Transport Thailand's Phuket Airlines Co. said Friday that it will suspend flights between Incheon International Airport and Phuket starting Sunday, a decision likely to disrupt travelers' plans during the summer holiday season.

Posted at 07:48 PM

National Aviation Hall Of Fame (WHIO-TV 7 Dayton)

Dayton, Ohio -- A man considered by some to be the father of Air Force special operations has been enshrined in the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton.

Posted at 03:06 PM

Korean Air Carrier's Pilots Walk Off Job (AP via Yahoo! News)

Unionized pilots at Asiana Airlines, South Korea's second-largest carrier, walked off the job Sunday for the second time in less than two weeks. The airline canceled one domestic flight but said disruptions may increase dramatically as it tries to maintain its profitable international routes.

Posted at 02:57 PM

Bombardier says maintenance issue affected Japan flights (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Canadian transportation group Bombardier Inc said that a maintenance problem had caused two Japanese airline companies to cancel 14 domestic flights.

Posted at 02:06 PM

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip--Witnesses say an Israeli military aircraft has fired a missile at a car in northern Gaza. (The Herald-Sun)

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip--Witnesses say an Israeli military aircraft has fired a missile at a car in northern Gaza. Copyright 2005 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Posted at 09:44 AM

World's Three Aviation Alliances Quicken Pace of Entry into China (RedNova)

World's three aviation alliances quicken pace of entry into China by Qian Chunxian BEIJING, July 16 (Xinhua) -- 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 09:11 AM

Aircraft-home, anyone? (The Star Online)

Aircraft-home, anyone? KAMPAR: Perak is considering a developer s proposal to build a multimillion- ringgit bungalow project in Tronoh where house buyers will get a light aircraft to go with their home.

Posted at 05:21 AM

Belgium firm proposes to start aviation academy in Nagpur (Deccan Herald)

A Belgian private aviation academy has agreed in principle to start its full fledged operations in Nagpur, including imparting training to pilots, cabin crew and other staff, Union Minister of State for Non-Conventional Energy Vilas Muttemwar said.

Posted at 04:42 AM

Families sue aircraft companies over fatal 2003 helicopter crash (Asbury Park Press)

HARTFORD, Conn. Family members of two U.S. Navy seamen killed in a helicopter crash in Italy two years ago have filed lawsuits against the companies that built the aircraft, accusing them of negligence.

Posted at 04:19 AM

Globes [online] - Brosh: Aviation policy costs Israeli economy $200m a year (Globes Online)

Manufacturers Association president Shraga Brosh: Aviation restrictions prevent the creation of 4,000 jobs.

Posted at 04:09 AM

Churchill air ad sparks complaints (CNN.com)

Iconic Winston Churchill is being used to sell cheap flights in the UK. LONDON, England (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 03:32 AM

Families Sue in 2 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 03:21 AM

Asiana Airlines pilots on new strike (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Pilots at South Korea's Asiana Airlines went on strike to demand better working conditions, but most flights went ahead as scheduled using substitute pilots, airline officials said.

Posted at 03:06 AM

An-24 aircraft crashes in Equatorial Guinea with no survivors. (Itar-Tass)

PRETORIA, July 17 (Itar-Tass) - An An-24 aircraft crashed in Equatorial Guinea on Saturday. Previous reports said about an An-32 plane. The An-24 aircraft belonged to a private air company ***Equatoair***, which is owned by a Russian national and is registered in Equatorial Guinea.

Posted at 02:01 AM

Qatar Airways lands in New Delhi

Qatar Airways landed in the Indian capital New Delhi with its inaugural flight into the Indira Gandhi International Airport last week. The Delhi route, operated seven-times-a-week, becomes Qatar Airways' fifth destination in India and marks the first stage of a capacity increase on selected routes to India. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:38 AM