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July 30, 2005

Crash directly led to major advances in aviation safety (Dallas Morning News)

On a hot and humid Friday evening 20 years ago, Delta Air Lines Flight 191 banked through the North Texas skies and began its final run toward Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, with just a single, unremarkable thundercloud in its path.

Posted at 11:42 PM

Abra station re-opens

The upgraded abra station at the Dubai Old Souk opens today. The station has been given new pontoons to aid boarding and disembarking and a seating area for passengers. The municipality is also upgrading two other stations and constructing two further stations at a cost of about $5.5m. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:07 PM

Travellers turn from Europe

Airlines say that Middle East travellers are changing summer holiday destinations from Europe to Australia and South East Asian countries following the recent bombings in London and Sharm el Sheikh, reported Gulf News. Officials from Malaysian Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Royal Brunei say the demand for flights to Malaysia, Singapore and Australia is outstripping availability in some cases. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:01 PM

China gives green light to private investment in civil aviation (People's Daily)

China has recently issued a regulation allowing domestic private investors to join in the civil aviation industry, Beijing Daily reported on Saturday.

Posted at 10:19 PM

Uzbekistan Evicts U.S. From Air Base (AP via Yahoo! News)

The Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan has ended its agreement allowing U.S. military aircraft and personnel to use an air base that has been an important hub for American military operations in Afghanistan, administration officials said Saturday.

Posted at 09:37 PM

Turkish airline buys 10 Canadian Bombardier planes (TurkishPress.com)

ISTANBUL - Turkey's Izmir Airlines has signed a 275 million dollar contract with Canadian aircraft maker Bombardier for 10 planes, its president told the Anatolia news agency Saturday.

Posted at 09:35 PM

Wreckage of missing plane found on B.C. mountainside; 2 pilots dead (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

VANCOUVER (CP) - Two pilots were confirmed dead after a light aircraft missing since Thursday was spotted Saturday on steep hill near Squamish.

Posted at 08:15 PM

Uzbekistan Evicts U.S. From Air Base (AP via Yahoo! News)

The Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan has ended its agreement allowing U.S. military aircraft and personnel to use an air base that has been an important hub for American military operations in Afghanistan, administration officials said Saturday.

Posted at 05:08 PM

Turkish airline buys 10 Canadian Bombardier planes (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Turkey's Izmir Airlines has signed a 275 million dollar contract with Canadian aircraft maker Bombardier for 10 planes, its president reportedly said.

Posted at 03:12 PM

Turkish airline buys 10 Canadian Bombardier planes (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Turkey's Izmir Airlines has signed a 275 million dollar contract with Canadian aircraft maker Bombardier for 10 planes, its president reportedly said.

Posted at 03:09 PM

Uzbekistan Evicts U.S. From Air Base (AP via Yahoo! News)

The Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan has ended its agreement allowing U.S. military aircraft and personnel to use an air base that has been an important hub for American military operations in Afghanistan, administration officials said Saturday.

Posted at 02:02 PM

Turbulent U.S. aircraft industry shaking up unions (Canadian Business)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Already reeling from layoffs that slashed their ranks, unions representing Wichita, Kan., aircraft workers must now grapple with a new workplace reality after the sale of the Boeing Co.'s commercial airplane operations in Kansas and Oklahoma to Toronto-based buyout firm Onex Corp.

Posted at 01:59 PM

AI aircraft skids off runway in Mumbai; airport back to normal (The Hindu)

THE international airport in Mumbai, which was closed for two hours on Saturday morning after an Air India aircraft overshot the runway while landing, resumed normal flight operations, a senior airport official said.

Posted at 01:47 PM

Disgraced Chinese oil executive allowed to leave Singapore (AFP via Yahoo! News)

The suspended chief executive of debt-ridden jet fuel trader China Aviation Oil (CAO) has been allowed to leave Singapore after Chinese authorities guaranteed his return to stand trial here, a report says.

Posted at 12:13 PM

Uzbekistan evicts U.S. from air base (USA Today)

The Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan has notified the State Department that U.S. military aircraft and personnel must leave an Uzbek air base that has been an important hub for American military operations in Afghanistan, a Pentagon official said Saturday.

Posted at 11:26 AM

Airline's Plan Must Fly With Court, Creditors ; Carrier to Chart Its Course for Escaping Cloud of Chapter 11 (RedNova)

United Airlines is confident that it can cast aside the umbrella of Chapter 11 and successfully move forward on its own. Now, the carrier is looking to convince a bankruptcy court, employees, analysts and, more important, potential lenders and creditors that it has the best plan to do so.

Posted at 10:27 AM

HKO Provides Training on Aviation Meteorological Services (RedNova)

HKO provides training on Aviation Meteorological Services HONG KONG, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Nine meteorologists from different countries completed on Friday an aviation meteorological services training course organized by the Hong Kong Observatory ( HKO).

Posted at 10:25 AM

HK observatory trains foreign meteorologists on aviation weather services (AngolaPress)

HONG KONG,07/30 - Nine foreign meteorologists have just completed a training course on aviation meteorological services organized by the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO), according to source from the Hong Kong government Friday.

Posted at 04:25 AM

Delta Ceo: Plan 'Not Enough' ; He Says Efforts to Save Struggling Airline May Not Avert Bankruptcy (RedNova)

Delta Air Lines Inc.'s transformation plan, which includes cutting annual costs by $5 billion by the end of next year, is not enough to save the struggling carrier. The memo to employees saying so from its chief executive renewed concerns about bankruptcy. The airline's shares plunged.

Posted at 04:25 AM

Losses Rise 82% At Airline (Hartford Courant)

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Bankrupt US Airways Group Inc. reported Friday that second-quarter losses increased from a year earlier by 82 percent, to $62 million, as bankruptcy-related items and higher fuel prices wiped away the airline's savings in labor costs.

Posted at 04:05 AM

South African airline strike over (AngolaPress)

JOHANNESBURG, 07/30 - South African Airways (SAA) announced on Thursday it had reached a new pay deal with two unions, ending a crippling strike which had all but grounded Africa`s largest airline for almost a week.

Posted at 04:00 AM

Airline's plan must fly with court, creditors (Rocky Mountain News)

United Airlines is confident that it can cast aside the umbrella of Chapter 11 and successfully move forward on its own. Now, the carrier is looking to convince a bankruptcy court, employees, analysts and, more important, potential lenders and creditors that it has the best plan to do so.

Posted at 01:29 AM

Fletcher administration will ask for new aircraft (Messenger-Inquirer)

FRANKFORT -- The Fletcher administration is hoping for a new aircraft to replace an aging plane that malfunctioned while carrying the governor during a trip to Washington last year.

Posted at 01:08 AM

French President Seeks World Leaders' Support for International Airline Ticket Tax To Finance Global HIV/AIDS Fight (Medical News Today)

French President Jacques Chirac on Monday sent a letter to about 145 world leaders asking for support on his proposal to require an international tax on airline tickets to help fund the global fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria,...

Posted at 01:03 AM

July 29, 2005

French president pushes for airline ticket tax to fight AIDS (The Advocate)

French president Jacques Chirac has written to 145 world leaders to press them to support his plan for an international tax on airline tickets to generate funds to fight AIDS and other serious diseases around the world, Agence France-Presse reports.

Posted at 08:23 PM

Aviation Faire space available (Antelope Valley Press)

This story appeared in the Antelope Valley Press on Friday, July 29, 2005. LANCASTER - There is still time for local aviation businesses and organizations to get involved in the annual Walk of Honor Aviation Faire on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Posted at 11:14 AM

Fossett to attempt new aviation record (ABC 7 Chicago)

July 29, 2005 *** Aviation's adventuresome duo of Chicago millionaire Steve Fossett and Sir Richard Branson announced plans Thursday for another world record attempt in the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer, this time for longest flight.

Posted at 07:30 AM

Lufthansa's Mayrhuber sees possible job cuts in airline sector (Sharewatch)

FRANKFURT (AFX) - Deutsche Lufthansa AG head Wolfgang Mayrhuber said that sector consolidation in the 750,000-member strong airline industry may lead to job cuts.

Posted at 07:27 AM

ANA Board Approves Order of Two Boeing 767 Passenger Aircraft (Japan Corporate News)

Tokyo, Japan, July 29, 2005 - (JCN Newswire) - The ANA Board of Directors today approved the purchase of two Boeing 767-300 passenger aircraft to add to its medium-sized fleet. This is in addition to the previously announced 767-300F freighter order.

Posted at 07:20 AM

Aircraft get too close at LAX for seventh time since May (KESQ)

LOS ANGELES Aircraft were too close to each other at Los Angeles International Airport for the seventh time in the past two months in what officials say is an unparalleled string of safety violations.

Posted at 06:53 AM

Aircraft To Check Storm System (WKMG Local6.com via Yahoo! News)

Forecasters plan to send a hurricane hunter aircraft into a budding system in the Atlantic.

Posted at 06:47 AM

Capital Aviation's specialty is to make over used aircraft (The Oklahoman)

Jul 29, 2005: What employees do at Capital Aviation is akin to makeovers, except with jet airplanes. Tearing out teal carpet or orange upholstery is nothing new. Mounting a 32-inch, liquid-crystal display television in a Caravan jet is commonplace, and unique paint jobs are a must for some customers.

Posted at 06:27 AM

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

Today in the Sky reporter Ben Mutzabaugh is on vacation until August 3. In his absence, Today in the Sky will depart from its usual format and will instead feature previously unanswered questions from Ben's Tuesday chats. Today in the Sky will return to its usual format on Wednesday.

Posted at 06:16 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-07-29 11:52 GMT: Lufthansa's Mayrhuber sees possible job cuts in airline sector UPDATE (Interactive Investor)

(Updating with comment from Mayrhuber in graph 3, quote in graph 4) FRANKFURT (AFX) - Deutsche Lufthansa AG head Wolfgang Mayrhuber said that sector consolidation in the 750,000-member strong airline industry may lead to job cuts.

Posted at 06:04 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-07-29 10:53 GMT: Lufthansa's Mayrhuber sees possible job cuts in airline sector (Interactive Investor)

FRANKFURT (AFX) - Deutsche Lufthansa AG's head Wolfgang Mayrhuber said that sector consolidation in the 750,000-member strong airline industry may lead to job cuts. "Consolidation in air travel will continue," Mayrhuber said in an article he wrote for the Financial Times Deutschland.

Posted at 05:05 AM

WWII aircraft mix personality, history (Northwestern)

OSHKOSH *** GlobalFlyer and SpaceShipOne may have been the highlights of this year***s Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture. But Glacier Girl was holding her own with spectators Thursday.

Posted at 04:24 AM

Aircraft get too close at LAX for seventh time since May (SanLuisObispo.com)

LOS ANGELES - Aircraft were too close to each other at Los Angeles International Airport for the seventh time in the past two months in what officials said is an unparalleled string of safety violations.

Posted at 04:21 AM

Vintage aircraft show returns to DuPage Airport (The Beacon News)

The World War II airplanes in the Wings of Freedom tour just booked a return ticket to DuPage County. More than 900 people visited the historic aircraft last summer when they landed at the DuPage Airport in West Chicago for the first time, according to the airport.

Posted at 04:15 AM

Aeroflot says to lease 6 Ilyushin aircraft (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)

MOSCOW, July 29 (Reuters) - Russian airline Aeroflot said on Friday that its board had agreed to lease six Il-96-300 aircraft from Ilyushin Finance Company.

Posted at 03:48 AM

Steve Fossett to attempt new aviation record (Mail and Guardian)

Aviation's adventuresome duo of Steve Fossett and Richard Branson are at it again, announcing plans for another world record flight in the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer .

Posted at 02:47 AM

Fossett to attempt new aviation record in GlobalFlyer (KRON 4 Bay Area)

TOPEKA, Kan. Aviation adventurer Steve Fossett is planning another flight around the world and then some. This time Fossett and his partner Sir Richard Branson have announced they'll try to break the record for longest flight in Fossett's Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer.

Posted at 02:27 AM

Another aviation feat beckons Salina (Kansas City Star)

TOPEKA *** Aviation***s adventuresome duo of Steve Fossett and Sir Richard Branson are at it again, announcing plans Thursday for another world record flight in the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer.

Posted at 02:20 AM

Airline celebrates launch of daily flights to Qatar (Khaleej Times)

DUBAI *** Qatar Airways celebrated the launch of daily non-stop flights to Singapore recently with Airbus A330 aircraft, as part of the airline's growth strategy.

Posted at 01:19 AM

World airline passenger traffic expected to expand for 3 years (Press Trust of India)

New York, July 29 (PTI) World airline passenger traffic is expected to expand for the next three years following a strong rebound in 2004.

Posted at 01:13 AM

Fossett to Attempt New Aviation Record (WINK TV Southwest Florida)

TOPEKA, Kan. Aviation's adventuresome duo of Steve Fossett and Sir Richard Branson announced plans Thursday for another world record attempt in the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer, this time for longest flight.

Posted at 12:32 AM

Fossett to Attempt New Aviation Record (AP via Yahoo! News)

Aviation's adventuresome duo of Steve Fossett and Sir Richard Branson announced plans Thursday for another world record attempt in the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer, this time for longest flight.

Posted at 12:23 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-07-29 05:42 GMT: International airline freight volumes shows signs of recovering - CAPA (Interactive Investor)

SYDNEY (AFX) - International air freight volumes showed signs of recovering in June although volumes over the six months to June dropped sharply, the Center for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) reported, citing data released by international airline organizations.

Posted at 12:22 AM

July 28, 2005

MIT study confirms airline was good for Jamaica (The Jamaica Observer)

A study released yesterday by a top American university estimates that Air Jamaica contributed approximately US$5.5 billion to the Jamaican economy during its decade of privatisation, and the airline's former owners immediately hailed the report as a vindication of their stewardship during their 10 years of control.

Posted at 11:34 PM

DIRGANTARA INDONESIA, EADS IN US$45 MLN AIRCRAFT COMPONENTS DEAL (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Transport Indonesia's aircraft maker PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) and European Aerospace and Defence System (EADS) CASA have signed a US$45 million contract to produce CN-235 and C-295 aircraft components.

Posted at 11:00 PM

Dirgantara Indonesia, Eads in US$45 MLN Aircraft Components Deal (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

BANDUNG, July 29 Asia Pulse - Indonesia's aircraft maker PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) and European Aerospace and Defence System (EADS) CASA have signed a US$45 million contract to produce CN-235 and C-295 aircraft components.

Posted at 10:53 PM

Fossett to attempt new aviation record in GlobalFlyer (Belleville News-Democrat)

TOPEKA, Kan. - Aviation's adventuresome duo of Chicago millionaire Steve Fossett and Sir Richard Branson announced plans Thursday for another world record attempt in the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer, this time for longest flight.

Posted at 10:43 PM

Military aircraft searching for plane missing between Vancouver and Smithers (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

VANCOUVER (CP) - Canadian Forces aircraft are searching for a plane that went missing between Vancouver and Smithers.

Posted at 09:34 PM

PIA chairman signs sale agreement for six A300B4 * PIA conducts test flights of three aircraft (Daily Times)

LAHORE: Though the Senate has reservations over the sale of six A300 B4 aircraft for $10.2 million, the Pakistan International Airline (PIA) chairman has signed the sale agreement and instructed staff to hand over the aircraft to the Turkish company as soon as possible, PIA sources told Daily Times.

Posted at 08:57 PM

Man who sold fake airline tickets sentenced to 10 years (KPUA Hilo)

HONOLULU (AP) _ A former travel agent convicted of selling fake airline tickets has been sentenced to a maximum 10 years in prison.

Posted at 08:26 PM

FAA Endorses Chicago Plan to Expand O'Hare (AP via Yahoo! News)

The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday endorsed Chicago's $15 billion plan to expand O'Hare Airport to relieve congestion and reduce the worst flight delays in the nation.

Posted at 07:56 PM

Military aircraft searching for plane missing between Vancouver and Smithers (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

VANCOUVER (CP) - Canadian Forces aircraft are searching for a plane that went missing between Vancouver and Smithers.

Posted at 06:48 PM

Rossell aviation foray gets green signal (The Telegraph)

Calcutta, July 28: The shareholders of Rossell Tea Limited have approved the amendment to the company s memorandum of association, allowing it to make a foray in the hotel and aviation businesses.

Posted at 05:25 PM

FAA opts for Chicago O'Hare plan in final report (USA Today)

The Federal Aviation Administration Thursday chose a multibillion-dollar overhaul and expansion of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport as the preferred alternative for dealing with flight delays.

Posted at 05:24 PM

SpiceJet doubles aircraft order, plans night flights (The Times of India)

NEW DELHI: The latest low-cost kid on the airline block SpiceJet has doubled its aircraft purchase order with America's Boeing Co.

Posted at 05:19 PM

NASA Research Helps Develop New Light Jet Aircraft (Science Daily)

NASA has contributed to the development of a new class of aircraft called Very Light Jets (VLJs). Some of the new jets are making debut public flights at AirVenture 2005, the Experimental Aircraft Association's fly-in at Oshkosh, Wisc.

Posted at 05:11 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-07-28 21:38 GMT: Airline stocks close up but Delta Air loses ground (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks closed mostly higher on Thursday with the Amex Airline Index rising 0.6% to 51.35 points. The biggest decliner in the group was Delta Air Lines , which fell for a fourth-straight session this week on bankruptcy concerns.

Posted at 04:07 PM

Media Advisory - Ace Aviation Holdings to present 2005 second quarter results (CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance)

ACE Aviation Holdings, parent company of Air Canada, will hold a conference call for analysts on Thursday August 4, 2005 to present second quarter results. Immediately following a presentation by ACE Chairman, President and CEO, Robert Milton, company executives will be available for analysts' questions.

Posted at 03:38 PM

Ministry evolving draft Civil Aviation policy (The Hindu)

NEW DELHI: The Civil Aviation Ministry is evolving a draft Civil Aviation policy that would increase foreign direct investment ceiling, liberalise bilaterals and move towards an `Open Sky,' encourage the promotion of `Regional Airlines,' lower fares to make aviation affordable and remove price monopolies in respect of Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF).

Posted at 03:08 PM

Fossett to attempt new aviation record in GlobalFlyer (Kansas City Star)

TOPEKA, Kan. - Aviation's adventuresome duo of Steve Fossett and Sir Richard Branson are at it again, announcing plans Thursday for another world record flight in the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer.

Posted at 03:01 PM

FAA loosens regulations on 'personal' oxygen (USA Today)

Travelers can breathe easier. A Federal Aviation Administration regulation that takes effect Aug. 11 allows passengers to bring certain kinds of medical oxygen aboard commercial aircraft.

Posted at 02:48 PM

FAA loosens regulations on 'personal' oxygen (USA Today)

Travelers can breathe easier. A Federal Aviation Administration regulation that takes effect Aug. 11 allows passengers to bring certain kinds of medical oxygen aboard commercial aircraft.

Posted at 02:37 PM

NASA Research Helps Develop New Light Jet Aircraft (SpaceRef)

NASA has contributed to the development of a new class of aircraft called Very Light Jets (VLJs). Some of the new jets are making debut public flights at AirVenture 2005, the Experimental Aircraft Association's fly-in at Oshkosh, Wisc.

Posted at 02:31 PM

Delta Schedule Trims Aircraft Downtime (WJLA-TV Washington D.C.)

ATLANTA (AP) - Delta Air Lines Inc., the nation's third-largest carrier, announced several changes to its fall schedule on Thursday, highlighting the company's attempts to have more of its flights arrive and depart on time.Starting Sept. 1, the airline will reduce to 45 minutes the minimum time its narrow-body aircraft spend on the ground between flights *** achieving a 10-minute reduction year

Posted at 01:41 PM

China Southern Celebrates 8th Year of Transpacific Service; Airline's Los Angeles - Guangzhou ``Linchpin'' of (RedNova)

China Southern Airlines (NYSE:ZNH) (HKSE:1055) (SHA:600029) -- www.cs-air.com/en -- the largest airline in The People's Republic of China, is celebrating its eighth year of safe transpacific service between Los Angeles (LAX) and Guangzhou.

Posted at 01:07 PM

Delta Schedule Trims Aircraft Downtime (AP via Yahoo! News)

Delta Air Lines Inc., the nation's third-largest carrier, announced several changes to its fall schedule on Thursday, highlighting the company's attempts to have more of its flights arrive and depart on time.

Posted at 12:47 PM

Sales, income up for Raytheon Aircraft (BizJournals)

Second quarter net sales for Raytheon Aircraft Co. were $687 million, officials reported Thursday morning, a 21 percent increase from $570 million in the second quarter of 2004.

Posted at 11:23 AM

FAA Chooses Chicago Plan on O'Hare Airport (AP via Yahoo! News)

The Federal Aviation Administration said in a report released Thursday it prefers the city's plan to expand O'Hare International Airport over other proposals to reduce congestion at one of the nation's largest airports.

Posted at 11:11 AM

Red Ink Soaks Troubled NWA -- Airline Warns of Need to Slash Labor Costs (RedNova)

Northwest Airlines Corp.'s troubles continued to mount Tuesday as it reported a second-quarter loss of $225 million - inching the No. 4 U.S. airline closer to bankruptcy.

Posted at 11:10 AM

Aircraft modifications, avionics sales boost Butler National (Kansas City Star)

Increases in aircraft modifications and avionics sales helped push Butler National Corp. to increases in quarterly and annual profits. For the quarter ended April 30, the Olathe-based company reported net income of $774,000, or 2 cents a share, up from $251,000, or 1 cent a share, a year ago.

Posted at 11:09 AM

China to recruit foreign airline pilots GBBig5 (Muzi)

[LatelineNews: 2005-7-28] BEIJING - China wants to recruit foreign airline pilots to relieve a shortage plaguing the world's fastest-growing aviation sector, official media reported on Thursday.

Posted at 11:01 AM

Airline blames N.M. losses for shutdown in Nebraska (Omaha World-Herald)

Westward Airways' failing New Mexico service essentially shut the airline down for good, company officials said Wednesday. Westward's "River Run" linked Scottsbluff, North Platte, Lincoln and Omaha with four flights every weekday. It averaged four to five passengers per flight.

Posted at 09:11 AM

Civil Aviation policy to make flying affordable to all (Hindustan Times)

The civil aviation policy, which will be discussed by the Union Cabinet next month, will focus on lowering fares to make aviation affordable and look ways to remove price monopolies in turbine fuel, Civil Aviation Secretary Ajay Prasad said on Thursday.

Posted at 09:05 AM

Goodrich 2Q Profit Rises on Product Sales (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

Goodrich Corp., the former automobile tire maker that now focuses on aviation systems, on Thursday reported its second-quarter profit jumped 95 percent on sales of commercial aerospace products.

Posted at 08:02 AM

Raytheon shows quarterly profit (CNN Money)

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Raytheon Co. reported a quarterly profit Thursday, against a year-ago loss, and slightly raised its profit forecast for the full year on strong sales from its defense and aircraft operations.

Posted at 07:50 AM

Aviation director to address club (The Oklahoman)

Jul 28, 2005: Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission Director Victor Bird will highlight the importance of aviation in Oklahoma to members of the Ardmore Rotary Club.

Posted at 07:12 AM

AirlineJOB.net Announces Regional Airline Job Opportunities Up 150% Since 2003, Confirming US Bureau of Transportation (PR Web via Yahoo! News)

(PRWEB) July 28, 2005 -- AirlineJOB.net announces that regional airline job opportunities are up 150% since 2003, which confirms the US Bureau of Transportation May Passenger Airline Employment Report.

Posted at 07:03 AM

Parkway plan is more area-friendly Less disarray for Downtown and arts district (The Arizona Daily Star via Yahoo! News)

City transportation officials have come up with a new plan to connect the northern end of the Barraza-Aviation Parkway to Interstate 10 - and they say this version will cause less disruption for Downtown-area neighborhoods and the warehouse arts district.

Posted at 03:42 AM

Vintage aircraft show returns to DuPage Airport (The Beacon News)

WEST CHICAGO *** The World War II airplanes in the Wings of Freedom tour have booked a return ticket to DuPage County. More than 900 people visited the historic aircraft last summer when they landed at DuPage Airport here for the first time, according to the airport.

Posted at 03:32 AM

AirlineJOB.net Announces Regional Airline Job Opportunities Up 150% Since 2003, Confirming US Bureau of Transportation (PR Web)

"In 2005, we have seen a significant increase in openings for entry level jobs, from flight attendants to customer service agents, gate agents, ramp and cargo positions. In addition, there has been a dramatic increase in aircraft maintenance and engineering positions, as well as management opportunities," states Julia Dean, President of www.AirlineJOB.net, an international airline job website.

Posted at 02:21 AM

Delta readies workers for worst CEO says reforms may not save airline (Whittier Daily news)

Delta Air Lines Inc.'s current transformation plan, which includes cutting annual costs by $5 billion by the end of next year, is not enough to save the struggling carrier, its chief executive said in a memo to employees that addressed renewed concerns about bankruptcy. The airline's shares plunged.

Posted at 02:15 AM

Logan aims to land commercial airline service (Salt Lake Tribune)

Airline representatives will be on-site at the Logan-Cache Airport, 1400 East and 1140 North, Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to answer questions and give tours of a Visionair passenger jet. Airline representatives will be on-site at the Logan-Cache Airport, 1400 East and 1140 North, Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to answer questions and give tours of a Visionair passenger jet.

Posted at 02:03 AM

Turbulence rattles union ranks in aircraft industry (Detroit News)

WICHITA, Kan. -- Already reeling from layoffs that slashed their ranks, unions representing this city's aircraft workers must now grapple with a new workplace reality after the sale of the Boeing Co.'s commercial airplane operations in Kansas and Oklahoma to a Canadian firm.

Posted at 01:51 AM

July 27, 2005

Boeing And Eva Air Celebrate Delivery Of Airline's First 777-300ER (Bernama)

KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 (Bernama) -- Boeing and EVA Air celebrated the delivery of the airline's first Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplane. The airplane is the first of 15 Boeing 777s that EVA Air will receive through 2009, Boeing said in a statement from Washington on Wednesday.

Posted at 10:57 PM

Mumbai rains, flights cancelled

The heavy rains in Mumbai have led to the cancellation of flights to the Indian capital city. Yesterday a British Airways flight to Mumbai was diverted to Dubai. Both domestic and international airports in Mumbai have been shut since Tuesday. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:40 PM

Emirates, new Deira travel hub

Emirates Group Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum yesterday inaugurated a new travel hub at the company's headquarters in Deira. The facility has 17 manned counters, almost twice the number of its predecessor, and will be open from 9am to 6pm from Saturday to Thursday. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:58 PM

Man Sentenced To Prison For Airline Ticket Scam (The Hawaii Channel)

HONOLULU -- A man who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from customers by selling worthless airline coupons was sent to prison Wednesday. Many of Wayne Abe's victims were in court, where they learned there is little or no chance they will ever see their money again.

Posted at 08:41 PM

Man Sentenced To Prison For Airline Ticket Scam (KITV TheHawaiiChannel.com via Yahoo! News)

A man who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from customers by selling worthless airline coupons was sent to prison Wednesday.

Posted at 08:28 PM

Airline to fly the stranded today Web posted at: 7/28/2005 2:42:8 (The Peninsula)

DOHA: Closure of the Mumbai International Airport following heavy rains has forced airline companies operating flights from Doha to the Indian city to reschedule their flights.

Posted at 07:07 PM

5,000 Stranded As Budget Airline Fails (RedNova)

MORE than 5,000 holidaymakers were stranded last night after a budget airline went bust. Some 100,000 who had already booked flights for holidays in the next few months with EUjet had their holidays spoilt after the firm went into administration.

Posted at 06:56 PM

Oshkosh The Grand Old Ladies of Aviation (WBAY 2)

It's a gathering of what one might call "the grand old ladies of aviation." They've gathered at EAA AirVenture for the first time -- six of the planes that were the first-ever commercial passenger planes, the venerable, 80-plus-year-old tri-motors.

Posted at 06:53 PM

Airport to Switch to Private Screeners (AP via Yahoo! News)

A South Dakota airport intends to replace its federal screeners with private workers, the first change allowed since the government took over aviation security after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Posted at 06:45 PM

Supplier Of Aircraft Parts Regains Some Lost Altitude (Investor's Business Daily via Yahoo! News)

As air travelers canceled tickets and some airlines edged toward bankruptcy in the months following the 9-11 attack, Mark Donegan and the crew at Precision Castparts talked strategy.

Posted at 06:11 PM

NASA Research Helps Develop New Light Jet Aircraft (AeroWorldNet)

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2005 -- NASA has contributed to the development of a new class of aircraft called Very Light Jets (VLJs). Some of the new jets are making debut public flights at AirVenture 2005, the Experimental Aircraft Association's fly-in at Oshkosh, Wisc.

Posted at 05:44 PM

Research Helps Develop New Light Jet Aircraft (NASA)

NASA has contributed to the development of aircraft called Very Light Jets, some of which are making public debuts at AirVenture 2005.

Posted at 05:22 PM

Garmin reports higher earnings on better consumer, aviation sales (Monterey County Herald)

OLATHE, Kan. - Garmin Ltd. said Wednesday its second-quarter earnings increased 32 percent thanks to strong consumer and aviation sales of its navigation and communications products.

Posted at 05:11 PM

Boeing profit down but targets strong future (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US aviation giant Boeing Co. posted a 7.0-percent fall in quarterly earnings but forecast better profits and deliveries ahead in its bid to regain top spot from European rival Airbus.

Posted at 04:35 PM

Boeing, EVA Air Celebrate Delivery of Airline's First 777-300ER (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Boeing and EVA Air today celebrated delivery of the airline's first Boeing 777-300ER airplane.

Posted at 04:08 PM

NASA Research Helps Develop New Light Jet Aircraft (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

NASA has contributed to the development of a new class of aircraft called Very Light Jets .

Posted at 03:05 PM

Aviation policy to increase FDI ceilings (The Times of India)

NEW DELHI: Government is planning to usher in a more flexible FDI regime in the civil aviation sector.

Posted at 02:16 PM

Armed forces deploy aircraft, choppers, ships for rescue (Outlook India)

Swinging into immediate action, armed forces deployed three aircraft, four helicopters and eight ships to help in rescue and relief operations in the wake of a fire at ONGC's platform off the Mumbai coast.

Posted at 12:39 PM

Delta CEO says transformation plan not enough to save airline (USA Today)

Delta Air Lines' transformation plan, which includes cutting annual costs by $5 billion by the end of next year, is not enough to save the struggling carrier, its chief executive said in a memo to employees that addressed renewed concerns about bankruptcy.

Posted at 11:37 AM

Research and Markets: Keep Up-to-Date With the Latest News and Developments in the Low Cost Airline Market (RedNova)

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c21501) has announced the addition of Peanuts! The Low Cost Airline Weekly to their offering. Peanuts! is at the cutting edge of aviation evolution.

Posted at 10:39 AM

DSU aviation department lands simulators (Mississippi Business Journal)

CLEVELAND *** The Delta State University (DSU) Department of Commercial Aviation recently welcomed three new flight simulators to campus, and according to department chair Dr. Tommy Sledge, the innovative simulators have already become an instrumental and integral part of the program.

Posted at 10:03 AM

Garmin reports higher earnings on better consumer, aviation sales (SanLuisObispo.com)

OLATHE, Kan. - Garmin Ltd. said Wednesday its second-quarter earnings increased 32 percent thanks to strong consumer and aviation sales of its navigation and communications products.

Posted at 09:57 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-07-27 15:07 GMT: JetBlue, Northwest sit out airline advance at open (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks traded mostly higher Wednesday with shares of Northwest Airlines and JetBlue Airways sitting out the early gains. The Amex Airline Index rose 0.9% to 51.12 points.

Posted at 09:35 AM

Research and Markets: Keep Up-to-Date with the Latest News and Developments in the Low Cost Airline Market (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Peanuts! The Low Cost Airline Weekly to their offering.

Posted at 08:08 AM

Airline reports losses (The Oklahoman)

Jul 27, 2005: NATION _DASH_DASH_ MINNEAPOLIS - Northwest Airlines Corp., which operates the nation's fourth- largest airline, reported Tuesday that its second-quarter loss widened to $225 million and warned that it needs pension reform and labor cost cuts to stay out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

Posted at 07:29 AM

Australian airline staff to support convicted drug trafficker's case: Report (Jakarta Post)

SYDNEY (AFP): Qantas airline staff are expected to tell an Indonesian court that luggage belonging to convicted Australian drug carrier Schapelle Corby was not suspicious when they processed it at Brisbane airport, it was reported Wednesday.

Posted at 07:28 AM

Aircraft unions face tough times (The Oklahoman)

Jul 27, 2005: WICHITA, Kan. - Already reeling from layoffs that slashed their ranks, unions representing this city's aircraft workers must now deal with the sale of Boeing Co.'s airplane operations in Kansas and Oklahoma to a Canadian company.

Posted at 07:18 AM

Thousands Stranded After Budget Airline Fails (RedNova)

Thousands of airline passengers were left stranded in Europe last night as EUjet became the latest budget carrier to collapse after its parent company called in the administrators.

Posted at 06:32 AM

U.S. airline investors thrive on turbulence (Daily Herald)

NEW YORK I fly em, but never buy em. Fund manager Paul Nolte s view of airline stocks is typical. Most investors have sworn off the sector, spooked by the U.S. industry s $32 billion in losses since 2000 and the prospects for more red ink amid near-record fuel prices.

Posted at 06:29 AM

Etihad, new AD airport lounge

Starting from today, Etihad guests will have the added benefit of a new lounge at Abu Dhabi International Airport. This exclusive lounge will cater to Etihad's increasing number of Diamond and Pearl guests traveling through the airport. Situated on the airport's first floor, the lounge can accommodate 60 guests and features a separate ladies' section. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:19 AM

Saudis head for Dubai

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has reported that Saudi Arabia is currently the biggest single source of UAE tourists, promoting Dubai to one of the most popular short-haul destinations for Saudi travelers. Travel agents in KSA confirm the trend, saying that typical tourist's book up to five days in Dubai to make the most of bargains in fashion, jeweler and gold. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 05:57 AM

Gulf Air, fly drive packages

Gulf Air has introduced Fly Drive Packages in Europe for the summer. These value deals, which include flights with Gulf Air to France, Germany or the UK, allow one person to book a package for a minimum of three days. If a second person is added, each person pays the same price, but the package includes an additional three days car hire. Packages are available for a maximum of seven passengers for up to 12 days, depending on the car type the passenger chooses. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 05:44 AM

Mexican aviation finally takes off (CNN.com)

Mexico's market accommodates at around 30 million passengers a year. MEXICO CITY, Mexico (Reuters) -- In a rare lunch with journalists three years ago, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim was asked if he planned to invest in the privatization of the country's two top airlines, Aeromexico and Mexicana.

Posted at 05:01 AM

Tax on Aviation Sales Questioned (RedNova)

The general manager of Garrett Aviation is making it his mission to repeal Georgia's sales tax on aviation sales and services.

Posted at 04:26 AM

Australian airline staff to support convicted drug trafficker's case: Report (Jakarta Post)

SYDNEY (AFP): Qantas airline staff are expected to tell an Indonesian court that luggage belonging to convicted Australian drug carrier Schapelle Corby was not suspicious when they processed it at Brisbane airport, it was reported Wednesday.

Posted at 02:25 AM

Australian airline staff to support convicted drug trafficker's case (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Qantas airline staff are expected to tell an Indonesian court that luggage belonging to convicted Australian drug carrier Schapelle Corby was not suspicious when they processed it at Brisbane airport, it was reported.

Posted at 02:19 AM

Weatherly Aircraft CEO to Speak at Asia-Pacific Conference (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Weatherly Aircraft Company , the manufacturer of leading cost efficient, safe and reliable aerial application aircraft since 1961 for agricultural spraying and fire fighting applications, announced today that Gary Beck, President and CEO of Weatherly, is flying to Beijing as a featured guest and speaker at the Asia-Pacific conference hosted by First Law International to be introduced to business

Posted at 12:57 AM

MISSILE NEWS US Prepares For New Round Of Civil Aviation Missile Defense Tests (Space War UAV News)

The U.S. government will begin testing anti-missile laser defense equipment on three airliners next month as Washington beefs up aviation security, USA Today newspaper has reported.

Posted at 12:42 AM

July 26, 2005

Rotana, 50-70% off rooms

Rotana Hotels is slashing room rates by 50-70% across the region until August 31. In Dubai Rimal Rotana Suites start from $82 a night, while the lowest rate is $44 a night in the Abu Dhabi Al Rawda Rotana Suites. Rooms in Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh, Beirut, Damascus, Al Ain and Sharjah are also available. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:59 PM

Qantas confident new aircraft will boost regional services (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Qantas says it will introduce new aircraft to help improve services to the bush. Qantas WA regional general manager Ian Gay says the airline will soon replace all of its old 64-seater BA 146 aircraft with new Boeing 717 planes.

Posted at 07:16 PM

Qantas confident new aircraft will boost regional services (ABC via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Qantas says it will introduce new aircraft to help improve services to the bush.

Posted at 06:35 PM

Hanger Planned At Bell Aircraft Museum (The Times-Union)

MENTONE *** The Bell Aircraft Museum of Mentone, held a ground-breaking ceremony July 22 to begin the construction on a hangar that will house Bell-manufactured helicopters in the museum***s collection.

Posted at 05:11 PM

AI not to extend wet lease on aircraft from Jet Airways (The Hindu)

AIR INDIA has no plans of extending the wet lease on the Airbus A-340-300 E aircraft that it has acquired from Jet Airways for a limited period of time, senior airline officials said here on Tuesday .

Posted at 02:48 PM

Aircraft Industry Shaking Up Unions (WJLA-TV Washington D.C.)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Already reeling from layoffs that slashed their ranks, unions representing this city's aircraft workers must now grapple with a new workplace reality after the sale of the Boeing Co.'s commercial airplane operations in Kansas and Oklahoma to a Canadian firm.Fearing for their jobs, aircraft workers are more open to helping their employers reduce labor costs and bring new work

Posted at 02:48 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-07-26 20:05 GMT: Lufthansa offer 99-euro tickets in German airline price war (Interactive Investor)

FRANKFURT, Germany (AFX) - German airline Lufthansa, locked in a price war with low-cost rivals, said it would offer 900,000 return tickets at 99 euros on its domestic routes.

Posted at 02:39 PM

Aircraft Industry Shaking Up Unions (ABC News)

AP Centerpiece: Turbulent Aircraft Industry Is Shaking Up Unions

Posted at 02:15 PM

Onex Pay Cuts May Not Impact Other Talks (AP via Yahoo! News)

Labor concessions won by Onex Corp. in its purchase of the Boeing Co.'s commercial aircraft operations here are not expected to affect future contracts with workers at other aircraft makers, industry observers said.

Posted at 02:01 PM

Minister Advises Aviation Staff To Dominate Juridical Norms (AngolaPress)

Luanda, 07/26 (Angop) - Angola`s Transports Minister Andr** Lu**s Brand**o, on Tuesday in Luanda said that the administration staff of the civil aviation and aeronautic authorities, in general, should know the juridical norms of air activity.

Posted at 01:57 PM

Aircraft Industry Shaking Up Unions (AP via Yahoo! News)

Already reeling from layoffs that slashed their ranks, unions representing this city's aircraft workers must now grapple with a new workplace reality after the sale of the Boeing Co.'s commercial airplane operations in Kansas and Oklahoma to a Canadian firm.

Posted at 01:53 PM

Welcome aboard! Mexican aviation finally takes off (USA Today)

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim sank $25 million into a new Mexican low-cost airline, Vuela, the latest of a string of new arrivals that herald a new era for air travel in Latin America's second-largest economy.

Posted at 01:37 PM

Landmark aviation deal signed with Britain (The New Zealand Herald)

The Government today signed a landmark aviation deal allowing New Zealand airlines to operate unlimited flights into and out of Britain. Transport Minister Pete Hodgson said it meant Air New Zealand had the opportunity to introduce a second daily service into London as soon as it was ready to do so.

Posted at 12:16 PM

Airline vet to lecture on management (Sun Star)

AVELINO Zapanta, former president and chief operating officer of the Philippine Airlines, will hold a one day lecture on Airline Management : 100 Years of Philippine Aviation on August 23, 2005 at Casino Filipino, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel, Lahug, Cebu City.

Posted at 12:06 PM

Travel groups unite vs aviation tax bill (Manila Bulletin)

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

Posted at 11:34 AM

Delta State's aviation program receives new flight simulators (The Biloxi Sun Herald)

CLEVELAND, Miss. - Three new flight simulators have arrived at Delta State University for the school's commercial aviation program. Tommy Sledge, chairman of the university's commercial aviation department, said the simulators arrived this past week and were put to immediate use.

Posted at 10:17 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-07-26 15:30 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Airline stocks, Northwest rise above red ink (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Northwest Airlines, which reported wider second-quarter losses Tuesday morning but higher revenue, rose more than 3% as the airline broader sector advanced. The Amex Airline Index gained 0.9% to 51.06 points.

Posted at 09:57 AM

Boeing Field plan hits turbulence; aircraft noise, higher fares cited by those opposed to Southwest's transplant (King County Journal)

Aircraft noise above Eastside cities and higher air fares on many airlines are part of the ``ripple effect'' that would result if Southwest Airlines moves its commercial flights from Sea-Tac Airport to Boeing Field, opponents of the discount carrier's proposal say.

Posted at 09:43 AM

Airline Miles Used By Dealers to Build Consumer Satisfaction (American International Automobile Dealers Association)

Airline miles are among the favorite rewards of traveling and shopping for millions of Americans. Charge something to a plastic card and with proper rendering, miles accumulate in a specific airline account. Everyone does it, right?

Posted at 09:35 AM

Brazilian airline doubles orders for Boeing 737s (New Ratings)

NEW YORK, July 26 (newratings.com) Leading aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co (BA.NYS) has received an order for 30 narrow-body 737s from the low-fare Brazilian airline, GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA.

Posted at 09:30 AM

Airline stocks, Northwest rise above red ink (CBS Market Watch)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Northwest Airlines, which reported wider second-quarter losses Tuesday morning but higher revenue, rose more than 3% as the airline broader sector advanced.

Posted at 09:28 AM

Budget airline suspends flights (BBC News)

Troubled budget airline EUjet suspends all flights after its parent company has its shares suspended.

Posted at 09:04 AM

Aviation Week Group Names Judy McCoy Strategic Media Sales Manager for Defense Technology International (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

The Aviation Week Group of The McGraw- Hill Companies has named Judy J. McCoy strategic media sales manager.

Posted at 08:50 AM

EMS SATCOM Appoints Tony Caruso Account Manager, Commercial and Corporate Aviation Sales (PrimeZone via Yahoo! Finance)

EMS SATCOM, a division of EMS Technologies Inc. , reported today that it has appointed Tony Caruso as Account Manager, Commercial and Corporate Aviation Sales. The appointment is effective immediately.

Posted at 08:03 AM

Budget airline suspends flights (BBC News)

Troubled budget airline EUjet suspends all flights after its parent company has its shares suspended.

Posted at 07:41 AM

Czech Airline Carries Record Passengers (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

The Czech state-run airline CSA said Tuesday it had carried a record 2.3 million passengers on its regular and chartered flights in the first half of 2005, an increase of 18 percent compared with the year-earlier period, while warning high petroleum prices could turn profits to losses.

Posted at 07:27 AM

Passenger aircraft in near miss (BBC News)

A passenger aircraft came close to colliding with two hawk military jets over Scotland, a report reveals.

Posted at 06:47 AM

BAE SYSTEMS Receives $31 Million Contract For C-130J Aircraft (dBusinessNews.com)

Concord - NASHUA -- BAE Systems recently received a $31 million production contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide 31 AN/ALR-56M radar warning receiver systems for a new fleet of Air Force and Marine Corps C-130J aircraft and line replaceable unit (LRU) spares for the Taiwan Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft.

Posted at 06:14 AM

Qatar to mark Aviation Day (Gulf Times)

QATAR will mark World Civil Aviation Day on December 7, a spokesman for the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority said yesterday. The Day will be celebrated for a whole year and *******Green Aviation******** has been selected as the motto for this year********s celebrations, he said in a release.

Posted at 05:59 AM

EU********s emissions trade *******to dampen aviation demand******** (Gulf Times)

BRUSSELS: Passenger demand for air transport will grow at a *******slightly slower rate******** if aviation is included in the European Union********s emissions trading scheme, a document by the EU executive Commission showed yesterday.

Posted at 05:32 AM

Etihad, AD to Brussels in Oct

Etihad Airways and SN Brussels Airways announced yesterday the start of operations from Abu Dhabi to Brussels, Belgium, at a joint press conference held in the Belgian capital. Etihad will operate three direct weekly flights from Abu Dhabi to Brussels starting from October this year, and enter its first global code share agreement with SN Brussels Airways. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 04:22 AM

D-Link equips aircraft with Internet connectivity (India Infoline)

D-Link (India) Ltd. said on Tuesday that, it has converted a corporate aircraft into a wireless ***Hot Spot*** allowing passengers high-speed Internet connectivity while flying. A 12-seater aircraft owned by the Essar Group has been Wi-Fi enabled using wireless products by engineers from D-Link.

Posted at 03:29 AM

Firefighting aircraft snuff blazes (Duluth News Tribune)

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' two water-bombing aircraft attacked two forest fires late Sunday and Monday in Northeastern Minnesota, one near Ely and the other near Grand Marais.

Posted at 03:22 AM

Televisa to launch airline (Miami Herald)

MEXICO CITY - Televisa, Mexico's largest broadcaster, is teaming up with Carlos Slim, the nation's richest man, and two partners to launch a new discount airline.

Posted at 02:10 AM

Mexican Billionaires Invest in Low-Cost Airline (RedNova)

Jul. 26--MEXICO CITY -- Two Mexican billionaires are preparing to shake up Mexico's clubby airline industry, but they plan to do it by pouring millions of dollars into an upstart low-cost airline instead of bidding for the nation's two legacy carriers.

Posted at 01:50 AM

CHINESE BUDGET AIRLINE SPRING FORCED TO RAISE LOWEST PRICE (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Transport Budget airline Spring has been forced to raise its widely-publicized 199 yuan (US$25) fares less than a week after launching.

Posted at 12:32 AM

Vertical Aviation Technologies reduce price of Hummingbird for limited time (Rotorhub)

Vertical Aviation Technologies, Inc. of Orlando, Florida has announced a recent change in the price of the Hummingbird four place helicopter kit. The Hummingbird is being offered for a limited time at a price of $123,750.00.

Posted at 12:31 AM

Chinese Budget Airline Spring Forced to Raise Lowest Price (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Asia News)

BEIJING, July 26 Asia Pulse - Budget airline Spring has been forced to raise its widely-publicized 199 yuan (US$25) fares less than a week after launching.

Posted at 12:25 AM

July 25, 2005

Boeing May Post Bigger Sales Gain Than Airbus on Asian Demand (Bloomberg.com)

July 26 (Bloomberg) -- Boeing Co. will probably post a bigger second-quarter sales gain tomorrow than European Aeronautic, Defense & Space Co., the controlling shareholder of Airbus SAS, as the world's two largest aircraft makers benefit from surging demand from Asia and the Middle East.

Posted at 11:55 PM

Sharjah, H1 flights up 18%

Sharjah International Airport has reported an 18% rise in flight movements in the first half of 2005 and a 22% increase in passenger numbers. Officials said the success was down to the launch of Air Arabia, the popular new discount carrier. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:04 PM

Dnata, PWC Logistics JV

Dnata has launched a joint venture with Kuwait's PWC Logistics for an inter-airports logistics service arm. This is a strategic move to establish an air cargo logistics network within the GCC and Middle East, and will offer a feeder service from its Dubai hub. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:48 PM

landmark aviation deal with Britain (NZCity)

A landmark aviation deal gives New Zealand airlines the right to operate unlimited flights into and out of Britain. The agreement has been signed by the British High Commissioner, Richard Fell and the New Zealand Government in Wellington today.

Posted at 10:10 PM

Televisa announces plan to launch low-cost airline (Financial Times)

Mexico's largest broadcaster, Televisa, is teaming up with its richest man, Carlos Slim, and two partners to launch a new discount airline. The announcement comes as several airlines are eyeing Mexico's lucrative aviation market, which carried 30m passengers last year.

Posted at 09:14 PM

Govt signs landmark aviation deal with Britain (Stuff)

The Government today signed a landmark aviation deal allowing New Zealand airlines to operate unlimited flights into and out of Britain. Transport Minister Pete Hodgson said it meant Air New Zealand had the opportunity to introduce a second daily service into London as soon as it was ready to do so.

Posted at 08:19 PM

S. African airline strike strands travellers (People's Daily)

South African Airways (SAA) was forced to cancel dozens more flights as one of the worst strikes in the airline's history went to a fourth day Monday, stranding travellers from London to Lusaka.

Posted at 08:17 PM

Chinese astronaut Yang Liwei honored by Sino-US aviation heritage foundation (People's Daily)

The Sino-American Aviation Heritage Foundation (SAAHF), whose members are mostly World War II veterans and their progeny in the two countries, honored Chinese astronaut Yang Liwei with a reward named after a US veteran.

Posted at 07:37 PM

Budget Airline Spring Ups Lowest Price (RedNova)

SHANGHAI: Budget airline Spring has been forced to raise its widely-publicized 199 yuan (US$25) fares less than a week after launching, Shanghai-based budget carrier Spring Airlines upped the price of its cheapest fares from Shanghai to Yantai, Nanchang and Mianyang by 100 yuan (US$12), bowing to pressure from other competing airlines.

Posted at 07:33 PM

Hexcel Posts Sharply Higher 2Q Results (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

Hexcel Corp., a maker of composite materials for aircraft parts and bullet-resistant vests, said Monday that second-quarter earnings nearly quadrupled due to strong commercial aerospace sales, good overhead control and a recent debt refinancing.

Posted at 04:40 PM

Slim, Azcarraga to Invest in Mexican Startup Airline (Update4) (Bloomberg.com)

July 25 (Bloomberg) -- Mexican billionaires Carlos Slim and Emilio Azcarraga plan to start a low-fare domestic airline with two other partners to compete in Latin America's second-largest aviation market.

Posted at 03:31 PM

Navigation system to be retested at DFW (USA Today)

A global satellite navigation system to guide pilots in more direct paths will get another chance for testing at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration tried the system in the fall but stopped after a few days because of safety concerns.

Posted at 03:07 PM

AmSafe Aviation and Cirrus Set Safety Standard for General Aviation Industry (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

AmSafe Aviation, the world's leading provider of seatbelts and inflatable restraints, or airbags, for commercial and general aviation aircraft, today announced its joint venture with Cirrus to outfit all SR20 and SR22 aircraft with the AmSafe Aviation Inflatable Restraint (AAIR) as standard equipment for all pilot and co-pilot seats.

Posted at 12:29 PM

EAA aviation fly-in features history-making spacecraft (Gazette Extra Sports)

OSHKOSH, Wis. - An aviation extravaganza opening Monday features an aircraft sure to attract some gawkers - SpaceShipOne.

Posted at 11:27 AM

ShapeShipOne ready to star at aviation event (Antelope Valley Press)

This story appeared in the Antelope Valley Press on Monday, July 25, 2005. OSHKOSH, Wis. - Billed as "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration," the event brings together aviation enthusiasts both casual and hard-core.

Posted at 11:15 AM

EU emissions trade to dampen aviation demand-study (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Passenger demand for air transport will grow at a "slightly slower rate" if aviation is included in the European Union's emissions trading scheme, a document by the EU executive Commission showed on Monday.

Posted at 09:49 AM

Government should get out of aviation business, says Roberts (The Nassau Guardian)

The Government of the Bahamas should get out of the aviation business, advocated Minister of Works and Utilities Bradley Roberts on Sunday. Within the next six weeks, he said, he would be in a position to present a " way forward" for the privatisation of Bahamasair to the Government.

Posted at 09:03 AM

Brazil's Gol Doubles Orders for Boeing 737-800 Jets (Update2) (Bloomberg.com)

July 25 (Bloomberg) -- Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA, Brazil's third-biggest airline, said it doubled firm orders for Boeing Co. 737-800 aircraft to 60 to add international flights.

Posted at 08:55 AM

Aerospace Online News for aviation professionals (Aerospace Online)

7/25/2005 El Segundo, CA -- Seeking more protection for ground forces without enhancing risk to aviators, the U.S. Air Force has engaged Raytheon Company to devise a way for aircraft, from a safe distance, to detect, track and target hostile forces in motion on the ground.

Posted at 07:57 AM

BAE SYSTEMS Receives $31 Million Contract For C-130J Aircraft (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

BAE Systems recently received a $31 million production contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide 31 AN/ALR-56M radar warning receiver systems for a new fleet of Air Force and Marine Corps C-130J aircraft and line replaceable unit spares for the Taiwan Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft.

Posted at 07:27 AM

Brazil's Gol Increases Boeing 737-800 Orders to 101 (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)

July 25 (Bloomberg) -- Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA, Brazil's third-biggest airline, said it increased its orders for Boeing Co. aircraft to 101 from 63.

Posted at 07:26 AM

Emirates secures $119 mln Airbus plane financing (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)

DUBAI, July 25 (Reuters) - Dubai's Emirates airline [EMAIR.UL ] said on Monday it signed a $119 million financing agreement with China Construction Bank Corporation [CCB.UL ] for a new Airbus A340-500 aircraft.

Posted at 07:25 AM

The Customer Respect Group Announces Third Quarter 2005 Results of Online Customer Respect Study of Largest Airline, (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

The Customer Respect Group, an international research and consulting firm that focuses on how corporations treat their customers online, today released the results of its Third Quarter 2005 Online Customer Respect Study of the largest Airline and Travel firms.

Posted at 07:11 AM

Gol Linhas Increases Boeing Plane Order (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

Brazilian airline Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA said Monday that it will increase an order for Boeing's next-generation aircraft by 38 planes, bringing the order to 101 planes in all.

Posted at 07:08 AM

Airline Contacts (CNN.com)

If you need to contact the following airlines, a comprehensive list of Web links is below. Asia Europe Middle East-Africa North America Pacific Central-South America Airline alliances

Posted at 07:04 AM

Cathay Pacific Gets Fuel Surcharge Rise OK (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. has been cleared for a one-third increase in its fuel surcharge for long-haul flights in and out of Hong Kong -- a cost that will be added to ticket prices to offset rising jet fuel prices, a civil aviation official said Monday.

Posted at 07:00 AM

How one airline flew back into the black (USA Today)

From the maintenance floor to the cockpit, American Airlines is daily scouring operations to increase efficiency and find even the smallest cost savings. It's paid off: Last week, the company announced its first profit in almost five years.

Posted at 06:48 AM

Over The Hump Former area man slated for enshrinement into Delaware Aviation hall (Williamsport Sun Gazette)

Not all of former Picture Rocks resident J. Byrton D. Winder s flights over the Himalayan mountains were relaxing views of many of the world s highest peaks.

Posted at 06:46 AM

EU aviation plans set ticket prices soaring (EU Politix)

Brussels plans to tackle air pollution by including airlines in its flagship emissions trading scheme could add up to ***9 to the price of a plane ticket.

Posted at 06:41 AM

Aircraft upgrade on Cebu sector (Gulf Times)

QATA Airways has upgraded its Doha ******** Cebu route with a new Airbus A330-200 aircraft. The bigger capacity aircraft flying to the southern Philippine city operates three times a week via Singapore.

Posted at 06:32 AM

Renton honors 100-year-old aviation pioneer (King County Journal)

He stopped driving his car last year, but age hasn't prevented 100-year-old Clayton L. Scott from piloting his own airplanes.

Posted at 06:25 AM

Shares in airline firm suspended (BBC News)

The parent company of budget airline EUjet has its shares suspended after its bank says it cannot support it.

Posted at 06:25 AM

China shares slip as airline stocks fall (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)

SHANGHAI, July 25 (Reuters) - China's shares inched down 0.1 percent on Monday as investors dumped airline stocks, such as China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. , after Beijing raised fuel prices.

Posted at 03:35 AM

Business in Ghana is good -Airline Company (Ghanaweb.com)

Accra, July 25, GNA - Aerocontractors, operators of Aero Airline, have said they the company is in the aviation business to provide safe, reliable, efficient and competitive service to its customers.

Posted at 03:11 AM

LOCAL NEWS from (Northwestern)

Randy Felt s heart is beating a little faster. That s normal for aviation enthusiasts, who have converged on Oshkosh for the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture 2005, which officially opens at 8 a.m. today.

Posted at 02:47 AM

Site sought for aviation mechanics Glendale College to cancel training (L.A. Daily News)

GLENDALE -- Supporters are looking for a new campus for an aviation-mechanics program scheduled to close in February at Glendale Community College. Campus officials contend that enrollment has been too low to justify the cost of the program to train budding aviation mechanics.

Posted at 02:17 AM

Small plane crashes, kills 3 in W. Jordan (Salt Lake Tribune)

Nearly 100 soccer players watched as a Beech Bonanza airplane failed to take flight and burst into a ball of flames after crashing just 50 yards short of their field on Sunday. Onboard the aircraft which was flying out of Salt Lake City Municipal Airport No. 2 in West Jordan were its owners, a 75-year-old Huntington Beach, Calif., man, his 60-year-old wife and a 61-year-old man from Evanston,

Posted at 02:07 AM

RADAR WATCH Raytheon Focuses Radar Expertise on Ground Targets in Motion (Space War UAV News)

Seeking more protection for ground forces without enhancing risk to aviators, the U.S. Air Force has engaged Raytheon Company to devise a way for aircraft, from a safe distance, to detect, track and target hostile forces in motion on the ground.

Posted at 01:58 AM

Four new routes for low-cost airline (Harlow Citizen)

LOW-cost airline Ryanair has announced four new routes to France, Lithuania and Poland. The new routes, which will be operating by the end of October, will operate daily from Stansted to Grenoble, Kaunas, Lodz and Poznan.

Posted at 01:34 AM

Know your rights when airline bumps you from your flight (The Arizona Republic)

Five degrees. That's all that stood between my on-time arrival and a sleepless night spent trudging through airports. I was on my way to Edmonton, Alberta, last week when I nearly got bumped from the plane.

Posted at 01:19 AM

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

Portland - PORTLAND -- 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 01:15 AM

AIRLINE PILOTS STRIKE FEARED TO HARM S. KOREAN EXPORTS (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Trade / foreign investment A pilots strike at Asiana Airlines, the smaller of South Korea's two airlines, is feared to harm the country's exports as they enter their busy period at the end of the month, industry sources said Monday.

Posted at 12:36 AM

Airline Pilots Strike Feared To Harm S. Korean Exports (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

A pilots strike at Asiana Airlines, the smaller of South Korea's two airlines, is feared to harm the country's exports as they enter their busy period at the end of the month, industry sources said Monday.

Posted at 12:35 AM

July 24, 2005

3 dead in twin-engine plane crash in Okla. (Kansas City Star)

3 dead in twin-engine plane crash in Okla. ADA, Okla. - Three family members, including an 11-year-old girl, were killed Sunday when their twin-engine aircraft crashed and burned along a highway, authorities said.

Posted at 11:43 PM

Tourists flee Sharm El Sheikh

Tourists jammed the airport at the Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh after bombs killed more than 90 people in the worst attack in Egypt since 1981. Busloads of tourists packed buses to the Sharm al-Sheikh airport and queued for flights back to European capitals. The local tourism industry is in crisis. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:37 PM

Peralez leaving development partnership; forming own biz (BizJournals)

Art Peralez, a chief architect of the state's efforts to build an aviation industry cluster, is leaving his job at the New Mexico Economic Development Partnership to start his own aviation consulting company.

Posted at 11:24 PM

UAE threats baseless

A statement on an Islamist website warning the UAE to expel foreigners in 10 days is baseless, official sources told Gulf News. The remarks were reported yesterday on Bloomberg. Officials added that our preventative measures are there to ensure security and stability. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:14 PM

3 Dead in Twin-Engine Plane Crash in Okla. (AP via Yahoo! News)

Three family members, including an 11-year-old girl, were killed Sunday when their twin-engine aircraft crashed and burned along a highway, authorities said.

Posted at 11:07 PM

PROGNOSIS, FRANCE TELECOM PARTNER FOR AIRBUS PHONE VOIP (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Aviation / Airports Integrated Research (ASX:IRI) announced today PROGNOSIS will monitor and manage 40,000 new VoIP phones for Airbus Industries as a direct result of Airbus awarding a five-year contract to France Telecom and its UK subsidiary Equant, to implement a Cisco Systems IP Communications solution.

Posted at 09:24 PM

Ban on small aircraft flying over Berlin (Financial Times)

Small private aircraft will be banned from flying over central Berlin, the German government announced yesterday, after an incident last Friday in which a small aircraft crashed only metres from the German parliament and Gerhard Schr**der's chancellery.

Posted at 09:22 PM

Boeing in talks with Indian Air Force on super hornet aircraft (People's Daily)

Two days after India and the US decided to strengthen cooperation in nuclear, defense and security issues, American aircraft firm Boeing Friday said it was talking with Indian Air Force (IAF) and Navy on offering supper hornet aircraft for IAF's multi-role combat planes and its co-production.

Posted at 09:13 PM

System to be tested again at D/FW (Dallas Morning News)

The Federal Aviation Administration plans to restart testing at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport of a global satellite navigation system that guides pilots along more direct departure routes.

Posted at 08:52 PM

Holidaymakers urged to offset environmental cost of flights (The New Zealand Herald)

LONDON - Holidaymakers flying off to the sun are being urged by the Government to consider "carbon offsetting" as a way of reducing the environmental impact of their aircraft.

Posted at 08:50 PM

Malaysian Airline to Lease 5 Boeing 737-800s for New Services (Bloomberg.com)

July 25 (Bloomberg) -- Malaysian Airline System Bhd., the nation's biggest carrier, said it will lease five 737-800 planes made by Boeing Co. as early as in October for use on new destinations in India and China.

Posted at 08:49 PM

Exploratory studies for quieting sonic boom funded (Spaceflight Now)

NASA and several industry teams are studying how to design and build an aircraft that could demonstrate technology to lessen the noise and window-rattling effects of supersonic flight.

Posted at 08:46 PM

Malaysian Airline to Lease 5 Boeing 737-800s for New Services (Bloomberg.com)

July 25 (Bloomberg) -- Malaysian Airline System Bhd., the nation's biggest carrier, said it will lease five 737-800 planes made by Boeing Co. as early as in October for use on new destinations in India and China.

Posted at 08:44 PM

NASA helps smooth bumpy airline rides (Spaceflight Now)

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 08:43 PM

Reclaimed land to be aviation complex (New Straits Times)

Langkawi s 100th island is likely to be man-made. To be built on reclaimed land off its northern coast, it will become home to a proposed air recreation complex and tourism project.

Posted at 08:24 PM

HMS CREWLESS (Daily Mirror)

NAVY chiefs are desperately looking for more than 1,000 new recruits to help crew Britain's two biggest ever warships. The two **1.5billion 60,000-ton aircraft carriers - three times heavier than the ones currently in the fleet - are not due to be ready until 2012.

Posted at 07:57 PM

Keep in-flight peace (NorthJersey.com)

BRAVO to the Federal Aviation Administration for keeping the ban on cellphone use during flight. A planeload of passengers chatting away for hours - for everyone else to hear - would be too noisy, too distracting and just too annoying to bear.

Posted at 07:36 PM

Singapore Budget Airlines Jetstar Asia, Valuair Merge (Dow Jones via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

DJ Singapore Budget Airlines Jetstar Asia, Valuair Merge (This item was first published Sunday) SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)--Singapore-based Jetstar Asia Ltd. and Valuair Ltd. late Sunday announced a merger, indicating the industry has already become overcrowded for the region's young budget airlines battling intense competition and soaring fuel costs. In a joint statement, the companies announced the

Posted at 07:34 PM

Breaking: West Jordan air crash kills 3 (Salt Lake Tribune)

Just after 4 p.m. today a Bonanza six-passenger aircraft registered to a Manhattan Beach, Calif., couple -- the 75-year-old pilot and his 60-year-old wife -- crashed shortly after take-off from West Jordan's Airport No. 2. Also on board was a 61-year-old Evanston, Wyo., man. All three perished in the crash.

Posted at 07:26 PM

Singapore budget airlines Jetstar, Valuair merge (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Singapore-based budget carriers Jetstar Asia and Valuair have merged, the firms said, in the first major consolidation of Southeast Asia's crowded low-cost airline industry.

Posted at 05:15 PM

How one airline flew back into the black (The Christian Science Monitor)

From maintenance floor to cockpit, American Airlines daily scours operations to find even the smallest cost savings.

Posted at 04:19 PM

Indian ITs pie in the sky (Financial Express)

India is emerging as a hot destination for global aircraft manufacturers. Not just as a market but also as a key outsourcing hub for design, development and production of avionics hardware and software.

Posted at 02:45 PM

'04 Crash Survivor Sues Airline (RedNova)

DALLAS (AP) -- A survivor and the families of two of the 13 people killed in a 2004 Missouri plane crash have filed suit against American Airlines, its parent and an affiliated carrier.

Posted at 12:51 PM

Germany to ban private flights over Berlin (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Germany plans to introduce a ban on flights by private planes over central Berlin after a small aircraft crashed on Friday near the Reichstag parliament building and Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's office.

Posted at 12:49 PM

Silence is golden for noise-reducing firm (Stuff)

Fast-growing Auckland company Phitek Systems is eyeing up a public float early next year as it goes through a massive growth phase. The company's noise-reducing technology has landed it big contracts worth millions of dollars in the electronics, computing and aviation sectors this year.

Posted at 12:20 PM

Medical scans trigger alarms (The New Zealand Herald)

Patients who have thallium scans should be given cards to present to aviation security staff, the researchers say. LONDON - Patients who have had medical scans should be warned that they could set off false security alarms at airports for as long as a month afterwards, a British report says.

Posted at 12:20 PM

FRENCH MILITRAY TRANSPORT PLANES FLY FOOD INTO STARVING NIGER (The Tocqueville Connection)

M ARADI, Niger, July 24 (AFP) - French military transport aircraft Sunday began flying food into the famine-struck west African state of Niger, where more than a million and half people face imminent starvation.

Posted at 12:15 PM

DFW International Airport Ready for Airbus A380 As International Terminal D Opens (RedNova)

DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Texas, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Given a strong mandate by the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth to increase international opportunities for the region, DFW International Airport opened its new International Terminal D on Saturday prepared to land an Airbus A380 aircraft.

Posted at 11:00 AM

EXPERT VIEW: Fly on a US Airline and You'Ll Realise How Lucky We Are (RedNova)

The recent death of Lord King brought back memories of the buccaneering, red-braced Eighties. The archetypal Thatcher industrialist, he led a moribund British Airways into privatisation, slashed 40 per cent of the workforce and created the 'World's Favourite Airline'.

Posted at 10:54 AM

Marines excited about future of the Osprey (WIS-TV Columbia)

(Marine Corps Air Station New River, NC-AP) July 24, 2005 - The aircraft that has generated loads of criticism and a barrage of testing has been given the seal of approval by Marine Corps officials.

Posted at 10:05 AM

From shoes to aircraft to investment, Zimbabwe pursues a made-in-China future (ZWNEWS.com)

Johannesburg - His new 25-bedroom palace is clad in midnight-blue Chinese roof tiles. His air force trains on Chinese jets. His subjects wear Chinese shoes, ride Chinese buses and, lately, zip around the country in Chinese propjets.

Posted at 07:38 AM

Military (Salisbury Post)

Pfc. Jonathan Kerr Preslar graduated from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiments advanced combat skills school at Fort Campbell, Ky., on June 22. He was awarded a maroon Airborne beret.

Posted at 07:11 AM

Nonprofit director sets sights on biodiesel plant (Santa Cruz Sentinel)

WATSONVILLE *** What began as an experiment into biodiesel at a warehouse on Aviation Way may become a small-scale manufacturing plant along the Central Coast for the environmentally-friendly fuel.

Posted at 07:10 AM

Pentagon simplifies capital's air safety (Cape Cod Times)

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff are near agreement on a plan to give the military sole authority to shoot down civilian aircraft that violate restricted airspace over Washington, a Pentagon official said Thursday.

Posted at 07:00 AM

Listed a threat, pilot still flies (Cape Cod Times)

More than six months after branding a Cape Air pilot a threat to aviation security, the Federal Aviation Administration has no plan to revoke the pilot's license.

Posted at 06:57 AM

Qatar Airways, Cebu flight upgrade

Qatar Airways has upgraded its Doha-Cebu route with the new state-of-the-art Airbus A330-200 aircraft offering the latest in inflight comfort and amenities. The bigger capacity aircraft being used to the southern Philippine city of Cebu operates three-times-a-week via Singapore. The widebody A330-200 flies in a two-class configuration of up to 247 seats in Economy and 24 in Business. Until now, the service was operated with the smaller Airbus A300. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:22 AM

Tuff-Seal Aviation Flooring Line announced by Flooring Adventures (PR Web via Yahoo! News)

Richmond, VA, July 25, 2005-- Flooring Adventures today introduced its Tuff-Seal *** Aviation Flooring line at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2005 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Posted at 06:01 AM

JAL plane makes emergency landing at Manila's airport (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News)

_ A Narita-bound Japan Airlines jumbo jet was forced to make an emergency landing at Manila's airport on Sunday after indicators warned of a fire or smoke in the aircraft, an airport official said.

Posted at 05:22 AM

SpaceShipOne flying in to open EAA (Green Bay Press-Gazette)

OSHKOSH An aviation extravaganza opening Monday features an aircraft sure to attract some gawkers SpaceShipOne.

Posted at 03:29 AM

LOCAL NEWS from (Northwestern)

Heavy rain and winds Saturday afternoon hampered set-up efforts at AirVenture 2005, but didn t dampen the enthusiasm or the preparations for the World s Greatest Aviation Celebration.

Posted at 02:46 AM

FBI probes damage of 2 Wyoming state planes (Billings Gazette)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The FBI was investigating damage to two state aircraft, but the investigators and state officials declined to provide details. "We are conducting an investigation regarding the damaged Wyoming state planes," Monique Kelso, of the Denver FBI office, said Friday.

Posted at 02:30 AM

Aviation sheet takes off at Wisconsin air show (Sun-Sentinel)

The "American Advances in Aviation" commemorative sheet, featuring 10 classic aircraft from the 1930s, '40s and '50s, will be dedicated Friday at the world's premier air show, the 2005 Experimental Aviation Association's AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in convention in Oshkosh, Wis.

Posted at 02:27 AM

Aviation sheet takes off at Wisconsin air show (Sun-Sentinel)

The "American Advances in Aviation" commemorative sheet, featuring 10 classic aircraft from the 1930s, '40s and '50s, will be dedicated Friday at the world's premier air show, the 2005 Experimental Aviation Association's AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in convention in Oshkosh, Wis.

Posted at 02:23 AM

JAL plane makes emergency landing after pressurization trouble (Kyodo News)

A Japan Airlines Airbus A300 is parked at Tokushima airport after making an emergency landing at the airport late July 23 after oxygen masks were deployed in the cabin due to a malfunction in the aircraft's pressurization equipment.

Posted at 12:50 AM

More cameras won't stop attack: Beazley (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Federal Opposition Leader Kim Beazley says surveillance cameras will not help to stop a terrorist attack in Australia, and more needs to be done to improve aviation, maritime and railway security.

Posted at 12:38 AM

90 die in Egypt terror

More than 90 people died yesterday as terrorists attacked the Egyptian resort of Sharm Al Shaikh on the Red Sea. At least three bomb blasts ripped through the city in the early hours of Saturday. This is the worst terrorist attack since the November 1997 killing of 58 tourists at Luxur. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:33 AM