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August 06, 2005

OX5 Aviation Pioneers mark golden anniversary, but future looks cloudy (Pittsburgh Live)

Back in the early 1900s, bold -- and maybe a little crazy -- pilots braved frontier skies with a scarf, a pair of goggles and the roar of a Curtiss OX5 engine.

Posted at 11:16 PM

$27.2m Jumeirah Beach upgrade

Dubai Municipality is spending $27.2m on upgrading Jumeirah Beach, a popular tourist spot in the city. The plan is to redevelop the public beach to make it safer for swimmers, improve public facilities, build an amphitheatre, food courts and beach bazaar, and increase parking areas. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:48 PM

Air Arabia adds Mumbai flight

Air Arabia has added an extra daily flight to run between Sharjah and Mumbai between 14 August and 3 September. The low-cost airline now operates 14 weekly flights between the cities. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:29 PM

Global Village on schedule

The first phase of Dubai's Global Village will be finished by mid-October, in time for the new festival season, according to officials. Infrastructure for the permanent Fun Fair will be completed as part of the first phase, with work on the second phase, which will include more themed pavilions and an amphitheatre, to start after the closing of this year's season. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:27 PM

Aviation agent to lure more airline to KLIA (New Straits Times)

ABDA Aviation Sdn Bhd is forging ahead with plans to attract tier one airlines to land at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

Posted at 07:58 PM

Aviation agent to lure more airline to KLIA (New Straits Times)

ABDA Aviation Sdn Bhd is forging ahead with plans to attract tier one airlines to land at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

Posted at 07:54 PM

Hobart-Canberra direct flights set for take-off - New front opens in aviation war (Canberra Times)

A TINY airline from the Apple Isle will open a new front in the war over the national capital's lucrative business-class aviation market tomorrow.

Posted at 07:49 PM

Passenger concourse closed briefly after screening failure (USA Today)

One of the main concourses at Portland International Airport was closed briefly Saturday when two airline passengers got through a checkpoint before they were fully screened by security workers.

Posted at 07:34 PM

Door Problems Probed in Canada Jet Crash (AP via Yahoo! News)

Investigators trying to determine why an Air France jet skidded off a runway said Saturday that only four of the aircraft's eight doors and emergency exits were used to escape the burning jetliner, and that two emergency slides malfunctioned.

Posted at 06:19 PM

Investigators say four doors didn't work on burning jet (USA Today)

Investigators trying to determine why an Air France jet skidded off a runway into a ravine said Saturday that only four of the aircraft's eight doors and emergency exits were used to escape the burning jetliner.

Posted at 04:12 PM

Jaya moots aviation varsity at Madurai (Deccan Herald)

Citing the boom in air traffic, Jayalalitha said an aviation university would be crucial in meeting the demands for trained personnel.

Posted at 04:04 PM

4 Exits Not Used In Toronto Crash (CBS News)

Investigators revealed that only four of the aircraft's eight doors and emergency exits were used to escape the burning jetliner. In addition, two of the slides used by the 309 passengers and crew to madly disembark didn't work properly.

Posted at 03:45 PM

Tunis Air Plane Crashes Off Sicily, About 10 People Rescued (Bloomberg.com)

Aug. 6 (Bloomberg) -- About 10 people were rescued from a Tunis Air aircraft that crashed off the coast of Palermo, Sicily today, according to a fire department official.

Posted at 12:08 PM

Tunisair plane lands in sea off Sicily- officials (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

A Tunisair aircraft with 35 passengers on board made an emergency landing in the sea off Sicily on Saturday, Italian emergency services said.

Posted at 10:01 AM

Light aircraft crash lands in street (icWales)

Two people had a lucky escape today when a light aircraft crashed landed in a street. The pilot and his passenger walked away from the wreckage of the twin-seater Cessna plane after it came down on Wentloog Road, Rumney, Cardiff at lunch time.

Posted at 09:44 AM

Singapore Airlines chief furious at A380 delay, threatens to sue Airbus (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Singapore Airlines chief Chew Choon Seng is furious with Airbus over a delay in delivering its giant A380 airliners and could sue the European aircraft maker for damages, he said in an interview to appear next week.

Posted at 07:48 AM

Aviation varsity to take off in Madurai? (News Today)

Aviation varsity to take off in Madurai?

Posted at 05:59 AM

Jaya writes to PM for setting up Aviation varsity in TN (Sify News)

To keep pace with the boom in air traffic, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to consider establishing an Aviation University at Madurai.

Posted at 05:21 AM

Sixty years on, Americans support Hiroshima bombing (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

CHANTILLY, Va. and a loaded weight of 140,000 pounds (63,500 kilograms) dominates a hangar filled with historic military and civil aircraft, ranging from a Japanese kamikaze plane to the first passenger jet to the supersonic Concorde.

Posted at 05:04 AM

LOCAL BUSINESS: Approved demonstration project to put GF firm in airline business (Grand Forks Herald)

Money for a federal demonstration project is giving a Grand Forks-based company a regional airline business lift. EASE, LCC will get $1.25 million in federal grant money, provided the company can match it, as part of a regional airline contract approved in Bismarck this week.

Posted at 03:15 AM

Airline proposes terminal at Boeing Field (Seattle Times)

Southwest Airlines unveiled a proposal yesterday to build a $130 million terminal and parking garage at Boeing Field in Seattle, touting...

Posted at 02:19 AM

Airport authority eyeing takeover of private aircraft service (North County Times)

For more than 50 years, the Escondido-based Bracamonte family has operated Jimsair Aviation Services, the only company now providing private aircraft services at Lindbergh Field.

Posted at 01:04 AM

August 05, 2005

Black box data intact from Toronto jet crash (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Flight recorder data from the Air France plane that crashed in Toronto this week is intact despite the fire that gutted the aircraft, and investigators said on Friday the data should help them pinpoint the cause of the crash.

Posted at 11:36 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-05 22:09 GMT: Wall Street airlines - JetBlue rides out airline sector selling - UPDATE 2 (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks closed lower Friday, ending a week that saw the sector's main measure give up 6.5% as concerns about persistently high fuel prices discouraged investors.

Posted at 04:30 PM

Black box data intact from Toronto jet crash (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Flight recorder data from the Air France plane that crashed in Toronto this week is intact despite the fire that gutted the aircraft, and investigators said on Friday the data should help them pinpoint the cause of the crash.

Posted at 04:19 PM

Aviation experts recover black box of crashed Ugandan helicopter (AngolaPress)

KAMPALA,08/05 - Aviation experts have recovered the voice recorder (black box) of Uganda`s presidential helicopter M1- 172 in which Sudanese first vice president John Garang died last Saturday in southern Sudan, according to a local press report on Friday.

Posted at 03:12 PM

Canada to reinforce aviation security (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Canada will create a list of potentially dangerous passengers to be kept off of all airline flights in a move to strengthen air security, Transport Minister Jean Lapierre said.

Posted at 02:18 PM

Airbus backs off offer for Morocco jets (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Airbus said on Friday it would not take part in tendering for the supply to Morrocan airline Royal Air Maroc (RAM) of four long-haul aircraft, leaving the potential $790 million deal to Boeing.

Posted at 02:01 PM

Airbus backs off offer for Morocco jets (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Airbus said on Friday it would not take part in tendering for the supply to Morrocan airline Royal Air Maroc (RAM) of four long-haul aircraft, leaving the potential $790 million deal to Boeing.

Posted at 02:00 PM

Aviation experts recover black box of crashed Ugandan helicopter (AngolaPress)

KAMPALA,08/05 - Aviation experts have recovered the voice recorder (black box) of Uganda`s presidential helicopter M1- 172 in which Sudanese first vice president John Garang died last Saturday in southern Sudan, according to a local press report on Friday.

Posted at 01:37 PM

Aviation Flooring is suited for hangars and workshops. (ThomasNet)

Tuff-Seal(TM) tiles utilize hidden interlock system to create secure, watertight, and seamless flooring that will not break, crack, deflect, loosen, or shift under heavy loads. Able to be removed and re-laid in other areas, product reduces noise, insulates subfloors, and reduces dust and humidity. PVC tiles, installed over existing or uneven floors, do not require adhesive or subfloor prep and

Posted at 11:16 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-05 15:46 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Airline stocks weaken in early trade - UPDATE 1 (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) - Rising shares of Delta Air Lines and SkyWest Inc. couldn't keep the airline index in positive territory early Friday. The Amex Airline Index fell 0.1% to 49.21 points as crude oil prices again bumped up near record territory.

Posted at 10:20 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-05 15:11 GMT: Airline index up as Delta, JetBlue advance (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks rose in Friday morning trading as Delta Air Lines advanced 2.7% to $2.30. JetBlue Airways gained 1.7% to $20. Those shares, and other advancers, helped lift the Amex Airline Index 0.6% to 49.53 points. This story was supplied by MarketWatch.

Posted at 09:52 AM

Area's role in aviation (South Bend Tribune)

SOUTH BEND -- A lot comes from Indiana, according to Travis Childs. More than just corn, soybeans and pigs. Childs, director of school programs at the Northern Indiana Center for History, presented a program for seniors Wednesday on the contributions to aviation history made right here in South Bend.

Posted at 09:47 AM

Civil Aviation Administration blasted (Aftenposten)

A report by the Norwegian Accident Investigation Board (AIBN) strongly criticized the leadership of Norway's Civil Aviation Administration (Avinor) for their handling of safety issues.

Posted at 09:27 AM

TORONTO--Investigators into the Air France crash in Toronto say the aircraft appears to have landed too far down the (The Herald-Sun)

Investigators into the Air France crash in Toronto say the aircraft appears to have landed too far down the runway.

Posted at 08:39 AM

DOT begins probe of Pease airline (Portsmouth Herald)

PORTSMOUTH - A federal investigation has put on hold a Pease-based airline***s plans to expand its operating fleet. The U.S. Department of Transportation has launched an official investigation into fraudulent information submitted by Boston-Maine Airways.

Posted at 07:39 AM

Man gets 7 years in midflight sex assault (USA Today)

A man was sentenced Thursday to more than seven years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman sleeping next to him on an airline flight.

Posted at 06:40 AM

Rolls-Royce wins US airline order (Manchester Online)

ROLLS-ROYCE has won an order potentially worth about **1.13 billion to supply aircraft engines to US airline Northwest, it was announced today. The American carrier has selected the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine for its new fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes.

Posted at 04:32 AM

Airline readies to ferry resort visitors (The Daily Times)

OCEAN CITY -- A private airline is prepared to begin ferrying passengers from Baltimore to the Maryland shore and back by mid-month, its spokeswoman said Thursday.

Posted at 04:03 AM

Low Cost Airline Back On Course (Ananova)

EasyJet has raised its full year earnings forecast to last year's level due to an "improved revenue position". The low-cost airline has cut costs and seen higher revenues, which have helped offset higher fuel costs.

Posted at 04:00 AM

Honda Motor May Begin Selling Aircraft in Three Years (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)

Aug. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Honda Motor Co., which is developing an engine for small planes with General Electric Co., said it may start selling its small jet plane in three years at the earliest, marking its first foray into the aircraft business.

Posted at 01:43 AM

British Airways profit up, raises guidance (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

British Airways, Europe's second-largest airline, raised its earnings guidance on Friday after reporting a 36 percent rise in first-quarter earnings profits, helped by growth in first and business class travel.

Posted at 01:34 AM

August 04, 2005

Air India to buy 8 new generation B-777-200 LR aircraft from Boeing (People's Daily)

United States' aircraft major Boeing Thursday showcased its new generation B-777-200 LR (long range) plane in the Indian capital, and claimed it had offered a comprehensive pricing package to both Government-owned Air India and private carrier, Jet Airways for B-777-200 LR and other aircraft.

Posted at 10:52 PM

State of Aviation Serious Concern *** Nnamani (This Day)

Senate President, Senator Ken Nnamani yesterday said the state of the aviation sector called for serious concern and charged Senate Committee on Aviation to work together with the Ministry of Aviation in ensuring that "our airports are safe and effective."

Posted at 09:42 PM

Boeing sees India buying 490 aircraft (The New Zealand Herald)

NEW DELHI - Boeing expects firms in India's booming civil aviation market to buy 490 aircraft over the next two decades as falling ticket prices and growing passenger traffic fuel demand, a company official said overnight (NZ time).

Posted at 08:18 PM

Passengers in panic as smoke fills aircraft (The Herald)

PASSENGERS told yesterday of a "mood of panic" when an aircraft bound for Scotland made an emergency landing as smoke filled the cabin. The incident, which happened two days after an Air France jet crashed in Canada, involved a Flybe service from Birmingham to Edinburgh.

Posted at 08:03 PM

Terror as smoke engulfs aircraft (Scotsman International)

TERRIFIED passengers told yesterday how they thought they were going to die when smoke began pouring into the cabin of their aircraft and the captain took drastic action to get it back on the ground.

Posted at 07:35 PM

Boeing sees India buying 490 aircraft (Daily Times)

NEW DELHI: Boeing Co. expects firms in India's booming civil aviation market to buy 490 aircraft over the next two decades as falling ticket prices and growing passenger traffic fuel demand, a company official said on Thursday.

Posted at 07:23 PM

Regional airline lobbies for telco service guarantees (ABC via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

A major regional airline has backed the campaign for telecommunications guarantees to be provided for regional areas before the rest of Telstra is sold.

Posted at 05:10 PM

Airport, Airline Argue Over Wireless (ABC News)

Boston Airport, Continental in Spat Over Free Wireless Service

Posted at 04:37 PM

Boeing sees India buying 490 aircraft (Stuff)

NEW DELHI: Boeing Co expects firms in India's booming civil aviation market to buy 490 aircraft over the next two decades as falling ticket prices and growing passenger traffic fuel demand, a company official said yesterday.

Posted at 04:19 PM

Airport, Airline Argue Over Wireless (AP via Yahoo! News)

Logan International Airport is trying to block Continental Airlines from providing free wireless Internet access to its frequent fliers *** a service for which the airport charges $7.95 *** calling it a threat to security.

Posted at 04:19 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-04 21:42 GMT: Entire Amex Airline Index ends day in red (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- The Amex Airline Index closed down 3.1% on Thursday as all of the members in the index fell amid surging crude-oil prices.

Posted at 04:17 PM

Mesaba Aviation, Inc. Reports Capacity and Traffic for July 2005 (RedNova)

Mesaba Aviation, Inc., a subsidiary company of MAIR Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAIR), today reported capacity and traffic for July. Mesaba Aviation flew 253.9 million available seat miles (ASMs) in July, which was down 6.0% year over year.

Posted at 03:40 PM

ACE Aviation Has 2nd-Qtr Profit; Costs Held in Check (Update5) (Bloomberg.com)

Aug. 4 (Bloomberg) -- ACE Aviation Holdings Inc., the parent company of Air Canada, had net income of C$168 million ($138 million) in the second quarter and said it may sell a stake in the airline's short-haul unit by the end of September.

Posted at 01:00 PM

Air Canada unveils EMBRAER 175 aircraft, spacious new jet with leading-edge amenities key to North America strategy (CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance)

Air Canada today officially unveiled the airline's brand new EMBRAER 175 aircraft, the most recent addition to its North American fleet. At Air Canada's main hub in Toronto, frequent fliers, travel industry representatives and the carrier's employees saw first hand this next-generation aircraft that will set new standards for air travel in North America.

Posted at 12:07 PM

ACE Aviation Has 2nd-Qtr Profit; Costs Held in Check (Update4) (Bloomberg.com)

Aug. 4 (Bloomberg) -- ACE Aviation Holdings Inc., the parent company of Air Canada, had net income of C$168 million ($138 million) in the second quarter as the airline boosted passenger traffic and fares while reducing non-fuel expenses.

Posted at 11:16 AM

Mexican millionaire to follow butterfly migration in ultralight aircraft (AFP via Yahoo! News)

A Mexican millionaire said he plans to follow the migration of monarch butterflies from Canada to central Mexico in his ultralight aircraft.

Posted at 09:45 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-04 15:08 GMT: Airline stocks weaken in opening trading (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- The airline sector traded lower on Thursday as the Amex Airline Index forfeited 0.4% to 50.65 points.

Posted at 09:36 AM

Aerospace & Defense Leaders To Review $500 Billion in A&D Programs at Aviation Week Group Conference (RedNova)

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Executives, program managers, engineers and planners from commercial and military aerospace and defense organizations will gather November 14-16 in Phoenix for Aviation Week Group's Aerospace & Defense Programs and Productivity Conference.

Posted at 09:30 AM

46 New Aircraft Will Arrive in Four Years: LAN Airlines Acquires 12 767-300 Aircraft For Long-Haul Passenger and Cargo (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

LAN Airlines and LAN Cargo are acquiring 12 long-haul Boeing 767-300 aircraft for passenger and cargo operations, an investment totaling US$1.1 billion.

Posted at 08:57 AM

Rolls-Royce in engine deal with Northwest (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

British engine maker Rolls-Royce Plc said on Thursday it had been selected to supply engines for Northwest Airlines' new fleet of Boeing-787 aircraft in a deal worth up to $2 billion.

Posted at 08:51 AM

An aviation jewel (The Pueblo Chieftain Online)

PUEBLO MEMORIAL Airport is, to anyone involved in aviation who has seen it, a hidden jewel. Not only does it have tremendous acreage for the city***s Industrial Park south of the flight line, it also has great potential for aviation-related business development along that flight line. City Council has recognized that fact by approving improvements to be constructed east of the blitz hangar,

Posted at 08:51 AM

ACE Aviation Holdings turns Q2 profit (CBC News)

ACE Aviation Holdings, the parent company of Air Canada, posted a second quarter profit of $168 million, a rebound from the $510-million loss posted a year earlier due to massive restructuring charges.

Posted at 08:47 AM

ACE Aviation Holdings turns Q2 profit (CBC News)

ACE Aviation Holdings, the parent company of Air Canada, posted a second quarter profit of $168 million, a rebound from the $510-million loss posted a year earlier due to massive restructuring charges.

Posted at 08:45 AM

Mexico Airfares May Decline on Budget Carriers, Airline Sales (Bloomberg.com)

Aug. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Mexico's domestic airfares, often more expensive than international flights, may plunge as much as 50 percent after new discount carriers begin flying and the government sells two airlines to private investors.

Posted at 08:10 AM

Business Travelers Choose Delta as Most Preferred Airline in Business Travel Survey (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Delta Air Lines has been named as the most preferred airline for business travelers by the YPB&R/Yankelovich Partners 2005 National Business Travel Monitor, and more than 50 percent of survey participants mentioned Delta as one of their "preferred three airlines" when traveling for business.

Posted at 08:10 AM

Aerospace & Defense Leaders To Review $500 Billion in A&D Programs at Aviation Week Group Conference (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Executives, program managers, engineers and planners from commercial and military aerospace and defense organizations will gather November 14-16 in Phoenix for Aviation Week Group's Aerospace & Defense Programs and Productivity Conference.

Posted at 08:03 AM

ACE Aviation returns to profitability By Ottawa Business Journal Staff (Ottawa Business Journal)

ACE Aviation, parent company of Air Canada, is flying high, reversing a year-ago loss.

Posted at 07:36 AM

ACE Aviation Has 2nd-Qtr Profit; Costs Held in Check (Update2) (Bloomberg.com)

Aug. 4 (Bloomberg) -- ACE Aviation Holdings Inc., the parent company of Air Canada, had net income of C$168 million ($138 million) in the second quarter as the airline boosted passenger traffic and fares while reducing non-fuel expenses.

Posted at 07:32 AM

ACE Aviation soars to profit on travel rebound (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Air Canada parent ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. soared to a second-quarter profit on a rebound in air travel, despite a 36 percent rise in fuel costs, the company said on Thursday.

Posted at 07:30 AM

Environmental Tectonics Corporation Supports Advances in Emergency Planning and Response in the Aviation Industry (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Environmental Tectonics Corporation , today announced its continued support for advances in emergency planning and response in the aviation industry.

Posted at 06:39 AM

ACE Aviation Posts 2nd-Quarter Profit on Cost Control (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)

Aug. 4 (Bloomberg) -- ACE Aviation Holdings Inc., the parent company of Air Canada, reported profit of C$168 million ($138 million) in the second quarter as the airline increased passenger traffic and fares, and reduced non-fuel costs.

Posted at 06:34 AM

Graystone Park Enterprises, Inc.'s Subsidiary Signs Deal to Offer Online Reservations With 490 Airlines, Representing (Market Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

IC Places, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Graystone Park Enterprises Inc., announced today that it has signed a Partnership agreement with The Halomar Corporation to offer online Airline Reservation for all IC Places web sites.

Posted at 05:42 AM

Aircraft in emergency landing (Evening Standard)

A plane with 55 passengers on board made an emergency landing at an international airport. The aircraft was en route from Birmingham to Edinburgh when it was forced to make an emergency landing at Leeds Bradford International Airport.

Posted at 05:32 AM

Why the civil aviation industry is easier to enter (People's Daily)

A regulation allowing domestic private investors to enter the civil aviation industry will take effect as of August 15. How will this new policy influence China's civil aviation industry and what does this mean to private investors? With these questions in mind, the People's Daily Overseas Edition had an interview with Yuan Yaohui, director of the policy and law department of the General

Posted at 04:28 AM

Kerala focus likely on planned airline (Gulf Times)

CRUCIAL talks on the decision to float an airline owned by the Kerala government and non-resident Keralites are expected to be held at the *******Samavayam 2005******** conference of Non-Resident Keralites starting in Thiruvananthapuram tomorrow.

Posted at 04:13 AM

TAIWAN LIFTS BAN ON AIRCRAFT FLYING OVER CHINA'S AIRSPACE (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Regulations / Law The government has decided to lift the ban on Taiwan commercial aircraft flying over China's airspace, Premier Frank Hsieh said Wednesday.

Posted at 03:42 AM

Taiwan Lifts Ban On Aircraft Flying Over China's Airspace (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

The government has decided to lift the ban on Taiwan commercial aircraft flying over China's airspace, Premier Frank Hsieh said Wednesday.

Posted at 03:41 AM

Asiana pilots strike bucks trend in global aviation (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)

SEOUL, Aug 4 (Reuters) - While the global trend in aviation has been for labour to make concessions as airlines cut costs in an era of record high fuel prices, striking pilots at Asiana Airlines had demanded golf clubs be delivered to them during layovers.

Posted at 03:40 AM

Business jet growth studied

There are currently 250 private business jets owned in the GCC, with the number expected to reach 300 by the end of 2006, according to industry sources. Abu Dhabi-based VIP aircraft charter company Royal Jet is hosting manufacturers, operators and brokers across the sector at the inaugural Middle East Business Aviation conference during the Dubai air show in November, to examine the growing demand for business jet travel in the region. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 03:22 AM

FRENCH AIRCRAFT***S CRASH IN TORONTO (AzerTag)

Flight 358 from Paris skidded off a runway, broke in two and burst into flames after landing at Pearson International Airport in a raging downpour. All 309 passengers and crew survived.

Posted at 01:57 AM

Airline Documents Under Scrutiny (RedNova)

Aug. 4--The Department of Transportation's inspector general has opened an investigation into how the parent of airline Pan Am Clipper Connection submitted false financial documents to the federal agency.

Posted at 01:15 AM

Mechanics break off talks with airline (Orlando Sentinel)

Mechanics walked away from talks with Northwest Airlines Corp. on Wednesday, accusing the carrier of refusing to bargain. They can strike after 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 20. Northwest, the nation's fourth-largest airline, has vowed to keep flying. Northwest hasn't budged from its original demand for pay cuts of about 25 percent and the right to hire contractors to do more of the work of its mechanics,

Posted at 01:00 AM

August 03, 2005

Iraq wants planes back

Iraq is negotiating the return of 153 civilian and military aircraft dispatched to Iran 14 years ago to save them from bombardment in the early days of the Gulf War, according to a Washington Post report. Iraq transportation minister Salam Maliki said Iran's refusal to give them back embarrassed the Iraqi government and has forced Iraq's lone airline, Iraqi Airways, to rent all but two of the jets in its fleet. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:52 PM

Park Hyatt Dubai opens

The 225-room Park Hyatt Dubai, adjacent to Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, is now open. Guest rooms are a minimum 500 sq ft, are fitted with LCD TV and high-speed Internet access, and have views across the creek. The complex has leisure and health facilities including eight individual spa rooms each with a private steam room and treatment area, a ballroom, four meeting rooms and executive boardroom. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:35 PM

Dubai special needs tourism

New ways of promoting special needs tourism in Dubai are being discussed by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing. A planned awareness film will highlight the common barriers that differently abled people face and the accessible facilities and services available at Dubai International Airport, transport services, hotels, heritage sites, entertainment venues and shopping malls. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:33 PM

Sack Fever Grips Aviation Industry (This Day)

Aviation industry is reeling under fear over possible mass sack occasioned by recurring incidents at some of the nation's airports recently.

Posted at 10:15 PM

Shuttle Repair Astronaut Dreamed of Flight (AP via Yahoo! News)

The astronaut who pulled off the first inflight repair of a shuttle's underside designed homemade aircraft as a boy and dreamed of flying in outer space, people in his hometown said Wednesday.

Posted at 08:26 PM

Japan Airline Suspends Two Fights (KHNL Honolulu)

HONOLULU (AP) - Japan Airlines says it will suspend two of its eight daily flights between Japan and Hawaii, starting in October. The airline says the suspensions were part of an overall cost-cutting plan needed because of the high cost of fuel.

Posted at 04:54 PM

ABX Air Purchases Boeing 767 Aircraft, Enters Into Engine Maintenance Agreement (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

ABX Air announced today that it has purchased a Boeing 767-200 aircraft from Delta Air Lines and entered into a new engine maintenance agreement with Delta's maintenance division, Delta TechOps.

Posted at 04:53 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-03 21:52 GMT: Oil, Delta, Northwest weigh on airline sector (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) - Airline stocks closed in the red Wednesday as financial jitters surrounding Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines and rising oil prices weighed on the group. The Amex Airline Index fell 1.5% to 50.83 points. This story was supplied by MarketWatch.

Posted at 04:01 PM

African aviation industry must strategise to compete well - Expert (AngolaPress)

Accra, 03/08 - African aviation operators must strategise and form alliances with major stakeholders in the world to withstand global competition, Christian Folly-Kossi, Secretary General of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), said here Tuesday.

Posted at 03:48 PM

Airline price war welcomed (NZCity)

A travel retailer is welcoming the latest airline price war. Qantas' budget airline, JetStar is offering one-way flights of $39 flights to five destinations in Australia. It starts flying from Christchurch in December.

Posted at 02:10 PM

Questions and Answers on Airline Safety (AP via Yahoo! News)

There always will be dangers that accompany flying, but passengers can take precautions that will improve their chances of surviving *** as did everyone aboard the Air France flight that ran off the runway in Toronto.

Posted at 01:56 PM

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

Talkin' travel: Your airline questions answered

Posted at 12:05 PM

Star Navigation - Airline safety (CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance)

Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. , is pleased to provide the following media release detailing the functionality and utility of Star Navigation's In Flight Safety Monitoring System - the ISMS as it relates to airline safety.

Posted at 11:21 AM

Investigators probe cause of Toronto miracle crash (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Canadian aircraft investigators said on Wednesday they are looking at weather as one possible cause of a "miracle" Toronto plane crash in which all 309 passengers and crew walked away from the fiery remains of an Airbus A340.

Posted at 11:10 AM

Northrop Grumman Selected to Upgrade RC-135 Aircraft Navigation System (PrimeZone via Yahoo! Finance)

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected by the U.S. Air Force to provide 30 high-accuracy LN-120G stellar navigation systems for the RC-135 family of reconnaissance aircraft.

Posted at 10:07 AM

Russian firm to show new-generation aircraft engines at MAKS-2005 air show (Russian Information Agency Novosti)

MOSCOW, August 3 (RIA Novosti) - Saturn, a Russian engine maker, will present new-generation civil and military aircraft engines at the MAKS-2005 air show in Zhukovsky near Moscow on August 16-21, the company said Wednesday.

Posted at 09:55 AM

As Contract Talks Resume, Union, Airline Ready for Strike (The NewStandard)

With a potential strike looming in less than three weeks, unionized Northwest Airline workers and their employer returned to the bargaining table yesterday, even as reports that the company has...

Posted at 08:54 AM

As Contract Talks Resume, Union, Airline Ready for Strike (The NewStandard)

With a potential strike looming in less than three weeks, unionized Northwest Airline workers and their employer returned to the bargaining table yesterday, even as reports that the company has...

Posted at 08:51 AM

New Hong Kong airline to target travellers to mainland China (Channel NewsAsia)

HONG KONG : A new Hong Kong airline is taking to the skies, the city's fourth. Hong Kong Express Airways, owned by gaming tycoon Stanley Ho, will initially focus on those travelling to mainland China on business.

Posted at 08:42 AM

China shows signs of relaxing its grip on aviation sector (eyefortravel.com)

China is showing signs of relaxing its grip on tightly controlled aviation sector in order to make it attractive for private investment.

Posted at 08:39 AM

China shows signs of relaxing its grip on aviation sector (eyefortravel.com)

China is showing signs of relaxing its grip on tightly controlled aviation sector in order to make it attractive for private investment.

Posted at 08:37 AM

Aerosonic Awarded U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command Contract (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Aerosonic Corporation , a provider of precision flight products for commercial, business and military aircraft, today announced that the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command has awarded the company a contract to manufacture the AAU31/A type altimeter.

Posted at 07:34 AM

Engine trouble forces aircraft's emergency landing (Saipan Tribune)

An aircraft suffered engine trouble in mid-air early last night shortly after taking off from the Saipan International Airport, prompting it to return to the tarmac for emergency landing. The Ports Police said no one was injured in the incident.

Posted at 07:25 AM

Aviation expert puzzled by Airbus crash (Independent Online)

Leading British aviation expert David Learmount says the A340 Airbus - like the one that crash-landed at Toronto Airport in Canada earlier today - has an "impeccable safety record".

Posted at 05:51 AM

'Aircraft with older technology more prone to accidents' (Outlook India)

The Expert committee on aircraft accidents has found that planes having older technology, including Mig-21s, were more prone to mishaps, Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said.

Posted at 05:12 AM

China's Aviation Industry To See Strong Growth In Next 15 Years (Bernama)

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 (Bernama) -- China's civil aviation industry will face extraordinary opportunities and challenges over the next 15 years as a result of the rapid growth of its national economy, says China Southern Airlines chief operating officer Li Kun.

Posted at 05:09 AM

China Aviation to weather jet fuel market shake-up (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)

SINGAPORE/BEIJING, Aug 3 (Reuters) - China's first step toward liberalising its jet fuel market will not end the monopoly of importer China Aviation, but may lead to freeing up domestic prices, industry officials said on Wednesday.

Posted at 03:51 AM

AIRLINE CUTBACKS: Complaints are increasing (Courier-Post)

Airline companies are decreasing customer service and customer complaints are rising, according to Gannett News Service. In May, overall complaints were up about 37 percent over last year, and baggage gripes rose 25 percent.

Posted at 03:31 AM

Air France-KLM In Focus Post Airline Crash (New Ratings)

0557 GMT [Dow Jones] Air France-KLM (3112.FR) shares eyed post airline crash in Canada. "It's never promising for an airline," Morgan Stanley's analyst Penelope Butcher notes. Says there are three scenarios.

Posted at 01:10 AM

Dubai cools bus travellers

Dubai is planning to install air conditioning to its public bus shelters, Dubai Municipality Public Transport Department director Abdul Aziz Abdullah Malek told Gulf News. The municipality wants to encourage more people to use public transport in the city in an attempt to alleviate increasing traffic congestion. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:08 AM

Iraqi Airways, Turkey flights

Iraqi Airways has started flights between Baghdad and Istanbul, the first time the route between Iraq and Turkey has opened since 1991, according to an airline official cited by AP. The airline resumed services to Amman and Damascus in September 2004 and is planning to start direct flights to Dubai in August. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:06 AM

Bomb blast at BA office

A small bomb has exploded outside the offices of British Airways and the BP oil firm in a building in Tehran causing limited damage and no casualties, according to an AFP report. Iranian interior ministry spokesman Jahanbaksh Khanjani said it was not clear yet what caused the blast and police were still investigating. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:02 AM

August 02, 2005

TAIWAN LIFTS BAN ON AIRCRAFT FLYING OVER CHINA'S AIRSPACE (Central News Agency)

Taipei, Aug. 3 (CNA) The government has decided to lift the ban on Taiwan commercial aircraft flying over China's airspace, Premier Frank Hsieh said Wednesday.

Posted at 11:44 PM

NWA Flight Attendants Want Plan Examined (AP via Yahoo! News)

Flight attendants at Northwest Airlines Corp. asked the Federal Aviation Administration to investigate the airline's plans to replace them if they follow mechanics into a strike later this month.

Posted at 10:41 PM

African aviation industry must strategise - Expert (Ghanaweb.com)

Accra, Aug. 2, GNA - Stakeholders in the African Aviation Industry must strategise and form alliances with major operators in the world in order to withstand the competition brought about by these mega-carriers.

Posted at 08:52 PM

Airline Starts $99 Flights to St. Louis (RedNova)

Aug. 2--Want to go shopping in St. Louis, take in a Cardinals' game or just visit some of the other attractions? Monday, RegionsAir, the commuter airline linking Owensboro and St. Louis, launched a new $99 -- plus tax -- round-trip ticket between the two cities.

Posted at 06:31 PM

A look at the last two U.S. airline strikes (Minnesota Public Radio)

If Northwest Airlines mechanics go on strike August 19th, it will be the first airline mechanics strike in the U.S. since 1992. That strike at USAir (now US Airways) lasted only five days. But a 1989 mechanics strike at Eastern Airlines set off a two-year chain of events that ended with the airline's demise.

Posted at 06:25 PM

Record close for oil hits airline stocks (Investors.com)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- A surge in crude oil prices weighed on the airline sector Tuesday as a record closing high suggested jet fuel prices aren't going to ease anytime soon.

Posted at 05:26 PM

Passengers survive Airbus Canada crash (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

An Air France Airbus burst into flames after overshooting the runway while landing at Toronto's Pearson International Airport in a storm on Tuesday, aviation officials said, but all passengers were believed to have survived.

Posted at 05:07 PM

NWA Flight Want Replacements Plan Examined (AP via Yahoo! News)

Flight attendants at Northwest Airlines Corp. asked the Federal Aviation Administration to investigate the airline's plans to replace them if they follow mechanics into a strike later this month.

Posted at 04:55 PM

08/02/05 Gulfport Aviation Group Mobilized (WLOX-TV Biloxi)

About 200 members of a Mississippi Army National Guard aviation maintenance unit in Gulfport reported for active duty Tuesday. Members of the 1108th Aviation Classification and Repair Activity Depot will be at Camp Shelby for more training before deploying overseas to support Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Posted at 04:31 PM

Airline's Profits Soar By 21-Per Cent (RedNova)

BUDGET airline Ryanair posted a 21-per cent rise in firstquarter profits today - despite its fuel bill more than doubling in a year. The Irish carrier - which flies out of Prestwick Airport - was helped by a surge in passenger numbers.

Posted at 04:26 PM

Fiddler Above the Roof: New Aviation Program Puts People in Their Own Jets (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Frank "Buzz" Adubato never thought of himself as a matchmaker, but that is exactly what he has become. "Putting together partnerships in something as significant as airplane ownership is almost as difficult as matching a couple," observes the founder and chairman of Complete Aircraft Management Partners or CAMP Aviation** as it is commonly referred to, a boutique aircraft management company based

Posted at 04:18 PM

New rules limit research by foreign-born aviation students at Wichita State (Arkcity.net)

WICHITA -- Most of the graduate students working this summer at Wichita State University's National Institute for Aviation Research will have limited access to the research they are conducting.

Posted at 03:54 PM

Aircraft entered Nepal by mistake (The Hindu News)

KATHMANDU: A Delhi-bound small aircraft, which entered the Nepalese territory without permission on Monday, did so because of an error on the part of the crew, a probe committee found on Tuesday.

Posted at 03:39 PM

UB sets up airline co in US *** Mallya's Children own 75 pc stake (The Hindu)

THE UB group has worked around stringent US regulations disallowing foreign nationals to set up an airline in that country. The group's Kingfisher Airline Inc is 75 per cent owned by Chairman Mr Vijay Mallya's three children, all of whom are US citizens.

Posted at 03:27 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-02 20:22 GMT: Airline stocks lower as crude oil prices near $62 (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks fell Tuesday afternoon as crude oil prices neared $62 a barrel, leaving the Amex Airline Index down 1.6% to 51.46 points. Delta Air Lines fell 13% to $2.57 with more than 12.6 million shares changing hands as the biggest percentage decliner in the group.

Posted at 02:55 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-02 20:22 GMT: Airline stocks lower as crude oil prices near $62 (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks fell Tuesday afternoon as crude oil prices neared $62 a barrel, leaving the Amex Airline Index down 1.6% to 51.46 points. Delta Air Lines fell 13% to $2.57 with more than 12.6 million shares changing hands as the biggest percentage decliner in the group.

Posted at 02:48 PM

China's Largest Airline Featured Carrier At Japanese Confab (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

China Southern Airlines -- www.cs-air.com/en -- the largest airline in The People's Republic of China, is pleased to announce that Mr. Li Kun, COO, will be a headlining speaker at this week's second annual North Asia Low Cost Airline Symposium being held at the brand-new Kitakyushu Airport, currently under construction in Southern Japan.

Posted at 02:23 PM

US aircraft industry shaking up unions (Independent Online)

Fearing for their jobs, United States aircraft workers are more open to helping their employers reduce labour costs and bring new work to production lines.

Posted at 01:48 PM

Aviation official quits under threat of being terminated (Las Vegas Sun)

An Aviation Department official who oversaw the now-disputed appraisals of airport-owned land resigned last week amid swirling questions about the propriety of the transactions.

Posted at 01:25 PM

Gulfport aviation group mobilized (The Biloxi Sun Herald)

GULFPORT, Miss. - About 200 members of a Mississippi Army National Guard aviation maintenance unit in Gulfport reported for active duty Tuesday.

Posted at 01:01 PM

GSA FEDERAL SUPPLY SERVICE: Top Ten Reasons to Use the GSA's Airline City Pair Program (RedNova)

1 PHENOMENAL SAVINGS GSA has developed a world-class Airline City Pair Program (CPP) touted by industry as first-in-class of service and price.

Posted at 12:12 PM

Delhi-bound aircraft violated Nepalese airspace due to mistake (Outlook India)

A Delhi-bound small jet aircraft, which entered Nepalese territory without permission yesterday, did so because of a human error on the part of the crew and had two Indians on board, a probe committee found today.

Posted at 09:29 AM

Weatherly Aircraft Announces Exclusive Engine Option (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 a new electronic fuel-injection option for its radial engine aircraft, significantly increasing fuel efficiency and lowering the total cost of operation over the life of the engine.

Posted at 08:05 AM

Ryanair enjoys record profit despite soaring fuel costs (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Ryanair, Europe's largest low-cost airline, saw a 21-percent increase in net profit during its first quarter, as a 30-percent hike in passenger numbers helped to offset a doubling of fuel costs, the company said.

Posted at 07:24 AM

Irish budget airline Ryanair posts record first-quarter profit (Money Sense)

DUBLIN (AP) - Budget airline Ryanair Holdings PLC shrugged off the escalating cost of aviation fuel and posted a record first-quarter profit Tuesday of 69.6 million euros ($84.8 million US).

Posted at 07:17 AM

Air Deccan to increase aircraft fleet (Hindustan Times)

Air Deccan, the country's first low cost airlines, has chalked out an ambitious expansion plan, including augmenting its fleet to 30 aircraft by the end of this fiscal and setting up a modern hangar in Chennai in the next six months, its Managing Director Capt G R Gopinath said.

Posted at 07:03 AM

Airline industry changes fast to recover service (USATODAY.com via Yahoo! News)

The volume of air service in the USA is gradually catching up to pre-Sept. 11 levels. But a USA TODAY analysis shows that airline capacity, measured by the number of seats that departed U.S. airports last month, lags behind July 2001 by 6.1%.

Posted at 06:16 AM

Three Asian nations to use aircraft to monitor Malacca Straits (People's Daily)

Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia have agreed in principle to adopt the "Eye in the Sky" concept in September in monitoring the security of the straits, using aircraft to patrol and monitor the Straits of Malacca, a senior Malaysian official said here on Tuesday.

Posted at 05:34 AM

HUNTERS HILL HAPPENINGS with Mayor SUE HOOPMANN Speak up over aircraft noise (Weekly Times)

NEXT WEEK residents can ask questions regarding their concerns about aircraft movements, noise and future fears about anything to do with aircraft in our area.

Posted at 02:15 AM

Local Aviation Companies Hope to Bring More to Waco (RedNova)

Jul. 31--Marshall Puckett, who owns an aviation company in Albuquerque, N.M., has caught the "Waco fever.""Waco's reputation is growing.

Posted at 02:00 AM

Air Arabia, 57% more passengers

Air Arabia has reported carrying 57% more passengers in July 2005 compared to the same period in 2004. The low-fares airline operating out of Sharjah now flies to 18 regional destinations and has plans to increase services in the next six months, according to a company statement. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 01:31 AM

Airline starts $99 flights to St. Louis (Messenger-Inquirer)

Want to go shopping in St. Louis, take in a Cardinals' game or just visit some of the other attractions? Monday, RegionsAir, the commuter airline linking Owensboro and St. Louis, launched a new $99 -- plus tax -- round-trip ticket between the two cities.

Posted at 01:25 AM

Aircraft industry unions are hard hit from within and without (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

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

Posted at 01:09 AM

Bismarck awards contract for regional airline (Grand Forks Herald)

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Bismarck City Commission on Monday night voted 3-1 to award a contract to Grand Forks-based EASE LLC to run a new regional airline.

Posted at 12:09 AM

August 01, 2005

Airline industry changes fast to recover service (USA Today)

The volume of air service in the USA is gradually catching up to pre-Sept. 11 levels. But a USA TODAY analysis shows that airline capacity, measured by the number of seats that departed U.S. airports last month, lags behind July 2001 by 6.1%.

Posted at 11:57 PM

China Eastern General Aviation to buy two Sikorsky S-76s for Offshore work (Rotorhub)

SHANGHAI, China, Aug. 1, 2005 - China Eastern General Aviation Corporation (EGAC) has agreed to purchase two Sikorsky S-76 helicopters to serve offshore oil support missions in the Bohai Bay areas in northern China.

Posted at 11:46 PM

Indian aircraft career leaves RI (The Jakarta Post)

JAKARTA: The Indian aircraft carrier, the INS Viraat , along with the INS Rajput , the Ranjit , INS Shakti and INS Khukri left Tanjung Priok harbor on Monday morning.

Posted at 11:12 PM

Al Rais cargo adds second aircraft

UAE-based Al Rais Cargo airline has taken delivery of its second freighter at a cost of $4m, reported Gulf News. The cargo airline started operations in December 2004 with an investment of $10m and plans to expand services in the region to cover Iraq, Iran, India, Yemen, and Pakistan from its Dubai hub. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:48 PM

Gulf Air, new marketing manager

Gulf Air has promoted Jon Barnett as destination and leisure marketing manager from his previous position as Gulf Air Holidays manager. Barnett has previously worked with tour operations in the UK and most recently with P&O Travel, London, before joining Gulf Air four years ago. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:27 PM

Airline group chief defends industry moves (Dallas Morning News)

Major U.S. airlines are on the brink of bankruptcy. Air security remains a top national concern. And crippling problems *** such as soaring fuel costs *** show no sign of retreat for carriers.

Posted at 09:33 PM

Airline makes happy landing (The Herald)

SCOTAIRWAYS, the niche airline owned by Stagecoach founders Brian Souter and Ann Gloag, landed in the black for the first time during 2004 as income soared to **24m.

Posted at 08:04 PM

Austrian aircraft forced to land at Nepali airport (People's Daily)

Authorities at the Nepali Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), on late Monday afternoon forced an Austrian-registered aircraft that entered the Nepali airspace without prior permission to land at the TIA.

Posted at 07:31 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-01 21:44 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Airline stocks shake off record-high crude price - UPDATE 1 (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks, led by Northwest Airlines and AirTran Holdings, held out against record crude-oil prices Monday and traded higher. The Amex Airline Index ended the day up 0.8% to 52.28 points.

Posted at 04:20 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-01 21:26 GMT: Airline stocks shake off record crude oil prices (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Despite record crude oil prices, airline stocks closed higher on Monday with the Amex Airline Index gaining 0.8% to 52.28%. Northwest Airlines rose 5.6% to $4.91 as the strongest percentage gainer in the index.

Posted at 04:04 PM

Airline's Total Payout Was $125 Million to $175 Million (RedNova)

Jul. 31--The lawsuits ended in 1997. That was when the last case was settled in Tarrant County, closing the books on the legal issues against Delta Air Lines stemming from the Aug. 2, 1985, crash of Delta Flight 191 at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.

Posted at 03:44 PM

Airline stocks shake off record-high crude price (Investors.com)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Airline stocks, led by Northwest Airlines and AirTran Holdings, held out against record crude-oil prices Monday and traded higher.

Posted at 03:37 PM

Aviation Festival takes off: September event expected to be a big draw (Wellington Daily News)

With a mighty roar, the Wellington Lions Club has announced plans to launch the first-ever Sumner County Aviation Festival. The event will be held at the Wellington Municipal Airport Friday, Sept. 23, through Sunday, Sept. 25.

Posted at 03:23 PM

Qantas Needs Cost Cuts to Maintain Profit, Dixon Says (Update4) (Bloomberg.com)

Aug. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Qantas Airways Ltd., Australia's biggest airline, needs to cut costs further as rising fuel prices threaten profit growth, Chief Executive Geoff Dixon said.

Posted at 02:53 PM

Army chooses GE engine for aircraft (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)

General Electric has selected a turboshaft engine to power the U.S. Army Special Operations MH-60M Black Hawk aircraft.

Posted at 02:40 PM

Europe's Largest Aviation Maintenance Event Features Strategies and Technologies for Expanding Commercial Airline (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Top executives and government officials from all sectors of Europe's aviation industry will convene 18-20 October at the Estrel Hotel & Convention Center in Berlin to explore the future of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul during Aviation Week's annual MRO Europe Conference & Exhibition.

Posted at 12:59 PM

Cathay Pacific is Airline of the Year (Manila Bulletin)

Cathay Pacific Airways has made a virtual clean sweep of this year s World Airline Awards after having been named "Airline of The Year," "Best Airline Asia" and "Best First Class" in the world s largest global passenger poll.

Posted at 12:32 PM

Administrators close down Manston airport (FT.com via Yahoo! News)

All flying operations at London Manston airport were stopped on Monday by the administrators for Planestation, the property and aviation group, which collapsed last week including its EUjet low cost airline subsidiary.

Posted at 12:05 PM

Lockheed Martin and Covenant Aviation Security Team Awarded TSA Airport Screening Agreements (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Lockheed Martin and Covenant Aviation Security have each been awarded a Basic Ordering Agreement, and are now eligible to receive Task Orders as airports whose applications have been approved to participate in the Transportation Security Administration's Screening Partnership Program .

Posted at 10:50 AM

RCC aviation program set for Aug. 15 launch (The Robesonian)

LUMBERTON - With less than a month to go before Robeson Community College kicks off its new aviation program, all systems are go, officials say. Eleven students have enrolled in the joint program between RCC and the University of North Dakota School of Aviation.

Posted at 10:29 AM

Sharon Weinberger Named Editor-in-Chief of Aviation Week Group's New Defense Technology International (RedNova)

NEW YORK, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Aviation Week Group of The McGraw- Hill Companies has named Sharon A. Weinberger editor-in-chief of its new magazine, Defense Technology International (DTI).

Posted at 09:35 AM

Britain to retire oldest and most prestigious aircraft carrier (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Britain's oldest operational aircraft carrier sailed into harbour for the last time before it is decommissioned this week, amid fears that its retirement will leave the navy overstretched.

Posted at 09:24 AM

Air India jet makes emergency landing (USA Today)

An Air India jet with more than 300 passengers made an emergency landing in New Delhi overnight after the pilot suspected a malfunction but was cleared for takeoff Monday, an airline spokesman said.

Posted at 09:02 AM

Northwest hires extra security guards (USA Today)

Northwest Airlines has hired security guards to watch mechanics at a couple of airports as the airline and mechanics union approach an Aug. 20 strike deadline, union leaders said.

Posted at 08:00 AM

Britain to retire oldest and most prestigious aircraft carrier (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Britain's oldest operational aircraft carrier sailed into a southern harbour Monday for the last time before it is retired this week, amid fears that it will leave the navy overstretched.

Posted at 07:57 AM

Last journey for aircraft carrier (BBC News)

One of the navy's three aircraft carriers sails into Portsmouth for the last time before retiring after 25 years of service.

Posted at 07:50 AM

Sharon Weinberger Named Editor-in-Chief of Aviation Week Group's New Defense Technology International (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

The Aviation Week Group of The McGraw- Hill Companies has named Sharon A. Weinberger editor-in-chief of its new magazine, Defense Technology International .

Posted at 07:40 AM

Hilton summer promotion

Hilton International is running a summer promotion in association with MasterCard and Emirates Holidays which offers Middle East travellers free room nights when booking for three or more consecutive nights at Hilton hotels. MasterCard card holders receive a 10% discount if booking online and are eligible to win one of 60 weekend breaks at Hilton hotels in the region. The offer runs until 30 September. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:53 AM

Aviation Board settles lawsuit over terminal (KATC3)

NEW ORLEANS the New Orleans Aviation Board will receive 650-thousand dollars in damages from the architectural firm that designed the west terminal expansion at Louis Armstrong International Airport.

Posted at 06:09 AM

China seeks funds for aviation (Gulf Times)

BEIJING: China has further opened up its tightly controlled aviation sector to foreign investment in hopes of winning more funding amid booming demand for air travel, state press said yesterday.

Posted at 05:28 AM

Sudanese VP Killed in Aircraft Crash (AP via Yahoo! News)

Sudanese Vice President John Garang, a former rebel leader who is a key figure in the country's fledgling peace deal, died when the aircraft he was traveling in crashed into a southern Sudan mountain range in bad weather, Sudan's government said Monday.

Posted at 04:48 AM

Sudanese VP Killed in Aircraft Crash (ABC News)

Sudanese Vice President, 13 Others Killed When Aircraft Crashes Into Sudan Mountain Range

Posted at 03:08 AM

Sudanese VP Killed in Aircraft Crash (WINK TV Southwest Florida)

KHARTOUM, Sudan Sudanese Vice President John Garang, a former rebel leader who is a key figure in the country's fledgling peace deal, died when the aircraft he was traveling in crashed into a southern Sudan mountain range in bad weather, Sudan's government said Monday.

Posted at 03:07 AM

Sudanese VP Killed in Aircraft Crash (AP via Yahoo! News)

Sudanese Vice President John Garang, a former rebel leader who is a key figure in the country's fledgling peace deal, died when the aircraft he was traveling in crashed into a southern Sudan mountain range in bad weather, Sudan's government said Monday.

Posted at 02:50 AM

Floods affect Mumbai flights

Flights from the UAE to Mumbai have again been affected by severe flooding with Mumbai airport remaining closed for much of yesterday. Indian Airlines flights from Sharjah were the most affected with four flights delayed. Air India and Air India Express also reported extensive delays. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 02:41 AM

Beijing seeks more foreign funds for aviation industry (Financial Express)

BEIJING, July 31 (AFP): China has further opened up its tightly controlled aviation sector to foreign investment in hopes of winning more funding amid booming demand for air travel, state press said today.

Posted at 02:27 AM

Air India jet makes emergency landing (AFP via Yahoo! News)

An Air India jet with more than 300 passengers made an emergency landing in New Delhi after the pilot suspected a malfunction but was cleared for takeoff, an airline spokesman said.

Posted at 02:13 AM

AIR FIJI DEFENDS NEW CHINESE-MADE REGIONAL AIRCRAFT (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Transport Air Fiji Limited says it has over previous months conducted in-depth research into aircraft type for its fleet and is satisfied that the Chinese built MA60 will be the airlines flagship into the Pacific.

Posted at 01:40 AM

Air Fiji Defends New Chinese-Made Regional Aircraft (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Air Fiji Limited says it has over previous months conducted in-depth research into aircraft type for its fleet and is satisfied that the Chinese built MA60 will be the airlines flagship into the Pacific.

Posted at 01:39 AM

IC to manage Red Sea hotels

InterContinental Hotels is to manage the newly planned Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn hotels at the Dead Sea in Jordan. The 420-room Crowne Plaza will be built on a 700,000 sqft site and have meeting and conference rooms, ballroom and leisure facilities. The Holiday Inn will cover 410,000 sqft and have 74 rooms and 128 chalets together with meeting rooms and a health spa. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 01:21 AM

Garang aircraft's wreck found in S. Sudan-diplomat (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

The wreckage of an aircraft carrying Sudan's former rebel leader and now Vice President John Garang has been located in southern Sudan where it crashed en route from Uganda, a diplomatic source in Nairobi said.

Posted at 12:58 AM

China Allows Private Investment In Civil Aviation Sector (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

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

Posted at 12:57 AM

CHINA ALLOWS PRIVATE INVESTMENT IN CIVIL AVIATION SECTOR (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

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

Posted at 12:56 AM

Aviation traffic surge poses challenge (Gulf News)

Huge growth that is expected in Middle East aviation traffic could result in capacity and operational problems at regional airports unless proper air traffic control (ATC) infrastructure is in place, according to leading European airport resource management specialists.

Posted at 12:23 AM

July 31, 2005

Local companies hiring former airline employees (BizJournals)

Last year, Tina McClelland, then a ground operations analyst who had worked for US Airways for 20 years, jumped at a job offer and left the company in search of stability.

Posted at 11:35 PM

FAAN, Airline Operators Trade Accusations over Debts (This Day)

A war of words seem to be brewing between the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), the umbrella body for domestic airlines in the country following attempt by the authority to have the airlines clear debts they owe it.

Posted at 11:04 PM

Airblue opens Dubai route

Pakistan-based airline Airblue will operate flights to Dubai from Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar from the middle of August. Al Rais Travel is the airline's general sales agent and tickets will be sold from Friday. Fare structure and flight schedules will be announced next week. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:35 PM

Al Jazeera, OctopusTravel online

Al Jazeera.net, the electronic arm of Al Jazeera, has signed a deal with OctopusTravel.com to offer web site visitors the opportunity to book discounted hotel accommodation and a range of travel services including accommodation bookings, sightseeing tours and private transfers. OctopusTravel will provide links to a co-branded web site with special rates and promotions for Al Jazeera.net visitors. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:24 PM

Aircraft industry shaking up unions (The Arizona Republic)

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 10:10 PM

Air Canada cancels flights as pilots reach monthly flying limits (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

TORONTO (CP) - Air Canada cancelled about four per cent of its domestic schedule Sunday because some of the airline's pilots had reached the limit of their allowed flying time for the month, a company spokesperson said.

Posted at 09:51 PM

Last journey for aircraft carrier (BBC News)

One of the navy's three aircraft carriers sails into Portsmouth for what could be the last time on Monday.

Posted at 09:50 PM

Harrison Ford Promoting Aviation to Kids (AP via Yahoo! News)

Harrison Ford will stay on as chairman of an Experimental Aircraft Association program that introduces children to flying.

Posted at 08:52 PM

Locals can invest in aviation sector (The Star Online)

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

Posted at 07:29 PM

PIAC seeks government's surety to buy seven new planes MUSHTAQ GHUMMANISLAMABAD (August 01 2005): The Pakistan (Business Recorder)

ISLAMABAD (August 01 2005): The Pakistan International Airlines Corporation (PIAC) has sought government guarantee to acquire seven new ATR 42-500 turbo-prop aircraft to replace the aging Fokker fleet, official sources told Business Recorder.

Posted at 06:47 PM

Sudan vice-president's aircraft missing (Aljazeera)

Vice-President John Garang's aircraft has not been found, contrary to earlier reports, Information Minister Abdel-Basit Sabdarat has told Aljazeera.

Posted at 06:38 PM

Airline plan is grounded (Gulf Daily News)

AN American woman has been ordered by a US court to pay damages to a Lebanese businessman who claimed he wanted to open an airline in Bahrain.

Posted at 05:53 PM

Fate of Sudanese Garang's aircraft still unclear (Reuters via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

KHARTOUM/KAMPALA (Reuters) - The fate of Sudan's former rebel leader, First Vice-President John Garang, was unclear on Sunday as a minister said an aircraft carrying him was missing while Sudanese television said it had landed safely.

Posted at 05:32 PM

Fate of Sudanese Garang's aircraft still unclear (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

The fate of Sudan's former rebel leader, First Vice-President John Garang, was unclear on Sunday as a minister said an aircraft carrying him was missing while Sudanese television said it had landed safely. Garang -- who waged a two-decade war against Khartoum from southern Sudan until a peace deal in January -- left Uganda by helicopter late on Saturday to return to Sudan after talks with

Posted at 05:29 PM

Fate of Sudan Vice President Garang's aircraft uncertain (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Sudanese state television said that the authorities were still trying to locate an aircraft carrying First Vice President John Garang amid contradictory reports on its fate.

Posted at 05:14 PM

Air Canada cancels flights as pilots reach monthly flying limits (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

TORONTO (CP) - Air Canada cancelled about four per cent of its domestic schedule Sunday because some of the airline's pilots had reached the limit of their allowed flying time for the month, a company spokesperson said.

Posted at 04:30 PM

Sudan TV says Garang's aircraft landed safely (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Sudanese state television said on Sunday the aircraft carrying ex-rebel John Garang, now first vice-president, had landed safely in a camp in south Sudan after it was reported missing earlier in the day.

Posted at 03:22 PM

Ford to Keep Running Kids' Flying Program (AP via Yahoo! News)

Harrison Ford will stay on as chairman of an Experimental Aircraft Association program that introduces children to flying.

Posted at 02:11 PM

Aviation: cabinet to decide on investments by PIOs (Navhind Times)

UNI, New Delhi, July 31: The civil aviation ministry is planning to approach the cabinet soon for a clear view on investments by persons of Indian origin (PIOs).

Posted at 01:23 PM

Delta CEO Fears Plan Won't Save Airline (RedNova)

Delta Air Lines Inc.'s current transformation plan is not enough to save the struggling carrier, CEO Gerald Grinstein said in a memo to employees that addressed renewed concerns about bankruptcy.

Posted at 01:08 PM

Turbulent U.S. aircraft industry shaking up unions (Canada.com)

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 12:45 PM

Airblue finalising plans to buy 10 aircraft (Khaleej Times)

DUBAI - Airblue, Pakistan's new generation private airline which is all set to commence its Dubai operations from August 14, is finalising plans to acquire 10 new aircraft to meet it's route expansion moves.

Posted at 11:34 AM

Deadly crash put microbursts on aviation map (International Herald Tribune)

One hundred and thirty-seven people were killed on Aug. 2, 1985 by a violent weather phenomenon whose existence had been denied for years by most of the aviation world.

Posted at 09:02 AM

Pilots union and airline in ***High Noon*** standoff (Portsmouth Herald)

It was the legal brief equivalent of the scene in the movie "Casablanca" when the police chief announces he is "shocked" to learn gambling has taken place, while not so subtly pocketing his winnings at the roulette table.

Posted at 08:13 AM

U.S. Marines use tanks, aircraft to battle insurgents in western Iraq (Billings Gazette)

BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S. Marines battled insurgents with tanks and aircraft Sunday in western Iraq after the Americans came under attack from a village schoolhouse, the U.S. military said. Eleven insurgents were killed, the military said.

Posted at 07:53 AM

US Marines use tanks, aircraft to battle insurgents in western Iraq (WOAI)

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - The military says U-S Marines killed eleven insurgents using tanks and aircraft today in western Iraq after the Americans came under attack from a village schoolhouse.

Posted at 07:52 AM

US Marines use tanks, aircraft to battle insurgents in western Iraq (KRON 4 Bay Area)

BAGHDAD, Iraq The military says U-S Marines killed eleven insurgents using tanks and aircraft today in western Iraq after the Americans came under attack from a village schoolhouse.

Posted at 07:30 AM

Check airline sites (The Oklahoman)

Jul 31, 2005: Planning a trip where you need airline tickets? They'll be cheapest online.

Posted at 07:22 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-07-31 12:59 GMT: China opens up aviation sector further to foreign investors - Xinhua (Interactive Investor)

BEIJING (AFX) - China has further opened up its tightly controlled aviation sector to foreign investment in hopes of winning more funding amid booming demand for air travel, Xinhua news agency reported, citing an official.

Posted at 07:14 AM

Turbulent aircraft industry shaking up unions (Cape Cod Times)

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 06:49 AM

Private Pakistani airline passengers stranded at airport for almost a day (Gulf News)

Dubai: Passengers of Aero Asia, a private Pakistani airline, were stranded at Lahore and Dubai airports for more than 20 hours when an aircraft broke down on Thursday.

Posted at 06:16 AM

Huge Weapons Cache Seized in Afghanistan (AP via Yahoo! News)

Thousands of rockets, mortars and anti-aircraft ammunition have been seized in central Afghanistan in the largest cache of militant weapons discovered in months, a government spokesman said Sunday.

Posted at 06:09 AM

Aircraft industry turbulence rattles unions Workers open to reducing costs (Daily Bulletin)

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 02:18 AM

China seeks more foreign funds for its booming aviation industry (Finance AFP News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

BEIJING, (AFP) - China has further opened up its tightly controlled aviation sector to foreign investment in hopes of winning more funding amid booming demand for air travel, state press said.

Posted at 01:57 AM

Local aviation companies hope to bring more to Waco (Waco Tribune-Herald)

Marshall Puckett, who owns an aviation company in Albuquerque, N.M., has caught the ***Waco fever.*** ***Waco's reputation is growing. People are taking notice of the aviation business there,*** said Puckett, president of AvReps International, speaking by cell phone from an air show in Oshkosh, Wis.

Posted at 01:16 AM

Cabinet to decide on PIO funds in aviation (The Economic Times)

NEW DELHI: In a bid to improve the investment climate for the aviation industry, the civil aviation ministry is planning to approach the Cabinet for a clear view on investments by persons of Indian origin (PIO).

Posted at 12:44 AM

Man in hospital attire killed crossing Airline (2theadvocate.com)

A man, wearing a hospital gown and pants, was struck and killed Saturday afternoon crossing the street in the 6200 block of Airline Highway, Baton Rouge Police said.

Posted at 12:43 AM