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August 13, 2005

Aviation security changes mulled (The Washington Times)

The federal agency in charge of aviation security is considering major changes in how it screens airline passengers, including proposals that, an official said, would lift the ban on carrying razor blades and small knives as well as limit pat-down searche

Posted at 11:54 PM

In the headlines FAA considers easing airline safety screening (South Coast Today)

WASHINGTON -- The federal agency in charge of aviation security is considering major changes in how it screens airline passengers, including proposals that an official said would lift the ban on carrying razor blades and small knives as well as limit patdown searches.

Posted at 11:48 PM

OUR OPINION: Airline woes affect community (The Valdosta Daily Times)

Valdosta has long been dependent on a lone carrier, Delta/ASA, to provide air service to the community. Efforts to attract a second airline in 2001 were lost in the fallout from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Posted at 10:54 PM

Airline Passengers: 'Do Not Lift That Ban' (CBS 2 Chicago)

Major changes for airline passenger screening could be taking off soon. A new proposal could make lines move faster and allow razor blades, scissors and certain knives onboard.

Posted at 10:18 PM

DTCM, tourism web links

The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing is linking to the websites of inbound tour operators from its website www.dubaitourism.ae. A drop-down menu will give prospective tourists the chance to explore the best offers on hotels and tours being offered by operators. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:09 PM

AD airport, new terminals open

Abu Dhabi International Airport's has opened two interim terminals, increasing capacity by three million passengers a year. Terminal 1A houses Gulf Traveller, Gulf Air's dedicated economy class service. Terminal 2 services 12 airlines with 18 check-in counters, and has a first and business class lounge. The terminals, costing $8.2m, were built to relieve air traffic pressure until Abu Dhabi's planned $6.8bn new complex is built. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:00 PM

U.S. May Ease Airline Security (CBS News)

The Transportation Security Administration is considering a plan designed to reduce checkpoint hassles. The proposals include lifting the ban on carrying razorblades and small knives as well as limiting patdown searches and shoe removal.

Posted at 08:12 PM

Soldier Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Cocaine (ABC News)

Soldier Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Cocaine From Colombia Using Military Aircraft

Posted at 07:33 PM

Airline screening hassles may be cut (CNN.com)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal agency in charge of aviation security is considering major changes in how it screens airline passengers, including proposals that an official said would lift the ban on carrying razorblades and small knives as well as limit patdown searches.

Posted at 07:16 PM

Airline screening hassles may be cut (CNN.com)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal agency in charge of aviation security is considering major changes in how it screens airline passengers, including proposals that an official said would lift the ban on carrying razorblades and small knives as well as limit patdown searches.

Posted at 07:15 PM

Soldier Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Cocaine (AP via Yahoo! News)

A Fort Bliss soldier has pleaded guilty to smuggling cocaine into the United States from Colombia using military aircraft, a post spokeswoman said Saturday.

Posted at 07:09 PM

Airline screening changes? (Capital News 9)

Airline screening changes? Major changes in the screening of airline passengers could be in the works. The Transportation Security Administration is looking at several proposals, including one lifting the ban on carrying razor blades, small knives and scissors.

Posted at 03:08 PM

Plane Forced To Make Emergency Landing (WGAL via Yahoo! News)

A small aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing at the Capital City Airport Saturday afternoon, authorities said.

Posted at 03:00 PM

Trimming airline screening (KRON 4 Bay Area)

WASHINGTON Major changes in the screening of airline passengers could be in the works. The Transportation Security Administration is looking at several proposals, including one lifting the ban on carrying razor blades, small knives and scissors.

Posted at 02:20 PM

Plan Aims to Reduce Airline Hassles (AP via Yahoo! News)

The federal agency in charge of aviation security is considering major changes in how it screens airline passengers, including proposals that an official said would lift the ban on carrying razorblades and small knives as well as limit patdown searches.

Posted at 01:54 PM

Plan Aims to Reduce Airline Hassles (AP via Yahoo! News)

The federal agency in charge of aviation security is considering major changes in how it screens airline passengers, including proposals that an official said would lift the ban on carrying razorblades and small knives as well as limit patdown searches.

Posted at 01:53 PM

Alarming Increase In Aircraft Near-Misses (1010wins.com)

(1010 WINS) (NEW YORK) The number of airplanes mistakenly ordered to fly too close to one another in the skies over New York has increased.

Posted at 11:43 AM

Tourist plane 'crashes in Italy' (BBC News)

A light aircraft carrying an unknown number of tourists crashes in southern Italy, say reports.

Posted at 11:24 AM

U.S. agency may revamp airport security - newspaper (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

The U.S. government agency responsible for airport security is considering changing the security checks faced by airline passengers, the Washington Post reported on Saturday.

Posted at 11:13 AM

The Beaumont Enterprise - News - 08/13/2005 - Airline: Is market capable? (Beaumont Enterprise)

American Airlines backed away from the typical request for a revenue guarantee in a meeting Friday with a regional group searching for another airline to serve Southeast Texas.

Posted at 10:33 AM

ATA Airlines Founder to Retire on Aug. 31 (AP via Yahoo! News)

The head of ATA Airlines announced he will retire from the company he founded and built into the nation's 10th largest airline, then allowed to slip into bankruptcy.

Posted at 06:01 AM

Founder of ATA Airlines says he'll retire as president, CEO (USA Today)

The head of ATA Airlines announced he will retire from the company he founded and built into the nation's 10th largest airline, then allowed to slip into bankruptcy. J. George Mikelsons, 67, said in a statement late Friday he will step down as president and chief executive by the end of the month.

Posted at 06:01 AM

Airline works to clear backlog after crippling Heathrow strike (RedNova)

By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - More than 80 percent of British Airways flights were expected to operate from London's Heathrow Airport on Saturday as staff worked to clear the backlog caused by a crippling wildcat strike. A spokeswoman warned it would take several days to resume normal service however after the strike grounded more than 110,000 passengers during the peak summer holiday season.

Posted at 04:54 AM

Heathrow labor spat puts airline strike threat in focus (CBS Market Watch)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - The wildcat strike that paralyzed British Airways at Heathrow Airport in the past two days serves as a reminder to travelers how much is at stake for the airline industry during this busy and financially tenuous summer.

Posted at 04:21 AM

Airline works to clear backlog after crippling Heathrow strike (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

More than 80 percent of British Airways flights were expected to operate from London's Heathrow Airport on Saturday as staff worked to clear the backlog caused by a crippling wildcat strike.

Posted at 03:05 AM

Airline aims to get back in the air (Boston Globe)

British Airways began the painful days-long process of moving tens of thousands of stranded passengers late yesterday, after a strike that paralyzed its flights to and from Heathrow Airport was resolved.

Posted at 02:52 AM

Airline back in air after wildcat strike (Sun-Sentinel)

LONDON ** British Airways resumed flights to and from Heathrow Airport on Friday night when a strike by ground crews ended -- and began what was likely to be a days-long process of getting thousands of stranded passengers to their final destinations.

Posted at 02:16 AM

Airline will stop flights at Stewart (Poughkeepsie Journal)

NEW WINDSOR Pan Am Clipper Connection will temporarily cease flights from Stewart International Airport and other airports beginning Sept. 6. The company told Stewart officials of its decision Friday, airport spokeswoman Tanya Vanasse said.

Posted at 02:14 AM

Aircraft parts, repair workshop set today (Whittier Daily news)

NORWALK -- Cerritos College will hold the Experimental Aircraft Association's composite aircraft parts and repair workshop from 9 a.m. to noon today in Room ME-1 in the metals building on campus, 11110 Alondra Blvd.

Posted at 02:02 AM

Lockheed evaluating aircraft for spy plane (The Arizona Republic)

WASHINGTON - Lockheed Martin Corp. is looking at the Embraer 190 and the Boeing Co. 737 as candidates for a new Army spy plane, the company said Friday.

Posted at 01:28 AM

Navy seeks patrol aircraft from US (Deccan Herald)

The US is likely to field a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier for the first time in the Malabar exercises later this year.

Posted at 12:01 AM

August 12, 2005

Airline Security Changes Planned (Washington Post)

The new head of the Transportation Security Administration has called for a broad review of the nation's air security system to update the agency's approach to threats and reduce checkpoint hassles for passengers.

Posted at 09:36 PM

U.S. Military Aircraft To Participate in Moscow Air Show (U.S. State Department)

Eight U.S. aircraft and 100 U.S. personnel will participate in the Moscow International Air Show 2005, the United States European Command (EUCOM) announced August 12. The show will take place August 16-21 at Ramenskoye Airfield, Zhukovsky, Russia.

Posted at 07:26 PM

Embraer Profit Declines 56% on Fewer Deliveries (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)

Aug. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica SA, the world's fourth-largest aircraft maker, said second-quarter profit declined after plane deliveries slowed and a stronger currency eroded sales revenue.

Posted at 06:57 PM

British Airways flying 'limited number of aircraft' (INQ7.net)

LONDON -- All striking staff at British Airways are returning to work Friday, and the company is resuming flights with "a limited number of aircraft" from Heathrow airport at 8:00 pm (1900 GMT), BA said.

Posted at 06:24 PM

Pratt & Whitney's S.A. plant develops engine for unmanned aircraft (BizJournals)

Defense contractors Pratt & Whitney and Northrop Grumman Corp. have created the first engine in support of the U.S. Air Force and Navy's joint unmanned combat air system (J-UCAS).

Posted at 05:38 PM

Pratt & Whitney's S.A. plant develops engine for unmanned aircraft (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)

Defense contractors Pratt & Whitney and Northrop Grumman Corp. have created the first engine in support of the U.S. Air

Posted at 05:35 PM

BA flights resume amid crippling strike (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

British Airways flights resumed from Heathrow Airport on Friday as the airline tried to work through a crippling dispute that has grounded more than 110,000 of its passengers during the peak summer holiday season.

Posted at 05:32 PM

Pegasus Aviation orders six Boeing 737s (BizJournals)

Pegasus Aviation Finance Co., an aircraft leasing company, said Friday it has ordered six new Boeing Next Generation 737-800 jets to add to its fleet of 30 such aircraft.

Posted at 01:43 PM

Airline Begins Helicopter Tours to Jeju Island (donga.com)

Daeyang Airlines, who acquired a license for an airline business to North Gyeongsang province, announced that it will start a helicopter tour service in Jeju island starting August 26.

Posted at 01:33 PM

Pegasus Aviation orders six Boeing 737s (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)

Pegasus Aviation Finance Co., an aircraft leasing company, said Friday it has ordered six new Boeing Next Generation 737-800 jets

Posted at 12:45 PM

WestJet, Air Canada join airline rate hike move (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Canada's two major airlines, WestJet Airlines Ltd. and Air Canada, have joined U.S. airlines in a round of fare increases aimed at recouping higher fuel costs.

Posted at 12:44 PM

Pegasus Aviation orders six Boeing 737s (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)

Pegasus Aviation Finance Co., an aircraft leasing company, said Friday it has ordered six new Boeing Next Generation 737-800 jets

Posted at 12:32 PM

British Airways flying 'limited number of aircraft' out of Heathrow (AFP via Yahoo! News)

All striking staff at British Airways are returning to work, and the company is resuming flights with "a limited number of aircraft" from Heathrow airport at 8:00 pm (1900 GMT), BA said.

Posted at 12:10 PM

Noted UFO debunker, aviation writer Klass dies at 85 (Gainesville Sun)

hilip J. Klass, a writer for Aviation Week & Space Technology who spent his career investigating, then debunking, UFO sightings and alien visitations, has died. He was 85.

Posted at 11:16 AM

Noted UFO debunker, aviation writer Klass dies at 85 (Bradenton Herald)

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. - Philip J. Klass, a writer for Aviation Week & Space Technology who spent his career investigating, then debunking, UFO sightings and alien visitations, has died. He was 85.

Posted at 11:16 AM

High-Flying Linear Air Launches Service Between White Plains, N.Y., And Nantucket; Expansion Caps Remarkable First Year (RedNova)

Linear Air, a premier air-taxi service that is transforming the private air travel industry, today announced that it is launching service between White Plains, N.Y., and Nantucket, capping an impressive first year in business that saw the company dramatically increase its employee base, aircraft fleet, and business partnerships.

Posted at 11:09 AM

Noted UFO debunker, aviation writer Klass dies at 85 (WINK TV Southwest Florida)

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. Philip J. Klass, a writer for Aviation Week & Space Technology who spent his career investigating, then debunking, UFO sightings and alien visitations, has died. He was 85.

Posted at 11:02 AM

Some British Airways strikers going back to work: airline (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Some striking staff at British Airways began returning to work, a day after a wildcat walkout brought its operations at Heathrow airport to a halt, a spokeswoman for the airline told AFP.

Posted at 10:31 AM

Airline grows at steady pace (The Chronicle-Journal)

North American Charters 2000 is expanding to another remote community. The First Nations-owned airline has added twice-daily flights between Norway House, Man., and Winnipeg.

Posted at 10:18 AM

Mass Transit Security Lags Behind Aviation (World Peace Herald)

WASHINGTON -- The recent attacks on the London and earlier on the Madrid subway systems have thrown the issue of public transportation security into sharp focus, but funding for mass transit security still lags far behind funding for the aviation industry.

Posted at 08:47 AM

Ada Aviation Partnership with Turkish Cyprus Airlines (Turks.US)

The highest bid for the privatization of Turkish Cyprus Airlines (KTHY) came from the Ada Havacilik (Aviation). The aviation company proposed a tender of $33 million for KTHY.

Posted at 08:46 AM

ADB TA to boost Afghanistan's civil aviation sector (UZ-Report.)

The Asian Development Bank will help improve Afghanistan's air transport system by boosting management of the country's civil aviation administration, through a technical assistance (TA) grant approved for US$1 million.

Posted at 02:38 AM

Biman aircraft grounded at Delhi airport (News From Bangladesh)

BDNEWS, DHAKA:A Biman aircraft was grounded at Delhi airport Thursday due to engine trouble. The damage in one of the engines was detected during a routine check after offloading the passengers.

Posted at 01:13 AM

August 11, 2005

Bond Buyers Bet Airports Will Survive Airline Mess: Joe Mysak (Bloomberg.com)

Aug. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Airline bonds are down. Airport bonds are up. The question for investors is: How long can that last? The airline industry is a disaster, with the No. 2 carrier, United Airlines, in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and others at least considering such a move.

Posted at 11:49 PM

Philip Klass, aviation journalist (South Coast Today)

Philip J. Klass, 85, an aviation journalist who investigated UFO sightings and wrote books debunking reports of visits from outer space, died Tuesday at a nursing facility in Cocoa, Fla. He had cancer.

Posted at 11:40 PM

Privatization: Ada Aviation Offers 33 M. U.S.D. For 50 P.C. Share Of Turkish Cypriot Airlines (TurkishPress.com)

ANKARA - Ada Aviation has offered 33 million USD to buy 50 per cent share of Turkish Cypriot Airlines (KTHY) which will be privatized, sources said today.

Posted at 10:32 PM

Pegasus Aviation Orders Boeing Next-generation 737-800s (Bernama)

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 (Bernama) -- The Boeing Company and Pegasus Aviation Finance Company have announced that the leasing company has ordered six Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 jetliners - the first direct purchase from Boeing by San Francisco-based Pegasus.

Posted at 10:24 PM

Teen Dies At Aviation Camp (Tampa Bay Online News)

CARROLLWOOD - A Berkeley Preparatory student was killed Wednesday during an aviation camp in Indiana when his plane crashed into a lake. Peter Mueller, 14, was one of 19 students enrolled in the summer camp at Culver Academies, boarding schools for boys and girls in northern Indiana.

Posted at 10:11 PM

Aviation Camp Instructor, Student Killed In Crash (National Incident Notification Network)

Story by: The Indy Channel.com CULVER, Ind. -- Federal investigators are trying to determine what caused a single-engine plane to crash in a northern Indiana lake, killing a 14-year-old aviation camp student and his instructor. The plane is owned by the Culver Academies. It had just taken off from the academies' airstrip when it crashed Wednesday afternoon. It ended up in eight

Posted at 06:52 PM

High praise for first of new aircraft (Stuff)

ALL ABOARD: Taranaki VIPs board the Air Nelson Q300 Bombardier on its introductory flight to New Plymouth yesterday. The aircraft will start its Taranaki service in January.

Posted at 06:49 PM

Shaukat to seek more support for EurobondONBOARD PRIME MINISTER''S AIRCRAFT (August 12 2005): Prime Minister Shaukat (Business Recorder)

ONBOARD PRIME MINISTER''S AIRCRAFT (August 12 2005): Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz on Thursday said he was looking forward to attract more investment and support for the Eurobond that the country plan to launch early next year.

Posted at 06:32 PM

Pegasus Aviation Finance Company Orders Boeing Next-Generation 737-800s (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Pegasus Aviation Finance Company and The Boeing Company today announced that the leasing company has ordered six Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 jetliners -- the first direct purchase from Boeing by San Francisco-based Pegasus.

Posted at 05:20 PM

Permira lands Jet Aviation (The Deal)

London buyout shop Permira announced an agreement Thursday, Aug. 11, to acquire a majority stake in Zurich-based global business aviation operator Hirschmann-/Jet Aviation Group .

Posted at 04:58 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-11 22:03 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Airline close down after oil prices set new high - UPDATE 2 (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) - Airline stocks ended lower Thursday as crude-oil prices hit $66 a barrel, threatening to boost jet-fuel prices even more. The Amex Airline Index closed down 0.9% to 47.92 points. Oil hit $66 in New York trading and gasoline futures neared $2 a gallon.

Posted at 04:35 PM

Patel clears air on aviation norms (The Telegraph)

New Delhi, Aug. 11 : Persons of Indian origin who are not Indian citizens cannot operate airlines in the country under the existing rules, civil aviation minister Praful Patel said in the Lok Sabha today.

Posted at 04:11 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-11 21:30 GMT: Airline stocks fall after crude oil sets new high (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- The Amex Airline Index fell 0.9% to 47.92 points on Thursday, weighed down by crude oil's new high in New York trading. Among the momost active stocks in the index, Northwest Airlines fell 2.4% to $4.11 as the company readies for a showdown with a mechanics union.

Posted at 04:06 PM

Pegasus Aviation Finance Company Orders Boeing Next-Generation 737-800s (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

The Boeing Company and Pegasus Aviation Finance Company today announced that the leasing company has ordered six Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 jetliners -- the first direct purchase from Boeing by San Francisco-based Pegasus.

Posted at 03:18 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-11 19:40 GMT: Northwest Airlines CEO: Airline must restructure (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Northwest Airlines' Chief Executive Officer Douglas Steenland said that the carrier has no choice but to change along with the airline industry, which is seeing the rise of an expanding group of carriers with lower operating costs that let them offer cheaper fares.

Posted at 02:03 PM

Photo Release -- Northrop Grumman Celebrates Ceremonial Steel Cut and Facilities Grand Opening for CVN 21 Aircraft (PrimeZone via Yahoo! Finance)

Northrop Grumman Corporation has reached its first construction milestone in the life of the new-generation aircraft carrier, CVN 21. The company cut one of the first pieces of steel, a 15-ton plate for a side shell unit of CVN 78, the first ship of the CVN 21 program.

Posted at 01:57 PM

Global Aircraft Solutions Announces 2005 Second Quarter Conference Call (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Global Aircraft Solutions Inc. today announced that Ian Herman, chairman and CEO, will host a conference call to discuss the company's financial results for the 2005 second quarter, which ended June 30, 2005.

Posted at 12:39 PM

Northwest Airlines Hires Charter Airline (RedNova)

Pilots at Eagan, Minn.-based Northwest Airlines are angry over the carrier's hiring of a charter airline to transport passengers from Detroit to Dallas.

Posted at 12:23 PM

Airline Rankings (WIVB-TV Buffalo)

(August 11, 2005) - - America's best known low cost airline is now the number one carrier at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. According to the Buffalo News, Southwest has grabbed the number one ranking in terms of passenger traffic away from U.S. Airways.

Posted at 12:09 PM

Leading Aircraft Executives, Financiers & Advisors to Convene at 12th Annual Aircraft Financing Forum (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Strategic Research Institute is proud to announce the 12th Annual Aircraft Financing Forum, being held on October 11 -12, 2005, in New York, NY at the Marriott Marquis Hotel.

Posted at 12:08 PM

Culver aviation instructor, student die in plane crash (Plymouth Pilot News)

CULVER - A Culver Specialty Camps aviation instructor and a student died Wednesday afternoon when their plane crashed into Lake Maxinkuckee. Dead are instructor Brent Bauman, 21, of Niwot, Colo., and student Peter Mueller, 14, of Tampa, Fla.

Posted at 10:55 AM

Curtiss-Wright to Present at Gabelli & Co.'s Aircraft Supplier Conference (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Curtiss-Wright Corporation Chairman and CEO, Martin R. Benante, will present at Gabelli & Company's Aircraft Supplier Conference on Thursday, September 8, 2005.

Posted at 10:50 AM

Plane crash kills instructor, aviation camp student near Culver (ABC 7 Chicago)

August 11, 2005 (CULVER, Ind.) *** Federal investigators are trying to determine what caused a single-engine plane to crash in a northern Indiana lake, killing a 14-year-old aviation camp student and his instructor.

Posted at 10:30 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-11 15:04 GMT: Amex Airline Index lower as crude prices top $65 (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks drifted lower Thursday morning leaving the Amex Airline Index off 0.3% to 48.18. Pressuring the sector, crude oil prices topped $65 a barrel in electronic trading ahead of the New York open.

Posted at 09:36 AM

Research and Markets: Strategic Management in the Aviation Industry (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Strategic Management in the Aviation Industry to their offering.

Posted at 08:31 AM

Ryanair pilots study latest offer from airline (RT** News)

The President of the Irish Airline Pilots Association has said that the seven pilots involved in a standoff with Ryanair are studying the latest offer made to them by the airline.

Posted at 08:25 AM

Delta Shuttle Customers Gain More Seat Availability with Introduction of MD-88 Aircraft on Popular Boston-New (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Delta Air Lines will offer customers flying its popular Delta Shuttle between New York LaGuardia, Boston Logan International, and Washington Reagan National airports more seats than any other shuttle product in the Northeast with the introduction of the MD-88 aircraft beginning Nov. 1, 2005.

Posted at 08:10 AM

Permira Funds Acquire a Majority Stake in Jet Aviation (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Jet Aviation, one of the leading business aviation service companies, based in Zurich, announces changes in its ownership structure: The Permira Funds yesterday signed an agreement with Jet Aviation to acquire the majority shareholding of Hirschmann-/Jet Aviation Group.

Posted at 07:04 AM

Gulf Air returns to SA

Gulf Air will run flights between Bahrain and South Africa for the first time in eight years, starting 2 December 2005. The non-stop service from Bahrain to Johannesburg will start with three flights a week and provide onward connections to Gulf Air destinations such as Hong Kong, Manila, Bangkok and Istanbul. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:33 AM

Qatar Airways, ups Dhaka flights

Qatar Airways has increased services between Doha and Dhaka to seven flights a week. The airline uses the Airbus A330 on the route, with a two-class configuration of 22 seats in business class and 259 seats in economy. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:22 AM

Air ambulance firms warned (USATODAY.com via Yahoo! News)

The Federal Aviation Administration is asking air ambulance companies to adopt better safety practices to curb a deadly surge in rescue helicopter crashes that have killed 60 people since 2000.

Posted at 06:18 AM

BVR Systems (1998) Ltd. Expands the Cooperation with Israeli Aircraft Industries (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

BVR Systems Ltd. , a diversified world leader in advanced military training and simulation systems, today announced the expansion of the cooperation agreement with MLM division of Israeli Aircraft Industries Ltd. , a world leader in defense and civil aerospace technology.

Posted at 06:14 AM

Unisys Wins Contract from Lufthansa Systems for New Airline Solution (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Unisys Corporation today announced that it was awarded a contract by Lufthansa Systems, a leading IT service provider for both the airline and aviation industries worldwide. Under this agreement, Unisys will provide its Airline Core Systems Solutions , which is designed to help airlines streamline reservation processes, reduce costs, enhance customer services and increase sales, to Lufthansa

Posted at 06:08 AM

President of Thailand Airline Suspended (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

The president of Thailand's national airline has been suspended from active duty for three months following "huge losses" by the airline, a Cabinet minister said Thursday.

Posted at 05:47 AM

Subang to have RM800m aircraft conversion centre (The Edge Daily)

The National Aerospace and Defence Industries Bhd (Nadi) is planning an RM800 million regional centre for passenger-to-cargo aircraft conversion. Nadi subsidiary Subang Aviation Services Sdn Bhd (SASSB) will undertake the project on a joint-venture basis with several parties.

Posted at 03:33 AM

Subang Aviation Services To Invest RM805 Million (Bernama)

PETALING JAYA, Aug 1 (Bernama) -- Subang Aviation Services Sdn Bhd will invest RM805 million in its independent commercial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), cargo conversion and landing gear centre.

Posted at 03:11 AM

Shortages endanger the future of aviation (Miami Herald)

Lost luggage, bad weather and now . . . no fuel? While fliers haven't yet had to add that problem to the list of headaches associated with air travel, it may not be far away. Airports in Florida, Arizona, California and Nevada recently came within a few days -- and at times within hours -- of running out of jet fuel.

Posted at 02:36 AM

Independence Air on Verge of Failure: ; Discount Airline May Not Even Have Enough Cash to Reorganize (RedNova)

morris@wvgazette.com After more than a year of losing money, the parent of discount airline Independence Air appears to be running out of options.

Posted at 02:12 AM

Hotel runway threat, says MP

A Beirut MP says the Al Habtoor group's five-star hotel built near the airport threatens the safety of flights passing over the area. MP Mohammed Qabbani told The Daily Star that the hotel's height and position caused the Rafik Hariri airport's eastern runway to be closed. Al-Habtoor group issued a statement denying safety or legal breaches, and said the hotel complied with its official building licence. The sea-facing western runway is the airport's main runway. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 01:41 AM

Air ambulance firms warned (USA Today)

The Federal Aviation Administration is asking air ambulance companies to adopt better safety practices to curb a deadly surge in rescue helicopter crashes that have killed 60 people since 2000.

Posted at 12:18 AM

Aircraft maker seeks help adding jobs in Martinsburg (The Charleston Gazette)

The aircraft maker Sino Swearingen Corp. has added dozens of jobs at its Martinsburg facility this year and plans on hiring even more people in short order if it gets financial help from the state.

Posted at 12:13 AM

August 10, 2005

Plane crash in kills instructor, Florida aviation camp student (Gainesville Sun)

plane crashed into a northern Indiana lake Wednesday killing a Florida teenager and his flight instructor, police said. The single-engine Piper Warrior crashed into Lake Maxinkuckee near Culver Academies.

Posted at 11:35 PM

Sharjah gets new taxi service

Dubai-based holding group Al Yousuf has started a taxi franchise in Sharjah, Advantage Taxi, which will be the emirate's fourth taxi operator. Advantage will operate a fleet of 850 vehicles, a mix of Chevrolet Epica sedans and Uplander family vans. The company says it will put drivers, all of whom will speak English, through a 20-day training program. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:28 PM

Emirates, new Bahrain manager

Emirates Airline has appointed Mohammed Ahmed bin Ghannam as its new manager for Bahrain. Ghannam will be responsible overseeing sales and services for the airline's passenger, cargo and airport operations. He will report directly to Ghaith al Ghaith, Emirates Executive Vice President for Commercial Operations. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:28 PM

Stop Demolitions, Aviation Minister Told (This Day)

M inister of Aviation, Dr. Babalola Borishade has been advised against continuation of the demolition at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos.

Posted at 10:03 PM

Air France passengers happy to be alive, but still feel airline should pay up (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

TORONTO (CP) - Survivors of an Air France flight that skidded off a runway and burst into flames say they are entitled to further compensation from the airline because of the trauma they suffered, and deny that being part a class-action lawsuit is simply a cash grab.

Posted at 09:22 PM

Tashkent Aircraft Production Plant Tests New IL-76TD-90VD (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Tashkent Aircraft Production Plant named after Chkalov successfully tested a new passenger aircraft on 5 August.

Posted at 08:55 PM

Tashkent Aircraft Production Plant Tests New IL-76TD-90VD (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Tashkent Aircraft Production Plant named after Chkalov successfully tested a new passenger aircraft on 5 August.

Posted at 08:55 PM

Fears of New Airline Surcharges As Fuel Costs Soar (RedNova)

ANOTHER round of airline fuel surcharges is looming with several global carriers weighing up further increases to tickets prices to claw back the costs of soaring fuel bills, writes Jake Lloyd-Smith.

Posted at 07:54 PM

NASA and Industry Team Tests Aircraft Noise-reducing Technologies (SpaceRef)

NASA and aerospace industry partners are flight testing new technologies to see if they can make aircraft quieter. Scalloped edges on engine exteriors and toboggan-like fittings on landing gear are some of the high tech ideas being tested to reduce aircraft noise.

Posted at 05:32 PM

Airline advance falters as crude oil hits new high (Investors.com)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Led higher by Northwest Airlines, AMR Corp. and SkyWest Inc., airline stocks closed mostly higher Wednesday but the group's gains were tempered by a record high for crude oil prices.

Posted at 04:39 PM

NCR signs contract with airline alliance (BizJournals)

Teradata, a division of NCR Corp., contracted with a leading Latin American airline alliance to expand the company's data warehouse services to the alliance and provide training, NCR announced late Wednesday.

Posted at 04:25 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-10 21:33 GMT: Airline index closes higher in face of record oil prices (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Rising shares of AMR Corp. , Northwest Airlines and SkyWest Inc. helped keep the Amex Airline Index in positive territory on Wednesday even as crude-oil futures hit a record high in New York trading. The Amex Airline Index rose 0.5% to 48.34 points.

Posted at 04:07 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-10 21:07 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Airline advance falters as crude oil hits new high - UPDATE (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) - Airline stocks were led higher by Northwest Airlines, AMR Corp. and Delta Air Lines on Wednesday but the group's gains were tempered by a record high for crude oil prices.

Posted at 03:38 PM

Las Vegas World Aviation Forum in October to Feature Executives from North America, Europe, and Asia (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Las Vegas McCarran International Airport today announced that its inaugural Las Vegas World Aviation Forum, to be held October 24-26, 2005, already has confirmed panelists that include top executives from the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Posted at 03:25 PM

London bombings hold back July airline traffic (Reuters.co.uk)

LONDON (Reuters) - Bombings on London's transport system kept some passengers away from the capital's airports last month, although July volumes were still higher than last year on low-cost airline growth and a long-haul recovery, the country's top airports operator said on Wednesday.

Posted at 03:22 PM

Moroccan airline chooses Dreamliner (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)

Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Royal Air Maroc said Wednesday the Moroccan national airline will purchase up to five 787 Dreamliners.

Posted at 03:03 PM

Moroccan airline eyes five new Boeing 787 jets (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US aviation giant Boeing said it had an agreement in principle for Royal Air Maroc to buy as many as five of its next-generation 787 Dreamliner passenger jets.

Posted at 02:43 PM

London bombings hold back July airline traffic (Reuters.co.uk)

LONDON (Reuters) - Bombings on London's transport system kept some passengers away from the capital's airports last month, although July volumes were still higher than last year on low-cost airline growth and a long-haul recovery, the country's top airports operator said on Wednesday.

Posted at 02:40 PM

Moroccan airline eyes five new Boeing 787 jets (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US aviation giant Boeing said it had an agreement in principle for Royal Air Maroc to buy as many as five of its next-generation 787 Dreamliner passenger jets.

Posted at 02:37 PM

Moroccan airline eyes five new Boeing 787 jets (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US aviation giant Boeing said it had an agreement in principle for Royal Air Maroc to buy as many as five of its next-generation 787 Dreamliner passenger jets.

Posted at 02:37 PM

Fractional ownership of aircraft now in India (The Hindu)

YOUR AIRCRAFT WITHOUT OWNING IT: Mr Manav Singh, Managing Director, Club One Air, at the launch of the country's first aircraft fractional ownership company in the Capital on Wednesday.

Posted at 02:10 PM

India, Pakistan agree to boost trade and commerce (AFP via Yahoo! News)

India and Pakistan announced steps to increase bilateral trade, speed up shipping and aviation agreements and open banks in each other's countries.

Posted at 01:38 PM

Kanok stripped of power at THAI Airline's profit plunge alarms board members (Bangkok Post)

The board of directors of Thai Airways International (THAI) decided yesterday to strip Kanok Abhiradee, president of the national airline, and his deputy of their powers for failing to meet the board's order to cut the airline's costs.

Posted at 01:20 PM

Goodrich and Boeing Demonstrate Quiet Technology on 777-300ER Test Aircraft (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Today at 1:30 MDT in Glasgow, Mont. a variety of systems and technology from Goodrich Corporation will fly onboard a Boeing 777-300ER production aircraft.

Posted at 12:12 PM

Irish airline loses operating licence (u.tv)

EU Jet went into liquidation two weeks ago but today the airline`s licence was revoked by the Commission for Aviation Regulation. The High Court has also granted an examiner to the company.

Posted at 10:56 AM

Airline to send plan to creditors (The Washington Times)

A judge yesterday allowed US Airways to send its reorganization plan to creditors for a vote, moving the Arlington airline one step closer to emerging from bankruptcy.

Posted at 10:42 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-10 15:04 GMT: Delta Air, AMR Corp help lift airline sector (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Shares of Delta Air Lines rebounded 2.1% to $1.99 and AMR Corp. gained 2.4% to $13.46 in early trading Wednesday as the pair were among the stronger gainers in the Amex Airline Index , which rose 1.1% to 48.61 points.

Posted at 09:41 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-10 15:06 GMT: French H1 airline passenger traffic up 5.8 pct, fuelled by international travel (Interactive Investor)

PARIS (AFX) - Airline passenger traffic in France grew 5.8 pct in first six months of this year compared with the first half of 2004, an increase driven almost single-handedly by a sharp rise in international travel, the DGAC civilian aviation authority said.

Posted at 09:38 AM

Aviation Board to review bid proposals for turnaround, fencing project (Plymouth Pilot News)

PLYMOUTH - Bid proposals for the runway turnaround construction and animal control fencing project at the Plymouth Municipal Airport were opened during the regularly scheduled meeting of the Plymouth Board of Aviation Commissioners, Tuesday night.

Posted at 09:24 AM

Northwest, Alaska lead airline rebound (CBS Market Watch)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Rising shares of Northwest Airlines and Alaska Air Group stood out Wednesday morning as the broader airline sector erased the prior session's losses.

Posted at 09:23 AM

All 14 on crashed Finnish helicopter feared dead (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

All 12 passengers and two crew on a Finnish helicopter which crashed into the Baltic Sea off Estonia on Wednesday are feared dead, the deputy head of Estonia's civil aviation authority said.

Posted at 08:33 AM

United Airlines' parent ends wrangle over aircraft leases (ABC 7 Chicago)

August 10, 2005 (CHICAGO) *** United Airlines' parent company announced today it has resolved a contentious dispute over renegotiated aircraft leases involving about a quarter of its fleet.

Posted at 08:20 AM

India's first fractional ownership airline spreads wings (Press Trust of India)

New Delhi, Aug 10 (PTI) Club One Air, India's first airline based on fractional ownership model, today announced its launch allowing top executives who pick up a stake in the venture to fly wherever and whenever they wanted.

Posted at 08:07 AM

NASA & Industry Team Tests Aircraft Noise-Reducing Technologies (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

NASA and aerospace industry partners are flight testing new technologies to see if they can make aircraft quieter. Scalloped edges on engine exteriors and toboggan-like fittings on landing gear are some of the high tech ideas being tested to reduce aircraft noise.

Posted at 07:38 AM

M'sia The Next Regional Hub For Passenger To Freighter Aircraft (Bernama)

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 (Bernama) -- Malaysia will be turned into a regional hub for converting passenger aircraft into cargo aircraft with a new facility to be set up at the Malaysia International Aerospace Centre (MIAC) at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang, near here.

Posted at 05:45 AM

Globes [online] - Transport minister loses exclusive control of aviation policy (Globes Online)

The minister of transport will be required to consult a committee of ministerial directors in determining Israel***s civil aviation policy, the Ministries of Finance, Transport, and Tourism have agreed in their discussions on the economic arrangements bill.

Posted at 05:40 AM

London bombings hold back July airline traffic (Reuters.co.uk)

LONDON (Reuters) - Bombings on London's transport system kept some passengers away from the capital's airports last month, although July volumes were still higher than last year on low-cost airline growth and a long-haul recovery, the country's top airports operator said on Wednesday.

Posted at 05:10 AM

EgyptAir adds to fleet

EgyptAir has agreed to buy six Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with an option for an additional six, with the full order valued at $850m. The airline will take delivery of the first of the aircraft in September 2006. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 04:16 AM

Airline 'protective policies a joke' (Times of Malta)

Ryanair has branded the Maltese air authorities' "protective" policies as a "joke" though the low-cost airline admitted it is contemplating operating from Malta to Girona in Spain.

Posted at 04:00 AM

Free Airline Tickets and Other Rewards Not Far Away; Just Pay Your Bills (PR Web)

PayAnythingOnline.com allows users to pay any bill with a credit card. Users can earn airline miles and rewards or just manage their monthly cash flow by paying any bill with credit. [PRWEB Aug 10, 2005]

Posted at 02:17 AM

Chinese airline cos to buy 42 Boeing 787s for $5bn (The Economic Times)

SHANGHAI: FOUR Chinese airline companies have agreed to buy 42 Boeing 787 jets for a total $5bn, the official Xinhua News Agency reported on Monday.

Posted at 01:35 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-10 06:07 GMT: UAL Corp says near end of aircraft lease restructuring (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Bankrupt UAL Corp. , which operates United Airlines, said late Tuesday that it has "largely completed" restructuring its aircraft leases, which should save the company about $300 million a year.

Posted at 12:36 AM

Oman to open two resorts

Two resort hotels in Oman, a property on Masirah Island and a beachfront property at Dibba in the Mussandam Peninsula, are due to open in November. The resort at Masirah has 24 rooms, while the one at Dibba has a total of 42 rooms, with plans to add another 50 rooms as part of a second phase expansion. Abu Hatim Group built the two projects valued at $6.5m. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:09 AM

August 09, 2005

HIGH HOPES HELD FOR CHINA'S BUSINESS AVIATION SECTOR (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Statistics The world's top business aircraft manufacturers have been gathering in Shanghai to showcase their products as the first Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition kicked off in the country's economic powerhouse yesterday.

Posted at 11:21 PM

High Hopes Held For China's Business Aviation Sector (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

The world's top business aircraft manufacturers have been gathering in Shanghai to showcase their products as the first Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition kicked off in the country's economic powerhouse yesterday.

Posted at 11:20 PM

Culture on show

Dubai Ports, Customs and Free Zone will hold a number of events for DSS visitors to compliment Heritage Surprises week of the festival, which runs from 11-17 August. Events will include performances showing the cultural history and national traditions from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:46 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-10 03:43 GMT: China's Shanghai Airlines confirms 9 bln yuan deal for 9 Boeing 787 aircraft (Interactive Investor)

BEIJING (AFX) - Shanghai Airlines Co Ltd (SHA 600591) has signed an agreement with Boeing to pay a total of nine bln yuan for nine B787 aircraft, the Chinese carrier said in a statement filed with the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

Posted at 10:21 PM

United Airlines' parent ends wrangle over aircraft leases (Chicago Sun-Times)

United Airlines' parent company said Tuesday it has resolved a contentious dispute over renegotiated aircraft leases involving about a quarter of its fleet, moving the nation's second-largest carrier a step closer to exiting bankruptcy.

Posted at 07:30 PM

Jimsair to lose place at Lindbergh; hopes to get another site (San Diego Daily Transcript via Yahoo! News)

As was the case with Gibbs Flying Service at Montgomery Field in Kearny Mesa and other aviation firms at Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, Jimsair Aviation Services may be fighting for its flights at Lindbergh Field.

Posted at 07:26 PM

Chinese airlines buying 33 Boeing aircraft for US$4.4bil (The Star Online)

HONG KONG: Air China Ltd, China Eastern Airlines Corp and China Southern Airlines Co are buying a total of 33 Boeing Co 787 aircraft worth as much as US$4.4bil.

Posted at 06:55 PM

United Airlines parent reworks aircraft leases (CBS Market Watch)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Bankrupt UAL Corp., which operates United Airlines, said late Tuesday that it has "largely completed" restructuring its aircraft leases in a bid to save the company about $300 million a year.

Posted at 05:54 PM

Cosmic Radiation Associated With Risk Of Cataract In Airline Pilots (Science Daily)

Airline pilots have an increased risk of nuclear cataracts [common type of cataract, associated with aging] compared with non-pilots, and that risk is associated with cumulative exposure to cosmic radiation, according to a study in the August issue of Archives of Ophthalmology , one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Posted at 05:02 PM

WestJet to Celebrate Arrival of First New 737-600 Aircraft (CCNMatthews via Yahoo! Finance)

CALGARY, ALBERTA-- - Members of the media are advised that WestJet will celebrate the arrival of its first new Boeing Next-Generation 737-600 aircraft on Thursday, August 11, 2005 at 1:30 p.m.

Posted at 04:36 PM

WestJet Accepts Delivery of First New 737-600 Aircraft (CCNMatthews via Yahoo! Finance)

CALGARY, ALBERTA-- - WestJet , Canada's leading low-cost airline, took formal delivery of its first new Boeing Next-Generation 737-600 aircraft yesterday. In 2005, the airline will accept delivery of a total of five 737-800s, seven 737-700s and three 737-600s.

Posted at 04:34 PM

Airline stocks churned by volatile oil (Investors.com)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Airline stocks traded lower Tuesday with crude oil still trading near record levels and a big decline in Delta Air Lines stock over concerns about the company's ability to avoid a Chapter 11 filing.

Posted at 04:21 PM

United Largely Completes Aircraft Lease Restructuring in Major Agreement With Public Debt Group (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

UAL Corporation announced today that the Company has largely completed its aircraft restructuring effort, saving United approximately $300 million annually. The contractual savings associated with the agreement- in-principle reached with the Public Debt Group , which is subject to approval from the U.S.

Posted at 04:17 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-09 19:54 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Airline stocks fall; decline driven by oil's rise - UPDATE 1 (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks traded lower Tuesday with crude-oil prices near record levels and a big decline in Delta Air Lines stock. The Amex Airline Index fell 0.5% to 48.20 as crude oil prices remained volatile on security concerns over Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure.

Posted at 02:04 PM

Airline stocks fall; decline driven by oil's rise (Investors.com)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Airline stocks traded lower Tuesday with crude-oil prices near record levels and a big decline in Delta Air Lines stock.

Posted at 01:53 PM

National Pick 4 on Emirates Airline Super Saturday (BloodHorse)

The NTRA National Pick 4 wager--offered in conjunction with three of the "Emirates Airline Super Saturday" series installments airing on ESPN and ABC through Oct.1--will again be available to bettors Aug. 13.

Posted at 01:46 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-09 19:20 GMT: SkyWest bucks weak airline sector in afternoon action (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- SkyWest Inc. stock rose 7.3% to $21.78 on Tuesday while the broader Amex Airline Index fell 0.7% to 48.07 points. On the downside, Delta Air Lines fell almost 11% to $1.99 after a Merrill Lynch downgrade to sell.

Posted at 01:35 PM

Zia International Airport (ZIA) becoming regional aviation hub (News From Bangladesh)

Zia International Airport (ZIA) is becoming a regional aviation hub because of its geographical location and low traffic pressure. Various international airlines are keen to use ZIA as they find it as a gateway to East from the West and vice versa.

Posted at 01:30 PM

Ross Aviation buys Scottsdale business (BizJournals)

Ross Aviation and Centre Partners acquired Scottsdale AirCenter, a fixed-based operation (FBO) at Scottsdale Airport in Arizona. Scottsdale AirCenter represents Ross Aviation's second FBO investment since its formation in December 2004.

Posted at 12:42 PM

Cosmic radiation associated with risk of cataract in airline pilots (Medical News Today)

Airline pilots have an increased risk of nuclear cataracts [common type of cataract, associated with aging] compared with non-pilots, and that risk is associated with cumulative exposure to cosmic radiation, according to a study in the August issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Posted at 12:10 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-09 15:09 GMT: Amex Airline Index off in early action as Delta sinks (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- The Amex Airline Index weakened Tuesday morning, losing 0.4% to 48.23 points, as oil prices remained at lofty levels. Early movers included Delta Air Lines , off 8.1% to $2.05. The airline announced Monday that its treasurer was leaving the company.

Posted at 09:39 AM

Flight Explorer Receives FAA Approval to Install New ADAM Messaging System in Boeing 757-200/300 Aircraft (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Flight Explorer, the world's most trusted and accepted provider of Internet-based real-time global flight tracking information, reporting and display products today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration has approved the use of its new Aircraft Data and Messaging product on Boeing 757 Series aircraft.

Posted at 09:39 AM

Ross Aviation, LLC Acquires Scottsdale AirCenter -- (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Ross Aviation, LLC and Centre Partners announced today their acquisition of Scottsdale AirCenter, the premier Fixed Based Operation at Scottsdale Airport in Arizona.

Posted at 08:48 AM

Update 1: Malaysia Airline to Decide on Replacement (Forbes)

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Posted at 08:43 AM

Third aircraft added to hurricane fleet will measure why storms intensify (Sun-Sentinel)

Three large aircraft plan to attack the next hurricane that threatens the U.S. coast, hunting for rain bands. The objective: Study the relationship between the bands and the storm core to help scientists understand why systems rapidly intensify, a forecasting area that remains a struggle.

Posted at 08:23 AM

Aviation pioneer Rogers dies at 81 (The Santa Rosa Press Democrat)

Col. Joseph Rogers, an aviation legend who flew aircraft in three wars and still holds the world record for piloting the fastest single-engine jet, died Saturday at his Healdsburg ranch after a long illness. He was 81.

Posted at 08:07 AM

Radiation blamed for higher incidence of cataracts among airline pilots (Telegraph.co.uk)

Airline pilots are three times more likely than other people to contract the most common form of cataract, according to a study.

Posted at 07:40 AM

Fuego(R) Selected By Southwest Airlines for Its Enterprise BPM Platform; Leading Airline to Standardize Business (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Fuego, the leading provider of agile business process management solutions, today announced that Southwest Airlines has selected FuegoBPM, its award-winning BPM software suite, for building, managing and optimizing the airline's business processes across the enterprise.

Posted at 07:08 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-09 11:39 GMT: Hong Kong Aircraft Engg H1 net up 25 pct on strong demand for maintenance work (Interactive Investor)

HONG KONG (AFX) - Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co Ltd said its first half to June net profit rose 25 pct from a year earlier to 289 mln hkd as demand for its aircraft maintenance work remained strong during the period.

Posted at 06:10 AM

Logan Marks Another Near Miss On Runway (WCVB TheBostonChannel.com via Yahoo! News)

After a series of close calls, state and federal aviation officials say they are moving to try make the runways at Logan International Airport safer.

Posted at 05:59 AM

Malaysia Airline to Decide on Replacement (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

Malaysia Airline is expected to decide next month on whether to pick the Boeing 737-800 or Airbus 320 to replace its current fleet of single-aisle planes, a senior executive said Tuesday.

Posted at 05:40 AM

Airline flight schedules are unrealistic (USA Today)

Airline flight schedules are unrealistic

Posted at 05:39 AM

Gulf Air gets safety certification

Gulf Air has been placed on the IOSA registry following its completion of the IATA operational safety audit. The programme aims to standardise and promote air safety practices and is recognised by the International Civil Aviation Organisation, the Federal Aviation Authority, JAA and other aviation authorities around the world. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 05:20 AM

Unified aircraft industry to remain in state hands (Russian Information Agency Novosti)

MOSCOW, August 9 (RIA Novosti)-The state will have a controlling share in the new Unified Aircraft Corporation, a leading daily reported Tuesday.

Posted at 05:00 AM

CIS officials to discuss aircraft identification systems in Moscow (Russian Information Agency Novosti)

MOSCOW, August 9 (RIA Novosti) - There are currently around 600 civilian aircraft in Russia that are not equipped with the Parol IFF (identification friend or foe) system, a CIS Coordination of Military Cooperation Headquarters source said.

Posted at 04:46 AM

INDUSTRY TRENDS: Fuel overtakes pay as airline expense (Courier-Post)

Domestic airline ticket prices could rise as a result of an unusual economic turn that has some airlines paying more for jet fuel than for employees, according to USA Today.

Posted at 04:46 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-09 09:58 GMT: Royal Air Maroc to open talks with Boeing on seven 787 aircraft for 790 mln usd (Interactive Investor)

RABAT (AFP) - The Moroccan national airline Royal Air Maroc, said it will begin talks with Boeing Co for the purchase of seven of its next-generation 787 aircraft for an estimated 790 mln usd.

Posted at 04:43 AM

Civil Aviation issues operating permit to GIA (Ghanaweb.com)

Accra, Aug. 8, GNA - The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has issued an operating permit to the Ghana International Airlines (GIA) to code-share the Accra-Lagos-Accra route with Ethiopian Airline and Lufthansa and the Accra-Amsterdam-Accra route with KLM.

Posted at 02:25 AM

Zia International Airport (ZIA) becoming regional aviation hub (News From Bangladesh)

Zia International Airport (ZIA) is becoming a regional aviation hub because of its geographical location and low traffic pressure. Various international airlines are keen to use ZIA as they find it as a gateway to East from the West and vice versa.

Posted at 01:13 AM

Garuda pilot faces poison trial (CNN.com)

Prosecutors allege Pollycarpus ordered flight attendants to poison a passenger's drink. JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- A pilot for national airline Garuda Indonesia went on trial Tuesday over the alleged murder of a prominent human rights activist who was poisoned last year on a flight to Amsterdam.

Posted at 12:48 AM

UAE, new visa structure

The UAE has introduced a new visa structure, whereby visit visas will be issued for three months for a fee of Dh600, which can be renewed for a further three months for an additional fee of Dh1,200. The new structure will be implemented from September. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:39 AM

Airline Reduces Flights From Columbus, Ohio, to St. Petersburg, Fla. (RedNova)

Aug. 9--Boston-Maine Airways, under federal investigation over the filing of false financial statements, is cutting back at Rickenbacker Airport. The Portsmouth, N.H., airline is eliminating three of its four nonstop, weekly flights to St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport.

Posted at 12:33 AM

Third aircraft added to hurricane fleet will measure why systems strengthen (Sun-Sentinel)

Three large aircraft plan to attack the next hurricane that threatens the U.S. coast, hunting for rain bands. The objective: Study the relationship between the bands and the storm core to help scientists understand why systems rapidly intensify, a forecasting area that remains a struggle.

Posted at 12:23 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-09 05:27 GMT: Air China confirms it has signed a deal to buy 15 Boeing 787 aircraft - UPDATE (Interactive Investor)

(adds company comments that it will pay less than the catalog price) BEIJING (AFX) - Air China (753.HK), one of China's top three airlines, confirmed that it has signed a deal to purchase 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Posted at 12:11 AM

UAE water taxi plan studied

Australian-based Maunsel Consultancy is studying a Dubai Municipality proposal to start a fast public water taxi service between Dubai and Sharjah, designed to reduce road congestion between the emirates. The proposed route runs between Sharjah and the Palm Jebel Ali via The Palm Deira, Dubai Creek and the Palm Jumeirah. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:04 AM

August 08, 2005

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-09 04:37 GMT: Air China confirms it has signed deal to buy 15 Boeing 787 aircraft (Interactive Investor)

BEIJING (AFX) - Air China (753.HK), one of China's top three airlines, has confirmed it has signed a deal to purchase 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Posted at 11:12 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Fitch Affirms Bangkok Aviation Fuel Rtgs (Dow Jones via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Fitch Thailand Affirms Bangkok Aviation Fuel Services (MORE TO FOLLOW) Dow Jones Newswires August 08, 2005 23:31 ET (03:31 GMT) Copyright (c) 2005 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Fitch Affirms Bangkok Aviation Fuel Rtgs The following is a press release from Fitch Ratings: Fitch Ratings-London/Bangkok/Singapore-09 August 2005: Fitch Ratings (Thailand) Limited has today affirmed Thailand's

Posted at 10:35 PM

Skywards gift vouchers

Skywards, the frequent flyer programme of Emirates and SriLankan Airlines, is offering members gift vouchers in exchange for accumulated Skywards Miles. The vouchers can be exchanged for a variety of products and services through participating companies including Damas, Magrudy's, Rivoli, Danat Dubai Cruises, and Budget Rent A Car. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:21 PM

THAI BUSINESS BRIEFS: Bangkok Aviation To Pay THB0.25 Div (Dow Jones via Yahoo! Asia News)

BANGKOK (Dow Jones)--The board of Bangkok Aviation Fuel Services PCL (BAFS.TH) has approved a plan to pay an interim dividend of THB0.25 a share on Sept. 6 for its first-half operations.

Posted at 10:09 PM

THAI BUSINESS BRIEFS: Bangkok Aviation To Pay THB0.25 Div (Dow Jones via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

DJ THAI BUSINESS BRIEFS: Bangkok Aviation To Pay THB0.25 Div BANGKOK (Dow Jones)--The board of Bangkok Aviation Fuel Services PCL (BAFS.TH) has approved a plan to pay an interim dividend of THB0.25 a share on Sept. 6 for its first-half operations. The dividend will be paid to shareholders on record as of Aug. 23. -Dow Jones Newswires, Bangkok bureau; 662-266-0744; djnews.bangkok@dowjones.com

Posted at 10:08 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-09 02:51 GMT: China Eastern Airlines to buy 15 Boeing 787 aircraft (Interactive Investor)

BEIJING (AFX) - China Eastern Airlines Corp Ltd (SHA 600115; HK 0670; NYSE CEA) said it has signed a deal to purchase 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft for a contracted value lower than the catalog contracted value of 15 bln yuan.

Posted at 09:27 PM

Radiation blamed for higher incidence of cataracts among airline pilots (Telegraph.co.uk)

Airline pilots are three times more likely than other people to contract the most common form of cataract, according to a study.

Posted at 07:44 PM

PIA told to carry out 2 aircraft comparative study MUSHTAQ GHUMMANISLAMABAD (August 09 2005): Setting aside the (Business Recorder)

ISLAMABAD (August 09 2005): Setting aside the proposal to procure ATR 42-500, the government has directed Pakistan International Airlines Corporation (PIAC) to purchase aircraft after studying their economic and technical viability with the guidance of Finance Ministry, sources told Business Recorder.

Posted at 06:46 PM

Aircraft poised to buzz next hurricane (Kansas City Star)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - (KRT) - Three large aircraft plan to attack the next hurricane that threatens the U.S. coast, hunting for rain bands.

Posted at 06:30 PM

Oil Firms Team Up to Supply Jet Fuel (RedNova)

China's two largest oil producers will team up with the country's top aviation oil dealer to establish a new shareholding aviation oil company to introduce more competition into China's jet fuel market.

Posted at 06:12 PM

Khristenko Says Plan Is Ready for Unified Aircraft Company (The Moscow Times)

The final plan for creating Unified Aircraft Corp., the company that will bring Russia's most famous aircraft brands under one roof, has been finally drawn up in the form of a presidential decree and will be signed shortly, a top governmental official said Monday.

Posted at 04:49 PM

Aerospace Online News for aviation professionals (Aerospace Online)

8/8/2005 Nashua, NH -- BAE Systems and the U.S. Navy have successfully completed developmental testing of the AN/ALE-55 Fiber Optic Towed Decoy (FOTD) on the Navy's F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet.

Posted at 03:53 PM

Moroccan carrier to strike $790 million deal with Boeing for up to five aircraft (The Daily Star Lebannon)

Moroccan flagship carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) said on Monday it would soon start talks with U.S. Boeing for the purchase of up to five long-haul Dreamliner aircraft, in a deal estimated at $790 million. "RAM's board decided to start talks with Boeing soon after the withdrawal of Airbus from our tender," a RAM senior official said.

Posted at 03:32 PM

Cosmic radiation associated with risk of cataract in airline pilots (EurekAlert!)

Contact: Vilhjalmur Rafnsson, M.D., Ph.D.

Posted at 03:26 PM

Cosmic Radiation Associated with Risk of Cataract in Airline Pilots (Newswise)

Airline pilots have an increased risk of nuclear cataracts [common type of cataract, associated with aging] compared with non-pilots, and that risk is associated with cumulative exposure to cosmic radiation, according to a study.

Posted at 03:21 PM

Denver issues RFPs for airport work (BizJournals)

The city of Denver's aviation department has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a new operator of currency exchange and business services at Denver International Airport.

Posted at 02:47 PM

ZIA becoming regional aviation hub (Financial Express)

Zia International Airport (ZIA) is becoming a regional aviation hub because of its geographical location and low traffic pressure. Various international airlines are keen to use ZIA as they find it as a gateway to East from the West and vice versa.

Posted at 01:21 PM

US plane flies African police to Darfur for peacekeeping mission (AFP via Yahoo! News)

An American civil aviation aircraft flew 49 civilian police officers from Rwanda to the war-torn Sudanese region of Darfur in response to a request from the African Union (AU) to NATO, said a US military press statement.

Posted at 01:13 PM

Despite Profits, Airline Woes Persist (RedNova)

Aug. 8--Don't let carriers' second-quarter profits fool you. The airline industry remains in deep trouble.

Posted at 12:12 PM

China Airlines Sign $5 Billion Boeing Deal (AP via Yahoo! News)

Four Chinese airline companies have agreed to buy 42 Boeing 787 jets for a total $5.04 billion, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Monday.

Posted at 12:12 PM

Airport, Airline Argue Over Wireless (ABC News)

Boston Airport, Continental in Spat Over Free Wireless Service

Posted at 12:09 PM

Questions and Answers on Airline Safety (ABC News)

Some Questions and Answers About Airline Safety

Posted at 12:05 PM

Keystone Helicopter Receives 'Operational Excellence Award' From American International Group, Inc., Aviation Division (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Keystone Helicopter, an industry leader in helicopter services for 51 years, has received American International Group , Aviation Division's "Operational Excellence Award." Created by AIG in 1998, this award recognizes operators possessing "a strong sense of duty towards safety with a proven track record of superiority in the field."

Posted at 11:10 AM

Italian Govt to Step Up Aircraft Checks After Plane Crash (RedNova)

Italian govt to step up aircraft checks after plane crash ROME, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Italian government said on Sunday it would tighten up checks on aircraft used for charter flights after a Tunisian company's passenger plane crashed into the sea near Palermo, killing at least 13 people.

Posted at 10:17 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-08 15:30 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Mixed action for airline stocks amid oil rise (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Shares of legacy carriers and low-cost airlines traded mixed Monday as rising oil prices undercut early gains. The Amex Airline Index rose 0.1% to 48.54 points.

Posted at 10:08 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-08 14:57 GMT: Airline stocks broadly higher in early action (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Shares of legacy carriers and low-cost airlines alike advanced Monday morning in early trading, with the Amex Airline Index up 0.4% to 48.68 points.

Posted at 09:38 AM

Autopsies indicate most victims of Tunisian aircraft accident died on impact (Canada.com)

PALERMO, Sicily (AP) - Most of the victims who perished when their plane ditched in the seas off Sicily died on impact, a coroner said Monday. Italy's civil aviation chief said investigators were exploring the possibility that the Tunisian aircraft might have run out of fuel.

Posted at 09:34 AM

Mixed action for airline stocks amid oil rise (CBS Market Watch)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Shares of legacy carriers and low-cost airlines traded mixed Monday as rising oil prices undercut early gains.

Posted at 09:32 AM

Russia could establish zones to produce aircraft parts (Russian Information Agency Novosti)

MOSCOW, August 8 (RIA Novosti) - Russia could establish production zones to manufacture aircraft parts and components, Russian Industry and Energy Minister Viktor Khristenko said Monday.

Posted at 09:19 AM

Aircraft Maintenance (Aircraft Maintenance Technology)

What would you recommend to someone wishing to advance in an aircraft maintenance career? No. 1. Safety first. No. 2. If you don't know the answer, find someone that does and don't be afraid to ask them!

Posted at 09:07 AM

Research and Markets: Tapping Diverse Talent in Aviation (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Tapping Diverse Talent in Aviation to their offering.

Posted at 09:02 AM

Chinese carriers to buy 42 Boeing 787s (CNN Money)

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Four Chinese airlines signed contracts with Boeing Co. on Monday to buy 42 Boeing 787 aircraft, with a catalogue price of around $5 billion.

Posted at 08:41 AM

Global Aircraft Solutions, 'GACF,' Announces More Than $2 Million in New Contracts With debis AirFinance Affiliates (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Global Aircraft Solutions Inc. today announced that through its wholly owned subsidiary, Hamilton Aerospace Technologies Inc., it has signed heavy maintenance check contracts for six MD83 aircraft with two affiliates of debis AirFinance, Jets MD Lease and MD Leasego Ltd.

Posted at 08:41 AM

Northrop Grumman's Infrared Countermeasures System Chosen to Protect CV-22 Aircraft Under $125M Contract (Rotorhub)

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. - Aug. 8, 2005 - The U.S. Special Operations Command awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) a contract worth up to $125 million to supply directional infrared countermeasures (DIRCM) systems to protect the aircrews of its CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft from infrared-missile attack.

Posted at 08:07 AM

Global ePoint's Global AirWorks Aviation Division Awarded $7.3 Million Contract from Leading South American Airline for (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Global ePoint, Inc. a leading manufacturer of security technologies for the aviation, law enforcement, industrial and commercial markets, today announced that Global AirWorks, its Aviation Division, has been awarded a $7.3 million contract by Avianca Airlines, a leading South American airline, to purchase a variety of aviation related equipment and services, including the CDSS Cockpit Door

Posted at 08:04 AM

Global ePoint's Global AirWorks Aviation Division Awarded $7.3 Million Contract from Leading South American Airline for (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Global ePoint, Inc. a leading manufacturer of security technologies for the aviation, law enforcement, industrial and commercial markets, today announced that Global AirWorks, its Aviation Division, has been awarded a $7.3 million contract by Avianca Airlines, a leading South American airline, to purchase a variety of aviation related equipment and services, including the CDSS Cockpit Door

Posted at 07:53 AM

Global ePoint's Global AirWorks Aviation Division Awarded $7.3 Million Contract from Leading South American Airline for (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Global ePoint, Inc. a leading manufacturer of security technologies for the aviation, law enforcement, industrial and commercial markets, today announced that Global AirWorks, its Aviation Division, has been awarded a $7.3 million contract by Avianca Airlines, a leading South American airline, to purchase a variety of aviation related equipment and services, including the CDSS Cockpit Door

Posted at 07:51 AM

Lufthansa Posts July Passenger Increase (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

German airline Lufthansa AG said Monday that passenger numbers increased 2.2 percent in July compared with the same period last year, driven by higher numbers in all of its regions.

Posted at 07:23 AM

Global Military Aircraft Systems Hosts C-27J Spartan Military Transport United States Tour (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Global Military Aircraft Systems , the joint venture of L-3 Communications Integrated Systems subsidiary and Alenia North America, Inc. has announced another United States tour of the C-27J Spartan military transport aircraft - a leading contender for the U.S.

Posted at 07:13 AM

Airline merger spawns fashion queries (USA Today)

It's the perfect case for the fashionistas on the popular cable show What Not to Wear: how to dress the combined America West/US Airways after their merger this fall.

Posted at 06:57 AM

Lufthansa July Traffic Rises 6.8% on Long-Haul Demand (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)

Aug. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Europe's second- largest airline, reported a 6.8 percent increase in July passenger traffic as demand for long-distance flights grew.

Posted at 06:53 AM

Indian aviation industry beckons professionals (News Today)

The need for trained professionals in the aviation industry will be greatly felt over the next five years, Sapna Gupta, Chief Consultant, Air Hostess Academy, has said.

Posted at 06:13 AM

4 China Airlines Sign Deal for Boeing Jets (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

Four Chinese airline companies have agreed to buy 42 Boeing 787 jets for a total US$5.04 billion , the official Xinhua News Agency reported Monday.

Posted at 05:33 AM

Chinese airlines sign contracts for 42 Boeing 787s (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Four Chinese airlines signed contracts with Boeing Co. on Monday to buy 42 Boeing 787 aircraft, with a catalog price of around $5 billion.

Posted at 05:19 AM

4 China Airlines Sign Deal for Boeing Jets (AP via Yahoo! News)

Four Chinese airline companies have agreed to buy 42 Boeing 787 jets for a total $5.04 billion, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Monday.

Posted at 05:17 AM

GOV'T ORDERS THAI AIRWAYS TO POSTPONE PURCHASE OF TWO AIRCRAFT (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Trade / foreign investment The Thai government has ordered Thai Airways International Plc (SET:THAI) to postpone its acquisition of two new Airbus 340 aircraft to avoid creating further pressure on the country's current account deficit, according to a report.

Posted at 04:32 AM

Last U.S. naval aircraft to leave Kamchatka (Russian Information Agency Novosti)

PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, August 8 (RIA Novosti, Oxana, Guseva) - The last aircraft of the United States Navy, which delivered equipment to rescue the Russian submersible trapped on the Pacific seabed, will leave Kamchatka in about an hour, a spokesperson for the airport at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky said.

Posted at 04:32 AM

Gov't Orders THAI Airways To Postpone Purchase Of Two Aircraft (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

The Thai government has ordered Thai Airways International Plc (SET:THAI) to postpone its acquisition of two new Airbus 340 aircraft to avoid creating further pressure on the country's current account deficit, according to a report.

Posted at 04:31 AM

New Aer Lingus chief's first day (RT** News)

New Aer Lingus chief executive Dermot Mannion formally takes up his new post today. Mr Mannion joins the airline from Dubai-based Emirates, where he has worked since 1995.

Posted at 02:41 AM

Aviation Intetnational News and Business Jet Traveler named official publications for inaugural Middle East Business (AME Info)

Clive Richardson, Chief Executive, Aviation Division, Fairs & Exhibitions (F&E), organiser of MEBA and the Dubai air show.

Posted at 02:27 AM

Law's aim: Planes made here (Denver Post)

Aircraft manufacturers have an extra incentive to keep their operations in Colorado, thanks to a new state law that takes effect today. The law gives income tax credits of up to $2 million per company to aircraft manufacturers within special development zones.

Posted at 02:27 AM

Mexico gears for low-cost carrier concept and major changes in aviation industry (eyefortravel.com)

With the emergence of low-cost airlines concept in Mexico, the domestic fares in the country are being tipped to go downwards.

Posted at 02:11 AM

Nation's airline schedules becoming works of fiction (Houston Chronicle)

Pity the passengers on AirTran Flight 576, which is supposed to leave Atlanta every afternoon at 4:54 p.m. and arrive at Newark Airport in New Jersey at 7:07 p.m. When it actually gets there, however, is almost anyone's guess.

Posted at 12:46 AM

Air China, China Eastern Suspended Amid Plane Buy Talk (Dow Jones via Yahoo! Asia News)

HONG KONG (Dow Jones)--Shares in national flag carrier Air China (0753.HK) and Shanghai-based China Eastern Airlines (CEA) were suspended from trading in Hong Kong before the market's midday close Monday amid reports of aircraft sales to the two airlines.

Posted at 12:19 AM

Q&A: Gary Kelly (BizJournals)

Gary Kelly, CEO of Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co., defends the airline's ongoing quest to repeal the 26-year-old Wright Amendment, which restricts long-haul flights from Dallas Love Field in this exclusive sitdown conversation with the Dallas Business Journal. Kelly said Southwest (NYSE: LUV) won't be deterred from the fight, citing the need for low fares in North Texas. American Airlines

Posted at 12:13 AM

August 07, 2005

Raytheon drops Preferred for Blue Cross (BizJournals)

Beginning in 2006, the health care coverage for 16,500 Raytheon Aircraft Co. employees and their families is switching from Preferred Health Systems to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas.

Posted at 11:48 PM

Toaster is toast for bank giveaways (BizJournals)

Banks are tossing toasters out the teller window in exchange for more sophisticated promotional giveaways, ranging from MP3 players to airline tickets.

Posted at 11:41 PM

Airport sorely in need of hit airline (Tribune Chronicle)

The Western Reserve Port Authority is like a baseball player who's stuck in a slump and has two strikes on him with the game on the line. He knows he'd better get a hit the next time he swings, or the fans are going to get very restless.

Posted at 11:39 PM

Aircraft Maintenance (Aircraft Maintenance Technology)

Webster s definition seems harmless enough, to procure (goods or services needed by a business or organization) under contract with an outside supplier, but this word has become a blanket banner for all things wrong with the aviation industry. Deserved?

Posted at 11:21 PM

Dnata to serve Kurdistan Airlines

Dubai-based travel company Dnata Agencies, has been appointed general sales agent for Iraq-headquartered Kurdistan Airlines in the GCC. Based in Arbil, Kurdistan Airlines recently started a service to Dubai, flying twice a week. Dnata will provide a dedicated ticket desk in Dubai and manage the airline's ticketing and sales throughout the UAE. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:45 PM

Brits love Dubai

A survey by leading long-haul tour operator Kuoni says that Dubai was the most popular tourist destination for British nationals for the second successive year. There were almost 5.5m visitors to Dubai in 2004, out of which 605,240 were from the UK, a 32% increase from 2003. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:45 PM

Passenger Finds Bomb Note On Southwest Flight (KPRC Click2Houston.com via Yahoo! News)

A threatening note about a bomb was found on board a Southwest Airlines plane from Dallas to Houston Friday, prompting officials to isolate the aircraft and evacuate all the passengers, but no explosives were found, Local 2 reported.

Posted at 10:30 PM

HIRSCHI AVIATION PROGRAM MAY FACE CUTS (KFDX Newscenter 3)

The Wichita Falls School Board is just a few weeks away from voting on the 2005- 2006 budget. With the Texas legislature still wading through the details of a finance plan, this year`s proposed budget is tight, and that means program cuts.

Posted at 09:28 PM

Profits not enough to lift airlines (Dallas Morning News)

Don't let carriers' second-quarter profits fool you. The airline industry remains in deep trouble. Even though 7 of the top 10 airlines were in the black for the three months ended in June, those profits won't be nearly enough to keep most carriers profitable for all of 2005, analysts say.

Posted at 09:14 PM

Pakistan's Airblue Orders 10 Airbus Planes (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Airblue signed an agreement with Airbus on August 4 for the procurement of 10 aircraft at a cost of US$790 million.

Posted at 08:58 PM

Local carriers beef up fleets to tap demand Travellers undeterred by soaring fuel costs (Bangkok Post)

Thai airlines spearheaded by Orient Thai Airlines and Bangkok Airways are adding about 25 aircraft to their fleets to consolidate capacities and cope with increasing numbers of air travellers who appear undeterred by soaring fuel prices.

Posted at 08:49 PM

Korea Hot Stocks-Asiana, Hanjin Shipping, LG Card, Doosan (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)

SEOUL, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Stocks on the move on Monday include: **ASIANA AIRLINES FALLS ON STRIKE** Shares in South Korea's second-biggest airline fell 4.25 percent to 4,730 won as a strike by unionised pilots entered its day, while rising oil prices set off concerns about more higher fuel costs.

Posted at 08:39 PM

Building a Small Airline Empire (RedNova)

Aug. 7--Orin Seybert is an Alaska aviation pioneer. He got his start more than a half-century ago as a teenage bush pilot, learning to fly -- and run a business -- by the seat of his pants in some of the state's most remote and dangerous locales.

Posted at 07:48 PM

Building a Small Airline Empire (RedNova)

Aug. 7--Orin Seybert is an Alaska aviation pioneer. He got his start more than a half-century ago as a teenage bush pilot, learning to fly -- and run a business -- by the seat of his pants in some of the state's most remote and dangerous locales.

Posted at 07:47 PM

Italian experts probe cause of tourist plane crash-landing (Channel NewsAsia)

PALERMO, Italy : Italian aviation experts were searching on Sunday for clues to why a Tunisian-operated charter plane crashed-landed at sea off the Sicilian coast, killing 13 people and leaving three still missing.

Posted at 07:39 PM

BOEING SHOWCASES ITS BOEING 777-200LR TO AIR INDIA, JET AIRWAYS (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Transport Boeing has showcased its long range commercial airline Boeing 777-200 LR (long range) worldliner to its two Indian customers -- Air India and Jet Airways.

Posted at 07:25 PM

Boeing Showcases Its Boeing 777-200lr To Air India, Jet Airways (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Boeing has showcased its long range commercial airline Boeing 777-200 LR (long range) worldliner to its two Indian customers -- Air India and Jet Airways.

Posted at 07:24 PM

Asiana Airlines, Pilots Fail to End Strike (AP via Yahoo! News)

Asiana Airlines executives and striking pilots failed to end a three-week-long walkout early Monday in talks that had raised hopes for a conclusion to South Korea's worst-ever aviation strike after the government softened a threat to use emergency powers to halt it.

Posted at 07:02 PM

Asiana, Striking Pilots Aim for Deal (AP via Yahoo! News)

Asiana Airlines executives and striking pilots held another round of grueling negotiations aimed at ending a three-week-long walkout, as the government on Sunday softened a threat to use emergency powers to halt South Korea's worst-ever aviation strike.

Posted at 03:58 PM

Rain pain: civil aviation losses pegged at Rs 250 cr (Financial Express)

Airlines and the Airports Authority of India have incurred a loss of Rs 250 crore following devastating rains and the subsequent floods in Mumbai.

Posted at 03:43 PM

Pilot badly hurt in plane crash (BBC News)

The pilot of a light aircraft is seriously injured when his plane crashed into a field near Chichester.

Posted at 03:13 PM

Asiana, Unionized Pilots Hold Talks Under Government Pressure (Bloomberg.com)

Aug. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Asiana Airlines Inc. and unionized pilots met for more talks to try and end a 22-day strike that has cost the airline about 353 billion won ($348 million) in losses. The government has threatened to force pilots to return to work if there is no agreement.

Posted at 02:48 PM

Asiana, Unionized Pilots Hold Talks Under Government Pressure (Bloomberg.com)

Aug. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Asiana Airlines Inc. and unionized pilots met for more talks to try and end a 22-day strike that has cost the airline about 353 billion won ($348 million) in losses. The government has threatened to force pilots to return to work if there is no agreement.

Posted at 02:44 PM

B777-200 Aircraft Offers Movies, Music, Games on All Seats (donga.com)

World-class premium service has arrived in the Korean airline industry, as well. Starting August 6, the Korean Airlines (KAL) deployed B777-200 aircrafts for its Incheon to New York route (around 13 hours), after buying two of them.

Posted at 01:35 PM

Local carriers beef up fleets to tap demand Travellers undeterred by soaring fuel costs (Bangkok Post)

Thai airlines spearheaded by Orient Thai Airlines and Bangkok Airways are adding about 25 aircraft to their fleets to consolidate capacities and cope with increasing numbers of air travellers who appear undeterred by soaring fuel prices.

Posted at 01:31 PM

Delayed to the extreme (KRON 4 Bay Area)

MADRID, Spain "Manana" (mahn-YAH-nah) may have to be soon enough, for some airline travelers trying to go to Peru from Spain. An Air Madrid flight that was supposed to leave yesterday was delayed for 20 hours -- as passengers revolted and refused to leave the plane.

Posted at 12:36 PM

Locals catch wind of ultralight aircraft (Sentinel & Enterprise)

FITCHBURG -- City airport officials have recently caught wind of the popularity of ultralight aircraft in the region. A group of roughly 50 flyers from Shirley and surrounding towns have formed an ultralight club called the Crow Hoppers.

Posted at 12:04 PM

Passenger Finds Bomb Note On Southwest Flight (KPRC Click2Houston.com via Yahoo! News)

A threatening note about a bomb was found on board a Southwest Airlines plane from Dallas to Houston Friday, prompting officials to isolate the aircraft and evacuate all the passengers, but no explosives were found, Local 2 reported.

Posted at 11:29 AM

Asiana Airlines, Striking Pilots Seek Deal (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

Asiana Airlines executives and striking pilots held another round of grueling negotiations aimed at ending a three-week-long walkout, as the government on Sunday softened a threat to use emergency powers to halt South Korea's worst-ever aviation strike.

Posted at 10:20 AM

Diamond Aircraft Goes To China (Luxist)

We***ve written about the growing private jet market in China before and now we***ve got more specifics on the burgeoning industry. Diamond Aircraft Industries, an Austrian-based plane manufacturer, is one of the first to capitalize on the growing market establishing a joint venture with the Binzhou Dagao General Aviation Co Ltd in East China***s Shandong Province. The first four-seat DA40 plane is

Posted at 08:42 AM

Asiana Airlines, Pilots Try to End Walkout (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

Asiana Airlines executives and striking pilots carried out another round of grueling negotiations aimed at ending a three-week-long walkout as the government on Sunday softened a threat to use emergency powers to halt the worst aviation strike in South Korean history.

Posted at 08:40 AM

Asiana Airlines, Pilots Try to End Walkout (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

Asiana Airlines executives and striking pilots carried out another round of grueling negotiations aimed at ending a three-week-long walkout as the government on Sunday softened a threat to use emergency powers to halt the worst aviation strike in South Korean history.

Posted at 08:40 AM

Airline Visit Gets Bumped (Southern Pines Pilot)

A three-day visit by Delta Airlines representatives has been delayed to late September because of management reorganization, according to Moore County Airport Manager Ron Maness.

Posted at 08:15 AM

UAE, Iran, visa deal

UAE citizens travelling to Iran can now get visas at the port of entry, said Foreign Ministry's Department of Consular Affairs Director Obaid Ebrahim Al Za'abi. A seven-day entry visa will be granted on the condition that that applicant's passport has more than six months to run. Iran has designated the Imam Khomeini, Mehrabad, Shiraz and Tabriz airports for the entry visas. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 07:42 AM

Massport criticized on public outreach (Boston Globe)

When John Vitagliano came across Massachusetts Port Authority documents requesting public comment on a proposal to raise airline boarding fees on Oct. 1, he was shocked he had not heard anything about it sooner.

Posted at 04:09 AM

Aircraft crash-lands in Cardiff street (icWales)

A ROOKIE pilot had a miracle escape yesterday after his plane crash-landed onto a Cardiff street. Incredibly, the 20-year-old trainee and his instructor passenger walked away unhurt after the engine of the light aircraft cut out and he was forced to make an emergency landing.

Posted at 04:05 AM

Canada to reinforce aviation security (Gulf Times)

MONTREAL: 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 on Friday.

Posted at 03:54 AM

S.Korean airline cuts flights as strike continues (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)

SEOUL, Aug 7 (Reuters) - South Korea's number two airline, Asiana, said on Sunday it would cancel more international flights as a pilots' strike dragged on into its 22nd day.

Posted at 02:35 AM

Qatar Airways to conclude aircraft orders

Qatar Airways will sign deals worth $15.6m for 80 Boeing and Airbus aircraft by September, CE Akbar Al Baker said. The airline announced in June at the Paris air show that it had ordered 60 Airbus A350 and 20 Boeing 777 aircraft. Airbus said it hoped to win board approval in September to begin building the A350. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 02:27 AM

Travelers feel pinch of airline cutbacks (Florida Today)

Complete FLORIDA TODAY coverage delivered to your door. Subscribe now. DETROIT - Darlene Bainbridge packed up her National Coney Island Express lunch and hustled toward the gate Monday at Detroit Metro Airport.

Posted at 01:23 AM

Airport manager will not promote general aviation (Grand Rapids Herald-Review)

I am writing in response to the story on runway 10-28 at the Grand Rapids Airport and the comments made by Airport Manager Mark Hoyne.

Posted at 12:38 AM

Airport sorely in need of hit airline (The Tribune Chronicle)

The Western Reserve Port Authority is like a baseball player who's stuck in a slump and has two strikes on him with the game on the line. He knows he'd better get a hit the next time he swings, or the fans are going to get very restless.

Posted at 12:00 AM