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August 20, 2005

Dubailand tourism dream

The Dubai government hopes its Dubailand project will lift the number of international tourists visiting the emirate from 6m in 2005 to 15m in 2010. CE Salem bin Dasmal said the resort will be one of the top five destinations in the world for family entertainment, tourism and leisure, according to a report in the Financial Times. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:35 PM

Strike Didn't Cause Tire Blowout On NWA Jet, Airline Says (The Louisville Channel)

ROMULUS, Mich. -- Four tires blew out on a Northwest Airlines jet while it was landing at Detroit Metropolitan Airport on Saturday, the first day of a mechanics strike at the airline.

Posted at 08:14 PM

Airline pilots 'lack basic skills' (The Observer)

Airline pilots increasingly lack 'basic flying skills' and may be unable to cope with an in-flight emergency such as sudden machine failure, internal documents from Britain's major pilots' union claim.

Posted at 06:38 PM

Aviation body sacked over Cypriot airliner crash: report (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

One week after a Cypriot airliner crashed into a mountain near Athens, the blame for Greece's worst air disaster appears to have fallen on the country's civil aviation authority.

Posted at 05:50 PM

Portugal seeks EU help in fighting forest fires (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Drought-hit Portugal asked the European Union on Saturday for aircraft to fight forest fires raging across the nation, a fire service spokeswoman said.

Posted at 04:55 PM

Fires across southern Europe exact heavy toll (AFP via Yahoo! News)

An aircraft fighting an allegedly criminally started fire in southeastern France crashed into a rocky hillside killing both crew members and adding to a rising toll among firefighters in southern Europe.

Posted at 04:50 PM

Greek media turn heat on civil aviation authority over Helios crash (TurkishPress.com)

ATHENS - Nearly a week after the Helios Airways crash that killed 121 people in the worst air tragedy to occur on Grek soil, Greek media are turning the heat on the country's Civil Aviation Authority over its alleged negligence in establishing that the Cypriot plane was in trouble.

Posted at 11:15 AM

South African Airline Lodges Appeal Against Fine (RedNova)

South African airline lodges appeal against fine JOHANNESBURG, Aug.

Posted at 10:40 AM

Airline plans business as usual at Sea-Tac (Tacoma News Tribune)

Travelers flying Northwest Airlines flights out of Sea-Tac International Airport won't be affected by the airline's mechanics strike, a company spokeswoman said.

Posted at 09:43 AM

FIRE-FIGHTING AIRCRAFT CRASHES IN FRANCE, TWO DEAD (The Tocqueville Connection)

L YON, France, Aug 20 (AFP) - A fire-fighting aircraft crashed Saturday as it was tackling a blaze in southeastern France, killing the two crew members on board, French officials said.

Posted at 08:45 AM

Airline caterer fights picketers (DeHavilland)

Airline caterer Gate Gourmet has asked the High Court to issue an injunction against the Transport and General Workers Union (T&G) members who are picketing its premises.

Posted at 08:37 AM

Airline union calls strike (Salisbury Post)

WASHINGTON (AP) *** Mechanics struck Northwest Airlines early this morning after refusing big pay cuts and layoffs that would have cut their numbers almost in half. The nation's fourth largest airline pledged to keep flying with replacements.

Posted at 07:10 AM

66th Annual National Aviation Day Celebration honoring Orville Wright's Birthday (Outer Banks Sentinel)

On Friday, Aug. 19, 2005 National Aviation Day and Orville Wright's birthday will be celebrated at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.

Posted at 05:44 AM

Championship Aviation (RedNova)

Maintenance-Management-Air Charter-FBO Championship Aviation is a leading provider of worldwide aviation services, with operations based at the Chino Airport where we operate with No noise restrictions! And No landing fees' We are proud to be the solution to logistic planning for Southern California, as your #1 Corporate Aviation Facility.

Posted at 04:21 AM

Northwest mechanics strike; airline plans to keep flying (Republican American)

WASHINGTON -- Northwest Airlines mechanics decided Friday night to walk off the job after months of negotiations failed, the union said. Jim Young, union spokesman, said the mechanics would rather see the airline go into bankruptcy than agree to Northwest's terms.

Posted at 04:09 AM

Aviation leadership purged over Cypriot plane crash--report (INQ7.net)

ATHENS -- Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis late on Friday purged the leadership of the country's Civil Aviation Authority (YPA) over an alleged delay in monitoring the Cypriot airliner that crashed in Greece last weekend, a Greek daily reported on Saturday.

Posted at 03:03 AM

Northwest Mechanics Roll Toward Strike (AP via Yahoo! News)

Mechanics went on strike against Northwest Airlines early Saturday after refusing big pay cuts and layoffs that would have cut their numbers almost in half. The nation's fourth largest airline pledged to keep flying with replacements.

Posted at 02:31 AM

August 19, 2005

Northwest mechanics begin strike; airline vows to keep flying (Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) --- Mechanics struck Northwest Airlines Corp. late Friday, resisting big pay cuts and layoffs that would have cut their numbers almost in half. The nation's fourth-largest airline pledged to keep flying with replacements.

Posted at 11:17 PM

Helios aircraft diverted to Stansted (DeHavilland)

A Helios Airways aircraft full of British tourists was forced to make an emergency landing yesterday after developing a technical fault. Flight ZU400 left Larnaca in Cyprus at 07:00 BST and was due to land at Luton at 09:50 BST.

Posted at 09:50 PM

Justice Opposes Airline Antitrust Immunity (AP via Yahoo! News)

The Justice Department on Friday opposed antitrust immunity for Delta Air Lines, Northwest Airlines and several European carriers, saying there is a significant risk that an arrangement between the airlines would hurt competition.

Posted at 06:43 PM

China Aviation parent penalised (The Star Online)

SINGAPORE: Singapore's central bank has slapped an S$8mil (US$4.8mil) civil penalty on Beijing's China Aviation Oil Holding Company (CAOHC) for selling shares in its Singapore unit a month before its November collapse.

Posted at 06:35 PM

The Marketplace Report: Unsafe Airline 'Blacklist' (NPR)

Alex Chadwick talks to Stephen Beard of Marketplace about a new push by the European Union to develop a so-called "blacklist" of unsafe airlines. The moves comes on the heels of an airline crash in Greece that killed more than 100 people, and another crash of a charter jet in Colombia that left 152 French nationals dead.

Posted at 04:59 PM

Detroit Regional Chamber Gives Northwest Airlines Vote of Confidence, Joins Minneapolis Regional and Memphis Regional (RedNova)

DETROIT, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Three chambers of commerce located in regions where Northwest Airlines maintains hub operations today issued a joint statement in support of the airline as it faces a threatened strike by members of the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association.

Posted at 01:55 PM

Budget airline in India in talks to buy 50 jets (Houston Chronicle)

Indian industrial conglomerate Wadia group, best known for its textile brand Bombay Dyeing, will launch a low-cost airline in October and is in talks with Airbus and Boeing Co. to buy 50 new jets over the next five to seven years, an official said today.

Posted at 01:18 PM

Aircraft Seal & Gasket closes Kansas operations (BizJournals)

Aircraft Seal & Gasket Corp. is ceasing all operations in Kansas.

Posted at 12:48 PM

Bankruptcy court OKs US Airways aircraft sale-leaseback (BizJournals)

Judge Stephen S. Mitchell of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Eastern District of Virginia has cleared the way for US Airways Group Inc. to sell four of its Boeing 767 aircraft and one spare engine to Mountain Capital Partners LLC, an affiliate of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS), as part of a new sale-leaseback agreement with Mountain Capital.

Posted at 12:32 PM

$180M in airline losses in August (CNN Money)

LONDON (Reuters) - Four crashes this month have already made August the worst month for aircraft losses in more than three years, a major insurance broker said Friday.

Posted at 11:07 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-19 14:58 GMT: Amex Airline Index opens weakly, Northwest slips (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks traded lower in early action Friday as Northwest Airlines fell 2.4% to $5.35 with its mechanics union poised to strike early Saturday. The Amex Airline Index fell 0.5% to 49.65 points, with ExpressJet Holdings the only advancer in the group.

Posted at 09:32 AM

India's Wadia Group Plans Low-Cost Airline (WJLA-TV Washington D.C.)

BANGALORE, India (AP) - Indian industrial conglomerate Wadia group, best known for its textile brand Bombay Dyeing, will launch a low-cost airline in October and is in talks with Airbus and Boeing Co. to buy 50 new jets over the next five to seven years, an official said Friday.The new carrier, GoAir, will operate with up to 22 used Airbus A-320 planes for the first two years, when deliveries of

Posted at 08:40 AM

Research and Markets: Airline Operations and Scheduling (RedNova)

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c22950) has announced the addition of Airline Operations and Scheduling to their offering Operations research techniques are extremely important tools for planning airline operations.

Posted at 07:57 AM

Police Raid Offices of Crash Airline (RedNova)

POLICE have raided the offices of the Cypriot airline whose passenger jet crashed in Greece killing all 121 people on board.

Posted at 07:55 AM

India's Wadia Group Plans Low-Cost Airline (ABC News)

India's Wadia Group Plans Low-Cost Airline; in Talks With Boeing, Airbus for 50 Jets

Posted at 07:51 AM

India's Wadia Group Plans Low-Cost Airline (AP via Yahoo! News)

Indian industrial conglomerate Wadia group, best known for its textile brand Bombay Dyeing, will launch a low-cost airline in October and is in talks with Airbus and Boeing Co. to buy 50 new jets over the next five to seven years, an official said Friday.

Posted at 07:28 AM

Aircraft factory delight (Liverpool Echo)

AIRBUS has won a **1.2bn order from US finance company CIT Group for 29 jets, the wings for which are expected to be made on Deeside. It is one of the biggest orders for the aircraft manufacturer this year and gives it a boost in the battle for market share with American rival Boeing.

Posted at 07:26 AM

China Aviation Oil Holding Co. pays US$4.6M penalty for insider trading (Canadian Business)

SINGAPORE (AP) - China Aviation Oil Holding Co. has paid a penalty of eight million Singapore dollars, or $4.64 million US, for violating insider trading laws linked to the near-collapse of its Singapore-based subsidiary, authorities said Friday.

Posted at 07:04 AM

Alenia Aeronautica to acquire 25% of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (Russian Information Agency Novosti)

MOSCOW, August 19 (RIA Novosti) - Alenia Aeronautica, Italy's leading aeronautics producer and a major player on the European aerospace market, signed a preliminary agreement Thursday to buy at least 25% block in Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCA), daughter of the Sukhoi aircraft holding, a respected business daily reported Friday.

Posted at 06:02 AM

China Aviation Parent Gets Insider Trading Penalty (Update3) (Bloomberg.com)

Aug. 19 (Bloomberg) -- China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp.'s Beijing-based parent agreed to pay an S$8 million ($4.8 million) penalty for breaching Singapore's insider trading laws shortly before its unit reported a $550 million trading loss.

Posted at 04:58 AM

Research and Markets: Airline Operations and Scheduling (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Airline Operations and Scheduling to their offering

Posted at 04:43 AM

China Aviation Parent Gets Insider Trading Penalty (Update2) (Bloomberg.com)

Aug. 19 (Bloomberg) -- China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp.'s Beijing-based parent was penalized S$8 million ($4.8 million) in Singapore for insider trading shortly before the unit lost $550 million on derivative transactions last year.

Posted at 04:29 AM

China Aviation owner fined $4.8m (BBC News)

Singapore's central bank fines the owner of China Aviation Oil $4.8m for selling shares in the firm shortly before its collapse.

Posted at 04:17 AM

China Aviation Parent Pays Insider-Trading Penalty (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)

Aug. 19 (Bloomberg) -- China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp.'s Beijing-based parent paid an S$8 million ($4.8 million) penalty for breaching Singapore's insider trading laws last year, shortly before its unit reported a $550 million trading loss.

Posted at 03:46 AM

China Aviation Oil Pays $4.6M Penalty (AP via Yahoo! News)

China Aviation Oil Holding Co. has paid a penalty of 8 million Singapore dollars, or $4.64 million, for violating insider trading laws linked to the near-collapse of its Singapore-based subsidiary, authorities said Friday.

Posted at 02:41 AM

China Aviation Oil Pays $4.6M Penalty (AP via Yahoo! News)

China Aviation Oil Holding Co. has paid a penalty of 8 million Singapore dollars, or $4.64 million, for violating insider trading laws linked to the near-collapse of its Singapore-based subsidiary, authorities said Friday.

Posted at 02:41 AM

Aircraft Company on Its Way to Getting Approval for New Jet (RedNova)

balow@wvgazette.com Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corp., which makes wings and bodies for its small corporate jet in Martinsburg, passed a crucial hurdle Tuesday when federal regulators issued the next-to-the-last approval needed to fly.

Posted at 01:45 AM

Unnamed Airline May Be Arriving Soon at New York's Stewart Airport (RedNova)

Aug. 19--Is a new airline bound for Stewart Airport? Airport officials have been hinting this week that they'll announce a new carrier soon. Of course, they won't name names just yet.

Posted at 01:42 AM

County Aviation Authority Crafting Budget For 2006 (RedNova)

Aug. 19--TAMPA -- The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority focused on salaries and capital improvements during Thursday's workshop for the 2006 budget. Aviation authority members plan to vote on the $170.2 million budget Sept.

Posted at 01:40 AM

Medical clinic site chosen LSU board selects Kmart property on Airline (2theadvocate.com)

Old Kmart property on Airline Highway was picked Thursday as the site for a new multimillion-dollar outpatient medical clinic in north Baton Rouge.

Posted at 01:24 AM

China Aviation's parent firm pays MAS S$8m as penalty for insider trading (Channel NewsAsia)

SINGAPORE - Singapore's central bank has slapped a civil penalty of S$8 million on Beijing's China Aviation Oil Holding Company (CAOHC) for insider trading.

Posted at 01:02 AM

August 18, 2005

Aircraft maker boss faces jail after court turns down appaeal (The Jakarta Post)

President director of aircraft maker PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI), Edwin Soedarmo, could no longer escape justice after his appeal was turned down by the Bandung District Court on Thursday.

Posted at 10:35 PM

PHILIPPINES TO INSTALL AVIATION SAFETY DEVICE AT INT'L AIRPORT (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Technology An aviation safety device will be installed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to avert future air mishaps, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

Posted at 09:23 PM

IAF to place orders for light combat aircraft with Hindustan Aeronautics (People's Daily)

The Indian Air Force will soon place orders for the first tranche of 20 Light Combat Aircraft ( LCA) with the state-run, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Indian Defense Minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Thursday.

Posted at 09:04 PM

Pilots group had concerns on airline (Macon Telegraph)

Aug. 18 - BOGOTA - Colombia's low-cost West Caribbean Airways canceled all its scheduled flights indefinitely as authorities in Venezuela struggled to recover the remains of all the 160 people killed when one of the airline's planes crashed there.

Posted at 07:26 PM

Aviation cluster to lift off (Spokane Journal of Business)

Some economic-development leaders and aviation-parts manufacturers here believe Spokane could become the ***Motor City*** of aerospace-parts production if it focuses on growing that already strong manufacturer niche.

Posted at 07:13 PM

Morgan Stanley to retain credit card unit, sell aircraft outfit (The Economic Times)

NEW YORK: Morgan Stanley on said it will keep its Discover credit card unit, resisting shareholder pressure to sell, and shed an aircraft leasing business hurt by the weakened airline industry.

Posted at 06:52 PM

Evergreen Aviation Museum marks another milestone (News-Register)

With 28,000 people arriving in July alone, Evergreen Aviation Museum has recorded more than three-quarters of a million visitors since its opening in June 2001.

Posted at 04:37 PM

Airline catering strike threat averted (Sunday Business Post)

A strike threat by airline catering workers at Dublin Airport has been averted, it emerged tonight.

Posted at 04:07 PM

Aer Lingus aircraft returns to Shannon (RT** News)

An Aer Lingus A330 aircraft en route to New York made a return to Shannon this afternoon after the pilot detected a difficulty with cabin pressure. The plane landed safely at around 5.30pm and technical examination was carried out.

Posted at 03:51 PM

West Caribbean's Flights Suspended by Colombia Aviation Agency (Bloomberg.com)

Aug. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Colombia's West Caribbean Airways, the operator of the plane that crashed this week killing 160 people, was suspended from flying while the country's civil aviation authority investigates inspection reports on the company.

Posted at 03:12 PM

Morgan Stanley: Discover stays Will sell aircraft leasing business (Bangkok Post)

New York _ Morgan Stanley on Wednesday said it will keep its Discover credit card unit, resisting shareholder pressure to sell, and shed an aircraft leasing business hurt by the weakened airline industry.

Posted at 01:31 PM

Outsourcing Fuels Airline Reform (RedNova)

Aug. 18--Recent hard times in the airline industry have been very good to AAR Corp. and other aircraft maintenance firms. The future looks bright, too.

Posted at 01:22 PM

Airline catering strike threat averted (Sunday Business Post)

A strike threat by airline catering workers at Dublin Airport has been averted, it emerged tonight.

Posted at 01:07 PM

Without Batting An Eyelash : Airline soars higher with new Airbus 320s (INQ7.net)

WHEN I got the invite from the always-on-time airline, Cebu Pacific Air (CEB), I knew right away that a major happening was about to unfold.

Posted at 12:54 PM

Transaero may acquire short-haul aircraft (RosBusinessConsulting)

RBC, 18.08.2005, Moscow 19:36:18. Transaero Airlines is considering the possibility of acquiring up to 5 Russian short-haul aircraft (Russian Regional Jets), the company's general director Olga Pleshakova has reported.

Posted at 11:01 AM

RSAF C-130 aircraft arrive in Pekanbaru to help fight forest fires (Channel NewsAsia)

Two Singapore Armed Forces transport aircraft have arrived in Indonesia to help put out the forest fires there. The C-130 planes brought in equipment and 54 civil defence officers.

Posted at 10:42 AM

Just a sound idea to keep an aircraft up (Sydney Morning Herald)

There have been singing birthday cards, singing cowboys and even a singing detective. Next could be the singing aircraft, or at least planes with singing wings.

Posted at 09:36 AM

Delta in Talks for Financing If It Declares Bankruptcy ; Airline is Working Out Details With GE's Financing Unit (RedNova)

Delta Air Lines, which has lost money for the past four years, is seeking financing from its lenders that will allow it to keep flying if it declares bankruptcy, people familiar with the situation said. The airline, the third-largest U.S.

Posted at 09:19 AM

Research and Markets: Competition Versus Predation in Aviation Markets (RedNova)

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c22835) has announced the addition of Competition versus Predation in Aviation Markets to their offering Prior to liberalization, there was little scope for predatory behavior in the aviation market.

Posted at 09:16 AM

Connexion By Boeing Appoints Lianne Stein to Lead Commercial Aviation Business for In-Flight Internet Service (RedNova)

SEATTLE, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Connexion by Boeing announced today the appointment of Lianne Stein as vice president, Commercial Aviation Business.

Posted at 09:14 AM

BAE Systems*** aircraft passes first flight test (Nashua Telegraph)

NASHUA *** BAE Systems*** F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft passed its first flight test, the company announced Wednesday.

Posted at 08:52 AM

Research and Markets: Building Safe Systems in Aviation (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Building Safe Systems in Aviation to their offering

Posted at 08:38 AM

Research and Markets: Building Safe Systems in Aviation (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Building Safe Systems in Aviation to their offering

Posted at 08:37 AM

Aviation center enrollment open (The Oklahoman)

Aug 18, 2005: OKLAHOMA CITY -- Enrollment is being accepted for private and instrument pilot ground schools offered by the Oklahoma City Metro Tech Aviation Center, 5400 S MacArthur Blvd.

Posted at 08:31 AM

Qantas seeks new aircraft to replace aging fleet (Sydney Morning Herald)

Qantas is seeking a new wide-body aircraft to replace its ageing fleet of Boeing 767-300 planes. The airline today issued a request for aircraft makers Airbus and Boeing to tender for the provision of the new fleet, which will spearhead Qantas's international expansion.

Posted at 08:10 AM

Connexion by Boeing Appoints Lianne Stein to Lead Commercial Aviation Business for In-Flight Internet Service (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Connexion by Boeing announced today the appointment of Lianne Stein as vice president, Commercial Aviation Business. In this position, Stein will be responsible for Connexion's Commercial Aviation channel, which provides high-speed Internet service to commercial airlines worldwide.

Posted at 08:02 AM

Research and Markets: Competition versus Predation in Aviation Markets (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Competition versus Predation in Aviation Markets to their offering

Posted at 08:01 AM

U.S. aircraft workers decide to keep union at Boeing plants bought by Onex (Canadian Business)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Aircraft workers voted Wednesday to keep their union, which agreed to benefit cuts after Canada's Onex Corp. bought the Boeing Co.'s commercial airplane operations in Kansas and Oklahoma.

Posted at 07:37 AM

Airline's flights suspended after Venezuela crash (Guardian Unlimited)

World: Colombian government suspends opertions of airline whose plane crashed in Venezuela killing 160 people.

Posted at 07:34 AM

Minister orders strict safety checks on Thai aircraft (MCOT)

BANGKOK, Aug 18 (TNA) - Transport Minister Pongsak Ruktapongpisal has ordered agencies concerned to strictly check safety systems of all Thai aircraft following two foreign plane crashes earlier this week.

Posted at 07:00 AM

Baltimore Woman Dies In Greek Airline Crash (The WBAL Channel)

BALTIMORE -- A woman from Baltimore was on the Greek airplane that crashed on Sunday. Meropi "Popi" Sofocleous was a flight attendant on the Helios Airline flight that crashed into a mountain near Athens. Sofocleous graduated from the Institute of Notre Dame in 1998.

Posted at 06:47 AM

Airline safety records fuel fear; varying international standards raise questions about reliability (King County Journal)

PARIS -- A spate of plane disasters -- from deadly crashes in Greece and Venezuela to the landing accident that all passengers survived in Canada -- has revived questions about international airline safety and inspections.

Posted at 05:47 AM

Morgan Stanley to sell aircraft leasing; retain Discover unit (New Ratings)

NEW YORK, August 18 (newratings.com) Morgan Stanley (MWD.NYS) Wednesday announced that it had decided to retain its Discover credit card unit despite pressure from shareholders to sell it. The company also announced plans to sell its aircraft leasing business.

Posted at 05:18 AM

Outsourcing fuels airline reform (The Indianapolis Star)

Should Indiana schools be required to teach 'intelligent design' as an alternative to the theory of evolution? Recent hard times in the airline industry have been very good to AAR Corp. and other aircraft maintenance firms.

Posted at 03:31 AM

Australia's low-cost Virgin Blue airline issues profit warning (Channel NewsAsia)

SYDNEY : Australian low-cost airline Virgin Blue Holdings on Thursday issued a profit warning based on rising fuel costs.

Posted at 03:10 AM

EasyJet signs aircraft service deal (icWales)

BUDGET airline EasyJet signed a major aircraft maintenance deal yesterday, in a move expected to reduce its costs by more than **10m over the next year.

Posted at 02:48 AM

Pilots group had concerns on airline (Miami Herald)

Colombia's low-cost West Caribbean Airways canceled all its scheduled flights indefinitely as authorities in Venezuela struggled to recover the remains of all the 160 people killed when one of the airline's planes crashed there.

Posted at 02:46 AM

Aircraft workers decide to keep union that represents them (SanLuisObispo.com)

WICHITA, Kan. - Aircraft workers voted Wednesday to keep their union, which agreed to benefit cuts after a Canadian company bought the Chicago-based Boeing Co.'s commercial airplane operations in Kansas and Oklahoma.

Posted at 02:40 AM

Added airline likely for Stewart (Poughkeepsie Journal)

Another airline is likely to announce service at Stewart International Airport "very shortly," or at least before the year is up, airport managers said Wednesday.

Posted at 02:10 AM

UAV NEWS Unmanned Aircraft Capabilities Expanding In War On Terrorism (Space War UAV News)

Once used only for remote reconnaissance, unmanned aircraft technology has rapidly evolved in recent years. Such systems now feature strike capabilities and are being used for force-protection and signals-collection missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Posted at 01:53 AM

Aircraft Workers Decide to Keep Union (WJLA-TV Washington D.C.)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Aircraft workers voted Wednesday to keep their union, which agreed to benefit cuts after a Canadian company bought the Boeing Co.'s commercial airplane operations in Kansas and Oklahoma.During polling Wednesday, 58 percent of employees who voted chose to recertify the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, with a final count of 829 to 602. The union

Posted at 01:45 AM

Uzbek Aircraft Makers To Supply Three Planes To Azerbaijan (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Tashkent Aircraft Production Plant named after Chkalov (TAPOiCh) has signed an agreement with Azerbaijan Havo Yollari for the supply of three new modernised Il-76TD-90VD on the first day of MAKS-2005. MAKS is aviation show, which is regularly held in Russia. The show opened on 16 August.

Posted at 01:34 AM

UZBEK AIRCRAFT MAKERS TO SUPPLY THREE PLANES TO AZERBAIJAN (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Transport Tashkent Aircraft Production Plant named after Chkalov (TAPOiCh) has signed an agreement with Azerbaijan Havo Yollari for the supply of three new modernised Il-76TD-90VD on the first day of MAKS-2005. MAKS is aviation show, which is regularly held in Russia. The show opened on 16 August.

Posted at 01:33 AM

Officials: Airline safety figures not whole picture (Northwest Herald)

PARIS *** A spate of plane disasters *** from deadly crashes in Greece and Venezuela to the landing accident that all passengers survived in Canada *** has revived questions about international airline safety and inspections.

Posted at 01:03 AM

Aircraft Workers Decide to Keep Union (AP via Yahoo! News)

Aircraft workers voted Wednesday to keep their union, which agreed to benefit cuts after a Canadian company bought the Boeing Co.'s commercial airplane operations in Kansas and Oklahoma.

Posted at 12:34 AM

August 17, 2005

Airline screening hassles may be cut (HispanicBusiness.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 razor blades and small knives as well as limit patdown searches .

Posted at 11:52 PM

Glider flyers at odds with aviation officials (Gazette.Net)

Glider enthusiasts want their turf runway back at the Frederick Airport, and are taking the Federal Aviation Administration and the City of Frederick to federal court.

Posted at 11:08 PM

Etihad terminal on track

The new Etihad interim passenger terminal at Abu Dhabi airport is due to open by Q3 2005, according to a Gulf News report. Pre-qualification for design and construction contracts has started. It will be connected to the airport's main terminal and is expected to accommodate a large part of Etihad Airline's passenger traffic. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:41 PM

Jeddah airport new GM

Mazen bin Abdul Huda Khashoggi has been appointed as the new general manager of King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah. He takes over from Sami bin Sulaiman Maqbul who ran the airport for the past 20 years. Khashoggi was most recently GM of King Fahd International Airport in Dammam where he oversaw an expansion programme. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:38 PM

Airline's new rule: no checked pets - only carry-on, please (Kansas City Star)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - (KRT) - Taking your big dog home for the holidays? Not on US Airways. The airline said Wednesday it is banning live animals from cargo holds, part of an effort to simplify and align its policies with America West's before the scheduled merger of the carriers in six weeks.

Posted at 09:00 PM

Airline's new rule: no checked pets - only carry-on, please (Macon Telegraph)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - (KRT) - Taking your big dog home for the holidays? Not on US Airways. The airline said Wednesday it is banning live animals from cargo holds, part of an effort to simplify and align its policies with America West's before the scheduled merger of the carriers in six weeks.

Posted at 08:56 PM

Airline security is worth 'hassle' (USA Today)

As a person who travels every week for business and is therefore consistently subjected to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) "screening hassles," I read with great interest "TSA considers changes at checkpoints" (News, Monday).

Posted at 08:28 PM

3rd day of MAKS aerospace show is devoted to civil aviation (Itar-Tass)

ZHUKOVSKY, Moscow Region, August 18 (Itar-Tass) - The 3rd day of the international aerospace show MAKS-2005 here on Thursday is devoted to civil aviation.

Posted at 07:58 PM

Morgan Stanley's aircraft exit ends a rocky ride (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)

NEW YORK, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley's decision to leave the aircraft leasing industry is recognition of how a once lucrative niche has become an increasing source of trouble.

Posted at 07:22 PM

TIMCO Aviation Services, Inc. Announces Commencement of Offer for Early Conversion of Its Outstanding Senior and Junior (RedNova)

GREENSBORO, N.C., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TIMCO Aviation Services, Inc.

Posted at 06:35 PM

As aircraft leases rebound, Morgan Stanley sets sale (CBS Market Watch)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- With the global airline industry on the mend, Morgan Stanley announced it's looking to offload its aircraft leasing business at less than book value and could take a $1 billion after-tax charge for the sale as part of a corporate overhaul.

Posted at 05:56 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-17 22:58 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Oil decline paves way for airline gains - UPDATE 3 (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) --Falling crude oil prices helped airline stocks higher Wednesday afternoon with a rally by Northwest Airlines setting the pace after the morning's decline. The Amex Airline Index gained 2.7% to 50.41 points.

Posted at 05:39 PM

Oil decline paves way for airline gains (Investors.com)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) --Falling crude oil prices helped airline stocks higher Wednesday afternoon with a rally by Northwest Airlines setting the pace after the morning's decline.

Posted at 04:58 PM

Colombian airline under intense scrutiny after deadly crash (Channel NewsAsia)

MEDELLIN, Colombia : West Caribbean Airways was under intense scrutiny as a pilots group said it had warned authorities about the Colombian airline's safety before one of its planes crashed Tuesday, killing 160 people.

Posted at 04:40 PM

TIMCO Aviation Services, Inc. Announces Commencement of Offer for Early Conversion of its Outstanding Senior and Junior (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

TIMCO Aviation Services, Inc. today announced that it has commenced its previously announced offer to the holders of its 8% senior subordinated convertible PIK notes due 2006 and to the holders of its 8% junior subordinated convertible PIK notes due 2007 for an early conversion of their Notes into shares of the Company's authorized but unissued common stock .

Posted at 04:26 PM

Check-in bomb jokes fail to amuse airline (Stuff)

Christchurch Airport's top policeman wants travellers to stop making "stupid comments" and jokes about bombs in their luggage at airline check-in counters.

Posted at 04:24 PM

Ellington Field to house 12 new Predator aircraft units (BizJournals)

Houston will land about 450 new jobs when the U.S. Defense Department locates 12 new aircraft at Ellington Field, Gov. Rick Perry announced Wednesday.

Posted at 03:51 PM

Moroccan airline chooses Dreamliner (BizJournals)

Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Royal Air Maroc announced on Wednesday the singing of a memorandum of understanding where the Moroccan national airline will purchase up to five 787 Dreamliners.

Posted at 03:21 PM

Colombian airline under intense scrutiny after deadly crash (AFP via Yahoo! News)

West Caribbean Airways was under intense scrutiny as a pilots group said it had warned authorities about the Colombian airline's safety before one of its planes crashed Tuesday, killing 160 people.

Posted at 03:15 PM

KC Aviation Department taps Kuhn & Wittenborn (BizJournals)

Local agency Kuhn & Wittenborn Advertising has landed a new client in the Kansas City Aviation Department, the agency said Wednesday.

Posted at 03:11 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-17 19:56 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Oil decline paves way for airline gains - UPDATE 2 (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) - Falling crude oil prices helped airline stocks higher Wednesday afternoon with a rally by Northwest Airlines setting the pace after the morning's decline The Amex Airline Index gained 2.6% to 50.35 points.

Posted at 02:19 PM

Oil decline paves way for airline gains (Investors.com)

The Amex Airline Index ($XAL) gained 2.6% to 50.35 points. Crude oil futures fell below $65 a barrel and gasoline futures fell too but some traders questioned how long prices would remain weak. See full story.

Posted at 01:52 PM

Texas Coast To Be Patrolled By Unmanned Predator Aircraft (NBC 5 Dallas Fort Worth)

HOUSTON, Texas -- A dozen U.S. Predator aircraft will be based at Houston's Ellington Field for use in homeland security and border patrols. Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay made the announcement in Houston Wednesday.

Posted at 01:37 PM

Ellington Air Field to get squadron of unmanned aircraft (Austin American-Statesman)

HOUSTON *** A squadron of the unmanned aircraft used to ferret out Saddam Hussein will soon be based at Ellington Field, supplying officials with a bargaining chip to keep in place a fighter wing that has been recommended for transfer.

Posted at 01:10 PM

Police Raid the Offices of Airline Whose Plane Crashed in Greece (RedNova)

Police yesterday raided the offices of the Cypriot airline whose passenger jet crashed in Greece killing all 121 people on board.

Posted at 12:34 PM

Student arrested at airport free to resume aviation classes (USA Today)

A University of Oklahoma student accused of transporting an explosive device into Oklahoma City's Will Rogers World Airport last week is free to begin attending classes when the fall semester starts. He is one semester away from completing an aviation management degree, his lawyer Kent Eldridge said.

Posted at 12:22 PM

Check-in bomb jokes fail to amuse airline staff (Stuff)

Christchurch Airport's top policeman wants travellers to stop making "stupid comments" and jokes about bombs in their luggage at airline check-in counters.

Posted at 12:16 PM

Professional Aircraft inks deal with Atlantic Southeast Airlines (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)

Professional Aircraft Accessories Inc., an aircraft service company, has inked a five-year deal with Atlantic Southeast Airlines to provide landing

Posted at 11:37 AM

Houston's Ellington Field to get unmanned Predator aircraft (KVIA)

HOUSTON A dozen U-S Predator aircraft will be based at Houston's Ellington Field for use in homeland security and border patrols. Governor Rick Perry and U-S House Majority Leader Tom DeLay made the announcement in Houston today.

Posted at 11:37 AM

Houston company to oversee general aviation operations at Albany airport (BizJournals)

A management team from Million Air was settling in Wednesday in its first day of operating the general aviation arm of the Albany, N.Y., International Airport.

Posted at 10:28 AM

NASA and Industry Team Tests Aircraft Noise-Reducing Technologies (NASA)

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 10:06 AM

'Silent aircraft' design launched (BBC News)

Cambridge engineers launch their design of a new 'silent aircraft' which they want to test at Luton.

Posted at 09:05 AM

Brazilian aircraft to be used in Moscow air taxi project (Russian Information Agency Novosti)

ZHUKOVSKY (Moscow Region), August 17 (RIA Novosti) - The Brazilian-made Embraer-120 aircraft will be used by regional airlines as part of Moscow's air taxi project, Vladimir Davydov, the general director of the state-owned Atlant-Soyuz air company, said Wednesday at the MAKS 2005 air show.

Posted at 08:58 AM

Airline group SAS AB reports leap in second-quarter profit (Money Sense)

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Airline group SAS AB on Wednesday reported second-quarter profits of 499 million kronor ($64.8 million US), more than double the 147 million kronor for the period a year ago. It said increased passenger traffic helped boost profits.

Posted at 07:19 AM

InetrCon Doha, new sales director

The InterContinental Hotels Group has appointed Australian Trudy Bronya Moreno as director of sales and marketing at the InterContinental Doha. Moreno takes on the role having held a similar position in Malaysia. The InterContinental Doha is located in the West Bay area of the city. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 07:09 AM

Bookham boosts cashflow with aircraft leases (Compound Semiconductor Magazine)

Fiber-optic component vendor Bookham has freed up around $12 million in cash through a loan agreement with Deutsche Bank involving the sub-lease of aircraft.

Posted at 06:33 AM

AIRCRAFT RESTING PLACE: (Gulf Times)

AIRCRAFT RESTING PLACE: Excess commercial airplanes lie next to one another on the vast desert airfield, the Evergreen Air Centre in Marana, Arizona. More than 50 clients use the storage facility, which is billed as the world********s largest passenger jet storage facility.

Posted at 05:45 AM

Colombian Airline Says Its Planes Are Safe (AP via Yahoo! News)

The small Colombian airline whose plane crashed in Venezuela, killing 160 people, has a track record of mechanical and financial problems, but airline officials insisted they do not cut corners when it comes to safety.

Posted at 05:27 AM

'Silent aircraft' design launched (BBC News)

Cambridge engineers launch their design of a new 'silent aircraft' which they want to test at Luton.

Posted at 05:26 AM

66th Annual National Aviation Day Celebration honoring Orville Wright's Birthday (Outer Banks Sentinel)

On Friday, Aug. 19, 2005 National Aviation Day and Orville Wright's birthday will be celebrated at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.

Posted at 05:13 AM

Choosing best credit card for airline miles can be hard (Courier-Post)

Some consumers are evaluating their reward options. Airline cards vs. hotel cards. Fed up with the difficulty of cashing in miles for a desired flight, some travelers have stopped using airline-affiliated cards in favor of hotel-affiliated cards, which provide free stays.

Posted at 04:14 AM

Russia, India Sign US$350 MLN Aircraft Engine Deal (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

India and Russia Tuesday signed a US $ 350-million deal for the joint development, production and marketing of a new aircraft engine for use on the indigeneous Intermediate Jet Trainers HJT-36 and HJT-39

Posted at 03:00 AM

RUSSIA, INDIA SIGN US$350 MLN AIRCRAFT ENGINE DEAL (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Machinery / engineering India and Russia Tuesday signed a US $ 350-million deal for the joint development, production and marketing of a new aircraft engine for use on the indigeneous Intermediate Jet Trainers HJT-36 and HJT-39

Posted at 02:59 AM

LAN Peru an Official Host Country Airline For TravelMart LatinAmerica; Airline Offering Discounted Fares For All (dBusinessNews.com)

South Florida - South Florida -- As an official host country airline of this year's TravelMart LatinAmerica taking place September 14 - 16, 2005 in Lima, Peru, LAN Peru is offering special discounts on flights for all registered TravelMart delegates attending the conference who are traveling from the airline's U.S. gateways of Miami, New York and Los Angeles. Proof of paid registration must be

Posted at 02:23 AM

August 16, 2005

Airline crash in Venezuela kills all 160 aboard (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

A Colombian charter jet carrying tourists home from Panama to Martinique crashed in Venezuela on Tuesday after its engines failed, killing all 160 people aboard in one of the country's worst air disasters.

Posted at 11:07 PM

Oman travel tie up

International travel management company TQ3 Travel Solutions has entered into a partnership with Oman-based Shanfari Travel and Tourism. The partnership follows TQ3's recent acquisitions in Australia, New Zealand, India and Mexico, reported the Oman Daily Observer. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:18 PM

MAKS 2005 - International Aviation & Space Salon opened in Zhukovsky (Itar-Tass)

A group of multi-purpose fighters SU-30MK during an aerobatics performance at the MAKS 2005 - International Aviation & Space Salon in Zhukovsky.

Posted at 09:27 PM

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

CHEYENNE, Wyo., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. (BULLETIN BOARD: GLUX) today announced preliminary passenger traffic results for the month of July.

Posted at 08:02 PM

New aircraft orders could boost Magellan revenue growth by 7% in 2006: CEO (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

TORONTO (CP) - Magellan Aerospace Corp., one of Canada's biggest aircraft repair and services companies, said Tuesday it cautiously anticipates revenue growth in the coming year from a potential increase of commercial airliner orders.

Posted at 06:10 PM

China Reportedly Refitting Soviet Aircraft Carrier (NPR)

The Chinese Navy is repairing an ex-Soviet aircraft carrier, according to media reports. While it would require more work to make it functional, the vessel would be China's first carrier. Michele Norris talks with Andrew Koch of Jane's Defence Weekly .

Posted at 05:21 PM

Delta shares climb after regional airline sale (Investors.com)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Shares of Delta Air Lines rallied Tuesday after the struggling airline announced a deal to raise some much-needed cash through the sale of its Atlantic Southeast Airlines unit and cautioned that its financial woes were far from over.

Posted at 03:50 PM

SkyWest, Northwest push airline sector higher (Investors.com)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Airline stocks traded mostly higher Tuesday, with an upgraded Northwest Airlines stock and SkyWest Inc. up more than 10%.

Posted at 02:51 PM

Aviation Director Charges (WIBW-TV Topeka)

The former aviation director in Garden City will be sentenced in October after pleading no-contest to threatening and harassing women. 37-year-old Ron Hall served as head of the Garden City Regional Airport from September of 2003 until he resigned in March of this year.

Posted at 12:25 PM

All passengers dead in Venezuela crash-France (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

All passengers died when a West Caribbean airliner crashed on Tuesday near Venezuela's border with Colombia, France's civil aviation authority said.

Posted at 08:47 AM

Pemco Aviation Group Reports First Half 2005 Profit and a Reduced Loss for Second Quarter (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Pemco Aviation Group, Inc. , a leading provider of aircraft maintenance and modification services, today announced a lower 2005 second quarter net loss of $0.37 million compared with a net loss of $1.12 million in the second quarter of 2004, a decrease in the net loss of 67%.

Posted at 08:06 AM

Airline almost returns to normal after strike (The Buffalo News)

LONDON (AP) - British Airways said that it was almost back to business as usual Monday as it resumed all scheduled domestic and European flights, but analysts said the airline will not be so quick to shake off the negative effects of last week's ground-crew walkout.

Posted at 08:05 AM

Plane Crashes in Venezuela; 152 Aboard (AP via Yahoo! News)

A commercial airliner with 152 passengers aboard crashed in western Venezuela early Tuesday, an aviation official said. It wasn't immediately clear if anyone survived.

Posted at 07:53 AM

Putin flies to area of strategic aviation exercise (Itar-Tass)

CHKALOVSKY AIRPORT /Moscow region/, August 16 (Itar-Tass) - Russian President Vladimir Putin flew on board a Tu-160 bomber to the area of a military exercise involving strategic aviation and the Northern Fleet.

Posted at 07:45 AM

GF, SAA cooperation

Gulf Air and Saudi Arabian Airlines are extending their code share agreement. It now covers all flights between Bahrain, Abu Dhabi and Muscat airports, and King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah. The two carriers are also discussing more international destinations and frequent flyer privileges. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 07:37 AM

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) _ A passenger jet has crashed in western Venezuela. Aviation officials say they don't know the (WINK TV Southwest Florida)

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) _ A passenger jet has crashed in western Venezuela. Aviation officials say they don't know the fate of the 152 passengers on board.

Posted at 07:09 AM

Plane with 152 aboard crashes in Venezuela (USA Today)

An aviation official says a passenger jet has crashed in western Venezuela with 152 passengers on board.

Posted at 07:03 AM

Airline to offer free flights (Asia Times)

SEOUL - Asiana Airlines plans to offer free domestic flights Thursday as compensation for disruptions caused by a pilot strike and is to resume negotiations Tuesday with the pilots' union in the presence of a government arbitration body, the passenger airline said.

Posted at 07:01 AM

CARACAS, Venezuela--An aviation official says a passenger jet has crashed in western Venezuela with 152 passengers on (The Herald-Sun)

CARACAS, Venezuela--An aviation official says a passenger jet has crashed in western Venezuela with 152 passengers on board. Copyright 2005 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Posted at 06:51 AM

Gulf Air, PIA pact

Gulf Air and Pakistan International Airlines are working towards an alliance which could lead to a formal code share agreement. Gulf Air president James Hogan and PIA chairman Tariq Kirmani met to discuss future areas of cooperation including synchronising schedules over both the airline's main hubs. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:41 AM

Sino Swearingen Aircraft Becomes First New Company in 35 Years to Receive Final FAA TIA Approvals for New Twinjet (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corp. stunned the world of aviation with a major announcement today.

Posted at 06:36 AM

Fuel prices push airline into the red (Honolulu Advertiser)

Hawaiian Airlines posted a $4.5 million loss during the second quarter largely because of higher fuel prices. The state's largest airline, which emerged from bankruptcy reorganization June 2, said the loss reverses a $6.6 million net profit for the second quarter of 2004.

Posted at 06:28 AM

Dnata gets Iraqi Airways

Dnata has been appointed general sales agent for Iraqi Airways in Dubai and the Northern Emirates. Under the agreement Dnata will provide sales and marketing support and manage the airline's ticketing. Iraqi Airways is operating three flights a week between Baghdad and Dubai. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:25 AM

Aircraft makes emergency landing (ic Dunbartonshire)

A Loganair aircraft with 29 passengers flying to the island of Tiree on the west coast of Scotland was forced to turn back to Glasgow after the pilot smelled smoke.

Posted at 06:19 AM

SkyWest to buy airline (Saint George Spectrum)

ST. GEORGE -SkyWest Inc. announced Monday its agreement to acquire Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc., a wholly-owned regional airline subsidiary of Delta Air Lines Inc., for a purchase price of $425 million.

Posted at 06:16 AM

Tragedy airline flies in to Manchester (Manchester Online)

GRIEF: Relatives identify the bodies of loved-ones. THE airline at the centre of an investigation into a horrifying crash was due to fly one of its planes into Manchester Airport today.

Posted at 06:12 AM

TSA to Initiate Pilot Program For SecureLogic's Aviation Security Software in Major U.S. Airport (PrimeZone via Yahoo! Finance)

SecureLogic Corp. , a provider of enterprise software solutions for aviation security, has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration , a division of the Department of Homeland Security, to conduct a pilot program of its iScreen aviation security software at a U.S. airport to be determined.

Posted at 06:07 AM

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

Talkin' travel: Your airline questions answered

Posted at 05:59 AM

Russia's chances on the world aircraft market (Russian Information Agency Novosti)

MOSCOW, August 16 (RIA Novosti) - A decree establishing a unified aircraft building company in Russia could be signed during the MAKS 2005 aerospace show in the Moscow region, a leading business daily reported Tuesday.

Posted at 05:24 AM

Aircraft Production Base To Be Launched In Shijiazhuang (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

A letter of intent on strategic cooperation in building a general purpose aircraft production base in Shijiazhuang was signed among the Shijiazhang Aircraft Industrial Co., Hudson Electronic of United States and Shanghai Kaixuan Aviation Management Co..

Posted at 04:40 AM

AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION BASE TO BE LAUNCHED IN SHIJIAZHUANG (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Transport A letter of intent on strategic cooperation in building a general purpose aircraft production base in Shijiazhuang was signed among the Shijiazhang Aircraft Industrial Co., Hudson Electronic of United States and Shanghai Kaixuan Aviation Management Co..

Posted at 04:39 AM

Cabin Pressure Failure Requires Fast Action (Washington Post)

The loss of cabin pressure -- an apparent factor in the crash of a Helios Airways flight that killed 121 near Athens on Sunday -- is a rare event in commercial planes and requires a quick response, aviation experts said yesterday.

Posted at 02:30 AM

Asiana Airlines Publicly Apologizes (AP via Yahoo! News)

Asiana Airlines, South Korea's second-largest carrier, apologized to the nation Tuesday for disruptions caused during a 25-day walkout by pilots, the worst aviation industry strike in the country's history.

Posted at 02:24 AM

Saudi to issue tourist visas

Saudi Arabia will issue tourist visas from February 2006 to all prospective visitors regardless of their religion, according to local press reports. A source at the Foreign Ministry told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that the Kingdom must implement a visa programme to boost tourism and as part of its preparations to join the World Trade Organization. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 02:17 AM

Blown engine puts Airline History Museum's centerpiece in jeopardy (Jefferson City News Tribune)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Airline History Museum's star attraction can no longer fly -- and that might ground the museum for good, too. The museum at Kansas City's Wheeler Downtown Airport owns the only operational Lockheed Constellation in the United States.

Posted at 02:12 AM

MILTECH Northrop Grumman Completes Update of Navy Group II E-2C Aircraft (Space War UAV News)

Northrop Grumman has successfully completed integration of its avionics technology upgrade with commercial hardware to update the fleet of Group II E-2C aircraft for the U.S. Navy.

Posted at 02:10 AM

European press review (BBC News)

The latest developments in the German election campaign are the focus of attention in some European papers today. Elsewhere, a Norwegian title ponders the lessons to be learned from Sunday's aviation tragedy in Greece and a French daily considers the new Pope's style as he returns to Germany to take part in World Youth Day.

Posted at 01:19 AM

Two face aircraft fraud trial (Detroit News)

DEARBORN HEIGHTS -- Two Wayne County men accused of falsifying test results for a key component of the troubled V-22 Osprey aircraft will stand trial in Detroit, a federal judge has ruled.

Posted at 12:56 AM

Local company helps Greek airline after fatal crash (Houston Chronicle)

Helios Airways has called on a Houston company that specializes in helping businesses deal with the aftermath of mass disasters. By Monday, Kenyon International Emergency Services had a team of seven on the ground working with the airline and Greek authorities. Forty counselors and pathologists were also en route.

Posted at 12:52 AM

August 15, 2005

Delta announces the sale of regional airline (New Bern Sun Journal)

Delta Air Lines Inc. announced Monday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc., its wholly owned regional airline which provides commercial air service to the Kinston Regional JetPort.The company posted a...

Posted at 11:53 PM

No visit visa change

The UAE's Interior Ministry says no change has been made to the issue of visit visas, contrary to earlier media reports that a recent cabinet decision had overhauled the system. Legal adviser to the ministry, Rashid Al Khidhar, told Gulf News a visit visa is issued for two months for a fee of Dhs100, renewable for 30 days for an additional Dhs500. A recent amendment relates only to a special temporary work permit visa. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:08 PM

Police raid airline offices after crash (The Age)

Police have raided the offices of Cyprus' Helios Airways as part of their investigation into the airline after Sunday's crash in Greece which killed all 121 people on board.

Posted at 10:57 PM

UAE travel growth continues

Strong travel growth in the UAE is expected to continue to the end of the year, according to Sharjah National Travel & Tourist Agency. SNTTA has seen steady growth in business travel and a 20% surge in leisure travel over 2004. Holidaymakers are increasingly choosing affordable package tours to exotic locations, according to an official. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:56 PM

Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby 7s campaign starts on September 29 (Khaleej Times)

DUBAI *** Another legendary lunch will top the menu on September 29 at the Grand Hyatt, when the Dubai 7s Long Lunch kick-starts the promotional campaign for this year***s Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby 7s.

Posted at 10:55 PM

Ex-Employee Convicted of Museum Thefts (AP via Yahoo! News)

A former employee was convicted Monday of stealing two medals and a Mercury astronaut's boot from the National Museum of Naval Aviation and selling them on the Internet.

Posted at 10:33 PM

Police raid airline s offices in crash inquiry (The Herald)

POLICE raided the offices of a Cypriot airline last night as a criminal investigation was launched into a crash that killed 121 people near Athens.

Posted at 09:39 PM

Downer discusses airline access (The Age)

A review of aviation policy considering whether to allow Singapore Airlines to fly the trans-Pacific route is expected to be ready in two or three months, the federal government says.

Posted at 08:22 PM

Downer discusses airline access (AAP via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

A review of aviation policy considering whether to allow Singapore Airlines to fly the trans-Pacific route is expected to be ready in two or three months.

Posted at 08:10 PM

Blown engine puts Airline History Museum's centerpiece in jeopardy (Jefferson City News Tribune)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Airline History Museum's star attraction can no longer fly -- and that might ground the museum for good, too. The museum at Kansas City's Wheeler Downtown Airport owns the only operational Lockheed Constellation in the United States.

Posted at 07:51 PM

Police raid offices of death crash airline (Telegraph.co.uk)

Offices of the airline whose Boeing 737 crashed on Sunday killing all 121 aboard have been raided by police in Cyprus.

Posted at 07:50 PM

Greek Crash Puzzles U.S. Aviation Experts (AP via Yahoo! News)

U.S. aviation experts say they can't understand the behavior of the flight crew aboard a Cypriot airliner that crashed north of Athens after flying on autopilot for what could have been hours.

Posted at 07:16 PM

Delta to sell regional airline unit (CNN Money)

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc. said Monday it would sell its Atlantic Southeast Airlines Inc. regional airline unit, to Skywest Inc. for $425 million in cash, sending its shares skyrocketing after hours.

Posted at 05:16 PM

China Southern Chairman Outlines Further Charitable Giving Programs; Nation's Largest Airline Commitment ``Unwavering'' (RedNova)

China Southern Airlines (NYSE: ZNH) (HKSE: 1055) (SHA: 600029) - www.cs-air.com/en - with the largest and most technically advanced airline fleet in The People's Republic of China, is pleased to outline its goals through its newly announced charitable giving programs.

Posted at 05:11 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-15 22:42 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Airline sector turns mixed, but Delta's shares lag - UPDATE (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- The airline sector closed lower Monday as investors retreated from shares of Delta Air Lines after a weekend report that the carrier is working to line up bankruptcy financing.

Posted at 05:08 PM

Police raid Cypriot airline's offices after crash (The New Zealand Herald)

Police have raided the offices of Cyprus' Helios Airways as part of an investigation into the airline after Sunday's crash which killed 121 people, state radio said today.

Posted at 04:51 PM

Global Aircraft Solutions Announces 5 Year Exclusive Maintenance Contract with the New Low-Cost Mexican Airline AVOLAR (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Global Aircraft Solutions, Inc. today announced that through its wholly owned subsidiary, Hamilton Aerospace Technologies, Inc. , it has signed an exclusive 5 year maintenance contract with an option for 5 additional years with the new low-cost Mexican airline, AVOLAR.

Posted at 03:29 PM

Crash airline offers compo (The Australian)

THE private Cypriot airline whose Boeing 737 crashed in Greece yesterday, killing 121 people, announced today its intention to provide initial compensation of euro 20,000 ($32,291) per passenger.

Posted at 03:28 PM

Global Aircraft Solutions Inc. (GACF) Announces Second Quarter Financial Results (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Global Aircraft Solutions Inc.

Posted at 03:21 PM

Ace Aviation Holdings Inc. announces senior management appointments (CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance)

Robert Milton, Chairman, President and CEO of ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. today announced the following key executive appointments that support the Corporation's strategic business objectives.

Posted at 03:01 PM

Cyprus police raid airline's offices after crash (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Police have raided the offices of Cyprus' Helios Airways as part of an investigation into the airline after one of its planes crashed in Greece killing all 121 people on board, state radio said.

Posted at 02:39 PM

Cops in Cyprus Raid Airline Offices (Fox News)

Police in Cyprus raid offices of Helios Airways in the coastal city of Larnaca, a day after one of the company's passenger jets crashed near Athens, killing all 121 people on board.

Posted at 02:15 PM

Companies lodge federal complaint against Miami-Dade (BizJournals)

Two Miami aviation companies said they have filed an economic discrimination complaint against Miami-Dade County with the federal government in Washington, D.C.

Posted at 01:44 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-08-15 19:15 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Airline sector turns mixed, but Delta's shares lag - UPDATE (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- With the airline sector trading lower Monday, investors retreated from shares of Delta Air Lines after a weekend report that the carrier's working on lining up bankruptcy financing.

Posted at 01:37 PM

TSA considering plan to reduce airline screening hassles (KATU)

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 razorblades and small knives as well as limit patdown searches.

Posted at 12:58 PM

757-200PCF Freighter Gains Civil Aviation of China Certification (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Precision Conversions, LLC is pleased to announce that the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China has issued a Validation of Supplemental Type Certificate for the Precision Conversions 757-200PCF freighter conversion.

Posted at 11:10 AM

Radixx International Prepares for Expansion of Airline Customer Base Via Acquisition of New World Headquarters in (RedNova)

Leading Next-Generation Airline Reservations System Innovator Purchases 10-acre Complex Adjacent To Orlando International Airport Radixx International, Inc., a leading provider of new-generation reservations hosting services to more than 30 airlines on six continents, announced plans to open a new center of corporate operations to underscore its commitment to the continued growth in its worldwide

Posted at 11:00 AM

Aviation Week Contrails Launched As New E-Zine for Aviation Enthusiasts to Capture Personal Experiences of Flight (RedNova)

NEW YORK, Aug.

Posted at 10:51 AM

Fly away, or stay on board airline card? (Miami Herald)

Fly away, or stay on board airline card? Bank of America Corp. is parting ways with the US Airways Dividend Miles credit card. Should you? The answer, of course, depends on your spending and travel habits, and what you want from a credit card.

Posted at 09:28 AM

Mystery at 35,000 Feet: What Caused Plane Crash in Greece? (ABC News)

ABC News Aviation Analyst: Oxygen a Problem, But Probably Not the Only Cause

Posted at 08:59 AM

Minister justifies spending R10bn on aircraft (Mail and Guardian)

Minister of Defence Mosiuoa Lekota has justified the expenditure of R10-billion on the new A400 military transport aircraft, saying the Hercules C-130 aircraft currently in use is heading towards the end of its operational life -- in 2015.

Posted at 08:23 AM

U.S. considers easing air passenger screening (The Buffalo News)

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 razor blades and small knives as well as limit pat-down searches.

Posted at 08:12 AM

Greek crash airline grounds planes (Mail and Guardian)

The Cypriot airline that owned the plane that crashed into a Greek mountain on Sunday, killing all 121 people on board, grounded all of its aircraft on Monday.

Posted at 08:06 AM

Aviation Week Contrails Launched as New E-Zine for Aviation Enthusiasts to Capture Personal Experiences of Flight (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Aviation Week Group has launched a new electronic magazine that showcases gripping, personal flying tales as told by aviators across the flying spectrum -- astronauts, military and civil pilots, combat aircrews, air traffic controllers, mechanics and aircraft designers.

Posted at 07:12 AM

Northrop Grumman Completes Update of Navy Group II E-2C Aircraft with Avionics Technology Upgrade (PrimeZone via Yahoo! Finance)

Northrop Grumman Corporation has successfully completed integration of its avionics technology upgrade with commercial hardware to update the fleet of Group II E-2C aircraft for the U.S.

Posted at 06:48 AM

American Airlines to Introduce New Lie-Flat Business Class Seats on 767-300, 777 Aircraft (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

American Airlines today announced plans to install new lie-flat seats and enhanced inflight entertainment in the Business Class cabin on all Boeing 767-300s and Boeing 777 aircraft.

Posted at 06:42 AM

Baseball: Komadai surges ahead at national high school c'ship (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News)

_ Defending champion Komadai Tomakomai inched closer toward its second consecutive summer title with a 13-1 rout over Japan Aviation to reach the quarterfinals of the national high school baseball championship on Monday.

Posted at 06:25 AM

Minister justifies spend on military aircraft (Business Report)

Johannesburg - South Africa's Defence Minister Mosiuoa Lekota has justified the expenditure of R10 billion on new Airbus A400 military transport aircraft, saying the Hercules C-130 aircraft currently in use were heading towards the end of their operational lives - in 2015.

Posted at 06:14 AM

Loss of air pressure may be blamed (The Tucson Citizen)

Aviation experts say it's too early to say why the flight from Cyprus to Athens slammed into a mountain, killing all 121 aboard. But investigators will focus on whether the jet lost the air pressure that allows people to fly in comfort above 30,000 feet.

Posted at 06:07 AM

A little advice for U.S. carriers, from a friend up north (USA Today)

The U.S. airline industry is in grave financial straits. But north of the border there is good news. Air Canada, which went into bankruptcy in April, 2003, has now emerged and is solvent again, and its CEO has some advice for U.S. carriers.

Posted at 05:08 AM

CYPRUS AIRCRAFT CRASH KILLS 121 (AzerTag)

Cyprus Minister of Communications and Works Haris Thrassou said here today that the fatal aircraft of Helios Airways that crashed near Athens on August 14 had a clean bill of health. He said there is no indication that the aircraft came down as a result of a terrorist attack.

Posted at 04:01 AM

INDUSTRY REPORT: Aviation -- British Airways recovers (Detroit Free Press)

British Airways PLC said it was operating 95% of scheduled flights from Heathrow Airport on Sunday, two days after the end of a ground-crew walkout that stranded more than 100,000 passengers during the peak of the summer season.

Posted at 03:42 AM

Ulster's own airline set for take-off next year (Belfast Telegraph)

A group of Ulster entrepreneurs is hatching plans to launch a new airline that will be based in Northern Ireland, The Belfast Telegraph has learned. Sources close to the group said it has secured financial backing for the project and its services will take off next summer.

Posted at 03:38 AM

Exec's excess is latest trend (Denver Post)

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. chief executive Michael Snyder isn't the first high-ranking business leader to become entangled in controversy surrounding aircraft use and spending accounts. Some of the biggest business scandals in recent years have involved - at least to some degree - personal spending of company funds by top executives.

Posted at 02:27 AM

INDIA NEWS New Indian Anti-Hijack Policy Allows Shooting-Down Of Rogue Planes (Space War UAV News)

India has finalised a policy to deal with the hijacking of airliners that rules out negotiations with hijackers and allows the shooting down of aircraft deemed to have been turned into "missiles", media reported Sunday.

Posted at 02:25 AM

AEROSPACE Airbus Considers Building Manufacturing Plant In China (Space War UAV News)

European aircraft maker Airbus is considering setting up a manufacturing plant in China, building on its relationship with one of the world's leading aviation markets, state media reported Sunday.

Posted at 02:25 AM

AEROSPACE Airbus Considers Building Manufacturing Plant In China (Space War UAV News)

European aircraft maker Airbus is considering setting up a manufacturing plant in China, building on its relationship with one of the world's leading aviation markets, state media reported Sunday.

Posted at 02:15 AM

Cobham Wins $200 Million Order for Boeing 787 Aircraft Parts (Bloomberg.com)

U.K. Aug. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Cobham Plc, a U.K. maker of midair refueling systems for aircraft, said it won a contract worth as much as $200 million from Boeing Co. to provide parts for the U.S. airline maker's new 787 Dreamliner.

Posted at 01:58 AM

India pledges peace, prosperity on independence day (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Protected by anti-aircraft guns, snipers and bullet-proof glass, India's prime minister marked Monday's anniversary of independence promising to fight poverty and boost growth in the world's largest democracy.

Posted at 01:31 AM

Two face aircraft fraud trial (Detroit News)

DEARBORN HEIGHTS -- Two Wayne County men accused of falsifying test results for a key component of the troubled V-22 Osprey aircraft will stand trial in Detroit, a federal judge has ruled.

Posted at 01:28 AM

SriLankan Airlines online bookings

SriLankan Airlines has introduced Internet reservations for travellers out of Dubai, and plans to bring the service to other Middle East centres by the end of summer. The airline is launching added flights to the Middle East, Europe, the Far East, and India as it takes delivery of new aircraft in winter. Visit www.srilankan.aero. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 01:09 AM

Competing airports (BizJournals)

Diane Paholke, president of Pro-Flight Aviation Inc., wants to lure corporate jets away from Boeing Field to a new destination -- Renton Municipal Airport.

Posted at 12:43 AM

Regal's revenue, recognition soar (BizJournals)

Fixed-base operator and aircraft charter provider Regal Aviation at Dallas Love Field said its first half revenue for 2005 jumped 34% over the same period in 2004.

Posted at 12:42 AM

Jet fuel attracts road tax (BizJournals)

NORTHEAST FLORIDA -- A provision in the massive federal highway spending bill could make corporate aviation more expensive by requiring general aviation operators to pay taxes meant for truckers. In the process, the measure could divert millions of dollars in fuel taxes from the federal Airport and Airway Trust Fund to its sister Highway Trust Fund.

Posted at 12:41 AM

NWA cargo revenue soars as airline pushes online booking (BizJournals)

Northwest Airlines Corp. has plenty to worry about these days: mounting losses, a looming mechanics strike and the threat of a bankruptcy filing later this year.

Posted at 12:36 AM

Qatar Airways flies to Berlin

Qatar Airways will start operating flights from Doha to Berlin from 15 December, as part of a route expansion programme it is undertaking over the next 18 months. The airline will operate four flights a week using an Airbus A319 aircraft in a two-class configuration of eight seats in business class and 102 in economy class. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:29 AM

WorldNetDaily: Is China building aircraft carrier? (WorldNet Daily)

Is China building aircraft carrier? Is China building aircraft carrier?

Posted at 12:20 AM

August 14, 2005

MALAYSIA'S AIRASIA OBTAINS LOANS FOR AIRCRAFT PURCHASE (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Banking / finance AirAsia Berhad (KLSE:5099) Friday said it has obtained US$1.2 billion in loans at competitive rates from financial institutions for the purchase of aircraft.

Posted at 11:39 PM

Malaysia's Airasia Obtains Loans For Aircraft Purchase (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

AirAsia Berhad (KLSE:5099) Friday said it has obtained US$1.2 billion in loans at competitive rates from financial institutions for the purchase of aircraft.

Posted at 11:38 PM

Air-India Express, Bahrain flights

Air-India Express will take over Air India's routes to Bahrain from April 2006. The airline says flights from Kochi, Mumbai and New Delhi will be up to 25% cheaper than the regular full-service flights now operated. The flights will be serviced by Boeing 737-800 aircraft. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:51 PM

Experts say lack of oxygen is the 'most probable cause' of accident (The Scotsman)

AVIATION experts last night agreed a lack of oxygen or decompression appeared to be the most likely causes of yesterday's crash in Greece.

Posted at 08:46 PM

AIRLINE'S SAFETY PLEDGE (Daily Record)

HELIOS regularly fly thousands of Britons on budget trips to Cyprus The low-cost carrier were established as the first independent, privately owned airline in Cyprus in 1999.

Posted at 07:40 PM

TSA may loosen ban on razorblades, knives (USA Today)

The federal agency charged with aviation security is considering major changes in how it screens airline passengers, including proposals that would lift the ban on carrying razorblades and small knives as well as limit patdown searches. The TSA will meet later this month to discuss the plan.

Posted at 07:26 PM

Vets Mark V-J Anniversary On The Intrepid (1010wins.com)

(1010 WINS) (NEW YORK) The 60th anniversary of the end of World War II was marked on Sunday like others before it *** with patriotic anthems, a memorial wreath tossed into the Hudson River, a flyover by vintage aircraft and a swing band playing "In the Mood" and other 1940s favorites.

Posted at 07:00 PM

Airline experts baffled by crash (Stuff)

LONDON: Airline experts were at a loss to explain how a Cypriot plane carrying 121 people could have crashed on Sunday after apparently losing cabin pressure or oxygen but said it was likely to be a combination of factors.

Posted at 05:32 PM

Govt to revamp aviation rules (The Times of India)

Did you know that every time a commercial jet starts its engine for a flight, an attendant is positioned next to the plane with a mobile fire extinguisher?

Posted at 04:46 PM

Hindujas revive interest in aviation business (The Times of India)

The Hindujas are back to their favourite passion: Aviation.

Posted at 04:43 PM

LA NUEVA CUBA (La Nueva Cuba)

Is China building a carrier? Research Dept. Chinese shipyard workers have been repairing a badly damaged ex-Russian aircraft carrier and have repainted it with the country's military markings, raising the question once again of whether China is pursuing longer-term plans to field its first carrier.

Posted at 04:01 PM

Decompression Suspected in Greece Crash (AP via Yahoo! News)

The Cypriot airliner that crashed Sunday in Greece, killing all 121 people on board, may have experienced a catastrophic loss of cabin pressure that rapidly starved the pilots of oxygen, aviation experts said.

Posted at 03:58 PM

Soldier pleads guilty to smuggling drugs from Colombia (News 8 Austin)

Specialist Francisco Rosa pleaded guilty to smuggling cocaine from Colombia into the U.S. on military aircraft.

Posted at 02:32 PM

Plane Spotters Descend on City (The Moscow Times)

The Seventh Moscow Aviation and Space Show, MAKS 2005, kicks off Tuesday at the Zhukovsky airfield in the Moscow region, with this year's event boasting a record number of exhibitors.

Posted at 02:24 PM

Veterans mark the end of WWII aboard former carrier (Newsday.com)

NEW YORK -- The 60th anniversary of the end of World War II was marked on Sunday like others before it _ with patriotic anthems, a memorial wreath tossed into the Hudson River, a flyover by vintage aircraft and a swing band playing "In the Mood" and other 1940s favorites.

Posted at 01:39 PM

Airline experts baffled by Cypriot plane crash (SABC News)

Airline experts were at a loss to explain how a Cypriot plane carrying 121 people could have crashed today after apparently losing cabin pressure or oxygen but said it was likely to be a combination of factors.

Posted at 12:33 PM

Agency considers relaxing airline checkpoints (Columbia Daily Tribune)

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 razor blades and small knives as well as limit pat-down searches.

Posted at 12:33 PM

Blown engine puts airline museum's centerpiece in jeopardy (Kansas City Star)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Airline History Museum's star attraction can no longer fly - and that might ground the museum for good, too. The museum at Kansas City's Wheeler Downtown Airport owns the only operational Lockheed Constellation in the United States.

Posted at 12:19 PM

Aviation security agency may lift ban on knives (CTV.ca)

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 11:34 AM

Decompression suspected as cause (CNN.com)

The crash occurred in a mountainous area north of Athens. LONDON, England (AP) -- The Cypriot airliner that crashed Sunday killing all 121 people onboard may have experienced a catastrophic loss of cabin pressure that starved the pilots of oxygen, aviation experts said.

Posted at 10:09 AM

AIRLINE CHANGES (KFDX Newscenter 3)

The Transportation Security Administration is looking at ways to improve the efficiency of airport security for the nation`s two million airline passengers. According to the Washington Post, several proposals are being considered.

Posted at 08:42 AM

TSA May Loosen Ban on Razorblades, Knives (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 07:28 AM

FAA Orders a Closer Look at Contracts (Washington Post)

Debra Srite got an odd phone call a month after starting her new job at the Federal Aviation Administration last year.

Posted at 06:11 AM

India: Hijacked Planes Can Be Shot (CBS News)

The Indian government approved a new law permitting aviation authorities the right to shoot down commercial airplanes if they are headed toward a strategic location, such as the president's residence or Parliament, an Indian newspaper reported.

Posted at 05:01 AM

U.S. considers relaxing airport security checks (Chicago Sun-Times)

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 pat-down searches.

Posted at 04:35 AM

New Indian anti-hijack policy allows shooting-down of rogue planes (AFP via Yahoo! News)

India has finalised a policy to deal with the hijacking of airliners that rules out negotiations with hijackers and allows the shooting down of aircraft deemed to have been turned into "missiles", media reported.

Posted at 03:21 AM

Near miss for Aer Lingus aircraft (RT** News)

It has emerged that an Aer Lingus plane came withing 50 feet of colliding with another jet while taking off from Boston Logan Airport in June.

Posted at 02:42 AM

Plan aims to ease screening hassles (Sun-Sentinel)

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 02:14 AM

Soldier Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Cocaine (ABC News)

Soldier Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Cocaine Into the U.S. Using Military Aircraft

Posted at 02:14 AM

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 02:00 AM

TSA May Loosen Ban on Razorblades, Knives (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 01:45 AM

BA resumes UAE flights

British Airways flights out of the UAE have resumed after a strike by ground staff at Heathrow on Thursady threw the airline's scheduling into chaos, stranding 700 travellers in Dubai. BA was forced to cancel 21 flights from Dubai and Abu Dhabi to London's Heathrow airport. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:14 AM