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September 03, 2005

Etihad heading to Toronto

Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways is set to start flying to Toronto three times a week from October 31. This will be the first time that an airline from the UAE has flown to Canada and marks the beginning of transatlantic services for the recently created state airline. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:28 PM

Army plans expansion of aviation wing by buying 197 choppers (Press Trust of India)

New Delhi, Sept 4 (PTI) In its major drive underway to modernise all arms -- Infantry, Armour, Artillery and Mechanised units -- Army has finalised plans to expand its aviation wing with acquisition of 197 light helicopters as also to equip itself with light helicopter gunships for use in high-altitude areas.

Posted at 11:12 PM

RAK ferry to Kish, Qesham

Ras Al Khaimah will open a ferry service to Kish and Qesham islands off Iran this month, reported Gulf News. The port has bought two $600,000 high-speed passenger ferries which can each carry 38 passengers. The journey is expected to cost around Dhs250. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:07 PM

Local Soldiers Deploy South (R News)

Throughout the Labor Day Weekend local members of the New York National Guard will deploy south to help with the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. The New York Amy National Guard Aviation units are sending more than 120 soldiers to assist with hurricane relief efforts.

Posted at 07:46 PM

Airport plan hits turbulence (Hindustan Times)

India's efforts to build ***world-class*** airports at Mumbai and Delhi have run into turbulence within a week of the civil aviation ministry releasing an 800-page final 'transaction' document that sets the stage for technical and financial bids by September 15.

Posted at 05:47 PM

Boeing strike continues (Capital News 9)

Mechanics from Northwest Airlines have been off the job for almost three weeks. And now, employees from another part of the aviation industry said they're fed up with their contracts too.

Posted at 02:49 PM

Nation: A sequel to Katrina is all too thinkable (The Fresno Bee)

A broken levee wall along with several sand bags weighing nearly 7,000 pounds are seen from a view aboard a U.S. Army Chinhook helicopter with Bravo Company 2-4 Aviation, 4th Infantry Division out of Fort Hood, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005 in New Orleans.

Posted at 01:57 PM

Airline Ticket Contribution to Finance Development (EuropaWorld)

A European Commission staff working paper published this week contains an analysis of how a solidarity contribution on airline tickets might be used by EU Member States as a source of development aid in order to help achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Posted at 01:37 PM

Feds investigating safety allegations at Northwest (AberdeenNews.com)

MINNEAPOLIS - Federal agencies are investigating safety allegations at Northwest Airlines, where union mechanics went on strike two weeks ago. The allegations were raised by a maintenance inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration who has been reassigned to a desk job.

Posted at 12:34 PM

Katrina Relief - Canada's Response: Canadian Forces Aircraft Transports Canadian Red Cross Personnel to Texas (U.S. Newswire via Yahoo! News)

At the request of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (PSEPC), a Canadian Forces aircraft will depart 8 Wing/CFB Trenton at approximately 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 3, to transport 27 Red Cross personnel to Houston, Texas. The Red Cross personnel will then proceed to the area affected by Hurricane Katrina to render assistance.

Posted at 12:21 PM

Airline passengers left in the air when traffic controller sleeps in (ABC 13 Texas)

A sleepy air traffic controller left dozens of airline passengers up in the air over Australia's national capital after oversleeping and arriving late at work.

Posted at 10:00 AM

Airline blacklists derided in Europe (Gulf Times)

GENEVA: Airline blacklists issued this week by France, Belgium and Switzerland do not go far enough to address safety concerns after a string of deadly air crashes, European media and analysts said yesterday.

Posted at 04:39 AM

AIRLINE SERVICE: Dorgan: Northwest to consider Grand Forks presentation (Grand Forks Herald)

Northwest officials agreed to take a "good, hard look" at proposals by North Dakota cities that encouraged the airline not to cut services as it is planning, Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., said Friday.

Posted at 03:05 AM

Aviation fuel tax shouldn't take off (icWales)

THIS week Hurricane Katrina has wreaked havoc in the southern United States. The disaster emphasises the two biggest issues facing the aviation industry today.

Posted at 02:50 AM

Performance Support Software Helps Apache Helicopter Technicians Troubleshoot Aircraft Survivability Equipment 50% (PR Web)

Army aircraft technicians who use MaintenanceMax performance support system (PSS) software to help them perform troubleshooting on Apache helicopters work 50% faster than technicians who use standard Electronic Technical Manuals, according to a recent test conducted at the United States Army Aviation Logistics School (USAALS) located in Fort Eustis, Virginia. [PRWEB Sep 3, 2005]

Posted at 02:09 AM

September 02, 2005

Court seals airline deal (Winston-Salem Journal)

ALEXANDRIA, Va. A federal court approved a deal between US Airways Group Inc. and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. yesterday that resolves the agency's nearly $2.7 billion in claims in the bankruptcy case and ensures its support for the airline's reorganization plan.

Posted at 11:48 PM

Report: Better way needed to track airline passengers exposed to diseases in flight (North County Times)

WASHINGTON -- Federal health officials need better access to airline passenger lists so they can quickly locate those who may have been exposed to infectious diseases during a flight, a major gap in the nation's border defenses, says a new report.

Posted at 10:37 PM

General Atomics to build unmanned aircraft for border patrol (San Diego Daily Transcript via Yahoo! News)

San Diego-based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (News) announced that it has been awarded a $14.1 million contract for the first Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection unmanned aircraft system.

Posted at 07:21 PM

France will begin airline tax to fight HIV next year (The Advocate)

France plans a tax on airline tickets next year to finance the global struggle against poverty and diseases that are ravaging the developing world, including AIDS, French president Jacques Chirac announced this week.

Posted at 06:08 PM

Chirac Announces France Will Begin Airline Tax To Provide Funding for HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria Next Year (Medical News Today)

The French government next year plans to implement a tax on airline tickets to help fund the global fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, President Jacques Chirac said on Monday, the...

Posted at 06:07 PM

Court OKs US Airways Aircraft Sales (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

US Airways Group Inc. on Friday said the bankruptcy court approved its proposed sales of Embraer regional jet aircraft and slot assets to Republic Airways Holdings Inc. for $100 million in cash.

Posted at 05:42 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-09-02 22:01 GMT: Airline stocks weaken Friday, lose ground on the week (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks closed mostly lower on Friday, with the Amex Airline Index off 0.6% to 44.35 points. With energy prices spurred by Hurricane Katrina, the index lost 8.5% on the week. Northwest Airlines lost almost 9% on Friday to $3.63 and is down 29% on the week.

Posted at 04:34 PM

MedAire Offers Medical Assistance to Katrina-Affected Aviation and Maritime Industries (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

With FEMA and other federal, state and local agencies providing aid to Louisiana, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi, health and security assistance provider MedAire, Inc. has set up special assistance capabilities for those affected within the aviation and maritime industries.

Posted at 04:32 PM

Oil jitters take toll on airline stocks (Investors.com)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Airline stocks fell Friday after Northwest Airlines said that it expects a 50% higher fuel bill this year for a total of $3.3 billion and Delta Air Lines shares drifted into penny-stock territory.

Posted at 04:21 PM

Pakistan acquires 8 US aircraft (AngolaPress)

ISLAMABAD, 09/01 - Pakistan Navy (PN) has acquired eight P-3C Orion aircraft from the United States, said a PN statement issued Wednesday in the southern port city of Karachi.

Posted at 04:04 PM

General Atomics to build unmanned aircraft for border patrol (San Diego Daily Transcript via Yahoo! News)

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. announced that it has been awarded a $14.1 million contract for the first Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection unmanned aircraft system.

Posted at 01:38 PM

Boeing Machinists Strike, Halting Aircraft Production (Update9) Listen (Bloomberg.com)

Sept. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Boeing Co.'s 18,300 machinists went on strike for the first time in 10 years after rejecting the company's wage and benefit offer, shutting down production at the world's biggest aircraft maker.

Posted at 12:12 PM

Canadian aircraft assists search, as U.S. equipment needed for Katrina (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

HALIFAX (CP) - A Canadian Aurora aircraft is assisting the U.S. Coast Guard in the search for a man believed overboard from a tanker in waters south of Nova Scotia.

Posted at 11:41 AM

Military Pilot Training Enters a New Era With Rollout of the First Production T-50 Advanced Jet Trainer Aircraft (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Training systems for military aircraft pilots entered a new era on August 30, 2005, when Korea Aerospace Industries rolled out the first production version of the T-50 Golden Eagle advanced jet trainer.

Posted at 11:13 AM

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

Moog Inc. Chairman and CEO, Robert T. Brady, and CFO, Robert R. Banta, will present at Gabelli & Company's Aircraft Supplier Conference on Friday, September 9, 2005.

Posted at 11:09 AM

Aerospace Online News for aviation professionals (Aerospace Online)

9/2/2005 Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH -- A national aviation treasure and widely recognized symbol of American bravery and heroism during World War II is being relocated to the world's largest and oldest military aviation museum.

Posted at 10:33 AM

Private Rwandan Airline: Ban Unfair (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

A Rwandan cargo carrier says Belgium has unfairly banned it, but Belgium says the airline needs to improve safety -- and that one of its two planes has been grounded in Brussels for more than a week after failing checks.

Posted at 10:19 AM

Katrina's Impact on Airline Industry (NPR)

The airline industry is already hurting, and now it must weather the impact of Hurricane Katrina. David Field of Airline Business magazine, talks about the rise in jet fuel prices and the interruption of airline service in parts of the American southeast.

Posted at 09:57 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-09-02 15:16 GMT: Airline index dips as Northwest slumps after fuel caution (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- The Amex Airline Index fell 0.1% to 44.56 points Friday morning as Northwest Airlines said that it expects a 50% higher fuel bill this year for a total of $3.3 billion.

Posted at 09:49 AM

South Valley: Airline opening quite a scene (The Fresno Bee)

Customers crowd the ticket counter of Visalia Municipal Airport's new carrier, Scenic Air, Thursday to purchase specially priced airfares to Las Vegas. The fare was part of the grand opening festivities for the airline.

Posted at 09:00 AM

Boeing Machinists Strike, Halting Aircraft Production (Update7) Listen (Bloomberg.com)

Sept. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Boeing Co.'s 18,300 machinists went on strike for the first time in 10 years after rejecting the company's wage and benefit offer, shutting down production at the world's biggest aircraft maker.

Posted at 07:48 AM

Russia ready to send transport aircraft with equipment to New Orleans immediately - defense minister (The Russia Journal Daily)

MOSCOW *** Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said Friday Russia was ready to send heavy transport aircraft with equipment at a moment's notice to help New Orleans deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which hit the southern region of the United States on August 29.

Posted at 07:12 AM

02-09-2005: Taiwan airline gets OK to fly over China airspace (The Edge Daily)

Taiwan's China Airlines has received permission from China to fly over mainland airspace starting next week, the airline said on Sept 2, in the latest sign of easing tensions.

Posted at 06:42 AM

Taiwan airline gets OK to fly over China airspace (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)

TAIPEI, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Taiwan's China Airlines has received permission from China to fly over mainland airspace starting next week, the airline said on Friday, in the latest sign of easing tensions.

Posted at 06:16 AM

Qatar Airways Unveils First Doha 2006 Games Branded Aircraft (Bernama)

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 2 (Bernama) -- Qatar Airways, the official airline for the 15th Asian Games Doha 2006, and the Doha Asian Games Organising Committee Friday unveiled the first Qatar Airways Airbus A330 themed aircraft to promote the biggest ever sporting event to be staged in the region.

Posted at 06:14 AM

EU aid tax may hit airline profits (CNN.com)

A tax on tickets could curb demand for air travel. BRUSSELS, Belgium (Reuters) -- A mandatory European Union levy on airline tickets to boost aid to Africa could curb demand for air travel and significantly hit airline profitability, a study by the European Commission showed on Thursday.

Posted at 05:24 AM

European Airline Stocks Rise, Led by Air France; L'Oreal Falls (Bloomberg.com)

Sept. 2 (Bloomberg) -- European airline stocks rose after Air France-KLM Group raised its full-year profit forecast. British Airways Plc and Deutsche Lufthansa AG also gained.

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(AFX UK Focus) 2005-09-02 08:12 GMT: European airline July traffic up 7 pct yr-on-yr - AEA (Interactive Investor)

BRUSSELS (AFX) - European airline traffic rose 7 pct in July from a year earlier, boosted by a 13.0 pct increase on Far Eastern routes, the Association of European Airlines said. Air traffic within Europe was up 6.5 pct, while North American routes posted a rise of just 2.2 pct.

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(AFX UK Focus) 2005-09-02 08:12 GMT: European airline July traffic up 7 pct yr-on-yr - AEA (Interactive Investor)

BRUSSELS (AFX) - European airline traffic rose 7 pct in July from a year earlier, boosted by a 13.0 pct increase on Far Eastern routes, the Association of European Airlines said. Air traffic within Europe was up 6.5 pct, while North American routes posted a rise of just 2.2 pct.

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GenCorp to Present at Gabelli & Company Aircraft Supplier Conference (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

GenCorp Inc. announced today that Terry Hall, chairman, president and chief executive officer, and Yasmin Seyal, senior vice president and chief financial officer, are scheduled to speak at the Gabelli & Company 11th Annual Aircraft Supplier Conference in New York, N.Y., on Thursday, September 8, 2005 at 11:30 a.m.

Posted at 02:07 AM

Boeing Machinists Strike, Halting Aircraft Production (Update3) (Bloomberg.com)

Sept. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Boeing Co.'s 18,300 machinists went on strike for the first time in 10 years after rejecting the company's wage and benefit offer, shutting down production at the world's biggest aircraft maker.

Posted at 02:03 AM

Airline blacklist aids travellers (Swissinfo)

British airline safety consultant John Trevett tells swissinfo that publishing lists of banned airlines will help travellers choose the right carriers.

Posted at 01:54 AM

MILTECH Boeing Completes First Airborne Test Of Wedgetail Aircraft's Radar (Space War UAV News)

Boeing has successfully conducted the first in-flight test of the Northrop Grumman Multi-mode Electronically Scanned Array radar aboard a 737 airborne early warning and control aircraft for Australia's Project Wedgetail.

Posted at 01:33 AM

September 01, 2005

'Don't Adopt Confab Report on Aviation' (This Day)

A non-governmental organisation, Aviation Round Table (ART), has appealed to the National Assembly to discountenance the report of National Political Reform Conference (NPRC) with regard to the aviation sub-sector, saying it does not reflect the collective opinion of the industry stakeholders.

Posted at 09:57 PM

Report: Better way needed to track airline passengers exposed to diseases in flight (North County Times)

WASHINGTON -- Federal health officials need better access to airline passenger lists so they can quickly locate those who may have been exposed to infectious diseases during a flight, a major gap in the nation's border defenses, says a new report.

Posted at 09:34 PM

MAIR Holdings, Mesaba Aviation, Northwest Finalize New Marketing, CRJ Regional Jet Agreements; Expands Flying (RedNova)

Mesaba Aviation, Inc., a subsidiary company of MAIR Holdings, Inc.

Posted at 09:16 PM

Airline stocks continue falling, analysts predict Delta bankruptcy even sooner (USA Today)

Airline stocks continued to slide Thursday amid jet fuel prices that have risen nearly 20% this week following Hurricane Katrina's devastation, which prompted at least two major carriers to raise fares.

Posted at 08:37 PM

Board Wants More Regional Jets Inspections (AP via Yahoo! News)

The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that aviation regulators require more frequent inspections of the ailerons on certain regional jets made by Bombardier Inc.

Posted at 07:28 PM

New biz airline to fly trans-Atlantic (CNN.com)

A new airline will soon be plying the fiercely contested trans-Atlantic route, with a finely tuned product focused on the business traveler.

Posted at 07:05 PM

Christopher Kilgore Joins Winstead's Aviation Practice Group in Dallas (RedNova)

DALLAS, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C. announced today that Christopher (Chris) S. Kilgore rejoined the firm's Dallas office as Of Counsel and will serve as a member of the Litigation section, Aviation Practice Group.

Posted at 07:03 PM

MAIR Holdings, Mesaba Aviation, Northwest Finalize New Marketing, CRJ Regional Jet Agreements (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Mesaba Aviation, Inc., a subsidiary company of MAIR Holdings, Inc. , today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement with Northwest Airlines to operate 15 Bombardier CRJ-200 regional jets under the Northwest Airlink banner, with exclusive rights to the next 20 CRJ-200 or CRJ-440 aircraft Northwest may order.

Posted at 06:32 PM

EU aid tax could hit airline profits (Gulf Daily News)

BRUSSELS: A mandatory European Union levy on airline tickets to boost aid to Africa could curb demand for air travel and significantly hit airline profitability, a study by the European Commission showed yesterday.

Posted at 06:04 PM

Navy Sends Norfolk-based Aircraft Carrier To Gulf As Refueling Station (WAVY 10)

(AP) - The Navy loaded extra fuel, water, food and bedding onto a Norfolk-based aircraft carrier Thursday and sent it and another ship to join other military ships providing relief to residents along the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast.

Posted at 04:22 PM

Airline stocks continue falling, analysts predict Delta bankruptcy even sooner (Centre Daily Times)

ATLANTA - Airline stocks continued to slide Thursday amid jet fuel prices that have risen nearly 20 percent this week after Hurricane Katrina's devastation, which prompted at least two major carriers to raise fares.

Posted at 04:07 PM

Airline blacklist aids travellers (Swissinfo)

British airline safety consultant John Trevett tells swissinfo that publishing lists of banned airlines will help travellers choose the right carriers.

Posted at 04:00 PM

Pakistan acquires 8 US aircraft (AngolaPress)

ISLAMABAD, 09/01 - Pakistan Navy (PN) has acquired eight P-3C Orion aircraft from the United States, said a PN statement issued Wednesday in the southern port city of Karachi.

Posted at 03:12 PM

Global Aircraft Solutions and BCI Aircraft Leasing Form Joint Venture Corporation, Jetglobal, and Acquire 26 Boeing (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Global Aircraft Solutions Inc. today announced that together with BCI Aircraft Leasing it has formed the joint venture corporation Jetglobal, LLC. This special-purpose corporation has been formed by GACF and BCI to acquire and remarket commercial jet aircraft.

Posted at 03:06 PM

Airline stocks continue slide, Delta bankruptcy predicted (SanLuisObispo.com)

ATLANTA - Airline stocks continued to slide Thursday amid jet fuel prices that have risen nearly 20 percent in the last week in the wake of Hurricane Katrina's devastation, which prompted at least two major carriers to raise fares.

Posted at 03:02 PM

Global Aircraft Solutions and BCI Aircraft Leasing Form Joint Venture Corporation, Jetglobal, and Acquire 26 Boeing (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Global Aircraft Solutions Inc. today announced that together with BCI Aircraft Leasing it has formed the joint venture corporation Jetglobal, LLC. This special-purpose corporation has been formed by GACF and BCI to acquire and remarket commercial jet aircraft.

Posted at 03:02 PM

`Airline pilots have to give 6 months notice before quitting' (The Hindu)

THE Government on Thursday made it mandatory for pilots to give six months notice period before quitting any airline.

Posted at 02:19 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-09-01 19:41 GMT: FAA: Aviation industry has enough fuel, no disruptions seen (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday that, given that a number of major pipeline operators have now resumed operations, it doesn't believe the aviation industry will face any immediate disruptions relating to the supply of jet fuel.

Posted at 02:15 PM

Troops, aircraft carrier to join US relief effort (RedNova)

By Charles Aldinger WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The military will expand the number of National Guard troops mobilized for hurricane relief efforts along the Gulf coast to 30,000 in the coming days, and the Navy is sending the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S.

Posted at 01:11 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-09-01 18:39 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Airline sector losses steepen - UPDATE 1 (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks sank Thursday as Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines led a retreat driven in part by concern about petroleum-industry infrastructure damage caused by Hurricane Katrina. The Amex Airline Index lost 4.9% to 45.06 points.

Posted at 01:07 PM

FAA: Reports of planes flying too close rising in New York area (USA Today)

Reports of planes flying too close to each other at low altitudes in the New York City area have spiked sharply, increasing to more than six times the longstanding average, Federal Aviation Authority officials said Thursday.

Posted at 12:39 PM

Airline blacklist aids travellers (Swissinfo)

British airline safety consultant John Trevett tells swissinfo that publishing lists of banned airlines will help travellers choose the right carriers.

Posted at 11:31 AM

CORRECTED-Airline e-tickets now 30 pct of market-poll (Reuters.co.uk)

In LONDON story headlined "Airline e-tickets now 30 pct of market, poll shows" ...please read in third paragraph ...Over 70 percent of airlines sell tickets over the Internet... instead of ...Over 70 percent of tickets are sold over the Internet...

Posted at 11:08 AM

China Southern Airlines to Buy 10 Newly-Developed Boeing Aircraft (RedNova)

China Southern Airlines to buy 10 newly-developed Boeing aircraft BEIJING, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- China Southern Airlines Co. will buy ten Boeing B787 aircraft, a new model, the company announced Wednesday.

Posted at 10:54 AM

Navy loads aircraft carrier with hurricane relief supplies (WAVY 10)

NORFOLK, Va. The Navy loaded up an aircraft carrier and another ship with supplies today to bolster its hurricane relief efforts. Adding the U-S-S Harry S. Truman and the Whidbey Island will increase the number of sailors being sent to the Gulf Coast to about 75-hundred.

Posted at 10:44 AM

Navy loads aircraft carrier with hurricane relief supplies (The Biloxi Sun Herald)

NORFOLK, Va. - The Navy loaded up an aircraft carrier and another ship with supplies Thursday as they prepared to join other military ships providing relief to residents along the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast.

Posted at 10:43 AM

Swiss publish aviation blacklist (BBC News)

Switzerland makes public a blacklist of two airlines - one Egyptian, one Armenian - banned from its airspace.

Posted at 10:42 AM

Troops, aircraft carrier to join US relief effort (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

The military will expand the number of National Guard troops mobilized for hurricane relief efforts along the Gulf coast to 30,000 in the coming days, and the Navy is sending the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman to help, officials said on Thursday.

Posted at 10:09 AM

Powers Aviation of Florence will help evacuate hospitals (Florence Morning News)

As soon as Powers Aviation President Joey Rogers' small silver cell phone rang, he jumped up from his desk chair and ran outside to the Falcon 50 corporate aircraft, giving his pilots the go-ahead to fly into New Orleans.

Posted at 10:03 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-09-01 15:01 GMT: Northwest, Delta lead airline index lower in opening trading (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Airline stocks fell Thursday morning as Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines led the Amex Airline Index lower. The Amex Airline Index lost 1.4% to 46.70 points.

Posted at 09:41 AM

Global ePoint's Aviation Division, Global AirWorks, Receives Additional Orders from Avianca Airlines (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Global ePoint, Inc. , a leading manufacturer of security technologies for aviation, law enforcement, industrial and commercial markets, today announced that Global AirWorks its Aviation Division, has received additional orders of $1.8 million under its contract to supply Avianca Airlines, a leading South American airline, with aviation-related equipment and services.

Posted at 08:40 AM

Global ePoint's Aviation Division, Global AirWorks, Receives Additional Orders from Avianca Airlines (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Global ePoint, Inc. , a leading manufacturer of security technologies for aviation, law enforcement, industrial and commercial markets, today announced that Global AirWorks its Aviation Division, has received additional orders of $1.8 million under its contract to supply Avianca Airlines, a leading South American airline, with aviation-related equipment and services.

Posted at 08:38 AM

August 31, 2005

Michael Jackson visits Dubai

Pop legend Michael Jackson visited Dubai yesterday looking fit and well, and dropped into the Hard Rock Cafe for lunch on a site seeing trip. The mega-star also passed by the Nakheel sales office fuelling rumours that he might be about to buy part of the United States on The World, an artificial archipelago of islands being built 4km off Dubai. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:47 PM

FAA Gives Exclusive Clearance to Helinet Aviation to Provide Aerial Images of Hurricane Katrina Aftermath (RedNova)

NEW ORLEANS, Aug.

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FAA Gives Exclusive Clearance to Helinet Aviation to Provide Aerial Images of Hurricane Katrina Aftermath (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Helinet Aviation Services, one of the country's largest operators of electronic news gathering helicopters, received clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration last night to continue providing aerial images from above areas affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Posted at 02:19 PM

Executives, Regulators Summoned in Concorde Probe (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)

Aug. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Four former managers at a predecessor of European Aeronautic, Defense & Space Co. and three ex- regulators in France's civil aviation authority were summoned by a French judge and may be charged over the fatal 2000 crash of a Concorde plane, two lawyers involved in the case said today.

Posted at 01:52 PM

Aviation fuel price hiked by Rs 1,600/kl (Rediff.com)

State oil firms on Wednesday raised jet fuel (aviation turbine fuel) price by 5 per cent in line with the spike in international oil prices, which have touched a record $71 US a barrel.

Posted at 07:59 AM

Etihad offers shopping discount

Etihad Holidays Britain promotion offers up to $500 discount when shopping at Selfridges from this November to January 2006. Diamond and Pearl zone passengers will get a $350 Selfridges voucher when they spend over $3,500 in store and a further $180 if they make their booking through Etihad Holidays with Visa. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:52 AM

August 30, 2005

HK airline allowed to operate HK-Taichung charter flights (People's Daily)

Hong Kong Express airline company was given the go-ahead on Tuesday to operate charter flight services between Hong Kong and Taichung, of central Taiwan, according a report reaching here from Taipei.

Posted at 08:27 PM

Man beats aviation security charge, urges others to 'shut up' (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A Wagga Wagga man cleared of breaching aviation security has warned other air passengers to watch what they say on board a plane. Nic Lucas, 60, denies that he said a passenger on the Regional Express plane had an explosive device.

Posted at 08:23 PM

Man beats aviation security charge, urges others to 'shut up' (ABC News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

A Wagga Wagga man cleared of breaching aviation security has warned other air passengers to watch what they say on board a plane.

Posted at 07:10 PM

French Airline Tax To Raise Money For Developing Nations (The Louisville Channel)

PARIS -- Flying to Paris is going to cost a few more francs next year, but officials say at least it's for a good cause. France plans to add a new tax on airline tickets next year to raise money for developing nations.

Posted at 06:22 PM

Aviation Board opens bid for fencing project (Plymouth Pilot News)

PLYMOUTH - The Plymouth Board of Aviation Commissioners convened for a special session, Monday morning. The board opened a bid proposal for the fencing project at the Plymouth Municipal Airport. Mike's Fencing submitted a bid proposal in the amount of $143,100 for a chain animal control fence.

Posted at 10:05 AM

Countdown to Suvarnabhumi: Aviation Department plans first flight permit for new airport (MCOT)

BANGKOK, Aug 30 (TNA) The Department of Aviation will issue the first flight permit for the new Suvarnabhumi Airport to make possible the September 29 arrival of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on a special inaugural flight.

Posted at 07:33 AM

August 29, 2005

Cathay, new UAE, Oman manager

Cathay Pacific has appointed James Evans as the new country manager for the UAE and Oman. Evans has been with the Swire Group for five years and has worked for Cathay Pacific in Hong Kong, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. The airline flies 13 times a week between Dubai and Hong Kong, with 7 direct flights. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:57 PM

New stamp unveiled at Cradle of Aviation (Amityville Record)

Bill Wheeler, a member of the Tuskeegee Airmen and a former P-47 pilot (center) took part in a ceremony held at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in which the U.S.

Posted at 06:01 PM

Cyprus president backs Greek probe of air crash (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Cyprus's president said on Monday his administration would take full responsibility if a Greek team investigating the country's worst air disaster found that Cypriot aviation authorities were to blame.

Posted at 05:47 PM

Amid safety flap, France and Belgium publish lists of 'unsafe' airlines (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Acting in response to a series of civil aviation disasters, both France and Belgium published a list of airlines banned from their airspace for safety reasons.

Posted at 02:31 PM

Flight International Offers Free Magazines to Aviation Week Readers (RedNova)

LONDON, August 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Flight International, the world's oldest and most respected aviation news magazine is offering free digital subscriptions to Aviation Week readers missing their weekly news fix.

Posted at 10:38 AM

U.S. carrier names as France publishes list of five banned airlines (USA Today)

Acting in response to a series of civil aviation disasters, France published Monday a list of five airlines banned in its airspace for safety reasons.

Posted at 07:58 AM

Flight International Offers Free Magazines to Aviation Week Readers (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Flight International, the world's oldest and most respected aviation news magazine is offering free digital subscriptions to Aviation Week readers missing their weekly news fix.

Posted at 06:02 AM

Etihad flies to SA

Etihad Airways will start passenger and cargo services from Abu Dhabi to Johannesburg from December. The airline says the upturn in South Africa's economy and the popularity of its cities as holiday destinations prompted it to introduce the route. It will run two non stop passenger flights a week, on Thursdays and Saturdays. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 05:13 AM

DIA finishes terminal works

Dubai's Department of Civil Aviation has finished works on the arrivals building of Terminal 1 at Dubai International Airport. The number immigration counters has increased from 16 to 22, with a capacity to process 44 arrivals at a time. Three baggage belts have been added which are longer and wider than the existing belts. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 03:36 AM

High oil prices may spark shake-out in aviation sector: AirAsia (Channel NewsAsia)

KUALA LUMPUR : Southeast Asia's leading discount carrier AirAsia has warned that surging oil prices could force a shake-out in the aviation industry.

Posted at 01:56 AM

High oil prices may spark shake-out in aviation sector: AirAsia (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Southeast Asia's leading discount carrier AirAsia has warned that surging oil prices could force a shake-out in the aviation industry.

Posted at 01:34 AM

August 28, 2005

Egypt tourism up

Tourist numbers in Egypt rose 6% in July 2005 compared to the same month last year, despite the deadly bomb attack in the Red Sea tourist city of Sharm el-Sheikh on 23 July, according to a Reuters report. Egypt relies on tourism as one its main sources of foreign currency. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:29 PM

Airline blacklist demanded (The State)

Brussels is stepping up demands for a blacklist of airlines with unsatisfactory safety records, following crashes this month off Italy, in Greece and in Venezuela that have revived concerns about aircraft safety.

Posted at 09:02 PM

Turkish liner grounded in Paris airport over fuel leak (People's Daily)

An Airbus A300-B4 of the Turkish airline Fly Air with 148 passengers on board was grounded at Paris Charles-de-Gaulle airport Saturday and barred from flight again Sunday after a second inspection, French civil aviation authority DGAC said on Sunday.

Posted at 08:44 PM

India Needs To Attract More FDI In Aviation Sector : Lankan CEO (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

India needs to attract more FDI for its various projects in the aviation sector, Sri Lankan Airlines CEO Peter Hill said Saturday.

Posted at 08:19 PM

Lessons from air accidents (The Border Mail)

FATAL North East plane crashes have been used to develop a national pilot training program aimed at reducing aviation accidents. The Aviation Safety Foundation Australia pilot proficiency program was launched in Albury on Saturday and will be rolled out across the country in coming months.

Posted at 08:09 PM

France lists banned airlines (NEWS.com.au)

ACTING in response to a series of civil aviation disasters, France early today published a list of five airlines banned in its airspace for safety reasons, including four already known plus a Thai company.

Posted at 07:05 PM

Northwest battle with union represents test for both (AFP via Yahoo! News)

The battle between Northwest Airlines and striking mechanics represents a major test for the US labor movement, the ailing airline industry and companies facing competitive pressures, analysts say.

Posted at 06:44 PM

New Zealand Airline Posts Higher Profit (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

National carrier Air New Zealand posted a slightly higher June year net profit of 180 million New Zealand dollars Monday but warned 2006 earnings could plunge by as much as 40 percent if high fuel prices continue.

Posted at 06:41 PM

Travelers needn't worry that bankruptcy will ground an airline (Lexington Herald-Leader)

``I read a news brief in my local Travel section that both Northwest and Delta are likely to file Chapter 11 soon,'' wrote a reader in mid-August. ``How is this going to affect travelers? Should we avoid buying plane tickets from these carriers for travel later this year? Will ticket prices come down after they file Chapter 11? And, once they've filed, are we relatively `safe' in buying their

Posted at 06:32 PM

FRANCE PUBLISHES LIST OF FIVE BANNED AIRLINES (The Tocqueville Connection)

P ARIS, Aug 29 (AFP) - Acting in response to a series of civil aviation disasters, France early Monday published a list of five airlines banned in its airspace for safety reasons, including four already known plus a Thai company.

Posted at 06:11 PM

Haaretz - Israel News - Chim-Nir changes its locks, but CEO gets in anyway (Haaretz Daily)

The battle for control at aviation company Chim-Nir has gone from the courthouse to the locksmith. On Friday, Dan Kariv, one of the company's controlling shareholders, ordered the locks changed on the door to the company's facilities in Herzliya.

Posted at 05:52 PM

LOGISTICS AIRLINES (The Hindu)

INDIA should attract more foreign direct investment in the aviation sector for its future projects, Mr Peter Hill, CEO of SriLankan Airlines, has suggested. The Government needed to show more proactive, investor-friendly policies as there ...

Posted at 02:45 PM

Airline blacklist splits opinion (Swissinfo)

The decision by the Swiss aviation authorities to publish a blacklist of airlines banned from Switzerland over safety concerns has received a mixed response.

Posted at 02:05 PM

Airline blacklist splits opinion (Swissinfo)

The decision by the Swiss aviation authorities to publish a blacklist of airlines banned from Switzerland over safety concerns has received a mixed response.

Posted at 02:02 PM

Fire fighting pilot killed (NEWS.com.au)

A PILOT flying a water-bombing plane has been killed when his aircraft crashed while fighting a fire in Mallorca.

Posted at 01:49 PM

Sikorsky wins U.S. approval to sell helicopter without export clearance (Norwalk Advocate)

STRATFORD, Conn. -- The U.S. State Department has approved a Sikorsky Aircraft helicopter for overseas sales without special export clearances required for military aircraft.

Posted at 01:18 PM

Local Air Force Reserve wing is cut (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

A federal panel voted Friday to move A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft out of the Belle Chasse air station, spelling the end to the Air Force Reserve's 926th Fighter Wing and the 312 full-time jobs the unit brings to the base.

Posted at 12:06 PM

Make Health Part of Your Flight Plan (HealthDay via Yahoo! News)

SUNDAY, Aug. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Problems ranging from dry eyes and motion sickness to dangerous blood clots are among the potential health risks faced by airline passengers, says the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

Posted at 11:05 AM

Five new vendors land at airport (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

Five new retail vendors received approval from the New Orleans Aviation Board on Wednesday to begin operating stores at Louis Armstrong International Airport.

Posted at 11:02 AM

Board lands additional property for airport (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

Saying it needs more land for off-airport activities, the New Orleans Aviation Board has voted to buy a 7-acre parcel of property in St. Charles Parish's James Business Park for $725,000.

Posted at 10:59 AM

O'HARE AIRPORT: FAA won't delay expansion decision (Chicago Tribune)

The Federal Aviation Administration, sticking to its pledge to issue a decision in September on the proposed expansion of O'Hare International Airport, denied on Friday a request by airport opponents to extend the 30-day public-comment period on an environmental study.

Posted at 05:39 AM

NZZ Online (Neue Z**rcher Zeitung) (NZZ)

Consumer groups have welcomed the move, but a leading aviation expert has warned that it will not contribute to safety ? rather the opposite. The Federal Civil Aviation Office said on Thursday that it would publish the list on the internet on September 1.

Posted at 05:32 AM

Royal Air Maroc among the safest airlines in France (AngolaPress)

Paris, France, 08/28 - The Moroccan airlines, Royal Air Maroc (RAM), is cited by the Civil Aviation General Management (DGAC) in the White list of the 93 world`s safest airlines that meet European security standards.

Posted at 05:23 AM

Low-fare airline to start Florida service at Pease (Boston Globe)

A week after Pan Am announced it was suspending service from Pease International Tradeport to Orlando, Allegiant Air, a low-fare carrier based in Las Vegas, announced it will begin nonstop jet service to the popular Florida vacation destination starting Oct. 22.

Posted at 03:57 AM