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September 24, 2005

Axis takes over travel website

Website myTravelChannel.com has been taken over by Axis Holidays, the tourism division of the Emirates Group, according to a report in Arabian Business. MyTravelChannel.com claims to have around 9m users throughout the region, and expects to expand its range of packages under the deal. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:31 PM

Aviation sector poised for 25% growth: Patel (Deccan Herald)

India***s civil aviation sector is poised to grow by 25 per cent in the next five years and is likely to attract an investment of about US$ 30 million, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said on Saturday.

Posted at 03:22 PM

Indias aviation poised for massive growth (Express India)

India's civil aviation sector is poised to grow by 25 per cent in the next five years and is likely to attract an investment of about 30 million US dollars, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said.

Posted at 07:45 AM

September 23, 2005

Islip-Based Garrett Aviation Departs From MacArthur Airport (RedNova)

After nearly four decades, Garrett Aviation is shuttering its local jet maintenance facility and cutting 118 jobs. We are closing down Long Island, said spokeswoman Cathy Gedvilas. The reason, however, is up for debate.

Posted at 10:34 PM

Airline Bankruptcies Becoming The Norm On High Fuel Costs (Investor's Business Daily via Yahoo! News)

Bold steps to restructure announced by bankrupt Delta Air Lines last Thursday showed an urgency rarely seen in the airline industry.

Posted at 06:00 PM

U.S., Mexico strike aviation agreement (Mississippi Business Journal)

WASHINGTON *** The United States and Mexico have agreed to allow expanded aviation services between their two countries, which the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) said should allow for more flights and lower fares on many routes in the third-largest U.S. international air market.

Posted at 10:29 AM

Civil Aviation to become a parastatal (Mmegi)

The Ministry of Works and Transport has decided to convert the department of Civil Aviation to a parastatal. The new body is to be named the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the Public Relation Officer in the Ministry of Works and Transport, Sam Mbaiwa has said.

Posted at 07:53 AM

ADB Provides $1.95M Aviation Safety Agency (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

The Asian Development Bank will help establish a new aviation safety and security agency in the Pacific, based in the island nation of Vanuatu, through a loan totaling US$1.95 million , the bank said Friday.

Posted at 12:47 AM

September 22, 2005

22 September 2005 12:50 Energy minister comments on Russia`s aviation industry (Gateway to Russia)

Leading global aircraft makers Boeing and Airbus produce and sell a jet per day on an average, Russian energy and industry minister Viktor Khristenko has told a government meeting, where the ministers consider the development strategy for the industry for 2006-2015. He added that Russia supplied only 12 civil planes in 2004. Its share on the global aviation market is estimated at 1 percent in

Posted at 08:14 PM

Groen Brothers Aviation SparrowHawk Gyroplane Sales Reach 100 (Rotorhub)

SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- 09/22/05 -- Groen Brothers Aviation, Inc. (OTC BB: GNBA) based in Salt Lake City, Utah, announced today that total sales for their SparrowHawk Gyroplane and SparrowHawk/P modification kits have now reached 100. "We are extremely pleased with the market response to the design of these remarkable aircraft," said David Groen, President & CEO of Groen Brothers Aviation.

Posted at 03:58 PM

Aviation body urges crime background checks on Narita airport staff (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News)

_ The International Civil Aviation Organization has recommended the Japanese transport ministry conduct crime background checks on workers given access to restricted areas at Narita airport, Japan's largest international gateway, ministry officials said Thursday.

Posted at 08:40 AM

UAE champs of Oz cooking

A team UAE chefs has won the Meat & Livestock Australia Black Box Culinary Challenge, beating 16 teams from the Middle East and Asia Pacific region. The team from the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai beat the Australian team into second place, with Singapore third. The challenge brought together 16 teams of international chefs under the age of 35 to create and deliver a four course menu for 560 guests with only 24 hours notice. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 05:27 AM

September 21, 2005

Jet turns back after smoke alarm

An Emirates Boeing 777 aircraft carrying 264 passengers from Dubai International Airport to Karachi returned shortly after take-off when smoke was detected in the passenger cabin, according to a statement by the airline. The aircraft landed safely and Emirates engineers are investigating the cause of the smoke. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:06 PM

U.S.-Mexico agree to expand aviation services (USA Today)

he United States and Mexico agreed on Wednesday to expand airline flights and other aviation services between the two countries for the first time in six years, the U.S. Transportation Department said.

Posted at 07:19 PM

Press Releases Duluth aviation software consulting leader changes name (BusinessNorth)

Duluth - Sinex Aviation Technologies Corporation, an industry leader in aviation maintenance software solutions and consulting services, announced today that it will be conducting business under a new corporate trade name-EmpowerMX.

Posted at 10:04 AM

Qatar Airways, new code share

Qatar Airways and Swiss International Air Lines will operate a code share on flights from Doha to Zurich from 1 October. Doha will be incorporated into the SWISS route network through four weekly code share services operated by Qatar Airways. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 03:57 AM

Qatar, France, air deal

Qatar and France's civil aviation authorities have signed a memorandum amending the air services agreement between the two countries. Under the amended agreement Qatar Airways can operate 10 flights in both directions per week, up from the current seven flights. Further flights can be added over 2006-07. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 01:37 AM

September 20, 2005

BOMBARDIER AEROSPACE At Aviation Expo China 2005 (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

(Full text of a statement. Contact details below) MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 20, 2005--To support its leading market position in China and the Asia-Pacific region in the regional and business aircraft segments, Bombardier Aerospace will be present at Aviation Expo China 2005, from September 21 to 24 in Beijing. A leading supplier of regional aircraft to China, Bombardier is fully committed

Posted at 06:44 PM

Airbus out-sells Boeing in Mideast

Airbus has claimed a 67% share of regional aircraft sales in the first eight months of 2005 compared with 33% for Boeing. The European aircraft maker told journalists in Dubai that airlines in the Middle East and North Africa will need to buy 1,015 aircraft worth $124bn up to the year 2023, 630 for growth and 385 to replace aircraft currently in service. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:13 AM

Aviation Week Group Launches First Credit Card with Aviation-Themed Experiential Rewards (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Aviation Week Group today announced the launch of the new Aviation Week Leading Edge Visa card, the first credit card ever to offer an entire array of experience-based rewards for those with an interest in aviation.

Posted at 08:05 AM

Gulf Air golf packages

Gulf Air is sponsoring the first PGA Senior Tour golf event in Bahrain. The airline has tailored special packages through Gulf Air Holidays for visitors to the tournament, which takes place at the Riffa Golf Club from 10-12 November. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:24 AM

September 19, 2005

China's aviation turnover to rank 2nd in world (People's Daily)

China's aviation turnover will rank second in the world this year. China became the leading aviation nation in Asia and the world.

Posted at 08:15 PM

Proxy Aviation Systems Appoints Former United Defense Industries Executive to Board of Directors; Raborn Brings (RedNova)

Proxy Aviation Systems, Inc., a company dedicated to developing fully autonomous, optionally piloted unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), announced the appointment of Francis "Buzz" Raborn to the company's board of directors.

Posted at 09:50 AM

Pakistan, India re-look at visa, aviation, shipping pacts (India Daily)

A re-look at visa norms and bilateral pacts on civil aviation and shipping are part of major initiatives underway as India and Pakistan strive to boost two-way trade, Pakistan Commerce Minister Humayun Akhtar Khan said here Monday.

Posted at 08:50 AM

Air Arabia flys to Aqaba

Air Arabia has announced the start of operations to Aqaba, Jordan from October 19. Air Arabia will fly twice a week to Aqaba from Sharjah every Wednesday and Sunday, departing Sharjah at 15:00 to arrive in Aqaba at 17:25 local time. Flights from Aqaba will depart at 18:10 to arrive in Sharjah at 23:25. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:39 AM

September 18, 2005

Gulf Air, new joint shareholders

Oman and Bahrain are likely to emerge as equal joint shareholders in Gulf Air following the decision by Abu Dhabi to leave the government ownership consortium, reported Reuters citing a source close to the company. A board meeting yesterday began to examine the financial implications of the Abu Dhabi exit. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:11 PM

Ozjet Registers First Aircraft For Take-Off (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Australia's newest airline OzJet is one step closer to taking to the air, registering its first aircraft on the with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

Posted at 07:14 PM

Aviation event becomes hurricane relief (The Daily Comet)

HOUMA -- When Alex Roca landed at the Houma-Terrebonne Airport Saturday, it was difficult to tell whether his fellow pilots were more enamored with his plane or the baby wipes stored on board.

Posted at 03:04 PM

Aviation event becomes hurricane relief (Houma, Louisiana Newspaper - The Courier)

HOUMA -- When Alex Roca landed at the Houma-Terrebonne Airport Saturday, it was difficult to tell whether his fellow pilots were more enamored with his plane or the baby wipes stored on board.

Posted at 10:03 AM

Gulf Air examines AD pullout

The owner states of Gulf Air have decided to set up a task force to implement the decision of Abu Dhabi to withdraw its shareholding of the airline. Gulf Air is a joint venture of the governments of Bahrain, Oman and Abu Dhabi. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:33 AM