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October 08, 2005

Cost may delay aviation museum expansion (Miami Herald)

(AP) -- Hurricane Ivan is partly to blame for cost increases that could delay expansion of the National Museum of Naval Aviation, including creation of the National Flight Academy for youngsters.

Posted at 08:02 PM

CAA opens investigation into light aircraft crash (SABC News)

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is investigating the cause of a light aircraft crash that has left three people dead. The aircraft went missing yesterday. It was en route to Rand Airport near Germiston, east of Johannesburg.

Posted at 09:49 AM

Cost may delay aviation museum expansion (Miami Herald)

(AP) -- Hurricane Ivan is partly to blame for cost increases that could delay expansion of the National Museum of Naval Aviation, including creation of the National Flight Academy for youngsters.

Posted at 03:02 AM

Cost may delay aviation museum expansion (Miami Herald)

(AP) -- Hurricane Ivan is partly to blame for cost increases that could delay expansion of the National Museum of Naval Aviation, including creation of the National Flight Academy for youngsters.

Posted at 02:02 AM

October 07, 2005

Aviation Expo China 2005 [1p.5n] (Muzi)

Visitors walk past a billboard promoting 'Aviation Expo China 2005' in Beijing September 22, 2005. Aviation Expo, which features more than 170 exhibitors from 21 countries and region, will run till September 24. According to industry figures, China will need 2,500 aircrafts in the next 20 years to compliment the explosive demand of tourism and business travellers in the country.

Posted at 06:17 PM

Top Aviation Industry Partners Support the Las Vegas World Aviation Forum (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Las Vegas McCarran International Airport today announced that it has secured the support of many of the aviation industry's top partners as sponsors for the inaugural Las Vegas World Aviation Forum, to be held this Oct. 24-26 in Las Vegas.

Posted at 11:50 AM

Airbus to cooperate with Russia in building new aircraft (Russian Information Agency Novosti)

PARIS, October 7 (RIA Novosti) - The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus S.A.S. intends to cooperate with Russia in developing its new A-350 passenger plane, the company's head said Friday.

Posted at 08:49 AM

ECOWAS pondering sub-regional airline project (africast.com)

PARIS, October 07 -- The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is planning to set up a sub-regional airline company to facilitate the free movement of people and goods among its 15-member States, a source said here Thursday.

Posted at 08:11 AM

Bank cards offer savings, not airline miles (Honolulu Advertiser)

Forget about airline miles. American Express and Bank of America are betting that some debit- and credit-card customers would rather have cash put into savings accounts.

Posted at 08:03 AM

Irish Aviation Authority Chairman dies (u.tv)

The Chairman of the Shannon based Irish Aviation Authority has died. Donal Geaney passed away this morning after a long illness. Mr Geaney was also the Chairman of National Pensions Reserve Fund Commission and was a former Chief Executive of Irish pharmaceutical firm ELAN.

Posted at 07:24 AM

Pemco Aviation Group Announces Tentative Agreement with IAM (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Pemco Aviation Group, Inc. announced today that a tentative agreement has been reached between Pemco World Air Services, Inc., its Dothan, Alabama subsidiary, and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO Local Lodge No. 1632 , subject to membership ratification.

Posted at 07:02 AM

IAF aircraft crashes, pilot bales out (NDTV)

A Jaguar fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed while landing at the Maharajpura Air Force base near Gwalior today. The pilot Sqn Ldr V Gupta ejected safely, IAF sources said.

Posted at 04:00 AM

Gala event to aid Illinois Aviation Museum in Bolingbrook (The Bolingbrook Sun)

"It's going to be a dynamic event," said Diane Weaver, a volunteer for the "Flights of Fantasy" aviation ball, set for Oct. 14 at the Bolingbrook Golf Club.

Posted at 03:41 AM

Aviation students aid in plane's restoration (Sun-Sentinel)

Miramar High School aviation students hope to get the ride of their lives after helping a local company restore a former Eastern Airlines DC-7B plane to its former glory.

Posted at 02:16 AM

October 06, 2005

TAIWAN, BURKINA FASO SIGN AVIATION PACT (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Transport Taiwan signed an aviation agreement with its African ally of Burkina Faso Thursday, marking a step forward in their bilateral friendship and cooperation.

Posted at 07:21 PM

Taiwan, Burkina Faso Sign Aviation Pact (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Taiwan signed an aviation agreement with its African ally of Burkina Faso Thursday, marking a step forward in their bilateral friendship and cooperation.

Posted at 07:20 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-10-06 13:04 GMT: EU signs aviation agreement with Chile (Interactive Investor)

BRUSSELS (AFX) - The European Commission said it has signed an aviation agreement with Chile, which will "allow any EU airline to operate flights between any EU member state where it is established and Chile."

Posted at 07:37 AM

Liberalise Aviation in India: CAPA (Hindustan Times)

The Sydney-based Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) on Thursday called for knocking down government barriers to liberate the growth of low cost carriers (LCCs) in India and said global investors are keen to support new corporate models.

Posted at 06:29 AM

Us aviation's Mid East exports to soar as trade strengthens, says Dubai 2005 debutant (AME Info)

American aviation industry exports to the Middle East are set to soar, according to a major international representative, distributor and service provider of aerospace application products, due to make its Dubai air show debut this November.

Posted at 05:44 AM

Gulf Air appoints GM for SA

Gulf Air has appointed John Anderson as GM for South Africa. Anderson moves to the position after being GM for India, where he was responsible for overseeing 78 weekly services from seven Indian cities to the airline's hubs. Gulf Air is recommencing flights to South Africa after an eight year absence, by starting flights to Johannesberg from 3 December. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 05:31 AM

Plan to develop states' aviation readied (Rediff.com)

Favouring the centre-state cooperation model adopted by northeastern states to develop aviation infrastructure in the region, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel on Thursday asked state governments to tie up with public sector carriers to provide fo

Posted at 03:01 AM

Qatar Airways, Japan travel show

Qatar Airways promoted its non-stop service between Doha to Osaka at the three day Japan Association of Travel Agents' annual show in Tokyo. CE Akbar Al Baker said that participation at the JATA event reflected the airline's dedication to the Japanese market. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 01:07 AM

October 05, 2005

Trial date set for Parsippany man accused of shining a laser at aircraft (DailyRecord.com)

David W. Banach, the Parsippany man charged under the federal Patriot Act for allegedly shining a hand-held laser at two aircrafts last winter, is scheduled to go on trial Nov. 28 in Newark.

Posted at 04:42 PM

A down-to-earth job outlook for airline workers (The Christian Science Monitor)

With the industry undergoing a historic realignment, laid-off workers don't expect to be rehired and are taking other jobs.

Posted at 04:39 PM

Europe Backs Away From Airbus Aid (AP via Yahoo! News)

European governments have blinked first in an aircraft subsidies dispute with the United States, agreeing to withhold funding commitments for a new Airbus plane set to be launched Thursday while negotiations continue.

Posted at 04:26 PM

US aviation officials to study A380 turbulence (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US aviation officials are studying the potential for turbulence generated by the new Airbus A380 superjumbo jet that might require special safety regulations, an agency spokeswoman said.

Posted at 02:06 PM

Too many weaknesses In FAA information systems (USA Today)

If you already are nervous about flying, this column may not make you feel more comfortable. So let's get right to the point according to a recent evaluation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) suffers from security weaknesses in its information systems, including weaknesses in controls that are intended to prevent, limit and detect access to

Posted at 08:42 AM

CJ Systems Aviation Group Congratulates Martin County Fire Rescue on Being Named Florida's EMS Provider of the Year (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

CJ Systems Aviation Group, a leading provider of air medical services, congratulates Florida-based Martin County Fire Rescue on being named "EMS Provider of the Year" by the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of EMS.

Posted at 07:02 AM

Permira Funds Complete Acquisition of Jet Aviation (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

The Permira Funds today announced the completion of the acquisition of Swiss-based Jet Aviation Group, one of the leading business aviation service companies in the world. The acquisition was announced in mid-August 2005:

Posted at 07:01 AM

Emirates, check in online

Emirates passengers on select routes can now select preferred seats and check in for flights online, through the airlines website at www.emirates.com. The service is available for passengers flying from Dubai, Kuwait, Australia and New Zealand, with further destinations to be added in future months. Emirates will have a dedicated counter at the airport for passengers who have checked in online. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 04:39 AM

Bahrain, hotel alcohol ban

Bahrain's hotels have been banned from selling alcohol during Ramadan, according to the terms of a circular released by the Information Ministry's Tourism Affairs directorate. Hotels had previously been allowed to sell alcohol at night during Ramadan, but not during the day. Hoteliers said the ban would lead to major losses, according to a report in Gulf Daily News. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:00 AM

October 04, 2005

Aviation Center In Proposed Merger With College (40/29 KHBS/KHOG)

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- The board of Northwest Arkansas Community College is considering a move that would merge a Fayetteville aviation technology center into the college.

Posted at 07:46 PM

Airline pension bill stalls in U.S. Senate (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)

A bill that would give Northwest Airlines more time to fund its pension plans -- something the airline says it badly needs to restructure -- has stalled in the Senate, according to wire reports.

Posted at 05:36 PM

Airline industry to make losses-IATA (Kenya Broadcasting Corporation)

The global airline industry will this year make losses of between 6 and 7 billion dollars.

Posted at 12:32 PM

Airline fight holds up pension bill in Senate (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Action has stalled on private pension reform legislation in the U.S. Senate while lawmakers try to resolve a dispute about special aid for troubled airlines, a senator and aides said on Tuesday.

Posted at 12:25 PM

Independence to Offer Fewer Jetport Flights ; The Financially Troubled Airline is Cutting Back to Two Flights a Day to (RedNova)

By TUX TURKEL Staff Writer Independence Air, the discount-fare airline struggling to avoid bankruptcy, will reduce its five daily flights at the Portland International Jetport to two beginning Nov. 1.

Posted at 12:22 PM

Airline Stocks Rise on Strong Reports (The Herald-Sun)

Shares of most major airlines rose Tuesday on reports of strong passenger traffic in September. Continental Airlines Inc. said late Monday that it expects to post a modest profit in the third quarter, as a 9.8 percent increase in traffic boosted revenue enough to more than offset higher fuel prices and the cost of disruptions from hurricanes. The Houston-based airline said problems related to

Posted at 12:20 PM

New British Airways CEO says airline won't meet profitability goal (Canadian Business)

LONDON (AP) - The new chief executive of British Airways PLC warned Tuesday that the airline will not meet a key profitability goal this year due to rising fuel prices.

Posted at 12:05 PM

Local Boeing unit delivers 20 aircraft in Q3 (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)

The Boeing Co.'s Integrated Defense Systems programs delivered 20 aircraft in the third quarter, the company said Tuesday.

Posted at 11:43 AM

Discount Airline Reducing Service To Portland (WMTW)

Low-fare airline Independence Air is reducing its service to Maine's largest city as it attempts to stave off bankruptcy.

Posted at 11:11 AM

Aviation industry urged to streamline security (Independent Online)

Singapore's Transport Minister says the aviation industry must find a way to improve security without putting financial strain on airports or delaying passengers.

Posted at 09:16 AM

KK Airport To Have Longer Runway, More Parking Space For Aircraft (Bernama)

KOTA KINABALU, Oct 4 (Bernama) -- Preliminary work has begun on the expansion of the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) which will have a longer runway and more parking space for aircraft, Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said Tuesday.

Posted at 09:01 AM

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

Executives, program managers, engineers and planners from commercial and military aerospace and defense organizations will gather November 14-16 in Phoenix for Aviation Week Group's Aerospace & Defense Programs and Productivity Conference, where attendees will obtain firsthand information on more than $500 billion worth of current and future programs.

Posted at 08:47 AM

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

Executives, program managers, engineers and planners from commercial and military aerospace and defense organizations will gather November 14-16 in Phoenix for Aviation Week Group's Aerospace & Defense Programs and Productivity Conference, where attendees will obtain firsthand information on more than $500 billion worth of current and future programs.

Posted at 08:43 AM

New Airline Coming To Toledo Express (Ohio News Network)

A new airline has announced plans to service Toledo Express Airport, filling the void left by TransMeridian Airlines. The news comes just days after TMA cancelled all operations, leaving staff and customers in the dark at Toledo Express.

Posted at 08:16 AM

Has working for airline affected your finances? (The Charlotte Observer)

Staff writer Amy Baldwin is looking for US Airways workers and former workers to talk about life with or life after the airline -- specifically their financial lives. Getting by with less money? Starting your own business? Working in a different industry? Let her know at (704) 358-5179 or abaldwin@charlotteobserver.com. Leave your name and daytime phone number.

Posted at 07:47 AM

Northrop Grumman Receives Naval Reserve Contract to Support E-2C Hawkeye Aircraft Involved in Drug Interdiction and (PrimeZone via Yahoo! Finance)

Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a follow-on contract to support six E-2C Hawkeye aircraft primarily used for drug interdiction and homeland-security operations for the U.S.

Posted at 07:42 AM

Jumeirah goes for Asia

Dubai-based luxury hospitality group Jumeirah has appointed Delivering Asia, a hospitality sales and marketing company with offices in Japan, Hong Kong and Bangkok, to handle its sales activities in the Asian region. Jumeirah will target hotels in Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia, to bring in under its brand. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:36 AM

Dohop.com highlights the combined power of low-cost airline networks (Smart Travel News)

Dohop.com recently referred to a case study, demonstrating the combinedpower of low-cost airline networks....

Posted at 06:28 AM

Aviation industry tackles challenges of continued traffic growth (Channel NewsAsia)

SINGAPORE : The global aviation industry is starting to see the impact of high fuel prices on passenger traffic; passenger numbers are expected to grow more slowly this year than in 2004.

Posted at 06:28 AM

Il-96-300 aircraft resume suspended flights (Itar-Tass)

MOSCOW, October 4 (Itar-Tass) - Flights of Il-96-300 aircraft are resumed on Tuesday at all Russian airlines operating that type of planes, the Prime-Tass news agency has reported referring to the Air Union alliance (which includes the Krasnoyarskie Avialinii and Domodedovskie Avialinii carriers).

Posted at 05:57 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-10-04 10:42 GMT: EU plans for airline emission certificates could up fares - report (Interactive Investor)

FRANKFURT (AFX) - The European Commission is mulling a plan to introduce a carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions certificate system for the airline industry similar to the scheme already in place for Europe's major industrial polluters, Focus-Money reported in an unsourced article to be published in this week's issue.

Posted at 05:13 AM

Aviation industry urged to ease travel amid stiffer security (INQ7money.net)

SINGAPORE -- Singapore's Transport Minister Yeo Cheow Tong on Tuesday urged the aviation sector to streamline travel procedures amid increasingly strict security measures against terrorism.

Posted at 05:00 AM

Aviation industry urged to ease travel amid stiffer security (AFP via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

SINGAPORE, (AFP) - Singapore's Transport Minister Yeo Cheow Tong urged the aviation sector to streamline travel procedures amid increasingly strict security measures against terrorism.

Posted at 03:57 AM

Aircraft (Daily Dispatch)

SAA and 1Time Flight Schedules Click here to see today's aircraft schedule. SA Airways - Phone 700 1111 East London Arrivals: SA8480 Port Elizabeth 0720 SA8250 Durban 0720 SA459 Johannesburg 0730 SA1371 Cape Town 0730 SA8482 Port Elizabeth 0950 SA1403 Johannesburg 1010 SA8252...

Posted at 03:41 AM

Aviation industry strives to improve efficiency against high oil costs (People's Daily)

The global aviation industry is striving to improve efficiency as it is expected to lose 7.5 billion US dollars this year due to skyrocketing oil prices, the world aviation body has said in Nairobi.

Posted at 03:27 AM

ADTA to build $163m complex

The Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority and the Al Jaber Group will build a $163.5m hotel complex between the Maqta and Mussafah bridges in Abu Dhabi. The development will have a 230-room hotel, and is expected to be finished by early 2007. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:17 AM

October 03, 2005

Analyst Urges More Airline Consolidation (Tampa Bay Online News)

TAMPA The airline industry must consolidate further to survive, a financial analyst for Calyon Securities told a nationwide gathering of airport executives Monday in Tampa. The step could lead to higher fares in the face of soaring fuel costs and escalating losses.

Posted at 08:43 PM

Celebrity chef Brian Turner's new menu for discount airline Flybe (Luxist)

Flybe, a discount airline which serves Great Britain and Ireland, has brought in celebrity chef Brian Turner to come up with a menu for its ***Deli in the Sky.*** Turner has come up with a range of sandwiches tailored to British sensibilities which will be available on all Flybe flights. The ***great ambassador of traditional cooking*** says, ***Why do airlines try to do things that just don***t work

Posted at 08:07 PM

Aviation fuel costlier Mumbai, Oct. 3: (The Telegraph)

Oil marketing firms have raised prices of aviation turbine fuel by 5 per cent on account of costlier crude. The ATF prices in Delhi have been increased to Rs 36,410.10 per kilolitre from Rs 34,748.76 per kl, while in Mumbai it has been revised to Rs 37,417.95 per kl from Rs 35,687.39 per kl.

Posted at 04:46 PM

Fitch Rates $600MM Miami-Dade County Aviation Revs 'A' (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Fitch Ratings assigns an 'A' rating to Miami-Dade County's, aviation revenue bonds as follows:

Posted at 04:38 PM

TIMCO Aviation Services, Inc. Names James H. Tate as Its Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

TIMCO Aviation Services, Inc. today announced the appointment of James H. Tate as its Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Tate will oversee the Company's financial, legal, human resources and information technologies functions.

Posted at 04:33 PM

U.S. Bank Promotes Moos to Senior Vice President and Business Manager for Voyager Fleet and Multi Service Aviation (The Auto Channel)

HOUSTON--Oct. 3, 2005--Robert Abele, executive vice president for U.S. Bank Corporate Payment Systems, announced the promotion of Danny Moos as senior vice president and business manager for U.S. Bank's Voyager Fleet Systems and Multi Service Aviation businesses.

Posted at 03:06 PM

ACE Aviation can afford to pay out up to $300M to shareholders, analysts say (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

TORONTO (CP) - ACE Aviation Holdings Inc.'s plan to return up to $300 million to its shareholders is surprising in terms of timing, but the parent of Air Canada, Jazz and Aeroplan can easily afford to do so, analysts said Monday.

Posted at 02:03 PM

Managing Strategic Airline Alliances (RedNova)

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c25125) has announced the addition of Managing Strategic Airline Alliances to their offering.

Posted at 01:54 PM

U.S. Bank Promotes Moos to Senior Vice President and Business Manager for Voyager Fleet and Multi Service Aviation (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Robert Abele, executive vice president for U.S. Bank Corporate Payment Systems, announced the promotion of Danny Moos as senior vice president and business manager for U.S. Bank's Voyager Fleet Systems and Multi Service Aviation businesses.

Posted at 11:04 AM

Airline stocks open quarter mostly higher (CBS Market Watch)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Airline stocks moved higher in early trading Monday, supported by a brief drop in crude-oil prices and gains by US Airways.

Posted at 10:12 AM

EU and Canada sign deal on airline passenger data (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

The European Union and Canada signed an agreement on Monday allowing authorities to collect airline passengers' personal data, in spite of reservations expressed by the European Parliament about such accords.

Posted at 09:45 AM

Centennial's DeviceWall Controls Access of Portable Media Devices at Universal Weather and Aviation (RedNova)

DeviceWall Manages Portable, Removable and Wireless Device Access to Mitigate Data Theft and Help Protect Against the Introduction of Viruses and Spyware Centennial Software, a leading developer of IT asset discovery and endpoint security management solutions, today announced that Universal Weather and Aviation has selected DeviceWall to help protect against data theft, virus and spyware

Posted at 09:36 AM

MAS To Save RM150 Mln In Cost With New Aviation Management System (Bernama)

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 (Bernama) -- Malaysia Airlines expects cost saving of RM150 million per annum with the implementation of US based Lockheed Martin advanced integrated aviation system, senior general manager flight operations, Datuk (Capt) Mohd Nawawi Awang said.

Posted at 05:58 AM

Kerala appoints consultant for its low-cost airline project (Deccan Herald)

The dream of a budget airline between the Gulf and Kerala will soon become a reality for Indian expatriates here, with the state government appointing an international consultant to make a detailed study of its low-cost Kerala Airline project.

Posted at 02:49 AM

UAV NEWS U.S. Customs & Border Protection Makes History With Launch Of Predator B UAV (Space War UAV News)

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a leading manufacturer of unmanned aircraft and high resolution surveillance and radar imaging systems, along with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today unveiled the CBP's first procurement unmanned aircraft system (UAS), a Predator B UAS, at Sierra Vista Muni\Libby Army Airfield in Ft. Huachuca, Arizona.

Posted at 02:45 AM

Plane crash victims to be named (BBC News)

Two killed when a light aircraft crashes in a field in Hampshire are expected to be named.

Posted at 02:36 AM

Crash land pilot avoids children (BBC News)

A 55-year-old pilot steers his two-seater aircraft away from children playing in a field to crash land on a golf course.

Posted at 02:27 AM

Aeropostal Alas de Centroam**rica, New Low-Cost Airline in Costa Rica, Signs with RASSA (PR Web)

RASSA, a leading provider of new generation Web-based airline reservations solutions, signs agreement with Aeropostal Alas de Centroam**rica, the new low-cost carrier of Costa Rica. RASSA's R@N.One system will enable Aeropostal Alas de Centroam**rica to initiate operations at a great advantage over its competition handling real-time inventory management and reporting with extremely low

Posted at 02:11 AM

Air France, Ramadan offers

During Ramadan Air France is offering a special promotion. Any ticket purchased before October 31 has a special tariff to Europe starting from Dhs 2,000 in Economy and Dhs 8,000 in Business and to North America from Dhs 2,800 in Economy and Dhs 10,000 for Business class. In addition, passengers flying on flight AF 529 from Dubai to North America will be offered a free night hotel stay in Paris. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:57 AM

Kerala appoints consultant for its low-cost airline project (Press Trust of India)

Dubai, Oct 3 (PTI) The dream of a budget airline between the Gulf and Kerala will soon become a reality for Indian expatriates here, with the state government appointing an international consultant to make a detailed study of its low-cost Kerala Airline project.

Posted at 12:54 AM

October 02, 2005

BA replaced by bmi in KSA

The British airline bmi has replaced British Airways as the national flag carrier after BA abandoned flights to the Kingdom earlier this year for security reasons; bmi is offering three flights a week from Riyadh and plans to fly to Jeddah and Dammam shortly, said officials. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:37 PM

Dubai airport passengers up 15%

Passengers using the Dubai International Airport grew by 15% in the first nine months of the year to 18.8m, putting the airport on target for 25m passengers in 2005. Cargo operations grew by an even bigger 25% in the period and may reach 1.5m tonnes by the end of the year. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:09 PM

Navy Identifies Three Airmen Killed In Downed Helicopter (WJXT News4Jax.com via Yahoo! News)

The three Sailors from Naval Station Mayport's Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light Wing 44 killed when their helicopter crashed off the coast of North Carolina have been identified as: Lt. Robert L. Elortegui, 32, pilot, of Miami Lt. Thomas Brantley, 27, pilot, of Ahoskie, N.C. Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 3rd Class Nestor L. Oterolebron, 27, of Caguas, Puerto Rico

Posted at 09:54 PM

Journey Museum remembers Black Hills Launch into Aviation History (KOTA)

70 years ago a record***setting balloon launch took flight allowing KOTA Territory to put its stamp on aviation history. And now today, dozens of people showed up at the Journey Museum to remember the 1935 launch of Explorer II from the Rapid City Stratobowl.

Posted at 09:45 PM

Kerala airline for Gulf (Gulf Daily News)

PLANS by the Kerala government to launch its own airline for the benefit of Indians living in the Gulf will soon become a reality, a visiting minister said last night.

Posted at 07:59 PM

All Business: Far-Reaching Effects From Airline Problems (RedNova)

By RACHEL BECK national business columinist for The Associated Press It might be tough to see how a major airline filing for bankruptcy has anything to do with the likes of Walt Disney Co. or AT&T Corp. That is, until you realize that they lease planes that the carrier flies.

Posted at 07:15 PM

Airline to offer $1 share deal (Daily Liberal)

Dubbo residents are to be offered a slice of the Rex Airlines pie next week as part of a recently announced company carve-up. The fledgling regional airline, which formed out of the ashes of Hazelton and Kendell airlines, is spreading its wings in a $35 million public float.

Posted at 06:52 PM

FAA inspections of Northwest raise questions (MSNBC)

Reports written by federal aviation inspectors during the first month of a strike by Northwest Airlines Corp.***s mechanics challenge assertions by executives that operations are running smoothly, a newspaper reported Sunday.

Posted at 06:49 PM

US forces push Iraq offensive as Qaeda claims kidnapping (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US forces backed by fighter aircraft and helicopter gunships pushed an offensive along the Syrian border as Al-Qaeda in Iraq threatened to kill two marines it claimed to have kidnapped while taking part in the sweep.

Posted at 05:17 PM

Navy Identifies Three Airmen Killed In Downed Helicopter (WJXT News4Jax.com via Yahoo! News)

The three Sailors from Naval Station Mayport's Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light Wing 44 killed when their helicopter crashed off the coast of North Carolina have been identified as: Lt. Robert L. Elortegui, 32, pilot, of Miami Lt. Thomas Brantley, 27, pilot, of Ahoskie, N.C. Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 3rd Class Nestor L. Oterolebron, 27, of Caguas, Puerto Rico

Posted at 04:57 PM

FAA inspections of Northwest raise questions (USA Today)

In a story for Sunday's editions, the Star Tribune newspaper reported that the inspection records which were reviewed by two independent aviation experts describe training deficiencies among replacement workers, thin staffing, maintenance blunders and mistakes in recording aircraft repairs.

Posted at 03:35 PM

FAA inspections of Northwest raise questions (USA Today)

In a story for Sunday's editions, the Star Tribune newspaper reported that the inspection records which were reviewed by two independent aviation experts describe training deficiencies among replacement workers, thin staffing, maintenance blunders and mistakes in recording aircraft repairs.

Posted at 03:27 PM

Inspections at Northwest Raise Questions (AP via Yahoo! News)

Reports filed by federal aviation inspectors during the first month of a strike by Northwest Airlines Corp.'s mechanics challenge assertions by executives that operations are running smoothly, according to a newspaper's review of the records.

Posted at 03:19 PM

Airbus gets set to supply region with new aircraft (The Daily Star Lebannon)

Airlines in the Middle East and North Africa will need to buy over 1,000 aircraft worth a total of $124 billion up to the year 2023, according to Airbus' latest market forecast. The world's most modern airliner family, which includes the new A350 and A380 21st Century flagships, Airbus expects to win at least half of this business.

Posted at 03:15 PM

Inspections at Northwest Raise Questions (AP via Yahoo! News)

Reports filed by federal aviation inspectors during the first month of a strike by Northwest Airlines Corp.'s mechanics challenge assertions by executives that operations are running smoothly, according to a newspaper's review of the records.

Posted at 01:54 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-10-02 18:57 GMT: TUI's HLX airline says proposed EU emissions scheme may hamper competitiveness (Interactive Investor)

FRANKFURT (AFX) - TUI AG's no-frills airline Hapag-Lloyd Express (HLX) said the proposal by the European Commission to include airlines in the EU's carbon dioxide trading scheme would hamper the competitiveness of European airlines in the global market.

Posted at 01:16 PM

US forces kill eight rebels in Iraq offensive (INQ7.net)

BAGHDAD - US forces, backed by fighter aircraft and helicopter gunships, killed eight insurgents in a sweep along Iraq's border with Syria border as rebels struck the capital with bombs and mortar fire Sunday.

Posted at 11:37 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-10-02 17:04 GMT: Four UK shipyards to share 4 bln stg aircraft carriers contract - report (Interactive Investor)

LONDON (AFX) - Construction of the Royal Navy's new 4 bln stg aircraft carriers will be divided among four shipyards in a decision that is likely to determine the future shape of the British shipbuilding industry, the Sunday Times reported.

Posted at 11:34 AM

Two dead in light aircraft crash (BBC News)

Two people have been killed in a light aircraft crash in Hampshire.

Posted at 11:09 AM

US forces push offensive along Syrian border (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US forces backed by fighter aircraft and helicopter gunships killed eight insurgents in an offensive along the Syrian border aimed at improving security ahead of the vote on the country's post-Saddam Hussein constitution.

Posted at 10:54 AM

Insurance rules subject of aviation dispute (Sierra Vista Herald)

SIERRA VISTA - Some local pilots who rent hangar space from the city at the Sierra Vista Municipal Airport say the Federal Aviation Administration and the city are defining "aircraft" differently.

Posted at 10:07 AM

El Al to buy 2 Boeing 777s (Reuters)

El Al, Israel's national carrier, expects to take delivery of the long-range wide-body jets in 2007. Each aircraft will cost between $117 million and $123 million, in accordance with the extras the company orders, El Al said in a statement.

Posted at 08:28 AM

Bell, Boeing backpedal from ad showing assault on mosque (The Buffalo News)

FORT WORTH, Texas - Bell Helicopter and Boeing Co. have issued apologies after an advertisement for their V-22 Osprey aircraft infuriated a major Islamic group.

Posted at 08:10 AM

20 Express by Holiday Inn hotels

Twelve regional investors will finance the $150m launch and development of 20 Express by Holiday Inn hotels across five countries in the GCC. Holding company for the hotels, Ishraq, will have Dubai International Capital, the international investment arm of Dubai Holding, as anchor investor and the key player in the deal arranged by Addax Investment Bank, the Middle East investment bank based in Bahrain. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 07:50 AM

Berlin aviation icon nearing final flight (Chicago Tribune via Yahoo! News)

The big planes rattled the sky, dropping candy bars on tiny parachutes. The children who saw them knew where to run: to the marble-and-stone cathedral to flight, Tempelhof Airport, whose towering facade once epitomized Adolf Hitler's grand and frightening vision for Europe.

Posted at 07:12 AM

US forces kill eight rebels in Iraq offensive (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US forces, backed by fighter aircraft and helicopter gunships, killed eight insurgents in a sweep along Iraq's border with Syria border as rebels struck the capital with bombs and mortar fire.

Posted at 06:42 AM

Specialist Aviation Services Launches New Simulator for Police and Utility Operators (Rotorhub)

Flying Training at Specialist Aviation Services has received a major boost with the introduction of its new mobile Helicopter Flight Training Device which will be on show at Helitech 2005.

Posted at 05:13 AM

Private aviation builds airport's community (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)

I t took Trish Coffey just a few months of working in Columbus Metropolitan Airport's gift shop to get the community's impression of the airport. After the 32-year-old told a group of friends where she worked, one responded, "It's funny when your town's airport is smaller than your Wal-Mart."

Posted at 02:15 AM

Asian neighbours assist Indonesia after Bali blasts (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia was readying to fly military aircraft and two commercial flights to Indonesia's Bali on Sunday, with Singapore and other neighbours also responding after blasts again rocked the tourism-reliant island.

Posted at 01:53 AM

Katrina raises havoc with airline's schedules (The News-Press)

Airline schedules don't last forever. Some are especially short-lived following natural disasters, such as hurricanes. Southwest Airlines said that's why Mark Clark can't get a single round-trip fare between Fort Myers and Sacramento, Calif.

Posted at 01:33 AM

Former Enid aviation director finalist for Nebraska position (The Enid News & Eagle)

Former Enid Aviation Director Joe Atwood is one of four finalists for the aviation director job at Grand Island, Neb. Atwood left Enid Woodring Regional Airport in February after an eight-month stint. During that time, he oversaw the first phase of an $8 million runway project.

Posted at 12:37 AM