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October 15, 2005

Air India Express, Calicut flights

Air India Express is to launch flights to Calicut from Sharjah by the end of this month. The low-cost service will operate four times a month with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, and will be 10-50% cheaper than the standard fare, said officials. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:32 PM

Airbus exec says A380 demand outstrips production (USA Today)

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus cannot produce enough of its A380 superjumbos to satisfy heavy demand, its commercial director said on Saturday.

Posted at 07:24 PM

Aviation expert calls stolen flight 'remarkable' (Pulse-Journal)

ATLANTA *** The pilot of the stolen corporate jet that landed at Gwinnett's Briscoe Field last weekend pulled off the aviation equivalent of driving the wrong way on a busy highway at night with the lights out, aviation experts said.

Posted at 10:40 AM

Aviation arm of army continues relief operations (Outlook India)

After their five-day rescue operation along the border in Uri and Tangdhar areas of Jammu and Kashmir, the snow leopards of Army Aviation Squadron have now shifted to induction of essential supplies in the quake-ravaged forward areas which continued to remain cut off, a defence spokeeman said today.

Posted at 05:46 AM

Aviation expert calls stolen flight 'remarkable' (The Oxford Press)

ATLANTA *** The pilot of the stolen corporate jet that landed at Gwinnett's Briscoe Field last weekend pulled off the aviation equivalent of driving the wrong way on a busy highway at night with the lights out, aviation experts said.

Posted at 02:34 AM

October 14, 2005

Aviation expert calls stolen flight 'remarkable' (The Western Star)

ATLANTA *** The pilot of the stolen corporate jet that landed at Gwinnett's Briscoe Field last weekend pulled off the aviation equivalent of driving the wrong way on a busy highway at night with the lights out, aviation experts said.

Posted at 08:06 PM

Northwest partner Mesaba Aviation bankrupt (UPI)

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Mesaba Aviation Inc. followed its bankrupt partner Northwest Airlines of Minneapolis by filing Friday for Chapter 11.

Posted at 11:35 AM

Gala event to aid Illinois Aviation Museum in Bolingbrook (The Plainfield 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 03:50 AM

See some truly wild rides at the Museum of Aviation (Macon Telegraph)

Whether you fancy hot rods, remote-controlled cars or monster trucks, there's plenty to turn your crank at Saturday's Museum of Aviation Wings and Wheels Car Show.

Posted at 02:30 AM

October 13, 2005

Chronology of Mesaba Aviation Inc. (AP via Yahoo! News)

Some highlights of the history of Mesaba Aviation Inc.:

Posted at 05:09 PM

Leonard honored by state aviation group (The Herald-Press)

State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) has been named Legislator of the Year by the Aviation Association of Indiana. Leonard was to receive the award today during the group's 57th annual meeting at the Potawatomi Inn at Pokagon State Park in Angola.

Posted at 02:09 PM

OU aviation program gains accreditation (The Oklahoman)

Oct 13, 2005: -- The University of Oklahoma's Outreach Department of Aviation now is accredited for bachelor's degree programs in aviation management and professional pilot.

Posted at 06:20 AM

October 12, 2005

Jordan Aviation, Bahrain service

Privately-owned airline Jordan Aviation will start up flights between Aqaba and Bahrain from 29 October. Flights will run on Thursdays and Saturdays and cost $170 for a round trip. Jordan Aviation has a fleet of eight aircraft and runs charter flights on top of its commercial operations, with services to Dubai, Egypt and Syria. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:13 PM

2005 Miramar Air Show celebrates aviation spirit (United States Marines)

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR (Oct. 12, 2005) -- It was a time of transition in the aviation world on Nov. 22, 1953. The jet age was still in its infancy as Naval Air Station Miramar welcomed aboard thousands of spectators to witness the Air Power Day military air show commemorating the 50th anniversary of powered flight.

Posted at 07:38 PM

Chinese Aviation Leaders to Discuss Low-Cost Carriers at Las Vegas World Aviation Forum in October (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Las Vegas McCarran International Airport today announced it will host a special panel of airline industry leaders from the People's Republic of China to discuss the emergence of low- cost carriers in China at its Las Vegas World Aviation Forum being held October 24-26.

Posted at 02:35 PM

New antenna installed at Logan, normal radar in operation (New York Newsday)

Federal aviation officials said operations had returned to normal Wednesday morning at Logan International Airport following two days of serious delays caused by a faulty radar antenna.

Posted at 07:45 AM

October 11, 2005

AI, non-stop to Pune

Air India will run non-stop flights between Dubai and the historic Indian city of Pune starting 12 December. Flights will run three times a week on Monday, Thursday and Friday, leaving Dubai at 4.30pm, arriving Pune at 8.55pm. Return flights will leave Pune at 1.50pm and arrive in Dubai at 3.30pm. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:15 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-10-11 21:34 GMT: Oil run-up saps airline stocks (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- An almost 3% rise in oil futures sent the Amex Airline Index 1.5% lower to 43.06 points on Tuesday. Leading the decliners, AMR Corp. , parent of American Airlines, lost 4.3% to $11.47. Continental Airlines gave up 3.6% to $10.91.

Posted at 04:04 PM

Briefing: Airline Food (RedNova)

TODAY is an important occasion in the history of in-flight catering. Q: Why? A: Passengers on the Handley Page flight from London to Paris on October 11, 1919, were the first to experience the dubious pleasure of airline meals.

Posted at 09:04 AM

Emirates more China cargo

Emirates SkyCargo says it has increased freighter services to China and strengthened its cargo fleet with larger capacity. The airline has added two extra services to Shanghai using a Boeing 747-400F in response to demand from China's high-growth economy, and can now carry more than 2,000 tonnes of cargo weekly to and from the country. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 05:17 AM

October 10, 2005

Baghdad airport, four-day closure

Baghdad's airport will close to commercial flights from 13-16 October because of security measures being imposed during the country's referendum on a new constitution, reported Gulf News. An airline source said flights will resume on 17 October. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:51 PM

Aviation soft target for terror, says official (Deccan Herald)

Civil aviation is a soft target for terrorist attacks as it creates a impact both on the minds of the people and economy at large said, Manish Shankar Sharma, the Director (Security), Airports Authority of India, here on Monday.

Posted at 03:21 PM

Aviation Worldwide, LLC Signs Agreement to Merge With Aviation Rotables Supply of Quevert, France (Market Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Aviation Worldwide LLC, an aviation broker of civil aircraft parts in the United States, announced today that they have signed an agreement to be acquired by Aviation Rotables Supply of Quevert, France, for $2MM in cash and stock. Aviation Worldwide CEO Al Aneja stated, "This is awesome news for everyone.

Posted at 11:00 AM

New Owner Grows Security Aviation's Fleet (RedNova)

By Campbell, Melissa Anchorage attorney Mark Avery has pumped new life - and millions of dollars - into the air charter company Security Aviation.

Posted at 04:18 AM

October 09, 2005

Arab airline alliance plan

Arab airlines are talking about forming an alliance like One World or Star Alliance, reported Bloomberg. The alliance called Arabesk would include: Saudia, Egypt Air, Gulf Air, Middle East Airlines, Oman Air and Royal Jordanian. It would help to cut costs by rationalising route structures. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:31 PM

Anti-terror exercise starts (The Australian)

PORT Phillip Bay will be the scene of a week-long air and sea anti-terrorism exercise starting today. Exercise Mars Anchor will involve Black Hawk helicopters from the Army's Townsville-based 171 Aviation Squadron and an Army anti-terrorist unit.

Posted at 07:49 PM

Aviation students left up in the air (The New Zealand Herald)

The country's only university degree course in helicopter aviation is in limbo, leaving students' futures and finances up in the air.

Posted at 11:13 AM

Sunday, October 9, 2005 (The Aero-News Network)

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Posted at 07:36 AM

First ski season in Dubai

The first ski slope in Dubai will be open within a month, officials from the Mall of the Emirates told Gulf News. The first indoor ski slope in the Middle East offers an authentic winter sports experience with real snow in a mammoth giant steel tube. Visitors to Dubai will be able to sunbathe on the beach in the morning and ski in the afternoon. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:18 AM