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October 22, 2005

Lufthansa Munich flight back

Lufthansa is restoring its popular Munich service from Dubai on November 5 with three classes instead of the previous two class configuration. Business Class will also benefit from new flat-beds. This flight offers excellent onward connections throughout Europe. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:35 PM

ANA and Japan Post Join Forces in New International Air Cargo Strategy; New Cargo Airline to be Jointly Created (Japan Corporate News)

Tokyo, Japan, Oct 20, 2005 - (JCN Newswire)ANA President and CEO, Mineo Yamamoto, and Japan Post President, Masaharu Ikuta, today signed a strategic agreement that will see both companies cooperate in the field of international air cargo services from April 1, 2006. The new venture will include the creation of a new cargo airline and the joint development of international express courier services

Posted at 08:05 PM

Aviation authorities recruit youngsters (SABCnews.com)

Midrand's skies were the backdrop for an exciting display of aviation today. The industry's proponents were trying to convince youngsters looking for a career that there is no way to go, but up!

Posted at 11:15 AM

Midcoast Aviation gives big to charity (Belleville News-Democrat)

CAHOKIA - The United Way hopes the employees at Midcoast Aviation will step like they did a year ago, if not more so. In 2004, the 600-plus employees at the corporate aircraft maintenance and interior designing company donated $22,979 after workers gave a total of $875 the previous year.

Posted at 08:04 AM

October 21, 2005

Oklahoman Named Chairwoman of Aviation Association (RedNova)

By Journal Record Staff Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission Aviation and Government Affairs Liaison Erin Wright has been named chairwoman of the National Association of State Aviation Officials Aviation Education Committee.

Posted at 11:05 PM

EU agrees key elements of US aviation deal (Financial Times)

The European Union and United States have agreed the key elements of a first-stage deal on an ***open skies*** aviation pact, a European Commission spokesman said on Friday.

Posted at 06:38 PM

China's Rapid Aviation Growth Causing Headaches, Yang Says (Aviation Now)

Top Chinese aviation official Yang Yuanyuan yesterday said a new bilateral aviation safety agreement with the U.S. will help China confront a range of growing pains caused by its mushrooming airline industry.

Posted at 10:13 AM

French aviation official under investigation in Concorde probe (KRON 4 Bay Area)

PARIS Judicial officials say the first legal action has been taken to target a French aviation official in the crash of a Concorde jet five years ago.

Posted at 04:58 AM

October 20, 2005

Aviation price war looming (TVNZ)

The aviation industry throughout Asia will experience a period of fierce price discounting in 2006 as consumer demand slows in many countries, a consultancy group said.

Posted at 09:51 PM

Goodyear Names Pierre Jambon General Manager, Global Aviation (The Auto Channel)

AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 20, 2005 -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced that Pierre Jambon has been named general manager, global aviation.

Posted at 04:14 PM

China, US Sign Aviation Agreement (RedNova)

China, US sign aviation agreement WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- China and the United States signed an agreement here on Wednesday with an aim to help improve China's air training and safety.

Posted at 11:03 AM

ATW Daily News

ATWOnline, MD -... a joint venture with Pratt & Whitney), the military and marine industrial engine capability in Auckland, Safe Air in Blenheim and Tasman Aviation Enterprises. ...

Posted at 03:13 AM

New $6.8bn AD airport shortlist

Skidmore Owings and Merrill, Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, Fentress Bradburn Architects and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates have been shortlisted for the design of Abu Dhabi International Airport's Midfield Terminal Complex. The winning design will be announced on December 5. When completed in 2010 the terminal will enable the airport to handle 20m passengers a year with total airport redevelopment costs put at $6.8bn. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 02:30 AM

October 19, 2005

Executive Briefing: Governance and Business Aviation (Aviation Now)

Business aviation is THE sign of a well-managed company. It is a form of transportation that maximizes the productivity of a firm's two most important assets -- people and time.

Posted at 07:31 PM

Guggenheim Aviation orders two 747 freighter conversions (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)

Guggenheim Aviation Partners has ordered two 747-400s that will be converted to cargo use and delivered in 2008, according to a news release.

Posted at 12:06 PM

Sharm el Sheikh tourist security

Egypt has started to build a security fence around the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh in an attempt to prevent future attacks on the town, according to security officials cited by the BBC. The officials said the fence would stretch for 20km and force vehicles wanting to enter the town to pass through one of four checkpoints. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 01:17 AM

October 18, 2005

FAAN: Aviation Workers Want New Jobs Halted (This Day)

Two mainstream unions in the aviation industry-National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) have protested the fresh appointment of top management personnel into the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), calling on President Olusegun Obasanjo to halt the recruitment until due process is followed.

Posted at 08:41 PM

Solomon Islands to Ratify Two Pacific Aviation Treaties (RedNova)

Text of report by Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation text website on 18 October Cabinet has approved the ratification of two aviation treaties by the Solomon Islands government.

Posted at 01:49 PM

Emirates cargo relief dash

Emirates SkyCargo dispatched three of its fully-loaded freighters to aid Pakistan's relief efforts. Included was a Boeing 747-400 aircraft which was re-routed from its commercial services to carry 14 vehicles on behalf of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies located at the Jebel Ali Free Zone. The airline has carried hundreds of tons of relief supplies to Islamabad in the past week. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 07:51 AM

October 17, 2005

Lufthansa, more Gulf flights

Lufthansa will introduce three weekly services between Frankfurt and Doha by January 10 2006. Flights will run each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and include a stopover in Kuwait. A 221-seat Airbus A330 will service the route. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:08 PM

EU and US resume talks on open sky aviation deal (Guardian Unlimited)

Business: EU and US hope to reach deal to allow greater competition in civil aviation industry on both sides of the Atlantic.

Posted at 08:36 PM

ACI-NA Names Port of Oakland's Aviation Director, Steve Grossman, Chairman of 2006 Board of Directors (RedNova)

The Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) membership has elected its 2006 Board of Directors, naming Steven J. Grossman, Director of Aviation for the Port of Oakland, as the aviation association's 2006 chairman.

Posted at 01:05 PM

Royal Jordanian joins oneworld

Royal Jordanian announced it has joined global airline alliance oneworld, and will offer services and benefits as a fully-fledged member sometime during 2006/2007, according to a company statement. Iberia is the only oneworld partner which currently has a bilateral code sharing agreement with Royal Jordanian, for flights between Amman and Madrid. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 07:59 AM

October 16, 2005

IC chases Kuwait business

InterContinental Hotels will open its second Holiday Inn hotel in Kuwait in early 2006, and the InterContinental Kuwait in 2007, doubling its hospitality presence in the country. The hotel group says it has experienced a strong demand for its meeting and business facilities since opening the Holiday Inn Salmiyah and the Crowne Plaza Kuwait. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:23 PM

China Aviation Oil to unveil investor in Nov-papers (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)

SINGAPORE, Oct 17 (Reuters) - China Aviation Oil, a Beijing-backed jet fuel trader that collapsed under $550 million in oil trading losses last year, is to reveal a new investor next month as part of its revamp, Singapore newspapers said on Monday.

Posted at 07:57 PM

Accuracy questioned in commonly cited aviation figures (Bangkok Post)

Some of the statistics and figures being touted by the aviation industry may not ``correspond with reality'' and may even be fabricated, according to the chief statistician of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Posted at 02:35 PM

Emirates gets 10th A340-500

Emirates has received its entire order of Airbus A340-500s with the arrival of its 10th A340-500 aircraft. Emirates has invested close to $2bn for the acquisition of its A340-500 fleet. The financing has been obtained from well diversified sources comprising 29% European banks, 10% from Islamic sources, 24% from commercial banks within the GCC and 37% commercial banks outside the GCC mainly from banks in Japan and China. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:35 AM