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October 29, 2005

Air Arabia annoys passengers

Last moment rescheduling of flights after tickets are issued is annoying passengers at Air Arabia, reported Gulf News. For example, the Wednesday flight to Beirut this week has been switched from 9.30am to 10.15pm causing Eid holiday makers some distress. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:23 PM

Kuwait's first private airline to launch maiden flight (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Kuwait's first private, low-fare airline -- Jazeera Airways -- will make its maiden commercial flight on Sunday, the company's vice president for operations Adel al-Barges said.

Posted at 02:46 PM

Aviation Flies To Surprise Win (Sporting Life via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Sport)

Latest news from this afternoon's meeting at Wetherby.

Posted at 09:09 AM


Aviation overturned some well-touted rivals to spring a 28-1 shock in the opening race on Charlie Hall day at Wetherby.

Posted at 08:30 AM

October 28, 2005

Aviation Museum Gains Trader Jon's Notables (Tampa Bay Online News)

PENSACOLA - -- Crash helmets, flight suits, model airplanes, photographs and other memorabilia from Trader Jon's, a favorite hangout for Navy and Marine Corps pilots, were donated to the National Museum of Naval Aviation on Friday.

Posted at 11:40 PM

Aviation services company takes on new name (The Business Journal of Phoenix)

Garrett/Piedmont Hawthorne/Associated, an aviation services provider combined a year ago from three separate companies, Friday said it has rebranded the company as Landmark Aviation.

Posted at 04:57 PM

Edmonds Aviation up and running (Newport Independent)

(Editor's Note: This is the first of a series focusing on new businesses in Jackson County and their progress. Today's feature looks at Edmonds Aviation.)

Posted at 11:49 AM

Global ePoint's Aviation Division Receives $750,000 in Additional Contracts for Fourth Quarter Delivery (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Global ePoint Inc. , a leading manufacturer of security technologies for the aviation, law enforcement, in

Posted at 08:20 AM

French civil aviation official under investigation in Concorde crash enquiry (AFP via Yahoo! News)

A former official of France's civil aviation service was placed under judicial investigation ahead of possible charges linked to the 2000 crash of a Concorde jetliner near Paris, a source close to the case said.

Posted at 12:21 AM

October 27, 2005

Saraki, Emir Canvass New Culture for Aviation Industry (AllAfrica.com)

Governor Bukola Saraki of Kwara State and Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari have canvassed for a new culture in the aviation industry aimed at ensuring prompt rescue operations during air disasters.

Posted at 04:51 PM

Aviation Minister, Others Asked to Resign (AllAfrica.com)

A coalition of civil society and human right groups in the north yesterday asked the Federal Government to order the suspension of the Minister of Aviation, Prof. Babalola Aborishade, to facilitate an indept investigation into last weekend's Bellview plane crash.

Posted at 12:02 PM

Aviation chief is 15th Daley cabinet member to leave (Chicago Sun-Times)

Mayor Daley's revolving door took another turn Wednesday -- this time carrying $149,364-a-year Aviation Commissioner John Roberson, whose name turned up on a list of cooperating witnesses in the federal investigation of City Hall corruption.

Posted at 04:25 AM

October 26, 2005

Bahrain gets F1 opener

Bahrain will host the opening race of the 2006 F1 Grand Prix season on 12 March. The decision was taken after the Australian Grand Prix, which has opened the series since 1996, was rescheduled to avoid a clash with the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:31 PM

Ex-Aviation Official Probed in Jet Crash (AP via Yahoo! News)

A former official of France's aviation authority has become the fourth person placed under investigation as part of a probe into the 2000 crash of a Concorde jet that killed 113 people, judicial officials said Wednesday.

Posted at 08:45 PM

Aviation group planning to start new commercial airline (The Arizona Republic)

An aviation group wants to start a new commercial airline and have regularly scheduled flights based out of Scottsdale Airport next year.

Posted at 10:34 AM

Emirates goes to Cote D'Ivoire

Emirates Airlines is introducing a service from Dubai to Cote D'Ivoire from 1 February 2006. Flights will run four times a week to Abidjan via Accra, flying every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. It will give the airline three destinations in the West African region, after Lagos and Accra. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 04:33 AM

October 25, 2005

Ski Dubai open soon

Ski Dubai at the Mall of the Emirates will open sometime in December, according to media reports. Snow-making machines in the temperature-controlled dome are already pumping out snow across the 225,000 sqft area, which will have five different ski runs of varying difficulty and length. Two hour tickets will cost between $27.20 and $35.40. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:26 PM

David Calvert-Jones Named CEO of Helinet Aviation Services (RedNova)

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Helinet Aviation Services, a best-in-class provider of helicopter flight services to a diversity of markets, announced today that David Calvert-Jones has been named chief executive officer.

Posted at 04:34 PM

U.S. Bank Multi Service Aviation Expands Reach With New Regional Manager (RedNova)

Multi Service Aviation has named Brian Swift to its team of regional managers. His territory includes Alabama, Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia.

Posted at 12:18 PM

GCC luxury cruises

Lebanon-based Abou Merhi Cruises will run a luxury cruise liner, the MV Orient Queen, between Dubai and other GCC countries from 29 October, according to a statement by the Dubai Department of Tourism Commerce and Marketing. The service will operate as a round trip between Dubai and Oman, Qatar and Bahrain every Thursday and Friday until May 2006. It is being run in partnership with Dubai-based Alpha Tours. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 05:41 AM

Jazeera gets first plane

Kuwait-based private airline Jazeera Airways has taken delivery of the first of four Airbus A320 aircraft on order. The airline's A320 fleet will seat 165 passengers in a single class configuration. The airline plans to offer low-fare services to destinations in the Middle East, beginning later this month. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:45 AM

October 24, 2005

Christina Mushini looks at her father's destroyed plane caused by high winds from Hurricane Wilma at Boca Aviation in (AlertNet)

Christina Mushini looks at her father's destroyed plane caused by high winds from Hurricane Wilma at Boca Aviation in Boca Raton, Florida, October 24, 2005. Hurricane Wilma crashed into Florida on Monday, swamping the popular tourist island Key West and hammering the densely populated Miami-Fort Lauderdale area after killing 17 people in a rampage through the Caribbean.

Posted at 05:05 PM

New Aviation Safety System Coming to Pennsylvania; Statewide Rollout of New Technology Expected By 2009 (RedNova)

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania announced steps today to make air travel safer and more efficient by adopting a recommendation from the Governor's Aviation Advisory Committee to begin using new technology at its airports. PennDOT Secretary Allen D.

Posted at 01:19 PM

Halal kids food on BA

British Airways is to introduce a new improved food service for its younger flyers with the launch of a new series of menus. Children travelling with the airline will be offered greater choice and healthier meal options using only the finest quality ingredients. The new meals will include non-processed halal meat and the airline guarantees at least five portions of fruit or vegetables in every meal. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 07:04 AM

October 23, 2005

Dubai stops six visit visas

Dubai has temporarily stopped issuing visit visas to citizens of Bangladesh, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Niger, Iraq and Nigeria following the growth of an illegal trade in visas. Ministry officials stressed that the action was temporary and should not be seen as discrimination. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:03 PM

New Zealand, India in aviation deal (The Hindu News)

SINGAPORE: India and New Zealand have agreed to promote "seamless air travel" between the two countries by entering into a "code-sharing arrangement" for flights that now link them.

Posted at 03:28 PM

Local Soldiers Return From Iraq (WGAL via Yahoo! News)

About 105 soldiers, all from the 628th Aviation Support Battalion, returned home from Iraq Saturday.

Posted at 11:14 AM

SriLankan, special Trichy fares

SriLankan Airlines has introduced a special fare for travellers to Trichy in southern India, valid until November 30. The Dhs500 rate for return economy travel covers flights from Dubai to Colombo and onwards to Trichy in a single journey, exclusive of any Sri Lankan stopover. Flights between October 26 and November 4 are exempt from this offer. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 04:32 AM