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November 05, 2005

Sharjah airport cuts parking cost

Sharjah International Airport has lowered its parking charges from Dhs120 to Dhs80 for the first day, and Dhs20 for each subsequent day instead of Dhs30. This will help to reduce the cost of travellers from Dubai who find the cost of parking their cars excessive. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:18 PM

Tabuk Airport Expansion Launched (Arab News)

JEDDAH, 6 November 2005 *** Crown Prince Sultan, deputy premier and minister of defense and aviation, yesterday laid the foundation stone for the expansion of Tabuk regional airport and instructed authorities to carry out the project as quickly as possible.

Posted at 06:16 PM

Airline industry readies bird flu plan (TVNZ)

Plans to deal with the possible consequences of a bird flu pandemic are well underway at Auckland International airport. The role of the airline industry to deal with the consequences of a pandemic is being discussed by more than 600 delegates at a conference hosted by the airport.

Posted at 02:32 PM

Zelus organizes Civil Aviation in the Middle East conference (AME Info)

This two-day conference will focus on the latest developments and growth in the aviation industry of the Middle East.

Posted at 03:12 AM

Al-Qaida targeting cruise ships, aircraft carriers (WorldNetDaily)

U.S. intelligence officials say al-Qaida has turned its terror sights to a sea jihad, targeting Western luxury liners and aircraft carriers.

Posted at 02:21 AM

November 04, 2005

North Texas aviation businesses join forces to market N. Texas (Dallas Business Journal)

A coalition of city, chamber and economic development corporation representatives will head to Orlando, Fla., later this month to market North Texas' airport assets, including its airports, developable land, hangars and other facilities associated with aviation.

Posted at 05:22 PM

North Country Aviation sold to Monaco (Duluth Budgeteer News)

Monaco Air Duluth is open for business. Formerly North Country Aviation, Monaco Air Duluth is the new fixed base operator (FBO) at Duluth International Airport.

Posted at 02:38 PM

Airport Inks Deal with Aviation Tech Training School (Youngstown Daily Business Journal)

Nov 4, 2005 7:20 a.m. VIENNA, Ohio -- The Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics should begin offering courses in aviation technology at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport by late summer 2006.

Posted at 06:56 AM

Aircraft leasing gets tax relief for 6 more months (Hindustan Times)

Airlines in India got a major relief with the Government extending the witholding tax (WHT) exemption for additional six months till March 31, 2006, which will make leasing of aircraft from foreign companies economical.

Posted at 02:25 AM

November 03, 2005

EU welcomes U.S. 'open-skies' move (International Herald Tribune)

The European Commission on Thursday welcomed a proposal by the White House to ease some restrictions on overseas investment in U.S. airlines, a move seen as crucial to advancing trans-Atlantic aviation talks.

Posted at 06:02 PM

1-183 Aviation Battalion deploys (Messenger Index)

Just over 200 members of the Idaho National Guard***s 1-183 Aviation Battalion deployed to Ft. Hood, TX last Tuesday; from there they will continue on to Afghanistan. They will take 16 Apache helicopters with them on this deployment.

Posted at 11:15 AM

U.S. Plans More Say For Airline Investors (Washington Post)

The Bush administration yesterday proposed giving foreign investors in the U.S. airline industry more input into a carrier's day-to-day operations.

Posted at 05:58 AM

November 02, 2005

Dubai hotels full for Eid

Dubai hotels told Gulf News that occupancy is near 100% for the Eid holiday period, although some reported lower business than a year ago. Hoteliers said that this year different national public holidays are better spread out, relieving some pressure on space. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:29 PM

Air Canada parent ACE Aviation posts Q3 profit of $270M, versus year-ago loss (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

MONTREAL (CP) - Air Canada claims its third-quarter financial and operating performance was the best of any North American airline as parent company ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. reported a profit of $270 million for the summer period.

Posted at 05:32 PM

Air Canada parent ACE Aviation posts Q3 profit of $270M, versus year-ago loss (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

MONTREAL (CP) - Air Canada claims its third-quarter financial and operating performance was the best of any North American airline as parent company ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. reported a profit of $270 million for the summer period.

Posted at 12:05 PM

ACE Aviation Reports 3rd-Quarter Net Income of C$270 Million (Bloomberg.com)

Nov. 2 (Bloomberg) -- ACE Aviation Holdings Inc., the parent company of Air Canada, had a profit of C$270 million ($228.5 million) in the third quarter.

Posted at 08:07 AM

November 01, 2005

Eithad flys in football fans

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways has reported a boom in ticket sales among football fans who want to see the UAE team play Brazil for the first time in an exhibition match on November 12 at the Zayed stadium in the UAE capital, reported Gulf News. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:52 PM

CAPA To Present Aviation Awards On Dec 5 (Bernama)

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 2 (Bernama) -- The Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation will announce its aviation awards for excellence 2005 at a dinner to be hosted by Tourism Malaysia here on Dec 5.

Posted at 08:51 PM

Boeing gets Navy contract for aircraft (The Oklahoman)

Oct 27, 2005: AVIATION -- Boeing Aerospace Operations has been awarded a $20 million contract extension to continue work on Navy aircraft in Nevada.

Posted at 02:43 PM

Aircraft business to grow (The Oklahoman)

Oct 29, 2005: Tulsa's already-established aircraft maintenance industry could continue to grow as legacy companies in the city plan to take on third-party work and increase the need for aircraft overhaul services in the area.

Posted at 02:31 PM

Airline stocks slip after latest Fed rate hike (CBS Market Watch)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Airline stocks edged lower Tuesday after the Federal Reserve announced it was adding another quarter-percentage point to interest rates.

Posted at 02:23 PM

U.S.: Quake aid helicopter apparently fired at (CNN.com)

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- A rocket-propelled grenade apparently was fired at a U.S. military helicopter ferrying relief supplies to quake victims in Pakistan's portion of disputed Kashmir on Tuesday, but the aircraft was not hit and nobody was injured, a spokesman said.

Posted at 12:42 PM

A380 Aircraft Takes to the Skies for Test Flight (RedNova)

Etihad Airways' first A380 aircraft has taken to the air for its maiden flight as part of the Airbus A380 flight test programme.

Posted at 12:25 PM

Aviation Week Group and CSFB's 'Aerospace & Defense Finance Conference' Brings Together CEOs, Analysts and Investors (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Aviation Week Group and Credit Suisse First Boston will host more than 25 of the top chairmen, CEOs, CFOs and military l

Posted at 11:04 AM

Airline BWIA Appoints a New Board, CEO (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

BWIA has appointed a new board and chief executive officer, the latest restructuring effort aimed at keeping Trinidad's struggling national carrier in the skies, the airline said.

Posted at 10:40 AM

MAXjet Airways Takes Flight; All Business Class Airline Offering Revolutionary Low Fares Launches Today From New York (RedNova)

MAXjet Airways, Inc., a luxury all business class airline offering revolutionary low fares to transatlantic travelers, is set to depart today on its inaugural flight at 6:30 p.m. from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to London Stansted Airport (STN).

Posted at 10:21 AM

Airline Operators Lose Bid to Revoke Virgin's Licence (AllAfrica.com)

A Federal High Court in Lagos presided over by Justice Rebecca Olomojobi yesterday struck out a suit brought against Virgin Nigeria Airways and four others by Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON).

Posted at 09:22 AM

Airline to fly to Florida daily (ic Lanarkshire)

A low-cost airline has announced it will run Scotland's first daily service to Florida. Web-based airline Flyglobespan will fly from Glasgow to Sanford airport in Orlando seven days a week from next summer as part of a major expansion programme.

Posted at 08:55 AM

Gulf Air adopts e-ticketing

Gulf Air has launched electronic ticketing in four locations, allowing customers to benefit from safe, secure and paperless ticketing; e-ticketing with Gulf Air is now available for passengers travelling on any Gulf Air flight between Bahrain, London, Singapore and Sydney and is being rolled out across the remainder of its network. The airline is on schedule to have full e-ticket functionality implemented in all its markets by the end of 2007. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 04:46 AM

Air France adds B777-200

From October 30 Air France will introduce the Boeing B777-200 on its daily night flight from Dubai, one of the latest in Air France fleet. This new aircraft is equipped with a tri-class configuration seating 270 passengers and offering 12 seats First Class, 56 seats in Business Class and 202 seats in Economy. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:28 AM

October 31, 2005

Aviation Service to Rent Hangar Millinocket Seeking to Revitalize Airport (RedNova)

By NICK SAMBIDES JR.; OF THE NEWS STAFF MILLINOCKET - As part of ongoing efforts to revitalize the municipal airport, the town will begin renting a hangar it recently bought to a local aviation service for $135 a month.

Posted at 05:46 PM

Alion Awarded $5M Army Aviation Contract; Technology Solutions Firm to Enhance Helicopter and UAV Technologies (RedNova)

Alion Science and Technology was awarded a $5M contract for process technology of replacement parts production through the Army Aviation and Missile Command. The contract will focus primarily on Army helicopter and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) weapon systems.

Posted at 01:47 PM

FAA's Wet Lease Guidance Alarms Business Aviation Groups (Aviation Now)

Business aviation groups are concerned that guidance the Federal Aviation Administration released last week about wet leases could devastate the Part 135 industry.

Posted at 07:43 AM

Air Arabia flys to Amman

Air Arabia, now joined by Jazeera Airways as the only discount carriers in the region, has announced the start of operations to Amman from November 11. Air Arabia will now fly three times a week to Jordan, departing Sharjah at 09:00, arriving in Amman at 10:30, departing Amman at 11:15 and arriving back in Sharjah at 16:15. The airline now serves 23 destinations. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 01:15 AM

October 30, 2005

Movers (Miami Herald)

AVIATION Miami-Dade Aviation Department has appointed Bruce Drum as deputy director of operations and Ronald Smith to oversee the general aviation airports.

Posted at 06:30 PM

Helinet Aviation Services names new CEO (Rotorhub)

Los Angeles (October 25, 2005) - 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 10:16 AM

Gulf Air adds more flights

Gulf Air is adding two additional flights per week from Bahrain to Bangalore and Chennai and five more flights per week to Karachi, effective today. Meanwhile, twice daily flights are introduced to Mumbai. Out of Muscat, Bangkok will now be served by an additional four flights per week while the re-introduction of daily flights to Dubai will no doubt prove popular. New services from Bahrain to Dublin and Bahrain to Johannesburg commence on December 2. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 04:58 AM