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November 19, 2005

Business aviation***s advantages highlighted (Khaleej Times)

DUBAI *** Business aviation is a unique and valuable form of transportation that provides advantages for many companies and individuals and therefore offers those who have access to business aviation the opportunity to expand their business success and use their time more advantageously, according to Jack Olcott, chairman, General Aero Company of the US.

Posted at 10:35 PM

Ex-airline owner arrested on drug trafficking charges (

LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Peruvian police on Saturday arrested a former airline owner the United States has labeled a "cocaine kingpin" on charges of drug trafficking, homicide and witness tampering, authorities said.

Posted at 04:41 PM

Nigeria Likely to Hire Expatriates to Manage Aviation Industry: Obasanjo (RedNova)

Nigeria likely to hire expatriates to manage aviation industry: Obasanjo ABUJA, Nov.

Posted at 11:16 AM

Shell to showcase its range of energy products and solutions for the aviation industry at Dubai 2005 Airshow (AME Info)

Shell, a global energy leader has announced that it will showcase its range of energy products and solutions for the aviation industry at Dubai 2005 Airshow, the Ninth International Aerospace Exhibition to be held from November 20-24, 2005.

Posted at 07:52 AM

Dubai to host first Middle East Business Aviation meet today (AME Info)

The inaugural Middle East Business Aviation Conference (MEBA) opens at Le Meridien Dubai Saturday, November 19th with over 300 delegates and a powerful industry speaker platform.

Posted at 01:37 AM

November 18, 2005

Aviation Partnership Forges Ahead (RedNova)

By Cao Desheng The Sino-US aviation partnership has greatly benefited both sides, as is seen in the high traffic on the China-US routes and regular co-operation in the areas of technology and management.

Posted at 06:48 PM

India's aviation sector set to take off (

Even in the domestic aviation scene, consolidation talks are on among some private airlines.

Posted at 02:24 PM

EU to Delay Decision on Airline-Route Pact With U.S. (Update1) (

Nov. 18 (Bloomberg) -- The European Union will delay until next year a decision on ending trans-Atlantic airline route monopolies while EU regulators assess a U.S. proposal to give foreign investors more clout.

Posted at 06:38 AM

November 17, 2005

Aviation Week Awards Boeing With 2005 Program Excellence For Work On F/A-18 (Bernama)

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 18 (Bernama) -- Boeing Integrated Defense Systems won top honor for the F/A-18 program at Aviation Week's Program Excellence Awards during Aviation Week's Aerospace & Defense Programs and Productivity Conference in Phoenix, AZ.

Posted at 10:01 PM

Audit to propose civil aviation and military pay fees for what they use (Financial Times)

Military and civil aviation should pay fees for the radio spectrum they use, an independent report will say.

Posted at 08:12 PM

Allianz to Merge Industrial Insurance With Marine and Aviation (

Nov. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Allianz AG, Europe's largest insurer, will merge the German industrial business of its Allianz Versicherungs-AG unit with Allianz Marine & Aviation over the next year to form a single insurance unit.

Posted at 12:03 PM

Gulf Air prepares for 2006

Gulf Air regional cargo teams from the Far East, India and Australia reviewed business performance for 2005 in their respective regions and discussed strategies for the year ahead, at a two-day meeting held recently in Bahrain. []

Posted at 06:34 AM

November 16, 2005

Qatar Airways, Arkia deal

Qatar Airways has signed a partnership agreement with Israel's Arkia Airways, reported Reuters. The agreement allows passengers to fly from Tel Aviv to Amman on Arkia, then to about 20 destinations in Asia and Africa via Doha on Qatar Airways. []

Posted at 09:30 PM

United States, Canada Reach Open-Skies Aviation Agreement (U.S. Department of State)

The United States and Canada have reached a full Open Skies aviation agreement that permits unrestricted service by the airlines of each country to, from and beyond the other's territory.

Posted at 07:27 PM

Green Hills Software INTEGRITY-178B Selected for Aviation Week 2005 Product Breakthrough Award (RedNova)

Green Hills Software, Inc., the technology leader in operating systems and development tools for safe and secure systems, today announced that Aviation Week & Space Technology has selected Green Hills Software as one of only five 2005 Product Breakthrough award winners.

Posted at 10:35 AM

Airbus A380 to fly at Dubai 2005

The new Airbus A380 will be the on display at the Dubai air show, where it will fly each day sporting the colours of Emirates Airlines. Emirates is the largest customer for the twin-deck superjumbo, with plans to eventually have 45 of the aircraft in service. Etihad Airways has placed an order for four, and Qatar Airways will get two. []

Posted at 04:36 AM

Virgin ME space plan

Virgin is considering establishing a branch of its Virgin Galactic space project in the Middle East. CEO Richard Branson said several Arab governments had shown interest in the space plane, but the project was at least five years away. []

Posted at 01:11 AM

November 15, 2005

Aviation Week Group's World Aviation Directory & Aerospace Database Changes Name to World Aerospace Database (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Aviation Week Group announced today it has renamed its World Aviation Directory & Aerospace Database to become the World Aerospace Database for both its online and print editions.

Posted at 04:35 PM

Southwest Airlines Selects Pemco Aviation (RedNova)

Pemco World Air Services, the Dothan, AL based subsidiary of Pemco Aviation Group (NASDAQ: PAGI) announced today that it has been awarded a contract from Southwest Airlines to provide aircraft maintenance and modification services on its family of 737 aircraft.

Posted at 10:50 AM

Jordan's tourism given boost

The World Trade Organisation and the World Travel and Tourism Council have reaffirmed their decision to relocate to Jordan despite the recent bomb attacks on Amman hotels, according to Minister of Tourism Alia Bouran. Travel agents have reported minimal visitor cancellations to Jordan since the attacks. []

Posted at 02:55 AM

November 14, 2005

Air Arabia to Kazakhstan

Air Arabia started flights to Kazakhstan with an inaugural flight from Sharjah to Astana yesterday, to be followed by a service to Almaty which begins on 16 November 2005. The airline will operate a weekly flight to Astana every Monday, and two flights a week to Almaty, on Wednesday and Sunday. []

Posted at 09:26 PM

Pemco Aviation Group Reports Third Quarter 2005 Results (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.----Nov. 14, 2005--Pemco Aviation Group, Inc. , a leading provider of aircraft maintenance and modification services, today announced a net loss for the 2005 third quarter of $3.75 million , compared with a net income of $0.28 million in the third quarter of 2004.

Posted at 05:22 PM

Aviation Week Group's Craig Covault Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From The National Space Club Florida Committee (RedNova)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviation Week & Space Technology senior editor Craig Covault has received the 2005 Harry Kolcum Memorial News and Communications Award for lifetime achievement from the National Space Club Florida Committee.

Posted at 12:34 PM

Jumeirah, leading hotel award

Jumeirah, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality group, has won the title as the Middle East's leading hotel brand at the World Travel Awards in London. Jumeirah's flagship, the Burj Al Arab, was judged the world's leading hotel, while the Madinat Jumeirah, The Arabian Resort - Dubai, won awards which included the world's leading conference resort and the Middle East's leading resort. []

Posted at 05:14 AM

November 13, 2005

UAE hosts aviation security

Top regional and international aviation security experts will attend the first Arab Aviation Security Conference in Abu Dhabi from 6-9 February 2006. General Civil Aviation Authority director-general Mohammad Ganem Al Gaith says a declaration on pan-Arab cooperation in aviation security would be announced at the event. []

Posted at 11:30 PM

Aviation industry warned of bird flu threat (ABC via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

An aviation conference in Hobart has been warned that a bird flu pandemic would have a much worse effect on the airline industry than the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus did more than two years ago.

Posted at 07:13 PM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-11-13 15:21 GMT: UK govt plans 'emissions tax' for aviation industry - report (Interactive Investor)

LONDON (AFX) - The cost of flying could soar as early as next year under plans being proposed by the UK government to include aviation in a controversial emissions trading scheme, according to The Sunday Telegraph.

Posted at 09:49 AM

Emirates offers Aviation Ground Handling course at Aviation College (AME Info)

Emirates Aviation College has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Transguard Education Academy to offer training leading to a Diploma in Aviation Ground Handling.

Posted at 05:42 AM