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November 26, 2005

ZAMAN DAILY NEWSPAPER (2005112726807) (Zaman Online)

The Civil Aviation Directorate taking heed of the news on Zaman's November 25 front page, with the headline "9/11 Fears as Rouge Plane Enters Turkish Air Space," has launched an investigation on the rogue planes.

Posted at 04:11 PM

Scary Skies in Southern Cal -- 3 Airports in L.A. Area Have Nation's Worst Runway Safety Records (RedNova)

By Ian Gregor Associated Press / Mark Watson contributed LOS ANGELES - It's not a record you want to brag about: Los Angeles International Airport and two others nearby have the worst runway safety records recently among the nation's busiest airports, a review of federal aviation data shows.

Posted at 01:31 PM

Jet Aviation Dubai receives Bermuda and Cayman maintenance approvals and becomes Rockwell Collins authorized dealer (AME Info)

Jet Aviation in Dubai was recently named an approved maintenance organization by the departments of Civil Aviation of Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.

Posted at 02:52 AM

Jet Aviation Dubai receives Bermuda and Cayman maintenance approvals and becomes Rockwell Collins authorized dealer (AME Info)

Jet Aviation in Dubai was recently named an approved maintenance organization by the departments of Civil Aviation of Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.

Posted at 02:52 AM

November 25, 2005

European Investigator Cites 31 Aircraft in CIA Prisoner Probe (Bloomberg.com)

Nov. 25 (Bloomberg) -- A Council of Europe investigator said he's found evidence of ``suspicious movements'' by 31 aircraft that may have been used by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency to transport suspected terrorists.

Posted at 03:39 PM

LAX ranks at top for dangerous runways (CNN.com)

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- It's not a record you want to brag about: Los Angeles International Airport and two others nearby have the worst runway safety records recently among the nation's busiest airports, a review of federal aviation data shows.

Posted at 10:56 AM

Scouts Take Part in Annual Aviation Day at Airport (Southern Pines Pilot)

On a picture-perfect day, nearly 50 Cub and Boy Scouts took to the skies as part of the fourth annual Scout Aviation Day at the Moore County Airport. The event was an opportunity for qualified participants to earn their aviation merit badges.

Posted at 07:09 AM

Aviation base is aiming to land lots of jet-setters (Houston Chronicle)

WHEN the rich, famous and powerful fly by private jet into Houston's Hobby Airport, Bob Wilson wants them to think of his place. Wilson has just taken over Fletcher Aviation, which provides fuel, shelter and all kinds of services to those who don't fly commercial, and he's got plans to kick it up a notch.

Posted at 12:45 AM

November 24, 2005

Historic safety record (USA Today)

Last June, USA TODAY said aviation "is experiencing its safest period in history." So it is disappointing that the newspaper continues an editorial position that ignores how the nation's airline safety program got to this point.

Posted at 06:55 PM

ACE Aviation, BCE, CI May Revive Income Trust Conversions (Bloomberg.com)

Nov. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Canadian companies including ACE Aviation Holdings Inc., BCE Inc. and CI Fund Management Inc. may revive plans to convert some of their business units to income trusts after Finance Minister Ralph Goodale said yesterday he won't tax the high-yield securities.

Posted at 11:30 AM

Leader Capital, Al Mulla set up a private jet aviation firm - UAE (MENAFN)

Leader Capital, Al Mulla set up a private jet aviation firm - UAE

Posted at 05:32 AM

November 23, 2005

Emirates quiet on future deals

Emirates Airlines was non committal about a rumoured $8bn order for mid-sized planes from either Airbus or Boeing, at least until design specifications are altered, according to Reuters. Airbus' A350 and Boeing's B787 are going head to head for orders from international carriers. Emirates placed a $9.7bn order for the larger Boeing 777 aircraft at the Dubai air show, which ends today. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:37 PM

France OKs Airline Ticket Levy for Poverty (AP via Yahoo! News)

France's Cabinet on Wednesday approved a plan to put a tax on airline tickets starting next year to finance efforts against poverty and disease in the developing world.

Posted at 08:36 PM

Brazil's GOL airline to buy 5 more Boeing 737-800s (Crane's Chicago Business)

(Reuters) *** Brazilian low-cost airline GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA said on Wednesday it has signed a contract to exercise its option to buy five additional 737-800 aircraft from Boeing Co.

Posted at 09:54 AM

India tourism promotion

A group of Bahrain-based travel agencies led by the House of Travel are promoting tourism to India in partnership with India Tourism Dubai. The group has published a bilingual India holiday brochure which features eight different destinations from Kashmir to Kerala. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 04:10 AM

Emirates, RR maintenance contract

Emirates Airline has entered into a maintenance agreement, potentially worth $600m, with Hong Kong Aero Engine Services and Singapore Aero Engine Services for its Rolls-Royce Trent aircraft engines. The deal will cover maintenance and repair of all Emirates' Trent 500, 700 and 800 engines for the next three years. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 01:01 AM

November 22, 2005

TIMCO Aviation Services, Inc. Reports Completion of Rights Offering and Reverse Split (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

TIMCO Aviation Services, Inc. today reported that it has closed its previously announced rights offering. In the rights offering, the Company sold 9,451,027 shares of its post-reverse split common stock, consisting of: cash subscriptions to purchase 5,491,190 shares of the Company's post- reverse split common stock for an aggregate cash purchase price of $26,357,712, and 3,959,837 shares of the

Posted at 04:00 PM

Sukhoi Aviation Holding to supply jets to Concord Aviation (RosBusinessConsulting)

RBC, 22.11.2005, Dubai 18:20:30. Sukhoi Aviation Holding has signed a contract with Dubai-based Concord Aviation on the supply of 20 Russian Regional Jets (RRJ 95s), Sukhoi's press department reported. The parties have also entered into an option agreement on the delivery of 20 more jets.

Posted at 10:26 AM

Hogan to address CW forum

Gulf Air President James Hogan will address delegates at the Commonwealth Business Forum 2005 about latest trends in business travel. Hogan will outline the impact of low cost carriers on the business travel sector, and discuss the emergence of dedicated single class business airlines. The Malta forum runs from 22 November 2005. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 05:12 AM

Jebel Ali Airport City master plan

Dubai unveiled the master plan for its $8.17bn Jebel Ali Airport City development at the Dubai air show yesterday. Central to the project is Jebel Ali International Airport, which will have six parallel runways and a capacity to handle 120m passengers a year. Work starts in three months, with the Dubai air show moving to the site in 2009. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:35 AM

November 21, 2005

Aviation office director faces penal probe (NZZ)

A criminal investigation has opened against the head of the Federal Civil Aviation Office, Raymond Cron, for unauthorised payments to staff in his former job.

Posted at 05:13 PM

Minister Orders Probe into Aviation Parastatals (This Day)

Barely 48 hours after Presi-dent Olusegun Obasanjo described the aviation parastatals as a cesspit of corruption, Aviation Minister, Dr. Babalola Borishade has ordered an immediate probe into the financial transactions of all the parastatals under the ministry between June 1, 1999 and September 30, 2005.

Posted at 10:22 AM

Boeing, $780m LCAL orders

Boeing and Low-Cost Aircraft Leasing today announced at the Dubai Air Show an order for six 787-8 Dreamliners, Boeing's all-new advanced-technology airplane. The order was placed last May, thereby making LCAL the first leasing company to commit to the 787. LCAL was not identified as the customer for that order until today. Together the orders are valued at approximately $780 million at list prices. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:14 AM

November 20, 2005

Jazeera buys six A320s

Jazeera Airways has signed a contract with Airbus for six more Airbus A320s, taking its total orders for the model to ten. The new, privately owned airline of Kuwait inaugurated services last month with its first two aircraft. It will use the additional A320s to increase services on existing routes within the Middle East, as well as new destinations. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:44 PM

Aviation security comments prompt call for Minister's sacking (ABC via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

The Federal Opposition has called for Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone's sacking over what it says were inappropriate comments about aviation security.

Posted at 04:08 PM

Boeing wins 9.7 billion dollar Emirates order (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Boeing scored a major coup over its European rival Airbus when Dubai airline Emirates announced a 9.7-billion-dollar order for the US manufacturer's new long-haul 777 aircraft.

Posted at 01:24 PM

132 aircraft on order for Emirates

Emirates Airline now has 132 aircraft on order, including the 42 Boeing 777s ordered today at the Dubai Air Show. Emirates presently operates a fleet of 83 aircraft to 75 destinations in 54 countries, and is to add long-haul flights to the West coast of the US and South America. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 03:19 AM