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December 10, 2005

AD, Al Maha Beach Hotel

Abu Dhabi's first boutique hotel, the Al Raha Beach Hotel, opened late last week. The luxury hotel operated by Danat Hotels and Resorts has 110 rooms and 24 villas overlooking the Arabian Sea and is an easy drive from both Dubai and the UAE capital. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:45 PM

Probe Continues As Jet Moved Off Street (AP via Yahoo! News)

A damaged airliner was hauled off a city street on Saturday as federal aviation officials tried to determine why it slid off a Midway Airport runway and crashed into traffic, where it killed a 6-year-old boy.

Posted at 07:17 PM

Jet crashes, burns in Nigeria (CNN.com)

A passenger plane crash-landed Saturday at an airport in Port Harcourt, southern Nigeria, killing 103 people, according to aviation officials.

Posted at 12:12 PM

County asks for aviation expo money (The Des Moines Register)

Polk County officials request $70,000 in restitution from a non-profit Ankeny air show that failed to pay back a $200,000 loan when it sold property to make way for a new driver***s license station. A board member says all leftover money was given to charities.

Posted at 03:56 AM

Gated subdivision focuses on aviation (Springfield Business Journal)

The principals of Cloud Niner LLC have taken great care to ensure that their Marshfield development, Perfect Landing Airpark at Davis Field, is aesthetically pleasing at ground level and from above.

Posted at 02:40 AM

December 09, 2005

Gated subdivision focuses on aviation (Springfield Business Journal)

The principals of Cloud Niner LLC have taken great care to ensure that their Marshfield development, Perfect Landing Airpark at Davis Field, is aesthetically pleasing at ground level and from above.

Posted at 08:39 PM

Judge tosses suit vs. China Aviation Oil (Myrtle Beach Online)

SINGAPORE - A U.S. judge has dismissed a class action lawsuit filed against China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp. in the United States, the jet fuel importer said.

Posted at 12:23 PM

Nepali aviation authority striving for safer services (AngolaPress)

KATHMANDU, 12/09 - The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has made various attempts to make the air services safer, reliable and regular.

Posted at 05:25 AM

Air marshal program: Is training adequate? (The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday's shooting of an unarmed airline passenger in Miami is casting fresh scrutiny on the Federal Air Marshals Service, the nation's last line of defense in the many-layered aviation security apparatus.

Posted at 02:00 AM

December 08, 2005

SFO to be home for Virgin America airline (Sacramento Business Journal)

San Francisco International Airport will be the home and principal hub of the newly formed Virgin America Inc. airline that is schedule to begin service in 2006.

Posted at 04:52 PM

Europe looks to include aviation in emissions trading (Environmental Data Interactive Exchange)

Aviation could soon be included in the emissions trading scheme after European Environment Ministers agreed that trading was the best way to tackle the problem.

Posted at 09:31 AM

UAE, India up passenger numbers

The UAE and India have agreed to increase two-way air traffic quotas between the two countries by 80% to 18,000 seats a week, according to the Khaleej Times citing India's Minister of Civil Aviation Praful Patel. This could dramatically increase flight frequencies. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 05:23 AM

December 07, 2005

Blue City, $60m boutique hotel

British hotelier Gordon Campbell Gray plans to open a luxury boutique hotel in the Oman Blue City development, according to promoters of the $15bn residential and tourism project. The $60m beachfront hotel will be built over an area of 335,000 sqft and is due to open in winter 2008-09. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:28 PM

Judge Tosses Suit Vs. China Aviation Oil (AP via Yahoo! News)

A U.S. judge has dismissed a class action lawsuit filed against China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp. in the United States, the jet fuel importer said.

Posted at 07:52 PM

Bush names three to aviation board (The Business Journal of Jacksonville)

Gov. Jeb Bush named three people Wednesday to serve on the board of the Jacksonville Aviation Authority, two of them reappointments. The appointments require confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Posted at 12:53 PM

China Aviation Oil says US court dismisses lawsuit (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)

SINGAPORE, Dec 7 (Reuters) - China Aviation Oil (CAO) said on Wednesday that a U.S. court has dismissed a class action lawsuit filed against the company which collapsed a year ago under half a billion dollars in trading losses.

Posted at 06:36 AM

Air Arabia, Aqaba deals

Air Arabia is promoting discounted air fares from Sharjah to Aqaba starting at Dhs199 for one-way. The Red Sea port city of Aqaba is close to tourist spots such as Petra, the Dead Sea and Wadi Rum. Flights operate every Thursday and Sunday. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 01:30 AM

December 06, 2005

US Airways Reaches Transition Agreement With Airline Customer Service Employee Association (RedNova)

TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- US Airways Group, Inc. today announced it has reached a transition agreement with the two unions that represent the airline's passenger service employees.

Posted at 07:12 PM

Aviation Authority police seek accreditation (BizJournals)

A team of evaluators are in town this week to assess the Jacksonville Aviation Authority's police department for reaccreditation.

Posted at 01:09 PM

Emirates opens Paris lounge

Emirates has opened a business and first class lounge in Terminal 2C at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. The lounge is fitted with flat screen TVs and business centres with broadband and wireless LAN access at computer workstations and for laptops. The lounge also has hotlines to both Skywards and Emirates call centres. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:38 AM

December 05, 2005

Alwaleed, 15 UAE hotels

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal says he plans to build 15 hotels with a combined capacity of 5,000 rooms in Dubai in the next five years. He says that half of his investments are now in the Arab world. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:36 PM

Singapore Hot Stocks - China Aviation Oil, Genting in focus (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)

SINGAPORE, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Singapore shares may open softer on Tuesday on Wall Street's fall and rising oil prices, with focus on China Aviation Oil and Genting International .

Posted at 06:20 PM

Teamed with L-3/IS, Pemco Aviation begins work on Navy's P-3 (BizJournals)

As a result of a "teaming" agreement announced earlier, Pemco Aviation Group Inc. has begun work at its Birmingham plant to maintain Navy P-3 Orion aircraft.

Posted at 11:09 AM

Qatar Airways ups flights to India

Qatar Airways has taken advantage of the Indian government's decision to lift capacity restrictions during the peak winter travel period by increasing the number of flights to India from 30 to 45 a week starting on December 1. The additional capacity is spread across five Indian cities - Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Cochin and Trivandrum. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:09 AM

Lufthansa, seasonal air deals

This festive season Lufthansa is offering flights from the UAE as low as Dhs1,599 to Hamburg, London, Manchester and Paris. You can go to Dusseldorf, Nice, Rome for as little as Dhs1,999 and to Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Cologne, Geneva, Hanover, Lisbon, Milan, Munich, Prague, Venice, Vienna and Zurich for fares starting at Dhs2,199. If you fancy snow go to Scandinavia from Dhs2,300. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 01:20 AM

December 04, 2005

Road map to upgrade aviation ready (Central Chronicle)

Ahmedabad, Dec 4 The Civil Aviation Ministry has prepared a detailed road map to make Indian airports of international quality, Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said in Ahmedabad on Sunday.

Posted at 02:42 PM

Road map to upgrade aviation ready (Central Chronicle)

Ahmedabad, Dec 4 The Civil Aviation Ministry has prepared a detailed road map to make Indian airports of international quality, Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said in Ahmedabad on Sunday.

Posted at 02:42 PM

Sub blends aviation, sea exploration (Orlando Sentinel)

Is he a mad scientist or an ocean pioneer uncovering the mysteries of the deep? New Scientist magazine says inventor-engineer Graham Hawkes is on the cutting edge of undersea exploration, and his radical new sub design might supersede all of the world's manned submersibles in a few years. Maybe.

Posted at 08:14 AM