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December 24, 2005

More Ft. Campbell Soldiers Come Home for the Holidays

WTVF, TN -More than 100 military families got the best Christmas present they could ask ... About 105 soldiers from the 2nd Battalion 101 Aviation Regiment arrived at Fort ...

Posted at 09:48 PM

Small plane found with four bodies (San Jose Mercury News)

Aviation authorities were trying to discover Thursday why a single-engine plane crashed in the rugged terrain near Coyote Lake in South Santa Clara County, killing all aboard -- two children and two adults.

Posted at 02:14 PM

Aviation firm helps school's funds take off (The Scotsman: Scotland News)

AVIATION giant Selex has taken a primary school under its wing.

Posted at 07:10 AM

Boeing hits high on Singapore Airlines report (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Boeing shares hit an all-time high after a report that Singapore Airlines was leaning to the US aviation giant over European rival Airbus for a big order of long-range jets.

Posted at 12:46 AM

December 23, 2005

Asian Aviation trains professional flyers (Daily News)

THE Asian Aviation Centre (Pvt) Limited (AAC) is the only organisation in the country that conducts aviation courses for students, who are aspire to get into the aviation industry, its Director Studies Air Vice Marshal Upali Wanasinghe said.

Posted at 01:50 PM

Best Assigns 'A-' Rating to Allianz Marine & Aviation (Insurance Journal)

A.M. Best Co. announced that it has assigned a financial strength rating of "A-" (Excellent) and an issuer credit rating (ICR) of "a-" to Germany's Allianz Marine & Aviation Versicherungs-AG (AMAV) wi

Posted at 05:07 AM

Aviation 2005: Sky is not the limit, infrastructure is (Hindustan Times)

A 24 per cent increase in air travel and the launch of several new airlines, including low cost carriers, were the key developments in the Indian civil aviation sector in 2005, even as the government tried hard to cope with severe constraints caused by the heightened strain on limited infrastructure.

Posted at 12:56 AM

December 22, 2005

Maradona tried to force way onto plane: airline (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona was detained at Rio de Janeiro airport on Thursday after he tried to force his way onto a flight that he was late for, police and a Brazilian airline said.

Posted at 06:39 PM

2006 Turning Point Year For MAS, Says Aviation Centre (Bernama)

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 23 (Bernama) -- The year 2006 will be a watershed year for Malaysia Airlines (MAS) as AirAsia continues its growth pattern, says the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation in a statement prior to its 2006 Outlook Report release due in January next year.

Posted at 10:55 AM

Gulf Air Holidays, F1 packages

Gulf Air Holidays, the tour operating division of Gulf Air, has drawn up a range of exciting one-day packages for the upcoming Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2006 on March 12, including return flights, meet and greet services at Bahrain International Airport, return transfers to Bahrain International Circuit, a ticket in the grandstand of your choice for the main race and a Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix souvenir pack. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 03:38 AM

Q400 joins Royal Jordanian

The second Bombardier Q400 joins the Royal Jordanian fleet today under the contract to acquire two Q400s through a leasing agreement, to operate on short-haul routes. The 72-passenger aircraft is among the newest and most modern turboprop aircraft. Royal Jordanian is to operate these aircraft to Damascus, Aleppo, Alexandria, Tel Aviv, Aqaba, Sharm El Sheikh and Al Arish. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:50 AM

December 21, 2005

Prism Business Media Acquires Leading Aviation Directory Publisher Boston Aviation Services (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

NEW YORK----Dec. 21, 2005--Prism Business Media Inc. today announced the acquisition of the assets of leading aviation directory publisher Boston Aviation Services . BAS publications include The Air Charter Guide, The Executive Traveler Edition and The Cellular Pilot.

Posted at 03:26 PM

Don't Blame Me for Aviation Woes - Borishade (AllAfrica.com)

Minister of Aviation, Professor Babalola Borishade has stated that he could not have been the architect of the problems currently bedeviling the nation's aviation sector just as he disclosed that a special fund is being explored to tackle the sector's myriad problems.

Posted at 10:29 AM

China Aviation Singapore Sacks 3 Staff -2- (Dow Jones News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

China Aviation Singapore Sacks 3 Staff (MORE TO FOLLOW) Dow Jones Newswires December 21, 2005 04:56 ET (09:56 GMT) Copyright (c) 2005 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. DJ China Aviation Singapore Sacks 3 Staff SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)--China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp. Ltd. (C47.SG) Wednesday said it has sacked three senior employees, while a fourth has resigned. The Chinese jet fuel importer, which

Posted at 05:29 AM

December 20, 2005

Flights increased for Hajj

Extra flights are being put on to handle the more than 20,000 pilgrims who are expected to fly from Dubai to Makkah, and the 15,000 who will transit the airport on their way, reported Gulf News. A dedicated lounge at the airport will have facilities for performing Ahram, a holy ritual prior to the Hajj. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:32 PM

Don***t Blame Me for Aviation Woes *** Borishade (This Day)

Minister of Aviation, Professor Babalola Borishade has stated that he could not have been the architect of the problems currently bedeviling the nation***s aviation sector just as he disclosed that a special fund is being explored to tackle the sector***s myriad problems.

Posted at 07:44 PM

Still On the Aviation Sector (AllAfrica.com)

This year alone this newspaper has written more than half a dozen editorials, most of them in the last three months, on the serious crisis in the nation's aviation sector. It says a lot about how critically sick this important sector is.

Posted at 10:51 AM

SkyCargo increases frequencies

Emirates SkyCargo has commissioned its second Airbus A310-300F aircraft which will serve Bangalore, Delhi, Islamabad, Lahore and Khartoum, and increase overall cargo capacity. The mix of A310Fs and Boeing 747Fs has given much needed flexibility and quicker response times, according to VP Hiran Perera. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 03:52 AM

December 19, 2005

Air Arabia holiday giveaway

Travellers who book tickets today at Air Arabia's new shop in Dubai have the chance to win a weekend holiday at any of the carrier's 24 destinations. The first 500 people to make bookings will be entered in a draw for the prizes. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:32 PM

SA Aviation Firm Plans to Invest $10m (AllAfrica.com)

A South African-based SRS Aviation (Pty) Limited is planning to invest $10m (sh18b) in flight services in Uganda, a top official said recently, David Muwanga reports.

Posted at 04:31 PM

How Four Agencies Crippled Aviation Industry (AllAfrica.com)

Airline operators stormed last Tuesday's aviation stakeholders' meeting with the hope that succour would come their way, but what they got was the big stick which may send many of them to close shop should they fail the audit President Olusegun Obasanjo directed should be conducted on their operations.

Posted at 10:19 AM

Emirates, more Indian flights

Emirates will start flights between Dubai and Thiruvananthapuram in India from 1 February 2006. The service will run eight times a week in a three-class seat configuration. On the same date the carrier will increase flights to Cochin to a daily service and lift frequency to Chennai to eight times a week. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 03:55 AM

December 18, 2005

Aldar takes over Al Ain mall

Aldar Properties announced that has taken over the ownership and management of the Al Jimi Mall, under a lease with the Abu Dhabi Government reported Gulf News. Chairman Ahmad Ali Al Sayegh said the mall is an important asset for Al Ain, and Aldar has plans in place to ensure the mall continues to innovate, surprise and excite customers. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:43 PM

Shocking revelations on the heels of crash: How four agencies crippled aviation industry (Vanguard)

Airline operators stormed last Tuesday***s aviation stakeholders*** meeting with the hope that succour would come their way, but what they got was the big stick which may send many of them to close shop should they fail the audit President Olusegun Obasanjo directed should be conducted on their operations.

Posted at 08:23 PM

Pak, Bahrain ink civil aviation MoU (The Pakistan Link)

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Bahrain signed here a memorandum of understanding for extension in bilateral air services framework, after a two-day meeting of officials of the two countries in Islamabad.

Posted at 09:44 AM

Aviation Task Force Grounds Boeing 737 Aircraft (AllAfrica.com)

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and a ministerial task force set-up in the aftermath of last weekend's crash of Sosoliso airlines plane in Port Harcourt has grounded all B737-100, B737-200 and B7373-200C in the country over an operational alert which was issued by the United States Federal Aviation Adminis-tration (FAA).

Posted at 07:29 AM