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January 14, 2006

Aviation Fuel: NNPC Settles FAAN, Tanker Drivers*** Face off (This Day)

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said yesterday that it had successfully brokered truce between the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Petroleum Tanker Drivers Association (PTDA), to end the one-week feud that led to the scarcity of aviation fuel in Lagos.

Posted at 06:54 PM

Ballistic Recovery Parachute Deployment Saves 3 Lives Over Alabama (Boursorama)

SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Ballistic Recovery Systems, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: BRSI) ( http://brsparachutes.com/ ), a manufacturer of whole-airplane parachute recovery systems for general aviation and recreational aircraft, announced today that the pilot of a Cirrus SR22 airplane, with two passengers on board, made a successful parachute deployment after losing control of the

Posted at 02:52 PM

Moroccan airline registers 68% growth in African market (AngolaPress)

Rabat, Morocco, 01/14 - Royal Air Maroc (RAM) earned 150 million euro in revenue from its operations Africa last year, an increase of 68 percent compared to the 2004 financial year, a senior airline official, Sa**d Azzouzi, revealed here.

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Airline caterers struggling to stay afloat (The Indianapolis Star)

Getting a free meal at 30,000 feet, in coach class at least, is going the way of the biplane. And that's causing turbulence in the airline catering business.

Posted at 02:11 AM

January 13, 2006

Airline Stocks Descending (RedNova)

By Trebor Banstetter, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jan. 13--After a three-month rally, airline stocks dipped this week on fears that higher oil prices could squelch a 2006 industry recovery. And some analysts have predicted that airline stocks will cool off further.

Posted at 06:37 PM

Aviation Society to probe pilot breakdown (RT** News)

The Irish Aviation Society says it is investigating an incident during which a Ryanair pilot suffered a breakdown while trying land a plane in near Rome.

Posted at 01:34 PM

77th Aviation Brigade to deploy to war zone (WREG-TV Memphis)

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. About 150 members of the 77th Aviation Brigade of the Arkansas National Guard have been activated for deployment in Iraq.

Posted at 06:32 AM

Aviation Expo to feature Warbird Squadron, protection for pets (Sun Herald)

PUNTA GORDA -- After sending out more than 8,000 invitations to pilots across the country for the very first aviation expo in 2006, the Charlotte County Airport expects to see a lot of activity during the two-day event.

Posted at 01:49 AM

January 12, 2006

(AFX UK Focus) 2006-01-13 01:26 GMT: Singapore-listed China Aviation Oil may resume trading end-March - report (Interactive Investor)

SINGAPORE (AFX) - China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp (CAO) may resume trading at the end of March, as soon as the shareholders elect a new board, the Business Times quoted CAO director Gu Yanfei as saying.

Posted at 07:50 PM

Airlines Cancel Flights Over Scarcity of Aviation Fuel (AllAfrica.com)

The nation's aviation industry was beset by another setback yesterday as scarcity of aviation fuel, otherwise known as Jet-A1 forced airlines to cancel their flights.

Posted at 11:01 AM

Women's aviation group forms (The Oklahoman)

Jan 12, 2006: Female aviation professionals and enthusiasts are beginning a chapter of the Women in Aviation International Organization.

Posted at 06:29 AM

January 11, 2006

Air India, $11bn Boeing deal

Air India has signed an agreement with Boeing, worth more than $11bn at list prices, for the purchase of 68 aircraft. The order includes 27 787 Dreamliners, 15 777-300ERs, eight 777-200LRs, and a further 16 aircraft for its low-cost carrier Air-India Express. Delivery will begin in November 2006. [AMEInfo.com]

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Warning on aviation safety in Europe (Financial Times)

The Civil Aviation Authority expressed serious concerns last night about the operations and performance of the fledgling European Aviation Safety Agency and warned that aviation safety in Europe could eventually be jeopardised.

Posted at 08:30 PM

Center Capital Appoints Joe Krolak to Director of Business Development for General Aviation Division (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Center Capital Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Webster Bank, N.A., a subsidiary of Webster Financial Corporation , announced today the appointment of Joe Krolak to Director, Business Development for Center Capital's General Aviation Division.

Posted at 09:57 AM

Gulf Air appoints Ireland GM

Gulf Air has appointed James Harrison as the new GM for Ireland. Harrison was formerly GM Corporate Sales at the carrier's headquarters in Bahrain, and has been involved in setting up the newly-commissioned Dublin operations. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 02:51 AM

January 10, 2006

Al Ain air show starts today

The Al Ain Aerobatic Show starts today, with the oasis city hosting the first FAI World Grand Prix event of 2006 for aerobatics. Other highlights include night air shows, and an attempt on the Guinness Book of Records for free flying by the 32-nation World Free Fly Team. The show runs until 15 January. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:59 PM

ACE Aviation May Raise C$201 Million in Jazz IPO (Update4) (Bloomberg.com)

Jan. 10 (Bloomberg) -- ACE Aviation Holdings Inc., owner of Canada's largest airline, expects to raise as much as C$201 million ($172 million) from an initial public offering of its Jazz regional carrier, the country's biggest income trust IPO in almost four months.

Posted at 03:38 PM

ACE Aviation May Raise C$201 Million in Jazz IPO (Update3) (Bloomberg.com)

Jan. 10 (Bloomberg) -- ACE Aviation Holdings Inc., owner of Canada's largest airline, expects to raise as much as C$201 million ($172 million) from an initial public offering of its Jazz regional carrier, the country's biggest income trust IPO in almost four months.

Posted at 02:53 PM

Borishade's Aviation Industry (AllAfrica.com)

THE intricacies of the recent air disasters in Nigeria reveal the absence of an effective aviation industry. Ten air disasters in twenty years, involving caskets put up in the sky are enough to close up the entire air space of a country by the regulatory bodies.

Posted at 08:18 AM

January 09, 2006

Hilton's palace hotel opens early

Hilton's first palace property, Qasr Al Sharq, is opening in March 2006 in Jeddah, two months ahead of plan, reported Arab News. The 46 all-suite seven-star property is located adjacent to the Jeddah Hilton on the Corniche and is managed by Hilton International. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:44 PM

Pemco Aviation gets to work on new contract with Southwest (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)

Pemco Aviation Group Inc. announced it's ready to begin work for Southwest Airlines with the arrival of the first Southwest aircraft at its Dothan, Ala., facility.

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Mesaba Aviation, Inc. Reports Capacity and Traffic for December 2005 (RedNova)

Mesaba Aviation, Inc., a subsidiary company of MAIR Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAIR), today reported capacity and traffic for December. Mesaba Aviation flew 215.7 million available seat miles (ASMs) in December, which was down 19.4% year over year.

Posted at 02:19 PM

Gulf Air, Thai code share

Customers from the Middle East and Thailand now have more convenient options to travel to popular destinations in Thailand, China, Oman and Bahrain with a code share agreement signed between Gulf Air and Thai Airways. The agreement paves way for Gulf Air to cod eshare on Thai Airways' services in the following sectors: Bangkok-Muscat, Bangkok-Phuket-Bangkok, Bangkok-Chiang Mai-Bangkok. Thai Airways codeshares with Gulf Air on its Bangkok-Bahrain and Bangkok-Muscat sectors. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:49 AM

January 08, 2006

Lufthansa, special deals online

Lufthansa is offering over 25 European destinations for fares as low as Dhs2,299 for its internet customers. All you have to do is go online, and book these specials deals before February 28, and start travel no later than March 30.

You can book those specials online until February 28th, 2006 and start travel no later than March 30, 2006. Why not plan your Easter break to Europe early this years? With our unbeatable offers, it is easy!


Posted at 10:59 PM

Guarded by Nuclear Protection Teams, U.S. to Launch Fastest Spacecraft, Reports Aviation Week & Space Technology (SpaceRef)

The U.S. is poised next week to fire an unmanned spacecraft toward Pluto at a speed of 10 miles per second, the highest velocity any space mission has ever been rocketed from Earth, Aviation Week & Space Technology reports in its January 9 issue.

Posted at 07:34 PM

Jet Linx Aviation taking cautious approach (Omaha World-Herald)

Slow and steady. That's the plan for Jet Linx Aviation growth. The six-year-old company has chosen to grow slowly and cautiously among the high-flying, fast-growing fractional-ownership companies in the industry.

Posted at 10:48 AM

US draws up space tourism rules (BBC News)

Space tourists must be screened to ensure they are not terrorists, according to proposed regulations from the US Federal Aviation Administration.

Posted at 02:56 AM

Gulf Air backs Muscat Festival

Gulf Air will be the Gold Sponsor of Muscat Festival 2006 to be held from January 11 to February 10. Gulf Air will take its regular participation to a higher level by setting up a grand stall in a prime location at the Al Qurum National Park and showcasing many of its products and services. [AMEInfo.com]

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