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January 21, 2006

Aviation talks with Kuwait today (MENAFN)

Aviation talks with Kuwait today

Posted at 11:03 PM

Power outage briefly delays flights in Chicago (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

A brief power outage delayed flights for about 35 minutes at Chicago airports on Saturday afternoon, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Posted at 05:23 PM

Budget airline axes UK flights from Capital (The Scotsman: Scotland News)

BUDGET airline FlyGlobespan has scrapped all domestic flights from Edinburgh.

Posted at 09:52 AM

Aviation ministry seeks more airspace (DefenceIndia)

More air space will be created for commercial airlines in India to accommodate the boom in traffic by procuring protected capacity with the Defence Ministry, Civil Aviation Secretary Ajay Prasad has said.

Posted at 06:39 AM

Aviation industry to become strong engine of growth: Praful (New Kerala)

Mumbai: Describing the civil aviation industry as one of the biggest economic growth drivers of the country in future, Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel promised quick decision-making in policies related to his Ministry.

Posted at 02:32 AM

January 20, 2006

Department of Defense honors Kelly Aviation Center as top customer (BizJournals)

The Defense Logistics Agency named Kelly Aviation Center LP in San Antonio its non-Department of Defense Customer of the Year.

Posted at 04:46 PM

Jennings to retire from aviation authority in April (BizJournals)

C.W. "Bill" Jennings announced Friday he will retire as the executive director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority effective April 4 and concurrent with his 30th anniversary with the authority.

Posted at 02:46 PM

20 lakh jobs in aviation sector soon (Rediff.com)

The civil aviation industry was poised to generate about 20 lakh (2 million) jobs in the next five years, Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said in Mumbai on Friday.

Posted at 07:51 AM

Aviation ministry seeks more airspace (Hindustan Times)

More air space will be created for commercial airlines in India to accommodate the boom in traffic by procuring protected capacity with the Defence Ministry, Civil Aviation Secretary Ajay Prasad has said.

Posted at 01:56 AM

January 19, 2006

Two Compete for Top Civil Aviation Job (AllAfrica.com)

THE Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Principle Engineer Electrical Department, Eng. Soma Ayub and the former Managing Director Uganda Airlines, Mr Dickinson Turinawe, are competing for the post of Director Airports and Aviation Security.

Posted at 04:09 PM

Two compete for top Civil Aviation job (The Monitor)

THE Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Principle Engineer Electrical Department, Eng. Soma Ayub and the former Managing Director Uganda Airlines, Mr Dickinson Turinawe, are competing for the post of Director Airports and Aviation Security.

Posted at 01:44 PM

Gulf Air, Happy New Year

Gulf Air is promoting special New Year deals on flights from Australia, India, Singapore, Ireland, Johannesburg, the UAE, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain. Quoted prices are for economy class return tickets and are inclusive of taxes and charges. Tickets are valid for outbound travel up to 31 March and return by May 2006. Visit www.gulfairco.com. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 05:33 AM

Drive to instal e-ticketing

The Arab Air Carriers Organization wants all airline members issuing e-tickets in place of paper tickets by 2007; following a deadline set by the International Air Transport Association, reported Arab News. AACO is currently in the process of selecting e-ticket vendors, and says 80% of member airlines are ready to implement the system. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:14 AM

January 18, 2006

Ryanair chief rounds on UK aviation watchdog (Sunday Business Post)

The UK***s main aviation regulation body is ***incompetent*** and introduces measures that tax passengers, Ryanair chief executive Michael O***Leary told MPs today.

Posted at 04:48 PM

Ryanair chief rounds on UK aviation watchdog (Irish Examiner)

The UK***s main aviation regulation body is ***incompetent*** and introduces measures that tax passengers, Ryanair chief executive Michael O***Leary told MPs today.

Posted at 12:06 PM

Emirates offers winter breaks

Emirates airline is promoting a range of winter break packages for Dubai, which include accommodation and breakfast from a selection of 21 beach and city hotels. Packages must be booked for a minimum of three nights, with airport transfers and a meet and assist service included. The deals are open until 4 February 2006. Visit www.emirates.com. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:23 AM

German tourist jailed in Iran

A 52-year-old German tourist has been jailed for 18 months in Iran after he was arrested by authorities near a military site while on a fishing trip from Dubai, his wife told German radio. There is no news of the fate of his French companion, who was also on the boat. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:15 AM

January 17, 2006

Borishade Woos Chinese Businessmen to Aviation Sector (This Day)

Minister of Aviation, Dr. Babalola Borishade, has called on Chinese businessmen to invest in Nigerian aviation sector for a guranteed return on investment.

Posted at 05:55 PM

Celebrating an aviation legend (CNN.com)

In the world of aviation there are some aircraft that hold a special place in history and become legends of the skies.

Posted at 09:04 AM

SWISS, European deals

SWISS is offering deals on economy class fares from Dubai to 31 European destinations on purchases made up to 22 January, for travel between 15 January and 15 February 2006. Prices start from $463. SWISS operates daily non-stop flights between Dubai and Zurich. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 05:24 AM

January 16, 2006

SAS Hotel in DMC opens

Radisson SAS Hotels and Resorts has opened a new property at Dubai Media City. The first phase building has 121 rooms, eventually to be linked by bridge to a building in the second phase, adding a further 125 rooms including five suites. The hotel has 10 meeting rooms, a business centre and executive lounge. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:05 PM

China Aviation Oil Singapore Settles Lawsuit By SMBC (Dow Jones News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

DJ China Aviation Oil Singapore Settles Lawsuit By SMBC (This story was first published at 1059 GMT Monday) SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)--China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corporation Ltd. (C47.SG) Monday said it has entered into a settlement agreement with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in relation to a lawsuit filed by the Japanese bank with the Singapore High Court. Under the terms of the

Posted at 06:04 PM

The Google Maps of Aviation Sectional Charts (WebProNews)

Recently someone pointed me at SkyVector.com which can most easily be described as "the Google Maps of Aviation."

Posted at 01:32 PM

BA bargains from AD, Dubai

British Airways is offering flights from Abu Dhabi to the UK from Dhs1,650 and from Dubai to Britain from Dhs2,250 for seats booked before January 29 for travel before June 15. Flights to North America start from Dhs2,450. Seats are limited, book on www.ba.com. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:21 AM

January 15, 2006

Jumeirah Essex House, NYC

Dubai based Jumeirah has taken over the management of Essex House, the 515-room New York hotel bought by the Dubai Government for $500m last September. CEO Gerald Lawless told Gulf News that Jumeirah plans four to five hotels in North America as part of an expansion into a 40-hotel chain over the next four years. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:50 PM

Airports to get specialised AFP force (ABC via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

Specially-trained Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers will be stationed permanently in airports across the country in the next month, as part of a plan to bolster aviation security.

Posted at 07:46 PM

Grollo's nephew facing flying charges (AAP via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

The nephew of retired property developer Bruno Grollo has been charged by aviation authorities with dangerous flying.

Posted at 01:27 PM

Ohio Supreme Court Mulls Aviation Tax Case (The Aero-News Network)

Castle Aviation of North Miami, Ohio, is a Part 135 freight carrier that competes with other on-demand freight carriers to move small packages around the north-central industrial states, and that operates some scheduled freight flights. It's now before the Ohio Supreme Court with a tax case that asks: Should all carriers get equal treatment?

Posted at 04:08 AM

EK, Thiruvananthapuram flights

Emirates has opened bookings for its Dubai-Thiruvananthapuram flights. From February 1, the airline will operate eight flights per week between Dubai and the capital city of Kerala. Members of Skywards, the frequent flyer programme of Emirates and SriLankan Airlines, can fly to Thiruvananthapuram for up to 50% less Miles between February 1 and March 31. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 01:14 AM