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January 28, 2006

Bush to Propose Cutting Size of Army Reserve, Stripping Billions From Fighter Aircraft Programs (Money Sense)

President Bush will use his new budget to propose cutting the size of the Army Reserve to its lowest level in three decades and stripping up to $4 billion from two fighter aircraft programs.

Posted at 08:50 PM

Bush to Propose Trimming Army Reserve (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Bush will use his new budget to propose cutting the size of the Army Reserve to its lowest level in three decades and stripping up to $4 billion from two fighter aircraft programs.

Posted at 02:39 PM

World aviation security experts to converge in Abu Dhabi for the inaugural Arab aviation security conference (AME Info)

Top aviation security officials and experts of regional and international aviation authorities as well as civil aviation general directors and airline presidents in Arab countries will take part in the First Arab Aviation Security Conference to be held for the first time in the Middle East from February 7 to 9, 2006.

Posted at 05:39 AM

January 27, 2006

China Aviation Oil Gets In-Principle OK To Re-list Shares (Dow Jones News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

DJ China Aviation Oil Gets In-Principle OK To Re-list Shares SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)--China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp. (C47.SG) late Friday said it has received in-principle approval to re-list its shares on the Singapore Exchange subject to certain conditions such as approval by shareholders for its restructuring plan. CAO shares were suspended in late 2004 after the company lost around US$550

Posted at 09:29 PM

AMR, Southwest, SkyWest hold out as airline sector fall (Market Watch)

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Airline stocks closed lower Friday on resurgent oil prices, led into the red by Frontier Airlines' almost 9% decline.

Posted at 03:55 PM

Jet Aviation's 6th Annual La Bella Macchina Kicks Off Palm Beach Social Season with an Evening of Elegance (The Auto Channel)

PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 27 -- Jet Aviation's sixth annual La Bella Macchina held January 19 at the company's Palm Beach facility during the Cavallino Classic, was bigger than ever this year, drawing the largest number of guests in the event's history with a 50 percent increase over last year.

Posted at 11:05 AM

IAF, civil aviation for integrated airspace management (DefenceIndia)

A settlement of the airspace sharing problem between Indian Air Force and the civil aviation sector could soon be a reality with Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel assuring that the two sides were considering more integration for better management of the country's airpace.

Posted at 06:40 AM

Chandy offers 25pc shares of proposed airline to AI (Khaleej Times)

TRIVANDRUM *** Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has offered 25 per cent shares of the proposed Air Kerala airline to Air India if it is allowed to operate flights to Gulf countries.

Posted at 12:18 AM

January 26, 2006

Kelly Aviation Center plans to restructure 650 jobs in San Antonio (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)

Kelly Aviation Center LP will consolidate one of its major subcontracts in San Antonio in February 2007 in a move that's expected to save the U.S. Air Force $120 million.

Posted at 03:08 PM

Iran's Civil Aviation Organization ready to launch Tehran-New York direct flights (Payvand Iran News)

Iran's Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) here Thursday voiced its readiness to launch direct flights between Tehran and New York or Tehran and Los Angeles. The CAO has announced its preparedness in a letter to US aviation body. -IRNA

Posted at 10:06 AM

Emirates expands Internet check-in

Emirates airline has expanded its Internet check-in facility to seven African cities: Accra, Alexandria, Cairo, Entebbe, Johannesburg, Lagos and Nairobi. The service is available between 12 and two hours prior to flight departure, and allows passengers to select seats from those available. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 03:20 AM

Emirates mulls order decision

Emirates MD Maurice Flanagan said a decision on buying either the Boeing 787 Dreamliner or Airbus A350 aircraft yesterday should be made within the next three to four months, reported Khaleej Times. Emirates had wanted Boeing to offer a larger version of the B787 currently on the drawing board. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:09 AM

January 25, 2006

Kelly Aviation Center Plans Changes to Streamline Engine Services to the U.S. Military (The Auto Channel)

SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 25, 2006 -- The Kelly Aviation Center, L.P. (KAC), a joint venture of Lockheed Martin , GE -- Aviation , and Rolls-Royce (RR.L) will consolidate one of its major subcontracts under KAC management beginning in February 2007 to streamline operations and reduce costs for military engine work performed under an existing U.S.

Posted at 03:09 PM

Kelly Aviation Consolidates Subcontract (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

The Kelly Aviation Center, a joint venture between Lockheed Martin Corp., General Electric Co. and Rolls-Royce, said Wednesday it is consolidating one of its major subcontracts beginning in February 2007 -- a move affecting 650 workers of subcontractor Standard Aero in San Antonio.

Posted at 01:45 PM

Aviation Way vote up today (Saint George Spectrum)

CEDAR CITY - A divided Cedar City Council will vote today on approving a bid and funding sources for the Aviation Way project. Councilman Steve Wood said construction of Cross Hollows Road is a more important project and residents have contacted him to voice a similar opinion.

Posted at 06:06 AM

January 24, 2006

Emirates flys to Copenhagen

Emirates will offer services to the Danish capital of Copenhagen from October 3 this year. Initially offering four flights a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, the service will increase to daily flights on October 29. This is Emirates' first passenger service into Scandinavia. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:08 PM

ACE Aviation Raises C$235 Mln From Jazz Airline IPO (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)

Jan. 24 (Bloomberg) -- ACE Aviation Holdings Inc., owner of Canada's largest airline, raised C$235 million ($204 million) from the sale of a 19.1 percent stake in its Jazz regional carrier.

Posted at 04:51 PM

4 Killed in Small Plane Crash in Calif. (AP via Yahoo! News)

A twin-engine plane crashed and burst into flames while landing Tuesday, killing all four people on board, the Federal Aviation Administration said. No one on the ground was hurt.

Posted at 02:15 PM

Qatar Airways, Bryan Adams tickets

Canadian rock star Bryan Adams is set to bring his Room Service 2006 concert tour to Doha next week with key sponsor Qatar Airways offering special show packages for people living and working in the Gulf. The February 1 concert is the star's only Middle East date and the airline's destination management division is offering concert packages, including return air tickets, hotel accommodation, ground transportation and show tickets. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 04:47 AM

January 23, 2006

Saudia carries 2.4m pilgrims

Saudi Arabian Airlines said it has carried more than 2.4m pilgrims during the Haj season that started in December. There were 12,544 scheduled and additional flights between the start of December until the beginning of this week. The airline expects to carry 3.6m passengers on 19,000 flights during 2005-6 Haj season. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:22 PM

Metals Chief: Metals Merger Would Benefit Aviation (The Moscow Times)

The state needs to merge three of the country's key metal makers into one holding that would work as a joint venture with a foreign partner if Russia is to regain strength in the aviation industry, VSMPO-Avisma board chairman Vyacheslav Bresht said Monday.

Posted at 02:50 PM

State police aviation unit responds to hundreds of calls (WTNH-TV New Haven)

(Middletown-AP, Jan. 23, 2006 11:30 AM) _ The state police aviation unit, which includes a helicopter and three planes, responded to more than 900 calls last year.

Posted at 02:38 PM

Skywards offers golf discounts

Skywards, the frequent flyer programme of Emirates and SriLankan Airlines, has partnered with International Golf Fee Card, giving golfers up to 50% discounts on green fees at golf courses around the world. Members can buy cards through a combination of Miles and cash. IGFC is a division of German-based firm Golf Tours St Andrews GmbH. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 04:15 AM

Emirates prepares for Hamburg

Emirates airline geared up for the launch of daily flights to Hamburg on 1 March 2006, by holding a series of media and travel trade briefings in the German city recently. An Airbus A330-200 aircraft in a three-class configuration will operate on the route. Flights depart Dubai at 8.55am and arrive at Hamburg at 12.55pm. Return flights depart Hamburg at 3.35pm, arriving Dubai at 12.45am the next day. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 01:27 AM

January 22, 2006

INDIA'S MALLYA REGISTERS NEW CO IN US FOR INTL FLIGHT OPERATIONS (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Transport In a move to fulfil his much- publisised dream to fly Kingfisher aircraft on the global aviation map, Vijay Mallya on Friday said he has registerd a company called Kingfisher International in the US and aims to start its operations by mid-2007.

Posted at 05:47 PM

Alitalia unions suspend strike (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Unions from troubled Italian airline Alitalia have suspended a disruptive strike ahead of a meeting with the government to try to resolve their dispute over working conditions.

Posted at 10:32 AM

Airline plan stirs concern for privacy (Times Leader)

WASHINGTON *** Airline passengers who buy a preapproved security pass could have their credit histories and property records examined as part of the government***s plan to turn over the Registered Traveler program to private companies.

Posted at 07:04 AM