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February 04, 2006

Etihad targets 3m passengers

Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways intends to almost triple passenger numbers to 3m in 2006 and to double cargo to 180,000 tonnes, CEO Robert Strodel told Gulf News. Eithad has $8bn worth of new aircraft on order and last week the latest two Boeing 777-300ER aircraft arrived. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:23 PM

AI craft flouting Civil Aviation Rules (The Tribune)

Even as Air India appears to be dragging its feet in providing clarifications to the Director General of Civil Aviation about the carrier***s violations of Civil Aviation Rules thereby endangering safety, an A-310 aircraft of its low cost subsidiary Air India Express was involved in a serious incident on the Daman-Cochin sector.

Posted at 03:30 PM

Six Die As Small Plane Crashes in S.C. (AP via Yahoo! News)

A small, twin-engine plane crashed on approach to Grand Strand Airport in North Myrtle Beach, killing all six people aboard, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Posted at 09:01 AM

AMD Installs AmSafe Aviation Inflatable Restraints (AAIR) on Alarus Aircraft (The Aero-News Network)

AmSafe Aviation has announced a commercial agreement as the sole provider of the AmSafe Aviation Inflatable Restraints (AAIR) for installation in Aircraft Manufacturing and Development's (AMD) Zodiac 601XL S-LSA.

Posted at 04:09 AM

February 03, 2006

Amateur Radio Antenna Bills in Play in Mississippi, Vermont

ARRL, CT -... accommodation to be made and the minimum practicable regulation necessary . . ... more than 200 feet above ground to notify the Federal Aviation Administration and ...

Posted at 09:20 PM

Yingling Aviation to resume selling Cessna planes (The Wichita Eagle)

After a 15-year hiatus, Yingling Aviation is again selling Cessna airplanes. Yingling will focus on selling used Cessna pistons, turboprop and jet airplanes. It closed its sales department in 1991 during a lean period in the general aviation industry.

Posted at 05:33 PM


ABU DHABI [MENL] -- The United Arab Emirates plans to host the first Arab aviation security conference. Organizers said the First Arab Aviation Security Conference would seek to coordinate security measures required to protect airliners and airports from insurgency attacks.

Posted at 09:36 AM

China Aviation Oil Shares to Resume Trading End-March, Gu Says (Bloomberg.com)

Feb. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Shares of China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp., suspended since November 2004 after the company's $550 million trading loss, will resume trading at the end of March, said Gu Yanfei, head of a restructuring task force.

Posted at 07:00 AM

February 02, 2006

Boeing 777-200LR certified to carry passengers

Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX -... came after the Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency ... the world record for the longest nonstop flight by a commercial jet in ...

Posted at 10:25 PM

Airlift Northwest Completes External Aviation Safety Audit (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Airlift Northwest, a pioneer in emergency air medical transportation, announced the results of an external safety audit conducted by R. Dixon Speas Associates, Inc., a national aviation consulting firm based in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Posted at 05:05 PM

Yingling Aviation to resume selling Cessna planes (The Wichita Eagle)

After a 15-year hiatus, Yingling Aviation is again selling Cessna airplanes. Yingling will focus on selling used Cessna pistons, turboprop and jet airplanes. It closed its sales department in 1991 during a lean period in the general aviation industry.

Posted at 09:17 AM

Women set new record in Pakistan aviation history (Middle East Times)

ISLAMABAD -- A woman pilot and an all female crew made aviation history in Pakistan this week by flying a Fokker aircraft on a domestic flight of the national flag carrier, officials said on Sunday.

Posted at 05:58 AM

DART Helicopter Services selected to represent Geneva Aviation to the world Market (Rotorhub)

Jeff Shapiro, CEO of Dart Helicopter Services, is pleased to announce that Geneva Aviation has selected DHS as their exclusive worldwide distributor for their line of aftermarket FAA approved products including avionics accessories, battery modifications, dual control kits, stick grips, tail camera mounts, transmission cowls and seating configurations.

Posted at 12:28 AM

February 01, 2006

Boeing upbeat about leadership aim (CNN.com)

CHICAGO (AP) -- Boeing Co. offered an upbeat forecast Wednesday for its quest to retake the world's top spot in commercial aviation from European rival Airbus SAS, citing a "very strong" outlook for airplane sales while upping its profit expectations for 2006.

Posted at 07:04 PM

Tetra Tech Receives $60 Million Follow-On Contract From Federal Aviation Administration (Money Sense)

Tetra Tech Inc., a provider of consulting and engineering services, said Wednesday it has received a follow-on contract from the Federal Aviation Administration worth about $60 million over two base years and one option year.

Posted at 10:50 AM

European cruises take in Dubai

Costa Crociere SpA, a leading cruise operator in Europe, will be offering cruises from Dubai starting December 2006. Two cruise ships, the Costa Classica and the AIDAcara, will depart every week from the Dubai Cruise Terminal. Seven-day itineraries take in two nights in Dubai plus one-day stopovers in Fujairah, Muscat, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:20 AM

MBI buys Scotsman Hotels

MBI International has bought Scotsman Hotels Group for $111.4m, according to a statement. MBI, owned by Saudi national Mohammed bin Issa Al Jaber, has interests in the hotel sector in Europe and the Middle East through JJW Hotels and Resorts. SHG comprises the Scotsman in Edinburgh, 42 The Calls in Leeds and Hotel de la Tremoille in Paris. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:10 AM

January 31, 2006

Midcoast Aviation sold to Swiss firm (St. Louis Business Journal)

Switzerland's Jet Aviation Group announced Tuesday it has agreed to buy Midcoast Aviation from Sabreliner Corp.

Posted at 05:09 PM

Deccan Aviation to float IPO to pay off debts (The Hindu)

DECCAN Aviation has said it is floating an IPO to pay off its debts, set up a hangar and infrastructure in various airports, which will cost the company around Rs 300 crore.

Posted at 02:19 PM

Air Arabia ups summer schedule

Air Arabia has revamped its summer 2006 schedule by increasing flights to Alexandria to two daily, and adding Kabul as a destination with four flights a week. Customers can book flights until 22 September 2006. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 04:54 AM

Qatar Airways, new flights

Qatar Airways is increasing weekly flights between Bahrain - Doha to 49 from the current 35, starting April 2006. The carrier is also starting flights from Doha to Hong Kong on 26 March, and increasing the frequency of its Doha - Manila service to nine a week, according to Bahrain Tribune daily. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:38 AM

January 30, 2006

Marine Aviation Unit Returns From Iraq (WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh)

Dozens of Marines assigned to an aviation unit have returned home after 6 1/2 months in Iraq.

Posted at 03:22 PM

Arotech's MDT Forms Joint Venture in India for Armored Vehicles ...

Business Wire (press release), CA -... launched at DefExpo 2006 - the 4th Land and Naval Systems Exhibition ... vehicles for military and commercial customers, Arotech manufactures aviation armor both ...

Posted at 11:48 AM

Gulf Air, Oman Travel Market

Gulf Air Holidays has come up with holiday offers to be unveiled at the Oman Travel Market show being held from January 31 to February 2 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre. The packages include air tickets, accommodation, breakfast and private vehicle airport transfers regardless of the class of travel. GFH will also be promoting one-day packages to the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2006 being held on March 12. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:52 AM

January 29, 2006

Aerovista Gulf Express expands

Aerovista Gulf Express is buying four more Boeing 737-200 ADV aircraft to expand its charter fleet. Three planes will be configured as 126-seat passenger aircraft and one converted into a freighter, with Ethiopian Airlines as maintenance provider. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:03 PM

World Bank, IFC probe aviation authority (Vanguard)

LAGOS*** A DELEGATION of the World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC) is in the country to ascertain the level of transparency and accountability in the operations of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), with a view to knowing where to intervene with funds.

Posted at 07:41 PM

Aviation Icon Invoked in Land Dispute (ABC News)

In N.Y. Development-Preservation Fight, Park for Aviation Icon Glenn H. Curtiss Is Issue

Posted at 12:37 PM

Emirates flys to Addis Ababa

Emirates has re-affirmed its commitment to East Africa with the announcement of a launch of services to the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa. From March 27 Emirates will start flying to Addis Ababa three times a week. Subsequently the Dubai-Addis Ababa service will be enhanced to daily operations from 1st December 2006. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:07 AM

Emirates refurbishes 777 fleet

Emirates is refurbishing its fleet of nine Boeing 777-200 aircraft. Of the nine, seven aircraft have been refurbished and the other two will be ready by January 2007. The First Class cabins of the 777-200 now boast of 12 roomy, lie flat seats that convert to a bed at the touch of a button. There is also a 2-2-2 seat configuration with wider aisles, electrically-operated privacy dividers and in-seat reading lights. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:04 AM