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February 18, 2006

RAK to offer space tourism

The Government of Ras Al Khaimah has entered into an agreement with Space Adventures Ltd to build a $265m spaceport in the emirate. This will be the base for flights of a Russian built suborbital spacecraft. Space Adventures Ltd is the same company that took the world's first three space tourists to the International Space Station. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:56 PM

Muslim executive accuses airline of profiling (Daily Times)

By Khalid Hasan WASHINGTON: A Muslim business executive has accused an American airline that he has flown for years of profiling him because of his religion and racial origins. In a letter to the chief executive of Southwest Airline, Omar Ahmad, chief information officer at Napster,

Posted at 05:44 PM

Grant To Study Feasibility Of Aviation Uses At BNAS (WMTW)

The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a $200,000 grant to the state of Maine to study whether Brunswick Naval Air Station is suitable for civilian aviation uses after it closes.

Posted at 11:32 AM

Emirates, Oman code share

Emirates and Oman Air have entered into a code share agreement, giving travellers better connectivity and an extended range of services between Dubai and Muscat. Dubai and Muscat will now have six flights per day in each direction on all days except Friday - the highest daily frequency to a single point on the Emirates network. On Fridays, five flights will be operated in each direction on the route. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 05:49 AM

February 17, 2006

BTC board OKs plan to remodel aviation center (Monroe Times)

JANESVILLE -- The Blackhawk Technical College Board approved plans to proceed with a renovation project at its Aviation Center at the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport to take place over the next two years.

Posted at 11:51 PM

TSA suspends proposed airline screening program (NorthJersey.com)

WASHINGTON -- Security concerns have caused the government to suspend plans for an ambitious program to check every domestic airline passenger's name against government watch lists, Transportation Security Administration chief Kip Hawley said Thursday.

Posted at 04:24 PM

Scout Pack 7 Sleeps Over At TheCradle Of Aviation Museum (Garden City News)

On the evening of Friday January 20th over 70 scouts, parents and siblings from Cub Scout Pack 7 gathered at the Cradle of Aviation Museum for a sleepover. This was the first time that the museum was allowing a group to sleep over and both the museum personnel and the pack were very excited about t

Posted at 11:45 AM

Tetra Tech Wins Federal Aviation Administration Satellite Navigation Assistance Contract (Space War)

by Staff Writers Pasadena CA (SPX) Feb 08, 2006 Tetra Tech Inc. has announced it was awarded the rebid to the Global Positioning System Technical Assistance Contract 2 (GPS TAC2) with the Federal Aviation Administration, its largest contract with the agency.

Posted at 06:56 AM

February 16, 2006

CHINA TO SET UP NEW AVIATION TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Technology China will set up an aviation transportation system in a bid to meet the increasing demand of China's fast economic and social development, said an official of General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC) recently.

Posted at 10:09 PM

Smith System(R) Receives Energy Institute Top Safety Award; Airside Driver Safety Training for ExxonMobil Aviation (The Auto Channel)

ARLINGTON, Texas--Feb. 1, 20066, 2006--Smith System, the global leader in professional driver training, today announced it has received the Safety Award from the UK Energy Institute for its Airside Driver Safety Training in partnership with ExxonMobil Aviation.

Posted at 05:05 PM

Remodel OK'd for BTC aviation center (Gazette Extra Sports)

The Blackhawk Technical College Board has given the go-ahead to remodel its only building that hasn't seen any improvements in recent years. Meeting Wednesday night, the board unanimously OK'd the project at the Aviation Center, located at the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport.

Posted at 11:31 AM

Grand Prix flights in demand

Airlines are reporting increased demand for flights to Bahrain around the time of the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. Gulf Air has put on six extra flights from Dubai on race day, 12 March 2006. Other airlines, including KLM, BA, Emirates and Qatar Airways have reported increased demand for flights close to the day of the race. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 04:50 AM

February 15, 2006

First class meals with Jumeirah

Emirates airlines' first and business class passengers on select long-haul routes will be served meals prepared by chefs from Jumeirah hotels, starting 1 March and running for 12 months. Chefs will be selected from nine hotels, including the Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah Essex House New York and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel London. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:45 PM

Robert Hotz, 91; Aviation Week Editor Who Became NASA Critic (RedNova)

By MATT SCHUDEL, THE WASHINGTON POST Robert Hotz, an influential editor of Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine who went from being a fervent booster of NASA to one of its most vocal critics, died last Thursday at Frederick (Md.) Memorial Hospital. Mr.

Posted at 06:40 PM

Jerry Liston appointed chairman of Aviation Authority (Irish Examiner)

Jerry Liston has been appointed as the new chairman of the Irish Aviation Authority. He is currently executive chairman of The Michael Smurfit School of Business in UCD and the chairman of BWG Group, Kevin Broderick Ltd and Balcas Timber Ltd.

Posted at 01:06 PM

Emirates' World Cup packages

Emirates airline is offering passengers who book packages to Germany or other select European cities, free 2006 FIFA World Cup tickets. Packages include flights to Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, D*sseldorf, Zurich, Paris or Vienna; two night's accommodation in one of 12 cities where matches are being played; and a free match ticket to any of the games, including the final, subject to availability. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:41 AM

February 14, 2006

US visa applications online

The US Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Consulate General in Dubai have made the use of its electronic visa application system mandatory starting 1 March 2006, in order to simplify the process of applying for travel to the US. Applicants will be interviewed only after filling out online applications. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:19 PM

HK Bourse: Release from China Natl Aviation On Delay Of Circular (Dow Jones News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

# CHINA NATIONAL AVIATION COMPANY LIMITED (incorporated in Hong Kong with limited liability) (Stock Code: 1110)

Posted at 07:56 PM

FAA weighs lower ceiling for Valley aviation (The Arizona Republic)

Driven by more air traffic, higher fuel prices and safety concerns, the Federal Aviation Administration is gearing up to redirect where and how high aircraft fly over the Valley. * Airport takes step toward expansion* 2002 flight-path changes survived court challenge* Regulated airspace defined* How to make your voice heard* Movies, Huggies ease the wait at Sky Harbor

Posted at 01:01 PM

Airbus opens Dubai office

European aircraft builder Airbus has created a subsidiary called Airbus Middle East which will operate from the Dubai Airport Free Zone. It will run the company's business, training and technical support for the region. Airbus is also opening a spares centre in the free zone, due to be operational in April 2007. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 05:20 AM

February 13, 2006

Emirates lifts fuel surcharges

Emirates airline has lifted fuel surcharges on flights out of Dubai by Dh20 one-way and Dh40 return effective 15 February because of higher fuel prices, according to a statement carried by Gulf News. Total fuel surcharges will be Dh160 to Dh180 one-way and Dh320 to Dh360 on returns. Other carriers operating out of Dubai are also likely to raise surcharges. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:02 PM

AVIATION WEEK OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNER FOR SINGAPORE AIR SHOW (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

Transport New Ownership of Singapore's Changi International Air Show Invests in New Airport Location, Facilities and Partnerships to Accommodate Region's Booming Aviation, Aerospace and Defense Market

Posted at 05:22 PM

Former TSA exec to join Miami-Dade aviation dept. (South Florida Business Journal)

The Miami-Dade County Aviation Department has created and filled the position of assistant director of security, safety and communications.

Posted at 02:40 PM

Lufthansa, Swiss explain synergy

Lufthansa and Swiss are levering their merger to the benefit of customers, regional managers told a joint press conference in Dubai today. From April 1 their frequent flyer programs will merge, while airport facilities and flight schedules have been realigned after the merger. The combined Swiss and Lufthansa network serves 250 destinations in 117 countries. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 04:06 AM

RCI, timeshare conference

RCI, the world's leading shared ownership and travel exchange company, has announced a two-day conference and workshop programme covering the fast emerging timeshare and shared ownership sector. Set for Dubai's Burj Al Arab Hotel 28 - 29 April, the event aims to attract business investors, real estate developers and specialists from the industry. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:08 AM

February 12, 2006

Despite federal raid, Security Aviation still flying (Alaska Journal of Commerce)

The fatal crash of a Czech-built Aero Vodochody L-39 fighter jet in Ketchikan Jan. 25 and the recent explosive growth of Anchorage-based Security Aviation are two factors that led to the FBI searches of the business Feb. 2, according to company officials.

Posted at 05:34 PM

Fledgling airline OzJet starts to see blue sky (The Age)

AUSTRALIA'S only all business-class airline, OzJet, will expand to other capital cities as long as passenger demand continues to rise, the company's owner said yesterday.

Posted at 12:15 PM

Emirates, Perth, Sydney lounges

Emirates' luxurious First and Business Class Lounges at Sydney's Kingsford-Smith International Airport and at Perth Airport were officially opened by top dignitaries in Australia. The Dubai airline has ensured that both lounges meet high standards by investing $2m in designing and constructing the Emirates Lounge at Sydney and slightly less in Perth. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:42 AM