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February 25, 2006

Doha Airport, Singapore deal

Singapore Airport Terminal Services has signed a two-year agreement to provide a ground-handling unit for Doha Airport, its first venture in the Middle East. SATS is 83% owned by Singapore Airlines and has contracts in Taipei, Indonesia, Hong Kong, India and the Maldives. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:28 PM

Indian Aviation Unit in Congo under command of Pak Army Brigadier: ISPR (Pakistani Newspaper)

ISLAMABAD, Feb 25 (Online): An Indian Aviation unit which is equipped with transport and attack helicopters has been placed under command of Pakistan Army Contingent in south Kivu Brigade in the UN mission in Congo.

Posted at 02:39 PM

Indian Aviation Unit in Congo under command of Pak Army Brigadier: ISPR (Pakistani Newspaper)

ISLAMABAD, Feb 25 (Online): An Indian Aviation unit which is equipped with transport and attack helicopters has been placed under command of Pakistan Army Contingent in south Kivu Brigade in the UN mission in Congo.

Posted at 02:39 PM

Gabon replaces bankrupt national airline (AFP via Yahoo! News)

The government of Gabon has announced late the immediate liquidation of bankrupt national carrier Air Gabon and its replacement by a new private airline controlled by Morocco's Royal Air Maroc (RAM).

Posted at 04:53 AM

February 24, 2006

Security Aviation (KTVA)

Security Aviation's president calls yesterday's federal indictment a surprise. In a press release, Joe Kapper says government claims Security Aviation possessed unregistered, destructive devices is an unfortunate and unnecessary step.

Posted at 08:44 PM

Venezuela limits US airlines' access in aviation row (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Venezuelan aviation authorities announced a reduction in the number of flights by US airlines serving the country starting March 1, citing a lack of equal access for its carriers in the United States.

Posted at 05:47 PM

GE-Aviation wins order from Moroccan airline (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)

GE-Aviation has signed a deal worth more than $100 million to provide engines for Royal Air Maroc.

Posted at 10:37 AM

Aviation Museum puts shine on event (The Wichita Eagle)

The Kansas Aviation Museum's annual fundraising ball and showcase event is getting a new name and a sharpened focus for 2006. "We are looking for a way to showcase our ability to provide education into the history of aviation in Wichita and to show off new exhibits and the progress of our building renovation," said museum executive director Teresa Day.

Posted at 07:33 AM

February 23, 2006

Security Aviation (KTVA)

Well-known Anchorage charter flight company, Security Aviation, and one of their employees are facing federal charges tonight of possessing a destructive device.

Posted at 10:00 PM

UK: AgustaWestland Congratulates 28 (AC) Squadron on Winning Aviation Excellence Award (Rotorhub)

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, congratulates 28 (AC) Squadron on winning Flight International***s Aviation Excellence Award in the Armed Forces category.

Posted at 03:13 PM

Eclipse Aviation Wins Robert J. Collier Trophy For Light Jet Production (AerospaceOnline)

The 95 year-old trophy, aviation's most prestigious award, will be presented to the company "for leadership, innovation, and the advancement of general aviation" in the production of very light jets, specifically, the Eclipse 500...

Posted at 12:13 PM

Qatar Airways, Singapore daily

Qatar Airways says it has introduced a daily service between Doha and Singapore and added more convenient connections to Europe, the Middle East and Africa for summer 2006. Singapore flights are on the Airbus A330-200 aircraft, with a two-class configuration of 24 seats in business class and up to 247 in economy. The schedule starts on 2 May. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 08:06 AM

Air France March-April deals

Air France is offering flights out of Dubai to Europe from $531, and to North America from $681, for bookings made up to 28 February 2006. The deal is for outbound travel until 31 March and return by 30 April. Fares can be combined on both Air France and KLM. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 01:38 AM

February 22, 2006

FAA Backs Research, Development in International Use of English in Aviation (Aircraft Maintenance Technology)

EGG HARBOR TWP., N.J. ***- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently signed a cooperative research and development agreement with Ordinate Corporation, of Menlo Park, CA, to support improved English proficiency in aviation worldwide.

Posted at 02:54 PM

Asia Aviation Co faces lawsuit for 'fake office' (Bangkok Post)

The Department of Business Development is preparing to take legal action against Asia Aviation Co Ltd, the new majority owner of Thai AirAsia, for registering a false office address.

Posted at 02:11 PM

Jumeirah gets Shanghai surprise

Dubai-based Jumeirah will manage the HanTang Jumeirah Shanghai, a new hotel being built in the thriving Chinese city, following an agreement with developers Shanghai Lixing Hotel Limited. The hotel is part of a planned 5.4m sqft development in the downtown Puxi area. It will have a total of 338 guestrooms, suites and villas, conference and banqueting facilities, as well as a spa. It is due to open in mid-2008. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:38 AM

February 21, 2006

Etihad takes over Gulf Air flights

Etihad Airways will get Gulf Air's traffic rights for flights from Abu Dhabi to Indonesia, according to a memorandum signed by the UAE's Civil Aviation Authority director-general Mohammad Al Gaith and Indonesia's director of air transport Santoso eddy Wilbowo. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:57 PM

Aviation Discourse: for Babatunde Borishade to Walk Taller (AllAfrica.com)

The just concluded two- day national aviation workshop on safety, quality assurance and reforms sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Aviation at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Ikeja would appear to have rekindled the hope of many a stakeholder that a better future for Aviation industry in Nigeria may not be distant from now after all.

Posted at 03:55 PM

GE-Aviation, CFM reap $3B in engine orders (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)

Three India airlines that are enlarging their fleets have placed more than $3 billion in engine orders with GE-Aviation and joint venture CFM International.

Posted at 09:35 AM

Ex-China Aviation officer jailed (BBC News)

Peter Lim, ex-finance chief of China Aviation Oil, is sent to jail for two years over a derivatives scandal.

Posted at 04:47 AM

Emirates, second Dusseldorf flight

Emirates airline is putting on a second daily non-stop service from Dubai to D*sseldorf from 1 May 2006, due to increased demand. An Airbus A330-200 aircraft in a three-class configuration will be used on the route. Flights depart Dubai early afternoon and arrive back early morning. Emirates' other D*sseldorf service departs Dubai in the morning. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 01:31 AM

February 20, 2006

China Aviation Ex-Finance Chief Lim Gets Two Years in Prison (Bloomberg.com)

Feb. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Peter Lim, former finance chief at China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp., was sentenced to two years in prison for his part in a trading scandal that cost China's biggest aviation-fuel importer $550 million.

Posted at 08:38 PM

Air India, Indian Airlines may merge, Indian civial aviation minister says (India Daily)

State-owned carriers Air India and Indian Airlines may be merged after their initial public offerings are completed, India's Minister for Civil Aviation Praful Patel said Monday.

Posted at 11:25 AM

Indian Minister briefs SM Goh on India's aviation developments (Channel News Asia via Yahoo! Asia News)

SINGAPORE : Indian Civil Aviation Minister of State Praful Patel called on Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong at the Istana on Monday.

Posted at 08:17 AM

$15bn aviation hub for Dubai

The Dubai Government last night held a press conference to announce the Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, a plan to invest $15bn by 2015 in creating a hub for aviation services in the emirate. This will include aircraft leasing, manufacturing, maintainance and a new university. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 02:18 AM

February 19, 2006

Super Tucano Aircraft Debuts At Asian Air Show (Asia Pulse via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)

(Full text of a statement. Contact details below.) SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ -- Military Trainer Turboprop to be Displayed at Asian Aerospace 2006 Embraer will show the Super Tucano military trainer aircraft for the first time on the Asian continent. The turboprop will be showcased at Asian Aerospace 2006, one of the three biggest aviation trade events in the

Posted at 05:56 PM

Dubai investing $15 bln in aviation services hub (Reuters via Yahoo! Singapore News)

DUBAI, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Dubai launched its maiden voyage into the global aerospace industry on Sunday by investing $15 billion in an aviation services corporation that is eyeing the booming markets of Asia and the Middle East.

Posted at 01:47 PM

Eithad flys to Muscat

Abu Dhabi Government's Etihad Airways will launch its service between Abu Dhabi and Muscat on 26 March. Etihad's will operate one of its new A330-200 aircraft on this new route between Abu Dhabi and Muscat. The two aisle aircraft is configured to carry a total capacity of 262 passengers, 240 in economy and 22 in business. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 05:42 AM