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March 04, 2006

Critics want a ban on privately funded travel, but it's not clear Congress agrees (US News & World Report)

Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel is a lovely luxury getaway. Nestled in the bluffs above a sandy beach in Kona, Hawaii, the hotel is perfect for weddings and honeymoons--and apparently for members of Congress attending conferences. In January, the American Association of Airport Executives paid $40,000 for Republican Sen. Trent Lott of Mississippi, who is on an aviation subcommittee, four other

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Aircraft top Arkansas export in 2005 (WREG-TV Memphis)

LITTLE ROCK The value of goods exported from Arkansas rose 11 percent last year to three (b) billion 860 (m) million dollars. The U.S. Commerce Department says that for the fourth year in a row, aircraft was Arkansas' top export in dollar amount.

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Northwest pilots reach pay-cut deal with airline (Belleville News-Democrat)

Pilots reached a tentative pay-cut deal with Northwest Airlines Corp. on Friday, a major step toward ending a showdown that put the bankrupt airline's future in doubt.

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March 03, 2006

Emaar, $3bn hotel division

Emaar Properties is now planning to spend $3bn building and managing 30 Armani branded hotels over the next decade, an increase from its early target of $1bn for seven hotels. Former CEO of Le Meridien Robert Riley has been recruited to become CEO of Emaar Hotels & Resorts. [AMEInfo.com]

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US/Florida: Miami Police Chooses Eurocopter EC120 to Relaunch Aviation Unit (Rotorhub)

Miami, FL: 12 years after its aviation unit was decommissioned due to a city budget crisis, the Miami Police Department is back in the air with a brand new helicopter.

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China Aviation rescue plan agreed (BBC News)

Shareholders of scandal-hit jet fuel trader China Aviation Oil approve a restructuring to prevent the firm's collapse.

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China Aviation shareholders approve $130 mln revamp (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)

SINGAPORE, March 3 (Reuters) - China Aviation Oil's shareholders on Friday approved a restructuring plan for the jet fuel trader, which racked up half a billion dollars in oil trading losses in 2004, paving the way for a $130 million cash injection.

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March 02, 2006

REAL ESTATE

Investor's Business Daily (subscription) -... "The noise contours around large airports are shrinking," said Randall Walker, McCarran's director of aviation. "All our commercial aircraft have quieter Stage ...

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New airline picks RFD; United set to fly Friday (Beloit Daily News)

ROCKFORD - The first leisure airline operation in the country will launch its flights from Rockford in 2006.

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Developer asks for injunction against Aviation Authority (BizJournals)

A Dallas-based real estate development company is seeking a preliminary injunction in federal court to stop the Jacksonville Aviation Authority from executing an option-lease deal with another developer, pending the outcome of a lawsuit filed Jan. 30.

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Emirates to Bangalore

Emirates airline will start flights to Bangalore from 29 October 2006. It will fly eight times a week on the Airbus A330-200 and the larger capacity Boeing 777-200 aircraft in a three class configuration. It is the carrier's fifth South Indian destination. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 04:14 AM

ME air traffic up 18%

Air traffic in the Middle East was up by 18.3% in January 2006 compared to the same month last year, according to the International Air Transport Association. The month's passenger load factor was up 1.1% to 74.6%. The region has recorded double-digit growth in 29 of the past 31 months. [AMEInfo.com]

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March 01, 2006

Westwood Aviation campuses change names (Denver Business Journal)

The Westwood Aviation Technology campuses in Denver and Los Angeles now are operating under new names, Redstone College-Denver and Redstone College-Los Angeles.

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Head of UN Aviation Agency Appointed to Second Three-Year Term (AllAfrica.com)

Ta**eb Ch**rif, an Algerian with over 30 years of commercial airline experience, has been reappointed to a second three-year term as Secretary General of the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), effective 1 August 2006.

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Grosvenor leases penthouse

Grosvenor House, Dubai is offering short term leases on its penthouse suite. It takes up the whole of the 45th floor of the five-star hotel, with floor-to-ceiling windows giving 360 degree views of Dubai. It has two kitchens, wireless high-speed Internet access, and plasma televisions with the NeosTv in-room entertainment network. [AMEInfo.com]

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Etihad gets new Airbus

Etihad Airways has taken delivery of the first of its new Airbus A330-200 aircraft at Abu Dhabi International Airport. The twin-aisle plane is configured with 262 seats across two classes. The A330-200 can also carry 15 tons of cargo over medium-capacity routes. [AMEInfo.com]

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February 28, 2006

China Aviation Oil Returns to Profit (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

China Aviation Oil Corp. returned to profit last year after a disastrous 2004 when it nearly collapsed due to losses from trading oil derivatives, the company said Wednesday.

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F.A.A. Says Tiny Passenger Jets May Usher in New Era for Aviation (New York Times)

Thousands of tiny new passenger jets will open new travel opportunities at small airports around the country, the Federal Aviation Administration said today.

Posted at 11:03 AM

Skywards gives e-gate access

Skywards silver card members can now use the e-gate facility at Dubai International Airport using a specially issued card that can be purchased for 5,000 Skywards Miles. Cards can be activated at Dubai immigration offices at the airport or at Dnata Travel Centre. Visit skywards.com. [AMEInfo.com]

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Shangri La resort in Oman opens

Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa in Oman was inaugurated yesterday. The coastal resort consists of three hotels: the 180-room Al Husn; 198-room Al Bandar; and the family oriented 302-room Al Waha. The Omani government owns a 40% stake in the project, with 60% held by Zubair Corporation. [AMEInfo.com]

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February 27, 2006

China Aviation authority calls off restriction against night flights (People's Daily)

China's General Administration of Civil Aviation (CAAC) has called off restrictions against red-eye flights and allowed the last flights to take off as late as 2:00 a.m., according to a new document.

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Stevens Aviation announces joint venture (The Greenville News)

Stevens Aviation and Aircraft Management Group, both based in Greenville, said today they are forming a joint venture to expand their aviation business.

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Civil Aviation Authority appoints new CEO (Independent Online)

Zakes Myeza will be the new chief executive officer of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) from March 16, the aviation regulatory body has announced.

Posted at 08:35 AM

February 26, 2006

Eithad, Jakarta flight March 16

Etihad Airways will launch flights between Abu Dhabi and Jakarta on March 16, its 27th destination. There will be four flights a week following a transfer of Gulf Air flights to Etihad after an agreement by the UAE and Indonesia. [AMEInfo.com]

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Young pilot has an uplifting story (USA Today)

Jamail Larkins seems like a normal 22-year-old. He attends college, tells jokes and hangs out with his friends. But he's also a licensed pilot, an ambassador for the Federal Aviation Administration, one of the youngest acrobatic pilots in the USA and a motivational speaker for inner-city youngsters.

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Thom Anderson: I can remember Seaboard Airline passenger trains (Florence Morning News)

Not many people around here can tell you that they remember seeing Seaboard Airline passenger trains coming into their Florence station. I can. This was long before the merger of the Seaboard and the Atlantic Coast Line into the Seaboard Coast Line and mergers that followed that.

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U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command and Redstone Arsenal Award Goodrich Contracts Covering Hoist & Winch Assemblies (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

The U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command has awarded Goodrich Corporation contracts covering High Performance Hoist Upgrade Kits and winch assemblies.

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