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March 25, 2006

Etihad, Manchester debut

Etihad Airways takes off for its inaugural flight to Manchester tonight using a new A330-200 aircraft configured for two classes: 240 in economy and 22 in business class. The 2.10am flight from Abu Dhabi will land in Manchester at 6.45am local time. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:00 PM

New national aviation policy in final stages (Daily Times)

* Corporatization of Pakistan Railways by June ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has been informed that a revised National Aviation Policy is in final stages and will be submitted to the cabinet, in 6-8 weeks, corporatization of the Pakistan Railways will be completed by June and

Posted at 05:29 PM

The Bangladesh Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) launched its website (News From Bangladesh)

The Bangladesh Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) launched its website as www.caab.gov.bd recently, reports BSS. The website includes short history of the organisation, organisational structure, services, information of airports, rules and regulations of the civil aviation, and traveling information.

Posted at 12:26 PM

Aviation understanding between America and Venezuela may stretch to better understanding abd lower oil price (India Daily)

Venezuela and the United States have reached a preliminary agreement to resolve the civil aviation crisis between the two countries, U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela William Brownfield announced March 24. Brownfield said the Venezuelan National Institute of Civil Aviation (INAC) has opted to suspend its plans to all U.S. flights into and out of the country starting March 30. Representatives from the

Posted at 07:57 AM

March 24, 2006

AD, Frankfurt tourism office

The Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority has opened an office in Frankfurt to promote the emirates as a holiday and business travel destination. Officials said that of the 500,000 German visitors to the UAE, some 190,000 visited Abu Dhabi. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:57 PM

Crude bombs target aviation employees, officials say (CNN.com)

DENVER, Colorado (AP) -- At least three crude bombs exploded and two others were disarmed Friday at the homes of people who work for a federal aviation contractor in Grand Junction, Colorado, prompting evacuation of the air traffic control tower at the city airport, officials said.

Posted at 06:20 PM

CIT Group orders $165M in engines from GE-Aviation (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)

General Electric-Aviation will install $165 million in engines for 12 Airbus A320 aircraft owned by CIT Group, Inc.

Posted at 11:08 AM

Financially Struggling Regional Airline Styrian Spirit Cancels Flights, Strands Travelers (Money Sense)

Scores of travelers were left stranded early Friday after Styrian Spirit, a regional airline serving southern Austria, abruptly canceled all flights. The carrier later announced it was declaring bankruptcy.

Posted at 07:21 AM

Aviation firms to depart state (Rocky Mountain News)

Two small upstart aviation companies headquartered in the Colorado Springs area are set to relocate to Laramie, where they expect to eventually create hundreds of jobs.

Posted at 02:30 AM

March 23, 2006

Jet Aviation to use grant to upgrade worker skills (BizJournals)

The Business Development Board said it has helped Jet Aviation of Palm Beach to win a $100,000 Incumbent Worker Training Grant (IWG) from Workforce Florida.

Posted at 02:43 PM

Jet Aviation to use grant to upgrade worker skills (BizJournals)

The Business Development Board said it has helped Jet Aviation of Palm Beach to win a $100,000 Incumbent Worker Training Grant (IWG) from Workforce Florida.

Posted at 02:43 PM

Gulf Air, $750m maintenance deal

Gulf Air has engaged Swiss-based SR Technics Holding to maintain its fleet in a five-year deal worth $750m. The agreement also provides for the establishment of an aircraft maintenance facility and training centre in Oman. CE James Hogan says the deal is expected to save Gulf Air around $190m over five years in maintenance costs. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 04:36 AM

Emirates, Paris twice daily

Emirates airline will lifted frequency of flights from Dubai to Paris to twice daily starting 26 March. The Airbus A330-200 aircraft is used on the route, offering 237 seats in a three-class configuration. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:35 AM

March 22, 2006

Jordan airline orders $40M in engines from GE-Aviation (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)

A Jordanian airline that's modernizing its fleet has placed a $40 million order with GE-Aviation.

Posted at 04:36 PM

China Aviation's Chen Saw Loyalty in Misdeeds: Andy Mukherjee (Bloomberg.com)

March 23 (Bloomberg) -- Coming out of Singapore's Subordinate Court No. 24 earlier this week, I couldn't shake off the uneasy feeling that the scandal surrounding China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp. was still far from resolved.

Posted at 02:19 PM

Gulf Air contemplates future

Gulf Air is holding an annual conference meet tomorrow where management reviews and plans future strategy. CE James Hogan will open the conference with an address on the carrier's latest business plan under the theme Smart Airline, Successful Business. It is taking place in Oman to emphasise the importance of the Sultanate to Gulf Air's two-hub strategy. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 05:08 AM

GF, SV expand codeshare

Gulf Air and Saudi Arabian Airlines have enlarged their codeshare by introducing services between Bahrain and Medina, and between Muscat and Dammam. The two airlines together operate 41 codeshare flights per week between Bahrain/Muscat and Jeddah, Riyadh, Medina and Dammam. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 02:33 AM

March 21, 2006

Hooters chairman uncertain about airline's future (WIS-TV Columbia)

(Myrtle Beach-AP) March 21, 2006 - The owner of Hooters Air says he is uncertain about the Myrtle Beach-based airline's future but won't say it is shutting down soon.

Posted at 07:56 PM

GE-Aviation tests Dreamliner engine (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)

GE-Aviation ran its GEnx engine through its paces for the first time Tuesday at its outdoor testing facility in Peebles, Ohio.

Posted at 02:06 PM

Ex-CEO of China Aviation Oil Sentenced (AP via Yahoo! News)

The former chief executive of China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Ltd. was sentenced to four years and three months in jail and fined 335,000 Singapore dollars ($207,150) on Tuesday for his role in the Beijing-backed jet fuel trader's near-collapse in 2004.

Posted at 08:34 AM

March 20, 2006

Etihad, Oman cargo operations

Etihad Crystal Cargo, the cargo division of Etihad Airways, has appointed Khimji Ramdas Shipping to set up its operations in Oman. Ground handling will be done by Oman Aviation Services. Etihad will run daily services between Abu Dhabi and Muscat from 26 March 2006. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:59 PM

China Aviation Gets High Court Approval for Restructuring Plan (Bloomberg.com)

March 21 (Bloomberg) -- China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp., which is reorganizing after a $550 million trading loss, won the approval of a Singapore court for a plan that will pave the way for its shares to resume trading by the end of March.

Posted at 08:35 PM

Delta chief says US-EU aviation deal unlikely this year (AFP via Yahoo! News)

The chief executive of Delta Air Lines cast doubt on the United States and European Union completing an "open skies" aviation deal this year.

Posted at 12:39 PM

Missoni hotel for The Palm

Rezidor SAS Hospitality has announced that one of the world's first Missoni hotels - for which the group has a licence agreement with Italian fashion house Missoni - will be on The Palm, Jumeirah. Hotel Missoni Dubai will have 250 rooms and is scheduled to open in Q4 2008 on the Crescent. It will be designed as a Mediterranean village with a private harbour. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 05:01 AM

March 19, 2006

Dubai cargo volume up 16%

The volume of cargo handled by the Dubai Cargo Village was up by 16% to 106,279 tonnes in February. By early next year the DCV will double its capacity to 2.5m tonnes a year when phase one of its expansion programme is completed, reported Gulf News. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:50 PM

Illegal broadcasts interfering with airline pilots in Miami (WIS-TV Columbia)

(Miami-AP) March 19, 2006 - Pirates are apparently getting in the way of transportation in Miami. Some airline pilots departing Miami International Airport have been getting an earful of hip-hop tunes from a pirate radio station, mixed in with control tower conversations.

Posted at 07:55 PM

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Posted at 09:35 AM

Emirates Holidays, KSA launch

Emirates Holidays, the largest wholesale tour operator in the Gulf and Middle East, has launched its enhanced version of the innovative TradeNet all-in-one online quotation and booking engine system in Saudi Arabia, with a Kingdom-wide roadshow of seminars and presentations to top travel agents. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 03:24 AM