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April 01, 2006

Mayday! for the aviation industry (The Star Online)

MANILA: The local aviation industry could crash if the exodus of aviation experts does not slow down. The industry is composed of two sectors: the airlines and the service providers.

Posted at 06:44 PM

People News: Thunder Aviation hires David Potter as VP, Aircraft Sales (Aircraft Maintenance Technology)

Thunder Aviation announces that David W. Potter has been hired as Vice President, Aircraft Sales.

Posted at 11:04 AM

Brazilian plane carrying 19 disappears (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

An airplane carrying 19 people went missing on Friday en route to Rio de Janeiro from the nearby city of Macae, aviation authorities said.

Posted at 05:04 AM

March 31, 2006

Pakistan changes visa rules

Passengers bound from Pakistan to the UAE and other Gulf States must get OK-to-board clearance from the airlines that they intend to fly on, reported Gulf News. Officials said that this was to ensure that the visas that they are using to travel are original. []

Posted at 10:26 PM

First Aviation Announces Date of 2006 Annual Meeting (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

WESTPORT, Conn.----March 31, 2006--First Aviation Services Inc. today announced that the 2006 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of the Company will be held on June 13, 2006. The location and time of the meeting will be determined and announced at a later date.

Posted at 04:20 PM

Jabil offers aviation repair in Singapore ( via Yahoo! Finance)

Jabil Circuit Inc. has received Federal Aviation Administration approval for its aviation repair station in Singapore.

Posted at 11:08 AM

US Bank Multi Service Aviation Expands Reach With New Regional ...

dBusinessNews Kansas City (press release), MO -... During her career in the industry, Owen held positions in both the commercial and general aviation arenas, including working with the Race Team Aviators ...

Posted at 05:30 AM

March 30, 2006

(AFX UK Focus) 2006-03-30 23:02 GMT: Wall Street airlines - Airline sector slumps; only Mesa Air rises - UPDATE 1 (Interactive Investor)

SAN FRANCISCO (AFX) -- Another day of crude oil futures above $67 a barrel and broader economic concerns left the airline sector in the red on Thursday, with Mesa Air Group as the lone gainer.

Posted at 04:24 PM

March 29, 2006

Virgin promotes space flights

Virgin Atlantic Airways chief Richard Branson was promoting space flights for Virgin Galactic yesterday in Dubai. Flights cost $200,000, and 157 potential passengers have already laid down deposits for trips. Trips are due to start in 2008. []

Posted at 10:57 PM

Midcoast Aviation Signs as Distributor (Aircraft Maintenance Technology)

Annapolis, Maryland, USA, March 28, 2006 *** ARINC Direct today announced it has signed a SKYLink distribution agreement with Midcoast Aviation, one of the country***s leading independent aircraft maintenance, modification, and completion providers.

Posted at 06:34 PM

Frost & Sullivan Accolade for NICE System's Technology Innovation in Homeland Aviation Security (SYS-CON Media)

Frost & Sullivan's 2005/2006 Excellence in Technology Award in the field of homeland aviation security is conferred on Israel-based NICE Systems Ltd. In presenting this award, Frost & Sullivan commends the suite of advanced, innovative airport video surveillance systems developed by the company's digital video security solutions division - NiceVision.

Posted at 02:43 PM

City's Aviation Division seeks increased funding (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

The city's Division of Aviation is asking for an increase of $26.9 million for its fiscal year 2007 budget because of added operational, security and maintenance requirements at Philadelphia airports, city officials said yesterday.

Posted at 05:21 AM

March 28, 2006

UAE national gets lift off

Space Adventures says it has chosen Dubai resident, Adnan Al Maimi, as the first UAE national to take a space trip from its proposed spaceport in Ras Al Khaimah. The suborbital space transportation system has been designed by Myasishchev Design Bureau, a leading Russian aerospace organization. []

Posted at 09:24 PM

China Aviation Oil Shares Surge After 16-Month Halt (Update1) (

March 29 (Bloomberg) -- China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp. shares surged in their first day of trading, ending a 16-month suspension triggered by Singapore's biggest derivatives scandal since the collapse of Barings Plc.

Posted at 08:49 PM

Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) Receives Neal Award for Best Website (SYS-CON Media)

McGraw-Hill Aerospace & Defense's Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) has won the coveted Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award in the category of best website with between 25,000 and 100,000 monthly visitors. The site is located at

Posted at 12:25 PM

Moussaoui testifies to other target

Contra Costa Times, CA -... Malaysia and how al-Qaida initially planned for a half-dozen commercial airplanes to ... would be soon after he was scheduled to complete his aviation training on ...

Posted at 06:48 AM

Virgin starts Dubai flights

Virgin Atlantic has kicked off flights between London and Dubai, starting with four flights a week and going daily from 2 June. The Carrier will put an Airbus A340-600 plane on the route in a three-class configuration, which includes premium economy offering extra leg-room. The airline will compete with local airline Emirates, and British Airways for passengers. []

Posted at 12:21 AM

March 27, 2006

Aviation industry leaders look to NZ (

Next week leading international aviation companies will attend an aviation symposium in Christchurch to explore opportunities in New Zealand.

Posted at 06:21 PM

Aviation Industry Bombings Linked (CBS News)

Authorities say three devices detonated at the homes of aviation industry executives in Colorado last week are similar to one that exploded at a company's corporate office in Tennessee last month.

Posted at 08:35 AM

Jazeera lands in Aleppo

Jazeera Airways, the new Kuwaiti carrier made its first landing in Aleppo International Airport at 3.50am today. The airline has flown more than 100,000 travelers in its first four months, and operates two new Airbus A320s that were delivered in October and November 2005. []

Posted at 06:03 AM

March 26, 2006

Eithad, business flat-beds

Etihad Airways has started offering flat-beds in its Business Class on the London Gatwick route from Abu Dhabi. The aircraft also offers Broadband internet access and a live TV news connection for laptops through its onboard wi-fi system. []

Posted at 11:12 PM

HK PRESS: China, HK To Hold Aviation Talks Mid-April (Dow Jones News via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)

DJ HK PRESS: China, HK To Hold Aviation Talks Mid-April HONG KONG (Dow Jones)--China and Hong Kong are expected to hold talks in the middle of April on the possibility of increasing the number of direct flights between the two sides, Chinese-language newspaper The Apple Daily reported Monday. They are also expected to discuss increasing the two sides' fifth freedom rights, the report said. The

Posted at 07:10 PM

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

The Bangladesh Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) launched its website as 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 12:25 PM

HK welcomes Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways has brought its award-winning Five Star service to Hong Kong with its inaugural flight from Doha touching down at the city's international airport this afternoon. The new Hong Kong service is operated with the Airbus A330 wide body aircraft, configured in two classes. Business Class has 24 seats, while the economy cabin has 259 seats. The A330s feature the airline's Audio Video On Demand interactive entertainment system. []

Posted at 05:47 AM