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April 08, 2006

Malawi`s aviation boss resigns (AngolaPress)

BLANTYRE, 04/08 -Malawi`s acting director of Civil Aviation Department, Justin Mkandawire, has resigned from his post following an air traffic controllers` strike in February that saw the officers abandon their posts during working hours.

Posted at 03:48 PM

Agri, civil aviation sectors hold great promise: Praful Patel (Outlook India)

Agriculture and civil aviation sectors are the new areas that hold great promise of growth in India after telephony, broadband and IT put the country on the path of economic progress, Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said here today.

Posted at 08:45 AM

AVIATION: Business flying offers new pilot options (Grand Forks Herald)

For Lisa Peasley, the path to becoming a successful pilot has not been easy or atypical. Having graduated from St. Cloud State University's aviation program in 1996, she went on to be a flight instructor at St. Cloud Regional Airport, taught ground school classes at St. Cloud State, worked for a regional airline based in Milwaukee and thought she won the lottery when she landed a job with United

Posted at 07:05 AM

April 07, 2006

Emirates flys to Kolkata

Emirates Airline has launched a direct service from Dubai to Kolkata in West Bengal. There will be six flights a week to the Indian city, with 1,500 seats and 95 tonnes of cargo in each direction per week. Emirates will operate the route with an A330-200 aircraft in three and two class configuration. []

Posted at 11:02 PM

Israeli Aircraft Fires on Palestinian Car (AP via Yahoo! News)

Israeli aircraft fired missiles into a car carrying Palestinian militants Friday, killing six people including a bombmaker and his 5-year-old daughter, in the deadliest Israeli attack since the Hamas-led Palestinian government took office.

Posted at 04:41 PM

Namibia: Aviation Industry Hit By Fuel Shortages (

The aviation industry is currently experiencing significant interruptions in the supply of Avgas following the shut down of a refinery unti in South Africa.

Posted at 11:46 AM

Delta strike fear causing travelers to avoid airline (Fayetteville Observer)

ATLANTA *** When Kay Rudd flew in Thursday for a business meeting, she didn***t use her regular airline *** Delta Air Lines Inc. *** even though she could have caught a Delta plane from an airport just 33 miles from her home.

Posted at 08:12 AM

April 06, 2006

Nassau swings deal with aviation museum (Newsday)

Nassau officials have reached a deal with the Cradle of Aviation Museum for a bailout to keep the facility open as long as it meets financial targets.

Posted at 11:10 PM

March 20, Montrose County Commissioners agenda on JetAway Aviation gets heated (Montrose Daily Press)

Monday March 20, the Montrose County Commissioners meeting began with questions from the public. The meeting's agenda had many items concerning JetAway Aviation.

Posted at 04:24 PM

March 20, Montrose County Commissioners agenda on JetAway Aviation gets heated (Montrose Daily Press)

Monday March 20, the Montrose County Commissioners meeting began with questions from the public. The meeting's agenda had many items concerning JetAway Aviation.

Posted at 11:55 AM

Blues hit discount airline (The Charlotte Observer)

As the U.S. airline industry unraveled over the past five years, JetBlue Airways Corp. proved that a carrier with the right mix of low overhead, cheap fares and distinguished service could succeed during a downturn.

Posted at 03:52 AM

Gulf Air ups Doha-Bahrain flights

Gulf Air has increased its flights from Doha to Bahrain to five flights a day from its two or three flights earlier. Now there will be a total of 35 flights a week from Doha. The increase in Gulf Air flights also offers better onward connections from Bahrain to 50 cities in 30 countries. []

Posted at 01:21 AM

April 05, 2006

Chan to woo aviation and shipping industries in China (The Star Online)

PUTRAJAYA : Transport Minister Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy leaves for China today to seek opportunities in the rapidly expanding aviation, shipping and maritime industries there.

Posted at 06:25 PM

Aviation-testing plan could bring in $225m a year (Stuff)

Partners in a planned Christchurch aviation testing facility hope to achieve nearly $225 million in annual sales after winning interest from Airbus and Boeing.

Posted at 12:13 PM

FBI suspected raid on trust in Security Aviation growth (Anchorage Daily News)

Security Aviation Inc. executives lied about winning massive government contracts for war games and covert operations to cover up what authorities suspected was the real source of their money: a raid on a private trust connected to company owner Mark Avery, federal prosecutors assert in new court filings.

Posted at 04:34 AM

Second Kuwait Holiday Inn

InterContinental Hotels Group has opened the Holiday Inn Downtown Kuwait which brings the total number of Holiday Inn properties in the Middle East to 14. The new property is two minutes from the Sharq Mall and 20km from Kuwait International Airport. The 24-storey hotel offers 169 rooms, including 27 executive rooms and 20 suites, all with free high speed internet access in addition to free Wi-Fi in public areas. []

Posted at 01:18 AM

April 04, 2006

People News: Goodrich Appoints Division President, Aviation Technical Services (Aircraft Maintenance Technology)

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Goodrich Corporation(NYSE: GR) has appointed Bill Ashworth to the post of Division President, Aviation Technical Services reporting to Jack Carmola, Segment President, Airframe Systems, effective immediately.

Posted at 04:49 PM

Civil Aviation policy sent to Cabinet for approval (Hindustan Times)

The much-awaited Civil Aviation Policy to draw a roadmap for the sector will be taken up for approval by the Union Cabinet this month. A high-level official committee recommended that it should be given a statutory basis in the form of a law.

Posted at 11:47 AM

Kempinski Dubai, 15 ski chalets

The newly opened Kempinski Hotel at the Mall of the Emirates boasts the country's largest hotel rooms, with 395 deluxe rooms and suites including 15 ski chalets. The Aspen cafe overlooks Ski Dubai, while a shopping butler is available to assist with expeditions to the mall. []

Posted at 05:47 AM

April 03, 2006

New Abra route across creek

A new water taxi or Abra route across the Dubai Creek has opened linking the British Embassy with the Dubai Municipality building in three minutes. The service is free for DM Tawasol card holders and avoids the notorious traffic jams of the Deira side of the creek. []

Posted at 11:57 PM

Corporate Jets' Scottsdale FBO purchased by Landmark Aviation (The Business Journal of Phoenix)

Landmark Aviation has acquired Corporate Jets Inc., a business aviation fixed-base operation (FBO) and aircraft maintenance, sales and charter operation at the Scottsdale Airport, the company said Monday.

Posted at 04:44 PM

Regent Aviation buys Rochester company (Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal)

Regent Aviation in St. Paul has acquired Rochester Aviation in Rochester, Minn., for an undisclosed amount.

Posted at 01:09 PM

Crowne Plaza Bahrain club rooms

The Crowne Plaza Bahrain has opened its newly-refurbished club rooms and suites for its guests. The rooms feature inter-connecting room access in select categories and modern facilities include TV and satellite channels, mini-bar, direct line telephone and internet access, in addition to tea and coffee making facilities. []

Posted at 03:55 AM

April 02, 2006

Emirates delays Airbus delivery

Emirates Airline has delayed delivery of 20 Airbus A340-600 aircraft until further notice pending modifications to reduce fuel consumption, reported AFP citing an anonymous official. The $4.2bn order was due to start delivery of aircraft next year. Airbus confirmed the delay to the order from Emirates. []

Posted at 11:29 PM

Aviation policy take-off hint in air (The Telegraph)

New Delhi, April 2 : The long-awaited civil aviation policy will come up before the cabinet later this month. Among other things, the policy will recommend setting up an independent civil aviation regulator and frame guidelines on formal mergers and acquisitions.

Posted at 04:33 PM

Airline Bike Ride Kicks off today to raise Money and Awareness for 9-11 Memorials (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

The first leg of the "Airline Ride Across America" began today in Los Angeles, CA. The 'Ride' is a cross country fundraising bicycle ride that will honor the flight crews who were lost on September 11th.

Posted at 12:33 PM

Air France, once more to Paris

Air France has added one flight per week to its previous schedule offering two daily flights from Dubai to Paris and one only on Saturdays. The night flight from Dubai is operated by a Boeing 777-200 seating 270 passengers in three classes. The day flight is operated six times a week with A330-200, with 40 seats in Business Class and 179 in Economy Class. []

Posted at 07:37 AM