April 02, 2006 - April 08, 2006 | Main | April 16, 2006 - April 22, 2006

April 15, 2006

Etihad, new expat management

Etihad Airways has appointed a new team of expatriate general managers to spearhead future growth: Raymond Korban, UAE and Oman; Ian Lovelock, Middle East and Africa; Kirk Albrow, Europe and Americas; and Charles Phelps-Penry, Asia Pacific. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:16 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 09:26 PM

Nigerian aviation authorities blame weather for plane crashes (AngolaPress)

Lagos, Nigeria, 04/15 - Citing interim reports, Nigerian aviation authorities have blamed the two deadly plane crashes in the country late last year on heavy winds and other "natural causes".

Posted at 12:03 PM

Air Arabia adds Kabul

Air Arabia has announced the start of four flights a week to Kabul, Afghanistan, commencing on May 4. Fares start from Dhs450 for a one way flight to Kabul, exclusive of tax and surcharges, with similar fares for return trips. Flights will be every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, departing Sharjah at 9:25am, to arrive in Kabul at 12:25pm, and departing Kabul at 13:40pm to arrive back in Sharjah at 15:50pm. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 07:27 AM

April 14, 2006

Virgin, Dubai route success

The new Virgin Atlantic Airways service to Dubai is flying 80% full, compared with normal expectations of 60% on new routes, officials told Gulf News. They said Virgin may up services to twice a day in the near future. Daily flights start from June 1. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:34 PM

Aviation unit helps boost GE profits (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)

Soaring profits for General Electric's aviation unit provided some of the underpinning for the conglomerate's 9 percent increase in first-quarter profit.

Posted at 03:38 PM

New aviation regulator is named (RT** News)

Transport Minister Martin Cullen has named Cathal Guiomard as the new Commissioner for Aviation Regulation. Mr Guiomard is currently the acting commissioner in the CAR, which regulates the aviation and travel trade sectors.

Posted at 01:28 PM

Aeroflot Joins Global Airline Association (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

Russia's Aeroflot on Friday officially joined SkyTeam, becoming the tenth member of the global alliance that eases bookings involving more than one airline and offers members a system of bonuses.

Posted at 05:09 AM

Aircraft (Daily Dispatch)

SAA and 1Time Flight Schedules Click here to see today's aircraft schedule. SA Airways - Phone 700 1111 East London Arrivals: SA8480 Port Elizabeth 0720 SA8250 Durban 0720 SA459 Johannesburg 0730 SA1371 Cape Town 0730 SA8482 Port Elizabeth 0950 SA1403 Johannesburg 1010 SA8252...

Posted at 03:06 AM

April 13, 2006

Apaches Among Aircraft At Army Aviation Conference (WKRN Nashville)

Several AH-64 Apache Helicopters were on display at the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center for the Army Aviation Association of America Annual Conference. The AH-64 Apache Helicopter is the Army's premiere gunship. | Sergeant First Class Charles Hancock knows every inch of the helicopter. ***Back here you got the pilot; in the front you got the copilot or the gunner. Most times...

Posted at 04:02 PM

Aviation unit helps boost GE profits (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)

Soaring profits for General Electric's aviation unit provided some of the underpinning for the conglomerate's 9 percent first-quarter profit.

Posted at 01:37 PM

Gulf Air extends e-ticketing

Gulf Air has extended its electronic ticketing in the region allowing travel agencies in Bahrain, Oman and the UAE using Sabre Global Distribution System the ability to provide paperless tickets. Gulf Air's e-ticketing facility, which was launched in November 2005 on its London-Bahrain-Singapore-Sydney routes, has been gaining popularity. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 07:17 AM

Emirates, inflight medical care

Emirates has improved its inflight medical assistance through MedAire. Cabin crew can now obtain clinically-accurate vital signs data from a passenger who has taken ill in flight, with the introduction of a new passenger health monitoring system. The data is then sent via the inflight communications system to MedAire's Phoenix, Arizona-based centre for analysis. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 02:34 AM

April 12, 2006

UN aviation agency hails cost saving, pollution reducing rules for the Americas (Great News Network)

Montreal, Canada - New minimum vertical distance rules for aircraft flying over North, Central and South America and the Caribbean that have just come into force will lead to less fuel burn, less pollution from engine emissions and overall savings of nearly $6 billion over the next 15 years, according to the United Nations aviation agency.

Posted at 03:49 PM

Save a piece of Ottumwa's aviation history (Ottumwa Courier)

It***s a grand old building. And, a big one. The old Ottumwa Naval Air Station stands big and empty at Ottumwa Industrial Airport. Now is the time, before it is too late, to decide whether or not to save one of the last remnants of Ottumwa aviation history.

Posted at 01:42 PM

52,000 GCC visitors to Korea

The Korean Tourist Authority reported a 20% increase in visitors from the Gulf to 52,000 last year. And in an effort to further appeal to regional travellers, a campaign has been launched that will highlight the tourist attractions of the major Korean cities. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:18 AM

Air Arabia, Jaipur, Kochi flights

Air Arabia has announced today that it will connect the UAE to more destinations in India with the addition of Jaipur and Kochi. Flights to Kochi will commence from May 1 and Jaipur from the middle of May, with the exact dates to be announced shortly. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:47 AM

April 11, 2006

BPCL to set up aviation refuelling station (The Hindu)

KOZHIKHODE: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) will set up its 21st aviation refuelling station at the Calicut Airport, Karipur, in September. The foundation for the project was laid on Tuesday. The BPCL Director (marketing), S. ...

Posted at 05:53 PM

ACE Aviation sells part of US Airways stake (Philadelphia Business Journal)

ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. has agreed to sell 1.75 million shares of US Airways Group Inc. to PAR Investment Partners.

Posted at 11:07 AM

Air Arabia flys to Jaipur, Kochi

Air Arabia has announced today that it will connect the UAE to more destinations in India with the addition of Jaipur and Kochi. Flights to Kochi will commence from May 1 and Jaipur from the middle of May, with the exact dates to be announced shortly. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 07:51 AM

Gulf Air, Saudia expand codeshare

Gulf Air and Saudi Arabian Airlines have expanded their codeshare arrangement by introducing, for the first time, services between Bahrain and Al-Madinah Al Monwara and, between Muscat and Dammam in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The new service to Al Madinah is operated by Saudia aircraft, while the service to Dammam from Muscat is operated by Gulf Air. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 01:58 AM

April 10, 2006

ACE Aviation sells partial stake in US Air (The Globe and Mail)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Canada's Ace Aviation Holdings plans to sell a partial stake in US Airways Group Inc. to PAR Investment Partners L.P. for $67.6 million to, according to a regulatory filing on Monday.

Posted at 05:25 PM

Pemco Aviation replaces retiring CFO with former SRI executive (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)

Pemco Aviation Group Inc. has named Randall Shealy its new senior vice president and chief financial officer following the retirement of John Lee.

Posted at 11:05 AM

Nigeria: Obasanjo Orders Direct Supply of Aviation Fuel (AllAfrica.com)

Worried by the rising cost of aviation fuel in the country, President Olusegun Obasanjo has directed the Nigerian National Petroleum Coporation (NNPC) to supply the product directly to the nation's airports through pipelines.

Posted at 09:25 AM

April 09, 2006

Dubai airport, 29m in 2006

Dubai International Airport handled 6.9m passengers in Q1 2006, up 14% on Q1 2005, and is on schedule for a total of 29m passengers in 2006, reported the Dubai Civil Aviation Department. The Dubai Cargo Village posted a 10% rise in Q1 cargo to 334,329 tonnes of freight. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:55 PM

Upgrade to Air Traffic System Runs Into Trouble (New York Times)

A program to replace the voice and data lines of the Federal Aviation Administration's air traffic control system has caused at least three major failures recently.

Posted at 03:57 PM

Finance to endorse agreement on controversial Ugandan airline (The Monitor)

AFTER a long stretch of controversy over the partly Ugandan owned airline, Victoria International, review of the terms of operations has been finalised.

Posted at 02:14 PM

Qatar boosts UK flights

Qatar Airways has introduced a third daily flight between Doha and London Heathrow as part of its expansion in the UK market. In addition, the airline's Doha to Manchester route has been upgraded from five flights a week to a daily service, all operating non-stop. The total number of weekly flights to the UK increases from 26 to 35. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 05:45 AM

Royal Brunei, summer deals

Royal Brunei is offering special deals on summer flights for travel between April 15 and September 30, if tickets are bought before the end of April. Flights to London are Dhs1,710, while Hong Kong and Singapore cost just Dhs1,210 and Australia Dhs2,510. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:08 AM