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April 22, 2006

Hotel award for Sheikh Mohammed

UAE Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum will recieve a special lifetime achievement award at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference to be held April 29-30 in Dubai at the Madinat Jumeirah. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:45 PM

Delta pilot union ratifies tentative deal (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Bankrupt US airline Delta said that the union representing its pilots had agreed to present a tentative deal the two sides struck earlier this month to its members for ratification.

Posted at 04:00 PM

Delta union leaders agree to deal, airline says (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 22 (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc. said on Saturday union leaders had finalized an agreement for its 6,500 pilots to avert a strike that would have further crippled the bankrupt airline.

Posted at 12:50 PM

Sentencing hearing continues today

The State, SC -... The Columbia Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars will hold ... The Freedom Salute program for Company C, 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, will ...

Posted at 06:37 AM

April 21, 2006

Al Bastakiya tourism office

The heritage area Al Bastakiya now has a new office catering to the needs of tourists which opened on the UAE's National Heritage Day on April 18. Officials said Al Bastakiya mirrors the life of our forefathers and is a great asset to the tourism essence of Dubai. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:41 PM

U.S. aviation agency raises Venezuela's safety ranking (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)

CARACAS, Venezuela U.S. aviation authorities upgraded Venezuela's safety ranking today. The move averts a ban that would have blocked most U.S. airlines from flying to the country.

Posted at 05:13 PM

Canada, U.K. Agree to Reduce Aviation Restrictions (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)

April 21 (Bloomberg) -- Canada and the U.K. agreed to remove some aviation restrictions between the two countries, allowing airlines such as ACE Aviation Holdings Inc.'s Air Canada to set their own prices and add more routes.

Posted at 02:11 PM

Aviation Group Wants Legislature To Return Money (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)

A group representing Minnesota airports is asking the Legislature to return money it took from an aviation trust fund to pay down part of the 2003 budget deficit. More Politics News

Posted at 07:01 AM

Naval aviation invitational not losing steam (Pensacola News Journal)

Old friends, new acquaintances have combined to keep the Naval Aviation Schools Command Invitational a popular choice in the burgeoning schedule of local golf events.

Posted at 01:05 AM

April 20, 2006

US aviation pioneer dies in plane crash (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Famed test pilot and aviation pioneer Scott Crossfield, the first man to travel at twice the speed of sound, died when his plane crashed in the US state of Georgia, the Civil Air Patrol said. He was 84.

Posted at 06:04 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

Gulf Air ups Kuwait flights

From May 1 Gulf Air passengers travelling between Bahrain and Kuwait will have a choice of three daily flights between Bahrain and Kuwait with an additional daily flight during night. This makes it a total of 21 flights per week from its current 17 services per week. The increased services from Kuwait mean excellent onward connections from Bahrain and Oman. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:49 AM

April 19, 2006

Dnata, one-stop visa shop

A one-stop visa shop at Dnata in Deira was officially opened by Dubai Civil Aviation president Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum yesteday. This facility allows the renewal of entry visas, completion of residency formalities and issues e-gate cards. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:51 PM

Suspicious bag shuts Atlanta airport screening (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Security officers found a suspected explosive in a carry-on bag and closed the main screening checkpoints at the busy Atlanta airport on Wednesday, aviation officials said.

Posted at 02:56 PM

County Honors Aviation Authority Director (The Tampa Tribune)

TAMPA - Louis E. Miller, executive director of the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority, was named recipient of the 2006 Ellsworth G. Simmons Good Government Award in a brief ceremony Wednesday morning at county center downtown.

Posted at 12:26 PM

Millennium, 35 hotels planned

Millennium Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of its regional headquarters in Abu Dhabi and plans to develop 35 hotels in the Middle East and North Africa region over the next five years. The group has also signed a management contract for a new 218 room hotel in Doha, the group's first hotel in Qatar due to open in September 2006. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 05:49 AM

Jazeera adds Egyptian cities

Jazeera Airways, the new national airline of Kuwait and the first private airline in the Middle East, announced today that it will begin flying to Alexandria and Luxor starting May 1. Jazeera Airways inaugurated its fleet of brand new and all-leather seats Airbus A320s last October. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:46 AM

April 18, 2006

WSDOT Aviation Facilitates $13.3 million for Washington Airports Posted 4.18.06 (Washington State Department of Transportation)

ARLINGTON *** WSDOT Aviation***s Local Airport Aid Grant Program has facilitated $13.3 million for 39 different airport improvement projects in the state, WSDOT officials announced today.

Posted at 05:30 PM

TEXT-China Aviation Oil shareholder nominates new auditor (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)

SINGAPORE, April 18 (Reuters) - The following statement was released by China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp. Ltd. : To: The Shareholders of the Company Dear Sir/Madam 12TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ON 28 APRIL 2006 - NOTICE OF NOMINATION OF KPMG AS AUDITORS

Posted at 09:13 AM

Over 6m Dubai hotel guests

Statistics released by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing show that more than 6m people stayed in Dubai's hotels and hotel apartments in 2005, with Dubai's hotels recording revenue of $2.2bn. The UK provided the biggest number of tourists, while Europe as a whole accounted for nearly a third of all visitors. More than 600,000 Saudis also visited Dubai last year. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:50 AM

April 17, 2006

Etihad, ADIA expansion

Etihad Airways is planning to construct its own dedicated terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport, reported Gulf News. The first phase should be completed before the end of this year, with phase two ready in August 2007. Meanwhile, Etihad will shortly launch a downtown check-in facility in Abu Dhabi. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:55 PM

Chinese vice premier calls for efforts to make aviation sector more competitive (People's Daily)

Chinese Vice-Premier Zeng Peiyan called for technological breakthroughs in key areas to make China a global power in aviation industry.

Posted at 07:15 PM

Nigeria to invest 150 million US dollars to upgrade aviation (africast.com)

ABUJA, April 17 -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has approved the release of 19.5 billion naira (about 150 million U.S. dollars) for the repositioning of the aviation industry to meet the International Civil Aviation Organization ( ICAO) standards, a high-ranking official said yesterday.

Posted at 08:58 AM

Air Arabia flys to Istanbul

Air Arabia has announced the start of two flights a week to Istanbul from May 28. Fares start from Dhs300, exclusive of taxes and surcharges, with similar fares for return trips. Air Arabia will fly to Sabiha Gokcen International Airport in Istanbul every Thursday and Sunday departing Sharjah at 22:15pm, to arrive in Istanbul at 01:40am, and then departing Istanbul every Friday and Monday at 02:20am, to arrive in Sharjah at 07:30am. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:50 AM

April 16, 2006

Etihad mulls airline stakes

Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways is evaluating stakes in other foreign airlines as it awaits news of its bid for a stake in Cargolux, CEO Robert W. Strodel told Gulf News. Last year Etihad bid $130m for a 34% stake in Luxembourg's Cargolux. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:44 PM

Aviation plant spurs worry (Newsday)

The titanium came out of the roaring furnaces at Lawrence Aviation Industries at white-hot temperatures of around 1,800 degrees.

Posted at 08:27 PM

Soaring service: Sunset Aviation focuses on customers' needs (Marin Independent Journal)

Sunset Aviation's decision to move its corporate headquarters from Gnoss Field in Novato to downtown Petaluma this June is just the latest in a series of changes for the charter airline company.

Posted at 10:03 AM

Kempinski, five more hotels

Kempinski Hotels has revealed that it will unveil a new lifestyle concept brand for the Middle East, Africa and Asia at the Arabian Travel Market, which will be held at the World Trade Centre in Dubai from May 2-5. Kempinski will also announce five new hotels that will be opened in the Middle East and Africa before the end of 2007. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 07:17 AM