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April 29, 2006

Airline candor seen on Web (The Arizona Republic)

An internal American Airlines Web site, briefly open to the public last week, casts a light on the airline's efforts to save money and its concerns about competition from a low-cost rival, Southwest Airlines.

Posted at 08:55 PM

Can aviation industry cope with upsurge? (IBN live)

Aircraft Maintenance Repairs and Overhauling in the country stumble as they try to keep up with the upsurge Indian aviation.

Posted at 01:41 PM

Dnata plans management bids

Emirates Group air travel services company Dnata is aiming to bid for the management of several airports, reported Gulf News. Dnata President Gary Chapman said that India and China are both attractive markets and negotiations have already begun with Indian authorities. Dnata is intending to hook up with its Singaporean partner in order to place bids in the Far East. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 05:51 AM

DTCM looks to Indian market

The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing is targeting India as a potential market for more visitors to the emirate, reported Gulf News. Last year, around 357,000 Indians stayed in Dubai hotels, putting it into the top five source markets. The DTCM recently visited Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai as part of an Indian road show. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 01:46 AM

April 28, 2006

General aviation billings hit $4 billion (Wichita Business Journal)

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association reported Friday its member manufacturers combined for the highest first quarter total billings in the industry's history.

Posted at 03:56 PM

Sweeney Named Chairman, CEO of U.S. Aviation Underwriters (Insurance Journal)

General Re Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., has named Michael L. Sweeney as chairman and chief executive officer of its aviation underwriting subsidiary, United State

Posted at 11:16 AM

'United 93' is powerfully real

Kansas.com, KS -... With a screenplay based on interviews with government, military and commercial aviation officials, on the report of the 9/11 Commission, and on talks with the ...

Posted at 06:49 AM

BBA says aviation business performance to be ahead (Reuters.co.uk)

LONDON (Reuters) - Aviation services company BBA Group BBA.L said on Friday performance at its aviation business was expected to be ahead of expectations but profits at Fiberweb would be substantially lower in 2006 than 2005.

Posted at 01:45 AM

April 27, 2006

Michael L. Sweeney Named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of United States Aviation Underwriters, Inc. (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

STAMFORD, Conn.----April 27, 2006--General Re Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., announced today that Michael L. Sweeney has been promoted to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of its aviation underwriting subsidiary, United States Aviation Underwriters, Inc.

Posted at 04:40 PM

Federal Aviation Administration Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee--Open Meeting (SpaceRef)

Federal Aviation Administration Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee--Open Meeting - SpaceRef

Posted at 10:34 AM

China Media Group Corporation Announces Signing Advertising Agent Agreement for The 6th China International Aviation & (Market Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

China Media Group Corporation announces today that it has entered into an agreement with Zhuhai Airshow Co., Limited, the organizer of The 6th China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition, to be the overseas advertising agent for this event. Airshow China will be held from October 31 to November 5, 2006 in Zhuhai, China.

Posted at 09:20 AM

RJ gets new Airbus

Royal Jordanian has taken delivery of a new Airbus A321, the fourth of six aircraft ordered by the carrier. Another A321 and an A320 will arrive in the next few months. RJ, which has also ordered seven Embraer 195s, will have a fleet of around 30 aircraft within three years. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:31 AM

April 26, 2006

LinuxElectrons: Federal Aviation Administration Migrates to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (Linux Today)

"Red Hat has said that the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) saved the federal government more than $15 million in datacenter operating and upgrading costs by migrating to Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Posted at 02:35 PM

LinuxElectrons: Federal Aviation Administration Migrates to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (Linux Today)

"Red Hat has said that the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) saved the federal government more than $15 million in datacenter operating and upgrading costs by migrating to Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Posted at 02:35 PM

Gulf Air, stopover programme

Passengers travelling on Gulf Air, whether on business or leisure trips, can now choose from a wide selection of hotels and apartments at any point on the Gulf Air network. The stopover programme also provides airport transfers and car hire facilities. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 07:51 AM

April 25, 2006

bmi takes on SV

UK-based carrier British Midland International expects to offer strong competition to Saudi Arabian Airlines on the Jeddah-London route when it starts flights on 19 May, according to Arab News. bmi stepped in after British Airways withdrew from the route in 2005. It will offer a promotional fare of $426, with standard economy class fares costing around $506. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:42 PM

Aviation battalion honored for service in Operation Iraqi Freedom (WIS-TV Columbia)

(Columbia) April 23, 2006 - One by one members of the Co.C, 1-126 Aviation Battalion were honored for their service in Operation Iraqi Freedom Sunday.

Posted at 04:16 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 11:40 AM

UK budget hotels for Dubai

The UK-based hospitality group, Whitbread, will bring its Premier Travel Inn chain of budget hotels to Dubai in a joint venture with the Emirates Group. Hotels will be built at three locations: a 300-room hotel at Dubai Investment Park, one of a similar size at Dubai airport, and a 220-room hotel at Dubai Silicon Oasis. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:28 AM

Bahrain, $300m airport upgrade

Bahrain is investing $300m to refurbish the airport and accommodate passenger traffic expected to reach 7m by the end of 2006, according to Gulf Daily News. Works include resurfacing of the main runway, a new perimeter fence, advanced security systems and additional aircraft parking bays. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:21 AM

April 24, 2006

Frasca to Supply EC135 Helicopter Flight Training Device to the Finnish Aviation Academy (Rotorhub)

The Finnish Aviation Academy, Pori, Finland has contracted to purchase a Eurocopter EC135 helicopter Flight Training Device (FTD) from Frasca International.

Posted at 04:40 PM

ILS launches new software for aviation industry (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)

Inventory Locator Service unveiled its ILS Optimizer Monday, which is a new family of aviation inventory management products.

Posted at 11:05 AM

Emirates, more Mideast flights

Emirates is increasing its presence in the Middle East with additional flights to Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. On March 26, the airline added one extra flight to Amman, to serve the city 10 times a week. Emirates will introduce a sixth weekly service to Jeddah and Riyadh from May 1 and will introduce five additional flights per week to Kuwait from July 1. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 02:55 AM

Emirates online offer

Emirates is offering special discounted fares on a number of flights when booked online. Among the cheapest on offer are flights to Istanbul, available from Dhs940, while Kolkata is priced at Dhs1,030; among the other available destinations are London, Johannesburg, Frankfurt and Shanghai. Skywards members will receive 30% more air miles if they book online. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:52 AM

April 23, 2006

Aviation battalion honored for service in Operation Iraqi Freedom (WIS-TV Columbia)

(Columbia) April 23, 2006 - One by one members of the Co.C, 1-126 Aviation Battalion were honored for their service in Operation Iraqi Freedom Sunday.

Posted at 05:55 PM

Pilot union, bankrupt US airline near conciliation (Business Day)

ATLANTA, Georgia, USA ***Bankrupt conciliation US airline Delta said Saturday 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 10:47 AM

New first class lounge for KIA

A new first class and business lounge was opened yesterday at Kuwait International Airport, reported the Kuwait Times. The Dasman Hall, which will replace the old first class lounge, has a capacity for more than 150 people and offers complimentary food and beverages from a Costa Coffee Shop and an international buffet, offering lunch and dinner. The Dasman Hall also features high speed internet access, shower facilities and a prayer room. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 04:11 AM