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June 10, 2006

Free flights to encourage youth in aviation (Tampa Bay's 10)

St. Petersburg, Florida - Kids across Tampa Bay got a free helicopter and airplane ride today. Kids 8 to 17 got a free flight at Albert Whitted Airport in St. Petersburg, as part of International Young Eagles Day.

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Mahajan wanted to set up aviation school (Yahoo! India News)

A trained pilot, Rahul*****s application is pending with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation Currently grounded by the cocaine controversy, Rahul Mahajan had earlier this year applied to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to set up a pilot-training academy. His father, late BJP general secretary Pramod Mahajan, had met DGCA officials in January with the proposal. Rahul then

Posted at 02:33 PM

Visitors told to get visas early

Embassies in the UAE are urging people not to leave their application for travel visas to the last minute as the holiday season gets into swing, reported Gulf News. Consular officials of popular destination countries are stressing that the public should apply for visas as early as possible and make sure they have the right information with them when visiting embassies in order to avoid unnecessary delays. [AMEInfo.com]

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Le Meridien Al Aqah offers

Le Meridien Al Aqah in Fujairah is offering discounted rates between now and September 15, reported TradeArabia. Rates start at $81.4 per person per night including breakfast and a meal at the resort's Views restaurant. The three year old resort is part of the Emirates Group and is managed by Starwood. [AMEInfo.com]

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June 09, 2006

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION ON AVIATION (Friends of the Earth)

Demonstrations against airport expansion are taking place across the UK today (Saturday 10 June) as part of a European Day of Action on Aviation.

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New Web site explores local aviation issues (The Hillsboro Argus)

A new Web site being promoted by Banks resident Micki Barnes aims to give citizens insight into issues relating to regional airports in Oregon. The site provides articles and links to the growth of aviation interests in the state of Oregon.

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Jet Aviation Secures Safe and Historic Flight of 715-Year-Old Swiss Federal Charter From New York to Philadelphia (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

Jet Aviation was part of a historic event when the company provided a safe lift for the Swiss Federal Charter, known as the "Schweizer Bundesbrief," from John F. Kennedy Airport to Philadelphia International Airport.

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June 08, 2006

Ivy Tech aviation students upset over decision (Terre Haute Tribune Star)

After this summer, Christopher Swetland needs only one more semester of Ivy Tech classes to complete his aviation maintenance course work.

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Changes in Shareholding Structure Builds New Aviation Partnerships in Greater China (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

HONG KONG----June 9, 2006--The boards of Air China, Cathay Pacific, China National Aviation Company , CITIC Pacific and Swire Pacific today announced an agreement to realign their shareholding structures and create one of the world's strongest airline groupings.

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MIDDAY BUSINESS UPDATE: Aviation lobbyist says get ready for fight over fees (The Wichita Eagle)

DULLES, Va. -The top lobbyist for the National Business Aviation Association said today that business jet companies and pilots need to be prepared for "a marathon" to make sure that user fees aren't imposed on business jet flights.

Posted at 11:43 AM

IC 45% off in Oman

InterContinental Hotels is offering up to 45% discount on room rates in Oman during summer. Deals are available at Al Bustan InterContinental Muscat, InterContinental Muscat, Crowne Plaza Muscat, Crowne Plaza Resort Salalah and Holiday Inn Al Madinah. The offer runs until 15 September 2006 for a minimum two nights stay. [AMEInfo.com]

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EasyHotel for Bahrain

Budget hotel firm easyHotel plans to have a hotel in Bahrain before the end of 2007. It will be one of 38 budget hotels the company has planned for the Middle East over the next five years. Hotels have between 80 and 120 rooms and bookings are only taken online. [AMEInfo.com]

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June 07, 2006

City council asks aviation board for budget (La Junta Tribune-Democrat)

The La Junta City Council discussed the fund transfer from the property management fund to the municipal aviation fund and the new water conservation ordinance during its regular meeting Monday.

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National Aeronautics Association (NAA) Honors UGS Customer Eclipse Aviation With Prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy (SYS-CON Media)

was honored with the 2005 Robert J. Collier Trophy, aviation's most prestigious award. Eclipse joins past winners of the trophy including Orville Wright, Howard Hughes, Chuck Yeager, Scott Crossfield, the crew of Apollo 11 and SpaceShipOne. The 95 year-old award is administered by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA).

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Dubai airport show aims high

Dubai's Airport Build and Supply Exhibition will be bigger than Munich's Inter Airport Europe in 2007, making it the world's largest airport industry exhibition, according to organisers Streamline Marketing Group. It said this year's event grew 25% over 2005, and at least 70 more exhibitors are expected in 2007. [AMEInfo.com]

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June 06, 2006

Saudia gets new chief

Saudi Telecom Company's former chief executive Khaled Al Mulhim has been named the new director-general of Saudi Arabian Airlines, Arab News reported. Al Mulhim headed STC's partial float in 2003, and his move to Saudia is expected to speed up the airline's privatisation push. [AMEInfo.com]

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Aviation industry says no simple safety solution (Stuff)

The aviation industry has warned against "simplistic and reactive strategies" after Transport Minister Annette King told the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to get tough with small airlines.

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Raytheon Aircraft Company Appoints General Dynamics Aviation Services Westfield as a Hawker 800-series Authorized (Aircraft Maintenance Technology)

Wichita, KS. -- Raytheon Aircraft Company announced that it has appointed the General Dynamics Aviation Services facility in Westfield, Mass. as a Hawker 800-series authorized service center (ASC).

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