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July 15, 2006

Aviation Hall to Induct Actor Robertson (ABC News)

Actor Cliff Robertson to Receive Induction Into National Aviation Hall of Fame in Ohio

Posted at 02:37 PM

Aviation hall to induct actor Robertson (AP via Yahoo! News)

Actor Cliff Robertson was to be among those being enshrined in the National Aviation Hall of Fame on Saturday. Robertson, who grew up in La Jolla, Calif., would wash airplanes and clean engines as a teenager in hopes that a pilot would give him a ride and a lesson.

Posted at 02:19 PM

Gulf Air aids stranded passengers

Gulf Air has deployed additional aircraft and upgraded flights to bring stranded passengers in Beirut back to Bahrain. The airline is operating bigger aircraft, adding 100 more seats on a daily basis, to fly the stranded passengers back from Damascus. Gulf Air is working with the civil aviation authorities and other officials in Bahrain and Lebanon to ensure Bahrain bound passengers are brought back as early as possible. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 04:36 AM

Jazeera to fly out Beirut tourists

The Kuwaiti embassy in Beirut has transported all Jazeera Airways passengers, as well as nationals with no previous bookings, to Damascus where Jazeera Airways will fly them back to the emirate at no extra cost. Kuwaitis with no previous Jazeera booking need a letter from the embassy in Damascus. All tourists visiting Beirut from Kuwait will be flown back, as long as they have a return ticket to Kuwait from any airline. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 01:53 AM

July 14, 2006

Man killed this morning in single-car crash is third to die at Golf Links and Aviation this year (Tucson Citizen)

A Tucson man has become the third motorist in the last six months to die in a crash at about the same location on Aviation Parkway.

Posted at 04:48 PM

Aviation business helps boost GE's 2Q profits (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)

GE Aviation and related businesses helped parent General Electric Co. to strong second-quarter profits, GE announced Friday.

Posted at 10:39 AM

China to invest 17.4 billion dollars in aviation sector (AFP via Yahoo! News)

China plans to spend 17.4 billion dollars on its aviation sector in the next five years, buying 430 new airplanes and building 42 new airports, a government commission has said.

Posted at 07:01 AM

China, Japan agree to expand aviation market access (Xinhua) Updated: 2006-07-14 15:04 (China Daily)

China and Japan agreed on Thursday to expand mutual access to their aviation markets, allowing a 20-percent increase in passenger flights and a doubling of cargo flights volume.

Posted at 02:13 AM

July 13, 2006

Kelly Aviation Center extends engine-maintenance contract with Standard Aero (San Antonio Business Journal)

Lockheed Martin Corp.'s Kelly Aviation Center LP agreed Thursday to keep Standard Aero San Antonio Inc. on board as a subcontractor on the U.S. Air Force's T56 engine contract.

Posted at 05:25 PM

GE Aviation expects big revenue growth (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)

Evendale-based GE-Aviation said revenue should grow in 2006 to a record $12.8 billion.

Posted at 02:08 PM

Air France to Lagos offer

Air France is offering flights from Dubai to Lagos starting at Dhs2,000. The carrier says it offers a daily service to Lagos via Paris with convenient connections. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:08 AM

DAE appoints CEO

Former Honeywell Aerospace chairman and CEO Bob Johnson has been appointed chief executive officer of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise. DAE was established in February 2006 and is building a $15bn global aerospace, manufacturing and services corporation. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 02:24 AM

July 12, 2006

Aviation Minister lauds developments at airport (Ghanaweb.com)

Accra, July 12, GNA - Ms Gloria Akuffo, Minister of Aviation, on Wednesday lauded the various achievements and improvements chalked at the Kotoka International Airport over the years.

Posted at 02:19 PM

Arroyo to open Clark aviation school (Sun Star)

CLARK ECOZONE -- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will arrive at the Clark Special Economic Zone (CSEZ) on Thursday to inaugurate the US$15.6 million Clark Institute of Aviation (CIA) project at the Clark Polytechnic.

Posted at 02:37 AM

Domina, three more Egypt hotels

Domina Hotel Group is planning to open three new hotels in Egypt. The 305-room Domina Inn Pyramids is next to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo; the Domina Inn Nile, with 90 rooms and nine suites, overlooks the river at Giza; and Domina Inn Luxor has 101 rooms with river and city views. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 01:16 AM

July 11, 2006

Aviation Celebration... (Lebanon Enterprise)

Alan Covington made a dramatic entrance at the Heart of Kentucky Aviation Celebration on July 1 at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport. Covington was one of four skydivers from the Central Kentucky Skydiving Center who made two drops during Saturday's event.

Posted at 03:34 PM

Aviation Celebration... (Lebanon Enterprise)

Alan Covington made a dramatic entrance at the Heart of Kentucky Aviation Celebration on July 1 at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport. Covington was one of four skydivers from the Central Kentucky Skydiving Center who made two drops during Saturday's event.

Posted at 03:34 PM


Education Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is set to inaugurate the US$15.6 million Clark Institute of Aviation (CIA) at the Clark Polytechnic here on Thursday.

Posted at 04:51 AM

July 10, 2006

41 die in PIA crash

A Pakistan International Airline flight crashed on Monday in the Pakistani city of Multan, killing all 41 passengers and four crew, according to agency reports. The Fokker turbo-prop was heading to Lahore on a routine flight, when it crashed soon after take off from Multan airport. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:37 PM

Aviation firms to bid for German air traffic control agency (International Herald Tribune)

Air Berlin, Lufthansa, Fraport and other aviation companies in Germany planned talks with the government this week about a joint purchase of the country's air traffic control agency.

Posted at 03:42 PM

Bollywood adds to aviation institutes` glamour quotient (Business Standard India)

Aviation training institutes are now roping in Bollywood actresses and pop singers as trainers and brand ambassadors. Avalon Aviation Academy, a leading institute, has lined up former Miss World Diana Hayden, former Bollywood actress Zeenat Aman and pop diva Sharon Prabhakar for training candidates.

Posted at 01:44 PM

Jazeera Airways to Mashhad

Jazeera Airways will start twice weekly direct flights to Mashhad, Iran, from Kuwait, starting on July 19. The launch of the airline's 11th destination follows the arrival of the airline's fourth Airbus A320 last week. Mashhad is the second largest city in Iran and is home to a number of important holy sites. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 07:45 AM

Austrian, one more to Dubai

Austrian Airlines is to add an extra flight from Vienna to Dubai, making seven a week in total, reported Gulf News. The extra flight will commence in October and comes about due to high demand on the route. Austrian Airlines will also expand its regional presence by adding flights to Jeddah and Bahrain later in the year. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:28 AM

July 09, 2006

Boeing riding high on 787 success (AFP via Yahoo! News)

As competition between Boeing and European aviation rival Airbus heats up, the two groups may see a new dogfight over the issue of government subsidies, analysts say.

Posted at 03:53 PM

High Flyer Aviation has helped the head of the Saha Group become a successful businessman (Bangkok Post)

Pilots will often express enthusiasm for the joy of flying, but for Boonsithi Chokwatana, the 69-year-old head of the Saha Group, comprising around 300 companies, it is a skill that can be applied to both business and pleasure.

Posted at 03:08 PM

Emirates, flight training clients

Dubai Air Wing and Elite Jets are to use Emirates-CAE Flight Training's Dubai facilities for flight simulator training. A number of Dubai Air Wing's pilots will use the Bell 412 helicopter full flight simulator in their type training. Elite Jets pilots will use the Hawker 800 business jet full flight simulator. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:59 AM