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August 05, 2006

12th Combat Aviation Brigade to activate, celebrate at Katterbach (Stars and Stripes)

Get ready to party, aviation-style. To celebrate the standing up of the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, the Ansbach, Germany, community will host a week of festivities starting Monday for the whole garrison community.

Posted at 03:52 PM

Ansett daughter all clear for estate claim (The Age)

The trustees of the late Sir Reginald Ansett's estate were given something to think about on Friday when a Supreme Court judge ruled that a daughter of the aviation pioneer could make a claim on the estate, worth many millions.

Posted at 02:31 PM

NAS eyes Easyjet brand

National Air Services of Saudi Arabia, an executive jet provider, has approached the UK's low cost carrier, Easyjet, about the use of its branding in the region, reported the Financial Times. Jeddah based NAS announced last year that it planned to set up a budget airline, with initial operations confined to domestic routes; Dubai's Abraaj Capital is also involved in the project. No decision is expected until next year. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 04:46 AM

August 04, 2006

Palm monorail on track

The foundations for the path of the Palm Jumeirah's $245m monorail should be completed this month, according to developers Nakheel. The 5.4 km long track will run from the Gateway Station at the trunk of the Palm Jumeirah to the Atlantis Station on the Crescent, calling at two intermediate stations, Trump Tower and Village Centre. The monorail will initially transport around 2,400 passengers an hour. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:05 PM

BA hits out at US rules on airline ownership (Times Online)

BRITISH AIRWAYS attacked the United States Government yesterday for refusing to deregulate its skies, claiming that protectionism was preventing airline consolidation.

Posted at 05:15 PM

Namibia: Aviation - We Have Finger On the Pulse (AllAfrica.com)

Training has always been considered as one of the essential means by which aviators achieve and maintain the safety, security and efficiency of the air transport system.

Posted at 12:22 PM

Airline in Hungary on sale for 7th time (International Herald Tribune)

Malev, Hungary's unprofitable national airline, is going back on the auction block as the government tries to rid itself of the debt- laden carrier for the seventh time since the end of communism.

Posted at 03:29 AM

August 03, 2006

Local Students Participate in Van Nuys Airport's Third Annual Summer Aviation Program (SYS-CON Media)

WHAT: San Fernando Valley students from 8 local high schools will participate in Van Nuys Airport's Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy, a weeklong motivational program designed to provide an understanding of career opportunities and operations at both Van Nuys and Los Angeles International Airports.

Posted at 11:59 PM

Local Students Participate in Van Nuys Airport's Third Annual Summer Aviation Program (Market Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

WHAT: San Fernando Valley students from 8 local high schools will participate in Van Nuys Airport's Aviation Career Education Academy, a weeklong motivational program designed to provide an understanding of career opportunities and operations at both Van Nuys and Los Angeles International Airports.

Posted at 06:00 PM

House aviation subcommittee chair to tour Albany airport (Albany Business Journal)

The Chairman of the House of Representatives Aviation Subcommittee will tour Albany International Airport Friday, Aug. 4.

Posted at 11:01 AM

Dubai Financial buys travel brand

Dubai Financial has bought the licence to use the Thomas Cook brand in the Middle East, as well as acquiring Thomas Cook Overseas Ltd and Thomas Cook Lebanon SAL. Dubai Financial, a subsidiary of Dubai Investment Group, had earlier bought Thomas Cook International Markets, UK, which gave it a controlling interest in Thomas Cook India, Mauritius and Sri Lanka and licences to operate in Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 07:25 AM

RAK Port $30m expansion

Projects worth around $30m have been awarded in the phased expansion of RAK Port, which will increase the capacity of Ras Al Khaimah's second port fivefold, Khaleej Times reported. Projects include a second 303-metre berth, 400 metres more of jetty, and construction of 16 warehouses. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 02:23 AM

August 02, 2006

GACA: 50,000 Jobs in Civil Aviation Sector (Arab News)

JEDDAH, 3 August 2006 *** Opening up of the Kingdom***s civil aviation sector will create more than 50,000 jobs and contribute SR25 billion annually to the national economy by 2020, says Abdullah Rehaimy, president of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA). He said 15 investors have voiced their desire to invest in the sector.

Posted at 06:12 PM

Aviation sector battles losses despite surge (NDTV Profit)

The aviation sector is witnessing a phenomenal boom with Airlines carrying record number of passengers. The first six months figures have seen 50 per cent growth in airline ticket sales.

Posted at 12:39 PM

China Aviation seeks 60KT Aug jet fuel, record seen (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)

SINGAPORE, Aug 2 (Reuters) - China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp. Ltd (CAO) has issued a tender seeking 60,000 tonnes of jet fuel for prompt August delivery, which would lead to record import volumes to make up for China's shortfall, traders said on Wednesday.

Posted at 05:31 AM

Metro Taxi drivers

Drivers with Metro Taxi stopped work on Tuesday, and threatened a wider protest for Wednesday, saying company promises over pay and conditions had not been met, according to local press reports. Drivers pay the company up to Dhs265 plus fuel costs before taking a fee. The company said a commission-based payment system will be brought in from 15 October. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 01:45 AM

August 01, 2006

TIMCO Aviation Services, Inc. Announces That It Has Entered Into Agreement and Plan of Merger With TAS Holding, Inc. (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)

TIMCO Aviation Services, Inc. , today announced that the Company has entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger with TAS Holding, Inc. . LJH, Ltd. , which owns approximately 71% of the Company's outstanding common stock, and affiliates of Owl Creek Asset Management, LP , which own approximately 18% of the Company's outstanding common stock, are the stockholders of TAS and John Cawthron, the

Posted at 04:14 PM

Mark Lukso Forms Lux Aviation Engineering Corp. (Aircraft Maintenance Technology)

Tucson, AZ., August 1, 2006 -- Former Securaplane Executive Mark Lukso announces the formation of Lux Aviation Engineering Corp. Lux Aviation Engineering Corp.'s first products for aviation will utilize unique Kokam lithium polymer batteries for business and commercial aviation in the form of main ship batteries and emergency/standby battery systems.

Posted at 01:59 PM

Dubai family hotel deals

Family accommodation deals for selected hotels in Dubai are being offered until 9 September 2006 under a deal between Dubai Department of Tourism Commerce and Marketing and a number of five, four and three star hotels. Participating five star hotels offer free stay for two children in a room-share with parents; four and three star hotels are giving a 50% discount on food. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 05:57 AM

Freight rate hikes in war zone

Shipping firms operating in the Middle East might hike freight rates from between 33%-63% for journeys near Lebanon if the conflict persists, Arab News reported. It would send prices for a 20-foot container from $550 to $900; and for a 40-foot container from $900 to $1,200. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 02:15 AM

July 31, 2006

Kelly Aviation Center promoting wellness initiatives (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)

Kelly Aviation Center LP has opened a quarter-mile walking track for use by its employees and subcontractors as part of a health and wellness initiative.

Posted at 03:36 PM

Kelly Aviation Center promoting wellness initiatives (San Antonio Business Journal)

Kelly Aviation Center LP (KAC) has opened a quarter-mile walking track for use by its employees and subcontractors as part of a health and wellness initiative.

Posted at 03:24 PM

Jazeera, 30,000-seat sale

Jazeera Airways is offering 30,000 seats for around $35 on flights from Kuwait to Dubai, Luxor, Alexandria, Assiut, Damascus, Aleppo, Amman, and Mashhad. The deal is open for 72 hours starting midnight 1 August, and is for flights taken between 8 August 2006 and 9 September 2006. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:04 AM

Accenture to merge India's airlines

India's state-owned carriers Air India and Indian have appointed a consortium led by US-based management consulting firm Accenture to oversee their merger, according to Gulf News. A merger, expected by early 2007, would create a group estimated to be worth between $5bn and $7bn. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:03 AM

July 30, 2006

Era Aviation flies last regularly scheduled flight to Bethel (KTVA)

Era Aviation has flown its last regularly scheduled flight to Bethel. The company shut down its Southwest Alaska hub as part of a bankruptcy reorganization plan. The last flight out of Bethel was Thursday.

Posted at 04:36 PM

New airport runs smooth test flights (Business Day)

Thailand***s aviation authority said successful test flights Saturday at Bangkok***s new international airport had eased concerns about its planned opening in two months.

Posted at 02:26 PM

Air Arabia more Mumbai flights

Air Arabia has added an extra six flights between Sharjah and Mumbai for summer. The service runs every day except Monday from 15 August 2006 to 10 September 2006. Flights depart at 12.10am. Regular daily flights are as normal. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 03:13 AM

Dubai Metro could get fourth line

A fourth line is being planned for the Dubai Metro, which would lift project costs by a further $2.2bn, according to a report in Al Bayan newspaper carried by Emirates Today. A 'Purple Line' will be 90kms long and have a capacity to carry 12,000 passengers an hour in each direction. There has been no official confirmation. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 01:15 AM