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CARGO PLANE BOMB PLOT: MOBILE PHONE SIM CARD CONNECTED TO EXPLOSIVE PACKAGE

CARGO PLANE BOMB PLOT: MOBILE PHONE SIM CARD CONNECTED TO EXPLOSIVE PACKAGE

🕔10:45, 31.Oct 2010

The US-bound package discovered on a plane in Dubai contained explosives and an electrical circuit linked to a mobile phone SIM card, according to police reports. Dubai police said the bomb, discovered in the ink cartridge of a computer printer

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NEW ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM FOR WATANIYA AIRWAYS

NEW ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM FOR WATANIYA AIRWAYS

🕔10:44, 31.Oct 2010

Kuwaiti premium airline Wataniya Airways has announced it enhanced in-flight entertainment for its Premium Economy and Business First guests travelling to Europe. digEcor has provided the news system with includes a portable media player filled with over 300 hours of

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$200 BILLION OF INVESTMENT TO FLOW INTO THE GCC

$200 BILLION OF INVESTMENT TO FLOW INTO THE GCC

🕔10:44, 31.Oct 2010

Analysts have predicted that investment in the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) aviation sector could rise to more than $200 billion in the next decade. New aircraft on order totals $120 billion but another $40 billion accounts for the 200 new

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CAPACITY CRUNCH AVOIDABLE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

CAPACITY CRUNCH AVOIDABLE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

🕔10:43, 31.Oct 2010

Graham Lake, director general of Canso (the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation) says over capacity can be avoided in the Middle East at a keynote address as the Doha Aviation Summit. “Yes, we can avoid it (a capacity crunch) but

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MEA CHAIRMAN SAYS OPEN SKIES POLICY LOOSE AND UNREGULATED

MEA CHAIRMAN SAYS OPEN SKIES POLICY LOOSE AND UNREGULATED

🕔10:43, 31.Oct 2010

Mohammad Hout chairman of Middle East Airlines (MEA) has warned that the unrestrained and unregulated open sky policy in Lebanon could affect the profitability of the national carrier. Although Hout s not against the open sky policy in Lebanon, he

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AFRICAN CARRIERS REPORT 16% GROWTH IN PASSENGER SEAT DEMAND

AFRICAN CARRIERS REPORT 16% GROWTH IN PASSENGER SEAT DEMAND

🕔10:42, 31.Oct 2010

African carriers have reported a 16% growth in passenger seat demand in September 2010 over the previous September. This is set against a 10.1% increase in capacity.  As a result, Africa’s airline industry is experiencing growth now 7% higher than

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Airbus in line for bumper China orders

Airbus in line for bumper China orders

🕔10:40, 31.Oct 2010

Chinese president Hu Jintao is visiting France next week to among other things, negotiate a deal to order dozens of Airbus aircraft. Rumours suggest the Airbus is poised to sell A320s, A330s and A350s China and an order is widely

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Legal action threatened if strikes continue

Legal action threatened if strikes continue

🕔10:39, 31.Oct 2010

The Bangladeshi Government has given Biman airline pilots until Saturday to end the strike or risk facing legal action. Flights in the country’s state-owned airline were grounded for a second day yesterday. All Biman Bangladesh Airline pilots are protesting over

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Tiger Air closes PDP deal with Standard Chartered

Tiger Air closes PDP deal with Standard Chartered

🕔10:38, 31.Oct 2010

Low cost carrier Tiger Airways has mandated Standard Chartered to provide multi-million dollar financing for pre-delivery payments (PDP) of 14 new aircraft. “Standard Chartered Bank has been mandated to arrange and sole finance a Singapore dollar-denominated structured PDP financing arrangement

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SIA to double A380s on Sydney-Singapore routes

SIA to double A380s on Sydney-Singapore routes

🕔10:38, 31.Oct 2010

Singapore Airlines is planning to double the number of A380 aircraft flying between Sydney and Singapore. The move will add 140,000 seats a year on the route. The A380s will replace one of the daily B777-300ER flights in the afternoon

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