China’s airlines grow in first quarter (Financial Times)China’s airline industry grew slightly and was profitable on aggregate in the first quarter thanks to government bail-outs and tax breaks for struggling carriers, according to Li Jiaxiang, vice-transport minister and administrator of the Civil Aviation Authority of China.

Laser threat (BBC News)Police fight back against increasing attacks on aircraft

Entebbe wreckage; black box retrieval futile (The Monitor)The American divers who were brought in to beef up the search for the Entebbe plane wreckage have ended their search after they failed to find the black box from the remains buried under Lake Victoria, Daily Monitor has learnt.

The International Conference & Workshop on Air Transport, Air Space Law and Regulation to be organized by The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and McGill University Institute of Air & Space Law next week will address contemporary issues in the field of aerospace industry, aviation law and regulation.UAE General Civil Aviation Authority hosts international air transport law and regulation workshop (AME Info)

Al Ain gets aerodrome certification (AME Info)Al Ain International Airport has been awarded the Aerodrome certificate from the General Civil Aviation Authority following a successful aircraft crash simulation exercise, and an airport safety oversight audit last month.

Al Ain International Airport has been awarded the Aerodrome certificate from the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) following the successful ‘Operation Volcano’ aircraft crash simulation exercise including airport safety oversight audit last month.Al Ain International Airport gets full Aerodrome certification (AME Info)