Rising Air Traffic fuels duty free boomArabianBusiness.com, United Arab Emirates – Jul 3, 2007by Lynne Roberts on Wednesday, 04 July 2007 Dubai Duty Free (DDF) sales increased by 27% to $411 million in the first half of the year, aided by a rising …Rising Air Traffic fuels duty free boom – ArabianBusiness.com

Houston Chronicle – And Air Traffic control delays.” The industry has been complaining about the urgent need to modernize the Air Traffic control system. The Air Transport Association, which represents most major airlines, called on the FAA to add capacity to handle the …Flight delays breed gripes

One local airport had visitors fly in for its Fourth of July festivities.Neighborhood parades and picnics integral to July 4 celebrations (49 ABC News Topeka)

July 5, 2007 — Airlines operating Boeing 737s in Europe have been given the green light to use an optimized landing approach that significantly reduces the amount of fuel used during arrival and approacdh operations, thereby reducing CO2 and NOx emissions by roughly 20% compared to standard arrival procedures.GE Aviation Enables New, More Efficient Aircraft Approach Pattern (Industry Week)

MINNEAPOLIS ? Northwest Airlines, which canceled hundreds of flights a day at the end of June, avoided a rash of cancellations over the weekend.Northwest Airlines avoids weekend cancellations (Winona Daily News)

Jerry Airola, president and CEO of Silver State Helicopters, recently announced the promotion of Mathias Puhlhofer as the director of Air Traffic control.Silver State Helicopters Announces Mathias Puhlhofer Director of Air Traffic Control

Japan Air Traffic controllers will have to pass English test every …The Japan Times, Japan – 5 hours ago(Kyodo) In a bid to boost safety by ensuring good ground to pilot communications, Air Traffic controllers in Japan will be required to pass an English …Japan Air Traffic controllers will have to pass English test every … – The Japan Times

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The on-time performance of airlines has reached an all-time low, but even the official numbers do not begin to capture the severity of the problem.Ugly Airline Math: Planes Late, Fliers Even Later (New York Times)

Forbes – ARLINGTON, Va., July 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Provisions in the House FAA Reauthorization Bill that recently cleared committee would jumpstart Air Traffic control modernization efforts as well as boost vital facility upgrades, AIA President and …Douglass: Bill Language Would Strengthen JPDO, Air Transportation …

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Fresh numbers from the U.S. Department of Transportation underscore the bleakness of 2007 for air travelers. Just 78% of U.S. flights arrived on time in May, the industry’s worst performance for that month since 2004Airlines’ on-time performance falls (USA Today)

In a ceremony to honor teams and the value of teamwork within NAVAIR, Vice Admiral David J. Venlet, commander, Naval Air Systems Command, presented the highest team honor, the Commander’s National Award, to …NAVAIR commander recognizes outstanding team effort

Chemical Brothers We Are the Night: Dropping their signature big beat electronic sound for a more contemporary pop electro style, the Chemical Brothers release their sixth studio recording to mixed reviews.Freshly Squeezed: T.I., Velvet Revolver, Chemical Brothers

International Herald Tribune – SINGAPORE: Boeing Co. said Asia Pacific airlines will see their Air Traffic grow 6.3 percent a year over the next 20 years, leading them to spend more than US$1 trillion (??740 billion) on new commercial jets to handle the increase. Global air …Boeing predicts Asia Pacific airlines will see 6.3 percent annual …

NEW BEDFORD ? Tysen Pina came home to his New Bedford roots and celebrated the Fourth of July with the family that loves him and helped raise him.Tysen Pina, Air Force Academy grad and two-time Iraq War vet, returns home (The Standard-Times)

Chicago Tribune – Delays in May kept 2007’s on-time arrival rate at the worst since 1995, a reflection of growing aviation gridlock as carriers add flights while the Federal Aviation Administration works to upgrade air-traffic control equipment. Bad weather at some …Air delays grow; complaints climb

International Air Freight Up 5%Wall Street Journal – Jul 2, 2007IATA, whose figures exclude domestic flights, represents 250 airlines with 94% of cross-border scheduled Air Traffic. It has forecast the airline industry …IATA says international air freight up ReutersMideast air demand rises 20% in a year ArabianBusiness.comall 34 news articlesInternational Air Freight Up 5% – Wall Street Journal

Gulf NewsDubai airport ranks 10th in international trafficGulf News, United Arab Emirates – 9 hours agoReflecting a regional boom in Air Traffic – the International Air Transport Association said Middle East airlines grew 18.2 per cent from January through …Rising Air Traffic pushes DDF sales up by 27% Gulf NewsDubai International Airport maintains double-digit growth in the … AME Info (press release)all 6 news articlesDubai airport ranks 10th in international traffic – Gulf News