The European Central Bank, which in the past weeks injected ??200 billion into markets in the wake of the US credit crisis, is now withdrawing some of its funds.ECB soaks up market liquidity (Independent Online)

Weather has disrupted Northwest Airline flights from Minneapolis to Bismarck.Weather causes airline delays (The Bismarck Tribune)

BEIJING (Reuters) – China has warned of hijack threats during next year’s Beijing Olympics in a country it says is increasingly infiltrated by international terrorists, state media reported on Tuesday.China warns of Games hijack threat (Reuters.co.uk)

How was your flight?Airlines still flunking on-time test (The News Journal)

Chicago Tribune – My fellow controllers and I watch daily as the media report air-traffic delays and the reasons for the delays. An antiquated air-traffic-control system and too many airplanes is about 10 percent of the problem; the reality as to why there are air …VOICE OF THE PEOPLE (Letters)

New York Post – Transport Ministry official Akihiko Tamura told reporters that air-traffic controllers had received no report from the pilot indicating anything was wrong with the Boeing 737-800. “The fire started when the left engine exploded a minute after the …RUNWAY ‘AIR BLAST’ ORDEAL

Wall Street Journal – This summer’s record level of flight delays is just the beginning. As our skies become more crowded and airline passengers approach a billion a year, the nation’s Air Traffic control system is close to maxing out its capacity. Without fundamental …Fixing the Air Traffic Mess

Philadelphia Inquirer – It may be true that airline delays are caused in part by busy skies and overloaded air-traffic-control systems. Recently, however, my family experienced a total of 37 hours of flight delays explained by the airlines as follows: The pilots had worked …Letters | One Reader’s View

Aero-News: Quote of the Day ANN’s Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day’s events and issues.Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ATCA Members, The Federal Aviation Administration has requested ATCA’s assistance in conducting a customer satisfaction survey for services delivered through the Air Traffic Organization .FAA/ATO Customer Satisfaction Survey

WELCOME to Minstead. Please have your passports ready.’ This could soon be greeting visitors and residents to the New Forest village if plans to declare independence against Europe succeed.Village bid to declare independence

Sanjay gets bail NEW DELHI, Aug. 20: Getting some relief, Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt was today granted interim bail by the Supreme Court on technical grounds, three weeks after he was sent to jail for six years …Briefs

Nearly everyone who enters a U.S. airport these days leaves with a horror story.Tips for navigating NYC’s snarled skies

An air-traffic controller speaks on one of the most challenging professions Air Traffic Controllers make split second decisions to ensure the safe travel of millions.To them, all that matters is the blips on the radar

What, if anything, are airlines doing this summer to ease the pain of flying? When you tally up their efforts, the sum seems to be not enough, given almost daily horror stories.Airline efforts to minimize headaches fall short

An unsent postcard shows the Stony Hill Inn & Motel from sometime in the late 1950s or early 1960s, judging from the automobiles.Do you remember?

NOTAM Number: FDC 7/3690 Issue Date: August 17, 2007 at 1937 UTC Location: Anchorage, Alaska near ANCHORAGE VOR/DME Beginning Date and Time: August 20, 2007 at 1855 UTC Ending Date and Time: August 20, 2007 at …Ak TFR: 08.20.07

Fixing the Air Traffic MessWall Street Journal – Aug 19, 2007As our skies become more crowded and airline passengers approach a billion a year, the nation’s Air Traffic control system is close to maxing out its …Fixing the Air Traffic Mess – Wall Street Journal

Premium traffic falls 6.3 per cent on European routes in June …Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates – Aug 19, 2007… traffic within Europe dampened growth in premium passenger Air Traffic globally, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). …Premium traffic falls 6.3 per cent on European routes in June … Middle East North Africa Financial Networkall 2 news articlesPremium traffic falls 6.3 per cent on European routes in June … – Khaleej Times

Tips for navigating NYC’s snarled skiesNewsday, NY – Aug 19, 2007… said Doug Church, director of communications for the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, the union representing air-traffic workers, …Tips for navigating NYC’s snarled skies – Newsday