Calcutta, June 10: An Airbus with 136 passengers on board and an inbound cargo jet that had descended to the same altitude came within sniffing distance of each other near Calcutta two weeks ago before cockpit …Planes a blip away from collision

The world in-flight entertainment and connectivity market continues to grow as airlines install new equipment or upgrade their systems.The Emerging In-flight Entertainment and Connectivity Market Appears Set for Growth

Searidge Technologies, a provider of mission critical technology solutions and services to the Air Traffic Control and Airport Operations industry, today announced that NAV CANADA has selected the IntelliDAR …Nav Canada Selects Searidge Technologies for Digital Weather Camera Project

Source : Bayanat Engineering Group Bayanat Airports is enjoying phenomenal growth on the back of the massive airport development in the UAE and other Gulf countries, and says this year’s Airport Show in Dubai …$30m new business in the Middle East.

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics will designate the William J. Hughes Technical Center an AIAA Historic Aerospace Site at a ceremony 5:30 tonight at Trump Marina Hotel Casino in Atlantic …Tech Center to get historic honor in A.C.

A pilot radios in, following procedure. But that procedure would prove to be the last time a he would be heard.FAA Tapes Reveal Pilot’s Last Communication With Traffic Control

Federal Aviation Administration officials said San Jose, Calif., residents who reported sighting UFOs were probably looking at satellites.FAA: Reported UFOs likely satellites

The appearance of at least two fast-moving shining objects in the weekend daytime sky over San Jose has local residents wondering if they were UFOs.Satellites Or UFOS Over San Jose?

Sensis Corporation has expanded its Multistatic Dependent Surveillance system for surface surveillance at London Heathrow Airport in less than three months from contract.London Heathrow Airport Uses Sensis Multilateration Surveillance for New Terminal 5

Amid the problems, we hunt for bright spots in the world of aviation. There aren’t many.A turbulent time (Canoe Travel)

What’s really killing the airline industry? Not watching the clock.What’s killing airlines? (Canoe Travel)

Two Federal Aviation Authority whistleblowers said they’re being punished for raising safety concerns, even as they won awards for their courage Wednesday.FAA Whistleblowers: We’re Being Punished (CBS 13 Sacramento)

It was a storm-damaged, boarded-up control tower that grabbed Larry Blackwell?s attention the first time he flew into Victoria?s airport.Airport tower open for business (The Victoria Advocate)

New air-traffic controllers are leaving at dramatically higher rates this year, raising concerns about the government’s ability to deal with a surge of retirements, a government watchdog group told Congress Wednesday.Attrition rate of new air-traffic controllers more than doubles (USA Today)

Perhaps we should make our crowded skies less so by taking the pressure off the airline industry, airports and the FAA. Perhaps it’s time ?? read more to give AMTRAK the same kind of federal largesse we lavish on air travel. Rebuild those old rails to small and large towns.House members scold FAA over massive departure of air controllers (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)

Flying into Las Vegas? You might be surprised to find out that half of the air traffic controllers working there are still in training. A report released on June 10, 2008 by the Department of Transportation Inspector General examines staffing trends …Report Finds Inexperience in Air Traffic Control – ABC News

Delray Beach-based DayJet has signed a deal with the state and the Federal Aviation Administration to be part of a pilot program to test a system in Florida that ultimately will boost commercial airline traffic. The air taxi service is equipping its …DayJet signs up for air traffic pilot program – Miami Herald

See how turbulence affects an airplane, test your flight survival knowledge and see how black boxes help crash investigators piece together what happened. (CBS) Two Federal Aviation Authority whistleblowers said they’re being punished for raising …FAA Whistleblowers: We’re Being Punished – CBS News

WASHINGTON (AP) – Northwest Airlines Corp. spent more than $1.2 million in the first quarter to lobby on fuel taxes, climate change legislation and other issues, according to a disclosure report. The Eagan, Minn.-based airline also lobbied the …Northwest Airlines taxied $1.2M into 1Q lobbying – MSN MoneyCentral

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ — Aviation expert Darryl Jenkins issued the following statement today: In observing the airline industry for many years, I’ve seen plenty I’d rather forget, ranging from 9-11 to SARS and …Airlines: Transform or Perish – CNBC