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BAE Systems Almost Doubles Profits

February 20, 2009 0

BAE Systems has announced a healthy rise in annual profits for 2008 following a growth in orders and sales. Pre-tax profits for 2008 were £2.37 billion (US$3.4bn), up 91% from £1.24 billion (US$1.78bn) in 2007. […]

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Fatalities Fall By 25% In 2008

February 18, 2009 0

Figures released by Ascend, a leading provider of information and consultancy to the global aerospace industry, show that 2008 was one of the best years on record for air safety. In its annual safety bulletin, […]

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Kansas City Exceeds 10 Million Passengers

February 17, 2009 0

Kansas City International Airport (KCI) recorded 782,036 passengers in December, which represents a decrease of 8.1% from December 2007. For all of 2008, total traffic at KCI was 10,469,892, a decrease of 7.2% from 2007. […]

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Delays to New Dubai Airport

February 16, 2009 0

The giant Al-Maktoum International Airport at Jebel Ali in Dubai will not open until next year, around a year later than originally planned. The new facility, which will have six concourses and two terminals, is […]

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Lufthansa Flight Training Facility For Moscow

February 13, 2009 0

Lufthansa Flight Training has signed of memorandum of understanding to establish a new facility at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow. The new project is scheduled for opening in early 2010 and will initially operate with […]

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Airlines Threaten Atlanta Reductions

February 11, 2009 0

Although the master lease agreements that apply to airlines at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport do not expire until September 2010, talks between the carriers and the airport authority have already begun. Both Delta Air Lines […]

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Five Bidders in Gatwick Race?

February 10, 2009 0

The deadline for formal bids to acquire control of Gatwick Airport passed in late January, sources suggesting that at least five consortia had submitted bids for London’s second largest airport. The facility was offered for […]

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Downturn Hits British Airways

February 9, 2009 0

British Airways (BA) has announced that it made a £70m (US$104m) loss in the nine months to December 31, bruised by further economic weakness and the weak pound. Over the same period last year, BA […]

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Cathay Pacific Defers New Cargo Terminal

February 5, 2009 0

The Hong Kong-based carrier’s subsidiary, Cathay Pacific Services, has signed an agreement with the Hong Kong Airport Authority to defer completion of its new cargo terminal at Chek Lap Kok Airport until mid-2013 at the […]

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Reveal’s Two-Year Study Results

February 4, 2009 0

On February 3, Reveal Imaging Technologies Inc, a developer of explosive threat detection equipment, announced the results of a two-year study on liquid and homemade explosives (HME), conducted in collaboration with US and international security […]