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2009-12-02 00:00:00

DUBAI, EAU, December 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the financial downturn in Dubai, at Air Charter International it's business as usual and preparations are in full swing for last minute requirements during this year's festive season. It is well known that the aviation industry and more specifically, private jet and VIP Charters, have undergone a significant shift in the past sixteen months from a demand to supply-driven market. Air Charter International (ACI) realized this and changed...

2009-11-16 07:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK), announced that it delivered a third AC-208B "Combat Caravan" aircraft to the Iraq Training and Advisory Mission in Kirkuk, Iraq. To date, ATK has delivered 11 modified C-208 aircraft in support of U.S. Government contracts for rebuilding the Iraqi Air Force: three reconnaissance aircraft, five trainer aircraft and three AC-208B aircraft. The Combat Caravan aircraft is a specially modified Cessna Grand...

2009-11-02 00:00:00

DUBAI, November 2 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Boeing's Vice President - Marketing, Randy Tinseth, "Twenty years from now more than 40 percent of the world's airline traffic will begin, end or take place within the Asia Pacific region," "That's a big leap for a region that was not even mentioned in our earliest Boeing market forecasts back in the 1950s." Tinseth goes on to say "between now and 2028, Asia Pacific air travel will grow from 32 percent of the world market to 41...

2009-08-11 04:00:00

DUBAI, UAE, August 11 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Boeing Company's World Air Cargo Forecast (WACF), "rising jet fuel prices and distress in the financial sector dampened world air cargo growth in 2007 and 2008. However, over the next 20 years, world air cargo traffic will triple compared to current levels." The report goes on to say that "World air cargo traffic will expand at an average annual rate of 5.8% for the next two decades, tripling current traffic levels. Markets...

2009-07-26 00:00:00

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- It is estimated that approximately one in three UAE residents will spend their summer holidays in the country in 2009 compared with one in 10 in the previous three years as cheaper deals keep residents at home. As a result, Seawings, the only seaplane tour operator in the Middle East, sees a spike in local interest in their scenic flights of the region. Local and regional tourism experts are predicting that around 31 percent of UAE...

2009-07-12 00:00:00

DUBAI, UAE, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Charter International (ACI), a leading aviation solutions provider in Arabia, Africa, Asia and Asia Pacific announces their commitment to sourcing world wide Hajj Charters for 2009. Air Charter International has successfully operated Hajj movements since 2003 from Iraq, Afghanistan, Morocco and the Maldives. Hajj movements are commonly difficult to gain permissions for, but years of experience in securing these permissions from remote or hard...

2005-10-06 14:47:48

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - A small aircraft carrying cargo for FedEx Corp. -- including six vials of research viruses -- crashed in downtown Winnipeg on Thursday, killing its pilot, the only person on board, but sparing injury on the ground. The Cessna 208 crashed on railway tracks in the western Canadian city just before 6 a.m. (1100 GMT), leaving only a "twisted heap" of wreckage behind, local radio said. The crash occurred close to a Masonic Lodge at the intersection of...


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