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December 7, 2006, 6:14 AM

The recent delivery of the last of 16 AgustaWestland Super Lynx 300 helicopters to the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) has boosted export prospects for a program that is extending the life of a highly successful design.

December 7, 2006, 6:06 AM

Last year, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported a record 24.8-percent increase in traffic in the Middle East and a 50-percent growth in revenue passenger miles (rpm) since 2000.

December 7, 2006, 6:03 AM

The airline industry should take a shared approach to customer IT systems to meet the twin challenges of increasing financial pressures and rising customer expectations, according to a new report sponsored by global distribution system operator Amadeus.

December 7, 2006, 5:45 AM

Most airlines are investing in information technology to streamline their businesses as part of the relentless struggle for profitability. But a surprising number appear willing to ignore initiatives such as e-ticketing and self-service kiosks, and those that do risk being left behind.

December 7, 2006, 5:33 AM

EADS Sogerma Services has come to the Dubai airshow (Stand No. C206) with a new strategy that it hopes will balance its books after a period of losses.

December 7, 2006, 5:31 AM

Boeing says it can squeeze another 600 nm of range out of the new 777-200LR by adding three fuel tanks, giving the world’s longest-range commercial airliner the ability to fly in revenue service as far as 10,000 nm.

December 7, 2006, 5:29 AM

New aircraft orders placed this year from Air India and Indian Airlines should ensure that the government-owned carriers can compete against promising new domestic and international operators on the subcontinent.

December 7, 2006, 5:16 AM

In the last financial year Emirates Airlines boosted its profits by 49 percent, to a record $637 million on $4.9 billion in revenues, which is up 36 percent year-over-year.

December 7, 2006, 5:08 AM

Emirates has expanded the use of self check-in facilities at Dubai International Airport. It now offers 11 self-service kiosks to passengers holding electronic or magnetic-strip tickets.

December 7, 2006, 5:07 AM

Emirates Airline is constructing a new engineering center, engine test facility and headquarters–all of which it expects to open by January 2007.