Political geography

February 21, 2008 - 5:00am
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The MiG company denied a Russian newspaper report that Algeria wants to return 15 MiG-29 fighters that were supplied in late 2006. Algeria halted deliveries of a further planned 21 aircraft, the report said. The matter was expected to be discussed in a meeting between the Algerian and Russian presidents in Moscow this week. The deal to supply the jets was sealed in March 2006 as part of a debt-cancellation plan.

February 21, 2008 - 5:00am
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The MiG company denied a Russian newspaper report that Algeria wants to return 15 MiG-29 fighters that were supplied in late 2006. Algeria halted deliveries of a further planned 21 aircraft, the report said. The matter was expected to be discussed in a meeting between the Algerian and Russian presidents in Moscow this week. The deal to supply the jets was sealed in March 2006 as part of a debt-cancellation plan.

February 19, 2008 - 10:00am

Despite the beginning of the Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, the close timeframe to this week’s Singapore Air Show and record low temperatures, the third Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE), held last Thursday in Hong Kong, drew 1,131 people, 29 exhibitors and 14 aircraft on static display, say the organizers.

February 19, 2008 - 10:00am

Despite the beginning of the Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, the close timeframe to this week’s Singapore Air Show and record low temperatures, the third Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE), held last Thursday in Hong Kong, drew 1,131 people, 29 exhibitors and 14 aircraft on static display, say the organizers.

February 18, 2008 - 10:58pm

This year’s Olympic Games in Beijing could provide the catalyst for Chinese authorities to adopt a more user-friendly attitude toward business aviation, according to Judith Moreton, managing director of Bombardier’s Skyjet International block charter program.

February 11, 2008 - 12:06pm

Two years ago EADS decided to tap Singapore’s strengths in science and technology by shifting part of its research and development effort here. Today, its investment in the Singapore Research and Technology Center (SRTC) appears to be reaping dividends, and the facility is now conducting work in four scientific areas, having reached a staff of 15 and an annual budget of approximately $1.7 million.

February 11, 2008 - 11:12am

Singapore concluded bilateral “Open Skies” agreements (OSAs) with Denmark, Sweden and Norway late last month. The new deals will allow Singaporean air carriers to fly between Singapore and any destination in Scandinavia, via and beyond to any third country without any restrictions in terms of passenger capacity, service frequency or aircraft type. In return, Scandinavian airlines now enjoy the same rights into and through Singapore.

February 11, 2008 - 10:40am

Mainland China is increasing the pressure on Taiwan’s air defenses. Modernized with more than 250 J-11 fighters (Russian or license-built Sukhoi Su-27/30) and 50 Chinese-designed J-10 interceptors, the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) is flying combat air patrols up to the middle of the Taiwan Straits. This has been the unofficial dividing line between China and Taiwan for more than 50 years.

February 8, 2008 - 8:47am

AAR Landing Gear Services, a Malaysia-based joint venture between Illinois-based AAR and Airod of Malaysia, has selected Component Control’s Quantum Control aviation enterprise resource planning software as its MRO system.

February 8, 2008 - 8:47am

AAR Landing Gear Services, a Malaysia-based joint venture between Illinois-based AAR and Airod of Malaysia, has selected Component Control’s Quantum Control aviation enterprise resource planning software as its MRO system.

 
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