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The first of Qantas’ upgraded A380s welcomes its passengers

This is a huge success, have a look and we are pretty sure you want to travel with this exact aircraft to fly for your next holidays! The first of Qantas’ upgraded A380s welcomed its first passengers, delivering a new level of comfort for customers travelling on the national carrier’s largest aircraft. The multimillion-dollar upgrade of 12 aircraft includes new seating across...

Australia got new Textron Aviation parts facility

New Textron Aviation aircraft parts warehouse is opened in Australia!  This allows to assure the support of business jets, turboprops and piston aircraft fleet. The parts warehouse will be co-located at Essendon Fields Airport with Premiair Aviation Maintenance Pty Ltd, a Textron Aviation Authorized Service Facility. “With Premiair established as our new ASF for Austra...

Cost-effective Tiger for Australia operations beyond 2040 by Airbus Helicopters

Is it possible to generate over AUD3 billion in savings to Australian Army and taxpayers? The answer is positive, it'd all in the proposal of Airbus Helicopters.  Airbus Helicopters is offering a cost-effective approach for taking the Tiger platform beyond 2040, in response to the Commonwealth of Australia’s (CoA) Request for Information (RFI) for the Project LAND4503 Armed...

Project Sunrise - direct New York & London to Australia

Qantas has announced three ultra long-haul research flights to gather new data about inflight passenger and crew health and wellbeing. The flights form part of planning for Project Sunrise – Qantas’ goal to operate regular, non-stop commercial flights from the east coast of Australia (Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne) to London and New York. The three flights over three months will...

Virgin Australia - First Operator of Split Scimitar Winglets in Australia

Virgin Australia Airlines is now the first airline in Australia to install Split Scimitar Winglets on its Boeing Next Generation 737-800 aircraft.  The Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) product, a retrofit of the existing Blended Winglets, is the most advanced technology winglet ever produced, offering unprecedented fuel savings and carbon emissions reductions for the world's most...

Supporting Commerce growth - new Qantas Freight and Australia Post agreement

Australia Post and Qantas have announced an expanded domestic and international air freight agreement to support the growing demand for parcels. Marking nearly a century of partnership between the two brands, it will benefit online shoppers and businesses across Australia by increasing capacity and providing greater network flexibility to meet customer expectations. The seven-year agreement...

RUAG Australia new, state-of-the art paint facility

RUAG Australia inaugurates its new, state-of-the art paint booth facility at its Wingfield, South Australia, Surface Finishing Centre. A new capability, the high standard paint booth offers reliable, durable and efficient aerospace component finishing capabilities for the processing of large numbers of varying sized components. Fully accredited by key aerospace partners, it supports the F35 a...

CMR Programs to save several billion dollars per year

A lot of discussions in business aviation industry are about cost effectiveness, cost savings, operational costs management. So this is the information which might be very important, read it carefully. Having refined the concept over the course of a decade, Wolf Industries Pacific Pty. Ltd, have created and launched CMR (Cost Management and Reduction) Programs to reduce the global spend of aro...

Melbourne Airport plans for the future with technology transformation partner SITA

Melbourne Airport announced that it has chosen to extend its contract with leading technology partner SITA for flexible and passenger-friendly technology to ready the airport for forecast passenger growth. The technology is part of the airport’s multi-billion dollar pipeline of investment that will see it welcome almost 70 million passengers annually by 2038. The passenger-friendly technolog...

First of two new helicopters for tourism operator Nautilus

This weekend became special for the new jewel on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef - the delivery of two new H130 helicopters. Helicopters will be deployed by Far North Queensland tourism operator, Nautilus Aviation’s new partnership with the Quicksilver Group, based in Port Douglas.. From major tourist destinations to the busy airspace over cities, the singl...

Dassault Aviation delivered First Australia Falcon 7X VIP Aircraft

First Falcon 7X VIP aircraft for Autralia! The Commonwealth has ordered three very long range Falcon 7X trijets, the first one of them is delivered by Dassault Aviation. It will be operated by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) for government VIP service. The other two aircraft will be handed over in the following months. The VIP units are being delivered with the latest connectivi...

Australia’s ARH Tiger support contract extension signed

Australian Army’s Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) Tiger through-life support (TLS) contract extension signed between the Australian Department of Defence and Airbus Helicopters. Airbus Australia Pacific Managing Director Andrew Mathewson said that the five-year, TLS contract extension reflected the current standing of the Tiger in Australia.  “Airbus is commi...