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ATR and Air New Zealand explore the future of a regional aviation ecosystem including hybrid aircraft

ATR and Air New Zealand have signed an agreement to explore the role of new propulsion technologies, could play in the future of the regional aircraft ecosystem. Under the agreement the partners will investigate the development of these new solutions and the required systems to support them such as airport and regulatory infrastructure, maintenance, ground and flight operations. Air New Zeal...

Satcom Direct to showcase SD Xperience connectivity solution on multi-leg international flight

Following on from the SD Xperience launch at NBAA, Satcom Direct is taking its Gulfstream GIV on a circumnavigation of the globe to showcase the power of the new connectivity offering to the international business aviation community. A team of SD executives, including Chief Operating Officer Chris Moore, will spend just under ten days flying the aircraft into leading business aviation destina...

Boeing Welcomes Virgin Australia as Newest 737 MAX 10 Customer

Australian airline expands capacity by converting ten MAX 8s to the larger MAX 10 model Boeing and the Virgin Australia Group announced the airline is adding the largest and most efficient member of the 737 MAX family to its growing single-aisle fleet. The carrier has converted ten orders for the 737 MAX 8 for the larger MAX 10 variant. The airline, which has a number of 737 MAX 8s on o...

Satcom Direct (SD) supports Outback Aviators’ inspirational air race adventure

Satcom Direct, the business aviation connectivity, software and hardware provider is participating “virtually” in Australia’s most challenging aviation competition – The Classic Safari Company Outback Air Race time-trial.  As sponsor of theOutback Aviatorsteam, SD is providing aviation connectivity services to seamlessly maintain constant contact between the...

Embraer delivers Asia Pacific's first Phenom 300E to Australian luxury tourism group Northern Escape Collection

Embraer has delivered its first Phenom 300E in Asia Pacific to Northern Escape Collection. The new light jet model, which is an enhancement of the Phenom 300, the world's most delivered light business jet for the past six years, offers Northern Escape Collection an elegant solution to provide their guests access to its collection of private lodges in Queensland including Orpheus Island Lodge,...

AUSTRALIAN DIAMOND AIRLINE ACADEMY SELECTS ALSIM AL42 SIMULATOR

ALSIM is very pleased to announce the sale of an AL42 simulator to Diamond Airline Academy, a flight school located in Melbourne, Australia. This will be the first AL42, a replica of the Diamond DA42 aircraft, in Australia. The device will be delivered in October.   Diamond Airline Academy is a new flight training centre opening in Moorabbin Airport, Melbourne later this year. The...

Air BP invests in growth of Australian network

Bundaberg and Busselton airports join the Air BP network taking the number of airports the company provides refuelling services at in Australia to 76. Air BP starts supply of Jet A-1 to Cloncurry airport, complementing the existing supply of Avgas. New locations reinforce Air BP’s ongoing commitment to deliver the most comprehensive fuelling network in Australia. Air BP, the inte...

Air BP becomes a National Partner of the Royal Flying Doctor Service

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is delighted to announce that Air BP, one of the world's largest suppliers of aviation fuel products and services, has become their third National Partner. Air BP supplies jet fuel at around 60 locations in Australia; this includes an extensive network of facilities offering a reliable service to rural and remote locations. As part of the partnership agreemen...

Leonardo and the Australian Ministry of Defence sign agreement to establish local helicopter transmission repair and overhaul facility

Leonardo and the Australian Ministry of Defence have agreed to establish a helicopter transmission repair and overhaul facility in Melbourne capable of servicing MRH Taipan, foreign NH90 and certain civil helicopter main gear boxes. Planned to be set up into an existing facility of Leonardo and to commence operation in mid-2020, the centre will empl...

Tyrol Air Ambulance and Pediatric Air Ambulance announce cooperation to provide children's intensive care transport

Tyrol Air Ambulance (TAA) and Pediatric Air Ambulance will work closely together in the future to provide intensive care transports for children. The collaboration has recently been finalized after successful equipment tests on the Cessna Citation and Gulfstream 100 aircraft types used by TAA. In future, children's intensive care transports will be carried out jointly between both companies...

Qantas Unveils Special Indigenous Aircraft Livery

Qantas has unveiled a special livery honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians on its latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The new livery features the work of the late Northern Territory artist and senior Anmatyerre woman, Emily Kame Kngwarreye*. It is based on her 1991 painting, Yam Dreaming and has been adapted for the aircraft by leading Indigenous owned design studio&...

From Farm To Flight: Qantas To Operate World’s First US-Australia Biofuel Flight

Qantas announced it will operate the world’s first bio-fuel flight between the United States and Australia. The Los Angeles to Melbourne flight will take place early next year, in collaboration with World Fuel Services and Altair Fuels,  and will see Qantas’ new Dreamliner being powered by Brassica Carinata (carinata), a non-food, industrial type of mustard seed. Carinata produ...