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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...

First delivery in the Pacific region for Airbus Corporate Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters introduces to Australia and the Pacific region its premium private and business aviation helicopter brand Airbus Corporate Helicopters. Melbourne-based operator Microflite is the launch customer. Microflite is due to take delivery of an ACH135 in March. The aircraft will complement its existing fleet for luxury charters in Australia. “Microflite h...

New Rotortrade Office for Oceania

Get ready - Rotortrade is opening soon a new officein Australia, as its latest expansion to cover the Oceania market! With foundations in Singapore and Malaysia and established offices in Canada, France, Mexico and the United States, Rotortrade ANZ will focus on Oceania customers working hand in hand with local partners and OEMs.  Australia and New Zealand jointly represe...

Australian Debut of Gulfstream G600

Gulfstream G600, will make its Australian debut at the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition from Feb. 26 to March 3 in Geelong, Victoria. Joining the Gulfstream G600 on static display will be the high-performing Gulfstream G550 and the four-living-area, flagship Gulfstream G650ER. "The Asia-Pacific region continues to be one of ou...

Melbourne will welcome on 21 February 2019 Aerial Search & Rescue Asia Pacific 2019

Aerial Search & Rescue Asia Pacific 2019, Australia’s inaugural aerial search and rescue event, expands its reach after Tangent Link’s successful series in Europe over the past six years. Supported by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), whose search and rescue region covers 53 million square kilometres including the Australian continent, large areas of the Indian, P...

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...