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Airways Aviation - new simulator centre opening

A significant milestone in the continued expansion of world-class pilot training facilities - Airways Aviation celebrated the opening of its new simulator centre at the Gold Coast Airport. The event saw a full house with attendees including key industry partners, academic collaborators from Ansett Aviation Training, Griffith University, Southern Cross University and representatives...

Cessna SkyCourier receives type certification in Australia, revolutionizing regional connectivity

Cessna SkyCourier twin utility turboprop has been awarded type certification by the Australia Civil Aviation Safety Authority, paving the way for the aircraft to serve remote communities, improve regional connectivity in Australia and cater to the region’s diverse aviation needs. This certification comes three months after the first Cessna SkyCourier order in Australia was announce...

Inbound to Horn Island, Australia first P2012 Travellers

Torres Strait Air, based on Horn Island, in Far North Queensland, is the launch customer for the twin engine, 11-seat, Tecnam P2012 Traveller, in Australia. TSA will take delivery of two P2012s in May and June 2024 and has options for three STOL versions of the Traveller, in a deal worth more than AUD $22M. The fleet acquisition is being financed by the National Australia Bank’s In...

ExecuJet MRO Services Australia completes heaviest maintenance check on Global Express

ExecuJet MRO Services Australia has completed its first 20-year maintenance check on a Global Express, the heaviest check one can do on this aircraft type. The work, which was carried out at ExecuJet’s facility at Melbourne’s Essendon Airport, is the heaviest airframe maintenance check one can do on a Global Express, because the oldest aircraft of this type are around 24 years old...

The first ALSIM Airliner simulator in Australia for Flight Training Adelaide

ALSIM is thrilled to announce the successful installation of the first Airliner simulator in Australia, at Flight Training Adelaide’s Parafield campus.The AIRLINER is a simulator catering for the end of the ab initio training for courses such as MCC, APS MCC, and screening preparation for Airlines (like crew resource management, jet aircraft handling, and emergency procedures). The versatile...

Unleash live joins AAM CRC in advancing Australia's aerospace and aviation Industry

Unleash live is excited to announce its participation in the Advanced Air Mobility Cooperative Research Centre (AAM CRC), a groundbreaking initiative aimed at transforming Australia's aerospace and aviation sector. Together with over 65 leading partners and universities, we have completed Stage 1 of a 10-year innovation program focused on advancing autonomous air mobility. The AAM CRC will...

TP Aerospace establish second MRO facility In Australia

TP Aerospace embarked on a journey to establish an additional wheel and brake maintenance and warehouse facility in Australia. After the final audit, the new facility in Brisbane is officially open. In January 2024, the facility in Brisbane passed the final audit and received approval from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). The audit was successfully completed by CASA on the 17th of...

QantasLink Airbus A220 takes flight

Two new QantasLink Airbus A220 aircraft are taking off for their first commercial flights, heralding a new era of domestic and regional travel for Australians. The airline has taken delivery of the first two of 29 A220 jet aircraft, which will steadily replace its long-serving fleet of Boeing 717s as part of the Qantas Group’s domestic fleet renewal program. The aircraft...

AFI KLM E&M supports Australian airline Bonza

AFI KLM E&M and Bonza reached an argeement for component support for growing Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet. The support defined by AFI KLM E&M covers a broad scope tailored to Bonza's requirements, including repair services, pool access and the provision of a Main Base Kit (MBK), as well as logistical and AOG support for airframe and LEAP-1B engine LRU’s. It will be manag...

Revolutionizing regional connectivity in Australia - Cessna SkyCourier chosen by Hinterland Aviation for fleet expansion

Hinterland Aviation signed a purchase agreement for first Cessna SkyCourier passenger variant in Australia . The aircraft, expected to deliver in 2026, will add to Hinterland expansive fleet of Cessna Grand Caravans to provide a greater payload capacity and increased passenger seating. This fleet expansion will greatly benefit remote communities, as well as the tourism and business...

AMSL Aero secures first civil customer order for 20 Vertiia VTOL for freight, aeromedical & passenger flights across Australia

AMSL Aero has signed an order and received deposits for 10 of its Vertiia VTOL aircraft, with an option for 10 more, from its first civil customer Aviation Logistics, paving the way for emission-free flying across Australia. Aviation Logistics - one of Australia’s largest general aviation and regional airline groups, - could be flying 20 new Vertiia aircraft thr...

First New South Wales Ambulance PC-24 in service

The New South Wales Ambulance fixed wing aeromedical operations brings its first PC-24 into service. Back in 2021, Australia’ New South Wales Ambulance decided to purchase two state-ofthe- art PC-24s to further increase the organization’s operational capabilities. The operator will use the PC-24 to provide aeromedical services to the people of New South Wales, covering an area of...