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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...

AW139s to support Queensland Government's helicopter fleet modernization programme

Order signed for two AW139s that will enter service by December 2018  The aircraft will add to three AW139s already in service performing EMS/SAR missions  Over 1000 AW139s have been ordered by more than 250 customers in nearly 70 countries to date   Leonardo announced that the Government of Queensland in Australia has placed an order for two add...

Qantas Unveils First Dreamliner, Great Southern Land

Qantas has unveiled its first Boeing Dreamliner, the game-changing aircraft that will open up new routes and new levels of comfort for travellers. The latest addition to the Qantas fleet, the 787-9 Dreamliner features next generation seating in Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class, with more space and a lower passenger count than most of its competitors. Other Dreamliner features incl...

Airbus to showcase deployable hospital at AMMA Conference

Airbus is participating at the Australian Military Medicine Association Conference in Brisbane, Queensland, where the company will showcase its TransHospital deployable hospital. The system is being developed with leading global healthcare company Siemens Healthineers and advanced deployable infrastructure manufacturer Zeppelin Mobile Systeme (ZMS). Comprising a modular and scalable hard shelte...

Airbus organises New Space and Innovation session at IAC 2017

Winning Australian start-up to visit Toulouse to meet European space experts Airbus and other industry players yesterday held a New Space and Innovation competition at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2017 in Adelaide. The initiative demonstrates the commitment of Airbus and its partners to support the development of Australia’s space sector. The event was organised in co...

Australia's Chief of Air Force Completes First Flight in the AIR 5428 PC-21

In a recent ceremony that marked a significant milestone for the AIR 5428 Pilot Training System, Lockheed Martin celebrated the Chief of Air Force first flight of the in-service PC-21 aircraft. The occasion was celebrated at a media event hosted by Australian Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne, in East Sale, Australia.  Also in attendance was the Hon Darren Chester MP,...

Embraer flies first Legacy 500 assembled in Melbourne

Embraer announced the maiden flight of its first Legacy 500 midsize business jet assembled at its industrial facilities in Melbourne, Florida, just eight months after the first Legacy 450 mid-light jet assembled in Melbourne took flight. The aircraft performed as expected and all flight test procedures were successfully completed. “We are very pleased with yet another milestone for t...