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SITA and Sydney Airport sign five-year technology deal to support COVID-19 recovery

SITA announced a five-year contract with Sydney Airport for the provision of common-use services at both Terminal 1 (international) and Terminal 2 (domestic).The project went live on March 1, 2021, featuring SITA Flex, an advanced airport common use platform and includes SITA Bag Message, eliminating the need for multiple baggage system interfaces between airlines and airports. The solutions wi...

Tisdall Aviation Group enhances their training with two new ALSIM AL250 simulator

The Tisdall Aviation Group, based in Australia, renews its confidence in ALSIM in acquiring two AL250 simulators. The AL250 simulator addresses initial phase training needs (PPL, CPL, IR/ME) and is SEP/MEP re-configurable simulator certified as an EASA FNPT II. In addition, it offers both classic and glass cockpit instrumentation for each flight model at the simple flick of a switch. This dev...

Qantas launches new mystery flight weekend adventures

Flight to nowhere? Check. Flight to somewhere? Check. Flight to who knows where? That’s next. Qantas has announced the latest in its series of highly popular concept flights to combat the border blues, with plans to operate three domestic mystery flights for travellers keen to enjoy unique travel experiences in Australia while international borders remain closed. The national carri...

Australia first H145 EMS operator - CareFlight

Australia CareFlight has become the country’s first operator of the emergency medical services version of the Airbus H145 light twin helicopter. The aircraft will be used by the aeromedical services provider for rapid response missions in the Greater Sydney area. CareFlight’s H145, which was unveiled at a ceremony today at the Sydney Opera House, provides advanced patien...

BP and Qantas strategic partnership to advance Net Zero Emissions

Qantas and bp announced a strategic partnership to further advance their shared net zero ambitions. Through the collaboration, the companies will work together on opportunities to reduce carbon emissions in the aviation sector and contribute to the development of a sustainable aviation fuel industry in Australia.The two companies have agreed to explore ways in which bp’s global capabili...

Rex Airlines took delivery of the first of its Boeing 737-800NGs in full airline livery

Another major milestone was marked by Rex Airlines, as the first of its Boeing 737-800NGs landed in Sydney in full Rex livery (airline colours) on 23 odf December 2020, on Christmas Eve.Rex has leased six Boeing 737-800NG aircraft in readiness for its inaugural service from Melbourne to Sydney commencing 1 March 2021. Brisbane will be added to Rex’s capital city network a...

Royal Flying Doctor Service added FlightSafety’s MissionFit to its Pilatus PC-12NG training program

FlightSafety has been selected by the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia Central Operations to provide a MissionFit® Flight Training Device for use in its Pilatus PC-12NG pilot training program. The MissionFit FTD is scheduled to enter service in July 2021 at the Royal Flying Doctor Service Central Operations in Adelaide. Due to its portability and ease of installation, the devic...

The Concept of Operations for Urban Air Mobility released - EmbraerX & Airservices

EmbraerX and Airservices have developed a new concept of operations (CONOPS) for the air taxi market, also known as urban air mobility. Going forward, Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions, the new EmbraerX spin-off, will be responsible for this partnership with Airservices and for the development of Urban Air Traffic Management solutions. Australia is one of the countries benefitting fr...

100 years of serving Australia - Happy birthday QANTAS!

Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services - QANTAS today marks 100 years since it was founded in the Australian outback. On 16 November 1920, two veterans of the Australian Flying Corps, Hudson Fysh and Paul McGinness, together with local grazier Fergus McMaster, founded what would later become the national carrier. This happened just 17 years after the first powered flig...

New Bombardier Customer Support Service Centre in Melbourne

Bombardier announced the development of a new service centre at Essendon Fields Airport in Melbourne, Australia, building on its commitment to the Australian market and establishing the next key building block in its growing global customer support network. The new OEM-operated Melbourne Service Centre will employ some 50 people, including more than 40 highly skilled technicians and boost Bom...

Qantas Freight took delivery of First Airbus A321 Passenger to Freighter Conversion Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney celebrated the delivery of the first A321 passenger to freighter conversion aircraft (A321P2F) powered by V2500® engines, along with Elbe Flugzeugwerke (“EFW”), ST Engineering, Airbus, Vallair, Qantas Freight and Australian Post. The aircraft was delivered to Qantas Freight through lessor Vallair. “The delivery today is an exciting milestone for th...

Royal Flying Doctor Service converting its PC-12 fleet to Hartzell five-blade composite propellers

The Royal Flying Doctor Service in Western Australia is improving the flying performance of its Pilatus single-engine PC-12  turboprop aircraft by transitioning its fleet to Hartzell's 105-inch diameter five-blade composite propellers from Hartzell four-blade aluminum propellers.  RFDS Western Operations uses its aircraft for medical emergencies and patient transfers bet...