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Melbourne Airport plans for the future with technology transformation partner SITA

Melbourne Airport announced that it has chosen to extend its contract with leading technology partner SITA for flexible and passenger-friendly technology to ready the airport for forecast passenger growth. The technology is part of the airport’s multi-billion dollar pipeline of investment that will see it welcome almost 70 million passengers annually by 2038. The passenger-friendly technolog...

First of two new helicopters for tourism operator Nautilus

This weekend became special for the new jewel on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef - the delivery of two new H130 helicopters. Helicopters will be deployed by Far North Queensland tourism operator, Nautilus Aviation’s new partnership with the Quicksilver Group, based in Port Douglas.. From major tourist destinations to the busy airspace over cities, the singl...

Dassault Aviation delivered First Australia Falcon 7X VIP Aircraft

First Falcon 7X VIP aircraft for Autralia! The Commonwealth has ordered three very long range Falcon 7X trijets, the first one of them is delivered by Dassault Aviation. It will be operated by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) for government VIP service. The other two aircraft will be handed over in the following months. The VIP units are being delivered with the latest connectivi...

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...