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Qantas & Jetstar meet strong domestic demand with more aircraft, flights

The Qantas Group is preparing for continued growth in domestic travel demand, with additional aircraft to be made available for Qantas and Jetstar flying. Additional E190s for QantasLink  The national carrier today announced an expansion of its three-year deal with Alliance Airlines, which provides QantasLink with capacity usin...

Menzies Cargo Sydney receives IATA pharma accreditation

Menzies Aviation, the global aviation logistics specialist, is delighted to announce that its cargo operations in Sydney have received the Center of Excellence of Independent Validators for Pharmaceutical Logistics accreditation (“CEIV Pharma”) endorsing their ability to handle pharmaceuticals transported from all over the world into Sydney. Menzies Cargo Sydney is the first Handling A...

Second ALSIM AL42 in Australia goes to ATO Learn To Fly

The ATO Learn To Fly, based in Melbourne, Australia, renews its confidence in ALSIM in acquiring a second ALSIM AL42 flight simulator for their Diamond Airline Academy program. The AL42 is the exact replica of the Diamond DA42, built using genuine aircraft parts and equipped with the Garmin G1000 avionics suite. “The quality and realism of the ALSIM AL42 simulator has allowed us to i...

Australian service centers now able to service and support all in-country Cessna, Beechcraft & Hawker turbine aircraft models

Great news - Textron Aviation Australian company-owned Premiair Aviation service centers can now service and support all in-country Cessna, Beechcraft and Hawker turbine aircraft models. These additional service approvals enable Premiair to provide owners and operators throughout Australia access to enhanced convenience and quality customer support at its three locations. Textr...

Qantas and Jetstar say kia ora with opening of Tasman travel bubble

After more than a year of international border closures, Qantas and Jetstar will today resume regular flights between Australia and New Zealand with the opening of the two-way trans-Tasman bubble. Flights are resuming to all pre-COVID destinations in New Zealand across 15 routes and Qantas will today start a new route between the Gold Coast and Auckland, marking the airline’s first ever i...

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...