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First Qantas A380 is back in Australia - 593 days after

A familiar and hard-to-miss sight is back to Australian skies with one of Qantas’ iconic A380 aircraft 593 days after it departed Australian shores. Hudson Fysh, named after one of Qantas’ founders, touched down at Sydney Airport around 3.00pm more than 19 hours after it departed Dresden, Germany. The aircraft recently underwent scheduled maintenance for a new landi...

Boeing uncrewed Teaming Aircraft advances flight testing

Boeing Australia has expanded its flight-test program of the Boeing Airpower Teaming System, with two aircraft successfully completing separate flight missions at the Woomera Range Complex recently. The first Loyal Wingman aircraft developed with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) demonstrated a range of key characteristics during the test flights to continue to expand the flight envelope. A...

Cheers & tears - Qantas International flights take-off

Nearly 600 days after Australia closed its international borders, Qantas commercial passenger flights have taken to the skies to reconnect Australia to the rest of the world. QF12 from Los Angeles touched down in Sydney at 6.00am today with no border or quarantine restrictions for incoming passengers who are fully vaccinated. QF1 (Sydney to London via Darwin) will be the first Qantas Internat...

Ready for take-off: Qantas gears Up to welcome customers back to International Travel

Qantas has unveiled a range of new experiences to join the return of much-loved customer favourites as the airline prepares to resume scheduled international flights next week for the first time in 20 months. While the international travel experience will largely be the same as pre-COVID, some things will look and feel a little different, particularly in the short-term. New initiatives i...

Emirates & Qantas extended partnership to help boost recovery of International travel

Qantas and Emirates have announced they will extend their cornerstone partnership for another five years, meaning customers and frequent flyers of both airlines will have access to an expansive joint network, and millions of reward seats to travel across Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the UK. The agreement was signed by Emirates President Tim Clark and Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce at the I...

Multi-year service agreement -Embraer & Australia-based Alliance Airlines

Embraer has signed a multi-year services agreement with Alliance Airlines, which will provide materials support for the carrier’s fleet of E190s. Through Embraer’s Services & Support portfolio of solutions, the agreement covers more than 300 repairable components and includes both materials and technical administration services supported from Embraer Asia Pacific’s facility i...

Second Airbus five bladed H145 to join WA Police Force

 The Western Australian Premier and Treasurer, Mark McGowan has announced the purchase of a second H145 helicopter to strengthen police operations in Western Australia. This makes the WA Police Force the only law enforcement jurisdiction in the southern hemisphere to operate two new state-of-the-art Airbus five-bladed H145 helicopters.  Premier and Treasurer Mark M...

Australia F135 engine Heavy Maintenance Facility achieves initial depot capability for fan & power modules

TAE Aerospace announced today it has successfully achieved Initial Depot Capability (IDC) requirements for the repair of the Pratt & Whitney F135 engine fan and power modules, which power all three variants of the 5th Generation F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft. With this achievement, TAE Aerospace’s F135 Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Upgrade (MRO&U) facility, or depot, in Aust...

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...