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Time for take off - Bonza launches first passenger service

Bonza reinforces commitment to be ‘Here for Allstralia’ with community and first customers joining celebrations. The inaugural flight comes days after the airline went on sale for the first time with Aussies said to be embracing Bonza’s app first approach. The historic flight is said to be a game changer for both tourism markets as well as friends and family who can dit...

Eight Australian international Airports implement IDEMIA end-to-end border control solution

Back In 2019, IDEMIA won the phase one contract to upgrade the airports’ old arrivals systems with its self-service biometric kiosk solution locally named “Gen3 Kiosk”. The kiosk went through rigorous system and user experience testing by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Australian Border Force, as well as passengers in real-life situations. Once it had passed all government dep...

Direct Qantas flights from Australia to South Korea take off

Qantas will launch flights to another new international destination, with direct services between Sydney and Seoul taking off for the first time in nearly 15 years to meet growing demand. Seoul is one of the 28 international ports that Qantas has resumed or launched new services to since Australia’s borders reopened. Of the 28 international destinations, eight of the routes are to...

Jet Aviation celebrates 20 years of RAAF support

Jet Aviation celebrated the 20-year anniversary of its collaboration with the Royal Australian Air Force. Jet Aviation has supplied and supported the Royal Australian Air Force King Air 350 since 2002.  Today Jet Aviation hosted a ceremony in Canberra to celebrate two decades of collaboration on the RAAF King Air 350. The initial contract was for the lease and full tu...

ExecuJet Sydney and Melbourne FBOs got new IS-BAH accreditation

ExecuJet celebrates two of the company Australian FBOs gaining the IS-BAH Stage III accreditation. IS-BAH is an industry code of best practices developed by the international business aviation community. Michel Tohane, Luxaviation’s President of Group FBO Services, commented: “ExecuJet Sydney and ExecuJet Melbourne are not only the first FBOs in Australia o...

Bombardier opens new service centre in Australia

Bombardier announced the grand opening of its new Melbourne Service Centre at Essendon Fields Airport in Melbourne, Australia. The new facility is a testament to Bombardier’s commitment to the Australian market and establishes a key building block in its growing global customer support network. At full capacity, the new OEM-operated Melbourne Service Centre will add 65 aerospace jo...

Lockheed Martin to produce 12 more MH-60R SEAHAWK helicopters for the Royal Australian Navy

The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a firm-fixed price contract to produce an additional 12 Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk helicopters for the Royal Australian Navy  Procured via the U.S. Government’s Foreign Military Sales agreement, the new aircraft will add a third ‘Romeo’ squadron of unparalleled capability to the RAN’s Fleet Air Arm.  Hamid Salim,...

Brisbane Airport became home to Australia 1st all-electric refueller

Federal Transport Minister Catherine King has launched Australia first all-electric refuelling vehicle during her first official visit to Brisbane Airport. Operated by Air bp, the vehicle was developed in Australia, and is the first all-electric hazardous goods vehicle and refueller approved for use in this country. The Hon Catherine King MP, Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport...

Brisbane keeping the World flying - premier tours new Asia Pacific Service Centre

A brand new $8 million dollar facility in Brisbane will provide a jobs boost, extra skills training, and deliver Queensland significant business as it maintains aircraft systems from across the globe.  The expanded GE Aviation Systems Australia (GEASA) facility at Brisbane Airport is its largest in the Asia Pacific Region.  The company maintains propellers, flight management systems,...

New Qantas flight training centre in Sydney

Qantas Group will train pilots at a new purpose-built centre in Sydney across its current and future fleet including the aircraft that will operate non-stop flights from the east coast of Australia to London and New York. A new multi-million-dollar facility is proposed for St Peters near Sydney Airport and would provide training for up to 4,500 new and current Qantas and Jetstar pilots and ca...

Qantas Freight expands to meet online shopping demand

Qantas Freight will increase its domestic fleet with six Airbus A321 aircraft to meet growing e-commerce demand from its customers. Since the onset of COVID-19, the national carrier’s freight division has seen a step change in cargo volumes driven partly by a structural shift to online shopping. The six A321 freighters, which are expected to progressively arrive between early calenda...

BNE Careers Expo - 2,000 jobs going at Brisbane Airport precinct

Brisbane Airport Corporation is hosting the BNE Careers Expo next month to encourage up to 2,000 new employees to consider a career at the airport precinct.The airport ‘jobs bonanza’ covers a diverse range of roles including: security, baggage handling, government agencies, airlines, customers service, engineering, corporate services, landscaping, bus drivers, hospi...