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Qantas confirms Project Sunrise aircraft order of future Airbus fleet for non-stop flights to Australia

Qantas Group has confirmed that it will order 12 A350-1000s, 20 A220s and 20 A321XLRs. The news was announced at a ceremony in Sydney attended by Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce and Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International, Christian Scherer. The A350-1000 was selected by Qantas following an evaluation known as Project Sunrise and will enable the carrier to operate the world...

World latest high-tech twin comes to Australia - Hallmarc Aviation as exclusive Eastern Australian distributor for P2012

Tecnam has appointed Hallmarc Aviation as the exclusive Eastern Australian distributor of the Italian made P2012 Traveller aircraft. Hallmarc Aviation will be the exclusive Australian sales agents for the Tecnam P2012 Traveller and SMP model aircraft in the Eastern territory. The P2012 is the first clean sheet design aircraft in its class in decades and it will prove to be an excell...

Bigger than Texas - flying Kangaroo doubles down on flights from Melbourne to the US

Melbourne post-COVID tourism recovery is set to accelerate with Qantas launching a new direct route from Dallas Fort Worth and significantly increasing flights from Los Angeles. From 2 December 2022, the national carrier will operate four weekly return flights between Melbourne and major US hub, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), with its Boeing 787 Dreamliners. These are the...

AMSL Aero brings eVTOL manufacturer perspective to Greenbird

Advanced Air Mobility industry collaboration platform, Greenbird, is pleased to announce the addition of AMSL Aero as a founding ecosystem partner. AMSL Aero is Australia’s leading eVTOL aircraft developer, developing Vertiia - an eVTOL aircraft that will be powered by electric battery and hydrogen. Vertiia will provide the fastest door-to-door passenger transport for dista...

Alto Group took delivery of Australia first Bell 429 wheeled landing gear helicopter

Bell announced the sale and delivery of a Bell 429 in a wheeled landing gear (WLG) configuration to Australia’s Alto Group. This would be the first Bell 429 WLG helicopter in Australia and Alto Group’s third Bell helicopter. The Alto Group is a leading Australian automotive retailer, employing over 600 people and selling upwards of 12,000 vehicles annually. When delivered, the Alt...

Qantas A380 first class takes off again

Qantas will reinstate its full First Class offering at the end of this month both on the ground and in the air as post-pandemic international travel steadily recovers and the national carrier wakes up more of its A380 superjumbo fleet. A fourth Qantas A380 has emerged from the Californian desert with Reginald Ansett (VH-OQH) leaving the storage yard this month for the first time since...

Australian Nautilus Aviation added five Bell 407GXi helicopters

Australian Nautilus Aviation purchased five Bell 407GXi helicopters. The aircraft are scheduled to be progressively delivered from late 2022 and will be used for tourism charter and utility flights in North Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef region.  “Nautilus Aviation has been operating helicopters for more than 25 years. Based on our helicopter fleet and steadfast commitmen...

Australia is back on the tourist map as International visitors return

Qantas flights from eight overseas destinations are touching down in Australia today, bringing the first international tourists in almost two years and an eagerly anticipated boost for the country’s tourism industry. The Qantas Group will fly more than 14,000 passengers into Australia this week as quarantine and border barriers for international tourists come down. QF12 from Los Angele...

TEAM Aviation buys an ALSIM ALSR20 flight simulator

TEAM Aviation, an innovative and thought leader in Cirrus Aircraft flight training in Australia has purchased the ALSIM ALSR20. This ALSR20, which will be the first of its kind to be installed in the Asia Pacific region, will be a key element of TEAM Aviation’s flight training solution for Cirrus pilots across Australia. The ALSR20 is the brand-new simulator manufactured by ALSIM and...

Jet Aviation received IS-BAH Stage II safety registration for FBO network in Australia

Jet Aviation has received International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) Stage II safety registration for all five of its FBO locations in Australia, including Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Cairns and Darwin.  Joe Reckling, Jet Aviation’s SVP Regional Operations APAC said: “Safety and quality are key priorities at Jet Aviation, and these new IS-BAH certifica...

Qantas expands pilot training with new Simulator facility in Brisbane

Qantas has opened a new pilot training facility at Brisbane Airport, with the capacity to train up to 900 pilots a year. Located adjacent to Brisbane Airport, the Qantas Group Flight Training Centre is home to four state-of-the-art aircraft simulators – Boeing 737, 767F and 787 Dreamliner and Dash-8 Q400 – as well as a Q400 flight training device, all used by pilots to complete th...

UAM services to Sydney with an initial order of 50 eVTOLs - Eve and Sydney Seaplanes

Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions and Sydney Seaplanes partnered to lay the foundation for new electric air taxi operations in Greater Sydney. With the partnership, Sydney Seaplanes has placed an order for 50 of Eve’s electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL), with progressive deliveries expected to commence from 2026. The new partnership accelerates the...