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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...

New partnership to develop Urban Air Mobility operations in Australia - Eve and Nautilus Aviation

Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions and Nautilus Aviation announced a partnership focused on accelerating the development of the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem in Australia. The partnership will see the introduction of Eve’s electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft serving some of Queensland’s most iconic tourism attractions including the Great Barrier Reef. As...

Flying Kangaroo flies into to India

The first commercial Qantas flight from Australia to India in almost a decade has taken to the skies, marking another milestone in Australia’s reopening to the world. The flight departed Sydney shortly after 6am and will touch down in Delhi after a 15-hour journey. The Sydney-Delhi service and the Melbourne-Delhi service, which starts just before Christmas, have been the fastest sell...

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...