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Airbus presents inaugural Rotary-wing Safety Award for civil helicopter innovations

Airbus presented the “Civil Helicopter - Innovation in Rotary-wing Aviation Safety Award” to the inaugural recipient, Eye in the Sky, at the annual Rotortech exposition in Brisbane, Australia. The New Zealand-based aviation company was recognised for their significant contributions in improving aviation safety performance, and making a tangible difference to safety in the rotary-wing i...

Qantas & Airbus joint investment to kickstart Australian biofuels industry

Qantas Group and Airbus will invest up to US$200 million to accelerate the establishment of a sustainable aviation fuel industry in Australia, in a landmark agreement.The Australian Sustainable Aviation Fuel Partnership was signed by Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce and Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury in Doha today, ahead of the IATA AGM. Due to the lack of a local commercial-scale SAF industry, A...

Stronger in Australia - Leonardo AW139 fleet grows with three more HEMS/SAR helicopters

Leonardo further expansds its fleet of AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters in Australia with an order for three aircraft as part of Western Australia’s Emergency Rescue Helicopter Service (ERHS) fleet modernization effort to provide enhanced airborne capabilities. The helicopters will be supplied by leading helicopter operator CHC Australia to carry out a range of HEMS, Search an...

Jetstar unveils new livery for its Airbus NEO fleet as delivery countdown for first aircraft begins

In celebration of its 18th birthday today, Jetstar has unveiled the new livery for its world-class fleet of Airbus NEOs as the airline prepares to embark on a new era of flying. The first of Jetstar’s pipeline of 38 NEO aircraft is set to arrive in Melbourne in the coming months, with the A321LR aircraft commencing flying on some of Jetstar’s most popular domestic routes, inc...

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...