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Avia Aviation got the keys to Australia first Tecnam P-Mentor

Leading Moorabbin based flight school Avia Aviation is the lucky owner of Australia first Tecnam P-Mentor. Avia is a Part 141 training organisation offering bespoke training solutions for around 100, mostly business students, including streams for instrument ratings and commercial pilot training. Operating for 12 years, the company also has a Part 135 charter operation....

Australia first SAF helicopter flight with Airbus H130

Airbus, Safran Helicopter Engines and leading Australian Microflite, have jointly operated country’s first helicopter demonstration flights on an Airbus H130 using blended sustainable aviation fuel supplied by Neste. The H130 took off from Moorabbin Airport and will be expected to fly for a total of 60 minutes over the next few days. The aircraft was fuelled with 200 litres of jet...

AVALON 2023 a record breaker before it opens

AVALON 2023 will open its gates on Tuesday 28 February as the largest AVALON ever, with exhibition space sold out for the first time in the biennial event’s 30-year history. AVALON 2023 will host 798 participating exhibitor companies, a 14 per cent increase over the 2019 event, and nearly 50 per cent more industry, government, defence and scientific delegations, at 234. This w...

Qantas unveils ‘Project Sunrise’ First Class and Business Class cabins

Qantas has unveiled prototypes of the First and Business cabins on the aircraft that will fly passengers non-stop from Australia to New York and London from late 2025. Designed with ultra-long haul travel in mind, the flagship cabins are the first to be developed from the ground up by a mix of aviation specialists, as well as Australian industrial design studio Caon Design, and a multidiscipl...

Embraer is back to the Australian International Airshow with a stunning array of aircraft

Embraer Phenom 100EV and the Phenom 300E business jets, along with the E195-E2 ‘TechLion’ commercial aircraft, will be on display at the Australian International Airshow which starts on 28 February 2023. This will be the E195-E2’s maiden appearance at the Australian International Airshow. There are over 11 business jets and over 40 E-Jets operating in the country, mainl...

SmartLynx Airlines receives Foreign Air Transport Operator Certificate in Australia

SmartLynx Airlines has received Australian Foreign Air Transport Operator Certificate (FATAOC) granted by the Australian Civil Aviation Authority. The certification allows the airline to begin operations to, from, and within Australia. Operating flights to Australia has been integral to SmartLynx's strategic plans to expand its global network by entering new markets. This certif...

RMIT Aviation Academy launches with university sector largest aircraft fleet

RMIT University has celebrated the launch of the RMIT Aviation Academy, which will bring together the university’s flight training, education offerings and research to support the growing demand for global aviation workforce skills and training. It is poised to be at the forefront of aviation education and innovation and is already sector-leading in pilot training with the largest owned...

Wisk Aero and South East Queensland Council of Mayors release advanced air mobility vision

Wisk Aero and the South East Queensland Council of Mayors (COMSEQ) have published a paper outlining the benefits Advanced Air Mobility will bring South East Queensland. The partnership between Wisk and COMSEQ is entering a new chapter, with the launch of a robust and aspirational Opportunities Paper. The paper provides an overview of the emerging AAM sector, opportunities for S...

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...