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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...

Bonza makes aviation history with the arrival of its first aircraft

Bonza first aircraft touched down at Sunshine Coast Airport, marking a major milestone for Australia's only independent low-cost carrier. After making the largest new route announcement in Australia’s aviation history earlier this year, the arrival of the first aircraft supports Bonza's ongoing momentum with the regulatory process. It is the first Boeing 737 MAX to be based...

Jetstar first A321 LR touches down in Australia

After a four year count down, Jetstar Airways first brand new, state-of-the-art Airbus A321LR NEO aircraft has touched down in Melbourne this morning, lifting the bar for low fares travel in Australia.The long-range, fuel-efficient aircraft, which has come directly from the Airbus production line in Hamburg Germany, will significantly enhance the inflight experience for customers, with a...

Microflite orders new five-bladed H145

Victoria-based premium charter and commercial aircraft operator Microflite has ordered a new five-bladed H145 as part of its fleet expansion and modernisation plan, to bolster the company’s commercial, rescue and utility operations. Microflite is Airbus’ largest Australian civil helicopter customer. It currently operates an exclusively Airbus fleet of 19 rotorcraft, comprising the i...

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...