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Qantas to set up climate fund as it tracks towards Net Zero

Qantas Group will establish an AUD$400 million climate fund to provide direct investments in sustainability projects and technologies, as the airline works towards its emissions reduction targets. The Qantas Climate Fund, announced as part of the Group’s Investor Strategy Day, will be the largest aviation fund of its kind in the world. The fund includes the ~AUD$290 million pa...

Enstrom TH180 Resumes Flight Testing

Enstrom Helicopter resumed flight testing of its new TH180 last Thursday, a two-seat model aimed at the training market. A second flight-test vehicle joined the program to restart testing, the company told AIN yesterday. On its first flight, test pilot William Taylor performed hover, forward flight and rigging checks on the new helicopter. The flight-test program h...

Air Namibia passes AOC auditing

Air Namibia's Air Operator Certificate has been renewed by the directorate of civil aviation after months of auditing, New Era reports. Angeline Simana, director of civil aviation, issued the certificate last week, leaving the carrier to continue its commercial operations.   The carrier will continue to fly to Botswana, Angola, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, Lesotho, Swazi...

The rocky road to survival

Having made impressive strides with its turnaround plan, Air Nambia is itching to get back into growth mode before a new breed of low-cost competitors swoops on the country. Martin Rivers reports. We know the low-cost carriers will come. It’s just a matter of when. So said Rene Gsponer, Air Namibia’s outgoing managing director, in a stone-faced interview at the International Air Tra...