Tag: Australia

Australia Lifts the Ban to Operate Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Friday, Australia said it would lift the ban on Boeing 737 MAX aircraft flights, becoming one of the first in the Asia-Pacific region to take this step. “We … are confident that the aircraft are safe,” Graeme Crawford, acting chief of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, claimed in a statement. No Australian airline operates […]

New Zealand Creates A Travel Bubble With Australia

Reading Time: < 1 minute New Zealand has announced that it will establish a travel bubble with neighboring Australia in Q1 of 2021. The idea behind it is that there will be a free travel corridor not requiring people to quarantine after crossing any of these countries’ borders. In October, Australia waved the quarantine requirement for Kiwis, but New Zealand […]

Australia is Establishing a Travel Bubble with New Zealand

Reading Time: < 1 minute Australia and New Zealand have worked closely together since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and now Australia is establishing the Safe Travel Zone with New Zealand. This is the next step for a COVID-safe Australia that will reunite families and friends, offer opportunities for businesses looking for workers, and back the communities that depend on tourism. […]

CONFIRMED: Virgin Australia Goes Into Voluntary Administration

Reading Time: < 1 minute The rumours have been officially confirmed. Virgin Australia Holdings Limited has entered voluntary administration, putting 10,000 jobs at risk. Vaughan Strawbridge, John Greig, Sal Algeri and Richard Hughes of Deloitte were appointed as voluntary administrators of the company. The measure was taken in response to chaos created by the coronavirus crisis which deprived the airline […]

Qantas A380 on Historic Flight: Directly from Australia to London

Reading Time: < 1 minute Although at these times positive news, especially in the aviation industry, are rare, historic flights are still taking place! Qantas will operate Airbus A380 passenger flight directly connecting Australia with. On the whole, Sydney-London connection is nothing new, as Qantas has it in the schedule on the regular basis. However, there is one important note. […]

Will Qantas Launch New World’s Longest Flight?

Reading Time: 2 minutes The “Project Sunrise”. It is the name of the project aimed at a possibility of launching a new longest commercial flight in the world. The initiative comes from Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia, for the London-Sydney route. In case plans become a reality, it would take 10,000+ nautical miles (18,520+ km) and 20+ hours […]

Australian GA8 Aircraft Operations Temporarily Suspended

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has temporarily suspended the operations of GippsAero GA8 aircraft. This follows a fatal GA8 aircraft accident on 14 July 2019 in Sweden during a skydiving flight. The accident happened near Umeå in northern Sweden. None of the nine people on board the aircraft survived the accident. The GA8 is manufactured […]

Qantas Group Commits to Second Pilot Academy Site

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Qantas Group has confirmed it will open its Pilot Academy across two locations in regional Australia to meet anticipated demand. The Academy is part of the Qantas Group’s plans to build a long-term talent pipeline for its airlines and the broader industry to meet the increasing need for skilled aviators. Boeing’s latest estimates show […]

Qantas Fires the Starting Gun on Its New Pilot Academy Location

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Qantas Group has announced the next step in the process to select the location for its new Pilot Academy, due to open its doors in regional Australia in 2019. The Academy is part of Qantas’ plans to build a long-term talent pipeline for its group of airlines and meet the increasing need for skilled […]

Qantas Starts History-Making Flight Direct to London

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qantas’ first Perth to London flight has taken off, marking the start of the only direct air link between Australia and Europe – and the fastest way of traveling between the two continents. The history-making QF9, carrying more than 200 passengers and 16 crew, pushed back just before 7pm on Saturday evening and will land […]