Tag: Australia

23 Fokker Aircraft Transactions In First Half of 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes GKN Aerospace’s Fokker Technologies business unit announces that a total of 23 Fokker aircraft were placed with 6 existing Fokker operators and 3 new operators during the first half of 2016 by their respective aircraft owners. These comprise 8 Fokker 50s and 15 Fokker 100s. This compares with 50 placements in 2015. “Low operating costs, […]

The RAAF’s Major Multinational Large-Force Employment Exercise Begins

Reading Time: < 1 minute The RAAF’s major multinational large-force employment exercise, Pitch Black, is under way. Up to 115 aircraft and 2,500 personnel from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Indonesia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand and the US are participating in the three-week long Exercise Pitch Black 2016, which officially began on July 29 and continues through to August 19. […]

Emirates Flight Delayed for Nearly 2 Days

Reading Time: < 1 minute An Emirates flight from Australia has been delayed by two days after the airline suffered its second “technical fault” this week. Emirates flight EK435 was scheduled to depart Brisbane on Thursday, but instead will now take-off 43 hours later on Saturday at 4pm, according to the airline’s website. Emirates told Gulf News on Thursday the flight […]

BFTS Marks 250,000 Flying Hours

Reading Time: < 1 minute A formation flight of 16 CT-4B Airtrainers on July 12 has marked 250,000 flying hours by the type with the ADF’s Basic Flying Training School (BFTS). Based at Tamworth, BAE Systems Australia has operated BTFS under contract since 1999 to provide initial pilot training and pilot screening for all three arms of the ADF, with […]

CASA Lifts Restrictions on Jabiru Engines

Reading Time: < 1 minute Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has issued a new direction on the operation of aircraft with Jabiru engines, offering relief from operational restrictions provided certain requirements were met. “The maintenance-related actions set out in the direction include adopting the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule, inspecting certain engine components and replacing engine through bolts in accordance with […]

Etihad Introduces A380 on Melbourne Routes

Reading Time: < 1 minute Etihad Airways has introduced an A380, equipped with its The residence private suites, on its Melbourne-Abu Dhabi and Melbourne-London routes. The Residence is the world’s first three-room private suite on a commercial aircraft. Etihad Airways Senior Vice President of Marketing, Shane O’Hare, said: “Today marks another major milestone for Etihad Airways in Australia. “With Melbourne […]

Adelaide Welcomes First Qatar Airways Flight From Doha

Reading Time: 3 minutes The city of Adelaide today welcomed the first Qatar Airways flight to arrive at its international airport from Doha, Qatar. The inaugural flight was greeted by a delegation of VIPs including South Australia’s Minister for Tourism, Hon. Leon Bignell; Adelaide Airport Managing Director, Mr. Mark Young; the Governor of South Australia, His Excellency the Hon. […]

Lufthansa Technik First Australian Cyclean® Engine Wash Station

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lufthansa Technik AG opened its first Australian Cyclean® Engine Wash Service Station in Melbourne. Lufthansa Technik now offers its Cyclean® engine wash service around the world: In North and South America, in Europe, in the Middle East, in Asia, and now in Australia. The Cyclean® Engine Wash facility at Melbourne Airport is mounted in a […]

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Qantas Reports Record Profit

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qantas achieved the best half-year result in the airline’s history with a net profit of A$688 million ($498 million) for the six months through Dec. 31, 2015, compared with a profit of A$206 million a year earlier. The group’s domestic, international and Jetstar business units all saw significant improvements for the period, which was the […]

Tropical Cyclone Winston Prompts Fiji Airways To Cancel Flights

Reading Time: 2 minutes Fiji Airways and its domestic unit Fiji Link have cancelled scores of flights and changed the departure times of others in response to Tropical Cyclone Winston. In terms of its Australian operations, Saturday’s FJ910 Sydney-Nadi and FJ915 Nadi-Sydney flights have been cancelled, as well as FJ930 from Melbourne to Nadi and the FJ922 Brisbane-Nadi service. […]