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  • Australian pilots' union files suit in bid to block Qantas takeover, claiming breach of 1992 privatisation terms

    <P>A Qantas Airways pilots’ union is to launch legal action against the carrier in the hope that it will jeopardise a proposed <A href="">takeover by a private equity group</A>.</P> <P>The <A href="" target=_blank>Australian and International Pilots Association (AIPA)</A> says in a statement that it will today launch legal proceedings in Australia’s Federal Court that “could put in doubt the private equity takeover of Qantas”.</P> <P>It says the action is being launched under the 1992 <A href="" target=_blank>Qantas Sale Act</A>, seeking a ruling that the current operation of international services by Qantas’ low-cost unit Jetstar is unlawful. It claims that Qantas is in breach of Section 7(f)

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  • IN FOCUS: How new export credit rules will change aircraft finance

    News | 22 Jan 2013 15:53 | David Knibb

    New rules for export credit have come into force, but questions remain over the goal of pushing more airlines towards commercial financing or whether the new agreement tackles every issue of concern.
  • Australia to link carbon trading system with EU ETS

    News | 28 Aug 2012 16:48 | Martin Rivers

    The federal government of Australia has reached an agreement with the European Commission over linking the two region's carbon trading platforms in a shared...
  • Australia and Japan ink open skies agreement

    News | 03 Oct 2011 02:34 | Siva Govindasamy

    <p>Australia and Japan have signed an open skies agreement that paves the way for the removal of all restrictions on air services between the two countries.</p><p>Under...
  • Australian airlines scrap flights amidst volcanic ash cloud

    News | 13 Jun 2011 02:25 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    <p>Qantas Airways has cancelled all trans-Tasman flights to and from New Zealand and domestic flights to and from Tasmania today due to a volcanic ash cloud...
  • AB25: Births, deaths and marriages

    News | 25 Nov 2010 21:58 | Graham Dunn

    The past 25 years have seen the rise to prominence on the global stage of low-cost airlines, mega-Gulf carriers, Asian and Latin American operators. But while most of the familiar names have lasted the course, some notables have fallen by the wayside during the journey
  • 25 year timeline: in text

    News | 23 Nov 2010 12:00

    <H2>25 years of the Airline Business</H2> <P>We are celebrating the 25th anniversary of Airline Business this month and have put together a special timeline pullout in the magazine and online interactive version which you can <A href=""><STRONG>VIEW&nbsp;HERE</STRONG></A><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG>to mark the most siginficant events of the last 25 years. As we worked on it, it quickly became clear we would have room for only a fraction of the events possible from our original list. So here, in good old fashioned list format, is </P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P> <TABLE style="WIDTH: 445px; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #e8e8e8" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=1> <TBODY> <TR> <TH> <H2 align=center>1985&nbsp;</H2></TH></TR></TBODY></TABLE></P> <UL> <LI>TWA operates first service across Atlantic with twin-engined aircraft, a Boeing 767 <LI>The UAE’s Emirates Airline starts operations <LI>EgyptAir hijacked and stormed at Cairo, 60 die <