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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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  • Australia, Chile sign expanded air services agreement

    News | 16 Feb 2015 06:30 | Ellis Taylor

    Australia and Chile have signed a new bilateral air services agreement, which doubles the number of seats available between the two countries.
  • Better pricing can drive Australian airlines' recovery: Hogan

    News | 03 Mar 2014 12:34 | Max Kingsley-Jones

    Etihad Airways chief executive James Hogan is confident that Australia’s two troubled airlines – Qantas and Virgin Australia – will be able to return to profitability, and expects that to be facilitated through higher pricing.
  • Used turboprop aircraft transactions: 28 October - 4 November 2013

    News | 04 Nov 2013 09:47 | Olivier Bonnassies

    Airstream International Group has arranged the sale and leaseback transaction of five Bombardier Dash8-100 aircraft on behalf of Airlines PNG. The aircraft were acquired by a US-based investor, confirms Airstream. One aircraft (MSN 033) was built in 1986, according to Flightglobal’s Ascend Online database. The other MSNs are 135, 208, 211 and 243, says Airstream. One unit was built in 1989, while the remaining three were manufactured in 1990, Ascend shows.
  • IN FOCUS PICTURES DUBAI Gulf's big three get ready to splash the cash at Dubai

    News | 01 Nov 2013 16:52 | Max Kingsley-Jones

    ​Byline: Max KJ Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai and Muscat
  • Airstream arranges five Dash 8-100s sale and leaseback

    News | 28 Oct 2013 14:29 | Olivier Bonnassies

    Airstream International Group has arranged the sale and leaseback transaction of five Bombardier Dash 8-100 aircraft on behalf of Airlines Papua New Guinea.
  • Cadets equally capable as high-hour peers: ATSB report

    News | 17 Jul 2013 08:42 | Mavis Toh

    A study by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has found no evidence to suggest that cadets or low-hour pilots are less competent than their direct...