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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="http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles/2006/12/13/Navigation/177/211109/Qantas+board+reportedly+accepts+sweetened+take-over+offer%2c+set+to+formally+announce+deal+to+Sydney.html">takeover by a private equity group</A>.</P> <P>The <A href="http://www.aipa.org.au/" 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="http://www.comlaw.gov.au/ComLaw/Legislation/Act1.nsf/0/80F2EC379DC602F4CA256F720017E9E5?OpenDocument" 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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  • Jetstar to withdraw Brisbane-Rockhampton service

    News | 08 Mar 2010 06:35 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    <p>Australia's Jetstar plans to withdraw its daily Brisbane-Rockhampton service after failing to secure a competitive pricing agreement with Rockhampton Airport.</p><p>It...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Jetstar-to-withdraw-Brisbane-Rockhampton-service-339166/
  • Australian pilots' union files suit in bid to block Qantas takeover, claiming breach of 1992 privatisation terms

    News | 26 Feb 2007 10:00 | Nicholas Ionides

    <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="http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles/2006/12/13/Navigation/177/211109/Qantas+board+reportedly+accepts+sweetened+take-over+offer%2c+set+to+formally+announce+deal+to+Sydney.html">takeover by a private equity group</A>.</P> <P>The <A href="http://www.aipa.org.au/" 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="http://www.comlaw.gov.au/ComLaw/Legislation/Act1.nsf/0/80F2EC379DC602F4CA256F720017E9E5?OpenDocument" 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)http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Australian-pilots-union-files-suit-in-bid-to-block-Qantas-takeover-claiming-breach-of-1992-privatisation-terms-212286/
  • Qantas finalises Q400 deal

    News | 18 Jan 2005 00:00

    <p>Qantas has finalised its long-awaited order for Bombardier Dash 8 Q400s, ordering seven aircraft with options on a further 10 for its QantasLink regional operation. The 72-seat Q400s will be delivered in the first half of 2006. The aircraft will replace some of the older Dash 8-100s operated by QantasLink carriers Eastern Airlines and Sunstate Airlines.</p>http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Qantas-finalises-Q400-deal-192592/
  • Two tribes

    News | 30 Jun 2004 23:00

    <p>Australia's regionals have had to learn to live in a market dominated  by a single network carrier and a major low-cost competitor</p> <p>Ansett's collapse in September 2001 was a defining moment for Australia's mature regional airline market. Before then, the industry had been divided into two camps - Qantas and Ansett - with subsidiaries and affiliates reasonably matched on both sides.</p> <p>Today the market is dominated by Qantas, with low-cost challenger Virgin Blue providing its major domestic competition. Ansett's subsidiaries reappeared after administration with new owners, but in a much changed landscape. The two largest - Hazelton and Kendell - merged to form a new airline called Regional Express, or simply Rex, while Skywest and the tiny Aeropelican have both continued with new investors.</p> <p>As far as Qantas is concerned, Ansett's demise allowed, perhaps even forced, it to strengthen its regional presence. It has done so through its own subsidiary on larger routes,http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Two-tribes-183954/
  • World-first national ADS-B deal for Australia

    News | 26 Feb 2004 00:00

    <p>Australian air traffic service provider Airservices Australia will announce the supplier of automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) ground stations for a nationwide programme next month. </p> <p>Sensis and Thales ATM were shortlisted late last year for the A$10 million ($7.7 million) programme that marks the first time a country has committed to nationwide implementation of the technology. </p> <p>Thales ATM, which supplied the country's national air traffic management system, is remaining tight-lipped at the show on whether it is the successful bidder. </p> <p>Airservices Australia plans to install 20 ADS-B ground stations across the country from late 2005 to provide radar-like surveillance separation services above flight level 300. </p> <p>Surveillance </p> <p>ADS-B is seen by Airservices as a cost-effective solution to the massive gaps in its radar coverage, with ADS-B capable of providing nationwide coverage at a tenth of the cost of radar, says Greg Dunstone, <http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/World-first-national-ADS-B-deal-for-Australia-179896/
  • World-first national ADS-B deal for Australia

    News | 26 Feb 2004 00:00

    <p>Australian air traffic service provider Airservices Australia will announce the supplier of automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) ground stations for a nationwide programme next month. </p> <p>Sensis and Thales ATM were shortlisted late last year for the A$10 million ($7.7 million) programme that marks the first time a country has committed to nationwide implementation of the technology. </p> <p>Thales ATM, which supplied the country's national air traffic management system, is remaining tight-lipped at the show on whether it is the successful bidder. </p> <p>Airservices Australia plans to install 20 ADS-B ground stations across the country from late 2005 to provide radar-like surveillance separation services above flight level 300. </p> <p>Surveillance </p> <p>ADS-B is seen by Airservices as a cost-effective solution to the massive gaps in its radar coverage, with ADS-B capable of providing nationwide coverage at a tenth of the cost of radar, says Greg Dunstone, <http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/World-first-national-ADS-B-deal-for-Australia-179912/