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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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  • ANALYSIS: ATR’s powerful grip on the Asia-Pacific turboprop crown

    News | 12 Nov 2013 09:15 | Greg Waldron

    The ATR 72 has emerged as the turboprop to beat in Asia-Pacific, handily outpacing rival Bombardier Dash 8 Q400.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ANALYSIS: the Bombardier Q400 aircraft report

    News | 29 Aug 2013 15:23 | Olivier Bonnassies

    Bombardier's Q400 sale programme is now heading towards the 500 units milestone, after 13 years of service.The Q400 is the Canadian manufacturer's...
  • Qantas has majority of aircraft funding in place

    News | 06 Jun 2012 14:32 | Olivier Bonnassies

    Qantas' chief executive Alan Joyce says the Group has funding in place for the majority of its 2012/13 aircraft deliveries and intends to fund the remainder...
  • Virgin Australia to launch Brisbane-Emerald service

    News | 05 Oct 2011 05:12

    <p>Virgin Australia will launch a double-daily service on weekdays between Brisbane and Emerald in Queensland, from 16 January, subject to regulatory approval.</p><p>The...