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  • PICTURES: Australia puts last Caribou out to pasture

    The Royal Australian Air Force has retired its last DHC-4 Caribou light tactical transports, bringing to an end a service history spanning 45 years ...

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  • Airservices launches tender for new ATM system

    Airservices Australia and Australia's Defence Department have released a joint tender seeking a next generation air...

  • Australian Helicopters secures Rio Tinto transport contract

    Canadian Helicopters Group's subsidiary Helicopters Australia will operate three new AgustaWestland AW109SP GrandNew...

  • Australia's Queensland government considers privatising air services to save funds

    Australia's Queensland State Government has launched a review of its air service operations, which comprise the...

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  • Regional Express to launch new domestic services

    News | 30 Dec 2014 04:25 | Firdaus Hashim

    Australia’s Regional Express (Rex) will launch new domestic services from Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville from 1 January 2015, using Saab 340 turboprops.
  • ​Alliance Aviation to trim Fokker fleet on commodity weakness

    News | 23 Dec 2014 03:14 | Greg Waldron

    Alliance Aviation Services plans to pare back it operational fleet owing to weakness in Australia’s resources sector, and has revised its net profit after tax (NPAT) for its 2015 financial year ended 30 June.
  • Regional Express to launch Cairns-Townsville route

    News | 31 Oct 2014 07:10 | Ellis Taylor

    Regional Express (Rex) will launch flights between Cairns and Townsville on 3 January, subject to regulatory approval.
  • Rex, QantasLink awarded Queensland routes

    News | 15 Oct 2014 03:13 | Ellis Taylor

    ​Regional Express (Rex) and QantasLink have been awarded regulated route licenses for services to remote towns in Queensland by its state government.
  • Jetstar to start new Australian domestic services

    News | 11 Mar 2014 07:52 | Firdaus Hashim

    Jetstar Airways plans to start several two new domestic services in Australia.

    News | 11 Nov 2013 17:11

    ​Simulation developers have long argued the cost benefits of synthetic training – provided it is realistic and relevant to the mission – but real flying has always been preferred by pilots. However, now and over the foreseeable next few years military pilots may not have a choice – at least not in the US and Europe, where budgets are being slashed and expensive flying time and live training exercises are being cut, along with troop strength and new weapons programmes.