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    Qantas prepared to bypass union for Project Sunrise

    2020-02-14T08:23:00Z

    Qantas is keen to go ahead with Project Sunrise, even if its pilots are not on board. “It’s become clear that Sunrise is something that our international business needs to maximise its long-term success and defend its competitive position,” Qantas International chief executive Tino La Spina wrote ...

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    Pel-Air wins NSW air ambulance contract

    2020-02-14T03:24:00Z

    Australia’s Pel-Air Aviation has entered into a 10-year contract with New South Wales (NSW) Ambulance to provide patient transport services. The contract, which commences January 2022, will see Pel-Air provide five fixed-wing aircraft, pilots and engineering support to support NSW Ambulance’s operations to rural communities in the Australian state. ...

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    United 777, Virgin Australia ATR in Sydney airprox incident

    2020-01-30T02:05:00Z

    The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is investigating a loss of separation incident near Sydney Airport, involving a United Airlines Boeing 777-300ER and a Virgin Australia ATR 72. The incident took place on 22 January afternoon. During its initial climb, the United widebody, registered N2333U, turned right, resulting in ...

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    ANA expands Australian network with Virgin codeshare

    2020-01-17T07:02:00Z

    ANA has inked a commercial partnership agreement with Virgin Australia , a new entrant to the Australia-Japan sector. From 30 January, ANA will place its code on six domestic routes operated by Virgin, from Sydney to Brisbane, Melbourne, Cairns, Canberra, Gold Coast and Adelaide. The partners expect ...

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    Qantas aims for 'net zero' carbon emissions by 2050

    2019-11-11T16:37:46Z

    Qantas has become the second major carrier group to announce a target of "net zero" carbon emissions by 2050 as part of "a major expansion of the airline's commitment to a more sustainable aviation industry".

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    American and Qantas implement joint venture

    2019-11-06T00:24:28Z

    American Airlines and Qantas have implemented their joint venture, designed to streamline transpacific travel and open the opportunity for new routes between North America and Oceania.

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    Opinion

    Can Qantas go the distance with Project Sunrise?

    2019-10-25T14:09:00Z

    On paper, it shouldn’t work. Nonstop flight between the UK and Australia was certainly once a holy grail of air transport, and even that was an improvement on being a ludicrous prospect when antipodean travel was an endurance feat involving days in transit and a multitude of refuelling ...

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    ANA to begin Tokyo Narita-Chennai service on 27 October

    2019-07-18T07:25:14Z

    All Nippon Airways (ANA) will launch a new Tokyo Narita-Chennai route from 27 October.

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    Alliance Airlines buys five Fokker 100s, spares from Helvetic

    2019-07-10T03:06:14Z

    Alliance Airlines has agreed to buy five Fokker 100s from Switzerland's Helvetic Airways, in a deal that includes spare engines, parts and tooling.

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    Australia will be first non-US Uber Air location

    2019-06-11T21:54:20Z

    ​​Uber aims to offer aerial ride sharing through its Uber Air application in 2023 in Melbourne, Australia, a target date also set for its other two pilot cities of Los Angeles and Dallas/Fort Worth.

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    ANALYSIS: ​Australia takes its Tigers to sea

    2019-05-17T00:23:10Z

    The Australian Army has entered a new era with the deployment of four Airbus Helicopters Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopters aboard the navy's HMAS Canberra as part of the vessel’s voyage through Southeast Asia.

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    ANALYSIS: MH-60R Romeo comes of age Down Under

    2019-03-01T16:01:16Z

    When the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) became the second operator of the Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky MH-60R "Romeo" helicopter in 2013, it represented a major step up in capability and training for its combat aircrews.

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    PICTURES: Boeing unveils new loyal wingman drone at Avalon

    2019-02-26T23:01:10Z

    Boeing Australia unveiled at the Avalon air show in Victoria, Australia a mock-up of a new unmanned air vehicle called the Airpower Teaming System, designed to fly as a loyal wingman alongside fourth- and fifth-generation fighter aircraft.

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    ANALYSIS: Australia’s ageing regional fleet soldiers on

    2019-02-26T08:29:16Z

    Across Australia's vast and far-flung regions, many people naturally rely on air transport to get around, and many of those services rely on ageing turboprops and regional jets. Indeed, Cirium's Fleets Analyzer shows that Australia's 300-strong regional aircraft fleet has an average age of just over 23 years.

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    'Huge effort' yields Tiger, MRH90 performance boost for Australia

    2019-02-06T12:02:44Z

    ​Australia believes it has finally overcome the high-profile problems that have dogged two of its helicopter procurement programmes – with such progress made on one platform that it has now been accepted for special forces operations.

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    ​ANALYSIS: How the world's long-haul low-cost airlines are faring

    2018-10-08T13:56:00Z

    The collapse of Primera Air has once again shone a spotlight on the viability of the long-haul low-cost airline model.

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    ANALYSIS: Airbus Helicopters on target with HForce sales

    2018-07-30T13:18:04Z

    ​Despite an initial setback, Airbus Helicopters is gradually seeing momentum build for its HForce modular weapons system and has ambitions for the concept that even encompass a sale to the USA.

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    GippsAero GA10 Airvan crashes near Mojave

    2018-06-04T22:17:15Z

    ​Two pilots on board a turboprop GippsAero GA10 Airvan were able to parachute safely to the ground shortly before their aircraft crashed west of Edwards Air Force Base at around 11 am on 4 June.

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    V-22 crash off Australian coast possibly due to downwash

    2018-05-23T20:25:35Z

    ​An US Marine Corps investigation of the crash of a V-22B Osprey into an amphibious transport ship in August 2017, which killed three, found that the rotorcraft suffered no mechanical or electrical problems and the aircrew was not at fault.

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    BAE Systems receives $100 million plus to support F-35’s electronic warfare system

    2018-05-22T18:59:46Z

    ​BAE Systems received a more than $100 million contract from Lockheed Martin to support the maintenance and replacement of electronic warfare systems on the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft.