All Australia articles

  • Project Sunrise arrival

    Qantas prepared to bypass union for Project Sunrise


    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 ...

  • pel-air

    Pel-Air wins NSW air ambulance contract


    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. ...

  • United 777-300ER two

    United 777, Virgin Australia ATR in Sydney airprox incident


    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 ...

  • virgin australia tails

    ANA expands Australian network with Virgin codeshare


    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 ...

  • News

    Qantas aims for 'net zero' carbon emissions by 2050


    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".

  • News

    American and Qantas implement joint venture


    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.

  • 787-9 Project Sunrise - Qantas

    Can Qantas go the distance with Project Sunrise?


    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 ...

  • News

    ANA to begin Tokyo Narita-Chennai service on 27 October


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

  • News

    Alliance Airlines buys five Fokker 100s, spares from Helvetic


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

  • Uber-Air-reference-model smaller

    Australia will be first non-US Uber Air location


    ​​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.

  • Analysis

    ANALYSIS: ​Australia takes its Tigers to sea


    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.

  • RAN MH-60R - Commonwealth of Australia

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


    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.

  • News

    PICTURES: Boeing unveils new loyal wingman drone at Avalon


    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.

  • Saab 340 Regional Express c AirTeamImages 311222

    ANALYSIS: Australia’s ageing regional fleet soldiers on


    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.

  • ARH Tiger

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


    ​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.

  • Norwegian

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


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

  • Analysis

    ANALYSIS: Airbus Helicopters on target with HForce sales


    ​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.

  • News

    GippsAero GA10 Airvan crashes near Mojave


    ​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.

  • News

    V-22 crash off Australian coast possibly due to downwash


    ​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.

  • News

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


    ​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.