All articles by Emma Kelly

  • Recaro produces about a third of its seats in China

    Recaro boosts capacity at China factory


    Recaro Aircraft Seating has opened its expanded production facility in Qingdao, China, increasing production capacity at the site to 60,000 seats per annum. The expansion adds 7,500 square metres and will accommodate up to five new assembly lines. Source: Recaro Recaro produces about a third of its seats ...

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    Industrial action forces Jetstar Airways to cancel flights


    Jetstar Airways has been forced to cancel 90 flights scheduled for this weekend due to planned industrial action by the low-cost carrier’s pilots. More than 90% of the Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AFAP) Jetstar pilot members voted for four-hour stoppages on 14 and 15 December. AFAP represents 80% of ...

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    Jet Airways' resolution deadline extended again


    The committee of creditors (CoC) of collapsed Indian carrier Jet Airways has once again extended the deadline for the submission of a resolution plan for the company.

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    IndiGo becomes latest IATA member


    IndiGo has received its IATA membership certificate, becoming the fourth Indian airline and the second low-cost operator from the country to join the association.

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    Brisbane Airport readies for new runway operations


    Brisbane Airport will start commissioning activities for its new runway early next year ahead of a scheduled launch of operations in mid-2020, after an almost eight-year preparation and construction project.

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    Aircalin returns new A330neo to Toulouse after noxious fumes


    Airbus is investigating the cause of noxious fumes in the cabin of a brand new Airbus A330-900 after New Caledonian carrier Aircalin returned the aircraft to Toulouse, following complaints of headaches and eye irritation by cabin crew and passengers.

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    Qantas aligns with Asia growth


    Asia remains a long-term growth opportunity for Qantas Group, with Qantas and Jetstar “playing where we can win in Asia”, investors were told at the Group’s recent investor day.

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    Rex warns of up to 30% profit downgrade


    Regional Express (Rex) is warning that its profits could be down 20-30% for financial year 2020 compared with the previous year due to “a very challenging economic environment ahead”.

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    Business aircraft manufacturers target Australian market


    Leading business jet manufacturers Dassault, Embraer and Gulfstream had a significant presence at Australia’s major international air show, Avalon, between 28 February and 5 March, confirming their commitment to the small but stable aircraft market.

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    AVALON: ​Bell 505, Jet Ranger X get Australian certification


    The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X has received Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority certification – the first country after initial Canadian type certification.

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    ​AVALON: Piaggio returns to Australia


    Italian aircraft manufacturer Piaggio returned to the Avalon air show after a four year absence as it pushes its latest generation P180 Avanti, the EVO, especially to the local air ambulance/medevac market.

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    ​AVALON: Government grapples with decline of general aviation


    The Australian Government’s recently-established General Aviation Advisory Group was due to meet for the first time during the Avalon air show as the country’s GA industry grapples with its ongoing decline.

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    AVALON: Boeing’s Australian innovations see light of day


    ​Collaborative robotics, virtual reality and aircraft cabin disease transmission prevention are among the latest projects under way at Boeing Research and Technology-Australia – the manufacturer’s largest research organisation outside of the United States.

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    AVALON: Mahindra confident of imminent Airvan 10 certification


    ​Mahindra Aerospace is confident of type certification for its long-delayed Airvan 10 from Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority in March, with US Federal Aviation Administration certification expected to follow shortly after.

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    Australia's OneSky implementation slips


    Implementation of Australia’s pioneering OneSky civil-military air traffic management system (CMATS) has slipped by at least two years as Airservices Australia, the Department of Defence and Thales finalise plans for the complex programme.

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    Royal Flying Doctor Service exercises PC-24 launch customer option


    The Central Operations section of Australia's Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) has exercised a launch customer option to secure one medically-equipped Pilatus PC-24 for delivery in 2017/18. It also has an option on a second of the in-development light business jets, for delivery in 2018/19.

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    AVALON: Toll to establish AgustaWestland training centre


    ​Australian transportation group Toll will build and operate the country’s first AgustaWestland-authorised training centre, as part of its 10-year aeromedical contract with the New South Wales (NSW) government.

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    AVALON: Bond Helicopters Australia receives two S-92s


    Bond Helicopters Australia has taken delivery of two new Sikorsky S-92s as part of a four-helicopter deal.

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    AVALON: Viking sells Twin Otter Series 400 to Walker


    ​Sydney-based Walker Corporation has ordered a DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft from Viking Air of Canada via Australasia sales representative Utility Air for operation on guest transport services at a new resort in Fiji.

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    AVALON: Pilatus displays 'super versatile' PC-24


    Swiss aircraft manufacturer Pilatus has brought a full-scale mock-up of its new PC-24 “Super Versatile Jet” to the Avalon show, for which the manufacturer already holds orders from Australian customers.