Monday July 28, 2014

Headlines

Air NZ’s 787-9 makes first Australian visit

Air NZ’s 787-9 makes first Australian visit

Air New Zealand’s newly-delivered Boeing 787-9 made its first visit to Australia on Friday when the aircraft, ZK-NZE, flew a return Auckland-Sydney-Auckland proving flight. It was ZK-NZE’s first flight since arriving on delivery into Auckland on July 11. Operating as flight NZ6021 it departed Auckland at 15:10... [Continue]


Domestic market still suffering from capacity excess

Domestic market still suffering from capacity excess

Australia’s domestic aviation market continues to suffer from too many seats and not enough passengers, latest figures show. Data from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) found Australia’s domestic carriers suffered a drop in load factors – an industry measure of how full... [Continue]


Virgin pilots call for air traffic control inquiry

Virgin pilots call for air traffic control inquiry

One of the unions representing Virgin Australia pilots has called for a government inquiry into Australia’s air traffic control systems. The Virgin Independent Pilots Association (VIPA) says federal infrastructure minister Warren Truss needs to hold a comprehensive and independent inquiry into the management of Australian... [Continue]


Newcastle Airport posts small traffic lift

Newcastle Airport posts small traffic lift

Newcastle Airport has posted a slender increase in passenger numbers despite losing services to Sydney and Canberra after the collapse of Brindabella Airlines. The Hunter region airport said 1.19 million travellers passed through the terminal in the 12 months to June 30 2014, up 1.2 per cent from 1.18 million in the prior... [Continue]


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Commercial

A350 world tour to include Perth, Sydney

A350 world tour to include Perth, Sydney

Airbus A350 test aircraft MSN5 will visit Perth, Sydney and Auckland as part of... [Continue]


Hawaiian to replace Airbus A350-800 order with A330-800neo

Hawaiian to replace Airbus A350-800 order with A330-800neo

Hawaiian Airlines has announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)... [Continue]


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Airlines

Cobham wins four-year FIFO contract

Cobham wins four-year FIFO contract

Cobham Aviation Services will fly Arvo RJ85 jets to West Australian mining sites... [Continue]


Air NZ’s 787-9 makes first Australian visit

Air NZ’s 787-9 makes first Australian visit

Air New Zealand’s newly-delivered Boeing 787-9 made its first visit to Australia... [Continue]


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Military

F-35 rollout highlight’s RAAF’s “greatest opportunity for evolutionary change”

F-35 rollout highlight’s RAAF’s “greatest opportunity for evolutionary change”

Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Geoff Brown has told the rollout ceremony of the first... [Continue]


RAAF F-35 previewed ahead of AU-1 rollout

RAAF F-35 previewed ahead of AU-1 rollout

Lockheed Martin has previewed the second F-35A for the RAAF a day ahead of a formal... [Continue]


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GA & Business

Ryan Campbell joins Aeromil Pacific

Ryan Campbell joins Aeromil Pacific

‘Teen World Flight’ adventurer Ryan Campbell has been given an opportunity to... [Continue]


Zodiac Aerospace demonstrates new ice detection probe

Zodiac Aerospace demonstrates new ice detection probe

Zodiac Aerospace Australia (ZAA) says it has conducted a successful series of trials... [Continue]


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