Thursday August 21, 2014

Headlines

Queenstown reports record trans-Tasman passenger numbers

Queenstown reports record trans-Tasman passenger numbers

Australians flew to Queenstown in record numbers in 2013/14, attracted by the region’s snowfields, golf courses and natural beauty. Or perhaps they can’t get enough of that spectacular landing. Whatever the reasons, Queenstown Airport says the 12 months to June 30 2014, was its busiest year on record, with total... [Continue]


Industry forum says imminent announcement of new CASA boss a chance for fresh start

Industry forum says imminent announcement of new CASA boss a chance for fresh start

The imminent appointment of a new director of aviation safety represents a chance for a fresh start for the aviation sector, the Australian Aviation Associations’ Forum says. Industry “stands ready and enthusiastic to bring in a new era of enlightened regulation for aviation safety in Australia to repair the... [Continue]


Air New Zealand to deploy refurbed 777-200ER on August 23

Air New Zealand to deploy refurbed 777-200ER on August 23

Air New Zealand will start flights with its refurbished Boeing 777-200ER aircraft on Saturday. The first flights with the upgraded aircraft will be NZ135 from Auckland to Brisbane and the return service NZ136 on Saturday, August 23, according to the Airline Route website. That will be followed by return services to Sydney... [Continue]


Webjet expects domestic conditions to stay subdued

Webjet expects domestic conditions to stay subdued

Online travel company Webjet expects the domestic airline market, particularly for leisure travellers, to remain subdued between now and Christmas. Webjet chief executive John Guscic said the Australian domestic market was essentially flat in 2013/14, with Christmas particularly difficult. Moreover, Guscic described the... [Continue]


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Commercial

Airbus A350 weeks away from certification

Airbus A350 weeks away from certification

After 20 days, 14 cities and 151,300 kilometres, Airbus A350XWB test aircraft MSN005... [Continue]


New aviation hub to help local aerospace industry tap into global supply chain

Australia should have a greater slice of the global aerospace market and a new body... [Continue]


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Airlines

Air New Zealand to deploy refurbed 777-200ER on August 23

Air New Zealand to deploy refurbed 777-200ER on August 23

Air New Zealand will start flights with its refurbished Boeing 777-200ER aircraft... [Continue]


Webjet expects domestic conditions to stay subdued

Webjet expects domestic conditions to stay subdued

Online travel company Webjet expects the domestic airline market, particularly for... [Continue]


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Military

Army Black Hawks farewell Townsville

Army Black Hawks farewell Townsville

The Army has marked the end of S-70A-9 Black Hawk operations from Townsville with... [Continue]


Contracts covering first RAAF P-8s signed

Contracts covering first RAAF P-8s signed

A US$296 million contract for the procurement of long-lead items for a dozen Boeing... [Continue]


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GA & Business

CASA offers safety promotion sponsorships

CASA has operned a new round of safety promotion scholarships. The safety regulator... [Continue]


Legacy 500 receives type certification in Brazil

Legacy 500 receives type certification in Brazil

Embraer’s newest executive jet has received type certification from the Brazilian... [Continue]


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