Sunday September 21, 2014

Headlines

Sydney, Melbourne airports report August lifts in passenger numbers

Sydney, Melbourne airports report August lifts in passenger numbers

Sydney Airport has posted a one per cent increase in passenger traffic in August, underpinned by growth in international travellers. The airport handled 3.202 million passengers in August, up from 3.17 million in the prior corresponding period, Sydney Airport said on Friday. International passengers rose 1.8 per cent in... [Continue]


Avalon rail link route unveiled

Avalon rail link route unveiled

The Victorian government has identified the preferred route for a $260 million rail line linking Melbourne’s Avalon Airport to the existing Melbourne-Geelong track. A spur rail line of about 5.5km that begins between Lara and Little River stations on the Melbourne-Geelong rail line was identified as the most preferred... [Continue]


Triton completes first cross-country ferry flight

Triton completes first cross-country ferry flight

The MQ-4C Triton has completed an 11-hour, 3,290nm transcontinental flight from the Northrop Grumman facility in Palmdale, California, to Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland, where the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) is due to begin its next phase of testing. The aircraft flew the same flightpath as was used to... [Continue]


Nextant secures first NZ air ambulance sale

Nextant secures first NZ air ambulance sale

Nextant Aerospace has completed its first sale in New Zealand, annoucing on Friday that it had sold a 400XTi quick-change air ambulance to Skyline Aviation for operations with its New Zealand Air Ambulance Service operation. New Zealand Air Ambulance Service directors Mike and Annabel Toogood said the Nextant 400XTi... [Continue]


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Airlines

Air New Zealand’s second 787 in flight testing

Air New Zealand’s second 787 in flight testing

Air New Zealand’s second Boeing 787-9 has completed a second day of flying over... [Continue]


Tigerair Australia joins gate-to-gate club

Tigerair Australia joins gate-to-gate club

Tigerair Australia is the last of Australia’s major carriers to allow passengers... [Continue]


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Civil Aviation

Nextant secures first NZ air ambulance sale

Nextant secures first NZ air ambulance sale

Nextant Aerospace has completed its first sale in New Zealand, annoucing on Friday... [Continue]


Pilot seminar to be held in Sydney

Pilot seminar to be held in Sydney

A leading international flight school with a name most will recall from the 1970s... [Continue]


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Military

Triton completes first cross-country ferry flight

Triton completes first cross-country ferry flight

The MQ-4C Triton has completed an 11-hour, 3,290nm transcontinental flight from... [Continue]


RAAF completes fourth Iraq munitions delivery flight

RAAF completes fourth Iraq munitions delivery flight

A 36SQN C-17 Globemaster has completed the RAAF’s fourth air shipment of... [Continue]


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Movements & Images

Qatar joins A380 club

Qatar joins A380 club

  Qatar Airways is the 12th and newest operator of the Airbus A380 after taking... [Continue]


New colours, name for “Brett’s Jet”

New colours, name for “Brett’s Jet”

Virgin Australia has repainted and renamed the Boeing 737-800 which was named Brett’s... [Continue]


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