Super medium – CHC brings the AW189 to Australia

There is a new presence in the skies over Western Australia, with CHC’s recent introduction of the next-generation Leonardo AW189 helicopter. Based in Karratha, three of the Italian-built ‘super medium’ AW189s – the first in Australia – began flying in support of Woodside’s North-West Shelf operations in … [Read more...]

Melbourne Airport trials SITA’s self-boarding tech

Melbourne Airport has been running a comprehensive trial of SITA’s self-service boarding technology. A self-boarding gate has been in operation at Melbourne’s international terminal (T2) for the past three months where passengers have scanned their own boarding passes to gain access to the aircraft. “As … [Read more...]

Qantas uses big data to improve efficiency

Qantas is one of two carriers identified by global travel IT firm Amadeus as successfully using data analytics to improve operations. A recent Amadeus discussion paper finds Qantas’s use of big data has allowed the Australian airline to combat disruptions with a high degree of success, achieving this by … [Read more...]

Qantas Group expands into Perth T3

Qantas Group has expanded its Western Australian presence, moving into the Perth Airport operated Terminal 3. Following Virgin Australia’s move across the airport to its new T1 Domestic facility, T3 was flagged for Qantas Group use. This allowed Jetstar services to move from T4 to T3, as well as opening up … [Read more...]