Thursday April 24, 2014

NG & Sydney Uni sign joint research MoU

Northrop Grumman and the University of Sydney have signed an MoU to work together to explore areas of common interest in providing educational, research initiatives and training programs across various sectors in Australia. The agreement was signed in Sydney by Northrop Grumman Australia chief executive, Ian Irving, and University of Sydney dean of the Faculty […]

TAE upgrades ADL turbine support facility

TAE has launched a more comprehensive turbine support facility at Adelaide Airport following the relocation of Masling Industries’ former Cootamundra-based operation to Adelaide. The move has allowed TAE to integrate and upgrade its small turbine component maintenance business at the Adelaide site and to provide a “one stop shop” for its small turbine customers. “The […]

New venue for 2014 RAAA convention

The annual Regional Aviation Association of Australia (RAAA) National Convention will move to a new venue in the NSW Hunter Valley. Formerly held at the Hyatt Coolum/Palmer Resort on QLD’s Sunshine Coast, the 2014 convention will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley adjacent to Cessnock Airport in Lovedale. “Steve Padgett and the RAAA […]

Adagold establishes charter risk mgmt company

Australian charter aircraft company Adagold Aviation has established a new company that specialises in risk management strategies for the charter aircraft market. Founded in 2013 and led by former CASA senior executive Rob Collins and aviation consultant Mike Horneman, TechSafe Aviation has been established in the wake of a boom in charter aircraft operations in […]

PM confirms RAAF order for 58 F-35As

The Australian government has approved the purchase of a further 58 Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning IIs to allow the replacement of the RAAF’s fleet of F/A-18A/B ‘classic’ Hornets. Prime Minister Tony Abbott made the formal announcement – which would take Australia’s F-35 acquisition to 72 jets, after a first batch of 14 F-35As was approved by […]

US Navy UCLASS draft RFP released

The US Navy released its draft request for proposals for the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) on April 17. The draft RFP has been sent to Northrop Grumman, General Atomics, Boeing and Lockheed Martin for comment and feedback prior to a final RFP which is due to be released by the end […]

Airbus EC145 T2 gains certification

The Airbus Helicopters EC145 T2 has been granted certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its full range of capabilities, clearing the way for customer deliveries to commence later this year. The T2 is an upgraded version of the EC145, and features a new fenestron tail rotor and composite tail boom, the new […]

SIA reduces SYD & MEL A380 services

Singapore Airlines will down-gauge one of its two daily Airbus A380 services to Sydney from May 30, and will permanently down-gauge its daily A380 service to Melbourne in response to operational requirements for the larger aircraft elsewhere. While both cities will retain four daily return services from Singapore, the daily SQ231 service which departs Singapore […]

Etihad announces senior appointments

Etihad Airways has announced a series of new senior management appointments. Returning to Etihad from Air New Zealand is Calum Laming who will take up the role of Vice President Guest Experience. Laming has held the position of General Manager Customer Experience at Air New Zealand since March 2013, and was previously Head of Guest […]

Air NZ & SIA codeshare almost approved

The proposed codeshare agreement between Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines has been given the green light from Competition Commission Singapore. A report in airlineroute.net says the commission found that any regulatory concerns were outweighed by the economic benefits to Singapore. But approval for the new tie up still needs to come from NZ Transport […]

China’s Minsheng places big Gulfstream order

Gulfstream Aerospace has announced that China’s Minsheng Financial Leasing has placed an order for up to 60 Gulfstream business jets aircraft. The announcement didn’t detail the breakdown between firm orders and options. It covers the Gulfstream product line, including the super mid-size Gulfstream G280; the long-range G450; the ultra-long-range G550; and the ultra-large-cabin ultra-long-range G650. […]

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