Saturday November 01, 2014

Federal Court dismisses cargo collusion case against Air NZ

Air New Zealand says it has no further questions to answer in Australia regarding alleged collusion in cargo markets after the Federal Court dismissed attempts by the competition regulator to sue the airline. The long-running airfreight case was brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in 2010, which alleged agreements with airline competitors […]

Melbourne Airport signs up for pilot program on security

Melbourne Tullamarine has joined Amsterdam Schiphol, London Heathrow and Hamad International in Doha as the fourth airport to conduct a pilot program designed to develop new solutions to security screening. The Smart Security initiative is a joint project between the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airports Council International (ACI). It hopes to create a more […]

Qantas supports initiative on workplace safety

Qantas has given its support to the Australian Paralympic Committee’s efforts to promote workplace safety. The airline is the first member of the APC’s Workplace Safety Alliance, an initiative that hopes to bring together businesses from the transport, mining, construction and manufacturing sector to raise awareness about the importance of safety at work. The APC […]

Virgin and Tourism Australia boost marketing spend

Virgin Australia has expanded its global marketing deal with Tourism Australia for a fourth time, with the two parties expected to pour a combined $10 million into promotional activities in 2014/15. The $10 million will be spent on showcasing Australia to leisure travellers in New Zealand and the US, as well as supporting activities associated with the […]

Brisbane Airport’s new runway reaches milestone

Brisbane Airport has completed the installation of 300,000 drainage wicks on the site of the new parallel runway. The wicks, which were drilled 25 metres into the ground and spaced a metre apart, will help extract excess liquid out of the soil and allow for the consolidation of the ground before further work on the […]

Entries wanted for National Innovation Awards

Nominations are open for the National Aerospace Industry Innovation Awards. The awards, presented by national not-for-profit foundation Aerospace Australia Ltd, aim to recognise leaders in defence and commercial aerospace innovation and will be presented at the 2015 Avalon Airshow. The winners in each of the six categories receive $10,000 and an invitation to present their […]

Virgin schedules ATR services from Melbourne

Virgin Australia looks set to open a couple of new routes for its fleet of ATR turboprop aircraft out of Melbourne. According to schedules from Virgin’s website, the airline will start Melbourne-Canberra flights with ATR 72-600s on November 10, while turboprops will begin operating between Melbourne and Launceston from November 16. The move to replace […]

Airlines say yields stabilising as oil prices fall and passenger traffic grows: IATA

Airlines around the world expect falling oil prices and stronger demand for travel and cargo to support growing profitability in the period ahead, new figures show. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) airline business confidence index for October found 65 per cent of airline chief financial officers and heads of cargo expected profitability to improve […]

Moorabbin Airport to make careers day an annual event

Moorabbin Airport says it will make its aviation careers day an annual affair following the success of this year’s inaugural event. More than 130 students from six schools across Melbourne came to the airport on October 8 to find out more about how to get into the industry and the types of jobs available from […]

Majority of Australians say CASA doing good job

More than five in 10 Australians believe the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is doing a good or great job, new figures show. The survey, commissioned by CASA and conducted by Galaxy Research, found 15 per cent of respondents believed the aviation regulator was doing a great job, while 41 per cent said CASA was […]

SIA A380 touches down in Auckland

Auckland Airport has welcomed its second Airbus A380 operator with the touchdown of Singapore Airlines’ first flight to New Zealand using the double-decker superjumbo. SIA flight SQ285 arrived at 1120 local time on Tuesday, after the nine hour, two minute journey from Singapore. The return flight SQ286 was due to depart Auckland at 1330. The […]

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