Virgin Australia posts $69 million third quarter loss

Virgin Australia has posted a $69.0 million loss after tax for the third quarter of the 2017 financial year, pushing its losses after tax for the nine months to March 31 to $90.6 million. The underlying loss before tax, meanwhile, was $62.3 million for the quarter and $20.2 million for the nine months, the … [Read more...]

Centre fuselages for next RAAF F-35s in production

No fewer than six centre fuselage sections for the RAAF’s next batch of F-35A Joint Strike Fighters are currently in production at Northrop Grumman’s F-35 Integrated Assembly Line (IAL) at Palmdale, California. The fuselage sections are for six of the RAAF’s next eight F-35As, which are scheduled for … [Read more...]

RAAF operates Heron unmanned aircraft from Amberley

The Royal Australian Air Force has begun flying the Heron surveillance UAV out of RAAF Base Amberley, the first time the RAAF has operated the remotely-piloted aircraft from a major Australian airbase. The RAAF's 5 Flight has been flying the Heron from Amberley for an initial 10 day period April 13 and 22, … [Read more...]