Friday October 31, 2014

Melbourne Airport signs up for pilot program on security

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... [Continue reading]

Brisbane Airport’s new runway reaches milestone

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... [Continue reading]

Moorabbin Airport to make careers day an annual event

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... [Continue reading]

Horsham Airport to receive runway improvements

Horsham Airport’s two runways will be upgraded to support emergency and general aviation services. New shoulders will be built on runway 17/35, while pavements and seals will be repaired and new drainage lines added. Meanwhile, runway 08/26 will be... [Continue reading]

Wellcamp receives CASA certification

Wellcamp receives CASA certification

Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport has completed the last key step to accepting regular public transport services following certification from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. QantasLink is due to start services to Australia’s newest airport on November... [Continue reading]

Industry welcomes Adelaide Airport’s 30-year vision

Industry welcomes Adelaide Airport’s 30-year vision

Industry groups have welcomed Adelaide Airport’s 30-year vision to boost air services to the South Australian capital and create a globally connected Airport Business District as part of a $2 billion development. The plan includes tripling the size... [Continue reading]

Sydney Airport promotes from within for new CFO

Sydney Airport promotes from within for new CFO

Sydney Airport has promoted Hugh Wehby to the position of chief financial officer. Wehby, who was previously head of strategy and capital projects at Sydney Airport, takes up his new position on Monday, the company said in a statement. He replaces Stephen... [Continue reading]

NSW calls on Canberra to ease Sydney Airport cap

NSW calls on Canberra to ease Sydney Airport cap

A relaxation of Sydney Airport’s hourly movement cap, dedicated access to Australia’s busiest airport for specific regional routes and extending the regulation of airport charges to include items such as hangar space are among 21 recommendations... [Continue reading]

Archerfield Airport opens new student accommodation facility

Archerfield Airport in Brisbane’s south-west has opened a new $4 million student accommodation facility. The airport, which is about 11km from Brisbane’s CBD and caters for general aviation and flying schools, has about 10 providers of pilot... [Continue reading]

Expansion work begins at Queenstown Airport

Expansion work begins at Queenstown Airport

As the ski season ends and summer approaches, work has begun on Queenstown Airport’s new international terminal. The project is expected to increase terminal space at the airport’s southern end by a third, adding 4,080 square metres of extra floor... [Continue reading]

Barwon Heads Airport to get sealed runway

Barwon Heads Airport to get sealed runway

Barwon Heads Airport outside Geelong will be able to operate year-round after securing funding to have its runway sealed. Victoria’s regional aviation fund will allocate about $650,000 to seal the airport’s 750-metre gravel north/south runway.... [Continue reading]

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