Thursday August 21, 2014

Industry forum says imminent announcement of new CASA boss a chance for fresh start

Industry forum says imminent announcement of new CASA boss a chance for fresh start

The imminent appointment of a new director of aviation safety represents a chance for a fresh start for the aviation sector, the Australian Aviation Associations’ Forum says. Industry “stands ready and enthusiastic to bring in a new era of... [Continue reading]

CASA offers safety promotion sponsorships

CASA has operned a new round of safety promotion scholarships. The safety regulator is calling for applications from organisations promoting aviation safety to apply for sponsorship –  financial or in-kind – for activities and events such as conferences, workshops... [Continue reading]

Legacy 500 receives type certification in Brazil

Legacy 500 receives type certification in Brazil

Embraer’s newest executive jet has received type certification from the Brazilian Civil Aviation Authority and first delivery of the Legacy 500 is scheduled for September. The Legacy 500 was certified by Brazil’s regulator on August 12, with... [Continue reading]

ATSB report on Cirrus loss of control highlights importance of thorough planning

ATSB report on Cirrus loss of control highlights importance of thorough planning

A demonstration flight that crashed in the front garden of a house highlights the importance of pilots knowing their limitations and of thorough planning and preparation, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) says. On May 10 2014, the pilot of... [Continue reading]

Bell 429 helicopter headed Down Under

Bell 429 helicopter headed Down Under

Hawker Pacific is bringing a Bell 429 configured for emergency medical services (EMS) to Australia and New Zealand for a demonstration. In an EMS configuration the 429 can carry two litter or rescue baskets as well as two medical staff and two crew,... [Continue reading]

Remembering Mac Job

Remembering Mac Job

Highly-regarded aviation safety author Macarthur ‘Mac’ Job died on Wednesday after battling cancer for a number of years, aged 88. A contributor to Australian Aviation over many years, Mac was perhaps best known as the author of the world-renowned Air... [Continue reading]

Aviation/Aerospace Australia calls for nominations for its ‘Airspace Awards’

Aviation/Aerospace Australia calls for nominations for its ‘Airspace Awards’

Aviation/Aerospace Australia is calling for nominations for its first annual Airspace Leadership and Excellence Awards, which will be presented to individuals, teams and companies who have “demonstrated leadership and dedication to the aviation or aerospace... [Continue reading]

FIFO demand still healthy

FIFO demand still healthy

While there has been a bit of a drop off in mining of late, there is still plenty of activity that will support fly-in/fly-out operators, industry players say. The changes in the resources industry has been described as a construction sunset and production... [Continue reading]

Avalon’s call for volunteers

Avalon’s call for volunteers

The organisers of the Australian International Airshow at Avalon are calling for around 800 volunteers to help run the 2015 event. Volunteers will be tasked with a number of responsibilities including aircraft and ground operations, car park supervision... [Continue reading]

Book review: Ryan Campbell was born to fly

Book review: Ryan Campbell was born to fly

There is no denying that Ryan Campbell is a remarkable young man. However, after reading his book Born to Fly, one must wonder which is his most outstanding achievement – being the youngest person to fly solo around the world or writing an exceptional... [Continue reading]

Pilatus rolls out PC-24

Pilatus rolls out PC-24

Pilatus has marked its 75th anniversary in style by rolling out its first-ever jet, the Pilatus PC-24, at a ceremony at its Stans facilities on Friday. The rollout of the PC-24, towed behind 24 horses, was the highlight of an event that featured 120 performers... [Continue reading]

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