Saturday November 01, 2014

United looks to frequency for Australian growth

United looks to frequency for Australian growth

United will look to build its Australian network through frequency and aircraft changes in the period ahead, a senior executive says. The US-based carrier this week commenced direct flights between Melbourne and Los Angeles using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner... [Continue reading]

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]

Airbus looking at a 757 replacement market with A321neoLR?

Airbus looking at a 757 replacement market with A321neoLR?

Airbus seems to think it has the replacement for the Boeing 757-200’s international missions with the snappily-monikered A321neoLR. The -LR version is a high gross weight version of the stretched A320 Family narrowbody, US-based Leeham News reports,... [Continue reading]

Skidmore to make listening a priority

Skidmore to make listening a priority

Mark Skidmore says he will make listening a priority as he prepares to start a five-year term as the Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s (CASA) new director of aviation safety (DAS). The retired RAAF Air Vice-Marshal was named as the new head of CASA... [Continue reading]

Virgin and Tourism Australia boost marketing spend

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... [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]

Ex RAAF Air Commander Mark Skidmore new CASA boss

Ex RAAF Air Commander Mark Skidmore new CASA boss

Air Vice Marshal Mark Skidmore AM has been named as the new director of aviation safety for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. Skidmore, a former F-111 pilot who retired from the RAAF in 2012 after a term as Air Commander Australia – ACAUST – in... [Continue reading]

Borghetti flags two to three new international routes within three years

Borghetti flags two to three new international routes within three years

Virgin Australia will add two or three new international destinations to its route network within three years, the airline’s chief executive John Borghetti has revealed. “You wlll see us fly to more international destinations over the next three... [Continue reading]

Virgin schedules ATR services from Melbourne

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... [Continue reading]

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

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... [Continue reading]

RAAF Heron lease extended to bridge to Triton

RAAF Heron lease extended to bridge to Triton

A six-year, $120 million lease extension that will see two IAI Heron surveillance UAVs remain in RAAF service until the introduction of the MQ-4C Triton from late this decade will ensure unmanned aircraft skills and corporate knowledge are maintained,... [Continue reading]

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