Wednesday July 23, 2014

Sydney Airport T1 road works commence

Sydney Airport T1 road works commence

Road works designed to improve the access to Sydney Airport’s International T1 terminal commenced on July 22. The road works are designed to improve the traffic flow around the terminal and will comprise a new carpark entry and exit, and a larger passenger... [Continue reading]

Hawaiian to replace Airbus A350-800 order with A330-800neo

Hawaiian to replace Airbus A350-800 order with A330-800neo

Hawaiian Airlines has announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus to buy six A330-800neos from 2019, and has taken purchase rights on an additional six aircraft. The order replaces Hawaiian’s current order for six A350-800s... [Continue reading]

Virgin Australia to cease LA – Melbourne flights, LA – Brisbane to go daily

Virgin Australia to cease LA – Melbourne flights, LA – Brisbane to go daily

Virgin Australia has announced it will end its direct services between Los Angeles and Melbourne, and will increase its four services a week between LAX and Brisbane to a daily service. A report in Australian Business Traveller says the airline will... [Continue reading]

Airbus A350 conducts RTO tests

Airbus A350 conducts RTO tests

Airbus’A350 XWB MSN001 prototype has successfully conducted its Maximum Energy Rejected Take-Off (MERTO) tests. Conducted at the French government’s Istres test facility near Marseille on July 19, the MERTO tests were a follow-on from the previous... [Continue reading]

Alenia/ATK MC-27J gunship development progresses

Alenia/ATK MC-27J gunship development progresses

Development of the Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi MC-27J ‘Praetorian’ gunship under the lead of ATK is progressing, with the prototype recently completing a first phase of ground and light tests at Eglin AFB in Florida. The MC-27J utilises... [Continue reading]

Defence releases draft F-35A Environment Impact Statement

Defence releases draft F-35A Environment Impact Statement

Defence has released the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the flying operations of the new F-35A Lightning II fighter which is due to enter service in Australia from 2018. The extensive draft EIS is available here, and Defence is inviting... [Continue reading]

Navy Romeos fire first Mk 54 torpedoes

Navy Romeos fire first Mk 54 torpedoes

Crews from Navy’s NUSQN 725 have successfully fired Mk 54 Lightweight Torpedos from the squadron’s MH-60R Seahawk during recent trials at the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Centre (AUTEC), on Andros Island, Bahamas. A total of three anti-submarine... [Continue reading]

MH17 shoot down “changes everything”

MH17 shoot down “changes everything”

Emirates Airline chairman and CEO, Sir Tim Clark has told the Wall Street Journal that the apparent shooting down of Malaysia Airline flight MH17 over the Ukraine on July 17 with the loss of all 298 on board “changes everything” in regards to... [Continue reading]

New Zealand Beechcraft T-6Cs on schedule

New Zealand Beechcraft T-6Cs on schedule

Beechcraft says the first two T-6C advanced trainers for the RNZAF will be delivered on schedule and will depart for their new home by the end of July. Speaking at the Farnborough Airshow on July 17, company representatives said the aircraft are scheduled... [Continue reading]

F-35 basing facilities project referred to Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works

F-35 basing facilities project referred to Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works

  New basing and other facilities required for the RAAF’s planned fleet of 72 Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fighters at RAAF base Williamtown and other locations have been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works for... [Continue reading]

First RAAF F-35A rollout confirmed for July 24

First RAAF F-35A rollout confirmed for July 24

  The first of up to 100 Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fighters for the RAAF will be formally rolled out on July 24. The aircraft – designated AU-1 – will be ceremonially handed over to RAAF and government officials at the company’s Fort... [Continue reading]

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