StarFlight Australia launches

CareFlight Queensland’s chief executive Ashely van de Velde, StarFlight chairman Ferda Yildiz and deputy chairman Rob Borbidge at the launch of StarFlight Australia.

Queensland’s CareFlight Group in partnership with Kaan Air, a European utility operator and Finmeccanica Helicopters and Russian Helicopters distributor, have launched StarFlight Australia to provide EMS, SAR and firefighting helicopter services throughout Australasia. The joint venture company was … [Read more...]

First HATS H135 arrives at Nowra

The first HATS EC135 T2+ arriving at Nowra on March 31 from Bankstown. (Defence)

The first of 15 Airbus Helicopters H135 (EC135 T2+) for the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) arrived at its new home at HMAS Albatross, Nowra on March 31 after flying in from Airbus Helicopters' facility at Bankstown Airport. The H135 carries the ADF serial of … [Read more...]

Finmeccanica becomes “One Company”

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AgustaWestland and Alenia Aermacchi parent Finmeccanica has transformed from a holding company of separately controlled businesses into a single corporate entity with operating divisions. Under the Italian industrial group's 'One Company' plan, announced on December 22, Finmeccanica now has a new governance … [Read more...]