Thursday October 02, 2014

Six new inductees named for Australian Aviation Hall of Fame

Six new inductees named for Australian Aviation Hall of Fame

The founder of Ansett Airlines has been named as one of six new inductees into the Australian Aviation Hall of Fame (AAHOF). The Australian Air Force Cadets will also be presented with the Southern Cross Award for outstanding contribution to aviation... [Continue reading]

Rob Gurney lands role at Emirates

Rob Gurney lands role at Emirates

Former Qantas executive Rob Gurney has been appointed to a senior role with the Flying Kangaroo’s alliance partner Emirates. Gurney will start on October 1 as Emirates’ divisional vice president for commercial operations in Australasia, the airline... [Continue reading]

Business as usual at CASA as search for new DAS continues

Business as usual at CASA as search for new DAS continues

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s (CASA) acting director of aviation safety says it is business as usual at the regulator while the industry waits for a successor to John McCormick to be named. Terry Farquarson says the process for appointment of... [Continue reading]

NZ CAA appoints new operations manager

New Zealand’s Civil Aviation Authority has appointed Karen Wheeler as group manager – operations of its Aviation Security Service (Avsec), with effect from October 20. Urwin will be based in Wellington and will oversee Avsec’s security... [Continue reading]

New RAAF Air Commander 

New RAAF Air Commander 

Newly-promoted Air Vice-Marshal Gavin Turnbull has been appointed Air Commander Australia (ACAUST), replacing Air Vice-Marshal Mel Hupfeld, who in turn has been appointed Head Capability Systems in the Defence Department’s Capability Development... [Continue reading]

Farquharson to fill in as CASA director of aviation safety

Farquharson to fill in as CASA director of aviation safety

Terry Farquharson is filling in as the Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s (CASA) acting director of aviation safety until the successor to John McCormick is named. McCormick ended his five and a half year run as the director of aviation safety on Sunday,... [Continue reading]

Pioneer woman pilot Dr Dorothy Herbert dies

Dorothy Herbert AM was not just a pilot and a doctor, but an inspiration for all aspiring pilots and doctors everywhere. Herbert died on Wednesday, August 27. She was 91. An active pilot for 50 years, amassing 2,200 flight hours in powered aircraft and... [Continue reading]

CASA has global respect: McCormick

CASA has global respect: McCormick

Outgoing director of aviation safety John McCormick says the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has the respect of its global counterparts and is in better shape now than when he took up the post a little over five years ago. McCormick is in his last... [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]

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]

Ryan Campbell joins Aeromil Pacific

Ryan Campbell joins Aeromil Pacific

‘Teen World Flight’ adventurer Ryan Campbell has been given an opportunity to professionally develop his love of aviation through a sponsorship opportunity with Aeromil Pacific. Campbell, who last year circumnavigated the globe solo in a Cirrus SR22... [Continue reading]

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