Tuesday October 21, 2014

Aviation and medical student takes out AWPA-RAAF scholarship

An aviation and medical student has won the Australia Women Pilot’s Association’s (AWPA) navigation component scholarship, sponsored by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Jasmine Morris of Healesville in Victoria was awarded the RAAF scholarship... [Continue reading]

RAeS creates new general manager position

The Australian division of the Royal Aeronautical Society (Raes) has appointed Doug Nancarrow to the newly created position of general manager. RAeS Australian division president Noel Schmidt said the general manager position, which will be part-time,... [Continue reading]

Scoot names ex-Virgin veteran as new Australian boss

Scoot names ex-Virgin veteran as new Australian boss

Low-cost carrier Scoot has appointed a former Virgin Australia veteran as its new Australian boss. Dennis Basham will oversee the Singapore Airlines-owned airline’s operations Down Under as general manager for Australia, the airline announced on Tuesday. He... [Continue reading]

Business Women’s awards recognise RAAF squadron leader, Becker helicopters co-founder

Business Women’s awards recognise RAAF squadron leader, Becker helicopters co-founder

A Royal Australian Air Force C-17 pilot and the owner of a helicopter training business have been recognised at the 2014 Telstra Queensland Business Women’s awards. Squadron Leader Samantha Freebairn, who is based at Amberley, took out the business... [Continue reading]

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]

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