Wednesday July 23, 2014

International award for AA’s Geoffrey Thomas

International award for AA’s Geoffrey Thomas

Australia Aviation’s airlines editor Geoffrey Thomas has won Best Safety, Training & Simulation story at the global Aviation Media Awards in London. The award was presented at a gala dinner at the Royal Aeronautical Society headquarters on the Sunday... [Continue reading]

ASAC names 2013 Air Sports Gold Medal recipient

The Air Sport Australia Confederation (ASAC) has awarded its Air Sports Gold Medal for 2013 to Chris Callow. The ASAC Air Sports Gold Medal is Australia’s highest air sport award, and recognises an outstanding contribution to aviation generally or to... [Continue reading]

Airline CEOs join Virgin Australia board

Airline CEOs join Virgin Australia board

The CEOs of Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways and Singapore Airlines have formally joined the board of Virgin Australia. The appointments of Christopher Luxon, James Hogan and Goh Choon Phong are effective immediately, and reflect the shareholdings each... [Continue reading]

Former Ansett CEO Graeme McMahon passes away

Former Ansett Airlines CEO and Chairman, Graeme McMahon died on July 1 aged 73 after a long battle with cancer. Mr McMahon started work in the mail room of Ansett in 1956 and rose to the top positions before retiring in 1996. McMahon was also chairman... [Continue reading]

Airvan set for another Asia-Pacific demo tour

Airvan set for another Asia-Pacific demo tour

A Gippsaero GA8 Airvan will embark on a sales and demonstration tour of Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East from July. The tour is the second tour of the region to be conducted by Airvan distributor Hawker Pacific, and will start in the Philippines. “There... [Continue reading]

Wilson Media takes over Aero Australia magazine

Wilson Media takes over Aero Australia magazine

The popular quarterly periodical Aero Australia magazine has been bought from nextmedia by Wilson Media. Owned by magazine Editor Stewart Wilson and wife Wendy Wilson, Aero is a quarterly aviation magazine produced at Bungendore near Canberra. It was... [Continue reading]

Binskin sworn in as new Chief of Defence Force

Binskin sworn in as new Chief of Defence Force

  Former Vice Chief of Defence Force, AIRMSHL Mark Binskin, has been promoted to Air Chief Marshal and sworn in as the nation’s new Chief of Defence Force in a ceremony in Canberra on June 30. ACM Binskin is a former RAAF Mirage and Hornet pilot... [Continue reading]

Matt Hall Racing-led consortium settles at Belmont

Matt Hall Racing-led consortium settles at Belmont

A consortium of companies led by Matt Hall Racing has settled its acquisition of the former Belmont Airport site on Lake Macquarie near Newcastle. The consortium is led by former RAAF pilot Matt Hall’s Red Bull Air Race, aerobatic and corporate flight... [Continue reading]

VIC student wins Sir Reginald Ansett Scholarship for Aviation at Swinburne University

A student from Lower Templestowe in Victoria has been awarded the Sir Reginald Ansett Scholarship for Aviation at Swinburne University. The scholarship, which was established to honour the legacy of aviation pioneer Sir Reginald Ansett, was awarded to... [Continue reading]

Regional airline pioneer Jim Hazelton dies at 83

Regional airline pioneer Jim Hazelton dies at 83

James David (Jim) Hazelton died on June 10 at his Turners Flat home in northern NSW after a long battle with illness. He was 10 days short of his 83rd birthday. Family members and Jim’s wife Pam were by his side when he died. A modest person, Jim... [Continue reading]

New local GM for Cathay Pacific

New local GM for Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific has announced the appointment of Nelson Chin to the position of General Manager, Southwest Pacific to replace Dominic Perret from mid-July. Chin comes to the role after previous positions as Manager East Indonesia, Cargo Sales Manager Hong... [Continue reading]

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