Wednesday September 17, 2014

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]

Airservices appoints Barton as Executive General Manager Corporate Affairs

Airservices appoints Barton as Executive General Manager Corporate Affairs

Airservices has announced the appointment of Ms Mairi Barton as Executive General Manager, Corporate and Industry Affairs. An Airservices statement says Ms Barton has more than 20 years of communications and public affairs experience which spans state... [Continue reading]

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]

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