Saturday November 01, 2014

Skidmore to make listening a priority

Skidmore to make listening a priority

Mark Skidmore says he will make listening a priority as he prepares to start a five-year term as the Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s (CASA) new director of aviation safety (DAS). The retired RAAF Air Vice-Marshal was named as the new head of CASA... [Continue reading]

Ex RAAF Air Commander Mark Skidmore new CASA boss

Ex RAAF Air Commander Mark Skidmore new CASA boss

Air Vice Marshal Mark Skidmore AM has been named as the new director of aviation safety for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. Skidmore, a former F-111 pilot who retired from the RAAF in 2012 after a term as Air Commander Australia – ACAUST – in... [Continue reading]

Entries wanted for National Innovation Awards

Nominations are open for the National Aerospace Industry Innovation Awards. The awards, presented by national not-for-profit foundation Aerospace Australia Ltd, aim to recognise leaders in defence and commercial aerospace innovation and will be presented... [Continue reading]

New CASA chief appointment due shortly

New CASA chief appointment due shortly

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development Secretary Mike Mrdak says the appointment of a new Director of Aviation Safety (DAS) at the Civil Aviation Safety Authority will be made shortly. Mrdak said there had been an extensive search process... [Continue reading]

Virgin Australia chairman Neil Chatfield to step down

Virgin Australia chairman Neil Chatfield to step down

Virgin Australia is on the lookout for a new chairman, with Neil Chatfield to step down from the board after eight years as a director. Chatfield, who was appointed a Virgin Australia director May 2006 and named chairman in June the following year, says... [Continue reading]

Sydney Airport promotes from within for new CFO

Sydney Airport promotes from within for new CFO

Sydney Airport has promoted Hugh Wehby to the position of chief financial officer. Wehby, who was previously head of strategy and capital projects at Sydney Airport, takes up his new position on Monday, the company said in a statement. He replaces Stephen... [Continue reading]

Aviation and medical student takes out AWPA-RAAF scholarship

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]

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