Tuesday September 23, 2014

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]

Hawker Pacific gets one-off production certificate from CASA

Hawker Pacific gets one-off production certificate from CASA

Australia’s air safety regulator has given Hawker Pacific approval to manufacture spare parts for older aircraft. Hawker Pacific said the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) had given the aircraft sales and product support company a one-off production... [Continue reading]

Air NZ sells aircraft interiors business to UK firm

Air NZ sells aircraft interiors business to UK firm

The Air New Zealand subsidiary that helped design the Skycouch has been sold to a UK-based airline interiors design, engineering and manufacturing company. The airline said on Monday its wholly-owned Altitude Aerospace Interiors was being offloaded to... [Continue reading]

Aviation Australia opens office in Shanghai

Aviation Australia opens office in Shanghai

Fresh from setting up a facility in Saudi Arabia, training school Aviation Australia has expanded its reach further with a new office in Shanghai. Aviation Australia said in a statement it planned to offer courses to Chinese students on aircraft maintenance... [Continue reading]

Pilot seminar to be held in Sydney

Pilot seminar to be held in Sydney

A leading international flight school with a name most will recall from the 1970s will host a pilot training seminar in Sydney on September 27. The free seminar, run by the US-based Pan Am International Flight Academy and flight simulator company Flight... [Continue reading]

RAAA scholarship winners for 2014 announced

RAAA scholarship winners for 2014 announced

The Regional Aviation Association of Australia (RAAA) has announced the six recipients of its 2014 scholarships. RAAA’s Ansett Aviation Training scholarships were awarded to Alexis Herzog from Airline Academy of Australia and Danica Henderson from Australian... [Continue reading]

RAAA convention to feature three technical workshops

RAAA convention to feature three technical workshops

The Regional Aviation Association of Australia (RAAA) national convention will feature a series of technical workshops covering three key areas. The three technical workshops will look at the issues of the day of Air Operator’s Certificate holders,... [Continue reading]

Aviation Australia sets up Saudi training school

Aviation Australia sets up Saudi training school

Training school Aviation Australia expects to have up to 2,500 students go through its new facility in Saudi Arabia. The company has set up Aviation Australia Riyadh College of Excellence (AARCOE) at King Khalid International Airport in partnership with... [Continue reading]

Air NZ Institute’s course gets diploma status

Air NZ Institute’s course gets diploma status

Students in Air New Zealand’s Aviation Institute’s basic aircraft maintenance program will now come away from the course with both academic qualifications and technical accreditation. The school says graduates of its European Aviation Safety Agency... [Continue reading]

Truss confirms govt to respond to Forsyth report by the end of 2014

Truss confirms govt to respond to Forsyth report by the end of 2014

Acting Prime Minister Warren Truss has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to respond to the Forsyth inquiry into Australia’s aviation regulatory system before the end of the year. Speaking at Airservices’ annual Waypoint conference in Canberra... [Continue reading]

AMSA awards 10-year contract to McMurdo Group

AMSA awards 10-year contract to McMurdo Group

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has awarded McMurdo Group’s Techno-Sciences Inc a 10-year contract to build and operate a new satellite ground station and mission control centre for detecting emergency distress beacons. Construction... [Continue reading]

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