Wednesday July 30, 2014

Queensland Govt Air engages Pilot Recruitment

Queensland Government Air has contracted Pilot Recruitment to provide recruitment services for the new organisation. Pilot Recruitment is a new joint-venture company comprised of Pinstripe Solutions and SimJET Training Systems. Queensland Government Air... [Continue reading]

Qantas awarded TRUEngine status by GE

Qantas awarded TRUEngine status by GE

Qantas has been awarded TRUEngine status by engine OEM General Electric for its 66 GE CF6-80Es which power its fleet of Airbus A330-200 and -300s. The status recognises the airline’s maintenance standards of the engines in service. “Qantas Airlines... [Continue reading]

Emirates signs 777X GE GE9X engine services agreement

Emirates signs 777X GE GE9X engine services agreement

Emirates has signed a 12-year OnPointSM solution agreement with General Electric for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the GE9X engines that will power its 150 Boeing 777X airliner fleet. The support agreement is valued at more than US$13 billion... [Continue reading]

Qantas extends GE CF6 engine support agreement

Qantas extends GE CF6 engine support agreement

Qantas has extended its OnPoint support arrangement with GE Aviation for an additional seven years for its fleet of CF6-80E1 engines that power the airline’s Airbus A330-200 and A330-300s. The agreement is valued at US$340 million, and means GE will... [Continue reading]

Australian developed ‘GO Light’ to improve aviation safety

Australian developed ‘GO Light’ to improve aviation safety

An Australian pilot has invented a system that could help solve the problem of spatial disorientation. Russell Crane has received a provisional patent for the Green Orientation Light (GO Light) which he says will give pilots a constant reference point... [Continue reading]

TRU Simulation + Training to supply 737MAX sims

TRU Simulation + Training to supply 737MAX sims

Boeing has announced that TRU Simulation + Training has been selected to supply full-flight training suites for the 737MAX. The company says the initial suite will include a full-flight simulator, a flat-panel training device and 10 desktop trainers.... [Continue reading]

New C-130J wing flap order for Quickstep

New C-130J wing flap order for Quickstep

Sydney-based composite components manufacturer Quickstep has been awarded a US$11.2 million purchase order from Lockheed Martin for 19 wing flap sets for the C-130J Hercules. The latest purchase order takes to 55 the number of wing flap sets Quickstep... [Continue reading]

Reminder – RAAA scholarship applications close July 31

Reminder – RAAA scholarship applications close July 31

The Regional Aviation Association of Australia (RAAA) would like to remind people that the application closing date for the 2014 pilot and engineering scholarships is July 31. 2014 scholarships available through the RAAA include the Ansett Aviation Training... [Continue reading]

Australian Helicopters orders six AW139s

Australian Helicopters orders six AW139s

After being awarded the Victorian Government air ambulance contract earlier this year, Australian Helicopters has signed a contract for six new AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters to fulfil the contract. The aircraft will be based at Essendon, Bendigo, Latrobe... [Continue reading]

Boeing & SIA Engineering establish maintenance JV

Boeing & SIA Engineering establish maintenance JV

Boeing and SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) have signed an agreement to form Boeing Asia Pacific Aviation Services to provide engineering, spare parts, and repair and maintenance services for Boeing aircraft in the region. The joint venture has signed... [Continue reading]

Qantas to cut more engineering jobs

Qantas to cut more engineering jobs

Qantas will cut 167 jobs from its Engineering division as part of the group’s ongoing efforts to turn around its flagging fortunes. The job losses are part of some 5,000 jobs cuts the airline is implementing, and will come from Sydney and Melbourne... [Continue reading]

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