Saturday October 25, 2014

Cobham wins $640m AMSA search and rescue contract

Cobham wins $640m AMSA search and rescue contract

Cobham SAR Services has won a 12-year, $640 million contract to supply and operate search and rescue aircraft for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). The new deal will see Cobham operate four Bomdardier Challenger 604 special missions jets... [Continue reading]

Aviation Australia to offer courses in Melbourne

Aviation Australia to offer courses in Melbourne

Training school Aviation Australia has set up a new operation in Melbourne in partnership with the Victorian government. The school has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Victorian government and will offer a number of training courses in Melbourne... [Continue reading]

Lithium batteries top CASA’s most dangerous goods list

Lithium batteries top CASA’s most dangerous goods list

Lithium batteries have topped the Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s (CASA) list of potentially dangerous items to take on an aircraft. The list was released in conjunction with a new “Can I pack that?” dangerous goods (DG) app to inform travellers... [Continue reading]

Canberra team wins UAV challenge

Canberra team wins UAV challenge

How glad lost tourist Outback Joe must have been when an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) dropped a 500ml water bottle within 2.6 metres of his desperate grasp near Kingaroy Airport in outback Queensland. The almost centimetre perfect drop – the next best... [Continue reading]

Security set to be a focus at RAAA convention

Security set to be a focus at RAAA convention

Security promises to be top of the agenda at the 2014 Regional Aviation Association of Australia national convention. Speakers at the conference will include Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, Chief of the Defence Force, as well as David Forsyth, chair of... [Continue reading]

AMSA aiding Australian Antarctic Division’s summer preparations

AMSA aiding Australian Antarctic Division’s summer preparations

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has conducted a training course for Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) contracted aircraft operators in Canada ahead of the Antarctic summer season. The support aircraft were based in Calgary out of season,... [Continue reading]

October Register 2014

NEW ALLOCATIONS ARZ/7 Kavanagh G-450 G450-477 21/7/14 Global Ballooning, 1/173-175 Swan St, Richmond, Vic, 3121 ASR/6 Eagle 150B 035 22/7/14 Agripartners, 1 Butler St, Port Adelaide, SA, 5015 ZK-PNM VH-NZL BRQ/7 GippsAero GA8-TC 320 Airvan GA8-TC 320-13-198... [Continue reading]

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]

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