Qantas began its series of farewell flights to its 747 fleet on Monday when VH-OEJ departed Sydney at 10:15am for a one-hour tour of the city.
Brisbane Airport’s new $1 billion runway finally opened on Saturday with a warbird flypast and the departure of a Virgin Australia 737-8FE to Cairns.
Shane Carmody was appointed in an acting capacity in October 2016 after former CEO Mark Skidmore resigned less than two years in the role.
The ATSB has also revealed a pilot who flew the aircraft days before the accident reported feeling unusual vibrations through the tail rotor pedals.
Justin Giddings says that while it wouldn’t be appropriate to open “right now”, case numbers outside the capital are still low and the move would help tourism recover.