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Is Qantas 787 called Skippy training for first London flight?

October 21, 2021 0 comment

Australian Aviation can reveal two of the airline’s widebody 787-9s have been recently performing dozens of apparent ‘training’ laps around NSW in the run-up to the big day, including VH-ZNE – nicknamed Skippy.

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Virgin won’t mandate vaccinations for domestic passengers

October 21, 2021 14 comment

Chief executive Jayne Hrdlicka said on Thursday the issue was a “matter for government” but it would follow any rules implemented by states.

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Engineering skill shortages are leading to overpromotions

October 21, 2021 3 comment

Jane MacMaster, the chief engineer at Engineers Australia, said a lack of professionals has become such an issue that it is now mentioned to her at “almost every meeting”.

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Brisbane runway first flight water cannon (BNE)

Ombudsman criticises Airservices over Brisbane Airport noise

October 13, 2021 1 comment

The nation Aircraft Noise Ombudsman (ANO) has ruled that Airservices Australia did not provide “full and complete information” to Brisbane communities about the potential noise generated by its airport’s new runway.

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Two Qantas A330s, as shot by Victor Pody

Clive Palmer sells Qantas shares in protest of vaccine mandate

October 13, 2021 4 comment

Businessman Clive Palmer has claimed he’s sold his Qantas shares in protest at the company’s decision to mandate vaccines for its staff. “I believe the financial risks Qantas is taking over mandatory vaccinations of its staff leaves them exposed to future financial damages by staff who suffer side effects or worse,” he tweeted on Wednesday.

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Aerobatic aircraft crashed into back of hovering G2 helicopter

October 12, 2021 2 comment

The incident saw the two-seat Extra EA-300’s propellor collide with the Guimbal Cabri G2’s fuselage, and the G2’s landing skid in return puncture the aircraft’s fuel tank.

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