A file image of Fokker 100s in Virgin Australia livery. (Rob Finlayson)

Virgin Fokker 100 flew 355km to Perth despite engine flame out

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The ATSB has questioned the crew’s decision to continue flying 355km to Perth – rather than turn around and land just 41km away at Geraldton.

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Airbus MRO deal for New Zealand P3 Orions and C130 Hercules

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Airbus has agreed an MRO deal to support the New Zealand Defence Force’s P3 Orions, C130 Hercules and SH-2 Seasprites.

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New Zealand–Hobart flights edge closer after airport upgrade

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Flights between New Zealand and Hobart could resume next month for the first time in a generation despite a recent outbreak of COVID cases.

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Only Qantas can make Project Sunrise profitable, says Joyce

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Qantas is the only airline in the world with the ability to make ultra-long haul, Project Sunrise-style flights profitable, chief executive Alan Joyce has explained.

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Air New Zealand begins Guangzhou cargo flights

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Air New Zealand is operating three return cargo services to Guangzhou this week to support imports and exports for Chinese New Year.

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Joyce says it’s ‘heartbreaking’ to see Qantas A380s in the desert

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Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce has given his biggest vote of confidence yet that the airline’s A380 fleet will fly again post-COVID.

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Qatar Airways Airbus A380 A7-APE at Sydney Airport. (Qatar Airways)

Qatar yet to provide Australia with invasive search report

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Qatar has still yet to provide the Australian government with its crucial report into the invasive search of 18 women at Hamad airport.

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In full: Qantas’ second batch of 787 repatriations

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The federal government has been supplementing Qantas flights to bring home stranded Australians around the world since October 2020. The move followed the introduction of arrival caps and came after the previous repatriation scheme in April 2020. Qantas has been utilising its 787 Dreamliners, which have a capacity to carry around 170 passengers. The scheme […]

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‘Generation of expertise’ will go without JobKeeper, says Brisbane exec

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Rachel Crowley also told a senate committee it was a “myth” that the industry was mounting a strong recovery.

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New Virgin CEO Jayne Hrdlicka on her first day at the airline

Axing JobKeeper would be ‘devastating’ for Virgin, says Hrdlicka

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Virgin chief executive Jayne Hrdlicka has told a senate committee that ending JobKeeper for aviation in March would be “devastating”.

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Singapore Airlines first touched down in Canberra in September 2016. (Canberra Airport)

Comment: Can stranded Aussies complain about caps to the UN?

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Jane McAdam examines whether Australians stranded abroad have a case to complain about the country to the UN Human Rights Committee. 

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Tourism Australia launches new domestic holiday push

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Tourism Australia has launched a new $5 million week-long advertising campaign to encourage people to book domestic holidays.

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Satellite tech trialled in West Africa could benefit regional Australia

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A pioneering trial of a new satellite navigation system in Togo, West Africa, has the potential to make landing in regional Australia safer.

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Qantas operates Norfolk Island ‘repatriation’ flights

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Qantas is operating a series of one-off flights from Norfolk Island to Australia to help tourists caught up in the New Zealand travel bubble suspension.

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Morrison tight-lipped on ‘AviationKeeper’ in crucial speech

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Scott Morrison kept the aviation industry guessing as to whether he would extend JobKeeper for the sector during his first big speech of 2021.

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Etihad holds firm and continues UK repatriations

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Etihad has announced it will continue to operate flights departing the UK despite the country halting inbound commercial flights from the UAE.

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Virgin Australia 737-8FE(WL) Brisbane Airport VH-YIB

Queensland opens to Greater Sydney without fanfare

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Queensland quietly reopened to Greater Sydney on Monday for the third time today since the start of the COVID crisis.

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States impose border restrictions on WA after Perth lockdown

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All states and territories moved to impose restrictions on those arriving from Perth after large parts of WA entered a five-day lockdown.

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ATSB reaffirms carbon monoxide caused Beaver floatplane crash

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The final ATSB report into the crash of a Beaver floatplane that killed six has reaffirmed carbon monoxide exposure was the predominate cause.

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Rex shareholders approve plan for capital city flights

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Rex shareholders have voted “overwhelmingly” to approve the business’ $150 million investment to launch flights capital city routes.

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An Emirates Boeing 777-300ER at Brisbane Airport. (Rob Finlayson)

New blow for stranded Aussies as UK closes border to UAE

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UK-based Australians struggling to return home were dealt a huge blow after the British government banned all incoming flights from the UAE.

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Babcock’s AW139 fleet clocks 20k flying hours for Ambulance Victoria

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Babcock’s AW139 fleet has exceeded 20,000 flying hours with Ambulance Victoria five years after entering service.

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Why aerial firefighters are key to combating Australia’s bushfires

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Kestrel Aviation’s managing director Ray Cronin discusses what motivates his pilots and why his business uses ‘workhorse’ Bell aircraft.

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Drone crashes through Darling Harbour window, injuring occupant

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A 3.5kg drone smashed through a high-rise window in Sydney’s Darling Harbour on 15 January, injuring one occupant inside.

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