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A file image of Darwin Airport. (Australian Aviation archive)

The Darwin Project: Heading north has its ups and downs

February 18, 2020 1 comment

This story from the June 2019 Australian Aviation Magazine introduces Aero Circus, a group of Brisbane-based GA pilots dedicated to promoting safer flying through education and entertainment. In this, the first many opinion articles for Australian Aviation, Aero Circus looked at why many newly qualified pilots go north – and what it takes to crack

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Fire Signs

February 11, 2020 1 comment

This story comes from the June 2019 edition of Australian Aviation, when we sat down with Kestrel Aviation to discuss how the influence of climate change has grown year by year to produce what is one of the few true growth ‘industries” in the helicopter sector: fighting fires.

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An artist's impression of the Airbus A350-1000 in Qantas livery. (Qantas)

Qantas picks A350-1000 for Sunrise, delays final decision to March 2020

December 13, 2019 42 comment

Qantas says it has chosen the A350-1000 for Project Sunrise flights and pushed back the deadline on whether to proceed to March 2020.

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Australia's domestic carriers at Sydney Airport. (Seth Jaworski)

IATA disappointed with lack of change in Australian airport regulation

December 13, 2019 2 comment

IATA director general Alexandre de Juniac says he is disappointed the Australian government has chosen to maintain the status quo on airport regulation.

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A file image of a Cathay Pacific Airbus A350-900 at Hong Kong airport. (Rob Finlayson)

Air New Zealand leases two Cathay Pacific aircraft as cover for 787-9 fleet

December 13, 2019 2 comment

Air New Zealand says it has leased two aircraft from alliance partner Cathay Pacific as cover while its Boeing 787-9 fleet undergoes required engine checks.

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A trio of Airbus A380s at Sydney Airport alongside a Boeing 777-300ER. (Seth Jaworski)

IATA forecasts airlines to earn US$29.3 billion in net profit in 2020

December 12, 2019 0 comment

IATA expects airlines around the world to collectively post net profit of US$29.3bln in 2020 as fears of a global recession ease and oil prices stabilise.

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