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Emirates’ Clark says synthetic fuels can help cut aviation’s carbon footprint

December 13, 2019 4 comment

Emirates president Sir Tim Clark says he is convinced the future for airlines was in developing synthetic fuels, Denise McNabb writes from Dubai.

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The scene at the 2019 Dubai Airshow. (Denise McNabb)

Record attendance and subdued sales at Dubai Airshow

November 25, 2019 0 comment

Record crowds and spectacular flying displays were overshadowed by sluggush orders for commercial aircraft at the 2019 Dubai Airshow, writes Denise McNabb.

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A supplied image of a digital air traffic control tower. (Searidge Technologies)

Airservices to trial remote digital tower prototype at Sydney

November 22, 2019 0 comment

Airservices Australia will trial a prototype of a digital control tower from Searidge Technologies at Sydney Airport for possible contingency use.

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A file image of a Tigerair Australia Boeing 737-800 VH-VUB at Melbourne Airport. (Brian Wilkes)

Tigerair Australia Boeing 737-800 took off with cabin unpressurised: ATSB

October 1, 2019 4 comment

A Tigerair Australia Boeing 737-800 took off unpressurised after pilots incorrectly configured the cabin’s air conditioning system prior to takeoff, an investigation has found.

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An artist's impression of a Boeing 787-10 in Air New Zealand livery. (Boeing/Twitter)

Shareholders question Air New Zealand over aircraft and engine choices

September 25, 2019 9 comment

Based on the Air New Zealand annual shareholder meeting, it appears the travelling public’s confidence in aircraft and engine manufacturing has been somewhat shaken in light of recent events.

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A pair of Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 at Auckland Airport. (Rob Finlayson)

Air New Zealand net profit falls 31pct amid “lower growth environment”

August 22, 2019 0 comment

Air New Zealand has reported a 30 per cent decline in net profit for 2018/19 amid what the company described as a lower growth environment.

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