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RAAF C-130J Hercules operates drone mid-air

June 16, 2020 4 comment

The Royal Australian Air Force has carried out a trial to remotely pilot a small uninhabited aerial system (UAS) from the back of a C-130J Hercules. 

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An artist's impression of a C130J-30 Super Hercules in Royal New Zealand Air Force livery. (New Zealand government)

New Zealand to buy five Super Hercules for $1bn

June 9, 2020 16 comment

The planes will replace the military’s existing fleet of Hercules planes, which have suffered a number of embarrassing breakdowns over the years.

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Air New Zealand 787-9 Melbourne (Victor Pody)

Air NZ’s reduced international schedule and domestic lounges reopen

May 25, 2020 1 comment

Air New Zealand is extending the time frame for its significantly reduced network, with minimal international operations to continue through to 31 August 2020. In response to government travel restrictions and low demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the airline previously announced a limited international network through to 30 June, to keep air links open

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E-7A Wedgetail celebrates 10 years of RAAF service

May 1, 2020 3 comment

The Royal Australian Air Force’s highly advanced airborne early warning and control capability, the E-7A Wedgetail, is now celebrating 10 years since its introduction into RAAF service.

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Unions seek legal action as Qantas denies sick leave

March 31, 2020 11 comment

A group of unions have come together to announce they will launch a lawsuit against Qantas over its decision not to pay stood down workers sick leave.

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Navy helicopter crew sustain bushfire ravaged wildlife

March 31, 2020 0 comment

Navy personnel have conducted a series of fodder drops to support animals without a food source in areas devastated by this year’s massive bushfires.

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