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RAAF C-130J Hercules operates drone mid-air

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Qantas and Jetstar are part of the same airline group. (Seth Jaworski)

In full: Qantas cancellations and network changes

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In a drastic move, Qantas group has announced extensive changes to its network including the cancelling of international flight due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. The changes include revised mainland and regional networks and suspended routes and both Qantas and Jetstar scheduling.

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Incapacitated pilot caused Cessna crash near Japan: ATSB

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An ATSB investigation has revealed the pilot of a Cessna Grand Caravan that crashed into the ocean near Japan in September 2018 was incapacitated, possibly from hypoxia. 

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QantasLink and Regional Express were the most punctual in September. (Seth Jaworski)

Australian government announces $715m bailout for airlines

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The Federal government has announced that $715 million in fees and industry levies for Australian airlines will be waived in a relief package aimed to help them through major hits to tourism from global COVID-19 travel bans.

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Weather likely a factor in Wittman Tailwind crash, says ATSB

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Bad weather and pre-flight planning are set to be the focus of the Australian Transport Bureau’s investigation into the crash of an amateur-built Wittman Tailwind on 12 January that killed two brothers on board.

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Western Sydney Airport gets the earth moving

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More than 200 “earthmoving machines” rolled onto a site next to Western Sydney Airport on Wednesday as the next stage of the project to build a new terminal and runway began.

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Gold Coast man pleads guilty to Brisbane Airport bomb hoax

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A Gold Coast man has pleaded guilty to a bomb hoax at Brisbane International airport in February 2019.

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Qantas dolls up its uniforms for 100-year celebrations

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As part of 100 year celebrations for the airline Qantas Founders Museum will host a unique collection of 43 dolls dressed in Qantas Airways uniforms over the past 100 years.

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Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon says the airline is devastated at the death of its engineer in the Christchurch attacks. (Air New Zealand)

Air New Zealand withdraws earnings outlook

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Air New Zealand has withdrawn the full-year earnings guidance it issued just two weeks ago, as the coronavirus crisis causes global aviation stocks to plummet.

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Air New Zealand releases cleaning infographic

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In a Covid-19 care card titled ‘How we are taking care of you’, Air New Zealand has outlined its cleaning practices in light of the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Virgin Australia chief executive John Borghetti at the company's annual general meeting. (Virgin Australia)

Ex-Virgin MD joins Brisbane Airport board

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Former Virgin Australia Managing Director John Borghetti has joined Brisbane Airport’s board.

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