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An Emirates A380-861, A6-EDE, as shot by Victor Pody

Emirates confirms campaign to hire Australian aircrew

September 17, 2021 0 comment

It comes after we earlier reported that US airlines and Emirates were pursuing locked-down Australian pilots and will add to concerns the country could face a staff shortage when flying resumes. 

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Air New Zealand, Airbus pen deal to research hydrogen-based aircraft

September 16, 2021 0 comment

Air New Zealand and aerospace giant Airbus have penned a deal to research hydrogen-fuelled aircraft together, as part of reaching net zero emissions. The two companies today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to determine New Zealand’s “opportunities and challenges” in flying sustainable aircraft. This comes as Air New Zealand this month announced its plans

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RAAF, UNSW satellite separates to conduct deeper space research

September 13, 2021 0 comment

Following its launch from New Zealand in March this year, and under the control of UNSW Canberra, the M2 has now split into two smaller CubeSats  (M2-A and M2-B) and will now continue to orbit in formation flying.

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Exclusive: US airlines poach locked-down Aussie pilots

September 9, 2021 5 comment

It comes as Boeing warned earlier this year that if current trends continue, the global industry will be short of 600,000 pilots by 2040, with the problem thought to be particularly acute in Australia.

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Air NZ reopens lounges, boosts schedule amid eased restrictions

September 7, 2021 0 comment

Under the new restrictions – which will go into effect 11:59 p.m. Tuesday – all regions except Auckland will be able to return to school, offices, businesses, and regional travel will reopen again.

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Mining aviation on its way to ‘fatality-free year’, data shows

September 6, 2021 0 comment

Flight Safety Foundation’s Basic Aviation Risk Standard (BARS) program has been tracking aviation accidents in the mining industry since 2010, which has continued to trend downwards each year.

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