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Defence grant to benefit Aussie F-35 supplier

July 21, 2020 0 comment

RUAG Australia has become the latest recipient of the government’s Defence Global Competitiveness Grants to support the global F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet supply chain.

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Debut for a new aircraft and a new look

February 26, 2019 2 comment

The RAAF Roulettes team is scheduled to include the new Pilatus PC-21 as part of its displays at this year’s Avalon airshow.

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Jetstar enters second decade – Australian Aviation

May 26, 2014 14 comment

From the Boeing 717 that took off as JQ371 from Newcastle bound for Melbourne 10 years ago, Jetstar’s distinctive bright orange star has become a fixture over Australian skies. Jetstar celebrated its 10th anniversary on Sunday with a party at its maintenance hangar in Melbourne, where some of the crew on that first flight on

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Virgin says passengers numbers up in April

May 26, 2014 1 comment

Virgin Australia has reported higher passenger numbers and load factors in April alongside a slight reduction in capacity. The airline’s monthly traffic statistics published on Monday showed Virgin’s domestic operations had 4.9 per cent more passengers in April compared with the prior corresponding period. Load factors increased 5.8 percentage points to 77.3 per cent, while

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Qantas, Virgin Australia Regional top on-time stats

May 26, 2014 0 comment

Qantas and Virgin Australia’s regional operations can both claim honours in April for on-time performance, new figures show. The monthly report from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics on punctuality in the skies found 86.3 per cent of Qantas domestic flights pushed back from the gate within 15 minutes of their scheduled departure

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Eglin completes 500th F-35 sortie

November 6, 2012 0 comment

The Eglin Air Force, Florida based Integrated Test Force has completed 500 F-35 JSF sorties. Operating both the CTOL F-35A and STOVL F-35B, the Integrated Test Force accomplished the 500 sortie milestone in 238 days, Lockheed Martin says, reducing the time between each 100th sortie from initially 123 days to currently 16 days. There are now

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