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The crew of the Vickers Vimy that won the 1919 Great Air Race – Keith Smith, Ross, Smith, James Bennett and Walter Shiers. (State Library of South Australia)

Great Air Race 1919 exhibit opens in Adelaide

November 4, 2019 0 comment

A free exhibition celebrating the Great Air Race of 1919 has opened at the State Library of South Australia in Adelaide. It runs until April 2020.

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A file image of a United Boeing 787-9 in Melbourne in 2015. (Rob Finlayson)

United starts Melbourne-San Francisco nonstop flights

October 31, 2019 5 comment

United Airlines has launched nonstop flights between Melbourne and San Francisco, the airline’s fifth route between Australia and the United States.

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

Air New Zealand launches New York, drops London Heathrow

October 23, 2019 10 comment

Air New Zealand says it plans to drop Los Angeles-London Heathrow and launch Auckland-New York Newark nonstop from October 2020 with the Boeing 787-9.

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The G700.

Gulfstream launches new ultra long-range G700 business jet

October 23, 2019 1 comment

Gulfstream has unveiled its new ultra long-range G700 business jet at the 2019 National Business Aviation Association Convention and Exhibition.

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A file image of a self-service kiosk. (SITA)

IATA survey highlights passengers’ growing acceptance of biometrics

October 17, 2019 0 comment

An IATA 2019 survey showed 70 per cent of passengers were willing to share personal information such as biometric data to speed up processes at the airport.

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A supplied image of Virgin Australia pilot recruits (back row) Rebecca Lonergan, Jade Reinbott, Briana Nicholson, Kate Richards, Sarsha Pincini, (front row) Olivia Walters, Ami Love, Abby Toten and Inez Leggett. (Glenn Hunt/Virgin Australia)

IATA launches new campaign to encourage gender diversity in aviation

October 10, 2019 0 comment

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a campaign to expand the number of women employed in aviation by 25 per cent by 2025.

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