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A file image of a Jabiru J-230. (Jabiru Aircraft)

Jabiru Aircraft working on new engine technology

April 3, 2019 0 comment

Jabiru Aircraft is developing an automatic mixture control system to improve the mixture of air and fuel sent to the engine.

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Qantas Boeing 747-400 VH-OJU at Avalon Airport for the Qantas Rural Aid charity flight. (Cameron Hines)

A flight with heart – flying for Rural Aid

April 1, 2019 4 comment

Owen Zupp offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Qantas Rural Aid charity flight from Sydney to Avalon and back during the Australian International Airshow.

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The turbocharged Airvan can be identified by its three bladed prop. (Owen Zupp)

Airtest: Flying the Gipps Aero GA8-TC

March 31, 2019 0 comment

This story from the Australian Aviation archives comes from March 2012, when Owen Zupp took the Gipps Aero GA8-TC on a test flight.

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The Boeing 737 MAX 8. (Boeing)

TBT – A look at the Boeing 737 MAX

March 14, 2019 0 comment

This week’s Throwback Thursday from the April 2016 edition of Australian Aviation looks at the development of the latest iteration of the Boeing 737 program. Somewhere across the world a Boeing 737 takes off or lands every five seconds and more than 1,200 of their compatriots are aloft at any given time. With the total

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A file image of the 737 MAX in Boeing livery. (Boeing)

TBT – Looking back on the development of the Boeing 737 MAX

November 1, 2018 0 comment

With the crash of a brand-new Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX off the coast of Jakarta on Monday, armchair experts have rushed to judgement in criticising this brand new aircraft type. So for today’s Throwback Thursday article from the Australian Aviation archives, we revisit this April 2016 feature that delves into the comprehensive development history of the 737 MAX program.

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Navy commissions 822X Squadron to operate UAVs

October 26, 2018 0 comment

The commissioning ceremony for the Royal Australian Navy’s 822X Squadron on Thursday has marked a major evolution in the development of naval aviation.

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