Seamless Skies

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This feature from the February 2020 edition of Australian Aviation explores how Seamless Skies would bring harmonisation to air traffic management, create efficient flows along the region’s airways and save tens of millions of dollars in costly fuel.

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One of Asia's biggest low-cost carriers. The AirAsia lineup at Kuala Lumpur. (Rob Finlayson)

Fire and ice as low-cost carriers battle in the Asia Pacific

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This story by Tom Ballantyne on the operating environment for low-cost carriers in Asia first appeared in the August 2019 edition of Australian Aviation.

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Qantas 747-400 VH-OJA. (Boeing)

From the archives: Longreach: Qantas Boeing 747 VH-OJA’s record flight

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This story from Australian Aviation’s archives is from 2015, when Tom Ballantyne wrote about being on Qantas’s record making London-Sydney flight in 1989.

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Flight test for the MC-21-300, the larger of the two MC-21 variants, designed to carry between 163 and 211 passengers. (Irkut)

China and Russia challenging the commercial aircraft incumbents

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Tom Ballantyne writes about the challenge coming from China and Russia in the commercial aircraft market in the June 2019 edition of Australian Aviation.

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One of the 787 simulators rolled out in Beijing, Singapore and Shanghai as part of a global training commitment. (Boeing)

Pilot training: problems and solutions

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This story by Tom Ballantyne from the March 2019 edition of Australian Aviation looks at the pilot training challenges facing the aviation industry.

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Airbus intends to deliver 60 A320 family aircraft a month by the middle of 2019. (Airbus)

Fantastic beasts: the Pratt and Whitney GTF engine

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This Australian Aviation feature from Tom Ballantyne looks at the where to next for Pratt and Whitney’s geared turbofan engine.

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Qantas has no plans to take delivery of further A380s. (Seth Jaworski)

Still the one? The 10 years of the A380 at Qantas

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Has the Airbus A380 lived up to the hype for Qantas over the past decade? Tom Ballantyne searches for an answer in this Australian Aviation feature.

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The Airbus A220-300 at Airbus's Toulouse headquarters. (Airbus)

Metamorphosis: C Series becomes the A220

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Questions remain over whether Airbus’s decision to take control of the former Bombardier C Series program is a mark of genius or a big risk.

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Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce with Qantas and student pilots at Wellcamp after announcing the airport as the venue for its pilot training academy in September 2018. (Qantas)

Wellcamp a “clear-cut” decision for Qantas pilot academy says Joyce

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“The best wins” says Alan Joyce of the choice for the first Qantas pilot academy site.

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Another Airbus A330 load of tourists touches down at Nadi. (Rob Finlayson)

Fiji Airways, the little airline with a big heart

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This article first appeared in the June 2018 edition of Australian Aviation. It’s the little airline with a big heart. In the South Pacific, where history suggests financial success for carriers is hard to come by, Fiji Airways has broken the mould with four years of consecutive record profits. And the future is looking just as […]

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Bombardier's C Series will now be known as the Airbus A220. (Airbus)

Airbus rebrands Bombardier’s C Series as A220

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] It’s official. The struggling Bombardier C Series regional jet is no more. Bedecked in its new livery and renamed the Airbus A220, the jet conducted a low-level flypast before media from around the world before touching down at its new home in Toulouse, France on Tuesday in what the European planemaker’s commercial aircraft president […]

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Tigerair Australia is switching from Airbus A320s to Boeing 737-800s. (Rob Finlayson)

Tigerair Australia signs new maintenance contract in Singapore

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Tigerair Australia has signed a two-year heavy maintenance contract for its Airbus A320 fleet with SIA Engineering Company Limited (SIAEC), with the work to be carried out by SIAEC and its joint venture company, SIA Engineering (Philippines) Corporation, at their facilities in Singapore and Clark, Philippines respectively. Tigerair Australia chief executive Rob Sharp told Australian Aviation the arrangement was […]

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Tigerair Australia joins new pan-Asian low cost carrier alliance

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Eight of Asia’s low cost carriers, including Virgin Australia-owned budget subsidiary Tigerair Australia, have broken new ground in the no-frills sector, forging an LCC alliance aimed at giving members a significant boost in network spread and lifting their ability to increase revenue. Announced in Singapore today on Monday and known as the Value Alliance, it […]

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