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QANTAS Project Sunrise aircraft Selection, Airbus A350-1000

News for the airliner spotting community today from QANTAS’s head office, was that the airline had selected an aircraft for Project Sunrise. This is part of the airline’s plan to launch new nonstop flights from Sydney to New York and London that would be the amongst the longest flights in[…]

Temporary Displaced Threshold… what is it? Safety Week at Darwin Airport reveals.

Safety Week 2019 During October, Airport Safety Week features across the Australian aviation industry. At Darwin International Airport (DIA) Safety Week is an important look at safety within airport operations. It’s an annual safety campaign that is specifically tailored to engage with employees and contractors working on an aerodrome, and[…]

Australian Fire Season 2018/19 review

Fire Season 2018-19 Overview Aerial Fire Fighting in Australia The 2018 fire season started a lot earlier than usual this season. With the first major fire occurring in the Southern New South Wales area of Nowra. It wasn’t long before one near Ulladulla and another in the Bega Valley burnt[…]

Air Vanuatu returns to Melbourne Airport

Air Vanuatu has returned to Melbourne Airport  launching the carriers three time a week service between Port Villa and Melbourne.  Marking the return of the airlines services to Melbourne was a ceremony conducted outside gate 20 of the International terminal. Standing outside on the hardstand was the airlines Boeing 737-8SH,[…]

Rathmines Catalina Festival 2019

Sunday the 19th of May saw the Rathmines Catalina Memorial Park Association hold their 12th Rathmines Catalina Festival after a hiatus last year to allow the Association to reorganize and move the event to May, rather than the original October when it has been held previously. The festival is held[…]

Alliance Airlines an attractive target for Qantas

Alliance Airlines has grown into an attractive enough target for QANTAS to drop $60m to acquire a 19.9% share of the company. QANTAS says that’s not the end of their acquisition interests in the Alliance.   Why is Alliance Airline an attractive target for Qantas? In 2015 when Alliance bought[…]

Fly Corporate Air expands its Essendon Fields services.

  It was the perfect day for an inaugural flight as FC223, a Fly Corporate Saab SF340 VH-VEO touched down at approximately 08:00am on a beautiful Melbourne morning at Essendon Fields.   Fly Corporate which is a subsidiary of Corporate Air, began its air operations in 1972 providing charter and[…]

Safety One…. Airside Safety in the Top End

When talking about aviation safety, most passengers only think about the safety brief delivered by the cabin crew as we are getting pushed back from the gate, or are on taxi to the holding point.  We might also think about how Air Traffic Controllers keep us safe from colliding with[…]

Maligayang pagdating sa Melbourne, Cebu Pacific Air touches down

  Cebu Pacific Air has launched its first service to Melbourne Airport, and is the 34th International Airline to operate to the airport.  The airline first launched in March 1996 adding to the huge growth in the low fare airlines models growing around the world. Currently  Cebu Pacific flies to[…]