Jetstar 787s for trans-Tasman

Jetstar will add its wide body Boeing 787 aircraft to its trans-Tasman schedule over the upcoming Christmas holiday season along with extra summer flying to Queenstown and Christchurch from Australia.

Wreckage again raises MH370 questions

The world is buzzing today with news of a piece of aircraft wreckage discovered on the Indian Ocean island of La Reunion that is reported as resembling a Boeing B777 flaperon

Airports Association chairman to step down

Australian Airports Association (AAA) chairman Stephen Goodwin will step down at the AAA annual general meeting in October,
NASA’s Cirrus SR22 unmanned aerial system testbed has helped complete a trial that delivered medical supplies by drone.

Flirtey, NASA deliver medicine by UAS

Australian drone startup company Flirtey has teamed with NASA’s Langley Research Centre to deliver medical supplies by drone, in a research project in the US State of Virginia.

Wearable tech to help aircraft engineers

Aircraft maintenance engineers will soon be able to enlist help from remote experts, through a digital headset and glasses that will allow connected experts to show what needs to be done using a pair of virtual hands.
Howard “Joe” Bartsch, navigator on the World War II “Double Sunrise” flights from Australia to Ceylon, has passed away at the age of 95. Image courtesy of Qantas.

Double Sunrise navigator laid to rest

Australian aviation lost a part of its own history on July 16, with the passing of Howard “Joe” Bartsch, one of the first three navigators to guide Qantas Imperial Airways Catalina flying boats across the Indian Ocean on 271 secret mail and VIP flights to England during World War II. He was 95.

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