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.
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.
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.
Airport employees and contractors from Australia and New Zealand will participate in an industry initiative to promote safety at airports during Airport Safety Week from October 26 to 30.
After an absence of more than a decade, Qantas will return to Sunshine Coast Airport with a Sydney to Sunshine Coast daily service six days a week from December.
The Solar Impulse solar powered aircraft attempting the first solar round the world flight will stay in Hawaii until April 2016 to repair overheated batteries.