Abdulaziz Al Raisi, chief officer management affairs, signed the agreement on behalf of Oman Air with Xavier Bertran, head of upgrade services at Airbus

Oman Air Signs With Airbus For A330 Cabin Upgrades

Oman Air to Update Airbus A330 Business Class Cabin 10 November 2015 Oman Air has signed an agreement with Airbus to upgrade the cabins of its A330 fleet. The airline said the interior modernization will harmonize business class cabins across its long range fleet and ensure the latest standards in its in-service A330s. The retrofit embodiment is […]

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The RAAFs eighth C-17A Globemaster III, A41-212 touches down at Amberley for the first time on 2 November. The senth aircraft, A41-213 was delivered in July. Picture: ADF, CPL Shannon McCarthy

Final RAAF C-17A Globemaster III Delivered

Eighth RAAF C-17A Arrives At Amberley 4 November 2015 The Royal Australian Air Force has officially welcomed its newest aircraft into service at RAAF Base Amberley today. The acquisition of two additional Boeing C-17A Globemaster III aircraft, and associated equipment and facilities, is a $1 billion investment in Australia’s ability to provide vital heavy airlift […]

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Singapore Airlines Selects SITAONAIR GX Aviation For Long Haul Fleet

High Speed Connectivity For Singapore Airlines Long Haul Fleet 9 November 2015 Singapore Airlines will deploy high-speed connectivity on its long range fleet, with SITAONAIR providing the passenger connectivity services (Wi-Fi and mobile phone text and data services). The installation of the first Inmarsat GX Aviation system powered by Honeywell’s JetWave satellite communications hardware is […]

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Moorabbin Flying Services fleet includes this Piper PA-28-161 Warrior III

Moorabbin Flying Services Partners With Melbourne Schools

Moorabbin Flying Services in Flight Training and Aviation Education Partnership 22 October 2015 Moorabbin Flying Services (MFS), a leading Flight Training provider in the Melbourne general aviation community today announced a new partnership with two of Melbourne’s high performing academic secondary schools, St. Kevin’s College and Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak. The partnership will provide flight training […]

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Airbus Helicopters delivers the first H130 for Bhutan

First H130 Delivered to Royal Bhutan Helicopter Services Limited 9 November 2015 The Kingdom of Bhutan – Airbus Helicopters announced the arrival of the first H130, from the proven Ecureuil family, in the Kingdom of Bhutan. This is the first of two helicopters acquired by the Royal Bhutan Helicopter Services Limited (RBHSL) to serve parapublic […]

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BAE Systems Australia carries out maintenance checks for TigerAir at its Melbourne Airport facility

BAE Systems completes 400-plus maintenance checks for Tigerair

BAE Systems Australia Achieves TigerAir Maintenance Milestone Melbourne, Australia: BAE Systems Australia has now completed over 400 base maintenance checks from its Melbourne International Airport hangar for Tigerair Australia’s fleet of Airbus A320-200 aircraft. The milestone marks two years since BAE Systems Australia entered the commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) market to provide […]

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QANTAS ‘Retro Roo’ Flight To Longreach Raises More Than $114,000 To Support Drought Relief

Qantas ‘Retro Roo’ Flight SYDNEY, 1 November 2015: Australians have helped Qantas raise more than $114,000 for the Western Queensland Drought Appeal, funding the coordination and distribution of much needed drought relief across the Longreach region. Qantas yesterday operated a one-off charity flight from Sydney to the Qantas Founders Museum in Longreach, using its ‘Retro […]

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Significant 75th anniversaries

Significant 75th Anniversaries

Some anniversaries are more significant than others, and 75th anniversaries are generally considered to be important milestones, along with 50th, 60th and 100th. There’s a number of 75th anniversaries associated with aviation and World War II occurring around this time, and to me, there’s three which stand out: the Battle of Britain (officially commemorated on […]

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