Wherever else it leads the Qantas joint venture with China Eastern 中国东方航空公司 will make life so much easier for Australians using flying kangaroo services through Shanghai’s main international airport from day one.READ MORE
The opening of Wellcamp airport, way ,way ,way to the west of Brisbane today, ought to strike fear into the heart of those who push grossly inflated prices for new transport infrastructure projects in Australia.
Or alternatively, deep envy at a political and public level.READ MORE
If the big dots are connected Qantas appears to be turning back to quality rather than price as a selling point in the Australian market.READ MORE
Although it wasn’t known when scenes of jubilation broke out in the control room of the Rosetta mission when its comet lander Philae touched down on the dark surface of Churyumov-Gerasimenko, it ‘flew’ for another 113 minutes.READ MORE
In its latest update on the crash of the Virgin Galactic space tourism vehicle, America’s NTSB says the surviving pilot didn’t know a critical control lever had been unlocked at the wrong speed.READ MORE
Boeing is not casting any official light on the concerns that have been raised over the insecure access to an electronics and electrical systems bay located below and behind the floorline of the cockpit of its 777s, including the 777-200ER that was missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.READ MORE
Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson says the wide body Singapore Airlines low cost carrier is comfortable and optimistic within its chosen space of non-stop routes of up to around nine hours flight time from Changi Airport.
But in a wide ranging interview Wilson also said “We have a watching brief on possibilities beyond that nine hours reach, although we are not about to rush into them”.READ MORE
Should Sydney’s second major airport be named after one of the great unsung heroes of Australian, indeed, world aviation, the modest but far sighted box kite and curved airfoil innovator, Lawrence Hargrave?READ MORE
The unsecured electrical and electronics bay located under the floor and behind the cockpit of the Boeing 777-200ER that performed vanished Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is again in the spotlight.READ MORE
There is a special form of agony involved in sitting arm-in-sling through an excellent Boeing market forecast in which no-one actually discussed whether or not the projected growth would ever fit into Sydney Airport.READ MORE
Warming to the topic that $$$ are all that matters when airlines choose airliners, it’s noted that the latest 242 tonne version of the A330-200 could do non-stop flights both ways between Sydney and Los Angeles.READ MORE
Naming Sydney’s 2nd airport for a man with such astonishing connections with turbulent politics in NSW is an act of generous genius by PM AbbottREAD MORE
In an important boost to leisure as well as business connections with SE Asia, Singapore Airlines’ single aisle subsidiary Silkair is to start flights between Singapore and Cairns three times a week from May.READ MORE