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Clement Charpentreau

U.S. and Australian aircrews assist in real-life Robinson rescue

Three sailors were stranded for three days on the tiny remote island of Pikelot, in the western Pacific Ocean. They were spotted by rescue aircraft and rescued thanks to the SOS message they had written in the sand....


Clement Charpentreau

Freighter takes off with tail strut in Benny Hill-esque incident

You thought only James Bond or Tom Cruise could catch up with a departing plane?... you were right. After a captain and an engineer failed to comply with checklist procedures, a freighter began its take-off roll with a tail strut still attached. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau released its final report into the incident....


Clement Charpentreau

Two final bidders picked for Virgin Australia takeover

Virgin Australia administrators announced that two potential buyers remain to compete for the airline takeover, after its collapse in April 2020 amidst the global aviation crisis due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic....


AeroNewsX

Final two bidders for Virgin Australia to be revealed next week

Deloitte, the administrator of Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd, is expected to announce the final two preferable bidders to take over the airline. The deadline for indicative offers for the airline elap...


AeroTime Team

Two Emirates A380 incidents prompt internal rule change

Australia’s ATSB unveiled why Emirates forbids its A380 pilots from making RNP approaches in Australia and New Zealand. The prohibition tracks its roots to eerily similar incidents in Melbourne Airport, when passengers-carrying Emirates Airbus A380 superjumbos descended too low while on approach to the airport/ below controlled airspace.  ...


AeroTime Team

Nauru Airlines Flight QF7332 diverts back to Brisbane

Nauru Airlines flight QR7332 from Brisbane, Australia to Townsville, Australia, made several circles over the Moreton Bay before landing back in the departure airport on May 21, 2020. ...


Clement Charpentreau

Boeing showcases first Loyal Wingman prototype [Video]

Boeing presented to the Royal Australian Air Force the first prototype of unmanned fighter aircraft developed in the country and designed to fly in combat formation alongside manned fighter jets. ...


Rytis Beresnevicius

Pilots clear last hurdle for Qantas Project Sunrise

With the Australian and International Pilots Association's approval of a new pay deal, Project Sunrise finally cleared its final hurdle. ...


AeroTime Team

El Al Flight LY88 connects Israel and Australia for 1st time

An unexpected outcome of the COVID-19 virus outbreak, El Al Israel Airlines finally operated the long awaited its first direct commercial flight between Israel and Australia on March 24, 2020....


Zivile Zalagenaite

Qantas to ground all widebodies, cut 90% flights due to COVID-19

Caught in the global coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak and the resulting fall of travel demand, Qantas, the biggest Australian airline, and its subsidiary Jetstar are cutting their international flights by approximately 90%. Amid the changes, the group is preparing to ground “almost” all of its widebody aircraft, with at least 150 planes to be stored. ...