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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. ...


Clement Charpentreau
Qantas to delay Airbus A350XWB order due to coronavirus

Facing financial losses in the context of the coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak, Qantas Airways has presented several changes to its business for the coming six months. In addition to cuts to its international flight capacity, the carrier is actively seeking to delay the order of Airbus A350-1000s that were expected to operate the longest flight in the world....


Clement Charpentreau
Australia to sell 46 F/A-18 Hornet to private military contractor

The Australian Ministry of Defense announced its intention to sell 46 F/A-18 Hornets to the private company US Air over the next three to four years. They will serve to support the training of the United States Air Force pilots....