ATSB: Collision with terrain involving Robinson R22 helicopter, VH-HRW, 63 km NNE of Mitchell, Qld on 28 May 2015

On 28 May 2015, the pilot of a Robinson 22 helicopter, registered VH-HRW, was engaged in aerial mustering operations about 63 km north-north-east of Mitchell, Queensland. Late in the afternoon the helicopter’s tail rotor struck the branch of a 7 m-high dead and defoliated tree, the pilot lost control of the helicopter and it collided … [Read more…]

Flexjet Doubles Firm Challenger 350 Order to 40 Aircraft

Flexjet announced today that it has officially confirmed a firm order for 20 additional Challenger 350 super-midsized jets by Bombardier Aerospace. This is in addition to an order for 20 Challenger 350 Bombardier aircraft announced in 2013, bringing the total firm order to 40 of the popular business jets. (Photo: Business Wire) Flexjet LLC, offering … [Read more…]

This is Gripen E

Defence and security company Saab unveils Gripen E, next generation fighter. Over previous versions of the Gripen, Gripen E has a significantly improved avionics system. The capability to carry more weapons and the improved range performance, is possible by a more powerful engine and the ability to carry more fuel. Gripen E is equipped with … [Read more…]

Hong Kong Airlines to Launch its First Daily Flight to New Zealand

HONG KONG, May 13, 2016 / — Hong Kong Airlines, the internationally-acclaimed full-service airline, will launch its first daily direct service to Auckland, New Zealand on 10 November 2016. Airbus A332 aircraft with 283 seats, including 24 business class seats, will be deployed on the route. Located on the North Island of New Zealand, Auckland is surrounded … [Read more…]

LCI Helicopters Delivers First Aw139 to Australia’s Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation leasing arm of the Libra Group, has delivered the first new AW139 helicopter to Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service based in Australia. The aircraft is currently en route and will arrive at Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service’s main base in Newcastle, New South Wales, in June to enable pilots along with … [Read more…]

Norwegian reports passenger growth and higher load factor in April

Norwegian Boeing 787 Dreamliner Increased demand from business and leisure passengers contributed to Norwegian’s growth in April. The company carried almost 2.3 million passengers this month, an increase of 168,000 passengers compared to April previous year. The load factor was 84.5 per cent, up 2.1 percentage points. Norwegian carried 2,302,041 passengers in April, an increase … [Read more…]

Saab Receives Order From FMV Regarding Support And Maintenance For Helicopter 15

Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, FMV, regarding continued delivery of complete support and maintenance for Helicopter 15, for the years 2018 and 2019. The order includes support and maintenance of all 20 helicopters including materiel and technical personnel, base staff in the form of management, … [Read more…]