Two Qantas jets in 'near-miss' at Melbourne airport
SubmittedTBA Two Qantas jets have been involved in a "near miss" with a third plane at Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport, prompting serious concerns over safety procedures followed by air control staff. A passenger on-board one of the Qantas planes filmed the July 5 incident, which senator Nick Xenophon describes as a "potential disaster", with pilots given less than 20 seconds to react. The video footage shows the lights of another plane approaching from the left, before… (www.9news.com.au) More...
Air New Zealand named Australasia's Leading Airline at the 2015 World Travel Awards
SubmittedAir New Zealand has been named Australasia's Leading Airline for the seventh consecutive year at the 2015 World Travel Awards. The airline was also named Australasia's Leading Airport Lounge for the Air New Zealand Lounge at Christchurch International Airport for the third year running. The awards, now in their 22nd year, recognise travel organisations that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence and are voted for annually by travel and tourism professionals around the world.… (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...
Air NZ free for new customers to join
SubmittedThe CEO Christopher Luxton has made a statement saying since there frequent flyer program had stared including Kouru club membership. The aurline has gone out of it's way by promoting it's air points programmer to join for free. Normally there is a $75.00 NZ to join but because of the huge number of membership in 2014 air new zealand decided to make it free and waive the fee for joining. Qantas have lashed out at this saying it's just another publicity stunt even though anz has… (www.airnewzealand.co.nz) More...
RAAF jets would run out of fuel just 30 days into a major conflict, report warns
SubmittedRAAF war planes would run out of fuel just 30 days into a major conflict due to a dangerous shortage of aviation fuel, a report has warned. The sobering news comes as defence sources suggest that the new Defence White Paper might not be released until after Christmas and possibly not until after the next election. With new Defence Minister Marise Payne grappling with the complex portfolio, the much anticipated and fully-funded national strategic document is under fresh financial pressure as the… (www.couriermail.com.au) More...
Queenstown night flights a step closer, as upgrade gets OK
SubmittedQueenstown Airport will move another step closer to night flights, when work on a $17 million runway and lighting upgrade begins this week. Expected to be completed by early April next year, the project will widen a resurfaced runway from 30m to 45m and new lighting will be installed for the runway, taxiway, apron and approach. Provided airlines see demand for night services and get regulatory approval, evening flights are likely from next winte (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...
Air NZ passengers stuck on tarmac due to missing pilot
SubmittedPost on LinkedIn 0 +1 on Google+ 1 Air New Zealand Ltd Aviation The flight, due to leave at 1.15am, didn't depart until 4.38am. Photo / Bloomberg News The flight, due to leave at 1.15am, didn't depart until 4.38am. Photo / Bloomberg News Passengers on an Air New Zealand flight were forced to wait for hours on the tarmac after a pilot failed to show up because he confused the time. (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...
Qantas flight crew don black after losing Rugby World Cup bet
SubmittedAussie airline Qantas have made good on a bet wagered with Air New Zealand and staff are today donning the revered All Blacks jersey. Staff - including two pilots - on a flight from Sydney to Auckland this afternoon are all wearing sporting All Blacks gear following the Wallabies loss yesterday Good on you KIWI'S I wish Air NZ kept there paint scheme of the all blacks jets to hounor the team ZK-NBW- ZK-NQC gone but not forgotten those heavies (www.nzherald.co.nz) More...
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