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New home planned for Aussie B-24 Liberator

In the Melbourne suburb of Werribee, Victoria, the state-owned Melbourne Water Corporation will soon begin a project to dismantle the larger of two Second World War hangars at the far end of the old training base – hangar 1 – and relocate it to a site adjacent to the B-24 Liberator Memorial Australia restoration hangar.

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Qantas welcomes Airbus A220

Qantas introduced the carrier’s first two Airbus A220-300s on March 1, 2024. The carrier’s QantasLink subsidiary operated aircraft, VH-X4A (c/n 55253) and VH-X4B (c/n 55269), from Melbourne to Canberra and Brisbane.

Bundaberg Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

Impulse Simulations has announced Bundaberg Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

New Flying Doctor King Air makes flying visit to Belfast

A new Beechcraft King Air 360C for the Australian Royal Flying Doctor Service passed through Belfast International Airport on its delivery flight on February 26, 2024.

US to accelerate UH-60M deliveries to Australia

When the decision was made to expedite the withdrawal of its MRH-90 Taipan helicopters, the Australian Army Aviation Corps (AAAC) was left with a significant capability gap, which was partly filled through expedited UH-60M deliveries, including the accelerated delivery of nine additional Black Hawks by March 2024

ULTIMATE ANSETT AUSTRALIA QUIZ!

February 17 marks the anniversary of the formation of Ansett Australia in 1936. Based in Melbourne, the airline survived for 65 years before collapsing in 2001 (and then again in 2002). So this week, we test your knowledge of this iconic airline. Good luck!

Australian Wedgetail touches down at RAF Lossiemouth

A Royal Australian Air Force Boeing E-7A Wedgetail, A30-002, touched down at RAF Lossiemouth today (February 16, 2024).

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Australia now ‘burying’ retired MRH-90 fleet despite Ukrainian interest

Over recent months, the Australian Army has been scrapping and subsequently burying its problematic fleet of MRH-90 Taipan (NH90 TTH) tactical transport helicopters – which were removed from operational service more than a year earlier than planned – despite recent second-hand interest from Ukraine

Virgin Australia announces new Link-up

Virgin Australia has signed a new codeshare agreement with Link Airways, expanding its reach across the country by around 45%.

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Next-generation AWACS ­– Boeing’s E-7 Wedgetail

Boeing’s E-7 Wedgetail was expected to take over from the E-3 AWACS as it departed, but this hasn’t happened. Delays and cost overruns have meant the aircraft has not yet reached its full potential. However, a recent order by the USAF might be just what it needs, says Jon Lake.