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Qantas stoush with Canberra Airport singled out in government review

Qantas stoush with Canberra Airport singled out in government review

The Productivity Commission singled-out the extraordinary bust-up from earlier this year in a newly released issues paper on airport regulation.

  • by Steven Trask

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Ryanair passengers left bleeding from ears after terrifying descent

Ryanair passengers left bleeding from ears after terrifying descent

The airline's reaction has been described as 'bordering on inhumane' after some passengers were then left to sleep on the airport floor.

Vaping pilot linked to Air China plane’s sudden plunge

Vaping pilot linked to Air China plane’s sudden plunge

Chinese airlines have a good safety record in general, but passengers have, on occasion, accused pilots of smoking during flights.

NZ transport minister fined for making phone call from plane
New Zealand

NZ transport minister fined for making phone call from plane

The minister has apologised 'unreservedly' for the breach of aviation rules brought to light by an opposition MP.

Inside the search and rescue base watching over WA
Airports

Inside the search and rescue base watching over WA

WAtoday was granted exclusive access to AMSA's operations at Perth Airport.

  • by David Allan-Petale
Flight risk: Who'll be game to take on Virgin CEO job?
Opinion
Opinion

Flight risk: Who'll be game to take on Virgin CEO job?

As John Borghetti prepares for departure, finding a strong candidate who is prepared to take on the job of being, in effect, a corporate diplomat won’t be easy.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
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Don't be alarmed when four fighter jets fly over Canberra on Friday
Defence

Don't be alarmed when four fighter jets fly over Canberra on Friday

Four jets will pass over the city on Friday afternoon as part of an Australian Defence Force farewell for the outgoing Defence chief.

HNA executive’s death latest blow for debt-laden giant
Aviation

HNA executive’s death latest blow for debt-laden giant

Wang Jian spearheaded the Chinese group's expansion in recent years as it splurged more than $US40 billion on global assets including part of Virgin Australia.

  • by Prudence Ho & Geraldine Amiel
China's HNA chairman and co-founder dies after fall during trip to France
Aviation

China's HNA chairman and co-founder dies after fall during trip to France

Wang Jian, 57, died during a business trip in France on July 3 after a serious injury caused by a fall after trying to take photographs.

Airlines dodge minimum seat sizes as regulator sees no safety issue

Airlines dodge minimum seat sizes as regulator sees no safety issue

Hopes for more legroom in cramped airplane cabins have been dashed as regulators respond to a court order to review the 'Incredibly Shrinking Airline Seat' .

  • by Alan Levin
Pilot shortage forces Qantas to put jumbo jets on domestic services
Qantas

Pilot shortage forces Qantas to put jumbo jets on domestic services

Qantas will fly its ageing Boeing 747s on some domestic services to help cover gaps caused by a shortage of pilots.

  • by Patrick Hatch