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WOFA Podcast: Avalon Airshow specials

The Australian Aviation podcast interviewed military and business leaders, as well as an aviation veteran, during the 2019 Avalon Airshow.

Gulfstream eyes a happy home for its G600

Gulfstream senior regional vice-president for sales Roger Sperry says the business jet maker’s soon-to-be-certified G600 should find a happy home in Australia. The G600 is on display at this week’s Avalon Airshow alongside the G550 and G650ER. Sperry said the new technology embedded in the G600’s flightdeck, such as active control side sticks and fly-by-wire

Leonardo markets commercial tiltrotor for EMS role

Italian-headquartered aerospace, defence and security company Leonardo is promoting the AW609 tiltrotor in an emergency medical services (EMS) configuration, promising to combine the strengths of fixed and rotary-wing platforms in a hybrid aircraft. The company is displaying a mockup of the cabin of what is billed as the first civilian tiltrotor or ‘powered lift’ aircraft

Lockheed Martin signs strategic partnership

Lockheed Martin and the Commonwealth have signed an agreement for Australian F-35 Sovereign sustainment contracts, establishing Lockheed Martin as a key Strategic F-35 sustainment partner for Australia. The announcement, at the airshow, was made by the Minister for Defence, Christopher Pyne. The Heads of Agreement provides a set of contracting principles for both the Australian

Airbus wins South Pacific A220 boost

Air Vanuatu signed a firm order for four A220s and purchase rights for a further four aircraft at the 2019 Avalon Airshow on Tuesday. It is the first time the carrier has purchased Airbus aircraft.

Waterproof drone nominated for innovation prize

A waterproof drone designed by RMIT University engineers in conjunction with Defence Science & Technology (DST) Group has been nominated for a National Defence Innovation Award at the airshow.


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