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GA-ASI Makes First Flight of XQ-67A OBSS

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SAN DIEGO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / February 29, 2024 / General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) flew the XQ-67A Off-Board Sensing Station (OBSS) for the first time on Feb. 28, 2024. OBSS is an Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) program and GA-ASI was selected in 2021 to design, build and fly the new aircraft. With … Continued

AIPA comments on Qantas board announcements

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Quotes attributable to AIPA President Tony Lucas: “The Australian and International Pilots Association notes the appointment of John Mullen as Qantas chair elect. “Mr Mullen has a large challenge ahead of him. We trust he will embrace the opportunity to work with CEO Vanessa Hudson to bring about the cultural change she has promised. “This … Continued

General Atomics Expands International Collaborations and Partnerships With Japan in Critical and Emerging Technologies

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SAN DIEGO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / February 19, 2024 / General Atomics, a defense and diversified technologies company with affiliates operating on five continents, is expanding its collaborations and partnerships across Japan with new investments in the nuclear energy and rare earth elements sectors. Numerous teaming arrangements are in the late stages of discussion and … Continued

Recognising excellence in aviation safety management

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The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) today announced the winners of its safety manager scholarship program aimed at boosting aviation safety in Australia.   Now in their second year, the scholarships – worth up to $5000 each – were awarded to Ashleigh May Jacka, Courtney Ryan, and Jaime Taylor.   CASA Director of Aviation Safety … Continued

China Eastern Airlines opens multiple international routes during 2024 Spring Festival travel rush

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SHANGHAI, Feb. 8, 2024 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/– New forms and changes are expected to be observed in this year’s Spring Festival travel rush in China. China Eastern has stepped up efforts to newly open and resume international routes. Recently, it launched the Beijing Daxing-Kuala Lumpur route and resumed the Shanghai Pudong-Cairns, Australia route. It will also add … Continued

Response to loss of control and collision with terrain event

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Response to loss of control and collision with terrain event   The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is reminding pilots of the importance of pre-flight planning, interpreting weather forecasts and monitoring for deteriorating weather.   This reminder follows the release of a report from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) today into a tragic accident … Continued

Jet2.com Partners With IWG, Installing Pre-Select to Support Aircraft Weight and Emissions Reductions

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SURREY, BC / ACCESSWIRE / January 4, 2024 / International Water-Guard Industries, Inc. (IWG) and Jet2.com have entered into an agreement to install IWG’s patented "Pre-Select" Intelligent Water Quantity System on 52 B737-800 NG aircraft, making Jet2.com the first airline in Europe to use the product. International Water-Guard Logo Jet2.com has chosen the IWG Pre-Select … Continued

AirlineRatings.com names Air New Zealand as the world’s safest airline in its Top Twenty-Five for 2024

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Perth, Australia Jan 3, 2024. AirlineRatings.com (www.AirlineRatings.com), the world’s only safety, and product rating website, has named Air New Zealand as its safest airline for 2024.   Air New Zealand has gained top spot from last year’s winner Qantas by the narrowest of margins.   According to AirlineRatings.com Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas: “Our Top Twenty-Five Safest … Continued

Government of Canada Orders the MQ-9B SkyGuardian RPAS From GA-ASI

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SAN DIEGO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / December 19, 2023 / The Government of Canada has signed a contract to purchase a fleet of MQ-9B SkyGuardian® Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI). The order includes the associated Certified Ground Control Stations and support equipment from GA-ASI. The first delivery is … Continued