JetGo goes into administration leaving thousands of passengers stranded

Australian Regional and Charter airline JetGo has been placed in voluntary administration. The move leads 4000 passengers “stranded” in the month of June. The Queensland based airline made the announcement today, cancelling all commercial flights immediately. However, limited charter operations would continue. ABC News Australia said the announcement comes after Dubbo Regional Council lodged a…

Royal Flying Doctor Service turns 90

Australia’s most trusted charity, and one of the world’s largest aeromedical organisations, Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) turned 90 last week. The RFDS currently operates from 24 bases with a fleet of 69 aircraft. The Australian Inland Mission Aeromedical Service (now RFDS) was started by Rev John Flynn, a Prebyterian minister, in May 1928. The…

Australia plans Antarctica’s first paved runway

The Australian government has announced plans to build Antarctica’s first paved runway near the Davis research station, subject to environmental approvals. “After three field seasons of geotechnical and environmental investigations the Australian Antarctic Division has identified a suitable site for the runway in the Vestfold Hills region of East Antarctica, approximately six kilometres from Davis…

Virgin Australia helps explain Carbon Offsetting

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) Science Unit recently asked if it was worth selecting the Carbon Offset option when booking airline tickets. The article goes on to say that aviation is responsible for 2% of global carbon dioxide emissions, aviation emissions aren’t covered by the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, and that Australia’s domestic and international…