Boeing to Build First Foreign Assembly Plant in Australia

Boeing, the largest US manufacturer and exporter of aircraft will be building their first military drone in Australia. The plant will be built in southern Queensland at the Wellcamp Aerospace and Defence Precinct near Toowoomba. Navy drones will be made …

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Wizz Air Mandates Flight Crews to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19 by December

Wizz Air announced on Sept. 1 that it will require all its flight and cabin staff to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December. In a statement, the Hungary-based airline said that the mandatory vaccination will support “smooth and continued …

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Irish Carrier Ryanair to End All Flights at Northern Ireland Airports

Ryanair is ending all flights at both airports in the Northern Ireland capital due to air passenger duty (APD) and lack of COVID-19 recovery incentives, the Irish carrier announced. “Due to the [United Kingdom] government’s refusal to suspend or reduce …

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Pentagon Orders U.S. Commercial Airlines to Assist in Afghan Evacuation

The Pentagon has ordered United States commercial airlines to assist in evacuating tens of thousands of people from Afghanistan amid the Taliban takeover. According to a statement released on Aug. 22, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin activated Stage 1 of …

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Qantas Airlines Mandates Full COVID-19 Vaccinations for All Its Employees

Qantas will make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for all its employees as part of its “commitment to safety,” the airline announced on Aug. 18. Qantas said in a statement that it is requiring all of its frontline employees, including cabin crew, …

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U.K. Government Plans to Cut Transport Emissions by Decarbonizing Aviation, Trucks and Rail

The U.K. government on Wednesday revealed is long-awaited Transport Decarbonization Plan that will allow it to create a net-zero transport sector by the year 2050. According to British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, the plan, which was finally published on Wednesday, …

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Space Race: Virgin Galactic Sets July 11, 2021 for First Commercial Space Flight

Virgin Galactic has set July 11, 2021 as the date for the first commercial space flight of the company’s Unity rocket. The announcement means that Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic will beat competitor Blue Origin to paid commercial space flights by …

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