Episode 362: First in Type – Mostly

It’s a week of firsts for the Australian Defence Force as the boys give progress on still more new or updated airframes coming down under:

HATS01: Airbus Helicopter EC135 T2+

HATS01: Airbus Helicopter EC135 T2+

Boeing 787-9 in Qantas colours

Boeing 787-9 in Qantas colours

Meanwhile, the Qantas long-haul pilots have approved a new wage deal which includes provisions for them to fly the 787-9 should Qantas actually take up the options they have for those aircraft.

To finish with, we are sad to report on the terrible news for the Australian helicopter charter industry as Bronwyn Bishop resigns. Yes, it’s a satirical take on a recent Australian political scandal (here’s a summary of the helicopter flight scandal).

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