The Australian Airline Pilot Academy (AAPA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Regional Express (Rex), officialy opened its brand new Wagga Wagga based campus. After commencing operations in Mangalore, Victoria, Rex announced in April 2009 its intention to construct a pilot training academy at Wagga Wagga airport in New South Wales to take advantage of the excellent airport facilities, good flying conditions and close proximity to its heavy maintenance base. Work commenced on the $12 million state-of-the-art campus in July 2009 and was completed in May 2010.
Boeing set to manufacture 184 AH-64E Apaches for the U.S. Army and overseas users
Boeing has confirmed it is to build 184 AH-64E Apaches for the U.S. Army as well as several international customers. This will include the first Apaches for Australia. This latest award, valued at US$1.9 billion, will bring the total current funded value of the contract to US$2.1 billion. Future obligations have the potential to see