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FRI 13 JULY 2018

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The Queen of the skies Rural Weekly - Northern Territory, Darwin, General News, Erle Levey

13 Jul 2018

Page 22 • 733 words • ASR AUD 485 • Photo: Yes • Type: News Item • Size: 942.00 cm² • NT • Australia • Longreach Airport Press • ID: 980805802 External restoration of the Qantas super constellation complete NEARLY four years after Qantas Founders Museum acquired their Lockheed Super Constellation in Manila, Philippines, the external restoration of the aircraft to the original Qantas livery in Longreach is now complete. View original - Full text: 733 word(s), ~2 mins

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Only 5% of commercial airline pilots are women. Despite this, Tori Nikolau has overcome ... NITV, Sydney, The Point, Nakari Thorpe and Rachel Hocking

12 Jul 2018 8:58 PM

Duration: 5 mins 53 secs • ASR AUD 2,187 • National • Australia • Gold Coast Airport Radio & TV • ID: X00075314698 Only 5% of commercial airline pilots are women. Despite this, Tori Nikolau has overcome countless hurdles to become one of the nation’s first female Indigenous commercial pilots. When Nikolau was young, she tagged along with her pilot father Tony, who is now a captain with Virgin Australia. It was not until Nikolau finished high school that she began considering aviation as a potential career. But soon after Nikolau started training, she developed a cyst on her lower spine. The then-20yo was forced to abandon studies and underwent three rounds of surgery in six months. Nikolau recovered after 12 months and was able to resume her pilot training to become one of Australia’s first female Indigenous commercial pilots. Earlier this year, the 23yo spoke at a Brisbane event celebrating First Nations women. Audience 12,000 All, 6,000 MALE 16+, 3,000 FEMALE 16+ Interviewees Geoffrey Davis, grandfather|Reggie Davis, great-grandfather|Tamara Nikolau, mother|Tony Nikolau, father|Tori Nikolau, pilot Vision Virgin Also broadcast from the following 10 stations NITV (Canberra), NITV (Regional NSW), NITV (Brisbane), NITV (Melbourne), NITV (Perth), NITV (Hobart), NITV (Regional West Australia), NITV (Adelaide), NITV (Regional Victoria), NITV (Regional Queensland)

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Racing Legend Mick Doohan Launches Private Jet Business theupsider.com.au

12 Jul 2018 5:54 PM

809 words • ASR N/A • Gold Coast Airport Online • ID: 981160555 Is it actually possible to enjoy, rather than just endure, long-haul flying? If you do enough of it, even sitting in Business Class can become tiresome, but life is very different – let’s just call it better – when you’ve got a private jet. Your... Read on source site

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Passengers on a flight from the Philippines to Brisbane this week have been urged to ... 4KQ, Brisbane, 17:00 News, Newsreader

12 Jul 2018 5:01 PM

Duration: 0 min 13 secs • ASR AUD 193 • QLD • Australia • Gold Coast Airport Radio & TV • ID: X00075311031 Passengers on a flight from the Philippines to Brisbane this week have been urged to check their immunisation status after a child on board had measles. Audience 23,000 All, 14,000 MALE 16+, 10,000 FEMALE 16+

Passengers on a flight from the Philippines to Brisbane this week have been urged to ... Hot FM 91.1, Maroochydore, 15:00 News, Newsreader

12 Jul 2018 3:02 PM

Duration: 0 min 8 secs • ASR AUD 129 • QLD • Australia • Gold Coast Airport Radio & TV • ID: X00075310764 Passengers on a flight from the Philippines to Brisbane this week have been urged to check their immunisation status after a child on board had measles. Audience N/A All, N/A MALE 16+, N/A FEMALE 16+ Also broadcast from the following 8 stations 4CA AM (Cairns), 4CC (Rockhampton), 4MK (Mackay), 4RO (Rockhampton), Power 100 (Townsville), Star 101.9 (Mackay), Star 102.7 (Cairns), Zinc FM Sunshine Coast (Sunshine Coast)

Passengers on a flight from the Philippines to Brisbane this week have been urged to ... River FM, Ipswich, 15:00 News, Newsreader

12 Jul 2018 3:02 PM

Duration: 0 min 25 secs • ASR AUD 60 • QLD • Australia • Gold Coast Airport Radio & TV • ID: X00075309683 Passengers on a flight from the Philippines to Brisbane this week have been urged to check their immunisation status after a child on board had measles. Audience N/A All, N/A MALE 16+, N/A FEMALE 16+

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Passengers on a flight from the Philippines to Brisbane this week are being urged to ... 4BC, Brisbane, 14:00 News, Newsreader

12 Jul 2018 2:00 PM

Duration: 0 min 29 secs • ASR AUD 426 • QLD • Australia • Gold Coast Airport Radio & TV • ID: X00075308538 Passengers on a flight from the Philippines to Brisbane this week are being urged to check their immunisation status after a child on board had measles. Queensland Health says the child was infectious on the flight from Manila to Brisbane International Airport on 8 July. He was also at the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital two days later. Audience 13,000 All, 6,000 MALE 16+, 7,000 FEMALE 16+ Also broadcast from the following 5 stations 1071 AM (Kingaroy), 4BU (Bundaberg), 4CRB FM (Gold Coast), 4LG (Longreach), Radio 4KZ (Innisfail)

Flights from Dubbo to Brisbane and Melbourne announced Wellington Times by Antonia O Flaherty

12 Jul 2018 10:28 AM

609 words • ASR AUD 140 • Gold Coast Airport Online • ID: 981033777 THEY'RE BACK: Fly Corporate's Geoff Woodam and Mayor Ben Shields announced the beginning of Fly Corporate's direct service from Dubbo to Brisbane and Melbourne. Photo: CRAIG THOMSON Once again Dubbo residents will be able to fly direct to Brisbane and... Read on source site

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Jetstar's Peak Season Travel Today, New Zealand, General News

11 Jul 2018

Page 2 • 50 words • ASR AUD 15 • Photo: No • Type: News Item • Size: 19.00 cm² • NZ • New Zealand • Gold Coast Airport Press • ID: 980981906 Jun marked the start of Jetstar's peak ski season flying into Queenstown with up to 36 return flights a week from Melbourne, Sydney and Gold Coast and 19 flights a week from Auckland and Wellington. The month also marks JQ's second anniversary of operating international after-dark flights to Queenstown. View original - Full text: 50 word(s), <1 min

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The Federal Government has announced a new investment wave for local projects from ... Seven Townsville, Townsville, Seven Local News, Rob Brough and Joanne Desmond

12 Jul 2018 6:10 PM

Duration: 0 min 21 secs • ASR AUD 180 • QLD • Australia • Townsville Airport Radio & TV • ID: X00075313150 The Federal Government has announced a new investment wave for local projects from its Better Regions Fund. A new Townsville Airport entrance gets $1m, a Ronald McDonald House kitchen upgrade $170,000. Construction begins in the coming months. Audience 13,000 All, 5,000 MALE 16+, 7,000 FEMALE 16+

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Online News Headlines... ABC Far North, Cairns, Breakfast, Kier Shorey

12 Jul 2018 6:56 AM

Duration: 2 mins 12 secs • ASR AUD 270 • QLD • Australia • Townsville Airport Radio & TV • ID: X00075303307 Online News Headlines The Australian - A proposal to guarantee new dispatchable power generation is expected to be taken to cabinet with the Prime Minister’s support. The Australian - First images of the Wild Boar team in hospital emerge as footage from inside the cave reveals the hazards of their dramatic rescue. The Australian - Two Qantas pilots, one current and one former, are in a critical condition after the crash of a vintage plane in South Africa The Guardian - NSW licences effectively extended indefinitely due to legal loophole. Brisbane Times - Billy Slater gets the Origin farewell he deserves. Brisbane Times - King tide brings flood risk for Brisbane suburbs. The Courier Mail - Rick Thorburn moves jails after guard concern. Townsville Bulletin - Billy Slater’s illustrious Origin career ended in sad controversy when he was hung out to dry by an absolute joke at Origin III. Townsville Bulletin - Townsville Airport should be upgraded as a matter of urgency and both the state and federal governments need to help. Cairns Post - Police appeal for help in search after an armed man who crashed a car in Brinsmead last night is still on the loose. Audience N/A All, N/A MALE 16+, N/A FEMALE 16+

RETAILERS FORESEE DISPERSED DEMAND Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast QLD, General News, Alister Thomson

13 Jul 2018

Page 49 • 411 words • ASR AUD 3,337 • Photo: Yes • Type: News Item • Size: 455.00 cm² • QLD • Australia • Gold Coast Industry News Press • ID: 981300984 With the number of people settling across the Gold Coast expected to rise dramatically, retailers are betting on neighbourhood shopping centres WHILE attention has naturally focused on the Gold Coast's heavyhitting retail centres, such as Pacific Fair and Robina Town Centre, the real growth story lies outside of the mega malls, according to Herron Todd White. View original - Full text: 411 word(s), ~1 min

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Both Federal political leaders were campaigning in Queensland today in the lead up to ... Channel 7, Brisbane, Seven News Qld at 4pm, Katrina Blowers

12 Jul 2018 4:08 PM

Duration: 0 min 42 secs • ASR AUD 4,555 • QLD • Australia • Gold Coast Industry News Radio & TV • ID: X00075312926 Both Federal political leaders were campaigning in Queensland today in the lead up to the Longman by-election. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten visited an ambulance station on Bribie Island to announce a $17m acute health care facility on the island while Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was on the Gold Coast to promote the benefits of the government's changes to childcare fees. Audience 83,000 All, 35,000 MALE 16+, 48,000 FEMALE 16+ Interviewees Bill Shorten, Federal Opposition Leader|Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister Also broadcast from the following 9 stations Prime7 Gold Coast (Gold Coast), Seven Bundaberg (Bundaberg), Seven Cairns (Cairns), Seven Mackay (Mackay), Seven Mt Isa (Mt Isa), Seven Rockhampton (Rockhampton), Seven Sunshine Coast (Sunshine Coast), Seven Toowoomba (Toowoomba), Seven Townsville (Townsville)

Townsville Running Festival organisers vow the event’s 20th anniversary will be the best. ... Seven Townsville, Townsville, Seven Local News, Rob Brough and Joanne Desmond

12 Jul 2018 6:12 PM

Duration: 1 min 23 secs • ASR AUD 712 • QLD • Australia • Sponsorship Radio & TV • ID: X00075313202 Townsville Running Festival organisers vow the event’s 20th anniversary will be the best. Athletes from all over the world are going to the city’s waterfront to compete for a record $12,000 prize. Registration proceeds go towards the Ronald McDonald House. Audience 13,000 All, 5,000 MALE 16+, 7,000 FEMALE 16+ Interviewees Brian Armit, Race director|Justin Smith, Vice-President, Running Festival|Kate Herron, Piper Promotions Vision McDonald’s

Runners are getting ready to pound the pavement in the 20th annual Townsville Running ... WIN Townsville, Townsville, WIN News, Lincoln Humphries

12 Jul 2018 6:11 PM

Duration: 1 min 37 secs • ASR AUD 530 • QLD • Australia • Sponsorship Radio & TV • ID: X00075311783 Runners are getting ready to pound the pavement in the 20th annual Townsville Running Festival on Sunday. The event is expected to attract more than 2,000 participants and it will be made possible through new technology that enhances the registration process. The prize money for this event is $3,000. Justin Smith says the principal charity for the event is Ronald McDonald House. Audience 9,000 All, 4,000 MALE 16+, 5,000 FEMALE 16+ Interviewees Brian Armit, Race Director, Running Festival |Justin Smith, Vice President, Running Festival |Kate Herron, Piper Promotions

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There has been a massive downturn in the local residential construction industry. ... Southern Cross Townsville, Townsville, Nine News North Queensland

12 Jul 2018 6:03 PM

Duration: 1 min 37 secs • ASR AUD 302 • QLD • Australia • Sponsorship Radio & TV • ID: X00075314481 There has been a massive downturn in the local residential construction industry. Builders say investors are less interested in new homes. Audience 5,000 All, 3,000 MALE 16+, 3,000 FEMALE 16+ Interviewees John Futer, Housing Industry Association |Michael McMillan, Townsville Enterprise|Sam Musemeci, Harcourts Townsville

Automation challenges for pilots of the future The Australian, Australia, Aviation, Annabel Hepworth

13 Jul 2018

Page 23 • 412 words • ASR AUD 4,062 • Photo: Yes • Type: News Item • Size: 201.00 cm² • National • Australia • Airline/Aviation Industry News Press • ID: 981237874 Pilots of the future will need to be able to cope with "highly sophisticated" automation and even autonomous aircraft, a document released by a prominent aerospace group says. The Royal Aeronautical Society Australian Division has pointed to concerns that regulations reflect training requirements for "past aviation technology". View original - Full text: 412 word(s), ~1 min

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$2m gift for angels of air The Australian, Australia, Aviation, Annabel Hepworth

13 Jul 2018

Page 23 • 469 words • ASR AUD 10,286 • Photo: Yes • Type: News Item • Size: 509.00 cm² • National • Australia • Airline/Aviation Industry News Press • ID: 981237876 Australia's air traffic controller will waive more than $2 million in yearly service fees for a group of aeromedical operators in a move the Royal Flying Doctor Service says will allow donor money to "stretch even further". Airservices Australia will announce that the fees will not be charged for the five not-for-profit operators. View original - Full text: 469 word(s), ~1 min

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Bird's eye view of airport works The Australian, Australia, Aviation, Annabel Hepworth

13 Jul 2018

Page 23 • 225 words • ASR AUD 2,001 • Photo: No • Type: News Item • Size: 99.00 cm² • National • Australia • Airline/Aviation Industry News Press • ID: 981237878 Enthusiasts will be able to view the construction of the $5.3 billion Western Sydney Airport as registrations of interest for a visitor centre are called. The Australian can reveal that the government-owned company building the airport, WSA Co, has called for registrations of interest to finalise the design and build the centre. View original - Full text: 225 word(s), <1 min

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Fears of more charter red tape The Australian, Australia, Aviation, Annabel Hepworth

13 Jul 2018

Page 23 • 540 words • ASR AUD 4,022 • Photo: No • Type: News Item • Size: 199.00 cm² • National • Australia • Airline/Aviation Industry News Press • ID: 981237905 The nation's civil aviation regulator is being urged against adding to red tape and costs to small air charter operators when it releases new rules for smaller aeroplanes. In the wake of this week's summit on the embattled general aviation sector in Wagga Wagga, the sector has launched a preemptive strike over new "part 135" rules that the Civil Aviation Safety Authority is expected to release in draft form next month for broad consultation. View original - Full text: 540 word(s), ~2 mins

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High-flyer Gonski on board for airport The Australian, Australia, Business News, Annabel Hepworth

13 Jul 2018

Page 19 • 393 words • ASR AUD 3,274 • Photo: Yes • Type: News Item • Size: 162.00 cm² • National • Australia • Airline/Aviation Industry News Press • ID: 981243855 Well-regarded lawyer and director David Gonski has been appointed to the board of Sydney Airport, the nation's busiest hub, from late September. "Sydney Airport is Australia's gateway, connecting Sydney and NSW regionally, nationally and internationally," said Mr Gonski, who is also chairman of ANZ. View original - Full text: 393 word(s), ~1 min

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13 Jul 2018 Rural Weekly - Northern Territory, Darwin Author: Erle Levey • Section: General News • Article type : News Item Classification : Regional • Audience : 9,569 • Page: 22 • Printed Size: 942.00cm² Market: NT • Country: Australia • ASR: AUD 485 • Words: 733 • Item ID: 980805802

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The Queen of the skies External restoration of the Qantas super constellation complete ERLE LEVEY erle.levey@scnews.com.au .

NEARLY four years after Qantas Founders Museum acquired their Lockheed Super Constellation in Manila, Philippines, the external restoration of the aircraft to the original Qantas livery in Longreach is now complete. Qantas Founders Museum purchased the Super Constellation aircraft from the Manila International Airport Authority in September 2014. Over two and a half years, with the support of Qantas Engineering and a devoted team of volunteer engineers, the aircraft was extracted from its mud encrusted position, disassembled and the components transported by ship from Manila to Townsville, then by truck from Townsville to Longreach, arriving in late May 2017. Over the last 13 months, Qantas specialist engineers, volunteers and contractors have been working in sometimes trying conditions to prepare and restore the exterior of the aircraft. This has included replacing corroded and missing areas, reassembling the aircraft and repainting it in the Qantas Super Constellation livery. The livery details were provided from original Qantas 1950s drawings, sourced and reproduced by Qantas’ Curator and Engineering technical staff. Qantas Founders Museum CEO Tony Martin said it was great achievement by all involved in the Super

Constellation Project to see restoration to a pristine condition completed. “The Super Constellation Project has been a long and at times trying project, but the end result with a beautiful aircraft externally restored, is well worth it,” Mr Martin said. “This project would not have been completed without the hard work and dedication of our Project Manager Rodney Seccombe, Qantas Engineering, our contractors and volunteers and the support of our sponsors and community, thank you to everyone who assisted us. “The new aircraft is an important addition to our aircraft collection and enables us to tell a significant part in the history of Qantas while featuring one of the most iconic aircraft in commercial aviation history.” This project was substantially funded jointly by the Qantas Foundation Memorial Ltd (the parent company to Qantas Founders Museum), Qantas Airways and the Australian Government with funds administered by the Queensland Government through the Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure Fund. The next stage of the project will be the internal restoration and display creation which the Qantas Founders Museum hopes to be completed by the Qantas Centenary year of 2020. The Super Constellation will

be available for display to museum visitors later in 2018 once final preparations have been made for the planned Airpark Roof Project. For more information about the Roof Project, visit www.qfom.com.au. Qantas Founders Museum is a non-profit organisation which tells the story of Australia’s national airline, Qantas Airways, and how it began in western Queensland in 1920. The museum, which has an annual visitation of 42,000 people, has a variety of exhibits, interactive displays, artefacts and aircraft including an original Qantas Boeing 747, Qantas’ first Boeing 707, an original Qantas DC3, a Lockheed Super Constellation and a Consolidated Catalina flying boat together with replicas of early-era aircraft. To donate to the museum and its projects, go to the Qantas Founders Museum website donation page at www.qfom.com.au/ donate-to-our-museum and follow the links. You can contact the museum by phone on (07) 4658 3737 or email info@qfom.com.au.


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FAST FACTS The Lockheed Constellation is an iconic aircraft in the history of Qantas and Australian aviation for the following reasons: T The Constellation operated the Qantas Kangaroo Route air services between Sydney and London from 1947. T The Constellation was the first aircraft that enabled Qantas to establish and sustain long-range overseas air service in its own right. T This was the longest air service in the world using the same aircraft all the way. T A Super Constellation operated the first Qantas trans-Pacific air service in 1954. T The Constellation was the first Qantas aircraft to feature flight hostesses. T The Constellation was the first pressurised aircraft operated by Qantas, bringing significantly increased comfort and operational reliability to long distance routes. T Qantas Super Constellations operated the first ever regular round-the-world air service via both hemispheres in 1958.

The Super Constellation needed careful attention.

The Super Constellation soon after its arrival at Longreach in 2017.


13 Jul 2018 Rural Weekly - Northern Territory, Darwin Author: Erle Levey • Section: General News • Article type : News Item Classification : Regional • Audience : 9,569 • Page: 22 • Printed Size: 942.00cm² Market: NT • Country: Australia • ASR: AUD 485 • Words: 733 • Item ID: 980805802

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IN FOCUS

FLIGHT OF FANCY: Qantas Founders Museum and Qantas Foundation Memorial executive assistant to the CEO Nicole Kuttner with the Super Constellation soon after its arrival at Longreach in 2017. PHOTOS: ERLE LEVEY

The Super Constellation, with the external restoration of the aircraft to the original Qantas livery, at the Qantas Founders Museum and Qantas Foundation Memorial at Longreach in 2017.


11 Jul 2018 Travel Today, New Zealand Section: General News • Article type : News Item • Classification : Magazines Trade Audience : 2,300 • Page: 2 • Printed Size: 19.00cm² • Market: NZ Country: New Zealand • ASR: AUD 15 • Words: 50 • Item ID: 980981906 Provided for client's internal research purposes only. May not be further copied, distributed, sold or published in any form without the prior consent of the copyright owner.

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Jetstar’s Peak Season

Jun marked the start of Jetstar’s peak ski season flying into Queenstown with up to 36 return flights a week from Melbourne, Sydney and Gold Coast and 19 flights a week from Auckland and Wellington. The month also marks JQ’s second anniversary of operating international after-dark flights to Queenstown.

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13 Jul 2018 Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast QLD Author: Alister Thomson • Section: General News • Article type : News Item Classification : Regional • Audience : 21,468 • Page: 49 • Printed Size: 455.00cm² Market: QLD • Country: Australia • ASR: AUD 3,337 • Words: 411 • Item ID: 981300984

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RETAILERS FORESEE DISPERSED DEMAND With the number of people settling across the Gold Coast expected to rise dramatically, retailers are betting on neighbourhood shopping centres ALISTER THOMSON

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WHILE attention has naturally focused on the Gold Coast’s heavyhitting retail centres, such as Pacific Fair and Robina Town Centre, the real growth story lies outside of the mega malls, according to Herron Todd White. Neighbourhood shopping assets are seeing substantial growth as major retailers, such as supermarket giants Coles and Woolworths, seek to expand into the Gold Coast’s population boom area. “In a classic case of the chicken before the egg, Coles and Woolworths have been aggressively securing sites within the region to ensure they can capture a piece of the market share over the coming decades as population growth booms in the region,” the property valuation firm writes in its Month In Review report for July. The report’s authors give Coles Pacific Pines as an example of the growing supply, and demand, for neighbourhood shopping centres.

The supermarket sold for $30.025 million last year. “It was presented to the market for sale with a brand new 15-year triplenet lease in place. “The property achieved one of the lowest initial yields seen on the Gold Coast, for an asset of this size, at 4.63 per cent.” They note that, despite the massive investment Pacific Fair and Robina Town Centre have made in their new dining precincts, there was still a large number of people who preferred to avoid major shopping centres. “Many investors who own standalone retail buildings have been capitalising on this in recent years. “Of particular note is Palm Beach which has witnessed a massive boom in the number of restaurants, cafes and bars over the past few years. “In 2018 alone, there have been 12 new town planning applications for cafes within the suburb.” The report’s authors note that, from a valuation perspective, they see rents as the biggest risk to the retail sector.

“With such an influx of retail accommodation across the Gold Coast and only so many consumer dollars on offer, there will unfortunately be some retailers that will not see it through,” they write. “The supply and demand metric at any given time will ultimately dictate the strength or otherwise of the retail leasing market, however, our projection is that rental growth in most areas will be stagnant at best.”


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Retailers such as Coles have attempted to anticipate population growth spots and secure a foothold in those areas before a competitor does.


13 Jul 2018 The Australian, Australia Author: Annabel Hepworth • Section: Aviation • Article type : News Item Classification : National • Audience : 94,448 • Page: 23 • Printed Size: 201.00cm² Market: National • Country: Australia • ASR: AUD 4,062 • Words: 412 Item ID: 981237874 Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.

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Automation challenges for pilots of the future Pilots of the future will need to be able to cope with “highly sophisticated” automation and even autonomous aircraft, a document released by a prominent aerospace group says. The Royal Aeronautical Society Australian Division has pointed to concerns that regulations reflect training requirements for “past aviation technology’’. “Today’s problems relate to pilot shortages, the difficulty of attracting young people into this role and regulations that reflect training requirements for past aviation technology,” according to a new document that sums up points raised during a recent high-powered forum. “Tomorrow’s problems relate to the selection and training of pilots who can cope with and integrate with highly sophisticated automation or indeed autonomous aircraft.” The comments are contained in a letter sent to politicians after the society’s recent inaugural safety forum that was attended by senior executives and government agencies across civil aviation. The document is a summary of points raised during the forum. It says the general aviation industry “does not adequately prepare pilots for a future in the highly automated world”. “In order to ensure that the pilots of the future meet the needs of the future flight deck, the professional civil aviation

industry needs to update recruitment assessment practices to assess applicants’ abilities in cognitive task analysis thus allowing them to interface with the highly automated aircraft of the future,” it says. The comments come at a time when a pilot shortage weighs on airlines across the globe. Closer to home, Qantas has said it is in the midst of “one of the biggest” pilot training programs in its history. As well, there has been a shortage of flight instructors as airlines have been poaching them to work as pilots. At the same time, aircraft are becoming increasingly automated, but this has sparked debate about the effect this has on the way pilots fly. On drones, the document pointed to the potential for technology to drive solutions where the drones were flying in busy airspace such as an unmanned traffic management system and geofencing. Geofencing technology puts curbs on where drones can fly and some groups have argued that it can help mitigate risks for remotely piloted aircraft. The document says the majority view was that the regulator and industry had a significant role to play in managing activity from the gadgets. “Education of drone users was seen as vital and again industry can play an important role,” the paper says. ANNABEL HEPWORTH

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13 Jul 2018 The Australian, Australia Author: Annabel Hepworth • Section: Aviation • Article type : News Item Classification : National • Audience : 94,448 • Page: 23 • Printed Size: 509.00cm² Market: National • Country: Australia • ASR: AUD 10,286 • Words: 469 Item ID: 981237876 Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.

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$2m gift for angels of air EXCLUSIVE ANNABEL HEPWORTH AVIATION EDITOR

Australia’s air traffic controller will waive more than $2 million in yearly service fees for a group of aeromedical operators in a move the Royal Flying Doctor Service says will allow donor money to “stretch even further”. Airservices Australia will announce that the fees will not be charged for the five not-for-profit operators. Infrastructure and Transport Minister Michael McCormack said the operators work was crucial to people who were based in rural and remote areas and said accessing their services “can mean the difference between life and death for people in remote parts of the country”. “Aeromedical service providers operate across vast distances, harsh landscapes and in far from ideal conditions,” Mr McCormack said. RFDS chief executive Martin Laverty said a $2m saving could fund 235 extra RFDS flights or fund 15 extra RFDS nurses. “Donors work hard to raise money for our healthcare charity,” Mr Laverty said. He said the plan was “great news for country people in the 90th year of the RFDS’’. The RFDS fleet includes the Hawker 800XP, the Pilatus PC-12, the King Air B350C and B200 C, and

the Cessna C208. New Pilatus PC-24 jets will arrive this year for Western Australia. Other organisations that would have the fees waived were Angel Flight, CareFlight, LifeFlight and Little Wings, which helps children with serious illnesses travel to their medical appointments. Little Wings managing director Richelle Koller said the waiver would bring important savings for the charity. “Obviously that means more flights for more kids making their way to the children’s hospitals,” Ms Koller said. The NSW-based charity service recently gained a twin-engine Baron and is selling its singleengine Piper Malibu so that it can upgrade to a second twin-engine Baron. The service is based at Bankstown Airport and takes youngsters to the children’s hospitals at Westmead and Randwick, and to the John Hunter Children’s Hospital in Newcastle. She said that with more than 55,000 registered charities in Australia, there were a lot of organisations doing “great work”, though that also meant it was “quite challenging” to raise funds. The organisation relies on volunteer pilots and drivers. Airservices chief executive Jason Harfield said the organisation wanted to encourage an environment in which the aviation industry “thrives”. “It’s why we

Aeromedical service providers operate across vast distances, harsh landscapes and in far from ideal conditions. MICHAEL McCORMACK, INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORT MINISTER

place a critical importance on not being an economic or operational impediment to industry growth,” he said. “Given these aeromedical operators rely on donations from individuals, organisations and businesses to sustain their operations, we are pleased to offer this support.” Mr Harfield said the organisation’s “modernised” operating model had helped enable the announcement.


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A $2m saving could fund 235 extra Royal Flying Doctor Service flights or 15 extra nurses, according to the service


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Bird’s eye view of airport works EXCLUSIVE ANNABEL HEPWORTH

Enthusiasts will be able to view the construction of the $5.3 billion Western Sydney Airport as registrations of interest for a visitor centre are called. The Australian can reveal that the government-owned company building the airport, WSA Co, has called for registrations of interest to finalise the design and build the centre. Based on a design that complements the local landscape, the centre will have a full-height viewing area for the construction zone. It will also have an exhibition and will highlight the benefits of the project to the area. The centre is expected to be open around the middle of next year. It will be built near one end of the runway and will have views to where the terminal will be located. “This airport will belong to western Sydney and we want the community to be able to see what’s happening on site as the terminal and runway take shape,” federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher said. Senator for Western Sydney Marise Payne said that since last month’s announcement about the awarding of three contracts, it was apparent that jobs were being created. WSA Co chief executive Graham Millett said the project was “about more than building an airport, it’s about creating a catalyst for western Sydney’s growth and we want the community to be involved from the start.”

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Fears of more charter red tape EXCLUSIVE ANNABEL HEPWORTH

The nation’s civil aviation regulator is being urged against adding to red tape and costs to small air charter operators when it releases new rules for smaller aeroplanes. In the wake of this week’s summit on the embattled general aviation sector in Wagga Wagga, the sector has launched a preemptive strike over new “part 135” rules that the Civil Aviation Safety Authority is expected to release in draft form next month for broad consultation. The rules will be aimed at setting minimum standards for small planes conducting air transport operations, capturing both charter and regular public transport operations. Some have fears that the rules and associated maintenance regulations could prove too complicated for smaller and remote operations, although CASA insists the proposed changes would decrease red tape “over time”. There has been consultation so far through the Aviation Safety Advisory Panel and its technical working group, though this is still in progress. It is understood that the content of the draft to be released for

consultation is still not settled. Ben Wyndham, Airspeed Aviation managing director, said he worried that the new rules would mandate the employment of safety managers and prevent the business owner or chief executive filling the key roles of safety manager and chief pilot. “This adds $100,000 to $200,000 to our payroll each year and is simply anti-small business,” Mr Wyndham said. However, a CASA spokesman said the role of safety manager “could be met in a number of ways and may not require additional resources in an organisation”. “Consultation already conducted during the drafting of the proposed rules has suggested it is appropriate for all air transport operators to have a safety management system,” he said. “The key point is that safety management systems will be scaled to match the size of the operator … CASA will not require small air transport operators to have the same complex safety management systems as large airlines.” Another crucial issue is the level of maintenance CASA insists on. Mr Wyndham said that regulating charter operations the same as regular public transport operations could lead to a need to use more expensive maintenance

outfits. This could lead to “more administration and staff and costs,” he said. Stuart Burns, chief executive and chief pilot at Complete Aviation, which runs charter aircraft, was concerned that another set of rules for large aeroplanes, being made together with part 135, could affect current operators of various light aircraft, impose extra costs and require more crew. Mr Burns said this was at a time when there was a shortage of skilled pilots and competition from road transport. But the CASA spokesman said the proposed changes “provide for an increased number of outcome-based rules that will lower red tape over time”. Rick Pegus, a pilot and managing director of Navair, said part 135 could create opportunities for smaller operators to conduct scheduled flights, selling seats “which might open up some opportunities in certain areas”. “It could be potentially good for small country towns that currently don’t have any services,” he said. But Mr Pegus noted that it “could also create a revolving door of operators going broke trying to establish these types of opportunities without any real experience in this new style of business”.


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High-flyer Gonski on board for airport ANNABEL HEPWORTH AVIATION EDITOR

Well-regarded lawyer and director David Gonski has been appointed to the board of Sydney Airport, the nation’s busiest hub, from late September. “Sydney Airport is Australia’s gateway, connecting Sydney and NSW regionally, nationally and internationally,” said Mr Gonski, who is also chairman of ANZ. “Ensuring its continued growth and productivity will deliver significant economic activity and ensure long-term job creation in the tourism and business sectors.” Mr Gonski said he was looking forward to working with chief executive Geoff Culbert, the former General Electric Australian head who replaced longtime boss Kerrie Mather. Sydney Airport chairman Trevor Gerber said he was “delighted” that Mr Gonski was joining the board, given his track record. “He brings with him decades of experience working successfully in business and with all levels of Australian government.” Mr Gonski’s appointment comes at a crucial time for the airport. This week, the Productivity Commission released an issues paper where it indicated it was seeking evidence on the extent of market power held by Australian airports and any constraints on that. The stakes are high given the potential for re-regulation of the major airports, which in some cases were subject to price caps between 1997 to 2002, during a privatisation bonanza that netted the Howard government billions of dollars.

The airport also faces a challenge to its near-monopoly with Western Sydney Airport due to open in 2026 after Sydney Airport exercised its “first right of refusal” to build and operate the proposed second airport. WSA Co chairman Paul O’Sullivan has said the new airport would be a “real wake-up call” for the incumbent. Mr Gonski is a former CocaCola Amatil chairman and resigned from that post in May last year. He also previously chaired the Australian Securities Exchange. He is now Chancellor of the University of NSW, a member of the Australian Securities & Investments Commission’s external advisory panel and on the board of the Lowy Institute. Yesterday, Sydney Airport shares closed unchanged at $7.05. Sydney Airport has benefited strongly from the growth in international passengers driven by its proximity to Asia, liberalisation of air rights and the growing number of global travellers. For the 2017 financial year, the net profit attributable to security holders was $349.8 million, up from $320.9m in 2016. Total revenues had risen 8.7 per cent because of the record number of passengers at the airport.

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