Aviation

Victorian Coalition Government injects $1.4 million into Hamilton Airport

21 March, 2014
Minister for the Aviation Industry Gordon Rich-Phillips today announced the Napthine Government would contribute $1.4 million toward the redevelopment of Hamilt... Read more

Victorian Coalition Government welcomes centenary of military pilot training in the state

01 March, 2014
Minister for the Aviation Industry Gordon Rich-Phillips has welcomed The Centenary of Military Aviation 2014 Air Show at RAAF Williams, Point Cook, taking place... Read more

Flight training boost for Sale

25 February, 2014
The opening this week of CAE Australia’s new King Air 350 Flight Simulator facility in Sale has re-enforced Sale’s status as the leading hub for def... Read more

Victorian Coalition Government's $180,000 boost for Kyneton airfield

07 February, 2014
Minister for the Aviation Industry Gordon Rich-Phillips announced today that the Kyneton Airfield will receive a major $180,000 upgrade through the Victorian Co... Read more

Wangaratta Aerodrome upgrade ready for action

24 January, 2014
The Minister for the Aviation Industry Gordon Rich-Phillips today officially opened the Wangaratta Aerodrome upgrade, which will allow additional operational ca... Read more

Government welcomes multi-million dollar Virgin aviation apprenticeship announcement

12 December, 2013
The Victorian Coalition Government today welcomed Virgin Australia’s announcement of a new multi-million dollar investment in aviation trade skills in Vic... Read more

Avalon's future secure – growing tourism and building jobs for the Geelong region

11 December, 2013
Premier Denis Napthine today announced that the Victorian Coalition Government had secured the continued operation of Jetstar Airways domestic services at Avalo... Read more

Mildura to grow as hub for commercial pilot training

06 December, 2013
Minister for Higher Education and Skills Peter Hall today launched a new venture that will see Mildura Airport become a major hub for commercial pilot training.... Read more

Regional Aviation Fund boost for Bendigo Airport

04 December, 2013
Minister for the Aviation Industry Gordon Rich-Phillips today announced $300,000 in Stage One funding towards the redevelopment of Bendigo Airport. The funding ... Read more

$340,000 grant gives flight to Orbost Aerodrome upgrade

29 November, 2013
The Victorian Coalition Government has provided $340,000 to upgrade the Orbost Aerodrome, which will help facilitate 24-hour emergency services and greater econ... Read more

ICT company Sissit expands as projects take flight

15 November, 2013
The Victorian Coalition Government has welcomed the expansion of leading self-service and mobile technology company, Sissit Pty Ltd, into substantial new headqu... Read more

Victorian Government welcomes Cohuna Award

14 November, 2013
The Victorian Coalition Government has commended Gannawarra Shire Council on being awarded Australia’s Airport of the Year for a non-certified aerodrome. ... Read more

Cobden Aerodrome Upgrade Ready For Take Off

10 October, 2013
Minister for the Aviation Industry, Gordon Rich-Phillips today announced funding of $200,000 to upgrade Cobden Aerodrome as part of the Victorian Coalition Gove... Read more

Jetstar’s first Dreamliner lands in Melbourne

09 October, 2013
The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner to join the Qantas-Jetstar fleet was unveiled in Melbourne today, bringing jobs and investment to the Victorian economy. Prem... Read more

Coalition Government re-affirms support for Essendon Airport

04 September, 2013
The Victorian Coalition Government has today re-affirmed its support for the retention of Essendon Airport as an emergency services base, corporate aviation hub... Read more

Enhanced Aviation Fund guidelines ensure blue skies ahead for Victorian communities

30 August, 2013
The Victorian Coalition Government today launched enhanced funding guidelines for the $20 million Regional Aviation Fund, making it easier for aerodrome operato... Read more

Upgraded Edenhope Aerodrome now clear for night time take off

30 August, 2013
Minister for the Aviation Industry Gordon Rich-Phillips today opened the Edenhope Aerodrome upgrade, which included widening the runway to meet Civil Aviation S... Read more

Jetstar base to create up to 100 new jobs for Victoria

13 August, 2013
A new $100 million Jetstar Boeing 787 base at Tullamarine Airport will create up to 100 new jobs in Victoria’s aviation industry Premier Denis Napthine an... Read more

Regional Aviation Fund grant gives Lethbridge Airpark upgrade a flying start

09 July, 2013
Minister for Aviation Gordon Rich-Phillips has announced that Lethbridge Airpark is to receive just over $1 million from the Victorian Coalition Government&rsqu... Read more

Cohuna Aerodrome upgrade allows air ambulance to fly in and fly out

09 July, 2013
Early completion of the upgraded Cohuna Aerodrome, funded through the $20 million Regional Aviation Fund, will ensure local residents in the district will have ... Read more
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