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Aviation Fuel sniffing prompts Warning in Australia.

Aviation Fuel sniffing prompts Warning in Australia .  Australian Northern Territory Australian health officials have warned of a "serious" incidence of children inhaling Aviation fuel in the Northern Territory.  Security camera footage shows children breaking into the remote Elcho Island Airport and siphoning fuel from planes. Petrol sniffing is not a new challenge to hit remote communities, but Aviation fuel is even more dangerous because it contains lead, local officials  aid. Lead exposure can badly damage the brain and nervous system.   Health officials believe more than 100 youths - one as young as seven - have inhaled the fuel on Elcho Island and a nearby area since March last year. "Our kids are ending up in hospital by getting infected by chemicals, which is bad for them," one Aboriginal elder, John Gurrumgurrum Burarrwanga, told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. #Aviation_English_News_ Readers_Positions  #Engli

To Avoid China Backlash, India Turns Down This Request From Australia

To Avoid China Backlash, India Turns Down This Request From Australia China Backlash, India Turns Australiaand Japan Four officials from India, Australia and Japan told Reuters that India blocked the proposal and suggested that Canberra send officers to watch the exercises in the Bay of Bengal from the decks of the three participating countries' warships, instead.  Both the United States and Japan supported the idea of involving Australia, seeing it as a natural partner in the effort to balance China's growing might, the four officials said. But Delhi is worried that China will step up activities in the Indian Ocean where it is building infrastructure inIndia's anxiety about being encircled, according to Reuters' sources who remained unnamed. Indian navy officials say there have been at least six submarine deployments by China in the Indian Ocean since 2013 and that Chinese submarines have been docking in Sri Lanka and its long-time ally Pa

Virgin paying the price for airline reinvention

Virgin paying the price for  airline  reinvention The Australian Financial Review Virgin  Australia  chief executive John Borghetti is in a painful phase of his long-term journey to reinvent the country's second-largest  airline . The first ... Airlines  boost on-time performance in April   - Flight attendants: glamour and discrimination in a turbulent industry   -  The Australian Full Coverage Flag as irrelevant Batik to offer WA-Bali flights The West Australian After several false starts, Indonesia's Batik  Air  will launch a twice-daily ... Eastern  Australia  manager Kathy Zhang told The West  Australian  the  airline  ... Flag as irrelevant SIA undertaking review after reporting big drop in full year profit Australian Aviation Singapore  Airlines  (SIA) has established a “transformation office” to conduct a review of the business after reporting a near halving of full year net profit ... Flag as irrelevant Ma

Pilot Cadet Program , ATR - 72 Virgin Australia Airlines

Virgin Australia Airlines Callsign 'Velocity' CEO or MD Mr. John Borghetti, CEO Address Virgin Australia Airlines Human Resources / Pilot Recruitment PO Box 1034  Spring Hill, QLD 4004 Australia Telephone +61 7 3295 3000 Website VIRGIN AUSTRALIA WEBSITE Fleet Types 5 Boeing B777-300ER Long Haul Airliners, 6 Airbus A330-200 Airliners, 76 Boeing B737-800NG Airliners, 2 Boeing B737-700NG Airliners, 18 Embraer E-190 Jets (5 sold, leaving co by Sept 2016), (14 ATR72-500 EFIS Turboprops operated by Virgin Australia Regional Airlines) Aircraft Orders 2 Airbus A330-200 Airliners, 13 Boeing B737-MAX8 Airliners Pilot Bases / Domiciles YBBN - Brisbane International Airport / Brisbane QLD YSSY - Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport / Sydney NSW YMML - Melbourne International Airport / Melbourne VIC YPPH - Perth International Airport / Perth WA Notes Successful airline with domestic services throughout Australia and International Services