NEWS

24 Nov 2021

Captain Mike London retires after an illustrious 50 year career in Aviation operating his last flight in VH-SIF . Our thanks to the Fire department at Adelaide airport for supplying a water cannon salute . We all wish Mike all the best for the future and thank him for his time at the company .  Go Mike !!

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3 Aug 2021

Pionair congratulates Captain Gillett and First Office Walker on making company history as our first all Female crew . The company is very proud of their accomplishments and thanks everyone who made this possible.  When VH-SAJ arrived into Cairns from Melbourne this morning a positive buzz flowed throughout the company and we mark this occasion by featuring them on our home page . 

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1 July 2021

Pionair acquires its heavy maintenance provider Horizon Airline Engineering (HAE)  . Merging the entities will streamline the operations and bring great benefits to the businesses . 

27th Feb 2021

Pionair hosts The Australian Air League for a tour of our aircraft and facilities.  Ms Wendy Lindsay the State MP for East Hills accompanied.

Pionair is proud to support Australia's youth,  and encourage  future careers in aviation. Well done to Dan our Safety Manager for organising this splendid event. 

January 2021

Pionair / HAE opens its new Hangar facility at Cairns Airport . Congratulations on the teams hard efforts to get this up and running as support for the Qantas Cargo network

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8th December 2020

Pionair completes the 34th and final Hobart to Sydney fisheries cargo flight.  Launched by the Tasmanian Govt in conjunction with DHL and Pionair these flights were in response to the inability to export seafood during the Covid crisis. Pionair was commended for its exceptional service and reliability from its clients

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24 November 2020

Pionair takes delivery of a 2011 build Embraer E190-E1 named "Cinderella" This acquisition ushers in a new era for the company. VH-SEF touched down at Bankstown at 5.20 pm after ferrying from Switzerland. The aircraft sports the companies new livery and entry into service is expected early 2021.

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May 2020

4 very successful years of flying cargo for Virgin Australia comes to a close with the last flights on Friday 8th May.

A new chapter begins on Monday the 11th with the contract moving to Qantas !

December 2019

A series of VIP charter flights for American Actor Will Smith to Vanuatu and other exotic ports

December 2019

 

VH-SAJ enters service with a series of charters for QANTAS. This is Pionair's first of 3 BAe146-300QT.

Nov 2019

A series of flights to move RFS personel around the east coast of Australia during the bushfires.

Carried the N.S.W. Premier and team to view the devastation.

2019 NEWS

VH-PDX and VH-PDW, Convair 580 Freighters are donated to the Historical Aircrafrt Restoration Society (HARS). One aircraft is flown to Parkes NSW for storage and the other preserved at Bankstown for future transportation to Albion Park.