Len Varley

Now the Assistant Editor with AviationSource, I have almost 40 years' experience in aviation, starting in Australian flight crew and training. I worked as CFI/Chief Pilot with 2 organisations and was also a CASA approved testing officer and aeronautics lecturer. This led to components procurement for civil operators and the RAAF, and then maintenance programming with a global airborne geo-survey operator.
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What is your favourite aeroplane?

The Cessna 402, a machine I grew to love doing single pilot charter ops into remote minesites.

What was your first Aviation interest?

As a kid, I was fascinated with the wartime stories of Douglas Bader and Guy Gibson and decided I wanted to become a pilot.

What is your favourite aspect of Aviation?

Aviation has been a lifestyle and a lifelong love affair for me, and I’ve now had the opportunity to experience many aspects of it. Almost 4 decades later, I still love it!

Recent articles from Len Varley

ST Engineering secures LEAP-1B MRO contract with Lion Air

Singapore-based MRO services provider ST Engineering has secured a firm contract with

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Cathay Group expands fleet with 32 A320neo family aircraft

Hong Kong's Cathay Group has finalized an agreement to acquire an additional

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Kalitta Air 747 bound for Anchorage declares emergency

A Kalitta Air Boeing 747 freighter operating from Seoul, South Korea to

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Schiphol Airport receives nature permit for maximum 500,000 flights

The Dutch Minister for Nature and Nitrogen Policy has officially granted Schiphol

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Universal Hydrogen marks 250th order for regional aircraft product

Universal Hydrogen Co. has achieved a further milestone by securing a remarkable

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U.S DOT releases June 2023 Air Travel Report

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has just released its Air Travel

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Viva Aerobus adopts AI fuel efficiency program

Viva Aerobus, the ultra-low-cost Mexican airline, is taking a significant step towards

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Edmonton International Airport begins infrastructure upgrades

Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is set to undergo a significant infrastructure transformation,

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VoltAero performs test flight of electric-hybrid aircraft on 100% SAF

VoltAero has conducted a landmark flight using its proprietary electric-hybrid powertrain, powered

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Pratt & Whitney to expand Singapore MRO capacity

Aircraft engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney has announced its plans to expand

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ATSB issues safety advisory after rotor wash injuries at hospital helipads

Helicopter rotor wash incidents have raised serious concerns around hospital landing sites

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PIA 777 returns to Jeddah due burning odour in cockpit

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) scheduled flight operating between Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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Global Airlines contracts Hi Fly to assist A380 entry to service

In a new development, Global Airlines and Lisbon-based charter operator Hi Fly

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Alaska Airlines to add direct San Diego-Atlanta service

Alaska Airlines has just announced its new daily service between San Diego

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SAUDIA completes maiden flight to new Red Sea International Airport

Saudi Arabian national flag carrier SAUDIA, carried out the maiden flight to

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