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.
Assistant Editor
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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

Remembering Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302

On March 10 2019, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, a Boeing 737 MAX

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Etihad Airways Engineering expands MRO facility

With global demand growing for aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services,

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Kia Kaha! Air New Zealand welcomes the Black Ferns onboard

Air New Zealand is taking rugby to new heights as it welcomes the Black

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Avelo Airlines adds three routes from Alabama and South Carolina

Avelo Airlines has added three new nonstop national routes, extending its U.S.

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Archer nears completion of first eVTOL build

Archer Aviation Inc. is now nearing completion of the final assembly of its

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Finnair leaps into spring with boosted schedule

Finland’s national carrier Finnair is hopping into spring with its biggest schedule

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Air Canada and CAE announce women in aviation scholarship winners

On International Women's Day, Air Canada and CAE announced eight recipients of

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Back Heathrow group expresses concern over proposed airport cost cuts

Yesterday’s announcement by the UK civil aviation authority (CAA) which has directed

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Virgin Atlantic 787-9 diverts to Barcelona with technical problems

A Virgin Atlantic scheduled flight operating from Johannesburg to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) was

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Archer Aviation begins construction on eVTOL manufacturing facility

Archer Aviation has begun construction on its high-volume eVTOL manufacturing facility project

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Air cargo demand weaker in start to 2023

The global air cargo market has made a weaker entry into 2023,

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Pegasus Airlines turns in solid 2022 with €2.45 billion turnover

Turkish low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines has announced its annual financial results for

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CAA directs Heathrow Airport to cut charges on airlines

In a landfall win for airlines and air travellers the UK CAA

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Australian air fares fall but remain above pre-pandemic pricing

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released figures showing that

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US DOT supports block of proposed Spirit-JetBlue merger

In a statement issued on Tuesday 7 March, the US Department of

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