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Unpacking the issue of carry-on baggage

CASA is taking on the vexing problem of carry-on baggage in aircraft cabins, and its effects on safety. Cabin Safety Bulletin No. 8, published this...

Electric truck builder takes to the air

Every week seems to bring another proposal for new types of aircraft, many of them merging the technology of drones into new forms of...
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A salute to French aviation

Tomorrow is Bastille Day, the national day of France, and it’s timely to remember the contribution which the French have made to aviation. It began...

Forum takes a ground-up view of safety

Ground handling, an essential but often overlooked area of aviation safety, took centre stage at the Ground Operations Safety Advisory Forum (GO-SAFE) held at...
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Research offers hope of de-ice age for planes

Icing is great for cakes but not for aircraft. In flight, ice can seriously compromise the effectiveness of control surfaces, propellers and other equipment, and...
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Medical certificates now easier for many private pilots

The new basic Class 2 medical certificate, which can be issued after a visit to a local medical practitioner, commences this month and will...

Airworthiness

The hour cometh

A recent airworthiness directive from the US Federal Aviation Administration highlights the difficult issues surrounding the ageing general aviation aircraft fleet. Some things just seem...

Hot and confused

A tangle of misinformation about engine bay flammable fluid flexible hoses needs clearing up Dangerous ideas are not always outrageous. Sometimes they arise out of...

Rationalising airworthiness

Thomas P. Turner The pilot of a vintage Cessna 120 taildragger noticed over time that the aeroplane’s battery would not always hold a charge. It...

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