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For luck’s sake: coins tossed in engine delay flight

A passenger flight in China was delayed for nearly six hours after an elderly woman threw coins into its jet engine for good luck. The...

Airbus to develop pop-out flight recorders

Airbus has announced it will develop new fixed and deployable flight recorders for its airliners. Airline crashes such as Air France 447, which crashed in...

Electric copter joins Dubai flying taxi tests

German electric aircraft maker Volocopter has signed an agreement with the government of Dubai to test fly autonomous air taxis in the emirate by...

Future-proofing the flight deck

GE Aviation Systems has announced an ‘Open Flight Deck’ project, aimed at breaking down barriers to the introduction of new aviation technologies. The company is...
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Watch this U-space: EU launches drone airspace plan

The European Union has revealed plans for a new type of airspace. 'U-space', is a plan for low-level airspace to enable the safe and...

Europe’s air safety record on show

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued its annual safety review. Last year, 2016, was the safest year on record for passenger and scheduled...

Airworthiness

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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The cable saga

In the five years since a very near miss put the issue of flight control deterioration into clear focus, sixty-one unserviceable and potentially dangerous...

Grinding gear

A known and documented problem continues to cause embarrassment and expense for Cessna operators. It was a memorable sightseeing trip, for the wrong reasons. The...

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