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Fatal misunderstanding brought down Flying Tiger

Sunday 19 February marks the anniversary of a crash that serves as a grim lesson in the importance of clear communication in aviation. On 19...

Dubai first off rank with drone taxis

Your next holiday could be an adventure from the moment your taxi arrives—or lands—at your front door. The head of Dubai's Road and Transport Authority...

Phone use lands Chinese fliers in jail

Using your phone on an aircraft is disapproved of everywhere, but in China it can get you jail time. Chinese government site reported three...

Birdstrike rate on the rise

There are about five birdstrikes every day involving Australian aircraft, a report from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau has found. This equates to about...

FAA investigating smartphone fire on flight to Hawaii

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a smartphone fire on board a Delta Airlines flight to Hawaii after a passenger accidently crushed his phone. Officials...

Bad data sends drone into the blue

Incorrect data entry caused a remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) to fly out to sea never to return during a test flight in September, Australia's...


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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