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Unruly passenger incidents increasing

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for more effective enforcement action against unruly passengers in the face of a growing number of...
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Christmas lights can be an aviation safety hazard

Christmas laser lights designed to project festive patterns onto the side of houses can pose a hazard to aviation, according to the US Federal...
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Travelling safely with batteries

Batteries are used to charge most of our portable electronic devices and pose a unique hazard when flying as they are capable of causing...
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The future according to NASA

Aviation is about to enter the most exciting time since the introduction of the jet age, a NASA executive told Oxford University this week. Associate...

Armed but not dangerous: prize-winning drone set to save millions

Drones are very useful devices for dull, dirty or dangerous tasks, but one thing they could not do was match the human ability to...

Get set for long-haul lab to London

As Qantas prepares to launch its newest route from Perth to London in March next year in the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, researchers are planning...

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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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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...

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