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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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Sweet videos with a serious cabin safety core

CASA’s latest cabin safety campaign adds a sweet flavour to an important series of safety messages. Bean Safe is an animated video, starring jelly beans...

New Cessna sticks to simple formula

Cessna has announced a new aircraft; an unpressurised turbine twin suitable for passenger and cargo operations. Parent company Textron Aviation announced the Cessna 408 SkyCourier...

Rolls-Royce announces electric aircraft engine project

Airbus, Siemens and Rolls-Royce are developing a two megawatt electric aircraft engine in a turboelectric hybrid aircraft. The 2750 hp (2 MW, 2000 kW) electric...

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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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