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Hybrid airship completes test flight

The world’s largest aircraft has returned to the sky with a successful test flight, after it crashed last year. Airlander 10 completed a three-hour test...

Flight Safety Australia May–June 2017 out now!

Flight Safety Australia analyses an ugly phrase in its May–June 2017 lead story. The myths of pilot error looks at several of the many...

Climate change bringing turbulence in its wake: study

Clear air turbulence will become more common because of climate change, a recently published study says. ‘The climate is changing—not just where we live at...
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X-Plane completes testing

A small prototype of a 24 electric-motor aircraft capable of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) has completed flight testing in the United States. The Defense...

Into the abyss & back

It is 86 years since Australia’s first major airline disaster and we look back on a story from Macarthur Job in 2006 where he...

Assault and battery—headphone explosion prompts passenger warning

An airline passenger’s ordeal has revealed yet another way that lithium batteries can be a hazard to air transport. The young woman was wearing a...

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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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