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New drone rules

CASA has published stronger and clearer safety rules for drones. The new rules will better protect people and aircraft from drones and have been developed...

Coming soon from a printer: a better engine

Aircraft engine manufacturer GE Aviation says that its new advanced turboprop (ATP) engine will have 12 components produced on a 3D printer, replacing 855...

Heavy duty: Airliner’s 94,000 km week

Interesting figures from a travel website highlight the relentless duty cycle of modern commercial aircraft. Website traveller.com.au used a flight-following app to track the weekly...
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When dead reckoning became deadly: remembering the Andes air disaster

Today marks the 45th anniversary of an extraordinary survival story: the crash of Uruguayan Air Force flight 571 in the South American Andes. The Fairchild...
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CASA puts out jobs call

CASA is looking for people to become flying operations, airworthiness and remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) inspectors, along with a range of other regulatory...

Forecast: change in the air coming next month

Less than one month from today the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) will introduce its new graphical area (GAF) and grid point wind and temperature...

Airworthiness

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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