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Eyes on industry to keep helicopters on track

International helicopter safety association HeliOffshore is consulting with operators and training organisations about how to apply the results of its eye-tracking research. The London-based organisation...

Hybrid drive for urban VTOL concept

American helicopter maker Bell and French aviation systems conglomerate Safran have announced they will cooperate to develop ‘innovative hybrid electric power system solutions to...

New fuel rules on the way

CASA has changed fuel rules to make them safer, and in some cases simpler. The new rules take effect on 8 November, although many...
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Windowless cabin: Emirates high flyers cop it suite

Emirates Airlines has introduced a first-class suite with virtual windows—a move which the airline says could pave the way for windowless aircraft. In the first-class...
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Smithy’s flight remembered

Tomorrow marks the 90th anniversary of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith’s first trans-Pacific flight from California to Brisbane in the Fokker Trimotor Southern Cross. Kingsford Smith,...

Airlines warned against complacency after record safety run

Airlines need to guard against complacency following last year’s record for aviation safety, International Air Transport Association (IATA) Director General and CEO, Alexandre de...

Airworthiness

The hour cometh

A recent airworthiness directive from the US Federal Aviation Administration highlights the difficult issues surrounding the ageing general aviation aircraft fleet. Some things just seem...

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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