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Study finds good news on pilot melanoma risk

Telling pilots and others involved in aviation about particular risks they face is Flight Safety Australia’s job, so it’s nice to be able to...

Hawker’s heroic failure went as planned

It’s exactly 100 years since an Australian aviation pioneer almost achieved the everlasting fame of a world first. Instead, he and his navigator responded...
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Spaceport opening for business

The age of space tourism is a little closer with rocket plane operator Virgin Galactic’s announcement that it will shift its base to a...
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Teamwork

As Babe Ruth, the US baseball player once said, ‘The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the...
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Drone delivers human kidney for transplant

There’s a new entry on the growing list of things drones do: live organ transfers. Last month a drone delivered a human kidney for transplant...

Two out of three ain’t good

The story of how an Australian-registered Boeing 757 lost two of its three hydraulic systems highlights how seemingly minor maintenance decisions can have major...

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Phoney maintenance

by Roger Alder ‘Never, in the history of aviation maintenance, have so many been distracted by so little.’ With apologies to Sir Winston Churchill, who was...

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...

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