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Grim anniversary from the CFIT era

The anniversary of a largely forgotten airline crash is worth remembering, mainly because this type of crash is much less frequent today. Yesterday was the...

Improving Australia’s Aviation Meteorological Services

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is undertaking some important work to improve weather forecasting for the aviation industry. A detailed analysis of BOM's operational arrangements...

CASA brings in community service flight standards

CASA has set new minimum standards for pilots operating community service flights. The standards also identify the kinds of aircraft that can be used,...
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Reinventing the black box

Aviation is set to become even safer thanks to real-time data transmission from black box flight recorders. In the 1960s, the black box—an Australian invention—became...

Boeing 747 loaded for future flight

Tomorrow, 9 February, is the 50th anniversary of the Boeing 747’s first flight. It’s a significant anniversary that sums up history and progress in...

FlySafe 2019 forum set to improve aviation safety

In a concerted effort to maintain Australia’s world-leading safety record, Australia’s three government aviation agencies are hosting the inaugural FlySafe 2019 Aviation Safety Forum...

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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