Aircraft were metres from disaster

What would in all probability have been Australia’s worst aviation disaster was narrowly avoided at Albury in NSW in October 2019. A training aircraft...
adult female green turtles at Raine Islandvideo

Drone Flyer Diaries – Andrew Dunstan

Back in July, the world’s media was captivated by mesmerising drone footage of thousands upon thousands of white-striped turtles swimming through the Great Barrier...

The secrets behind the flying radar ‘Roo

As our national airline celebrates 100 years, here’s a special gift to avgeeks everywhere–the inside story of the famous ‘Roo in the sky Many years...
A wet taxiway labeled with the words Wingspan Max 12M at Canberra Airport in August 2020. Taxiway and unserviceability cones appear on the grass next to the taxiway.

Managing safety at aerodromes

New regulations mean some aerodromes will need to develop their first safety management system (SMS) and many aerodromes will need to review their existing...
Aerial view of a Piper and Cessna lined up on the taxiway at Cairns Airport.

Watch out for debris at airports

Today’s theme for Airport safety week is foreign object debris (FOD)—the potential for damage to aircraft and what aerodromes can do to prevent it. FOD...

We are in this together, for Airport Safety Week

Airport Safety Week kicks off today and, for the first time, we’re joining forces with the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) and Airservices Australia. The...

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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