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Close encounter highlights see-and-avoid limitations

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is reminding pilots of the limitations of the see-and-avoid principle after two Cessnas were involved in a near...
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Stratolaunch high-speed taxi test

Airborne launching of rockets into space has taken a giant leap forward with Stratolaunch having its first high-speed taxi test. Stratolaunch, the aerospace venture created...

Ultra-light wings aim to reduce fuel burn

Designed to be more aerodynamic and fuel efficient, Boeing has unveiled an ultra-light wing that they hope will reduce fuel burn by 60 per...
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NASA gives the thumbs up to the Dream Chaser space plane

Sending supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) is something that has to happen on a regular basis so that the crew can carry...

One of the safest years ever

Despite several high-profile accidents, the year 2018 was one of the safest years ever for commercial aviation, according to analyses by independent consultants. For 2018,...

CASA Christmas shutdown

CASA offices will be closed during the Christmas and New Year holidays. Normal CASA services will NOT be available from Tuesday 25 December until...

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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