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Flight to Germany takes the high road … to Scotland

An airliner flew to Scotland instead of Germany yesterday after the wrong flight plan was filed.  British Airways flight BA3271, operated from London City...

Fatal crash report emphasises flight planning

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is reminding pilots of the importance of thorough pre-flight planning to avoid the possibility of flying into bad...
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Rolls-Royce tests hybrid power system

The evocative start-up howl of the Rolls-Royce M250 gas turbine will be part of the future of aviation, even if the aircraft it powers...
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Bird strikes on the rise

Bird strikes are on the rise across Australia according to a report released yesterday by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau. Between 2008 and 2017, there...

Impact-activated transmitter saved pilot

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is reminding pilots of the importance of carrying an impact-activated emergency locater transmitter (ELT) following the crash of...

Lights, Camera, Action!

Kreisha Ballantyne looks at the 9th annual Women of Aviation Worldwide Week.  In the very same week Sydney’s second airport was named after Nancy...

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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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