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...
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Shark spotter drone warns surfer

Summer is officially nearly two months away, but drones are already proving their worth in detecting sharks near Australian beaches. Drone footage emerged last week...
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RAAus National Safety Month

Recreational Aviation Australia is conducting a campaign this month that will interest people from all streams of aviation. There's $10,000 worth of giveaways up for...
The cover of the December edition of Flight Safety Australia magazine

Coming up in Summer in Flight Safety Australia

The theme of the Summer edition of Flight Safety Australia is how to have a safe and enjoyable return to GA flying as pandemic...

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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