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Reopened Pel-Air inquiry could be on slippery slope to ruin

There is rising concern in the aviation sector that the Pel-Air accident investigation re-opening may, like some other recent reforms, be on a slippery slope leading to Australia losing its status, as well as its reputation, in matters of air safety administration.

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Jetstar’s vomit smelling jet adds to Qantas turnback focus

Thongs, spilled chips, dirty jets and routine mechanical delays. Its been a rough day on social media for Qantas and Jetstar

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ABC credibility falls out of the sky over 4th Qantas incident

ABC News is this morning claiming the return of a Qantas 717 to Hobart because of a warning light is a fourth unscheduled landing of one of its flights in 48 hours. This is ignorant reporting.

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With three incidents in 24 hours what’s the Qantas problem?

When a cluster of incidents affect any airline,  as has been the case for Qantas with three in a day, its sensible to ask questions, but not sensible to jump to conclusions.

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Qantas ‘emergency’ in Perth shows value of social media

The most interesting thing about this morning’s ‘emergency’ landing of a Sydney bound Qantas A380 from Dubai at Perth Airport is the value and power of social media.

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ATSB to gain in credibility and competency no later than Monday

A replacement for the ATSB chief commissioner Martin Dolan is expected to be announced by the deputy PM and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Warren Truss, no later than Monday.

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Call for ATSB chief’s removal over Pel-Air report fiasco

Senior mandarins in aviation tried to lock their Minister, Warren Truss, into a position he no longer wants to be in. A very bad career move

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ATSB ‘asked to consider’ re-opening Pel-Air crash inquiry

The minister responsible for aviation, Warren Truss, has called for a new look at the Pel-Air crash, in which a Westwind corporate jet flying a medical charter, was ditched off Norfolk Island in November, 2009.

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Damning review of ATSB Pel-Air investigation released

Memo Tony Abbott and Warren Truss. Second rate isn’t good enough in air safety investigations, and the Canadian peer review of the ATSB re Pel-Air makes us look very grubby.

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Boeing, FAA deficiencies led to 787 fires, NTSB finds

Inadequate design work by Boeing, shoddy standards by Japanese battery maker Yuasa Corp, and the corporate capture of the FAA  in its failure to properly certify a critical part of the Dreamliner 787,  this NTSB investigation has it all.

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Australian ATC didn’t know Melbourne flights were at risk for two years

A disturbing dossier of evidence as to the unsatisfactory and abjectly incompetent state of public administration of air safety in Australia is being assembled by the hard core membership of the Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport.

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Pel-Air and Seaview anniversaries highlight safety failures

At a time when the Minister responsible for aviation safety, Warren Truss, appears to be invisible in relation to the shameful Pel-Air crash and its aftermath, it is worth remembering the Seaview disaster of 1994.

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CASA’s new director of safety faces multiple public safety threats

Opinion Retired RAAF Air Vice-Marshal Mark Skidmore has been accorded polite, even deferential media on his being appointed as the new director of safety at CASA.

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Darwin ATC deletes vital message unread, imperils Qantas jets

Defence air traffic control at Darwin is arguably a greater risk to aviation than home grown terrorists

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Pel-Air crash victim Karen Casey speaks of her suffering

Nurse Karen Casey’s comment on the most recent Pel-Air story has been given a post of its own because some readers may not always have the time to follow the discussions that articles give rise to.

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Pel-Air: Is 2nd rate crash report good enough for Australia?

For months Plane Talking  has been asking the office of the Minister responsible for aviation, Warren Truss, for updates on the Pel-Air issues.

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Is the Pel-Air cover-up going to drag on forever?

It isn’t known when the  Transportation Safety Board of Canada’s review of the how the ATSB handled its botched accident investigation into the 2009 Pel-Air crash will be released, but some sort of struggle to prevent it being made public has been going on behind the scenes for months.

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Lion Air of Indonesia damned by Bali crash inquiry

Those who need to fly between the many islands of Indonesia’s vast, exciting, and spectacular archipelago need to read reports like this one just published on Flightglobal.

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