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REX may be victim of engine defect in lost prop incident

REX may be victim of engine defect in lost prop incident

Ben SandilandsMar 20, 201785 Comments

A SAAB 340 similar to the REX plane did lose a propeller in similar circumstances 26 years ago

ETA for re-done Pel-Air crash report now set for this March

ETA for re-done Pel-Air crash report now set for this March

Ben SandilandsFeb 22, 20172 Comments

It's now likely that the re-done final investigative report into the Pel-Air crash in 2009 will be published before MH370 is found

How Victoria screwed up land use near Melbourne's airports

How Victoria screwed up land use near Melbourne's airports

Ben SandilandsFeb 22, 201711 Comments

Somewhere in the burned out debris there should be evidence of a cockpit voice recorder

Rogue pilot revelations show CASA tolerated his activities for years

Rogue pilot revelations show CASA tolerated his activities for years

Ben SandilandsJan 26, 20175 Comments

Details of the rogue pilot police operation reflect very poorly on air safety regulator CASA

CASA's belated approval of 'rogue' bush pilot called into question

Ben SandilandsJan 25, 20173 Comments

A lower court case in Queensland has heard gravely serious allegations made against a bush pilot following a major police operation

Qantas, Virgin prohibit Samsung Galaxy Note 7s, but issues remain

Qantas, Virgin prohibit Samsung Galaxy Note 7s, but issues remain

Ben SandilandsOct 15, 201610 Comments

Gradually, but at a civilised pace, urgency over the lethal potential of the Samsung device is creeping up on Australia's air safety regulator

After almost 7 years Pel-Air crash scandal lurches toward finality

After almost 7 years Pel-Air crash scandal lurches toward finality

Ben SandilandsOct 14, 201626 Comments

How the ATSB expunges the shame of its original and highly unprofessional inquiry into the Pel-Air ditching remains to be seen

CASA director of safety Skidmore resigns after less than two years

CASA director of safety Skidmore resigns after less than two years

Ben SandilandsAug 25, 201612 Comments

If Australia wants to retain its international safety level at top rating, the Government will need to act promptly to remedy issues in CASA

Why airlines might really hit the wall in the near future

Why airlines might really hit the wall in the near future

Ben SandilandsAug 13, 20164 Comments

A skills crisis waits in ambush for air travel, and importing skilled workers isn't going to be the answer it is in some places today

Near miss, and attempt to shoot the messenger, add to doubts about ATSB performance

Ben SandilandsJul 29, 201612 Comments

The ATSB is there to make flying safer in Australia, not to bury or avoid matters that may embarrass the airlines and their regulator and air traffic services provider

Why Jetstar's latest incident should alarm flyers

Why Jetstar's latest incident should alarm flyers

Ben SandilandsMay 14, 20167 Comments

The ATSB says a 'serious incident' is one that could end in a crash, and Jetstar has just had another one

Aviation's grass roots dig in at Tamworth today

Aviation's grass roots dig in at Tamworth today

Ben SandilandsMay 6, 20169 Comments

These are desperate people, crushed by excessive regulatory and compliance costs that seem unique to Australia and devised by a bureaucracy that the industry argues keeps inventing news ways to drive them broke faster.

UK drone incident underscores airliner risks, but they remain low

UK drone incident underscores airliner risks, but they remain low

Ben SandilandsApr 18, 20163 Comments

Can the idiot factor cause a small drone to kill a few hundred airline passengers?

Mixing cattle choppers and big jets on the same radio frequency headed to court

Ben SandilandsApr 2, 201613 Comments

However last week Smith, aviator, adventurer, businessman and philanthropist, had law firm Mark O’Brien, serve notice on Mark Skidmore, director of safety, CASA, of his intention

Dick Smith says

Dick Smith says "get out of general aviation now"

Ben SandilandsMar 10, 201612 Comments

It's a fair bet that almost no-one who flies on scheduled airlines in this country knows what 'general aviation' really is. But it is the critical foundation (although

A video reminder that the redone Pel-Air report is now due

A video reminder that the redone Pel-Air report is now due

Ben SandilandsFeb 7, 20162 Comments

A reader has sent us this link to a YouTube of the recovery late last year of the coc

Two serious Jetstar incidents under ATSB investigation

Two serious Jetstar incidents under ATSB investigation

Ben SandilandsDec 4, 201522 Comments

You couldn’t make up worse scenarios for the operations of a scheduled mainline airline than those that played out in these incidents.

The ugly side of social media and piloting writ large

The ugly side of social media and piloting writ large

Ben SandilandsNov 17, 201526 Comments

On a day when this writer is about to attend a memorial for a friend who died in controversial circumstances in a recent helicopter crash,

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