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Tag archives: CASA

What Uber isn’t talking about when it comes to flying cars

What Uber isn’t talking about when it comes to flying cars

Ben Sandilands August 16, 2017 14 Comments

It loses huge sums of money, has an inability to deal with rogue drivers, but now wants to introduced flying ride services to Sydney or Melbourne. Does Uber think we are that stupid?

US court case may force tight airline seating review

US court case may force tight airline seating review

Ben Sandilands August 2, 2017 20 Comments

Do bigger passengers in smaller seats reduce air safety in an emergency evacuation?

Why did AirAsia X fly a crippled jet away from a nearby airport in WA yesterday?

Why did AirAsia X fly a crippled jet away from a nearby airport in WA yesterday?

Ben Sandilands June 26, 2017 55 Comments

There are some deeply troubling questions to ask about this latest AirAsia X incident in Australian skies

Trump’s advisors may be backing off cabin battery ban extensions

Trump’s advisors may be backing off cabin battery ban extensions

Ben Sandilands May 19, 2017 12 Comments

The lucky country may just fly under the radar of politically driven terrorism hysterics once more

Concerns rise that extended US laptop cabin ban will cause disaster

Concerns rise that extended US laptop cabin ban will cause disaster

Ben Sandilands May 12, 2017 6 Comments

Would a universal cabin ban on your laptop or tablet on flights to the US change your decision to fly?

REX may be victim of engine defect in lost prop incident

REX may be victim of engine defect in lost prop incident

Ben Sandilands March 20, 2017 85 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 Sandilands February 22, 2017 2 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 Sandilands February 22, 2017 11 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 Sandilands January 26, 2017 5 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 Sandilands January 25, 2017 3 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 Sandilands October 15, 2016 10 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 Sandilands October 14, 2016 26 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 Sandilands August 25, 2016 12 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 Sandilands August 13, 2016 4 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 Sandilands July 29, 2016 12 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 Sandilands May 14, 2016 7 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 Sandilands May 6, 2016 9 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 Sandilands April 18, 2016 3 Comments

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