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Australian aviation is more lucky than safe

Australian aviation is more lucky than safe

The ATSB has today published a defence of air safety in Australia that should not go unanswered. Contrary to the statement, the often excellent work done by the supposedly independent safety investigator is let down by lapses that raise serious doubts about its consistency if not integrity, and which might only be resolved by an […]

Fake Qantas engineers. Does CASA do anything useful?

Fake Qantas engineers. Does CASA do anything useful?

The ‘discovery’ of another fake licensed engineer at Qantas and rumours of more to come begs the question as to whether CASA does anything useful. In the previous two years CASA has shown that it can detect serious failings in small regional carriers like the defunct third level carrier Transair, which killed 15 people in […]

Good idea, wrong result

Good idea, wrong result

This mostly matters to those who don’t like flying at the best of times and have to use crappy country airstrips like the ones the pilots of a larger airliner would only contemplate if they were on fire. Navigating into rough strips like the one at Lockhart River where Transair hit a hill on approach […]