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Captain, we’re being pummeled by cosmic rays!
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The true radiation risk from commercial flying has nothing to do with security scans. A radiation expert explains how much cancer risk the most frequent of flyers take on when they take to the skies.
The ban on electronic devices in cabin luggage overlooks the airports that would be least likely to detect a bomb.
Those backing Heathrow's proposed new runway want to depoliticise the issue entirely. But hard choices are inevitable.
The scene of the fatal crash at Essendon Airport, where authorities allowed extensive development between the runways and surrounding housing.
Airport operators enjoy the privileged position in Australian planning law of being able to decide their own futures. Their exemption from state planning rules threatens orderly planning and safety.
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Most passengers have no idea how bad air travel is for the environment.
What a novelty: Qantas chief Alan Joyce and WA Premier Colin Barnett announce the new non-stop route.
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Qantas's new non-stop route from Perth to London might be a watershed for travel times between Australia and Europe. But super-long-haul routes won't do much to cut aviation's greenhouse emissions.
Air traffic controllers are modernizing their systems.
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The FAA's NextGen system should bring safety and efficiency to American air travel, but its users need to understand it clearly.
The president-elect's taste for private jets could be just what the aviation industry needs.
Melbourne Airport’s 24-hour operation gives it a special advantage over Sydney.
New aircraft and growing business and tourist links are helping Melbourne outpace Sydney in attracting Asian visitors.
Air travel has always been stratified.
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The profitability of the airline industry is fragile at best, but that doesn't mean Australia can't make room for another airline.
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The renowned aviator's name became synonymous with Concorde and the era of supersonic flight.
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Demand for the A380 appears to have stalled, but it's still the best Very Large Aircraft out there.
Lower prices make for more congestion, and passengers aren’t happy.
Everyone loves to complain about airline travel, leading to what the airline industry has called the "entitled passenger".
The magnificent solar flare that emerged from the sun in August 2012. Luckily, it didn’t head towards earth.
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A rare but dramatic solar storm could have a damaging effect on aircraft systems crucial for safe flight. New technology can help us avoid serious consequences.
US domestic carriers won’t face emissions curbs until the rest of the world’s airlines do too.
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Greenhouse emissions from the aviation industry are still largely unregulated. The prospect of regulations for US flights sounds like progress, but it won't happen without an elusive international consensus.
A TWA annual report from the early 1960s featured its gleaming new terminal.
With air travel no longer possessing the romantic allure it once did, the structure is slated to become a hotel.
IAG hope to make a few pots of gold from buying Aer Lingus.
The bid by British Airways’ owner, IAG, to buy Aer Lingus is yet another step towards the establishment of the three dominant network carriers in the EU airline market. The Aer Lingus board is currently…
Who will be the first to crack?
People do disgusting and disruptive things on airplanes. They show little regard or patience for fellow passengers and their needs. Inconsiderate behavior on the part of passengers can make air travel…