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Most passengers have no idea how bad air travel is for the environment.
It’s all fun and games until someone cops a fine.
All over the country, novice drone pilots are launching their new Christmas presents skywards. But do they all know the rules? Here's a primer.
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.
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The crash near Medellin killed 75 people, including many members of a top Brazilian football team, but amazingly left six survivors.
The president-elect's taste for private jets could be just what the aviation industry needs.
Passengers stand on the wings of a US Airways Flight 1549 after it landed in the Hudson River, New York, January 15, 2009.
The movie Sully, out today, tells the story of Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger who landed an Airbus A320-214 in New York's Hudson River. To accident experts, this was no crash landing.
There may be trouble ahead.
It's all to do with the 'Swiss cheese model'.
The original jumbo jet revolutionised global travel but more efficient, reliable engines have spelt the end for the 747.
Plans for aircraft that separate and parachute to the ground in an emergency are pie in the sky.
Run silent, run high.
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Shouldn't we make aircraft engines quieter? It turns out they're the quietest they've ever been
Is this the future for non-stop, long-haul flights?
How do we make aircraft more efficient? By keeping them in the air longer.
According to the statistics, modern airliners are safer than ever.
In light of another tragic airline crash, it's natural to ask whether air travel is becoming less safe. In fact, air travel is safer than at almost any point in history.
Preparing for bodies – Emergency vehicles are lined up near the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 Flight 4U9525.
The mountainous terrain of the crash site of Germanwings flight 4U9525 will be a challenge for recovering the 150 people killed in the accident.
A Germanwings Airbus A320 similar to the one that crashed into the French Alps.
The European Alps where Flight 4U 9525 crashed -- killing 150 onboard -- are known by pilots to be a hazardous place. Just one of many things a pilot must consider during any air emergency.
From Abu Dhabi, Solar Impulse 2 will travel east to India, China, and across the Pacific.
Solar powered aircraft might carry one pilot in relative discomfort, but don't expect airliners soon.
Just keep bearing left chaps.
A major change is coming to our skies. From next March, pilots will be able to determine their own routes and plan to fly direct from point to point. Currently, flights must plan to follow explicitly defined…
A co-pilot on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo (seen here in 2010) died after the spacecraft crashed in the Mojave desert.
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Tragically, the experimental spaceplane SpaceShipTwo crashed in the Mojave desert during a test flight on Friday, killing one pilot and injuring another. It is not clear what went wrong, and the coming…
Watching video on your smartphone is fine during take off and landing - so long as your device is in flight mode.
Australia is playing catch up by allowing plane passengers to keep their mobile phone switched on – albeit in flight mode only – during take off and landing. But many have probably already done this. A…
The missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft pictured in 2013.
The introduction of constant tracking of commercial aircraft during the whole journey has been raised by Malaysian authorities in a preliminary report into missing flight MH370. It’s been two months now…
The three variants of the F-35 Joinst Strike Fighter described as fifth-generation aircraft.
Joint Strike Fighter
Any conversation about Australia’s commitment to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter refers to it as a fifth-generation fighter aircraft. But what exactly is a fifth-generation aircraft, and why is it important…