Every December Australia's air travel peaks, as we travel to family and friends (or flee on holiday). Many buy carbon offsets for these flights – but what do they actually do to our carbon emissions?
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And will the aviation sector implement vital lessons learned from Icelandic disruption in 2010?
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Pilots are carefully trained to handle any crisis – but what happens when they are no longer fit mid-flight?
Keeping its distance.
It's not as dangerous as you might think.
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On the trail of the men of Britain's Royal Aircraft Factory, who gave their lives to help create the world's first air force.
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Sophisticated systems keep planes in bubbles of safety.
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The recent film Sully reveals just what pilots are facing in a disaster situation.
Cancelled flights might be your worst nightmare, but imagine a world with no flights.
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With little hope of finding alternatives to jet fuel, we need to seriously consider a world without flying.
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Most passengers have no idea how bad air travel is for the environment.
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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.
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While planes still emit too much carbon, they may also help the climate by ensuring clouds bounce more sunlight back into space.
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.
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Speculating on the cause of any crash is very difficult, but several key explanations are far more likely than any others.
Claims that a cybersecurity expert hacked an aeroplane's cockpit might not be as unbelievable as they first seem.
There’s a lot of technical re-invention in store for the airliner.
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