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.
Airports Company of South Africa, a majority state owned enterprise, is set to be hit by a regulatory own-goal that puts further pressure on the country's credit rating.
Fire crew at the scene where a light plane crashed into the back of a DFO building at Essendon airport in Melbourne.
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Air crash investigators will be piecing together the events leading up to the crash of a charter aircraft in Essendon this week.
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Heathrow's bid for a third runway is not over yet. Political wrangling, environmental concerns, planning and financing must all be overcome.
Australia has been cognisant of the challenges aviation security poses.
That Australia has not suffered a successful terrorist attack on its aviation industry is testament to the resilience of our security system.
It's not just European travel that will be affected, but transatlantic flights too.
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Pro-infrastructure and pro-enterprise, the newly-elected mayor has the policies to keep London a global financial centre.
Shattered windows after multiple explosions at a Brussels airport in Zaventem.
The deadly terror attack in Brussels raises the issue of safety and security at airports. But this is more about our approach to risk in any areas where people are known to gather.
Brussels in mourning.
The focus has for a long time been on protecting aircraft. We've just been reminded how vulnerable pre-check-in areas can be.
The scene in Brussels.
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An expert in aviation security explains why this was a target for terrorists.
If a state-owned port is sold at a higher price with competition restrictions, consumers will pay higher prices in the future because of these restrictions.
State governments are now seeking to maximise the price of privatised assets by adding sale terms that restrict competition for the future private owners. That amounts to a hidden tax on consumers.
As fierce debate rages over where to build London's next runway, we may well be missing a trick.
Logjam: a third runway at Heathrow will up capacity.
The key consideration for a new airport is ultimately market demand – what do customers want. And airport customers (airlines) want a Heathrow hub.
Bag it up. Is airport security at risk?
When reports surface that a drugs syndicate might control an airport's baggage handlers, it's time to look at the pressure points for what is a precarious job – and a serious security threat.
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.
Different flight paths, same goals. Heathrow and Gatwick.
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Once we've voted them in, politicians might just have the guts to make a decision on new flights capacity. But it is likely they will still dodge the decision we really need.
Despite the earnings of airports like Sydney going up, service quality has not.
The case for the ACCC to regulate airports has not been properly made, particularly given other proposals haven't been given a chance to work.
Is this the future for non-stop, long-haul flights?
How do we make aircraft more efficient? By keeping them in the air longer.
Consolations of the lone business treveller.
The world’s airport business lounges might be even more peaceful and relaxing this year as companies decide to rein in spending on travel. Budgets have been squeezed by airline and hotel pricing trends…
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…