The original jumbo jet revolutionised global travel but more efficient, reliable engines have spelt the end for the 747.
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.
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The IMF wants a levy on ship and plane fuel, but that won't magically create low-carbon alternatives.
Plans for aircraft that separate and parachute to the ground in an emergency are pie in the sky.
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.
If shipping and aviation don't rein in their emissions it could seriously jeopardise our goal of preventing more than 2℃ of warming.
There are hundreds and hundreds of side events across the two weeks of the UN climate conference here in Paris. It’s often hard to choose between them. Choosing to attend the International Civil Aviation…
Achieving ‘justice’ for the victims of the MH17 downing is not a straightforward task.
Aviation, which transformed travel and way of life in the 20th century, is being transformed in the 21st century and faces some difficult 21st-century problems.
China's aviation industry is bucking the global economic slowdown. But the women that fuel it are facing burnout.
No drone-fly zone.
Drones are here, carrying cameras, delivering packages and even toting guns. But the laws to govern their use are way behind.
As seen on 24-hour television news.
Ghoulish obsession with flames, death and grief among the media obscures how safe we really are.
Greater certainty around who carries costs for international aviation searches would comfort families.
Australia has borne the brunt of costs for MH370. But there are fairer ways to apportion costs for future searches.
A piece of aircraft wing that washed up on an Indian Ocean island.
The aircraft part found on an Indian ocean island is said to be from a Boeing 777 but the challenge now is to determine if the wreckage is from the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370.
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.
What if jet fuel could be grown sustainably?
What if you could grow biofuels on land nobody wants, using just seawater and sunlight, and produce food at the same time?
Foreign airlines are currently not permitted to fly domestic routes in Australia.
If Cabinet approves of a proposal to open up some domestic aviation routes to foreign airlines it would put Australia at odds with almost every other country.
Hackers in seat 61? Not what passengers want to see in-flight.
If passengers are to be offered in-flight Wi-Fi, then airlines should add another black box to record what's happening on their networks.
Is this the future for non-stop, long-haul flights?
How do we make aircraft more efficient? By keeping them in the air longer.
Not as easy as flicking on autopilot.
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Cost cutting by commercial airlines has led to a worrying rise in inexperienced pilots.
DHL: drones have landed?
Delivering for Amazon, providing internet connection for Facebook: commercial drone flights are here, and we need rules to govern them, fast.