Air travel in Indonesia is a lot safer than a decade ago.
High-profile rail and aerospace disasters of recent years have been the deadly consequence of the systematic erosion of safety precautions due to deregulation.
The downing of Flight PS752 suggests Iran’s missile technology has grown increasingly sophisticated. But its ability to responsibly control that technology has not.
Crash investigators never give black boxes to aircraft makers but involve them in the process.
Key evidence from the wreckage can show if the plane experienced engine trouble or was hit by a missile. But first, Iran must decide how much outside help it will accept in an investigation.
More than 40 people died in the May 5, 2019 crash, and reports indicate that passengers taking luggage with them may have slowed the evacuation. So what do we need to do to stop such behaviour?
A pilot and researcher knows that airplanes are full of sensors – and finds a way onboard computers can use the data to detect equipment failure and tell pilots what's a real emergency and what's not.
A human-centred approach to machine design can help make machines safer and more efficient.
The Boeing 737 is the most produced commercial aeroplane in history – so what might have gone wrong?
The inquiries can take months of painstaking work, but often yield important insights that improve flight safety for everyone long into the future.
An analysis of flight data shows that problems began at a point when the pilot would normally have engaged the autopilot system.
Suspending flights of the Boeing popular passenger aircraft that's been involved in two deadly crashes is a prudent call given similarities in the two accidents.
The flight data may only shed light on what happened. Investigators must systematically investigate other evidence to find out why JT-610 crashed.
One of the biggest problems with single-pilot operations is that it's very difficult to self-diagnose errors. That's why checklists can help.
Sophisticated systems keep planes in bubbles of safety.
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.
Air crash investigators will be piecing together the events leading up to the crash of a charter aircraft in Essendon this week.
Complex systems, from TV shows to hospitals, have plenty of checks and procedures, so why do things still go wrong?
Brazilian football club Chapecoense were en route to their first Copa Sudamericana final when their plane crashed, killing all but six on board.
Investigating an air crash is a delicate and complex task at the best of times – and Flight KGL9268 came down in one of the world's most difficult regions.