Category Archives: News

  • Air Canada Plane Almost Lands on Four Other Aircraft

    News14/07/2017 An Air Canada plane almost crashed into four other planes on the ground, possibly evading history's greatest aviation disaster. Air traffic control cleared an Airbus A320 flying in from Toronto to San Francisco's International Airport. Rather than landing on the clear... READ MORE
  • New Report Indicates Optimism in the Aviation Industry

    Media News29/06/2017 A new report published by a London-based international commercial law firm indicates significant positive sentiment in the aviation industry, with 90 percent of respondents reporting favourable market conditions. Norton Rose Fulbright's "Transport Survey 2017" finds that although feelings are generally optimistic,... READ MORE
  • Would You Fly in Boeing’s Pilotless Aircraft?

    News16/06/2017 Pilotless aircraft may become a reality in the not too distant future, with Boeing planning to start test flights this year. Back in 2011, James Albaugh, the then CEO and President of Boeing, told the world, “A pilotless airliner is going... READ MORE
  • Qatar Airways Banned from Most of Middle Eastern Airspace

    Media News14/06/2017 Qatar Airways faces its latest challenge as Middle Eastern states suspended its diplomatic ties with Qatar. A political stand-off has seen Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates cut relations with Qatar and as a consequence, its state-owned air... READ MORE
  • The consequences of Trump’s Withdrawal from the Paris Aviation Agreement

    Media News05/06/2017 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement is not a good sign for reducing aviation emissions. The decision for the United States to leave the Paris Agreement... READ MORE
  • Bomb Threat Terrorises Passengers at Melbourne Airport

    Media News01/06/2017 Flight MH128 en route from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur was made to turn around after a bomb threat terrorised passengers on the plane. A man attempted to enter the cockpit after the aircraft, containing 337 passengers, took off from Tullamarine Airport. He... READ MORE
  • Melbourne Travelers Can Fly SriLankan Airlines to Colombo

    News29/05/2017 From 29 October this year, SriLankan Airlines will begin offering direct flights on a daily basis to Colombo from Melbourne. It is significant, as it will be the only direct route from Australia to Sri Lanka. It will be a... READ MORE
  • New App Shows Where You Can Fly Your Drone

    Media News25/05/2017 CASA has released a nifty new app that broadcasts a map showing where you can and cannot fly your drone. Entitled "Can I Fly There?", the app, developed by CASA and its partner, Drone Compiler, aims to answer the exact... READ MORE
  • CASA’s Changes to Drone Training Will Commence in June

    News23/05/2017 Pilots of Remotely Piloted Aircraft should familiarise themselves with new regulations concerning drone training effective 1 June 2017. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) showed us how serious their drone laws are last week. One hobbyist copped a $540 fine for flying... READ MORE
  • Boeing delivers its first 737 Max 8 to Malindo Air

    News19/05/2017 The aircraft manufacturer has made one customer happy by delivering its first long-anticipated 737 Max 8. Malindo Air, a Malaysian airline and subsidiary of the Lion Air Group, celebrated its new aircraft noting the important role it will play in... READ MORE
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