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Checklist error caused October Cessna crash, says ATSB

February 15, 2024 0 comment

In its report into the incident last October, the safety watchdog found the pilot of VH-JUA had incorrectly set flaps to 40 degrees instead of 20 degrees, as recommended in the plane’s manual for a go-around and said the incident highlights the importance of correctly following checklists.

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VTOL surveillance drone receives CASA approval

February 15, 2024 0 comment

The Camcopter S-100 has become the first vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) system to receive the approval and will now be able to operate in Australian civil aerospace. The capability received a Defence Aviation Safety Authority Permit in 2017, granted to the Royal Australian Navy.

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Lake Macquarie pilots didn’t notice each other before near collision

February 14, 2024 0 comment

In its final report into the incident, the transport safety watchdog noted that neither the pilot of the Extra, VH-IOG, nor the Magni M16C Tandem Trainer gyroplane, G1850, heard each other’s broadcasts or saw the other aircraft until they were about 20 metres from colliding.

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Human error contributed to near miss between Qantas 737s

January 31, 2024 0 comment

Australia’s air transport safety watchdog has released its final investigation into the dramatic incident that occurred at Sydney Airport last year.

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7 more F-35 maintenance bays for Williamtown

January 2, 2024 0 comment

The funding boost will grow overall capacity to 13 bays and means the Hunter Valley could potentially service a global F-35 fleet that’s expected to reach more than 3,000 aircraft.

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Defence hosts follow-up OneSKY-CMATS Projects of Concern Summit

December 12, 2023 0 comment

During the summit, participants agreed to finalise a contract change proposal and an integrated master schedule of the project by early 2024.

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