The probability of a cockpit medical emergency is much higher than an attempt by terrorists to storm a cockpit.
The February 4 crash of a TransAsia ATR turbo-prop into a river near Taipei is not "just another unfortunate turbo-prop crash". It has wide-ranging implications for Taiwanese air safety.
The good news is that Dreamliners aren't totally unsafe -- at least not more so than any other jet. But they aren't exactly a neurotic's dream either.
A new runway in Antarctica, and a go-ahead for a second Sydney airport. Qantas will sort itself out, but air travel will get more costly and unpleasant this year. Ben Sandilands gets out the crystal ball ...
The US Federal Aviation Agency's rehabilitation of Israel as a Level 1 state in relation to air safety ought to be read as the clearest of warnings to Australia to get its act together without delay, writes Ben Sandilands.
Relief pilot in cockpit of doomed Air France flight AF447 left his seat in a lounge position locked back away from the controls for the entire sequence of events that killed all 228 people on the Airbus in 2009, reports Ben Sandilands.
Qantas has confirmed the departure of seven of its 23 aging Boeing 767-300ER jets in a refurbishment program. The original use-by dates for the 767 was 2010, writes Ben Sandilands.
Jetstar continues to use the language of denial in relation to its persistent commission of safety breaches and the latest known incident in Queenstown, New Zealand, writes Ben Sandilands.
The use of standing room or saddle seating cabins to boost low fare passenger numbers in operations like Ryanair is one of those stories that keeps finding a gullible media, writes Ben Sandilands.