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‘An abundance of caution’: why Boeing’s crisis response is lacking

‘An abundance of caution’: why Boeing’s crisis response is lacking

Boeing's response to its plane grounding crisis does little to mitigate the damage the company has caused — particularly to itself.

Nationals threaten to end Coalition over energy policy

Nationals threaten to end Coalition over energy policy

Good morning, early birds. Barnaby Joyce has threatened the relationship status of the LNP over the Liberals' dismissal of coal plants, and Labor pledges a number of infrastructure and business-boosting initiatives. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Germanwings crash: what we know so far

Germanwings crash: what we know so far

There is nothing known that adversely reflects on the safety culture nor maintenance of Germanwings, but what caused the A320 to crash?

Sandilands: should we stop looking for MH370?

Sandilands: should we stop looking for MH370?

It now seems likely that Australia, Malaysia and China will wind up the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared a year ago this week.

AirAsia pilots said to have cut off flight computers before crash

AirAsia pilots said to have cut off flight computers before crash

There are now competing claims as to whether everything on the A320 had been properly maintained or not, with a new report indicating the pilots may have cut power to a critical computer system.

Sketchy Pel-Air crash investigation raises uncomfortable questions for deputy PM

Sketchy Pel-Air crash investigation raises uncomfortable questions for deputy PM

There's plenty to worry about when it comes to crash investigation in Australia's aviation industry -- not that you'd know it from the minister's interest in the subject.

Is air travel becoming less safe?

Is air travel becoming less safe?

We have witnessed three fairly big plane crashes in the last two weeks, and already nervous flyers are even more on edge. But is this an anomaly, or is air travel less safe than we think? Crikey's aviation reporter explains.

MH17: more Australians dead than September 11

MH17: more Australians dead than September 11

Tragic history has been written for Australia today. The Ukraine plane crash is the second-worst terrorist attack in our history, and the third-worst plane crash, in terms of casualties.