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Essendon Airport DFO plans call safety planning into question
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Essendon Airport DFO plans call safety planning into question

The way buildings around Australia's airports are approved has been called into questions by revelations that Essendon Airport’s DFO shopping centre was built within a runway buffer zone recommended by international and Australian safety guidelines. 

  • by Patrick Hatch

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What's a day off worth? Qantas court case set to find out
Aviation

What's a day off worth? Qantas court case set to find out

Qantas engineers have dragged the airline to court seeking more than $600,000 in backpay, claiming they were short-changed when being paid out for rostered days off that were never taken. 

  • by Patrick Hatch
'Grossly stupid': Sydney teen deported from New Zealand after airline bomb threat
Air New Zealand

'Grossly stupid': Sydney teen deported from New Zealand after airline bomb threat

Meke Fifita made the "threatening comment" while the Air New Zealand A320, which was bound for Sydney, was taxiing to the runway.

The high-paying jobs that don't need a degree
Jobs

The high-paying jobs that don't need a degree

There are some jobs that command six figure salaries and do not require tertiary qualifications. But they're hardly cushy vocations, and not everyone is cut out for them.

  • by Craig Butt
Military called to London Heathrow after drone sighting
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Gatwick Airport Drone Incident

Military called to London Heathrow after drone sighting

Flights have been grounded at Britain's largest airport, London Heathrow, following reports of a drone sighting.

  • by Latika Bourke
Aussie start up pushing switch to electric passenger planes
Qantas

Aussie start up pushing switch to electric passenger planes

We're getting used to electric cars. How about using battery power to fight gravity?

  • by Patrick Hatch
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Tigerair pilots start industrial action over pay deadlock
Virgin Australia

Tigerair pilots start industrial action over pay deadlock

Pilots at Tigerair have started industrial action which they say has the potential to disrupt flights during the busy January holiday period.

  • by Patrick Hatch
Cathay Pacific to honour $23,000 premium seats sold for $964 in ticketing blunder

Cathay Pacific to honour $23,000 premium seats sold for $964 in ticketing blunder

Cathay Pacific Airways made a mistake selling first- and business-class tickets at a steep discount. Now, the lucky few who made the bookings will travel in style after all.

  • by Kyunghee Park
Passenger sues Jetstar after slipping in toilet puddle coming home from Bali
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Passenger sues Jetstar after slipping in toilet puddle coming home from Bali

A man who says he slipped over in a pool of water in a Jetstar aircraft toilet, and was then asked whether he cleaned the mess up, is suing the airline.

  • by Patrick Hatch
'Just look at Gatwick': Drone regulations welcomed, but WA Senator calls for 'deeper' focus
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Gatwick Airport Drone Incident

'Just look at Gatwick': Drone regulations welcomed, but WA Senator calls for 'deeper' focus

Amidst the federal government's step up on drone surveillance, federal Senator for WA Glenn Sterle warns it's mis-education that should be dealt with first.

  • by Dakshayani Shankar
Self-flying planes could be ready for take-off within a decade
Innovation

Self-flying planes could be ready for take-off within a decade

Imagine a small aircraft that takes off vertically from the tops of city buildings, does not have a human pilot, and can be used to ferry consumers across town.

  • by Clancy Yeates