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Should rare and historic aircraft be allowed to fly?

Pilot Dave Unwin assesses the pros and cons of allowing historic aircraft to continue flying

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Unjammable quantum navigation tech test success

In a first-of-its-kind achievement, the UK has successfully completed commercial flight trials of advanced quantum-based navigation systems that cannot be jammed or spoofed by hostile actors.

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Departing TUI 737 cleared road by less than 100ft

The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) published a Special Bulletin regarding a “serious incident” at Bristol Airport on March 4, 2024, involving TUI Airways Boeing 737-8K5, G-FDZS (c/n 35147), operating to Las Palmas with six crew and 163 passengers aboard.

New groundbreaking mental health policy for USAF aircrew

The US Air Force has revised its mental health policy to allow aviators more flexibility and earlier access to treatment without compromising their flight status.

RAF pilot killed in BBMF Spitfire crash

A Royal Air Force pilot who died after a Spitfire crashed in a field in Lincolnshire has been identified as Sqn Ldr Mark Long.

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Severe turbulence strikes Singapore Airlines Boeing 777

A Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-312ER, 9V-SWM (c/n 34578) with 211 passengers and 18 crew on board encountered severe turbulence en route to Singapore from London/Heathrow on May 20.

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Ural Airlines abandons Airbus A320 rescue from field

Ural Airlines has revealed that it will not return to service an Airbus A320 that has been stranded in a wheat field just outside Novosibirsk, Russia, since September 2023.

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Wiring defect caused ATR flight instrument loss

On May 18, 2024 the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) published a report into a January 17, 2023 incident involving a West Atlantic ATR 72 approaching East Midlands Airport.

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QantasLink Boeing 717 incapacitation investigation

The Australian Transportation Safety Board (ATSB) has released its final report into an incident on June 6, 2023, involving QantasLink Boeing 717-231, VH-NXM (c/n 55094), operated by National Jet Systems, where the flight crew suffered incapacitation while on approach to Hobart Airport, Tasmania.

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How a fuel emergency forced a 757 to land on closed runway

Icelandic air accident investigators have concluded a probe into a low-fuel incident which saw an Icelandair Boeing 757-200 land on a closed runway at Keflavik Airport.