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NSW Police at Bankstown and NSW Police Air Wing, recover the propeller assembly from bushland
Update: Recovered the propeller assembly in bushland at Revesby in Sydney’s South West.
Search for MH370
Updated 11 January 2017 ...
ATSB releases drone safety research report
The ATSB has today released a research report into the safety of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) or drones.
Woman injured after a pair of her own battery-operated headphones exploded
As the range of products using batteries grows, the potential for in-flight issues increases.
The ATSB has extensive investigation experience in the rail, aviation and marine sectors
The ATSB is set to conduct no-blame safety investigations of rail occurrences across all of Australia from 30 June 2017.
Engine failure and forced landing involving Cessna 208
Incident highlights the potential catastrophic risks of not completing aircraft maintenance.
Fairchild Industries Inc. SA227-DC aircraft
Effective procedures help crew safely deliver passengers after a mid-flight engine failure.
Fokker aircraft emergency evacuation routes
Education and training helped the crew of a Fokker F28 MK 100 manage two emergencies, including a hydraulic failure that compromised nose-wheel steering.
Image of a Vapor 55 RPA
Incorrect reference data can have potentially serious consequences in remotely piloted and manned aircraft.
ATSB Chief Commissioner Greg Hood (left) at the Group of Chief Pilots forum
Chief Pilots from around Australia converged on the ATSB’s office in Canberra today to take part in the national Chief Pilots’ forum.
ATSB research report AR-2016-063 - Australian aviation wildlife strike statistics
Wildlife strikes in Australian aviation have increased significantly over the past two years and continue to pose a safety risk to aircraft operators, according to a new report released by the ATSB.
Embraer aircraft at Tamworth, NSW parked showing runway lights not activated
The hazards associated with change blindness, inattention blindness & expectation bias.
Fractured oil supply line, Emirates Boeing 777 aircraft
An excellent example of effective crew resource management techniques when faced with an abnormal situation.
Aviation Short Investigations Bulletin: Issue 56
The Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin covers a range of the ATSB’s short investigations and highlights valuable safety lessons for pilots, operators and safety managers.
Commercial air travel in 2015 was safer than in any of the previous 10 years
Commercial air travel in 2015 was safer than in any of the previous 10 years, according to Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) research, released today.
General aviation fixed wing aircaft depicted in low cloud
There are increasing risks associated with flying visually with rising terrain and lowering cloud base.
Robinson R22, VH-HRL, near Blackall, Queensland
ATSB reminds pilots operating at low level in a high workload environment to be constantly vigilant.
Database schema
Aircraft operators and organisations involved in aviation safety will soon have access to a new method of submitting written notifications to the ATSB of aviation safety matters.
Generic image of commercial pilot
Australian aviation would be less safe without the means to confidentially report issues of concern.
Aviation Short Investigations Bulletin: Issue 55
The Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin covers a range of the ATSB’s short investigations and highlights valuable safety lessons for pilots, operators and safety managers.
Department of Infrastructure Deputy Secretary Pip Spence and ATSB Chief Commissioner Greg Hood renew an Agency Arrangement
The ATSB recently renewed an Agency Arrangement with the Department of Infrastructure as part of the Australian and PNG governments’ cooperation in the transport sector.
US-based underwater search specialist Andy Sherrell is confident MH370 will be found
Some things are just meant to be. For US-based underwater search specialist Andy Sherrell, one of those things was to work on the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
Preparing for the worst
It’s never pleasant contemplating the next major rail accident but ATSB investigators need to be prepared for when it happens.
ATSB investigators videos
In an uncompromising, timely and collective manner, the ATSB searches for truth to enhance transport safety.
ATSB investigator Ken Kell and Indonesian NTSC flight recorder specialist Andreas Hananto
Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) flight recorder specialist Andreas Hananto is enhancing his flight data recovery and analysis skills during a placement at the ATSB.
ATSB’s Chief Commissioner, Greg Hood
In another year of growth in the aviation, rail and marine transport sectors, the ATSB has continued its role as Australia’s national transport safety investigator.
 
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Update: Recovered the propeller assembly in bushland at Revesby in Sydney’s South West.
 
Updated 11 January 2017 ...
 
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The ATSB has today released a research report into the safety of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) or drones.
 
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As the range of products using batteries grows, the potential for in-flight issues increases.
 
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The ATSB is set to conduct no-blame safety investigations of rail occurrences across all of Australia from 30 June 2017.
 
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Incident highlights the potential catastrophic risks of not completing aircraft maintenance.
 
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Effective procedures help crew safely deliver passengers after a mid-flight engine failure.
 
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Education and training helped the crew of a Fokker F28 MK 100 manage two emergencies, including a hydraulic failure that compromised nose-wheel steering.
 
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Incorrect reference data can have potentially serious consequences in remotely piloted and manned aircraft.
 
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Chief Pilots from around Australia converged on the ATSB’s office in Canberra today to take part in the national Chief Pilots’ forum.
 
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Wildlife strikes in Australian aviation have increased significantly over the past two years and continue to pose a safety risk to aircraft operators, according to a new report released by the ATSB.
 
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The hazards associated with change blindness, inattention blindness & expectation bias.
 
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An excellent example of effective crew resource management techniques when faced with an abnormal situation.
 
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The Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin covers a range of the ATSB’s short investigations and highlights valuable safety lessons for pilots, operators and safety managers.
 
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Commercial air travel in 2015 was safer than in any of the previous 10 years, according to Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) research, released today.
 
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There are increasing risks associated with flying visually with rising terrain and lowering cloud base.
 
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ATSB reminds pilots operating at low level in a high workload environment to be constantly vigilant.
 
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Aircraft operators and organisations involved in aviation safety will soon have access to a new method of submitting written notifications to the ATSB of aviation safety matters.
 
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Australian aviation would be less safe without the means to confidentially report issues of concern.
 
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The Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin covers a range of the ATSB’s short investigations and highlights valuable safety lessons for pilots, operators and safety managers.
 
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The ATSB recently renewed an Agency Arrangement with the Department of Infrastructure as part of the Australian and PNG governments’ cooperation in the transport sector.
 
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Some things are just meant to be. For US-based underwater search specialist Andy Sherrell, one of those things was to work on the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
 
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It’s never pleasant contemplating the next major rail accident but ATSB investigators need to be prepared for when it happens.
 
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In an uncompromising, timely and collective manner, the ATSB searches for truth to enhance transport safety.
 
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Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) flight recorder specialist Andreas Hananto is enhancing his flight data recovery and analysis skills during a placement at the ATSB.
 
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In another year of growth in the aviation, rail and marine transport sectors, the ATSB has continued its role as Australia’s national transport safety investigator.
 
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This week, ATSB trainers are conducting Aircraft Accident Investigation Fundamental (AAIF) training in Vietnam.
 
 
 
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