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Accident site of R22 helicopter VH-YPC
Flying at night in remote areas without sufficient visual cues continues to be one of the most dangerous forms of flying, as evidenced by a recent fatal accident in Western Australia’s Kimberley region.
Search for MH370
Updated 17 December 2014 ...
Australian aviation wildlife strike statistics 2004 - 2013
The rate that aircraft are striking wildlife has reduced in the past two years following four years’ of growth.
Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin - Issue 36
Data input errors continue to be a problem in aviation, with three recent incidents highlighting the need for greater attention to detail.
TSB review
The ATSB has welcomed the findings of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada’s (TSB’s) independent review into the ATSB’s investigation methodologies and processes.
Emerging trends in Australian aviation safety
The ATSB’s first report of safety trends in Australian aviation reveals that while our skies remain safe, there are some shifting trends to watch.
ATSB Annual Report 2013-14
Australia’s transport industries are some of the safest in the world but more can be done to improve safety, according to the ATSB’s annual report.
Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin - Issue 35
The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 10 investigation reports. Issue 35
Accident site Cessna 172 and collision with tree
Pilots advised the sooner a condition that warrants a go-around is recognised, the safer the manoeuvre will be.
Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin - Issue 33
The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 10 investigation reports. Issue 34
Managing partial power loss in single-engine aircraft
The ATSB is urging pilots of single-engine aircraft to plan for partial power loss, following the release of a new educational video.
Crankshaft–prop-mounting flange faying surface
In-flight propeller separation involving Jabiru Aircraft J430, north of French Island, Victoria.
Damage to VH-ESD tail rotor
The crew of a Bell 412 helicopter, were tasked to conduct a rescue in the Mount Spec area near Townsville, Queensland.
ATSB's confidential reporting scheme, REPCON
We’ve all been there. The moment when you see something that just doesn’t seem quite right.
Accident site of Cirrus SR22 N802DK. Source: NSW Police Force
This incident provides a reminder to pilots to know your own limitations and those of the aircraft.
Accident site of Cessna C206, VH-YOT. Source: WA Police Force
Pilots should consider the effect an in-flight engine failure at low altitude has on the time available to manage that failure and identify a suitable forced landing area.
Rail
The safety of Australia’s rail workers is under examination following the launch of a systemic safety investigation by Australia’s national transport safety investigator, the ATSB.
Rail Safety Week 2014
As part of Rail Safety Week 2014 the ATSB is highlighting rail investigations and their critical safety lessons.
Highly-regarded aviation safety author Macarthur ‘Mac’ Job
Born: Taree, 10 April 1926 – died: Melbourne, 6 August 2014.
Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin - Issue 33
The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 10 investigation reports.
Accident site of the Cessna 172 aircraft VH-MKQ
Accident highlights the importance of considering all of the factors when assessing a landing area.
Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin - Issue 32
The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 10 investigation reports.
Flying with reduced visibility
The ATSB is launching a new safety priority for pilots, after investigating an increasing number of accidents caused by flying with reduced visual references, such as in cloud or at night.
MH370 Underwater Search Areas Planning Map
Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss today announced a new high priority underwater search area for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
Turbofan engine diagram
ATSB report finds that Australian turbofan engine aircraft are safe and reliable and only experience engine-related safety incidents every 20,000 flight hours on average.
Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin - Issue 31
The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 10 investigation reports.
 
Flying at night in remote areas without sufficient visual cues continues to be one of the most dangerous forms of flying, as evidenced by a recent fatal accident in Western Australia’s Kimberley region.
 
Updated 17 December 2014 ...
 
The rate that aircraft are striking wildlife has reduced in the past two years following four years’ of growth.
 
Data input errors continue to be a problem in aviation, with three recent incidents highlighting the need for greater attention to detail.
 
The ATSB has welcomed the findings of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada’s (TSB’s) independent review into the ATSB’s investigation methodologies and processes.
 
The ATSB’s first report of safety trends in Australian aviation reveals that while our skies remain safe, there are some shifting trends to watch.
 
Australia’s transport industries are some of the safest in the world but more can be done to improve safety, according to the ATSB’s annual report.
 
The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 10 investigation reports. Issue 35
 
Pilots advised the sooner a condition that warrants a go-around is recognised, the safer the manoeuvre will be.
 
The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 10 investigation reports. Issue 34
 
The ATSB is urging pilots of single-engine aircraft to plan for partial power loss, following the release of a new educational video.
 
In-flight propeller separation involving Jabiru Aircraft J430, north of French Island, Victoria.
 
The crew of a Bell 412 helicopter, were tasked to conduct a rescue in the Mount Spec area near Townsville, Queensland.
 
We’ve all been there. The moment when you see something that just doesn’t seem quite right.
 
This incident provides a reminder to pilots to know your own limitations and those of the aircraft.
 
Pilots should consider the effect an in-flight engine failure at low altitude has on the time available to manage that failure and identify a suitable forced landing area.
 
The safety of Australia’s rail workers is under examination following the launch of a systemic safety investigation by Australia’s national transport safety investigator, the ATSB.
 
As part of Rail Safety Week 2014 the ATSB is highlighting rail investigations and their critical safety lessons.
 
Born: Taree, 10 April 1926 – died: Melbourne, 6 August 2014.
 
The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 10 investigation reports.
 
Accident highlights the importance of considering all of the factors when assessing a landing area.
 
The ATSB has just released a new aviation bulletin containing 10 investigation reports.
 
The ATSB is launching a new safety priority for pilots, after investigating an increasing number of accidents caused by flying with reduced visual references, such as in cloud or at night.
 
Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss today announced a new high priority underwater search area for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
 
ATSB report finds that Australian turbofan engine aircraft are safe and reliable and only experience engine-related safety incidents every 20,000 flight hours on average.
 
 
 
The search for MH370 continues

The search for MH370 continues

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