Virgin Australia, Qantas largely unaffected by CFM56 AD

US NTSB investigators inspect the damaged engine on board Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 N772SW. (NTSB/Flickr)

Australia's two major airlines say they are largely unaffected by emergency airworthiness directives (AD) issued by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) over the weekend mandating inspections of the Boeing 737's CFM56 engine. Worldwide more … [Read more...]

No train, no gain – pilot training in the spotlight

For more than a decade, a team of aviation professionals with strong airline and training backgrounds has been attempting to establish the Australia Asia Flight Training School at Glen Innes Airport, a small airfield in the NSW Northern Tablelands. Consultant Neil Hansford was part of this team. The … [Read more...]