The Conversation

Opinion: Nigeria’s new national carrier unlikely to take off

One of the most vexatious ironies about Nigeria – perhaps even an embarrassment – is the lack of a national airline. ...


Dark side of aviation growth: are we forgetting human rights?

New forms of military and commercial exploitation are increasing the disparity of power between those who dominate airspace and outer space, and the billions of people on the ground affected by the impacts....


Insight: How technology influences airline ticket prices?

You go the same website, search the same airline, choose the same seat row and fare conditions, but you’re offered a different price depending on when and where you do it. Why?...


New study shows AI potential creating air current riding drones

A team of researchers made some telling steps towards creating drones that can stay airborne for very long periods of time....


Opinion: Airbus departure from Britain?

Mark Johnson lists five things you need to know to understand Airbus relationship with Britain....


Do drones deserve dire reputation? Depends who flies them

Whether they are dropping drugs into prison yards, narrowly avoiding passenger aircraft or invading the privacy of unsuspecting homeowners, drones have been hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons....


US faces serious shortage of airline pilots

The national security of the U.S. relies on a healthy airline industry. However, the U.S. has a shortage of pilots right now, particularly at the regional airline levels....


Opinion: Australia needs Space Prize, not Space Agency

The Australian Space Agency commenced operations on July 1, 2018, with the ambition of tripling the Australian space economy by 2030. ...


Opinion: Trump’s Space Force - dangerous cosmos militarisation

We should all be concerned by the prospect of the nuclearisation and militarisation of outer space....


Why pilots don’t always hear alarms

The history of aviation is littered with accidents in which human operators in the cockpit did not notice auditory warnings, and persisted in their mistakes. How could professional pilots ignore such critical information? ...