Archive | November, 2010

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Avalon to launch rail-bus link to airport

Fox and Rix at Tuesday’s Avalon airport event. Photo: Will Horton In a bid to become a more formidable opponent to rival Melbourne Tullamarine airport, Avalon airport plans to introduce a connecting rail-bus service to the airport.Under the plan, CBD passengers will be able to take the V Line regional train to Lara station and […]

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Comment: Twitter as a conduit for how we see aviation safety

This afternoon the news a Qantas A380 suffered an uncontained engine failure after departing Singapore for Sydney caused the Twitterverse to explode, or should I say have an uncontained failure?That’s what the chatter was: uncontained and a failure. The initial rumour was the aircraft crashed in Indonesia. The Twitterati are not to be blamed for […]

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Photo of Note: Emirates A380 flyover at Melbourne

Aviation fans in Melbourne (or watching Melbourne on TV) yesterday were graced with wall-to-wall visuals of the Emirates logo for Cup Day. The real treat though came in the afternoon when Emirates A380 A6-EDA tracked over from Sydney as EK5388 to conduct a flyover of Flemington Racecourse at 1100 feet (see flightpath), which Flickr user […]

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