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Technology in Australia 1788-1988Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
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Chapter 7

I The First 100 Years 1788-1888

II Railways

III Motorised Vehicles

IV Aviation
i Local Inventions, Research, Design and Manufacture
ii The Development of Air Transport: The Trail Blazers
iii The Services
iv The Royal Flying Doctor Service
v Ground Aids and Safety Innovations
vi From Aviation to Modern Shipping

V Modern Shipping

VI Innovative Small Craft

VII Conclusion

VIII Acknowledgements

IX Contributors



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Ground Aids and Safety Innovations (continued)

It may be of interest to note what the prestigious English publication 'Flight International' had to say about the Australian safety record in the air: [48]

The independent internal air safety audit is also a feature of Australia's airline industry, which Flight over 25 years has consistently found to be the world's safest . . . '
'The Australian airline safety record has been so outstanding that it repays study, with particular reference to safety attitudes. Respect for authority without deference -an Australian attribute rooted in social and cultural classlessness -undoubtedly helps safety.

. . . The Australians also go in for voluntary meetings of pilots and engineers . . . to discuss matters of mutual safety concern. In some airlines, pilots do not speak to anybody in overalls.

People in Bright Sparcs - Schaetzel, Stanley S.

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