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BEN SANDILANDS | April 25, 2014 | AIR SAFETY | 3 |

MH370 Focused sea bed search 95% complete

Bluefin-21 being deployed from Ocean Shield: US Navy photo

It seems inevitable that the deeper, costlier, more technologically advanced sea floor search for missing flight MH370 is about to begin with news that 95% of the ‘best chance’ focused under water search has been completed.

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BEN SANDILANDS | April 25, 2014 | AIR SAFETY | 4 |

Australian ATC sends Jetstar A320 through path of Singapore A330

While ‘stuff’ happens everyday in air traffic control systems, it continues to happen too much around Darwin.

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BEN SANDILANDS | April 25, 2014 | AIR SAFETY | |

MH370 Malaysia agrees to release interim report, after final review

Malaysia has three different panels in operation in terms of ICAO reporting obligations. One which wrote the still hidden interim report, one which is going to review the hidden report before it is revealed, and one which is going to do the final report.

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BEN SANDILANDS | April 24, 2014 | CUSTOMER RELATIONS | 5 |

Another way to game on time performance stats

Found on twitter, Virgin America’s special trick for gaming on time performance statistics.

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BEN SANDILANDS | April 24, 2014 | AIR SAFETY | 4 |

MH370 Flotsam found on WA coast discounted as wreckage

The ATSB says the flotsam found near Augusta in Western Australia did not come from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

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BEN SANDILANDS | April 24, 2014 | AIR SAFETY | |

MH370 What debris from jet could look like

The former Inspector General of the US Department of Transportation, Mary Schiavo, has tweeted links to photos showing what floating debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 c0uld look like.

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BEN SANDILANDS | April 23, 2014 | AIR SAFETY | 1 |

MH370 Interim accident report kept under wraps

ADF photo of Bluefin-21 being readied for another sea floor mapping mission

The Malaysia director general of civil aviation Azharuddin Abdul Rahman has told the country’s first media briefing in a week that the interim report into the disappearance of missing flight MH370 has been sent to ICAO but not yet publicly released.

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BEN SANDILANDS | April 23, 2014 | AIR SAFETY | 10 |

MH370 Possible debris washed up near SW tip of Australia

Update: Malaysian authorities tonight described the objects as plastic sheets which may have come from the cabin but which have not yet been confirmed or dismissed as being from MH370

Objects which may be from missing flight MH370 have washed up east of Augusta, which is the town nearest Cape Leeuwin, the southwestern tip of Australia.

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BEN SANDILANDS | April 23, 2014 | AIR SAFETY | 1 |

Was it a bird, or a stuff up? The Virgin ATR questions

Whatever it was that the ATR hit, it was definitely too damaged to continue to operate in the state in which it came to rest in Albury

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BEN SANDILANDS | April 23, 2014 | AIR SAFETY | 3 |

MH370 First targeted sea floor search almost over

Internal cabin panels and seat cushions and even items of passenger clothing or crew uniforms, could wash up very far from a point of impact, possibly on the shores of a different distant sea, long after MH370 has faded into the past

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BEN SANDILANDS | April 22, 2014 | AIR SAFETY | 5 |

Ferris Wheel plane crash not part of fun of the fair

The aircraft caught in the Ferris Wheel: NSW Police photo

This manages to be both serious, and funny, because no-one died. The ATSB has published its final report into what appears to be the world’s only collision between a powered aircraft and a ferris wheel at a fun fair.

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BEN SANDILANDS | April 22, 2014 | AIR SAFETY | |

MH370 air search suspended today because of cyclone

The Australian coordinated air search for signs of floating debris from missing flight MH370 has been suspended today because of the adverse effect on operations by Cyclone Jack.

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BEN SANDILANDS | April 21, 2014 | FINANCIAL RESULTS | 2 |

Tigerair Mandala doubts cast shadow over Asia LCCs

Endangered species? A Tigerair Mandala A320, Wiki Commons photo

While idle fleets of newly delivered Jetstar A320s burn holes costing millions of dollars a month in the Qantas accounts, the competing Tigerair franchise in Asia is in a similar crisis in Indonesia.

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BEN SANDILANDS | April 20, 2014 | AIR SAFETY | |

MH370 Targeted sea floor search passes halfway mark

Today's AMSA map of the surface and sea floor search locations

The Australian coordinated multinational effort to find missing flight MH370 has of this morning passed the halfway mark for its original targeted sea floor search.

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BEN SANDILANDS | April 20, 2014 | AIR SAFETY | 1 |

MH370 Frustration sets in, as best guess yields nothing yet

Several days ago, according to a source, one person with expert insight into the analysis being carried out, said as an aside “It’s in the Himalayas.”

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