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Articles by Ben Sandilands

AirAsia pilots said to have cut off flight computers before crash

Comprehensive leaks for the same Indonesian officials who are refusing to release the interim AirAsia report reflect very badly on the airline’s training and safety culture standards

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Much of suppressed AirAsia crash report now revealed

Although Indonesian authorities have refused to release their interim report into the 28 December AirAsia disaster the key inclusions other than the black box transcripts and data now appear to have been outlined. 

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Malaysia officially declares all presumed dead on MH370

In what might seem like a much delayed necessity, Malaysia’s director general of civil aviation Azharuddin Abdul Rahman tonight officially declared all 239 people who were on board missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 presumed dead.

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MH370 media conference abruptly cancelled

What ‘unforseen circumstance’ caused the abrupt cancellation of a media and next of kin briefing about MH370 in Kuala Lumpur today?

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Qantas first 747-400 to make an amazing last flight into history

The first Qantas 747-400, which has held, since 1989, the title for the longest unrefueled flight commercial airliner flight between London and Sydney, is set to make what may be the world’s shortest ever delivery flight

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MH370: As the search ships gather, a new report is promised

Optimism in the search for MH370, ships congregating in the south Indian Ocean, and a 7 March release for the next report from the Malaysian investigation. It’s all happening, maybe!

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Suppressed AirAsia preliminary crash report springs leaks

The preliminary report of the investigation into the 28 December crash of an AirAsia A320 into the Java Sea ought to have been released yesterday, and appears to be slowly leaking out.

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Would you really fly to Beijing one stop if non-stop is available?

Air China 中国国际航空公司 has posed an interesting dilemma for loyal Qantas and Virgin Australia customers with its new non-stop flights between Melbourne and Beijing with an initial four times weekly service from 1 June using two class Airbus A330-200s.

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Do you cry when you fly?

Only when reading Plane Talking isn’t the answer to this question. In the Crikey Insider subscriber bulletin today you can weep over the knighting of the bigot racist prince, or, find a very interesting story by Mel Campbell about something many of us might have done, or noticed, while flying.

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ANZAC 100: A very special Qantas flight

An Australian Government, Qantas collaboration announced today to provide support for ANZAC Centenary activities marking the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings includes a very special set of flights.

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Qantas gradually breaks the bad news about cheaper fuel

Get over it! Falling petrol prices at the service station pumps aren’t a reliable sign as to what will happen to air fares on domestic and international flights in Australia.

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The Battle for Heathrow, and much more, is on yet again

The likelihood that Irish carrier Aer Lingus will accept a takeover bid from IAG,  the company that owns British Airways and Spanish flag carrier Iberia is the stuff of battles left, right and centre and the “fun” is expected to begin from all quarters later this week.

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Comet lander revival in race between receding shadows and imminent eruptions

Whether comet lander Philae, stuck in a dark hole without power on the surface of Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko, comes back to life has become a race between receding shadows and eruptions of gas and dust.

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Grounded: How Qantas CEO Joyce pulled it down with a txt

SMH business journalist Matt O’Sullivan’s new book Mayday about the ideological and egotistical struggles over the future of Qantas reveals much about the planning Qantas CEO Alan Joyce put into his October 2011 ambush grounding of the airline.

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China might not become a wide open gateway to Europe

The ‘improved’ air services agreement with China to be announced today Friday might be an excuse for firing up the ‘lock up our skies’ debate to protect Qantas, but this isn’t a simple issue.

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Australia seeks help in recovering MH370 wreckage, bodies

In another sign of strong optimism that the wreckage of MH370 is about to be found, Australia is seeking expressions of interests from organisations that possess the assets needed to bring parts of the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 to the surface .

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Vague minister, generous airline, Pel-Air issues mount up

Amazing and inexplicable coincidences have come to light involving party political donations from REX, the owner of Pel-Air, in 2012, after a fierce internal disagreement had broken out in that year in the ATSB over the conduct of its investigation of the ditching of a Pel-Air jet in 2009.

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AirAsia’s ‘screaming’ alarms story a disaster porn beat up

Following on the official nonsense from the chair of Indonesia’s transportation safety committee about not releasing the AirAsia 8501 crash preliminary report another anonymous investigator has been quoted by the media about the alarms in the cockpit ‘screaming’ at the pilots .

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