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Articles by Ben Sandilands

Airbus A380 turns 10, loved by flyers, unloved by airlines

In the 10 years since the A380 prototype first flew at Toulouse (on 27 April 2005) the giant Airbus has become the airliner loved by passengers yet shunned by airlines.

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Qantas recalls Santiago flight as Chilean volcanic ash spreads

Update: Qantas has resumed Santiago flights today, but if booked for later, monitor its website Fears of widespread flight disruptions arising from this week’s eruptions from Chile’s Calbuco volcano are growing, with many delays or cancellations of services yesterday and today to Chilean and Argentinean airports including from the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

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ATSB releases new month old images of Pel-Air wreckage

It seems to have occurred to someone in the ATSB that it does need to eventually post updates on the re-opened inquiry into the 2009 Pel-Air crash which it botched the first time around.

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A truly polar plane crash reported

And now for something completely different Earlier this month a very rare jet airliner crash landed in an extraordinary location, within 50 kms of the geographical north pole.

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Dawn catches up with mini planet’s strange bright spots

The bright spots seen on dwarf planet Ceres have come back into view from the Dawn spacecraft but remain as mysterious as ever.

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Latest MH370 update takes issue with search criticism

While there are no discoveries reported in the latest MH370 search update, it makes a point of rejecting recent criticism from a range of sources, as well as The Australian’s inexplicable re run of a year old story saying it could have been seen low over a ‘remote’ Maldivian Island on the morning of its [...]

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Japan’s new maglev train speed record still comes up short

Another tantalizing glimpse of the future of high speed surface transport came with this week’s setting of a 603 kmh speed record by Japan’s test Maglev train project.

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What might the Emirates Qantas alliance look like by 2023?

News overnight that Emirates wants to extend its alliance with Qantas to 2023 might seem ho hum, but what exactly will it look like by then?

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Emirates enjoins Rolls-Royce in its push for an A380 NEO

Emirates’ powers of persuasion were apparent at a number of levels in yesterday’s high stakes switch to Rolls-Royce as the engine maker for 50 already ordered Airbus A380s.

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Qantas returns to Perth-Singapore route (but with 737s)

It’s taken a while, but Qantas has given in to common sense and pressure from its Western Australian customers and re-instated services between Perth and Singapore from 26 June.

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Boeing rejects concerns computer hackers could take over jets

Boeing has dissented from US government agency fears that airliners like the 777 that was operating missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 can be taken over by computer hackers.

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MH370 search extension comes with a not so subtle hint

While there were no surprises in the official statement at the end of today’s tripartite review of the MH370 search, there was one not so subtle hint from Australia’s deputy PM Warren Truss.

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MH370 search will be extended if current zone proves empty

The next of kin of the victims of missing flight MH370 have been informed by text message that the ocean floor search will continue if nothing is found within the current priority search zone by a sonar scanning exercise due to finish by the end of next month.

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Houston … Qantas might not have a problem!

Air New Zealand’s new service between Auckland and Houston from December might not be quite the challenge to the Qantas service between Sydney and Dallas Fort Worth that is being suggested elsewhere.

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Sydney 2nd airport curfew row started with campaign brain fade

The current row over a curfew for Sydney’s second airport at Badgerys Creek began with a spur of the moment reversal of Labor policy over the issue in the heat of a moment in campaigning for the last month’s NSW state election.

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Virgin’s full service roll out ends, the real battle begins

Virgin Australia’s completion today of its moves to offer complimentary food and drinks (as fitting the hour of travel) across its services, as well as free checked luggage is not so much the start of a bun fight between the major carriers, but the onset of harsh performance comparisons.

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Asiana crash lands another airliner, this time in Japan

The news just in from Hiroshima is quite remarkable, in that Asiana has not just crash landed its second jet in two years, but done so with enough force to get it from an initial impact outside the boundary of the city’s airport to a standstill near its intended gate, where passengers were then evacuated [...]

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Disgusting Woolworths Anzac campaign recalls Tiger anger

The ignorance and disrespect of Woolworth’s shabby, shabby attempt to sell more groceries using the Anzac centenary has been slapped down, but didn’t they pay any attention to what happened to Tiger Airways in 2009?

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