tip off

Articles by Ben Sandilands

Satellite company Inmarsat adds to cautions on MH370 search

The commentary being provided at an official level on the MH370 deep sea search now underway off Perth has taken an increasingly cautious tone in recent weeks, and that has now been reinforced by the satellite company Inmarsat.

READ MORE

50 years ago today Australia’s domestic jet age began

The day a toss of a coin decided which now vanished Australian domestic airline would go down in history as the first to fly a jet airliner into the country.

READ MORE

India’s largest airline places massive new order for A320 NEOs

Having previously ordered  280 Airbus A320s  (100 A320 CEOs and 180 A320 NEOs) India’s largest domestic carrier IndiGo has just signed an MoU for a further 250 A320 NEOs.

READ MORE

Qantas keeps its roots alive in Queensland airline services

Qantas continues to fly regular links between towns in Queensland where its story began in 1920 as a result of the state government’s latest review and tender processes for its regulated air routes.

READ MORE

Jetstar loses more in Japan as pressure mounts in Vietnam

A different type of airline disaster report. The news about Jetstar in Asia gets worse on two fronts in Japan and Vietnam

READ MORE

Fuel falls, but will fares and new jet orders fall with it?

If jet fuel continues to fall Qantas and Virgin could start making more money from travellers than airport car parking and coffee franchises!

READ MORE

The plight of the An-225 Mriya, and aviation reporting

The New York Times has published an outstandingly good report on the sad state of affairs at the great Antonov airliner designer and maker and made it, as well, a telling story about current affairs in Ukraine.

READ MORE

Emirates chief Clark repeats doubts over MH370 official narrative

For a third time, and with considerable support from within the airline industry, Emirates President and CEO Tim Clark has made it clear he doesn’t believe the official Malaysia narrative concerning the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

READ MORE

Australia’s Antarctic air plans will boost Tassie tourism

Antarctic Strategy soft peddles on air links, but does enough to give Hobart a runway on which to land Tasmania’s long distance international tourism ambitions

READ MORE

MH17 Oxygen mask found around neck of Australian victim

Dutch authorities have apologised for distress that might have been caused by revealing that an oxygen mask was draped around ( or ‘over’ in some translations) the neck of an Australian victim of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine in July.

READ MORE

Etihad targets Star, Oneworld with new Partners brand

How will Etihad compete for customer loyalty with the big two global alliances, Star and Oneworld? By keeping their long broken promises it seems.

READ MORE

Qantas celebrates 70th year of the flying kangaroo logo

The lumbering, thundering appearance of B-24 Liberators in Australian skies emptied class rooms and playgrounds and city streets filled with awed watchers transfixed by their passage.

READ MORE

Virgin Atlantic’s Little Red is dead

The streaker’s defence as applied by Richard Branson to Little Red. It seemed like a good idea at the time.

READ MORE

Boeing puts case for massive growth with same sized jets

Boeing and Airbus market forecasts are often framed in the rhetoric of Lions v Christians in the Coliseum. But they always generate sobering statistics that need careful consideration.

READ MORE

MH370 mystery is as weird on dry land as it is on the sea floor

The search for the truth about MH370 is just as elusive on dry land as it is 6000 meters down in the timeless darkness of the southern Indian Ocean

READ MORE

Etihad incident? How should air rage be dealt with?

The diversion of pilot attention to what is going on in the cabin rather than the cockpit is the point at which air rage becomes really serious

READ MORE

Scoot’s 787-9 blessed, but will Sydney be so lucky

More red signals from low cost airlines as demand flies south

READ MORE

AirAsia’s next hub could be Dubai

AirAsia CEO and group founder Tony Fernandes has made a pitch to authorities in Dubai to set up his next franchise at either its major airport, Dubai International, or its future mega airport Al Maktoum at the emerging Dubai World Central trade precinct.

READ MORE

Womens Agenda

loading...

Smart Company

loading...

StartupSmart

loading...

Property Observer

loading...