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Articles by Ben Sandilands

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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AirAsia crash info lurches between secrecy and disclosure

Following the AirAsia crash developments is being made difficult by the variability of the quality and openness of the information being provided or withheld by the authorities.

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AirAsia crash details raise issues over training and state of jet

An abnormal climb rate, possible pre-existing damage to the jet, and questions about ‘upset’ training and pilot standards are all emerging as considerations in the AirAsia disaster that killed 162 people last month

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Pel-Air, party donations, and air safety. An inexplicable coincidence?

Conditional kudos to The Australian today for bringing something that might seem inexplicably coincidental in terms of political donations and hitherto secret lapses in the public administration of air safety in this country into the national mainstream media.

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No early evidence of terrorism heard on AirAsia voice recorder

The Indonesian investigation of the AirAsia crash into the Java Sea last month has found no sounds of terrorism related actions, nor any explosion, on the cockpit voice recorder.

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CSeries on ice: The jet that hasn’t come in from the cold

Bombardier’s photo release of the CSeries 100 small single aisle jet doing part of its cold weather testing seems unfortunately apt after further recent changes in the project’s management and a buyer drought.

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MH370: Is it time to investigate the investigators?

A Canadian mathematician, Brock McEwen, says it’s high time to investigate the MH370 investigators themselves because there are reasons to believe the search is being set up to fail

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Mars: The Beagle was landed all those years ago

Scrutiny of high definition mapping images from a NASA Mars orbiter has found the UK’s missing probe.

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Boeing’s measured view of the future may not have MAXed out

Comfortable but cautious, Boeing still talking to airlines about something beyond a 737-9 MAX

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Singapore Navy finds fuselage of AirAsia flight 8501

The main fuselage section of the crashed AirAsia A320 has been found by the Singapore Navy, and this message and images have been posted on Facebook by the country’s Defence Minister,  Ng Eng Hen.

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MH370 searchers to look at hard to reach sea floor wrinkles

Deep holes and wrinkles that might hide the wreckage of MH370 from the sea floor search are to be probed by new underwater robot

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Airbus commits to A321LR and a whole new 200 pax jet market

Airbus won the net order contest with Boeing in 2014, but the real news from its annual press conference in Toulouse today includes the firm launch of a trans Atlantic capable A321 LR or long range model of the new engine option version of its largest single aisle jet.

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AirAsia crash investigation gets second data recorder

Recovery of both flight recorders means the hard work in understanding the AirAsia crash can now get underway in earnest

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Most capable A330 yet makes first flight, extends model life

The options for new wide body twin engined airliners have become more complex as older designs live on with new engines, ‘sharper’ packages

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AirAsia FDR recovered, holds potential answers to many riddles

While the state of the recovered flight data recorder from AirAsia flight 8501 has not been checked out, it has the potential to explain why the Surabaya-Singapore flight crashed with such force and lethality 15 days ago.

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MH17: Blogger tears down Moscow made conspiracy claims

UK based blogger Eliot Higgins has analysed hundreds of pieces of social media evidence in reaching his just published report destroying the made up assertions by Russian officials and the RT News agency that Ukraine shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on 17 July, killing all 298 people on board

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AirAsia: Why black boxes don’t float, for the time being

There are some interesting discussions on this blog and elsewhere as to why ‘black boxes’ like those on AirAsia flight 8501 don’t float, or don’t eject in a crash, or otherwise prove perhaps needlessly hard to find. 

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