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Articles by Ben Sandilands

Rosetta probe: This isn’t a dirty snowball!

Amid the richly deserved celebrations of the arrival of the Rosetta probe at periodical comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko the science continues to be rubbished by scientists who have given in to PR babble speak rather than factual astronomy in their commentaries.

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Airbus shows off A350 to a Virgin ready to make a choice

Virgin Australia CEO John Borghetti wasn’t giving anything away as to what the airline might choose as a replacement for its 777-300ERs and A330-200s when he took a detailed look at the Airbus A350-900 making a world tour when it was in Sydney yesterday.

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Airbus A350XWB: A new day brings new jet to Sydney

The largest all new airliner design likely to be seen for many years, the Airbus A350XWB, reached Sydney from Johannesburg just before dawn this morning.

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Was MH370 a botched hack attack that killed 239 people?

The possibility that missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was destroyed because of a botched hack attack on its computers and electrical systems will force itself back into the spotlight this week at the Black Hat hacking conference in Las Vegas.

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Comet target starts giving up its secrets to Rosetta probe

As the European space probe Rosetta closes in on the strangely shaped nucleus  of periodical comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko  it brings to mind another moment of forgotten fame for the iconic radio telescope, The Dish, at Parkes in NSW.

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Qantas stops Iraq overflights

On 28 July we asked how long would it take for Qantas to discontinue its overflights of Iraq while its partner Emirates considered them too unsafe? The answer is five and a half days.

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Unofficial: Regional Airbus A330s to be assembled in China

Globalisation becomes less about lowering costs and more about nailing down sales in massive emerging markets

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Ebola outbreak could cause rapid flight and border closures

The Ebola virus outbreak in parts of Africa is a terrible tragedy that has the potential to cause rapid and cascading border closures right around the world.

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MH370 next phase progress statement merits very close study

These are extraordinary times in the Australian media, in that press freedom in this country has been suppressed in relation to a fobidden topic while the Asian media, particularly in some countries has been naming names and informing their readers of a scandal of considerable magnitude.

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Qantas adds extra seats to 737s, but also better IFE

The only worrying thought about the new Qantas 737s with more seats and ‘more efficient use’ of toilet space, is that we might wet our pants in the queue.

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Rail lunacy in Sydney goes beyond botched Opal card

Commentary  Bureacratic and ideologically driven madness is the natural enemy of good people in public office, and the hard working NSW Transport Minister, Gladys Berejiklian, could be said to be much more the victim rather than cause of the so called Opal smart card for commuters disaster in Sydney.

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War zone flights meeting puts safety onus back on airlines

Carriers like Malaysia Airlines, or Lufthansa, or KLM, that think they can fly where someone else tells them it is safe to do so have been rebuffed on the sidelines of a industry crisis meeting in Canada called to consider the MH17 shoot down.

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Malaysia Airlines kept apart from Tiger at Adelaide Airport

An incident involving Malaysia Airlines and Tigerair Australia at Adelaide Airport yesterday underlines the importance of a vigilant tower when an airline, in this case a local low cost carrier, stuffs up.

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Black box reports ‘confirm’ missile strike on MH17

Updated  It has taken a day longer than most observers expected for reports as to what was learned from MH17′s ‘black box’ flight recorders to leak out, and it is no surprise that they are claimed to confirm that Malaysia Airlines 777 and the 298 people on board were brought down by a missile warhead [...]

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Qantas to fly where Emirates fears to go, but for how long?

It isn’t clear for how long Emirates and Qantas will be saying different things about the missile risk over Iraq, but for the time being Qantas is going to fly where its business partner fears to go, right across territory contested by the ISIS insurgency.

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MH17 Admissions of safety failure by Malaysia Airlines?

Malaysia Airlines’ airline’s commercial director, Hugh Dunleavy, is reported to have made a series of comments about the MH17 shoot down which might cause dismay among industry observers.

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Satellites duck one comet, while another looks like a Duck

High over southern hemisphere winter skies this last week the stage was set for two astonishing encounters with comets.

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Turkish wrestle over future of 747-8 makes headlines again

Turkish Airlines might just rescue the slow selling 747-8 Intercontinental from a production shutdown of what is the last and largest passenger version of the iconic wide body airliner. 

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