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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.

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Dubai 2034: Landing four A380s or 777-Xs simultaneously

Imagine you are approaching Dubai on a stretch new engine tech A380 ten to twenty years from now. You can see three other jets flying in formation with yours, all individually headed to their own landing slot on four parallel 4500 metre runways.

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Sydney curfew review could open way to ‘bigger’ as well as ‘quieter’

The headline to this story might be disputed, but consider the details. The coalition government is reviewing the small business jets allowed to fly during the bigger scheduled jet curfews at Adelaide and Sydney airports.

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Qantaslink to fly Sydney-Wellcamp 11 times weekly from 17 November

Qantaslink has scored a major coup by becoming the launch mainline carrier for the Wellcamp airport near Toowoomba from 17 November.

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Dallas does a light rail link to DFW for a mere $US 2.50

The light rail link that opened between Dallas Fort Worth airport and downtown Dallas overnight mightn’t be all that useful to Qantas passengers flying to DFW to do business in the sprawling Texas city but check out the fare, just $US 2.50! It’s a stunning reminder that the funding and pricing of private public partnership [...]

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Huh! Truss says 2nd Sydney Airport won’t grow all that much

Incredulity Anyone familiar with the history of trade negotiations and air traffic treaties in Australia would wonder why someone who would know those processes as well as the National Party leader and deputy PM Warren Truss said what he was reported as saying about Sydney’s second airport at Badgerys Creek yesterday.

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Clock to start soon on 2nd Sydney Airport monopoly rort talks

Will Sydney Airport exercise its right to screw the city by controlling its second airport? The clock on a screw-non screw decision starts ticking in the official consultative process on 30 September

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Tigerair forces Sydney Airport to reverse its terminal decline

Sydney Airport has blinked after Tigerair sought relief from its inaction over improved access to the T2 domestic terminal shared with its major stakeholder Virgin Australia and low cost carrier competitor Jetstar.

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Venezuela Airport charges a ‘breathing tax’

A purified air tax at a South American airport! Calling Sydney Airport, All is forgiven.

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Tigerair attacks Sydney Airport’s T2 terminal condition

What happens when a monopoly service provider marginalises a new competitor’s access to an airport? Sydney Airport and Tigerair are about to find out

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Sydney’s 2nd airport ownership raises competition concerns

The damage that could be done to the NSW economy by allowing the new 2nd airport to be built at Badgerys Creek to be owned by the interests that own the existing Sydney Airport have been emphasised by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Rod Sims at a conference today Monday.

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Qantas quits Gove, Jetstar flags quitting Avalon

The airlines are playing the role of being the canary in the mineshaft again when it comes to warnings that the Australian economy is losing momentum.

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Uber all good apart from ‘bad’ bits

After another taxi ride fiasco going to Sydney Airport from the inner west this morning, UberX, the app based unter priced taxi alternative looks real good.

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Sydney Airport signals U-turn in favour of monopoly rights

One of the least business friendly policy settings of the Howard Government when it sold off Sydney Airport to a private consortium in 2002 with future monopoly rights over any competing future airport is lurching toward realisation.

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Big trouble looms in Little airport town?

There should be no end of fun in Melbourne as the aviation ambitions of Paul Little for a corporate jet centre at its main airport at Tullamarine fly across the interests of fellow logistics tycoon Lindsay Fox and his interests in nearby Essendon Airport and the remote but strategically well positioned Avalon Airport.

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Badgerys Creek: How it can make huge sums for airlines

The Coalition government’s description of Badgerys Creek beginning as a modest western Sydney airport may be rapidly overtaken by the much more lucrative ambitions of the airlines that want to use it.

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Badgerys Creek roads to cost more than stage 1 of 2nd Sydney Airport

Somewhat overshadowed by the resignation of NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell this morning Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced $2.9 billion in new road works over eight years to improve access to the $2.5 billion estimated cost of the first stage of a second Sydney Airport at the Commonwealth owned Badgerys Creek site.

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Badgerys Creek: A modest start and no forced flight transfers

Sydney’s second airport at Badgerys Creek will start out as a single runway facility with a modest terminal, but no curfew, and no forced tranfers of flights there from existing services to the main Kingsford Smith airport.

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