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MH370 search recovers its sharpest, deepest seeing eyes

MH370 search recovers its sharpest, deepest seeing eyes

Ben SandilandsApr 20, 20165 Comments

MH370 is still missing, but at least the search has been able to find and recover a lost piece of sonar scanning equipment

Garuda order brings Airbus A330 NEO into closer focus

Garuda order brings Airbus A330 NEO into closer focus

Ben SandilandsApr 20, 20161 Comment

Garuda is likely to become first to fly A330 NEOs to Australia, and if you are a normal sized adult, this is good news

Mozambique finds linked to MH370 by part number stencils

Ben SandilandsApr 19, 2016

The Australian managed search for MH370 is now examining what looks like part of its cabin as well as an engine cowl.

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Qantas gets whacked by falling demand, but what about people unfriending flying?

Qantas gets whacked by falling demand, but what about people unfriending flying?

Ben SandilandsApr 18, 20168 Comments

Qantas has seen passenger numbers drop by 10-15 percent on some routes recently, but is this in part a revolt against the unpleasantness of airports and tight cabins?

UK drone incident underscores airliner risks, but they remain low

UK drone incident underscores airliner risks, but they remain low

Ben SandilandsApr 18, 20163 Comments

Can the idiot factor cause a small drone to kill a few hundred airline passengers?

NASA starts testing massive solar propeller concept

NASA starts testing massive solar propeller concept

Ben SandilandsApr 17, 20161 Comment

Space flight to the outer planets and stars could become both possible and fast if two new concepts can be made to work.

Emirates 'terrifies' competitors, and parents with elderly children

Emirates 'terrifies' competitors, and parents with elderly children

Ben SandilandsApr 15, 20165 Comments

Emirates is a very successful airline, but does it really understand the reluctance of adult kids to give their parents a break and move out?

Nothing can excuse the Albury Virgin ATR safety fiasco, not even this recycled piece of ATSB fluff

Nothing can excuse the Albury Virgin ATR safety fiasco, not even this recycled piece of ATSB fluff

Ben SandilandsApr 13, 201631 Comments

Why has the ATSB hushed up a disturbing failure of safety oversight involving a Virgin Australia turbo-prop?

MH370 search now has less than 20,000 square kms to go

MH370 search now has less than 20,000 square kms to go

Ben SandilandsApr 13, 201610 Comments

The latest news about the search for MH370 is that of mishaps with its sharpest seeing and deepest operating sonar scanner

A few things to know about sending a microprobe cloud to nearest star

A few things to know about sending a microprobe cloud to nearest star

Ben SandilandsApr 13, 20164 Comments

A cloud of 'Starchips' could reach the three stars closest to our solar system in our children's lifetimes.

Hold the jokes, sense spoken briefly about high speed rail today

Hold the jokes, sense spoken briefly about high speed rail today

Ben SandilandsApr 11, 201677 Comments

The longest election campaign in Australian history meets the fastest trains it might never get, yet again

Why SpaceX nailing a rocket barge landing should worry the NBN

Why SpaceX nailing a rocket barge landing should worry the NBN

Ben SandilandsApr 9, 201627 Comments

SpaceX plans a global satellite based disruption of broadband networks and reusing launch rockets is part of its strategy.

Air NZ, Qantas insist on safety measures at Port Vila before their flights resume

Ben SandilandsApr 8, 20167 Comments

Behind the words, the Vanuatu airport crisis is essentially about ensuring money for infrastructure gets spent on the project, and nothing else

Mars Rover Opportunity catches a dust devil at work

Mars Rover Opportunity catches a dust devil at work

Ben SandilandsApr 8, 20162 Comments

Steep climbing Mars Rover Opportunity glimpses twister raging across red planet crater floor

Twitterverse finds more MH370 interior shots

Twitterverse finds more MH370 interior shots

Ben SandilandsApr 7, 20166 Comments

Social media sleuth finds more barnacle encrusted photos of MH370 wreckage

Why Singapore Airlines+Lufthansa equals Changi versus Dubai

Why Singapore Airlines+Lufthansa equals Changi versus Dubai

Ben SandilandsApr 6, 201616 Comments

A top Asian and European carrier combine to cut out or bypass the Middle East hubs

Qantas had an epic A380 diversion last night

Qantas had an epic A380 diversion last night

Ben SandilandsApr 5, 201677 Comments

There has been persistent silence from Qantas overnight on the reasons for an epic diversion of QF9, an A380 flight that took off from Melbourne for a non-stop flight to Dubai but t

Social media sleuth finds cabin fit for latest MH370 find on Rodrigues Island

Social media sleuth finds cabin fit for latest MH370 find on Rodrigues Island

Ben SandilandsApr 4, 20162 Comments

A social media sleuth on twitter named Annette@aussie500 appears to have found where the piece of MH370 found on Rodrigues Island, Mauritius, on 30 March, fits into a bulkhead at th