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Curiosity climbs higher up Martian mountain

Curiosity climbs higher up Martian mountain

Ben SandilandsMar 30, 20164 Comments

It could take years before it reaches the summit of Mt Sharp in the Gale Crater on Mars, but today's image of its long term goal taken by the

Will Cathay Pacific pack its new A350s as tightly as its 777s?

Will Cathay Pacific pack its new A350s as tightly as its 777s?

Ben SandilandsMar 27, 201641 Comments

Cathay Pacific isn't far behind Singapore Airlines in implementing an A350 fleet strategy, but some key questions as to where each carrier will go with the new medium sized Airbus w

Branson's quest for relevance goes 'Boom' at mach 2.2

Branson's quest for relevance goes 'Boom' at mach 2.2

Ben SandilandsMar 26, 201611 Comments

The PR fairly floss that is currently touting a mini-supersonic airliner with the ironically eponymous name 'Boom' supported by Richard Branson ought to trigger bullshit alarms all

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It's official: Mozambique parts likely from MH370

Ben SandilandsMar 24, 201632 Comments

The ATSB statement on its examination of the Mozambique fragments makes it evident there are now four confirmed or highly likely pieces of debris that have been recovered from MH370.

Can Airspace by Airbus pass the toilet test?

Can Airspace by Airbus pass the toilet test?

Ben SandilandsMar 24, 20167 Comments

There is something essential missing from yesterday's launch by Airbus of its new cabin brand, Airspace; accurate scale comparative floor plans of the lavatories. Norm

Study points to big miss by early MH370 search for floating debris

Study points to big miss by early MH370 search for floating debris

Ben SandilandsMar 24, 201617 Comments

Did the early search for MH370 turn its back on obvious potential debris fields, and is the current sea floor search far from having finished its examination of the ATSB defined pr

MH370 search drops its sharpest sonar, fate unknown

MH370 search drops its sharpest sonar, fate unknown

Ben SandilandsMar 23, 20162 Comments

Some potentially very bad news in the search for MH370 has just been given low key wishy washy treatment by the ATSB in its

Few doubts about latest MH370 fragment found in South Africa

Few doubts about latest MH370 fragment found in South Africa

Ben SandilandsMar 23, 201613 Comments

Almost out of frame given the terrible news about the Brussels attacks a fragment of a Rolls-Royce 777 engine cowling identical to those that were on missing flight MH370 has been f

Airbus America liftoff is about global restructuring of jet making

Airbus America liftoff is about global restructuring of jet making

Ben SandilandsMar 22, 20163 Comments

The practice of aerospace manufacturing as a global rather than national business took another symbolic step up overnight with the first flight of an Airbus A321 made in Mobile, Ala

Virgin Australia's pursuit of excellence gets another top-up

Virgin Australia's pursuit of excellence gets another top-up

Ben SandilandsMar 21, 20164 Comments

This is an awkward moment for Virgin Australia in that today's announcement of a

Hippy Girl breaks MH370 news for Australia's ATSB!

Hippy Girl breaks MH370 news for Australia's ATSB!

Ben SandilandsMar 21, 201620 Comments

Updated* The two possible fragments of MH370 found on Mozambique shores arrived in Australia on Sunday morning from Kuala Lumpur according to an apparent media statement

Are these MH370 parts coming clean, or unstuck?

Are these MH370 parts coming clean, or unstuck?

Ben SandilandsMar 19, 201613 Comments

An issue as simple as the authenticity of two potential fragments of missing flight MH370 has left the credibility of the Malaysian authorities as to what they have done, known and

Are claimed Mozambique MH370 fragments too clean to be true?

Ben SandilandsMar 18, 201620 Comments

Some extremely serious doubts about the origins of two pieces of suspected debris from MH370 have been raised by US science writer Jeff Wise. The fragments in question

Doubts arise over second potential La Réunion MH370 fragment

Doubts arise over second potential La Réunion MH370 fragment

Ben SandilandsMar 16, 20168 Comments

The ATSB which is managing the sea floor search for MH370 says current advice is that a possible fourth fragment of the missing airliner recently found on La Réunion island is unl

Boeing begins building biggest 787 Dreamliner

Boeing begins building biggest 787 Dreamliner

Ben SandilandsMar 16, 201619 Comments

The highest capacity stretch of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner family, the -10, is now underway two weeks ahead of initial schedule. It's a version of the jet that may one

Emirates gets its way with Vienna and its A380s at last

Emirates gets its way with Vienna and its A380s at last

Ben SandilandsMar 16, 20169 Comments

It has taken a while, but Emirates has finally secured approval for daily Airbus A380s to Vienna from 1 July. Why is this important to Australians? Well it means you c

Airnorth (Who?) brings scheduled jets to Wellcamp (Where?)

Airnorth (Who?) brings scheduled jets to Wellcamp (Where?)

Ben SandilandsMar 15, 201616 Comments

As anyone who uses Embraer's E-jets will know, they are a small passenger jet that can shame bigger ones when it comes to a more comfortable economy seat. And this we

Virgin, Air NZ take another step toward biofuels

Virgin, Air NZ take another step toward biofuels

Ben SandilandsMar 14, 20167 Comments

There are good reasons why Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand are pursuing home grown jet grade biofuels in issuing a Request for Information or RFI today in both countries.