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Vale Ben Sandilands, renowned aviation journalist and Crikey blogger

Bernard KeaneOct 30, 201724 Comments

Crikey's aviation blogger Ben Sandilands passed away on Friday after a long illness.

Malaysia will focus renewed MH370 search where Australia refused to look

Malaysia will focus renewed MH370 search where Australia refused to look

Ben SandilandsOct 20, 201729 Comments

MH370's best chance of discovery is going to be intensively examined by renewed search

Efforts to crush Canada's jet ambitions may have just failed

Efforts to crush Canada’s jet ambitions may have just failed

Ben SandilandsOct 17, 201748 Comments

Making the Canadian CSeries jet a much bigger threat to its 737 family was probably not what Boeing intended when it tried to cripple it being sold cheaply to US carriers

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Oops, why non-stops to Europe aren't going to 'kill' Middle East hubs

Oops, why non-stops to Europe aren’t going to ‘kill’ Middle East hubs

Ben SandilandsOct 17, 201724 Comments

Airbus makes it clear that the Middle East is a huge growth zone not just a place to refuel, or interrupt a flight to Europe

Airlines need to highlight chemo drug flight spill risks

Airlines need to highlight chemo drug flight spill risks

Ben SandilandsOct 14, 201711 Comments

Our airlines need to use some very plain words about cytotoxic drug spills in passenger cabins

Qantas signs up for large scale LAX biofuels revolution

Qantas signs up for large scale LAX biofuels revolution

Ben SandilandsOct 13, 20179 Comments

More heavy hitting evidence that investment funds, as well as true environmental commitments, are getting behind the eradication of fossil carbon releasing fuels

Rare comments made by Emirates about an Etihad merger

Rare comments made by Emirates about an Etihad merger

Ben SandilandsOct 12, 201711 Comments

It's about 14 years since reporters have sought answers about a possible merger between Emirates and Etihad and we have almost enough words about this yesterday as heard in all of them in total

Emirates cuts all but one A380 a day across Tasman

Emirates cuts all but one A380 a day across Tasman

Ben SandilandsOct 11, 201711 Comments

The Emirates Y class A380 cabin is about to become a rarer pleasure between Australia and New Zealand

Airbus comes under criminal probe and A330 NEO order pressures

Airbus comes under criminal probe and A330 NEO order pressures

Ben SandilandsOct 11, 20175 Comments

Airbus warns its people of impending fallout over corruption claims and launch customer for A330NEO says it might take A350s instead

Turbulence could be making a more serious comeback in air travel

Turbulence could be making a more serious comeback in air travel

Ben SandilandsOct 8, 201739 Comments

If as this study suggests, high smooth levels of the atmosphere are becoming more turbulence prone, air travel will have a new barrier to tame

Boeing buys into automated aircraft technology company to deal with scarce, and costly pilots

Boeing buys into automated aircraft technology company to deal with scarce, and costly pilots

Ben SandilandsOct 6, 201711 Comments

Let's not beat around the bush, Boeing is investing in getting rid of pilots to solve a growing shortage of them

Pilotless fixed route CityAirbus vehicle starts full scale testing

Pilotless fixed route CityAirbus vehicle starts full scale testing

Ben SandilandsOct 5, 20179 Comments

A gently worded reminder from Airbus that whatever makes cars 'driverless' can make flying machines 'pilotless'

Does society unwittingly subsidise the likes of Uber or Jetstar?

Does society unwittingly subsidise the likes of Uber or Jetstar?

Ben SandilandsOct 5, 20176 Comments

Please consider this Guardian analysis on the true cost of low fare transport, but keep in mind it might be flawed

Did Malaysia cover-up, or stuff-up, key MH370 pointers?

Did Malaysia cover-up, or stuff-up, key MH370 pointers?

Ben SandilandsOct 4, 201720 Comments

Does the X on this graphic mark the most likely resting place of MH370?

Virgin Australia takes on 'green clean' fuel role at Brisbane Airport

Virgin Australia takes on ‘green clean’ fuel role at Brisbane Airport

Ben SandilandsOct 3, 20178 Comments

Making clean fuel is one thing, and Virgin is taking on the other essential of getting it into the fuel tanks

ATSB 'last' report on MH370 highlights data on pilot's flight simulator

ATSB ‘last’ report on MH370 highlights data on pilot’s flight simulator

Ben SandilandsOct 3, 20174 Comments

Some very raw questions remain unanswered as ATSB drops its closing MH370 search report

What will Etihad do to Virgin Australia with new managers?

What will Etihad do to Virgin Australia with new managers?

Ben SandilandsOct 2, 20179 Comments

Etihad has chosen who will lead it, but where that will be is the question

Will Elon Musk's BFR give Qantas its non-stop flights Sydney-London?

Will Elon Musk’s BFR give Qantas its non-stop flights Sydney-London?

Ben SandilandsSep 29, 201727 Comments

Mars by spaceliner by 2022, Sydney or Melbourne non-stop to London in less than an hour. SpaceX reveals its new aspirations