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Ben Sandilands — Editor of Plane Talking

Ben Sandilands

Editor of Plane Talking

Ben Sandilands has reported and analysed the mechanical mobility of humanity since late 1960 - the end of the age of great scheduled ocean liners and coastal steamers and the start of the jet age. He’s worked in newspapers, radio and TV in a wide range of roles as a journalist at home and abroad for 56 years, the last 18 freelance.

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MH370 search to look closely ASAP at unresolved sonar contacts

MH370 search to look closely ASAP at unresolved sonar contacts

Ben SandilandsAug 24, 20164 Comments

The nightmare scenario is that fragments of MH370 are found, on the sea floor, but are parts of it that have floated from somewhere else and then sunk

Qantas makes record $1.53 billion profits, pays dividend, staff bonus

Qantas makes record $1.53 billion profits, pays dividend, staff bonus

Ben SandilandsAug 24, 20167 Comments

Dividend drought ends with 7 cents share payout, staff get $3000 bonuses, group makes record profits across major operating segments

Rising tide of possible MH370 fragments being reported

Rising tide of possible MH370 fragments being reported

Ben SandilandsAug 23, 20161 Comment

Could this object be from an engine pylon on missing flight MH370?

Tigerair re-starts low cost flights Canberra-Melbourne

Tigerair re-starts low cost flights Canberra-Melbourne

Ben SandilandsAug 22, 20163 Comments

The days of flying hundreds of high school students to Canberra to see the War Memorial and other places of interest may be on the way back with low cost flights

Qantas, groceries, petrol, and who gets to be on top

Qantas, groceries, petrol, and who gets to be on top

Ben SandilandsAug 22, 20165 Comments

The idea that consumers might buy something from someone to the exclusion of a competitor for the promise that someone else might possibly give them a 'free' flight before they die trying to get it is an interesting phenomenon

HARS Convair 440 shows some class as it reaches Dubbo: VIDEO

HARS Convair 440 shows some class as it reaches Dubbo: VIDEO

Ben SandilandsAug 21, 20165 Comments

This was how you arrived in style at country towns in 1948

Something very special is on its way to Albion Park

Something very special is on its way to Albion Park

Ben SandilandsAug 20, 20161 Comment

Australia's restored Super Constellation and its preserved Qantas 747-400 are about to be joined by a rarely seen Convair 440 at Albion Park

ATSB new MH370 search initiatives include tracking replica flaperons

Ben SandilandsAug 19, 20164 Comments

The ATSB has made some potentially major disclosures about a section of MH370's wing and the future of a search for the missing airliner in foreign news reports

ATSB takes three years to investigate pushback bingle

ATSB takes three years to investigate pushback bingle

Ben SandilandsAug 18, 20164 Comments

Australia's safety investigator exhaustively concludes that airlines need to keep a sharp lookout while reversing their jets. Really? Yes.

Scoot to fly Singapore-Athens from June next year

Scoot to fly Singapore-Athens from June next year

Ben SandilandsAug 16, 20167 Comments

Scoot's Athen's flights open a new chapter in Singapore Airlines' plans to develop a multi-brand low cost and full service business model

An initial factual assessment of MH370 pilot's home flight simulator

An initial factual assessment of MH370 pilot's home flight simulator

Ben SandilandsAug 15, 201617 Comments

Independent assessment puts some MH370 assertions on ice for the time being

Why airlines might really hit the wall in the near future

Why airlines might really hit the wall in the near future

Ben SandilandsAug 13, 20164 Comments

A skills crisis waits in ambush for air travel, and importing skilled workers isn't going to be the answer it is in some places today

Emirates defies wisdom of the cautious with more Manchester A380s

Emirates defies wisdom of the cautious with more Manchester A380s

Ben SandilandsAug 10, 201640 Comments

The A380 continues to infuriate critics with its passenger appeal in any class

IG attacks 60 Minutes and queries ATSB over MH370 reports

Ben SandilandsAug 9, 20163 Comments

The search for missing flight MH370 is being eclipsed by a search for media accuracy

The Australian has a reality check over MH370 analysis

The Australian has a reality check over MH370 analysis

Ben SandilandsAug 9, 20164 Comments

News Corp searches for MH370 credibility with long overdue ATSB interview about its search for the missing jet

Qantas takes vital step to 787 era with new flight sim

Qantas takes vital step to 787 era with new flight sim

Ben SandilandsAug 8, 201613 Comments

The introduction of 787 Dreamliners by Qantas is on track with a Sydney simulator being made official

Virgin Australia CEO says he'd buy the whole company if he had the money

Virgin Australia CEO says he'd buy the whole company if he had the money

Ben SandilandsAug 5, 20165 Comments

Australia's second largest airline group sees all its components gaining altitude this financial year

Were new procedures in Dubai airspace a factor in Emirates crash?

Ben SandilandsAug 5, 201612 Comments

Very tight rules for pilots suddenly forced to fly a go-around at Dubai Airport were critiqued in a technical journal months before this week's 777 crash landing

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