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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Malaysia will focus renewed MH370 search where Australia refused to look

Malaysia will focus renewed MH370 search where Australia refused to look

October 20, 2017 29

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

October 17, 2017 48

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

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

October 17, 2017 24

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

October 14, 2017 11

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

October 13, 2017 9

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

October 12, 2017 11

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

October 11, 2017 11

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

October 11, 2017 5

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

October 8, 2017 39

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

October 6, 2017 11

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

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

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

October 4, 2017 20

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

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?

September 29, 2017 27

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