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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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NASA lies about Jupiter probe, media swallows it

NASA lies about Jupiter probe, media swallows it

Ben SandilandsJul 5, 201613 Comments

Why has NASA lied about its latest Jupiter probe Juno? Has PR become more important than science truth?

Boeing raises profile of new jet projects before Farnborough opens

Boeing raises profile of new jet projects before Farnborough opens

Ben SandilandsJul 2, 20162 Comments

The war of words between the jet makers before major airshows is off to a good start with Boeing revving up the crowd before the gates to Farnborough open

Another Sydney commuter dream? Short higher speed rail!

Another Sydney commuter dream? Short higher speed rail!

Ben SandilandsJun 30, 201614 Comments

Want a fast train in Australia? How about starting with short, high frequency routes financed by housing developers?

Emirates hires the top gun when it comes to airlines in crisis

Emirates hires the top gun when it comes to airlines in crisis

Ben SandilandsJun 28, 20164 Comments

Malaysia Airlines' CEO Christoph Mueller to join Emirates, whose President Tim Clark has rejected the official narratives about MH370

Independent analysis says Tanzania object is from MH370

Independent analysis says Tanzania object is from MH370

Ben SandilandsJun 27, 20166 Comments

How this Indian Ocean find has been comprehensively linked to MH370

Australia urged to change MH370 search zone by independent expert review

Australia urged to change MH370 search zone by independent expert review

Ben SandilandsJun 27, 20163 Comments

As more pieces of MH370 are found, the more the apparent failure of the sea floor search adds to pressure for a review

Airbus says Brexit is a wake up call for Europe

Airbus says Brexit is a wake up call for Europe

Ben SandilandsJun 24, 201621 Comments

European consortium Airbus flies on UK made wings that are currently one of the country's most important sources of large scale high technology aerospace jobs

Brexit can hurt air travel, but that may be the least of our worries

Brexit can hurt air travel, but that may be the least of our worries

Ben SandilandsJun 24, 201615 Comments

Brexit today, an independent Scotland 'tomorrow', and a Trump presidency to come. Airlines have much to fear, but will anyone care amid the threatened turmoil?

This could be the largest piece of MH370 yet found

This could be the largest piece of MH370 yet found

Ben SandilandsJun 24, 20163 Comments

If Malaysia wants the world to forget missing jet MH370 and move on, discoveries like this possible section of its wing are exceedingly inconvenient

Etihad: First we take Serbia, then Manhattan

Etihad: First we take Serbia, then Manhattan

Ben SandilandsJun 23, 20161 Comment

They may have different business models, but Emirates and Etihad have continuous route expansion in common

Two scientists rescued from South Pole in epic flight

Two scientists rescued from South Pole in epic flight

Ben SandilandsJun 23, 20166 Comments

The South Pole rescue mission just completed involved flight planning and flying skills far outside the envelope when it comes to 'normal' bad weather operations

Boeing says debris found on Kangaroo Island not from MH370

Ben SandilandsJun 22, 20163 Comments

While some MH370 debris is widely thought to have washed ashore in Australia, the objects found on Kangaroo Island didn't come from a Boeing 777

Emirates takes its 80th Airbus A380, another 62 on way

Emirates takes its 80th Airbus A380, another 62 on way

Ben SandilandsJun 22, 20162 Comments

In a week of massive uncertainty for air travel, Emirates shows no sign of slowing down its A380 driven expansion

Fiji Airways has another path less flown to America

Fiji Airways has another path less flown to America

Ben SandilandsJun 19, 20168 Comments

There is always that moment on an Australia-US flight, when you ask "There has to be a better way to do this?" Your answer may be "Fiji"

South Pole rescue flight is not being done in the dark

South Pole rescue flight is not being done in the dark

Ben SandilandsJun 18, 20163 Comments

It's a pity that reports of an heroic rescue flight to the South Pole are written with such little attention to detail

Why SingaporeAir's new US flight is about your backside

Ben SandilandsJun 17, 20162 Comments

The first real test of the discomfort levels of the new Airbus A350 versus the Boeing 787 Dreamliner has been set up on the painfully long Singapore-San Francisco route

Damaged Virgin Australia turbo-prop risked crashing for five days

Damaged Virgin Australia turbo-prop risked crashing for five days

Ben SandilandsJun 15, 201611 Comments

ATSB alerts the world to a safety issue that could have crashed a Virgin Australia turbo-prop

Virgin Australia gives some pointers to its future

Ben SandilandsJun 15, 20168 Comments

ME giant Etihad appears to be a happy prisoner of the Virgin Australia restructuring deal and it's likely Tigerair will boost VA's international expansion in competition with Jetstar

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