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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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Call to unlock missing data as MH370 sleuths continue to pursue the truth

Call to unlock missing data as MH370 sleuths continue to pursue the truth

Ben SandilandsFeb 5, 201737 Comments

The search for MH370 may have ended just as it had its best chance of success, but those upset by missing data and unsupported scenarios haven't given up

Virgin Australia unlikely to take over Tiger's cancelled Bali routes

Ben SandilandsFeb 3, 201715 Comments

Virgin Australia's low cost brand Tiger has given up on Bali after another rebuff by Jakarta

What will happen to Virgin deal after Etihad's 'peace treaty' with Lufthansa?

What will happen to Virgin deal after Etihad's 'peace treaty' with Lufthansa?

Ben SandilandsFeb 2, 20171 Comment

Etihad and Lufthansa's joint media event tonight was all about Peace being less painful than War

Cathay Pacific sets higher goal for its biofuels ambitions

Cathay Pacific sets higher goal for its biofuels ambitions

Ben SandilandsJan 31, 20173 Comments

Cathay Pacific may have its problems, but it is way out in front in committing to reducing fossil carbon releasing emissions

Emirates had an A380 surprise for small town NZ yesterday

Emirates had an A380 surprise for small town NZ yesterday

Ben SandilandsJan 30, 20173 Comments

Sunday drivers had a big surprise near Ohakea air force base in New Zealand after an A380 problem at Auckland airport

Another potential MH370 part found on South African beach

Another potential MH370 part found on South African beach

Ben SandilandsJan 29, 201718 Comments

Malaysia official joins South African aviation forum to urge careful handling of new fragment

Qantas tightens the screws on Airbus and Boeing for ultra long range jets

Qantas tightens the screws on Airbus and Boeing for ultra long range jets

Ben SandilandsJan 27, 201730 Comments

Qantas wants a big jet to do do what no jets can do so far, but will Airbus or Boeing take the bait?

Rogue pilot revelations show CASA tolerated his activities for years

Rogue pilot revelations show CASA tolerated his activities for years

Ben SandilandsJan 26, 20175 Comments

Details of the rogue pilot police operation reflect very poorly on air safety regulator CASA

CASA's belated approval of 'rogue' bush pilot called into question

Ben SandilandsJan 25, 20173 Comments

A lower court case in Queensland has heard gravely serious allegations made against a bush pilot following a major police operation

Qantas draws the wrong lion (but it's OK) in relaunching Beijing flights

Qantas draws the wrong lion (but it's OK) in relaunching Beijing flights

Ben SandilandsJan 25, 20174 Comments

Good story, great photo, but pity about the detail

James Hogan, Etihad, from 22 to 120 jets in 10 years

James Hogan, Etihad, from 22 to 120 jets in 10 years

Ben SandilandsJan 24, 20171 Comment

Whatever happens next for James Hogan and Etihad, it will keep both deeply involved in the development of Abu Dhabi as a finance and aviation hub

American panic? Beware Emirates bearing Greeks?

American panic? Beware Emirates bearing Greeks?

Ben SandilandsJan 24, 20176 Comments

Year round dailies between Athens (Greece) and the New World coming to y'all by Emirates

SingaporeAir has a Lalique crystal ball that says luxury travel has a future

SingaporeAir has a Lalique crystal ball that says luxury travel has a future

Ben SandilandsJan 24, 20174 Comments

There is a huge amount at stake for airlines like SingaporeAir when they invest in new luxury cabins for the rich

Let's think again about the airport of the near future

Let's think again about the airport of the near future

Ben SandilandsJan 22, 201715 Comments

The push to IT revolutionize airports is on in earnest, but without action to curb its terrifying dystopian ramifications

Tigerair returns to Bali, but with jet Virgin wants to dump

Ben SandilandsJan 19, 20176 Comments

As it foreshadowed Tiger has satisfied Indonesian regulatory requirements for Bali flights by reverting to A320s used in its domestic Australian services

Jetstar (Australia) makes another play for Vietnam market

Jetstar (Australia) makes another play for Vietnam market

Ben SandilandsJan 19, 2017

It took its time, but Qantas is back in the Vietnam fare wars with Jetstar (Australia) flights from May

Why would S & P say Sydney Airport is unlikely to take up Badgerys Creek option?

Why would S & P say Sydney Airport is unlikely to take up Badgerys Creek option?

Ben SandilandsJan 18, 201712 Comments

It's time for the public to look critically at credit ratings agencies taking up positions that support businesses like airports during negotiations with government

Last ship leaves the final search zone for missing flight MH370

Ben SandilandsJan 17, 201719 Comments

If the authorities think the controversy over the loss of MH370 is over, they are seriously mistaken

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