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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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Virgin Australia says more about Hong Kong, China flights

Virgin Australia says more about Hong Kong, China flights

Ben SandilandsFeb 17, 20173 Comments

Virgin Australia quietly pushes 737 MAX program further into the future

Sydney Airport publishes more ransom notes in general media

Sydney Airport publishes more ransom notes in general media

Ben SandilandsFeb 17, 201718 Comments

That whining noise you hear in Sydney this morning doesn't comes from jet engines but the owners of the city's airport

Just how good or bad is Australia at managing air traffic control safety?

Just how good or bad is Australia at managing air traffic control safety?

Ben SandilandsFeb 15, 201725 Comments

It seems that air safety in Australia remains entirely a matter of business efficiency and $$$ government fees

Emirates chief eyes smaller jets for Dubai's giant new airport

Emirates chief eyes smaller jets for Dubai's giant new airport

Ben SandilandsFeb 14, 201722 Comments

Emirates gives a glimpse of how it might change once it breaks free of the confines of Dubai's present airport

Almost forgotten a very different Jupiter shows its spots

Almost forgotten a very different Jupiter shows its spots

Ben SandilandsFeb 14, 20174 Comments

Every day NASA shows the curious views of the solar system's planets and moons no human has ever seen before

SingaporeAir chooses 777-9 over an A350 stretch

SingaporeAir chooses 777-9 over an A350 stretch

Ben SandilandsFeb 10, 201766 Comments

As things stand now, SingaporeAir has chosen the Boeing that may take over from the A380 in high capacity long haul operations

Palisade gets the deal to run Sunshine Coast airport

Palisade gets the deal to run Sunshine Coast airport

Ben SandilandsFeb 9, 201711 Comments

Another example of how investing in airports is so much more rewarding than owning shares in airlines

Air Traffic vigilance prevents Tigerair stuff up at Cairns

Air Traffic vigilance prevents Tigerair stuff up at Cairns

Ben SandilandsFeb 7, 201711 Comments

One way to keep FNQ lovely and tidy is for airlines to ensure their flights have ALL of Cairns' runway available for take-off

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

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