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Laptop ban confounds airlines, safety experts, risks causing air disasters

Laptop ban confounds airlines, safety experts, risks causing air disasters

Ben SandilandsMar 22, 201726 Comments

Banning laptops on successful ME airlines flying to America may have unintended and lethal consequences

REX may be victim of engine defect in lost prop incident

REX may be victim of engine defect in lost prop incident

Ben SandilandsMar 20, 201785 Comments

A SAAB 340 similar to the REX plane did lose a propeller in similar circumstances 26 years ago

ATSB slams AirServices for endangering two jets, helicopter over Melbourne

ATSB slams AirServices for endangering two jets, helicopter over Melbourne

Ben SandilandsMar 9, 201711 Comments

Nick Xenophon's allegations that air traffic management at Melbourne's two airports have put public safety at serious risk are supported by this scathing ATSB report

Did Malaysia fighter jet chase flight MH370 after it went off course?

Did Malaysia fighter jet chase flight MH370 after it went off course?

Ben SandilandsMar 4, 20174 Comments

That graphic Malaysia showed to MH370 next-of-kin keeps reminding us that the authorities have a lot of explaining to do

SingaporeAir flew too close to mountains near Canberra last month

SingaporeAir flew too close to mountains near Canberra last month

Ben SandilandsMar 2, 201715 Comments

Singapore Airlines loses track of altitude near Canberra while the ATSB gets lost in its own backyard

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

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

Will Boeing, or maybe China, take over the MH370 search in 2017?

Will Boeing, or maybe China, take over the MH370 search in 2017?

Ben SandilandsDec 31, 201632 Comments

The struggle between those who want to know the truth about MH370, and those who are prepared to let go and forget, is already underway

Does landmark UK fatigue ruling affect Australian airline pilots?

Ben SandilandsDec 14, 201617 Comments

Will the safety implications of pilot fatigue exposed by a UK court case be heeded in this country?

Dick Smith goes public with his generosity, and a weather cam plan for pilots

Dick Smith goes public with his generosity, and a weather cam plan for pilots

Ben SandilandsDec 8, 20168 Comments

Dick Smith has always put money where he believes it matters, but this time it's on the record

Virgin dings three 737s in two days, but it could have been worse

Virgin dings three 737s in two days, but it could have been worse

Ben SandilandsDec 7, 20167 Comments

Maybe Virgin should try rephrasing minor incidents that take jets out of service

MH370 researcher updates alt+pilot flight crisis scenario

Ben SandilandsNov 19, 2016

The most unusual aspects of Michael Gilbert's MH370 scenarios is that he admits they could be completely wrong, but they come with some detailed and disturbing arguments that could describe what happened

ATSB reminds us that cost cutting driven mediocrity is Govt policy

ATSB reminds us that cost cutting driven mediocrity is Govt policy

Ben SandilandsNov 17, 201610 Comments

A half baked NBN, a crippled ABC, and an underfunded air safety investigator are examples of ideological neglect of public services

Hoax air traffic control callers can be identified by voice prints

Ben SandilandsNov 8, 20164 Comments

Whoever is behind these dangerous false calls to airliners is either stupid or very poorly advised

Aviation Minister admits to ignorance over earlier Sydney radar issue

Aviation Minister admits to ignorance over earlier Sydney radar issue

Ben SandilandsNov 1, 20163 Comments

He's the Minister for Aviation, and he made some comments this morning that airline industry people have archived for future reference

About 21 injured in American Airlines runway fire at Chicago

About 21 injured in American Airlines runway fire at Chicago

Ben SandilandsOct 29, 201616 Comments

A rapid, and at least partly bag free evacuation of a burning jet today may have saved lives

Qantas, Virgin prohibit Samsung Galaxy Note 7s, but issues remain

Qantas, Virgin prohibit Samsung Galaxy Note 7s, but issues remain

Ben SandilandsOct 15, 201610 Comments

Gradually, but at a civilised pace, urgency over the lethal potential of the Samsung device is creeping up on Australia's air safety regulator

Is a witch hunt over the SingaporeAir tailstrike at Melbourne OK?

Is a witch hunt over the SingaporeAir tailstrike at Melbourne OK?

Ben SandilandsOct 11, 201615 Comments

This looks like a case of everyone doing the right thing

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