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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, 20162 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

Qantas emergency in Shanghai not on ATSB site (yet)

Qantas emergency in Shanghai not on ATSB site (yet)

Ben SandilandsOct 7, 20169 Comments

Perhaps the ATSB will report on last month's Qantas emergency at Shanghai more promptly than its struggles with the insuperable issues arising from the Pel-Air ditching off Norfolk Island seven years ago

Qantaslink 'not an emergency' incident descends into semantics

Ben SandilandsSep 23, 20164 Comments

A Qantaslink and earlier Jetstar incident in the last 24 hours have been added to the ATSB's workload

ATSB confirms largest find yet of wing section of MH370

ATSB confirms largest find yet of wing section of MH370

Ben SandilandsSep 15, 20166 Comments

It's official, a very large part of MH370's wing has been found, but its in two parts, one in Australia and the other in France

US sets safety rule to stop cabin oxygen fires in jets like MH370

US sets safety rule to stop cabin oxygen fires in jets like MH370

Ben SandilandsSep 13, 201616 Comments

The FAA has acted to prevent a cabin oxygen fed fire in 777s of a type that may have caused the loss of MH370

How a glider and a regional turbo-prop nearly hit over Orange

How a glider and a regional turbo-prop nearly hit over Orange

Ben SandilandsSep 8, 20165 Comments

Gliders and airliners keep just missing each other at country airports and the ATSB spells out the risks in this close call earlier in the year

ATSB reports on cockpit cockup in AirAsiaX flight to KL

ATSB reports on cockpit cockup in AirAsiaX flight to KL

Ben SandilandsSep 7, 20168 Comments

An ATSB account of what happened to an AirAsiaX flight which went postal on its puzzled pilots

CASA director of safety Skidmore resigns after less than two years

CASA director of safety Skidmore resigns after less than two years

Ben SandilandsAug 25, 201612 Comments

If Australia wants to retain its international safety level at top rating, the Government will need to act promptly to remedy issues in CASA

ATSB new MH370 search initiatives include tracking replica flaperons

Ben SandilandsAug 19, 20164 Comments

The ATSB has made some potentially major disclosures about a section of MH370's wing and the future of a search for the missing airliner in foreign news reports

ATSB takes three years to investigate pushback bingle

ATSB takes three years to investigate pushback bingle

Ben SandilandsAug 18, 20164 Comments

Australia's safety investigator exhaustively concludes that airlines need to keep a sharp lookout while reversing their jets. Really? Yes.

Why airlines might really hit the wall in the near future

Why airlines might really hit the wall in the near future

Ben SandilandsAug 13, 20164 Comments

A skills crisis waits in ambush for air travel, and importing skilled workers isn't going to be the answer it is in some places today

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