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Best wishes for the well seasoned

Best wishes for the well seasoned

Ben SandilandsDec 24, 201319 Comments

2013 has taught this slow learner not to make any predictions for 2014. However for those who have travelled with Plane Talking and offered their thoughts, criticisms, a

787 Live: A bold, beautiful and not a little brave display

787 Live: A bold, beautiful and not a little brave display

Ben SandilandsJun 25, 20135 Comments

Boeing has come up with a stunning, beautiful and perhaps a little bit brave  787 Dreamliner Flight Tracker

What scandal? Qantas director quits

What scandal? Qantas director quits

Ben SandilandsFeb 25, 2013

The Corinne Namblard controversy at Qantas has ended w

Dreamliner: Japan admits 'easing' standards to 'help' Boeing

Ben SandilandsJan 29, 20137 Comments

The rotten governmental oversight of Japan's nuclear industry before Fukushima may have been visited on the country's involvement in the 787 project, as a key official admits a deliberate easing of safety requirements

Signs of failure at AFR grow

Ben SandilandsJan 28, 20137 Comments

As a keen but increasingly troubled reader of the AFR this morning's contribution to the search for a 2nd Sydney Airport site saga suggests severe quality failures at the paper.

Dreamliner 787: Management issues add to technical failures

Ben SandilandsJan 27, 20135 Comments

While the integrity of the electrical systems and lithium ion batteries on 787 Dreamliners remain centre stage the failures of management at Boeing and public administration at the FAA are increasingly difficult to avoid

<em>Plain talking</em> about Dick Smith and censorship

Plain talking about Dick Smith and censorship

Ben SandilandsJan 24, 20139 Comments

Dick Smith and the writer have disagreed about almost everything since we became friends, and rivals, as rock climbers in the 1960s, after being part of successive attempts on Balls

<em>Emirates</em>: Adding 3xA380s 2x777s this month <em>Qatar</em> : 787s from Feb

Emirates: Adding 3xA380s 2x777s this month Qatar : 787s from Feb

Ben SandilandsDec 13, 20121 Comment

Emirates and Qatar issue more bragging rights PR, but they do have some points to score

Thirty seconds of <em>jetapocalypso</em> from Gizmodo

Thirty seconds of jetapocalypso from Gizmodo

Ben SandilandsDec 4, 2012

A staggering vision of some sort of commercial jetliner apocalypse.

Airbus A319 with sharklets makes a timely first flight

Airbus A319 with sharklets makes a timely first flight

Ben SandilandsNov 24, 20125 Comments

Hmm. How would this look in Qantaslink livery?

Qantas fleet rumors, who is dreaming?

Qantas fleet rumors, who is dreaming?

Ben SandilandsOct 23, 20124 Comments

The approach of the 2 November Qantas AGM and discussions within the airline are keeping a denied 787 rumor alive, but are the Dreamliner believers dreaming?

Tiger partner Mandala launches new Indonesia routes

Ben SandilandsSep 20, 20121 Comment

Further to the route and branch battle for territory going on at Singapore Airport, Tiger Airways partner Mandala Airlines, will start flights from Changi to both Padang in Sumatra and

Ryanair fuels a debate about being dead right

Ben SandilandsSep 20, 20125 Comments

Although it was overshadowed in this country by matters related to Qantas, Ryanair has been having high profile fuel emergencies since July, in which its jets, fueled to the minimum and

Sliding seat invention could speed aircraft boarding

Sliding seat invention could speed aircraft boarding

Ben SandilandsSep 20, 20127 Comments

A US design firm has come up with a plan for airline seats that slide sideways to make it easier to bo

American Airlines flyers warned to choose other carriers

Ben SandilandsSep 20, 20121 Comment

When a senior columnist on the Wall St Journal

Air NZ cabin upgrades to give it stronger 777 strategy

Ben SandilandsSep 19, 20123 Comments

This mornings announcement by Air New Zealand that it will upgrade its fleet of eight 777-200ERs to offer the same cabin features as its larger 777-300ERs is a clear signal that it inte

Lufthansa's low cost airline project name says it all

Ben SandilandsSep 19, 20128 Comments

It's hardly surprising to read reports that Luft

SIA group adds another jewel to its India crown

Ben SandilandsSep 19, 20122 Comments

One city at a time the Singapore Airlines group continues to fight the battle of Changi Airport with a weapon Qantas doesn't have, which is a premium regional Asia carrier. This time

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