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Why the ATSB hasn't been searching in the wrong place for MH370

Why the ATSB hasn't been searching in the wrong place for MH370

Ben SandilandsDec 21, 20167 Comments

The cheap shots being fired at the MH370 searchers are particularly nasty and ignorant

Govt ready to seize opportunity to end Sydney's airport monopoly

Govt ready to seize opportunity to end Sydney's airport monopoly

Ben SandilandsDec 21, 201619 Comments

For tens of million of abused Sydney Airport users, could sweet revenge be at hand?

New final MH370 search zone defined in latest ATSB study

New final MH370 search zone defined in latest ATSB study

Ben SandilandsDec 20, 20166 Comments

MH370 partners have decided it makes sense to look into the depths of a final 25,000 square km sea floor search zone in south Indian Ocean

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Deal or no deal? Sydney Airport told 2nd airport could cost it $5 billion

Deal or no deal? Sydney Airport told 2nd airport could cost it $5 billion

Ben SandilandsDec 20, 201613 Comments

How much would Sydney's existing airport pay for 99 year monopoly control over a 2nd Sydney airport?

SingaporeAir, Qantas, Qatar Airways, circle each other's airport strategies

SingaporeAir, Qantas, Qatar Airways, circle each other's airport strategies

Ben SandilandsDec 19, 20167 Comments

Taken in isolation, recent moves by Qantas, Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines are impressive. Connect the dots and it seems a battle of the hub airports is imminent

MH370 sleuth exposed as fool when tide goes out on claimed wreckage location

MH370 sleuth exposed as fool when tide goes out on claimed wreckage location

Ben SandilandsDec 19, 20163 Comments

An American ship tracker Mike Chillit who said satellite images showed possible MH370 wreckage has been accused of plagiarism of research which also led him to make easily disproved claims

Etihad and Lufthansa move ever closer together against .. who?

Etihad and Lufthansa move ever closer together against .. who?

Ben SandilandsDec 17, 20162 Comments

There is a change of rhetoric going on between Lufthansa and Etihad that might remind us of Qantas and Emirates before they became best friends

Airbus A321 NEO is now sky legal for airline service

Airbus A321 NEO is now sky legal for airline service

Ben SandilandsDec 16, 20167 Comments

The plane to watch as airlines rediscover the operational virtues of a 757 sized single aisle jet design is much closer to service entry

The last ship starts the last swing through MH370 search area

The last ship starts the last swing through MH370 search area

Ben SandilandsDec 14, 20164 Comments

Somewhere in the sunless depths of a cruel sea MH370 keeps its secrets

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?

Qantas 787s to replace 744s on MEL-LAX routes next December

Qantas 787s to replace 744s on MEL-LAX routes next December

Ben SandilandsDec 13, 201611 Comments

Very first international Qantas 787-9 route will be Melbourne-Los Angeles

Qatar Airways humiliates US engine maker Pratt & Whitney

Qatar Airways humiliates US engine maker Pratt & Whitney

Ben SandilandsDec 13, 20163 Comments

Memo to aerospace sector from Qatar Airways: More design and engineering excellence and less PR bullsh*t, or else

Second Sydney Airport go-ahead won't save travellers from Airportageddon

Second Sydney Airport go-ahead won't save travellers from Airportageddon

Ben SandilandsDec 12, 201620 Comments

Sydney's 2nd airport was a no brainer 10 years ago but it will another decade before it opens

Qantas confirms non-stop 787s Perth-London in 2018

Qantas confirms non-stop 787s Perth-London in 2018

Ben SandilandsDec 11, 201644 Comments

Perth will be a big plus compared to Dubai for some London flyers, but the 787 isn't adult sized in economy

Silly season arrives with superfast Antipode plane story

Silly season arrives with superfast Antipode plane story

Ben SandilandsDec 11, 20164 Comments

This is the silly season when the Australia media usually fills its editions with absurdities, which can now be declared open with another Super Concorde story

UK pilot wins contest against airline demands to fly contrary to fatigue rules

UK pilot wins contest against airline demands to fly contrary to fatigue rules

Ben SandilandsDec 10, 20163 Comments

Fatigue is a killer, but who decides if a pilot is fatigued?

Tiger returns to Canberra with hopes of a new wave of low fare airline growth

Tiger returns to Canberra with hopes of a new wave of low fare airline growth

Ben SandilandsDec 9, 20161 Comment

Will budget airlines transform tourism and air travel in general in Canberra?

Emirates and Rolls-Royce commit to Airbus A380s for the long haul

Emirates and Rolls-Royce commit to Airbus A380s for the long haul

Ben SandilandsDec 9, 201632 Comments

The big Airbus looks like being around for a long time

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