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Airbus says 0.5m pilots needed to keep jets flying in near future

Airbus says 0.5m pilots needed to keep jets flying in near future

Ben SandilandsJul 12, 20163 Comments

There is a problem with the future of flight for those who see cheap seats as a social entitlement. There aren't enough pilots, and no-one seems to give a stuff

Air Asia reported to be making HK, China moves

Air Asia reported to be making HK, China moves

Ben SandilandsJul 11, 20162 Comments

Air Asia may be making smart moves in Hong Kong, but can it make a breakthrough when it comes to the potential of the trans border low cost model in this hemisphere?

Huh! Boeing MoM jet could be a 787-3, or an A321 LR NEO?

Huh! Boeing MoM jet could be a 787-3, or an A321 LR NEO?

Ben SandilandsJul 9, 20165 Comments

It looks possible that the much anticipated Boeing middle-of-the-market jet might be something it and competitor Airbus are already making

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CSeries 100 becomes most hygienic as well as newest airliner

CSeries 100 becomes most hygienic as well as newest airliner

Ben SandilandsJul 7, 20163 Comments

The Canadians are reported to have come up with a jet that solves one of air travels seldom written about problems

MH370 search could extend into spring or summer months

MH370 search could extend into spring or summer months

Ben SandilandsJul 6, 20163 Comments

Nature is definitely on the side of those urging a longer search for MH370, although calls for a wider search haven't yet met with official success

Tigerair Australia to replace all of its A320s with 737s

Tigerair Australia to replace all of its A320s with 737s

Ben SandilandsJul 6, 201613 Comments

Virgin Australia and its Tigerair franchise are continuing moves to turn into a simplified group flying only one type of wide body and single aisle jets across their combined networks

NASA lies about Jupiter probe, media swallows it

NASA lies about Jupiter probe, media swallows it

Ben SandilandsJul 5, 201613 Comments

Why has NASA lied about its latest Jupiter probe Juno? Has PR become more important than science truth?

Boeing raises profile of new jet projects before Farnborough opens

Boeing raises profile of new jet projects before Farnborough opens

Ben SandilandsJul 2, 20162 Comments

The war of words between the jet makers before major airshows is off to a good start with Boeing revving up the crowd before the gates to Farnborough open

Another Sydney commuter dream? Short higher speed rail!

Another Sydney commuter dream? Short higher speed rail!

Ben SandilandsJun 30, 201614 Comments

Want a fast train in Australia? How about starting with short, high frequency routes financed by housing developers?

Emirates hires the top gun when it comes to airlines in crisis

Emirates hires the top gun when it comes to airlines in crisis

Ben SandilandsJun 28, 20164 Comments

Malaysia Airlines' CEO Christoph Mueller to join Emirates, whose President Tim Clark has rejected the official narratives about MH370

Independent analysis says Tanzania object is from MH370

Independent analysis says Tanzania object is from MH370

Ben SandilandsJun 27, 20166 Comments

How this Indian Ocean find has been comprehensively linked to MH370

Australia urged to change MH370 search zone by independent expert review

Australia urged to change MH370 search zone by independent expert review

Ben SandilandsJun 27, 20163 Comments

As more pieces of MH370 are found, the more the apparent failure of the sea floor search adds to pressure for a review

Airbus says Brexit is a wake up call for Europe

Airbus says Brexit is a wake up call for Europe

Ben SandilandsJun 24, 201621 Comments

European consortium Airbus flies on UK made wings that are currently one of the country's most important sources of large scale high technology aerospace jobs

Brexit can hurt air travel, but that may be the least of our worries

Brexit can hurt air travel, but that may be the least of our worries

Ben SandilandsJun 24, 201615 Comments

Brexit today, an independent Scotland 'tomorrow', and a Trump presidency to come. Airlines have much to fear, but will anyone care amid the threatened turmoil?

This could be the largest piece of MH370 yet found

This could be the largest piece of MH370 yet found

Ben SandilandsJun 24, 20163 Comments

If Malaysia wants the world to forget missing jet MH370 and move on, discoveries like this possible section of its wing are exceedingly inconvenient

Etihad: First we take Serbia, then Manhattan

Etihad: First we take Serbia, then Manhattan

Ben SandilandsJun 23, 20161 Comment

They may have different business models, but Emirates and Etihad have continuous route expansion in common

Two scientists rescued from South Pole in epic flight

Two scientists rescued from South Pole in epic flight

Ben SandilandsJun 23, 20166 Comments

The South Pole rescue mission just completed involved flight planning and flying skills far outside the envelope when it comes to 'normal' bad weather operations

Boeing says debris found on Kangaroo Island not from MH370

Ben SandilandsJun 22, 20163 Comments

While some MH370 debris is widely thought to have washed ashore in Australia, the objects found on Kangaroo Island didn't come from a Boeing 777