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Emirates 777 destroyed in Dubai crash landing, all onboard reported safe

Emirates 777 destroyed in Dubai crash landing, all onboard reported safe

Ben SandilandsAug 3, 201629 Comments

Whatever the causes of the crash, the evacuation of the Emirates 777 under extreme pressure was as good as its gets in saving lives

US takes no action against Middle East global carriers

US takes no action against Middle East global carriers

Ben SandilandsAug 3, 20166 Comments

The US decision has implications for attempts in Australia to ban or restrict Middle East carriers like Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways

Emirates goes double daily Perth A380s from today

Ben SandilandsAug 1, 201618 Comments

Airbus A380s continue to give Emirates exceptional market success in supposedly unlikely places

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MH370: It wasn't an FBI report so why was it given a false label?

MH370: It wasn't an FBI report so why was it given a false label?

Ben SandilandsJul 30, 201634 Comments

If you are going to lie about something you need to have a very good recollection as to what you previously said, and Kuala Lumpur said back in early 2014 a great deal of what is causing so much amazed outrage in certain media.

Near miss, and attempt to shoot the messenger, add to doubts about ATSB performance

Ben SandilandsJul 29, 201612 Comments

The ATSB is there to make flying safer in Australia, not to bury or avoid matters that may embarrass the airlines and their regulator and air traffic services provider

Virgin Australia lost $224.7 million in full year to June 30

Virgin Australia lost $224.7 million in full year to June 30

Ben SandilandsJul 28, 20163 Comments

Virgin Australia has posted a set of numbers that reinforce the view that the best investment in air travel is an airport car parking franchise

Boeing under financial and airline pressure to 'fix' 737 MAX family

Boeing under financial and airline pressure to 'fix' 737 MAX family

Ben SandilandsJul 28, 20167 Comments

While Boeing keeps talking about a better MAX or an all new MoM jet, Airbus is keeping quiet and winning the orders for its alternatives

Etihad claims top equity stake in Virgin Australia

Etihad claims top equity stake in Virgin Australia

Ben SandilandsJul 27, 2016

Etihad is staying the course at Virgin Australia as speculation continues about a future contest for control of Australia's second largest airline

Is the media inventing MH370 stories, or just being gullible?

Is the media inventing MH370 stories, or just being gullible?

Ben SandilandsJul 26, 20165 Comments

The lack of verifiable information about MH370 leaves more than enough room for the captain to have 'dunnit'. But not enough room for launching rabid attacks on the ATSB managed search

MH370 search history gets massaged by Australia

MH370 search history gets massaged by Australia

Ben SandilandsJul 25, 20167 Comments

Coverage of the MH370 mystery has entered 'surprised goldfish mode' with the media recycling old, plausible and unproven assertions as if they are new

MH370 gets a weird tripartite media conference in Malaysia

MH370 gets a weird tripartite media conference in Malaysia

Ben SandilandsJul 22, 20168 Comments

A supposedly tame media conference concerning the sea floor search for MH370 reveals Malaysia is trying to get the jet's flaperon back from France

Virgin Australia to be with wi-fi mid 2017 from unknown partner

Ben SandilandsJul 21, 20164 Comments

Virgin Australia declines to reveal the father of its forthcoming wi-fi transformation, but hopes rise for something faster than the Qantas NBN hook-up for its domestic A330s and 737s

Off topic: A Telstra customer 'service' experience

Ben SandilandsJul 21, 20167 Comments

Just another Telstra screw up story, for which we are always of course the party at fault

Large 'likely' piece of MH370 wing lands in Canberra

Large 'likely' piece of MH370 wing lands in Canberra

Ben SandilandsJul 18, 20161 Comment

The sea floor search for MH370 appears to be running out of places to look just as more fragments of the airliner are washed up on western and southern Indian Ocean shores

MH370 sea floor search should be refocused according to IG analysis

MH370 sea floor search should be refocused according to IG analysis

Ben SandilandsJul 18, 20162 Comments

Malaysia, China and Australia will hold a meeting in Kuala Lumpur tomorrow to review the sea floor search

MH17 two years on, and Abbott continues to ignore airline's role in atrocity

MH17 two years on, and Abbott continues to ignore airline's role in atrocity

Ben SandilandsJul 17, 201610 Comments

Tony Abbott's claimed yearnings for justice for the victims of the MH17 atrocity don't add up when all of the evidence is taken into account

Boeing at 100, and its illustrious life changing jets

Boeing at 100, and its illustrious life changing jets

Ben SandilandsJul 16, 20165 Comments

If Boeing becomes seized by the same passions that brought about the 707s, 727s, 767s and 747s, the start of its second century could make everyone happy

Flights in or near Turkey are in chaos at this hour

Flights in or near Turkey are in chaos at this hour

Ben SandilandsJul 16, 20164 Comments

Airline operations centres will be shifting hundreds of flights to avoid Turkish airspace for an uncertain period

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