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Revised MH370 research brings in a known 777 control issue

Revised MH370 research brings in a known 777 control issue

Ben SandilandsNov 19, 2016

In a crisis stricken cockpit MH370's pilots may have been let down by their reliance on a process for descending the jet into thicker air after it depressurized

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

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Virgin AGM spared excitement of pending new announcements

Virgin AGM spared excitement of pending new announcements

Ben SandilandsNov 16, 20165 Comments

There was some good news at Virgin Australia's AGM, but the topics that excite consumers aren't yet ShowTime ready

Supermoon hysterics afflicts millions of Australians

Supermoon hysterics afflicts millions of Australians

Ben SandilandsNov 14, 201621 Comments

The king tide of ignorance pulled up by the Supermoon last night put science to a credibility test it may have badly failed to pass

Trump's rhetorical retreats leave room for aviation mayhem

Trump's rhetorical retreats leave room for aviation mayhem

Ben SandilandsNov 13, 201617 Comments

Trump could do enormous damage to Boeing's airliner business although its defence division could be a big winner

Latest theory on MH370 may have identified moment when all hope was lost

Latest theory on MH370 may have identified moment when all hope was lost

Ben SandilandsNov 11, 201662 Comments

New analysis points to a desperate and heroic struggle to save MH370 from a crisis in cockpit

How long is too long (and far) for the last seats in an airliner?

How long is too long (and far) for the last seats in an airliner?

Ben SandilandsNov 8, 201612 Comments

Bored by flying? Airbus or Boeing may have just the airliner for you in mind

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

It's 20 years since a common Australia-New Zealand border was a no-brainer

It's 20 years since a common Australia-New Zealand border was a no-brainer

Ben SandilandsNov 7, 20161 Comment

What would it really take to make travel across 'the Ditch' as easy as flying any domestic route?

How ancillary charges might destroy full service carriers

How ancillary charges might destroy full service carriers

Ben SandilandsNov 6, 20166 Comments

What seems good to airline stock jockeys could have unintended consequences when the customers revolt

Will an airline called Scoot make a meal out of another called Tiger?

Will an airline called Scoot make a meal out of another called Tiger?

Ben SandilandsNov 4, 20164 Comments

In the jungle of low cost airline competition, the Tigerair brand might be strong enough to resist extinction

Crash forensics imply MH370 didn't land on water with flaps, flaperon deployed

Crash forensics imply MH370 didn't land on water with flaps, flaperon deployed

Ben SandilandsNov 2, 201650 Comments

Major advances in the understanding of how MH370 crashed into the sea have been made by the ATSB

ATSB plans to extend MH370 search should be confirmed soon

Ben SandilandsNov 1, 2016

The ATSB has always said it wouldn't give up on seeking MH370, and may, repeat may, reveal more of its plans shortly

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

Two potent American Stalkers destroyed on successive days in Australian airspace

Two potent American Stalkers destroyed on successive days in Australian airspace

Ben SandilandsOct 31, 20168 Comments

The loss of two 'spy' flight devices in two days near Melbourne last week has attracted ATSB inquiries

A350 versus 787 comfort contests spreads to NZ, but for how long?

A350 versus 787 comfort contests spreads to NZ, but for how long?

Ben SandilandsOct 30, 20165 Comments

Enjoy the ‘golden age’ of roomy A350s versus super efficient but passenger unfriendly higher density 777s and 787s. It mightn't last long

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

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