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Rudd's stunted vision rewards dumb carbon populism

Ben SandilandsDec 16, 20084 Comments

A few weeks back Airbus sent an alternative fuels expert to Australia (Sebastian Remy) to

787 wing rumor unofficially denied

Ben SandilandsDec 15, 2008

OK, start breathing again. After a whole day Boeing has said nothing about the delamination rumors but Flightblogger has spoken to his sources and established they are false. It is t

Is the wing peeling apart on the 787?

Ben SandilandsDec 14, 2008

Boeing must urgently address US rumors in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and referenced on Jon Ostrower's

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But what about problems with Airbuses?

Ben SandilandsDec 12, 2008

Plane Talking has been serving it up to Boeing ever since the blog launched at the end of September. A few retards in the juvenile aviation world have said the blog is therefore bias

Dreamliner latest; It's very late

Ben SandilandsDec 12, 20082 Comments

Boeing has announced that the Dreamliner 787 will not fly until the second quarter of next year, and that the first of the 'plastic fantastics' will not be delivered to All Nippon Airwa

The ACCC, petrol 'Yes', fuel surcharges 'No'

Ben SandilandsDec 11, 20081 Comment

The ACCC isn't interested in the fuel surcharge ripoffs. A spokesman says, "The ACCC doesn't vet or approve the prices charged by airlines. "We don't have a role in the setting or

The robbery continues...

Ben SandilandsDec 11, 2008

US reports are now predicting the oil benchmark may sag into the USD 30s band in coming days, making the continued imposition of fuel levies by airlines even more untenable than it has

Is suck up reporting bad for Qantas?

Ben SandilandsDec 9, 20085 Comments

Alan Joyce's speech yesterday blaming a 'confluence of events' and exce

Qantas puts Joyce under observation

Ben SandilandsDec 8, 20081 Comment

The QF+BA circus performs its next act in Sydney this afternoon. At short notice the media has been invited to ‘observe' new CEO Alan Joyce make his first major speech in that role

Qantas, bogged, dogged and possibly flogged?

Ben SandilandsDec 8, 2008

The Qantas follies continue, but at least the operational mishaps of the last few days weren't life threatening. On Friday night the Airbus A330 that was to operate the red-eye to T

Every dollar of a fuel surcharge is theft

Ben SandilandsDec 8, 20081 Comment

From today, with the fuel benchmark in the low USD 40 range, every dollar of every fuel surcharge collected by every airline is theft. None of these surcharges are remotely justifiab

Thunder in a cloudless sky

Ben SandilandsDec 7, 2008

On 29 September 2006, the wing tip of a brand new Embraer Legacy corporate jet sliced into a GOL 737 flying in the opposite direction over the Amazonian rain forest, causing the airline

Secret Airbus dossier blows away the Dreamliner cover up

Ben SandilandsDec 4, 20081 Comment

Flightblogger, Jon Ostrower is offering downloads of an astonishing interna

QF+BA 'benefits' defy reality

Ben SandilandsDec 4, 20089 Comments

The spinning of the claimed benefits of a QF+BA merger seems to be approaching 'warp' speed, with the merger Trekkies in full chant. It is said that the combined entity will have bet

QF+BA, where is the public benefit?

Ben SandilandsDec 3, 20081 Comment

It is difficult from a consumer perspective to see any potential benefit for travellers in the proposed but as yet imprecisely detailed merger 'of equals' between Qantas and British Air

Some critical QF+BA issues

Ben SandilandsDec 3, 2008

One party always comes out on top in a merger, even one between 'equals' which is the phrase being spun into the media by Qantas and BA. Just listen to any of those who were in Qanta

QF+BA piles more pressure onto Singapore Airlines

Ben SandilandsDec 3, 2008

The possibility of a QF+BA merger adds immense pressure onto Singapore Airlines, and its majority shareholder, Temasek Holdings, to execute an effective strategy to participate in airli

What QF+BA might mean to sky warriors

Ben SandilandsDec 3, 2008

At first glance a merger of Qantas and British Airways might fill their frequent fliers with dread. BA is infamously good at loosing luggage and QF can't keep its jets fully maintain

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