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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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Qantas has some tight news for full sized Australians in its 787s

Qantas has some tight news for full sized Australians in its 787s

Ben SandilandsOct 27, 201629 Comments

Nothing can disguise the fact that if you fly economy in a Qantas 787-9 you will be crammed into a small space

Qantas A330 makes history at Wellcamp Airport

Qantas A330 makes history at Wellcamp Airport

Ben SandilandsOct 24, 20161 Comment

The door to passenger flights between China and the Australian Outback has opened for business at Queensland's Wellcamp Airport

Another case for 'go north' in the search for MH370

Ben SandilandsOct 23, 201617 Comments

So close to safety, new paper raises but doesn't answer question why MH370 flew near so many good opportunities for an emergency landing

Researcher suggests another brief but fiery cause for MH370's disappearance

Ben SandilandsOct 20, 201695 Comments

We know MH370 was suddenly taken off course. This theory doesn't involve rogue pilots, but bad luck and several design flaws

MH370 ocean floor search completion slips by up to two months

MH370 ocean floor search completion slips by up to two months

Ben SandilandsOct 19, 20163 Comments

The close up cameras are being readied for a final look at anomalous sonar contacts in the MH370 priority sea floor search zone

Qantas, Virgin prohibit Samsung Galaxy Note 7s, but issues remain

Qantas, Virgin prohibit Samsung Galaxy Note 7s, but issues remain

Ben SandilandsOct 15, 201610 Comments

Gradually, but at a civilised pace, urgency over the lethal potential of the Samsung device is creeping up on Australia's air safety regulator

After almost 7 years Pel-Air crash scandal lurches toward finality

After almost 7 years Pel-Air crash scandal lurches toward finality

Ben SandilandsOct 14, 201626 Comments

How the ATSB expunges the shame of its original and highly unprofessional inquiry into the Pel-Air ditching remains to be seen

Tigerair to add Perth-Brisbane to low fare network

Tigerair to add Perth-Brisbane to low fare network

Ben SandilandsOct 13, 20161 Comment

Tigerair gives Jetstar eight months notice it is filling a hole in its network

Qantas outflanks Virgin Australia by resuming Beijing flights

Qantas outflanks Virgin Australia by resuming Beijing flights

Ben SandilandsOct 13, 20164 Comments

Virgin and its China partners announced Beijing flights in 2017 earlier this year but still have nothing on sale on the route

Cathay Pacific in profit crisis warning

Cathay Pacific in profit crisis warning

Ben SandilandsOct 13, 20166 Comments

With the benefit of hindsight Cathay Pacific seems to have prepared for this news for weeks

Queensland gets breakthrough 747-8F service for new country airport

Queensland gets breakthrough 747-8F service for new country airport

Ben SandilandsOct 12, 201610 Comments

The bush gets its beef to Hong Kong fresher and cheaper as Cathay Pacific lays on a 747-8F for Wellcamp

Is a witch hunt over the SingaporeAir tailstrike at Melbourne OK?

Is a witch hunt over the SingaporeAir tailstrike at Melbourne OK?

Ben SandilandsOct 11, 201615 Comments

This looks like a case of everyone doing the right thing

Airbus has an MoM, and it will drive Asia Pacific changes

Airbus has an MoM, and it will drive Asia Pacific changes

Ben SandilandsOct 8, 201613 Comments

The single aisle market is morphing into something very different to the earlier expectations of Airbus and Boeing

ATSB identifies first fragment of left hand MH370 wing

ATSB identifies first fragment of left hand MH370 wing

Ben SandilandsOct 7, 2016

This supports the notion of a high speed cartwheel into the sea by MH370

Qantas emergency in Shanghai not on ATSB site (yet)

Qantas emergency in Shanghai not on ATSB site (yet)

Ben SandilandsOct 7, 20169 Comments

Perhaps the ATSB will report on last month's Qantas emergency at Shanghai more promptly than its struggles with the insuperable issues arising from the Pel-Air ditching off Norfolk Island seven years ago

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