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ATSB takes three years to investigate pushback bingle

ATSB takes three years to investigate pushback bingle

Ben SandilandsAug 18, 20164 Comments

Australia's safety investigator exhaustively concludes that airlines need to keep a sharp lookout while reversing their jets. Really? Yes.

Scoot to fly Singapore-Athens from June next year

Scoot to fly Singapore-Athens from June next year

Ben SandilandsAug 16, 201610 Comments

Scoot's Athen's flights open a new chapter in Singapore Airlines' plans to develop a multi-brand low cost and full service business model

An initial factual assessment of MH370 pilot's home flight simulator

An initial factual assessment of MH370 pilot's home flight simulator

Ben SandilandsAug 15, 201617 Comments

Independent assessment puts some MH370 assertions on ice for the time being

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Why airlines might really hit the wall in the near future

Why airlines might really hit the wall in the near future

Ben SandilandsAug 13, 20164 Comments

A skills crisis waits in ambush for air travel, and importing skilled workers isn't going to be the answer it is in some places today

Emirates defies wisdom of the cautious with more Manchester A380s

Emirates defies wisdom of the cautious with more Manchester A380s

Ben SandilandsAug 10, 201641 Comments

The A380 continues to infuriate critics with its passenger appeal in any class

IG attacks 60 Minutes and queries ATSB over MH370 reports

Ben SandilandsAug 9, 20163 Comments

The search for missing flight MH370 is being eclipsed by a search for media accuracy

The Australian has a reality check over MH370 analysis

The Australian has a reality check over MH370 analysis

Ben SandilandsAug 9, 20164 Comments

News Corp searches for MH370 credibility with long overdue ATSB interview about its search for the missing jet

Qantas takes vital step to 787 era with new flight sim

Qantas takes vital step to 787 era with new flight sim

Ben SandilandsAug 8, 201613 Comments

The introduction of 787 Dreamliners by Qantas is on track with a Sydney simulator being made official

Virgin Australia CEO says he'd buy the whole company if he had the money

Virgin Australia CEO says he'd buy the whole company if he had the money

Ben SandilandsAug 5, 20165 Comments

Australia's second largest airline group sees all its components gaining altitude this financial year

Were new procedures in Dubai airspace a factor in Emirates crash?

Ben SandilandsAug 5, 201612 Comments

Very tight rules for pilots suddenly forced to fly a go-around at Dubai Airport were critiqued in a technical journal months before this week's 777 crash landing

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

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

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