Ben Sandilands October 3, 2017 8 Comments
Making clean fuel is one thing, and Virgin is taking on the other essential of getting it into the fuel tanks
Ben Sandilands September 19, 2017 41 Comments
At least one major enterprise in Queensland isn't buying any of the nonsense about 'clean coal' for its low emission power needs
Ben Sandilands August 29, 2017 17 Comments
Brisbane gets a boost from second Qantas 787 base as competing airlines left guessing which routes they will fly
Ben Sandilands August 15, 2017 1 Comment
Singapore Airlines isn't holding back in developing Brisbane as a critically important gateway city for Australia with these new A350 deployments
Ben Sandilands December 22, 2015 2 Comments
There are great paintings associated with shipping, railroads and highways, and Brisbane Airport has decided it’s time to add flight to that vast canvas.
Ben Sandilands January 31, 2014
AirServices Australia wins the photo release of the day award
Ben Sandilands November 25, 2013 3 Comments
With only one long runway until 2020 Brisbane Airport has just completed the critical resurfacing of its areas of greatest stress to ensure that it lasts more than long enough for its second parallel long runway to come into operation.
Ben Sandilands November 10, 2013 12 Comments
Comment Ex Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has broken his silence since being voted out of office in September with a bid to cripple Brisbane’s poorly managed airport once it opens its seriously delayed and badly needed second main runway in 2020. Is this too cruel an assessment? Not on the facts.
Ben Sandilands October 10, 2013 8 Comments
Amid all the point scoring going on in the Courier-Mail over Brisbane Airport surrendering to media people power over the groundwork going ahead for its much needed second major parallel runway there is still a slight problem to deal with.
Ben Sandilands June 20, 2013 6 Comments
It may seem fanciful to cynics, but in terms of planning, finance and actual construction, an initial single runway airport could be opened by 2021 at Sydney’s Badgerys Creek airport site for a cost to private owners of around $2.5 billion.
Ben Sandilands June 19, 2013 3 Comments
A breakthrough in Brisbane Airport’s new runway crisis has been made with Virgin Australia agreeing to the funding proposal from the airport’s owners and signing up for major improvements to its own terminal facilities.
Ben Sandilands April 10, 2013
While Plane Talking has no plans to get between the Courier-Mail and Brisbane Airports while they are exchanging artillery fire, the $2.50 pax new runway levy reported by the former has been denied by the latter.
Ben Sandilands April 7, 2013 3 Comments
Action alert on 2nd Sydney Airport? Ministerial statement, rapid work on Badgerys Creek friendly rail link, hints of more to come. The suspense is .... suspenseful.
Ben Sandilands March 30, 2013 1 Comment
As the enormity of the Brisbane Airport crisis continues to flood the city that finds its growth ambitions hostage to demands for advance funding of a second long runway which will take eight years to complete anyhow, the Sunshine Coast is leveraging the situation for all this it is worth.
Ben Sandilands March 5, 2013 6 Comments
The realisation that Sydney could get a second airport faster than Brisbane can get a second long runway at its main airport is causing dismay in Queensland
Ben Sandilands February 22, 2013 3 Comments
It could be termed a ransom demand, except that the Brisbane Airport Corporation hasn't asked for one, in as many words, although the notion of an airport holding a state economy hostage has a popular media appeal about it, should the subtleties of airport to government signalling break down.
Ben Sandilands September 29, 2008 1 Comment
Brisbane airport last night was a perfect reminder that Australia relies on implausible scenarios, imperfectly screened, to create an impression that air travel is secure. Early in the evening a number of Qantas passengers, the Courier-Mail says there were only three of them, reached their departure gates in the ‘airside’ part of the terminal without […]