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Rogue pilot revelations show CASA tolerated his activities for years

Details of the rogue pilot police operation reflect very poorly on air safety regulator CASA The post Rogue pilot revelations show CASA tolerated his activities for years appeared first on Plane Talking.

CASA renewal of approvals for ‘rogue’ bush pilot called into question

A lower court case in Queensland has heard gravely serious allegations made against a bush pilot following a major police operation The post CASA renewal of approvals for ‘rogue’ bush pilot called into question appeared first on Plane Talking.

Qantas draws the wrong lion (but it’s OK) in relaunching Beijing flights

Good story, great photo, but pity about the detail The post Qantas draws the wrong lion (but it’s OK) in relaunching Beijing flights appeared first on Plane Talking.

James Hogan, Etihad, from 22 to 120 jets in 10 years

Whatever happens next for James Hogan and Etihad, it will keep both deeply involved in the Abu Dhabi development stories The post James Hogan, Etihad, from 22 to 120 jets in 10 years appeared first on Plane Talking.

American panic? Beware Emirates bearing Greeks?

Year round dailies between Athens (Greece) and the New World coming to y'all by Emirates The post American panic? Beware Emirates bearing Greeks? appeared first on Plane Talking.

SingaporeAir has a Lalique crystal ball that says luxury travel has a future

There is a huge amount at stake for airlines like SingaporeAir when they invest in new luxury cabins for the rich The post SingaporeAir has a Lalique crystal ball that says luxury travel has a future appeared first on Plane Talking.

Let’s think again about the airport of the near future

The push to IT revolutionize airports is on in earnest, but without action to curb its terrifying dystopian ramifications The post Let’s think again about the airport of the near future appeared first on Plane Talking.

Get Ready, Economy Class Is About to Get Even More Basic

Even though the vast majority of my flying is in economy, it’s sometimes hard for me to know exactly what economy class is anymore. In the good old days, it reliably meant a seat with enough legroom, a drink, a snack, and my fair share of space in the cargo hold. Show More Summary

Tigerair returns to Bali, but with jet Virgin wants to dump

As it foreshadowed Tiger has satisfied Indonesian regulatory requirements for Bali flights by reverting to A320s used in its domestic Australian services The post Tigerair returns to Bali, but with jet Virgin wants to dump appeared first on Plane Talking.

Jetstar (Australia) makes another play for Vietnam market

It took its time, but Qantas is back in the Vietnam fare wars with Jetstar (Australia) flights from May The post Jetstar (Australia) makes another play for Vietnam market appeared first on Plane Talking.

32 Tons of Pure Awesome Helicopter – Flying the Mi-26T “Barn”

  Yup, that’s a flying barn. That’s what some pilots refer to it as in Russian. “?????”. It may have long, flat sides. It may even have a cargo door in the rear large enough to drive a tractor into. Let’s not forget that this is a helicopter. Show More Summary

Why would S & P say Sydney Airport is unlikely to take up Badgerys Creek option?

It's time for the public to look critically at credit ratings agencies taking up positions that support businesses like airports during negotiations with government The post Why would S & P say Sydney Airport is unlikely to take up Badgerys Creek option? appeared first on Plane Talking.

Last ship leaves the final search zone for missing flight MH370

If the authorities think the controversy over the loss of MH370 is over, they are seriously mistaken The post Last ship leaves the final search zone for missing flight MH370 appeared first on Plane Talking.

The last of the first moonwalkers, Gene Cernan, has died

The band of lunar heroes is thinned by the death of another moonwalker Eugene Cernan The post The last of the first moonwalkers, Gene Cernan, has died appeared first on Plane Talking.

Bali getting more expensive by the day for Virgin’s threatened Tiger

As the agony over Bali flights drags on maybe naming an airline after an animal routinely hunted into extinction was a bad idea The post Bali getting more expensive by the day for Virgin’s threatened Tiger appeared first on Plane Talking.

Emirates A380s in massive capacity boost to Hong Kong

What Emirates is doing with its two class 615 seat A380 is a likely preview of 2020s flying at large The post Emirates A380s in massive capacity boost to Hong Kong appeared first on Plane Talking.

Common Aviation Questions — Answered by Cool People

There are certain questions I get asked over and over (and over) again from doing this gig. There seem to four that I get asked way more than others: #1 What’s your favorite airline? #2 What’s your favorite aircraft? #3 What airlineShow More Summary

Why Tom Nealon as Southwest President is good news

Southwest recently announced the appointment of Tom Nealon as its new President, replacing Gary Kelly. While Tom is well known inside the airline, not many may be familiar with his style outside Southwest. I’d like to share an edited excerpt from my book SOAR, which us gives a glimpse inside Tom Nealon’s mind. Show More Summary

Tigerair granted brief period of grace to repatriate the Bali stranded

The disagreement between Tigerair and Indonesian bureaucracy remains unresolved, but it can bring passengers caught in the middle back to Australia until Monday The post Tigerair granted brief period of grace to repatriate the Bali stranded appeared first on Plane Talking.

Tigerair asks Indonesia for period of grace for Bali solution

There is no doubt that Indonesia is right in key terms in the Tigerair Bali dispute, but its timing is terrible for holidaymakers The post Tigerair asks Indonesia for period of grace for Bali solution appeared first on Plane Talking...

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