Tag: Australia

Qantas Group Commits to Second Pilot Academy Site

The Qantas Group has confirmed it will open its Pilot Academy across two locations in regional Australia to meet anticipated demand. The Academy is part of the Qantas Group’s plans to build a long-term talent pipeline for its airlines and the broader industry to meet the increasing need for skilled aviators. Boeing’s latest estimates show […]

Qantas Fires the Starting Gun on Its New Pilot Academy Location

The Qantas Group has announced the next step in the process to select the location for its new Pilot Academy, due to open its doors in regional Australia in 2019. The Academy is part of Qantas’ plans to build a long-term talent pipeline for its group of airlines and meet the increasing need for skilled […]

Qantas Starts History-Making Flight Direct to London

Qantas’ first Perth to London flight has taken off, marking the start of the only direct air link between Australia and Europe – and the fastest way of traveling between the two continents. The history-making QF9, carrying more than 200 passengers and 16 crew, pushed back just before 7pm on Saturday evening and will land […]

Oceania Airlines and Airports Well Represented in Punctuality Table

Oceania airlines and airports ranked among the top 20 most punctual mainline and low-cost carriers in 2017, a report says. The Punctuality League report from aviation consultancy OAG said Qantas was the fifth most punctual mainline carrier of 2017 with an on-time performance of 86.18 per cent. Two other local carriers also made the top […]

QantasLink Partners with Universities on the Next Generation of Pilots

QantasLink has announced a new pilot recruitment program designed to provide the best and brightest aviation students with a flying start to their career. The “Qantas Future Pilot Program” has been designed in collaboration with five universities across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, and is open to aviation students at UNSW, Griffith University, University […]

Qantas to Operate World’s First US-Australia Biofuel Flight

Qantas has released, that it will operate the world’s first bio-fuel flight between the United States and Australia. The Los Angeles to Melbourne flight will take place early next year, in collaboration with World Fuel Services and Altair Fuels, and will see Qantas’ new Dreamliner being powered by Brassica Carinata (carinata), a non-food, industrial type […]

Qantas Considers 737 Max and 797 for Domestic Fleet Renewal

Qantas is set to renew its domestic fleet over the next few years, and is looking at replacing its B737-800s with either A320neo or B737 MAX aircraft, reports Australian Business Traveller. Qantas CEO Alan Joyce told a media briefing that the Australian airline is also keen on Boeing’s proposed New Midsize Airplane (NMA), tentatively dubbed […]

Qantas Unveils First Dreamliner

Qantas has unveiled its first Boeing Dreamliner, the game-changing aircraft that will open up new routes and new levels of comfort for travellers. The latest addition to the Qantas fleet, the 787-9 Dreamliner features next generation seating in Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class, with more space and a lower passenger count than most of […]

Qantas Aircraft to Be Powered by Renewable Biofuel from 2020

Qantas has reported that its Los Angeles based aircraft will be powered by biofuel from 2020, reducing the airline’s carbon emissions on its services operating between the US and Australia. Over the next ten years, the airline will purchase eight million gallons (30 million litres) of renewable jet fuel each year from US based bio-energy […]

Qantas Announces Plans To Launch World’s Longest Nonstop Flight

Australia’s Qantas unveiled plans for the world’s longest nonstop commercial flight Friday (Aug 25), calling it the “last frontier of global aviation”, as it posted healthy annual net profits on the back of a strong domestic market. The firm, which hopes to fly non-stop from Australia to London and New York by 2022, announced a […]