Tag: Australia

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 […]

40 Passengers Kicked Off After Plane Was Too Heavy

Up to 40 passengers on board a Perth-bound Qantas flight have been removed from the aircraft because it was reportedly too heavy to fly. Passengers on board the Boeing 737-800 Sydney to Perth flight, according to Radio 6PR, had their names called out and were told to disembark the plane. One passenger commented her row […]

Rossair Cessna 441 Crash Leaves Three Dead In South Australia

Three people have died in a light plane crash in the Riverland region of South Australia. A search party found the wreckage a few kilometres from the Renmark Aerodrome on Tuesday. An Australian Maritime Safety Authority spokeswoman said the fixed wing aircraft sent out a distress signal shortly after taking off. “We became aware there […]

John Travolta Donates His Qantas Boeing 707 To HARS Albion Park

John Travolta has donated one of his private jets, a Boeing 707-138B which sports a retro QANTAS livery to the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) in Albion Park, NSW, Australia. The aircraft will join the Boeing 747-438 reg VH-OJA donated by QANTAS in 2015. In the press release dated 27 May 2017, Mr Travolta states: […]

Qantas A380 Engine Shuts Down In Flight Over The Pacific

A Qantas Airbus A380-800, registration VH-OQG performing flight QF-94 (dep May 19th) from Los Angeles,CA (USA) to Melbourne,VI (Australia) with 480 people on board, was just step climbing from FL320 to FL340 about 800nm westsouthwest of Los Angeles when the outboard right hand engine (Trent 972) emitted a bang and streaks of flames and sparks […]