Tag: Australia

Qantas Aircraft to Be Powered by Renewable Biofuel from 2020

Reading Time: 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 1 minute 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 […]

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce Gets a Pie in His Face in Perth

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qantas boss Alan Joyce has had a cream pie shoved in his face while speaking to a packed business breakfast in Perth. He was less than two minutes into a speech to 500 executives at Perth’s exclusive Hyatt Regency hotel on Tuesday when a man in a suit appeared from behind a curtain on the […]

Qantas Drops Dubai Stopover In Favour of More ‘Direct’ Route

Reading Time: 1 minute Australian carrier Qantas is dropping its existing flights from Melbourne to London via Dubai in favour of a more direct route through Perth. The national carrier announced that it would axe its daily A380 Melbourne-Dubai-London service for a new daily 787-9 Melbourne-Perth-London service, starting on March 24 2018. The non-stop flight from Perth to London […]

Emirates Goes All A380 to Melbourne

Reading Time: 2 minutes Emirates will provide an all-A380 service from Melbourne when it upgrades its third daily flight from the Australian city, EK408 and EK409, from a Boeing 777-300ER to an A380 operation. The move will add 945 seats per week to the Australian city from 25 March 2018, representing a 10% increase in capacity. This means Emirates […]

$2.2 Billion Boeing Contract Funds P-8 Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing, the U.S. Navy, the Royal Australian Air Force and the United Kingdom Royal Air Force will continue modernizing global maritime patrol capabilities through a $2.2 billion contract awarded March 30 for at least 17 P-8A Poseidon aircraft. The agreement also includes options for 32 additional aircraft, as well as money for long-lead parts for […]