Tag: Melbourne

Qantas Airbus A330 Receives a Lightning Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute A Qantas Airbus A330-200, performing flight from Sydney, to Melbourne, was descending towards Melbourne when the aircraft entered a hold at  7000 feet and 6000 feet for about one hour, received a lightning strike some time during the hold and subsequently landed safely on Melbourne’s runway 16. The aircraft was still on the ground about […]

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 […]

Headphones Explode Inflight

Reading Time: 1 minute The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) issued a passenger warning notice today related to a recent incident on board involving a battery explosion. On a flight between Beijing and Melbourne, a woman was wearing noise-canceling headphones while sleeping. After two hours of flight, she woke up in pain. “As I went to turn around I […]

Plane Crash Into Australian Shopping Mall Kills Five

Reading Time: 2 minutes A pilot and four American passengers were killed on Tuesday when a small plane crashed in to the roof of a shopping mall after taking off from an airfield outside Melbourne, police said. The twin-turboprop Beechcraft King Air plane suffered an engine failure and crashed into the mall near the end of the runway at […]

Qantas Starts External Pilot Recruitment

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qantas says its has received more than 500 applications, including from as far away as Europe, in its external pilot recruitment drive ahead of the arrival of the Boeing 787-9 in October 2017. In February, Qantas announced plans to hire 170 new pilots over the next three years to support growth on the back of […]

Etihad Introduces A380 on Melbourne Routes

Reading Time: 1 minute Etihad Airways has introduced an A380, equipped with its The residence private suites, on its Melbourne-Abu Dhabi and Melbourne-London routes. The Residence is the world’s first three-room private suite on a commercial aircraft. Etihad Airways Senior Vice President of Marketing, Shane O’Hare, said: “Today marks another major milestone for Etihad Airways in Australia. “With Melbourne […]

Lufthansa Technik First Australian Cyclean® Engine Wash Station

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lufthansa Technik AG opened its first Australian Cyclean® Engine Wash Service Station in Melbourne. Lufthansa Technik now offers its Cyclean® engine wash service around the world: In North and South America, in Europe, in the Middle East, in Asia, and now in Australia. The Cyclean® Engine Wash facility at Melbourne Airport is mounted in a […]