Tag: Qantas

Qantas to Retire the Iconic Boeing 747 in 2020

Reading Time: 1 minute Qantas has begun the long goodbye for aviation’s most iconic figure, the Boeing 747. The finishing tape has been set for 2020, the year of the airline’s centenary. There will be much sadness, and much said, over the ensuing 30 months between now and when the 747-400 ferries its last passengers in Qantas colours. Nostalgia […]

Eastern Australia DH8C Encouters Lightning Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute An Eastern Australia de Havilland Dash 8-300 on behalf of Qantas, performing flight QF-2164 from Sydney, NS to Port Macquarie, NS (Australia), had just levelled off at cruise level 170 out of Sydney about 17 minutes into the flight when the crew decided to return to Sydney reporting the aircraft had sustained a lightning strike. […]

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 […]

Turbulence as One of the Most Misunderstood Elements of Flying

Reading Time: 2 minutes A lot of effort goes into avoiding turbulence but it still can be faced  unexpectedly  in everyday  flights. Chief Pilot Richard Tobiano from Qantas provided his statement about this daily incident. The recent reports on QF94 show that turbulence is probably one of the most misunderstood elements of flying. For pilots, it’s an everyday part of our job […]

Qantas and Air New Zealand Cooperation To Make Travel Easier

Reading Time: 1 minute Air New Zealand and Qantas have announced plans for a reciprocal codeshare agreement that leverages the strengths of each carrier’s domestic networks, making travel within Australia and New Zealand easier. Under the codeshare Qantas intends to add its code on up to 30 routes on Air New Zealand’s domestic network and Air New Zealand intends […]

Watch Tesla Model X Break World Record by Towing Boeing Dreamliner

Reading Time: 1 minute As part of a publicity stunt by Qantas, a Tesla Model X P100D established a new Guinness World Record for the heaviest tow by an electric production passenger vehicle by towing a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. With a mere 5,000-lb rated capacity, the Tesla Model X is already the passenger electric vehicle with the highest towing […]

Qantas Fires the Starting Gun on Its New Pilot Academy Location

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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 Orders More Dreamliners

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qantas has announced an order for six additional Boeing 787-9s to fly on its international network, bringing its fleet of Dreamliners to 14 by the end of 2020. The arrival of the new aircraft will enable the airline to accelerate retirement of its last six Boeing 747s – an aircraft type that has been in […]

Qantas Starts History-Making Flight Direct to London

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

American and Qantas Resubmit JV Application to DOT

Reading Time: 2 minutes American Airlines and Qantas have filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) seeking approval to form a joint business to better serve customers flying between North America and Australia and New Zealand. The proposed joint business will significantly improve service, stimulate demand and unlock more than $300 million annually in consumer benefits […]