Tag: Qantas

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Rejuvenated Qantas Eyes More Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qantas Airways Ltd. could potentially more than quadruple its fleet of Boeing Co. Dreamliners as long as the first few aircraft generate a profit, Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce said. Australia’s largest carrier is due to receive the first of its eight Dreamliners at the end of 2017, and has options and purchase rights to […]

Qantas Buys New 787-9 Flight Simulator

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qantas says it will install a new Boeing 787-9 flight simulator at its Sydney Mascot base as the airline gears up for the arrival of the next generation aircraft in 2017. The $23 million investment in the new flight simulator, which will be used for new and recurrent training, and other training equipment was part […]

Jetstar Emergency Landing In Guam

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Jetstar Airways flight JQ12 with 320 people on board  has made an emergency landing on the U.S. island of Guam in the Pacific Ocean. Plane was flying from Tokyo to Australia’s Gold Coast. An engine was shut down in mid-flight as a precaution The decision to shut down the engine was taken after the crew […]

Airbus Could Be Squeezing in More Seats Onto Its A380 Jets

Reading Time: 2 minutes AIRBUS could be making a controversial change to the biggest passenger jet in the world — and you might not like it. The European aircraft manufacturer is looking to squeeze in an extra economy seat in each row on its A380 jumbo jets, bumping the total number of seats from 10 across to 11. This […]

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Qantas Reports Record Profit

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qantas achieved the best half-year result in the airline’s history with a net profit of A$688 million ($498 million) for the six months through Dec. 31, 2015, compared with a profit of A$206 million a year earlier. The group’s domestic, international and Jetstar business units all saw significant improvements for the period, which was the […]

Australian Aviation Market Grows Together with Asia-Pacific Region

Reading Time: 4 minutes The first part of Australia’s series “Is it time to change Australian aviation rules?” discussed why Australia is changing its aviation rules in order to make it closer to ICAO and European standards. Overall, the change is a great achievement for Australia as it is moving side by side with the international standards. The question […]