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Investigation launched after Qantas mid-flight incident injures 15

Fifteen passengers were hurt after a Qantas plane’s alert system warned of an imminent stall as it approached Hong Kong, Australian transport safety officials said on Thursday as they launched an investigation. Flight QF29 from Melbourne to Hong Kong was about 100 kilometres from its destination last Friday when a "stick shaker" alert occurred. The warning causes the control...

Qantas Unveils New Aircraft Maintenance Facility At LAX

Qantas has unveiled its new engineering facility at Los Angeles International Airport, an investment of more than US$30 million. It is one of the largest commercial hangars in North America and the first specifically designed to accommodate the Airbus A380. The 5.7 hectare site will be used to carry out maintenance checks on Qantas’ A380 and Boeing 747 aircraft during ground time in Los A...

Qatar Airways Launches Non-Stop Flights To Tbilisi

Qatar Airways this weekend celebrated the launch of new direct flights from Doha to Tbilisi, increasing travel options to and from Georgia, while enhancing overall journey times. Qatar Airways now operates four direct flights to Tbilisi from Doha’s Hamad International Airport, complementing the existing seven weekly flights that operate via Baku in Azerbaijan. Operated by a Qatar Airways...

Qantas eyes non-stop Perth-to-UK flight

THE longest non-stop commercial airline passenger route in the world between Perth in Western Australia and London in the UK is reportedly expected to be cleared for take off next week. Flights could start by Christmas 2017 once Qantas takes delivery of its first long-range Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The 14,466-kilometre flight from Perth to London would take 17 and a half hours, making it the...

Qantas Unveils Next Generation Cabins For 787 Dreamliner

Qantas has unveiled what customers onboard its flagship 787-9 Dreamliner can expect when the aircraft arrives in a year’s time. The Qantas Dreamliner will seat 236 passengers across Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins in a layout that has been designed to maximise comfort for the longer distances the 787-9 is expected to fly. The Business Suite is the next generation of the ve...

Rejuvenated Qantas Eyes More Boeing 787 Dreamliners

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 hasoptions and purchase rightso buy another 45 of the long-range, fuel-efficient aircraft....

Qantas talks up operational benefits of onboard wifi

Qantas says passengers won’t be the only ones set to benefit from the installation of internet wifi across its domestic fleet, with its pilots, engineers and ground staff looking forward to using the new technology as part of their day-to-day duties. The airline announced in February plans to equip its domestic fleet of Boeing 737-800s and Airbus A330s with internet wifi, with connectivit...

Qantas buys new 787-9 flight simulator

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 of a new strategic partnership with the NSW government to “support efforts...