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12 Trent XWB-97 engines to power Qantas Project Sunrise Airbus A350-1000 aircraft

Qantas has committed to a deal for 12 Trent XWB-97 powered Airbus A350-1000s that will support its ambitions to operate the world’s longest commercial non-stop flights, allowing passengers to fly direct between London or New York to the Australian eastcoast cities of Sydney and Melbourne. Rolls-Royce and Qantas have also committed to sign a TotalCare® service agreement for the...

Qantas selected Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power Airbus A220 and A320neo

Pratt & Whitney announced that Qantas Airways has confirmed selection for Pratt & Whitney GTF engines to power 40 Airbus A220 and A320neo family aircraft, including A321XLR, which the airline will operate on domestic and short-haul international routes. Leaders from Airbus, Qantas and Pratt & Whitney gathered in Sydney, Australia, to celebrate the milestone with A220 air...

Qantas confirms Project Sunrise aircraft order of future Airbus fleet for non-stop flights to Australia

Qantas Group has confirmed that it will order 12 A350-1000s, 20 A220s and 20 A321XLRs. The news was announced at a ceremony in Sydney attended by Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce and Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International, Christian Scherer. The A350-1000 was selected by Qantas following an evaluation known as Project Sunrise and will enable the carrier to operate the world...

Bigger than Texas - flying Kangaroo doubles down on flights from Melbourne to the US

Melbourne post-COVID tourism recovery is set to accelerate with Qantas launching a new direct route from Dallas Fort Worth and significantly increasing flights from Los Angeles. From 2 December 2022, the national carrier will operate four weekly return flights between Melbourne and major US hub, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), with its Boeing 787 Dreamliners. These are the...

Qantas A380 first class takes off again

Qantas will reinstate its full First Class offering at the end of this month both on the ground and in the air as post-pandemic international travel steadily recovers and the national carrier wakes up more of its A380 superjumbo fleet. A fourth Qantas A380 has emerged from the Californian desert with Reginald Ansett (VH-OQH) leaving the storage yard this month for the first time since...

Australia is back on the tourist map as International visitors return

Qantas flights from eight overseas destinations are touching down in Australia today, bringing the first international tourists in almost two years and an eagerly anticipated boost for the country’s tourism industry. The Qantas Group will fly more than 14,000 passengers into Australia this week as quarantine and border barriers for international tourists come down. QF12 from Los Angele...

Qantas expands pilot training with new Simulator facility in Brisbane

Qantas has opened a new pilot training facility at Brisbane Airport, with the capacity to train up to 900 pilots a year. Located adjacent to Brisbane Airport, the Qantas Group Flight Training Centre is home to four state-of-the-art aircraft simulators – Boeing 737, 767F and 787 Dreamliner and Dash-8 Q400 – as well as a Q400 flight training device, all used by pilots to complete th...

Flying Kangaroo flies into to India

The first commercial Qantas flight from Australia to India in almost a decade has taken to the skies, marking another milestone in Australia’s reopening to the world. The flight departed Sydney shortly after 6am and will touch down in Delhi after a 15-hour journey. The Sydney-Delhi service and the Melbourne-Delhi service, which starts just before Christmas, have been the fastest sell...