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Airbus A350 selected for Qantas Project Sunrise

After detailed evaluation of the Boeing 777X and Airbus A350, Qantas has selected the A350-1000 as the preferred aircraft if Sunrise proceeds. This aircraft uses the Rolls Royce Trent XWB engine, which has a strong reliability record after being in service with airlines for more than two years. Airbus will add an additional fuel tank and slightly increase the maximum takeoff weight to deliver the...

New Frequent Flyer Partnership: Qantas -Air France - KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Qantas Frequent Flyers can now access reward seats, earn Qantas Points and receive tier benefits across the entire Air France – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) network. As part of the comprehensive new partnership between the airline groups, Qantas Frequent Flyers will be able to fly to over 60 new destinations across Europe and Africa including Biarritz, France; Dresden, Germany; C...

Sydney Airport Centenary Runway Run

19 of November Sydney Airport celebrated its Centenary! Happy birthday once again to one of the world’s oldest continually operating airports! A very impressive way to celebrate - Centenary Runway Run! The fifth annual Runway Run kicked off the airport’s Centenary Christmas Appeal that will raise funds for the vital support SLSS provides to the local community.Sy...

Qantas Group to slash Carbon Emissions

Qantas, Jetstar*, QantasLink and Qantas Freight will offset all growth in emissions from domestic and international operations from 2020. This includes offsetting all net emissions from Project Sunrise, the carrier’s plan to operate non-stop flights from the east coast of Australia to London and New York, should the project proceed. This will also extend to domestic flying, meaning that g...

Touch down of Qantas record-breaking New York to Sydney flight

The first non-stop commercial airline flight from New York to Sydney has landed after 19 hours 16 minutes in the air. A total of 49 passengers and crew were on the flight, which was used to run a series of experiments to assess health and well-being onboard. Data from these experiments will be used help shape the crew rostering and customer service of Qantas’ ultra long haul flights in fu...

Qantas first Project Sunrise New York to Sydney non-stop research flight

Qantas Flight 7879, with 50 passengers and crew on board, will depart New York’s John F Kennedy Airport at 9pm New York as the first commercial airline to fly non-stop between New York and Sydney. The 787-9 aircraft has been positioned to New York after being delivered from the Boeing factory in Seattle. After the research flight is complete, it will enter normal commercial service with Q...

The first of Qantas’ upgraded A380s welcomes its passengers

This is a huge success, have a look and we are pretty sure you want to travel with this exact aircraft to fly for your next holidays! The first of Qantas’ upgraded A380s welcomed its first passengers, delivering a new level of comfort for customers travelling on the national carrier’s largest aircraft. The multimillion-dollar upgrade of 12 aircraft includes new seating across...

Australia got new Textron Aviation parts facility

New Textron Aviation aircraft parts warehouse is opened in Australia!  This allows to assure the support of business jets, turboprops and piston aircraft fleet. The parts warehouse will be co-located at Essendon Fields Airport with Premiair Aviation Maintenance Pty Ltd, a Textron Aviation Authorized Service Facility. “With Premiair established as our new ASF for Austra...

Cost-effective Tiger for Australia operations beyond 2040 by Airbus Helicopters

Is it possible to generate over AUD3 billion in savings to Australian Army and taxpayers? The answer is positive, it'd all in the proposal of Airbus Helicopters.  Airbus Helicopters is offering a cost-effective approach for taking the Tiger platform beyond 2040, in response to the Commonwealth of Australia’s (CoA) Request for Information (RFI) for the Project LAND4503 Armed...

Project Sunrise - direct New York & London to Australia

Qantas has announced three ultra long-haul research flights to gather new data about inflight passenger and crew health and wellbeing. The flights form part of planning for Project Sunrise – Qantas’ goal to operate regular, non-stop commercial flights from the east coast of Australia (Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne) to London and New York. The three flights over three months will...

Virgin Australia - First Operator of Split Scimitar Winglets in Australia

Virgin Australia Airlines is now the first airline in Australia to install Split Scimitar Winglets on its Boeing Next Generation 737-800 aircraft.  The Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) product, a retrofit of the existing Blended Winglets, is the most advanced technology winglet ever produced, offering unprecedented fuel savings and carbon emissions reductions for the world's most...

Supporting Commerce growth - new Qantas Freight and Australia Post agreement

Australia Post and Qantas have announced an expanded domestic and international air freight agreement to support the growing demand for parcels. Marking nearly a century of partnership between the two brands, it will benefit online shoppers and businesses across Australia by increasing capacity and providing greater network flexibility to meet customer expectations. The seven-year agreement...