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Flight Training Adelaide Chooses Diamond Aircraft

Diamond Aircraft Industries Inc. and Flight Training Adelaide Pty recently announced their continued partnership by formalizing a 24 aircraft fleet sale to support FTA’s growing pilot programs in Australia. A total of twenty Diamond DA40 XLT single engine aircraft and four Diamond DA42-L360 twin engine aircraft will be supporting the new Qantas Group Pilot Academy, operated by...

Virgin Australia enters voluntary administration

Virgin Australia has entered voluntary administration to recapitalise the business and help ensure it emerges in a stronger financial position on the other side of the COVID-19 crisis.  The Group’s Board of Directors has appointed Vaughan Strawbridge, John Greig, Sal Algeri and Richard Hughes of Deloitte as voluntary administrators of the company and a number of its subsidiaries. Veloci...

One hundred years of Qantas style and innovation

Qantas new safety video features ‘80s mullets and ‘70s moustaches right through to 1940s flying boats and 1920s propeller aircraft to celebrate 100 years of the national carrier’s history.The safety briefing is delivered by current Qantas crew in carefully recreated historical settings, including onboard aircraft and in airport terminals. Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce sai...

Sunshine State connected to Golden Gate on Qantas new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Queenslanders will fly direct from Brisbane to San Francisco for the first time, with Qantas operating a new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on a brand-new route. Qantas International CEO Tino La Spina will join Queensland Tourism Minister, the Hon. Kate Jones and Brisbane Airport CEO Gert-Jan de Graaf at Brisbane Airport to farewell the inaugural flight this afternoon.The 12-hour 40 minute, 11,...

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...