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Qantas Unveils First Dreamliner

Australian national carrier Qantas has unveiled its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, VH-ZNA (c/n 39038).  The jet, which has been named Great Southern Land, is due to arrive at the carrier’s Sydney base on October 20.  Qantas intends to use the

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Excitement Builds at Qantas

Qantas has revealed that it is planning to base four of its new Boeing 787-9s in Brisbane, saying this will create up to 470 jobs as well as opening new international route opportunities. The Australian flag carrier has eight Dreamliners

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Major A380 Cabin Upgrade

Australian flag carrier Qantas has revealed a major cabin upgrade for its 12 Airbus A380s to improve passenger comfort on long-haul flights. The modifications include a change in the seat configuration on the super jumbos to meet increasing customer demand

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Boeing 707 Donated to HARS

Film star John Travolta is donating his “beloved” Boeing 707-138B, N707JT (c/n 18740), to the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) of Albion Park, Australia.  The jet was originally delivered to Qantas on September 10, 1964 as VH-EBM City of Launceston,

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Qantas Makeover

Qantas has unveiled a new livery as part of a brand overhaul ahead of the arrival of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners next year. While the airline’s classic red and white colour scheme remains unchanged, the tweaked livery features a

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Jetstar Pacific Signals Expansion

Vietnamese low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific Airlines has finalised the purchase of ten additional Airbus A320ceo aircraft. This firm order follows an MoU announced earlier this year at the Farnborough Airshow.  The contract signing was witnessed by Tran Dai Quang, President

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Qantas Preparing for the Dreamliner

Qantas has invested Au$23m in new training equipment as it prepares for the arrival of the first of eight Boeing 787-9s at the end of next year. This latest investment includes a new flight simulator, complementing the unit already in use

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QantasLink 717 Contract Extended

Cobham Aviation Services will continue to fly Boeing 717s under the QantasLink brand after being awarded a new ten-year contract. The deal, worth AUS$1.2bn, will see Cobham flying the 20-strong fleet until the end of 2026, extending a partnership that

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Ultra-Long Range for Qantas

Australian flag carrier Qantas is currently studying which aircraft will meet its post-2020 requirement for ultra-long non-stop flights of more than 16 hours.  The airline said it is considering the A350-900ULR, the latest variant of the Airbus widebody that will

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