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Qantas slashes workforce by 16.000 – A380s are stored

Qantas will reduce costs in the next three years by $15 billion, including the reduction of 6.000 jobs and parking of some 100 aircraft for the coming twelve months. All twelve Airbus A380s will enter deep storage until at least mid-2023, the airline announced on June...

Why the A350-1000 is a better fit for Qantas

So Qantas has made up its mind: it has selected the Airbus A350-1000 as the preferred aircraft to operate the ultra-long services from ‘Down Under’ to the US and Europe over Boeing’s offering, the 777X. What has made the difference? Of course, we don’t have access to...

Sunset for Project Sunrise?

News from Sydney today reports that Qantas is going to put a hold on their Project Sunrise.  The report states: "Qantas has rejected Airbus and Boeing’s proposals for new aircraft that can fly non-stop from Sydney and Melbourne to New York and London, saying they need...

Qantas on a 19-hour hop (update 2)

With great interest from especially Australian media, a brand-new Qantas Boeing 787-9 started the world’s longest non-stop flight on Friday, October 18. Freshly delivered VH-NZI departed New York JFK at 9.27 pm local time, arriving at 7.42 am on the 20th in Sydney...
Sunset for Project Sunrise?

Sunset for Project Sunrise?

News from Sydney today reports that Qantas is going to put a hold on their Project Sunrise.  The report states:...

Are aging fleets a problem?

With another two stories today about in-flight component failures (Southwest, Sichuan), we are being reminded that...

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