History made as Qantas Flight 9 touches down in London

Qantas flight QF9 arrives at London Heathrow Airport after its 17-hour journey from Perth. (Qantas)

When Qantas Flight 9 touched down in London at the end of its historic nonstop flight from Perth a little after 5am local time on Sunday, the remarkable had been made to seem routine. For the first time, Australia and the UK were linked by a direct nonstop air service. For the 229 passengers on board the … [Read more...]

Boeing pitches 777-8X for Qantas’s Project Sunrise

An artist's impression of the Boeing 777-8X. (Boeing)

Boeing Commercial Airplanes managing director for product marketing and analysis Jim Freitas says the manufacturer is working hard to understand Qantas's requirements for "Project Sunrise" as it pitches the in-development 777-8X widebody to operate the proposed ultra-long haul routes. Project Sunrise – the … [Read more...]