Tuesday July 29, 2014

Qantas to continue flying over Iraq

Qantas to continue flying over Iraq

Qantas says there is no risk to its flights to London flying through Iraqi airspace. The airline’s services between Dubai and London currently fly over Iraq, as do a number of other airlines’ flights between Asia and Europe. Qantas chief pilot... [Continue reading]

Qantas awarded TRUEngine status by GE

Qantas awarded TRUEngine status by GE

Qantas has been awarded TRUEngine status by engine OEM General Electric for its 66 GE CF6-80Es which power its fleet of Airbus A330-200 and -300s. The status recognises the airline’s maintenance standards of the engines in service. “Qantas Airlines... [Continue reading]

Qantas to remain majority Australian-owned

Qantas to remain majority Australian-owned

Federal cabinet has reached a compromise agreement on the Qantas Sale Act which will see the airline remain majority Australian owned. Although the Abbott coalition government had wanted to open the airline up to foreign investment and has previously... [Continue reading]

Qantas extends GE CF6 engine support agreement

Qantas extends GE CF6 engine support agreement

Qantas has extended its OnPoint support arrangement with GE Aviation for an additional seven years for its fleet of CF6-80E1 engines that power the airline’s Airbus A330-200 and A330-300s. The agreement is valued at US$340 million, and means GE will... [Continue reading]

Qantas to cut more engineering jobs

Qantas to cut more engineering jobs

Qantas will cut 167 jobs from its Engineering division as part of the group’s ongoing efforts to turn around its flagging fortunes. The job losses are part of some 5,000 jobs cuts the airline is implementing, and will come from Sydney and Melbourne... [Continue reading]

Qantas temporarily boosts Honolulu flights

Qantas temporarily boosts Honolulu flights

Qantas is temporarily increasing capacity on the Sydney-Honolulu route from September by adding supplementary services and upgrading Boeing 767-300ERs to Airbus A330 equipment. “From 14 September to 27 December Qantas will upgrade the aircraft... [Continue reading]

Qantas adds to & restructures Jetstar A320neo backlog

Qantas adds to & restructures Jetstar A320neo backlog

The Qantas Group has signed an order for 21 more Airbus A320neos to take its A320neo Family backlog to 99, but has deferred other orders until after 2016 and to as late as 2022. The 21 aircraft order was placed in June and is on top of an order for 78... [Continue reading]

Qantas A380 flooded in flight

Qantas A380 flooded in flight

A Qantas Airbus A380 operating a flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne was forced to turn back on Tuesday night after a water pipe ruptured. The aircraft – reported as VH-OQD – was operating QF94 and was an hour into its flight to Melbourne when the... [Continue reading]

Qantas & Airnorth extend codeshare

Qantas & Airnorth extend codeshare

Qantas and Airnorth have announced their codeshare agreement will be extended to include Airnorth’s new services between Darwin and Cairns via Gove from August 18. The two airlines already codeshare on Airnorth’s services Darwin and Dili, Mount Isa,... [Continue reading]

Qantas returns to Hamilton Island

Qantas returns to Hamilton Island

Qantas began direct Sydney-Hamilton Island flights on Wednesday, its first services to the Queensland resort island in almost a decade. The airline has launched three times weekly (Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday) return flights during peak season –... [Continue reading]

Labor proposes more flexibility in Qantas Sale Act

Labor proposes more flexibility in Qantas Sale Act

Labor transport spokesman Anthony Albanese has proposed an amendment to the Qantas Sale Act which would remove restrictions on individual entities owning more than 25 per cent and foreign-owned airlines owning more than 35 per cent of the airline. Speaking... [Continue reading]

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