First Qantas 787-9 takes flight

Qantas Boeing 787-9 VH-ZNA. (Qantas)

Qantas’s first Boeing 787-9 has undertaken its maiden flight as the clock ticks down towards first delivery. The airline published photos of the test flight on social media on Friday, including on its Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts. Operating as flight BOE269, the aircraft, sporting … [Read more...]

First Qantas 787 emerges from the paintshop

Qantas's first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner has been rolled out from the paintshop ahead of making its first flight later this week. The aircraft, which wears the airline's new colour scheme and the registration VH-ZNA (but no sign of its Australian-inspired name), emerged from the paintshop at Boeing's Everett … [Read more...]

Jetstar helps say g’day to Aussie Scrabble

Jetstar Airbus A320 VH-VQH featuring the new Scrabble decal at Melbourne Airport. (Victor Pody)

Jetstar has unveiled a special decal on one of its Airbus A320s, VH-VQH, to promote the first country-specific version of the evergreen board game Scrabble. What makes Aussie Scrabble dinky di? Well, Mattel has included a list of local slang words in its official glossary that can be used when playing the … [Read more...]