To mark the first flight of Virgin Blue on August 31 2000, this story from the Australian Aviation archives is from September 2010, when Ellis Taylor looked at the first decade of of the airline’s operations.
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This week’s feature from the Australian Archives comes from July 2009, when Ellis Taylor wrote about the arrival of Delta Air Lines to these shores.
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This story from the May 2009 edition of Australian Aviation by Ellis Taylor looks at the opening of the Qantas Centre of Service Excellence.
August 31 2010 saw the end of an era as the last Australian registered Boeing 727 departed from Sydney Airport for the final time.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the start of flight tests on the Boeing 747 in February 1969, Australian Aviation is republishing Ellis Taylor’s report from the April 2010 edition of the magazine on the first flight of the latest, most recent variant of the iconic aircraft, the 747-8, in February 2010.