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Boeing 747-8F during its 3hr 49min first flight. (Boeing)

From the archive – Heir to the throne of Queen of the Skies

February 9, 2019 0 comment

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.

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TBT – Last of the 727s, Tasman Cargo Airlines farewells 727, welcomes 757

December 27, 2018 2 comment

August 31 2010 saw the end of an era as the last Australian registered Boeing 727 departed from Sydney Airport for the final time.

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TBT – Another shade of Blue

November 22, 2018 0 comment

Five years after it started, Pacific Blue had grown from a small New Zealand-based adjunct to Virgin Blue’s domestic Australian services to become a major growth vehicle for the Virgin Blue Group.

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TBT: Short skilled, aviation careers in a time of stress

August 23, 2018 2 comment

With the pilot shortage a topical issue in August 2018, today’s Throwback Thursday feature from a previous issue of Australian Aviation goes back in time a decade to revisit our August 2008 analysis of the then looming aviation skills shortage.

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Throwback Thursday – taking a closer look at the Qantas fleet

March 8, 2018 14 comment

Today’s second ‘Throwback Thursday’ feature article from a past edition of Australian Aviation is this November 2010 issue analysis of Qantas’s fleet requirements. “Getting fleet strategy right is essential to airline success, and we have always been prepared to go straight to the aviation forefront,” Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said in a recent speech. This

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