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V Australia's second Boeing 777-300ER VH-VPD over Sydney in late February just prior to the airline's first revenue flight. (Paul Sadler)

TBT – ‘V’ictory in the Pacific?

February 28, 2019 0 comment

This week’s Throwback Thursday feature is Geoffrey Thomas’ story from April 2009 on the launch of new entrant on the Australia-US route, V Australia.

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A file image of an Emirates Airbus A380. (Victor Pody)

TBT – Emirates introduces the A380 into service

February 14, 2019 0 comment

This feature from Geofrey Thomas from the October 2008 edition of Australian Aviation looks at Emirates introducing Airbus A380 into service.

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TBT – X marks the spot, Boeing launches the 777X

January 3, 2019 2 comment

Perhaps the 777X can be described as the art of perfection – the perfect combination of reliable systems and the best of proven new technology.

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TBT – Mendoowoorrji, a Qantas flying canvas

December 20, 2018 1 comment

737 Mendoowoorrji was the fourth aircraft in Qantas’s flying art series.

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TBT: Space-ship? Evaluating the Qantas A380 interior

September 20, 2018 1 comment

To mark the 10th anniversary of the delivery of the first Qantas A380 in September 2008, today’s Throwback Thursday (TBT) features are republished from our November 2008 issue’s indepth coverage of the arrival of the first of the Flying Kangaroo’s super jumbos. Years of marketing hype from Airbus, the double beds on Singapore Airlines’s A380 and

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Airlines “need” the A380 says Emirates boss

December 11, 2014 18 comment

The chief of the world’s largest international airline has criticised his competitors for not buying more A380 super jumbos as Airbus hints at closing down the production line in 2018. Emirates president Tim Clark has warned that with air travel due to double in the next 10 years to seven billion passengers a year, airlines and airports

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