From the archives: When Qantas flew Perth to London in the longest hop

October 20, 2019 0 comment

To mark the first of three Project Sunrise nonstop research flights from New York to Sydney, this story from the Australian Aviation archives comes from May 2018, when Gerard Frawley wrote about the experience of being on Qantas’s inaugural Perth-London Heathrow nonstop service.

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A file image of Jetstar Airbus A320 VH-VQL. (Seth Jaworski)

From the archives: Bright star: Jetstar at 10

May 18, 2019 0 comment

This story from the Australian Aviation archives is from May 2014, when Gerard Frawley spoke to then Jetstar group chief executive Jayne Hrdlicka as the Qantas-owned low-cost carrier (LCC) celebrated 10 years since its first flight.

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Australia’s 11-strong EA-18G Growler fleet is flown by 6SQN based at RAAF Amberley. (Defence)

Growing Growler: keeping the EA-18G at the forefront of electronic attack

April 19, 2019 4 comment

This feature story from the March 2019 edition of Australian Aviation by Gerard Frawley looks at advancements in the EA-18G Growler capabilities.

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Qantas Boeing 787-9 VH-ZND operating the inaugural QF9 between Perth and London Heathrow. (Victor Pody)

TBT – Qantas links Europe and Australia with the longest hop

March 21, 2019 1 comment

This week’s Throwback Thursday feature is Gerard Frawley’s story on the historic day almost a year ago Qantas started nonstop Perth-London Heathrow flights.

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A file image of Qantas Boeing 767 VH-OGL over Sydney Harbour. (Seth Jaworski)

TBT – Qantas farewells the Boeing 767

February 21, 2019 2 comment

This week’s Throwback Thursday is Gerard Frawley’s December 2014 story on Qantas’s final Boeing 767 passenger service before the type was withdrawn.

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Brett Godfrey with Virgin Blue flight attendants at the September 2007 launch of Canberra-Sydney E-Jet flights. (Paul Sadler)

TBT – Brett Godfrey reflects on 10 years at Virgin Blue

February 7, 2019 1 comment

This week’s Throwback Thursday features Gerard Frawley’s interview with Brett Godfrey just months before he stepped down as Virgin Blue chief executive.

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