The airline said it will “oppose any such orders” to reinstate workers or pay compensation after the Federal Court found it breached the Fair Work Act by making 2,000 staff redundant.
The Transport Workers Union (TWU) has won a historic court battle against Qantas over the dismissal of more than 2,000 ground handlers whose roles were outsourced.
The Federal Court is due to deliver its verdict at 10:15am and if the union is successful, it would mark one of the most significant court rulings in Australian history.
The carrier is now hoping to use proceeds of the sale to pay down part of its net debt of $6 billion, and invest in new aircraft.
The Paratroopers – known as the Spartan Brigade – are based in Alaska from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.