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Half Of Qantas’ 787 Dreamliner Fleet to Be Based In Brisbane

With delivery of the new Boeing 787-9 approaching, Sydney-based carrier Qantas has announced that four of its 787s will be based in Brisbane, a city in the Australian state of Queensland, upon delivery. Qantas plans on stationing its four other 787s in Melbourne. The announcement comes after Qantas had previously announced that all of its 787s on order would be based in Melbourne, where budget subsidiary Jetstar also maintains a 787 base. By basing the aircraft in Brisbane, Qantas is…

Qatar Airways Set to Launch Service to Canberra

Doha-based Qatar Airways has announced a new service to the capital city of Australia, Canberra. The new service, which is scheduled to start on Feb. 12, 2018, will not be a direct flight, but will instead route via Sydney, doubling the carrier’s current frequency to the hub. The new service…

The Fading Dutchmen: What’s Left of the Fokker 100/70s

The Fokker Aircraft Corporation launched their last great aircraft in the mid-1980s with the creation of the narrow body Fokker 100 and eventual baby version with the Fokker 70. While the aircraft wasn’t the most popular, Fokker sold a respectable 300+ airframes before going into bankruptcy in 1997. In service,…

AirAsia X Flight Forced to Turn Around Due to Technical…

Passengers on a recent AirAsia X flight from Perth, Australia to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia were in for a surprise on Sunday as the aircraft was forced to return to Perth while shaking like a "washing machine" for two hours, according to passengers. Passengers reported hearing a "huge bang" about two…