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A Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner pulling into the gate at JFK. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Shaquille Khan)

Qantas Celebrates 60 Years of Jet Service

On July 29, 1959, a Qantas Boeing 707 took off from Sydney's Kingsford Airport bound for London, New York and San Francisco via Nadi and Honolulu, becoming the first commercial transpacific flight operated by a jet airliner. Nowadays, the Australian flag carrier serves each destination with their own routes daily using its Airbus A380, Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and iconic Boeing 747-400, the evolution of sixty years of jet flight down under. In 1956, Qantas ordered seven Boeing 707s to replace…

A Look at the Airline Industry’s Changing Landscape with Next-Generation…

The global aviation panorama is undoubtedly changing at a relatively fast pace. Events happening over the last few months, such as Airbus stopping A380 production by 2021 and the recent launch of the extra-long range version of the Airbus A321 at the recent Paris Air Show, have highlighted a shift…

Ethiopian Airlines Continues North American Route Expansion, Announces Flights to…

Ethiopian Airlines will grow its North American routes, adding two cities in the continent to its route map. Scheduled to start in June, New York and Houston will see the African carrier launch flights to Addis Ababa via West Africa using Ethiopian's Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. First on the list…

Kenya Airways Launches Historic Nairobi to New York Flight

Kenya Airways inaugurated its new longest flight on Monday from Nairobi to New York, becoming the first and only airline to connect East Africa and New York with a nonstop flight. The near-6,400 nautical mile long flight from Kenya’s capital city to New York touched down at sunrise on Monday,…

Lufthansa Evaluates New Long-Haul Aircraft to Renew Aging Airbus Fleet

German flag carrier Lufthansa is in the process of evaluating different long-haul widebody aircraft to be the successor of its A330 and A340 fleet. According to Bloomberg, the airline has requested proposals from both Airbus and Boeing on a potential deal that is said to involve the purchase of 20 aircraft…

United to Begin Flying Boeing 787-10s to Europe from Newark

United announced that it will begin flying Boeing 787s from its Newark base next year. The airline previously used this model from its bases in Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington Dulles to several destinations across the globe. Flightglobal reported United’s announcement stated that the airline will be operating…

American Confirms Retrofitting Plan for Some Boeing 787-8s

American Airlines is undergoing a significant fleet renovation. Having retrofitted all of its 777 fleet with all-aisle access seats in business class and a denser configuration in economy with 10 abreast seats, the airline is now in the process of expanding premium economy across its long-haul fleet. Its latest move involves…

Rolls Royce Aerospace: The Engine Manufacturer Across the Atlantic

In the early 20th century, two men came together to start a company that would become world-renown in both car manufacturing and airplane engine manufacturing, Rolls Royce. Over the years, Rolls Royce had quickly evolved to become a major player in both fields, raking in over $16 billion in revenue in…

Qantas Launches Fifth Indigenous Inspired Livery in “Flying Art” Series

With the goal of reiterating its commitment to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in Australia, Qantas has launched its latest unique livery. Featured on a Boeing 787-9, the artistic work was inspired by artwork created in 1991 by Emily Kame Kngwarreye, a senior member of the Anmatyerre clan.…

Qantas Launches First U.S. to Australia Flight Powered by Biofuel

As several airlines across the globe begin accelerating their carbon emission reduction programs, Qantas flight 96 departed on January 28 from Los Angeles to Melbourne, becoming the first dedicated biofuel flight between the U.S. and Australia. It is estimated that the flight will save 18,000 kg of carbon emissions through…