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That new plane smell

There’s nothing quite like picking up the keys to a new car. But how does the process work when you’re picking up a new aircraft?

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From the smallest nut to an extra nose cone, we’ve got plenty of spares

Everyone knows an airline has lots of moving parts. But behind the scenes of Qantas’ flying operations is a mammoth engineering service with 250,000 spare pieces of kit ready to be despatched for routine aircraft maintenance and repairs. That’s a lot of parts to manage, but we want to make sure we have whatever it […]

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Kicking the tyres on an Airbus A330

Rain, hail or shine, you will always see a Qantas pilot completing a walk around of the aircraft before your flight. It’s a crucial part of the pre-flight checks to ensure the aircraft is fit to fly. Pilots will inspect under the fuselage, looking for any ice because at cruising altitude it can get as […]

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