Snake, rattle and roll: Where A380s share accommodation with snakes and scorpions
Qantas engineers develop ’wheel whackers’ to scare off rattlesnakes during A380 maintenance procedures.
Rain, hail or shine, Dave keeps an eye on the weather
At Qantas there’s only one thing we love to talk about more than aircraft – and that’s the weather. When you fly to six different continents and more than 55 destinations across Australia, there’s a world of weather to keep an eye on. That’s why we have our own in-house team of meteorologists in our […]
Mind the jet blast
Did you know the hot compressed air expelled from a jet engine when it’s on the ground can travel up to 170km/h, that’s equivalent to what you’d experience during a Category 4 Cyclone. These huge gusts of wind, aka jet blasts, give aircraft thrust. So while it can propel an aircraft through the skies, on […]