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 […]
That time we towed a plane with a Tesla
Never has a passenger airliner been hitched to an electric passenger vehicle for towing. Well at least until today.
On a remote taxiway at Melbourne Airport, a Tesla Model X P100D with the greatest pulling power of any electric passenger vehicle came face to face against the newest star of the Qantas fleet, a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.