Meet our meteorologists – why watching weather is serious business at Qantas
It might be a sunny day where you are right now, but chances are that somewhere on the Qantas network a storm is brewing. Luckily there’s a team of dedicated in-house Qantas meteorologists who are on the look-out 24/7 for anything from a tropical storm to an erupting volcano. The meteorologists sit within Qantas’ Integrated […]
Bells, whistles, and a toaster – how to make a Dreamliner passenger-ready
Our engineering team has been busy this week putting the finishing touches on our latest Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Billabong, which flew in from Seattle over the weekend. While the Dreamliner arrived in top condition, Qantas has a few additional comfort and safety features that are installed before it starts carrying passengers. Some of these are […]
One shell of a journey – how to transport a turtle
The Qantas Freight team is used to transporting some unusual and precious cargo, but it’s not every day they’re called on to take care of a critically endangered marine animal. An adult male hawksbill turtle was booked a ticket to travel on QF825 from Darwin to Brisbane last week on the way to his forever […]
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.
All revved up with nowhere to go – firing up for an engine run.
It’s a good day at the Qantas Jet Base when it’s time to switch on a Boeing 747 and take the engines for a spin. Qantas and Jetstar have 220 aircraft grounded at various airports around Australia and overseas due to the drastic reduction in domestic and international flying due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even […]