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Airbus 12, Boeing 12: Qantas Orders Aircraft for International Fleet

  • 8 min read

In a significant move to modernize its international fleet, Qantas has placed a firm order for 12 Airbus A350 and 12 Boeing 787 aircraft. This strategic decision replaces the current A330 and A380 fleets over the next decade and includes purchase-right options to facilitate future growth and fleet renewal. 

Boeing’s MD-90 aircraft flies from Victorville California to Palmdale, California on August 15, 2023. This aircraft will be NASA’s future Sustainable Flight Demonstrator. Modifications to the aircraft will include changes to the fuselage and most notably the use of a transonic truss-braced wing.

Boeing, NASA’s X-66A Aircraft Heads for Mods

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Boeing has transported an MD-90 airplane to the designated location for modifications as part of an experiment for the Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) configuration, a project under NASA’s Sustainable Flight Demonstrator initiative. See the video.

Avolon’s 20 Year World Aircraft Fleet Forecast

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This week, aircraft lessors Avolon published their Q2 2023 update, including one key accomplishment in the second quarter: the publication of their World Fleet Forecast (2023-2042).

Let’s take a closer look at both.

FAA trials multi-regional TBO: Advances in flight trajectories can cut aviation’s Carbon Footprint by 10%

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A new initiative successfully managed flights across countries by predicting aircraft trajectories. The Federal Aviation Administration’s live flight demo included situations and flights between the U.S., Japan, Singapore, and Thailand. Using Trajectory Based Operations (TBO), countries shared aircraft trajectories, and air traffic experts optimized flight paths considering factors like weather and airspace closures.

Qantas Unveils New York-bound Jetliners, Designer Sleepwear, and Gourmet In-Flight Cuisine

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Jump to Just the Facts New York-Bound: Qantas Unveils Latest Aircraft Get ready, New York! Qantas is making a grand comeback with its first flight since 2020, boasting a shiny new fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners and an array of unique onboard treats for travelers.  Starting June 14, Qantas will be your… 

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