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LATEST: Qantas Dreamliner Technical Close Up
Sunday, 22nd October 2017
The Dreamliner is a significant step forward in aircraft design, from the extensive use of carbon fibre composites (50%), to the new electrically driven systems, including the brakes. Take a more technical look around the new Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
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LATEST: On Board The New Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
Sunday, 22nd October 2017
The first Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner arrived in Sydney on Friday morning, 20th October 2017, at the end of its delivery flight from Everett, Seattle (via Honolulu). This was my first opportunity to look on-board the aircraft to see the Cabin layout, and the Business, Premium, and Economy cabins.
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LATEST: Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Delivery Flight
Friday, 20th October 2017
This morning Qantas welcomed the first of its' Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet VH-ZNA after completing its delivery flight from Everett to Sydney. VH-ZNA performed a fly-by over Sydney Harbour before landing on Runway 16L at Sydney Airport, and then taxiing to Qantas Hangar 96 for a formal welcome ceremony.
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Earthrounders In Sydney
Tuesday, 12th September 2017
Six US and Canadian aircraft on a journey around the world, arrived in Sydney this morning, after their flight down from the Gold Coast.
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US Marines MV-22B Osprey Visit Sydney Airport
Thursday, 29th June 2017
Early this morning, four US Marines MV-22B Osprey visited Sydney Airport to pickup Officials and Media for the Opening Ceremony of Talisman Sabre 2017.
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US Secretary of State & Secretary of Defense Sydney Visit
Sunday, 4th June 2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis are visiting Sydney for the annual AUSMIN security and foreign affairs talks held on Monday 5th June.
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US Vice President Mike Pence Visits Sydney
Monday, 24th April 2017
US Vice President Mike Pence visited Sydney over the weekend for Security and Trade talks with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
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Vietnam Airlines Inaugural Hanoi-Sydney Service
Wednesday, 29th March 2017
Sydney Airport today welcomed a new direct Vietnam Airlines service from Hanoi to Sydney. The service is scheduled on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, and will be operated by a 274-seat Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, adding 85,000 seats annually.
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Sydney Airport Runway Run 2016
Tuesday, 8th November 2016
Sydney Airport held their 2nd Annual Runway Run this morning, which was planned to be on Runway 25, until the unseasonal and strong westerly came along this morning (ATIS said 35kts). The run was moved to the DOM6 Apron, with competitors completing a horseshoe shaped track marked out with witches hats.
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Hainan Inaugural Changshu-Sydney Service
Tuesday, 13th September 2016
It was an early 0635L touchdown for Hainan Airline's new Changsha-Sydney service, using the same aircraft that inaugurated their Xi'an-Sydney service back on 24th December 2015.
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Qantas Welcome Home 2016 Olympic Team
Wednesday, 24th August 2016
The Australian 2016 Olympic Team returned home this morning on-board Qantas Boeing B744 VH-OEJ, and received a huge welcome from family, friends and media waiting in Qantas Hangar 96.
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Qatar Airways Inaugural Doha-Adelaide Service
Tuesday, 3rd May 2016
On Tuesday 3rd May 2016, Qatar Airways Inaugural Airbus A350 service from Doha to Adelaide, touched down on Runway 23. This is the first commercial A350 service into Australia, and the fourth Continent in the Qatar Airways A350 network. Qatar Airways CEO, His Excellency, Akbar Al Baker was on the inaugural flight, and hosted a Media Conference at the Intercontinental Hotel the following morning.
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Thai Airways - Sydney 45th Anniversary
Friday, 1st April 2016
Thai Airways today celebrated the 45th Anniversary of services from Bangkok to Sydney International Airport, with their first service being operated in 1971 by a Douglas DC-8. The airline's livery back then was the same as the current HS-TGP Retro Boeing B747-400, and the Bangkok to Sydney service was via Singapore.
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Qatar Airways Inaugural Doha-Sydney Service
Thursday, 3rd March 2016
Qatar Airways today inaugurated its new direct Doha-Sydney service, with the arrival of Boeing B777-300ER Flight QR980 into Sydney at 6:30pm today. A formal Media Conference was held at the Shangri-La Hotel Sydney on Thursday 3rd March at 10:30am.
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China Southern Inaugural Shenzhen-Sydney Service
Thursday, 28th January 2016
China Southern today inaugurated its new Shenzhen-Sydney route, with Airbus A330-300 B-6501 (B-6501) taking centre stage. This new service will operate three times a week, and its launch is perfectly timed for the Lunar New Year celebrations.
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Tracey Curtis-Taylor - Solo Farnborough-Sydney Flight
Saturday, 9th January 2016
What an historic occasion at Sydney Airport today, with Tracey Curtis-Taylor completing a 21,000km journey across 23 countries in her open cockpit vintage biplane. Tracey flew from Farnborough in Great Britain to Sydney Australia, in the Boeing Stearman B75N1 N56200 (757813) named "Spirit of Artemis", which was built in 1943.
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Hainan Inaugural Xi'an-Sydney Service
Thursday, 24th December 2015
Hainan Airlines touched down at Sydney Airport this morning, marking the completion of its inaugural service from Xi'an to Sydney. The new HU7993/HU7994 Xi'an-Sydney-Xian service will operate twice weekly, using Airbus A330-200 aircraft seating 222 passengers. With a young and well appointed aircraft fleet, Hainan Airlines has won four consecutive global SKYTRAX five-star airline ratings.
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American Airlines Inaugural Los Angeles-Sydney Service
Saturday, 19th December 2015
American Airlines is now operating into Australia again, with the touchdown of their inaugural AAL73 service on Sydney Airport's Runway 34L early this morning. The service was operated by Boeing B777-300ER N720AN, and marks AA's return to Sydney after a 23 year absence.
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All Nippon Airways Inaugural Tokyo Haneda-Sydney Service - R2D2 Dreamliner
Saturday, 12th December 2015
Sydney Airport today welcomed the inaugural All Nippon Airways (ANA) new daily direct service from Tokyo Haneda to Sydney. The added excitement around this launch was the use of ANA's Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner painted in the unique Star Wars R2D2 livery, with "The Force Awakens" set to open in theatres on 17th December.
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Xiamen Airlines Inaugural Fuzhou-Sydney Service
Monday, 30th November 2015
Xiamen Airlines Boeing B787-8 Dreamliner B-2763 touched down on Sydney's Runway 16L this morning, operating the inaugural service from Fuzhou to Sydney.
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Sydney Airport Runway Run
Saturday, 28th November 2015
In a first for a major Australian airport, Sydney Airport today closed Runway 16L/34R between 3pm and 4pm for a Runway Run in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities.
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Qantas' 95th Birthday Celebration & Retro Roo II
Monday, 16th November 2015
This morning's event had a dual purpose, celebrating Qantas' 95th Birthday, and unveiling the new Qantas Retro-Roo II livery from 1959
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American Airlines Promotional Visit To Sydney
Friday, 13th November 2015
American Airlines returns to Australia after a 23 years absence - today was only a promotional event for the Media, with Boeing B777-300ER (77W) N734AR flying in from Hong Kong just for the day. American Airlines passenger services commence on the LAX-SYD route on 17th December, arriving in Sydney on 19th December.
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Indonesia Air AsiaX Inaugural Bali-Sydney Service
Saturday, 17th October 2015
This morning, Indonesia Air AsiaX became the fifth International LCC Long Haul carrier operating at Sydney, making Sydney Airport the world leader in this category.
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Sichuan Airlines Inaugural Chengdu-Chongqing-Sydney Service
Friday, 20th December 2013
Today marked Sichuan Airlines inaugural service into Sydney from the cities of Chengdu and Chongqing in western China.
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Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ZA003 In Sydney
Monday, 28th May 2012
Boeing brought Flight Test Dreamliner ZA003 down to Australia and New Zealand, to give Qantas, Jetstar and Air New Zealand a look at what the finished product will look like. Unlike ZA001 which visited back in November 2011, this aircraft was completely finished off inside to commercial airline standards, and included a number of seating options.
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Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ZA001 In Sydney
Wednesday, 16th November 2011
Boeing flew their first test B787-8 Dreamliner aircraft, ZA001, down to Sydney to showcase the aircraft to Qantas and Jetstar, who have both ordered the aircraft.
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