Qantas is planning to renew its fleet with the advanced Boeing 737 MAX and Boeing 797. New aircraft should replace carrier’s current Boeing 737-800 and Airbus A330 jets.
“We will do a competition between the Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 MAX to replace our Boeing 737 fleet probably within the next few years”, Australian Business Traveller quotes Qantas CEO Alan Joyce.
Also, Alan Joyce claimed that the Australian airline is considering Boeing’s New Midsize Airplane B797 for its fleet, which is still in an early stage of development. The manufacturer should assemble it in 2023. It is expected to take its first flight in 2024.
Meanwhile, Qantas welcomes another aircraft. On October 20, 2017, the first Qantas 787-9 Dreamliner landed in Sydney.
The aircraft will fly a number of domestic passenger services around Australia. Its first international service from Melbourne to Los Angles is scheduled for December 15, 2017.
The second Qantas Dreamliner is currently on the production line at Boeing’s Seattle factory and will be delivered by early December. Two more Dreamliners will be delivered by March 2018.
“This aircraft means we can finally offer a direct link between Australia and Europe, with our Perth to London flight that starts next year,” Alan Joyce said in an official statement.
Source – AeroTime