Boeing B737-476


Boeing 737-400 is an ageing series of the 737, used on lower density domestic routes, especially to and from Canberra. These planes share a similar configuration to the 737-800, with less seats. Rather than shared LCDs, this aircraft features older, lower quality CRTs, but it should be considered that a lot of QVA' rivals domestically do not offer in flight entertainment on similar planes.

Technical Data:
EnginesCFM56-3C1 x 2
Max Thrust23,500 lb x 2
Length36.40 m
Wingspan28.88 m
MTOW68,039 kg
MLW56,246 kg
MZFW53,050 Kg
Fuel Capacity23,170ltrs - 18,536kg
Max Range2,163nm
Max SpeedMach 0.74, Max 491kts, cruise 429kts
Max CeilingFL370


Boeing B737-833WL


Boeing 737-800 operate most domestic routes in a business & economy configuration. All are modern aircraft, most have shared televisions for IFE, but if you are lucky the latest 737s come equipped with the Boeing Sky Interior, personal in flight entertainment and power available in both classes. A comfortable option for short trips. These are also used by subsidiary Jetconnect on most all QVA branded flights to New Zealand.

Technical Data:
EnginesCFM56-7 x 2
Max Thrust27,300 lb x 2
Length39.5 m
Wingspan35.8 m
MTOW79,010 kg
MLW66,361 kg
MZFW62,732 Kg
Fuel Capacity26,020ltrs - 20,816kg
Max Range3,060nm
Max SpeedMach 0.785, 450kts
Max CeilingFL410


Boeing B737-838WL Mendoowoorrji


The late Paddy Bedford, iconic Aboriginal artist, has been honoured with the unveiling of Qantas' newest addition to its Indigenous Flying Art program, Mendooroorrji.

Mendooroorrji has been adapted from Bedford's 2005 painting Medicine Pocket and incorporates the airline's famous red tail into the design.

Source: www.businessinsider.com.au


Boeing B737-838WL Yananyi Dreaming


The fuselage layout was designed by Balarinji using individual motifs painted by Rene Kulitja whose vibrant colours are inspired by the dramatic landscape surrounding Uluru.

'Yananyi' means going or travelling. In 'Yananyi Dreaming' radiating pathways lead to the symbol of Uluru, depicted both as a physical form surrounded by Kurkara (desert oak trees), and as an abstract representation of concentric circles. Blue hills (Tali) rise from the desert landscape, and mala (Rufous Hair - Wallaby) tracks are imprinted on the sand. Lungkata (Blue tongued Lizard) basks in the hot sun in this fragile and ancient place. 'Yananyi Dreaming' is the strong Uluru story.

'Yananyi Dreaming' is the third Qantas aircraft to be painted with an Aboriginal design and is to be used in the Australian domestic market.

Source: www.qantas.com.au

Boeing 747-400



Boeing 747-400 are found in multiple configurations, and are quite inconsistent in terms of seat offerings. Some aircraft offer the older (but still comfortable) economy class seats and previous generation Skybed, while some offer A380 style seats without a first class. Premium economy is available on 747s, the same seat as the A380.

Technical Data:
EnginesRR RB211-524H x 4
Max Thrust59,500 lb x 4
Length70.6 m
Wingspan64.9 m
MTOW396,890 kg
MLW285,764 kg
MZFW246,074 Kg
Fuel Capacity216,840ltrs - 173,472kg
Max Range7,260 nm
Max SpeedMach 0.92, max 507kts, cruise 488kts
Max CeilingFL410

Boeing 747-400ER Wunala Dreaming


The story of 'Wunala' started thousands of years ago with ancient Dreamtime journeys of Australia's Aboriginal people and continues with the most advanced technology available for your own travels.

A team of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists developed distinctive imagery using a contemporary graphic style featuring motifs from Northern and Central Australia to create one of the world's largest pieces of modern art - a unique Boeing 747-400.

The natural colours of the country have inspired the artist's palette, from, the bright reds of Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset to the blue-lavenders that define the Flinders Ranges lining the Center's desert horizon. And if you've ventured into the wetlands of Kakadu, you'll recognise the lush apple-green.

Technical Data:
EnginesGE CF6-80C2B5F x 4
Max Thrust62,100 lb x 4
Length70.6 m
Wingspan64.9 m
MTOW412,775 kg
MLW295,743 kg
MZFW251,744 Kg
Fuel Capacity241,140ltrs - 192,912kg
Max Range7,670 nm
Max SpeedMach 0.92, max 507kts, cruise 488kts
Max CeilingFL410

Boeing B767-336ER

Boeing 767-300 are usually found on high-density routes such as Sydney-Melbourne. While slightly older than the 737-800, it is more spacious in a 2-3-2 configuration in economy, with shared video entertainment on large screens throughout the cabin. Business class customers may prefer the 737-800, which offers a newer variety of seat.

Technical Data:
EnginesGE CF6-80C2B6 or RR RB211-524H
Max ThrustGE - 62,100 RR - 59,500
Length54.9 m
Wingspan47.6 m
MTOW186,880 kg
MLW145,149 kg
MZFW111,180 Kg
Fuel Capacity94,625ltrs - 75,700kg
Max Range3,255nm
Max SpeedMach 0.80, max 486kts, cruise 460kts
Max CeilingFL430

Airbus A330-202

Airbus A330-200 are used for longer flights, such as the four hour Sydney to Perth route. This aircraft should be taken in favour of single-aisle aircraft, as travellers in economy are guaranteed personal video players (looped content, not on demand) and travellers in business class get a Skybed (first generation) lie-flat seat, far more comfortable for sleeping than any other domestic offering.

Technical Data:
EnginesGE CF6-80E1 x 2
Max Thrust70,000 lb x 2
Length58.86 m
Wingspan60.3 m
MTOW230,000 kg
MLW182,000 kg
MZFW168,000 Kg
Fuel Capacity139,100ltrs - 111,280kg
Max Range6,750 nm
Max SpeedMach 0.86, 475kts
Max CeilingFL410

Airbus A330-303

Airbus A330-300 are found on lower density routes and offer all that one would expect of a Qantas international flight, although usually A380 and 747s compare more favourably in reviews. These aircraft operate in a business & economy configuration.

Technical Data:
EnginesGE CF6-80E1 x 2
Max Thrust70,000 lb x 2
Length63.6 m
Wingspan60.3 m
MTOW230,000 kg
MLW185,000 kg
MZFW173,000 Kg
Fuel Capacity97,170ltrs - 77,736kg
Max Range5,650 nm
Max SpeedMach 0.86, 475kts
Max CeilingFL410

Airbus A380-842

Airbus A380 are Qantas' flagship aircraft, with optimal standards of comfort in all classes and the largest selection of entertainment of any Qantas aircraft, the A380 should always be a travellers first preference. Business class seats are of the latest Skybed, which are completely flat and level to the floor. Premium economy is available on this aircraft, so too is first class which is quite highly regarded.

Technical Data:
EnginesRR Trent 900 x 4
Max Thrust70,000 lb x 4
Length73 m
Wingspan79.8 m
MTOW560,000 kg
MLW386,000 kg
MZFW361,000 Kg
Fuel Capacity310,000ltrs - 248,000kg
Max Range8,200 nm
Max Speed500 kts, Cruise Speed 488 kts
Max CeilingFL430

Boeing 737-376SF

The prototype of the -300 rolled out of the Renton plant on January 17, 1984, and first flew on 24 February 1984. After it received its flight certification on November 14, 1984, USAir received the first aircraft on 28 November. A very popular aircraft, Boeing received 252 orders for it in 1985, and over 1000 throughout its production. The 300 series remained in production until 1999 when the last aircraft was delivered to Air New Zealand on 17 December 1999.

The 737-300 can be retrofitted with Aviation Partners Boeing winglets. The 737-300 retrofitted with winglets is designated the -300SP (Special Performance). Used passenger -300 aircraft have also been converted to freighter versions. The 737-300 is now replaced by the 737-700 in the Boeing 737 Next Generation family.

Technical Data:
EnginesCFM56-3B2 x 2
Max Thrust21,000 lb x 2
Length33.40 m
Wingspan28.88 m
MTOW63,277 kg
MLW52,527 kg
MZFW49,713 Kg
Fuel Capacity23,828ltrs - 19,062kg
Max Range2,950nm
Max SpeedMach 0.82, max 491kts, cruise 429kts
Max CeilingFL370

BAe146-300QT

Designers' initial proposals for the -300, the final development of the 146 product line, included a 3.2 m extension to the fuselage of the -200, more powerful engines and winglets. However, due to airlines requesting greater operating efficiencies rather than more capacity, the production 146-300 emerged as a 2.44 m stretch of the -200, without winglets or the proposed ALF 502R-7. Deliveries began in December 1988. The BAe 146-300QC is the convertible passenger/freight version and the BAe 146-300QT (Quiet Trader) is the freighter version.

Technical Data:
EnginesALF 502R-5 x 4
Max Thrust6970 lb x 4
Length30.99 m
Wingspan26.21 m
MTOW44,225 kg
MLW38,416 kg
MZFW35,830 Kg
Fuel Capacity13,250ltrs - 10,600kg
Max Range1,120nm
Max SpeedMach 0.73, max425kts, cruise 377kts
Max CeilingFL310

B747-481BCF

The 747-400BCF (Boeing Converted Freighter), formerly known as the 747-400SF (Special Freighter), is a conversion program for standard passenger 747-400s. The project was launched in 2004 and will be done by approved contractors such as TAECO, KAL Aerospace and SIA Engineering. The first Boeing 747-400BCF was redelivered to Cathay Pacific Cargo and entered service on December 19, 2005. This kind of converting procedure is located at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport in China.

Neither the 747-400BCF nor the 747-400BDSF have a nose cargo door; freight can only be loaded through the side cargo door.

Technical Data:
EnginesRR RB211-524H x 4
Max Thrust59,500 lb x 4
Length70.6 m
Wingspan64.9 m
MTOW396,890 kg
MLW285,764 kg
MZFW246,074 Kg
Fuel Capacity216,840ltrs - 173,472kg
Max Range7,260 nm
Max SpeedMach 0.92
Max CeilingFL410

Boeing 767-381ER

The 767-300F, the production freighter version of the 767-300ER, entered service with UPS Airlines in 1995. The 767-300F can hold up to 24 standard 88-by-125-inch (2,200 by 3,200 mm) pallets on its main deck and up to 30 LD2 unit load devices on the lower deck, with a total cargo volume of 15,469 cubic feet (438 m3). The freighter has a main deck cargo door and crew exit, while the lower deck features two port-side cargo doors and one starboard cargo door. A general market version with onboard freight-handling systems, refrigeration capability, and crew facilities was delivered to Asiana Airlines on August 23, 1996. As of October 2013, 767-300F deliveries stand at 86 with 44 unfilled orders. Airlines operated 90 examples of the freighter variant and freighter conversions in July 2013.Air New Zealand is the launch customer for the 787-9, and plans to take delivery of its first aircraft in July 2014.

Technical Data:
EnginesGE CF6-80C2B6 or RR RB211-524H
Max ThrustGE - 62,100 RR - 59,500
Length54.9 m
Wingspan47.6 m
MTOW186,880 kg
MLW145,149 kg
MZFW111,180 Kg
Fuel Capacity94,625ltrs - 75,700kg
Max Range3,255nm
Max SpeedMach 0.80, max 486kts, cruise 460kts
Max CeilingFL430

HS-125


The British Aerospace 125 (Originally the de Havilland DH125 Jet Dragon) is a twin-engine mid-size corporate jet, with newer variants now marketed as the Hawker 800. It was known as the Hawker Siddeley HS.125 until 1977. It was also used by the Royal Air Force as a navigation trainer (as the Hawker Siddeley Dominie T1) until January 2011, and was used by the United States Air Force as a calibration aircraft (as the C-29).

D.H.86 Express


The de Havilland Express, also known as the de Havilland D.H.86, was a four-engined passenger aircraft manufactured by the de Havilland Aircraft Company between 1934 and 1937.

Douglas DC-4


The Douglas DC-4 is a four-engine propeller-driven airliner developed by the Douglas Aircraft Company. It served during World War II, in the Berlin Airlift and into the 1960s in a military role. From 1945, many civil airlines operated it worldwide.

After the DC-4E proved to be complicated to maintain and uneconomical, Douglas responded to the Eastern and United requests for a smaller and simpler replacement. Before the definitive DC-4 could enter service, the outbreak of World War II caused production to be channeled to the United States Army Air Forces whose aircraft were designated C-54 Skymaster, with US Navy aircraft designated Douglas R5D. The first, a C-54, flew from Clover Field in Santa Monica, California on 14 February 1942.

The DC-4's tricycle landing gear allowed its fuselage to have a constant cross-section for most of its length, so it could easily be stretched into the later DC-6 and DC-7. 1,163 C-54/R5Ds were built for the United States military between 1942 and January 1946; 79 DC-4s were built postwar.

Lockheed Constellation


The Lockheed Constellation ("Connie") is a propeller-driven, four-engined airliner built by Lockheed Corporation between 1943 and 1958 at its Burbank, California, facility. A total of 856 aircraft were produced in numerous models, all distinguished by a triple-tail design and dolphin-shaped fuselage and most powered by four 18-cylinder radial Wright R-3350 engines. The Constellation was used as a civilian airliner and as a military and civilian air transport, seeing service in the Berlin Airlift and the Biafran airlift. It was the presidential aircraft for U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Consolidated Catalina

Consolidated CatalinaFS2004 | FSX


The Consolidated PBY Catalina was an American flying boat, and later an amphibious aircraft of the 1930s and 1940s produced by Consolidated Aircraft. It was one of the most widely used seaplanes of World War II. Catalinas served with every branch of the United States Armed Forces and in the air forces and navies of many other nations.

Airbus A300

Airbus A300FS2004 | FSX


The Airbus A300 is a short- to medium-range wide-body jet airliner that was developed and manufactured by Airbus. Released in 1972 as the world's first twin-engined widebody, it was the first product of Airbus Industrie, a consortium of European aerospace companies, now a subsidiary of Airbus Group. The A300 can typically seat 266 passengers in a two-class layout, with a maximum range of 4,070 nautical miles (7,540 km) when fully loaded, depending on model.

Boeing 747SP


The Boeing 747SP is a modified version of the Boeing 747 jet airliner which was designed for ultra-long-range flights. The SP stands for "Special Performance". Compared with its predecessor, the 747-100, the 747SP retains its wide-body, four-engine layout, along with its double-deck design, but has a shortened fuselage, larger tailplane, and simplified trailing edge flaps. The weight saved by the shortened fuselage permits longer range and increased speed relative to other 747 configurations.

Boeing 707


The Boeing 707 is a mid-size, long-range, narrow-body four-engine jet airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes from 1958 to 1979. Its name is commonly pronounced as "Seven Oh Seven". Versions of the aircraft have a capacity from 140 to 189 passengers[4] and a range of 2,500 to 5,750 nautical miles (4,630 to 10,650 km).

Developed as Boeing's first jet airliner, the 707 is a swept-wing design with podded engines. Although it was not the first jetliner in service, the 707 was the first to be commercially successful. Dominating passenger air transport in the 1960s and remaining common through the 1970s, the 707 is generally credited with ushering in the Jet Age. It established Boeing as one of the largest manufacturers of passenger aircraft, and led to the later series of airliners with "7x7" designations. The later 727, 737, and 757 share elements of the 707's fuselage design.

Shorts S.23


The Short Empire was a medium range four engined monoplane passenger and mail carrying flying boat, of the 1930s and 1940s, that flew between Britain and the British colonies in Africa, Asia and Australia as well as providing service between Bermuda and New York City. It was manufactured by Short Brothers and was developed in parallel with the Short Sunderland patrol bomber of World War II and the piggy-back Short Mayo Composite .

Boeing 787


The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a long-range, mid-size wide-body, twin-engine jet airliner developed by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Its variants seat 210 to 335 passengers. Boeing states that it is the company's most fuel-efficient airliner and the world's first major airliner to use composite materials as the primary material in the construction of its airframe. The 787 has been designed to be 20% more fuel efficient than the 767 it is to replace. The Dreamliner's distinguishing features include mostly electrical flight systems, a four-panel windshield, noise-reducing chevrons on its engine nacelles, and a smoother nose contour. It shares a common type rating with the larger 777 twinjet, allowing qualified pilots to operate both models, due to related design features.

Technical Data:
EnginesGEnx-1B64 x 2
Max Thrust64,000 lb x 2
Length57.00 m
Wingspan60.00 m
MTOW228,000 kg
MLW172,000 kg
MZFW161,000 kg
Fuel Capacity126,210 ltrs
Max Range8,200 nm
Max Speed515 kts, cruise 490 kts
Max CeilingFL430


Boeing 777


The Boeing 777 is a family of long-range wide-body twin-engine jet airliners developed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It is the world's largest twinjet and has a typical seating capacity for 314 to 451 passengers, with a range of 5,235 to 9,380 nautical miles (9,695 to 17,372 km). Commonly referred to as the "Triple Seven", its distinguishing features include the largest-diameter turbofan engines of any aircraft, six wheels on each main landing gear, a circular fuselage cross-section, and a blade-shaped tail cone. Developed in consultation with eight major airlines, the 777 was designed to replace older wide-body airliners and bridge the capacity difference between Boeing's 767 and 747. As Boeing's first fly-by-wire airliner, it has computer-mediated controls; it is also the first entirely computer-designed commercial aircraft.

Technical Data:
EnginesGE90-115B1 x 2
Max Thrust115,300 lb x 2
Length73.90 m
Wingspan64.80 m
MTOW351,530 kg
MLW251,290 kg
MZFW167,000 kg
Fuel Capacity181,280 ltrs
Max Range7,930 nm
Max Speed512 kts, cruise 490 kts
Max CeilingFL430