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Qantas Wants 100 Execs To Work As Ground Handlers For 3 Months

Qantas is asking 100 executives and senior managers to swap the soft office seats and personal assistants for a three-month spell as a ground handler. The embattled airline has put an HQ SOS out, asking for volunteers. The temporary work placements will run for 90 days on a five-day-a-week basis, although there is no suggestion the executives will receive the same low weekly wage as the permanent ground handling crews. (www.msn.com) More...

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Alaska and Oneworld Partners Announce Significant Investments in Sustainable Aviation Fuel

In what is a big win for environmentalists hoping to shift the aviation industry towards renewable fuel, Seattle-based Alaska Airlines announced on August 3rd a major new investment in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Alaska has partnered with the company Gevo to purchase 185 million gallons of SAF for five years, with deliveries commencing in 2026. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Etihad Bringing Back Airbus A380s – With The Residence And First Apartment

Etihad Airways parked its 10 Airbus A380s during the pandemic, and its CEO said they’d likely never fly again. That’s sad because their best passenger experience was on this aircraft. (viewfromthewing.com) More...

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'Qantas Flight 91' returns to the gate after a reported engine fire.

The airline’s QF91 flight from Sydney to Nouméa, which was due to depart at 7.37am, got as far as the runway when the pilot was alerted to a potential problem with the starboard engine (www.adelaidenow.com.au) More...


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