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Qantas Centenary livery on Boeing 787
- 15 October 2019 -
The newest Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner is wearing a special Centenary livery to celebrate the flying kangaroo's 100 years in the skies. The aircraft has rolled out of the paint shop at Boeing’s factory.
Qantas (Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services) will reach its 99th birthday in November, the beginning of its 100th year of operations. The airline evolved from delivering mail in the outback to serving as the national carrier - from two passengers at a time to 50 million a year. The special livery features all Qantas logos since its founding in 1920 through to today. The aircraft also wears big ‘Qantas100’ titles.
The Dreamliner (VH-ZNJ) is named 'Longreach'. It is Qantas’s tenth Dreamliner and it will be handed over to the airline in November. It will operate the second of Qantas’ Project Sunrise research flights, flying non-stop from London to Sydney and replicating the journey of the first 747-400 delivery 30 years ago. After that it will enter normal commercial service with Qantas International. (Photo: Qantas)