world of aviation logo
Nancy-Bird Walton
Western Sydney Airport to be named after Nancy-Bird Walton

The proposed airport at Badgerys Creek to honour one of Australia's greatest aviators and be named Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport

Double figures for the double-decker – 10 years since the first Qantas A380 delivery

Ten years ago this week, Qantas became the third airline to take delivery of the Airbus A380. In recognition of this milestone, Australian Aviation takes a look back at the history of the world's largest passenger aircraft in Qantas colours and contemplates its future with the Flying Kangaroo.

Home again – the repairs and the return of Qantas A380 VH‑OQA Nancy-Bird Walton

“Profound” is how Captain Richard Champion de Crespigny described the significance of A380 VH-OQA Nancy-Bird Walton’s return to the Qantas fleet. Qantas’s first Airbus A380 and hence the symbolic flagship of the airline’s fleet, VH-OQA returned safely to Singapore under Captain de Crespigny’s command after an uncontained explosive failure of its number two Rolls-Royce Trent


Each day, our subscribers are more informed with the right information.

SIGN UP to the Australian Aviation magazine for high-quality news and features for just $99.95 per year