Qantas’ newest 787 Dreamliner has been unveiled at Boeing’s factory in Washington state today, featuring the special Centenary livery to celebrate Qantas' coming 100th year in the skies.
The centenary livery features each Qantas logo since its 1920 founding in outback Queensland through to today, along with the newly unveiled “Qantas100” logo that will run across its centenary celebrations.
The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner with registration VH-ZNJ, is named “Longreach” after the Queensland town that was integral to Qantas’ beginnings, and after the retirement of the Longreach 747-400 Jumbo.
The aircraft will be Qantas’ tenth Dreamliner and after undergoing a series of test flights in Seattle will join the Project Sunrise research flights between London and Sydney before entering normal international commercial service.
Over the past century, Qantas has evolved from delivering the mail in the outback to serving as the national carrier, going from two passengers at a time to 50 million a year, and the new livery is a reminder of the airline’s past on its newest piece of technology.
Qantas Centenary Livery