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The world’s longest non-stop flight lands in New York

the world's longest non-stop flight

The world’s longest non-stop flight took to the air this week Did you know the world’s longest non-stop flight took to the skies this week? Departing from Singapore on Thursday 11 October, and landing at Newark on Friday 12 October, the mammoth 16,700km trip made headlines around the world. The Singapore Airlines flight is, in…

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How planes get their names

How planes get their names

Wondering how planes get their names? If you’ve ever wondered how planes get their names, you wouldn’t be alone. From women’s names to animals, from constellations to cities, the inspiration for airplane names seems to be endless. Famous airplane names The Spirit of St Louis, Betty Skelton’s Little Stinker, even the Memphis Belle (which once…

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Australia to the UK non-stop: Qantas makes history!

Australia to the UK non-stop

The airline makes history with first Australia to the UK non-stop flight In the early hours of this morning, Australian airline Qantas made history with its first Australia to the UK non-stop flight. And it wasn’t just a momentous moment for the passengers – it also marks a new era for ultra-long-haul routes for the…

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