Australian airline Qantas celebrated the delivery of its 75th Boeing 737.
September 21: Australian airline Qantas celebrated the delivery of its 75th Boeing 737 by naming it after New Zealand aviatrix Jean Batten, who broke numerous flying records in the 1930s. In 1934 she flew solo from England to Australia and was awarded the Harmon Trophy, awarded annually to the world’s outstanding aviator, three times from 1935 through to 1937.
Qantas has been flying Boeing 737s since 1986 and this latest example is a Next-Generation 737-800. It is the first of six aircraft to be added to Qantas’ trans-Tasman fleet over the next two years.