Qantas to operate A330-200 between Perth and Singapore from 22 July 2018

Qantas will be making a number of temporary schedule and equipment changes over the coming months to support their pilot training requirements. The twice-daily service between Perth and Singapore on the smaller Boeing 737 will be replaced by the larger A330-200 aircraft which features the new Business Suite as well as refurbished cabin interiors.

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 Photo Credit: Qantas

Photo Credit: Qantas

Domestically, some flights between Sydney and Perth will be operated by the 747 aircraft which will replace the current A330 service. Qantas is currently going through one of the biggest pilot training programs in its history. The order of 14 Dreamliners has seen pilots promoted onto this new aircraft, requiring training for them as well as the pilots who move up through to the ranks to replace the role these pilots previously held. A new 737 simulator is enabling the training of aircraft trainers for this fleet type, and Qantas expects to invest in an additional 787 simulator to assist with training more of its pilots to operate the new aircraft. During the past twelve months, Qantas has trained more than 650 of our pilots into positions on new and existing fleet types and hired more than 600 pilots in Australia, who require training on aircraft types and to Qantas standards. Affected customers will be contacted by Qantas and rebooked onto an alternative service.