Airbus and Boeing to submit final Qantas Sydney-London aircraft proposals by Aug-2019

3 June, 2019

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce, speaking on the sidelines of the 2019 IATA AGM, reported he met with senior executives of Boeing and Airbus to discuss the airline's proposed nonstop Sydney-London service (Stuff, 03-Jun-2019). Mr Joyce said: "We had very good discussion with both of them… both are very keen to win this". Mr Joyce noted he expects both OEMs to submit final proposal by Aug-2019 for 'Project Sunrise' aircraft capable of operating the ultra long haul service.