Qantas unveils special retro makeover to begin centennial celebrations

Qantas has revealed its latest Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and it's coming with a special paint job.

The new aircraft with a special centenary livery rolled out of its hangar at Boeing's factory in Seattle.

Qantas is about to begin celebrating the flying kangaroo's 100th year in the skies.

The special livery features each Qantas logo since its 1920 founding in the Queensland outback, right through to today.

Qantas unveils special retro makeover to begin centennial celebrations
Photo credit: Qantas

The aircraft, which is Qantas' tenth Dreamliner, is named Longreach, the name of the town where the Qantas story began, and will also play a massive part in its future.

Once Qantas officially takes delivery of the aircraft, it will operate the second of Qantas' research flights, flying non-stop between London and Sydney.

Qantas unveils special retro makeover to begin centennial celebrations
Photo credit: Qantas

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says the aircraft's makeover is the perfect example of the company usings its history and foundations to take the airline into the future.

"Our Centenary celebrations are all about honouring our past with an eye on the future, so it's very fitting that this special livery will be worn by our newest state-of-the-art Dreamliner," Joyce says.

Qantas unveils special retro makeover to begin centennial celebrations
Photo credit: Qantas

Qantas, which began as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services began as a mail delivery service and over 100 years has become one of the most recognised airlines in the world.

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