As a said in a previous post, I’ve been away for a past week with very limited internet hence the lack of posts. Now I’m back in Brisbane and am able to post as normal.

While I was away, Qantas officially announced the names for the first 8 787’s that the carrier will receive. A few weeks ago, Qantas put out a list of 20 names as a shortlist and the public got to choose the top 8. If you missed the 20 names, they’re below:

Well, they’ve now decided on the 8 names and they are as follows: Great Barrier Reef, Boomerang, Skippy, Waltzing Matilda, Uluru, Great Southern Land, Quokka and Dreamtime. 

I think allowing the public choose the names for the aircraft is a pretty great way to get them involved and excited about having it in our skies. There were over 60,000 votes and there were some pretty interesting and hilarious names put forward. As with all of the other aircraft in the Qantas fleet that has names on them, the name will be painted on the front of the nose, just under the cockpit windows.

If you had the chance, what would you call the 787?