Today Qantas announced the winners of the naming competiton for its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. It announced them via a Facebook livestream in which an artist drew each of the Aussie Icons that the planes will be named after. Qantas recieved over 60 000 suggestions in the first stage and 45 000 votes in the second stage of the competition. The order in which the planes will be named is expected to be revealed at a later date.
The final names (in no particular order).
- Great Barrier Reef
- Waltzing Matilda
- Great Southern Land