Here are the 'Aussie icon' names of Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliners

By David Flynn, June 21 2017

After a public competition to name the first eight members of the Qantas Boeing 787 fleet after 'Aussie icons', the airline has revealed which monikers made the cut.

And they are:

  • Dreamtime
  • Great Southern Land
  • Uluru
  • The Great Barrier Reef
  • Skippy
  • Quokka
  • Boomerang
  • Waltzing Matilda

Those names will be painted under the cockpit window of each aircraft.

Qantas hasn't revealed which name will be given to the very first red-tailed Boeing 787 until it arrives in October (our money is on Uluru or Dreamtime).

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russell

russell

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

04 Nov 2011

Total posts 323

Pretty much spot on I reckon, good choices. Waltzing Matilda to be the first.

Patricka340

Patricka340

28 May 2016

Total posts 128

I think the names are okay, certainly better than the likes of 'Vegemite', but Skippy and Waltzing Matilda really?

Victor G

Victor G

Etihad - Etihad Guest

02 Jul 2015

Total posts 17

Very disappointing that Planey McPlaneface didn't get over the line.

MRYJDrake

MRYJDrake

Air New Zealand - Airpoints

31 Oct 2016

Total posts 69

I recommended the aircraft be named 

Stevo 

Davo

Shazza

Bazza

Wazza

Jono

Marto

Mick 

They seemed pretty Aussie to me 

willvill

willvill

17 May 2012

Total posts 81

Very poor Qantas. You run a competition but don't reveal the results in order of vote!! No transparency, no accountability again. I'm one of 45,000 mugs who voted.

Grannular

Grannular

31 Mar 2014

Total posts 287

Who really cares? It was a bit of fun and public involvement. Not an election.

simiguelito47

simiguelito47

Asiana Airlines - Asiana Club

09 Feb 2017

Total posts 41

What happened to the AFR's suggested 'David Boon'?

spatsy

spatsy

29 Apr 2016

Total posts 2

what about Barnesy or Farnsy:)

MRYJDrake

MRYJDrake

Air New Zealand - Airpoints

31 Oct 2016

Total posts 69

They both would be a bad omen. 

It'd keep departing then having to return to the gate again and again for money. 

RobH

RobH

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

18 Jun 2013

Total posts 28

Do you book Boomerang for return flights? ;)

Kogglogs

Kogglogs

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

22 Apr 2013

Total posts 147

Oh nice. That's not anywhere near as cringe-worthy as I expected them to be. That said, Skippy and Waltzing Matilda are borderline on the cringe-worthy scale, but passable ;-) 

Andrew Krake

Andrew Krake

02 Apr 2014

Total posts 1

I was hoping the aircraft were going to be named after native Australian birds ... starting with Emu and Cassowary

ajstubbs

ajstubbs

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

15 Mar 2016

Total posts 169

Nobody in their right mind would name a plane after something as terrifying as a cassowary! 

Himeno

Himeno

12 Dec 2012

Total posts 912

The 737-400s were named after birds.

Packetman21

Packetman21

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

28 Jul 2016

Total posts 108

No true blue :(. Oh well, I guess that is the name of JetBlue's FF scheme.

moecat

moecat

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

18 Feb 2015

Total posts 83

Surely is Quokka first up.... FIrst non stop to London to Perth

oruspicarous

oruspicarous

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

18 Jun 2015

Total posts 60

One for Mark Cosgrove and Mount Buffalo please!

kamere

kamere

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

20 Feb 2016

Total posts 28

I like Dreamtime

MRYJDrake

MRYJDrake

Air New Zealand - Airpoints

31 Oct 2016

Total posts 69

Be great if Dreamtime wears a Dreamtime Livery too!

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