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Qantas unveils new safety video to celebrate centenary

Qantas has unveiled a new safety video featuring mullets, moustaches, flying boats and propeller aircraft to celebrate its centenary.

The safety briefing is delivered by current Qantas crew in carefully recreated historical settings, including onboard aircraft and in airport terminals.

Qantas Group chief executive, Alan Joyce, said safety videos are an important tool to communicate vital safety messages to the 55 million people who travel with Qantas every year.

“This safety video is a look back at the different styles of aircraft, service and uniforms that have been part of our long history.

“And it calls out the contribution Qantas and its people have made to aviation, like the invention of the slide raft, as well as the national carrier’s role in connecting Australia to the world,” said Joyce.

“It’s really a tribute to a century of our people, the changing styles, and our innovation.

“The one thing that has never changed is our commitment to safety.”

The video features iconic aircraft, fashion and aviation milestones to create a 100-year time lapse from the 1920s to present day.

Some of the scenes were recreated in real life, others such as the original Avro 504 and the 1930s De Havilland 86, were bought back to life using computer generated imagery.

The new safety video will screen onboard all Qantas international and domestic flights from March.