Qantas has just taken delivery of its seventh Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
And the carrier unsurprisingly took inspiration from Australia when deciding what to call it – by naming it Jillaroo.
To avoid confusion, a Jillaroo in Oz is a young person working on a cattle station.
They help muster livestock to new pastures, mend machinery and do a variety of other jobs to keep the station – often thousands of square kilometres in size – ticking over.
Jilaroo is the latest Aussie-inspired name from airline.
Waltzing Matilda, Skippy and Great Southern Land are just some examples of other names given to Dreamliners by Qantas.
Before the end of the year one more Dreamliner will join the carrier’s fleet, with six more due to be added in 2019.
A Qantas spokesman said: “We’re really proud that Jillaroo will take to the skies and be recognised in London and New York and other destinations in between.
“We hope it’ll inspire travellers to find out a little more about this intrepid figure of the Australian outback.”
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