In the biggest management shakeup in its history, Qantas eliminated 90 senior management positions to cut costs and streamline the airline as analysts warned that further layoffs and aircraft deferrals are inevitable. CEO Alan Joyce would not rule out the option. "It is certainly a lever we may have to use," he conceded to ATWOnline yesterday. QF has an additional 17 A380s on order plus 65 787s, and both it and its low-cost subsidiary Jetstar have significant commitments for 737s and A320s. ...

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