French bee: record for the longest domestic flight


The French company French bee flew the longest non-stop domestic commercial flight between Tahiti Faa’a and Paris-Orly, with one of its Airbus A350-900s.

The Airbus A350-900 registered F-HREY, took off from Tahiti-Faa’a de Papeete international airport at 10.51 LT on May 14 and landed at Paris-Orly at 15.40 LT on May 15, 2020. Time to The flight was 4:49 p.m., to cover a distance of more than 16,129 km.

On the outward journey, on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, the aircraft had carried out a cargo-only flight from Orly and bound for Tahiti-Faa’a with a stopover in Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe). Aboard her bunkers, 20 tonnes of medication destined for French Polynesia. This flight, managed by Hiline Cargo, a specialized subsidiary of the Dubreuil Aéro Group, was loaded by SIFA Logistics. remember that low-cost French bee and Air Caraïbes are the two companies belonging to the Dubreuil group.

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« The flight was carried out under standard performance conditions of the Airbus A350, with an average altitude of 12,500 meters, at a speed of 940 km / h. The qualities of the A350 in terms of fuel consumption, 25% less than a traditional long-haul aircraft, made it possible to cross these 16,129 kilometers, ”explains Ludovic André, director of air operations and chief pilot of French bee.

The previous record was held by the company Air Tahiti Nui, which had linked Tahiti-Faa’a to Paris-CDG, a 15,715-kilometer journey (circle distance) in Boeing 787-9.

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