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Qantas 787-9 Dreamliner land at Sydney after 19hours

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A Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner land at Sydney, Australia, Sunday, October 20, after 19 hours and 16 minutes from New York (United States), announces the Australian company Qantas (in English). So this is a new record and the long, nonstop volume of the story. The longest flight with New York and Singapore was launched in 2018 by Singapore Airlines, which lasts around 18:30 according to the company’s website.

This experimental flight QF7879 is the first of three long-haul flights planned by the Australian company Qantas this year. It will also test a direct between London and Sydney and plans to create regular commercial lines on these long journeys. Upon arrival, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce hailed a « truly historic moment », both for his company and for the aviation world as a whole.

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner took off Friday night from New York’s JFK Airport was carrying only 49 people, mostly Qantas employees. The weight in the cabin was thus reduced, which allowed boarding a sufficient quantity of fuel for the 16 000 km of the trip. According to the Flightradar24.com site, the aircraft weighed 233 tonnes on takeoff, including 101 tonnes of kerosene.

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  1. Wow! And the global warming goes on and on with nary a raised eyebrow. 100 tonnes to start, maybe 10 tonnes at landing – that’s 99 tonnes of heat and burnt microscopic carbon particles of kerosene slowly drifting downward toward our precious oceans. And that’s just one flight on one day! When will it stop?

  2. Wow! And the global warming goes on and on with nary a raised eyebrow. 100 tonnes to start, maybe 10 tonnes at landing – that’s 90 tonnes of heat and burnt microscopic carbon particles of kerosene slowly drifting downward toward our precious oceans. And that’s just one flight on one day! When will it stop?

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