Qantas is upping their preparation for the Project Sunrise flights that will take off in a few years. For this, they are repurposing the delivery flights of their aircraft and flying it in from New York/ London to Sydney directly to research how a human would react on 20 hours on an aircraft.
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Boeing and Airbus, both competing for the airframe for the world’s longest flight, have turned in their bids for the equipment that can fly between London and Sydney. But there are interesting developments at both airframe makers, which may determine the fate of who will fly the longest flight eventually.
Airbus has confirmed that both A350 variants the A350-900 and A350-1000 can be modified to have enough range to operate the world’s longest routes under Qantas’ Project Sunrise, which should be a 21-hour long flight.
A few weeks earlier, a letter written by a 10-year-old CEO of Australia’s newest airline Oceania Express went viral. A meeting between Qantas and Oceania Express CEOs happened this week.
A 10-year-old kid, Alex Jacquot from Australia writes an adorable letter to Qantas CEO, Alan Joyce to seek his advice to start his own airline, Oceania Express.
Qantas has been making some real big changes to their network. As of next year, they will stop flying their own metal to London via Dubai, but will keep the JV with Emirates. They will also have flights on offer via Singapore to London as of March 2018. And a new flight between Perth and London direct.
Have you ever flown in your beer back home? Just one can at a time? This man did, and the beer survived the journey!!! Tee Hee! Hick…