Qantas repatriation flight sets aviation record

Qantas repatriation flight sets aviation record

Australian airlines Qantas is set to established the record for the company with a one-off directly to Buenos Aires to the city of Darwin in the Australian Northern Territory.
The flight returned 107 Australians and established two Qantas records during the process the longest distance traveled (15,020 kilometers, or 9333 miles) and the longest duration flying in air time for commercial flights (17 over 25 and a half hours). Prior to the pandemic, Qantas’ longest direct passenger flight was between London and Perth that landed at the “mere” 14,498 km (9,009 miles) and took 16 hour and 45 min.
“Qantas has always stepped up to a challenge, especially when it comes to long-haul travel, and this flight is an excellent example of the capabilities and attention to detail of our flight planning team,” Captain Alex Passerini, one of the four pilots that piloted the aircraft stated in an official statement.

 

He also cites an additional accomplishment: “There were some truly spectacular views as we tracked across Antarctica.”
This flight was QF14 was aboard a Boeing 787-9 with the name “Great Barrier Reef.”
The plane took off from Argentina in the afternoon at around 12:00 pm (local time) on the Tuesday of October 5. It after which it flew south, crossed Antarctica and arrived at Darwin at 6:39 midnight local time on the 6th of October, Wednesday. The flight was completely during daylight.
The flight from Argentina’s capital city of Argentina in Argentina to Northern Territory of Australia is not the only one that has make history due to the pandemic of coronavirus.
In the month of March, 2021 in March 2021, Tahiti Nui was the first airline to fly the longest scheduled passenger flight in terms of distance, crossing 9,765 miles from Papeete located situated in Tahiti, French Polynesia, to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport.
Usually, this route travels through the US and also includes a stopover within Los Angeles. Since US aviation regulations demand that travelers traveling through the country to undergo American regulations, stringent coronavirus guidelines meant it was too troublesome in order for the airplane to be stopped.
In the end, Air Tahiti Nui opted to push the flight right through, clocking in approximately 16 hours of flying.
However, those who are aviation enthusiasts and would like to participate in the flight by themselves are likely to be left out. A representative from Air Tahiti Nui told CNN that the direct flight “was operated on an exceptional basis.”
Prior to this week’s feat, Qantas’ special ” Project Sunrise” flight travelled from London and Sydney for an average of 11,060 miles in 19 hours , 19 minutes.
The flight wasn’t advertised as an ordinary flight however, it was an test to determine what humans could physically do when spending a lengthy duration in the air.
A team consisting of “guinea pigs,” including pilots and scientists, participated in the project. However, since there were no passengers paying aboard The Project Sunrise trip was ineligible to set records for the “longest flight” record.

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