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Qantas Set To Operate First Project Sunrise Test Flight Today

October 18, 2019 / simpleflying

Qantas is going big and bold with their first Project Sunrise test flight. The nonstop Boeing 787 flight will take off from New York-JFK on October 18th with a light load. This flight will allow Qantas to better study how these ultra-long haul flights will impact passengers and crew alike. Per a Qantas press release, QF 7879, an apt flight number, will take off from New York’s JFK airport at 9:00PM local time en route to Sydney. The flight is expected to take between 19 and 20 hours to complete. A Boeing 787-9 will travel around 16,200 kilometers– or just over 10,000 miles.