Qantas Airlines Breaks Longest Endurance Flight World Record With A Boeing 787 Dreamliner Flying For 19 Hours And 19 Minutes Non–Stop Without Landing Or Mid–Air Refueling.
First reported by Cable News Network‘s (C.N.N.) Richard Quest and Barry Neild, Qantas Airlines streched the legs of the Boeing 787–9 Dreamliner airline transport category aircraft to break the world record for the longest endurance passenger commercial flight, according to Quest and Neild (2019). The 17,800 kilometer (km), or approximately 11,060 nautical mile (n.m.), flight took off from the London Heathrow Airport with fifty-two (52) Souls (People) on board the flight, according to Time Magazine‘s Tristan Lavalette; Lavalette (2019). Two sunrises were seen by the occupants of this Qantas Airlines Flight number QF7879 (Quest and Neild, 2019). “It was the second time a commercial airline has flown the route. The first was in 1989, with a journey time of 20 hours and 9 minutes,” according to Lavalette (2019). “Joyce and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison welcomed the arrival of crew and passengers as the airline celebrates its centenary year” (Lavalette, 2019).
The historic Qantas Flight QF7879 was the second of three exprimental flight to test the feasibility of “Ultra–Long Range” regular scheduled for airlines (Neate, 2019). The immediate, transient, and long-term health and physicological effects of such long sustained flight on passengers and flight crew. These Spearheading experimental flights are Code Named “Project Sunrise” by Qantas Airlines, according to Neate (2019). Lewis (2019) and Neate (2019) Report that passenger and flight crew physicological biometrics were monitored and recorded throughout to flight to document and analyze the feasibility of this new category of airline flight. I certainly hope the pilots do not experience hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia is a condition where blood sugar levels become very low. Potentially, hypoglycemia lead to a dangerous situation for the individual and the cockpit environment. The World–Renown Cleveland Clinic defines hypoglycemia when the blood sugars drop below seventy (70) milligrams per deciliter (70 mg/dl), according to the Cleveland Clinic (2019). Symptoms of hypoglycemia can include the following: Shaking or Weakness, Sweating, Fast Heartbeat, Dizziness, Sudden Hunger, Confusion, Pale Skin, Numbness in the Tongue and Mouth, Irritability, Nervousness, Nightmares, Bad Dreams, and Restless Sleep, according to the Cleveland Clinic (2019). Hypoglycemia symptoms can culminate with the individual passing out (Cleveland Clinic, 2019). More information on hypoglycemia from the Cleveland Clinic can be found by clicking here. Hypoglycemia is a common condition and trademark of diabetics. Obviously, Naturally, and Substantively these symptoms to lead to catastrophe in the cockpit and/or the aircraft cabin.
Previously, Aimee Lewis reported on October 21, 2019, Qantas Airlines broke the longest endurance passenger commercial flight, according to Lewis (2019). The flight originated in New York, New York; United States of America (U.S.A.) with a final destination of Sydney, Australia (Lewis, 2019). The 10,066 nautical mile (n.m.) flight transversed westbound from New York accross the United States and the Pacific Ocean to its final destination of Sydney, Australia carrying forty-nine (49) souls (people), according to Lewis (2019).
The flight was operated by a crew of twelve (12), including six (6) pilots and six (5) cabin crew attendents and one (1) chief cabin crew manager (Purser), according to The Guardian‘s Wealth Managment correspondent Rupert Neate; Neate (2019). “The flight, on a brand new Boeing 787–9 Dreamliner named Kookaburra (a type of Australian kingfisher),” which was loaded with 101 tonnes (91,625.659 Kilograms [kg]), or 202,000 Pounds [lbs]) of Jet Fuel, accoding to Neate (2019). The passenger, luggage and cargo weights for Qantas flight number “QF7879” were restricted, while the alcohol bar was destocked to ensure that sufficent fuel could be loaded for a safe non-stop flight (Neate, 2019). Passengers were all seated in the Business section, according to Neate (2019).
Angus Whitley of Bloomberg Reported through Time Magazine on October 21, 2019, that she was an embedded reporter on the endurance breaking record Qantas Airlines flight number QF7879 from New York, New York (U.S.A.) to Sydney, Australia (Whitley, 2019). Whitley (2019) reports during landing “I feel better now than I did after flying to New York from Sydney a few days ago with one stop. The dozen or so hours it took to reach Los Angeles were followed by a grating hour and a half queuing at immigration with hundreds of other Zombified travelers,” according to Whitley (2019).
Iconic American carrier United Airlines and Singapore Airlines have a non-stop flights between San Fransisco, Califoria (U.S.A.) and Singapore, according to Forbes Magazine‘s Eric Rosen; Rosen (2019). The 8,447 n.m. flight is seventeen hours (17) and twenty (20) minutes and seventeen hours (17) and thirty-five (35) minutes for the “Boeing 787-9 (United), Airbus A350-900/A350-900ULR (Singapore Airlines)” (Rosen, 2019).
The Legendary United States (U.S.) Hollywood Actor John Travolta is a Genuine, Bona–Fide, Dedicated, and Sincere Aviation Enthusiast. Mr. Travolta did some flight training with Qantas Airlines, since he is a Huge Fan of Qantas Airlines. Logically, Qantas Airlines Appointed Mr. Travolta as an Ambassador of Qantas Airlines in June of 2002. Since Mr. Travolta is an owner of an aircraft depot and a Vintage Boeing 707, Qantas Airlines offered to give him a Boeing 747–400 at No Cost, or Free. Mr. Travolta responded “I‘m not a Sheikh.” Presumably, Mr. Travolta declined the Free Boeing 747–400 aircraft because he could not afford the operational, Hangar (i.e. Land purchase & development, building, operating & maintenance costs, security, insurances, etc. ), new engines, airframe overhaul, cockpit overhaul & avionics upgrades, cabin customization costs, maintenance costs, insurance (i.e. Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, etc.) costs, etc. of the aircraft on his limited income.
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Qantas Airlines, the Australian National Air Carrier, has the historic and unblemished Reputation of being the safest airline in the world. I’m sure Qantas will leave no stone unturned and will make sure that these new “Ultra–Long Range” flight will be Safe prior to deployment in the marketplace. Noteably, Qantas Airlines is celebrating its 100th Birthday with a significant ticket sale that can be accessed by clicking here.
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