Qantas plans for first Project Sunrise test flight

Qantas Boeing 787-9

Qantas has revealed new details of research plans for its Project Sunrise ultra-long-haul commercial services initiative from Australia that includes a series of supporting test flights, the first of which is scheduled for later this month.

The first flight, scheduled around mid-month, will be from New York to Sydney, with the November test taking place on the London-Sydney route. Each of the non-revenue flights will take place after Qantas officially accepts the new aircraft from Boeing.

Developed by Boeing-owned Jeppesen, FliteDeck Advisor plugs into the aircraft’s flight data recorder system test port via an interface device and uses aircraft weight and real-time en route data to provide optimized flight profiles to the crew.

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