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18:15  18 october  2019
18:15  18 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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As well as the New York - Sydney route, Qantas will test a service from London to Sydney in the coming months. The airline is considering launching "Pilots are concerned about being able to get enough quality rest during ultra long -range flights to maintain peak performance and we believe

SYDNEY : A plane and its passengers are set to test the mental and physical limits of long -haul aviation when Qantas operates the first direct flight by a commercial airline from New York to Sydney this weekend.

Via ABC News

A plane and its passengers are set to test the mental and physical limits of long-haul aviation when Qantas operates the first direct flight by a commercial airline from New York to Sydney this weekend.

In the first of three "ultra long-haul" test flights planned by Australia's national flag carrier this year, researchers will monitor the effects on passengers of the 19-hour non-stop journey.

Up to 40 passengers and crew — most of them Qantas employees ⁠— will be on board the Boeing 787-9 when it departs New York on Friday. The plane is scheduled to arrive Down Under Sunday morning.

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A plane and its passengers are set to test the mental and physical limits of long -haul aviation when Qantas operates the first direct flight by a commercial airline from New York to Sydney this weekend.

Non - stop flights on brand new 787-9s from New York and London to Sydney will take around 19 hours each, subject to wind and weather 'Flying non - stop from the East Coast of Australia to London and New York is truly the final frontier in aviation, so we're determined to do all the groundwork to get.

Passenger numbers have been restricted to minimize the weight on board and give the plane sufficient fuel range to travel approximately 16,000 kilometers (about 9,500 miles) without re-fuelling, heading west over the Pacific.

No other airline has ever achieved the feat, which Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has called the "final frontier in aviation".

a airplane that is parked on the tarmac at an airport: A Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from Qantas Air Lines© Daniel SLIM / AFP A Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from Qantas Air Lines

Scientists from two Australian universities will be on board to monitor passengers' sleep patterns, melatonin levels, and food consumption.

Pilots will also wear a device that tracks their brain waves and alertness.

With a 15-hour time difference between New York and Sydney, the impact of jetlag will be closely watched.

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SYDNEY , Australia — A plane and its passengers are set to test the mental and physical limits of long -haul aviation when Qantas operates the first direct flight by a commercial airline from New York to Sydney this weekend. In the first of three "ultra long -haul" test flights planned by Australia's

As well as the New York - Sydney route, Qantas will test a service from London to Sydney in the coming months. "Pilots are concerned about being able to get enough quality rest during ultra long -range flights to maintain peak performance and we believe significant caution should be

"We know from the basic science of circadian rhythms that a bigger time difference between departure and arrival locations, and travelling east rather than west, tends to mean people feel more jetlag," University of Sydney professor Stephen Simpson told AFP.

"But people seem to be wildly different when it comes to the experience of jetlag — and we need more research on what contributes to jetlag and travel fatigue, so we can try and reduce the impact of long-haul flights."

Qantas last year introduced the first direct service from the western Australian city of Perth to London, with the 17-hour journey one of the longest passenger flights in the world.

As well as the New York-Sydney route, Qantas will test a service from London to Sydney in the coming months.

The airline is considering launching commercial services on the marathon routes ⁠— if the economics stack up.

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A plane and its passengers are set to test the mental and physical limits of long -haul aviation when Qantas operates the first direct flight by a commercial airline from New York to Sydney this weekend. In the first of three "ultra long -haul" test flights planned by Australia's national flag carrier this year

As well as the New York - Sydney route, Qantas will test a service from London to Sydney in the coming months. "Pilots are concerned about being able to get enough quality rest during ultra long -range flights to maintain peak performance and we believe significant caution should be

A decision will be made on the validity of the flights at the end of the year. Joyce has said it is "ultimately a business decision".

Pilots concerned

Another hurdle could come from within the organisation.

Qantas pilots have raised concerns about the impact of ultra long-range flying on safety standards.

The Australian and International Pilots Association (AIPA), which represents Qantas pilots, said the exploratory flights "will produce a limited set of data that will not adequately replicate real-world flying conditions".

AIPA safety director Shane Loney has called for a "scientific long-term study" into the impacts on crew.

"Pilots are concerned about being able to get enough quality rest during ultra long-range flights to maintain peak performance and we believe significant caution should be exercised in the initial operations to make sure there are no unintended consequences," he said.

A Qantas spokesperson said the test flights are "just one part of the work we are doing to assess how to the operate these flights safely".

Both Airbus and Boeing have pitched aircraft for the Qantas ultra long-haul routes. Joyce has said it is not a "foregone conclusion" which company will be chosen.

Scientists will test passengers on world's longest non-stop flight to see how they cope .
No commercial airline has ever flown non-stop from New York to Australia, but that's about to change. On Friday a brand new Qantas Boeing 787-9 will take off from the Big Apple and fly direct to Sydney. But there won't be any fare-paying passengers on board – only human guinea pigs.

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