Qantas to operate nonstop London-Sydney research flight

    Qantas announced (14-Nov-2019) it will launch the Project Sunrise London-Sydney research flight on 15-Nov-2019. The test flight will carry 50 passengers and crew on Boeing 787-9 equipment for 19.5 hours and will conduct scientific studies into minimising jetlag for passengers and improving crew wellbeing. As previously reported by CAPA, Qantas completed a New York-Sydney nonstop trial service, 19 hours and 16 minutes in the air with Boeing 787-9 equipment for Project Sunrise. A final decision on Project Sunrise is expected by the end of 2019, with services expected to commence in 2023.