19 hours in the sky: made the longest non-stop passenger flight – new York – Sydney

Australian airline Qantas successfully completed the longest nonstop commercial passenger flight, exploring the potential impact of ultra-long flights on pilots, crew and passengers.

Passengers aboard a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner made 10 066-mile journey from new York to Sydney in 19 hours 16 minutes.

«It’s really important for aviation. I hope this is the beginning of the regular service, which will expedite the movement of people from one part of the globe to another, — said CEO of Qantas Group Alan Joyce. — We know that super-long flights pose some additional problems. But now that technology allows us to fly further, we conduct research to improve comfort of passengers and crew».

Qantas’ world first non-stop flight from New York to Sydney has landed after 19hrs in the air. https://t.co/AcZm2oW8el pic.twitter.com/8jssd996Le

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Next test flight will take place in November and will travel from London to Sydney, and by the end of the year will be another flight from new York to Sydney.

The Qantas declared that by 2022 or 2023 intend to perform regular direct flights from the three cities on the East coast of Australia — Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to new York and London.

This time all who were on Board, encouraged to keep a daily log before the beginning of the flight and within two weeks thereafter, to understand how they feel. Pilots and flight attendants, in addition, kept diaries of sleep.

«People differ greatly from each other, when it comes to jetlag, and we need to explore this phenomenon, to try to reduce the impact of long-haul flights,» said Professor Stephen Simpson, academic of the University Charles Perkins centre in Sydney (University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Center).

Other scientists will focus on data from the electroencephalograms of pilots during and after the flight. This information will give the Management on the security of civil aviation.