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A Qantas Boeing 787 sits at the gate in Los Angeles. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Vincenzo Pace)

Inside the Departure of Qantas’ First Nonstop Research Flight from New York to Sydney

Qantas launched its first research flight on Friday departing from New York’s John F. Kennedy International and flying nonstop to Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport, the first flight ever to do so, as part of its Project Sunrise. The ultra-long-haul test flights are the first stage in the project that is set to end with the launch of nonstop passenger flights between Australia’s East Coast and New York and London. In coordination with the University of Sydney, the research flights from…