The Qantas flight of Australia today has completed its first non-stop flight all the way from New York to Sydney that was used to run several tests that would assess the consequences of the ultra-long-haul of the flights on the fatigue faced by the crew members and the jetlag experienced by the passengers.
Early this morning, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner landed in Sydney after a flight that continued for 19 hours and 16 minutes. It is regarded to be as the world’s longest flight ever made by the Qantas Airlines.
When the head of Qantas was inquired on the matters made a statement that the tests were conducted to monitor the brain waves of the pilot, the alertness and melatonin level to implement classes of the passengers. Around 49 people were on board to provide the necessary range of the fuel while minimizing the weight.
Captain Sean Golding led the group of four pilots, said that they were quite happy with the way the flight smoothly went and they are glad that now they have some of the essential data, which will help them to assess to turn this flight into a regular service.