Dreamliner sets speed and distance record

first_imgBoeing’s new 787 Dreamliner has set world records for both speed and distanceImage source: Boeing Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner Jet has set a new world record for both speed and distance for the airliners weight class.The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, the first airplane manufactured using fewer hazardous materials and designed to consume less fuel has broken the record previously held by the Airbus A330 based on a 16,903 km flight in 2002.In a Boeing online statement, Scott Fancher, Vice President and General Manager of the 787 program said speed and distance capabilities are fundamental to the value the 787 brings to the market.”These records are a great way to demonstrate that this airplane is the game-changer we have promised.” Mr Fancher said.Boeing’s sixth 787, ZA006, departed from Boeing Field in Seattle at 11:02am on the 06 December and set the distance record for its class (440,000-550,000 lbs with a 19,835km flight to Dhaka, Bangladesh, with credit for 19,144 km.Following an approximate two-hour stop for refueling in Dhaka, the aircraft returned to Seattle on a 18,027 km flight. The aircraft landed at 5:29am on 08 December setting a new record for speed around the world eastbound with a total trip time of 42 hours and 27 minutes. The Boeing 787 carried 13 people in total, including six pilots, an observer for the National Aeronautic Association (NAA), and operations and other Boeing employees.After crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the airplane entered European air space at Santiago, Spain, and proceeded down the Mediterranean, across Egypt to Luxor, across the Middle East and over India to Bangladesh. On the second segment, the Dreamliner flew over Singapore, the Philippines and Guam before entering U.S. airspace over Honolulu and returning to Seattle.Boeing holds world records for longest distance flights in five weight classes with records set by the KC-135, 767-200ER (extended range), 777-200 and 777-200LR (longer range). The 777-200 also holds the speed record for its weight class. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.Plast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterClick the cover to view the ebrochureAPT has launched a sneak preview of its 2020 Europe brochure with a fresh new look and feel, making a bold statement that luxury is not just a five-star hotel or extravagant pool: “it is an all-encompassing experience, where everything is all taken care of and all-inspiring, so your clients can live fully in each and every unforgettable moment”.To celebrate the launch, APT is offering “Superdeal” savings, including a ‘fly free’ promotion when booking before 30 April 2019. The offer is available on select itineraries across all 2020 departures and cabin categories. What’s more, book selected holidays that include a river cruise of 14 nights or more in select cabin categories, and clients can fly business class for $1,995 per person.Other Superdeals include Companion Fly Free, Air Credits and No Solo Supplements on select itineraries.Spanning from Portugal to Russia, all of the best-selling itineraries are on offer again in 2020, and an exciting range of new discoveries await.NEW: Western Front ExplorerDelve into World War I history as you explore the battlefields, shrines and memorials that are found along the Western Front. Explore Ghent, Antwerp and Bruges, teeming with medieval and classical wonders. You’ll also explore The Netherlands, where cuisine, culture and art take centre stage.NEW: Grand Voyage of EuropeThis is APT’s most in-depth journey on Europe’s waterways. The Balkans offer dramatic gorges, cobblestone streets, historic vineyards and medieval towns. Glide along the Danube, where Budapest and Vienna shine, before continuing along the Main and Rhine to Amsterdam.NEW: Majestic DanubeSee the best of the sights on the Danube river on APT’s newest river ship, the MS AmaMagna. Features include some of the largest suites in river cruising with full outside balconies, multiple dining venues, heated pool, Zen Wellness Studio, intimate Sundowner vessel and leisure platform.NEW: Oberammergau Passion PlayThe residents of Oberammergau come together to put on a performance like no other: The Passion Play, conveying the story of Jesus of Nazareth. The 42nd once-in-a-decade Passion Play will be held in 2020, and APT has a reserved seat waiting with your name on it.NEW: Best of Portugal & FranceThree rivers in one journey. Absorb Lisbon’s ancient ruins and mountains before cruising the Douro River. Cross into Spain with a stay in Madrid, then fly to France where you’ll taste gourmet delights along the Rhône and uncover a world of history and art on the banks of the Seine.NEW: Captivating Cornwall & CotswoldsOn this Small Group Journey you will be treated to the authentic Cotswolds village experience, as well as admiring the seascapes of Cornwall and savouring lunch at Rick Stein’s Café.NEW: A Swiss FairytaleIf your ideal fairytale involves horse-drawn carriage rides, wine tastings and plunging into the world’s best alpine landscapes, then this is the journey for you. See Switzerland spring to life on this intimate discovery, where you’re so close to nature that one of your stays is literally on a lake.NEW: Secrets of The BalticsDiscover the hidden gems of the Baltics, including Mazmežotne, the islands of Muhu and Saaremaa and unique wildlife. Also not to be missed are the gourmet delights served in Riga and a cooking class in Trakai.View the brochure online at aptouring.com.au/why-choose-apt/brochuresGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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