My world tour continues in my Vietnam Airlines Boeing 787-9. I have just finished a 13hour 40 minute flight from Cape Town across the Indian Ocean the Bay of Bengal into South East Asia. I have captured my morning take off and dawn landings and I hope you enjoy getting a little glimpse into the experience of that flight.
Engine type- 2X General Electric GEnx. Based on proven GE90 architecture, the GEnx engine offers up to 15% improved fuel efficiency and 15% less CO2 compared to GE’s CF6 engine. The GEnx engine represents a giant leap forward in propulsion technology, using the latest materials and design processes to reduce weight, improve performance and deliver a more fuel-efficient commercial aircraft engine.Key to GEnx engine’s performance are its high pressure compressor, lean-burning combustor and lightweight durable composite materials, including the world’s first composite fan case and fan blades for commercial aircraft.
Flight duration 13hours 40 minutes
Departure FACT RWY 01
Arrival VHHH RWY 25L
Fast rolling departure my favourite !
Rotate with Spingbok in the background
Positive rate gear up
Turning base @ 210kts
Early morning arrival 25L Warm sunny morning Hong Kong.