Project Sunrise Event London to Sydney
G’day everyone. As you probably may know from the event title, we will be flying from London to Sydney replicating two out of three Project Sunrise flights in which Qantas will operate in the coming month. Some community members had participated in the first one which was a blast, however, let’s turn the second and upcoming third flight into an event! Come and join us breaking Infinite Flight history by flying one of the longest commercial flights in the world. This is a groundbreaking leap for commercial aviation as well as the start of a new flight era within the airliner industry.
Qantas has announced three ultra-long-haul research flights to gather new data on in-flight passenger and crew health and well-being. Flights are part of the planning for Project Sunrise–Qantas ’ goal of operating regular non-stop commercial flights from the east coast of Australia (Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne) to London and New York. Three flights over three months will take advantage of the new Boeing 787-9s and reroute their scheduled delivery flights. Instead of flying empty from Seattle to Australia, the aircraft will simulate two Project Sunrise routes–London and New York–to Sydney. This will be the world’s first commercial airline flight from New York to Sydney, and only the second time a commercial airline has flown directly from London to Sydney.
That flight will have a total of 40 passengers, including the crew, to reduce weight and provide the required fuel range. Carbon emissions from flights will be completely offset. On-board work is being developed in collaboration with the Charles Perkins Center and the Monash University of Sydney University in conjunction with the CRC for Alertness, Security and Productivity.
Personnel in the cabin–mainly Qantas staff–will be fitted with wearable technology tools and will take part in specific experiences at various stages of nearly19-hour flights. Scientists and medical experts at the Charles Perkins Center will track sleep patterns, food and drink intake, lighting, physical movement and in-flight entertainment to assess the impact on safety, well-being and body clock.Monash University researchers will work with pilots to record the melatonin levels of the crew before, during and after flights. Pilots will use an EEG (electroencephalogram) device to track brain wave patterns and monitor alertness. The goal is to create information to assist in the creation of an optimal pattern of work and rest for long-haul pilots.
Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said the flights would give medical experts a chance to carry out real-time studies that will result in health and well-being benefits.
Fun Facts About Project Sunrise
- Non-stop flights from New York and London to Sydney will take around 19 hours each, subject to wind and weather conditions. The data will be used to inform all Sunrise flight planning, including from Brisbane and Melbourne.
- The aircraft will position from Boeing’s factory in Seattle, where they will be collected off the production line by Qantas pilots, and flown to their starting points of New York (for two of the flights) and London (for one flight). Cabins will be fully fitted out and otherwise ready to enter normal commercial service.
- The flights will take place in October, November and December, in-line with scheduled aircraft deliveries from Boeing.
- Flights will have up to 40 people (including crew) onboard and a minimum of luggage and catering to extend the range of 787-9.
- Other than the crew, those in the cabin will mostly be Qantas employees taking part in testing. No seats will be sold as these flights are for research purposes only.
- After the flights, each aircraft will enter regular service with Qantas International – with just a few extra miles on the clock.
- Qantas operates the largest airline carbon offset scheme in the world. This same program will be used to offset all the carbon emissions from these three flights.
- No commercial airline has ever flown directly from New York to Australia. Qantas has once flown non-stop from London to Sydney in 1989 to mark the entry into service of the Boeing 747-400. That flight had a total of 23 people on board and minimal internal fit-out in order to provide the range. The aircraft, registered VH-OJA, was donated by Qantas in 2017 to the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society near Wollongong, New South Wales.
Aircraft: Qantas Arlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
Departure: [EGLL] London Heathrow Airport
Arrival: [YSSY] Sydney Airport
Flight Time: Approximatley 19 hours
Time & Date of Departure: 2019-11-16T06:00:00Z
Flight & Route Details
We will begin our journey on the 27th of November 2019 at [EGLL] London Heathrow Airport, Britain’s Busiest. We will lift off and make our way across the Eastern part of Europe, Central Asia, Indonesia and we’ll finally land in [YSSY] Sydney Australia.
Please note the date and time of this event is subject to change as the finalised date of when Qantas will be commencing this flight is uncertain.
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Climb Profile: 2500ft/m @235Kias under FL100, 310 until FL280, M0.85 cruise"
Cruise Details: FL330 @M0.85, 95536N/4347E0 FL350, MOVBI FL370, MAVRA FL390, IGOPO FL410
Top of Descent: @ 3202S/15050E
Descent Profile M0.85 until FL280, 280Kias above FL110, 240kias under FL100 to approach
Fuel: 101,456 kgs
Please take note that the date & time of this event are subject to change depending on the real Qantas departure.
When requesting a gate you must include your callsign
London Heathrow Gates
Lodnon Heathrow Terminal 3 Gates
|Gate 305||Project Sunrise||@Infinite_Pro|
|Gate 313||Qantas 35||@TylerShah|
More gates will be added if nessesary
For professional purposes & space for other aircraft please park in Terminal 1 [International].
- This is Expert Server, please be patient and maintain a professional manner on the ground & in the air.
- Please keep a minimal seperation distance of 5nm.
- Use the correct ATC procedures
- Obey Flight Plan rules at all times
- Ensure you spawn in 5-10 mins prior to departure
- Pushback will be announced on the thread
- Most of all have fun! Enjoy yourself in this event and make sure to take lots of photos!
- Further flight updates will be posted at a later date.
Thank you for taking your time to read over this event! If you’re interested make sure to request a gate below, hope to see you all there!
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