Alan Joyce, chief executive of the Australian airline Qantas, said that a year later he publicly challenged aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Airbus to make a plane that was able to travel from Australia to the British capital and to the capital of the world & # 39; to fly & # 39; the production goes backwardssays Bloomberg.
The plane, which will be able to carry about 300 passengers with their luggage further than any other aircraft in the world, could be ready in 2022. If so, from that moment on there would be direct connections between the main cities of America, Europe and Africa with the distant Australia.
But for obvious reasons, and to provide passengers with as much comfort as possible with such an extended flight, the aircraft must have certain characteristics. Among them is a certain number of beds, a place to care for children and even a space to practice.
To get an idea, this is what Airbus already offers in some of its aircraft, in the boot:
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Airbus told the aforementioned newspaper that they are studying all options to meet the requirements of the Sunrise project (as it is called), but he did not want to give details about the conversations he had with Qantas. On the other hand Boeing trusted that it would meet the requirements of its customer.
But Australians are not the only ones who innovate with long-haul flights. For example Singapore Airlines, from Singapore, has a direct flight of 19 hours between that country and New York from 11 October.. This will be the record for the duration of a flight ticket that Qatar Airways has so far with its route between Doha (Qatar) and Auckland (New Zealand), which lasts 16 hours and 20 minutes, as reported by Independent in 2017 .