Today in Aviation: Boeing 777 Sets Record for Longest Nonstop Flight by a Commercial Aircraft

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, the Boeing 777-200LR Worldliner made history in 2005 when it completed the longest nonstop flight ever operated by a commercial aircraft. The jet departed Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) destined for London Heathrow Airport (LHR). According to Guinness World Records, it flew a distance of 13,433 mi (21,592 km) and spent 22 hrs and 42 mins in the air.

The aircraft’s cabin was specially configured for its trip. It had business class seats for passengers, a reception area for presentations, several economy seats, and some test equipment. Geoffrey Thomas, one of the writers on board, read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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