By David StewartSource articlePosted June 30, 2018 06:37:52The world’s fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners landed in Auckland on Sunday after a six-month journey from the US.
They will take the first step on their journey to Australia, where they will land at Darwin Airport.
The fleet is expected to take about two weeks to complete the flight, which is expected take off from the airport at 10:45am on Monday morning.
The plane will be loaded with cargo, including fuel, water and other supplies for the Australian Antarctic Territory.
The US-based company said the first plane was launched in October, and was powered by a single-engine Pratt & Whitney engine.
“This first flight is a demonstration of our capabilities and capabilities to support our fleet’s long-term mission to explore the deep ocean,” said Doug Hurley, vice president and chief executive of Boeing.
The first two planes landed in March.
They were loaded onto a special cargo ship, the Sea-Star, and launched from the Darwin Airport in late June.
The last plane arrived at Darwin in mid-August.
The first two were taken to a shipyard in Fremantle, while the third plane will arrive later in the month.
The company has said it is planning to launch seven more planes, adding that a fifth plane could land in the southern hemisphere.ABC/wiresTopics:air-transport,flight,air-and-space,china,united-states,australia