Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner will visit Australia next week as Qantas celebrates its 91st birthday.
A 787-8 development aircraft will touch down in Sydney on November 15. It will stay for the Flying Kangaroo’s birthday celebrations the following day before flying to Melbourne on the 17th. The Australia visit will follow a three-day stop in Auckland.
The Qantas Group has 50 787s on order with an option to buy 50 more, and expects to begin taking delivery in late 2012 or early 2013. Air New Zealand has ordered eight of the aircraft.
The first Dreamliner entered service last month with Japan’s All Nippon Airways.