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787 to visit next week

written by | November 10, 2011
A 787 with Mt Rainier in the background.

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.

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  • Heron Seymour


    Is it open for view to the public, cause i want to see this!

  • don


    yer can we get near it when its here?

  • aaron


    I think will be a QANTAS base. Unsure if public could get near or peer through the fence.

  • As far s I am aware, only media will get access. We will be attending on Wed in Sydney. Photos will be at and in our Facebook page (International Aviation Photography Group).

  • NeoCon


    I am led to believe the aircraft will not be accessible by the public.

    However it will be positioned such that it but will be visiable from the public road which runs along side the QF Jet Base, namely Qantas Drive, Mascot.

  • peter


    anyone know what time it arrives in Melbourne, and for how long?

  • Robert T


    What about Perth? I was talking to my son in Auckland on Skype on Saturday as the 787 flew overhead!
    What’s the flight plan?

  • Paul


    not open to public. qantas staff had to bid for 1200 tour tickets… i heard a rumour it is due arrive syd approx 11.30am tues 15th….syd tour wed. then mel on thurs

  • Megan S


    Qantas staff will be viewing the aircraft at the maintenance base in Melbourne from midday. Viewing slots are available until about 8.00pm on Thursday, so not sure if it will fly out that night or on Friday.

  • The B787 will be in Melbourne on Thursday 17th. We will also be attending this event. or our Facebook page “International Aviation Photography Group”

  • The B787 will be in Melbourne on Thursday 17th. We will also be attending this event. or our Facebook page “International Aviation Photography Group”.

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