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787 touches down in Sydney

written by | November 15, 2011
ZA001 taxis in at Sydney Airport. (Paul Sadler/Airservices Australia)

The Boeing 787 has touched down on Australian soil for the first time, with development aircraft N787BA (msn ZA001) arriving in Sydney this morning at the start of a three day visit.

ZA001 – the very first 787 to fly – touched down on Sydney’s Runway 34L at about 1100 this morning, flying in from a three day visit with Air New Zealand in Auckland. The aircraft will be the centrepiece of Qantas’s 91st anniversary celebrations tomorrow, before flying to Melbourne on the 17th.

ZA001 alongside a Virgin Australia 777 at Sydney Airport today. (Paul Sadler/Airservices Australia)

Unfortunately the aircraft will not be open for inspection by the public during its brief Australian stay.


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  • Zig


    Beautiful plane!

  • Michael


    Amazing day for Australian aviation history! Loving the 787!

  • Brap


    It is just outside the hangar next to us here hoping to get into it today or tomorrow to have a gander…sooo sooo sexy…mmm

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