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Photo report – 787-9 transits Cairns

written by australianaviation.com.au | January 15, 2014

Touching down in Cairns.

DAVE PARER N789FT CAIRNS_IMG_4788

Boeing’s 787-9 test aircraft N789FT (ZB002) has transited Cairns on its return to the US after hot weather testing in Alice Springs last week.

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N789FT touched down in Cairns shortly before 3.30pm on Monday and after clearing customs and taking on more fuel, departed 90 minutes later bound for Honolulu, arriving there nine hours later.

The accompanying images of N787FT transiting Cairns were taken by Australian Aviation contributor Dave Parer.

DAVE PARER N789FT_CAIRNS_IMG_4960

 

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11 Comments

  • John Harrison

    says:

    Nice to see Boeing sending their “new” aircraft for testing in Australia. I can remember the Boeing 777-300 on test
    coming through Perth. I think last week Perth might have been a good test for the aircraft due to our very high temps. !! Although much drier weather than the humidity they get in Cairns.

  • Brendan

    says:

    Was the Jetstar 787-800 VH-VKB still broken down in cairns? That would have been good for the marketing boys.

  • sheila dikshit

    says:

    I hope the battery failure has been fixed. I hope the 787-9 is faultless. this one has to be perfect since air n.Z. will get this particular jet

  • Ante C

    says:

    The 787 should’ve come to Melbourne it’s been 40oC+ all week!

  • Dane

    says:

    Boeing put the Lithium ion battery in a fireproof box, the only problem with that is that the weight saving over a ni-cad battery is negligible.

  • Lazybones

    says:

    “Was the Jetstar 787-800 VH-VKB still broken down in cairns?”

    She’s currently airborne and on the way to Denpasar. What happened in cairns? any details there?

  • Andreas

    says:

    VKB wasn’t broken.. Was waiting on casa clearance

  • Chris Grealy

    says:

    I’m hearing that a JAL aircraft had a battery fire on Jan 14th. After all that work too.

  • Brendan

    says:

    Reports from locals, said VH-VKB had gear problems & was getting robbed of parts to service VH-VKA. It was there for over a week.

  • Dane

    says:

    Not sure how accurate this is, but I saw VKB flying to Indonesia last night on Flightradar24

  • TrashHauler

    says:

    7-8-lemon?

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Photo report – 787-9 transits Cairns

written by australianaviation.com.au | January 15, 2014

Touching down in Cairns.

DAVE PARER N789FT CAIRNS_IMG_4788

Boeing’s 787-9 test aircraft N789FT (ZB002) has transited Cairns on its return to the US after hot weather testing in Alice Springs last week.

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N789FT touched down in Cairns shortly before 3.30pm on Monday and after clearing customs and taking on more fuel, departed 90 minutes later bound for Honolulu, arriving there nine hours later.

The accompanying images of N787FT transiting Cairns were taken by Australian Aviation contributor Dave Parer.

DAVE PARER N789FT_CAIRNS_IMG_4960

 

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11 Comments

  • John Harrison

    says:

    Nice to see Boeing sending their “new” aircraft for testing in Australia. I can remember the Boeing 777-300 on test
    coming through Perth. I think last week Perth might have been a good test for the aircraft due to our very high temps. !! Although much drier weather than the humidity they get in Cairns.

  • Brendan

    says:

    Was the Jetstar 787-800 VH-VKB still broken down in cairns? That would have been good for the marketing boys.

  • sheila dikshit

    says:

    I hope the battery failure has been fixed. I hope the 787-9 is faultless. this one has to be perfect since air n.Z. will get this particular jet

  • Ante C

    says:

    The 787 should’ve come to Melbourne it’s been 40oC+ all week!

  • Dane

    says:

    Boeing put the Lithium ion battery in a fireproof box, the only problem with that is that the weight saving over a ni-cad battery is negligible.

  • Lazybones

    says:

    “Was the Jetstar 787-800 VH-VKB still broken down in cairns?”

    She’s currently airborne and on the way to Denpasar. What happened in cairns? any details there?

  • Andreas

    says:

    VKB wasn’t broken.. Was waiting on casa clearance

  • Chris Grealy

    says:

    I’m hearing that a JAL aircraft had a battery fire on Jan 14th. After all that work too.

  • Brendan

    says:

    Reports from locals, said VH-VKB had gear problems & was getting robbed of parts to service VH-VKA. It was there for over a week.

  • Dane

    says:

    Not sure how accurate this is, but I saw VKB flying to Indonesia last night on Flightradar24

  • TrashHauler

    says:

    7-8-lemon?

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Photo report – 787-9 transits Cairns

written by australianaviation.com.au | January 15, 2014

Touching down in Cairns.

DAVE PARER N789FT CAIRNS_IMG_4788

Boeing’s 787-9 test aircraft N789FT (ZB002) has transited Cairns on its return to the US after hot weather testing in Alice Springs last week.

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Advertisement

N789FT touched down in Cairns shortly before 3.30pm on Monday and after clearing customs and taking on more fuel, departed 90 minutes later bound for Honolulu, arriving there nine hours later.

The accompanying images of N787FT transiting Cairns were taken by Australian Aviation contributor Dave Parer.

DAVE PARER N789FT_CAIRNS_IMG_4960

 

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Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

11 Comments

  • John Harrison

    says:

    Nice to see Boeing sending their “new” aircraft for testing in Australia. I can remember the Boeing 777-300 on test
    coming through Perth. I think last week Perth might have been a good test for the aircraft due to our very high temps. !! Although much drier weather than the humidity they get in Cairns.

  • Brendan

    says:

    Was the Jetstar 787-800 VH-VKB still broken down in cairns? That would have been good for the marketing boys.

  • sheila dikshit

    says:

    I hope the battery failure has been fixed. I hope the 787-9 is faultless. this one has to be perfect since air n.Z. will get this particular jet

  • Ante C

    says:

    The 787 should’ve come to Melbourne it’s been 40oC+ all week!

  • Dane

    says:

    Boeing put the Lithium ion battery in a fireproof box, the only problem with that is that the weight saving over a ni-cad battery is negligible.

  • Lazybones

    says:

    “Was the Jetstar 787-800 VH-VKB still broken down in cairns?”

    She’s currently airborne and on the way to Denpasar. What happened in cairns? any details there?

  • Andreas

    says:

    VKB wasn’t broken.. Was waiting on casa clearance

  • Chris Grealy

    says:

    I’m hearing that a JAL aircraft had a battery fire on Jan 14th. After all that work too.

  • Brendan

    says:

    Reports from locals, said VH-VKB had gear problems & was getting robbed of parts to service VH-VKA. It was there for over a week.

  • Dane

    says:

    Not sure how accurate this is, but I saw VKB flying to Indonesia last night on Flightradar24

  • TrashHauler

    says:

    7-8-lemon?

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