zeke wrote:ka wrote:What I don't understand: QF does these test flights with latest generation a/c with higher cabin pressure, higher humidity, less (interior) noise, etc. to get approval from the unions and authorities to fly these kind of ULHs with latest generation a/c on a regular basis - and now they suddenly consider the 77L !? Something is not adding up here...
Not really, the test flights were essentially marketing. The news got into the press worldwide.
Ferry flights for new aircraft are normally costs, by turning them into very public “research” flights they have turn them into tax deductions.
That's not the point (I know all of that)...
It is that they suddenly look at an a/c where fatigue for crews and pax is a much bigger problem than on a latest generation a/c.