French plane breaks record for flight duration

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French plane breaks record for flight duration

The Airbus A350-900 made the longest non-stop domestic flight: 16,129 kilometers between Tahiti and Paris.
The aircraft of the French bee airline made the longest flight in civil aviation, breaking more than 16 thousand kilometers during the flight from the French island of Tahiti to Paris. On Friday, May 15, the press service of the company on Twitter.

“A world record has been broken. The French bee is proud to announce that it’s Airbus A350-900 made the longest non-stop domestic flight: 16,129 kilometers between Tahiti and Paris (airport) Orly in 16 hours and 49 minutes,” the report said.

BFMTV notes that the plane initially flew May 12 from France towards French Polynesia. On departure, there were 20 tons of medical supplies on board for the overseas community in France in the Pacific Ocean. Then on Friday, an aircraft flying from Tahiti Faaa International Airport landed in Paris.

In turn, the head of the low-cost airline, Muriel Assulin, said that the Airbus A350 is “the most advanced aircraft in the world in terms of fuel efficiency.” Moreover, according to the channel, the director of air transportation of the company, Louis Andre, indicated that the flight was “at an average altitude of 12,500 meters and at a speed of 940 km / h.”

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In October 2019, the Boeing 787-9 made a direct flight from New York to Sydney in 19 hours and 16 minutes, but this flight between two different countries was of a test nature.

And in February 2020 it was reported that the passenger plane set a new high-speed record. He reached speeds of over 800 miles per hour.