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25 May 2012
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• See Boeing’s new Dreamliner at Sydney Airport over the weekend

• Quieter and better for the environment

Plane spotters will have another chance to see the new Boeing Dreamliner on the final leg of the global Dreamtour at Sydney Airport over the weekend, with the 787 landing in Sydney this afternoon.


"It's exciting to welcome aircraft like the Dreamliner which are changing aviation," Sydney Airport chief executive officer Kerrie Mather said. "These new aircraft are providing passenger growth with improved noise and environmental outcomes.


"This new generation of aircraft are markedly quieter than the models they are replacing and they are very attractive to airlines because they use less fuel.


"Technological improvements in aircraft and navigational technology have delivered improved noise outcomes over the past 30 years and aircraft like the Dreamliner are very much part of the picture going forward.


"The Dreamliner can also fly longer distances in a single leg than today’s aircraft, opening up many more destinations which now become more feasible for airlines to operate.


The Dreamliner will be doing day trips to other Australian cities, but returning to Sydney Airport overnight throughout its Australian stay, where plane spotters may be able to catch a glimpse of it near the Domestic terminal.


"This is the Dreamliner’s second visit to Sydney and we hope to welcome it as a regular visitor soon, with airlines such as Jetstar placing significant orders for the new aircraft," Ms Mather said.



Tracy Ong

Manager, Media and Communications (02) 9667 6470 or 0437 033 479



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