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Emirates SkyCargo Completes Longest Flight

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates airline, has set new records by operating its longest ever non-stop flight - 17.5 hours from Sydney to New York. Emirates SkyCargo's new generation Boeing 777 Freighter operated the service, which arrived on 28th December.

"Since the Boeing 777F's introduction to our fleet in March 2009, we have been impressed by its range, as well as efficiency, and this milestone flight is testament to that," said Ram Menen, Emirates' Divisional Senior Vice President Cargo. "The Boeing 777F boasts the longest range capability of all twin engine jets, is quieter and uses less fuel per tonne than other freighters, which are all increasingly important as the industry demands more environmentally sound practices globally.

"This freighter is part of our long-term investment for Emirates SkyCargo, we are excited about its performance so far and the future possibilities it brings to our services," added Menen.

Previously the longest flight undertaken by Emirates was a 16.8-hour passenger flight between Dubai and Houston International Airport.

"This landmark flight is especially significant for operations in countries such as Australia," added Greg Johnson, Emirates' Cargo Manager Australia. "Being located some distance from many of the world's key markets, a high importance is placed on range capability."

The consignment of highly valuable horses on EK4931, potentially worth more than the aircraft itself, all arrived at Stewart International Airport safely.

Emirates is the largest operator of the Boeing 777 aircraft in the world. The airline currently has 86 Boeing 777s in its fleet, including two Boeing 777 freighters.

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