by NZ CATHOLIC staff
SYDNEY — Auckland Hospital chaplain Fr Christopher Brady was a passenger on the first international passenger flight of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Fr Christopher Brady of Auckland in the cockpit of the Dreamliner, NZ103, after it had landed in Sydney.

Fr Brady emailed NZ Catholic from Sydney to say that Air New Zealand is the launch customer for the aircraft.
“The flight was NZ103 from Auckland to Sydney on Saturday August 9,” he wrote.
The plane, he stated, is six metres longer and carries 40 more passengers than the 787-8 that has been flying for several years.
Fr Brady, an air transport enthusiast, wrote that the Dreamliner was designed so it is more fuel efficient and more comfortable for passengers.
“There are many other factors, (including less wiring that also assists in making the jet lighter), that makes the Air New Zealand 787-9 literally a dream to fly on!”