Etihad exec to fly around the world in shortest time

 

Etihad exec to fly around the world in shortest time
The progress of Andrew's record-breaking attempt can be followed on Twitter at @AndrewFisherNZ.

Abu Dhabi - Andrew Fisher, who works as the airline's vice president for fleet planning, will fly from Shanghai on early morning on Sunday and proceed to Auckland, Buenos Aires, and Amsterdam before returning to the Chinese city.

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Published: Sat 20 Jan 2018, 8:18 PM

Last updated: Sat 20 Jan 2018, 10:22 PM

An Etihad airways senior executive will embark on a record-breaking journey by flying around the globe in the shortest time frame on scheduled flights, and with the fewest number of sectors.
Andrew Fisher, who works as the airline's vice president for fleet planning, will fly from Shanghai on early morning on Sunday and proceed to Auckland, Buenos Aires and Amsterdam before returning to the Chinese city in the early hours of Tuesday morning. 
He hopes to save three hours off the current record of over 55 hours by completing the journey in only four sectors. A self-proclaimed 'aviation geek' with a love of studying airline networks and schedules, Abu Dhabi-based Andrew is well placed to chart his journey and fulfill a dream he has been keen to attempt for over 20 years.
"It's about time the job was done," he said. "The planning has taken a long time, essentially to ensure the flight timings, routes and transits are kept as tight as possible and there is only a short window of opportunity for this to happen." 
The progress of Andrew's record-breaking attempt can be followed on Twitter at @AndrewFisherNZ.
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