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In pictures: Qantas record-breaking ultra-long-haul flight from New York to Sydney

The first non-stop commercial airline flight from New York to Sydney has landed after 19 hours 16 minutes in the air.

In pictures: Qantas record-breaking ultra-long-haul flight from New York to Sydney

Qantas Airways flies direct from New York to Sydney.

In pictures: Qantas record-breaking ultra-long-haul flight from New York to Sydney

Qantas Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce

In pictures: Qantas record-breaking ultra-long-haul flight from New York to Sydney

Four pilots will be on rotation throughout the flight. Two additional pilots will be in the cabin, having flown the aircraft to New York.

In pictures: Qantas record-breaking ultra-long-haul flight from New York to Sydney

Alan Joyce, with the flight crew.

In pictures: Qantas record-breaking ultra-long-haul flight from New York to Sydney

Cabin lighting and in-flight meals were also adjusted in ways that are expected to help reduce jetlag

In pictures: Qantas record-breaking ultra-long-haul flight from New York to Sydney

A total of 49 passengers and crew were on the flight.

In pictures: Qantas record-breaking ultra-long-haul flight from New York to Sydney

Alan Joyce, with the flight crew.

In pictures: Qantas record-breaking ultra-long-haul flight from New York to Sydney

The flight operated by a brand new Boeing 787-9.

In pictures: Qantas record-breaking ultra-long-haul flight from New York to Sydney

Distance between New York and Sydney is 16,200 kilometres.

In pictures: Qantas record-breaking ultra-long-haul flight from New York to Sydney

Tests ranged from monitoring pilot brain waves, melatonin levels and alertness, through to exercise classes for passengers.

In pictures: Qantas record-breaking ultra-long-haul flight from New York to Sydney

Passengers will be fitted with wearable device technology to track movement and light exposure.

In pictures: Qantas record-breaking ultra-long-haul flight from New York to Sydney

Alan Joyce poses with pilot.

In pictures: Qantas record-breaking ultra-long-haul flight from New York to Sydney

Pantry galley weight will be 1,500kg’s (food, trolleys etc.)

In pictures: Qantas record-breaking ultra-long-haul flight from New York to Sydney

Onboard health and wellbeing strategies being tested on crew and volunteer passengers.

In pictures: Qantas record-breaking ultra-long-haul flight from New York to Sydney

The aircraft will operate with a maximum fuel load of approx. 101,000kg.