The airline’s new polaris aircraft will make its first flight to the United States on Saturday.
But the aircraft will not fly into polar areas until a second phase is completed and all the systems have been upgraded, meaning passengers may miss out on the flight.
The first phase of the upgrade is due to be completed by the end of March.
The new polar aircraft will be built by French company Safran and will be the first in a series of polar aircraft to be produced in the next 20 years.
The first aircraft will carry up to 70 passengers and carry a crew of 20.
The Boeing 777-200LR has been a popular choice of commercial airline for decades.
It is capable of flying from Paris to New York in less than eight hours and has a cruising speed of around 200km/h.
It has a range of up to 900km.
It is one of the world’s best-selling commercial aircraft and has been used for more than 60 million trips.
Australia is the first country in the world to operate a polar flight, but it is not the only country.
The United Kingdom, United States and several European countries have flown their polar planes.
This is the second time the aircraft has been flown into polar regions.
In 2010, the 777-300ER was first to reach the polar regions for the first time.
There are no plans to expand the service beyond this year.
Boeing is working with the Australian Transport Safety Bureau to investigate the cause of the aircraft’s demise.
The Boeing 737-800 is the most common aircraft for polar flights, with an average cruising speed in the region of around 500km/hr.
By contrast, the 747-8, 777-400ER, 777X and 737 MAX are the most popular commercial aircraft for flights to the polar areas.