Scheduled for broadcast in the US in the 2001-2002 TV season. However, due to the events of 11 September 2001, the broadcast date has been delayed indefinitely. It was broadcast in Italy on 8 February 2003 with the title "Detective Novak, indagine ad alta quota".
A Qantas Boeing 747SP (one of two operated by the airline, registration VH-EAB) was digitally repainted (ie. using computer software rather than actually repainting the aircraft) in the livery of the fictional Oceanic Airways for the ground scenes. The aircraft was replaced by a CG model while in flight. Many of the scenes set inside the aircraft were filmed in the Qantas cabin crew training facility.