Boeing Dreamliner to debut at Farnborough
Chicago, July 11, 2010
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner will make its international debut this month when the doors open on the Farnborough International Airshow outside London, said a top company official.
The 787 flight-test airplane, ZA003, will touch down at Farnborough Airport in the morning of July 18 and will remain on static display through mid-day July 20.
The airplane will be open for tours on a schedule basis from July 19 and 20. Boeing is using ZA003 to test and certify seats, galleys and associated cabin safety and comfort systems, among other test points.
“Bringing the 787 to Farnborough for thousands in our industry to see for the first time is another exciting historical milestone for this game-changing new airplane,” said Tom Downey, senior vice president, Boeing Communications.
“This year we’ve also chosen Farnborough as the venue for spotlighting many of the breakthrough capabilities and innovations of our advanced unmanned systems. We look forward to an optimistic mood this year as aviation and aerospace leaders meet amid signs of industry recovery,” he remarked.
Boeing also will feature an extensive display of new, advanced unmanned systems and technologies, he added.
Boeing’s exhibit at the show will focus on unmanned systems, including the international debut of the recently unveiled Phantom Ray demonstrator, the A160 Hummingbird and the Unmanned Little Bird.
The Boeing Unmanned Systems Display will showcase more than a dozen products, including the new Integrator and the ScanEagle Compressed Carriage.
During the show’s daily flying demonstration, Boeing will demonstrate the capabilities of its advanced, combat-proven, multirole F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter.
The company and its customers will display several other systems, including the air show debut of the 737-based Peace Eagle airborne early warning and control platform for the Turkish Air Force. Boeing will hold a series of media briefings during the show.
According to Downey, visitors will get to see the C-17 Globemaster III military transport; the F-15E Eagle fighter jet; and the AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter. In addition, Qatar Airways will showcase its newest Boeing 777-300ER from July 19 to 22.-TradeArabia News Service