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787 Dreamliner to conduct flight demonstrations at Farnborough

The Boeing Co. will, for the first time, conduct flight demonstrations of the composites-intensive 787 Dreamliner at the Farnborough International Airshow, July 9-15 near London, U.K.

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Posted on: 7/2/2012
Source: CompositesWorld

The Boeing Co. (Chicago, Ill., USA) on June 29 announced that its 787 Dreamliner will participate for the first time in flying displays at the Farnborough International Airshow, which runs July 9-15 outside London. 

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Qatar Airways livery will be on static display July 9-11. Boeing plans to fly the fuel-efficient airplane in the daily show displays. The airplane will be open by invitation only. In addition, Korean Air will display its newest Boeing 737-900ER July 9-12. Boeing will feature the new 737 MAX with a program update, and a full-scale model of the 737 MAX Advanced Technology winglet will be on view in the Boeing static display area.

During the show's daily flying display, Boeing will demonstrate the capabilities of its advanced, multi-role F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter. Also on the flying program are the innovative Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor and the tactical and strategic C-17 Globemaster III airlifter. The company and its customers will display several other systems, including the F-15E Eagle fighter and the AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter. Visitors will be able to see these aircraft until Sunday, July 15.

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