Dreamliner to debut at Farnborough Airshow

The long delayed Boeing 787 Dreamliner is to make its international debut at the Farnborough International Airshow at the weekend.

The 787 flight-test aircraft is due to will land at Farnborough on Sunday morning and will remain on static display until July 20.

Boeing is using the aircraft to test and certify seats, galleys and associated cabin safety and comfort systems.

The new generation long range twin jet has been dogged by manufacturing delays, with the first aircraft not due to enter service with All Nippon Airways until the end of the year – around two years behind schedule.

In addition, Qatar Airways will display its newest Boeing 777-300ER at the air show on July 19-22.

A Boeing spokesman said in advance of the show: “We look forward to an optimistic mood this year as industry leaders meet amid signs of economic recovery.”

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