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Boeing to Highlight 787 Dreamliner at Paris Air Show 2005

10 June 2005

Boeing will showcase the latest 787 Dreamliner at this years Paris Air Show beginning June 13 at Le Bourget airfield outside Paris.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be showcased in a dedicated exhibit space adjacent to the static aircraft displays, which feature the Boeing 777-200LR (long range), 747-400 Freighter and the new KC-767A tanker aircraft.

Boeing’s schedule begins on Monday, June 13, with briefings by the President and CEO of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems Jim Albaugh at 1300, followed by 787 Dreamliner Vice President and General Manager Mike Bair at 1330. Mike Bair is expected to provide updates on what Boeing the most successful new airplane in aviation history.

Prior to the launch in Paris, Boeing has announced a contract for Michelin as the second source for aftermarket nose and main tyres for 787 Dreamliner. Michelin will offer a combination of traditional radial construction tyres and new lightweight Near Zero Growth (NZG) construction tyres. Michelin currently deliver tyres for the Boeing 737NG and 747-400ER airplanes.

""With innovative tire technologies and proven performance on other Boeing programs, Michelin is a great addition to our partner team,"" said Boeing 787 Vice President and General Manager Mike Bair.

The 787 will have 10 tyres; two for the nose landing gear and eight for the main landing gear.






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