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Boeing Plans to Debut 787 Dreamliner at Farnborough

16 July 2010

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner will make its international debut this month when the doors open on the Farnborough International Airshow.

""We've chosen Farnborough as a venue for spotlighting the breakthrough capabilities and innovations of both our commercial airplanes and our defence, space and security businesses,"" said Tom Downey, senior vice president, Boeing Communications. ""We look forward to an optimistic mood this year as industry leaders meet amid signs of economic recovery.""

The 787 flight-test airplane, ZA003, will touch down at Farnborough the morning of Sunday, July 18 and will remain on static display through mid-day July 20. The airplane will be open for tours on a scheduled basis 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.