It's show time

The Farnborough International Airshow is a little over a week away.

This is going to be a dynamic and exciting show in many ways (as always) and I’m looking forward to getting started. I’ll be heading to the U.K. next week and unveiling our 2010 Current Market Outlook on Thursday in London.

At the show itself we’ll have a rather full schedule of events and announcements.

Of course, a lot of the buzz is going to be around the international debut of the 787 Dreamliner at Farnborough.

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ZA003 will soon be winging its way to London.

ZA003, the third flight test airplane, is scheduled to touch down on Sunday morning, July 18. It will be on static display at the air show through mid-day July 20.

For the media and other guests, there will be an opportunity for scheduled tours. I’m guessing there will be keen demand to get up close to the airplane!

Comments (10)

Paulo M (Johannesburg, RSA):

Relax, focus on the target, take a long-range shot like Uruguay's Diego Forlan, and don't let the fame get to the head.

Wow! First major public sampling exercise is going to be off the hook! Good Luck.

Thomas V. Horstmann, Jr. (Portland, OR):

The DREAMLINER will steal the show! Hopefully boeing will have some exciting announcements coming forth at Farnborough.

Vero Venia (France):

So, you're going to present your Current Market Outlook next week. As I mentioned in this blog entry (click here), I am impatient to know more about your forecast concerning Very Large Aircraft segment. I hope other manufacturers will publish their forecast too.

There are some comments subsequent to the above mentioned blog entry, for instance Ace asked the question (comment #6) concerning the narrowbody demand. The discussion is quite interesting (comments #6 & #7). I'll wait the CMO to know more about your prediction on the narrowbody market.

Thiagarajan K Rengasamy (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia):

All the Best and Looking forward for a great show by BOEING

James Baloun (Palo Alto, California):

An interesting question came up in another forum. Is this trip to Farnborough the first intercontinental (transoceanic) flight for a 787? Which leads to some other questions. Will it set a distance record for the 787? Will the plane be visiting any other airports along the way? What other 'firsts' are coming up in the next week or two? Maybe towards the end of flight testing Boeing can take a 787 on an introductory tour and maybe set some more challenging records that show off the true abilities of the plane?

Norman (Long Beach, California, United States):

The 787 will be a sure hit at Farnborough, this will be the first time that ordinary people will see and get up close to the Dreamliner.

Chris C (South Africa):

As always, I'm looking forward to reading through the latest Boeing Current Market Outlook. I truly hope that Farnborough 2010 is going to be a very successful show for Boeing. You'll "steal" the limelight of the show with the super-efficient 787 on display, that's for sure.
I'm hoping that there'll be an order for the 747-8I or -8F announced at the show, but perhaps we'll have to wait until later this year to see some more orders for the phenomenal 747?
Looking forward to reading your updates from the show in the coming days!

Randy Tinseth:

@James:

As I mentioned in the post, Farnborough is indeed going to be the international debut of the 787. And yes, it would be the first intercontinental flight.

Rolf Parks (Chuckanut, Washington):

With each "New" Boeing aircraft that we develop. Comes the time to share it with the world. Farnborough is that coming out party. We share it with the world. It says when people come together with a collective vision....Great Things Can Happen! This aircraft sets a "New" standard of excellence. In design, comfort, value for its customer and flying public! Like all who contributed to this magificent aircraft. We wish we were there with you at Farnborough. Soaking in the public collective oooh's and aaah's or look at that...! Veni, vidi, vici!

Ravi Putrevu (Bangalore, India):

I can not wait for the debut of 787. All the best to Boeing team!

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