Big things are coming to Paris

Guess who’s coming to Paris? We just revealed which airplanes will be flying over for the big air show later this month. In all, five airplanes will be making an appearance in Paris including the 747-8 Intercontinental in its Sunrise livery, the 747-8 Freighter, the 787 flight-test airplane ZA001 featuring the full Dreamliner livery, an Air Berlin 737-700 with the new Boeing Sky Interior, and a Qatar Airways Boeing 777-200LR.

The latest edition of Frontiers has some impressive new photos (seen below) of the Intercontinental and Dreamliner that you can download here.


The Dreamliner and Intercontinental sharing a picture perfect moment.


787 Chief Pilot Mike Carriker looks out at the 747-8 Intercontinental.

We also have some news on the 747-8 front. The second Intercontinental flight-test airplane, RC021, flew to California recently to complete nautical air miles (NAMS) testing. NAMS determines fuel efficiency.. just like figuring out the gas mileage of your car. An analysis of the NAMS data will help our customers determine how far to fly and how many passengers and cargo the airplane can carry.

Comments (13)

glen towler (wellington New Zealand):

Makes me wish I was going to Paris .I can't wait to see the Dreamliner in NZ when Air NZ get them into service I do hope they use them in Wellington great photos by the way

Jerry (Phoenix):

Doesn't get any better than this. Would love to have that view from the cockpit .

Norman (Long Beach, California, United States):

It is going to be quite the show with five airplanes on display and a new interior to show. I cannot wait to see the new orders that will be made.

Marc herpers (Z├╝rich CH):

This will definetly bring me to Paris, looking foreward to get a closer look!

Kevin (Everett, WA):

It's great to see the evolution of the 747 into the -8. I started working the 47 program in '77 and really enjoyed it, wished there was a SP model still being built. That was my favorite

Thiagarajan K Rengasamy (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia):

Wow That will be great show by Boeing. Wish Boeing a record breaking sales during the airshow!

Paul Thompson (Puyallup WA):

Wow what a photo from the 787 cockpit, absolutely fantastic. The image should make every heart soar.

Paulo M (Johannesburg, RSA):

That's awesome... Thanks for posting!

Five Boeing Commercial Airplanes at Paris is the most you've had in a long, long, long time. It's going to be mega eye-candy, hopefully some deals.

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

Wow, what a line-up! And what new and nifty planes will Airbus be showing off? NONE, as they don't have anything new.

Great job BOEING!

Andrew (Renton, WA):

I feel lucky to see the 747-8 and 787 every day at Boeing field. I still can't believe how quiet the 787 is.

Francis Lee (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia):

I will be at the 2011 Paris Air Show and am looking forward to seeing these great Boeing airliners there. Will any of these aircraft be taking part in the flying programme?

Brian K. Thompson (Seattle, WA):

Working just south of the runway at BFI, I too am fortunate (spoiled) enough to see these ladies in action every day. As a result, it's easy to forget that the rest of the world is just beginning to get exposure to them.

The classic lines of the 747-8i look fantastic in the "Sunrise" livery. While she may no longer be the biggest out there, she will always be the most elegant. She'll certainly look far better in KE colors than a certain other VLA!

I agree with Andrew that the 787 is an incredibly quiet aircraft (especially the GEnX powered ZA005 and ZA006). The flex of those composite wings always amazes me every time I see one on approach; the 787 is instantly identifiable from miles out.

Boeing has given the world a couple of beautiful new aircraft; the attendees at Paris are in for a real treat.

Jack Sasaki (Kanagawa Pref. Japan):

The decision made by NLRB at this time that all
787 are to be manufactured within State of
Washington is not based on justice and ridiculous
since NLRB has been Goverment institution.

Jurisdiction of Union of aircraft manufacturer in
State of Washington is egotism and can not be
Quite frankly, they don't have any privilege to
insist manufacturing of all 787 aforementioned.

I sincerely hope that the supreme court will make
the right decision because of reason that the most
important thing is to create the employment of 4,000
people within USA not to limit the State of

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