Aviation News

June 10, 2011

Boeing to Show Off All its Toys at Paris Air Show

Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental N6067E
Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental (N6067E) with the Cascade Mountains. (Photo by Brandon Farris)
With less than two weeks until the 2011 Paris Air Show, Boeing announced this week that it will be displaying five aircraft to show off to potential customers and fans.

Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental N6067E

Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental (N6067E) with the Cascade Mountains. (Photo by Brandon Farris)

Boeing stated that a 787-8 (ZA001), a 747-8F (RC522), a 747-8I (RC500), an Air Berlin 737-800 with the all new Boeing Sky Interior and a Qatar Airways 777-200LR will all make appearances at Le Bourget.

For the 787, it will be on hand to show off to customers the aircraft that is expecting certification and delivery later this year to ANA, Japan Airlines, Royal Air Maroc and China Southern Airlines. Boeing made the decision to bring in the lead test aircraft painted in the full company scheme.

The 747-8F will be on hand to show off the future of the cargo business for the 747 family, which is fast approaching certification later this summer. The first two test aircraft, RC501 and RC503 have both been sent to Texas to be refurbished in preparation for delivery in the very near future to Cargolux.

Boeing will also be bringing in the lead test aircraft for the 747-8I series, RC500 to show the future of the 747 family in hopes of receiving a few new orders for the Jumbo Jet. Deliveries of this aircraft are expected to take place by the end of the year to launch customers Lufthansa and Korean Air.

Also on hand will be an Air Berlin 737 to show off the all new Boeing Sky Interior. Boeing created the all new interior to bring a new experience and comfort to passengers traveling on its top selling aircraft.

The final aircraft that Boeing is bringing for its arsenal is the exclusive 777-200LR, the longest range aircraft created to day. Boeing has asked Qatar to bring one in to show off for future customers and expected guest at the show.


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