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787 debuts at Farnborough

written by australianaviation.com.au | July 19, 2010

ZA003 lands at Farborough. (Boeing)

Boeing 787 ZA003 has made the type’s first visit to foreign soil, with the aircraft landing at Farnborough shortly after 9am local time on July 18 to take part in the Airshow.

“It’s an honour to showcase the 787 here at the Farnborough Airshow,” said Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager of the 787 program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “I can’t think of a finer stage on which to present this highly anticipated airplane.”

Fancher added that ZA003, which is being used primarily for interior testing, conducted some flight testing along the way during its nonstop flight from Seattle to Farborough. The aircraft will be open for limited tours during the show, and will depart back to Seattle on July 20 to resume its testing.

Boeing is currently planning to deliver the first 787-8 before the end of the year, although recent rework issues could push this into the beginning of 2011.

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