Air New Zealand 787-9 to star at Farnborough

written by australianaviation.com.au | July 7, 2014
The 787-9 is only the second Air NZ aircraft to wear the stunning all-black livery, after one of its 777-300ERs. (Boeing)
An Air New Zealand bound 787-9 will be on display at Farnborough. (Boeing)

An Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 will participate in next week’s Farnborough Airshow, just days after the airline takes delivery of its first 787 on Friday.

The aircraft to be displayed at Farnborough will be the fifth of 10 the New Zealand airline has on order, and will be on static display and participate in the flying display over July 14-18.

Air New Zealand’s first 787-9, meanwhile, was contractually handed over to the airline at the end of June, and is due to depart Seattle on delivery to Auckland on Thursday morning local time, arriving Friday afternoon. The kiwi flag carrier is the launch customer for the stretched version of the 787. 

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“The 787-9 is full of innovative features that are brand new to aviation and will enhance the inflight experience for our customers. The jet also uses 20 per cent less fuel than similar aircraft making it an environmentally responsible choice to take us into the future,” said chief flight operations and safety officer Captain David Morgan.

“It’s a great honour to have one of Air New Zealand’s 787-9 aircraft exhibited to hundreds of thousands of aviation enthusiasts at what is one of the industry’s premier events.”

 

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3 Comments

  • anon

    says:

    It’s only doing a flying display on the non public days? That’s a shame, especially since it seems hard to find out what’s actually on display on the 19th and 20th.

  • Pontious

    says:

    Nice spin, but get the facts out there. Until the AC is handed over, and placed on the NZ register, it is a Boeing aircraft, operating probably on an FAA tradeplate registration and experimental C of A, painted in AirNZ colours.

    Cheers

  • Paul

    says:

    Go the big All Black!…

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