Boeing 787 Dreamliner made its international debut landing at the Farnborough Airport at 9:09 a.m. for the annual global airshow in England.
Vice president and general manager of the 787 program Scott Fancher said, “It’s an honor to showcase the 787 here at the Farnborough Airshow. I can’t think of a finer stage on which to present this highly anticipated airplane.”
In the first international trip made by a 787 Dreamliner, the airplane came via nonstop flight to Farnborough, U.K., from Seattle. The crew performed tests along the way, Boeing officials said.
Boeing Chief Executive Jim McNerney claimed that the 787 would be “the way planes are going to be built for the next 80 years.”
Boeing has 863 orders from 56 companies worth about $US150 billion for the 787. Depending on configuration the aircraft will carry 210 to 330 passengers when it will fly commercially.