Boeing has confirmed its two new 747-8 airplane models – the Intercontinental passenger version and the Freighter version – will make their international debuts at the Paris Air Show.
The planes will join the much-delayed 787 Dreamliner as highlights of the American giant’s presence during the show.
The show begins on June 20th at Le Bourget, with Boeing also presenting an Air Berlin 737-700 with the new Boeing Sky Interior, and a Qatar Airways Boeing 777-200LR – the longest-range passenger jetliner in the world.
“We are excited to bring to the Paris Air Show the world’s newest and most innovative family of commercial airplanes,” said Tom Downey, senior vice president, Boeing Communications.
The 747-8 Intercontinental passenger jet, sporting its distinctive “Sunrise” livery, will arrive June 19th, just three months after its first flight, and be on static display until the evening of June 21st.
The 747-8 Freighter will arrive June 20th and be on display for the following two days.
Boeing will deliver the first 747-8 freighter to Cargolux later this summer.
The first 747-8 Intercontinental will be delivered in the fourth quarter to a VIP customer, and Lufthansa will be the first airline to receive an Intercontinental in early 2012.
The 787 flight-test airplane ZA001 featuring the full Dreamliner livery will be on static display June 22-23.
Launch customer ANA will receive its first 787 in August or September – following three years of delays.