Posted by John McHale
PARIS, 6 June 2011. The 747-8 Intercontinental passenger version and the Freighter aircraft from Boeing will be on display at the Paris Air Show later this month. Boeing officials also are stating that the 787 Dreamliner will be at the event -- The ZA001 787 flight-test aircraft with full Dreamliner livery will at the show from June 22-23.
The company also is bringing its a Qatar Airways Boeing 777-200LR, Air Berlin 737-700, the C-17 Globemaster III military airlifter, the CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopter – a version of this was used in the raid on Bin Laden – and the F-15E Strike Eagle.
Cargolux will get the first 747-8 freighter later this year while a VIP operator will receive the first 747-8 Intercontinental with Lufthansa being the first airline to get one next year.
The U.S. Department of Defense will display the military aircraft from Boeing.
Boeing's air show activities can be found at www.boeing.com/paris2011 starting June 16, and on Twitter at @Boeing, @BoeingAirplanes, and @BoeingDefense.