Dreamliner 787 Test Flight to Touch Down in Farnborough

Boeing plans to debut its 787 Dreamliner aircraft at the Farnborough International Airshow in England over the weekend and display its new unmanned systems and technologies.

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The 787 flight-test airplane, ZA003, will touch down at Farnborough on the morning of Sunday, July 18 and will be on display through to midday July 20, the company said in a press statement.

Boeing is using ZA003 to test and certify seats, galleys and associated cabin safety and comfort systems, it said.

The airline industry has been particularly hard-hit by the economic slowdown, but Boeing said it hopes for a more upbeat mood at this year's airshow.

"We look forward to an optimistic mood this year as industry leaders meet amid signs of economic recovery," Tom Downey, senior vice president of Boeing Communications, said in a statement.

Boeing's unmanned systems on show will include the recently unveiled Phantom Ray demonstrator, the A160 Hummingbird and the Unmanned Little Bird, the company said.

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