Boeing's two new 747-8 models – the Intercontinental passenger version and the Freighter version – will make their international debuts at the Paris Air...

Boeing’s two new 747-8 models – the Intercontinental passenger version and the Freighter version – will make their international debuts at the Paris Air Show, joining the 787 Dreamliner as highlights of the company’s presence during the show.

Also on display at the biennial aerospace exhibition, which begins on June 20 at Le Bourget, will be an Air Berlin 737-700 with the new Boeing Sky Interior; a Qatar Airways Boeing 777-200LR (the longest-range passenger jetliner in the world); the C-17 Globemaster III military airlifter; the F-15E Strike Eagle multi-role fighter jet; and the CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopter.


Boeing photographers captured a photograph of the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the first 747-8 Intercontinental flight-test aircraft flying in formation over Washington state on April 16, 2011

“We are excited to bring to the Paris Air Show the world’s newest and most innovative family of commercial airplanes,” Tom Downey, senior vice president, Boeing Communications, said in a statement. “We also are proud to highlight the capabilities of our defense business. We are looking forward to meeting with customers, partners, and others in the aerospace community as the industry recovery continues.”

The second Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, which Boeing gave the internal designation RC021, successfully made its first flight on April 26, 2011. Boeing is using a two-aircraft test fleet for the 747-8 Intercontinental. In this photograph, RC021 takes off from Paine Field in Everett, Washington for its first flight

The Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental passenger jet, sporting its distinctive “Sunrise” livery, will arrive on June 19, just three months after its first flight, and will be on static display until the evening of June 21. The Boeing 747-8F will arrive on June 20 and will be on display for the following two days.

The first Boeing 747-8 Freighter painted in customer livery emerged from the Boeing paint hangar in Everett, Washington on June 7, 2010. The aircraft wears an updated livery for launch customer Cargolux. The Luxembourg-based cargo operator has a total of 13 Boeing 747-8 Freighters on order

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 a 747-8 Intercontinental in early 2012.

The 787 flight-test aircraft ZA001, featuring the full Dreamliner livery, will be on static display on June 22 and June 23. Launch customer ANA will receive its first 787 in August or September.

The Boeing military aircraft will be part of the U.S. Department of Defense display throughout the show.

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