Boeing 777-200LR, 747-8 Intercontinental and 737-700 Arrive at Paris Air Show

Qatar Airways' Boeing 777-200LR Arrives at Paris Air Show .

LE BOURGET, France, June 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Qatar Airways' Boeing 777-200LR (long range) arrived on Sunday, June 19 at Le Bourget for the 49th International Paris Air Show. The airplane, one of Qatar Airways' current fleet of 25 777s, will be on display during the show with the spotlight on its reliability, operating efficiencies, 5-star interiors, and payload and range capabilities.

As one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, Qatar Airways currently operates 25 Boeing (NYSE: BA) airplanes: eight ultra-long range 777-200LRs, 15 777-300ERs (extended range) and two long-range 777 Freighters.

The Boeing 777 family is a complete family of jetliners that is preferred by passengers and airlines around the world. The market-leading 777 family has the ability to fly point-to-point to bypass crowded and busy hub airports.


Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental Arrives at Paris Air Show

LE BOURGET, France, June 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The newest member of the Boeing (NYSE: BA) family of commercial jetliners made its international air show debut when the first 747-8 Intercontinental touched down at Paris Le Bourget Airport.

Senior Boeing leaders, U.S. government officials, show organizers and media were on hand to welcome the airplane and its crew when they arrived at Le Bourget after an approximately 10-hour flight from Seattle. The airplane took off at 2:38 p.m. Seattle time and landed at 9:30 a.m. Paris time.

The 747-8 Intercontinental flew at Mach 0.85 and traveled approximately 4,400 nautical miles (8,149 km).

Capt. Mark Feuerstein, Boeing chief pilot for the 747 program, was at the controls of the airplane when it landed. He was joined by co-pilots Capt. Steve Taylor, president of Boeing Business Jets; Capt. Rene Gonzalez, BBJ chief pilot; and Capt. Kirk Vining of Boeing Flight Test and Evaluation.

The 747-8 Intercontinental is the newest member of the iconic 747 family, bringing 21st Century technology to the world's favorite jetliner, and will be cleaner and more efficient than any airplane in its class.

The airplane, one of five Boeing jetliners that will be on display at Paris, will be at the show until Tuesday, June 21, when it will return to flight test activity.


airberlin Boeing 737-700 Arrives at Paris Air Show

LE BOURGET, France, June 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An airberlin Boeing 737-700, with Boeing's innovative Sky Interior, was the first of five Boeing (NYSE: BA) airplanes to arrive at this year's Paris Air Show. Flown from Dusseldorf to Paris by airberlin's Boeing Fleet Chief Marc Altenscheidt and the airline's Boeing Technical Pilot Tim Techt, the German carrier's airplane landed at Le Bourget just after 8 a.m. local time and will be on view at the show until Thursday June 23.

airberlin was the first airline to take delivery and operate the new Boeing Sky Interior on a Next-Generation 737-700 model. airberlin took delivery of this airplane in March.


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