Dhaka: The first of four Boeing 787s for Biman Bangladesh Airlines will be taking part in the flying display at the prestigious Farnborough Air Show, England from July 16 – 22.
The 2018 Farnborough International Airshow is the most important aviation trade show of the year, alternating with the Paris Air Show in France.
The aircraft on display (to become S2-AJS) is one of four General Electric GEnx-powered 787-8s Biman has on order. It is due for delivery next month, followed by a second due in September.
The Bangladeshi flag carrier originally ordered its 787s in 2008 as part of a deal that included four 777-300ERs. At that time, the 787s were slated for delivery in 2017.
Biman's jet fleet is an all-Boeing affair, comprising seven 777s and four 737-800s. It also flies two Bombardier Q400s.
The 787 has been a regular in the Farnborough air display since 2012, when Boeing decided to return to the flying programme with its commercial products after more than two decades of abstention.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is an American long-haul, mid-size widebody, twin-engine jet airliner made by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Its variants seat 242 to 335 passengers in typical three-class seating configurations.
The aircraft top speed – 954 km/h and range – 14,800 km and engine types – Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 or General Electric GEnx.
First flown back in December 2009, the 787 Dreamliner is a one-of-a-kind aircraft, combining innovation, efficiency, comfort, and environmental awareness to create the ultimate flying experience.