Air NZ 787-9 to be showcased at famous airshow

Last updated 16:04 07/07/2014
Air NZ 787-9 Dreamliner
Tim Stake

INTERNATIONAL STAR: An Air New Zealand Boeing 787-9 aircraft will participate in the prestigious Farnborough International Airshow in the UK next week.

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An Air New Zealand Dreamliner aircraft is set to send punters at the Farnborough International Airshow into a tailspin.

The Boeing 787-9 aircraft will participate in the seven-day trade fair, which is held in Hampshire, England every two years.

Air New Zealand is the launch customer for the Dreamliner 787-9 aircraft and has 10 on order, with the first due to be delivered in Auckland on Friday after a formal handover ceremony at the Boeing factory in Seattle.

Air New Zealand's Chief Flight Operations and Safety Officer Captain David Morgan said the aircraft will be an integral part of the Air New Zealand's future fleet.

"The 787-9 is full of innovative features that are brand new to aviation and will enhance the inflight experience for our customers. The jet also uses 20 percent less fuel than similar aircraft making it an environmentally responsible choice to take us into the future," he said.

The aircraft showcased at Farnborough will be the fifth delivered to Air New Zealand, and will be on static and flying display.

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