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Dreamliner's first appearance at Farnborough Air Show

Farnborough Airport was the first destination outside America for the 787 in July 2010


Boeing's 787 Dreamliner touched down in the UK for the first time in 2010 when it arrived at the Farnborough Air Show.

Farnborough Airport was the first location outside the United States where aviation enthusiasts got to see the new 323-seat plane as it touched down after travelling from Seattle in Washington.

Boeing said the 787 was "manufactured using fewer hazardous materials, consumes less fuel and produces fewer emissions" and was quieter than other aircraft.

Carbon fibre was used in its construction with power coming from Rolls-Royce engines.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Since its launch the plane has gone on to be used by the likes of Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and Air France, but it was those at the Farnborough Air Show that got to see it first.

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